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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 4411

Re: Finnair adds Seattle

Wow!! How cool is that?!! Really looking forward to seeing them in SEA.

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 59
Views: 5803

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

Saddens me to see so much hate on DP here. I love the guy! I of course wish him the best, and I wish AA the absolute best as well. One thing I will always be thankful for in terms of DP, was how he supported the heritage planes, and special schemes. He never did me wrong as an employee. In fact, I w...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 134
Views: 13299

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

I had the pleasure of working as a Skycap for TWA curb in LAS in the mid to late 1990's. STL was okay tip wise, but JFK was money! I had the infamous Joan Jett arrive on a tour bus one night with a ton of band equipment. She snapped her fingers at me after getting off the bus and waved me to come ov...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93403

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Confirmation that Boeing has officially been eliminated from the competition: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/canadian-press-newsalert-boeing-officially-out-of-canadian-fighter-jet-competition OTTAWA — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices a...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe 2.0 receives first DH8-400
Replies: 17
Views: 4196

Re: Flybe 2.0 receives first DH8-400

Cost conscious but boring. The rear fuselage looks very bare and cheap. What's more important to you......an airline, or some sort of 'exciting' livery? 'Cheap' relative to what, or in what regard? Personally, when I fly, the livery of any airline plays no role to me whatsoever. Airlines (and compa...

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Seems that airlines do fairly well in "crime ridden" destinations. Pretty much every major city is crime ridden, it just depends on how one measures crime. I can guarantee I would be able to walk the entire city of Memphis and be just fine. If suggesting more lower income people live in M...

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

So is Chicago. What’s your point? Yeah, seen downtown Seattle lately Believe it or not Memphis has a metro area of 1.4 million people... despite some of the areas that have a lot of crime, much of memphis is pretty nice and wealthy, with people who like to and can afford to travel. I think Breeze w...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92269

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Can they do anything right? This is what happens when a company goes for very cheap, but charges a premium. The company has been working so hard to outsource everything it can, getting the cheapest vendors it could find. All those fools in Chicago want is to have th...

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by F9Animal
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8123

Re: Security Incident at ATL

Heinkel wrote:
The question is, whose gun accidently discharged? And why? Careless handling of guns?

So one "BANG" is enough to close down one of the world's busiest airports for hours?


One "BANG" is enough to hurt and kill people. Especially when that "BANG" is coming from a gun.

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by F9Animal
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47443

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

I flew AHA last Sunday and I would have to say that they are the most unorganized start-up airline I have ever experienced. I flew them between RNO and MFR. The flight to MFR was over 1.5 hours late. Their excuse was that they had more passengers and more bags than they expected. They were also und...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6709

Re: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....

I remember back at LAS a ton of Midway DC-9's parked at their own boneyard. Such a sad site. I never had the chance to fly them, but I thought they had a stunning paint job and loved the looks of their rockets. It's shocking they couldn't survive, especially having that fortress at MDW. Looking at h...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21714

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

I'm torn on this. I mean, I get alot of the pilots are beat down and tired. So are the other work groups. But man, 150 to 200%? Where do I sign up?

I really hope AA can get it together soon.

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N874AA seized and scrapped
Replies: 39
Views: 14746

Re: N874AA

Anyone know what happened here? Sad news indeed. https://www.facebook.com/895328197209776/posts/4473462689396291/?d=n What’s the significance of this frame? I believe this was the airframe on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight before they got their hands on the prototype 727. https://www.airline...

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by F9Animal
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 642
Views: 124250

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

I wonder if Doug Parker ever followed up with this infamous statement that "AA would never have a loss again." Or something like that?

This is definitely one industry I could never say something is for sure.

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

My understanding from a friend who has worked for them since before the start-up is that Breeze is a mess internally. My friend relayed that it is quite dysfunctional and disorganized. Having worked for a few startup airlines, I can confirm that almost every one of them started as a mess internally...

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95189

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

RogerMurdock wrote:


Wow!! Absolutely incredible. Those pilots are so lucky. A successful ditching at sea at night. Surprised the damage isn't worse.

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by F9Animal
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44244

Re: AAnother Meltdown

I feel bad for employees at any airline that faces a meltdown or what I like to call a "Perfect Storm." AA isn't the only airline who faces this issue. We can only work to get better and prevent it from happening again in the future. Some airlines are very understaffed and throw a wrench i...

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by F9Animal
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8199

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

The fact is, this country is on the edge. We are letting political difference destroy our nation. The fact it has gotten to this point is beyond sad. In all honesty, when I travel, the last thing I want to even think about it politics, or the last couple of years of hell we have been through as a na...

