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by ilovelamp
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20735

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The only thing that really matters is how will the crew dress? All pilot announcements done in Goofy’s voice? That’s confidence inspiring!


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by ilovelamp
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20735

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

No regional airline flies an aircraft that can make LAX or even Denver (certain times of the year) from MCO. This part of the equation is probably more about buying pilots rather than aircraft. Lastly, getting to Disney World cheers people up, largely after bad airline and travel experiences. That w...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?

Just a major assumption, but I think it’s because only pilots died. If pax had been on board I’d say there would have been a documentary already.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 908
Views: 93029

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Is Southwest or MNAA planning on a functioning ramp tower once D con is done? That’s a recipe for congestion if there every was one...unless the ramp is wide enough to allow concurrent in and out flow?


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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Table A is flying time. Table B is duty time. I suggest you brush up on your FAR 117 legalities. If an airline is scheduling pilots close to 9 hours flying time then yes it is over-scheduling. Just because every airline does it doesnt make it a good practice. It screws over passengers at every airl...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Table A is flying time. Table B is duty time. I suggest you brush up on your FAR 117 legalities. If an airline is scheduling pilots close to 9 hours flying time then yes it is over-scheduling. Just because every airline does it doesnt make it a good practice. It screws over passengers at every airl...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

LAX-MEM is probably close to a 4 hour block flight. Under FAR 117, you only come up on 9 hour block rule if you start the day after midnight or you have a 4-5 leg day. This is not a flight that starts after midnight so this is a case of Delta over-scheduling this crew if what you say is true about ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

I sometimes wonder if FAR 117 makes situations like these turn into RONs more often than in the past? Yes, 117 is a safer way of doing things but just like the DOT 3 hour taxi rule it is not without its negative consequences. Yes, they could have used a fresh crew. However, doing that might mean ca...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Delta has no crew resources in LIT other than RON crews. There’s no guarantee there was a 737 crew there. In these particular situations any airline tries to inconvenience as few pax and crews as possible so flying in another crew is the best course of action. Bus charter companies don’t just keep ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Delta has no crew resources in LIT other than RON crews. There’s no guarantee there was a 737 crew there. In these particular situations any airline tries to inconvenience as few pax and crews as possible so flying in another crew is the best course of action. Bus charter companies don’t just keep s...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3735

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

I sometimes wonder if FAR 117 makes situations like these turn into RONs more often than in the past? Yes, 117 is a safer way of doing things but just like the DOT 3 hour taxi rule it is not without its negative consequences. Yes, they could have used a fresh crew. However, doing that might mean ca...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4246

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

The central Mississippi and Ohio river valley areas are basically closed due to ATC structures routings due to forecast TS this afternoon and evening.


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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closed runways at commercial airports 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Closed runways at commercial airports 2019

13L/31R at JFK is closed April-Nov (approx).

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr

Chances are between and inclusive of 0-100%.

#nailedit


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by ilovelamp
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Raptors win their First championship

Better call the NBA. Apparently, New Orleans and LA think 6 players are worth 1 Anthony Davis. Talk about dehumanization. ILL It's ok Ball will ruin the Pelicans and he has no trade value so those #1 picks better pan out. You’re absolutely right. He’s a nobody without his pops and has been overrate...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Let me make this simple for you: Injuries are part of the game, PERIOD. You are the one conflating everything else If you can't accept that people get injured, stop watching sports. I never said they were all equal, I said they all deserve respect for their abilities and achievements. Also I have a...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Better call the NBA. Apparently, New Orleans and LA think 6 players are worth 1 Anthony Davis. Talk about dehumanization.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Raptors win their First championship

Who's said he was... No you are making assumptions. My favorite player btw is Pascal Siakam, who I've watched come up via the Raptors 905. The fact that you are missing the point entirely to return to your assurtion over and over shows you can't call players anything close to human. You are the typ...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Now you just sound like a sore loser... An injury is an injury and it's part of the sport of basketball ( or any really ) and any claim otherwise is an insult to all the players who play the game. Saying this player was less important to that team than that player is to this team is nothing less th...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Anyone who thinks Kevin Love on the individual level is equal to a KD or a Klay Thompson is delusional. But everyone is entitled to their opinion.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Runway 9 has a displaced threshold which makes that extra 100’ unusable for takeoff or landing. I can’t remember off the top of my head if operators can use it for runway 27. Edit: just looked, that extra 100’ isn’t available for takeoff and landing calculations for either runway. ILL[/quote] ??? T...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Yea but how many will be weight seats, DL just barley makes the 737 work to ATL with any kind of weather requiring an alternate, I can’t imagine how much DFW will take with the longer stage length... Not to mention the diversions to Miami whenever the runway is wet..... How would the A220 would do ...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Should be LAA, these are the -115 models fitted with sharklets and the largest thrust producing CFM engines. They're also the only A319 fleet based in DFW. Both LUS & LAA 319s rotate throughout the system. There is no LAA or LUS base any longer. There are actually more LUS 319 movements in DFW ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Ridiculous. You sound like a sore loser. Do you realize how often the “better” team loses in a playoff match because - among other reasons - it’s gassed out? Conditioning and injuries are part of the game. I don’t care who won but by all means jump to conclusions if that makes you feel better. The ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

The Warriors are a Bay Area team; a victory by them would therefore be incorrect. Most delicious juice smoothie I ever tasted was one I got in Toronto; therefore, the Raptors deserved this victory. This is the scientific proof I needed to validate the Raptors win. Thanks so much! You’re a saint. ILL

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL Ridiculous. You sound like a sore loser. Do you realize ho...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1356

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

Keep something like that private, something that only the two can say they were a part of. But, I’m never one to seek out attention.


