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by [email protected]
Sun Oct 06, 2002 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Slavery Reparations?
Replies: 62
Views: 2173

RE: Slavery Reparations?

N312RC: <i>Of course blacks will agree with reparations... It means money in their wallets. </i> Superfly responds: <i>You're insinuating that every Black person is in favor of reparations. That's an absurd statement. Even the biggest a$$kissing Toms (Alan Keyes & Clarence Thomas) that White conserv...

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by [email protected]
Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants:
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

RE: Flight Attendants:

Correction.... UA 757s actually DO have convection ovens. But only in the first class galley. My above description of the 757 cooking system applies only to Y class. At any rate, it doesn't hurt to ask your friendly AA crewmember. (I agree with the above poster though about buying your own food in t...

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by [email protected]
Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants:
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

RE: Flight Attendants:

I dunno about AA's or other carriers' 757s, but UA's 757 galleys are not equipped with traditional "ovens". Each hot entree is heated right inside of the cart on its own tray alongside the "chilled" refrigerated items such as fruit, a salad or dessert. The cart itself, when connected to the galley p...

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by [email protected]
Sun Sep 01, 2002 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA CEO Named?
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

RE: New UA CEO Named?

Supposedly, Greenwald will have a top spot on the Board, which is better than not having him around at all. Whoever the new guy will be (be it Tilton or Walker), I suspect he couldn't possibly be any worse than the extraordinarily ill-qualified Goodwin. One quote that I found interesting from Busine...

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by [email protected]
Fri Aug 16, 2002 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors About United
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

RE: Rumors About United

That's another rumor I've never heard of.

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by [email protected]
Fri Aug 16, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean Really?
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

RE: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean

Flagship,

This is news to me. I certainly hope Linda and company aren't seriously pursuing this, as we all have bigger fish to fry right now.

I need to withhold any judgment since this is the very first time I've heard of it. Maybe other UA FAs in this forum have?

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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 15, 2002 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean Really?
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

RE: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean

Hate to admit this, but I'm personally not adverse to FA concessions. I have 1998 seniority, which mean that I'm still making peanuts being on "B-scale." It has been necessary for me to hold a higher-paying (and potentially permanent) free lance corporate job to support myself anyway. (However, a lo...

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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 15, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ID90, Not As Good Of A Deal As You Think...
Replies: 21
Views: 14772

RE: ID90, Not As Good Of A Deal As You Think...

Yep. Absolutely.

You know when it's not as good as you think it is when I learned that an ID90 on Mexicana from MIA to CUN would be almost $200.

And that's only a 2 hr flight!

But then, I recently took NW from LGA-DTW and that ran me $68 one way.

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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 15, 2002 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean Really?
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

RE: How "Low" Is Morale At UA... I Mean

All I have to say is that my blood boils at the incredible and blatant LACK of leadership at UA. It's INCREDIBLE and absolutely mind-boggling. I mean, it's truly as if NOBODY is running UA. It's similar to what happens when a teacher needs to run an errand and temporarily leaves a classroom full of ...

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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F/A'S After Work...
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

RE: F/A'S After Work...

So what you are saying is that f/a's like you are doing it together at the hotel.


F/As like me are "doing it together at the hotel"???

Huh? How in the world did you get that from my post?

I've never had sex with a fellow crewmember. Please re-read.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F/A'S After Work...
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

RE: F/A'S After Work...

IMO, that stereotype is old. After so many cities and flights all over the place, it becomes really "just another job." I mean, if an FA is horny all the time, he/she wouldn't need to wait to get to a hotel in some far off city to get laid. As for myself, living in NYC, this town affords probably mo...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 29, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Breed Of Dogs
Replies: 38
Views: 2623

RE: Your Favorite Breed Of Dogs

Give me a Pug or Chihuahua.

The smaller the better. They stay cute that way!

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by UA[email protected]
Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebodies Without Central Overhead Bins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

RE: Widebodies Without Central Overhead Bins?

You can see for yourself the middle OHBs here... Biman Bangladesh and United... <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/223009/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/223009/M/" targe...

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebodies Without Central Overhead Bins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

RE: Widebodies Without Central Overhead Bins?