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by F9Animal
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rise of "Premium Leisure"? Hawaiian Airlines Gambles on Business Class Cabin
Replies: 31
Views: 5845

Re: Rise of "Premium Leisure"? Hawaiian Airlines Gambles on Business Class Cabin

I am hoping this will help push Alaska to upgrade their 'first class'. Sigh, doesn't sound like it unfortunately. A few weeks ago I was shocked to get a call from a VP from Alaska just to check in and get a thank you for being a MVP 75K. He asked if there was anything the airline could do to make m...

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by F9Animal
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70962

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

Does anyone think Delta might be interested in the plane? I was really bummed to see them retire the original 777's, but this new one might be of interest to them?

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by F9Animal
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11157

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

I am so sick of this garbage! I'm not a tough guy or anything, but I fly alot for my job. I have had to step in twice now this year to assist a flight crew member on this exact issue. Literally had to get up and stand in front of the flight attendant and tell the passenger they need to comply. I fig...

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by F9Animal
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions
Replies: 132
Views: 22168

Re: Contour Arilines begins Milwaukee to Indanapolis & Pittsburg

Definitely a missing gap that MKE flyers can use now. Maybe Contour will expand and hub MKE? I think it's a great move.

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by F9Animal
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 155336

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

I'm hopeful the program will restart again soon. The market is definitely going to get better as we get this pandemic behind us. Talk about some bad timing for the program. How far along did the testing program get? Are all the test planes grounded still? I could see someone like Skywest being inter...

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by F9Animal
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36557

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

5. If that puff of smoke was indeed a compressor stall why continue the takeoff? Good question, but in fairness not all compressor stalls are noticeable from the flight deck. Good point. The engines are so far back on those planes, they may not have even heard it. I am now thinking it might have in...

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by F9Animal
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1570
Views: 345365

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Looks like the 717 has returned to MSP ops, such as MSP-ORD. Initially centralized at ATL at the height of the pandemic (akin to the MD-88 in its final years), by the summer of 2021, 717 O&D routings started returning to DTW, and now MSP. Albeit in much smaller numbers than before, but a pleasa...

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by F9Animal
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47443

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

Anyone gonna get any pics of their first flight?

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by F9Animal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36557

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

At 1.55 at the beginning of the T/O roll there is a puff of smoke from the #1? engine, That's not normal. I missed it the first time I watched, but you're right, it's there. Here's six sequential frames from that video. https://i.imgur.com/XvoUrZT.jpg Yep, I thought I saw some sort of surge or puff...

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by F9Animal
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36557

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

The very first thing that came to mind was flaps/slats when I heard it was an MD-80. Guess we will know soon. Thankfully everyone is safe!

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by F9Animal
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11440

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

nine4nine wrote:
Everyone caught on tape retrieving their stupid carry-on’s should get an automatic 10 year no-fly list add. Unbelievable.


Would have been a smart idea for the flight crew to announce any carry-on taken during the evacuation would require a $50 fee. I don't get the stupidity of people.

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by F9Animal
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Founder and Icon, Ed Beauvais, dead at 84
Replies: 21
Views: 3994

Re: America West Founder and Icon, Ed Beauvais, dead at 84

Mr. Beauvais will always be a legend in my life. What he helped create is what we see today. America West was a wonderful airline, and man did he think big when the going was good. He definitely impacted the industry and will definitely be missed. America West and the 747 brought alot of hope, but o...

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by F9Animal
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47443

Re: ExpressJet/aha! Announces RNO, ONT, BFL, MFR, EUG, PSC, RDM, ACV, FAT

With RNO as its base and the "air, hotel, adventure" branding, I assume there are casinos behind this, following the Allegiant model, perhaps. Non-daily service, bundled packages, focused on specific groups/markets, etc. Yes, that was what I was reading. Smart for sure, especially if they...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed
Replies: 19
Views: 9982

Re: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed

If anything, I think the FO handled it well actually. We have no idea what the issue was about, but the FO said he did need to use the restroom. If that was true, then shame on the Captain for that. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Perhaps the bathroom was a cover for whatever was pissing him off? T...

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17933

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Meh!! I prefer they go for more Airbus 321's. But if the MAX is part of their hopes, I cant complain. I figured DL was waiting to see the MAX get through it's teething issues.

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23787

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

This was an incompetent ramp crew (not their fault for not being properly experienced on this equipment); the charter supervisor was likely not very experienced either or wasn’t paying attention. That's a pretty contradictory comment. If it wasn't their fault for not being properly experienced, the...

