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by TriL1011Star
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?

We flew for DECADES before some CEO got a brilliant idea that they could make even more money off of us by charging for every bag we check, in addition to what we pay for the cost of a ticket, that once INCLUDED up to 2 or 3 checked bags. Most airlines started charging back in 2010 or so, whenever g...

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by TriL1011Star
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment
Replies: 32
Views: 3487

Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/07/wind-gust-s ... er-at-dia/

Did someone forget to set the parking brake? I have never heard of this happening.
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https://kdvr.com/2019/01/07/wind-gust-s ... er-at-dia/

Did someone forget to set the parking brake? I have never heard of this happening.

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long is wreckage from crashes kept as evidence?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: How long is wreckage from crashes kept as evidence?

The wreckage from PA 103 from 1988 is still being kept in a rented storage space in Scotland. And it will be until all the lawsuits are settled

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of N772SW?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: The future of N772SW?

Why does the front need to be repaired? I never realized it got damaged.

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of N772SW?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: The future of N772SW?

Interesting. So I guess it will never fly passengers again. I wonder if they will keep it for a spare parts aircraft

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of N772SW?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: The future of N772SW?

Whoa. Where did you get that pic? Is that a satellite photo?

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of N772SW?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

The future of N772SW?

It is still parked. But fully repaired. Anyone know why it's not flying again, or what they plan to do with it?

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by TriL1011Star
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?

As opposed to most other planes where there are 2 lavs in the rear? Have they always done this? Is this a special layout that boing makes specifically for Southwest? This also leads me to believe that Southwest either ONLY buys new planes, or if they do buy used ones, they have it modified, as most ...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do baggage handlers always put luggage upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Why do baggage handlers always put luggage upside down?

So yesterday, when I was sitting on a plane, I was watching the baggage handlers load the luggage, and they were placing each and every bag, hard or soft, upside down. Even if it was right side up, they would take it off of the luggage cart, and turn it upside down, before placing it on the belt tha...

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17237

Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

They needed to go well over a decade ago. They are consistently unreliable and have been for years. Every other airline retired them long ago. And AA has been saying for many years they are going to get rid of them. Why has it taken them so long?

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?

I have noticed this ever since I was a kid, in the 1980's when we would fly down to Florida. Back in those days, There would be packed L-1011's, DC-10's and all of the big aircraft, just full of people. But, on the way BACK, it was just the opposite. On the way back home, we'd always end up on littl...

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4686

Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth
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I ran across this article from 2015. I would love to hear your guys' thoughts on this.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could this really happen? (escape from a plane in the bathroom)
Replies: 20
Views: 4708

Could this really happen? (escape from a plane in the bathroom)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gipPQTAPhgU
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Here is a clip from the movie catch me if you can, where the fraudster goes into the bathroom, and escapes the plane, out onto a runway.

Is this really possible?

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

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by TriL1011Star
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA

I put your response on their page. We shall see what they say. Thanks!

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA

I wish I'd seen this sooner, but these folks need some help. If anyone here is interested, and has the expertise, give these folks a pm and help them out. They need to make this repair before they can fly it to the national airline history museum in KC. Here is their Facebook page. https://www.faceb...

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 6166

Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

Recently, I was watching a documentary that talked about the defects of the first Dehaviland comet. The jet, for obvious reasons, was very short lived.

Does anyone know if this type of jet ever flew in the United States?

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?
Replies: 9
Views: 3382

Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onNxigIjkYw In this video, you can hear the engine constantly changing tone. at :07, you can hear the engine drastically slow down, almost to idle speed. Then, at :36, you hear it pick speed back up. at :58 you can hear it very gradually picking up just a bit more spe...

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?
Replies: 22
Views: 2670

Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?

I have seen it time and time again. Most recently with the 747 experience at the Delta museum. They showcase the plane, and let you walk around inside it, but they ALWAYS have the cockpit blocked off so you can't sit in the seats and play with the controls. My question is, why don't they want you do...

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by TriL1011Star
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots that make mistakes -- Where are they today?
Replies: 28
Views: 16138

Pilots that make mistakes -- Where are they today?

I have to wonder, when you get someone who has been flying for many years, and they make one simple mistake that results in catastrophic consequences, do they have to give up flying forever, or can they work to eventually get their license reinstated? Two flights come to mind when I think of this. F...

