Not necessarily proud, but I don't think the state of WA really cares about Boeing as much. Think about how many other large corporations call the Seattle metro area home. I mean Amazon owns most of downtown Seattle. I bet you won't even notice the difference during commute rush hour its so crazy th...Jump to post
It's pathetic to think NATCA supports privatization. There are lots of red flags associated with going private but for some reason, those in charge don't seem to feel those flags are of concern. Regarding the most recent bill written about privatization, remember you were all promised your pay and b...Jump to post
Well we know they operate 757s. BUT say you have less then 50 people on board. Do you still need a FA? I mean there are some smaller airlines out there operating smaller aircraft that have no FA. So what if they just limit the # of pax so no FA is required.
Is that even feasible/legal?
Most obvious way is fly cargo or go out empty.Jump to post
It’s unfortunate and needs to be said... Training isn’t what it used to be. Between unions sheltering the weak, the “nice guy” mentality, and general degradation of any accountability, things like this will happen more and more. I don’t care if he was a “nice guy” he had no business whatsoever flyi...Jump to post
Kind of a blip, but with B6 shifting all operations to LAX from LGB in October, PDX-LGB is being discontinued. It will not be replaced with PDX-LAX service, as is the case with AUS, BZN, LAS, RNO, SLC, SFO, and SEA. Kinda odd that both UA and now B6 are big in LAX yet neither can get PDX to work fo...Jump to post
From the LGB Airport Instagram page (and maybe its on Facebook too...) Statement from Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry on today's @jetblue announcement: “We will always be grateful for the investment JetBlue made in our community and the tremendous service they offered our passengers. We ...Jump to post
I'm really shocked about the amount of people including ATC as a contributing factor to this accident. Moreover, I'm surprised at how many people do not understand the roll of air traffic. I guess that's why we're in a position where everyone needs the ATIS.Jump to post
Interesting. The airport doesn't make noise. Airplanes make the noise.
In my opinion, if you complain about noise, you should be banned from traveling by air.
At the very least the people in the tower should have advised the aircraft that the gear was retracted, Should someone in the tower not be responsible for watching the inbound aircraft that are landing and the outbound departures for any issue that should arise. If 8303 did not call a head that the...Jump to post
When you fly in this general area for a while you’ll understand why what happened, happened. And will happen again. Generalizing a bit but those that are around here will know. But the question is why ? Why is this something they don't want to fix? Why do they keep behaving/operating with this atti...Jump to post
Well of Course Tim would like to bury the hatchet with Delta. They wanted to bury their hatchet as well. Right into Emirates. Water under the Bridge my Foot! they can't generate any Feed on their OWN and don't want to join an alliance. So maybe Delta will? or won't . United won't join with them as ...Jump to post
Can some pilot explain to me something? Why if ATC ask him to turn left 180, (so to lose altitude I assume) so why The request from the ATCwas not taken as an order (or a clearance) that he had to follow? He had no declared emergency so ATC could have order him to. (also when I was FSS in Quebec, w...Jump to post
Maybe the plan was to go around the entire time. But, because of the high speed/energy, when they tried, the aircraft didn't pull up. Kind of like those air show crashes where the pilot does a loop but can't pull out of it and basically slides right into the ground. Sorry if I missed it, but do we k...Jump to post
The airline business is brutally competitive, and WN has gotten to the place they are by being better brutal competitors than the rest. So what does that entail? Strong finances (low debt), efficient use of personnel and equipment, and aggressive pursuit of any advantage that presents themselves, a...Jump to post
Can't say I understand really. If I recall, all these "smaller" airlines were merged/bought to forum one large Avianca to independently avoid bankruptcy and be more competitive. Yet here we are. I'm sure if you read some PR memo somewhere it would say something like "we are excited to...Jump to post
SierraPacific wrote:HVN2HEL2LAX wrote:flyoregon wrote:
What would they be flying if no PAX?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HGT ... /KSJC/KIWA
Intel already have a service much like you are describing with multiple ERJ's shuttle employees around different campuses on the west coast every day. I can't imagine it is profitable with salaries/maintenance but it obviously works well enough to stick around. Corporate aviation is definitely goin...Jump to post
You can't count on distancing if you're flying commercial. Two weeks ago, I removed myself from an NK flight after discovering that the 320 was nearly full (even though the middle seats had previously been blocked). And last week on AA, the Main Cabin was completely full, but First Class/Main Cabin...Jump to post
atcsundevil wrote:HVN2HEL2LAX wrote:ZDC didn't get the word coronavirus is over? We're opening up the country; it's as reliable as your WX briefing.
I mean, we all got the message, but I guess the janitorial staff didn't. Apparently they forgot to check their CEDAR.
Hi All: Sorry but I think for SFO, the flight used to fly VVO-PKC-SEA-SFO-SEA-PKC-VVO on the IL-62. This may have been when SU first started to fly to SFO in the late 80s/early 90s. I remember because when they started, I went to SFO to try to meet with the station manager for a school paper. Didn't...Jump to post
Of course the FAA is shacking-up with its customers/contractors/suppliers. The FAA is littered (<--- appropriate term since most FAA top brass is trash) with former/future airline folks. I believer the current administrator is from AA, the guy Trump wants is from DL. That drunk Babbitt guy is over a...Jump to post
Won't more be saved if the damn thing wasn't grounded so often.Jump to post
Unfortunately this is a very true story. Here is another source: https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/ATC-Applicants-Get-New-Day-in-Court-in-FAA-Discrimination-Suit-230913-1.html Its sad but the FAA and Government are more concerned about meeting quotas than employing (better) qualified individuals...Jump to post
Free paid leave for all "non" essential personnel. In other words, non essential personnel get a week (or however long the shut down lasts) of vacation (beyond the amount they normally acquire) and are paid within a few weeks after the shut down ends. Essential personal are required to rep...Jump to post
And these carries want to do the flying public a favor and privatize ATC w/ their sorry a$s running the show. How in the hell did our system (government/air/etc.) get so screwed up?Jump to post
Oh I vote. Private corporations have their customers interest in mind. If their customers want change, change should be made. In this case (and in theory), politicians should have the public's best interest in mind. Politicians aren't doing their job because again, ATC isn't the problem, it's the b...Jump to post
-Remember, if ATC does go private and user fees are implemented, the airlines are just going to pass the cost to its customers (passengers). Look, as others have said, technically speaking, right now we do pay users fees...it's in the form of taxes. Whether GA pays gas tax or taxes on a ticket. But ...Jump to post
What's sad and being missed by many is that the ATC system itself isn't broken. It has run millions (billions?) of operations 24/7/365 with the same primary purpose since its conception. The truth of the matter is that Washington and corrupt, foolish, f*cked-up politicians use the ATC system as a h...Jump to post
What's sad and being missed by many is that the ATC system itself isn't broken. It has run millions (billions?) of operations 24/7/365 with the same primary purpose since its conception. The truth of the matter is that Washington and corrupt, foolish, f*cked-up politicians use the ATC system as a ho...Jump to post
Oh great, they will convince him to contract ATC, dominate the board of advisers (or whatever that con/fraud Shuster called it), kick out any form of competition (ME3, DY, etc.) and have a field day with air fares and taxes. At this point, the airlines are just going to control the market in its ent...Jump to post
Soon? LA times is behind.Jump to post
Everyday the U.S. ATC system hangs onto life by one scanty, shallow, gasp of air. The new generation is too busy looking for raises and needing time to post "Air Traffic Controller" on their Tinder profile. The older generation is burnt out and busy counting every day/hour/minute/second un...Jump to post