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by PDX88
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16601

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

No. If a Southwest 737 has an emergency, a United 737 pilot (for example) absolutely canNOT fly it. The cockpits have completely different layouts and instrumentation, and the UA 737 pilot would be unfamiliar with SW's setup. It is physically impossible for anyone other than a Southwest 737 pilot t...

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by PDX88
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 4074

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

I was #2 for landing for 24R when tower advised both us and the LOT 787 ahead that a small earthquake was happening. We were both cleared to land and landed uneventfully. LAX operations never slowed down but ops and CFR vehicles were continuously performing runway and taxiway inspections.

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by PDX88
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19838

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I don't understand the Pepsi hate. Does everyone feel like they have to pick a side and just choose to pretend to hate Pepsi? It's okay to prefer one over the other but like both. I have a hard time believing a lot of you saying Pepsi is gross actually hate it. This thread is like the Boeing vs Airb...

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by PDX88
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 15723

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

Re AA at JFK Someone should send me an award as I called this! I will make another call, most of this stuff is never coming back. They are ToAAst at JFK. 1. Most of these markets bleed money for them 2. They will use this as a test to see how intl and business contracts hold up while these routes a...

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by PDX88
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

You (and many others) started off this thread by calling everyone idiots so you can't blame people for calling you out when many reliable regulators have agreed with the subject of this thread over the past 24 hours. Review what you just wrote, particularly those last 4 words.... then see if you ca...

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by PDX88
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

There's still little physical correlative evidence however you've admitted to switching sides for grounding even though the grounding is still precautionary. You seem to have a problem admitting when you're wrong. As in keeping with the general motif of my commentary: you assume wayyy too much. I'v...

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by PDX88
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Hopefully you learned some humility in the way you talk to people on this site. Yeah right. :lol: Screaming for grounding prior to ANY correlative evidence was still illogical as hell. No change in stance there. It's a shame the way you condone yourself on here, you seem knowledgeable too. I joined...

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by PDX88
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

What's unbelievable is such idiotic levels of assumption are taken even remotely seriously. Repeat after me: You... Don't... Yet... Know... What... Caused... This... Crash. You can't even say what the primary contribution (human, mechanical, aeronatical, combination) was on the most *basic* level, ...

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by PDX88
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If it were an airplane issue, it will be swiftly fixed. Unfortunately, that swift fix isn't going to bring back the lives of the 300+ people who perished in the 737 MAX within the past 6 months. Temporarily grounding the fleet until they've figured out what the issue is would be the safer option. W...

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by PDX88
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721213

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It's embarrassing seeing the frequent a.net users spitting in the faces of others trying to have a discussion about the MAX by posting condescending sarcastic responses. If you don't think the MAX should be grounded make a reasonable argument, but knock it off with the rude posts. Yes all we know fo...

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by PDX88
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10651

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

If you have some data that shows WN off the pavement more than others, I'm all ears. Part of the problem, of course, is that WN operates into some airports with short runways; if anyone is going to have a problem at BUR or MDW, the odds are it'll be WN. (A fair retort is that WN's processes ought t...

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by PDX88
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10651

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

So the AA overruns at LIT (hull loss, significant loss of life), KIN (hull loss), and JAC don't count? I may well have missed a few. So AA in 1999, 2009, 2011. Okay... Southwest: Burbank 2000 - Runway overrun Midway 2005 - Runway overrun Midway 2011 - Runway overrun Islip 2012- Taxied off taxiway L...

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by PDX88
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10651

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Also consider the sheer volume of flights WN operates daily in the US alone. No one else seems to have the problem of staying on the runway except WN. Good luck with your ETOPS application. So the AA overruns at LIT (hull loss, significant loss of life), KIN (hull loss), and JAC don't count? I may ...

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by PDX88
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10651

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Did you not read the NTSB report? It’s NOT an accident; it didn’t crash from accident, it was stolen. GF You're confusing the literal definition of an accident: an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, with the NTSB's definition, which aren't interchangeable. Just beca...

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by PDX88
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10651

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Not being investigated by the NTSB, as noted above. https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180812X92421&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA I’m confused. I said nothing about NTSB investigation. A hull loss is definitionally an accident regardless of who investigate...

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by PDX88
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?
Replies: 23
Views: 4227

Re: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?

