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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 12813

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

A single obese passenger walking to the rear lavatories would have more of an impact on the flight characteristics than this. How is it worth grounding all these aircraft over 75lbs? It likely has little to no effect, as you say. However airlines are required to self report and correct discrepancie...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43432

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Okay, so even if it is free, WHY would they think now is an OK time to reduce capacity by 25% to test a pilot program? People do not know about this program, and most people do not download apps for this kind of thing. In the age of social distancing, forcing people closer together in already crampe...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43432

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Starting today the airport has launched a "premium" service to allow people to pay to board the train to the concourse in a separate car from the unclean. This results in the other 3 cars being even more cramped while the first car has no one in it. Absolutely insane and stupid idea to cra...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534536

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think it would be a nice marketing tool for United to start rolling out meal service / snack service in the cabins again. If they can fill all seats, what's the excuse for not returning other services other than a cost savings at this point? United is not filling all seats in fact less than 10% o...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534536

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

^^

i flew on sunday and received a snack bag. it had a thing of pretzels, biscoff cookies, small water bottle, napkin, disinfectant wipe, and hand sanitizer in it.

i thought it was great. i hope that sticks around post COVID. seems to have made the service much faster.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8455

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

Well we had Lawnchair Larry, is this Jetpack Jerry?

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

ericm2031 wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
BusBlitz wrote:
Source?


I am literally on the ground hearing it from the CEO. So no i dont have a source, I am sure there will be something soon


I'm guessing UGE will still be doing cabin cleaning, water and lav?


correct.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

BusBlitz wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
insourcing all UAX in Denver

Source?


I am literally on the ground hearing it from the CEO. So no i dont have a source, I am sure there will be something soon

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

while not as groundbreaking news as hinted by management. it is terrific news for employees and the city of denver. this will protect many jobs from layoffs and support higher wage jobs in the city. how much was being handled by Menzies ramp in the current environment? A and parts of B East piers? ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

while not as groundbreaking news as hinted by management. it is terrific news for employees and the city of denver. this will protect many jobs from layoffs and support higher wage jobs in the city.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

insourcing all UAX in Denver

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

kirby and roitman are here now

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

I count 9 blue balloons, not sure if Safeway or WalMart :)

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

so far I am not seeing the news reporters out here like rumored. it is on the ramp level. VPs of all departments on the ramp.

no clue on this one.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

32andBelow wrote:
Are you sure it’s an announcement? Sometimes big wigs show up to inform work groups they are being downsized


they dont typically call in the news stations when they are handing out layoff packages.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

Some VP's are in DEN this morning, and have called in the local media to make an announcement. No other details at this time. Mods: the UA network thread doesn't appear to exist anymore? I tried to post in there but said thread doesn't exist. do we know what/who VP's? Roitman so far. 1045am. B56

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9087

Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN

Some VP's are in DEN this morning, and have called in the local media to make an announcement.

No other details at this time.

Mods: the UA network thread doesn't appear to exist anymore? I tried to post in there but said thread doesn't exist.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B763 7+ hours in a high-altitude holding pattern
Replies: 20
Views: 6872

Re: United B763 7+ hours in a high-altitude holding pattern

It's something to do with the US Govt and DARPA. https://hub.united.com/2020-07-20-united-airlines-to-maximize-ventilation-system-during-boarding-and-deplaning-2646439262.html I haven't seen aerosol research since grad school... This would reduce Covid19 risk, if it works. Lightsaber That press rel...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B763 7+ hours in a high-altitude holding pattern
Replies: 20
Views: 6872

Re: United B763 7+ hours in a high-altitude holding pattern

It's something to do with the US Govt and DARPA. https://hub.united.com/2020-07-20-united-airlines-to-maximize-ventilation-system-during-boarding-and-deplaning-2646439262.html In addition, United has been partnering with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to study how effectively ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20

The pilots may also have a case to argue the controller should have been more clear with two similar callsigns on frequency. Horizon 2303 and Horizon 2773. 2773 was cleared to cross 34R while 2303 wasnt.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20

that's a lot of analysis for something that was handled right away only leading to inconvenience for the passengers on 85. It was only an inconvenience because of how seriously the system works to prevent things like this from happening. This could just as easily have been a collision if the contro...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20

that's a lot of analysis for something that was handled right away only leading to inconvenience for the passengers on 85.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52333

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

slider wrote:
SLC did a masterful job with this entire project, especially the phasing and working in that footprint. Great success story for the airport, their general contractor, and all involved.


Agreed. DEN could learn a thing or two. Night and day difference in execution.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25441

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Spacepope wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

Ok, I’ll bite: what exactly do you mean by this?

There was a crash of an AN26 cargo jet in South Sudan yesterday too with between 7 and 17 dead.


So a bad day is 2 incidents 3 days apart? That’s stupid.


to be fair, in the year 2020 time means nothing. days can be hours or weeks long.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I think the view controls are frustrating.Almost to the point where it makes me mad. Doesn't seem like I can get it to stay "looking" where I want. I enjoyed the old FS ways to manipulate the views. For me this is the biggest gripe. I loved the old spot view in FSX where it just fixed on ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10315

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

The fix to much of the above is for the airline to sell or hand out good quality KN95 masks. Two issues with that are, that people are still going to take off their masks to eat and drink, wear masks incorrectly and children (effective carriers) will still not wear masks. So in other words masks wi...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534536

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Two new UA (OLD) Air Tran/Southwest B737-700's, delivered to UA in April and May, flew from PAE to ROW for storage today - UAL aircraft nose numbers 3758 (N15758) and 3759 (N17759) I also didn't see where nose 3757 (N18757) left PAE, but it did on June 26th KPAE-KROW as well - UA2707, so all three ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48431

