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by B727skyguy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 61
Views: 12466

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

Northwest Orient had a great jingle with the "The World Is Going Our Way" ad campaign. It was my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_4_3ft8W_w

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by B727skyguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260783

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

This is an interesting photo. A lot more of the interior was changed than I remembered, but really I only took one flight on them before about 2006. Looks like they changed the PSU color from black to white, also changed out the seatbelt/no-smoking signs from black to white, and added the lighting ...

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by B727skyguy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2436

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

Nursing (RN) is a Bachelor's level degree (four years of post-secondary education). A typical starting salary for an RN in the US is $70-100k/yr. The average RN in California makes $113K according to nurse.org . Nurses are highly-trained medical professionals. When I compare that to the starting sa...

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by B727skyguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19078

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sun Country (SY). They appear to have suspended all operations at MSN. The new service they announced (e.g. MSN-PDX) isn't happening, and all of their already scheduled flights have been cancelled. (source: Dane County Regional Airport departure and arrival screens)

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by B727skyguy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 8561

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

true, but don't think UA will be moving to DGS/Unifi soon. They have created their own handling company that is moving into most small outstations. This way they can control the personnel with paying them lower wages than mainline employees. At my local airport, the mainline United and United Expre...

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by B727skyguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.flyuia.com/us/en/home
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It seems strange that UIA has nothing about the accident on their website. Usually an airline will set up a special telephone number for next of kin and publish ongoing updates on the situation. It's business as usual on the UIA website.

https://www.flyuia.com/us/en/home

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by B727skyguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20473

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

As for the weather? It was garbage the last few days. Just walking up 7 steps from my door to my car, I was soaked. We got record rainfall, so it was not your typical light drizzle Seattle is known for. For $15 an hour, I too would rather sit back behind a warm fire and use a sick day. Here is how ...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?
Replies: 42
Views: 5827

Re: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?

Airlines routinely reuse old flight numbers. Back in 1979, I flew AA602 SAT-MEX and AA554 MEX-SAT. Those flight numbers are still in use but on different routes. Airlines do retire flight numbers of flights that have been involved in major accidents. For example, there is no longer AA11, AA191, or A...

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by B727skyguy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38380

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

That sounds like a great way to highlight yourself for closer scrutiny from both your coworkers and from management. It is against the law to be retaliated against for being pro-union. Technically that's true, Phoenix757767, but it happens. I used to work for a company whose supervisors told us tha...

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by B727skyguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27005

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

For me, the tail is the tackiest part of AA's post-merger livery. It looks very "early 2000's". I hope this livery refresh leads to a more minimalist tail design Whenever I see the tail of an AA plane, I see a piano keyboard. It looks ridiculous. American has had some version of "AA&...

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by B727skyguy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49847

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

I wonder what their IATA airline code and ticketing/accounting code will be. YX/453 is now assigned to Republic Airline.

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by B727skyguy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who gets what share of a multi-leg ticket
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Who gets what share of a multi-leg ticket

I still remember the days of joint fares when commuter airlines connected to the major airlines at places like ORD.

I would be very interested in seeing the IATA whitepaper, too! I'll have to search their website unless someone has a link.

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by B727skyguy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16092

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

AS adding MSN-SEA nonstop service on E-175 regional jets is also a possibly since (a) AS has recently added service to other new cities out of SEA, (b) AS already operates E-175 regional jets on its SEA-PDX and DAL-SEA nonstop routes (both of which are longer than MSN-SEA), and (c) there is likely ...

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by B727skyguy
Mon May 27, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

Where do you draw the line on a “valid” transaction, particularly one that the customer receives confirmation for? I booked a one way a few weeks ago on AA SAN-DCA for $60.50, inclusive of tax. Is that “too low” to be honored? I bought a fare on Ryanair for £1. Should I have expected it to be cance...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184810

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

When Braniff International Airways (BN) shut down in May 1982, they quietly started cancelling their international flights and brought those planes back to the US. At the time, no one was sure why the flights were being cancelled. There's an interesting book called "Splash of Colors" by Jo...

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by B727skyguy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 23380

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I'm surprised the companies allow the practice. At all of the places I've worked, any exchange of money for a shift was grounds for termination.

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by B727skyguy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6914

Re: American "A380"

A Silverbird A380 actually looks pretty nice. Too bad it's not real.

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by B727skyguy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet on brink of collapse?
Replies: 53
Views: 16383

Re: Interjet on brink of collapse?

