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by Jongum
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 515
Views: 64780

Re: F/As on cargo-only flights?

United is putting FA's in the cabin also. 2 on narrowbodies 4 on widebodies Only one crewmember can take a rest break at a time. All others must be awake. We are not flying cargo sections with flight attendants, at least we certainly aren't from SFO It's only required if there is cargo in the cabin.

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by Jongum
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.

You all realize that this has been happening for years on the 757? Continental/United, American and Delta have been running three pilots on the 757 and been doing quite well. If anything the lower costs of the A321 will help, not hurt.

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by Jongum
Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 16511

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

They wouldn't have necessarily gone to the 777 or 787. It depends on what their seniority could hold and what they wanted to bid. They could have gone to any aircraft/seat in the fleet if they could hold it. As the 744s approach the end of their life with UA most pilots on the 744 had at least 20 y...

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by Jongum
Tue May 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 16511

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Okay, but is a pilot that would have retired a month or two after the 747s got retired really going to train on a new type? Would it be worth it at that point. UA had a few pilots who decided retired along with the queen of the skies. Some had the age and years of service while other were nearing t...

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by Jongum
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Channel 9 Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 5657

Re: United Ch9?

I have asked for it to be turned on on several TATL flights and it never has. Can’t say if the FA actually asked the flight deck though. With the increasing use of CPDLC a lot of the Pilot/Controller communication is done through that rather than over the radio. Once you are in Moncton's airspace E...

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by Jongum
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Channel 9 Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 5657

Re: United Ch9?

Perhaps a UA pilot can chime in with an answer. Where is the Channel 9 feed fed from? I know on the audio control panels in the F/D you have selectors for what you want to hear (VHF 1/2/3, HF 1/2, SATCOM, interphone, pa, etc). Throughout a flight, the crew would be using VHF/HF/interphone/SATCOM (i...

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by Jongum
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 27221

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Obviously next time I go to work I will post the flight plan and all relevant paperwork associated with the flight on here. That way all the non flying experts on here can tell me what I’m doing wrong before I go to the aircraft. I will also buy the WiFi so I can get expert advice enroute.

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by Jongum
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8739

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

Anyone can see the truth is somewhere in the middle here. I am sure united could have handled things better and hopefully learned lessons. The delay was pretty long, many flights left in that time anyone can see that going online. On flip side the story is fake news. We all know the truth is somewh...

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by Jongum
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20872

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I've worked both as an agent and as a FA. I always knew who the marshals were and where they were seated . So do most of the first class passengers. They have become quite obvious. How would you know about the ones you didn't see? So you think you've spotted a few? What about the dozens you never i...

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by Jongum
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident
Replies: 12
Views: 4927

Re: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident

Just thinking ahead to your citizenship/naturalization application (you indicate you intend to go down that route). When you apply you’ll be asked to record the dates and destinations of EVERY trip you’ve taken outside the U.S. So keep records! I applied for Citizenship in 2005. The requirement at ...

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by Jongum
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident
Replies: 12
Views: 4927

Re: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident

My wife is a citizen of the UK and has been a flight attendant for a major US airline for 18 years, flying mostly international trips to the UK and Europe on a US green card. It should not be an issue at all.

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by Jongum
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 5525

Re: Rebooting a 787

Done it on a Brazilia, DC-10, MD-80, 737, 757 and 767. It’s amazing what powering down an aircraft can fix.

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by Jongum
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 16742

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Still quite a bit of animosity between the LUAL and LCAL groups. Not so much on the surface, but festering underneath. There are quite a few threads that go down that path on this site. It's outsiders who aren't employed by United Airlines that keep spewing their 7+ year old inane opinions, especia...

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by Jongum
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 16742

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Me thinks they needed to go WAY back in time as the tulip in any form was polarizing Can you expand on this if not too off topic? Still quite a bit of animosity between the LUAL and LCAL groups. Not so much on the surface, but festering underneath. There are quite a few threads that go down that pa...

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by Jongum
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 14216

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I think that United missed the opportunity to unveil a new livery when they announced the "New spirit of United". I'm a die hard lover of the tulip and would love to see it come back, but that ship has sailed. A new livery, updated and with a nod to BOTH airlines that became the new Unite...

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