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by txjim
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the Air Force keep fuselages made in the 1950s/60s/70s airworthy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: How does the Air Force keep fuselages made in the 1950s/60s/70s airworthy?

Also note that these aircraft typically spend time on the ground in block upgrades which allows for inspection and correction. I worked on a program where one of these types would spend a couple months at a time powered down, lots of inspections and repairs would occur simultaneously.. Typically, th...

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by txjim
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

Since the underground train was mentioned, here's a Youtube video about the train and the Disney connection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2a9Yvo2Yyg

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by txjim
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerospace companies by revenue
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Aerospace companies by revenue

We're number 7! We're number 7!

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by txjim
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?

Don't know about passengers, but that would certainly be a quicker way to refill the 747 firefighting aircraft with water.. Okay, I will bite, how so ? Open the nose in flight and fly low over a body of water. Watch out for small boats and scuba divers, however. Might have to work out something for...

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by txjim
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21508

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

The electronics are just outdated. The frame is outdated, and used for hours for AF1 pilots. The engines are outdated/not in use much on the civilian side. Almost no part of a 747-200 is common in the world today. What other C3I radios/electronics from the early 70's are still current elsewhere tod...

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by txjim
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1925

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

I think this a very unusual topic because what people find "boring" or "interesting" is obviously going to be different for every person. But, I just wanted to comment on the opinion submitted by global2 (Reply # 6), above: "Flying into DFW is usually pretty drab . . ."...

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by txjim
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 9085

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

Curious as to why JFK was a diversion from LGA. Is there a runway or pattern consideration that made JFK a better choice?

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by txjim
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)

A couple things to consider regarding diode rectifiers: - In my experience (mostly MIL) you are trading complexity for heat and weight. There is not necessarily an increase of MTBF as I've seen rectifiers fail, even in units certified against DO-160. - Depending upon the topology and construction, r...

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by txjim
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DAL or MDW
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: DAL or MDW

DAL has a Whataburger. Perfection on a bun, nothing more need be said.

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by txjim
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3539

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

SwissCanuck wrote:
Question to OP, do you think that a coin was flipped to decide what approach to use?

He asked an interesting question, why the snark?

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by txjim
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2174

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

I'll add my name to those who were through Denver Stapleton, Hong Kong Kai Tak and München Riem. I'll also add Clear Lake City STOLport (CLC) which was operated by Metro airlines and was, at the time, surrounded by a new housing development. Very memorable as the trip was in a DHC-6 Twin Otter and f...

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by txjim
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41089

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

YouGeeElWhy wrote:

.....
On a side note, this is going to wipeout Vonlane when it shows up in Dallas.

Vonlane is already here and heavily advertising their newest route between Dallas and OKC, feeding on traffic Southwest left behind.

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by txjim
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14743

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

I'm surprised to hear allegations that the FAA rushed the approval, since it seemed to take Southwest years to get its Hawaii routes up and running! It took them years because they kept failing in the process. They failed the table top exercise on more than one occasion. This is not surprising to a...

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by txjim
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57040

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

No one here seems to be mentioning the similarities of this to PR113, which was only a few short weeks ago. Differences are that the Philippines crew did(?) dump only over the ocean and still performed a very heavy landing, thus damaging the aircraft and forcing it to be out of service for about a ...

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by txjim
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6601

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

Ziyulu wrote:
Now it's not a surprise how Southwest ranks low in safety among major carriers.

Cite?

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by txjim
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21508

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Given that so much of the hardware on the old planes can now be packed in a tablet or cell phone, a 737 Max with aerial refueling capability should do the job. On the other hand because the Air Force is so conservative, there is no reason a fleet of 747-8 F's could not be adapted. who needs windows...

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by txjim
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10784

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Have they called Joe Patroni to get it clear of the runway yet? [/obligatory Airport reference]

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by txjim
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA’s Communication Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 6564

Re: AA’s Communication Problem

This issue does go back many years. In the 90s, every delay was exactly 10 minutes. "We'll be boarding in 10 minutes." 10 minutes later: "We'll be boarding in 10 minutes." Repeat over and over.

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by txjim
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber?
Replies: 11
Views: 3362

Re: B2 Bomber?

There are provisions to carry a third crewmember in a non ejection seat behind the two pilots. The B-1 and B-52 have a similar setup with the ability to carry instructors, with the B-1 having 2 non ejection seats and the B-52 having 2 (one behind the pilots, one behind the R/N and Nav). Since the g...

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by txjim
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 21046

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is. Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on ...

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by txjim
Thu May 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 13513

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

.... The 777 than got ETOPS 180 at entry into service, without needing to show reliability in service. .... I don't know if I'm reading you correctly but you appear to be stating that the 777 did not need any qualification for ETOPS180. As shown in the great program "21st Century Jet " (a...

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by txjim
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 6460

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The one you refer to is likely a repositioning cruise where ships transition from the Alaska season to other locations. They are used by people as test cruises to determine if they like the vacation and by people bumping their loyalty level (yes, mileage runs exist in the cruise industry.) They are ...

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by txjim
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7835

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

This seems like a stupid question (given that WN doesn't operate redeyes at present to my knowledge) but are connections from Hawaii to the East Coast possible without an overnight stay in OAK or SJC? It's pretty much impossible to do Hawaii to East Coast without a redeye somewhere. I've seen some ...

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Silver1SWA wrote:
I’m not sure how to post a photo directly to the forum on my phone but here’s a photo I posted to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ryanpastorino/statu ... 60640?s=21

That's beautiful, thanks for posting!

