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by slvrblt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8699

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Hmph. In the context of today's styles , I don't see anything wrong with this particular outfit. Plus, the woman handled herself really well, didn't launch into screams or curses, just kept it low key so the crew fashion police couldn't bounce her from the flight. Really, I see far worse in the term...

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by slvrblt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7625

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The problem HAS grown. I've worked in airports going on 40 years now; and I see a lot more of this than there ever used to be. Is it proportionate to more flights/people? Maybe....statistically, I can't say if it has moved the needle much. But this behavior causes a LOT more problems now than in the...

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by slvrblt
Fri May 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando

A shame of those F16 had laser targeted munitions on board :P I joke of course but would have effectively prosecuted the moron Yes it IS a shame. They would get what they deserve, I think. You would agree too, if you were on that aircraft and it crashed as a result . These idiots are like the jacka...

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by slvrblt
Tue May 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 22095

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Nobody is slowing down. This is pure bullshit*t by spoiled executive leadership. The operation is falling apart. Piece by piece. No equipment, no man power. Wtf do you want us to do? Partly true; the 'no equipment, no man power part is probably valid. Management does it to us too. Worn out computer...

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by slvrblt
Thu May 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3559

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

What's the effect on aviation? Coupled with the transfer of CBP officers? And what effect on immigrants from having to take off their shoes? :roll: It sounds like initially this might be from the TSA group that goes to stadiums and such? TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforc...

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by slvrblt
Wed May 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3559

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

What's the effect on aviation? Coupled with the transfer of CBP officers? And what effect on immigrants from having to take off their shoes? :roll: It sounds like initially this might be from the TSA group that goes to stadiums and such? TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforc...

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by slvrblt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 722502

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So is it only US airlines that has not grounded it's Max's now ? Yes. I said it before upthread, but everyone is so intent on harping over grounding the airplanes no one seems to notice that fact. Again........... does EVERYONE here think all the AA, UA, and WN pilots are dumb, suicide-intent fools...

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by slvrblt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 722502

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

We don't know for sure what caused these two crashes, as yet. What I find interesting, though.........in the wake of the groundings of the airplane, is the overall ''silence'' from the pilots of the three major US airlines that fly the MAX, AA, UA, WN. AC, either; they have as many MAXES as AA does....

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by slvrblt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet's 2018 Christmas miracle video is out
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: WestJet's 2018 Christmas miracle video is out

GREAT. VIDEO.

#HOLDIAYSPIRIT FTW.

Well done, WestJet.

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by slvrblt
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24654

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

AA had advanced a lot in some things but USAir rolled back the process, we have actually regressed in many areas back to 1980's processes and technology. DL/NW did that too, and it hasn't stopped them. The infighting at AA needs to stop. I bet this will go down like UA did. They will sacrifice a le...

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by slvrblt
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24654

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

DL is a very good airline, but --to me-- AA is equally as good. And that's great to hear. Thank you for the customer service. So, as a customer, what specifically am I not noticing that would be "everything on the cheap" that is happening? Honest question. Honest answer: If you're an elit...

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by slvrblt
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24654

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

DL is a very good airline, but --to me-- AA is equally as good. I'm glad I have not interacted with those AA employees embittered here. And that's GREAT to hear. I think the DL koolaid is a bit strong myself. But it doesn't do any good to try and mask the issues at AA. I'm not embittered - quite th...

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by slvrblt
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24654

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

Since the merger by almost all measurable standards the hard product has been improved as well as the operational metrics. There is an obvious biased and purposeful misinformation campaign going on here. - Yes. Hard product has improved. But its not all misinformation. I'll reiterate what the fligh...

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by slvrblt
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7857

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

29 year legacy AA F/A here. I did the survey thinking it was done by an outside consulting firm. A lot of people on here have hit the nail on the head about the problems going on. When I started with AA in the late ‘80s, it was an airline to be proud of. A lot of that had to do with Crandall. We kn...

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by slvrblt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7
Replies: 32
Views: 6884

Re: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7

Fun fact, according to that website Lionair has a safety rating of 6/7, only losing a star due to fatality requirement. Now think for a moment, even before the 737Max8 crash do you think Lionair, with its apparent 3 star IOSA ranking, is safer than Southwest? ;) Proof enough there about how meaning...

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by slvrblt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 599158

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Don't the up and down oscillations and final dive seem to point to elevators or control surfaces gone berserk or uncontrollable? Poor pax on board...... awful final moments.