Not sure whose DC10s you're talking about, but UA's DC10s certainly had "middle" overhead bins. You just had to reach higher to grab the handle and pull 'em down. They were more "flat" and more flush with the ceiling than the ones one the side.

AAs, COs and NWs, probably the same.

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 27, 2002 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Think UA Will Last?
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

RE: You Think UA Will Last?

I believe UA is applying for loan guarantees. Not a flat-out loan.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Make Money Of Inflight TV
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

RE: Do Airlines Make Money Of Inflight TV

Minor correction: UA shows NBC/MSNBC programming, not ABC.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 21, 2002 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA Salary
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

RE: FA Salary

<I>Speaking of age, is 28 year-old too old to start as a FA for a man?</i> I started at the age of 29, Cactuscmh. A lot of my fellow FA trainees back then were mid-career changers in their 40s to 50s. It seemed that UA was on this kick to hire "mature" people with "life experience" rather than a bun...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 19, 2002 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

RE: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?

Jfwjxn: You must work for an airline yourself, or be a "companion" or close relative on a standby pleasure pass to non-rev. Essentially, "non-rev" means you're merely occupying an otherwise an unsold empty seat. You're not producing any revenue as a standby for that seat, hence the term "non-rev."

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

RE: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?

Yep, Ben88. According to their own staff, overbooking is not a policy of jetBlue (though I have no proof if whether that's accurate. --I just take their word for it since its their airline). Dumb or not, we all have to agree that it hasn't necessarily been detrimental to them. At least not yet. They...

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

TSully & Bagmasher

TSully & UAL Bagsmasher: Hey guys. I shouldn't have actually used the term "interline" for using B6 from JFK to SJU... FAs get to jumpseat on B6 <b>for <u>free</u></b>(!), unlimited, anytime, all the time. And "jumpseating" on them is actually a seat anywhere in the cabin, rather than on the actual ...

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 13, 2002 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Flown With A Female Captain?
Replies: 74
Views: 5568

RE: Have You Flown With A Female Captain?

UA has a bunch of female & pilots and copilots.

Many seem a little "rough around the edges" though. Even more so than their male counterparts. Military, probably.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 07, 2002 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Resume Meals
Replies: 16
Views: 2281

RE: United To Resume Meals

Hey Iflewrepublic! Thanks for those nice words. Although I don't usually post very much, rest assured I'm actually lurking here quite often. Regarding Sept 11, I actually took the subsequent voluntary 3-month furlough and an extra one month to regroup and work my other job. I've been fully back to f...

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Resume Meals
Replies: 16
Views: 2281

United To Resume Meals

Starting July 7, UA will resume serving breakfast on all flights longer than 225 miles (or one hour) in both First and Economy classes.

Pre-September 11 meal service during other times of day is expected to resume later this summer as well.

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 06, 2002 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4267

RE: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?

Ironically, I don't non-rev as much as I should. Something like once every other month, and that's just domestic usually. It's funny, when you work on airplanes all the time, you kinda just wanna stay home on days off. Not to mention I have a second job that's an absolute necessity given the FA sala...

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by [email protected]
Thu May 30, 2002 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book Hotels At Asiatravel.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

RE: Book Hotels At Asiatravel.com?

Yep. I used it to book lodging in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Sydney and Rio. As a matter of fact, I get better rates with AsiaTravel than I do with airline employee discounts.

Never had a problem with it, and I'm sure I'll be using it again. It really is a marvelous site.

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by [email protected]
Wed May 22, 2002 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "them And Us" Culture Between The Pilots And FA's
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

RE: "them And Us" Culture Between The Pi

In my experience, UA pilots and FAs customarily try to hang out together if we're scheduled at the same layover hotel (which is not always the case). Sometimes, however, their layovers may be quite a bit shorter than our's and vice versa, and in that case they'd prefer to just stay in their rooms. F...

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by [email protected]
Fri May 17, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We Know They Know Nothing About Aviation When...
Replies: 128
Views: 11665

RE: We Know They Know Nothing About Aviation When.

>>When they say that Southwest fired someone, when they never have, never will.<<

??????

