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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32513

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

Seems a married couple was denied seating. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. The media and social media are hating hard and long on UA. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/04/16/bride-groom-kicked-united-flight-houston-way-get-married Seems like a non story based on ...

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by ROSWELL41
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping

Republic Airlines could,have chartered a corporate aircraft to fly the deadheading crew to Louisville. As long as the charted aircraft could carry the deadheading crew the problem should have been solved. This was being done at ORD and an aircraft should have been available. Many pilot contracts (i...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Come off it dude - you can't be serious. You don't bring in goons to assault your paying customers who haven't done anything to deserve it. This isn't the marquis de Sade airlines. Whatever book you are referring to is shit. But it doesn't matter. The company I work for sends hundreds of people all...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

And for everyone who is "appalled" by this, WAKE UP. The police have been doing this for literally DECADES!!! It's how they're trained. It's widespread, systematic and usually a lot worse. I'm sorry that you guys have been so sheltered that you're now just seeing this, but for many their ...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

!!! What happened to simple human decency??? There is a way of doing things - and this clearly isn't it - this has struck a chord with fliers, (see twitter, see news channels), most paying customers expect to be treated better, and will probably vote with their wallets regardless of whether this wa...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Because he has nothing to apologize for beyond that. People are sympathetic to this dummy because he is a doctor, and because they choose not to understand that operational priority has always resulted in denied boardings from time to time. He had an embarrassing day for himself, that's the story a...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this.... https://twitter.com/united/status/851471781827420160/photo/1 Because he has nothing to apologize for beyond that. People a...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think that's the most disturbing part of this episode - the airline used hired muscle to physically intimidate a paying passenger to get what it wanted. Airlines and airline crews have become accustomed to using threats to beat their customers into submission - regardless if what they want is rig...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think that's the most disturbing part of this episode - the airline used hired muscle to physically intimidate a paying passenger to get what it wanted. Airlines and airline crews have become accustomed to using threats to beat their customers into submission - regardless if what they want is rig...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Point taken, but I think United/Republic's lawyers are going to fall back on this. It's pretty clear that you have to obey airport security under any circumstances. Doesn't make it right, but that's what's going to happen. Nice little loophole - if you can get security to do your dirty work, you ca...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So if someone is loitering or trespassing at your business No. If a customer has paid for goods, and has arrived to collect their goods at an agreed time and date (as per written contract), yet you are refusing to provide them with their goods... the police might take a very dim view of your interp...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It stinks but you should comply No you shouldn't. Meekly complying with authoritarian instructions is a slippery slope to nowhere good. . A bit hyperbolic, no? We're talking about removing a passenger who refused to comply with the airline's and police's requests. We aren't talking about marching i...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This is very clever irony, yes? Tell me it is, please. I guess you're not really suggesting that this incident *wasn't* the fault of the party that not only overbooked a flight but violently assaulted a paying customer whose only crime was paying for a seat and expecting UA to honor the commitment....

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This thread has conviced me that people here will defend anything, ANYTHING , that makes an airline looks bad. Are you so indoctrinated in supporting a billion dollar enterprise that (as we see here) does not give two shits about you that you're willing to die in a hill defending it? I think it's e...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

He equally certainly is at fault for refusing to deplane when asked. No he is not. You are not required to follow improper or illegal instructions. You may get whacked over the head by a police officer but in court the right to refuse to follow improper orders will be enforced. As others have state...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Is UA legally in the wrong, probably not That you think so, and many other supposedly operators of this industry are with you is absolutely shocking. The passenger probably received a blow in his face looking at his bleeding. OK, this is the hard and violent US, (Just been there) but so much violen...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Once again Boys and Girls: 1) It is NOT a UA plane. Doesn't matter what it says on outside of plane. 2) They own the plane, they get to make the rules. When you own the plane, you will get to make the rules. 3) Outside security firm. Have an issue, deal with them. 3) The security firm is absolutely...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

When you're instructed to get off the plane by airline staff, you need to comply. Failure to do so results in the police being called and removing you. Failure to comply with the police and you will be forcibly removed. This man failed to comply with instructions from airline employees and the poli...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm reading the contract of carriage that goCOgo linked to, and I have to admit that I'm tending to agree with him. I'm not seeing anything in there allowing UA or Republic or whomever that resembles this particular situation. Assuming there isn't any fine print someplace that we're missing, this t...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 132265

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

When you're instructed to get off the plane by airline staff, you need to comply. Failure to do so results in the police being called and removing you. Failure to comply with the police and you will be forcibly removed. This man failed to comply with instructions from airline employees and the polic...

