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by ozark1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 50
Views: 9416

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

Have any of them been donated to schools or museums? Do fire departments purchase aircraft for training purposes?

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by ozark1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115286

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Back when it was announced we were getting them my fellow flight attendant aviation buff and I were SO excited to work a DC9! A plane other than a Boeing. When they started in service we still served full meals in coach. In the beginning, the entrees were loaded in this thin tall carrier that was pl...

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by ozark1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 154
Views: 20288

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

My one experience as a passenger on a CRJ200 had me inhaling lavatory fumes from my seat directly across the aisle from it. I was actually beside the door so I got an extra whiff when the occupancy changed. I simply cannot imagine starting an airline with this kind of plane. Whoever has to sit there...

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by ozark1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13560

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

I tell ya, aren't airlines the WORST! Holy Cow, I mean the least they should be able to do is to have a fleet of spare planes waiting at each city they serve, just in case something mechanical happens. Let American and Southwest and United have their MAX 737s back so you don't have to be so miserabl...

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by ozark1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 6237

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

I sure wish these kind of blogs would disappear. Seems like so many love to feed on the outcome when you may never know what really happened. Even someone at the scene may have interpreted it differently. But let me say in the angry society in which we now live, it's always guilty on the airlines pa...

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by ozark1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96216

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a different type of aluminum. Just what I heard. That livery is hideous, like a ...

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by ozark1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8632

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

I am so grateful for posts like this, that send me way way back to such great, innocent memories as a child. Flying a Martin from GSP to CLT to Rocky Mount NC. Going up those venrtal stairs and seeing all that air condensation blowing from the top of the cabin. YS-11 from TYS to GSP. Although I neve...

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by ozark1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7972

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

jsnww81 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:

Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi trials.


Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summed up in four words.

So why do you choose the classic AA insignia as part of your screen name if you dislike them. Weird

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by ozark1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16156

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

I think it is absolutely wrong to have someone who was vp of ops at DL LAST YEAR, be appointed to head the agency that oversees DL and the others. Of course airline personnel make great FAA employees because of their experience in all fields, however as far as I knew, if you came from say, WN and be...

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by ozark1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13948

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

To me this is just another example of the FAA allowing the airlines to get away with marginally safe aircraft configurations. Door 3L and R on an AA321 has 2 seats at the front row of that cabin section ( Aisle and middle...no window) That means that the window seat in the next row has great legroom...

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by ozark1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40361

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

I can't imagine that none of the cockpit or the forward seated flight attendant weren't injured in some way. That's some wicked nose damage

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by ozark1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19928

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupid at a more general level because people should not bea...

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by ozark1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger aboard U.K.-bound flight dies in Ottawa
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Passenger aboard U.K.-bound flight dies in Ottawa

They said it was for runway repair. They got all equipment,etc. out of the way though

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by ozark1
Thu May 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger aboard U.K.-bound flight dies in Ottawa
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Passenger aboard U.K.-bound flight dies in Ottawa

Just curious. If you listen to the LiveAtc archive on this incident, YOW was actually closed and then reopened for the emergency. It seems like they had a long delay getting airstairs as there was no jetbridge that could accommodate a 777. Wondering why they didn't go to YUL instead where they could...

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by ozark1
Thu May 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9858

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

AA 727-223 from TPA to MIA in winter of 93. Clear weather, hard enough of a touchdown to drop several rows of O2 masks, big bounce and then takeoff power. I don't remember the cockpits announcements, but it was the one go around that sticks out in my memory. I've had very few.

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by ozark1
Thu May 30, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3247

Re: Best Airline Ads

There was an AA ad when they started “ More Room Throughout Coach”. I believe it was a 737 on the runway taxiing, with the wings rocking back and forth because everyone could cross and uncross their legs. Anyone got a link to that?

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by ozark1
Sat May 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366375

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think the UA redo is so so. 1) I do not like billboard lettering. I think it is tacky....if AA had gone with a dark shade of blue instead of grey for AMERICAN, it would have improved the look. It's a tolerable change for UA because it's still blue. 2) I think the wavy cheatline is tacky. I'm not s...

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by ozark1
Thu May 23, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 83
Views: 9693

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Skylink is great. Though they need to double the size of the train sets and the station stop doors. As it is, sometimes the trains are packed. I agree. The departures out of Eagle Terminal B is where it gets really congested. I have had to wait a couple of times for a train I could find space in. T...

