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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 16, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

What about the relatively big atr fleet? How do they fill these island hop flights? The majority of their ATR flights are the POS-TAB air bridge which is subsidized by the government. Other than that, they are really just filling the gap left behind by LIAT.[/quot 7 atrs on pos tab? Wow! They don't...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed May 04, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71499

Re: What happened to the 5G problem?

EWRandMDW wrote:
Same thing that happened with Y2K doomsday predictions?


Somehow, I feel there's a large section of the a.net populous who may not get this reference.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 20070

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

This would all be easier if pilots and FAs get paid by flight duty period and not block time.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Anyone knows why AF and SS have been tech-stopping in ANU on their PTP-France flights the last few days?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to Caribbean
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Re: Aer Lingus to Caribbean

Yes, that route started back in October, 2021.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1400
Views: 261727

Re: AA launches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

I like the announcement but I have been to Ian Fleming Airport and it is not equipped to handle 76 passengers all at the same time for passport control. They might need to erect temporary facilities outside or only let off a certain amount of passengers at a time if it is a full flight. It's been a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Effective March 16, 2022, ANU is dropping the mask requirement, and the need for a Covid test will no longer be required for vaccinated travellers. Carnival should be on come July/August. ANU is certainly trying to capitalize on the upcoming summer travel season. Also, there's talk of a "new ai...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

baje427 wrote:
Out of curiosity is there a reason AA tends to use the 737NG over the Max to BGI ?


Given there's far more NGs than Maxs in the fleet, statistically there's a far likelyhood a NG will be on any given flight. I think the Maxs are placed on the Caribbean flights during heavy load periods.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Has anybody seen/heard the story about a possible QR/BW partnership? And no, this is not an April's fool joke! ;) Qatar and TT are signing an air service agreement and it's probably just click bait, but I was curious if anyone closer to the ground has heard anything? Yes it was on their social medi...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Congrats to BW on the new route, hopefully it is fruitful. Does anyone know how JY is doing on their GEO and ANU flights ? I've noticed even with it's fairly light schedule LI is still suffering with major delays. I believe that they are down to one plane, V2-LIG, instead of the usual two. LI has 3...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

The B6 flag waivers who are always putting down BW and saying that B6 is the best thing in the Caribbean be careful! B6 named worst U.S. Airline! Worse than Frontier and Spirit! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/06/worst-us-airline-is-jetblue-not-spirit-or-frontier-wsj-ranking.html?&qsearchterm=WORS...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maldivian orders ATR42+72s
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Maldivian orders ATR42+72s

crjflyboy wrote:
windshield fire ?


The heating elements inside aircraft windshields do overheat and burns out from time to time, giving some spectacular spark and light shows, especially if not tended to quickly. Its not inconceivable that a fire could occur.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

When is BW actually going to regularly start using the MAX? It appears the flight to KIN was a one off? Are they awaiting for TTCAA's approval? The introduction to the fleet process seems very long compared with other airlines. Pure speculation here on my part, but I know a part of the Max return t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

caribbean484 wrote:
So after huffing and puffing last week, Suriname finally gave CAL permission to resume flights, they also granted GOL permission to resume flights to Belem.


As a member of Caricom, Suriname really had no grounds to deny CAL.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

JY E145 simply filling gaps in the schedule due to the shortage of E120 aircraft. Currently only 1 E120 operating a schedule which calls for 2 aircraft daily. E145 operated BGI-SVD-GND-BGI yesterday 15JAN22. Some BGI-GEO-BGI flights have also been cancelled to make the E145 available for other rout...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 557
Views: 76887

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

There is a rumour that LIAT staff will soon stage some kind of industrial action throughout the LIAT network in solidarity with the approximately 500 former employees who have been fighting since April 2020 for severance pay and other payments owed to them amounting to almost EC$120m. Please note t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF Saint Barthélemy was built today, would it's famous approach ever pass regulation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: IF Saint Barthélemy was built today, would it's famous approach ever pass regulation?

