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by SWALUV
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines/aircraft with recorded announcements
Replies: 23
Views: 2299

Re: Airlines/aircraft with recorded announcements

Miamiairport wrote:
Actually AA uses recorded announcements on the Oasis/Max 738s there's just no video to go with it.


The 321's are also getting these as they go through Oasis mods.

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by SWALUV
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?
Replies: 61
Views: 2184

Re: How do the Democrats win in 2022/24?

But let's say it's not any of that and it's a choice: as taxpayers, we fund medical procedures that are directly related to lifestyle every single day. So, if that is your opinion, ideological consistency would suggest that any life style related medical treatment should be excluded from tax payer ...

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by SWALUV
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1154
Views: 209608

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone have information on the 20 175's that were ordered for SkyWest? I'm assuming they have been postponed, but haven't been able to find any information on them. These are actually ordered by Skywest. Deliveries are schedule for 4th quarter 2021 through mid-2022. My mistake! Appreciate the ...

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by SWALUV
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1154
Views: 209608

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone have information on the 20 175's that were ordered for SkyWest? I'm assuming they have been postponed, but haven't been able to find any information on them.

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by SWALUV
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 974
Views: 49803

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I can see how things are going to go. The horrible events of January the 6th which both sides agreed were horrible, are being taken by advantage by the Democrats and now raising the race tensions by saying how police was better with the Trump supporters than with BLM, that's despite a Pro-Trump whi...

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by SWALUV
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 System Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

Re: 787 System Question

Thank you all! I appreciate the input.

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by SWALUV
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 System Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

787 System Question

Hello Everyone! Last week, I had my first 787 flight from ORD-PHL on American (Tail N818AL). It is an absolutely incredible aircraft, however, I had a question for those more familiar with the plane. Multiple times during the flight (before takeoff, during descent, and on final) there was a spool so...

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by SWALUV
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 7122

Re: New order for 24 B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

Strong chance these are the AA 757s. American retired all of them in May, and they're not coming back into the fleet post COVID.

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by SWALUV
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1154
Views: 209608

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Looking at FlightAware I noticed PSA is flying CR9’s through DFW. When did this start? The only destinations so far looked like LEX and DAY. Assuming this is start of phasing out Mesa? They've been doing it in small quantities for quite a while. I flew on a PSA CR9 in early spring both directions D...

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by SWALUV
Tue May 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46030

Re: AA Furlough > Flowback?

To my knowledge, flowback is not an option for those who flowed from a WO carrier.

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by SWALUV
Sun May 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46030

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

I’m really surprised the majors are going to furlough. It took them a while to get in this position the pilot shortage doesn’t go away once traffic gets back. If anything it gets worse since who is going to start a commercial now? I hate to say it, the shortage is largely gone. Looking out based on...

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by SWALUV
Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Q1 2020 Results
Replies: 26
Views: 4865

Re: United announces Q1 2020 Results

Looks like there quick thinking is working.. Good on them on getting costs cut as much as they have.

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by SWALUV
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223297

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Official, major retirements: AA retiring Aircraft. Earliest 737-800 (qty 76) Oldest A330 (qty 9 A330-300) 757-200 (qty 34) 767-300ER (qty 16) E-190 (qty 20) https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-retiring-737-a330/ Several types permanently retired. :cry2: Lightsaber In regards to the 50 seat...

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by SWALUV
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28586

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Ziyulu wrote:
Remember airlines got rid of meals due to 9/11. The meals never came back.


9/11 didn't involve a virus that spreads via contaminated surfaces.. This is temporary.

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by SWALUV
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28586

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Adipocere wrote:
I hope airlines rescind non rev flying benefits from here on.


There's a lot of employees who commute on those, both passenger and cargo flights that are taking medical equipment around the world right now.

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by SWALUV
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341449

Re: ZLC, ZID partially/wholely shut down, rumors of JFK

ZID (Indy center) is ATCZERO in some spots. I've been told they are actively rerouting around the airspace, and all departures are being kept low with a call for release required. JFK is currently operating in a ramp tower because a technician tested positive for COVID19. Arrival rate is apparently ...

