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by e38
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

What interesting responses! Quoting johns624 (Reply # 4), “. . . if he never gets on another plane, he won’t mind.” Quoting UALFAson (Reply # 11), “She has been retired for almost 10 years now and hasn’t gotten on a plane once since.” Quoting GalaxyFlyer (Reply # 13), “Airline flying is a great way ...

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by e38
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

timh4000, I fly for an airline in the United States but I do not live in the same city in which I am based with the airline. My commute back and forth between my home and my crew base is about two hours each way and I commute about 3 times each month. I enjoy flying as a passenger very much. I canno...

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by e38
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

DigbyDude, at the company at which I work (in the United States), we know the proposed gate at which we will arrive before we even leave the departure airport. It is printed on the flight paperwork that we receive at the departure airport before we even board the aircraft. Once airborne, approximate...

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by e38
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking a DL flight based on airframe
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Booking a DL flight based on airframe

Quoting OneX123 (Reply # 5), "I picked the window seat behind the exit row aft of the wings . . . for an avgeek take-off and landing was cool . . .it is 33A on the MD-88."

and on the MD-90, this seat is 36A. Great seat (but bring earplugs).

e38

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by e38
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

Airstud, early at the airport? For someone who is interested in airplanes and airports, how is this a problem? Most aviation enthusiasts would be thrilled to have a little extra time at the airport before their flight departs. I think we all know people like you: — always finds something to complain...

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by e38
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7745

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Quoting BravoOne (Reply # 41), reference to Boeing 707 " . . . considered the use of speedbrakes as poor form and to be avoided . . ." BravoOne, that is interesting. When I flew the Boeing KC-135 (Boeing 717-100) -- yes, I realize it is not technically a Boeing 707-- there was no such reco...

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by e38
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7745

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

rjsampson, your thread turned out to be quite an interesting discussion on the use of speedbrakes, but also an exercise in Shakespearian literature--"much ado about nothing." gee, I never knew simply extending the speedbrake was such a complex process. Simply put, aircraft manufacturers pu...

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by e38
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2836

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

Quoting longhauler (Reply # 25), "I see absolutely no reason to humiliate him . . . Let him have his day. and . . . there is always a way to graciously acknowledge his question . . ." wow, I agree. It's been a while since I've seen such a kind, compassionate, thoughtful and respectful resp...

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by e38
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 51
Views: 7745

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

rjsampson, with regard to your general subject matter, “Captains admonishing FO’s for using speed brake on descent,” keep in mind while the entire “livin’ the dream” series is quite humorous, it is not completely accurate and most situations have been substantially enhanced for entertainment purpose...

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by e38
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?

tQuoting dfwjim1 (Reply # 6), "while much smaller airports in the United States such as KTUL and KCRP do have "international" in their names . . ." jim, you probably know as well as I that many times the use of the word "international" for an airport is more of a "...

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by e38
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2300

Re: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 8), "pax seem to pay more attention if the crew does it." I wish that were true. From my observation, passengers these days pay very little attention, if any at all, to the safety demonstration, regardless if it is presented in video format or in person by the...

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by e38
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?

jim, that’s already quite a long name for an airport. What would be the value of adding “international” to an already long name, if it is already recognized as such by the aviation community. All the airlines that serve DTW, as well as those that might want to start service at some point, know it is...

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by e38
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

Although I understand what you are talking about, I think you should be more generic in referring to the seats; I.e. a window seat on the left side of the aircraft or a window seat on the right side of the aircraft. On some aircraft configurations, a D seat is an aisle seat; sometimes it is a middle...

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by e38
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4558

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Quoting jchaase (Reply # 20), " Is there a special wink-wink, nudge-nudge you do at the front desk . . ?" jchaase, this is somewhat of a ridiculous question. Of course we DON'T do a "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" at the front desk. As Starlionblue mentioned above, quiet rooms are contr...

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by e38
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2527

Re: ORD Runways

tax1K, what were the winds?

Looking back on my flight operations in and out of ORD during the past twenty years or so, not particularly unusual.

e38

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by e38
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

faro, at the company at which I work, it is operational policy to use external power (ground electrical power) as much as possible to reduce fuel consumed by running the APU. External power (ground electrical power) is available at just about every airport we serve, normally through an electrical po...

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by e38
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4558

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Quoting dennypayne (Reply # 13), "Do crews get to accrue and keep any hotel loyalty points from these stays?" dennypayne, at the company at which I work, the answer is "no." Corporate policy states that if we (the crewmember) are not paying for the hotel room, then we are not ent...