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by ozark1
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9827

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

I'm really sorry about your TWA hotel experience and I would have felt the same way. As I have become an older gentleman I have realized that never, ever do you go to anywhere the day it opens. I don't care if it's a restaurant or a retail store or anything. They were obviously completely unprepared...

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by ozark1
Tue May 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21912

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I remember a number of years ago when the pilots were slowing down, we left the gate in Aruba and took 30 minutes to taxi to the runway at a near-deserted airport. The pilot(s) were riding the brakes, even at engine idle, the entire time. We crawled to the runway. It pissed me off. Just another rea...

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by ozark1
Sat May 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22546

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Like I have said before, the IFE seatback screens are a lifesaver from a f/a point of view. In delays they keep people entertained and calmer. In flight, being able to watch your flight progress is an awesome part of the system. Say what you want about AA but I think the movie/tv choices are outstan...

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by ozark1
Fri May 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19598

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

This thread has a lot of replies because it's FUN, it's LIGHTHEARTED. Instead of arrogant insults back and forth like i'm so used to seeing on here, every now and then it's enjoyable to just talk about beverages! I welcome any break from stress that I can get!

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by ozark1
Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19598

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Years ago AA had both Coke and Pepsi. No one was drinking the Pepsi so they took it off. I'm glad. I guess since AA is DFW based we'll always have Dr. Pepper (YEAH!), but it doesn't look like B6 will have Mr. Pibb which I think is the Pepsi version of it. The most popular things are Coke, Diet Coke,...

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by ozark1
Sat May 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14992

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... Of course not, the area would be hit pretty hard if Walmart left...but my point, wh...

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by ozark1
Fri May 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142801

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Are panicking people particularly known for considering the long-term consequences of their panicking as they're panicking? Not doing something because you don't want to get punished for it is a rational response, sure--but so is leaving your bags on board as you evacuate an airplane. The problem i...

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by ozark1
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142801

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Varsity1 wrote:
This is what pilots get paid for. They don't go to training to learn normal procedures, but fires, failures, loss of controllability etc..

That’s what flight attendants get paid for as well. I value my annual emergency training and always learn something new.

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by ozark1
Thu May 02, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 8956 AEX-HNL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

DL 8956 AEX-HNL?

Noticing an A330 on a route from Alexandria LA to HNL. A charter I presume? North of San Angelo TX at the moment

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by ozark1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)
Replies: 39
Views: 7871

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)

I don't want to get off topic, but I was curious of the opinion of those of use who were able to experience the 747s when they were first in service. AA, CO, DL, PA, TW, BN, UA. I'm not including EA because they leased from PA and i imagine they kept the PA interior. Who do you think had the most be...

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by ozark1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)
Replies: 41
Views: 6575

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)

Another question I am sure you know the answer to! In the photo of the 707 next to the 747, the 70 has PAN AMERICAN and the 74 has PAN AM. Was the 747 purchase the beginning of the shorter name?

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by ozark1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)
Replies: 41
Views: 6575

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)

I find myself completely captivated by your research and great photography. When I was a kid, we lived in ELP where my dad was a manager for AA. We got to drive to Roswell and go in one prior to delivery. One of the most incredible moments of a young man's life! I'm not sure if you have mentioned it...

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by ozark1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: U.S. Airline F/A Bases
Replies: 24
Views: 4310

Re: U.S. Airline F/A Bases

AA South America bases: EZE, BOG, LIM, SCL AA Satellite bases: SAN (LAX) SMF (SFO) MSP (ORD) ATL (MIA) PIT (PHL) There may be one or two that I have forgotten, Satellites came when TWA came on board. Not sure how long they had had them prior.

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by ozark1
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21663

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by ozark1
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much time does N501AA have?
Replies: 22
Views: 7214

Re: How much time does N501AA have?

The difference between the 2 interiors would be that 501 was original AA, with coat closet at front entrance and movable leather headrests on the main cabin seats. 961TW was former TWA where the coat closet is next to the aisle on the right before you enter FC. No leather headrests in main cabin. Th...

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by ozark1
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7577

Re: 9-11 shutdown

This is really fascinating. I always wondered just how quickly an aircraft midflight was required to land. Just as an example , say a PHX to ABQ flight was over Gallup NM. Were they required to descend immediately and land at an airport with limited facilities or could they have continued the short ...