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

For those saying that this is a political move, note the day when these routes are suspended through: November 3 ... aka Election Day! Though I believe the selection of cities is politically motivated, the first week of the month is generally when the new schedules for the month go into effect so I...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48431

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

This may be a dumb question but why do airlines need their own independent operations at these airports? It seems to me many of the employees are contractors anyway so why can’t they check in UA passengers from 8-10 and AA passengers from 10-12? When ground service contracts are written, they typic...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Does anyone have any information on real AI traffic with real aircraft and liveries? Is it being developed? I can´t seem to find a proper answer anywhere. I know flightradar is in the sim but it assigns random aircraft and liveries to it. I saw a United Airlines new livery aircraft, possibly a 737 ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Okay, so initial reaction. My computer runs it quite well on Medium settings, which I am pretty pleased with the detail at that setting. So good news I don't need to upgrade anything right away. I think the view controls are frustrating.Almost to the point where it makes me mad. Doesn't seem like I ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

So I was going to wait to download it when I have the money to buy some new hardware, but I think I am going to download it tonight and see if it will run on my potato gaming PC. It was a middle of the road, off the shelf PC 3 years ago. So now, it falls in the lower tier of gaming hardware. The onl...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25441

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Is egressing a plane using a rppe from the cockpit ever practiced by pilots? Should be part of the regular physicals! The leg injury was presumably from the rope exit, rather than the landing? Why didn't they use a ladder truck - it did not appear like the crew was in any imminent danger. Didn't lo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Only hours to go! I'm excited, despite now doubting my machine's ability to run it in anything other than low settings.

Surely even at lower settings, this'll have better visuals than FSX.


Agreed. Think I am going to wait a few weeks and save up some money to upgrade my hardware.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Career Advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Need Career Advice!

Don't invest too much time and effort into it right this moment. Focus on getting good grades in school and going to college. Of course, pick up whatever knowledge you can but don't burn yourself out. You won't be a 737 pilot in 5 years. It is is a long road that will take commitment and discipline....

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 20479

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

It looks like UA is adding DEN-CYS and IAH-TLH too, announced today. Interesting add at CYS - the airport had been subsidizing DFW-CYS and it seemed to be doing well. I wonder if there is any subsidy for the DEN service - does CYS still qualify under EAS? LAR isn’t too far down the road, nor is DEN...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 20479

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

It's not a route announcement as declared in the OP's title; a route can't be defined with a single airport code any more than a line segment can be defined by a single point. This is a tiresome method of engaging av geeks without providing much real information. You've been had. Sure you can. I se...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534536

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

They said in a reply that double-digits is the number of new routes. So, looking for at least 10 new routes.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2308

Re: Dated flight terms?

George Carlin had a routine about airline lingo. My favorite, "Once you are on the plane...F--- that, I am not getting on the plane, I am getting IN the plane" Also "Please observe the no-smoking sign until you have left the aircraft and are well inside the terminal building. Well, ho...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43432

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I know its a long ways off, but I'm still curious how the proposed East/West concourses would connect to the great hall now hat the hotel is built. I assume there is already in place room for trains/pedestrian walkway to go under the hotel to connect to "south wing"? Also wasnt there talk...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43432

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

LOL at asking the airlines. When this was proposed all of the airlines told the airport "No.". Poor leadership. It is beyond time to replace Day.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1273
Views: 146200

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

What's frustrating to me is the fact that Amazon tracks all of this, however offers absolutely nothing in return for delayed shipments. Maybe if you complain, but when you know Amazon is watching everything it sucks when they miss a delivery promise and you know they know about it, but don't do anyt...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8932

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

soulbarn wrote:
Just saw it. Nose open, and now fueling. Is it normal to fuel the day before takeoff?


With how much fuel they load they are possibly pre-loading it so it doesn't take so long on the day of flight.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1273
Views: 146200

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Hawaii's ICAO codes do have a rhyme and rhythm. P = Pacific, H = Hawaii, then the first two letters of the IATA code. PHOG (PHOGG), PHKO (PHKOA). PHNL is an exception because it works out that HNL fits nicely with the syntax. If HNL followed the syntax it would be PHHN.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 175
Views: 34649

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

The question remains: what will fill EV's void at IAH? The 50-seat market there is what supports much of the south and southestern US. SkyWest could, they already have a CRJ base at IAH and could throw -200s down there to cover the flying. Yikes. That would be miserable, my experience with the CR2 ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11702

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

He was not liked at AA and was shown the door and guess you forgot the IAM had to file a lawsuit to stop his major attempt at violating their CBAs by making all ramp and CSA part time. No we didn't forget how CG and CS refuse to help the company. Ramp and CS have all taken thousands of voluntary le...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55522

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

The biggest challenge to the aviation industry, is when all their business customers realise how much more profit they make, when their employees are not allowed to travel. Tons of money is saved from Air tickets, Hotel bills, Car rent, and general waste of time. Sure but it won't be that way forev...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana
Replies: 13
Views: 4346

Re: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana

Are we sure that is a runway excursion? Looks like they misjudged the width of the taxiway while turning and didn't oversteer enough? Not enough? Looks like not at all. And it is on the FO's side, so harder for the captain to see that side. Especially if it was raining and the visibility on that si...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26287

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

https://onemileatatime.com/icelandair-fires-all-flight-attendants/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea Now that is cold. Talk about expensive..... What are they going to pay pilots to do that? I don't know of any pilot that would accept the wages of a FA... Not being an expert in Ic...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana
Replies: 13
Views: 4346

Re: Eastern 767 runway excursion in Guyana

Are we sure that is a runway excursion? Looks like they misjudged the width of the taxiway while turning and didn't oversteer enough?

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