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by travaz
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8 Production/Deliveries - 2022 - 2023
Replies: 453
Views: 124501

Re: Boeing 747-8 Production/Deliveries - 2022 - 2023

One of the live YouTube LAX streamers mentioned he had contacted Boeing to see if he could get access and broadcast the event and Boeing told him no that they were doing the exclusive live stream. It's too bad they won't let experienced streamers give us an alternative.

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by travaz
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 404
Views: 77661

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

Speaking of ramping up capacity, what's AA's plan for Superbowl LVII given that 1) PHX (an AA hub) is the host city for the Superbowl, and 2) one of the contending teams is from PHL (another AA hub)? Plenty of capacity was already planned to be added to PHX that week. There will be a few more fligh...

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by travaz
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 246
Views: 37506

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

I was at the Cranky Dorkfest plane spotting fest (Sept 2022) at LAX (In and Out Burger Park) and one of the raffle prizes AS gave away was 2 seats on the last Q400 flight. I wish I would have won that!

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by travaz
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 4264

Re: Northern Pacific Airways News and Discussion - 2023

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Oh, we are still going to try this in 2023? Ok, I will sit back and watch. So they are shifting from Asia to Devil’s Lake and Jamestown, gotcha


But they are going to love the 757 service!

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by travaz
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA NOTAM Outage
Replies: 132
Views: 20113

Re: FAA NOTAM Outage

As the USA is the home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world its embarrassing. Congress needs to step up in the name of Safety and fund an upgrade for all of the FAA infrastructure.

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by travaz
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA uniform
Replies: 60
Views: 10862

Re: New BA uniform

edina wrote:
Reading the Business Traveller article on this I noted that they are using a blend of recycled polyester which is neither comfortable nor brathable.


All those grocery plastic bags have to go somewhere! That what makes it green. Truly uninspiring.

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by travaz
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 269
Views: 46816

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion - 2023

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-lo ... lay-fines/
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United was fined nearly 2 Million for Tarmac delays in 2021. Did any of the passengers see any of that compensation? No they got nothing. So thats a joke.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-lo ... lay-fines/

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by travaz
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8745

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

Hmm, the twitter replies contain not so much satisfaction as we read here on the ground at Pago Pago: My daughter is furious - nearly 48 hours since she left LHR, stuck with camp beds and only 2 loos between them all . No money for food or clothes just offered a $200 gift card from United in compen...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

So yesterday Bob Jordan , Southwest CEO promises 100 % of full schedule but there were 43 cancellations. Not 100 % but better then expected. Southwest has always had a history of promising 100 % in Bag Compliance to appease the FAA but that number is never ever going to be 100 %. In the 90's yes. S...

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by travaz
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

On FR24 the PHX ramp is finally lit up with outbounds. I see only a small number of cancels. Looks like the inbounds are a little light but can't really say that definitively. PHX looks like a good restart for WN.

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by travaz
Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

LHUSA wrote:
It looks like WN1715 MDW-PHX ran into an issue right after takeoff and has been circling MKE for 1.5 hours and it says diverting to ORD. Poor pax, to finally think you’re on your way and an issue arises after airborne.

WN 1715 just landed at MKE.

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by travaz
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

This is what I mentioned. The DOT needs to open an investigation and restrict how many airplanes and flights they can fly and restrict them from taking any more new MAX's except for one for one retirement until they get their house in order. We can probably all agree that the current state of thing...

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by travaz
Tue Dec 27, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 147
Views: 25599

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

...From what I have read in this forum a lot of the abuse of KCM has been by employees on Non Rev travel. Why should someone taking a flight for personal reasons be given KCM access, they should be treated like a regular passenger... In that frame of mind those of us with Pre-check should be allowe...

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by travaz
Tue Dec 27, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2329
Views: 488005

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

If I am a HVN traveler and see the news about all of the other Airlines and see XP is just running late I am a happy camper!

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by travaz
Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 147
Views: 25599

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

As a passenger (PHX) I am always way early for a flight. I know lots of people are not early but that is just me. I have no problem with a crew member cutting the line. From what I have read in this forum a lot of the abuse of KCM has been by employees on Non Rev travel. Why should someone taking a ...

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by travaz
Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

What is not cool is if I have a bad cold or flu and I come to work trying to be a company man I just make other people sick by being there. CDC would advise against it. I am not going to the Doctor for a head cold or case of the flu.

