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by 737tanker
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly to step down; Robert Jordan named replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 8289

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly to step down; Robert Jordan named replacement

Jordan is most likely the bridge between Kelly and the person they really want to run WN long term. Just like Jim Parker was the bridge between Herb and Kelly.

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by 737tanker
Mon May 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2335

Re: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?

For many US Airlines there is Duty rig pay formula as well as a Flight pay formula in which case the crew would get paid based on whichever one was greater. Most airlines will create schedules where Duty rig doesn't come into play but when there are long delays it is possible for a crew to see an in...

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by 737tanker
Thu May 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2743
Views: 390543

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I know it might not happen tell they add a new plane in years but does anyone see WN going into a business or premium class on there planes In a next step up of the airline ? It would have a be a NEW plane with an entirely different galley set up. There isn't a plane, nor a current galley config th...

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by 737tanker
Thu May 06, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2743
Views: 390543

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Hears another rumor going around. One source is saying the First Hawaii proposed expansion had Daily Red Eyes scheduled. But SWAPA put the Brakes on the proposal since the Red Eyes study they did with the company is over 10yrs Old and they need to do a revaluation over safety precautions. I honestl...

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by 737tanker
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 16266

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

No advanced seat selection (or seat selection at all) because their computer couldn’t handle it. Yes, the 10 minute turn made sense in 1975, but today it simply is not an issue. Same thing with no baggage charges; at the time, their IT simply was not capable. The “no red eyes” was borne from their ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 3438

Re: Non-April Fools: Will WN join an Alliance?

Pilots run that airline . NOPE! The truest statement ever. To date SWAPA has stonewalled every proposed codeshare. Flyguy I think they’d approve codeshare with long haul airlines with Europe/Asia, where WN will most likely never fly. They ought to do that as soon as international travel rebounds. T...

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by 737tanker
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44304

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

I flew on a WN 717 from Fort Myers to Houston in June, 2013. Do not recall if it was painted in WN colors. That was still officially an AirTran flight. No 717s were ever in WN colors. I booked the flight through WN. it was handled by WN personnel in WN gates. At no time (other than the plane’s live...

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by 737tanker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2743
Views: 390543

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Anybody think that southwest will increase there Hawaii flying from Oakland since Alaska is leaving the market ? They are making the whole OAK Pilot base ETOP qualified, instead of just the current subset. Additionally they are adding an ETOP qualified subset to the LAS Pilot base. I don't think th...

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by 737tanker
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44304

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

It might be important to note, that Southwest has no clue, no idea and no experience at incorporating a second fleet type. They never did it. It was already a big problem when they realised that the pilots can not hold a MAX,NG and Classic license at the same time, hence the retirement of all the C...

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by 737tanker
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 708
Views: 88263

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

New cargo terminal coming to Manchester. https://www.flymanchester.com/news/mht-and-aeroterm-to-develop-multitenant-cargo-facility/ Thanks for the post! Exciting news for an airplane nerd like me! MHT surely knows that its struggles on the passenger side won’t end now if they haven’t over the past ...

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by 737tanker
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 130450

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I disagree if JFK was more trained and confident flying IFR he would be alive today. All JFK Jr had to do was turn on his autopilot. That would have kept his wings level and the graveyard spiral wouldn't have happened. If he can’t fly the plane in the existing conditions, the autopilot won’t save h...

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by 737tanker
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 130450

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Babyshark wrote:
I disagree if JFK was more trained and confident flying IFR he would be alive today.


All JFK Jr had to do was turn on his autopilot. That woulf have kept his wings level and the graveyard spiral wouldn't have happened.

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by 737tanker
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Unfortunately Gary Kelly has already ruined the culture and the relationship between management and the employees. He did this by sending out the WARN notices 2 months before they were legally required and just before Christmas, which put a damper on Christmas for those employees notified. Additiona...

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by 737tanker
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3305

Re: Part time aviation

There are no part-time pilots, some have schedules that appear to be part-time but really aren’t. US airline guys typically work 3 days on, 3 days off, about 13-15 days a month. What do you call that? That is not entirely correct. I work in the US for a 91K/135 operator and I am considered part tim...

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by 737tanker
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Some might argue that without CARES funding (which for some reason favored airline employees more than other US Workers), we might not be having this discussion. The US Bankruptcy Court and the lawyers would be. Absence of that first round of CARES Act payroll support grant/loan wouldn't have sent ...