A friend of mine working in GDL told me that 4O has incredibly low fares. I priced out a one-way ticket GDL-TIJ. The base fare was only USD10! It's no wonder they're on the verge of bankruptcy!

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by B727skyguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 11675

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

FLYSPI wrote:
Neither ATR model was +70 seats. The ATR-42 seats 48 while the ATR-72 seats 68.

The ATR-72s were actually 64 seats, at least at MQ.

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by B727skyguy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 15530

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

This is sad news for me. My very first commercial flights was on an AA 727 ORD-DCA and DCA-ORD when I was 13. It was a school trip to Washington, DC. That experience sparked my interest in commercial aviation and my love for the 727. The following year, I even wrote a research paper in school about ...

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by B727skyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8769

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

Delta and UA have been providing meals to TSA at their hubs for the past day or two. At my airport, one of the airlines bought the TSA people pizza. The TSA rejected it saying they could not accept any gifts. That airline's staff had a lot of pizza to eat! Perhaps the rule about accepting gifts is ...

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by B727skyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8769

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

That is super cool. I am flying on Monday and without trying to seem like I'm bribing them, would like to leave a gift card or something so they could get some food from the Applebees in my airport. Just not sure how to go about that. It's a nice thought on your part, but don't try giving the gift ...

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by B727skyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8769

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

That was a very nice gesture on the part of the Canadian controllers. It's too bad TSA has rules against accepting anything including food from airport tenants. These poor federal workers are caught in a tug-of-war.

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by B727skyguy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15477

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Additionally, I'm not surprised by the brick wall-type mentality of BOS staff (and other east coast staff too). We all know mx stuff happens all the time. Unfortunately, Alaska dropped the ball by either 1) not following their game plan when a diversion occurs to a non-AS city or 2) they didn't hav...

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by B727skyguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2479

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

Interesting - I've taken many flights to the US, from Canada (both USCBP pre-cleared and not), the Caribbean, Mexico and Asia... and I've never experienced this. It's always been the usual screening. I'm referring to trans-Atlantic flights departing from the United States. US Customs officers order...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2479

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

US Customs officers routinely inspect and interrogate passengers at the gate on international flights departing the US as well. On one flight I took, US Customs officers ordered everyone in the jetway to go up against the jetway wall as though we were being arrested. When a US Customs officer with a...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 13307

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

If Frontier does not allow rodents, why did they board her in the first place? I smell a rat. :duck: Since all of F9's ground staff are outsourced, perhaps the contract agents were unaware of the policy and procedure or just chose to turn a blind eye. About a month ago, I saw two F9 passengers boar...

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by B727skyguy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17885

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?). Very, very possible. Cuba just isn't ready for prime time yet as a tourist destination. Hotels have large waiting lists since there aren't many of them as is. Considering that U...

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by B727skyguy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 8176

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Hope this is dealt with by more than a fine,selfish idiot. I would think the fine for an airport security breach would be substantial. There is a reason why doors to restricted areas such as the ramp are controlled with locks and alarms. Incidents like this have happened in the past with FR. Why is...

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by B727skyguy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21159

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

This makes me think of a House episode where a lot of passengers started feeling ill due to psychosomatic illness. Maybe that's the case here. That wouldn't explain the passengers with fevers. One can exaggerate symptoms (e.g. not feeling well, having pain, etc.), but how does one fake a fever that...

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by B727skyguy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21159

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

smokeybandit wrote:
Well they all probably ate about the same time, so, food poisoning seems the most likely culprit

Food poisoning causes gastroenteritis. I've never heard of it causing respiratory illness.

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by B727skyguy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 7324

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

bomber996 wrote:
On a slightly different note, who was the last major network carrier to serve CYS?
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Back in, I believe, the late 1980s, mainline UA had service to CYS. They advertised that they had mainline service to all 50 states. For Delaware, they had mainline service to ILG.

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by B727skyguy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8852

Re: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL

According to the Level website, all Level flights are operated by either Iberia or OpenSkies. The website states that the operating carrier's conditions of carriage apply. I assume that the cancelled flights were operated by OpenSkies. Here is what their conditions of carriage say for cancellations ...

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by B727skyguy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14811

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

enilria wrote:
AO MSN-CEB JUN 0.3>0 JUL 0.3>0 AUG 0.3>0 SEP 0.3>0 OCT 0.1>0


This is a typo. I can assure you that MSN (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) does not have any international service.

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by B727skyguy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22541

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

On every flight I have taken into the US, the cabin crew has always announced that all food, including that served onboard the aircraft, must be disposed of prior to entering the United States. The announcement couldn't be any more clear. The cabin crew also remind passengers that all baggage, regar...

