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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's 767/777 Fleet Configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 5994

RE: UA's 767/777 Fleet Configuration

United has six 777-222ERs that operate as two class airplanes in the 36 and 312 configuration. They are N210UA-N215UA. I believe there are 14 PW4056 powered 767-322ERs that operate as two-class airplanes. Someone else needs to chime in on the tail numbers, but I know they are the ships registered N6...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 MSP Details
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

RE: A380 MSP Details

It took off on 30L just after 1000. The whine of a JT8D from and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9-30 made it difficult to even hear the A380 from my post on the top of the Lindbergh north parking garage. It used about 5,000 feet of runway to get airborne, and looked like a...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAIR+Pittsburgh+1980s
Replies: 41
Views: 4732

RE: USAIR+Pittsburgh+1980s

Can anyone verify the equipment on nonstop <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Great...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744 Enhanced Cabin?
Replies: 24
Views: 6789

RE: 744 Enhanced Cabin?

Does anyone know what <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> 747-400s are getting this upgrade? I have heard they have some ex-UA -422s headed their way - so are these photos from one of those aircraft updated before entry into service? Or is this one of the -412s from <acronym title="Singapore Air...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul Winter Timetable V Summer 07
Replies: 47
Views: 9276

RE: BA Long Haul Winter Timetable V Summer 07

Hey all- Thanks so much for the info on the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> layovers in <acronym title="Luanda - 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (LAD / FNLU), Angola">LAD</acronym>. I heard that other cities see a similar practice - like Abuja and Port Harcourt. But that is a SHORT layover for ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul Winter Timetable V Summer 07
Replies: 47
Views: 9276

RE: BA Long Haul Winter Timetable V Summer 07

Does anyone know how <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> (or <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> for that matter) deals with crew resource issues for the <acronym title="Luanda - 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (LAD / FNLU), Angola">LAD</acronym> route? Do they have a local base down there to ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Does Not Award Miles For Flights To Iran, Syria
Replies: 33
Views: 9228

RE: DL Does Not Award Miles For Flights To Iran, S

Well I guess if the inferior inflight meal service, paying for drinks in coach (other than with the primary meal service), outdated inflight entertainment, and absence of a new generation of aircraft didn't convince people, the draconian frequent flyer rules will convince people to take the European...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Snap-Shot From 1-15-85 (MSP-ORD)!
Replies: 30
Views: 4466

RE: OAG Snap-Shot From 1-15-85 (MSP-ORD)!

Oh I miss those days. I remember coming in from <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> in 1984 in a DC-8-71 on United and parking next to a <acronym title="United Airl...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 PEK-MSP-EWR 8/1
Replies: 31
Views: 5806

RE: CO 777 PEK-MSP-EWR 8/1

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 PEK-MSP-EWR 8/1
Replies: 31
Views: 5806

RE: CO 777 PEK-MSP-EWR 8/1

I saw the CO777 on a northbound departure off the three-zeros at 4:55pm. I heard those GE90s howling and I stepped outside my office at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus and there it was headed due north right above Cedar Avenue. I am not used to seeing the girth and massiveness of the ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sues France Over Work Law
Replies: 33
Views: 6742

RE: Ryanair Sues France Over Work Law

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line
Replies: 110
Views: 16296

RE: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line

People should also understand that deadheading crewmembers have a VERY short report time prior to deadhead segments. For United flight attendants, it is 30 minutes. Flight attendants go on duty 30 minutes prior to scheduled DEPARTURE time for a deadhead segment. So that means the duty period begins ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Honolulu-Minneapolis Flight By NWA
Replies: 18
Views: 4816

RE: Direct Honolulu-Minneapolis Flight By NWA

The non-stops were certainly post-deregulation (Western flew <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> with <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> through flights during regulation)....

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL May Offer 'Bare Fare'
Replies: 61
Views: 12001

RE: UAL May Offer 'Bare Fare'

If I am not mistaken United has already tried this. Any United buffs out there remember the K fare? I am not sure if it was introduced in the 70s or the 80s, but the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> flight attendants always used to talk abou...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying On Christmas Day?
Replies: 74
Views: 12425

RE: Flying On Christmas Day?

