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by Wacker1000
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That's nothing. My friends recently had a 12 hour delay going and 1 day delay coming back on AA domestic due to planes being taken out of service without replacements. With a 5 year old in tow, that's pretty bad to have that happen in both directions. Two totally different things. This guy didn't k...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3373

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

TUGMASTER wrote:
Bizarrely, AA 752’s have the old A300 towbar connection , as in the 2 side lugs, not the common over the top grip type bar..


"We did something for the sake of being different and it worked out wonderfully".....said no AA employee ever.

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by Wacker1000
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39917

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

[All frames in the desert would be sUA (PW powered) 757s so while not an exact match, they probably could use a few as the ex-PS fleet is stretched thin already. N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to of...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21793

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

so long as their leaders get to maintain their cushy gigs and the organization continues to draw dues. TWU is playing the same game. As long as they keep everyone divided, leaders get to keep their jobs and pay. Just keep feeding the BS, demand everything and refuse to budge on anything - they'll b...

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by Wacker1000
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4415

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

This isn't the first time this has happened on the ERJ family. It is also possible to reverse pitch control.

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by Wacker1000
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9869

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Aurantiaco wrote:
Long enough to screw over the employees who worked at TW.


By giving the soon to be unemployed jobs?

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by Wacker1000
Sun May 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22152

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

I take AA every month to get to work (positive space TPA-MIA-SAL and back) and can speak of the differences in product and crew. Their legroom is terrible. I check a bag and take a laptop backpack with me that goes under the seat in front of me. I can barely lean forward to adjust my bag to allow m...

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by Wacker1000
Sat May 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22152

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Pretty simple to turn the ship around. 1. Settle the two open contracts. 2. Delta profit sharing formula. 3. Don’t drag pilot and flight attendant contracts out for years and years. 4. Term limit chief pilots to Max 3 or 4 years in the office. Many have been in their positions way too long to have ...

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by Wacker1000
Wed May 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22152

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

What I grasp from this article is that mergers are hard. Mergers are hard. Mergers with AA are impossible. US Airways had its issues but they mostly paled in comparison to AA. You're talking about a company that wanted to operate just like it did in 1980 even though the environment had completely c...

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by Wacker1000
Sun May 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41912

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Of course there are alligators in the St. Johns, it is Florida. However, they are not abundant in the area where the plane went in the water. If there were any they scattered quickly when the plane hit the water. Feel bad about the pet losses. Is it absolutely confirmed the pets didn’t survive? Unl...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

I can't wait to hear how software changes physics..... Physics wasn't really the problem. MCAS engineering was rushed and it ended up being implemented without adequate training or operational and failure analysis. Pure and simple, Boeing screwed the pooch and got bit extremely hard on MCAS. If the...

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by Wacker1000
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

I can't wait to hear how software changes physics.....

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by Wacker1000
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?

Veigar wrote:
I believe AA MD-80 wings are not painted, at least not all of it.


The wing root is definitely painted with what strongly resembles Rustoleum and a roller. I've seen playground swing sets with better paint jobs.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Re-engining the 787
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: Re-engining the 787

The 787 solution is easy - Boeing could install longer gear, have the main gear squat during retraction, move the engines a few feet forward so they can be raised to increase ground clearance........

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by Wacker1000
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines perform maintenance on 737 Max while grounded?
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Can airlines perform maintenance on 737 Max while grounded?

IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Seems like a perfect time to get some of that work done.


It's a brand new plane - there won't be much work. Many operators probably don't even have a complete heavy check workscope at this point.

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by Wacker1000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue cabin air quality incident in BZN
Replies: 19
Views: 3000

Re: JetBlue FA’s go on strike in BZN

H3w1tt wrote:
[However if that was the case wouldn’t the passengers/pilots smell it as well?


The passengers tend to smell the real ones. Unfortunately people turn cabin odor events into political games so you never know what is real.

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by Wacker1000
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?
Replies: 35
Views: 9668

Re: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?

Especially if the fix is in software, it is likely that the fixes will be inserted into the workflow at the appropriate point when they are available, and any undelivered ships would be modified just like the ones currently in airlines' hands. This shows the problem with the people of the IPhone- a...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718192

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

klm617 wrote:
Could it be we have created a machine that is far more intelligent that the people who were meant to operated it.


Possibly if it was a 787. If the 737 is more intelligent than you then there is a problem. It is probably the least complicated western commercial aircraft in service today.

