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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Yeah I saw a dozen or so go-arounds. Wind shift. Holds are to “turn the airport around”

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 56
Views: 7356

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

I liked the old AA.com winglets. Subtle and not too in your face.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The cheapest tunnel solution would be to close off one of the two baggage tunnels. For those unaware, surrounding the train tunnel on both sides are service road/baggage tunnels. Each tunnel is approximately 30 feet wide. There would be an operational impact as these tunnels are used by all of the ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The cheapest tunnel solution would be to close off one of the two baggage tunnels. For those unaware, surrounding the train tunnel on both sides are service road/baggage tunnels. Each tunnel is approximately 30 feet wide. There would be an operational impact as these tunnels are used by all of the ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF's "Yam Dreaming" 789 damaged by storm at BNE
Replies: 10
Views: 3467

Re: QF's "Yam Dreaming" 789 damaged by storm at BNE

If a storm was incoming, why did the leave the loadmaster so close to the aircraft and the cargo door open? When a storm comes we go inside. There is no airplane or ground equipment on earth worth more than my life is to me. The only thing I will try and secure (if I have time and it is a judgment ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The cheapest tunnel solution would be to close off one of the two baggage tunnels. For those unaware, surrounding the train tunnel on both sides are service road/baggage tunnels. Each tunnel is approximately 30 feet wide. There would be an operational impact as these tunnels are used by all of the a...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

well, to be fair, the airport does have almost unlimited room to expand........capacity on current setup is not unlimited. True, but the current setup cannot be expanded without radical changes. In reality the terminal building needs to be completely razed and turned 90 degrees to be parallel to th...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

They will not be building a bridge over the alleyway, ever. Those distances would require a massive structure to be able to span that distance. If they connected the two with walkways they would just have to bore a tunnel or dig one out.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433870

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Was 2 out of 2 for delayed flights yesterday. No communication anywhere on the reason for delays. Even on their website flight status section. Just show up to the gate and see a dark airplane, no gate agents, and "cute" slogans up on the TV monitors like "Oops! We are running late&quo...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 217
Views: 38551

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

As United still has hundreds of airplanes in that cheatline livery I am sure they are completely thrilled to have any visual association with this.... Probably also not thrilled they own 49% of it too! I think UA long ago sold off ExpressJet. You are thinking of CommutAir that United owns a 49% sta...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Can someone compare ATL layout to DEN ? ATL has a train connecting all terminals, why don't they have the issues DEN has been having ? My travels via ATL have always been a breeze. The ATL system has more stations spaced closer together. This allows them to run trains at more frequent intervals, re...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air to get in drone delivery business
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Mesa Air to get in drone delivery business

You can’t fault them for dipping their toes in potential work outside of the traditional regional model. I can; I'd expect them to devote resources to improving their regional operation (you know, the one that keeps the lights on) before chasing after the next cockamamie idea. It'd be one thing if ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 217
Views: 38551

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier

sunking737 wrote:
Costs money to fully repaint a plane does it not. Better then nothing at all.


If they can't afford the cost to paint a single small RJ, they probably are not in a good financial capability to run a scheduled operation.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I reported a steel column on an emergency stairway with a huge split in it all the way the length of it. No one ever came to fix it. I’ve given up hope for this airport. Or if it’s okay how it is they could at least cosmetically make it not look like the stairway is about to collapse.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air to get in drone delivery business
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Mesa Air to get in drone delivery business

You have to give credit to Mesa for at least always looking for opportunities outside of the box.

Cargo 737’s
United’s electric regional sky taxi.
Mokulele
This…

You can’t fault them for dipping their toes in potential work outside of the traditional regional model.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Network issues? I have noticed a few flights are cancelled or delayed with the reason being “an issue with our computer systems”. SkyWest has an ongoing IT issue. Only 2 SkyWest flights in the air. Thanks. Glad I bought a ticket on WN, I was going to gamble on non rev on one of the flights that end...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Network issues?