The flat ones, like at PDX, the bags come back if not picked up right away so you have to dodge those bags while offloading Normal days I could unload quick enough to have last bag on the belt before the first one came back around. But IROPS was the worst when there were up to 100 unclaimed bags an...

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by PDX88
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?
Replies: 23
Views: 4227

Re: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?

Flat carousels are more difficult for rampers to deal with because you’re looking for a flat, open area to send the bags out (since not-yet-claimed ones keep coming around to the bag well) whereas the sloped carousels never have the bags return to the bag well. Sloped carousels in the bagroom suck ...

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by PDX88
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14183

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

Airlines seem pretty good at identifying passengers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. With a bit of a limp, so ineligible to sit in an exit. Passengers with too much or too large hand luggage. Passengers who are too untidy or smelly. And airlines are very good at recording passenger informat...

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by PDX88
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14183

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

While I agree with your comment that family should have been with this woman, it doesn't let AA off the hook. Wheelchair services are contracted to third parties at most if not all airports, airlines themselves don't move wheelchair passengers around. Yes AA cancelled the flight but her whereabouts...

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by PDX88
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14183

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

After reading both articles that Mjoelnir provided, it is clear this woman should not have been travelling alone. A family member should have accompanied her. Tired of these kinds of stories. Take care of your damn family!! Never trust your loved ones to strangers. STRANGERS While I agree with your...

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by PDX88
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15128

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

N766UA wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Atrs and Qd have jet engines

Generally, turboprops are not considered jet engines.


Of course they are. They’re just not turbojets...


Neither are modern commercial airliners. They're turbofans.

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by PDX88
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3750

Re: SEA IAF project update

They’re not talking about it because they’re badly over budget and behind schedule. Taxiway work the next 3-4 months will only add to the misery of flying out of SEA. It barely started and the misery is already in full swing. 60 and 90 minute delays on each of my Seattle-bound flights so far since ...

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by PDX88
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?

I don't understand why Santiago would warrant a Sky Club. Anyone have an idea why this lounge exists? Easy... to make money out of it Sure, Delta is good at that. My question was more about why Santiago, with only one Delta flight and a couple partner flights, would have one of the only two interna...

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by PDX88
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?

I was looking at the map of Sky Club locations around the world and noticed something strange. There are only 2 locations outside the United States, one in Narita and one in Santiago. Narita makes sense, but I don't understand why Santiago would warrant a Sky Club. Anyone have an idea why this loung...

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by PDX88
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 13566

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

That's just a very poorly designed bag chute. Every bag has to be lifted up over the railing. I blame the employee much less than whoever decided that design was a good idea.

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by PDX88
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13433

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

My previous post was deleted, but here was what I said. I don't understand why my post was against the terms of conditions. I'm just stating what happened in real life. What's up with the moderators? I flew the three airlines recently and DL was the best and AA was the worst. Here's why: On a three...

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by PDX88
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13742

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

It's up to the passenger to plan for unforeseen circumstances. For example, when I fly, I wear cargo pants so my passport, wallet, phone, necessary medication and such are on my person at all times. That's not true at all. If I lost anything in an aircraft fire, you bet the airline would be respons...

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by PDX88
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 20464

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

When you are PIC and you have an abnormal situation, you will at that moment be glad that at least the 1500 hour rule attempts to raise the bar to a bare minimum. So how about the FO of Colgan 3407 with over 2200 hours? Flight hours don't mean squat when it comes to measuring experience. Anyone can...

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by PDX88
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 20464

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

When you are PIC and you have an abnormal situation, you will at that moment be glad that at least the 1500 hour rule attempts to raise the bar to a bare minimum. So how about the FO of Colgan 3407 with over 2200 hours? Flight hours don't mean squat when it comes to measuring experience. Anyone can...

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by PDX88
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?
Replies: 21
Views: 2950

Re: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?

Short answer, Horizon alone can't staff what Alaska needs. Same reason Compass got the first 20 American E175s instead of Envoy. What the hell are you smoking. Envoy didn’t get the first 20 175’s because our pilot group refused to bow to the demands of management and take concessions. Compass got t...

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by PDX88
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13742

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I find it hard to fathom anything a passenger could carry onboard with them that can't be replaced. Documents, medications and the like can all be replaced. That's what consulates/embassies and pharmacies are for. You are at an airport in a foreign land. You have lost all your ID documents and mone...