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by Wacker1000
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?
Replies: 26
Views: 3925

Re: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?

Sokes wrote:
If yes, isn't it an economic necessity to trade ever
increasing range for more seats, like the 777X does? Is my assumption correct?


Then after someone actually makes an A330 9 across, everyone on here will whine and cry about how their CEO doesn't care about the customer and only profits. ;)

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by Wacker1000
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

You realy should educate yourself on the AIP. 1. It wasn’t a TA, it was an AIP 2. WN was asking for concessions and wanted to outsource work to foreign countries. 3. It was voted down by a massive margin 4. WN wasn’t paying full retro pay. 5. WN already outsources 80% of their maintenance and sough...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

If it was a bad contract offer, why would you vote it in? In these cases anything that isn't a 25% raise each year and all money ever given up in concessions is considered "bad". that was the management offer? No, its ridiculous stuff like this that people want while ignoring what the mar...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

It sounds like the AMFA just needed to sign the contract handed to them......but they're really sticking it to the man by not getting any raise for 6 years! If it was a bad contract offer, why would you vote it in? In these cases anything that isn't a 25% raise each year and all money ever given up...

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by Wacker1000
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Bottom line here is that 6 years is too long to reach an agreement, and the AMFA members at WN are pissed off. But you have to understand the context. Two years ago, when Southwest went after the union for essentially the same "we're unsafe until we get a raise then we're very, very safe"...

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by Wacker1000
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387211

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

N126DL wrote:
https://twitter.com/NTSB_Newsroom/status/1100183258539663360

I've stared at this piece of the wreckage for a good 10 clock minutes trying to figure out what part of the airplane it is from. Which 767 driver here can shed some light?


Probably rear turbine frame.

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by Wacker1000
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 23813

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

LDRA wrote:
What major component has not had a failure on GTF? :roll:


The data plate seems fairly robust.....so far.


Seabear wrote:
Do Korean passengers also toss coins into the engines for "luck"?


Do you know where the LPT lives? You would see damage in many prior stages.

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by Wacker1000
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34640

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Hopefully Southwest will give their mechanics a contact by then. Or their mechanics will do the jobs they're being paid to do and fix planes! These union tactics are always entertaining. It isn't like they've been working for years without receiving a paycheck. Clearly the best way to show your emp...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387211

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I'm with you on that. My understanding of the conversion process from an AMT buddy of mine from a major airline is that the P to F conversion process indeed includes a D check. If that's true, then the aircraft would be in compliance with all active ADs. But only if the operator's program includes ...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34640

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Hopefully Southwest will give their mechanics a contact by then. Or their mechanics will do the jobs they're being paid to do and fix planes! These union tactics are always entertaining. It isn't like they've been working for years without receiving a paycheck. Clearly the best way to show your emp...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21172

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

If nobody believes what was just written, ask yourself, why do airlines ferry airplanes all the way to China or El Salvador for aircraft maintenance? Most of you wouldn’t have your car worked on in El Salvador or China. Think about that. Because they'll do the job cheaper, on time, with no politica...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

We're talking the difference between taking care of <10 million people for many of these Northern Europe countries versus 325 million people. So it's impossible to have universal healthcare in a large country? Someone should tell that to Germany or Japan! If you add the population of Germany and Ja...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I'm still in awe of any US citizen supporting a socialist. It is like cutting off the nose to spite the face. When the US succumbs to it, there will be no going back and it is scary that we are slowly seeing more and more candidates supporting it and more and more people thinking it is a good idea....

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by Wacker1000
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I'm still in awe of any US citizen supporting a socialist. It is like cutting off the nose to spite the face. When the US succumbs to it, there will be no going back and it is scary that we are slowly seeing more and more candidates supporting it and more and more people thinking it is a good idea.

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by Wacker1000
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 6878

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

Some may find they've done all the cruising they care to do in the Caribbean and might like to go some place where they can keep a 4G signal. They're going to be sorely disappointed when they figure out most of their cruise will be spent circling BFE. If they bring their Hughesnet dish they might b...

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by Wacker1000
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4395

Re: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines

Blerg wrote:
I don't understand why isn't Iran responding by refusing the same service to Western airlines as well.


They're smart enough to recognize they'd lose more on that deal than they'd gain.