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by e38
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American or Southwest: Which would be better to fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: American or Southwest: Which would be better to fly?

Quoting Aurantiaco (thread starter), "Which would be better to fly?" Aurantiaco, when comparing American and Southwest, I don't think there is a "better" airline between the two of them. Personally, I think they are equal in terms of safety, reliability, punctuality, and professi...

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by e38
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

Quoting kabq737 (Reply # 9), " . . . if they are seriously interested." kabq737, I don't think the thread starter--OP--Aurantiaco--is really serious about this. He's a kid who just had a random thought and threw it out to the Airliner.net community rather than actually doing research. I th...

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by e38
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4558

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Quoting OneX123 (thread starter), " . . . typically while on the road my company gives us $65 a day for food & drink . . ." OneX123, as a point of reference, at the air carrier at which I work (major carrier in the United States), our per diem is based on a dollar amount per hours away...

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by e38
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6978

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Quoting VSMUT (Reply # 41), "Isn't the A321 also limited to only the flaps 2 setting for takeoff?"

No, at the company at which I work, on the A321, we use Flaps 1, 2, or 3 for takeoff depending on conditions.

e38

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by e38
Thu May 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Status of JFK Tower Air Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Status of JFK Tower Air Terminal

What building number or hangar number served as the Tower Air terminal at JFK?
Does anyone know who used the terminal prior to Tower?
e38

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by e38
Thu May 30, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 26
Views: 5509

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

Quoting OA940 (thread starter), " I was wondering if there was anything I could do to maximize the odds of actually managing to be let in, either during the flight itself or on the ground." OA940, as just about everyone else has already mentioned, just ask the flight attendant as you board...

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by e38
Wed May 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2658

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

Quoting Worldair1 (Reply # 15), "Go back and look what they did to Legend in 2000, ruthless!"

and, they did the same thing to Braniff in 1982. It was disgusting.

e38

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by e38
Wed May 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block hours in a small piston aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: Block hours in a small piston aircraft

RoyalCopenhagen, I think you have a valid question concerning how flight time is logged. Hopefully it has been answered by many of the above posts. Slightly off topic, but HOW flying time is logged can also be confusing. Here are a few examples . . . 1. When I was working on my private pilot certifi...

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by e38
Tue May 28, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

APYu, so rather than just stating, “if the pax wants to be re-accommodated the carrier would have to find a way to,” please explain how passengers would be re-accommodated if subsequent flights are full.

e38

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by e38
Wed May 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Quoting acjbbj (Reply # 28), " . . .did you even think about this?! At all?!" acjbbj, of course there was absolutely no thought process put into this. Unfortunately, I think this is the direction Airliners.net has been going for quite a few years now. Many people on this site are unable to...

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by e38
Wed May 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?

atomicstar, reference the thread title, "Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?"

What did the folks at Southwest Airlines' Network Planning/Route Development Department say when you asked them this question?

e38

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by e38
Tue May 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 35
Views: 3886

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

this is an interesting discussion about MCAS. Quoting BravoOne (Reply # 12), "26000+ plus hours and typed in every Boeing except the 747." and Quoting mmo (Reply # 15), "Typed on all Boeings from the 727, All 747 777 and787 . . ." Wow, that is absolutely impressive! I'm speechles...

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by e38
Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delayed and taken advantage of..?
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Delayed and taken advantage of..?

Quoting rckstr316 (thread starter), "the gate agent came back on stating the flight was cancelled due to an engine not starting." What I find most disturbing about this story is this statement by the gate agent. At this point in the process of transporting passengers by airplane from point...

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by e38
Tue May 14, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8253

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

Quoting DDR (Reply # 4), "Where would DL fly a 747 to from Love Field?" As klm617 stated in Reply # 10, from Dallas Love Field, Delta operated the 747 to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Interestingly, based on Delta's timetable of March 1, 1973, the 747 that operated the Atlanta-D...

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by e38
Mon May 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7516

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

Quoting Tomsixty2 (Reply # 45), ". . . the overhead bins were a cargo net not hard sided."

and, you were only supposed to put hats and coats up there!

e38

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by e38
Sun May 12, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

Quoting TTailedTiger (Reply # 6), " . . . they have 18 737/320 on LGA-ATL instead of 10 767's . . ."

because most business travelers, common on this route, want "frequency;" they are not particularly concerned with capacity.

e38

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by e38
Sun May 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landings question?
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Landings question?