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Pilot, Wife, Die of Overdose
Replies: 19
Views: 4855

Re: Spirit Airlines Pilot, Wife, Die of Overdose

You can babble all you want. Reality is I have seen it 1st hand and those facts are the facts. Everything else is just some nameless keystrokes mouthing off. Police your own and there is not an issue. No, you're completely wrong - especially where it pertains to US-based FAR 121 carriers (and crew ...

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by ROSWELL41
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clay Lacy "riding" a DC-8
Replies: 23
Views: 4729

Re: Clay Lacy "riding" a DC-8

Clay Lacy is a scab and will be forever remembered as such. Someone willing to stab their brother and sister pilots in the back is not someone to celebrate.

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US government ends Open Skies debate with Arabian Gulf carriers
Replies: 41
Views: 7972

Re: US government ends Open Skies debate with Arabian Gulf carriers

Mod question: Shouldn't the thread title be 'Persian Gulf' ?

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by ROSWELL41
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 16905

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

'Nanny-state' mentality at its finest. Sounds like the former Mayor Bloomberg regulating the size of soft drinks. Schumer should worry about the debt his country is buried in, not airline seat size.

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by ROSWELL41
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

RE: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?

NK already serves IAG, so I doubt you'll ever see them in BUF.

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Alpa Seeking 40% Wage Hike
Replies: 141
Views: 15396

RE: Delta Alpa Seeking 40% Wage Hike

Delta pilots deserve every bit of it and more. Many lost pensions in bankruptcy and agreed to 50% pay cuts to save their company. In times of record profits, it's time for them to be made whole. There is absolutely no excuse for management not to pay up.

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KU Ends JFK-LHR
Replies: 50
Views: 15922

RE: KU Ends JFK-LHR

Good riddance to Kuwait Airlines. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways look progressive and liberal by comparison.

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by ROSWELL41
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces BWI-BOS And BWI-DTW
Replies: 30
Views: 4207

RE: NK Announces BWI-BOS And BWI-DTW

MSP-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> and <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (Mun...

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by ROSWELL41
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metro Detroit Aviation Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3278

RE: Metro Detroit Aviation Thread

NK is building a new hangar at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>. It was announced within the past week. <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> beat out <acronym title="Houston - Ge...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon May 04, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300's Where Still Flying
Replies: 59
Views: 14148

RE: A300's Where Still Flying

FedEx still has 70 A300's flying. UPS has over 50 in operation. So, plenty of opportunity to see these birds flying in the USA.

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by ROSWELL41
Sat May 02, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports Where Big 4 Is Not Largest
Replies: 20
Views: 3190

RE: US Airports Where Big 4 Is Not Largest

LBE, ACY and MYR for NK.

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by ROSWELL41
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Carriers Or Service For SAT
Replies: 4
Views: 981

RE: Possible New Carriers Or Service For SAT

Perhaps <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, or <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Inte...

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by ROSWELL41
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s
Replies: 39
Views: 14585

RE: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s

Looks like ORD-LGA will go A321 this winter.

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by ROSWELL41
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article Hypothesis: WN To Chile, Peru, Argentina?
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

RE: Article Hypothesis: WN To Chile, Peru, Argentina?

I think you'll see <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> and <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> in Argentina, Chile and Brazil before <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> hasn't even gained tract...

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by ROSWELL41
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air Pilots To Strike 04/02
Replies: 45
Views: 10693

RE: Allegiant Air Pilots To Strike 04/02

The relief by the court in Las Vegas is likely only temporary. Major labor upheaval is beginning at G4 and I suspect will not be resolved until there is a strike.

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by ROSWELL41
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air Pilots To Strike 04/02
Replies: 45
Views: 10693

RE: Allegiant Air Pilots To Strike 04/02

This is not an April Fools Joke by the way. The contention is that this strike would be due to Allegiant management's alteration of the 'status quo' that exists while negotiating under the Railway Labor Act ( US Federal Law governing airline and rail labor relations). If it proceeds and no court inj...