Someone from this very board emailed me a long time ago explaining that he works for CO now, but used to work for Southwest before he "got fired."

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by [email protected]
Sun May 12, 2002 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

I totally agree with that, Aerorobnz. That's why I wasn't at all worried about the prospect of getting furloughed last fall, nor will I be worried about how I'm gonna survive should (God forbid) UA ever go under. I have two degrees, marketable skills and valuable "civilian" work experience which I s...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 11, 2002 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

Corporate Sales is a good. But ONLY if that's something you wanna do. Like everything else, keep in mind the pros and cons of doing that. Vacation time? Quotas? Cold Sales? The industry is cyclical. You might love it and thrive. You may hate it and feel like a failure. Corporate and airline sales is...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 11, 2002 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

Whatever, Mr. six-figures lawyer. Gee, I'm impressed. I'll give you a cookie. United747, I urge you to listen only to yourself. Anyone could just as well tell some Texas Attorney to "set his sights a little higher" and OWN his own law firm. It's all relative. Make an informed decision and do what yo...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 11, 2002 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

Oh, and I forgot to give examples of what many of my fellow ACTIVE flight attendant pals do between "serving drinks to assholes"... -Nonie owns a day care center (she has an early childhood education degree). -Randy and Carlos (UA) are cops. -Cecelia (UA), Peggy(UA), Deena (AA), Jodi (UA), Frank (UA...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 11, 2002 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

What the above poster told you is something that most folks will try to tell you. The problem is that they are not you, and won't be living in your shoes when you're an accountant for 30 years, working 9-5, Monday thru Friday, miserable, stressed, with high blood pressure and a boss looking over you...

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by [email protected]
Fri May 10, 2002 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA A Good Career Choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

RE: FA A Good Career Choice?

As far as annual salary, it really, really depends on several things: -The airline and *type* of airline (scheduled, charter, commuter, major, etc.) you work for and the contract for its flight attendants (obviously). -Whether you go into "lineholding" immediately, or on reserve for that first year ...

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by [email protected]
Fri May 10, 2002 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? United Airlines Who Should Be The Next Ceo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2805

RE:? United Airlines Who Should Be The Next Ceo?

They've begun a search using an executive corporate recruiting firm.

(There are rumors about who the likely candidate will be, though).


I agree with the first post about Gerald Greenwald. I think everyone at UA would love to see him come back.

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by [email protected]
Sat May 04, 2002 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We Know They Know Nothing About Aviation When...
Replies: 128
Views: 11665

RE: We Know They Know Nothing About Aviation When.

I have relatives in Detroit. And when I went to visit them last year... -one cousin told me he was going to fly to New Orleans on business in three weeks but complained that it would involve a plane change in Atlanta. I exclaimed, "Oh you must be on Delta!" He was like, "yeah...I was reeeaal surpris...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 04, 2002 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We Just Be American
Replies: 48
Views: 6159

RE: Can We Just Be American

Something else I noticed: Whites, when physically outnumbered by blacks, will feel "threatened", "scared shitless", "afraid", etc., no matter what class, demographic, or behaviorial characteristics those blacks represent. Case in point, I took a couple of white coworkers to this houseparty to one of...

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by [email protected]
Sat May 04, 2002 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We Just Be American
Replies: 48
Views: 6159

RE: Can We Just Be American

<i>I would bet that a vast majority of those factions he mentioned secretly wish they could be one of those "white, caucasian Americans" for a variety of reasons.</i> MattD, thanks for your candor, but do most whites in your circle feel the way you do? Just asking, because as a black person I've NEV...

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by [email protected]
Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Adults *Only*
Replies: 78
Views: 3499

RE: Question For Adults *Only*

<i>...This is absolutly none of your business!!! *** ...but instead, you opted towards being a wuss.</I> *** Whew! -With such fierce & strong opinions coming from people you <i>don't</i> know, imagine the kid's parents' reaction when you tell them--people you <i>do</i> know! Now, Tony, if you do dec...

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by [email protected]
Tue Apr 23, 2002 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 / 767 PTV
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

RE: UA 777 / 767 PTV

Both your aircraft will have PTVs.

