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by twinotter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13742

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Okay, I'm a physician. I've never smoked, and that includes tobacco. I despise smoking. I urge patients to quit. I don't want to sit next to a smoker. But where does the Mayor of Atlanta come off and by imperial, royal fiat ban smoking in a federal facility, or ANY facility for that matter? I can s...

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by twinotter
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13540

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am sure they worked on this for months now and that airlines were informed in advance. I am sure many of them have removed flights from the booking systems or have simply re-scheduled them. Airlines were not informed in advance. My company's plan is to run a full schedule and delay based on ATC c...

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by twinotter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19357

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

FAA duty is 14, crew rest can be 8 or 9 hours now being increased to 10. Flight attendants never legally "time out" regardless of their scheduled work period. If a flight is delayed, the flight attendants remain legal to operate forever. Stating a fact doesn't imply agreement or disagreem...

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by twinotter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19357

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

RDUDDJI wrote:

False and ignorant of law. Crew duty limits imposed by the FAA supersede union rules. There darn sure is a recourse for when they’re broken.


The government doesn't impose duty limits on flight attendants. Any "timing out" would relate to a company rule or policy.

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by twinotter
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4421

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digitally adds onto there when you have dropped an bag off. On AA, you get the reciept because it is just peeled off...

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by twinotter
Tue May 07, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142363

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

MD80Ttail wrote:

We have the technology to build crash proof planes that would virtually insure in a crash no one would die. .


There exists no technology that overrides physics. No airplane can be "crash proofed" (your term).

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by twinotter
Mon May 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142363

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

OneSexyL1011 wrote:
Thats about all we can really do I think.


No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved.

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by twinotter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142062

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

fcogafa wrote:
And private planes go to Stansted or Luton, not Heathrow or Gatwick!


The fact they didn't mention Gatwick, Luton, Stansted means Heathrow is the goal.

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by twinotter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11535

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

Have these FFDO crewmen, or Air Marshals for that matter, ever been credited for saving the day because they are armed? Not that I know of, but one of them did wave his gun around during a road rage incident and threatened somebody with it, claiming to be a "federal agent". Google Clayton...

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by twinotter
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387526

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I maintain that the engineers who used slide rules to do calculations understood the calculations a lot better and by at least a factor of 10 understood significant digits a lot better than engineers, scientists, and mathematicians of the current generation. I maintain that most engineers, scientis...

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by twinotter
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11535

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

Eventually one of these fools is going too shoot a colleague or passenger, and that will be the beginning of the end of this silly program. One of them has already shot up an airplane.

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by twinotter
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17456

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

Well, here we were descended to FL 40 and clearly on approach. At the risk of being pedantic (although this is an aviation-enthusiast site), there is no such thing as "FL40" in the United States. Flight Level indicates an altitude calculated using a standard pressure. The transition altit...

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by twinotter
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9042

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

At DL I have seen numerous transplant organs carried in the cockpit. I specifically recall them placing a container behind the copilot marked "human eyes". Does the captain have the authority to decline having those items in the cockpit? The captain has the authority to refuse just about ...

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by twinotter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6787

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

https://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Link-light-rail.


Perhaps one of the "best" if you have no luggage, otherwise not. The narrow light rail cars are cramped even if you are carrying nothing and there are no luggage racks.
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USAirKid wrote:
SEA has a one seat ride on Link Light Rail. https://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Link-light-rail.


Perhaps one of the "best" if you have no luggage, otherwise not. The narrow light rail cars are cramped even if you are carrying nothing and there are no luggage racks.

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by twinotter
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15952

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Varsity1 wrote:

AS historically prints money, Jetblue does not.


You might want to invest in Sears Roebuck. Historically, they print money.

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by twinotter
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 17760

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

flymia wrote:
As for removing leg room I saw that coming. So long as they are 32-inches that is all you can ask for. It is better than anyone else. Though I suspect the A220 will have 31/30 inches.


The article referenced says nothing about changing seat pitch.

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by twinotter
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 9170

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Why is the word fired in quotes in the title? It makes it sound like the flight attendant wasn't fired.

