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by Caspian27
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 landing incident at SJO
Replies: 14
Views: 6410

Re: UA 738 landing incident at SJO

More likely than not they hydroplaned because of the wet conditions and non-grooved runway.

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by Caspian27
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DC10 in 1979 movie "Love and Bullets" Which airport?
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: UA DC10 in 1979 movie "Love and Bullets" Which airport?

Looks an awful lot like SFO to me with Coyote Point in the background. Hard to telI for sure though because the quality isn’t very good.

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by Caspian27
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE
Replies: 21
Views: 6398

Re: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE

Some gates have auto-park. I think IAH has that system. TBIT @ LAX has it. We would just set the aircraft type prior to arrival. can someone please explain auto park? There’s a display that’s hung on the outside of the terminal building directly in front of the captain that will allow the captain t...

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by Caspian27
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40703

Re: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

On planes being in gates at DEN on arrival - I agree the frequency here is much greater then recently - I think this is mostly due to UA's recent decision to hold planes for connecting passengers, and some of the staffing complexities around the banks. I was infuriated a week ago in this exact situ...

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by Caspian27
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Constrained Runways
Replies: 45
Views: 8244

Re: Constrained Runways

I don't mean to sound like a jerk as questions online do not always convey tone. Do you believe I am wrong or do you know I am wrong? The quote you have provided leads me to believe the runways are not the bottleneck. If the current maximum capacity is 55 million passengers and airport administrati...

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by Caspian27
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 74673

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

by738 wrote:
Others with similar have repaired so wouldn't discount. What ever happened to the UA 757 thats nose wheel buckled?


It was written off.

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by Caspian27
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12509

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

One also has to remember altitude exacerbates the effect of alcohol on the the body. So do the possibilities of a touch of hypoxia, though I am not implying this in any way. You raise a good point, though she did slur the safety briefing before the aircraft took off. Either way, definitely an unfor...

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by Caspian27
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16661

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

After learning more about Rocky Mountain Arsenal, i believe the city shouldve used that land for DIA and that wouldve saved them construction on the runways that jetted in to RMA as well as not having to worry so much about water contamination as a result of RMA. The two north south runways at Stap...

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by Caspian27
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 10993

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

DFW17L wrote:
I like what AA does at their hubs for tight connections. They’ll have an Escalade parked next to the jet bridge to hurry the CK customers to their connection. If I owned a business, I too would focus on my best customers.


United does this already and they use Mercedes's

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by Caspian27
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 83
Views: 12889

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Yay. More customer service failures in the Aviation forum.... More accurately, a failure of the customer to read in advance what is approved for transport (lithium batteries can never go in the cargo compartments) but blame the airline anyway. I feel for the guy, but we have lost a lot of personal ...

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by Caspian27
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

Re: B787 Go around

Nicoeddf wrote:
Afaik there is no plane in production that does fly the go around itself, so going around, pressing the TOGA switch means automatic A/P disconnect and hand flying.

After gear up you would select new A/P modes and reengage the A/P.


The E-170 series do AP coupled go-arounds.

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by Caspian27
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10844

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

UA sends 777s to OGG sometimes. I think it must be the lack of customs.

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by Caspian27
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped

5285691 UNITED logo on this plane has clearly been photoshopped in this pic. If you look at a past pic of this same plane there is no logo on the plane. They wouldn’t paint the logo on the plane to scrap it...clearly not a legitimate pic, yet it’s on the front page of the website. How common is thi...

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by Caspian27
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 10228

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

America West, before being acquired by US Airways, maintained a hub at LAS. Not sure where your info is coming from. America West had a hub in LAS before it recognized the stupidity of having two hubs so close (PHX). LAS gets more domestic O&D than ORD or DEN. It's a great base for an O&D c...

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by Caspian27
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 14943

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

On this, it looks as though the plane would have missed the first B789 (UA1) and the PAL A343, but would have hit the third and fourth planes had he not corrected. One thing that should be done, if not already done, is mandatory ILS on all 28 approaches into SFO. (Has SFO ever used a runway series ...

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by Caspian27
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 13149

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

Has any US airline actually landed at a wrong airport in the last few years? I remember a Northwest Airline DC10 landed in the wrong country once but that was maybe 15 years ago. NW/DL has landed at the air force base in Grand Forks(?) instead of the airport. It was at Ellsworth AFB instead of RAP....

