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by quiet1
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12242

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

Ultimately eastern launched the L1011 which was supposed to be the better fit, but ended up being a headache for them. https://i.imgur.com/I9XzKCI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0Rkf12h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GxAbU11.jpg Do you have links to a readable version of those articles? They look like interestin...

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by quiet1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4440
Views: 669034

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

The resumption of 1x weekly ORD-HKG passenger service really threw me for a loop. UA operates daily cargo flights on this route I don't understand why we need to operate 1x weekly passengers flights. And to be honest I don't see passenger service sticking around on this route once cargo rates drop ...

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27170

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Are these FAs AFA represented? Makes me wonder that if they’re not, and the predominance can’t or won’t transfer to US bases, then there’s some semblance of job security for US based FAs come October. Or at least a smaller number of potential furloughs. All UAL IFS is AFA the only bases recelty not...

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by quiet1
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715310

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines (UAL.O) wants to sunset older Boeing Co (BA.N) 757s “as soon as possible” but the timing will depend on when the Boeing 737 MAX starts flying again, Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nocella told journalists on Friday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-arlns...

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by quiet1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

In regards to Qantas for example who allow international crew transfers, if a Oz based FA wants to relocate from say MEL base to LHR base and is married, does the airline assist in visas etc for both people or is the partner/spouse left to arrange this themselves? What if they can't get a visa for ...

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by quiet1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

Well I didn’t think the process of someone transferring from a US Base would be as simple as just packing up and moving over Actually it is pretty much as simple as just packing up and moving over. There are out-of-the-norm cases, like if UA closes a domicile and the F/A chooses to accept an involu...

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

Do UA Crews based in London get provided with accommodation or hotac? Or do they have to pay the extortionate London prices for themselves. Why would they? Does UA pay for EWR/SFO rooms for EWR/SFO-based crew? Well I didn’t think the process of someone transferring from a US Base would be as simple...

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

Do the London-based FAs only fly a route that touches LHR at one end? Or could they fly a trip such as LHR-EWR-MXP-EWR-LHR or even other domestic routes before returning to LHR? Thanks. No LHR FAs only do trips that originate & terminate in LHR. They are not permitted to fly a route you mention...

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed
Replies: 4
Views: 5891

Re: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed

NVM!!!

My post is unscathed several posts above the one I thought was my mis-attributed one. It seems that hereandthere41 is indeed the author of that post and simply mangled the quote tags. My bad!

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715310

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

+1 what @cosyr said!

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed
Replies: 4
Views: 5891

Re: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed

airkas1 wrote:
Maybe the user in question just quoted the wrong person and there is no bug?


I am the poster, and I am @quiet1 and not @hereandthere 41, and I clicked on the quote icon in the correct post...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed
Replies: 4
Views: 5891

Re: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed

....aaaaaaaand aparently I can't place an image file inline from my local computer, so let's try this:

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread quote & post author mis-attributed
Replies: 4
Views: 5891

Thread quote & post author mis-attributed

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

Hey, something is a bit wrong here: I (@quiet1) wrote the post above and was quoting @Italianflyer, but it shows @hereandthere41 wrote the post above quoting @quiet1...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715310

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

On https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mpOJRZKCuPEe56kNZbdY0tssvQmlOy4aBXldjHoPrn4/edit#gid=1358414570 it shows that United has a total of 14 787-8s, but only 12 of them are "A/C to Get Polaris". What is happening (or not) with the other two 787--8s?

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17826

Re: United Airlines in London

Italianflyer wrote:
I assume that it's still cost effective to have FAs based in very expensive hotel cities like LHR, HKG, TYO (HND especially) ...

Yet, oddly enough, the NRT-based F/As don't (and won't even with the expansion) cover HND flights.

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by quiet1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 164260

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

My house was under the climb-out pattern for west-bound planes and I'd rush outdoors to see the UA 747 (UA953) and various DC-10s fly over. That sound of their engines is still music to my ears. Ah yes, UAL953 was the morning departure to ORD and HNL. I lived on the other side of the airport and wo...

