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by jetmatt777
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 42824

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

It’s a very inefficient concourse design. If you squeeze the banks, customer connections drop off. If you allow longer banks, you run out of space. I think the only way to max out IAH is to run a rolling hub, which also has its downsides. Customer connections can be longer and less frequent as the c...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 42824

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I have never been able to get iMessage to work on any 737, without paying. I have seen people talk about it but maybe I have been not fortunate to get the right airplane.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 42824

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

How was CommutAir’s reliability in the other hubs? Their introduction into DEN has been laughable. Just about every flight has taken a maintenance delay, many being significant. It really does paint a contrast with OO, they have their issues but OO is a well oiled machine and CommutAir looks like am...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 at COS
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: Delta A350 at COS

A friend of mine is a truck driver and had a pickup at Ft Carson going out to RIV. Heavy military equipment, although they wouldn’t tell him what. Said it’s a big shipment, a lot of trucks.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing

Starlionblue wrote:
The bottom of the wing is way less sensitive to flow disturbance compared to the top.


True. And I don’t doubt that, but this area in specific is fairly forward facing, so I imagined a larger impact. But again that is well outside my sphere of knowledge.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing

Interesting. Thanks. Looking at it is so weird, and seems like it would be a pretty bad location for a missing panel. But clearly their engineers know better!

Thanks for the info.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

CRJ-700 “hole” in wing

I have been meaning to ask about this for about 10 years now and finally remembered. Anyone who has worked a CRJ-700 should know about a “hole” on the bottom side of each wing, just aft of the slats about 10 feet or so from the wing root. It is rectangular and about 4inches wide and 8 inches tall or...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Sorry, I meant availability at reasonable prices about a week in advance. I'm not paying $700+ for EWR-ORD in coach when comparable flights on AA are $200-300 cheaper. So United only has to sell 1 seat for every 2 or 3 that AA or WN has to sell? And that’s a bad thing? It is for UA frequent fliers ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

All this talk from UA about keeping their fleet intact and utilizing it to sweep in and regain market share when demand returns has so far been a bunch of hot air. So far they're being the slowest of the big 4 to bring capacity back and with this April extension into May it is only getting worse. O...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 115665

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Baby steps. There is no business travel right now, and many airline clubs are still closed or offer reduced service on account of the pandemic. United can never do anything right it seems. They have to start service and see if the effort is worth it financially before dumping millions in real estate...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

No problem. I’ve been to EWR 3 or 4 times this week and all 3 times it has been packed. I posted in the B6 thread how their line has been wrapped outside too. It also seems that UAs EWR operation is understaffed. There were very few agents available and the ones who were were not friendly to other ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 115665

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

LGeneReese wrote:
Who is going to be the ground handling for UA at JFK? I doubt it will be actual UA personal.


Mainline. It is part of the EWR/LGA point.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 11292

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

Boeing747_600 wrote:
Sidestepping the issue that some posters think his behaviour merely deserves a shrug, the bigot deserves to be axed for violating the sterile cockpit rule. Period.


So do you propose every pilot who has ever flown should be fired?

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to know the planned flight route?
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Re: How to know the planned flight route?

FlightAware has also turned into a data aggregation company, where a flight plan may show a “typical” route until the actual one is filed.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 11292

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

Eh as much as I like to see WN get embarrassed this talk happens at every airline. Pilots are human too. This is a non-event. I have heard plenty of unprofessional things on the headset before push, and while not taxiing it is still funny to hear the occasional rant. Sucks they didn’t realize they h...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new summer point-to-point routes
Replies: 116
Views: 15142

Re: United announces new summer point-to-point routes

Someone also updated Wikipedia to show SFO-COS/ITO resuming this summer (but provided no source) - could UA be planning more? I was surprised it wasn't announced when they announced LAX-COS, but there is nothing internally or even for sale to the public. Certainly would be nice, but COS really need...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Just because it isn’t a contractual or procedural standard doesn’t mean they can’t be attributed for the delay (which would not personally be held against the pilot). If for example a departure took a 3 minute delay, but everyone was done except the pilots flight ops would take the delay, and there...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Just because it isn’t a contractual or procedural standard doesn’t mean they can’t be attributed for the delay (which would not personally be held against the pilot). If for example a departure took a 3 minute delay, but everyone was done except the pilots flight ops would take the delay, and there’...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 589
Views: 110835