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by 737tanker
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

At AA each contract has a minimum of hours you have to work each month the to keep your benefits and accrue suck and vacation time. There are no more ghost employees As much as i'd love to become a ghost employee and run that racket, its not good for a company. At WN its just more absurd because no...

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by 737tanker
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

How did the situation with some FA’s not working but getting benefits come to be? It’s not like WN is not assigning work to these FAs. They are bidding and holding a line that their seniority allows. Then they are giving those trips away to other FAs. So yes you have FAs collecting benefits and “no...

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by 737tanker
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

SWAPA has said that based on the current burn rate WN has enough cash on hand to last 45 months. Furloughing the 1221 pilots will only allow WN to extend that by 3 weeks.How much is WN saving by furloughing 4 Sim technician and 6 Flight Instructors if 1221 pilots is only saving 3 weeks.

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by 737tanker
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 161025

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I would place my bets on ANC I wouldn't disagree. I remember Herb telling my upgrade class in 2000 that the biggest mistake he made at WN was pulling out of ANC & COS when Morris was acquired. I also had former Morris pilots tell me that they made a profit on the ANC flights just on the cargo a...

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by 737tanker
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

WN Management themselves are saying that if you cut your pay 10% we won't have to furlough so the Unions are showing them where they can save that amount of money without having to do the pay cuts. It was recently announced by the WN Mechanics Union that in lieu of the 10% pay cut that the Mechanic...

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by 737tanker
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

ScottB WN Management themselves are saying that if you cut your pay 10% we won't have to furlough so the Unions are showing them where they can save that amount of money without having to do the pay cuts. It was recently announced by the WN Mechanics Union that in lieu of the 10% pay cut that the M...

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by 737tanker
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

ScottB WN Management themselves are saying that if you cut your pay 10% we won't have to furlough so the Unions are showing them where they can save that amount of money without having to do the pay cuts. It was recently announced by the WN Mechanics Union that in lieu of the 10% pay cut that the Me...

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by 737tanker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

[quote="737tanker" ] The WN Unions have offered ways to save the 10% that Management is looking for without furloughs but Management will not accept anything unless the Unions accept the addition of Force Majeure clauses to their CBAs. .[/quote] You keep saying that. Why don't you tell us...

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by 737tanker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Air Force A350 non-stop to Australia
Replies: 31
Views: 4228

Re: German Air Force A350 non-stop to Australia

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Nixon flew commercial air, once.

Yes he did but it wasn't because he was forced to he did it as a PR stunt. The aircraft that would have flown him to CA as AF1 still flew to CA at the time that Nixon was on board Executive 1 and flew him back to DC as AF1 when his vacation was over.

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by 737tanker
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

The WN Unions have offered ways to save the 10% that Management is looking for without furloughs but Management will not accept anything unless the Unions accept the addition of Force Majeure clauses to their CBAs. Also, just throwing out "force majeure clause" is meaningless. Without con...

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by 737tanker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

The Pilots and FAs have already taken about a 20% paycut due to reduction in flying (Covid and the MAX grounding). That's not counting what was saved by the VSP (early retirement) and ExTO (extended leave) programs. SWAPA (the pilots union) and the FA union have pointed out changes that can save th...

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by 737tanker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

[list=][/list]The Pilots and FAs have already taken about a 20% paycut due to reduction in flying (Covid and the MAX grounding). That's not counting what was saved by the VSP (early retirement) and ExTO (extended leave) programs. SWAPA (the pilots union) and the FA union have pointed out changes tha...

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by 737tanker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49289

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

WN isn't just looking for a 10% paycut. They are also saying that every union has to additionally add a "Force Majeure" clause to their CBAs in order to prevent furloughs. While the FAs haven't received WARN notices their Negotiating Committee has been told that WN is looking to furlough 1...

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by 737tanker
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?
Replies: 29
Views: 5347

Re: Commonality between the 737 Original and 737NG?

Pretty sure that SW at one point had the -200/-300/-500/-700 in the fleet and pilots flying them all. They had the EFIS classic setup on the -700 as described earlier. They also deactivated the autothrust I believe to keep communality with the -200. Yes. Between 1997 and 2005 Southwest operated a l...

