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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India
Replies: 124
Views: 15979

Re: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India

The optics on this are really bad because they are begging for CARES act money to save American jobs. UA should have waited until after the CARES act money and lobbying has ended to do something like this.

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19384

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

So far none of the proponents of bailouts have said what happens in January. If things are not recovered or recovering by then does the industry make a push to get a third bailout to avoid March layoffs? How many bailouts does this industry get? AA has retired the E190, 757, 767, A333 and is retiri...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19384

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

So far none of the proponents of bailouts have said what happens in January. If things are not recovered or recovering by then does the industry make a push to get a third bailout to avoid March layoffs? How many bailouts does this industry get? AA has retired the E190, 757, 767, A333 and is retirin...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19384

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

The AA and DL staffing cuts are supposed to be based on planned peak flying needs next summer. You might save the pilot jobs by extending the CARES act by 6 months assuming the summer is better than planned now but the bulk of the furloughs will likely still happen in March as those could be brought...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3123
Views: 541657

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/u ... 65.article

Does this mean United is pessimistic about a CARES act extension or is it just planning ahead just in case CARES isnt extended?
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https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/u ... 65.article

Does this mean United is pessimistic about a CARES act extension or is it just planning ahead just in case CARES isnt extended?

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29598

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Australia has chosen the strategy of isolating itself from the rest of the world. This means that until a vaccine is widely available and distributed the borders are closed and few can travel to Australia. We are talking at least a year if not more before this happens. I applaud them for their forwa...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 1803

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Firstly, most aviation fields are seniority based. Almost every workgroup is likely to see large furloughs and will not be hiring for quite a while. For someone like you with no certifications, it could take many years just to obtain the first job. There is a good chance that you will be in your 40s...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12563

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

https://www.aviationpros.com/airlines/news/21146550/bipartisan-letter-urges-extension-of-airline-payroll-support I am not sure the support this has in the senate or chances it is included in the final stimulus bill. Airline unions are pushing hard for the second bailout. With an election in November...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26294

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Also to be clear, if a union pilot group in the US or Canada agreed to something like this they would be blacklisted as scabs by other pilot groups and denied employment and jumpseats at other airlines. Non-union pilots would also be blacklisted by union carriers for scabing in this way. I believe u...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26294

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Icelandair must have a massive surplus of pilots. For a 757 they will need at least 4 FAs maybe more depending on Iceland's regulations. Typically, they would only need 2 pilots for the 757. They need at least 5 FAs for the 767 and 757-300. Only 2 pilots usually needed for those. Pilot groups are us...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?
Replies: 14
Views: 2792

Re: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?

Will be very intending indeed to see whether UA will keep the E145s into the future. Many other carriers have stopped using them or cut back on them so severely that they‘re only important for UA. It’s clear what OO wants. By closing EV, they get out of paying union wages. The regional business has...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest Furloughs

We have plenty of people who would rather lose their job than take a pay cut to keep their jobs. They’d rather stay in their nice warm estate room on the Titanic than be inconvenienced by being chilly on the life raft. Wow... what an insensitive and incorrect comment. Taking a pay cut might not mak...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000

I’d be surprised if delta lays off as many pilots as they said. This looks fairly reasonable. Any airline that gives up to many pilots is going to have big challenges if there is a recovery any time in 2021. They can lay off pilots at the bottom of the lists with relatively little pain thanks to th...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: United Airlines sends WARN ACT Layoff Notices to 36,000

DL and UA are publicly making their case here for employees to take compensation. AA and WN both would like employees to take concessions as well but so far have largely kept it in house. This announcement is all part of the management versus labour chess game. DL only has 2 unions on property but o...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

I don't think DL is the only airline that needs to consider their position on this. Airlines in general need law enforcement. How will airlines deal with unruly, abusive and violent passengers if there are no law enforcement officers available? Even if funding is reduced and police forces are not a...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

I don't think DL is the only airline that needs to consider their position on this. Airlines in general need law enforcement. How will airlines deal with unruly, abusive and violent passengers if there are no law enforcement officers available? Even if funding is reduced and police forces are not ab...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat May 16, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33194

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Seniority based furloughs are easier and better for management. They can more easily extract concessions out of a larger union work group to reduce or prevent furloughs. Every worker knows where they are on the furlough pecking order and will vote with that in mind. With some other metric, there wil...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about jet stream routes
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Question about jet stream routes

Sometimes, overflight fees cost more than loading extra fuel for a longer route. Often times, the weight of the plane forces the airline's hand and they choose payload over fuel and take the extra cost on overflight fees to avoid bumping payload.