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Analyst take on AAdvantage transaction American's disclosures provide evidence that its business of selling miles to credit card partners is a highly lucrative one - one that accounted for 51% of 2019 EBITDA. American's Airline Margins Are....Low - AAL discloses that its loyalty margins are higher ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 115665

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Why do people think that there is an issue with UA at JFK needing to find a home? They will have a total of 4 daily flights out of there. There isn't going to be service to DEN/IAD/IAH/ORD. Those stations all have nonstop flights out of LGA. The only additional destination I could see them add out ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Snowstorm in Colorado

The cool thing about spring Colorado snowstorms is the impacts don’t hang around long. On Monday following the storm, many roads were completely dry with the strong solar snowplow working overtime. Neighborhood streets were still bad, but I was able to get around without much effort on the main road...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 72034

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

One route Avelo will be announcing is BUR to OGD. Look for an announcement next month I am surprised its not PVU. Allegiant draws no one in OGD and PVU is a goldmine. I could see 3 or 4 flights a day being feasible from Provo to the LA basin. Of course I am biased living 6 miles from PVU I would ag...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?

I don’t believe it is “scheduled” on any domestic routes at this time, but does make some appearances on any combination of hub -hub routes. I saw one in DEN this morning, not sure where it was going.

Pre-COVID they were scheduled on EWR-LAX/SFO

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10074

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

There are photos in the database of Q200s and Q400s at Aspen, so presumably these work: 1385440,1399585 1585783,2068259 V/F No one except QX flies those in the US, and even then they may be on the way out there as well. UA, DL, and AA will find a way to get OO E175s in there, but that is several ye...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Meh...I mean delays happen right. From an operational standpoint - if the inbound crew was late; that 25 min delay could have turned into an hour if you wait until they arrive before you board. I can almost guarantee that the inbound crew was late for a legitimate reason. With all due respect, I th...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

The United Club experience has been a disaster. Understaffed and unkempt and overcrowded. Paid memberships didn’t vaporize but the closures have no reason to continue since memberships are paid. United, a business traveler trying to get things up and going is not going to find the experience pleasa...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

I stole a glimpse behind a United Airlines gate podium when I was at STL a couple days ago and saw this information on a laminated sheet. Aircraft type Minimum service time EMB 145 24 min CRJ-200 24 min CRJ-700 29 min EMB 170 29 min EMB 175 29 min Airbus 319 35 min Airbus 320 40 min 737-700 35 min ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 65426

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I have got to say, as much as I love the new physics model, weather, and scenery. This sim is nothing short of a pain in the ass. I don’t fly much, I have plenty of other things to keep me occupied. But every time I get an itch to fire up the sim, a huge update is required to be installed. like 20-3...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird flight numbers into COS today
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Weird flight numbers into COS today

Airline systems default to the current day, but can be backdated by either a - or a / depending on the system. For example: [command]/1234-14 to bring up the flight from yesterday. Or some want a slash [command]/1234/14

No big deal on the res side of things.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 184
Views: 24607

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

the news is reporting that the airport will remain closed until 14:00. Wonder how much of that is due to staffing problems vs. removing snow. Didn't expect DEN to stay closed until mid-afternoon. Snow removal. However: anecdotal, but everyone I keep in close contact with was unable to get in to wor...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gambling Charter Ramp Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Gambling Charter Ramp Question

If they have regular operations into the airport (every couple of weeks or months) they likely have agreements in place. In OKC, we (UA) used to handle Sun Country casino charters. We got one every blue moon, and it wasn't a big deal. Maybe one would come through every other month. Their dispatcher ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

In 2017 I was a part of an employee focus group (of about 10 people from several departments) on the new United livery that debuted in 2019. The colors they showed me were the same as the final version, but the proposed livery was a bit different than what was ultimately chosen. That shows you how l...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1070
Views: 113289

Re: Southwest in COS

The weed in Colorado is good, but what are you guys smoking? 50-100 southwest departures a day?

