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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare 788 at United due to route suspended because of weather
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Spare 788 at United due to route suspended because of weather

Or, filled in while another 787 had an open MEL cleared or short maintenance done, or flew another route relieving a 767 having mx work done, or, well, the idea is in fleet UA’s size individual planes are pretty fungible. Um. That’s what I said Obviously it’s a spare and yes I know individual aircr...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2705

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

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jumbojet wrote:
Delta gives them out at the gate, at least for a delayed flight they do. Got me two decks just the other month,


That’s impossible, I thought Delta didn’t have delayed flights?

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by jetmatt777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 8150

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

[twoid][/twoid] ABQ and BOI look like the first two of the 21 routes F9 added from DEN that were added as part of the 85 route mega-expansion last summer to be cut. Word around BOI today is that F9 will be back in the spring, BOI is seasonal. Not sure how much truth there is to that rumor. Pretty su...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 8150

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

I am really amazed F9 lasted this long in BOI. Shocked they even restarted the routeeto begin with. That flight has usually been full, no matter the day. They were doing well on that route. Obviously they were doing well since they dropped the route. Full flights don’t always mean profitable, espec...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 121
Views: 20388

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Respect out to the Air India flight crew for managing fatigue and stress so well. Being tired after 14 hours in the air, soupy, 400-foot ceiling weather conditions throughout the region, and not enough fuel to hold extensively while working the problem forced them to make decisions fast while they ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 121
Views: 20388

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

747superliner wrote:
Definitely great airmanship by the crew, hats off to them for landing the plane safely under stressful conditions. However, maintenance has its work cut out, this is quite the rare occurrence. I'm sure the pilots don't want a repeat!


I’m sure Boeing is also quite interested in this as well.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 60286

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

For Hawaii, I believe that they use other air carriers beyond Amazon Air, FX and 5X. We load quite a bit of Amazon on DEN-HNL at UA, but it is stuff that is being shipped by USPS. So it’s not Amazon directly. It makes a lot of sense that a bunch of to-the-islands Amazon is riding in scheduled aircr...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 60286

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I am curious about the economics of Prime and Hawaii. Does Amazon use marine shipping to maintain stock somewhere in Hawaii? What is the availability of cargo space on planes inter island? Marine shipping can be pretty expensive. I understand some but not all items are available via Prime. Walmart ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8364

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

People need to remember that the MIA hub peaked at about 25 flights a day. It wasn’t a large operation by any means.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power by the Hour
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Power by the Hour

I’m not sure any exact percentages are publicly available but I’d guess close to 60% of commercial engines are leased now. Usually the airline will maintain them, but send them back to for major repairs and overhauls. If they have engine shops in house they will do that themselves and that will be a...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1920
Views: 242619

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A thread over on FlyerTalk says these United aircraft have channel 9 in the seatback entertainment: sUA 777-200ERs sCO 777-200ERs sUA 777-300ERs sUA 777-200As sUA 767-300ERs sCO 767-400ERs sUA 757-200 The last four times I've asked the FA's to ask the pilots to turn on Ch. 9, the FA's have gone awa...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: I can't be a pilot.

'Seeing a therapist', what, because life didn't turn out quite the way someone expected it to? Perhaps it's an American thing seeing a therapist whenever something's slightly amiss, but in my neck of the woods a 'therapist' is someone you see when you have serious psychological issues - not just be...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN

Works in the iOS app for me.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 485
Views: 54151

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

SXDFC wrote:
What’s the odds of the A220 wearing a G4 livery?


I imagine in 2050-2060 when Delta is parking them in the desert they may pick up some cheap ones.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9523

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

I think it makes sense to adjust the schedules to allow more connections in DEN. LAX and SFO will probably still be geared toward local traffic. What needs to change at DEN? It arrives at 7am or so and connects to a large 8-9am bank. To HNL it leaves at noon which accumulates connections from the 8...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 171
Views: 11659

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I’m not an engineer but I assume it’s something that provides force to push the piston out, that is constantly trying to do this. If the gear is up or being retracted, it is bypassed mechanically. If it is down and locked, the system is constantly applying this force. Let’s just say if the aircraft ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 171
Views: 11659

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

It is my understanding that the weight of the airplane keeps the gear in the compressed. Only when that force is reduced during rotation, the spring is strong enough to push the gear out. Reapllying the weight on the wheels, e. g. by reducing your AoA, your speed or by deploying spoilers, forces th...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9523

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

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msycajun wrote:
Word is that WN will be announcing more info on their Hawaii plans today. Coincidence?


