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by joeycapps
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence

Sorry if this was already posted, but an Air Canada 777 was diverted to HNL after encountering unexpected turbulence just past the Hawaiian islands. Video in article. An Air Canada flight was diverted to the Daniel K Inouye International Airport after reported severe turbulence. Air Canada flight 33...

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by joeycapps
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 186
Views: 13105

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

You'll never meet a more rabid crowd than some anti-smokers... Cancer has that effect. Never said smoking was healthy to begin with. But in an isolated, ventilated area, you have to voluntarily step in to be affected by it. Millions of people have walked by the smoking rooms at ATL and are still al...

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by joeycapps
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 186
Views: 13105

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

You'll never meet a more rabid crowd than some anti-smokers... Ironically, the smoking lounges will probably be turned into some greasy airport restaurant where those addicted to food can get their grub on before they take up 2 and 1/2 seats in a DL 737, or even better - a bar... I mean if we're goi...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19142

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

I, too, am perplexed as to how she was missed. The average sized human is pretty hard to miss, in close quarters nonetheless... Lots of pax and crew walking around during and after deplaning, it just seems strange. Having said that, Air Canada confirmed the story per the article, so we can rule out ...

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by joeycapps
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

Start levying $20k-$100k fines on the public, put it on the front page, and eventually a few people will catch on and re-think their decisions. That sounds great except almost all of the people who would end up facing $20k-$100k fines are probably broke -- you'd be hard pressed to get more than fiv...

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by joeycapps
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

crjflyboy wrote:
This article from the Atlanta paper will give you an idea of the costs.


Wow... I appreciate the link. Start levying $20k-$100k fines on the public, put it on the front page, and eventually a few people will catch on and re-think their decisions.

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by joeycapps
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

I don't necessarily agree with the 1 strike and you're out policy because that's just unrealistic... But pax need to be held accountable for their actions somehow. Alcohol is almost always the catalyst for this behavior, and it's not fair that the airline and other passengers foot the bill (financia...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12968

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Maturity knows no social construct. I've met people in their early 20's with more self discipline than some people I know in their 50's. Those who overindulge and cause these problems have a lack of discipline and are just plain inconsiderate: Whether they're no restrictions full-fare F, or basic ec...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12968

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Okay, I bite. Why the overnight? Rounding up a normally 1 hour and 10 minutes flight to 1 hour and 30 minutes, plus two hours on the ground, there has to be a bigger buffer before the crew times out... Genuinely curious about this.

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by joeycapps
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9027

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

They would need to beat WN to the punch. It's only a matter of time before WN does ONT to Hawaii. The hope by many, myself included, is that we can get some Hawaii service at ONT. Other than B6, I don't particularly go out of my way to fly any specific carrier. Of my trips with Hawaiian, I can hone...

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by joeycapps
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9027

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

The BIG question mark - and I'm sure the dealbreaker, unless I'm corrected by someone on here - is whether or not the I.E. demographics can support and sustain Hawaiian service from ONT. The IE sends a large number of visitors to Hawaii. From the Hawaii 2017 Visitor Statistics, table #19 (2018 has ...

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by joeycapps
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9027

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

I'm sure ONT would roll out the red carpet in a heartbeat ;) You beat me to it as well. IIRC, HA served ONT with the trijets and the 767 at one point, and ATA did as well. While I'm sure the (then) population and demographics of the Inland Empire weren't enough to fill those puppies up, I'm thinkin...

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by joeycapps
Mon May 20, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41732

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Asked a friend who happens to fly for the airline in question. Has zero knowledge of any rumor of this circulating. I know we have some B6 pilots on here, so I'm genuinely curious if my friend is just not part of the cool kids club, or if these rumors really aren't as widespread as some make them ou...

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by joeycapps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141612

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

You've been able to book LHR for awhile on jetBlue's website, because I believe it's offered by one of their partner airlines. Same with HNL, obviously operated by Hawaiian. You have to click on "Browse by Region", and when you click on Europe, you'll see the little gray triangle next to t...

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by joeycapps
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24176

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

So, my UK friends... Just out curiosity. Late at night, maybe when you're watching Jeremy Kyle or something like that, do you guys have attorneys running commercials? Because I know what the headlines would read here in the US if that would've happened... And besides the obvious "State of the a...

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by joeycapps
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7743

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

Can it? Yes. Will it? Probably not. There is no shortage of aircraft to fly mainland to HI.

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by joeycapps
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation
Replies: 36
Views: 2576

Re: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation

Please forgive Occasional Cortex, she finally had to make her first rent payment and went a little 5150.

