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by kiowa
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13149

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

I have limited sympathy for passengers who booked this flight. Looking at DL 975, it was 1 1/2 hours late Sunday, 3 1/2 hours late Monday, 18 hours late Wednesday, and 7 1/2 hours late (and counting) today. In a case like this, past results are a pretty good indicator of future performance. I doubt...

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by kiowa
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32563

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

I have not seen anything in the media about the hard landing itself. The forum seems interested in what happens to the aircraft. I would be quite interested to know what led up to Delta's hard landing that damaged the aircraft so bad. Weather? Short runway? Training flight? Mechanical problem? Wind...

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26232

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

ORD TLV gets my vote.

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters
Replies: 31
Views: 4188

Re: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters

I read this as WN and AA would rather bump passengers than raising the compensation package until passengers take it. DL obviously raised the package as high as needed. WN and AA would rather bump than pay. When airlines bump they are required to pay. Make no mistake whatever DL/WN/AA/whoever offer...

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters
Replies: 31
Views: 4188

Re: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters

I read this as WN and AA would rather bump passengers than raising the compensation package until passengers take it. DL obviously raised the package as high as needed. WN and AA would rather bump than pay.

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14783

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Is that how you feel or is that fact? Got any recent polls to back that up? I'd say just as important to lucrative, premium passengers is getting to where they are going with a reputable, on time airline and not roll the dice with the other US2 and their alliances. Connecting in ICN is a breeze, es...

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32563

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

I have not seen anything in the media about the hard landing itself. The forum seems interested in what happens to the aircraft. I would be quite interested to know what led up to Delta's hard landing that damaged the aircraft so bad.

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7632

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

You gotta be kdding me, right? I was going to refrain from posting on this thread because typically it leads to no good. No way is this even remotely comparable to Dao. Dao was removed by force due to UA's policy when he was sitting in a seat he paid for. Surely we don't need to bring that up again...

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by kiowa
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32563

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

https://jornalacores9.pt/uma-aterragem-dificil-da-delta-airlines-em-ponta-delgada-deixou-a-aeronave-em-mau-estado/ The winds in PDL can be very nasty at times, however this morning only ranging between 10-14 knots. Surprised no comments from yet regarding where/what the Azores are and those who can...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7632

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

Just want to add this: if they were parked on a remote stand and they were given food and water every 2 hrs And they had the option of bussing to the terminal Delta is in complete compliance with the DOT tarmac rule Many of the posters on here just one familiar with the DOT rules put in place As lo...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7632

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

I don't know about this particular instance, but I have heard of many occurrences (not 8 hours but a couple of hours) of boarding and waiting in apron to avoid financially compensating and/or re-booking via other airlines. The three-hour rule exists to make that unaffordable for airlines. For a wai...

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by kiowa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 10841

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

So sad.

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

No, that's what the DL employees themselves say. And the fact that most have been rejecting unions drives year after year with an increasing margin every time, even after the Obama administration made it easier for unions to be voted in, proves the DL employees do not see any value in paying for un...

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: That's what their management tells them - it must be true. No, that's what the DL employees themselves say. And the fact that most have been rejecting unions drives year after year with an increasing margin every time, even after the Obama administration made it ...

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

NWAESC wrote:
sr117 wrote:

Average F/A wages 2018:
United = $66,252
American = $65,188
Delta = $59,053


I wonder how much of that is down to how (relatively) junior the DL F/A's are compared to AA & UA?


How does it compare to the low budget airlines?

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5710

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

We're looking at a Hawaii trip this fall, and will definitely use WN for inter-island travel if we island-hop. $39-49, all bags included, bookable with points directly transferable from Chase ... I mean why wouldn't we just book WN than HA! Wow that is an great fare!! However what I would like to k...

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5109

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Looking forward to a good option out of MKE. They have done without for a long time.

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by kiowa
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

I find it amusing that we just had a rather large thread applauding Delta for including Narcan in their onboard EMK's, but now we are trashing the HIMS program. Let's require the airlines to spend huge money for some junkey who decides to OD, but forget HIMS, hang those pilots with a problem. And i...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Plenty of coach drivers go through the same scrutiny on this. I don't think drug testing is over-regulated for someone who wants to be responsible for transporting hundreds of people. hey are plenty of jobs out there that are less well paid and involve far bigger inconveniences. I never get this at...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6652

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
What?

Some people have too much free time....


Evidently some marketing people at Delta will too. Southwest would put a positive spin on this somehow.

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

We have random testing. So what? Annoying is all. Lightsaber I believe you missed the point of my post. I see pilots as way over-regulated compared to other professions, many that do need more supervision. In response to your post-testing is much more than “annoying” if you are the Delta pilot who ...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

It seems like pilots are under a tremendous amount of scrutiny. I would like to see how people in other professions would fare under similar scrutiny. How would surgeons or senators do with something as simple as random drug and alcohol testing. I suspect that the numbers of Delta pilots who do not...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

It seems like pilots are under a tremendous amount of scrutiny. I would like to see how people in other professions would fare under similar scrutiny. How would surgeons or senators do with something as simple as random drug and alcohol testing. I suspect that the numbers of Delta pilots who do not ...

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15453

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

I thought there was another drunk Delta pilot arrested earlier this year? In Europe maybe?