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by PDX88
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13742

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

It will be when folks die because they can't adequately and safely evacuate a fully packed 28" pitch plane...it's coming folks. I might be alone here, but I don't see what a decrease in seat pitch would have to do with a drastic increase in evacuation times, other than the increased passenger ...

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by PDX88
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?
Replies: 21
Views: 2950

Re: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?

Short answer, Horizon alone can't staff what Alaska needs. Same reason Compass got the first 20 American E175s instead of Envoy.

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by PDX88
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13742

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

It will be when folks die because they can't adequately and safely evacuate a fully packed 28" pitch plane...it's coming folks. I might be alone here, but I don't see what a decrease in seat pitch would have to do with a drastic increase in evacuation times, other than the increased passenger ...

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by PDX88
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 23812

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

And at any rate, if WN was acquiring HA, getting rid of the 717s makes no sense. Yet that's exactly what happened when they acquired AirTran. Although there are many other reasons why a WN/HA pairing will never ever happen. The difference is, HA uses them for a very specific capability that AT didn...

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by PDX88
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 23812

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

777PHX wrote:
And at any rate, if WN was acquiring HA, getting rid of the 717s makes no sense.


Yet that's exactly what happened when they acquired AirTran. Although there are many other reasons why a WN/HA pairing will never ever happen.

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by PDX88
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3620

Re: Domestic 767-400s

panamair wrote:
PDX88 wrote:
Are UA or DL using their 767-400s for any domestic flying? I've been trying to fly on one without crossing an ocean. Appreciate any information!


Yes, Delta has scheduled some 764s on both JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO


Awesome! Thank you.

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by PDX88
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3620

Domestic 767-400s

Are UA or DL using their 767-400s for any domestic flying? I've been trying to fly on one without crossing an ocean. Appreciate any information!

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by PDX88
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122589

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

DarthLobster wrote:
To this date I still don’t understand how the FAA can allow passengers on MD-80s to be seated right next to the engine like that.


Come on... When exactly was the last time someone died sitting in that row? Should the seats adjacent to the props on Qs, ATRs, and Saabs be removed as well?

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by PDX88
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 7510

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

dc10lover wrote:
Surprised they are still both in business.


No you're not, you just don't want them to be. Big difference.

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by PDX88
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 6283

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

AA prefers to not put all of its eggs in one basket - a much smarter move. CLT, for example, is an excellent connecting hub for the east coast SO MUCH SMARTER....according to you. DL's profits say otherwise Take it easy. He was referring to it being a smarter move for AA. Just because a mega hub wo...

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First world problems.
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TransWorldOne wrote:
Qantas94Heavy wrote:
Now how about this 3 hour 22 minutes flight in an ERJ-145? :eek: :redflag: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/LOF4662


Inhumane.


First world problems.

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by PDX88
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4622

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

The WN fanboys are coming out in droves to toot their own horns on this thread. Yeesh.

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by PDX88
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaskan.

Alaska*

I know it's a common error but on here an airline should be called by its proper name.

Edit: Fixed in title, cheers AvroLanc!

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by PDX88
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 15740

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

A 2 page thread discussing one lady's opinion on flight attendant unifoms? We must be running out of stuff to talk about.

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by PDX88
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 9609

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

dampfnudel wrote:
I think before a B6/AS merger even becomes a possibility, DL will make an attempt to buy one of them with a fair chance of succeeding.


Theres way way too much overlap with DL/B6 in JFK and BOS and DL/AS in SEA to have any chance of either getting approved.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10707

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

If capacity maxes out, then price will rise before aircraft size. The US3 efficiently utilizes their widebody fleet to meet their international needs, and won't order more due to domestic growth. There are a few domestic widebody flights due to fleet repositions, but that's the most we'll ever see.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)
Replies: 12
Views: 2358

Re: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)

SEA doesn't have the O/D or connection opportunities as other hubs it is served from.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?

xdlx wrote:
From A DASH8 to EMB145 is a downgrade right?


An upgrade in every way. 37 seat prop to 50 seat jet. You're probably thinking of the Q400 which Piedmont doesn't operate. They're replacing the Q100.

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by PDX88
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3725

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

No explanation as to how the firearm "accidentally" made it into the lunch box?

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