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23787

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

I've been able to get some information on this incident, the aircraft involved was tail number N78448, it is still grounded at LWS and from the pictures seen internally the external damage is pretty severe. As others have already pointed out this was a charter flight, there was nothing loaded in th...

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by F9Animal
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyJqm0gtvRo


Oh!!! Oh!! That paint on the 220 is gorgeous! Looks so much better than the 195 IMO.
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INFINITI329 wrote:
First Breeze A220 is out of the paint shop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyJqm0gtvRo


Oh!!! Oh!! That paint on the 220 is gorgeous! Looks so much better than the 195 IMO.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2314
Views: 295244

Re: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson

Saw it a few days ago! Love it!! And I love Russell Wilson. In fact, saw him this morning. That man is dedicated to what he does. He is the first to arrive, and the last to leave. Still goes to Children's hospital weekly, and is just a great hearted man. How cool to have a plane dedicated to him!

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 12886

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

https://coloradosun.com/2021/09/11/denver-international-airport-911/ this article from The Colorado Sun has the photo. Sorry, never seem to be able to successfully post photos here. I too cannot for the life of me post a photo. Wish this site would figure an easier way for us to do it. I was based ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 12886

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

I don't have any pictures of that day but I did report to work at ORD for my afternoon shift and the one thing I remember that stood out to me and still gives me chills is the silence on the ramp. I have never experience that type of silence at an airport while on the ramp, there wasn't a tractor r...

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 12886

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

https://coloradosun.com/2021/09/11/denver-international-airport-911/ this article from The Colorado Sun has the photo. Sorry, never seem to be able to successfully post photos here. I too cannot for the life of me post a photo. Wish this site would figure an easier way for us to do it. I was based ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10902

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

F27500 wrote:
P.R. garbage ... "it exited the runway" they said. .. No.. It CRASHED. Such liars.


Wow!! First I suggest taking a deep breath and relax. They were trying to be transparent and whoever sent that out was given minimal information at the time it went out. Calling them liars is not right.

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX
Replies: 33
Views: 6249

Re: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX

I have not been shy about my feelings on the top brass at Boeing. Their corporate structure is pretty awful, and it doesn't appear it's gotten any better since the 787 mess they had. The amount of dishonesty by the top has been unreal. I'm a small shareholder and really wished I had never invested i...

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

BWI,ANC,MCO,HNL or OGG others but those are some I could see How about markets consistent with the E-190/195 under 2 hour flights, they currently fly. If Breeze is flying BOI-HNL, it'll be about a year after they start their ETOPS program with the FAA with their A-220's. People complain about the 7...

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10902

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Passenger on the plane spoke to local station in Boston. https://www.wcvb.com/article/provincetown-airport-race-point-road-crash-hard-landing-six-hurt/37532594 Kerr told WCVB's John Atwater the plane was attempting to land, but ran into trouble. "We were obviously not going to land and picked ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 65383

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Can we all agree this is all posture and puffing out the chests? Boeing isn't gonna let this one get away, and of course Ryanair has the upper hand in this. Now. I would be shocked if Ryanair went with Airbus, but does anyone really think that is even a possibility? We have seen airlines snub from o...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12749

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

Okay, I am starting to hear more and more about this airline. But I can't hardly find anything about them, or who owns them. At least that is the wall I kept running into a few months ago. I saw one of their planes at LAX and was intrigued. So, I guess my question is. Where are they getting the fund...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

[url] https://www.theroot.com/man-captured-on-video-as-he-assaults-throws-n-word-at-1847580140 [/url] The man in question was said to be intoxicated by several observers. Veteran in crisis? Next time I get drunk and stupid, I will instantly blame it on being a Veteran in crisis! It's a pathetic exc...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354748

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anecdotally Breeze had reported "many routes were profitable on a variable cost basis and they closed on $200M of added financing https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/low-cost-us-carrier-breeze-airways-raises-200-million-new-funding-2021-08-18/ Neeleman is going down in history a...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

I do not care if he was a "veteran in crisis," or a "woman going through menopause!" This behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Im tired of people using excuses to warrant their behavior. It's just not a get out of jail for free option IMO. He was still able to comprehend that he ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTNXsZap_3C ... =copy_link


Oh that is sharp!! Very sharp!
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JakeWelty wrote:
Aleutian Airways’ first Saab 2000 rolled out of IAC’s GEG-Spokane paint facility.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTNXsZap_3C ... =copy_link


Oh that is sharp!! Very sharp!

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