A $200 million investment in such a focused location would be the result of several months of planning and management approvals likely all the way up to the board. I doubt it.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 171
Views: 11659

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

My question was more of a thought experiment. Almost the same question can be asked to get at my point: what if a takeoff is rejected at Vr minus one knot/mph/whatever -- what happens with the extended gear? https://www.geekwire.com/2018/boeing-737-max-10-landing-gear/ gave us: The engineering team...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2302

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

TheLion wrote:
Hi all, what’s PHF?


You can literally type that into Google and it would have told you. Being not as familiar with the east coast I had to do that.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2296

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Airline Weekly brought up an interesting point. The industry $25 bag fee has been around a decade now, so upping is overdue. More specifically $25 in 2008 dollars is $29.26 in 2018, so $30 is where the fee should naturally be sitting by now. AW is missing the forest for the trees though. When you l...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2191

Re: NK coming to ELP?

Pilots and FA’s are the least reliable sources for this info. They have plenty of time, and a captive audience, to talk to during their flights. And talking can generate some pretty fun rumors. Usually they are created by someone hoping it will come true! Ramp Agents are more reliable. I don’t know...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 11924

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

Not sure about Aer Lingus, but at my airline the guy/gal on the headset usually walks along with the push right by the nose gear. There are wing walkers, the tug driver and the one on headset clearing us for engine start, etc. It’s not difficult to imagine that this person, if not paying attention,...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 55151

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

The FAA still has to approve the plan after city council signs off on it. The bridge is suppose to be high enough that any plane can pass under it. Correct. It's spec'd out high enough for 744 empannage. That is significantly taller than Denver’s. AA doesn’t even allow their 738s to taxi under it. ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1920
Views: 242619

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The company and pilots agreed to labor prices for the 100 seaters. The pilots shouldn’t have to give up anything. There is nothing new that needs to be agreed on. If the company wants more 76 seaters they can place an order for a 100 seat jet today without any contact with the union. And tomorrow th...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2296

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Not quite. Elites, credit card holders, and some passengers on international itineraries don't pay checked bag fees. Do some research before posting ridiculous numbers please. I’d guesstimate from what I have seen on the frontline that fees are collected on about 50-60% of checked bags. A typical 1...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3177

Re: The ecological point of view

I have never understood why many environmentalists disparage commercial air travel. They are always wanting us to use public transportation. But, isn't that what commercial air travel is? DUH ! ! ! True and in many respects it is less of an impact than other modes. A full 737-800 typically burns ab...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2296

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

How many bags does UAL carry a year? Looks like they carried about 148M, passengers in 2017, and lets say that half of them check at least one bag, that's 74M bags. Now at a $5 increase, that is an additional $370M in additional revenue for UAL. Now at the full charge, those bags will generate $2.2...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14394

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

The real surprise is that the 737 was able to undergo six stretches from its original design (the B731, roughly equivalent in size to the DC-9-14/15, would be replaced with a regional jet). The 731 was designed to seat 85 (with an exit door limit of 124). The 737 MAX 10 will have a limit of 230. No...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 411
Views: 89234

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

FlightLevel360 wrote:
Do they not use aircraft names with AS anymore?


