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by DualQual
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could flap operation be automated?
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: Could flap operation be automated?

Moving the flaps is not an onerous task. Farming it out to automation, while certainly possible, takes the pilot out of having control over the configuration of the aircraft. There’s no reason to do this.

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base
Replies: 64
Views: 9946

Re: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base

Max Q wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Telling pilots their presence there will continue to increase and will be long term.

Separate base from JFK/LGA per the ALPA contract



Interesting, the Continental and United EWR base covers all three airports


I doubt UAL pilots would trade contracts.

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by DualQual
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1315
Views: 295420

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

masseybrown wrote:
jayunited wrote:
There is more information starting to leak out about what United is looking at doing with pilot bases later this year into next year, some of this I think we already knew.
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Minor matter, but is there still a CLE 737 base?


They’ve got uniforms and everything. It’s really great! :lol:

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by DualQual
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 19938

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I love how members can rationalize anything on here. "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be booked for them, I have to book and pay for hotels at my job" "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be available when it isn't the airlines fault" "crews are being unreasonable to expect a h...

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3796

Re: Ground delay at DAL

traindoc wrote:
Thanks for the update! Unfortunately, COVID is far from over as the delta variant is more infectious than earlier ones. We are seeing another increase in COVID patients in the ER!


Let me guess. They all have something in common.

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62348

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Is there something in the contract that requires them to do the training for equipment changes in a specific order? I'm just trying to understand if there is a way to mitigate situations like this in the future. I don’t know specific to AA but some shops have pay rate protection built in if they tr...

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by DualQual
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15350

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

I thought booze was mostly free in 1st/business class and in lounges. Don’t think airlines “make a lot of money”. The best way to put people to sleep without making a bunch of angry drunks is to run the cabin pressure up to reduce O2 and put people to nightly nite. Wouldn't that also make the crew ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 160103

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Probably not far beyond 2028 they will drop a pilot work group with the 757/753/763/764 retirements. I’ll try and get ahead of this, no the remaining 757/767 pilots at that point will not be out of a job. Those that aren’t retired by that point will be displaced and can bid to whatever other positi...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 160103

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Probably not far beyond 2028 they will drop a pilot work group with the 757/753/763/764 retirements. I’ll try and get ahead of this, no the remaining 757/767 pilots at that point will not be out of a job. Those that aren’t retired by that point will be displaced and can bid to whatever other positi...

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by DualQual
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7280

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

With all the reported safety issues of the jabs alone, one might wonder how safe it is to mandate this for the pilots? By the way: it is legally not even a vaccin, it is a chemical shot. Righto. One of the prime reasons why I will vehemently refuse it, even at the detriment of my occupation. Its no...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62348

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

But then why would management do this? The C-Suite folks aren't stupid. Stupid? Not necessarily. Capable of doing extremely stupid things? Absolutely. It wouldn’t shock me in the least if this is again a time when the C-Suite (or whatever higher level minion was tasked by them) came up with such a ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16832

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

3) Airport layout? No one is suggesting gut DFW but could that have played a factor and by how much? AA are the DFW in-house experts, and this configuration has been used how long now? I'm a bit skeptical on this particular point's relevance. And if you read my entire you post you’d understand why ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16832

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

As usual some posters are criticizing the pilots without knowing any of the circumstances. Yeah let's be arm chair pilots. We know exactly what happened. We're professionals. *sarcasm The circumstances were they taxied into a light pole…. Pretty cut and dry there bud :roll: No, it’s not pretty cut ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16832

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

A couple of things that need to be addressed since everyone is a great Monday Morning QB. No the crew will not get fired. People make mistakes. As with every single investigation after any kind of incident the investigators will be trying to determine why the mistake was made and understand ALL the ...

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by DualQual
Sat May 22, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 80
Views: 17976

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

I wonder if PANYNJ “requested” that UA not use for Express (bigger planes = more money). Perhaps UA will go back to the CO model of select destinations to be operated out of A (I believe it was Boston, Chicago and Atlanta). It could make sense to have SFO and LAX out of A given generally high O&...

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by DualQual
Thu May 20, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays
Replies: 17
Views: 4971

Re: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays

Since a bunch of 752s and 763s went to the desert from AA and it’s highly likely the PW752s aren’t returning there’s some CRTs right there.