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by SWALUV
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 169567

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Does anyone really think this virus can still be contained? It's been showing people to people transmission while asymptomatic during a two week period.. Testing is so limited, that the number of actual cases of people infected with the virus has to be much higher, if not double what is being report...

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by SWALUV
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10940

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Here is a direct link to the full landing. https://youtu.be/sfK8AtLjc4Y You guys think that right main collapsed? No. It sounded like the pilot used the thrust reversers, noticed he wasn't stopping, added more power and that's when the plane started to skid. Also listen for when he knew he was skid...

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by SWALUV
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4976

Re: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

The PA31s have been gone for about a year, if not more at Ameriflight Ah, any news on B99 retirement? I was reading they had then retired the C208, which would be a great little beech replacement. I'm not sure that AMF proper has flown C208's in years. Wiggins flies them, but that's still a separat...

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by SWALUV
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 28198

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

I'm curious: when you are off, how many days off do you get? Other industries only get two as a maximum. Not at all an apples-to-apples comparison. The workers in those other industries can get off work and go home and have dinner with their families. Play with their kids, sleep next to their loved...

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by SWALUV
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 19206

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Southern cant have the same pilots fly both the 400’s and 800’s same reason Alaska had tomditch there “combi” birds for pure cargo 700’s. The combi’s were steam gauges.. FAA won’t sign off on a common type for them... Seems plausible that Mesa wants in the cargo door and here is there chance.. That...

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by SWALUV
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 40279

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Listening to the Live ATC recording of it now, area of heavy precipitation was over the field at the time of WN278 landing. Glad to see that EMAS worked perfectly.

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15677

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

But they share hotel rooms...... Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers. So every single crew member would have their own hotel room? Outside of a very airlines, most airlines already provide each crew member their own hotel room. My carrier does this through traini...

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by SWALUV
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15677

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......



Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers.

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by SWALUV
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4583

Re: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

Based on the position of the flaps, I'd guess to say that the main reason is to eliminate the gear horn. Though I can't say that for certain, just a generalization based on what I can see in the photo.

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by SWALUV
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4663

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

The planes will certainly feel the heat, but these airports are within 500 feet MSL. The density altitude at these airports won't be astronomically high. Back when I was flying on the east coast, on the days we had 100F outside, the density altitude barley cracked 3,000 feet. As mentioned, these pla...

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by SWALUV
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 129000

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

KLMatSJC wrote:
Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it?



I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier... Very similar from the engine pictures.

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by SWALUV
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 8138

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the main reason T-Tail aircraft aren't designed more often is simply because of the added weight needed for structural purposes.

I would love to see another modern T-Tail though. That'd be gorgeous!

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by SWALUV
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5521

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

asqx wrote:
Flighty wrote:

Still not as sporty as runway 17/35 at Yuma.



Oh, now that's a fun one!

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by SWALUV
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 78460

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Just to mention regarding IWA, the airport has exploded in terms of flight training growth. There was a day earlier this month where it was the busiest airport in the state. Crazy to think how much volume it handles. Both ATP and the UND/ASU partnership is growing very rapidly. Throw in the only re...

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by SWALUV
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 78460

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Just to mention regarding IWA, the airport has exploded in terms of flight training growth. There was a day earlier this month where it was the busiest airport in the state. Crazy to think how much volume it handles.

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by SWALUV
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97637

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I had the pleasure of flying on 117UA and 118UA during the beginning of September on SFO-LHR-SFO. Bittersweet to see these beautiful queens being retired. They inspired me to get into aviation and will truly be missed!

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 8367

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

Anyone know how many 747s UA had back in the day? Extremely sad to see this Queen go...

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 8367

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

Anyone know how many 747s UA back in the day? Extremely sad to see this Queen go...