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DTW have so many passengers?
Replies: 86
Views: 16392

Why does DTW have so many passengers?

There's a free shuttle between the McNamara and North Terminals that runs all day. Not much different than connecting between terminals 1 and 2 at FRA.

[Edited 2015-03-24 10:24:43]

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by ROSWELL41
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Protectionism Is Good For US Airline Employees
Replies: 96
Views: 8109

RE: US Protectionism Is Good For US Airline Employees

Spirit Airlines went through a pilot strike in 2010 and the pilots came out with a pretty decent contract at the time. So no, Comair was not the last airline pilot strike in the USA. Face it folks, the American consumer has champagne tastes on a Miller High Life budget. Why else is <acronym title="S...

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by ROSWELL41
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO/LAX-ORD And VX
Replies: 17
Views: 6012

RE: SFO/LAX-ORD And VX

And in the meantime <acronym title="Spirit Airlines (USA)">NK</acronym> is year round daily on <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> and soo...

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Initiative To Open Way For 2way MEX-USA Pre-Clear
Replies: 21
Views: 3309

RE: Initiative To Open Way For 2way MEX-USA Pre-Clear

I'm not sure how the U.S. government feels about reciprocity in allowing Mexican agents to be armed on US soil. The U.S. government tends to be pretty one sided in demanding our law enforcement be allowed to be armed on foreign soil while not allowing foreign agents to be armed in the USA. That coul...

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by ROSWELL41
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Squawk 7700 What Goes On In The Cabin
Replies: 18
Views: 5353

RE: Squawk 7700 What Goes On In The Cabin

I've been an airline pilot for nearly a decade and have declared emergencies with ATC. Never has it been necessary to actually put 7700 into the transponder. As to what happens in the cabin, it depends on the nature of the emergency.

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Raises Pilot Retirement Age To 67
Replies: 68
Views: 11727

RE: Japan Raises Pilot Retirement Age To 67

Any further discussion about raising the retirement age for pilots in the US has to come with a serious reevaluation of medical standards and pilot training/checking. FAA medical exams are far less stringent than those conducted by the JCAB or Chinese authorities. If we are serious about allowing pi...

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces 9 New ATL Routes
Replies: 77
Views: 13631

RE: Spirit Announces 9 New ATL Routes

LAX-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> al...

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by ROSWELL41
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces 9 New ATL Routes
Replies: 77
Views: 13631

RE: Spirit Announces 9 New ATL Routes

Spirit is taking 15 additional airframes this year alone. This is expansion. Look out Delta!

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by ROSWELL41
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Havana ATC Center?
Replies: 10
Views: 6999

RE: Havana ATC Center?

I've found Havana ARTCC to have some of the best English speaking skills out of all the facilities in Central America and Northern South America.

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by ROSWELL41
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The "Hublets"
Replies: 12
Views: 3274

RE: Where Are The "Hublets"

NK at ORD, DFW, DTW and LAS

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by ROSWELL41
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tcas Recovery Technique For A320
Replies: 15
Views: 6247

RE: Tcas Recovery Technique For A320

Exactly as previously stated, EGPWS warnings are a higher priority to follow than a conflicting TCAS RA. Spurious TCAS RA's on modern equipment are indeed rare.

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ending Atlantic City After 8 Months
Replies: 61
Views: 12079

RE: United Ending Atlantic City After 8 Months

Perhaps people in ACY prefer NK versus flying on a regional jet for double or triple the price?

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tcas Recovery Technique For A320
Replies: 15
Views: 6247

RE: Tcas Recovery Technique For A320

If you are issued a GPWS and a TCAS RA, follow the GPWS. That's the guidance from my airline. Logically, the terrain will almost certainly be there, whereas the other traffic may not.

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by ROSWELL41
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Load Factor For Sprit Flight Today IAH - LAS
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

RE: Load Factor For Sprit Flight Today IAH - LAS

Load information is proprietary information and that is why many airline employees are hesitant to divulge it on a public forum. Punishment for the employee could be up to and including termination at many US carriers if they decided to pursue it. Just a friendly FYI.

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