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by [email protected]
Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: Fundamental Changes For AA
Replies: 28
Views: 2964

RE: AA CEO: Fundamental Changes For AA

This is a sidenote, but I must say that I am TRULY IMPRESSED with this type of communication given to employees. Carty actually talks to the employees like they're intelligent human beings! Peers even! What is this?! Until very recently, that was simply UNHEARD OF AT UAL!!! I'm so used to our manage...

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by [email protected]
Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employees: Type Of Flight Benefits You Get
Replies: 46
Views: 25799

RE: Airline Employees: Type Of Flight Benefits You

The flight bennies and hotel/rent-a-car discounts are nice, however, keep in mind that, at least concerning flight attendants, most of us value the <b>amount of time off</b> more than the free travel. With as much as 16-21 days off an month, you can count me as one of them. On one particular website...

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by [email protected]
Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy: Opinions
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

RE: Italy: Opinions

I love Italians. Especially the ones from the "old world." I think you should be proud of your ethnicity. Whether you're Italian, Estonian, Vietnamese, Black American, Jamaican, Scottish, or Colombian, people should always be proud of who they are. I don't have a problem with your stereotyping your ...

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by [email protected]
Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Cut JFK-EZE
Replies: 5
Views: 2650

RE: UA To Cut JFK-EZE

Yes, this is actually official. However, JFK-EZE is scheduled to resume Oct 1 (or the 10th, can't remember). I guess this now makes this route "seasonal."

Sadly, our only international routes out of JFK is now only NRT and LHR. (I don't consider the weekend SJU run "international").

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by [email protected]
Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help Save America's Passenger Trains!
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

RE: Help Save America's Passenger Trains!

Coincidentally, I'm on vacation for a whole month and will be taking Amtrak from the west to Chicago just for the scenery. I know most train fans feel that the Emeryville, CA-Chicago route is the most scenic. Has anyone travelled the LA-Chicago route? What's that like in terms of the scenery? I also...

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by [email protected]
Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines' Lack Of Service
Replies: 35
Views: 3752

RE: US Airlines' Lack Of Service

I agree with Pecoua about how many of us at UA miss serving food. And what I REALLY miss (don't laugh) is the number of coach pax that actually <i>enjoyed</i> some of our hot entrees. I think the favorite dish was that spinach fettuccini/chicken alfredo entree with the glazed carrots. The other favo...

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by [email protected]
Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Channel 9, What´s The Deal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3211

RE: United Channel 9, What´s The Deal?

Hi United Fan. Rest assured I'm here VERRY frequently. Usually lurking, without posting. You're right about inconsistent announcements from FAs. but actually, we have a lot flexibility regarding what what to announce. It kinda depends on the the type of flight, passenger mix (number of Mileage Plus ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Channel 9, What´s The Deal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3211

RE: United Channel 9, What´s The Deal?

It's completely the pilot's option to turn Channel 9 on for passengers to hear. They are not at all obligated to offer it on any of their flights. Many pilots love to offer it all the time. Some only some of the time. And still, some never like to offer it. It's up to the individual pilot. One pilot...

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by [email protected]
Wed Apr 03, 2002 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Between 737 And A320 Cabins...
Replies: 25
Views: 1126

RE: World Between 737 And A320 Cabins...

Someone above commented on how the aisle width of both planes seem comparable. The aisle width on Airbus narrowbodies is most definitely wider than on Boeings. You can easily squeeze between a beverage cart and an aisle seat on an A320. To do the same on a 737 is impossible. And having working and r...

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 26, 2002 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music Over Cabin Speakers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

RE: Music Over Cabin Speakers?

Concorde1518, For boarding music, UA has like 4 or 5 music styles from which the FAs may select: Mellow jazz, Urban R&B ballads, Classical, Lite Rock, or Hawaiian tunes. My preferred are either the jazz or lite rock. You'd be amazed as to how that music somehow affects the pax behavior when boarding.

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 26, 2002 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommended Amtrak Routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

RE: Recommended Amtrak Routes?

Thank you both for this information. I'm leaning on the Chicago-SF journey since more people seem to find the views more picturesque.

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