Yes, they are all named Chester.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2854

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

In an alternate universe, the current majors (UA, AA, and DL) might have been absorbed by the airlines they absorbed. So we'd have TW, CO, and NW operating the same basic routes and offering the same products that the current majors offer. The next question is what kind of visual brand continuity w...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 11924

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

If they were pushing the aircraft off the gate and a wingwalker allegedly was run over, the two possibilities seem to be 1) Aircraft was turned with the nose gear moving in the direction of the wingwalker or 2) The wingwalker wasn't by the wing where he belongs. Nose gear can't get you if you're un...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30597

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I could see SEA-MRY sometime. ITO couldn't even sustain SFO service. I personally like Hilo because it's more authentic Hawaii, but it's not where the tourists go. PBI and JAX couldn't sustain LAX service, so I wouldn't expect SEA to work. I expect SEA-COS will return soon. I thought that did well ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 11924

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

I know there's going to be a lot of inertia involved with a heavy 757 being pushed back, but surely the stopping distance isn't 'that' much? The ramper must have been quite close to the nose gear when he tripped. The brakes on these airplanes will make them stop abruptly and nearly instantly at tax...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2854

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

I think it would look like this:

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Oh wait.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30597

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

New markets don’t necessarily means new destinations. AAA-BBB, and AAA-CCC are both markets, and a potential new market could be BBB-CCC.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16401

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

Sounds like Denver airport thinks it will be another Frankfurt flight: [url][https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1032305251418812416/url] Makes perfect sense. It just means that LH doesnt have enough capacity at DEN currently and passengers are spilling over. The amount of UA connections to LH on ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: I can't be a pilot.

Might I also recommend seeing a therapist. Your anger towards airplanes is misguided. They didn’t cause your medical condition. Sometimes in this life you’re dealt a shit hand of cards. However, there’s always someone else who has an even worse hand who would trade everything to have your stack of c...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: I can't be a pilot.

It sucks, but you will get past it if you allow yourself. I had the same aspirations which were crushed by a medical condition. You’ll find a different purpose in life and there is far more to aviation than being in the front of the airplane.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13154

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Airlines are historically untrustworthy from an employee-company perspective. It’s easy to say I don’t need a union when the times are good and everyone is happy with fat checks. I’m glad that I’ll have some job protections on the next industry downturn that Delta employees won’t have. While I may h...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13154

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I do not know about the internal politics at Delta, however, it seems to me that Delta management care much more about their frontline workers and they seem much happier than other carriers. If they unionize it could disrupt that semi-happy relation between the two working groups. I think DL cares ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15360

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

The beatings will be fewer and slightly longer between. I’ve noticed the airlines never reward anyone stepping up to the plate or going the extra mile; but they always seem to notice when you make a mistake. What type of reward are you looking for or referring to? As airline employees we are all in...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15360

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

So can FAs get credit for covering for the airline when called on short notice? Most workers are willing to give a hand when the company is hard pressed, but expect reciprocity. The beatings will be fewer and slightly longer between. I’ve noticed the airlines never reward anyone stepping up to the ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6909

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

That's incredible footage! It really demonstrates how powerful the engines are. Could someone explain how these containers are secured? At the airport you kind of just see the ground crew moving them onto dollies and zipping off. Never really noticed any kind of locking procedure or anyone using ba...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7895

Re: United A321

Sales reps are always dropping off little gadgets, gizmos, models, pens, and lanyards when they make a visit. It’s a small cost but it keeps your name on the mind. These items are small enough to make their way on to desks or shelves and are non intrusive reminders of the sales person. While it may ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

I don't care if that van was cleared to cross both runways, that driver should have looked and I'm not sure how it's possible to NOT look crossing an active runway. Any one that is authorized to operate a van on the field should be somewhat familiar with the flight schedule at SGF - there simply ar...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93292

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? I haven't heard much of any mention of the F-15C's guided to intercept this guy from NORAD, but they ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93292

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Two Factor Authentication is a simple answer. It's something you know + something you have. Pilots are carrying around tablets nowadays for their charts, manuals, etc. Add a soft token app from either RSA or Google. It can be done. The question is, will it? Engine failure in flight, now need to res...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand this FlightAware entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Help me understand this FlightAware entry

That depends on the part of the world in question. It’s accurate to the minute in the States. Even in the states, FlightAware can sometimes be a bit off. Flightradar24 is the best resource IMO. FlightAware can be buggy with routes but I cannot remember the last time I saw any inaccuracy with times ...

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