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by travaz
Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26154

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

Correct and also disproportionately have destinations impacted on both ends of the trip. Also typically a lot higher absenteeism with the low paid outsourced contractors ground handling during these types of weather events THIS….. The airline has zero loyalty to the contracted employees, so why sho...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26154

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

alasizon wrote:
travaz wrote:
Interesting AA has the least amount of CX. As does DL.


Today is definitely a different story, DL is all the way up at 17% with 340+ cancelled today while the rest of the US4 are below 10%.


I wonder if out of position planes and crews are catching up with DL?

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by travaz
Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551604

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

SWA Denver ramp is in full meltdown. 0 personnel to work on the ramp. Company has declared an operational emergency. Trouble in paradise? Heh. Here's the memo issued to DEN ramp agents, threatening termination to those who can't prove sickness: https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1606637219359461378...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26154

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

Interesting AA has the least amount of CX. As does DL.

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by travaz
Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26154

Re: Pre-Christmas 2022 Midwest Snowstorm impacts

miradu wrote:
Delta is diverting on departure all Hawaii bound flights to SFO first - does anybody know why?

DL 565 SEA-KOA
DL 344 SEA-LIH
DL 481 SEA-OGG

all diverted via SFO

The only reason I could think of is they were not able to get sufficient fuel for the HA trip. So a tech stop in SFO.

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by travaz
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83705

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Its pretty news worthy that they made the flight! Any bets on the return?

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by travaz
Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35062

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

DL SEA to SLC just got airborne DL 1124

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by travaz
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 546
Views: 95422

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

That writing has been on the wall for awhile. It won't hurt my feelings any. Mesa was a mess!

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by travaz
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flights to HAV
Replies: 13
Views: 3036

Re: AA Flights to HAV

I had a friend that was an FA and would do HAV turns on occasion and they were never allowed off the plane. They would just do turns. Its a real short flight out of MIA Not accurate. He worked for F9. What's not accurate? No offense intended but if your going to drop a comment like that at least po...

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by travaz
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flights to HAV
Replies: 13
Views: 3036

Re: AA Flights to HAV

I had a friend that was an FA and would do HAV turns on occasion and they were never allowed off the plane. They would just do turns. Its a real short flight out of MIA

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by travaz
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 77245

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Anybody know how long the rework on AA B787-8s N882BL and N883BM is going to take? And will they required repainting of the reworked areas? Thanks in advance! From Aviation Week: "Documents shown to Aviation Week, meanwhile, indicate that the entire process of join verification testing and rew...

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by travaz
Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: United Airlines orders 100 787’s plus 100 options, orders 100 737MAX
Replies: 1154
Views: 296987

Re: Update: United Airlines nears order for over 100 787s - Bloomberg News

Is there a way ‘mere mortals’ unaffiliated with the media can watch or listen to Tuesday’s ‘historic announcement?’ I live 20 minutes away from CHS and sure would love to know if there’s a live stream or at least a live blog. Maybe check with Boeing's web site on Tuesday. Would probably be in the C...

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by travaz
Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 546
Views: 95422

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

I certainly can't understand how a regular charter flight from Asia to PHX would at all be relevant to a discussion about PHX aviation. :confused: In reality it looks like flights from PHX to Asia are here for the moment.

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by travaz
Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Boeing created this mess by turning away from the innovating engineering powerhouse it once was into a stock pumping company focused on executive bonuses and dividends. Nothing wrong with profit but its clear Boeing lost its way. Slapping lipstick on a pig by bolting on larger engines and then bend...

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by travaz
Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

So everyone keeps saying that if the extension doesn’t get done this month, it will get done next month when the new Congress convenes. How does that work? A deadline is a deadline. How does Congress retroactively go back and extend the deadline after it’s already passed? Does EASA and other regula...

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by travaz
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

There are several things coming up in the congress that are going to have to be acted on. The US Government will not be funded after December 16 so that leaves several places for the exemption to be passed. I am not sure if the exemption can be added to a CR (Continuing Resolution IE kick the can do...

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by travaz
Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Also reported by WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-races-to-win-congressional-reprieve-for-new-737-max-models-11669983162?cx_testId=3&cx_testVariant=cx_166&cx_artPos=0&mod=WTRN#cxrecs_s "Ms. Cantwell, whose state is home to Boeing’s commercial-jet unit, this week expressed s...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 546
Views: 95422

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

AS and B6 could have some trouble finding a gate at certain times at T-4. I thought I read somewhere that a certain portion of the WN gates could be for multiple use. There was talk of AA using some of them. I can't find the article and I could be wrong.