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by twinotter
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10788

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

neomax wrote:
Collide is a very strong word for this.


LOL, what do you think collide means?

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by twinotter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100046

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Any "code"would end up being the same as 99% of secure doors at every airport: 1234.

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by twinotter
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 19922

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Did I miss something? Since when did the idea of a US3 airline buying B6 become acceptable by regulators? If UA were to try and purchase B6, in part or whole, then expect AA to be in that fight. The general feeling on Wall Street is because the ATT merger was allowed, that this administration is mo...

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by twinotter
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 13293

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

Fan blade nicks are pretty common.

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by twinotter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9161

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

In the U.S., the dispatcher absolutely has the authority and obligation to say something like, "you need to move away from that weather directly ahead now". Whether you want to call that an order or a recommendation is semantics. As you know, the pilot in command and dispatcher are jointl...

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by twinotter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9161

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Hard to imagine any pilot knowingly flying through a cell like that. Im guessing the weather must have developed before the radar sweep could tell them. You might be surprised at what some pilots will do. In any case, his dispatcher should have ordered him away from that weather. You vastly over st...

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by twinotter
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9161

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Hard to imagine any pilot knowingly flying through a cell like that. Im guessing the weather must have developed before the radar sweep could tell them.


You might be surprised at what some pilots will do. In any case, his dispatcher should have ordered him away from that weather.

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by twinotter
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 11149

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

It's possible there was an evil spirit lingering around the runways at KLGA that morning that both planes encountered.

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by twinotter
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Provided Pilots To Replace Avianca Pilots Who Were Fired For Striking, ALPA Says
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: Boeing Provided Pilots To Replace Avianca Pilots Who Were Fired For Striking, ALPA Says

okie73 wrote:
Those Boeing pilots are scabs.......no way around it.


What is a scab?

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by twinotter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6876

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

Maybe the boost in fleet will help with their on time performance. The only thing at this point that’ll improve the on time is settling the pilots contract. They’ve forgotten to take care of the front line employees and nothing will change until they fix this very important relationship Are you say...

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by twinotter
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3480

Re: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel

mmo wrote:
Doesn't look too bad to me ...

FM211900 02025G33KT 1/4SM +SN FZFG VV004
FM220200 35020G30KT 1SM -SN BR SCT004 OVC007


LOL, sure not "too bad", just seven hours of heavy snow.

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by twinotter
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10260

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

I hope management can see the error of their ways and give the pilots a market rate contract. Shrug, I don't know anything about internal Jetblue politics, but if you are working there it is for market-rate wages by definition, unless you are somehow held captive. Have they threatened to shoot you ...

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by twinotter
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10260

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

You clearly work for a different jetblue then me. Jetblue can’t plan their way out of a paper bag, forget an actual irop. I’ve been here a long time and it takes jetblue a week to recover from a mild irop, not a day, and that’s if they can even keep track of the planes and find the crews. I’ve neve...

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by twinotter
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Seems like they'd want to set it down earlier if it was mechanical problems -- DTW would make sense if so... I wonder if the crew is timing out? Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's mos...

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by twinotter
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Seems like they'd want to set it down earlier if it was mechanical problems -- DTW would make sense if so... I wonder if the crew is timing out? Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's mos...

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by twinotter
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12316

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

The question isn't whether Delta is a reliable airline or not (it is). The annoyance is that the OP (again) boasted about Delta doing something special and better when they didn't. Every U.S. airline posted excellent performance numbers over the Thanksgiving holiday -- because there was good weather...

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by twinotter
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12316

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

My DL flight, DL167 NRT-SIN on Nov 6 was cancelled. Does that not count on the 42 day streak, or did I misread it? According to the footnote in the Delta public relations piece, the "streak" includes the entire year: [2] Based on Delta internal flight operations reporting for Jan. 1 to No...

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by twinotter
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12316

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Jetblue also had zero cancellations over the holiday period. Apparently, their lavatories work just as well as Delta's when there aren't any ATC programs in the Northeast.

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by twinotter
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 17407

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

As a JetBlue employee that guy really annoys me. No need. The fascinating thing about that guy is how obsessed he is with Jetblue. I can see United and American upsetting the Delta yes-girls, but Jetblue? In the industry, Jetblue is a gnat and Delta is an elephant. And he is clearly terrified of th...

