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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20077

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Is Burlington Air still in TOL? Delta used to run two out/back 727 flights ATL-TOL-FWA-ATL and ATL-FWA-TOL-ATL back before they let Comair take over. So even then, TOL didn't have enough traffic for a stand alone flight. Don't forget DAY lost its Piedmont hub long before they lost a few flights from...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12587

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Cue up the bad PR and arrests in the rebooking lines...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s
Replies: 52
Views: 6140

Re: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s

Have they managed to solve the energy-density problem with H2? Jet A has one of the highest energy densities of any practical fuel source. The existing tanks are based upon this density to achieve their current payload/range curves. While a gas, H2 can be compressed, but that involves a hole new ran...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon May 02, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tips on "Common" comment
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Tips on "Common" comment

Now you re-submit in the "historical" category.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Partners With Elon Musk's SpaceX Co. To Offer Free Inflight WIFI
Replies: 26
Views: 3655

Re: Hawaiian Partners With Elon Musk's SpaceX Co. To Offer Free Inflight WIFI

I would guess the antenna resides outside the pressure vessel. That would require the cables to pass through and any mounting bolt holes weaken an area of the fuselage. Figuring out how that affects the life of the aircraft is why it takes so long to certify. Mounting the antennas inside might reduc...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA plans to de-orbit ISS in 2031
Replies: 60
Views: 5561

Re: NASA plans to de-orbit ISS in 2031

Wasn't it Thomas Edison who said it is important to know WHAT WON'T WORK? That alone would make NASA a bargain compared to private companies going bust on a bad idea.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: best camera
Replies: 9
Views: 4071

Re: best camera

No one wants to touch this hot potato?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?
Replies: 17
Views: 2893

Re: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?

Every runway must have been contaminated in the 70s as I don't recall any landing without the engines spooling up after landing.

Granted, Noise abatement procedures were far in the future.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71495

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about pri...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71495

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

I get your point that the FAA is glacial. Every governmental agency should be deliberate, not reactive. In this case I see the FCC too reactive and the FAA too deliberate. But, that benefits the flying public if the airlines don't have to upgrade every two years.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9146

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Collective Bargaining Agreements and Job Descriptions aside, it is a matter of necessity, the longer the flight, the more attention has to be paid to the lavs. A little turbulence at the wrong moment can be a problem. I think you can count on one hand the number of flights that have made an unschedu...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71495

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about prio...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 17237

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

Speedy,
While I haven’t experienced this, I would bet the Chinese carriers are required to close the shades over every military installation within view. The Chinese like to keep secrets from their own citizens, let alone outsiders.

As for me, give me a window or knock me out.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 23008

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

The easiest solution is shared flights instead of a RJ from every city to the hub. Run the big jet through a couple of cities to fill it up before heading to the hub. No need for massive investment in a new design that may not (most likely won’t) be economical to operate. IMO, Customers are more lik...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 9609

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Even if we could get that chart the OP talked about, keep in mind, most shipments use multiple modes. That widget most likely spent some time in a truck or train on its way to the airport. Was it counted as a truck fright AND airfreight, or was it split? Or was it counted only for the longest segmen...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 757
Views: 118164

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

That is one rosy forecast, especially cargo.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111105

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Douglas aircraft once was a force to be reckoned with in commercial aviation. They took a short-cut on the DC10 to get it on the market. McDonnell enters the picture and they royally screw the MD11 by not putting the necessary work into getting it right the first time. MDC fades as airlines go elsew...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 8428

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

I was at a lab last week where they are waiting for USPS Priority Express packages shipped from MI points over a week ago. 7+ days on a trip you could drive in less than four hours. So if FedEx is handling these shipments for USPS, it might explain the delay.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25490

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
exFWAOONW wrote:
Saw a DC8 main deck cargo door open at about v1. It happens. Glad everyone went home.


Is it something like this
eerily similar. Mine had a green stripe and envelopes and small packages steaming from it. But yeah, the door swung open that far as it accelerated and rotated.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5824

Re: "Dry airspace"

Great thread and post. What did Braniff do!? My father was a Braniff ticket agent in Wichita,KS from 1959 to 1982, so I non-reved out of ICT many times during the “Vern Miller” years. Departing Wichita, Braniff would not serve drinks until after the plane crossed state lines (OK going to DFW or MO ...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25490

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

Saw a DC8 main deck cargo door open at about v1. It happens. Glad everyone went home.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycrane drops its payload onto California street
Replies: 27
Views: 5699

Re: Skycrane drops its payload onto California street

Was there a mis-calculation in the weight of the load? I see that often enough to be a possibility.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera recommendation - please help
Replies: 6
Views: 4430

Re: New camera recommendation - please help

There are several slr cameras that feature electronic viewfinders and a large screen on the back, too, no looking through glass at all.
Price range would help. Everyone has a different idea of “reasonable.”