The question is, what regulation governs it now. As far as I know, its a VFR only airport, no runway lights, no approach lights, no VASI's, and the tower is basically a CTAF freq as the controller doesn't give takeoff or landing clearances. Nothing larger than a Twin Otter goes in there. That said, ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - Landing Gear down for ~ 10 mins after take-off
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: Dash 8 - Landing Gear down for ~ 10 mins after take-off

Q400 or earlier Dash? I’m aware of no checklist item on the early Dashes that require delaying gear retraction but don’t have the books in front of me to look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Correct. Leaving the gear down for brake cooling or any other reason isn't a thing on a Dash 8 100/300.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

After a 21-month break VS has resumed flights to UVF from LHR (not LGW as before as VS no longer operates at LGW) from 18 December using the 333. Flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This is a turnaround as VS had announced its withdrawal from St Lucia from June 2020 but pulled fli...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Better option for JY would have been the E120's into OGL twice daily like how LI did it. LI only ever had turboprops and OGL, with its 1,200m runway, can easily cope aircraft the size of ATR72s and Dash 8 300s but not with small jets like the E120 which, fully laden, require take-off runs exceeding...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

interCaribbean Airways (JY) launched its inaugural BGI-GEO flights on 17 December using the 50-seat E145. Flights are daily on Wednesdays and Saturdays and double-daily on the other days of the week. The ground handling agent at GEO is Roraima. The airline says it plans to train Guyanese cabin crew...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)
Replies: 31
Views: 8851

Re: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)

AirKevin wrote:
But why would the pilot be taking a picture of the fact that they landed at the wrong airport.


To put on Instragram of course. I'll show myself out.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Apparently a passenger was able to make it all the way to Miami with a loaded gun departing BGI. I suspect this will have repercussions. https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/12/03/man-flew-into-miami-from-barbados-with-loaded-handgun/ I find this is quite interesting given BGI security have been known to ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 233
Views: 33994

DL201 diverts to SJU

Recently there was a thread about DL201 (JNB-ATL) diverting to BOS (sorry, couldn't find it to reference it here). Anyways, several people asked why not divert to SJU as it is the closest US port on the route. Many responded perhaps its easier to get an A350 crew to BOS than SJU. Well today, 03Dec, ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

baje427 wrote:
LimaFoxTango wrote:
Caribbean007 wrote:
They has been flying and looks like its not a problem.


Fun fact. An ATR 42 has more baggage capacity (weight and space) than an E145.

Interesting how about the Dash 8's ?


It also carriers more than the equally sized Dash 8 300.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Caribbean007 wrote:
embraer175e2 wrote:
danipawa wrote:

they are running charters since October, seems they are doing well

Can the e145 handle the caribbean loads and baggage?

They has been flying and looks like its not a problem.


Fun fact. An ATR 42 has more baggage capacity (weight and space) than an E145.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

novarupta wrote:
caribny wrote:
Wonder which routes will the MAXes be used from January?

No surprise if they start with the Caribbean legs (458/459/414/415) between KIN and POS initially. (For crew/staff familiarization?)


At the end of the day its still a 737. I doubt if any "familiarization" is necessary.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

f I get food poisoning your instructions are to continue to destination. Do not divert. Declare an emergency if you desire but it’s not required. Land the plane at the intended destination. Let me die, log your PIC time. Move up one number closer to upgrade Wished there were more captains like you.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

As already known 9Y-CAL is in POS, the config is 16J, 36Y+ and 108Y, with J having PTVs and recline. Y will have BYOD Video of the interior is posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akP2JqXMBN8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om9Q17OF1iI Well the video has been taken down. I hear CAL dont want folk...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Although not announced anywhere yet, JY is scheduled to operate BGI-ANU-BGI twice a week starting 18th December with the E145's. Aircraft originates in GEO and does GEO-BGI-ANU-BGI-GEO. I believe that most of the GEO-BGI flights turn around return to BGI, but I think that on Wednesdays and Fridays ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

The question is how can an airline from the Turks and Caicos have all these extraordinary rights to have a number of 7th freedom flights away from its base. Turks and Caicos are also not a signatory to the CARICOM aviation agreement, so how can they be given these rights legally? The DR airlines ar...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know if JY will be basing an E145 in BGI or will they be routing them through for the GEO service? E145 are being based in GEO from the looks of it. Flights originate in GEO and end in GEO nightly. Some days ground time is BGI is several hours on days not operating BGI-ANU-BGI. Thanks f...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

MD80MKE wrote:
Currently delivering through ATS at PAE as BWA7378.