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14170

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

At other airlines, management has in the past extracted concessions from labor groups with promises of restoring things as soon as the company returned to profitability. When profitability returns, management gives themselves raises and bonuses while telling the work groups they are too poor to rest...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The saga of AA431
Replies: 26
Views: 7329

Re: The saga of AA431

A 9 knot tailwind on a relatively short wet runway in an A321 may be legal but legal does not mean safe nor does it mean that every crew will be comfortable accepting such an approach. Just because other crews decided it was safe doesn't mean this crew should have attempted the approach. Every pilot...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9191

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

That volcano erupts rather frequently. Medical and maintenance diversions on Atlantic crossings are also not that uncommon. If the AMS diversion was in part due to the horses, what would KL have done if the volcano erupted later in flight? What about a medical or maintenance to a place like YQX/BGR?...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13504

Re: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress

This can't be a simple 7500 mistake. 7500 squawk mistakes happen fairly often and are quickly resolved without causing this level of a response and investigation. Usually, the pilots get alerts from multiple sources such as ATC and their own company that they are squawking 7500 and a police/military...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10324

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

The pax that denied it was judged to have supplied it.

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8460

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

I presume that you are looking at DL185/11 and DL583/11? If so, then look at flight information for both flights on delta.com and you'll have your very straightforward answer. DL583 departed DTW just over 3 hours late while DL185 is on time. Polar would likely be selected for the enroute time savin...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8460

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Russian airspace is extremely expensive. If the difference in time and burn is not going to make the flight late or over max takeoff weight, a non polar route like R220 keeps the flight in US and Japan airspace which is much cheaper on the overflight fees. Almost every airline does this especially i...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Table A applied here. Table B did not so brush up on your reading comprehension. As stated before, many crews are scheduled with buffers to maximize efficiency. Airlines schedule based on statistical probabilities from their mountain of historical data. Once in a blue moon this “screws” passengers....

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

This crew had a 9 hour block limit. They flew two legs which were both scheduled above 4 hours. This is very common scheduling practice. 99% of the time there are no issues. Unfortunately, this time it caused an issue. I suggest you brush up on 117. Any pilot who reports 0500-1959 can be scheduled ...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

This crew had a 9 hour block limit. They flew two legs which were both scheduled above 4 hours. This is very common scheduling practice. 99% of the time there are no issues. Unfortunately, this time it caused an issue. I suggest you brush up on 117. Any pilot who reports 0500-1959 can be scheduled ...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

The pilots were up against the 9 hour block rule. That’s a hard limit and can’t be violated prior to takeoff. LAX-MEM is probably close to a 4 hour block flight. Under FAR 117, you only come up on 9 hour block rule if you start the day after midnight or you have a 4-5 leg day. This is not a flight ...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

I sometimes wonder if FAR 117 makes situations like these turn into RONs more often than in the past? Yes, 117 is a safer way of doing things but just like the DOT 3 hour taxi rule it is not without its negative consequences. Yes, they could have used a fresh crew. However, doing that might mean ca...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

I sometimes wonder if FAR 117 makes situations like these turn into RONs more often than in the past? Yes, 117 is a safer way of doing things but just like the DOT 3 hour taxi rule it is not without its negative consequences. Yes, they could have used a fresh crew. However, doing that might mean cal...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4674

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

It's the MGM playbook route. If you check fly.faa.gov/ois there is a tab on the left for severe weather. Inside that there is a link for current re-routes. Cleveland, Kansas City, and Indy centers are too busy to handle all the deviations for weather so this playbook along with many others today was...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 58105

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Hi Zeke. Just out of curiosity, and if you have some spare time, can you calculate how much payload could a Cathay A359 carry on a ATL-JNB route? Had a look, with today’s conditions off 27R the takeoff would be limited to 274 tonnes, 09L 280 tonnes. One of our aircraft should be able to do full pay...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6444

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX. Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380. Could have been fuel? Who knows. It's a Captain's decision and I'll let the Captain decide what's best. I will say though that it looks like the...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6858

Re: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)

Weight and balance calculation methods must be approved by the FAA. Even if pilots had the training and tools, if the airline dropped the authorization for the pilots to do it by paper when going to the electronic system then it would still be not legal. Airlines do have backup methods for dispatche...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25350

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Flight planners and dispatchers don't program flights into the software they use. Flight plan and dispatch release filing and paperwork are all done electronically. This kind of mistake would be in whoever loaded the flight into the system. This could either be a marketing or IT programming issue. I...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?
Replies: 33
Views: 4215

Re: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?