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by B727skyguy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127418

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Prost wrote:
I wonder if anybody could hear a PAbeing made.

The emergency equipment onboard includes a megaphone for just such a situation. After the pressure equalized, the cabin crew should have gone through and assisted passengers who were having difficulty with the oxygen mask.

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by B727skyguy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127418

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

So on a Discord server I'm on someone posted a pic of passengers with the masks on. Well, I say on. More like leaned up against their mouth or being held there. Totally missing the fact it's supposed to go over your nose and there is an elastic band to keep it on. :/ That was the first thing I noti...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 42
Views: 5533

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

You're right about them being in the same country. Most people won't care if it says NW or DL on the side of the plane. In Europe, however, what do you call a merged BA+EI+IB? British Airways doesn't go well in Spain, or Iberia in the UK. Aer Lingus is probably the most neutral, but then people in ...

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by B727skyguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 19576

Re: Jamestown NY loses EAS, others get reprieve

The full list of cities on the bubble getting a stay of execution: Bradford PA Hagerstown MD Johnstown PA Franklin/Oil City PA Lancaster PA Clarksburg WV Parkersburg WV Prescott AZ Altoon PA DuBois PA Victoria TX Fort Dodge iA Mason City IA Owensboro KY Jackson TN Muscle Shoals AL El Centro CA Pueb...

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by B727skyguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 11429

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

If someone had just gotten off the city bus, drove their power scooter into the street, and was hit by a car, would the city bus company be liable? I wouldn't think so. It's a comparable analogy to what happened at PDX.

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by B727skyguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 190714

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I don't understand why rebranding takes so long after current airline mergers. In the past, the new airline's name went on the planes as soon as the company had SOC. There were a lot of AirCal planes flying in AirCal colors but with the "American" name on the fuselage and tail. The same is...

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by B727skyguy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 11429

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

This is a sticky one .. she was an assist pax and in an AS wchr ... The facts as stated by AS in the article state something different: "After landing in Portland, Ms. Kekona was assisted into her own motorized scooter by an airport consortium wheelchair service provider who then escorted her ...

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by B727skyguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13971

Re: TSA Failure Rate Around 80%; Agency "Badly Broken"

LOL I was going to say the same thing. They've caught me almost every time with my > 100 mL bottle of liquid, whenever I've forgotten to drink it pre-security. One time when I was going through TSA security, the guy in front of me had a big bottle of water clearly visible in the outside, mesh pocke...

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by B727skyguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK

I recently flew ATH/IST on TK and saw a very odd procedure by the cabin crew. As we were taxiing to the gate in IST, I noticed that one of the cabin crew had closed the divider curtain between C and Y class and was standing in the aisle guarding it. There was a placard that very clearly stated &quo...

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by B727skyguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK

I recently flew ATH/IST on TK and saw a very odd procedure by the cabin crew. As we were taxiing to the gate in IST, I noticed that one of the cabin crew had closed the divider curtain between C and Y class and was standing in the aisle guarding it. There was a placard that very clearly stated "...

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by B727skyguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 17679

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

global1 wrote:
The materials, attention to detail, and manufacturer (Lands End-made in the USA) are top notch.


I wouldn't be so sure about the "made in the USA" part. I have a Lands' End garment that bears a label saying "Made in China."

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by B727skyguy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7980

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

The cutover is a “drain down” method, where inventory on legacy VX flights stopped being sold a few months back for travel after 24APR18. Travel after that date can still be done on virginamerica.com but in the background you’re forwarded to alaskaair.com to be booked on the AS partition on 027 sto...

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by B727skyguy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7980

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

I have heard 1Q of 18 is the first painted and converted Airbus into full AS, but nothing official. It will be strange but interesting to see an Airbus painted in full AS livery. When I started following AS in high school, they had only the 727 and 737 in the fleet. The 737QC seemed like such a coo...

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by B727skyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 20834

Re: AA's new branding

That piano keyboard on the tail is hideous! When I see an AA plane, I don't think "American flag"; I think "piano keyboard." The AA with the eagle has always been a part of American Airlines' branding. Getting rid of it was a huge mistake. That "flight symbol" just does...

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by B727skyguy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7980

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

The PSS cutover should be pretty smooth. Aren't both AS and VX on Sabre? Why do modern airline mergers seem to take so long for the rebranding? When AA merged with OC (AirCal), I saw pics of OC planes in the OC livery but the name "American" on the fuselage and on the tail until the plane ...

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