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by doug_or
Tue May 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 709
Views: 86912

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Crews dropping at storage fields usually just ground tranaport to nearest commercial airport.

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by doug_or
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Delta hasn't parked them all.

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 476
Views: 62726

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Since Alaska has all but abandoned PDX, I won’t be renewing my Alaska Airlines/Bank of America Visa card. Our planned nonstop to Puerto Vallarta (where shutdown is lifted on 1 May) would now be a 27-hour flight with connection. Now I have to shift all my autopays back over to Fred Meyer MasterCard....

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by doug_or
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 476
Views: 62726

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Photos of an empty airport: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/j66j-2020/04/0b89da4c078483/coronavirus-pandemic-leaves-pdx-sparsely-populated-photos.html Appears several AS jets over on 3/21 I took a (potato) picture on departure on Friday. I can count 19 AS jets down there and there are more out of f...

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9169

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

I remember a recent strike similar to this one, but the smaller aircraft (ERJ mabye???) stayed mostly intact but was quickly rotated (yawed might be the more correct term) in its place. Maybe this Gulfstream didn't yaw so badly but the tail assembly gave way instead. But it tried to yaw, judging by...

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by doug_or
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8974

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

How many CRJs does OO fly for AA? Could this be a replacement for those, or is it more total flying? The release sounds like new flying, but I assume AA is at or near scope limits?

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by doug_or
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 2945

Re: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)

There was also a is a US charter outfit called Ryan international.

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by doug_or
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12522

Re: Peak Season 2019 Discussion

code176 wrote:
It's amazing how much UPS has built up SBD this year. Looks like it's 10 flights a day on weekdays.


What is the reason for this? Is ONT at capacity?

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by doug_or
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon
Replies: 42
Views: 7036

Re: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon

UA735WL wrote:

Remember when the ramper took a Q400 for a joyride over Seattle?


Yep. Not an accident, though.

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by doug_or
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183614

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Didn't realize that RDM happened...now it makes me think for sure MFR could work. Actually I think it'd be better than RDM, though I'm biased, but since metro Medford is about 25% bigger than metro Redmond, I hope they look at it. Hopefully, although I believe that Bend is significantly wealthier t...

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by doug_or
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8059

Re: IATA code for an airport

Can't just be airlines applying for codes. My nearest airfield is Goodwood ( QDU ) and being a grass runway aerodrome, it's not likely any airline wants to fly there ! Where is it? Are you talking about a truncated ICAO code? The closest thing I can find for QDU is the railway station at DUS. QDU d...

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by doug_or
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 10029

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I have not heard the 250-300 daily flights numbers before. Last I heard was around 200 flights. 200-225 seems pretty attainable with the "CANNABUS" joining the fleet and all the markets like DFW, DAL, IAH, MCI, STL, OMA, ABQ, and more that those aircraft can serve from SEA. The "cann...

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

30 seconds to make a good decision will typically save more lives than the extra time gained, so to speak. Certainly but the suggestion was to install technology to that allows better decisions to made quicker by giving the pilots more information, not to rush pilots into making ill-informed choices.

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by doug_or
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11422

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by doug_or
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 8368

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

When did B6 pull down OAK to a simple spoke? When did VX start flying? I thought there was a bit of a gap.

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by doug_or
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183614

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Country has announced LAS-RDM...wowza! Twice per week starting in late summer. I'm excited about this, although it does strongly suggest that any plans G4 had of entering RDM are now on hold, at best. That's a shame for me personally as I'd been coaxing them for months to give this route a seco...

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10095

Re: Imperial System

Therefore Fahrenheit is slightly more accurate than Celsius is. I'd say more precise. There is no practical difference between a weather forecast for exactly 24c and a forecast for 23.5c that is rounded up to 24c. The only reasonable argument I've heard for imperial is a carpenter who likes the div...