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by quiet1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 164260

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

As an ex-Buckeye av-geek born & raised in Lorain County, some of these posts sent me down memory lane, especially the YouTube video from 1974. As a teenager I spent a lot of time on the observation deck in the early 1970's. I had shoeboxes of photos of planes that got thrown out during my move o...

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by quiet1
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12918

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

I've read that the installation of Polaris seats on the 767s is combined with some extensive work to extend the productive lifetime of the airframe since UA has now committed to keeping the 767s longer. Can anybody here confirm that? Also, in online reviews of the El Al new 787s the J seats are call...

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by quiet1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10480

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

CONTACREW wrote:
The domestic 777 will only be on EWR-DUB all other TATL/TPAC flights will remain with international equipped aircraft (75B/76P/76A/76C/76N/78V/78Z/78U/77Y/77Q/77T)


Why three 787 designations (V,Z,U)? Other than obvious 787-8 and 787-9, what's the third differentiator?

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by quiet1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?
Replies: 42
Views: 3777

Re: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?

Most of my Japanese friends refer to ANA as "Zen-ni-ku" when speaking in Japanese to other Japanese speakers. I've never heard them say "ANA" though they do usually say "A-N-A" when speaking to non-Japanese speakers.

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by quiet1
Tue May 02, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 37235

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Or, an unneeded apostrophe: HAW'AIIAN

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by quiet1
Tue May 02, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5576

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

For very brief periods of time time there was HNL-HKG and HNL-ICN (maybe it was still Kimpo?) non-stop service.

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by quiet1
Mon May 01, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8911

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

VapourTrails wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC9tFPBNUr8 - Abandoned plane found, 737. Exploring with Josh, YouTube, published November 13, 2016.


What model of 737 had a full-size exit door over the wings? I've never seen that before.

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by quiet1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things that USED to take up room in your bag
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

Re: Things that USED to take up room in your bag

A thick inflight handbook, boarding jacket, serving jacket, dress shirts, vest, uniform pants, pouch with wine opener, extra liquor seals, spare flashlight, spare watch, small scissors. I'm a retired F/A who commuted. :D

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

Re: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's

johnclipper wrote:
From the concepts I have seen, some features are cutting edge.


Can you share any examples?

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 18162

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

One factor to consider when comparing the pitch of the original 707s/DC8s to today's narrow bodies, is that the seat backs were thicker which adds to seat pitch (the measurement from a point in a seat to the same point in the seat in front of it.) They might have been as much as 2" thicker than...

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6784

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

Part 2 - Wall Street won't let United grow capacity because of its own obsession with PRASM and penalizing airlines for capacity growth (plenty of examples over the last few years) Can you explain how that works? What are some of the examples over the last few years where "Wall Street" pe...

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5303

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

I'm catching up on a*net reading, and came across this thread. I was in Manhattan (mid-town east) from 11- to 18-April and never saw a single UA ad on a taxi. I only saw one ad on a bus-stop shelter. The last previous post on this thread says "3 weeks ago" as posting date which would mean ...

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by quiet1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22775

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Actually if there was a reasonable minimum estaliblished in the US it would benefit everybody. Most countries would comply and no airlines would be at disadvantage to each other. Ideally the minimums would be enough to get to a bit more room than the most cramped configurations in 777s and 787s tod...

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

And is that lady at the end a flight attendant wearing a tie, or and FO? Equality in the cabin but not the flight deck - or am I being harsh? What "lady at the end ... wearing a tie..."? Do you mean the people on the far left and far right on the top photo? I'm pretty sure those are both ...

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

smi0006 wrote:
[quote="RyanairGuru"And is that lady at the end a flight attendant wearing a tie, or and FO? Equality in the cabin but not the flight deck - or am I being harsh?


What "lady at the end ... wearing a tie..."? Do you mean the person on the far left on the top photo? I'm pretty sure that's a male F/A.

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

Re: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?