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by Caspian27
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17957

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

FWIW, only a fool would put their window shares up during taxi, takeoff or landing, In the event of an evacuation,, for any reason you need to see what has transpired outside, quickly. Fire is obviously the worst senerio. but there are other things as well. I always chuckle at the stoopid pax that ...

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by Caspian27
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 10948

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

I have actually been amazed at the amount of destinations I’ve flown a 737 to that used to be all SkyWest such as BUR, FAT, PSP, EUG, MFR, BZN, MSN to name a few. Heck, not too long ago I saw an Airbus operating DEN-MTJ. Haters gotta hate...but I feel it’s trending in the right direction. Same. I r...

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by Caspian27
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 10948

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

I have actually been amazed at the amount of destinations I’ve flown a 737 to that used to be all SkyWest such as BUR, FAT, PSP, EUG, MFR, BZN, MSN to name a few. Heck, not too long ago I saw an Airbus operating DEN-MTJ. Haters gotta hate...but I feel it’s trending in the right direction.

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by Caspian27
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13410

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

I for one have always wondered how they were doing their weight and balance with regard to the passenger cabin considering all the pilots received from the FAs was a total pax count written on a napkin. On the 737 at my airline, the weight and balance is centralized and the performance is uplinked t...

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by Caspian27
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18638

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I don’t work for American but in the past I have had cellos on board the aircraft in purchased seats when I flew both the CRJ and the E-175. I fly the 737 now...so if it would fit on an RJ I don’t see how they could say a 737 is too small.

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by Caspian27
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 383888

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

If the IFE argument was between UA and B6 I'd completely agree with the folks who say removing the screens is a bad idea because the B6 service is "free." The reality is UA charged customers extra for the Direct TV so in that regard I feel the new streaming system is far superior. UA has ...

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by Caspian27
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 6647

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

That far out, are they still talking to SoCal? I am not sure when they transition to the Oceanic. Surprised no one has picked up the reason on scanners. It would NorCal or OAK Center and yes, they are easily still within com and radar coverage. Based on their position when they turned back they wer...

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by Caspian27
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31240

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Caspian, how sad you could not read two linked sentences. I remember this forum when knobbers did not need to score points The apparent clearance was "in case of missed approach, left hand visual pattern approved". MISSED APPROACH Thanks for what apparently is an insult. Not sure what a k...

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by Caspian27
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31240

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

The published Jeppesen missed approach charts for EDDL appear to indicate a right turn out for both 23R and 23L. The interaction between a/c and ATC will be interesting to review A "go around" and a "missed approach" are two completely different things. There are no missed appro...

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by Caspian27
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31240

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

The published Jeppesen missed approach charts for EDDL appear to indicate a right turn out for both 23R and 23L. The interaction between a/c and ATC will be interesting to review A "go around" and a "missed approach" are two completely different things. There are no missed appro...

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by Caspian27
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 8970

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I bet not. DEN has really long runways and going East to DCA wouldn't be encroaching on MTOW (Doesn't need that much fuel). I believe UA actually did have a problem with landing performances with the 737-900ER at D...

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by Caspian27
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 92808

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Most likely they were flying the FMS Bridge Visual to 28R which isn't aligned with the runway at all. If the lights were not on 28L and the Air Canada is trying to align with the runway, they most likely align with lights on the right. It's not as common to have multiple aircraft lined up on twy C s...

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by Caspian27
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue west coast (idea)
Replies: 24
Views: 2927

Re: JetBlue west coast (idea)

dc10lover wrote:
What about B6 look at Kansas City. Wasn't KCMI a hub for Eastern Airlines?


KMCI. As in Mid Continent International. ;-)

And yes, MCI has had Eastern, Braniff, Vanguard...don't see it working with the current terminal setup.

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by Caspian27
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 9870

Re: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat

I've been on some CRJ-200 flights lately where the crew has asked 2-4 people to move to seats in the rear of the airplane for W&B issues. I've flown a lot of segments in CR2s and this is the first time I recall crews doing this. Don't think it was temp related and not AA in PHX either. Not my f...

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by Caspian27
Thu May 25, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15664

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Colgan 3407. Produced new rest regs- FAR 117 and minimum flight hours for hiring (although IMHO neither has really done anything to really mitigate fatigue and crew inexperience.)

