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by n6238p
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5423

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

I can only speak from a pilot perspective on this. Mesa and more specifically JO has done everything they can to cheapen the industry. Their pilots were known for having mud and dirt on the back of their uniforms because they only could afford to ride a bike to the airport. I had a few friends fly t...

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by n6238p
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5246

Re: Disney and airline partners

Spirit flew a Dumbo Movie branded plane last year. They also partnered with Disney three years ago in a customer service improvement plan which included Disney led training initiatives.

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

I’m I’m not prepared some sort of catastrophic failure on takeoff I guess I don’t need to leave my hand on the thrust levers until V1. ATIS and weather are two different things. My company doesn’t use flysmart. Adjusting the Vapp based on shear and Vls works pretty well for my airline. It’s quite ob...

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

The correct technique is doing it how you do it in real life. Doing something in the sim that isn’t done on the line is negative learning and honestly pretty dangerous. So every sim ride you have done you have never had any failures, never done an upset, no unreliable speed, no volcanic ash, never ...

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

The correct technique is doing it how you do it in real life. Doing something in the sim that isn’t done on the line is negative learning and honestly pretty dangerous.

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

If you use CAT II/III procedures for a CAT I then yes the limitations are those listed for a CAT II/III landing.

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

What’s the autoland crosswind limitation of a 320? What’s the max demonstrated limitation?

I can do a lot of things in the sim that don’t work in real life.

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19525

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

40kts of crosswind and A320 autoland. Hmm

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by n6238p
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15019

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I actually like that plan because instead of having two pilots in the cockpit paying attention to stuff, you still have two pilots on the plane but one out of the loop to everything. Furthermore you have a flight attendant who NEVER goes into the cockpit ever or does flying trying to save the day. S...

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by n6238p
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15019

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

Control towers close, control towers don't issue approach clearances, not every runway is CATIII equipped, pilots get fatigued even on a 6 hour transcon, sometimes a plane has to fly the expressway visual into LGA, sometimes it has to do a procedure turn on a VOR approach in mountainous terrain. Som...

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by n6238p
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15019

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

For a website that is so pro aviation, there sure are a lot of people that have no idea what the actual role of a pilot is and what goes on in the cockpit gate to gate.

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by n6238p
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23388

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I’m flight crew but not a flight attendant. From my seven years in the 121 world, my experience has been the longer you’re with an airline, the easier the checkride gets. In this case, this FA has practiced the same rote memorization of policy and procedures for decades, it’s almost impossible for t...

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by n6238p
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of wildfires on aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 1993

Re: Impact of wildfires on aviation

Last year it was annoying to have an overnight in SEA. My eyes burned trying to walk around. Visibility was around 3 miles. Instrument approaches every time.

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by n6238p
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11307

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

As a crew member for the last bunches of years, there’s been a few instances of crossing paths with someone that I could see giving the business to. The thing is, I don’t because that’s not what a rational person does. When you’re in uniform, or hell any uniform, you don’t do anything like this no m...

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by n6238p
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13674

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Now I may not have the expertise of some of the professionals in this thread but sometimes, just sometimes the pilot sitting next to me asks for a cup of coffee but no lid. Sometimes they even take the lid off to put cream or sugar inside. I know, I know, front page news stuff but sometimes there’s ...

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by n6238p
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off
Replies: 27
Views: 3531

Re: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off

“I love airplanes and airlines but F the people that work for them, be happy you have a job.”

That’s what I’m seeing here.

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by n6238p
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help in selecting college for aviation management
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: Need help in selecting college for aviation management

Don't paint yourself into a corner with an aviation degree. If you look at most airline CEO's, very few have had anything close to anything resembling an aviation specific degree. At the end of the day, any company will want someone who knows how to make money selling widgets. Sometimes those widget...

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by n6238p
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines 4th Fume Event in 4 Months
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Spirit Airlines 4th Fume Event in 4 Months

Spirit has so many because there is an active effort in flight operations to report and address this problem. Spirit has been leading the charge in trying to pinpoint a cause and find a solution. Other airlines have joined the process but believe it or not, there is a good number of pilots that don’...

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by n6238p
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3335

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

It’s really hard to hold our tongues when these comments happen but lately my go to response has been a very concerned “oh no that’s terrible!” It really throws the pax for a loop because they have no idea how to respond to that. They’re expecting an argument or some I told ya so moment and I won’t ...

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by n6238p
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3335

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

The only thing you did wrong was not stick your head into the cockpit at deplaning and let the pilots know how much they screwed up and how you’re gonna report them on Instagram.

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by n6238p
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4860

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

lasers and infallible ATC.

alright I guess I should go back to school and learn how to code or something.

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by n6238p
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4860

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

A few months ago I made a post that got buried in a less visited part of the a.net forums. Anyways I'll repost it here just for s*** and giggles. I enjoy reading these threads. Not because I think it's an interesting topic, but because of the misinformation of what the automation on a modern plane i...

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by n6238p
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones
Replies: 13
Views: 2190

Re: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones

I know a lot of people are concerned with drones but their operation doesn’t fare too well in anything other than good weather. No one seems to ever take in account this little tidbit. I can’t imagine a full time system taking over anything when it’s only has part time capabilities. Imagine getting ...

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by n6238p
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3533

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

Spirit erroneously wrote Memphis on their Facebook page, it’s now been corrected to Nashville so ignore my earlier post.

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by n6238p
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3533

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

MEM announced on the facebook page.

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by n6238p
Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 7630

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

As an industry, we need to do more to get all groups more interested in aviation. There are opportunities everywhere for people of all backgrounds to break into this industry that didn’t exist years ago. Things are getting better but they aren’t perfect. With all that being said, there are plenty of...