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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games.

Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title.


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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

It looks like on December 18th, AA will upgrade its 1 daily DFW-EYW flight from an E-175 to an A319. The route gains 56 economy seats and loses 4 first class seats. Yea but how many will be weight seats, DL just barley makes the 737 work to ATL with any kind of weather requiring an alternate, I can...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2376

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

Those flight numbers aren’t identical.

Regardless, Delta does this on turns all the time.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta ever have a retrojet?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Will Delta ever have a retrojet?

Will not happen with the current management as they are hyper-focused on brand image. They fully respect where the airline came from but also want to put forward a single image going forward that all employees can get behind.


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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL (Delta) 2173 (A320) LGA-FLL engine failure divert ORF
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: DAL (Delta) 2173 (A320) LGA-FLL engine failure divert ORF

Happy for a good outcome. However, the 320 can’t dump fuel unless there was a fuel leak along with the loud bang.

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by ilovelamp
Sat May 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22295

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi. I much prefer IFE's. I don't want to hold anything, I can put on live TV (news usually) and work on my laptop. Although I wish you could bluetooth your own headset to it. Bingo. The high-val...

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20575

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Dutchy wrote:
If you are against abortion, then don't have one. But don't make your beliefs mandatory for others.

Man, this is 50 years back in time.


Gay marriage and belief in non-binary gender...

Same exact concepts that have been forced down the throats of a large portion of the US population.


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by ilovelamp
Sat May 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41714

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

A study was done a few years ago: The 737NG has 0.27 hull losses per million departures The A320 has 0.26 hull losses per million departures. The numbers are very similar. 737 seems to have more runway overruns specifically. Previous one is WN in BUR in December. Would be interesting to look at tha...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 6585

United Fleet Repaint Thread

United has over 500 RJs flying for them. 300ish of which are the CRJ-200. I don’t have the exact numbers but they can be found on UAL’s 10k report.


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by ilovelamp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 47
Views: 11880

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Detroit313 wrote:
Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize.


And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

This probably most common on DL currently. Even our some our regional crews have been known to do this. Passengers typically report it favorably and it has contributed to our rise in NPS.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ticket refund for delays?
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Ticket refund for delays?

So you want to penalize airlines for things entirely out of their control? Makes absolutely no sense. Besides, the airlines would raise fares commensurate with any additional fees or penalties added for this so it wouldn’t have the effect that you think it will.


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by ilovelamp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29534

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

717s are MadDogs. They don't age out like other airplanes. NW / DL was happily flying DC9s that were 40+ years old, 8 to 10 cycles a day, before fuel shot up. Parts, that's another story . . . Finally, DL is very disciplined with regards to capex. They are not quite down to the 60 or so 50 seat RJ ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA to GIG
Replies: 26
Views: 2112

Re: USA to GIG

If i'm not mistaken GRU currently has: MIA,MCO,JFK,EWR,BOS,ATL,ORD,IAH,DFW,IAD,LAS, LAX and DTW. If you add VCP (São Paulo state as well) then also FLL. Not all of them daily but all nonstop. Sorry but i have no updated info about GIG DL’s MCO-GIG route was cut due to the weak Brazilian economy and...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

Delta's scope restrictions apply to: segment length (statue miles-based). A high percentage of RJ flying must be under 900SM. The vast majority of RJ flying must be from hub cities or strong focus cities. Very little non-hub point to point flying. A very small percentage (single digit) of RJ flying...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

Delta's scope restrictions apply to: segment length (statue miles-based). A high percentage of RJ flying must be under 900SM. The vast majority of RJ flying must be from hub cities or strong focus cities. Very little non-hub point to point flying. A very small percentage (single digit) of RJ flying ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

Numerous media reports say it was for deadheads (not same as complete non-revs, but not revenue passengers either), including one published today in the Louisville Courier-Journal (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/04/09/david-dao-kentucky-doctor-dragged-off-2017-united-flight-speaks-...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

He disobeyed a command, but he did not deserve to be treated in the way he was. "He disobeyed a command"???? Hey, he was not enlisted in an army. FAs are not a Drill Sergeant and they are not LEOs in duty. A civilian, who doesn't do any unlawful things doesn't have to "obey to comman...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

Except the flight wasn't "overbooked"; he has dragged off to make room for non-revs. And the Contract of Carriage implies that you may not be boarded on an aircraft if it is overbooked, not that you will be dragged off subsequently. Even UA admitted they had no legitimate excuse; why are ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

No lawful command given? None from the flight crew or Chicago airport police? You’re suggesting no told him to leave before being dragged off?

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

Really? Prove it. You made the accusation. You prove it. You say he was asked to leave for non-revs, show us. Numerous media reports say it was for deadheads (not same as complete non-revs, but not revenue passengers either), including one published today in the Louisville Courier-Journal (https://...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5281

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

Even UA admitted they had no legitimate excuse; why are people still defending them? Because a shockingly large amount of members here have complete and absolute disdain for the flying public, and will blindly defend any airline and/or crew action as a result. There are certain people who view airl...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should AA, DL & UA leave international flights to partner airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Should AA, DL & UA leave international flights to partner airlines?

AAirbusCA wrote:
Thankfully this will never happen due to the Scope provisions of the union contracts at the major US airlines


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