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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9664

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Boeingphan wrote:
Not to mention that he'd need to be instrument rated for any flights after 4pm in the winter months. Seems off and odd for sure.


Why? You dont need an instrument rating to fly in the dark assuming its VFR out...

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by airportugal310
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8652

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

United_fan wrote:
I'd rather change an engine in Vegas,in june,than northern Canada in winter. Where your fingers freeze and the wind is howling and snow is blowing. I'd rather sweat in a low humidity environment than freeze.


AMEN to that

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by airportugal310
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8764

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

Ha ha ha. I love that Anetters are quick to judge and call people out. My post was meant to be sarcastic and the self righteous clearly lack humour as well as a sense of proportion. Oh no doubt...the holier than thou are always in full force here. The view must generally be nice from that high pede...

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by airportugal310
Thu May 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 44
Views: 7550

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39409
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PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
Because it was an asset sale and not a merger or acquisition, Carl Icahn lost his desperate appeals to force Karabu upon AA.


I didn't know about Karabu, so I found this oldie but goodie thread from 2000(!!) that explains it nicely

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39409

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by airportugal310
Thu May 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9216

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Business people will always need to travel, particularly when large sums of money are on the proverbial "table". Climate change is not going to be something that gets in their way. Vacationers worldwide will always want to visit places they've always wanted to go: holidays, Golden Weeks, M...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10991

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

$2000 a month anywhere I would imagine is basically a poverty wage. $24,000 annually? Yikes!!! Perhaps in the USA but in the UK £24,000 would be a very good wage, however don't forget that the difference in exchange rates mean that currently on today's (rather poor rate of 1.29) £24,000 works out a...

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by airportugal310
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19596

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Maybe this will steer WS away from the Euro business class plan and create something more substantial to compete with AC. WS has a great product and fleet, but an even better attack plan will win more Canadian market share. Correct. Onex isn’t buying Westjet to simply hold onto it for a few years w...

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by airportugal310
Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13550

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I met him several times. Not sure why the SWA fanboys all come to his defense here...but that's nothing new

Just stating facts. If you don't like them, that's fine, too

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by airportugal310
Mon May 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13550

Re: WN announces service to ITO

1. WN announced interisland service--4 daily roundtrips to HNL--not daily service to every city in California. Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolu...

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by airportugal310
Thu May 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15279

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. Hardly. Even Hawaiian, which used to be adamant about connecting everyone through HNL is rapidly going WC-Neighbor Island more and more. This could actually be a good thing to HA, since now the locals cant complain that there isn't "competition" anymore ...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1069
Views: 139196

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/05/01/massport-logan-express-back-bay-braintree-framingham-north-station/ "Massport Offers Big Incentives For Some Logan Express Riders, Including A Chance To Cut The Line" Ride the Logan Express from the Back Bay, and you could now skip the security line a...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6836

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I'm a big fan on the 717 (flown on it over 100x by now)...its a "sporty" little thing. Only thing I don't care for are the clunky sounding slats...they sound like they just fall down into the stops!

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 4936

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Got myself upgraded, but have gold status. Lots of families around me, clearly not business folks. And fulled to tge last seat, thats why i assume they will use every single seat during the closure. This may come as a surprise to you, but you don't need to be a business man or woman to be in Busine...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6243

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Revenue went up. No nothing "declining". It's easy to pick numbers right? Their PROFIT declined. That's the bottom line figure of any financial statement. These discussions are always so silly but i'll bite. Different airlines are at different stages of their life cycle. Just because one ...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9077

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

I know of some US airlines doing this as well...conducting spot checks on contracted cleaning vendors to ensure they aren't taking items off the aircraft (bottled water, blankets, etc...)

Seems petty but that does add up over time

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44015

Re: WN looking at A220

Probably just doing it to appease the pilot unions comments of "all eggs in one basket" or something to that effect...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic
Replies: 28
Views: 3126

Re: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic

Simple answer is No, if at any point you would be beyond 60 minutes from a suitable airport. While the aircraft may be capable, it is probably not certified per the airlines OpsSpecs and thus cannot be used as such. As a side note, it probably does not have the required Nav Data Base loaded into th...

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25682

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

CitrusCritter wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
blueflyer wrote:
They should have moved experienced employees to Charleston to ensure that new employees were being well trained and indoctrinated into a culture of safety and excellent work.


And "indoctrinated" as well into the virtues of joining a union and all that comes with it?

No doubt.

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23105

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Well since the hammer has fallen and looks like WN is taking advantage until September for the used slots. LGB-DEN Will now be daily Instead of Saturday/Sunday only. So that's 4 OAK, 4 SMF , 4 SJC ,3 LAS and 1 DEN. 16 total with 3 daily RON in LGB. Latest Rumor is HA and DL passing on slots. So 10 ...

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 9942

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

WesternDC6B wrote:
djvalume wrote:
It was doing a bird strike inspection!


Even birds are on strike?!? Who knew!


This almost sounds like it could be a line out of Airplane!

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 39012

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Have there been any other instances of dramatic uncommanded side-stick actuations previously? If it was a true uncommanded roll, that would be an even more serious incident and I can't imagine any pilot would just keep flying under those conditions, whether or not they knew there was any damage to ...

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10820

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

n562wn wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Mboyle is correct.


Actually, he's not.


If he is not, then perhaps you can tell us why? Clearly you know...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4789

Re: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?

This isn't a court of law...no one needs to prove or disprove anything, frankly

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by airportugal310
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140713

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Do any of you suggesting some kind of merger, realize that merging is poison to a seniority list? Announcing an airline purchase would hardly be cause for a party. Quite the opposite in fact. No merger or acquisition in the history of aviation, has ever been loved by those on a seniority list. And....

