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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Delta dispatchers sent 1,600 wings to Atlanta Center.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
portcolumbus wrote:geologyrocks wrote:yeogeo wrote:
Care to provide a key?
Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total
Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018?
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
More people would probably keep it on a higher volume if the guard police weren’t so annoying.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Adding a “D” is my personal favorite. I mean you got 26 frickin letters to choose from and you gotta choose a damn D.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post