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 7742

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

I suspect it is so 31L departures can depart at the displaced threshold without impacting 22R ops.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees
Replies: 52
Views: 9342

Re: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees

Makes no sense at all, amazing this known failure mode hasn’t been corrected Not really. There is a firm mechanical limit at 90 degrees, it is better to fail-default to a known position than any number of random positions that could cause a catastrophic loss of life. This happens every couple of ye...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees
Replies: 52
Views: 9342

Re: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees

I believe that is the designed failsafe position of that particular nosegear. If it were to fail in any other direction (for example 40 degrees deflection), it could cause a high speed veer off of the runway. At 90 degrees the tire just melts.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 231947

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Nice to see UA added almost no EWR capacity. It actually reduced several markets. Are we not watching B6? Funny, just spoke with my sister told her about schedule update. She was booked on 6 first class tickets OMA-EWR through her company in April. They have been updated to connect in ORD this morn...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 501
Views: 42835

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

I thought MIA was a large enough station to have below wing as insource employees. I know prior to the DL/NW merger, DL was notorious for having in-house above wing employees, even with stations with little mainline action, but outsourced their below wing work. I believe the only stations with in-h...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 184
Views: 24607

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I think after the train, one of the favorite conversation points at the airport... escalators and moving sidewalks. "Scanlon said the airport would repair older parts in mechanisms that move people, some of which are 26 years old — as old as the airport itself. The airport also plans on buying...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

And now you have. But a truly-safe system has redundancy precisely to account for this possibility (or a mistake). And since PEOPLE are involved in the process, there will always, inevitably, be a screwup. Which is why in the cockpit you crosscheck. Better start including time for the captain to go...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 589
Views: 110835

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

[*]

janders wrote:
Post COVID, I figure debt will be a ticking time bomb and with AA having so much of it, certainly worries investors.


Even if they didn’t borrow another dime, and travel had a quick and robust recovery, it would take decades to pay down their current debt load.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

But even with that perspective, two aspects of the story here are concerning. First, the idea that Type IV would be good for anything in this circumstance reflects a lack of knowledge and probably training by the iceperson, or truly-malicious behavior. Second, the idea that the vendor would report ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7535

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

I am just amazed that a company so huge, with movable assets, was caught standing still during this. I get you can’t replicate the MEM hub somewhere else, but you’d think they would have some way of shifting capacity elsewhere. Even just a few planes doing shuttle work to flyover the MEM hub to keep...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Is anyone really surprised that there are poorly trained and poorly paid employees at these bottom feeder ground handling contractors? Having worked at a contractor and knowing many people at other contractors, this is definitely a hole in the swiss cheese. 99% of these ground service contractors a...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 501
Views: 42835

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

The mythical UA SE hub at BNA or TPA comes up about every 6 months on an internal Q&A town hall session with employees. United has consistently, and very clearly, stated that they have no desire to establish a SE hub. It would require a huge investment of airplanes, real estate, and decades of m...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Yes and no. If you go buy a Kia, the expectation is that it drives and doesn't just explode - it may not be fancy, but it meets the minimum standard of function. The cheapest bidder can do an okay job. This performance by Trego wasn't even remotely close to okay. Sure, but is it Kia's fault if I hi...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mainline crash in nearly 20 years and that record was almost marred because an airline decided to cheap out. If it’s a company culture thing, they shouldn’t b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mainline crash in nearly 20 years and that record was almost marred because an airline decided to cheap out. If it’s a company culture thing, they shouldn’t b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20798

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

So, is it normal to not even glance at the wings after deicing? I'm having a little trouble believing the crew could have considered taking off without looking at the wings, especially when a known crap outfit handled the deicing call. Pilots cant see much if any of the wings. Though the question s...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 184
Views: 24607

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

It will be Denver Air Connection, Key Lime, and Boutique. They will all be moving from A East area to give more space for Frontier's operations once UA takes their gates. Key Lime Air is Denver Air Connection. Personally I will like having DAC and Boutique on C. Looking forward to when these curren...

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