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by FlyingElvii
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexican Civil Aviation Under Military Rule Tendency
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: MEXICAN CIVIL AVIATION UNDER MILITARY RULE TENDENCY

Is there any reason at all? Or is this random? It's all about consolidating power among those faithful to the President and hiding mistakes and corruption under the guise of national security. Or, it is about taking away the power of the cartels, and their ability to move around and bring in weapon...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 51
Views: 13638

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Italians are great at drama. They should have created an opera! Low labor productivity (total wage bill per million Euros of revenue, total wages per million ASKs...) isn't compatible long-term with high wage rates . Investors will put up with losses for just so long. The State isn't willing (or ab...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

SkyWest up to 569 xcls now per Flightaware. Number was 658 for Thursday. Showing 256 already for Friday. Going to take a day or so to get everyone and everything back into place. My condolences to the Skywest folks, I remember how bad it was for us when it happened. At least we still had the phones...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KHDN/KJAX

Here is another good one, BNA-SJC
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KBNA/KSJC
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An example repo, Yampa to Jacksonville, Fl. Don’t see that every day. This has gotta hurt. ($$$)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KHDN/KJAX

Here is another good one, BNA-SJC
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KBNA/KSJC

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

Wondering what was going on. Following a CRJ2 cancelled sitting in DEN and a CRJ7 cancelled and sitting in CHS. No cancellations showing on Friday flights for the two. Have noticed cancelled flights on and off all week with these two regionals. Tweets say a server migration went bad. It happen to P...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

Skywest flying again. Looks like a few dozen repos currently flying in all over the east. They seem to have prioritized the EAS runs, some running almost 7 hrs late.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

SkyWest up to 569 xcls now per Flightaware.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

Looks like the crews are going to time out where they are, with no info from HQ. Been at HQ when this happened to us. At least our phones were still up, they were on a different system.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: SkyWest (OO) IT issues, major disruptions.

Dispatch Server crash??? Both PSA and Republic have gone through something similar in recent years.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 138
Views: 27893

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

I just heard it was confirmed to be a rejected take off on the news.The MD-87 in VIP configuration has incredible range with AUX tanks. I saw a few for sale for 2-3 million with recent paint and interior. If I win powerball I would buy one. What kind of range are we talking? The MD-87LR range at ma...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 138
Views: 27893

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

I just heard it was confirmed to be a rejected take off on the news.The MD-87 in VIP configuration has incredible range with AUX tanks. I saw a few for sale for 2-3 million with recent paint and interior. If I win powerball I would buy one. Even with the extra maintenance required, a hell of a deal...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 138
Views: 27893

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Uninformed speculation: The ground behind #2 makes me wonder if it was running at some above-idle power setting for at least a moment after the aircraft came to rest. The unaffected ground behind #1 also makes me wonder. https://i.imgur.com/JkSJbaz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KaR9xsp.jpg That picture m...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 138
Views: 27893

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

So we all believe that the still photo is actually form the flight today, actually asking. I assume it was a stock photo of the a/c from some other time, my reason, if a photographer was there taking pictures they would also have photos immediately after the crash, maybe they do and they are just b...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Looks like American has joined the parade, at least pushing off any work actions until after Thanksgiving. Gee, I wonder why.... American Airlines flight attendants union tells employees they won't be fired if they refuse to get vaccinated by the airline's deadline https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/n...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 138
Views: 27893

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Owned by “987 Investments” in Spring Texas, and tracking blocked. Some photos of it in Las Vegas. High Roller Casino Shuttle?

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT airport water supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: CLT airport water supply

I’ll bet the night shift ramp just LOVES hearing that…..

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by FlyingElvii
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 215
Views: 23200

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

It looks like a last minute add. Right now 4 booked on a 166 seats plane. Hope they have better metrics than this! Up to nine now. It's growing, not too bad for a 630AM Saturday departure on a last-minute add. I imagine it will be at 50-60 by departure time. The flight is already paid for, so anyth...