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by slvrblt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Pilot Arrested in RSW
Replies: 11
Views: 5340

Re: Sun Country Pilot Arrested in RSW

Ridiculous censorship. You get a topic like this what are you supposed to do, talk about applesauce instead? No where is this information security sensitive. If you don't know general info about Air Marshalls check google ATCSundevil. Search is your friend. Here your go - it's not a secret. https://...

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by slvrblt
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12343

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

I just heard that the storm system is going to stall and linger for days. How bad would that be for the affected areas ? The continental shelf is shallow in the Carolinas so storm surge will be a major problem with a strong hurricane which has been strong for days by the time it reaches shore. Its ...

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by slvrblt
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12343

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

My heart is heavy for everyone in the Carolinas.......one of my favorite stomping grounds. I experienced Andrew years ago, (Cat5) and Irma (Cat4) last year in Florida. Everyone stay safe, and good luck. Don't underestimate it, it's going to be a rough ride Damn these hurricanes.............

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by slvrblt
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 23785

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

As a Hawaii resident on Oahu I can corroborate your assertion that Lane was massively overhyped. There were local news agencies likening the storm to hurricane Maria and to expect similar impacts to that of PR. There was even rumors floating around that a closed door governmental meeting was conven...

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by slvrblt
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11337

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

All the best wishes for my Hawaiian friends, hopefully the storm stays on a more southward track like it now appears to be. Stay vigilant though - if I've learned one thing living in Florida, it's that hurricanes are so unpredictable. I well remember Andrew, on a forecast track more towards the Ft L...

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by slvrblt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17014

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I think this is more about the 5,000 +FAs who have gotten sick because of chemical allergies from their uniforms. I think AA is tired of dealing with these FAs and tired of them raising a stink. So, since they will probably be sicker than average, this is a great way to get rid of them. Uniform mak...

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by slvrblt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 15137

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

There are unions, and then there are ........unions. IAM. The International Association of Machinists. One of the most unsavory reputations around. The union of Charlie Bryan, who destroyed Eastern Airlines and ruined countless lives. And careers. Boasted constantly on south Florida TV on how power...

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by slvrblt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17014

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I think this is more about the 5,000 +FAs who have gotten sick because of chemical allergies from their uniforms. I think AA is tired of dealing with these FAs and tired of them raising a stink. So, since they will probably be sicker than average, this is a great way to get rid of them. Uniform mak...

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by slvrblt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 15137

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

There are unions, and then there are ........unions. IAM. The International Association of Machinists. One of the most unsavory reputations around. The union of Charlie Bryan, who destroyed Eastern Airlines and ruined countless lives. And careers. Boasted constantly on south Florida TV on how powerf...

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by slvrblt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17014

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

There are a lot of people that game the system, and often there's not much the airline can do. For example , there's one person in particular I know for a fact call out absent for family leave, but only on weekends. Nearly every weekend. This is a very junior person, has a bit more than a year's sen...

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by slvrblt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17715

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Cello parent here. AFAIK the procedure hasn’t changed in many years and is the same on all carriers: buy a second seat (like a customer of size would) and put the cello in it. I can’t imagine a seat and cello combination that would not work; heck, I saw a double bass (a much larger instrument) in a...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29515

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I'm tired of a large part of the gay community turning everything that goes wrong for them into a case of discrimination regardless of the incident. I've witnessed more than anything that people don't care if you're gay. People are just annoyed that you're making it into a scene and ruining everyon...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29515

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

[u] [/u]Weird, I'm wondering what happened here, dupe seating once on board, in this day and age, is really almost non-existent. One poster above asked if the two couple's tickets were purchased vs. upgrades, a good question.....I'd also ask, was this a change of equipment?? If so, then did the swa...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12269

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

NYPECO wrote:
How are there people in this thread defending the man's behavior? It is not normal or okay to do that in public.


Because that's the new norm in modern society. Anything goes.

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by slvrblt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

..........but, the Naples area caters to a very weathy population; especially “in season”. I would think jetblue would move one of their multiple JFK/BOS flights during the season to APF if they could. I thought there was some sort of airport limitation. But I’m not sure. True. It probably would ha...

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by slvrblt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6465

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

Years ago, in the bad old days during the Cuban Mariel boatlift.........a lot of cubans ended up in Key West. Air Florida had 737s into EYW but couldn't handle the flow with CBP bringing refugees up to MIA. Air Florida had a DC10 that sat all day, they'd send it to Key West (NQX) to handle some of t...

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by slvrblt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9603

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Regardless of your perspective, this is a minor issue that will blow over quickly as the president is doing something about a law that has been on the books for a long time. Now the children will have to sit in jails with their parents. No they don't, what rot. Put them all in the same Walmart or w...

