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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19533

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Umm... he's Iraqi-American. That -American part means he's allowed to travel, and that Iraqi- part means he has pretty dang good reason to travel there. There might be reasons to jail him, but that ain't it. Well, would the fact that he had ISIS propaganda on his phone convince you of his ill inten...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways France stops selling tickets
Replies: 36
Views: 9253

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

Isn't it owned by the same people of La Compagnie? More or less yes. But ils two separate entity. La Compagnie is on the road to make profits this year while XL was in trouble for a long time for various reason (strategy, pilots wage, competition, High lease rates, etc). Pilots wage? The planes are...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

Is there any reasoning behind this decision? It seems to go against free capitalist market, which this administration is all about... There were some lack of oversight issues, primarily in south Florida that made the topic an "issue". Existing airlines (and 135 charter companies) support ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

Better off starting fresh with your own leadership and team. Neeleman and Co. know how to start an airline and more than likely MSP, LAX and PHX facilities don't fit what they are looking for. Plus, they know those pilots will be more than willing to come over to Moxy for a pay raise and QoL increa...

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

Better off starting fresh with your own leadership and team. Neeleman and Co. know how to start an airline and more than likely MSP, LAX and PHX facilities don't fit what they are looking for. Plus, they know those pilots will be more than willing to come over to Moxy for a pay raise and QoL increa...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 5819

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

They landed. Passengers disembarked. Passengers bussed the 25 mins to ATL. If you look at a tracking website, you’ll see it circled ATL half a dozen times. Divert to a further airport, wait, and potentially cancel or divert close by that is easily with a quick drive. Hmmmmm... If they that easily h...

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by Varsity1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 31
Views: 11008

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

KFLLCFII wrote:
Uhh...What's the point of suppressing a fire if the suppressant destroys everything anyway?


To save human lives.

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by Varsity1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Re: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?

There is not a 'huge shortage' of pilots. There is a shortage of pilots willing to work for $30,000 a year after spending $150,000 of their own money on training costs.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36315

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

The A321neo has similar problems.

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 547
Views: 111725

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

What is the 175 delivery schedule at Envoy? How many on property?

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by Varsity1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19162

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

The pilots are one of many critical parts in the overall airline machine, who's more important, the BA IT department? or the BA pilots? The planes cant fly without the IT systems, the planes can't fly without the pilots. However being a pilot does have a certain kudos/romance about it, and it is th...

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by Varsity1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14936

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Blueknows wrote:
Like she mentioned they are looking into leasing slots from partners. If you read some of the filings EU airports won’t let B6 get slots. AMS even responded telling B6 to stop trying to get slots at AMS.



Wow. So much for a free market.

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165844

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

We have to be at the peak of a business cycle. These train wreck startups are really coming out of the woodwork.

Midwest, Eastern, WOW..

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6135

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

13L is 10,000ft.

Basically 1 million dollars per 3ft of runway. Insanity.

NYC's corruption is pathetic.

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by Varsity1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10659

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

The Regionals need a new 50 seat jet FAR MORE than a new 76 seat jet.

Almost 2,000 CRJ-200's, Do328's, CRJ-700's and E145/140/135's need to be replaced, yet manufacturers haven't spent a penny on it.

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by Varsity1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4572

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Nobody think DY's assets should vanish off the earth. A bankruptcy merger would be the most logical solution. LH group or IAG are the most likely suitors. If FR was feeling bold, it would be a heck of a slingshot into high-major status overnight. Nobody in Europe has the risk tolerance right now. Th...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4572

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Norwegian has no strategy.

Just "more airplanes, more routes"

Lead by their former senile CEO

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 154
Views: 20393

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

If anyone saw the presser, Elites CEO said that they had CRJ 900's coming. Maybe they will move up to these. If you do the paperwork right, how long does it take to get an AOC from the Feds??? We don't have AOCs in the US. The DOT economic authority might take a year. The FAA Air Carrier Certificat...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 154
Views: 20393

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

CRJ-200??
To start an airline!?!?!


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by Varsity1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 12525

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

EK77WNH wrote:
Frontier is like a hoodwinking carnival barker who grabs what he can at one stop before packing up and going to the next town.


LOL too good!

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 15667

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Dieuwer wrote:
Better suspend a flight too soon. You never know when Argentina will turn into Venezuela 2.0.


This is a ridiculous statement. Argentina is nowhere near Venezuela status.

I suspect AA is kicking UA's you know what out of EZE. It's a convenient excuse to pull out.

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Is the A321neo going to take Hawaii from the 757 in PHX? I'd imagine it can do it right?


Yes, it's replacing all PHX-Hawaii this winter except Kona I believe. It'll remain a 757 for now.


Why Kona? It doesn't need the performance!

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Is the A321neo going to take Hawaii from the 757 in PHX? I'd imagine it can do it right?

