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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 73
Views: 11466

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

also, why would Southwest ask the FAA to "ground" it's aircraft? Can't the airline just do it when they want or is there a financial benefit to having the government do it? Do they report different on time numbers or maybe not pay out on extensive tarmac delays? https://www.wsj.com/articl...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways status
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Surinam Airways status

Didn't PY have a second 343? I think it was a fairly early build, ex-AF example registered PZ-TCP.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 73
Views: 11466

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

Different systems. Yesterday was the weather vendor which also affected AS and DL. There were more issues than that across a number of carriers yesterday, but I don't know if they were related. DL had some sort of booking engine burp last night that resulted in no Main Cabin fares being displayed a...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 88087

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

Great to see San Juan get added, has that been flown since American's hub days? I don’t think anyone has flown it since AA but it’s a good add. WN has dabbled with SJU expansion for a couple of years (e.g., they loaded BNA for summer 2020 but obviously did not start it), and Puerto Rico has an inte...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 37
Views: 10729

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

[quote="Shakinthefat"]Rid airlines of alcohol and you will eliminate most passenger disruptions. Flying for a major airline for over 30 yrs, 90% of the pax problems I had were alcohol related. Not sure if this event was alcohol related but still wouldn’t hurt.[/quote] This incident occurre...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 19
Views: 1273

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

Maurice27 wrote:
Papeete Faaa would be my guess


PPT has a fair amount of short-haul service, no? Places like IPC have literally no service other than their long-haul flights.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15079

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

Northbound VFR traffic from those places to Austin? Absolutely. It’s no Miami but any US metro of 2+ million will have some. I could see there being some small VFR traffic to/from SJU, but the rest of the Latin adds will probably be largely U.S.-origin tourism (PUJ, NAS, SJD, PVR, CUN, LIR, all of ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of flight options at CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Lack of flight options at CLT

Here at Charlotte (CLT) we continuously lack multiple airlines connecting us with major cities. Case in point: NK announced a huge expansion at MIA, but left us out. So we STILL have only ONE airline connecting CLT and MIA. Many cities have 2 to 4 airlines connecting them with MIA, yet the fifth bu...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15079

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

Either way, it’s definitely interesting American’s going for Liberia. I’m not familiar with the similarities and differences between the two markets. Would it be possible to sustain both AUS-LIR/SJO? SJO is more VFR/business, less leisure (though it’s not TGU or MGA - there is still an appreciable ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15079

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

Either way, it’s definitely interesting American’s going for Liberia. I’m not familiar with the similarities and differences between the two markets. Would it be possible to sustain both AUS-LIR/SJO? SJO is more VFR/business, less leisure (though it’s not TGU or MGA - there is still an appreciable ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of flight options at CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Lack of flight options at CLT

The reason CLT is the fifth-busiest airport east of the Mississippi is the same reason you lack multiple carriers on many routes : it's an AA fortress hub, and the vast majority of traffic at CLT is connections. Without that hub, you'd be in the same boat as similar-sized cities by population like ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Sorry, you've lost me. I believe the pre-pandemic transborder schedule for BNA was a daily WS 737 to YYC, 4x daily AC/WS to YYZ (mix of Embraers on AC, DH4 and 73G depending on day on WS), and 10 weekly AC Embraers to YUL. Am I misremembering? Not sure, but I don’t remember 10 weekly AC flights to ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

I’m not sure what WS and AC marketing departments analyze routes to and from BNA. Might be sensible in the future. Their analytics will tell them. If the traffic is there, then yes it is a sensible expectation. Canadians will definitely travel when lockdowns are lifted. One daily BNA flights to YYZ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Any airline to any city Canada from BNA would be nice once Canada opens back up. Big country music fans north of the border. Always wondered why WN doesn’t fly to Canada? Is more Canada service than was scheduled pre-pandemic (two carriers to YYZ, one to YYC and YUL) really a sensible expectation? ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Shakinthefat wrote:
Any airline to any city Canada from BNA would be nice once Canada opens back up. Big country music fans north of the border. Always wondered why WN doesn’t fly to Canada?


Is more Canada service than was scheduled pre-pandemic (two carriers to YYZ, one to YYC and YUL) really a sensible expectation?

