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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta new livery and fight to survive
Replies: 20
Views: 5474

Re: Air Malta new livery and fight to survive

Air Malta has announced it will change it’s livery to a cheaper Eurowhite scheme (similar to the previous livery) and other changes as it fights to survive. It will drop plans for long haul flights and will operate only A320neo. They also plan to operate services from bases outside Malta. https://t...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces Q4 '21 Financial Results
Replies: 28
Views: 6511

Re: Delta Announces Q4 '21 Financial Results

Ed Bastian, yesterday: "we are happy to announce this morning a special profit-sharing payment for all global employees" Quacks. Walks. Duck. But it doesn't walk and quack like a duck. Profit sharing is and has always been based of profits for the entire year. DL did not make a profit in ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12286

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

This guy really showed no signs of lunacy getting past the gate agent? It takes just a second for a gate agent to miss someone. It happened to me about 4 months ago! As soon as I passed the gate agent with my boarding pass and scanned it, I began walking down the jetbridge. There was a family with ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12286

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

People are literally losing their minds. What did he really think he could accomplish by doing something so stupid? Sadly, idiots like this will bring further changes to security procedures on the ground. For example, cockpit doors shut when on the ground during boarding and deplaning. Hopefully it ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8172

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

I am also certain the train was at full emergency brakes at the time of impact. Those officers saved that pilots life! I absolutely defer to you on this. I have probably been on a half-dozen (or maybe a few more) pax trains when they dumped the air. There's little at first, then a smooth, somewhat ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8172

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

A passenger train traveling at 55 mph may take a half a mile or more to stop. A freight train traveling at 55 mph may take at least a mile or more to stop. Stopping distances often exceed lines of sight, so in many cases a train cannot stop in time to avoid hitting something on the tracks. Yes, but...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8172

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Remarkable video. Very sad that the responses to the Tweet from LAPD are filled with such puerile and hateful comments. I'm triggered. I need a safe space now. Also thinking that PD needs a more-robust way of communicating with train dispatchers, who could change signals or, if the train has passed...

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by F9Animal
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 89
Views: 15260

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

Is it possible that Airbus has been working behind the scenes on the A225 already? I don't think at this point it is an if. I think it more along the lines of when. I could see Delta jumping all over that when it becomes reality. Back when the C Series was being developed, was there talk of even a l...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43746

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Something that hits my mind a little is ice. Does anyone know if there were ice issues? I would think just a little tiny bit on those wings, in a tight turn could be pretty bad. A stall definitely seems plausible as well. As someone mentioned earlier, he asked for the lights to be turned up. Perhaps...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43746

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

He asks for runway lights to be increased, and the ATC tells him they are all the way up. Is it possible he thought he had the airport in sight, but was actually looking at something else, disorienting him? Spatial disorientation is a strong possibility in this one I suspect. Once he came out of th...

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by F9Animal
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Shanghai (PVG) cleaning procedures: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG
Replies: 29
Views: 8354

Re: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG

I feel bad for the customers. Can't really blame the airlines for this. I think Shanghai should have let current inbound flights to skim past the new implementation of the rules though. Most places allow a certain window of time to allow airlines to plan ahead. Even a 72 hour notice would have been ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47486

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

I think every single airline is facing a major challenge right now. This virus isn't playing around. It's crazy how many people I know that have gotten this in the last few weeks. Sadly, I know I am just a sitting duck, and I am bound to get it unfortunately. A.netters!! Please, do all you can to pr...

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by F9Animal
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21827

Re: United dropping 14 routes

Did they give a reason for this? Perhaps they can see the future bookings slowing down? Doubt this will be permanent, but then again.... I have been known to be wrong once. Okay, maybe a few hundred times.

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air Seattle Activity
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

Re: Iceland Air Seattle Activity

Not a delivery flight, surplus demand meant the normal FI681/680 rotation was supplemented by a 2nd MAX doing 683/682, the 2nd daily normally reserved for the peak summer months. The 767 you saw at the gate was the return leg from KEF-SEA the previous day, as you probably know the FI aircraft do ab...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 228643

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Totally switching subjects, but how is Delta doing in SEA? I hear Delta has been pretty happy with the new hub. I also noticed so many A220's lately. Has Delta sent any A220-300's into SEA yet?