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by Caspian27
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16650

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

No I'm not comparing him to Rosa Parks, but rather the unquestioning belief that authority should never be questioned. And it does feel to me that actually maybe we are at a point where we need a few Rosa Park's because we are definitely on a slippery slope... We do need more Rosa Parks moments I'm...

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by Caspian27
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 8898

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

Except the Police didn't pull him off and smash his face, it was a security guard........but that fact doesn't matter just like all the other facts because they don't fall within the talking points. If anyone is sent to remove a passenger from an airplane be assured that they are always, always act...

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by Caspian27
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 8898

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

Dao got off, ran back on, and when the officer told him to leave, Dao said "I'd rather go to jail than get off" and "Go ahead and drag me." Evidenced by the various videos on the internet. He broke a federal law and since United has no authority to physically remove someone, the...

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by Caspian27
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 16145

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

Pilots are not superhuman emotionless robots. They have the same highs and lows, ups and downs, excitements and fears as every one of you. When people let emotions take over they will make poor decisions. Did the OPs coworker get fired for his actions? No? Then why does every little thing a pilot do...

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by Caspian27
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-BNA
Replies: 53
Views: 7216

Re: Delta adds RDU-BNA

Holy crap! That came outta nowhere! Was completely expecting New Orleans and Kansas City.. Is it perhaps partially for aircraft rotation to OO maintenance in BNA? WN has more frequency and lots more loyalty on the Nashville end. I don't think SkyWest flies into RDU at the moment. At least they have...

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by Caspian27
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 in COS
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: 787 in COS

Thanks for the replies.

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by Caspian27
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 in COS
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

787 in COS

Saw a white 787 with a blue tail that said 787 on it in COS this morning parked on the GA ramp west of 35L. Anyone know what it's doing there?

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by Caspian27
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Employment Model
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

Re: Ryanair Employment Model

VSMUT wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Flying aircraft in a 121 environment isn't trivial.


Whats a 121 environment for those of us with EASA licenses?


Scheduled air-carrier operations.

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by Caspian27
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 wing icing in flight...
Replies: 5
Views: 4125

Re: A321 wing icing in flight...

Not uncommon. Embrace E-jets are designed similarly with only outboard 3 slat panels heated as well.

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by Caspian27
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ramp Outsourcing At DEN- The Mess Begins
Replies: 209
Views: 26205

RE: UA Ramp Outsourcing At DEN- The Mess Begins

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mcdu" class="quote" target="_blank">mcdu</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>Doesn't matter. Sjywest just happens to have pla...

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by Caspian27
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Fun And/or Difficult Approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 3765

RE: Most Fun And/or Difficult Approaches

River visual <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, Expressway visual <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, and any approach into ASE ar...

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by Caspian27
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier New Livery Spotted
Replies: 112
Views: 28025

RE: Frontier New Livery Spotted

I like the cheatline that ends in an arrow at the front alluding to the 1960s era livery.

I like it. It incorporates all 3 main liveries that Frontier has worn in the last 50 years.

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by Caspian27
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors
Replies: 21
Views: 9114

RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GCT64" class="quote" target="_blank">GCT64</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I saw N693BR in Blue/White Skywest colours at <a...

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by Caspian27
Thu May 29, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Summer 2014 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 104
Views: 22581

RE: DL Summer 2014 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Sure, but a <acronym title="Delta Air Li...

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by Caspian27
Mon May 26, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skywest 6460 Buring Fuel?
Replies: 9
Views: 6108

RE: Skywest 6460 Buring Fuel?

It definitely did not divert. It operated <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-GPI-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA -...

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by Caspian27
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASE Operational Meltdown - Skywest - 3/8/2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7949

RE: ASE Operational Meltdown - Skywest - 3/8/2014

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CWAFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">CWAFlyer</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Not all crews are <acronym title="Eagle ...

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by Caspian27
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If UA And CO Split?
Replies: 85
Views: 16613

RE: What If UA And CO Split?

This thread perfectly illustrates why nothing is getting done. People are so proud of living in the past rather than the now.

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by Caspian27
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta And The Crj B900 Vs E175
Replies: 13
Views: 9393

RE: Delta And The Crj B900 Vs E175

What is a B900 or B90? I thought it was just a CRJ-900 or CL-600-2D24?

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