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by ozark1
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3157

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

Narita? I found it to be dark, dreary, moldy and an overall sense of a need of an update. Maybe I was in a different terminal or something

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by ozark1
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?
Replies: 21
Views: 4204

Re: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?

Concur with above post. Doable but also negotiable in a contract.

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by ozark1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718056

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

My thoughts are that the two CVRs should be analyzed and compared as quickly as possible. If there was the same confusion by both crews and the aircraft responded the same from a technological standpoint, then grounding worldwide would be appropriate. The U.S. is a totally different ball game. First...

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by ozark1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 4879

Re: American livery. Dated?

How funny, I think the only thing with a slight bit of class is the tail. The rest of the scheme is cheap and nauseating, logo included. Perhaps if they had painted the large AMERICAN in a dark blue instead of a faded black that makes the grey fuselage even more boring. It's a hideous scheme, but I ...

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by ozark1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10609

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

nc3rd wrote:
Good for them for fighting back against NK. You have to defend home court.

Oh come on. It’s called competition guys. Any airline would have reacted the same way if one of their largest and most profitable hubs was involved.

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by ozark1
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5869

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

Happens at ORD, DEN, LAX, etc. It is quite common to happen at large hubs whether it is AA, UA, DL, WN, AS, B6 and so on. Most recently we got to wait for our gate at DEN, as the inbound flight from JAX was early. Upon landing the flight attendant was happy to inform us of how we were early... we e...

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by ozark1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5869

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

Interesting comments. Yes, it definitely seems to happen much more in the evening, but have had a few times earlier as well. Also, I have had times when we finally pull up, and there is no agent to open the door. Employees who work the evenings have the lowest seniority and have to deal with snowbal...

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by ozark1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5869

Waiting for gate access at DFW

Ok. I am curious if other airlines experience what happens very commonly with AA at DFW. It is very common to land way ahead of schedule (especially coming from the west) and then wait for a gate. The other night we arrived 30 minutes early and ended up being 20 minutes late due to, according to the...

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by ozark1
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21766

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

I think both DL and UA have very nice looking uniforms. Apparently the DL ones look really stylish in person. You should look at some photos of the new AA line. I overheard a flight attendant say "They look like greeters at Wal-Mart". First it was the eternal dark blue, then it was a fairl...

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by ozark1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7799

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

The old Frontier tried Frontier Horizon, which was non union. Made for a real tense situation with unionized FL. Don’t think it lasted long

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by ozark1
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight numbers for Alabama/ Clemson on 1/8
Replies: 1
Views: 520

AA Flight numbers for Alabama/ Clemson on 1/8

Just curious. Whenever AA has a charter, they have flight numbers that begin with 9 and three digits..example- (9366). They have two nonstops today, the 8th, from SJC to both GSP and BHM. Flights to GSP are 610 and 611 and to BHM they are 1145 and 1146 . They both have just a couple of seats open. C...

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by ozark1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7953

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

I flew in to IAH this evening on UA 3657 from CLT - we left the gate an hour late then sat on the tarmac for another hour because of the weather in Texas. Flight was fine until the last 45 minutes with a lot of zig zagging through east TX. Also - I saw a large AA jet parked at Concourse D - looked ...

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by ozark1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18069

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

The99Percent wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
What an absolute disaster of an airline!

May be hold off on blaming the airline until we have the cause at the very least?

But this is AIRLINERS. Always guilty until proven innocent!

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by ozark1
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14146

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american-airlines-passenger-left-in-wheelchair-overnight-at-airport-after-flight-was-canceled A good example of the really outstanding service AA provides to the elderly and infirm. :sarcastic: Just letting an old lady sitting in the wheelchair for the night, after ca...

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by ozark1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD80s on DFW to YYZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

AA MD80s on DFW to YYZ

Just curious why they choose to use this equipment there. They are down to about 26 aircraft and just thought it was interesting they used the 80 exclusively on this route. Thanks for any thoughts.

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by ozark1
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12886

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

The part that really makes me angry is that there are people with valid emotional issues who fly with properly trained support animals. This sort of nonsense makes their life that much harder, since now they are lumped in with the jerks. I completely agree with you, but unfortunately it has become ...

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