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by geologyrocks
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 36
Views: 5981

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Center ATC side... It's very difficult to understand controller-to-controller communications when you first start training. "Say again" is the only appropriate response when you don't understand what was said. I change how I communicate based on both who I'm talking to and what I'm about t...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2639

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Federal income tax, state tax, sales tax, property tax, tag fees, 911 fees, gas tax, capital gains tax, hotel tax, gift tax, estate tax... I think it would be an eye opening experience if people added up the actual real percentage we pay in taxes. We don’t need more taxes but I do agree that an annu...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2639

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

As with everything, it boils down to moderation. Enjoying a Coke is fine. Drinking Coke as if it’s water is a problem. Having a donut is fine. Eating multiple donuts is a problem. At the end of the day, everything can kill you....even drinking too much water (albeit...an insane amount of water). Mod...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9056

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

You work in retail but are surprised that you have to work during the busiest season that actually keeps them afloat?

There’s a lot of jobs that require holiday work - many of them who frequent this forum, all of whom chose their line of work.

What’s your major?

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by geologyrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?

Everyone is getting judged every single moment you’re in public.

The question is...do you care?

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by geologyrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?

I just don't think there are enough one way customers where it really causes enough attention. With that being said, every seat is a revenue opportunity. People complain all the time about the price of fares on short flights. The reality is that the airlines don't actually want you on that short fli...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 69
Views: 9804

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Imagine if the 20% eligible to retire just retire. Total devastation. I have heard 20% and I have heard 40% - not sure if different numbers being indicated for different airports? But I'm sure the head of the ATC organization, on CNN, said 40% in recent days... It varies by facility. Facilities are...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Approach - "Report 4 DME" & Other Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2077

Re: VOR Approach - "Report 4 DME" & Other Questions

I'll add to your comment about unsafe to turn before missed. I don't know anything about the terminal environment. However, if you start doing approaches where the center is clearing you then you will never be issued alternate missed approach instructions. There is no way to issue you an alternate m...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8293

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

Delta dispatchers sent 1,600 wings to Atlanta Center.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5086

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

30lbs overweight is a lot. Being 29 lbs overweight certainly doesn’t make you a super model. Again, 30 lbs is a lot and in my opinion, not an exesssive requirement. I’m not going to fat shame someone but I’m also not on board with the do what feels good crowd. Being overweight is unhealthy and it’s ...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5796

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say you’re not a server but accept tips to give drinks. This trend of tipping people for just doing their jobs is rather annoying. As for actual servers...since they really aren’t paid anything significant than I get it. At the same time, you can’t complain tha...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown
Replies: 56
Views: 3168

Re: The Shutdown

Bottom line is that Senate Republicans don’t need Democrat votes. Both parties have danced around the nuclear option this decade. It’s just a matter of time until the first one does it for legislation.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26034

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I think the 767 is remarkable. It will never get the glamour that the 747 got but the fact that the -300 keeps finding orders is an amazing accomplishment. Is there any doubt that the 767 will still be flying in 2050 at this rate?

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7950

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

We’ve got countries on the other side of the world with continuous smog alerts but yes, as usual, it’s North America causing the problems.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12600

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

I personally hate anything linked to customer surveys. There’s no real incentive for the average person to fill one out and all you get are the ones who really have something to complain about, legitimate and illegitimate.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 2096

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

I don’t know why everyone feels this need to randomly share their politics with others.

I don’t care who you voted for. I especially don’t care who you voted for if you’re from another country. No need to apologize to me for anything. It’s your country. Do what you want.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2432

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

portcolumbus wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
yeogeo wrote:

Care to provide a key?


Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total



Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018?


January 2018 - at least that's what I put in but all that stuff is public information. You can use the link above to pick your own range.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2432

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

yeogeo wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311


Care to provide a key?


Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2432

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

I find it interesting to compare total passenger numbers by total operations. Data pulled from: https://www.faa.gov/news/media_resources/ATADSguide/ January-October 1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311 2 ORD 1,180,015 430,519 10,774 168 1,621,476 0 0 0 1,621,476 3 LAX 1,189,0...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

Re: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?

ATC is not going to tell you who reported it. But if FedEx and UPS ever say something about a bad ride then you know it’s legit. The best part of working them in the middle of the night is that they won’t bother to tell you about light chop. Give them direct, they’ll say thanks and to have a good ni...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC personnel - favorite airports in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: ATC personnel - favorite airports in the US?

Memphis Center and Atlanta Center. I got out of Memphis as fast I could because the city is a disaster. Every facility is going to have its pros and cons in terms of how they operate. To me, location and pay is all that matters. I’m sure St. Thomas is beautiful. I’m not going to take a huge pay cut ...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Naming an aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Naming an aircraft?

slcguy wrote:
First post timed out on editing. Looking further, it appears the feeders or any other sub contracted aircraft flying in Fed Ex colors are not named. But all mainline are.


The Caravans are named. I think the ATR’s are too.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 6895

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 6895

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Enough with the State Funerals?
Replies: 29
Views: 1618

Re: Enough with the State Funerals?