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by DualQual
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driving record impact on pilot background check
Replies: 13
Views: 3164

Re: Driving record impact on pilot background check

1. Youll be fine. Couple speeding tickets are nothing, if anything they might help you out. No traffic infractions whatsoever may show them that youre an obedient compliant sheep that will drive 5 under everywhere and come to a complete stop at every stop sign, wait for the blinker to flash 3 times...

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by DualQual
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

Pressing the TOGA button on the 737 thrust levers will do a few things. It affects the thrust levers if the autothrottles are engaged and it also drives flight director settings if the FDs are selected. Normal ops on takeoff would be to spool the engines up to 40% N1 or so to compensate for differen...

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by DualQual
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Door Latch Question

The handle is free to rotate 360° when pulled partially out. When pulled fully out the splines engage the door mechanism and as the handle is rotated the door opens. So the only concern here would be: Can the airflow in flight be enough to pull the handle fully out and engage the door mechanism? Pr...

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by DualQual
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2825

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can...

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by DualQual
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2825

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can ...

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by DualQual
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113754

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

That is only applicable for a light twin piston. For transport category aircraft, obstacle clearance and aircraft condition are the primary considerations. For a standard engine failure it doesn’t matter which way you turn as long as you stay within published bank angles. When you had an uncontaine...

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by DualQual
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113754

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Can some more Captains or Pilots chime in on which way to turn with a failed engine? It’s been answered a few times up-thread already, but generally with multi-engined airplanes (not using centreline thrust), you’d want to avoid turning into the dead side as far as practicable. That’s due to the hi...

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by DualQual
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10490

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

160 is about right for a 737-8/900..stupid fast.... Amazingly, the approach speeds on the 757 and even the 747 at max landing weight are slower even with engine out or most flap issues. Some alternate flap extensions take longer due to electrical extension vs normal hydraulic or air extensions. Are...

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by DualQual
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10490

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

Now on the ground. It made two circles west of the airport. Unsure if they were able to get the flaps down. Approach looked to be near 160 knots. 160 is about right for a 737-8/900..stupid fast.... Amazingly, the approach speeds on the 757 and even the 747 at max landing weight are slower even with...

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by DualQual
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline

. Practicality of going from 737 captain onto the 777 depends on individual airlines. Typically in the states a 737 captain probably wouldn’t have the seniority to hold a 777 captain slot. They would probably only hold a 777 FO slot. I don’t know where you got this idea but it’s incorrect. Plenty o...

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

Re: PHL runway 8

Why CPT only? What could a CPT do a FO couldn’t despite lifting it off at Vr or stopping with calculated balanced field prior V1? I get the CPT only for landings, but take offs? It may have to do with transfer of controls on a rejected takeoff. You’re taking one more step out if performance is crit...

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

Re: PHL runway 8

I have landed on 26 many times, I don't recall ever taking off on 8, though I may have forgotten. Do commercial aircraft ever take off on 8? Often if the performance data was available. Captain only takeoff though.... Why CPT only? What could a CPT do a FO couldn’t despite lifting it off at Vr or s...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off in snowy conditions
Replies: 24
Views: 5058

Re: Taking off in snowy conditions

On the topic of engine anti-ice, on the DC-10 I fly on the pilots turn the engine anti-ice switches (one for each engine) on, one at a time, and watch the engine instruments for fluctuations prior to turning the other anti-ice switches on. Presumably this is for ice-shedding. Is this a proper techn...

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by DualQual
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18411

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Can confirm. Some highlights include "I just got home to all my stuff on the lawn, I need to book off" "My ex wife took off with the kids and I don't know where they are, I need to book off" "My car battery was dead, so I tried hooking up the cables, and there was sparks an...

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by DualQual
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2959

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Did you check http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk for the last one. Hey Bennett! I did, excellent website btw. I think I got it narrowed down to N659UA, but I get conflicting info about N768UA as well. This is due to the many different UA flights out of LHR those days. They would have a route like SAN-JFK-LHR...

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by DualQual
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost cutting at Emirates
Replies: 47
Views: 11580

Re: Cost cutting at Emirates

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. The ME3 have had terrible labor practices for years.