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by Wacker1000
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12620

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

Agree that D0 is a stupid metric that harms customers more than it helps. This is why gate agents stuff you like goats into the plane and flight attendants slam bins in your face and literally reprimand the entire plane for doing anything less than a six minute turn. I have no patience for it, I am...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13037

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Armodeen wrote:
But airliners have been lost due to a single engine failure, particularly on take off.


And the odds of a DC3 hitting a drone are?

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by Wacker1000
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13037

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Thanks for basically agreeing with me: a flock of drone hitting an aircraft can take it down in the same manner as a flock of bird can. It's unfortunately just a matter of time until it happens. Those migratory flocks of drones are a bear to avoid..... :banghead: So in the past decade we've had: -O...

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by Wacker1000
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13037

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Well, it was just a matter of time until this happened. Easy to say after the fact "I told you so", but many people have warned of the danger of drones. Hope we'll never see the next step in drone vs. aircraft... As opposed to the danger of large birds? Not saying this should happen (it s...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8006

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Tell that to AA. Their obsession with D0 hasn’t produced a marked increase in performance but has succeeded in pissing off employees and customers alike. Only 2/3rds of the employees have a problem with the concept. The other 1/3rd figured it out awhile ago. The passengers that don't get it are una...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8006

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Tell that to AA. Their obsession with D0 hasn’t produced a marked increase in performance but has succeeded in pissing off employees and customers alike. Only 2/3rds of the employees have a problem with the concept. The other 1/3rd figured it out awhile ago. The passengers that don't get it are una...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8006

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

You missed my point. A plane that departs 14 minutes behind schedule is "on-time", but at 15 minutes and one second, it's late. Those aren't my stats, that's the way the system works. And we're talking here about connecting flights, not originating flights. If weather delays a number of p...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11302

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

So does this mean that pilots and flight attendants are already integrated? Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate. Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 And after 3 years...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8006

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

2) How many airlines today risk getting in the "low" category when they hold a plane for more than 15 minutes to allow connecting passengers to make their flights? I can't imagine that it is more cost effective to put people up in a hotel because waiting one additional minute means the fl...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GTF vs. triple spool engines
Replies: 33
Views: 2944

Re: GTF vs. triple spool engines

It is still a very elegant design, especially since the technology to make fan gearboxes didn't exist back then. What about the GTF on the Lycoming ALF 502 engines on the BAe 146? Seems like those came out around the same time as the RB211? As the BAE-146 was best known for its 3 engine variant, th...

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by Wacker1000
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When you think political correctness couldn't get any worse . . .
Replies: 39
Views: 2211

Re: When you think political correctness couldn't get any worse . . .

If Cleveland wasn't the mistake on the lake, lovers would want to stay over.

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by Wacker1000
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7812

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

From an employees perspective, morale is at an all time low. US Airways has come in completely run the operation into the ground. The operation was abysmal before the merger as well. The only difference is the current management has higher expectations and that places the burden on people below the...

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by Wacker1000
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6640

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

How dare they not welcome him onto their land with open arms - disgraceful!

I bet their tribal leader stirred nationalist sentiments by concocting lies about outsiders having ill intents, being criminals, and having diseases.

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by Wacker1000
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooter(s) Now in Mercy Hospital in Chicago
Replies: 46
Views: 1934

Re: Shooter(s) Now in Mercy Hospital in Chicago

If only we were more European minded in this regard these things wouldn't happen. Dark ages. So you want the crazies to switch to trucks or knives? Don't act like criminals using weapons is a US thing: https://www.bbc.com/news/localnews/2643743-London/0#pinnedpost_5bf262736c10aa0673610145 And they ...

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by Wacker1000
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooter(s) Now in Mercy Hospital in Chicago
Replies: 46
Views: 1934

Re: Shooter(s) Now in Mercy Hospital in Chicago

https://www.bbc.com/news/localnews/2643 ... 0673610145
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Berevoff wrote:
If only we were more European minded in this regard these things wouldn't happen. Dark ages.


So you want the crazies to switch to trucks or knives?

Don't act like criminals using weapons is a US thing:
https://www.bbc.com/news/localnews/2643 ... 0673610145

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by Wacker1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerotoxic Syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Aerotoxic Syndrome

If 99% are professionals that means there are still hundreds in the world that will happily write up cabin odor events that don't exist. It makes it significantly more difficult to find real ones and it wastes everyone's time. Interestingly enough the number of these events have a strong correlation...

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