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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Remember airlines got rid of meals due to 9/11. The meals never came back.
Adipocere wrote:I hope airlines rescind non rev flying benefits from here on.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Deltabravo1123 wrote:micstatic wrote:Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.
But they share hotel rooms......
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
WN732 wrote:Looks like this one is about to make it's final landing in VCV. Farewell.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post