I'll be with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> on flight 997 <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym> on Christmas Day. I haven't ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Service To Mumbai Starts Today
Replies: 72
Views: 13795

RE: New DL Service To Mumbai Starts Today

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Service To Mumbai Starts Today
Replies: 72
Views: 13795

RE: New DL Service To Mumbai Starts Today

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 Loses Its Classic Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 14325

RE: 707 Loses Its Classic Tail

Gosh that TWA 707 at <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> is such a stumper! It has to be a -131B, because of the short ventral fin. The non-f...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/DC-10 Doors
Replies: 38
Views: 21223

RE: 767/DC-10 Doors

While I flew as a flight attendant for United, I was always uncomfortable with the 767 and DC-10 doors - especially the DC-10. DC-10 doors required two people for opening in the event of a power assist failure. On the 767, you could do it with one person, but you would have to be extremely strong. O...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "He Stinks!" Pour Perfume On Him! AA 918 Incident
Replies: 53
Views: 16764

RE: "He Stinks!" Pour Perfume On Him! AA 918 Incident

If we are going to talk grossness, when I was a United flight attendant, I'll never forget working a DC-10-10 on <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>. We...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Retire DL5191
Replies: 28
Views: 7369

RE: DL Will Retire DL5191

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Retire DL5191
Replies: 28
Views: 7369

RE: DL Will Retire DL5191

I didn't realize that the practice of retiring flight numbers has been contingent upon our media saturated age. This puts older practices of not retiring accident flight numbers into context. Someone told me that TW847 had multiple incidents prior to the hijacking off of <acronym title="OLD: Athens ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department Of Justice Sides With NWA Management
Replies: 91
Views: 7965

RE: Department Of Justice Sides With NWA Management

This is not actually a big news item. It is no surprise that Bush's justice department sided with management. This is just one brief that the Federal District Court judge will read before ruling. Everyone already knew that the executive branch would try to put the squeeze on the judicial branch to b...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew What Is The Most Senior Route At Your Airline
Replies: 46
Views: 11649

RE: Crew What Is The Most Senior Route At Your Airline

It is basically impossible to identify a system-wide "most senior" trip, as flight attendants only bid against other flight attendants in their own domicile. The nature of flying in the given domicile determines which routes go very senior. You could try to extrapolate which bases have the most seni...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP PHX Hub = Mess
Replies: 56
Views: 8929

RE: US/HP PHX Hub = Mess

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP PHX Hub = Mess
Replies: 56
Views: 8929

US/HP PHX Hub = Mess

I was interested in people's experiences at USAirways/America West's Phoenix hub, and wondering if any employees or local residents have heard about plans for the terminal. I just flew through <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> both ways on ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Downstairs Galley?
Replies: 12
Views: 16111

RE: 747 Downstairs Galley?

United had the lower lobe galley on all of the original 747-122s, as well as the five 747-123s that came from American. All aircraft had forward and aft lower lobe galleys, with cart and personell elevators at crossaisle 2 and crossaisle 4. By the middle 1990s, the -122s were on their way out, as th...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani-born Pilot Sues B6 For Discrimination
Replies: 21
Views: 9526

RE: Pakistani-born Pilot Sues B6 For Discrimination

How about we try to navigate our way through the ignorance and racism here to actually examine the way the airline industry works. If the conversation the pilot has recounted is true, the most damaging piece of the narrative for jetBlue is that the flight manager answered the question "Is this becau...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Last Turbojet 707 Flight?
Replies: 18
Views: 9015

RE: TWA Last Turbojet 707 Flight?

Does anyone know when the last water-wagon <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> 707-131 flight was? I am assuming it coincided with the first oil shock in 1973. That was the first major forced retirement of old straight jet airplanes (a la the <acronym title="TWA Transworld Ai...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-LHR UA956 United's Last Stand
Replies: 17
Views: 11498

RE: JFK-LHR UA956 United's Last Stand

As far as the engine question goes.... N777UA is a 777-222 - the basic A model airplane. All of these aircraft are powered by the PW4077. The engine sounds VERY different depending on where you are sitting. If you are forward of the second doors, the noise of the primary stage rotor is very dramatic...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign F/A On US Carriers
Replies: 22
Views: 5545

RE: Foreign F/A On US Carriers

United has a flight attendant base at <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, with both U.S. and Japanese citizens eligible to work for United. The same is true for the Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Frankfurt bases. All flight attendants are AFA r...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos IN The Ranks
Replies: 11
Views: 2697

RE: Chaos IN The Ranks

This is a situation where CHAOS can be a really effective tool. You have a very stressed out work force - both financially and emotionally - so things get increasingly unpredictable overall. But CHAOS doesn't require all to be involved. Remember, NWA flies with really thin crews. On most aircraft if...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Flight Attendants Rejected 2nd TA
Replies: 115
Views: 11460

RE: NW Flight Attendants Rejected 2nd TA

N801NW and others, The pay reductions are just a piece of a much bigger package. Hourly pay rates are reduced, but on top of this the proposal would have done the following: -Reduce/eliminate pay rigs that help protect worker pay when flights are delayed, cancelled, or rescheduled, and also compensa...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1985 Chicago Flight Info Questions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3523

RE: 1985 Chicago Flight Info Questions?

thanks Eastern1985! I used to be a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight attendant, and I thought our DC-10-30 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KB...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1985 Chicago Flight Info Questions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3523

RE: 1985 Chicago Flight Info Questions?

