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by ozark1
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight of DC-10 Aug. 29, 1970 - 50 years ago
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: First Flight of DC-10 Aug. 29, 1970 - 50 years ago

There is a photo somewhere out there of United and American accepting delivery of their first DC10s. They are angled with their front ends closely facing each other and crews from both carriers on the stairs. United taxied out first and began its takeoff roll but had to abort because a cockpit windo...

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by ozark1
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9835

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

Wow. Quite an interesting variety that I really enjoyed viewing. They fall into so many different categories. For hilarity nothing could beat Alaska. Those were great. The Braniff one where the lady steals the plane is superb. The early American “Doing What We Do Best” ad was great at the time becau...

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by ozark1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14464

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

The family had every opportunity to research the rules prior to booking their trip. They probably weren’t just going to Houston from MAF, but if they were...easily driveable. I’m wondering if the parents tested the child to see how they would react to the mask. I completely support WN in this situat...

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by ozark1
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10820

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

I just retired after 43 years in the industry. A very small part of that time was as a reservations agent. I remember being told to attempt to refrain from booking anyone on NW because, like NA, they always seemed to be going on strike. With that being said and having been an airline geek my entire ...

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by ozark1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10274

Re: AA early 747 question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra24w808NYA Here's an amazing video from when they did a fa training on the new luxury liner. Probably in 1971 some time. This video has the piano lounge and of course the updated upper deck. I've seen this seating chart before but it is very hard to find with the co...

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by ozark1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10274

Re: AA early 747 question

I am fairly certain that the “penthouse” area on the upper deck was a rest area for the pilots.

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by ozark1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10501

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

It is very interesting to read the responses on here. As a very long term AA employee I can tell you that 1) No matter what you think of him as a businessman, he is extremely appreciative and very approachable on the airplane. If you want to question him about an issue, he will make time to spend so...

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by ozark1
Sat May 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8684

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Brings back memories. We were an AA crew that started our trip at DFW during the PATCO (air traffic controllers) strike in 1981. We were supposed to go up to OKC and then ORD. When we got to OKC the strike was in full swing and flights were cancelling all over the place, including our flight to ORD....

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by ozark1
Fri May 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41657

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Yeah, the bottom line is, in these incredibly stressful times, just stay away from any topic on Airliners that might cause greater angst. Heck, on here, almost anything posted ends up in some sort of sarcastic, angrily worded exchange. Usually i will see a topic that interests me, such as this one. ...

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by ozark1
Wed May 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41657

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Mmmm a major US carrier....... he should be more worried about a major aircraft manufacturer going out of business... what a flake... next.... I agree with this. The credibility of any quote from a Boeing executive makes me really hesitant about the source. Let’s let some of the financial airline a...

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by ozark1
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. southeast storms - April 12
Replies: 31
Views: 4644

Re: U.S. southeast storms - April 12

I agree - 3 really bothered me as a kid: the Pan Am 707 lightning strike outside of Baltimore, a Braniff Electra coming down in pieces in Texas (really sad NTSB report on that one) and a Northwest 720 B out of Miami. Better training, better technology, better forecasting. And better choices. Yeah t...

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by ozark1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

I think they drastically improved it. I've never been crazy about the wavy line but, all in all, it looks classy, unlike the cheap, AA Greyhound bus look. Love the lighter blue globe instead of the gold.

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by ozark1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28262

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

As a cabin crewmember I will say that I definitely believe that this is not permanent. The precautions they are taking are for both passenger and cabin crew. AA is blocking center seats, among many other measures to keep people further apart from each other. I noticed that even before this pandemic,...

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by ozark1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64293

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I’m sorry, but I don’t particularly give a lot of credibility to Sam Chui who is paid to ride around the world first class, with the carrier knowing in advance so they can offer a flawless service. It all seems too staged to me, and although he may be right on his comments in other areas, like carri...

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by ozark1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5698

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

I think HA should not even be included in the DOT stats. They have a ridiculous advantage route wise. (i.e.weather)

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by ozark1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4484

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

Yeah i would have to agree it is a bit of both. MSP is extremely well equipped for snow removal, as I imagine DTW would be too. As far as ATL is concerned I am wondering how many stormy days they had compared to DFW in 2019 . I would think ATL would get more storms than DFW but i could be wrong. Whe...