Also, is there plans to grow even more in SEA?

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air Seattle Activity
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

Re: Iceland Air Seattle Activity

FI usually has two flights in and out of SEA during the peak season. Sometimes one of those flights will be a 767-300ER. Prior to the pandemic, FI would fly 757's and 767's on alternating days. Nowadays, we get a variety, depending on the day...lately it has been 757's on some days, MAX 9's on othe...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1301
Views: 248630

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Anyone think Avelo might have some success at BUF since Canada is slowly reopening?

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air Seattle Activity
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

Iceland Air Seattle Activity

Hey Guys,

I noticed today that Iceland Air had 2 737 MAX's arrive. Yesterday I not only noticed that they had 2 MAX's, but also a 767 at the S Gates. Are they running some charters or just that full?

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 23467

Re: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion

B6 putting more frequency on ATL, DTW, and MSP. This feels like a direct hit at DL, especially considering the BOS additions and LGA route expansions for B6. You can look at the frequencies DL has on ATL/DTW/BOS and recognize this is small beans. Exactly. Delta is going to be just fine, and they co...

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by F9Animal
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream IV Crash Dominican Republic
Replies: 19
Views: 6380

Re: Gulfstream IV Crash Dominican Republic

Helidosa seems to be one of those operators that runs on the edge of legalities. Frankly, that isn’t very unusual in the Carib. Lots of interesting stuff about this company and the owner once you start digging, like being fined by Canada for operating there without a license or Permit, getting Gove...

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by F9Animal
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream IV Crash Dominican Republic
Replies: 19
Views: 6380

Gulfstream IV Crash Dominican Republic

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News breaking of a Gulfstream G-IV Down in the Dominican Republic. Details are a bit sketchy, but it appears 9 were killed. Apparently the pilot radioed he was returning to the airport after an emergency.

https://bnonews.com/index.php/2021/12/9 ... c-airport/

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103586

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

lightsaber wrote : ....... and a probable further increase in the A220 production rate. This is a must in my opinion. Please forgive me not to repeat all those sources again and again ( bit lazy at the moment ) What I have collected from different sources about deliveries in 2022 Air Canada 6x -300...

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)
Replies: 27
Views: 6846

Re: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)

First time I get to see the pictures! WOW, I had read somewhere that they had to take out all the seat etc., but according to the FB post, it was not the case and they were able to depart from SIG and fly to the US, and only used < 3,000 of runway. You are thinking of when UA landed a DC-8 at Trout...

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.
Replies: 71
Views: 10422

Re: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.

Sounds to me like Boutique needs to put the brakes on growth perhaps? Should they be bidding on EAS routes if they can't be reliable in other areas they are already in?

How is the company's financials? Are they profitable?

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Suicide
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Niagara Falls Suicide

Hey guys, I rarely post in off topic, but this warrants this topic. On Tuesday, my son and I flew to Buffalo for a short mini vacation. We got a hotel near Niagara Falls. I wanted my son to see the beauty of these falls. We went to see the Falls at night and enjoyed the light show! Niagara Falls is ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 12880

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/12/10/passenger-detained-during-after-assaulting-an-air-marshal-and-flight-attendant/ says: The passenger, identified as 35-year-old Ariel Pennington of Washington, D.C., was booked into the Oklahoma City Jail on complaints of disorderly conduct and public drunk...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds Seattle
Replies: 58
Views: 10031

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: 100
Views: 13793

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: 148
Views: 17824

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: 428
Views: 100192

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: 4363

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: 1849
Views: 363366

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: 1849
Views: 363366

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: 441
Views: 107759

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: 8300

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: 272
Views: 51526

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: 6925

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: 22306

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: 15145

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: 648
Views: 126917

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: 1849
Views: 363366

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: 95716

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: 44900

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: 8509

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: 5942

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: 71774

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: 11349

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: 160
Views: 27864

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: 778
Views: 156791

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: 36883

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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