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by ILUV767
Wed May 12, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

I flew a BE-1900 for 4.5 years. You wore that airplane. We did up to nine legs a day in it. You learned it’s quirks and could easily tell when something wasn’t right. The 1900 was a great airplane to “cut your teeth” on in commercial aviation, but it’s a lousy career airplane. Get some time and move...

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by ILUV767
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what’s that sound?-a320
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: what’s that sound?-a320

Its the yellow electric pump.

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by ILUV767
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?

Once COVID is over, you'll be able to tour the first 747-400 at the Delta museum in ATL, including being able to stand at the entrance to the flight deck to take pictures.

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by ILUV767
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot profile
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Chief Pilot profile

Reference 14CFR 119.67

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by ILUV767
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on B1900D?
Replies: 24
Views: 2505

Re: Flying on B1900D?

Loud, cold and drafty.

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by ILUV767
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4969

Re: VFR with Airliners

In a previous life, I flew a BE1900 for an operator in the US. While our scheduled flights were always dispatched IFR, there were provisions in our ops spec which allowed us to operate VFR. We would often use VFR as a tool when operationally advantageous. We were all trained in VFR operations and we...

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by ILUV767
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost cutting at Emirates
Replies: 47
Views: 11440

Re: Cost cutting at Emirates

Sadly labor unions are not legal in the UAE.

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by ILUV767
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX-Europe & SAN-Europe Post-Covid Without A380's - Fleet Plans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: LAX-Europe & SAN-Europe Post-Covid Without A380's - Fleet Plans?

The 787 and A350 are the new dominant long haul airplanes. You'll likely see additional frequencies in markets that have significant capacity demands vs. single flights on large equipment. Very large aircraft are a significant liability for airlines. When times are good airlines could barely justify...

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by ILUV767
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?
Replies: 24
Views: 2184

Re: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?

Happens all the time on the US carriers who routinely bring family members on layovers in flight loads allow it. The catch is they need to be in a position to have a plan b if they can't get on your flight.

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by ILUV767
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Delta Check-In
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Question Regarding Delta Check-In

Basic Economy Ticket?

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by ILUV767
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 39
Views: 7946

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

The safety culture in the United States is vastly different than in other parts of the world thanks very much to the hard work negotiating by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA). All US carriers (and many other non-US airlines with healthy safety cultures) have stipulations in the pilot contract t...

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by ILUV767
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.
Replies: 36
Views: 5974

Re: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.

That hotel was an absolute dump to stay in. The rooms haven't been updated in what seems to be decades. Its only redeeming quality is its location.

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by ILUV767
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

Read Flying the Line volumes one and two. These books detail the history of ALPA including how the pilots union was formed, mergers, pay scales, furloughs etc. Its a good read to really understand pilot/management labor relations. It's practically required reading for airline pilots in the United St...

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by ILUV767
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Disarming the Door
Replies: 17
Views: 2426

Re: Disarming the Door

Movement of the aircraft is prohibited without the slides armed on all US carriers.

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by ILUV767
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 2709

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

For me, it depends on the day, the city, the seat, the equipment and the carrier. Between life and work obligations I’m often traveling on my days off in addition to my full flying schedule. The back row of a full RJ next to the lav after working a ten hour flight is absolutely miserable. Business c...

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by ILUV767
Tue May 28, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Frontier Canada or Spririt Colombia when there is Easyjet Switzerland and Thai VietJet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Why No Frontier Canada or Spririt Colombia when there is Easyjet Switzerland and Thai VietJet?

Cabotage laws, laws regarding airline ownership and scope clause in various labor contracts all prevent this.

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by ILUV767
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: sterile cockpit - high altitude airports question
Replies: 24
Views: 3457

Re: sterile cockpit - high altitude airports question

10,000' above field elevation

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by ILUV767
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 27806

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

The crew will file their ASAP report and they'll probably never hear about it again. If there was a mechanical problem, the airplane would have been written up and the maintenance item would be cleared prior to the next flight. Non-event really.