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?

I’m not sure why this is confusing. Smaller versions almost always have the same wing and engine but weigh less.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20886

Re:

0newair0 wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
Is the 753 not the lowest CASM narrowbody in the fleet? It’s got to be close.
It is for now.

321neo will beat it.


. . . If fuel prices go up. But if they stay low-ish? Much closer call.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20886

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Is the 753 not the lowest CASM narrowbody in the fleet? It’s got to be close.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential Next US Destinations For Avianca?
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Potential Next US Destinations For Avianca?

Let’s talk about what’s next for AV. Overall, but I was thinking more specifically from the BOG hub. Here’s fairly recent quotes about the carriers growth plans as they plan to exit bankruptcy late this year: “Colombia’s largest carrier is expanding with 50 direct routes between secondary cities in...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: R/T PHL-MCO in F - $3,297
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: R/T PHL-MCO in F - $3,297

I'm not going to obsess over a few algorithm-generated edge case fares. I don't expect AA to conduct indidually overseen prices on 200 million segments a year. This. It’s been true seemingly forever that passengers who simply must fly Flight X on Day Y in Cabin Z are sometimes going to pay through ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 37
Views: 10729

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

Jshank83 wrote:
Plane will continue on to Nashville tonight.”


Looks like a long delay and an aircraft change to a 321 in ABQ. Long day for the pax.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 37
Views: 10729

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

I came to ask whether the passenger in question was going to a bachelor party or a bachlorette party in Nashville. I suppose asuflyer's helpful point that it was a man may answer that question.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Anyone else catch the Osprey flyby downtown this afternoon? Definitely unexpected and cool.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8083

Re: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

As mentioned, how did PD think the new operator was going to get it's ROI? Pandemic or not. Porter was the one to make the decision to halt flying. Given the lack of government aid early on, PD almost certainly lost less not flying than they would have flying. Was CBSA even available at YTZ a year ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8083

Re: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

I truly believe that with the E-195's coming, that Porter will make YHM their new hub and ditch YZT, and are setting the wheels in motion with this lawsuit. YHM is way too far from the city and targets the exact opposite clientel that Porter has built a succesful business model on. I think the only...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8618

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

You usually know you have a point when people start commenting on your looks, or your language....or your spelling typos and not the actual subject of your complaint / argument. On the subject of the letter itself, the writer sounds like a nutjob. CEOs/corporations have been publicly expressing pol...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

WN’s revenue management is broadly like everyone else’s, so flights (on the same city pair) with lower WGA fares are often - but not always - emptier.

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 31, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1547

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

Trying to fly into anything and relying on car services or Lyft/Uber sounds like a total nightmare. Plus, good luck getting a driver to take you that far. I'd say fly into EWR and take Amtrak right up to Stamford. New York is one of a few places (oddly, Detroit is another) where car services work l...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 29, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger

DL is back to offering BNA-ATL service every 90 minutes or so with almost all the flights on 739s or 321s. It's 37 minutes in the air, though longer distance wise at 210ish miles. Yup. And I realize the OP wants “current” but ATL-BHM/GSP/SAV are around the same length and all have copious mainline ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

Re: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate

And I hope the floaters are handy for wheelchair boarding and families with kids, seats and strollers as this can jam up the entire boarding call to get them on and out of the way. I'll pass judgment right now until I observe it on a future flight. WN generally does all right with a single "as...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21
Replies: 41
Views: 10282

Re: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21

lesfalls wrote:
CUN was completely unexpected. Whats with the suprised drive towards Cancun by Europeans?


Mexico has essentially no COVID rules/restrictions.