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by ozark1
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22373

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

AA's response is pretty funny given their current reputation for poor customer service. Basically fell back on the regulations and pointed out comfort is not required within the regulations lol. That is one tone deaf airline. Oh stop flying them then...all of you who hate them so much. It gets real...

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by ozark1
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22373

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I rarely, if ever, recline my seat on a flight. If i do, it's only slightly because I am very aware of the person behind me and the discomfort it may cause.

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by ozark1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA temporarily stopped DFW-PEK?
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Has AA temporarily stopped DFW-PEK?

Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but I cannot find any AA nonstop from DFW to PEK and return for the rest of this month and into Feb. LAX to PEK is operating and DFW to PVG is as well. Anyone got any info? Thanks

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by ozark1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9165

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

I just hope this translates into a more reliable and CONSISTENT product/experience for passengers. The product is already consistently terrible, so AA has that down. The product is not consistently terrible. The 777-300 has an excellent F and B/C. The aircraft where Doug has yet to stupidly yank IF...

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by ozark1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23784

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Does anyone have an old photo with the incredible stained glass window and a bunch of 707s? Salivating

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by ozark1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34512

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Maybe I am thinking about this too much, but here's an idea: can American be so demented as to attempt to tarnish Delta's image by pointing out that Delta is referencing what American feels is indicative of their own relative mediocrity? Yes I would say demented fits. I just flew WN and the flight ...

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by ozark1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34512

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I didnt read the other posts, but Flagship is an AA brand name period. You would think DL could come up with something original. I don’t like the term “lawsuit” and it’s a joke for something like this. I don’t care for AA but the term Flagship is THEIRS

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by ozark1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6031

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-jetblue-possum/ https://www.foxnews.com/travel/man-jetblue-flight-opossum Personally, I think the possum is adorable! My take? If the passenger called Jetblue and arranged ahead of time for the critter to fly, then he should have been able to fly. I have no ...

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by ozark1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6031

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

Stop the madness! I'm sure there are cute rats too. A Possum is NOT, NOT allowed as an emotionally support rodent. Please, enough

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by ozark1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5738

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

What has always amazed me about the official report on this accident is that the factor of pilot fatigue isn’t even mentioned. The cockpit crew of UA 826 had started in LAX and flown through the night to ORD, where a new cabin crew joined them for the next leg. It is known the UA crew flew past an i...

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by ozark1
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23266

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Ok. Here are just my few cents. If she claims to have made $250,000 a year, then she was probably terminated for not being of sound mind. My airline pays comparably to DL and I am very senior and at the top of the pay scale. If I flew 180 hours a month for a year I would make $142,650. People have i...

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by ozark1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency
Replies: 20
Views: 4878

Re: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Floridians cause AA to have a much higher complaint rate. Can you imagine dealing with idiots like this on a daily basis? It happens! She needs to pay the fuel bill. With the exception of JAX , the rest of the state is enormously unappealing. Not because of...

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by ozark1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21669

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Let me tell you something. Upon engine startup and pushback on Airbus 319/320/321 aircraft, the fumes are so harsh that passengers will often ring their call light and ask me what the odor is. I don't know what phase of flight this was, but with the exception of the good ole MD80's , the Airbus flee...

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by ozark1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY
Replies: 83
Views: 9341

Re: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY

Please educate me on why AA chose a daily 319 to go from DFW to PWM (unless I missed something I believe it’s daily). The equipment surprised me even more than the destination. Is PWM, unlike PVD (which i would assume would start eventually) a business as well as a tourist destination? I hear it is ...

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by ozark1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY
Replies: 83
Views: 9341

Re: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY

Please educate me on why AA chose a daily 319 to go from DFW to PWM (unless I missed something I believe it’s daily). The equipment surprised me even more than the destination. Is PWM, unlike PVD (which i would assume would start eventually) a business as well as a tourist destination? I hear it is ...

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by ozark1
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11244

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Just a little FYI. AA has 4 Latin American crew bases....EZE, LIM, BOG and SCL. They are a separate operation with their own work rules. They are not a part of APFA, the union that covers U.S. based crews. One stipulation that APFA insisted on is that these crews are only allowed to work flights int...

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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: 11857

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: 652
Views: 133408

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: 261
Views: 49800

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: 112
Views: 18030

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: 7858

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: 509
Views: 111830

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: 10790

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: 8717

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: 17070

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: 15311

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: 42321

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: 111
Views: 26379

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: 2528

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: 2528

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: 10383

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: 4233

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: 384407

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: 10880

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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