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by ILUV767
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 8088

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've always found it to be a loud airplane in the cabin.

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by ILUV767
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft mechanic vs Aircraft maintenance planner
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Aircraft mechanic vs Aircraft maintenance planner

Get your A&P and a business degree which will enable you to become a planner. Twist wrenches for a while, even if its on little airplanes. Become an expert at job cards, AD compliance and all the maintenance manuals. Having that skill set will help open doors in planning should you wish to pursu...

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by ILUV767
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

FedEx, UPS and the various other cargo/ACMI carriers in the United States all fall under 14 CFR 121, which is the same set of rules that all of the large passenger airlines operate under. The actual flying between a flight at FedEx and American has very little difference as far as the pilot is conce...

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by ILUV767
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew Meals In Cockpit And Severe Turbulence?
Replies: 17
Views: 12957

RE: Crew Meals In Cockpit And Severe Turbulence?

Always have paper towels up there. Bottled water should have a cap. Drinks should have lids. Keep stuff away from the center pedestal. Pass drinks from behind and to the side. If it gets really bad, put your tray on the floor behind your seat.

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by ILUV767
Sat May 26, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Numbers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

RE: Flight Numbers.

I bet some intern comes up with the flight numbers.

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by ILUV767
Sun May 13, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>...not full price.</i></font></td></tr></tab...

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by ILUV767
Sat May 12, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>If the link were that vital it would be self...

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by ILUV767
Sat May 12, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1337Delta764" class="quote" target="_blank">1337Delta764</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Affordable? Fares on EAS routes ...

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by ILUV767
Sat May 12, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

Airports are used to stimulate the local economy. Having commercial air service can bring in business to your community and provide a link to the rest of the globe. In many cases rail and bus options are not feasible. If EAS disappears, so does affordable air service to your community sending travel...

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by ILUV767
Fri May 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

Most people that criticize the program have little understanding of the program, its benefits and actual costs.

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by ILUV767
Fri May 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

RE: Merced And Visalia CA Could Lose EAS Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Rather than immediately terminate ser...

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by ILUV767
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 20821

RE: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US

Great Lakes Airlines is one of the largest B1900D operators in the world. The 1900 is a great airplane for regional routes, essential air service, and cargo. It has excellent short field performance and does great in the mountains. Airplane age is measured in cycles and some 1900s fly more than 12 f...

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by ILUV767
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Taking Over MSP EAS Routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2901

RE: SkyWest Taking Over MSP EAS Routes?

Great Lakes is doing <acronym title="Devils Lake - Municipal (Knoke Field) (DVL), USA - North Dakota">DVL</acronym> and PIR right now. JMS is starting soon (continuing service to <acronym title="Williston - Sloulin Field International (ISN), USA - North Dakota">ISN</acronym>) and so is IWD. Each mon...

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by ILUV767
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What It Is Like Working At AA Now - Insider's View
Replies: 25
Views: 10788

RE: What It Is Like Working At AA Now - Insider's View

I don't think he hates AA, he hates what has happened to AA.

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by ILUV767
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduler Interview
Replies: 12
Views: 15438

RE: Crew Scheduler Interview

View the job as a customer service position.

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by ILUV767
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA:Goes Out Full But Either No $ Or Lots Of $$$$
Replies: 48
Views: 11763

RE: UA:Goes Out Full But Either No $ Or Lots Of $$$$

Some markets are served because they provide revenue opportunities down line. For example, you might have a flight from <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym...

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by ILUV767
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Long Turn-around Times On Some Long Hauls?
Replies: 28
Views: 15494

RE: Why So Long Turn-around Times On Some Long Hauls?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Norwegian737" class="quote" target="_blank">Norwegian737</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>A plane makes money when it...

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by ILUV767
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boomtown Williston, ND - Air Service?
Replies: 13
Views: 3834

RE: Boomtown Williston, ND - Air Service?