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14566

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Never underestimate the power of marketing to build a loyal customer base... I was booking a flight for my mother and I to go visit her sister (my aunt) for Christmas one year. At the time, I had status on Delta and was immune to bag and change fees, and this was before Delta launched their "B...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15990

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Let's face it. The real reason the USA airlines are complaining about this is that airlines have been bullied into paying their employees a ridiculous annual salary . The CEO's pockets are taking the hit because of the concessions that the unions have been able to negotiate and they're not happy. A...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15990

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

LAXintl wrote:
Pretty embarrassing for US3. A good outcome that they walked away with their tails between their legs.


Why would that be “good”? An elected official should represent the citizens that elected them, the president included. US3 stands for “United States 3”

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13799

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

When I worked at an airline, I often saw pilots bidding their monthly schedule around when they’d call in sick. US Government managers are required to be aware of sick leave abuse and act on it with discipline if necessary. Like consistent sick for four hours on Friday afternoons or Monday after a ...

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by kiowa
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14566

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

freakyrat wrote:
The 2 free checked bags works out well on them for ski trips.


I like the no cost checked skis but it doesn’t justify the pricier ticket cost out of MKE.

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by kiowa
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14566

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Although their product is marginal, their marketing and advertising is unsurpassed in the industry. I own a lot of their stock for that reason. They will be fine.

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by kiowa
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5583

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Some random MSN observations: ⋅  AA is introducing mainline service on the first DFW-MSN flight of the day, using a A319. This appears to be a permanent change starting in September. ⋅  UA has 2x frequency on MSN-SFO for August, involving a SFO-MSN red-eye. Still using a a E75 f...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10395

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

rjmf22 wrote:
Will ORD get some of these 767's too, or do they already have them? For September, the three daily ORD-LHR flights are all 763ER's.


I heard a rumor last month that one of the ORD-LHR frequencies was going to the 777. I did not get any verification though.

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6877

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

The pilots deserve the same percentage increase as the management have received. Why is it , that it is always" management " that awards THEMSELVES pay increases and makes all the other workers settle for less ? Greed. Go get 'em Speedbird pilots. Decision-making pays more than labor beca...

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by kiowa
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

bennett123 wrote:
Hopefully, they will not be AOG for long.


With all the Max airplanes that Southwest has being grounded two more airplanes being grounded is not a good thing.

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by kiowa
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24567

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

NOT A TEACHER - BOTH WERE ADMINISTRATORS. Seriously, please don't call someone who isn't a teacher a teacher. Its insulting to those of us who are teachers and do a great job every single day. Seriously, its about as annoying as the garish color I used to highlight my prior words! Sorry, i disagree...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7951

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

readytotaxi wrote:
So Delta is the drug addicts airline of choice?


Delta is not my airline of choice but if I was an opiate addict it probably would be.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5694

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

the article says that southwest is the largest Max operator with 34 aircraft grounded. I would assume they have many more on order that they are not taking right now.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16103

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

WN732 wrote:
shankly wrote:


I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks.


He is hands down better to listen to than the "aviation experts" on CNN or that totally annoying Richard Quest.

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16103

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics .
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This deserves it’s own thread but the moderator locked the one I started.

It's an interesting case for the Trump appointee from Delta. This paints a bad picture of discrimination for Delta and the nominee. Are the accusations based in reality?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics .

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Delta executive Dickson scrutiny
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Ex-Delta executive Dickson scrutiny

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics ... a-nominee/
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It's an interesting case for the Trump appointee from Delta. This paints a bad picture of discrimination for Delta and the nominee. Are the accusations based in reality?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics ... a-nominee/

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24567

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

It seems quite difficult to fire someone for alcohol today. Does anyone know what happened to this drunk Delta pilot?

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by kiowa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: United and Spiderman amenity kits

Its simply a marketing deal with Marvel for a 5-week period to build buzz for the movie. Same reason the UA safety video is spidermand themed also. Well, of course. You didn't think UA was doing this for free, did you? Sounds like the OPer believes UA was being creative here. Instead, they are simp...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 803

United and Spiderman amenity kits

I just came back from Munich and United had Spiderman amenity kits on board. It was entertaining to walk through the cabin and see people wearing the Spiderman eye shades as they slept. Cute idea. I applaud United for their creativity.

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7130

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

Because the state gets the revenue back many times over in other forms. Thankfully, GA isn't CA or NY yet. They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes an...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19406

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Someone correct me if I am wrong but didn’t the FAA require a pilot with an FAA license on 4 airlines at one time because of all their mistakes. The FAA wanted to be able to take certificate action if needed against a pilot. I believe Korean was one of those airlines.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15252

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between engine and frame. Are you saying that you know that they did shut it down? No, pilots never deliberately seize their engines on shutdown, as you suggest they should have. What do you even mean "...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15252

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15252

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine?????

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14575

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I've got return flights LHR-ORD (outbound via BRU, return direct) with United and Brussels Airlines (for the LHR-BRU segment) for £259. The 'fare' was apparently $13, with the rest being taxes and fees. This is basic economy, no bag, but still. Crazy cheap. I'm fully expecting a terrible seat (alth...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21102

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

An improvement would be less cramped seating on delta.

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