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by kiowa
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 13374

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

The owner operator is responsible for accurate weighing of an airplane. Not a vendor. That is the FAR requirement. Trying to blame the vendors is dubious at best. But here, the operator discovered the discrepancy, self-reported in an unnecessarily public way (I doubt these groundings led to any eff...

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by kiowa
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11438

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

"while you ramper dudes can instead buy an Xbox and football tickets". How elitist and condescending . They're paying for housing, will have medical care, and putting food on the table for their families. You embody the toxic culture at your carrier (I assume AA with your 'cactus" ca...

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by kiowa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11438

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Interesting commitment. All commitments disappear in a bankruptcy though. Lots of things disappear in Chapter 11 - that's the point. Ch 11 does not give the firm power to change labor agreements (for those work groups that have them) - that is left to the judge. True, that was my point. A verbal co...

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by kiowa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11438

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Interesting commitment. All commitments disappear in a bankruptcy though.

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by kiowa
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group lays off 2,400 staff; 4,300 jobs cuts
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Singapore Airlines Group lays off 2,400 staff; 4,300 jobs cuts

this is the scary line in the article.

"SIA Group operating at only 8% of pre-pandemic capacity"

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by kiowa
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50831

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

N3340W wrote:
Already 121 posts discussing a new route means the marketing has done its job! COVID or not, they have us talking about it......and that boys and girls.....is what good marketing is all about.


True and well done bu UA. Hope the routes work out!

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 14960

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

These are massive cuts for every single carrier. It’s just mind-boggling...especially B6 and WN. The two with a lot of optimism seem to have hit a brick wall of reality. And poor Hawaii...yet another month of failure to relaunch. All the Hawaii cut backs are certainly do to the continued lockdown b...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10371

Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2020-08-20/delta-bans-purported-bin-laden-killer-for-not-wearing-a-mask “Thank God it wasn’t @Delta flying us in when we killed bin Laden... we weren’t wearing masks...” I love this quote but don't passengers take off masks to eat or drink? He got "...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14496

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

The family is in the wrong. The rule is wrong too, though. 3 years old aren't likely to transmit the virus even if infected. On Air France the mask wouldn't have been mandatory : It is mandatory for children aged 11 and above to wear a face mask, and recommended that children aged between 3 and 11 ...

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by kiowa
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 12959

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

https://worldwarwings.com/ray-hanna-tak ... -a-bridge/


cool, but not a p-51 nor the eiffel tower.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
SteelChair wrote:
Small potatoes compared to flying a P-51 under the Eiffel Tower....


Mere bagatelle, Ray Hanna did up right....

https://worldwarwings.com/ray-hanna-tak ... -a-bridge/


cool, but not a p-51 nor the eiffel tower.

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by kiowa
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

bob75013
Your quote is from back in March. Lots has changed. The topic of Southwest cutting back on cleaning is much more recent therefore more relevant. Southwest is doing less cleaning now than they did in March. That is what this post is about. BTW Your attack on rbavfan is a bit over the top.

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Perhaps you could get the answer to that question and share it with us. Sure. What is the name of the product? Apparently they use mPale and mPerial according to this. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=242966620185003 . Products made by SterileTEC https://steriletec.com/pages/mpale-antimicrobial . ...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14496

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2020/08/11/southwest-flight-removes-family-son-3-autism-wont-wear-mask/3350229001 Have seen this story in several outlets, this is from USA Today. Isn't there provisions for cases like this to excuse the child from wearing a mask? Really? There are US laws dema...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

bob75013 wrote:
kiowa wrote:
If a chemical is put on an armrest and will kill a virus effectively for 90 days, what does that chemical do to your skin?


Perhaps you could get the answer to that question and share it with us.


Sure. What is the name of the product?

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

If a chemical is put on an armrest and will kill a virus effectively for 90 days, what does that chemical do to your skin?

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by kiowa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

SWA has simply taken a more practical yet responsible route, typical of their independent thinking. The absolute hard core position that other airlines have taken puts them in the enforcement business, and recent history shows that’s a huge problem too. How about the people that are ok with it fly,...

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

I do not know what is the correct course of action in the long run but these seem to be prudent measures right now. Many airlines are communicating their increased cleaning and disinfecting. I just do not understand why some airlines like Southwest are actually cutting back on cleanliness. Even if ...

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by kiowa
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Then you haven't been paying attention at all. The articles and the videos have been everywhere. For example, look at what DL is doing. Massive cleaning program and communication campaign to let the flying public know about what is being done to make flying safer during the pandemic. https://news.d...

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by kiowa
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Southwest is applying an anti microbal spray with a 30 day lffe span on every surface - thus is probably is not necessary to clean things between every flight. Then there is the 6-7 hours / night / plane it spends on deep cleaning every aircraft. There is a difference between antimicrobial and anti...

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by kiowa
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

I found this interesting. It seems that as most airlines are cleaning more, Southwest is cleaning less. Is the covid cleaning less important than a quicker turn time. Is it even necessary? https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/5/21355279/southwest-airlines-covid-19-cleaning-schedule-armrest-seatbelt-reduc...

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by kiowa
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 8083

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

This is very cool, but it's like a concept car — everyone wants one, but it'll never be built. This is a great marketing ploy by Virgin, but until they get their hands on a spare $50 billion, it won't be anything more than a great marketing ploy. It looks a lot like a super cool aircraft that I des...

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by kiowa
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 8083

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

This is very cool, but it's like a concept car — everyone wants one, but it'll never be built. This is a great marketing ploy by Virgin, but until they get their hands on a spare $50 billion, it won't be anything more than a great marketing ploy. It looks a lot like a super cool aircraft that I des...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20966

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

Miamiairport wrote:
TSA lines at MIA this morning for AA were not existence. I guess the TSA Pre Check lane will soon be gone again.