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by DualQual
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much hydraulic pressure does the APU provide vs the engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: How much hydraulic pressure does the APU provide vs the engines?

The APU doesn’t provide any hydraulic pressure so the answer is zero. The APU can provide an electrical power source for the electric hydraulic pumps. The electric pumps provide the same pressure as the engine driven pumps but a lower volume. As you’ve already learned, a high demand system will oper...

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by DualQual
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 and 787 common type rating
Replies: 26
Views: 4076

Re: 777 and 787 common type rating

The 757 and 767 cockpits are specifically designed to be at the same height. That's why you step down into the 757 cockpit and up into the 767. Not sure how important that is, the height in the flare between a -200 and -300 is different because of the fuselage length and landing attitude relative t...

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7666

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

Suppose a hotel has 60 rooms, ten of which are permanently rented out to an airline. Suppose for a conference, wedding or whatever a party wants 55 rooms. Will the airline cooperate? With what? The airline has a contract with the property that the property has also agreed to abide by. If the hotel ...

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by DualQual
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?

I believe it was an old British aviation adage “Should a crash be inevitable, endeavor to hit the softest, cheapest thing you can as slowly as possible.”

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by DualQual
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11424

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

they all knew that, they also knew that statistically weaponizing hijacked aircraft was irrelevant. There have been quite a few hijackings after all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_hijackings well, when they finally did change stuff after such a crime they invented armored cockpit d...

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by DualQual
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11424

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It did change. PSA 1771 was the result of an employee getting a weapon past security as in those days flight crew bypassed the metal detector screening. PSA 1771 changed that. Flight crew (pilots, flight attendants) routinely bypass security screening even today through a program called Known Crew ...

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by DualQual
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL - EYW No More 737?
Replies: 38
Views: 5042

Re: ATL - EYW No More 737?

The other reason certain operators may designate certain airports as Captain only is as basic as transfer of aircraft control. EYW is a short runway so in a reject situation on an FO takeoff there is a a need to establish positive transfer of control of the aircraft. Same with landing rollout after ...

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by DualQual
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400ER Door Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: 767-400ER Door Locations

I don't have any info to help you, but I'm curious if your challenge is in any way related to how the 3L/R doors on the 764 are not full-size doors. Hopefully someone else has more insight. Well, I believe the doors are 24" as opposed to the 42" entryways in positions 1/2/4. They don't me...

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by DualQual
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14514

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Anything given now will just be on top of what is taken later.

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by DualQual
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

Re: 757-200 range

Delta and Northwest sometimes do one-way transpacific flights to SEA with the legacy-NW 757s. I think those are the frames with the Rolls Royce engines. I believe RR powered 757s have longer range than the PW 757s. That is why Trump only buys 757s if they have Rolls Royce engines. I’ve always wonde...

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by DualQual
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49785

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

gonnagetbumpy wrote:
Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart?


Because like them or lump them, unions do require money to function. Now more than ever I’m glad I’ve got one.

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by DualQual
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?

AirKevin wrote:
The maximum take-off weight for the 757-200 and 757-300 are the same, so you're trading range for payload with the -300.


Incorrect. The 753 has a higher MTOW, MLW, and ZFW.

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13447

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

CriticalPoint wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
I started flying WN because they *didn't* pull the Basic Economy shenanigans. I'll have no reason to fly them over AA or UA if they choose to go down this path.


How is it shenanigans? If you don’t want basic economy don’t book it? What am I missing here?


Absolutely nothing.

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by DualQual
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

A driver, 3 wood, 4-9 iron, PW, 52 wedge, 56 wedge, 62 wedge, and putter.

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 28265

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

UA444 wrote:
Still better than anything post merger United


Get over it.

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by DualQual
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11275

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) Sorry, incorrect. All 757s have blended winglets. actually jumpseat67 is correct, the sCO 757's do have Scimitar winglets, just ...

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11275

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

Winglets have costs associated with them. Have to get the most bang for the buck to make up for the small improvement per cycle on fuel economy. It's a long term investment with a high upfront cost and when fuel costs are cheap there isn't much incentive to do that. IIRC, FedEx acquired some 752s w...

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11275

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All 737s have Split Scimitar winglets -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) -All the 767-300ERs have blended winglets Have other airlines adopted as much as United? ...

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