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by travaz
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 546
Views: 95422

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

I would love to know the details also. I tried finding a flight from TPE to PHX and they only offer a one stop thru LAX. Same going PHX TPE. I wonder how the people that fly into PHX get back to TPE? It seems it ferried empty to LAX.

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by travaz
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 546
Views: 95422

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

[threeid][/threeid] I understand that these are charters but I wonder if it could lead to scheduled service once or twice a week. It sure is exciting to see the CA 350 landing in PHX. I know there has been endless discussion about PHX - Asia service but here it is, such as it is. This is not a CA 35...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 302
Views: 66652

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I was looking at FR24 and noticed G4 9617 left YRQ to SFB went to 240 and the made a decent to 10. It was squawking 7700 but now is squawking 0610. It has overflown several airports that it could have diverted to if the 319 had to land immediately. It is continuing to fly heading 217. The other thi...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 547
Views: 93984

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

At least it rains a lot in the area! " Ladies and Gentleman we making a diversion so we can wash the airplane in a rain storm. Please stay seated due to turbulence"

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by travaz
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 302
Views: 66652

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I was looking at FR24 and noticed G4 9617 left YRQ to SFB went to 240 and the made a decent to 10. It was squawking 7700 but now is squawking 0610. It has overflown several airports that it could have diverted to if the 319 had to land immediately. It is continuing to fly heading 217. The other thin...

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by travaz
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2617
Views: 568204

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I have worked as a volunteer on the last 2 PHX Superbowl's, It was a lot of fun. The one thing that I learned is the two teams in the contest don't really have many fans come. It's a total corporate deal. So no matter who wins the right to come fans come from all over. It will be a busy week at PHX.

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by travaz
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 57913

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Pilots were taken into custody https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/cockpit-representatives-bristle-over-police-detention-of-lima-collision-pilots/151046.article Oh for Christ sake….this is the most moronic action I’ve seen from the authorities of a country in decades…every single piece of informati...

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by travaz
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 57913

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

AngelsDecay wrote:
litz wrote:
Witness the A350 that recently had the overrun, and had its entire lower forward fuselage "removed",


Wich A350 had an Ovr!!???


I am guessing he was thinking of the KAL A-330 in Cebu.

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by travaz
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 77245

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

There is a person on Instagram called stigaviation and he does detailed videos about what occurs at LAX AA maintenance. It is truly amazing the level of safety and detail that go into normal maintenance. Its a really good look at 737, 32X, 777, 787. On a side note they call the Dreamliner the "...

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by travaz
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 77245

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Here is an interesting article about cost to repaint an Airliner. "In a Wall Street Journal article, Tom Horton from American Airlines quotes a re-paint cost of $100,000 to $200,000 for a Boeing 777 (depending on complexity), and around $50,000 for an Airbus A320 aircraft." https://simplef...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

CX747 wrote:
That is a gorgeous aircraft. Can't wait to see it on the ramp!


I agree cant wait to fly in it! I has really nice lines and does look special.

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by travaz
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking
Replies: 57
Views: 10150

Re: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking

Even if they were set up, they should know to make sure their luggage was in their control the whole time they are out of the country. Damn good reason not to mess with any of that stuff. Could have ended up dead in Brazil from bad drugs.

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by travaz
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Polot wrote:
nycbjr wrote:
With control of congress mixed now, what are the thoughts on getting the extension now?

Control of Congress isn’t mixed until January.


That is correct but Congress could still exempt the Max after Jan or maybe before. I still believe that it will get done one way or another.

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by travaz
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 807
Views: 200342

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

nycbjr wrote:
With control of congress mixed now, what are the thoughts on getting the extension now?


Just my opinion but with the majority being rather slim, I don't think anyone wants to cross the unions. So I say it gets done.

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by travaz
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2617
Views: 568204

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

In some news, American Airlines would take at least 12% stocks in JetSmart.( source in spanish) https://www.latercera.com/pulso-pm/noticia/otro-cambio-en-la-industria-aeronautica-local-american-airlines-ingresa-a-la-propiedad-de-jetsmart/Z2MUW7SB2BEFJIBYNL2SPTJ4RY/ Here is the AA news release on Je...

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by travaz
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 211
Views: 43981

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

Over the years of attending air shows (Reno Air Races and others) I have seen and enjoyed the Tora Tora show as well as the Battle of Britain show. I also was lucky enough to work around the old Airtankers in the 70's. These were B-17's, B-24's, PB4Y and others. To be honest I would enjoy an orderly...

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