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by n6238p
Sun May 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 4192

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots It isn't needed for ExpressJet. They were a dead airline walking up and couldn't fill classes until the E175's wer...

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by n6238p
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9936

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I think you all pro live streaming cameras in the cockpit people over estimate the infrastructure around the world built to handle such an endeavor let alone the ability to transmit live data. I can’t tell you how many times in a month I lose ACARS signal and that’s transmitted on a VHF band and I’...

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by n6238p
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9936

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I think you all pro live streaming cameras in the cockpit people over estimate the infrastructure around the world built to handle such an endeavor let alone the ability to transmit live data. I can’t tell you how many times in a month I lose ACARS signal and that’s transmitted on a VHF band and I’m...

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by n6238p
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 6217

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

I enjoy reading these threads. Not because I think it's an interesting topic, but because of the misinformation of what the automation on a modern plane is actually capable of doing. Take for example the aircraft I fly, the A320 family of planes. Let me take you on a leg of my day of what I have to ...

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by n6238p
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest livery CRJ7 down for maintenance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: SkyWest livery CRJ7 down for maintenance?

Probably low on koolaid levels.

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by n6238p
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452468

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Reportedly, a young pilot: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6739049/Pictured-Pilot-killed-Atlas-Air-cargo-jet-crash-operating-Amazon-Prime-Air.html This was the jumpseater. Dailymail gets it wrong again. This is what I’m talking about a lack of known factual information and speculation and ...

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by n6238p
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452468

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Reportedly, a young pilot: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6739049/Pictured-Pilot-killed-Atlas-Air-cargo-jet-crash-operating-Amazon-Prime-Air.html This was the jumpseater. Dailymail gets it wrong again. This is what I’m talking about a lack of known factual information and speculation and ...

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by n6238p
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452468

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Different forums have different areas of focus. This forum has always had an investigatory/inquisitive sleuth basis to it. Heck, in the most -major- US commercial crash in memory = AA 587, one poster actually worked the flight as a gate agent. aaaand tell me what a gate agent is going to tell us ab...

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by n6238p
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10658

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

There's another thread right now in this forum about AA resizing their crew bases for FA's. Growing DFW and LAX, shrinking PHX and STL. Hundred's of FA's just like that being displaced. AA is doing this because this is how AA thinks it will be a better airline. Every airline does something like this...

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by n6238p
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10658

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

At my last airline I faced two involuntary displacements in a year. That’s not a choice. At my currently airline I got hired at, I got hired there because they have a base in my home town. Out of new hire I got sent to the other side of the country and had a two leg commute. That wasn’t my choice. ...

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by n6238p
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10658

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

You know pilots and flight attendants get accustomed to the environment and adapt. That's why they can work a red eye in the middle of a four day trip no issue while joe six pack in the back sleeps and then bitches and moans to his friends for the next month about how awful everything is. Flying isn...

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by n6238p
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10658

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

At my last airline I faced two involuntary displacements in a year. That’s not a choice. At my currently airline I got hired at, I got hired there because they have a base in my home town. Out of new hire I got sent to the other side of the country and had a two leg commute. That wasn’t my choice. T...

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by n6238p
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10658

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

IMHO, pilots and flight attendants commute as much as they do because they can, period. They work an industry that essentially allows them to commute by plane for free. Although I bet many of them are in denial of the real costs. If they didn't have the opportunity to commute for free, they would b...

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by n6238p
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 6087

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

Not the heaviest but one of the biggest, the Navy demonstrated the R6V and its 189’ wingspan at MDW. A Shorts Belfast made an appearance at some point as well. I can’t find a photo of a C-5 but there are several floating around of the C-141. United brought the DC-8-61 in during their open house even...

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by n6238p
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 6087

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

Jet 24 was a 707 charter operation that frequented MDW in the late 70’s. There has been a C-5 at MDW before. United has chartered DC-8’s at MDW as well.

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by n6238p
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11716

Re: Starting a new Airline

I think the problem is that the model and plan makes little to no sense. Initially starting in Atlanta with a we'll just call it a 767 and a Do328 with service to Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Buffalo, Newark, LA, Oakland. Two airplanes, eight cities including two transcons. Huh? I don't know what air...

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by n6238p
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11716

Re: Starting a new Airline

I’ll ask a serious question now, what rules would these flights operate under? 121? 380? Do you have a certificate lined up?

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by n6238p
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11716

Re: Starting a new Airline

I have more questions but the mods will just delete them because apparently this is a very serious thread.

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by n6238p
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13492

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

There's no reason they couldn't change to a 6 degree glideslope* Actually there’s a million reasons why they can’t starting with it’s dangerous as f***. Anything over 4 degrees on anything but a calm wind day is assholes and elbows the whole way down. Let’s not talk about anything we don’t know abo...

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by n6238p
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 8366

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

Splitting hairs here but it’s pilots. There are two pilots. They both are in the decision process.

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by n6238p
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerotoxic Syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 2355

Re: Aerotoxic Syndrome

That website is about as sensational as they come. Pilots and flight attendants have made the very rare real occurrence of cabin odor nearly impossible to diagnose as they write up smelly cabins to avoid having to fly to stick it to the company. It is the boy who cried wolf all over. You know the c...

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by n6238p
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15414

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Crew member here, this is a terrible idea. My first airline was a scheduled pt. 135 operator. We had a station with crew housing as opposed to hotel rooms and it was by no means anything I would want to deal with ever again. Money savings aside, everything else absolutely sucked. Walls in apartments...

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