I flew an <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 747-200 between <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Beirut Airport Destroyed?
Replies: 23
Views: 9606

RE: Is Beirut Airport Destroyed?

Does anyone know if the Transmed hangars and group of stored/derelict 707s are still in tact? They were still surviving after the first day of the attacks, but I am not sure how the subsequent bombardment has impacted this part of the airport.

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-10 At MSP Today!
Replies: 7
Views: 5182

RE: VC-10 At MSP Today!

Interesting information. When I was a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight attendant I would see RAF VC10s at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. Do you think they were in route to/from Nellis as well? Can the VC10 make...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-10 At MSP Today!
Replies: 7
Views: 5182

VC-10 At MSP Today!

Hey all- Did any spotters at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> see a <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 take off this morning? It appeared to be one of the gray colored birds of the RAF - ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song: Mission Accomplished
Replies: 90
Views: 6900

RE: Song: Mission Accomplished

Wait, mission accomplished as a GW Bush reference, right? Landing on the aircraft carrier when the war was "over." I'll assume people are talking about mission accomplished in that sense. I hardly think you have to open new crew bases, move employees around, re-train everyone, re-paint a whole bunch...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Round Of Concessions At AA?
Replies: 16
Views: 4275

RE: New Round Of Concessions At AA?

People are right that the NWA situation is going to dramatically impact airlines like American. Northwest's plan is to employ VERY few people. Maybe 1,000 mechanics. <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym> and ramp only at the hubs. Flight attendants only on 757 and A320 flying, a...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Terminally Bad" LHR, MEX, FRA, SVO, CDG
Replies: 75
Views: 8886

RE: "Terminally Bad" LHR, MEX, FRA, SVO, CDG

It just depends on what you value. I have to say I love <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>. The glass jetways allow great views of the airplanes, and the giant, sweeping ceilings bring to life the excitement of flight. And the coffee at the cafes i...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Striking NWA Mechanics Taking Food From The Needy
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

RE: Striking NWA Mechanics Taking Food From The Needy

This is a labor food bank specifically for striking workers. It was set up by community activists in Minneapolis. In the vast majority of labor disputes, a community support committee forms to provide material aid and food to striking workers. The situation for AMFA workers, with a support committee...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF B744 CDG-YUL
Replies: 14
Views: 4151

RE: AF B744 CDG-YUL

I flew on F-GITA on <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> in May. It certainly was the "beach configuration 17/457 configuration. I s...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Cuts IAD-SJO, SFO-CDG; Suspends ORD-AMS
Replies: 38
Views: 8344

RE: UA Cuts IAD-SJO, SFO-CDG; Suspends ORD-AMS

Daron4000- As far as two class 777s and 767-300s go: The two class configuration on the 777s has nothing to do with weight restrictions. Ships N210UA-N215UA were delivered in 2000 to replace DC-10s on inter-hub and Hawaiian service. United has a need for a high density configuration - and the choice...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers
Replies: 63
Views: 5480

RE: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers

CO757 gets the airline supervisor of the year award! He says: "You guys are stupid!" "You guys are done!" You wonder why the airline industry has problems. Why wouldn't you throw a monkey wrench in the operation when your boss would talk like this? People need to be treated with respect and decency ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers
Replies: 63
Views: 5480

RE: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers

Several of you have suggested that the mechanics go out and get other jobs. What people don't realize is that they were on strike because their aren't other good jobs. Steel. Mining. Auto. Meatpacking. Food Processing. A billion opportunities that are opportunities no longer. So many of these strike...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers
Replies: 63
Views: 5480

RE: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers

AMFA is offering to take significant paycuts. Not only in terms of pay, but in terms of benefits and work rules. The strike is about the fact that the company proposal would eliminate 53% of the jobs. The workers are willing to be creative about meeting the new revenue challenges in the industry. Bu...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers
Replies: 63
Views: 5480

RE: Striking NWA Mechs Try & Block Replacement Workers

Why is it desperate? This is what workers do who are on strike. No matter if you are winning or losing the strike, you block the scabs to slow the operation down. The shift change happened 2-3 hours late. It lets everyone at <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> realize that things ...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 757 Sabotaged Say Maryland Police
Replies: 42
Views: 15216

RE: Northwest 757 Sabotaged Say Maryland Police

What is everyone talking about here? The AMFA mechanics are locked out. The only people with access to the ramp are the scabs and management. The AMFA people are outside on the curb with picket signs. Only the scabs are touching the airplanes. The only way there would have been a sabotage is if this...

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by RyanAFAMSP
Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does A Strike Work?
Replies: 1
Views: 5041

RE: How Does A Strike Work?

The first thing about a labor dispute is that there are no rules. Workers go on strike in times of desperation and frustration. So there is no official game plan guiding these sort of actions. AMFA has no strike fund. It has cash from dues so it can keep the lights on and print the picket signs, but...

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