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by FlyingElvii
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2265

Re: Private airport and US Laws

How is this possible given FAA should know what happens There are almost 15,000 private airports in the US. The FAA doesn’t have the time or the manpower to make sure all are legal and following all local laws and ordinances. When you register a private airport in they operate with the assumption t...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2265

Re: Private airport and US Laws

The airfield apparently contravenes city ordinances which aren't governed by the FAA. The city won't have known/cared until the complaints arrived. If he registered the strip with the FAA, the locals can’t do schit about it. If the strip existed before the area was put within town limits, the local...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: Republic 175 tire failure jacks up DCA
Replies: 15
Views: 9589

Re: Republic 175 gear fire jacks up DCA

Mainland wrote:
Looks like they have 15/33 open now. Had a few rare departures on 4 while both main runways were down.

Per Flightaware, winds 310 gusting to 18-23kts variable. Low level wind shear?

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 584
Views: 87767

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Weird "concessions" made by the airport authority: - The Starbucks in baggage claim & Ben's soft pretzel location in concourse A will both be eliminated. - Additionally the South Bend Chocolate space will now remain empty since Starbucks isn't moving, and since the existing Starbucks ...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA stops flights to Kabul citing Taliban intimidation
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: PIA stops flights to Kabul citing Taliban intimidation

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58913855 The decision came after the Taliban ordered the airline to cut prices to levels seen before the fall of the Western-backed government in August.Its staff were also facing intimidation, with its representative held at gunpoint for several hours , Mr Kha...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2624

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

Captaincurious wrote:
Electric wheelchairs that cannot be flipped should be banned from an aircraft. My personal opinion.

If you wheelchair is the size of a golf cart. It may not fit in the bin of that regional you booked.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2624

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

I'm curious how bad the problem is. Every flight I've had for years, the boarding was delayed for 5 to 10 minutes to pre-board the wheelchair users with ample staff to assist them. Looking at my beat up luggage, I'm not shocked there is a damage rate, but there is a requirement to store one old fas...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 52139

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

I truly believe that all the new routes will be in Europe. UA is betting on Summer 2022 being the return of transatlantic traffic, and based on what I am hearing and seeing, they will be correct. As far as some of the guesses above, UA has already loaded all of these into the system and are availab...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

As a Delta employee I'm waiting to see when Delta joins the ranks of the must be vaxed. Company wide we are in the high 80% range I think. The drag down is mostly in my division, Tech Ops, I think. Last I heard we were around 74% with the first shot. I know there are more hold outs than I would lik...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Collins taught me that operations are hazardous, not an airplane, an approach or an airport. Operations are managed by assessing and avoiding or mitigations risk, which might mean a divert, a canceled flight or a safe one. When he was active, we had a vacuum pump with a MBTF of about 500 hours. Bac...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10678

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

Nah, people have the right to be arrested with the least force possible. The point, I **think**, is that he shouldn't even have been arrested, and that the whole situation was avoidable... unless I am TOTALLY misunderstanding what you're saying, which is entirely possible... I think I misunderstood...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 546472

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

United vaccine mandate on hold for employees seeking medical or religious exemptions https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/business/united-vaccine-mandate-on-hold/index.html North Texas United Airlines Pilot Leads Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Vaccine Mandate https://thetexan.news/north-texas-united-airlin...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 52139

Re: Rumor: New United international routes 10/13

Missed in all of this is that United announced yesterday it is suspending several SFO flights until February. Nonstops to YYC, YYZ, XNA, STL, and OKC. They are also cutting Sonoma-Den, and SJC-ORD non-stops. This is on top of the other already announced cuts to MSY, ATL, PIT, and Shanghai. Is Califo...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Relying on that rather than making proper risk analysis and maintaining proficiency makes one a dead man walking. The Pilot should always be the master of the situation, not rely on a device to do something he cannot do by hand flying. If that means cancel, so be it. I missed your last part about t...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hondajet 2600 mockup
Replies: 38
Views: 5366