I dont see a big difference between long haul and short haul. The differences between each plane are not so great that it takes greater knowledge or skill to fly a widebody than narrowbody. The seniority system means it is pure luck of timing versus skill or knowledge. A terrible pilot can be a wide...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.
Replies: 21
Views: 6343

Re: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.

Outside Air Temperature sensor failure, books tell the crew to avoid icing conditions. So back to PHX they went. Emergency was declared for overweight landing instead of burning off gas for two and a half hours. Any idea why they wouldn’t want to burn off the fuel? Burning fuel takes time. That cou...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Schooler interested in aviation management career
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: High Schooler interested in aviation management career

One thing about the airline industry in the United States is that each area of airline management has its own career path. It is much easier to pick one area of management to focus on. A generic business or management degree is a good idea. However, depending on the career field it may either be jus...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 19141

Re: Boston Meltdown

Airline pilots dont file their own flight plans nor do they pick their destinations on their own. Some do. Clearly you've never flown ACMI. You are talking 121 Supplemental. Even at the Supplemental level where the regs and business models are different, it is rare. I dont know of any full Part 121...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 19141

Re: Boston Meltdown

B6 is showing a flight as AUS-PVD and it’s 1/2 way into the flight, is it that bad that they just flew to PVD or was the pilot being cleaver and filed to PVD to get out with the hopes of making it to BOS? Airline pilots dont file their own flight plans nor do they pick their destinations on their o...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 20140

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

YYR is no stranger to transatlantic diversions late at night. I am surprised they were not prepared to handle a 777 diversion from a customs point of view or even having a plan to allow passengers to deplane. It isnt like this is a new or rare thing for YYR.

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 2506

Re: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?

The Part 121 passenger and cargo FAR for minimum takeoff fuel is trip fuel burn plus 45 minutes reserve plus alternate fuel if required. There is also a regulation for additional fuel to account for wind and traffic delays but this is not a defined number or time which leaves it up to the dispatcher...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15473

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

I would be a little surprised if Alaska didnt have some kind of ground handling agreement at BUF. Usually airlines try to get as many options as possible for events like this. Particularly when the airline serves DTW/PIT, BUF could be used as a bad weather alternate option. Plus BUF isnt an uncommon...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12914

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

There is no "need" system or requirement in non revving. You can use your pass benefits as you see fit as long as you are following the rules that the company has set out for non revving. It doesn't matter that you may be bumping some other non rev. It is meant for pleasure travel. What is...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 38742

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Not just commercial pressures can be at play here. Though that could very well be it. Don't forget that pilots are people just like everyone else. If this was their "go home" leg, a diversion because of an engine failure would likely mean spending several days that would originally have b...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-political flight plan deviations from shortest/fastest route
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Non-political flight plan deviations from shortest/fastest route

In the absence of political or weather constraints, every airline flies either the best wind route or ATC preferred/required route. Weather often causes large deviations. Cold front and jetstreams can cause large areas of convection and turbulence. On a route like EWR/BOM, there aren't many routes y...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 38742

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Back to the main subject, what reasons would there have been for the Brussels-bound A330 flying over Algeria having experienced an engibe failure not to divert to somewhere like Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari or even Marseille ? I must say given the professional opinions (and frankly, my own ...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower than typical altitude last trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2870

Re: Lower than typical altitude last trip

I flew HPN-DCA last year on a Trans States ER4 where we maxed out at only 8,000 feet! The captain actually announced it during his 'welcome on-board' speech, and I was convinced I'd misheard him, but I checked FR24 when I got home, and sure enough, our altitude topped out at FL08. The weather that ...

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by MSJYOP28Apilot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds

One thing to remember is that dynamic re-routing enroute based on winds is a relatively new concept. Some countries like the U.S. don't have the technology in place yet to allow for dynamic automated re-filings enroute by the airline. Dynamic re-routing for this would require manual coordination bet...

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