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by reltney
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7354

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

The entire cabin air is replaced every 3-4 min. The air on a plane is cleaner than in a house.!

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by reltney
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7354

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

[*]Heck, I wish they used soap and deodorant ...........

Deodorant people....use it before you get on a plane.

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by reltney
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Flight 2309
Replies: 26
Views: 4076

Re: Delta Airlines Flight 2309

Earlier today I was on a Delta Airlines Airbus A321 flying from St. Louis to Atlanta, GA. When coming in for landing in Atlanta, the pilot made several maneuvers that seemed like S turns right before landing, why would the pilot in command do such actions? I’ve never had that happen before. But we ...

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by reltney
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10673

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

I wonder if he got paid for the flight. Uff! I don't even want to think of the bureaucratic nightmare that would follow such a move at my Airline. Endless headaches trying to pry the extra pay out of them with claims forms and so forth. Good luck getting a refund from Pass Travel for the "used...

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by reltney
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5620

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

Why are they complaining about the AM JV? With the max groundings, DL has been filling in on a ton of AM routes. The JV they should really be going after is KE as it has almost gutted all of DL’s Asia flights. Much of the violations about the JV Aero Mexico flying happened before the MAX groundings..

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by reltney
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 12103

Re: Smoky A350!

I think you are mistaken. He most certainly is. Everyone knows that the ACTDS chem-trail delivery system has be phased out in favor of the SARCASM system. :D Does it mean there's a real issue or what? Everyone knows the ACTDS system was phased out but they are still have problems with the SARCASM s...

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by reltney
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the ailerons on the Airbus A220 droop because it is a fly-by wire aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4478

Re: Does the ailerons on the Airbus A220 droop because it is a fly-by wire aircraft?

The ailerons droop when the flaps are deployed as a method of increasing lift. Part of the FBW system. The elevators droop (actually positioned deliberately nose down) during the takeoff roll as the aircraft is inherently tail heavy. This increases nose wheel steering effectiveness during the takeo...

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by reltney
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 15772

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

Did they shut down the engine or operate it at idle the rest of the flight..anyone know this? This discussion will open up more issues. My point of view is if I do not have full use of the engines thrust, I treat it like a failure. I might operate the engine at idle but still would treat the issue ...

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by reltney
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 15772

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

Did they shut down the engine or operate it at idle the rest of the flight..anyone know this? This discussion will open up more issues. My point of view is if I do not have full use of the engines thrust, I treat it like a failure. I might operate the engine at idle but still would treat the issue a...

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by reltney
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12158

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

I always use reverse. I start at idle then pull about 2 knobs width or more if necessary. I start reducing to idle as I slow below 80kts to idle reverse. I keep them in idle reverse until taxi speed...less than 20kts (just how it recommends in the manual). I see some poor techniques like coming comp...

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by reltney
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55771

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

23 years isn't that old. If it's just that wrinkle, it can be repaired. Atlas repaired a 767-300 with a worse-looking wrinkle after bending it with troops aboard at PSM. Delta will now start to phase out the 100 B757-200 next year and to replace them by A321 Neo. I do not know, when the last of the...

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by reltney
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14299

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

If your airline claims to be an international carrier and only flys 48% if it’s international commitment, there is issues......

Unless you are an airline employee, your comment is worthless. Don’t even try......,

Airline employees, put yourself in these shoes.....

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by reltney
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4307

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?



The Canabus is a totally home grown aircraft.......see what I did there....

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by reltney
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11911

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

I worked a lower level management position at AA and it is a nightmare. The airline thrives putting employee groups against each other. Cannot thank my current airline for hiring me away. My brother still is at AA and nothing changed..guilty till proven innocent. Amon Carter blvd is in my rear view ...

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by reltney
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Re: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

Not close at all. It is windy there for sure.

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by reltney
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20966

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable objective. Runway remaining versus runway required is not known or measured. If acceleration is lower ...