As the TSA cut people as well? I wonder if they’re keeping full staff.

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by kiowa
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

I don't know what your experiences are in an airplane, but as a pilot, center controller, and now tower controller, I can tell you that you're unequivocally, categorically false. It’s pretty encompassing to talk for all pilots and all controllers and in an authoritative tone. A controller who asks ...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA EAD - CFM-56-7 and -3
Replies: 13
Views: 4212

Re: FAA EAD - B737 NG Engine Failure

"another strike for Boeing" perhaps but more like Another Strike against the 737.

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5581

Re: KLM slab on the wrist for discrimination

Easy answer for me is to reseat any elected official to middle seats in coach.

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by kiowa
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 result
Replies: 22
Views: 4703

Re: WN Q2 result

This is just so depressing. I think we all knew the results were going to be bad. I am confident WN will be okay, and survive this. It's just a temporary mess that will eventually get behind us. It is quite depressing indeed and I am not at all confident of any specific airline being OK. They are a...

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Yeah you are way off here and it’s ridiculous. I promise you would have a hard time finding a professional controller that plays games with the weather. In your example, the airport authority Is the one that is out there on the field and publishes the RCC’s. We get a fax or a call from them and pla...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11706

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

“Challenging “. Subtle word

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 42118

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

There are some very interesting routes there. I still will not fly out of Midway but it’s nice to see there’s options now instead of being forced to fly on Southwest.

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by kiowa
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

I am going to raise the BS flag on this whole story. I have worked in aviation for over 15 years and no airline I have worked for or have seen up close would ever rely on a city field condition report for the purpose of determining takeoff data. At most Airlines, the captain has the final say on wh...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5320

Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

I have always hated flying into Midway Airport and I now refuse to do so. This adds a whole different dimension to the safety issue. Does this happen that other airports? https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/16/21327460/midway-airport-runway-conditions-chicago-aviation-department-inspector-general-re...

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by kiowa
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest Furloughs

That is the unfortunate truth. It literally takes years or even decades for any improvements. Heck, the FAs are working within the same contract from 2008 with extensions and no improvements, and it's 2020 today. Unless you live daily life under a contract and see how slow progress can be made, the...

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by kiowa
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH

Interesting ads. I wonder how this makes sense today if it didn’t make sense a year ago. Could just be something to do with their wide-body aircraft now?

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Insensitive? You know what is insensitive? My ramp brothers and sisters losing their jobs because of the people i talk about. I’d rather take a slight paycut than my fellow rampers be out of a job completely. If you can’t understand that you’re completely tone deaf. Right now we DON’T have enough p...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14774

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

As crazy as it sounds I still don’t see 17.5K off the payroll as enough if we’re talking “avoiding furloughs” all-together. Granted, not including pilots, but per the sounds of it on APC, doesn’t seem like more than 1500 or so will take it? Realistically you’re looking at a 20% reduction in force i...

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest Furloughs

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... furloughs/
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A bit more info. Flying a heavier schedule has a price to pay.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... furloughs/

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by kiowa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12808

Re: Spirit announces EWR-BOS

B6 and NK trying to beef up service to justify a gate grab when Terminal One opens? That's not a terrible idea - if they have the strength to lose some $ short-term. DOT Consumer Airfare Reports for 2019 show EWR with a pretty good revenue premium. 1Q19 showed EWR with a 16% revenue premium while F...

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549156

Re: United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv

Not a charter but this is being launched primarily for cargo demand. UA will offer passenger tickets though. Same with LAXSYD early relaunch and ORDHKG. Passenger demand isn’t great but they flights can be profitable as cargo services. I wonder if the ord/hkg will be dumped again with the chaos in ...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549156

Re: United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv

Sounds like it was buried. It deserves it's own thread as much as American changing terminals in LHR. Any idea if we will be able to book tickets on it?

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549156

United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/unite ... ber-634144

There was another thread on this but it seems to have been deleted. I think this is great news but I am not sure what a "direct charter route" is. Is it for sale to the general public?
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https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/unite ... ber-634144

There was another thread on this but it seems to have been deleted. I think this is great news but I am not sure what a "direct charter route" is. Is it for sale to the general public?

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549156

Re: United Adds ORD-TLV

Outstanding! long awaited.

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

This goes to the very culturally "sensitive" topics like, why do "Western" crews simply crash less often? They are from a culture that does not tolerate fake credentials, but it does allows collaborative thinking. Yes, nobody is perfect. The 737 Max certification story shows we ...

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakista ... 1.72226964
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How is this possible in todays world? Do the doctors have fake licenses as well?

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakista ... 1.72226964

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4360

Re: large single aisle aircraft

DC-8 was a wonderfull aircraft.

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by kiowa
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4722

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

Ziyulu wrote:
It was a great aircraft!


It still is a great aircraft:)

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

As a Wisconsinite and someone who misses Midwest every time I fly at MKE. This "project" will never happen and is doomed to fail. I too miss Midwest airlines. When Milwaukee lost a quality carrier I moved my business to O’Hare. It was my only option. I'm all WN and DL now. If I can't get ...

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13527

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

So the answers are politics are Delta doesn’t want it. I try to avoid going through Atlanta but the point is probably mute now with the economy the way it is for the foreseeable future.

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

UWPAviation wrote:
As a Wisconsinite and someone who misses Midwest every time I fly at MKE. This "project" will never happen and is doomed to fail.


I too miss Midwest airlines. When Milwaukee lost a quality carrier I moved my business to O’Hare. It was my only option.

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

Ahhh the bubble-jets.

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