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13016

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

That shark on the wall was literally the dumbest thing ever...serves them right

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15500

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Plane on the ground at E5. Aloha and Welcome to Boston!

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6620

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Drinking on the job will almost always get you canned...no matter the job. Not sure why the sympathy here per se, but to me the line is pretty clear. Do what you want on your own time, but don't drink while at your place of employment...whether its a desk or a galley at 38k feet. Have you ever met ...

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 16695

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WPvsMW wrote:
The interisland market and TPAC market are different.


Not sure how that matters. Unless a 737 can carry pallets of material (and I don't know they can or can't admittedly...), I do not see how this affects anything.

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6620

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Drinking on the job will almost always get you canned...no matter the job. Not sure why the sympathy here per se, but to me the line is pretty clear. Do what you want on your own time, but don't drink while at your place of employment...whether its a desk or a galley at 38k feet.

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 6760

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

HA has problems with their overall product. Small things here and there add up to an experience that is not worth the price - especially since HA charges a premium for their A330 first class. Ground service in Hawaii is really poor - typical local attitude of “good enough” and “lucky I come work to...

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 16695

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

The big money maker I'm told for Hawaii inter island flights will be Inter Island freight contracts it's getting established. Flyguy Yes, WN belly cargo is going to hurt HA, KH (Aeko Kula, Inc. DBA Aloha Air Cargo), and TransAir, but N.I. consumers will benefit, esp. perishables from the mainland ....

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140713

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

There really is no need to make personal slights. You can find the data here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411957 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392269&p=20970103#p20970103 Tphuang graciously posted multiple quarters of data which allow him ...

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14610

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

I don't get the obsession with new market entrants in the US getting constantly poo-poo'd...it's as if the fanboy army here on a.net is afraid. So bizarro...

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15037

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Anybody who thinks a route is a home run right from the bat is delusional...routes take time to mature. That's a fact you can take to the bank

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by airportugal310
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129431

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Why there are more Asian travellers buying tickets to PDX than American, compares to all other American cities, despite Portland is probably the least famous place among all the cities in the list? There are extensive cultural and business ties between Oregon and Japan. Currently there are around 1...

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by airportugal310
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?

I don't understand why some people think airlines are some kind of special business that are so "complex" (borrowing OP words) that no can understand how they work. Every kind of business has its different intricacies...whether it be an airline, oil refinery, cruise ship, or (insert busine...

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by airportugal310
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??

Aviation degrees, generally speaking are about as worthless as they come, but good enough for checking a box to say you got a degree. Comparable with underwater basket weaving, except without the skill. Interesting opinion, and yet I was able to get a management position in a large airline fresh ou...

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by airportugal310
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 58 Returning to BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 4034

Re: Delta 58 Returning to BOS

From experience: Boeing 763’s gonna Boeing 763...

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by airportugal310
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7310

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

Isn't UA running 757's on that route, too, with the lie-flat?

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by airportugal310
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 8521

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

I find Hawaiian crews to be generally well groomed and "together". Also can notch one up there for Delta, in general. Everyone else though...not so much.

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by airportugal310
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19439

Re: B6 Situation

CobaltScar wrote:
woops I said "I" instead of "you", corrected the post.

So.... YOU think one of the three main perpetrators are employees from OTHER airlines?

(implying I strongly disagree)


Of course it is. How is that even something you could disagree with??

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by airportugal310
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42849

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I moved to O’ahu last month and it wasn’t until I arrived that I realized the people here are excited to see Southwest for two reasons. One, the folks at the airport are excited for potential jobs. And two, they want to see competition within the islands because they are tired of ridiculous inter-i...

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by airportugal310
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19818

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

and lacking direction and bad management and bad operations and whatever. They know very well what they are doing and are focusing on serving a market where they have built a serious market share, and are extremely well recognized and received. Bring it on! Their operations are nothing short of a d...

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by airportugal310
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike
Replies: 22
Views: 5050

Re: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike

WayexTDI wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Translation please?


Winglet Strike = Worker Strike

Ah... Yeah, never heard that, and I'm sure I'm not the only one...
Thanks.


I'm sure you got it, just wanted to be daft for the sake of it. Common theme of yours

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by airportugal310
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34544

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

hiflyeras wrote:
Supposedly they're announcing a start date for Hawaii on Monday. They need to announce a contract settlement with their mechanics.


Hawaii service is the only thing that airline seems to hang on to...to distract people from the real story

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by airportugal310
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 27816

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Flew out of Long Beach the other day...flight attendant openly said over the intercom TWICE (jokingly but still) that any Patriots fans wouldn't get drinks or snacks. Normally I'd find that funny and in good jest, but when one of your largest focus cities is Boston, it's probably best to keep your y...

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by airportugal310
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit
Replies: 60
Views: 7723

Re: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit

To stay in line with a recent thread on a similar subject: - this is unforgivable; - he should be banned for life from flying; - we may want to think about hanging him in public place as an example; - whoever disagrees with this is a pathetic apologist of frequent alcoholism among commercial pilots...

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by airportugal310
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 9918

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

So after other airlines were banished to LGW and waited 10s of years and spent millions of dollars to get LHR slots.......B6 should get slots in the name of "competition?" When they are a crappy competitor (see DOT on time stats) to begin with? Hey, as long as we are going down this route...

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by airportugal310
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 17423

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

https://nltimes.nl/2019/01/28/flight-schiphol-canceled-drunk-co-pilot 3x over the limit. Not good. Happens far too frequently in this industry. And DAL tries to say it was cancelled for a mechanical. *Shakes head* I don’t think any group in Aviation is any worse than the general population, the sta...

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