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by doug_or
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21016

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

The Nike Air Force is based in the private Nike jet facility out of Hillsboro Oregon (HIO). N-NIKE is one registration, I pass the glass hanger often & always look to see how many are there at any given time. There is no subsidy paid to Delta to operate their PDX-NRT flight. There may have been...

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by doug_or
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 138138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

According to another thread, Aeromexico is dropping PDX next year. That didn't last long. Not very surprising to say the least, there's no feed on the PDX end and the flight isn't timed well for connections through MEX. The only reason why SEA-MEX performs so much better is because of their partner...

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by doug_or
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL200/201 New Suites
Replies: 10
Views: 3083

Re: DL200/201 New Suites

evanb wrote:

Isn't the B764 the same pilot pool as the B763 which they already fly SEA-PEK, SEA-PVG?


Nope. Delta uses one group to fly the 757 and 767-300 (from all bases) and another just for the the -400 (out of ATL and JFK). I believe the -400s have the updated 777 style flight deck.

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by doug_or
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19597

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Is cargo really that important on an ULH route? Most cargo doesn't mind connecting.

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by doug_or
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13574

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

And everybody 'pumps petrol' every time they fill up their vehicle. Unless one is in New Jersey... And Oregon, unless anything has changed recently. It has changed in the past year or so. People can pump their own gas in Oregon now. *After 2AM in a few rural counties. ...So practically speaking, no...

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by doug_or
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 14776

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

^ Thanks! I am meeting the town office tomorrow so I'll mention some of the things I've learned here. as for helicopters, you don't think 800km is enough to reach HAC (Hachijojima) then transfer to a 737 to Tokyo or Osaka? Helicopters are incredibly expensive to operate. That's why you rarely see t...

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by doug_or
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5502

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

jrkmsp wrote:
I believe Delta’s pilot contract requires a relief pilot on all Trans-Atlantic flights, which is different from United and even some of its JV partners, like Virgin Atlantic.


It does not. At a minimum I know KEF, SNN, and PDL are at least sometimes operated with a two man crew.

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1909

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

They must have a reason for doing this. I wonder if it has anything to do with the overnight maintenance facility. Certainly. SkyWest, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin and I would assume other regionals as well have crew bases in smaller market MX bases to save on hotel costs and/or allow the employees...

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1909

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

Is there some possibility of starting trips in GSP and/or CHS? They’d presumably need contractual relief to do it but neither is that far away. That would be very unusual if not unprecedented. GSP is 1:45 and CHS is 2:30 away by car according to Google. If there was a necessity I guess anything is ...

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1909

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

[twoid][/twoid] With only 4x daily service (2 each to ORD and IAD) I don't know how they'll build trips starting in CAE for that many crew. They're going to be doing a lot of deadheading. That's only 4 FA's and 8 pilots they can send out of CAE working a live segment every day. Agreed. Back of the e...

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by doug_or
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 18333

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

trpmb6 wrote:
AA prices weren't even close.



...So you're saying AA is commanding a premium? Good for them.

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by doug_or
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 18333

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

SteelChair wrote:
Wouldn't AA actually be in a very good position if interest rates went up since their debt is locked in at the lower rates?


Is it? I don't think most commercial lending is at fixed rates (save some bonds), but I also don't know much about that side of the business. Any experts have real insight?

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by doug_or
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43429

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

1989worstyear wrote:
But the isn't the 767 part of the same generation of aircraft as the DC-8? It certainly doesn't fit the definition of modern since it came out WAAYYY before 1988.


Not even close.

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by doug_or
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3557

Re: Inflight theft.

First step to finding a lost or stolen iphone on the plane, before anyone disembarks, is for someone with phone to call your number and see if it starts ringing in the thief's pocket. The second step if it's a smart phone, or specifically an iphone, is for someone with another iphone to use the &qu...

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 51438

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Prost wrote:
DL is increasingly having to use more bus gates for domestic operations. SEA terminal is extremely crowded now, and a large portion of A concourse has operating gates with zero seating.


Which gates are those? Towards the end?