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by joeycapps
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21136

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

I don't have a dog in this fight: I don't work for WN, nor do I fly WN (I'm B6, HA, DL and AZ loyal) but I have to say, I'd fly WN anytime without a second thought. Life has taught me a few things, mostly: look at the timing, and look at the conditions. If there were systematic problems with mx at W...

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by joeycapps
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2079

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

This isn't surprising. ONT's fortunes like the rest of IE is heavy tied to how the economy is doing. When the economy is booming, the IE and ONT is the next best thing. Come a slowdown in the economy and now its the worst thing to happen to America. It's the same story repeating itself. :checkmark:...

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by joeycapps
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 14665

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

The third wave feminists would have a field day with this one... :duck: On another note, as long as the actor/actress isn't in uniform, and is as anonymous as possible, then I don't see the possible harm to the brand. I seem to remember a story, a long time ago, about a DL (I believe) flight attenda...

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by joeycapps
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8322

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

What's your solution? Let some morons wreck 200+ peoples trip and get off scot free? Next time you're headed to a meeting and I park on the freeway blocking traffic, let's see how you react. I'm sure your concern for my wellbeing will be paramount. You make a good point. Perhaps people pull this bu...

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by joeycapps
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20368

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

This aircraft ferried FCO-SEA and arrived early Friday morning and my crew and I took the Seattle Seahawks and staff to Charlotte for their game against the Panthers So random question, and it might be dumb once I sit back and think about it, but is there any particular reason they'd take a freshly...

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by joeycapps
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594180

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I've been following this thread from the original post, and I've read some really cool things from people with a LOT of experience (moreso than myself, that's for sure!) and I've learned quite a bit - unfortunately, under these circumstances... My thoughts and heart go to the victims and their famil...

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by joeycapps
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india- ... ent-449949
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Looks like a Government charter, VT-UPZ, crashed into a residential area in Mumbai.

EDIT: Appears that VT-UPZ is a King Air C90, built in 1995, delivered in 1996.

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india- ... ent-449949

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by joeycapps
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27820

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I'm a little confused, and I'll admit I didn't read every single response on this thread, but I just want to clarify something... The aircraft and its engines don't know they're ETOPS. ETOPS doesn't make the aircraft fly over an ocean; it certifies it. There's a huge difference. LAX-HNL is about ~2,...

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by joeycapps
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10691

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Idk... I have met quite a few people here in the US that don't know what B6 is. I find it hard to believe that those same people would know what Hainan is, just as I'm sure someone in Russia isn't a very likely TrueBlue member... But I could be wrong. Companies like this get paid a LOT of money to c...

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by joeycapps
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What all does a lease return entail?
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

What all does a lease return entail?

Hi All! Probably a really amateur question, but I'm wondering what exactly a lease return entails to the lessee/lessor. I know there's a battery of tests and evaluations prior to actually giving the airplane back to the lessor. Someone put up pics of a HA 763 going through an engine swap "befor...

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by joeycapps
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 8010

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Man, she really wanted that voucher to be CASH. Someone gives me $10k towards something, I'm going to shut my mouth and be thankful... Her $100 airfare just turned into $10k. Vis a vis the media circus against UA: Such is any business operating in the internet age. Word spreads like fire, and the ti...

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by joeycapps
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian LAX Base
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: Hawaiian LAX Base

Thanks for the insight HAL. I had no idea they were ever that far east..

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by joeycapps
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian LAX Base
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Hawaiian LAX Base

Hi All. Not sure if Civil or Ops is the right category, so I'll try my luck here. I was surprised to find out that HA has an LAX base of about ~85 (or so I was told) FA's. 1. Not including any commuting pilots (if there even are) is it only an FA base, or they actually have LAX-based pilots? 2. Is t...

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by joeycapps
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20774

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Being from the UK, do the US3 and main US airlines do package holidays like the european leisure airlines? For example TUI you can book flights, hotel, food and travel all under one price ? Americans don't necessarily want to do all of that in one package, so tour operators are less popular. Simple...

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by joeycapps
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 39528

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

I noticed a few people earlier in the thread talking about ONT. I've flown the ONT-JFK red eye and back since 2001, until they ceased all service to/from ONT. The loads at first were pretty solid, to the point that they added an additional daily service. Towards the tail end of their run at ONT, the...

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by joeycapps
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?
Replies: 83
Views: 9835

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?

I can't see ONT being complimentary. Logistically and demographically, it would be a challenge to say the least. ONT is about 30 minutes away from me, with LAX and LGB being about an hour and a half (which translates to 3-4 hours in LA traffic) and I still have no choice but to fly LGB to the east c...