I have noticed a few flights are cancelled or delayed with the reason being “an issue with our computer systems”.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard
Replies: 28
Views: 5484

Re: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard

Is he sure it wasn’t a meteorite and not a Boeing bomb?

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

True, but the current setup cannot be expanded without radical changes. In reality the terminal building needs to be completely razed and turned 90 degrees to be parallel to the concourses. This would allow for just a single direction of roadway traffic and no more confusion on "Go to the west...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit

Just so I'm clear - the loans paid off were not the monies owed back for payroll support. These were other loans given to the airlines - part of the payment included warrants that allowed the Treasury to buy discounted stock Aside from some of the ULCC and maybe SW, they might have all filed CH11. ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

People keep saying the airport has unlimited capacity to expand and that is 100% not true. The alleyways are congested as it is, and the airfield tends to grind to a halt with the smallest breeze. The train system can’t handle anymore volume and the concourses are already jam packed. Adding another...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit

Great results. Kirby and company did an excellent job getting us through this, and we have further to go still but it looks like the company is on the right track.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

People keep saying the airport has unlimited capacity to expand and that is 100% not true. The alleyways are congested as it is, and the airfield tends to grind to a halt with the smallest breeze. The train system can’t handle anymore volume and the concourses are already jam packed. Adding another ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 21001

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Isn't the business model for smaller markets the problem then ? Can a cargo/pax approach offset the fixed cost of the trip and generate enough revenue for the airline flying into these smaller 50-pax jets markets? I doubt this would work, particularly in light of the USPS reducing its reliance on a...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18351

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

Sounds like Berlin and Denver are sister cities. Building brand airports that are poorly planned and maintained, as well as defunct on opening day.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

UA's partner LH already operates LAX-FRA/MUC nonstop service, and LAX also already has 1-stop connecting options through other UA hubs onto UA-operated flights to FRA/MUC. Yeah I know I'm just saying it would've been better if UA operated a FRA/MUC frequency on its own metal. It probably will happe...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

They are completely dilapidated and not really properly stored; I don’t think even a mechanic school would be interested in taking them for free. They really do need to just go straight into the can-press and turned into 6 packs. I always thought they were fire/rescue crew training. I think they ar...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

They are completely dilapidated and not really properly stored; I don’t think even a mechanic school would be interested in taking them for free. They really do need to just go straight into the can-press and turned into 6 packs.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433870

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I think the most obvious and least-costly non-IT solution would be to "regionalize" their operations to the greatest extent possible. This would serve to insulate parts of the operation from major issues that can tend to occur in the Midatlantic, Florida and the southern Plains. Of course...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 52282

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

You don’t need FIS for international departures. FRA leaves from B all the time. It probably came down to aircraft availability.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 52282

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

United is getting 20+ new gates in Denver early in 2022 and many are widebody / international capable - got to figure that they will make a splash. . . to be exact, 23 NB or 16 NB on the south side and 5 WB on the north side. We are not getting them all at once. We will take a few gates at a time t...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Southwest passengers have been spilling over into any open seats they can find and afford. I know several coworkers who got stuck in various cities this weekend who had to rent a car or pay huge dollars for a confirmed seat. Flights that had 25-30 open seats all of the sudden had 0, network-wide. I ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433870

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/thomasbsauer is talking about staffing shortages at Jacksonville ATC.


He is not a news source. Anyone can post anything on Twitter. None of the other airlines have had meltdowns. What is the point of linking this guy and his political rants to this thread?
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Twitter user https://twitter.com/thomasbsauer is talking about staffing shortages at Jacksonville ATC.


He is not a news source. Anyone can post anything on Twitter. None of the other airlines have had meltdowns. What is the point of linking this guy and his political rants to this thread?

