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by KUZAWU08
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 1693

Re: Travel dilemma

would require evening before... however, worth considering if it’s that important last flight Florida-CLT, latest terminating flight from CLT into XNA, (I think there’s a red eye sometimes) then originating flight XNA-ORD on AA

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by KUZAWU08
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7936

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

HSV and MCO are neat examples I've seen... Honestly I though HSV is just a cool airport to visit with a modern terminal, glass jetways, and scenic flying. The hotel is pretty cool because it's become part of the terminal... there are ramp view rooms to where it looks like you're in a departure loung...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27940

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

So well is it going to be Airbus or Boeing? according to the factual and data driven article, they're planning to use "regional" metal... so... I'd say that's more a question of Bombardier ehem.. I mean uh, Mitsubishi or Embraer. I'm totally partial to the CRJ but if they know anything ab...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9826

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Alleged video from inside the Frontier Flight https://youtu.be/m9mUzhbOAvQ It's definitely gross to think about finding something like bodily fluids no matter where you're entering. The last thing you want to find in close quarters like a seat, restaurant table, hotel room... wherever...is unknown ...

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by KUZAWU08
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 7801

Re: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...

Sometimes what you observe literally is what you think it is! So you think this might really have been a humpback whale in the cargo hold? Gruß, masi 1157 He was on an A220 not a Bird of Prey. best. response. all. year... never know when one had a crazy mission... "cap'n... thar be whales here...

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by KUZAWU08
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline

Very interesting concept... cities do often operate public transit/ special transit, so why not an aviation wing where needed? There are cities out there that actually run and staff their airports including the FBO. Most are smaller cities, and the FBOs have ties to larger networks. However, the FBO...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 7801

Re: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...

Sometimes what you observe literally is what you think it is! So you think this might really have been a humpback whale in the cargo hold? Gruß, masi 1157 maybe when pigs fly... or uh, humpback whales fly... just saying though, sometimes in the air it is, in fact, worth "noting what you notice...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 151051

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Actually, "flaps" is on to something... maybe not so much a merger, but an announcement including something about "going green/ renewable energy?" I think some sort of new aircraft type is in the mix, perhaps something for regional service as well as something for long haul servi...

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by KUZAWU08
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 7801

Re: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...

Specifically, in what area of the aircaft did you observe the noise? Perhaps it actually was a "barking dog..." either cabin pet or a live animal travelling in cargo. I'm convinced that if some of the Dogs travelling in the cargo area were barking, could be heard in the passenger area. The...

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by KUZAWU08
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?
Replies: 57
Views: 11951

Re: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?

So if it was an F-28, would this be Empire Airlines in 1984? https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/4/6/1128642.jpg?v=v40 Most likely Empire but it could also be Pilgrim. Not sure, but I CAN match up a couple items in the picture. Notice the vertical structure on the wing (would that be a...

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by KUZAWU08
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9956

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Could there be conflict-of-interest issue with Southwest paying for FAA inspectors? Airman as asked by the FAA to pay out of their own pocket USD$2-400 for checkrides and verbal examinations to Designated Pilot Examiners. That's excluding logistical fees for equipment rental/ fuel, etc. Additionall...

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by KUZAWU08
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding abuses
Replies: 33
Views: 2335

Re: Boarding abuses

The overhead bin isn’t a cargo compartment, it’s for securing personal items in the cabin. I’m not sure when it became yet another cargo compartment, and the fact that everyone insists on placing their 30+ pound bags there (which they will not touch during the flight) concerns me from a weight and b...

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by KUZAWU08
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17843

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

OTOH, lets say I am single, only care for myself and never have lateness or other issues with making it to work. This program will allow me to take every Christmas day and New Years Eve off without penalty. It doesn't... be careful/ read carefully... sounds like you're still assessed points toward ...

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by KUZAWU08
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17843

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

Assessing disciplinary points for something is a punishment, doesn’t matter how many it takes until action. If you’re sick, you’re sick... you can’t control it and should not be punished for it. I fully understand limiting sick days and factoring that into performance reviews... however, it’s not so...

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by KUZAWU08
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16442

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

Someone needs to look at this from a safety standpoint. Having observed employer/ employee relations in aviation union and non-union environment, there are some key safeguards easily shattered in a non union environment. Additionally, unionization has little to do with customer service standards.

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by KUZAWU08
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 11652

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

Did they do charters too? I recall flying on a chartered 727 from TUS-CLT in spring 2005 with full Pan Am colors. I still can't quite figure that one out since I know the airline had gone under. Man I wish I could find the cardboard box camera picture somewhere of that aircraft.

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by KUZAWU08
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming a Commercial Pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Becoming a Commercial Pilot

"And at the same time, there are guys just as qualified flying smaller ass planes between points in a cornfield, barely making enough to pay the bills. Some are living the dream, some are miserable." Spoke with an FO a few weeks back who was formerly an Agricultural Aviation Pilot. Suppose...

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by KUZAWU08
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming a Commercial Pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Becoming a Commercial Pilot

Focus on your fascination. I debated about leaving it at that... but I'll elaborate. I was a high school student who had a longtime interest in the aviation industry, particularly the airline industry. I'm the first in my family to even have any interest in aviation and had a number of hurdles, incl...

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by KUZAWU08
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 8142

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

AVL-DEN seems like it might be difficult with only a 7000 foot runway. The A320 at MTOW requires nearly 6,900 feet at sea level and the A319 7,100. It will depend on their paperwork, config etc but that seems to be pushing it. According to the AVL Airport website (flyavl.com) under the planning and...

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by KUZAWU08
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4501

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

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IFL Group has a couple CRJ 200s they're using as freighters. Pretty cool.

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by KUZAWU08
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4501

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

What we've come to call the baby Js are a bit of a pain to work with to say the least. They're front heavy to the point where unless you have about ~50 total bags in the back, you'll need ballast for most flights. Add a jumpseater to the front and its a few hundred pounds more of sandbags to toss i...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 5819

Re: the future of the jet bridge

One way I hope jet bridges will advance is better mechanisms for raising and lowering gate check/ valet tag bags. That would speed up and organize the process for stowage and return to pax.

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 5819

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I love the all glass jetbridges you find in overseas airports. You get such great views of the airport and of the airplane you are about to board. However, not in the U.S. I once read on this forum somewhere that supposedly there is some safety regulation in the U.S. that prohibits them. Really??? ...

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by KUZAWU08
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 43
Views: 4929

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

A lot of locals refer to GSO and even try to arrange travel by the non existent identifier alias... "PTI." (short for Piedmont Triad International) What's funny to me is that the actual identifier will stay "GSO" and that probably will never change. Actually, that poses an intere...

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by KUZAWU08
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 16790

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

I love the "port and starboard" concept. Consider something practical as well- often aircraft are designed with cargo doors, fuel and various other service panels aircraft right. You can have multiple ground service equipment items on a flight on the right, while the jet bridge is "lo...

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