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Couldn't This Flight Just Take Off Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 5490

Why Couldn't This Flight Just Take Off Again?

I read this article a month or so ago when it first happened, and wanted to come on here and ask about it. This is a story of a plane that took off from Heathrow, en route to Dubai, when shortly into the flight, someone took a massive dump that stunk up the whole plane, which forced it to turn back,...

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR 3rd Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

RE: LHR 3rd Runway

Maybe it works different over there but I can tell you, here in the US, in most if not all cases where homes are taken and torn down to build new things, they are never given fair market valuse, and they loose their homes no matter how hard they fight, after many years of court battles. Here in the ...

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR 3rd Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

LHR 3rd Runway

Why is this so badly needed? Yes I realize that <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is one of the busiest airports in the world, and I'm sure expansion is needed. But the fact that they have to tear down 700 homes and other buildings......why do they even co...

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by TriL1011Star
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Banner Ad Annoying
Replies: 15
Views: 712

RE: New Banner Ad Annoying

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StTim" class="quote" target="_blank">StTim</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I didn't realize the ...

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Banner Ad Annoying
Replies: 15
Views: 712

RE: New Banner Ad Annoying

hahaha I like it. Nice  

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Banner Ad Annoying
Replies: 15
Views: 712

RE: New Banner Ad Annoying

NO one has anything to say about this? Really?

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Banner Ad Annoying
Replies: 15
Views: 712

New Banner Ad Annoying

I am so sick of ads popping up on every single site I go to these days that pop up and I have to close out before I can read what I want to read, and now this site has become no exception. Considering we have paid money to use this site, WHY do we now need an ad on the left hand side that slides ove...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About The New Eastern
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Questions About The New Eastern

So, for the first time, I am reading about how Eastern Airlines is being brought back to life. COOL! So I have a few questions. In an article I was reading about it, it said where a group of airline managers had "purchased the old airline's intellectual property". What does that mean? Another articl...

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The 727 Phased Out?
Replies: 47
Views: 7803

RE: Why Was The 727 Phased Out?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I am curious ...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The 727 Phased Out?
Replies: 47
Views: 7803

Why Was The 727 Phased Out?

With all of the things a 727 could do, For example: The plane had rear air stairs. (why do planes no longer have stairs built in? How many times have you landed at an airport and had them say all the gates were full so you had to sit on the plane until one became available? This could be prevented i...

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by TriL1011Star
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did The Captain Wait So Long To Return To SFO?
Replies: 10
Views: 4825

Why Did The Captain Wait So Long To Return To SFO?

Recently, an American Airlines plane had panels come loose in flight, that were later determined to be due to a duct malfunction. Reports from passengers say that at first they were going to continue on to Dallas, but they later decided to return to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO...

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Can't I Find My Posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Why Can't I Find My Posts?

Whenever I try to search for a post I made, even when I type in the exact same words I used in the field, or in the subject line, will it not return any results? I have also tried going to my profile and searching for posts made by my user name, in a section where I know I have made plenty of previo...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Any Old TWA Planes Still Fly?
Replies: 26
Views: 9431

RE: Do Any Old TWA Planes Still Fly?

Wow, that's awesome! Thanks!

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Any Former Ozark A/C Still Fly?
Replies: 1
Views: 2134

Do Any Former Ozark A/C Still Fly?

Rather than put this on my other thread asking if any TWA planes still fly, I figured I would separate it.

Does anyone know if any planes that were original to Ozark are still in operation?

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Any Old TWA Planes Still Fly?
Replies: 26
Views: 9431

Do Any Old TWA Planes Still Fly?

Does anyone know if there are any ex TWA planes still in PAX service?

Does AA still fly any of them?

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Logbooks
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

Airliner Logbooks

When an airliner is scrapped, what happens to the logbooks?

Does anyone save them to go down in a part of history, or do they get thrown away?

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Remember This Incident Involving A PED
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

Does Anyone Remember This Incident Involving A PED

Back when I was in high school, I seem to remember hearing on the news that a flight out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> nearly crashed while it was trying to take off, because a passenger turned on a portable <acrony...