ISN has power lines off the departure end of one of the runways which causes severe weight restrictions. I heard that there was talk of relocating the power lines underground but that hasnt happened.

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by ILUV767
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Then And Now
Replies: 110
Views: 8214

RE: Regionals Then And Now

Now its nothing more than outsourcing career jobs and flying to the lowest bidder.

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by ILUV767
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Most Boring Time For The Pilots
Replies: 30
Views: 14228

RE: The Most Boring Time For The Pilots

Cruise flight can be the most interesting or the most boring part of the flight. It depends on the rest of the crew. Some people are just harder to talk to than others and that makes even the shortest flight long.

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by ILUV767
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are There Two Crews On Int'l Flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 7419

RE: Why Are There Two Crews On Int'l Flights?

It also allows for fatigue mitigation. International crews travel through several time zones and are expected to stay fresh and alert for the entire time. Having an additional crew member allows for rest which greatly improves safety (and is required by the FAA).

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by ILUV767
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Hour Pilot Rest Rule Would Cut Jobs Says ATA
Replies: 48
Views: 7735

RE: 9 Hour Pilot Rest Rule Would Cut Jobs Says ATA

Personally I think it would add to the number of pilot jobs since more would be required. You'd basically need two crews at each outstation vs. one crew per night. Currently 9 hours is the standard however some airlines use reduce rest as a cruch to maintain their schedules. You can be reduced to 8 ...

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by ILUV767
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buses For Planes Would Save $89 Million In Subsidies
Replies: 67
Views: 15496

RE: Buses For Planes Would Save $89 Million In Subsidies

Try running a bus from Vernal Utah to Denver. That is an all day adventure right there or an hour long flight.

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by ILUV767
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Need Permission From Employees?,?,?
Replies: 50
Views: 12551

RE: AA Need Permission From Employees?,?,?

Based on the acutal pilot pay scales at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> listed on Airline Pilot Central <a href="http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/legacy/american.html," target="_blank">http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/legacy/american.html</a> a senior 777 ...

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by ILUV767
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Truth Behind Turbulence
Replies: 46
Views: 12445

RE: What Is The Truth Behind Turbulence

Severe turbulence requires an aircraft inspection.

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by ILUV767
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Pilots Talk/do In Long-Haul Flights?
Replies: 61
Views: 39873

RE: What Do Pilots Talk/do In Long-Haul Flights?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/26point2" class="quote" target="_blank">26point2</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Quoting ILUV767 (Reply 15): it took me 2...

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by ILUV767
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual Flying In The Airline Industry
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

RE: Manual Flying In The Airline Industry

I fly a Beech 1900 without an autopilot installed in airline service. It doesnt get any more hands on than that.

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by ILUV767
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Pilots Talk/do In Long-Haul Flights?
Replies: 61
Views: 39873

RE: What Do Pilots Talk/do In Long-Haul Flights?

I have a contest with my FOs to find all of the letters in the cockpit...it took me 2.5 years to find the letter "J."

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by ILUV767
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL777-200ER/LR Fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

RE: DL777-200ER/LR Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lucky777" class="quote" target="_blank">lucky777</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> thought the 77E fleet numbers were 7000 s...

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by ILUV767
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Door Arming Disarming/call Back Announcements?
Replies: 2
Views: 3788

RE: UA Door Arming Disarming/call Back Announcements?

"Flight Attendants arm doors for departure."

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by ILUV767
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jumpseat Agreements
Replies: 3
Views: 3468

RE: Jumpseat Agreements

Contact your union jumpseat coordinator who should have contacts with the jumpseat coordinator for pretty much any other airline and draft language stating that you'll each get reciprocal jumpseats. At my airline our agents should be able to look up your airline in our data base and see if you have ...

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by ILUV767
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FSM-MEM-SLC And Return
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

RE: FSM-MEM-SLC And Return

Were you on a buddy pass or a regular pass? Its an unwritten rule that you dont complain at all when non-reving. Good luck...I hope that you dont get your pass priveledges suspended.

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