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12899

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

So Airlines are asking the FAA to do something, and FAA in turn asks Airlines to do something. Great. I recently witnessed a violent passenger, for sure I thought they are not going to let her on, but THEY DID! left me aghast. Overheard the lady crying about going to see a dying family member, mean...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433870

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

ATC is Southwests method of not paying compensation for all the pax they screwed over today. Me included. I guarantee this is the pilots protesting the vax requirements. 30% of pilots called in sick resulting in 1400 cancellations. Dang that weather and ATC. Word is ATC sick out over vax mandates i...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

One might view Kirby's remarks as wishing for an aircraft (that maybe won't exist), or as foreshadowing the destination cuts to come. To me, the comments are signaling "hey, small manufacturers, the major manufacturers have abandoned this market segment and we're willing to buy — pitch us some...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 428
Views: 82744

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

73X wrote:
Cmac787 wrote:
N27293 737-800 exited ROW storage and ferried to MIA MX


N27293 is a Piper Cub :)


It’s for some new EAS routes. :)

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5138

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Res Rail: One of the fantasies in the fan blogs is: Advanced:positive Train Control Advanced switching Fewer 1+ mile trains Both freight and passenger pushing effective travel time of 50 mph More efficient and rationalized assembling of a freight train Freight trains keep to a schedule, offering se...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The bathrooms are one area I do NOT understand the airport's lack of motion on. They are relatively small, so construction costs to remodel them one at a time over the past 5 years would be hardly noticeable. They don't need to be like the Ritz Carlton, but each bathroom has needed a complete basic ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10548

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

In every case so far in regards to employees suing their employer over the mandate the Judge has ruled in favor of the company. The Supreme Court ruled in 1905 the mandatory vaccines are legal. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/ And the EEOC has also ruled and made guidelines https...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10548

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Just to be clear, the FDA, EMA, NHA, and other health authorities know it as BNT162b2 vaccine. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html Please don't get hung up on a marketing name. Legally that is a Biontech vaccine anyway. I work with some of thes...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10548

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

I work with some of these individuals. Stuck their chest out saying they weren’t going to get the shot, yet here they are today “yeah, I went and got it anyway”. So much drama. Why would you even call the company’s bluff on something that risks such a great job with excellent benefits.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut
Replies: 37
Views: 12092

Re: Citation 560X Crash In Connecticut

Wow, that's pretty bad. If the need to bring the power up before starting the roll, is it normal to use the parking brake, or the manual brakes? I'd think the later. If that's the case, wouldn't it be pretty clear when they tried to taxi that the parking brake was on? Unless they lined up, then wer...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 661
Views: 117713

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

everything is open, but the north checkpoint has shrunk due to construction. I flew a week ago and without TSA pre check looked like it would take more than an hour as was well into the line was well into the baggage area. Nothing unusual for Denver. Since 9/11, this airport has been a mess. Long w...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 767-300ER Flt 1172 Diverting
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: United 767-300ER Flt 1172 Diverting

Pressurization issue. Landed unpressurized

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by jetmatt777
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12899

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Inform all passengers that offenders will serve a minimum mandatory time in a federal jail, far away from their loved ones. +1. The FAA's civil penalty authority is not enough. Fines have not deterred unruly behavior. This is not incumbent upon airlines to solve. Congress needs to act and empower F...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

This will get messy and pedantic unless you provide some qualifiers. As in, metro population vs city population. Small island defined by square mileage? Small island by population?

Etc.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 217
Views: 38551

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

LAXintl wrote:
ExpressJet request to register the trademark names "aha" and "fly-aha" with the DOT was approved.

Imo, what a comedy of a name. :indifferent:

OST-1998-20-1018


“Aha! We found your bag, it is in Tucson.”

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12899

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

I'm a big supporter of FAs and their absolute critical role (having been one for several years), but there are plenty who would use that power and simply make the situation worse (advertently or inadvertently). There were plenty of FAs I flew with who I would cringe to see with a citation pad. Did ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12899

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

The railroads have fully deputized private police forces: they are not rent-a-cops. Given the close legal framework of railroads and airlines (airlines follow most of the railway act) could there not be some way to allow flight attendants to write and issue citations? Not saying every FA to be a sw...

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