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by joeycapps
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 6404

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

My guess is SJC-HNL will be a A321 route. A321 will be used in two ways: Additional (seasonal?) frequencies from larger mainland stations (i.e. LAX/SFO) to OGG/KOA/LIH and Replacing 767 from HNL to smaller mainland stations Thanks for confirming! I heard something along these lines apply for the fi...

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by joeycapps
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 6404

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Maybe it's just me, but comments like "HA must have a lot of problems with the 767" are a moot point when you look at the nature of anything mechanical. In October, I flew LAX-HNL on HA, and there was an MX swap (A330 to 763) and once boarded, we were delayed by about two hours due to a fu...

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by joeycapps
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year
Replies: 33
Views: 4580

Re: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year

Does anyone know who will take his place? I believe Dunkerley is set to leave HA in January as well...

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by joeycapps
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insight on the failure of Island Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: Insight on the failure of Island Air

I'd like to preface this by saying this is just my opinion, and I carry a high respect for Hawaiians, both Native and otherwise. From the article: The public was convinced many years ago that propeller-driven aircraft were a thing of the past and jets were the only way to go. I find that a little di...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4580

Re: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?

A few interesting responses above... 1. I think privacy concerns are unwarranted, unless the camera were to be in the lavatories, and I doubt that would even be considered. Not much an airline (or government agency, for those wearing tinfoil) would want with footage of an airplane cabin and the occa...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4580

Re: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?

B6 has had cameras on their A320 fleet for awhile. Not 100% positive on the 321's and E190's, but I know for sure the 320's do.

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by joeycapps
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4798

Re: easyJet A319 Diverts to CGN due to 'threat' to aircraft

How can there be an unaccompanied piece of baggage on board in the first place? I mean, somebody must have carried it on board. I assume it's hand luggage, not checked luggage. Someone checked the baggage at check-in but was not accounted for on the aircraft. I believe the reason behind this starte...

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by joeycapps
Mon May 01, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Book Claims Swissair 111 Conspiracy
Replies: 20
Views: 7119

Re: Book Claims Swissair 111 Conspiracy

Conspiracy theorists are those who claim coverups whenever insufficient data exists to support what THEY'RE sure is true.

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by joeycapps
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1776

Re: "The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com

I'm surprised there wasn't any Hawaiian Airlines or Pan Am "Fly To The South Sea Isles" vintage posters (that I've seen). Being a fanatic of both airlines and anything vintage Hawaii, I've been looking to get my hands on an original poster like that for awhile, I'd love to have them in my ...

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by joeycapps
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sigma Airlines (??) ONT
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Sigma Airlines (??) ONT

Hi all. I was picking up a friend from Ontario last night, and I noticed (through the glass) that there were two check in counters in T2 stylized and branded with "Sigma Airlines" with a pretty generic logo... I sincerely doubt that this is an actual airline, but does anyone know what exac...

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by joeycapps
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16717

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

Just out of curiosity, and not being too familiar with outside contracts in the airline world, but being familiar with basic contract law, I have to ask the question... At what point do the actions of the unions put the catering contracts at risk? I'm assuming that airlines sign a contract for X amo...

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by joeycapps
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-300
Replies: 68
Views: 20806

RE: Delta 757-300

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/luckyone" class="quote" target="_blank">luckyone</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i> I have a book on the DC-8 (or more appr...

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by joeycapps
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana To The USA
Replies: 23
Views: 11066

RE: Cubana To The USA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Adipasquale" class="quote" target="_blank">Adipasquale</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> They are not blacklisted AFAIK. <...

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by joeycapps
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana To The USA
Replies: 23
Views: 11066

RE: Cubana To The USA

I could be wrong, but aren't the Russian made aircraft blacklisted from flying into the US? If so, assuming that there was a way to get around the repossession problem, Cubana's only options would be their Airbus 319/320/ATR fleet... They only have 6 combined as far as I know; would that even be eno...

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by joeycapps
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At APV 12/6
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Plane Crash At APV 12/6

An L39 crashed a few miles away from my house earlier today. One of the pilots was Mike Mangold, a well known gentleman in the local community. Pretty sad, we got to see him fly in our local air show in October. An article from our local news page: <a href="http://www.vvng.com/famous-red-bull-pilot-...

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by joeycapps
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue To Train Pilots From Scratch
Replies: 61
Views: 17271

RE: Jetblue To Train Pilots From Scratch

Delta Connection Academy was the first thing that popped in my head; I wonder if this program will be similar. They didn't guarantee job placement, but certain students did get a job with the regional carrier, and a chance to (eventually) work their way up to mainline. I could be wrong, but that's t...

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