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

I sincerely hope the MNAA takes this into consideration when new gates are handed out. NK should not have any priority after this. This literally makes no sense whatsoever. It makes perfect sense. NK showed they aren’t that committed to BNA. I understand things happen, but for NK to announce this p...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16172

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

I fear the airlines are in for a long hot summer as majority of mask mandates go away but are still strictly enforced at airports and on airliners. I think momentum will increase to mandate proof of vax for flights by end of the year. Only logical way to safely drop the mask mandate on flights . I'...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

Re: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate

Oh boy, I hope this policy only applies to regional and smaller mainline. I can't imagine how a lone agent feel when working on a full load 190 passengers A321 or heavy B789. And I also hope AA has designed a procedure in case of rude passengers challenge gate agents result in abuse, so that the lo...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16172

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

How is not knowing exactly what passenger is in what seat a security issue? It’s not like Southwest doesn’t know who is on the plane. If someone needs to be taken off their identity will always be verified even if they have an assigned seat...because they may not be sitting in their assigned seat. ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16172

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

You bring up a good point. Not having pax sit in assigned seats that can be verified with a manifest is now, in these more evil times, going to be a security issue. How is not knowing exactly what passenger is in what seat a security issue? It’s not like Southwest doesn’t know who is on the plane. ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 25, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

Re: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate

This is a terrible idea so I fully expect every airline to copy it (assuming they don't already do so) Southwest already does. I was there when they enacted it in DEN. And it sucked terribly. Vote no on 1 person gates. To the poster that said as long as there's bean counters in cubicles far away fr...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 25, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 88087

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

I was looking at WN1995 on 5/21. Apparently blew tires on departure from 12L and they had to get a different plane. Looking at the flight path, it is super odd. Does anyone know why this route was flown? The same plane then went to DEN on a strange route 5/21 STL-CUN flight - https://flightaware.co...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 25, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

We've sort of pieced this together already, but the Tennessean confirmed today that the NK SOC is not coming to Williamson County.

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 24, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5278

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

To how many of the cities to which it flew the 388 pre-pandemic did EK have multiple frequencies? To a large degree EK succeeds based on a large number of potential city pairs connecting over DXB. That’s not a frequency model in the same way that, say, JFK-LHR is but it’s still a model where it’s no...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 23, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL to test on skipping bag recheck for intl arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: ATL to test on skipping bag recheck for intl arrival

flyingclrs727 wrote:
I think it would work pretty well at IAH or DFW.


IINM DFW has ITI and has for a while (MIA does too). This isn’t a new program. It’s been trialed at other airports too.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 43210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

I honestly think that if they truly want to target underserved markets, there is more opportunity in CHA and TYS right now than BNA. Three years ago I’d have told you you were nuts but between WN adding many cities and G4 coming to town and adding all sorts of too-small-for-WN cities, you may be ri...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?

Unless one or more of the COVD-19 vaccines is significantly less safe than is presently understood, this is pretty much a non-event. All vaccines have reported adverse events, and any number of employers require various vaccinations. The COVID-19 vaccine isn't different or special. Uh? I've taken m...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?

smokeybandit wrote:
How many employers require a flu vaccine though?


It's pretty common in healthcare.

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?

Those are government mandates, though, and vaccines are fully approved - as opposed to emergency use one. Those employers who require flu vaccine are absolutely not acting under government mandate. I'm not sure why emergency use authorization is legally significant from an OSHA perspective, but per...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: OSHA Issues Guidance on Adverse Vaccine Reactions - Industry Repercussions?

Unless one or more of the COVD-19 vaccines is significantly less safe than is presently understood, this is pretty much a non-event. All vaccines have reported adverse events, and any number of employers require various vaccinations. The COVID-19 vaccine isn't different or special.

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Knoxville
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: United to Knoxville

AA is not cheap either to TYS those dates, nor are fares better to AVL, TRI or CHA. I don't consider those as alternates anyway as you flying from SAT and then renting a car and driving several hours through the mountains on I-40. BNA may be cheaper on Southwest including a nonstop flight, but agai...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 19, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13051

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

Envoy has gone off multiple runways in the last couple years, so I’m not the least bit surprised. Because Envoy is the only carrier that has gone off a contaminated runway or taxiway in recent history? I think Delta and Southwest would like a word. There is no use in pointing fingers or being a sco...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier reduces LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9019

Re: Frontier to leave LAX

When DL and WN serve multiple airports in a metro, what they're really doing is trying to capture a greater share of travel from passengers who are already loyal to them. That doesn't negate my point in the least. WN started service from ORD because they know some flyers (loyal, or independent) jus...

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