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember When Everyone Could Go To The Gate?
Replies: 75
Views: 16442

Remember When Everyone Could Go To The Gate?

For the last 10 or 15 years, at least in the US anyway, Only ticketed passengers are allowed to go past the security checkpoints and to the gates. Remember the days of going to the gate to see off your loved one and watching their plane take off before heading home, or waiting for them to give them ...

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would TWA Still Exist If It Hadn't Been For Ichan?
Replies: 57
Views: 11787

Would TWA Still Exist If It Hadn't Been For Ichan?

What are your opinions on this?

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by TriL1011Star
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kind Of Maintenance Is Needed When A/C Are Stored?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Kind Of Maintenance Is Needed When A/C Are Stored?

I have read a few times on here that even proper storage is hard on an aircraft. Why is storage so hard on them? Also, say I wanted to store a plane for a number of years. What kind of things would I have to do to it while it sat in storage to keep it in good condition and operable? The way some peo...

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by TriL1011Star
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Pilots In Demand
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

RE: Regional Airline Pilots In Demand

Thanks guys. The fact that SWA doesn't sub contract to regional airlines is one of many reasons I fly Southwest whenever possible. Not to mention the fact that SWA is just awesome. Not that I am trying to degrade any pilots or staff of these regional airlines, but in an emergency, I would much rathe...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Luggage Systems Work?
Replies: 4
Views: 3921

How Do Luggage Systems Work?

How does one get all the luggage to all the right planes? Example, You're on a flight that has a connection. So are most other passengers. How do you diverse all that luggage to 20 different planes?

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Pilots In Demand
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Regional Airline Pilots In Demand

Interesting read. Pilots will not work for regional airlines due to the miserably low pay. My question is this: Why do major airlines contract with these regional carriers to begin with? This never happened 20 or 30 years ago! Regional airlines should be mandated to fly under their name on;ly. None ...

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 9716

RE: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 2)

Awesome, thanks. I'm gonna have to do some googling now and see what film/book this is.

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by TriL1011Star
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 1)
Replies: 2
Views: 10121

RE: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 1)

Awesome, thanks! That <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> the movie, I youtubed it and that's exactly the one I had remembered. This site certainly has given me the answers to many questions that I've had for many years. Thanks to all who help!<br><br...

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by TriL1011Star
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 9716

Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 2)

Question about another airliner related movie I saw on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>. This particular movie I saw back in 2002. In this movie, some pilot named Jack worked for an airline and flew back and fourth between here and another country. (Europe I think?) One day Jac...

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by TriL1011Star
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 1)
Replies: 2
Views: 10121

Can Anyone Tell Me The Name Of This Movie (part 1)

Many years ago, around Christmas time, I was watching this movie on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, but I only remember bits and pieces of it, and was hoping one of you might know what it is. It was about a commercial airline flight where the pilot was having some kind of tro...

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by TriL1011Star
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do The CRJ's Brake So Hard When Landing?
Replies: 34
Views: 14581

RE: Why Do The CRJ's Brake So Hard When Landing?

The last time was on Delta, landing at Denver on a CRJ-900. There is also a youtube video, that as luck would have it now I can not find, but someone is filming the landing and you hear someone in the background saying "brake check!"

[Edited 2014-01-19 09:11:01]

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Water In Avionics Bay A319
Replies: 20
Views: 6334

RE: High Water In Avionics Bay A319

so when you wash your hands on an airplane the water just goes sown the drain and onto the ground? I'll have to remember that next time it's a sunny day and wonder how I got wet all of a sudden lol

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do The CRJ's Brake So Hard When Landing?
Replies: 34
Views: 14581

Why Do The CRJ's Brake So Hard When Landing?

I've noticed whenever I fly on a CRJ, and other people I've talked to have also said, that when the plane lands, the brakes are applied very sharply for a short period of time. You feel the brakes, just like normal at first, then it's like they hit them really hard, but only for a second. Why is this?

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by TriL1011Star
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did All The EAL TriStars Have Roaches?
Replies: 22
Views: 9128

RE: Why Did All The EAL TriStars Have Roaches?

Wow! How do they get into the jetways?

I always wondered this, because the airports are nothing but cement for acres around. So how do they get there?

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