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 12454

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Getting back on topic, does anyone else besides me find it odd that the pilot did not cut off engine power before evacuating the aircraft? Thrust reversers. So... in less than one month, four Cessna Citation crashes have occurred. That’s like having a 737NG crash every week (except worse, because C...

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13214

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

So, does the US buy palm oil from Indonesia ? From what I see currently the EU imports 2/3 more than it exports to Indonesia, so there is always the possibility of upping the ante. Trade wars are all the rage, after all. Yes, but not as much. Indonesia is incredibly far (physical distance) from the...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 777
Views: 130154

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9675



A Scheduled NLG change due to life limits.....


Are you sure?? It's brand new :?
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UpNAWAy wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
A21N N404AN scheduled to ferry PHX-PIT tonight. MX entry?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9675



A Scheduled NLG change due to life limits.....


Are you sure?? It's brand new :?

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13214

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

So, does the US buy palm oil from Indonesia ? From what I see currently the EU imports 2/3 more than it exports to Indonesia, so there is always the possibility of upping the ante. Trade wars are all the rage, after all. Yes, but not as much. Indonesia is incredibly far (physical distance) from the...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 12454

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

The crews that fly Delta Private Jets are not Mainline Delta crews. The crews that fly Endeavor/Skywest/Republic aren't mainline crews, but they are flying Delta Pax in a Delta owned airplane on a delta route in a delta paintjob.. Companies shouldn't be able to walk away from the liabilities their ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179287

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

With the weight increase on the 339, there is almost no need for the A359 anymore. Delta will fly the 339 to it's limits, trans pacific, everywhere. Let me know when the A339neo can fly ATL-ICN a 13+ hour flight in a 359, same with DTW-PVG with passenger and a good cargo load. The 251T 339 can easi...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 12454

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

The crews that fly Delta Private Jets are not Mainline Delta crews. The crews that fly Endeavor/Skywest/Republic aren't mainline crews, but they are flying Delta Pax in a Delta owned airplane on a delta route in a delta paintjob.. Companies shouldn't be able to walk away from the liabilities their ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179287

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

With the weight increase on the 339, there is almost no need for the A359 anymore. Delta will fly the 339 to it's limits, trans pacific, everywhere.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47761

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

In the days of prop liners, we already operated routes this long. TWA flew west coast USA - Europe scheduled flights that exceeded 18 hours in the L1649. The first westbound return LHR-SFO was 23 hours and 18 minutes aloft.

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by Varsity1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14787

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Just pull out and deprive the city of the tax revenue

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7291

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

When do the XLR's enter service? Any idea the configuration? I assume around 150 seats?

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5264

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

The reliability has more to do with the maintenance intervals than the overall age of the airplane. In the summer the schedule and tempo pushes airplanes to their max utilization and min MX 'hand time'. You suffer alot of MX failures as a result. In the winter months mx can focus on preventive mx wh...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7279

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

jghealey wrote:
Is this for both shorthaul flights and longhaul flights? A minimum 30chf tax even on shorthaul flights would effectively be doubling the cost of many flights...


$30 flights shouldn't exist. That is the problem.

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14301

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

How can anyone make an over-statement like "European Business Class is horrible" in comparison to U.S. carriers? I ask that person to state all the European carriers you have flown Business class on and when, and the same internationally with U.S. carriers. Lets see what you actually have...

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by Varsity1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11913

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Now it seems like AA wants even more. This strikes me as an attempt to financially cripple the association. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/08/13/american-airlines-demands-mechanics-unions-pay-enormous-financial-losses-flight-delays-cancellations?utm_source=pushly I don't even kno...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20968

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs? What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft? You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's. There are automated weight and balance systems in some aircraft models ...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20968

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

maint123 wrote:
No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs?
What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft?


You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's.

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96323

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

sagechan wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
PHL-KEF could be a 737 or A320. A lot less resource 'intense' than DFW or CLT,

KEF is apparently included in the JV with IAG/AY, therefore requires lie flat seats.


The only option then seems to be an A321T or 757..

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4183

Re: New queen v old queen max alt

The new wing has less drag, so the emergency decompression descent limited the 748 to F431 from F451, IIRC. It also has a lower MMO of .90 vs .92, but a higher opt mach of .855. Kinda funny how these things work. So the required time down to low altitude could only be met by reducing the maximum cr...

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96323

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

PHL-KEF could be a 737 or A320. A lot less resource 'intense' than DFW or CLT,

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 5000

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

TTailedTiger wrote:
Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone.


FT were worldwide cargo pirates. Fedex was like the Royal Navy. You can imagine how that merger went down.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

What destinations did we see in 2019 that won't be back in 2020?

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3937

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

The T&C's only improved because Norwegian was hiring 1,000 FR 737 pilots a year, pushing Ryanair to the brink of collapse.

MOL is venomous to his employees. The cabin crews should strike too.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82710

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I wonder what they will cancel.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help in selecting college for aviation management
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Need help in selecting college for aviation management

I'd go to a business school and try to learn something like revenue management.

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