AntonioMartin, to give you some perspective with reference to thrust, on the aircraft I fly, idle power on the ground is approximately 20 percent N1. Full reverse thrust is approximately 70 - 73 percent N1.

e38

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by e38
Sun May 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

joe77, I hope you don't mind if I put your question back on topic, because I don't think you are really asking about the g limits of aircraft. If you are thinking of pursuing a career in flying, or at least getting your private pilot license, then my advice is to go ahead and DO IT. You don't want t...

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by e38
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

quoting spacecadet (Reply # 12), "Glad I'm not the first officer on any of these flights, because it sounds like he/she is the one doing all the flight prep."

such is the life of a first officer ! :smile:

e38

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by e38
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3741

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Quoting Canuck600 (Reply # 16), "Not sure why it's such a difficult concept to grasp . . ."

Canuck600, my thoughts exactly!

e38

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by e38
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

Quoting dfwjim1 (thread starter), "have you ever walked the cabin greeting your passengers?" jim, yes, I try to do this as often as possible, but in the past few years, I have stopped doing it as frequently as I used to and this is why. . . However, let me give you some background first. U...

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by e38
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3741

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, a...

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by e38
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Aquaplaning
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: Runway Aquaplaning

Farsight, the situation you are referring to is more commonly called "hydroplaning" in the world of aviation, not aquaplaning. With regard to your question, "Am i missing something?" Well, yes. Most of my flying is done in the United States and at many large commercial airports, ...

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by e38
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS
Replies: 27
Views: 2867

Re: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS

Quoting SyracuseAvGeek (Reply #16), "Schumer could care less about AA."

This statement implies that Schumer cares a great deal about AA.

I think what you probably meant to say was "Schumer couldn't care less about AA." Am I correct?

e38

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by e38
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do MD-80s lock their horizontal stabilizer in an upright position at the gate?
Replies: 24
Views: 4060

Re: Why do MD-80s lock their horizontal stabilizer in an upright position at the gate?

Stallionblue, “ . . . scheduled for replacement . . . “ ?

What is the replacement interval (time/cycles) on an MD-80 conical tailcone?

and why would you need to replace the tailcone if not damaged?

e38

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by e38
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

Americanil96, I was only on America West one time, in 1992. Two flights on the same day--Tucson to Phoenix on a 737-200 connecting to a 737-300 from Phoenix to Dallas/Fort Worth. I had never been on America West before, so while it was somewhat of a novelty to get to travel aboard an airline on whic...

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by e38
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5602

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

glideslope900 (Reply # 16),

I think the term “men” in the title is reference to “mankind,” as the ability of human beings to pushback an aircraft rather than a mechanical tug or machine; not necessarily gender related.

e38

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by e38
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at JFK from Delta to Air France.
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Connecting at JFK from Delta to Air France.

Quoting global2 (Reply # 8), "I forgot to mention/warn you that if you're unlucky enough to have your plane park at a gate at the end of T4's five mile long concourse you'll have a very long walk ahead of you." No, not necessarily. If you arrive at the end of Terminal 4 Concourse B there a...

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by e38
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

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

You have no way of knowing that. What a cruel thing to say. Why is it so important to you to be disrespectful and degrading to anyone who either disagrees with you or has a different opinion?

and the originator, kidbooo, stayed the issue had been solved. Why even comment?

e38

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by e38
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

deleted. duplicate post.

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by e38
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

LRGT, did you consider the amount of training it would take to re-qualify pilots on the MD-80 aircraft that have already moved on and been trained on other aircraft in the American Airlines system? If American only has a few MD-80s left in service, as you stated, why do you think there are still ple...

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by e38
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue Burbank-Boston fuel stop question
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Jetblue Burbank-Boston fuel stop question

Quoting william (thread starter), "Is this common?" william, well, no, I would not say it is "common" but there are many variables involved that might make a fuel stop necessary such as enroute winds, temperature at departure airport, weather (to include the need for an alternate...

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by e38
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2707

Re: Inner city airline terminals

Quoting Lpbri (Reply # 6), "Is there still a mid town Manhattan airline terminal?" Other than the UA ticket office at Penn Station, mentioned by InnsbruckFlyer above, I do not think there are any downtown ticket offices in the United States anymore where you can check-in, check luggage, an...

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