He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it w...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Enough with the State Funerals?
Replies: 29
Views: 1618

Re: Enough with the State Funerals?

He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it wo...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

I’ve never said tree or fife. Niner is a big one though in the states. Niner can be omitted for callsigns involving an air carrier though. So AAL9 is just American Nine. AAL29 could also be twenty nine r two nine. But it’s going to be niner if it’s anything else (general aviation, military, altitude...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz

More people would probably keep it on a higher volume if the guard police weren’t so annoying.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Flight Levels
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

Re: High Flight Levels

You’ll see 737-700’s up there as well.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4013

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

Maybe rather than waiting to badmouth the crew member on here, they could've gotten up off they're butt and gone to go ask for a drink if it was that big of a deal. Or maybe even press the call bell, thats what its there for, for people that are too lazy to get up and do something themselves Do you...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4013

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 2069

Re: Underserved US airports

Personally I don't think there is such a thing as an airport that is underserved. Airlines are in the business to make money and if it's profitable then it's profitable. The hubs that used to be hubs are in cities that have their own set of problems. Memphis is a disaster. I remember when Delta star...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5734

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

OP looking for enlightened tips. Mostly gets ridicule. Pathetic. For real? it's like the waitress who won't work weekends and will only work days and then wonder why she's in the corner, first cut station every station when she works. Come. On. People. Yes for real. Her husband asked saying he did ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL’s 737-700 Fleet
Replies: 23
Views: 4336

Re: DL’s 737-700 Fleet

The majority of Atlanta-Mexico City flights are -700's.

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2898

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

Not really I’m talking about really busy frequencies when people are not on the ball, don’t know what to read back, and dumb pilots who don’t know when it’s appropriate to make requests. The number of times I get on busy frequencies and you get arecraft stepping in ATC asking for directs just annoy...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2898

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

In the bad ole days I would get a clip over the ear or a verbal rebuke from the controller for not knowing what should and should not be read back. Now and don’t take this the wrong way, but if you’re a weekend warrior then I’m going to give you one thing at a time and talk very slowly. “Clearance ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 2898

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

For descents, if you’re an air carrier, then I’m going to give you your altitude, speed and altimeter all in one transmission. The altitude and speed is listed as to what to expect on the STAR anyway. Now and don’t take this the wrong way, but if you’re a weekend warrior then I’m going to give you o...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

(Forget it)

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: What if? NWA moves MEM hub to BNA: 1990s-2000s?

Everything would have been better. I don't know if you've been to MEM but it is a cesspool. Even the boxes are afraid they're going to get robbed.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

I'm going to start by saying I am not a pilot or a recruiter. With that being said, the first response to being open and honest is good advice. I don't know what kind of background investigation you go through but I will say, from the the ATC side, that during your security clearance -- it doesn't m...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5462

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

So the person that has to deal with all the passengers throughout the flight and is liable for their safety including first aid is less deserving of income than the people up front who these days seem to spend most of their time doing paperwork and babysitting the computers? It's easy to set up a s...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Aviation Degrees

I do think that an aerospace engineering degree is probably an exception but for full disclosure I am not an engineer. I 100% agree with not doing an aviation management degree or really any type of management degree. They're all equally useless if you ask me.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 31
Views: 1220

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

In all seriousness, regardless of your political views, there are certainly no shortage that want to tell you their views at every opportunity. How many times do you think they’ve actually changed someone’s mind? I would bet the answer is somewhere between 0-1 and for every “1” you probably pisseed ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 20230

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

If a company truly cannot afford it then they cannot afford it. If you go on strike then you need to understand the long term consequences even if you ultimately get something (one of the long term consequences being what many above have stated: they make alternative travel plans because of the freq...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2895

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

Kiwirob wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:

Would breaking up the US be a bad thing? We basically act like it already. Might as well make it official.


It wouldn’t just be good for the US to split it would be good for the world.


Fortunately, for all of us, you are more than welcome to stay outside of the United States.

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by geologyrocks
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2723

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

Airlines should buy more Airbus 380's ... Lufthansa top floor, United second floor ... ;-) :checkmark: :checkmark: And that's what they will end up doing in the long-term...problem is the long-term may be anything from 5 to 20 years... In the interim, frequency is king... Faro No, that’s never goin...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: How are simultaneous flights with same flt# over US handled/allowed?

Adding a “D” is my personal favorite. I mean you got 26 frickin letters to choose from and you gotta choose a damn D.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Travelling is not cheap. Even if you can afford a plane ticket, you still need to have money at your destination and a fund for emergencies. If you don't have this you should stay at home. I would give a pass to the sick relative people but absolutely not to the vacationers. If you cant afford any ...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 5453

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

I realize it’s not ORD but MDW is hardly a secondary airport if you ask me.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 10025

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

The greater issue, at least I think, is that the USPS is essentially delivering on Sundays and federal holidays for Amazon and Amazon only. You don’t see them delivering UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost on those days nor anything else that another company or individual would send. FWIW, USPS will d...

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