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by txjim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3437

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

I found video of the crew clearing the aircraft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn04jBhpKkw

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by txjim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12672

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

LH748 wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't find this animal abuse funny at all?
Even a fish is not just a toy but a living creature

Animal abuse? :roll:

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by txjim
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4630

Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.

This Westerner had to push it down with large amounts of beer.

You can get fined in Singapore for bringing it on the subway, I can't imagine why the airline thought this was a good idea.

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by txjim
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 8239

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/man-who-ran-on-to-dublin-airport-tarmac-charged-with-damage-1.3643423?mode=amp He followed it up with some particularly charming behaviour in court. Probably not all that SFW by the way. From the article: Patrick Kehoe (23), from R...

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by txjim
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 16184

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

In a move to distance themselves from low-cost airlines with condensed titles, Qantas announced today that they are finally adding a U, dropped early in the airline's history due to an administrative error.

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by txjim
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17387

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...

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by txjim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 13557

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

I'm going to have to watch that John Wayne movie. Hmm... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_(1956_film) says: Despite the stature of the cast and a respectable box office performance, the film was a critical flop; it is often ranked as one of the worst films of the 1950s and one of the wor...

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by txjim
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great photo of the solar eclipse from a Southwest flight
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Great photo of the solar eclipse from a Southwest flight

Story of a man whose plans to capture the eclipse included a Southwest flight and the support he received from the crew. Great photo

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/a-southwest-passenger-took-a-truly-stunning-photo-from-a-southwest-airlines-737-heres-amazing-story.html

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by txjim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

FrmrKSEngr wrote:
Big players are Rockwell Collins (Now UTC Aerospace Systems - UTAS), General Electric (formerly Smiths) and Honeywell.

Not quite UTC yet!

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by txjim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9791

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Separated is separated in a ATC. We move giant planes 1000 feet away from other giant planes. We allow another plane to climb through another planes altitude while maintaining visual separation. Yet we freak out when a guy flies a tiny drone outside the restricted area? Yes, because the drone opera...

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by txjim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5478

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

AA ramp employees were already slow, this is nothing new... I’m a loyal AA flyer but their ramp employees could use some help. At DFW, ORD and DCA always seems like they’re never ready when the planes arrive. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve pulled up to the gate to wait on wing walkers to lolly...

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by txjim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?

Heck with the aircraft, bring back the Southwest Airlines AMC Gremlins that used to run around Dallas in the early years! Might have to look pretty hard to find one to restore that's not a pile of rust somewhere.... https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/bsjebtlqaa6tjmu8kefv.jpg The only ...

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by txjim
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39026

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Great article, thanks for the link. What struck me was in regards to WN DAL-HOU flights: Noticeably absent from Love Field's top 10 is Houston, where Southwest operates 20 daily flights to Hobby Airport. While OAG didn't have a specific explanation for why the route didn't make the cut, the short di...

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by txjim
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2500

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

For what it's worth, if such things things were to supply you with an emotion somewhat between mild frustration and amusement (which I am sure the Germans would have a word for), I would certainly find that relatable. It seems folks have such misconceptions about almost every modern industry. You'd...

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by txjim
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

wnflyguy wrote:
WN has double down on social media! Anything including this post right here will pop up at WN in HDQ at the 24/7 365 social media room! They read EVERYTHING.

Flyguy

Did I mention that I LOVE Southwest??!!! Greatest airline ever!!

(Send free inaugural HNL tickets to txjim C/O Airliners.net)

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by txjim
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 26070

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

For the benfit of the conversation, here's some footage which shows the position of the A321 in relation to the gate when it stopped. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1688410/Plane-crazy-Dozy-pilot-slices-passenger-jets-tail-fin.html I thought the videos that followed the collision were ...

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by txjim
Thu May 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

Re: WN flight diverts to DFW

I have a photo of the DAL arrivals board showing a WN flight from DFW to DAL due to a fog event in Feb.

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by txjim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dream Ameneties on Airliners
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Dream Ameneties on Airliners

Here's Cranky Flyer's (april fools) description of the United Polaris product. http://s6331.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018_04_01-unitedpolarissuite1.jpg - The number of business class seats will be cut in half. The new seats will be in more spacious suites with a door. They will include a separate ...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal

Good to hear, that probably took a few conversations between CEOs. Wonder what concessions were made?

Speaking of Collins, http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/norwegian-air-honors-rockwell-collins-founder-20180309

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by txjim
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005. FALSE. TrAAin was exclusively LANDSIDE. Its top speed was not much more than 1...

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by txjim
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005.

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by txjim
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3470

Re: Next important technology?

I see big oportunities in how planes are operated at airports. I'm going to introduce a new airport vehicle which I'll call AARDVARK1 (airport aircraft recover disembark vehicle also release o'K 1). This is an electrically powered vehicle - charged by the airport infrastructure so it doesn't need a...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6619

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

How about the traveling public actually decide to vote with their wallets against the 28" seat pitch, crappy service, and paying to load your own bags in their overhead bin? People have voted with their wallets. This board is chock full of posters who vote for tiny seats and poor service with ...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40534

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Just because the customer wants something doesn't mean that a company should provide that. What if customers demand McBurger Box starts selling all burgers with nicotine and all their shakes are laced with weed spray, it doesn't mean that McBurger Box should start selling it. Are you saying that co...

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by txjim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Just returned from picking up my wife and took a photo of the arrivals board showing Southwest 6031 from Dallas-DFW! I'll try to post it later.

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