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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: 158
Views: 33975

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: 19538

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: 2414

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: 2414

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: 9702

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: 2965

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: 1781
Views: 353589

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: 82
Views: 9196

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: 8788

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: 245
Views: 18236

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: 22012

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: 18942

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: 18942

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: 14692

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: 811
Views: 136380

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: 811
Views: 136380

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: 1047

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: 7498

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: 6404

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: 6404

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: 4183

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: 21413

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: 23
Views: 5225

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: 7480

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: 3096

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: 4152

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: 6472
Views: 710149

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: 4744

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: 10480

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: 5800

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: 5800

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: 5800

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: 21493

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: 7704

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: 513

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: 7883

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: 17947

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: 14030

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: 1926

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: 12766

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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by ozark1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9424

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Just FYI. The employees as a group DID NOT vote. It may have been some committee but the workforce was not polled .

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by ozark1
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 6366

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

jetsetterusa wrote:
I wish they would put the TV screens in the planes ... still a bad move to take them out in my mind!

A terrible decision that will ensure AA never catches up to DL and remains the flying bus that it is

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by ozark1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 32984

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

9w748capt wrote:
Funny how DL continues to invest in its product even in steerage (PTVs, improved meals), yet dougie just cuts cuts cuts. No wonder DL's market cap is double that of AA, and with a worthless FFP too.

I agree completely.

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by ozark1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130235

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Sad to see both the 757-200 and 767-300ER go. At least for the 767-300ER they have new lives in the cargo industry and will be flying many miles in the sky for years to come! It also makes me wonder what Roswell is going to do with Americans retired 757-200s with the old chrome livery. Yes I know t...

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by ozark1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11256

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

dampfnudel wrote:
I’m surprised the airlines are waiting until the last moment to cancel their flights. From what I can tell, things will start going downhill rapidly in 24 hours or less. The navy is leaving Pearl Harbor, stores have run out of the basics, people are boarding up, etc.

I agree. Very surprised

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by ozark1
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10471

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Hello all, Call me silly or old fashioned, but when I worked for AA years ago and got to fly on the S80s, when the plane was full it flew great in weather. The age of rigid wing tank like constructed aircraft is quickly coming to an end. I’ll be sad when the last AA S80 leaves ORD never to return.....

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by ozark1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10471

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

I did love the airplane, great room in F/C galley, quiet up front, people liked the 2-seat side, but they have been having so many mechanicals lately that it's time.

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by ozark1
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14817

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. If it's better for the workers why arent AA and UA flight attendants happy. Since unions are good and wil help Delta shouldnt't they have helped the legacies with the employees job satisfac...

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by ozark1
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7746

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

PlanesNTrains wrote:
An interesting scenario, but after countless of these stories lately, I'm fried. It's like serving on a jury in perpetuity. So for those reasons, I'm out. :-)

Couldn't have stated it better myself.

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by ozark1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99573

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I haven't read any responses but just felt i wanted to say a couple of things. First, my heart breaks for this man who was obviously hurting mentally and admitted it , along with his apologies. We need to spend a lot more money on mental illness assistance in this country. Second, I am truly, truly ...

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