Oh I see what they did there. Creative.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

9YCAL wrote:
You would not get any official word from CAL on the arrival of the first Max. It is indeed schedule to arrive in POS on the 17th of November. Most likely to arrive after 6pm.


That's odd. Will there be no fanfare for it's arrival?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is a "short final"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: What exactly is a "short final"?

In flight school, I was taught "short final" is called at 4nm from the runway, while "long final" is called 8nm from the runway.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?

It's usually when the flight crew writes up that the nose wheels continued to spin after gear retraction. Is the cockpit crew able to feel it, or is there a warning of some sort? Depending on the aircraft type, it can be heard quite clearly in the cockpit and sometimes yes, you do feel a bit of vib...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Saw two different WinAir Twin Otters flying over STX today. They didn't land, just left SXM and returned to SXM. Found this very interesting, as WM does not have landing rights in U.S. territories. Are they intending on serving STX once SXM eventually goes back to FAA Category 1 status? More than l...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: How much effort to develop ATR combi with front pax loading?

Such a project for forward entry door already exist. There are older models of ATR 72's out there that has front passenger entry doors. This option considerably reduces baggage capacity however as it takes away from the forward baggage hold. As far as I know, this option is only available at the tim...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11255

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. I have a lot of time in that airplane and flew to Ptown regularly. It’s unforgiving. I won’t speculate suf...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Brickell305 wrote:
I see that AF853, a 777 from CAY to ORY diverted to BGI. Does anyone know why?


Given the flight path, that hardly seems like a diversion and more of a planned stop. Nevertheless, the question still remains.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I see Air Antilles flights back in the air today. I guess they weren't too off of their 48hr timeline.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

BW has been doing quite a bit of flights (charters I assume) to CUR lately, with the most recent being today OGL-CUR (19Aug). Anyone know's what's up?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

BW today announced the resumption of POS-MCO-POS (Mondays and Fridays) and POS-SLU-POS (Mondays and Fridays) both beginning this Monday 16th August. Very short notice it seems. Cheers, AA1818 Well with BW being the only airline operating into/out POS, I'm sure they can add these flights short notic...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 14613

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

32andBelow wrote:
It’s weird that they don’t carry those zip tie handcuffs on planes at this point


Some airlines do. In fact some airlines carry a restraint kit that contains said items which also includes duct tape.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 14613

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I'm willing to bet its against regulations to duct...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

AA has changed to the MAX from Sept 7/8 out of GEO. I tried to buy a ticket this week from JFK to GEO and BWs fare was higher than both B6 and AA and flights were sold out afterwards. BW seems to be holding its own against the two US based airlines. Maybe someone can tell us of the loads. The loads...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

Dropped off a friend at the airport in TPA recently and did some sightseeing from the top floor of the parking garage before leaving It was almost dark but I could make out some equipment next to the right main landing gear of a Frontier A320, looked to me like they were changing a tyre but then I ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Frontier Airlines to start MCO-ANU in December Antigua and Barbuda will welcome the start of year-round service by Frontier Airlines for the upcoming Winter season. The US based, low-cost carrier known for its attractive rates will make its inaugural flight to Antigua on December 4. The service will...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

AA is launching MIA-AXA and MIA-DOM starting Dec 11 and Dec 8 respectively. Both routes will be flown with the Embraer 75 and will be twice weekly. MIA-DOM 11:00-15:21 (We,Sa) DOM-MIA 16:24-18:55 (We, Sa) MIA-AXA 10:50-14:49 (We, Sa) AXA-MIA 15:40-17:53 (We,Sa) This should be hugely beneficial for ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1519
Views: 189558

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

There is currently no "legitimate " night life in BGI given the curfew. Covid cases on the island are once again on the rise coupled with the Delta variant it's unlikely there will be nightlife in BGI for a while. Not sure where in Barbados you are based- or what experience you are speaki...

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