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by reltney
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20966

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Why wouldn't they abort take-off if they didn't see the aircraft lifting when it was suppose to?? Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable obje...

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by reltney
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8679

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Considering Icelandair fired all MAX pilots I'm not sure how theyre planning to fly the MAX, so I'd bet on them. Otherwise I'd say most likely to cancel are those that are either in no short-term need for capacity or have neos/other planes that can substitute the MAX on order Fired all max pilots.....

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by reltney
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16163

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Uhhhh...well... asked to retire because of how bad the 350 introduction went would be more accurate. Not sure if there was fallout with the Surface tablet chaos but we know the switch to the iPad proved how truly bad and waste of money the tablet was. Call it what you will... Lots of issues were bey...

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by reltney
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16163

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

catiii wrote:
He was confirmed as Administrator this morning by the Senate.



Fired from Delta and now in charge..... retaliation time!!!!

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by reltney
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 3013

2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?

Anyone have news and pictures?

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by reltney
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10360

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

…. Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing...…. Just imagine what could have happened if it had had six tires. Agree, most likely less damage if it had 4.....For the 319 it is not a heavy plane but when you start stretching the 3...

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by reltney
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18290

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Believe this is the flight https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n534ff I live about half a mile away from this airport and have to wonder if the pilot purposefully ditched into the hangar to avoid ground losses. Everything around the airport is residential. Have you ever seen a plane a twin l...

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by reltney
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3511

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

SASViking wrote:
Former Danish airline Sterling Airways operated 727s on TATL routes, usually CPH-KEF-BGR/YYZ-Florida/Caribbean. They also operated some "Round the world" charters with their 727s.


They also ditched a 727 TATL in the 90s. Still don’t know why they ditched..

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by reltney
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Also turbines are expensive, so are their maintenance. In this size aircraft, a single turbine might be more competitive than a twin. But single engine ops aren't allowed everywhere. However cheap 100LL is not available everywhere, here in France it's more than twice the price of Jet A. NOT TRUE......

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by reltney
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28119

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The oxygen cylinder theory isn’t totally crazy to me; certainly more believable than the “captain amok” theory. The sudden overpressure from a ruptured COPV could cause an upward failure of the cockpit floor, damaging or severing the wire harnesses that travel under the floor from the avionics bay ...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40381

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Well as I fly the 757/767 and our airline has about 200 of them, I never heard of any”common problem” with hydraulics. Maybe with a 2nd rate airline with poor maintenance. Heck, I never ha...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40381

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Well as I fly the 757/767 and our airline has about 200 of them, I never heard of any”common problem” with hydraulics. Maybe with a 2nd rate airline with poor maintenance. Heck, I never ha...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40381

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Anyone who has flown a 757 will tell you it is difficult to touchdown on the nosewheel if you’re are within 10kts of your approach speed. Proper approach speeds give the plane about a 5 degree nose up when you are on speed. It is a very easy plane to land..not 747 easy but real close.. it will be in...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7711

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

[twoid][/twoid]

UA857 wrote:
Why are Iranian Air Carriers using such old and out of date aircraft e.g. 727s or 747 classics.




They don’t play well with others....

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5885

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Dominion301 wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
reltney wrote:


Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more.

Really? Wow. Did it have to do with reduced capacity or are you not allowed to say


Sarcasm perhaps?


No sarcasm. Some people no longer work at the airline because of it.

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5885

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

speedbird52 wrote:
They will probably regret it as much as they regret not ordering a similar replacement for the 744 which is to say not at all



Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more.

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4627

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

Indeed he was retired.

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by reltney
Sat May 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

Well, it certainly could make a 90 degree turn, if the flt plan or pilot called for it. No.... a flight plan is just that......a plan.... it is telling the controlling agency what your “plan” is. The plane is flown by pilots who can program a plane or fly it them self’s . The plane cannot turn base...