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by SWALUV
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97637

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2799/eff23c1


Got to fly on her sisters 117UA and 118UA over Labor Day weekend. Will be very sad to see those two go :(
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WN732 wrote:
Looks like this one is about to make it's final landing in VCV. Farewell.

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2799/eff23c1


Got to fly on her sisters 117UA and 118UA over Labor Day weekend. Will be very sad to see those two go :(

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by SWALUV
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop in PHX Today
Replies: 15
Views: 4017

Re: Ground Stop in PHX Today

IWA should see some diverts then... Believe F9 already has a CLE-PHX flight on the ground for fuel

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by SWALUV
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12623

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I'm sorry, I have an issue with this statement. Every job has it's issues, however, it comes down to how you look at it. Everything you listed is a small price to pay to have a job that is truly one of the best in the world. There is not a day that goes by where I don't wind up thinking about how a...

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by SWALUV
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12623

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Hell...we don't even have driverless cars yet. Pilots have the worst lives, always coming and going, being exposed to radiation and cancer-inducing engine/APU exhaust all their life, constant vibrations that wreck the body, exposed to low air pressure like a mountain monk, bad/cheap food with the b...

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by SWALUV
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 19467

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job? Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? Contrary to popular belief there are mature 19 year olds. Not all of us party or go ...

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by SWALUV
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 71
Views: 11579

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

This will do more harm then good. This will do nothing but benefit the airlines and hurt GA. There is a reason why the US has one of, if not the largest GA community, it's because ATC works with us and keeps our cost low.

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by SWALUV
Mon May 08, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.
Replies: 21
Views: 5376

Re: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.

You do realise that pilots learning to fly go solo before they have a license right? Dont understand - What does that have to do with one of the 2 pilots sleeping at his seat? For sure it happens - one of the 2 pilots nodding off. But it isnt ideal. In a small GA aircraft pilots fly solo before the...

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by SWALUV
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24061

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

The gate agent was totally out of line. That's obvious. However, the woman traveling, and other passengers, have to understand that rules are there for a reason. Now if this indeed fell under the AA's COC then by all means she's in the clear, but if not she (and other passengers who think they're en...

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by SWALUV
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 14249

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Guy needs a few nights to rethink his thoughts. Can't believe that anyone could defend the passenger. His actions were totally uncalled for. The pilot had more control then I, and most people I knew, would have.

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by SWALUV
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11997

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

I find it funny in the upgauge or else commentary ingnores the fact for the dominate carrier there are reasons to serve smaller markets, though unrestricted probably would see some shuffling upward, but not all. Plus if you crammed all 321s and 739s or 757s into DCA or LGA the facilities would prob...

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by SWALUV
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 18846

Re: AA 757 in scary go-around at Saint Maarten

Good on the pilots to go around. Never a time where that's a bad choice! Always better to be safe then sorry.

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by SWALUV
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 139011

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I've waited a bit to see the full story come out before I made a comment. Obviously the airport police, and UA handled this entirely wrong. But responsibility also has to lay on the passengers here. The cabin of an airliner is not the place to argue about being forced off, just as much as the side o...

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by SWALUV
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 48357

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

someone just had to bring up the United fiasco with the leggings. well, they deserved all the crap they got for that. Totally unacceptable for United to have a policy that is outdated and targeted towards females. United is clearly a sexist airline with the worst possible ever customer service. Goo...

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by SWALUV
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6930

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

Tenerife. While the global impact on the public side wasn't that huge, the global impact on the aviation side changed drastically with CRM and a major push for a decrease in Runway Incursions.

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by SWALUV
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 37209

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

To me, the issue isn't whether the dress code is appropriate or not, it's about how to handle the situation. As an executive, I would not be happy with the publicity about this. Right, wrong or otherwise, this is not a good look. The general public doesn't care about non-rev and dress codes - all t...

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by SWALUV
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 37209

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I may not agree with my company's policy on half the stuff they do, however, my job is not to make up my own policy to combat it. I do the job I'm paid to do and I follow the rules set forth by my company. If you're using a benefit of the airline, which they were, you have to follow the rules of the...

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