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by twinotter
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 17407

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

jumbojet wrote:
Yesterday, on a seemingly perfect weather flying day, B6 had 16% of their flights delayed.


Those in the airline industry know that yesterday, Friday, October 13, there was a ground delay program at JFK, which affected approximately 16% of Jetblue departures.

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by twinotter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 43773

Re: United and jetblue merger

I'm not sure about JFK, but for BOS this is not true. They are repaving the runway. 4R/22L finished that last week. The remainder of the work goes through the fall. The delays across all airlines have been pretty bad on certain days, especially if there's also weather in the evenings. The remaining...

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by twinotter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 43773

Re: United and jetblue merger

. . . . . I love my company . . . . . The company is bending over backwards to accommodate Wall Street and has stopped taking care of their passengers and their employees. Thanks for the confirmation that you do work for JetBlue. Since you brought it up, I'm curious about how JetBlue isn't "ta...

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by twinotter
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 43773

Re: United and jetblue merger

Interesting. So the pilot's frustration over labor negotiations have led to rumors about a JetBlue takeover that presumably would solve their labor disagreements with the company. What a mess! Nah. Read the original poster's message again. The only idea he wants to convey is "JetBlue sucks&quo...

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by twinotter
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 43773

Re: United and jetblue merger

The rumors and chatter are getting pretty loud! Reduced hiring at both companies. Jetblue is running on fumes. Delays and cancellations due to lack of crews and aircraft. Reduction in maintainance budget. Is something happening or has jetblue simply decided to give up on being a great airline? Of c...

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by twinotter
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47141

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

What prevents an oligopoly, by whatever definition, from being a "free market" in the sense of unrestricted competition among the players? Indeed, Delta competes freely with Boutique Air in Atlanta. You googled a bunch of definitions, but I'm not sure you understand what oligopoly power m...

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by twinotter
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47141

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

SESGDL wrote:
Have you taken economics before? That's what the free-market is all about.

Jeremy


I majored in Economics. The airline industry is not a free market; it's an oligopoly.

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by twinotter
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47141

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

MIA and FLL are hammered with lightning storms EVERY SINGLE DAY that close the ramp for hours during the summer months, you don't see AA/B6/WN meltdown for a week every summer. Without comment on Delta's meltdown and recovery, that isn't a fair comparison. The thunderstorms in Atlanta last week wer...

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by twinotter
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47141

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

There is really no such "primary" diversion airport. It all depends on where the Center is holding. Yes, sometimes CHA works; however, if they are already holding further out on the arrivals, BNA would be better. TYS gets diverts from the northeast. BHM gets diverts from the west. Anythin...

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by twinotter
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126844

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

@flyingturtle luckyhawg... pleaaaase... it was ALL the pilot's fault. At each point, it was the pilots who could have easily averted the disaster. Easily. At each point. EASILY. Don't agree. The reason for that is this pilot and airline had done long hauls in the past like this. I wish we had more ...

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by twinotter
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 To Expand Mint To FLL, SAN, LAS, SEA
Replies: 93
Views: 12676

RE: B6 To Expand Mint To FLL, SAN, LAS, SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MesaFlyGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">MesaFlyGuy</a> (<a href="#66" class="quote">Reply 66</a>):<br/><i> I'm still confused as to what bothe...

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by twinotter
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 E190 Nose gear up Landing In Nassau, Bahamas
Replies: 66
Views: 24299

RE: B6 E190 Nose Gear Up Landing In Nassau, Bahamas

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyby519" class="quote" target="_blank">flyby519</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>Flying around with the gear down burns a...

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by twinotter
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Lands On SEA Taxiway
Replies: 118
Views: 24730

RE: Alaska Lands On SEA Taxiway

All this Monday morning, armchair quarterbacking is ridiculous! You guys really can't expect professional part 121 airline pilots to land on the runway all the time. Don't be silly! There is a lot of glare in the world! This reminds me of an incident in my town where a car drove on the sidewalk. The...

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