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by reltney
Sat May 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4627

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

The DC-10 crash was poor airmanship. By all means when a go around is called, honor it if fuel and conditions permit for sure. When the Capt touched down, he failed to keep the plane on the runway with basic flight controls....yup....primarily the RUDDER.. tried to use nosewheel steering which is us...

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by reltney
Thu May 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10640

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

These are very efficient planes for DL. 40 year-old technology is conjecture that implies they have outlived their useful life. They will more than likely cycle out with DL (and UA). A321s/739s have replaced domestic 763s, so as others have mentioned, more frequency. Or cycling in widebodies as the...

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by reltney
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8295

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Some of the SW 727 from AA or BN were not leased(or that is what the paperwork said) but was a settlement for a reservation settlement issue. Zero dollar lease if you will. Yes, that was the sole BN 727 that WN had for two years, 1978-80. That is the one in the photos here. The later 727s that were...

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by reltney
Sun May 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8295

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Few things. I rode on the Delta 747 ATL-DAL-SFO-ATL in 73. Non-revel with my mom for my 9th birthday present! Some of the SW 727 from AA or BN were not leased(or that is what the paperwork said) but was a settlement for a reservation settlement issue. Zero dollar lease if you will. I have a 6 foot l...

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by reltney
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8940

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

I flew on an L-1011 FRA-DFW in 1988 with Captain John Steiger in charge, who was piloting the Convair 880 in the below picture. He was kind enough to give my father and myself a tour of the flight deck and encouraged me to follow my dream, which I did...thanks Captain. 0004414 That’s my dad! Still ...

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by reltney
Tue May 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11643

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Hey Canadair pilots, does the 600 series have a deep stall issue? Stick pusher? Hail could be at the top of the TZ. Lots a “could haves” in this accident. Accidents in 3s.. Well, there is a Barron with 6 aboard in Texas and a westwind in Oklahoma , 737 in Jacksonville, Aeroflot , this 600 series.......

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by reltney
Mon May 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5126

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Landing. Just check the flaps and you'll see they are extended. It's hard to tell based on that alone. I never flew this airplane but I have a vague recollection of someone telling me these planes had variable flap settings depending on what kind of takeoff they wanted to make. In an A320, for exam...

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by reltney
Sat May 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22471

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Soon there will be Canabus everywhere!

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by reltney
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Some airlines have updated or completely changed their liveries in recent years. What livery changes since the turn of century (2000) do you consider successful and why? Which do you consider half-baked/unsuccessful? From a brand perspective I think the most successful has actually been Spirit - It...

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by reltney
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7116

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

The DC-8 is 5 abreast seating which is even more narrow than the 757 or narrowbody airbus and has up to a 6500 mile range with the -62 model. Not trying to get too nitpicky and off topic here, but the DC-8 has 6 abreast seating in (almost) all configurations. The DC-8 being designed for 6 abreast s...

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by reltney
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do cockpit voice recorders decide when to start and stop recording?
Replies: 6
Views: 2556

Re: How do cockpit voice recorders decide when to start and stop recording?

Most planes now have a 2 hr loop. Parking brake is the on/off switch.

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by reltney
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10988

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? Not true. NO pay increase for night/holiday/red eye flights for Delta pilots. Same pay all day. Interna...

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by reltney
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2510

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

Saw pink ATRs at Orlando at the silver hangar. Looked like an ATR 42.

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by reltney
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10988

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Delta started “owly” flights in the 50s. They had to reposition flights and some of the employees recommended charging cheap fairs for these night flights. It worked. I usually bid the “all nighters” as I commute to my base and it allows me to commute home early. I like flying them. Rarely is a seat...

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by reltney
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: Fed Ex Express

So it’s fed ex express = federal express express........ mmmmm...ok
Gotta love marketing ..

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by reltney
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9248

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

However, I still expect this to be a stall / spin. Catastrophic mechanical failures are just so rare nowadays. Most recent GA crashes in VMC in my vicinity have been stall after take off, stall on approach, botched landing, mid air collision, or the pilot simply mishandling the aircraft in another ...

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