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by SFOformerFA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 6375

Re: Hidden room for flight attendets in Flight

… First off .. save your money … flight attendant is an entry level position with airlines. . you don't need to waste all those years on college … or commit youself to all that expense just to become a flight attendant. Just put in your application, go to your cattle call glamour/personality interv...

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by SFOformerFA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Friendly contest: The longest "milk run" across mainland US
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Friendly contest: The longest "milk run" across mainland US

I'd like to propose a friendly contest. Develop an itinerary with actual flight numbers from west coast US, i.e. SEA, PDX, SFO/OAK/SJC, LAX, SAN to the US northeast, i.e. BOS, JFK/LGA/EWR, PHL, BWI, DCA/IAD (NOT ATL, RDU, CLT, MCO, MIA, etc.) with the most legs and longest flight time within one 24 ...

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by SFOformerFA
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 5341

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if the SY cancellation on JFK - MSP is a temporary, seasonal change or is it permanent?

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by SFOformerFA
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9811

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

As a former UA flight attendant for 20 years, I have to wonder if these employees had a history of poor performance. It was well known that "problem children" --f/a's that disregarded rules, had poor attendance, pilfered common property, or had a number of negative comments from customers ...

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by SFOformerFA
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 5202

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

lat41 wrote:
Someday, hopefully HVN New Haven will make the list.

I couldn't agree with you more. HVN is my hometown airport.

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 5202

Runway extension projects around the world

Doing a quick Google search, it seems there isn't one site that lists all of the runway extension projects underway around the world. I'd be interested in learning about these projects. I'd also be interested in hearing of recently completed projects. I propose a format like this: TF Green Airport -...

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

United has started a number of transatlantic routes from SFO over the last few years -- reinstated CDG, started seasonal to MUC, starting ZRH, etc.

It would appear that SFO - AMS would be a good addition. Clearly AMS is a KL/AF and DL hub. However, CDG is as well.

Thoughts?

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by SFOformerFA
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No RSW Transcon Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 6387

No RSW Transcon Flights

Southwest Florida International Airport seems to be a thriving airport for the region. I'm surprised there are no flights to the west coast from RSW. Any thoughts why or future possibilities?

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4156

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

FlyHossD wrote:
SFO-COS? IIRC, SkyWest has a maintenance base there and that might help justify such a route.


I believe UAX did SFO-COS on the CRJ-200 a few years back. Maybe another go of it would be successful.

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4156

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

boscmh wrote:
Would love to see UA add SFO-CMH


Looks like Columbus is the 14th most populous city in the US. Also looks like the economy is strong.

SFO - CMH shows 1,840 nmi. I'm guessing the range is too great for the E-175. Maybe the A319 would be profitable option.

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4156

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

yeah, CMH seems like a good option. How about MKE?

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4156

Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

UA recently added SFO-CVG; SFO-DTW; SFO-BNA (2 x's) on mainline. SFO-OMA was added on UAX.

I predict SFO-DSM. Any other guesses?

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by SFOformerFA
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Announces New Bedford - Vero Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

Re: Elite Airways Announces New Bedford - Vero Beach

How are they going to accommodate CRJ-200 or CRJ-700 service to Vero Beach with a runway of 5,400ft? Is there a planned intermediate stop? I would imagine that neither of those aircrafts could take a full load of passengers and full to make it from New Bedford to Vero Beach. Thoughts?

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The HVN Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2172

Re: The HVN Thread

It's interesting to compare HVN and ORH. Worcester's city population is greater than New Haven by about 50,000. I can't speak to the metro area of both. However, they're both roughly the same distance to BDL (ORH is 20 miles further). Worcester has BOS at about 55 miles away. New Haven has LGA at 74...

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by SFOformerFA
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The HVN Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2172

Re: The HVN Thread

UA used to do 2 - 3 flights to ORD. Could you see ORD on UA Express or AA?

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by SFOformerFA
Fri May 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 33
Views: 5833

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

I'm sure the media will find a way to shed a negative light on the airline. Clearly the media is swarming to any thing out of the ordinary that happens with the airlines like bees to honey.

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16256

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

i'm sure this event will be barely noticed by the press and social media compared to the UA incident. Funny how that happens.

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by SFOformerFA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5051

Re: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017

It would seem that HVN-ORD on UA (or AA, for that matter) would make the most sense give the O&D stats that someone else posted. They could use an Express flight. I would also like to see HVN-MCO on Allegiant, Spirt, or Frontier.

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by SFOformerFA
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA SFO - TPA inaugural flight today
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

UA SFO - TPA inaugural flight today

I had the pleasure of flying on the inaugural SFO - TPA earlier today. They used a B-737-900 for the first flight. It shows a A320 for tomorrow. There was a cake and bottles of water on the SFO end. The flight was reasonably uneventful and full but 16 sears. They gave comped live TV for all in honor...

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by SFOformerFA
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5051

Re: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017

SNA's main runway is 5,701 ft (only 100 feet longer than HVN) and it manages transcon flights on 737-700 (SNA-EWR on UA). EYW's runway measures 4,801. It handles 737-700 to ATL and E-170 to EWR and ORD. Are all of those flights significantly weight restricted? Surely HVN can handle larger aircraft t...

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by SFOformerFA
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wetlease costs of regional aircrafts
Replies: 14
Views: 3550

Re: Wetlease costs of regional aircrafts

What's the difference between wet leasing and chartering an aircraft to offer a public charter?

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by SFOformerFA
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11671

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

I put a vote in for ORD - HVN.

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