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITH Airport Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: ITH Airport Redevelopment

It rarely seems crowded to me but the additional jet bridges will be welcomed. It's usually a nice, easy airport to frequent and I will miss the Newark flight. Washington is useful but I wish they had chosen DCA, as was rumored a long time ago, but of course IAD is the United hub. I used to the tak...

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITH Airport Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: ITH Airport Redevelopment

Is this a renovation/expansion of the current terminal, or a new building?

Are they suffering from any kind if capacity constraints now?

"As a result of the project, Hall said he expects airport revenue to go up. "

This isn't usually how it works...

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by doug_or
Wed May 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23506

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

jbs2886 wrote:
And this thread has officially been ruined by the exact same poster that ruins any other DL thread.


Click on his username and then select "foe". All posts will be blocked and you'll only see what he says when someone not blocked quotes his text.

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by doug_or
Sat May 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?

When looking at costs, remember you're almost certainly going to have sub 30% load factors in a commuter type operation, so you need to multiply the cost per seat by at least 3 to get the cost per enplaned passenger. Also note that those sub $1 bus fares are probably steeply subsidized. I don't have...

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by doug_or
Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2941

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

Would LIH-SLC run into weight restrictions? I know UA sometimes does going to California, so I would assume SLC would be an even bigger challenge.

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by doug_or
Wed May 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6742

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

There is some history to United's relatively large share of women pilots. United was successfully sued in the 1980s for discrimination in their pilot hiring practices. Part of the remediation with the EEOC included ratios/quotas and resulted in a significant increase in hiring of female pilots. To a...

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by doug_or
Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25808

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

739er wrote:

Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner.


Are we talking about a cold chicken salad or a hot entre?

Just wanted to know more about said prize and how it compares to UA F catering.

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by doug_or
Fri May 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 6052

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

32andBelow wrote:


I just spent the winter in Oklahoma and the thunder Delta 757 would pretty much sit there the whole time the thunder were home.


Interesting. Not sure how accurate it is, but APC says DL only has 5 VIP configured 757s. Surprised they'd let them sit that much. Do they do MX in OKC?

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by doug_or
Fri May 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 6052

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

32andBelow wrote:
Aren’t the delta charter planes configured? Chances are it was just sitting at JFK for 3 days during the series.


Possible, but usually the charter birds (assuming they use the NBA planes for MLB) ferry empty to another city for another charter rather than sit for that long.

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by doug_or
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

The caption says it's a static display.

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by doug_or
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

Unlike each types -300 model the A330-200 and A340-200 were not developed at the same time and do not share a common fueselage. IIRC the 330-200 came later, is slightly shorter, and has a taller tailfin.

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 138138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

If DL drops the route, one of the two Japanese airlines will probably pick it up. The O&D market on this route is supposedly pretty high... Anecdotally the route seems to do OK load-wise in my experience. Either Japanese carrier would probably do even better with the ability to offer at least c...

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 138138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

N174UA wrote:
Is DL still operating PDX-NRT daily? Any updates on them possibly discontinuing the route based on the DL-KE joint venture?


I think it is 5x weekly right now. Hard to imagine it sticking around with the continued draw-down of NRT, but who knows.

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by doug_or
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6198

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

I don't know the specifics of AA, but pay for airline crew members in the US is usually based on flight pay, not 40/week. $27/hour is just over $2000 a month, depending on hours flown (and work rules/trip rigs).

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by doug_or
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

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

The train to the S Gates in SEA has separates cars for passengers who've cleared customs and immigration but not been rescreened.

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by doug_or
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

Re: UK air tax grab to be retrospective

Retroactive. Using fancy words only makes you sound smart if you know what they mean.

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by doug_or
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4

What is HHI?

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by doug_or
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 16265

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

What? JetBlue has no shortage of qualified applicants and never, never will have. Pilot wages at mainline carriers have nothing to do with any job market. They are created by bargaining power, the power of pilots to shut down the operation. JetBlue pilots are quasi unionized because they can credib...

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