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by 737tanker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 4103

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

TWA's contract with the IAM required a licensed A&P to meet every flight. Very-expensive. Something they tried for years to change. Advantage was that when something was wrong, there was somebody actually competent to fix it pretty-fast. But usually totally-unnecessary. A lot of airlines still ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5594

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Thanks for telling me what my own experiences are. Glad you’ve been next to me during every one. I’m not accusing ATC of putting safety at risk, it’s the PIC’s responsibility. But don’t play dumb. We’ve all heard the response “what do you need it to be?” when inquiring about certain weather conditi...

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by 737tanker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?
Replies: 27
Views: 2502

Re: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?

If you are looking to avoid Gs and ejection seats you should look into the USN or USMC. They do their primary training in the T-6 then their advanced training is done in the T-44. That sends them into the P-8 for USN and the C-130 for USMC.

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by 737tanker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about vertical separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1996

Re: Question about vertical separation

Also if one aircraft is operating VFR and the other is IFR you only need 500 ft separation

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 3001

Re: Single pilot flight decks

bluecrew Striking in the US airline industry is not like striking in the US trucking industry. First you have to be in contract negotiations then to have reached such an impass in negotiations that a Mediator has been called in to meditate between the Union and the Company. Once the Mediator believe...

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by 737tanker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 442243

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

MassPort is making it difficult for GA to fly into BOS. You’re going to have to give 72 hours notice, can’t park for more than 4 hours, and no overnight parking.

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by 737tanker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 4292

Re: What airlines will go bankrupt next? And why will they go bankrupt?

Southwest because the MAXs are still grounded and the NGs will probably be grounded due to the cracks being found in the “Pickle Forks”

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by 737tanker
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8810

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Last week I flew on WN from BWI to MCI and back. On both flights I was given a bag of pretzels and a bag of crackers.

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by 737tanker
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore
Replies: 14
Views: 9617

Re: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore

Foreign governments also use military aircraft to transport items needed for their diplomats,

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by 737tanker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry
Replies: 12
Views: 3200

Re: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry

You may also want to look at the Fractionals such as Netjets, Plane Sense, and XOJet.

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by 737tanker
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 8293

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

PIT has a Hilton connected to the Terminal by a walkway. In fact if you are leaving the Terminal to go to the passenger parking lot you walk past the hotel.

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by 737tanker
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

The smart move is often divert as soon as the situation deteriorates (TRW close in, SN generates plowing delays, etc.) go to the alternate, get fueled, save crew duty day (CDD) and be back in the line at the front instead of the end. Circling is wasted time unless it is clearly fast moving storm or...

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by 737tanker
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 3949

Re: B6 or WN?

I love when people say SWA doesn't charge change fees. They just charge you the difference in fare. And as a former SWA CSA, those fare differences are generally higher than any change fare at an airline unless you buy an Anytime or Business Select ticket. :spin: But at the other airlines they also...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 4313

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

That would be a big NO. Also we’ll be lucky if they keep the 2 Classic Southwest color or any of the Canyon Blue.

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

On 9/11 the Terrorists that hijacked the BOS flights arrived into BOS on a flight that originated in PWM.

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of Regional Airlines in the U.S. and Labor
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: History of Regional Airlines in the U.S. and Labor

When the Regionals started they were called Commuters and were mainly flying PA-31s and C-402s. Later they upgraded to 19 seat Turboprops. Due to the Vietnam War there were a large number of military trained pilots so the Majors were about 90% prior military. Those at the Majors didn’t want their bu...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 4490

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

What would have helped KSAN was when the Navy left Miramar it should have been converted into the airport that the airlines use leaving KSAN for corporate and other GA. Just like in Kansas City with KMCI and KMKC. For it to happen now you would have to find a place for the Marines to relocate to. A ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50937

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Even after Boeing comes up with a fix for the MAX and the training for it is approved by the FAA it will take a minimum of 75 days to train all of the WN pilots. Per the WN CBA with it's Pilots the Union has 15 days to go over any computer based training to determine suitability and pay (the pay is ...

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15914

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

QXAS Your Number 5 is incorrect. If there was a crew on AS 348 in the back they would have been on duty. I don’t know what the AS CBA states but FARs only allow a crew to be on duty a maximum of 14 hours, even less based on The time of day that the duty started. So even a crew riding in the back fro...

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by 737tanker
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 14073

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

It's not an issue on the -800...it's the 737-900 that needs a tail stand. AS has them in all stations and tries to mitigate their use by unloading the rear pit first to keep weight in the forward pit during deplaning. But at times, deplaning will be held for a minute until the agent is notified tha...

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