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by slvrblt
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What price comfort?
Replies: 37
Views: 2763

Re: What price comfort?

See, there, I have to disagree with you - because I see it and hear it - every single day. People for the most part want cheap prices. Period. Yes, they may bitch about this and that, legroom, whatever. But they won't pay for it. (...) People choose flights on price, price, price. Not everyone is l...

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by slvrblt
Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What price comfort?
Replies: 37
Views: 2763

Re: What price comfort?

...Some carriers bundle extra legroom/boarding priority/a checked bag. The size of those extra legroom cabins is a pretty small fraction of now 'regular' coach. That shows you passengers' willingness to pay for more space. Welcome to the free market, USA. People get what they're willing to pay for....

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by slvrblt
Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81317

Re: 737 down near HAV

AA 1334 is on the ground in MIA. Thankful for that.........hoping for the best for those folks in the actual accident but that big smoke plume doesn't make one feel very confident

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by slvrblt
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 15609

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

You know, I just don't get it about the noise. I'm not trying to be nasty to you Londoners, this is just my own observation. I've lived next door to MIA since the days of propliners, and through the jet age. If it were allowed, I could easily have walked from my front door, across the runways, to th...

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by slvrblt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3192

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

I don't understand the hostility toward in cabin pets. I'm not talking about emotional support animals, I'm talking about small dogs and cats that must be paid for and kept in a kennel under the seat. I've flown many miles over the years and I've never been disturbed by one. I can count many passen...

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by slvrblt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA after Doug Parker
Replies: 38
Views: 6769

Re: AA after Doug Parker

I think it will be Robert Isom, he seems to be the heir apparent. Just my opinion, but since Scott Kirby left it seems the choice was made.

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by slvrblt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9145

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

Either your joking or you just, with cockiness, admitted you are the problem I am totally serious. And it's not breaking the "rules" to do so. Though, it's obviously breaking one of your rules. By happily inconveniencing others in exchange for minimal gain? That's usually against against ...

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by slvrblt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33476

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

ogre727 wrote:
And now they flew a dog to Japan instead of Kansas City? Oh my....


Oh, wow. What is going on at United? Accidents happen, people can make mistakes. But this is really something. Attention to protocols, processes and details seems to be seriously lacking.

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by slvrblt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 9059

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Let me tell you all - this phenomenon is GAINING in intensity, not diminishing. People now come to the airport with HUGE dogs, selfishly expecting everyone ELSE to get off the planes or re-acommodate themselves to allow these big dogs their space. Today - two large retriever-type dogs for ONE person...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23173

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

There are many cases where this is necessary. The vast majority of support animals are legit. Mostly people who are mentally challenged or veterans with PTSD. I find it sad a bunch of people who were not brave enough to be in the military mocking a federally guaranteed right. I agree people twist i...

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by slvrblt
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3575

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Yea, it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Everybody the same. JetBlue, AA, WN, AT&T, and others, all with the same exact 1k bonuses. I mean, great, I'm glad to get it, but it brings out the cynical side of me............

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by slvrblt
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30835

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Years ago I remember an American 763 performing a special fly by over GLA to mark the final ORD service before winter season withdrawal. I also recall a Northwest Orient 742 departing PIK for BOS doing a fast low level pass at the request of the crew as Prestwick was holding the Scottish Internatio...

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by slvrblt
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please identify the air tanker in new movie, Only The Brave
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Please identify the air tanker in new movie, Only The Brave

Looks like a modified C-130 to me.....

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by slvrblt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8928

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

There is no reason not to have ever heard of the Bay of Biscay. Ha. You're kidding, right? The kids in this newer generation have no idea about much of anything beyond the faces of their cellphones. Or social media sites. Back on topic, on the face of it, I don't see anything wrong with EasyJet doi...

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by slvrblt
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8928

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Great videos, both. I had no idea EasyJet did all of that classroom and hands-on training. Flying empty birds around England with trainees. Really good idea and loved the cockpit interaction.

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by slvrblt
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 11009

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Not everybody is an air travel industry expert and immediately recognised a code share flight number to smell trouble. You just hit the nail on the head. I bet if you surveyed people randomly, maybe one out of every ten people would be able to tell you what a codeshare is. The bottom line is that y...

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by slvrblt
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15797

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

We have to accept, I think, that we all live in a crazy world now. No common sense left anywhere. Thank goodness that wasn't a hand grenade he threw. But yeah, it's always one or two mindless jerks that ruin things for everyone else.

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