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cockpit/Cabin Shot Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: Cockpit/Cabin Shot Advice

Anyone try using a gradation filter?

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I was wondering if you guys think it’s a good idea to always have your camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: I was wondering if you guys think it’s a good idea to always have your camera

You can’t practice shooting techniques with empty hands. Just don’t forget to also enjoy what is before with your OE eyeball1.0.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Military Procurement post 1950
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: Best Military Procurement post 1950

Can I add another vote for the A-10? It was also rare for being on-time, on-budget, and on-spec from the get-go. No wonder it’s hated by so many.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence
Replies: 58
Views: 11354

Re: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence

Do you really want the thought police roaming the streets arresting people before they do something you don’t like? His “crime” was showing up for work. He didn’t actually do it (fly drunk), yet many here want to destroy him as they sit in judgement behind their keyboard. When was the last time you ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 4214

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

I should have started my post with the word, “Also.” was thinking in terms of staffing full-time employees (8hrs straight). They may only “work” one to three flights at some outstations. Those extra employees add lots of costs no matter the labor rate. Part-time employees will have a major impact on...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 4214

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

Look at labor costs. With a plane at the jetway, you can get away with two, maybe one in a pinch, gate agent to board a flight. Remote boarding will require one at the gate, one one the ground directing them to the plane or bus, a bus driver, another at the air stair to verify the passengers is at t...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?

I doubt the teams request a specific type of a/c for a charter. They may request a specific number of seats (to ensure room to spread out) and the airline provides whatever is available with at least that many seats.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 fuel burn / tank management
Replies: 34
Views: 5848

Re: 727 fuel burn / tank management

I can’t be sure, but I think every operator propped up or dropped the tail stair at the gate.
Maybe the ballast fuel was airline specific for overnight or longer-term parking.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 fuel burn / tank management
Replies: 34
Views: 5848

Re: 727 fuel burn / tank management

Didn’t the 727 require ballast fuel in center tank when parked at the gate? How was that handled? Min arrival fuel account for this?

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 167599

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Does Hawaii still have a two week quarantine rule for tourists? Puts a real damper on vacation plans.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 14069

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

... the doors were still open while in TLV, Israeli laws apply. And Israeli law is clear: "Three years ago, Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, won a landmark ruling against El Al. The Israeli judge hearing the case said that “under absolutely no circumstances can a crew membe...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 8543

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find. Rode it multiple times. (As a non-rev) To be clear, the UA non-stop as the big island was less crowded and still under developed back in the 70s. I always thought those red footies they gave out so you could walk about the wide bodies without your shoes on were co...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 8543

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

MIflyer12 wrote:
ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find.

Rode it multiple times. (As a non-rev)

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13695

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

They need to re-read “Chicken Little” until they understand the lesson.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 53
Views: 3513

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

They could have hit them all with tear gas and used a very heavy handed response. None of this hitting them with the proverbial wet lettuce leaf.. Yep... what happened to Trump's masked, camouflaged mercenaries? Why weren't they in Sturgis to enforce "safety"? Surely he wouldn't be select...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape
Replies: 33
Views: 9044

Re: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape

The real story is how quickly the high speed train corridor is being built along the Beachline to the airport and how spectacular the Train Station attached to the South Terminal is. Not bad for a state that supposedly doesnt believe in transit vs a state like California that cant complete any of i...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 14124

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Knowing nyrop, it was thought to be a case of common engines=common parts=savings. That, and it’s better to stick with the devil you know than the one you don’t.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2761

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Just as odor molecules are smaller than the hepa filters, The virus particles are much smaller than the weave of most cloth masks. A cloth mask is mostly “for show.”

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 53031

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

Maybe they see a quick recovery and don’t need layoffs to make it through to better times.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 43387

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Some of these routes hop along like they did because the airlines did not have permission from both governments needed to go from A to C and sell seats on that leg of a trip, but still had permission to fly A to B and B to C from the prop days. Sometimes it was the only way to get to C. Sometimes, i...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 18427

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Some unusual pictures of Caravelle III msn 116 used by the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) and undergoing in-flight evacuation test using the rear stair. This evacuation method was never used in service. There are however unconfirmed rumors those tests were not just for evacutation and Caravelles migh...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 18427

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

:cry: Why did UAL only operate the Caravelle for such a short period of time? Did it burn too much fuel or were they maintenance nightmares? My dad worked at UA back in the day, and his take on the caravelle was NO room for bags and cargo. He said they were doing good to get all the checked bags on...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 280223

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Anyone want to speculate whether DL will regret retiring an entire fleet if the economy comes roaring back faster than predicted by “the experts?”

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9740

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Bricktop wrote:

Pretty stunning that no NYC airport is on that list.
you beat me to it.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 9482

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

There is a good chance I’ve been on that a/c when it was in service. I can’t count how many hops into Ohare or out to DEN were on the 727. Hello old friend.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 16, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 53031

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse?

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