Hi everyone, Heard on the radio (CBC 1010) on the way home from work that at around 4:30 Mountain Time, an Air Canada airbus [no type given] returned to Calgary airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit. An inspection was done by ground fire crews but no hot spots were found. -40*C with the wi...Jump to post
trag·e·dy n. pl. trag·e·dies
A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life: an expedition that ended in tragedy, with all hands lost at sea.
Incident, crash, even disaster maybe, but not tragedy.
Just to pick nits.
@Biggles, Very true, but the wind has to be more than 70 km/h and roughly perpendicular to the mountain peak. In addition, these waves require the issuance of a SIGMET (Significant Meteorological Information bulletin from Environment Canada,) so pilots are generally well informed of these occurences...Jump to post
Hi NCLairport, The reason for the turbulence you encountered was most likely due to the "jetstream." This is a channel of air that sits at around 25,000 to 35,000 feet, so right in the path of commercial aircraft (there are lower level jetstreams, but they are usually not as strong.) This jetstream ...Jump to post
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Yesterday on Jay Leno: "American Airlines has decided to stop giving out pillows during flights. And that's in First Class. In Economy, they're removing the padding from the seats." "They made this decision to save on costs. Apparently, when cleaning the pillows once a year, the head lice kept clogg...Jump to post
Unfamiliar with Google?
The very first entry returned has answers to all the questions you asked.
Actually, their cargo department is already full fledged, and quite large, so it's not a matter of staff or organization. The fact is, Air Canada's route system and aircraft deployment means that they have frequent connections right across the country and the world. They can easily fit in cargo pall...Jump to post
If you are really interested, the Canadian Government held an inquiry into this incident and released a full report. It includes testimony from many involved parties and lots of background information on procedures involving the 767. It's actually very well written and quite an interesting read (for...Jump to post
I think you are right on the money. This is the exact reason why airlines like Westjet and Jetsgo have their '$1' fares: they want to illustrate to the flying public just how much money is going into taxes. Personally, I think it's outrageous that along with these fees, airports force you to pay ~$1...Jump to post
Well, it wouldn't be the first time union action befell a company. It seems that many unionized employees believe solidarity extends to include customers - it simply doesn't. When union action begins to affect customers, it's a sure bet that you will start to loose public support. Simply put, people...Jump to post
Hi everyone, According to a stupid new policy, only First Class members have access to the search engine. However, I need to get some information from a post a while back. It was about a Russian aircraft that crashed because the fail fell off when a bathroom door was slammed shut. Does anyone have l...Jump to post
It's actually set up like those "Columbia House" <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> club scams. If they don't send the ERJ-170 back to the company, and check the "Not this time" box on the card, they have to pay for it. <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/bei...Jump to post
First, a summary of how ordinary hardware stores sell paint: Customer: Hi. How much is your paint? Clerk: We have regular quality paint for $18 a gallon and premium paint for $25. How many gallons would you like? Customer: Five gallons of regular paint please. Clerk: Great. That will be $90 plus ta...Jump to post
This is an excellent example of the range of professionalism exhibited in commercial aviation. The decision of the second pilot to refuse two takeoff clearences untill the situation was sorted out prevented what could have been another Tenerife. It's great to see that in these days of bean-counters ...Jump to post
No news reports or FAA press releases mentioned where the plane came from, so I think it would be very difficult to find out. Any particular reason you are asking? And Access-Air: WTF- are you three years old? If you don't have anything useful to add, keep your fingers off the keyboard, for everyone...Jump to post
Try asking this question in the "Site Related" forum below. Johan is always reading and posting there.Jump to post
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"The Department of Transportation has some minimum amounts and guidelines for compensation on US domestic flights. If your airline can get you to your destination within one hour of your original time, no compensation is due. If the airline gets you on a plane in 1 or 2 hours, it must compensate you...Jump to post
"The Federal Aviation Administration has said it anticipates more people getting caught carrying fireworks" Nice how they neglected to mention the fact that no less than TWO <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> checkpoints failed to catch either the fireworks or the...Jump to post
Just as a side note, the image produced from this scanner is not exactly a traditional "skeleton" image we are used to. It's far more... maturely rated than that: <img src="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20030626/226xray.jpg"> <a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/128349_xray26ww.asp...Jump to post
Very lucky that the tip was called in. I wonder if it was a terrorist who had a last-minute change of heart or moment of conscience...?Jump to post
2cn- you searched for mainlineairway.com, not mainlineairway<b>s</b>.com Here is the real Whois: Registrant: Hosting-Network, Inc. (MAINLINEAIRWAYS-COM-DOM) This domain is owned by a FeaturePrice.Com Customer. 1516 Jackson Street Ft. Myers, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> 33901 USA 1-800...Jump to post
Shirley Q. Liquor! Last I heard, she was working for Ebonics Airways, with Ms. Rhonda. "but if you are an older individual, and I notice we have some older people up in here with us today- how you all doin? We ask you to use discretion and not attempt to flush a disposable undergarment." <a href="ht...Jump to post
For those interested, this is the "airline's" website: <a href="http://www.mainlineairways.com/" target=_blank>http://www.mainlineairways.com/</a> They fly <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10's "featuring personal televisions at every seat" <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gi...Jump to post
Not that any of the logos are that great, but having a "majority rule" on a logo design is simply stupid. If you want to do a re-branding, hire a marketing firm and have them do the entire job. I have to say that the majority of the logos on that page are very blatant rip-offs of existing logos (Cre...Jump to post
Don't write off Tango's impact on <acronym title="Angola Air Charter">C3</acronym> too fast... While it is true that Tango was launched on November 1, 2001, the official announcement of the airline was made in August of 2001. Tickets on the airline were being booked from October 11th onward. Taking ...Jump to post
Kdonohue, You are right, that was a major factor. Canada 3000 was trying to grow pretty quick to fill a niche that Canadian left, but more importantly, they switched from Charter to Scheduled services. At the time, a lot of analysts were questioning how wise that decision was. I remember listening t...Jump to post
Donder - Milton has to go because the guy was at the helm while the ship drifted into the rocks. It was his managerial bungling that got Air Canada into this mess. Rather than making careful business decisions about fleet rationalization, route frequency and pricing, he focused all the companies' en...Jump to post
The crew designations are for people who run the site only (Moderators, Programmers, Screeners, etc). The only way to get it is to become part of the staff here. Although, I'm sure Johan would give you one if you donated, let's say, $25,000 to the site <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif"...Jump to post
Let's pretend something did happen on the 727. Where is the accident report that Air France would have had to have filed? What about ATC transcripts? How about an investigation by the government? And if indeed they somehow covered it up, wouldn't the passengers and their families band together to de...Jump to post
They have surface winds, forecasted winds, airframe icing, winds aloft, and IFR predictions... (under the "Maps" heading)
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