Some historical trivia: When UA opened it's CIQ facility under Terminal 6 several years ago, the elderly moving sidewalk from the Immigrations area to Customs was inoperative for months and I heard it was because the area had some historical designation (from being in movie/movies?) and they had to ...

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by quiet1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant

Perhaps someone can modify the thread title to indicate a pilot (singluar) not multiple pilots are donating kidneys?

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by quiet1
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?
Replies: 139
Views: 28916

Re: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?

Wasn't one big factor on the reach of the 747-200s flying JFK-NRT for UA, NW and JL in the 80s a very premium configuration? In some of them coach was relegated to behind door 3. US corporations used to have very generous travel policies that allowed first class travel for flights longer than 12 ho...

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by quiet1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68640

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

As above, the shattered disc could have just as easily traveled through the cabin and killed a few people. It was just good luck that the disc traveled outboard of the aircraft. Is it a function of the rotation direction? If it had been engine #1 (to the left of the fuselage) would it likely have g...

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by quiet1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 24096

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

Remember when Business Class was the cat's meows on 747's at 2-4-2 seating with 38" pitch, leg/foot rests and enhanced catering with pre-departure drinks? Everything old is new again.

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by quiet1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17496

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Well depends because if a lock failed on the overhead bins it would end up with a diversion due to the fact crew would have no access to safety equipment, oxygen bottles, first aid kits, defibs, fire extinguishers, infant life vests, spare life vests, some aircraft life rafts, the aircraft cannot r...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42592

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

This is a screen shot from a video Boeing had posted three or four years ago. I remember that it came up in some a.net thread at that time when there was absolutely no other speculation that the 77W would find a home at UA. Wonder if this is the livery we'll actually see? http://www.wpcoe.com/images...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68640

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 1607990272


First time I've ever noticed a crew member without a watch.
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KarelXWB wrote:


First time I've ever noticed a crew member without a watch.

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by quiet1
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new Tv commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Emirates new Tv commercial

Unless you're a First Class passenger who's not enamored to find someone else's child in your suite. :lol:

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by quiet1
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 35318

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

When are the last NRT-BKK and JFK-NRT flights?

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by quiet1
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6419

Re: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

There is no minimum flying requirement. With a prime line like SFO-PVG she could easily drop the trips she doesn't want to fly to the pool to be picked up by another FA. There are many who do this. It allows them to hold down a separate full time job while doing minimal work for the airline which i...

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by quiet1
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6419

Re: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

There is no minimum flying requirement. With a prime line like SFO-PVG she could easily drop the trips she doesn't want to fly to the pool to be picked up by another FA. There are many who do this. It allows them to hold down a separate full time job while doing minimal work for the airline which i...

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by quiet1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3856

Re: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.

Since this seems to be more of a theoretical discussion: How about a T-tail with aft-fuselage-mounted engines a la DC9?

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by quiet1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fainting on flights
Replies: 13
Views: 32298

Re: Fainting on flights

I forget the technical details but there is some semi-common syndrome that occurs at altitude for men of a certain age (middle age?) after urinating. Can anybody fill in the blanks in that statement?

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines flight Evacuated on the ground at LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: American Airlines flight Evacuated on the ground at LHR

The "burning" question is : "What would SQ have done?" :twisted:

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United has a deal with FA's
Replies: 61
Views: 12739

Re: United has a deal with FA's

I'm curious if there will be any "early out" retirement incentive. Even, perhaps, in the form of a signing bonus, after which disenfranchised folks can take the money and run.

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15659

Re: Smoking on planes!

I remember the HNL-NRT flights, which were 95% Japanese passengers, in the "Good Old Days." Not only was E-zone on the 747 smoking, for a while, so was half of D-zone. As soon as the no-smoking sign was turned off, it would be a dense blue cloud back there. Standing at door 4, sometimes yo...

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by quiet1
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Flying Rights Japan To Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 8309

RE: UA Flying Rights Japan To Australia

UA actually had announced and planned to inaugurate <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> flights, but in their arrogance of ...

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