Re: Hondajet 2600 mockup

I find it fascinating that Honda persists in its efforts to enter this space in the marketplace. There are several strong competitors with established customers. It was Mr. Honda’s dream to build Airplanes, and the kids are seeing it through. Honda started working on their own designs in 1986, to c...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Autopilots serve pilots, the autopilot isn’t there to bail a pilot out who’s in over his ability. I listened to a pilot near KHPN spiral into the ground one night, decades ago. The report said he knew the gyros or vacuum pump were unreliable, so had his wife fly home on an airline because he though...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

That’s an excellent point - those winds can really be nasty without the usual onshore flow. Nasty enough that the autopilot could puke at exactly the wrong time? If it was engaged at all - definitely something for NTSB to look at. Also the performance in turbulence depends on the generation of AP i...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Rated and Current vs. Experienced enough are two very different things, especially for a guy living in Yuma, Arizona, where they MAY see a cloud for a couple of weeks in deep winter. I wish I could say loss of control in IMC was uncommon, but it isn't. It is why the airlines and commercial operator...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions
Replies: 95
Views: 16502

Re: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions

. Losing a bit of faith in IND-STL after WN dropped it, given they had feed and LFs were still very low (although it is during COVID). The guys at TWA used to call the Monday morning L10 to STL the "Chrysler Shuttle" first class would be full of people going to STL Assembly and the fabric...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4676

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Your cynicism is matched only by the Government of Belguim's. This is not a well meaning environmental policy. It is a very sound policy for the country with 98.6% debt to GDP ratio. You may hope some of that will go towards environment as well. lol! Get back to me when they start taxing private je...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting. Rated and Current vs. Experienced enough are two very different things, especially for a guy living in Yuma, Arizo...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

This pretty much describes what happened 178 Seconds To Live https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w Fascinating video, but can you help me understand what exactly is happening here? It sounds like airspeed is high, the pilot is pulling back on the controls, but altitude is dropping. What's happening here? I ...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10678

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

I feel sorry for the guy who was pinned face-down on the tarmac. Yeah, but I don’t personally know him. I do know many of the YX inflight folks, and I feel sorry for them that they have to deal with this mess. I imagine that the Staff meeting was a doozy… YX Inflight Management (outside of training...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting. Rated and Current vs. Experienced enough are two very different things, especially for a guy living in Yuma, Arizo...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8626

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

This pretty much describes what happened 178 Seconds To Live https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting. Rated and Current vs. Ex...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

OSHA does not have jurisdiction over airline crews, this was specifically forbidden a long time ago, in 1975. Only the FAA has the statutory authority to issue regulations concerning safety and health issues in the airline industry., and there is a regulatory process for that. It is not being follow...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10678

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

I feel sorry for the people I know at the Inflight Department. This has become an epic s…. show. I feel sorry for the guy who was pinned face-down on the tarmac. Yeah, but I don’t personally know him. I do know many of the YX inflight folks, and I feel sorry for them that they have to deal with thi...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10678

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

I feel sorry for the people I know at the Inflight Department. This has become an epic s…. show. I feel sorry for the guy who was pinned face-down on the tarmac. Honestly feel bad for them all - the people who have to clean up this crapshow, *and* the person who was pinned, and detained wrongly, be...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

This just keeps getting weirder…. Kelly was on CNBC just a bit ago, saying he is AGAINST the Federal mandate. Sounds like he is trying to play both sides of the issue. He is certainly no Herb, that’s for sure. https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1447926165834960908?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I believe Gov. Abbott’s move is purely political theatre and will be taken up by the courts on an expedited basis. It will most likely be a matter of days, not months. I don't pretend to be a constitutional scholar but I find it hard to believe that there is much of a chance that a governor can eff...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10678

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

I wonder what due diligence, or lack thereof, the FA(s) took in looking at the incident before alerting the captain, what was said by the person who had the camera, the person who saw that passenger, etc. Not that I am siding any less with the guy who was detained, just wondering how this utter cra...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I see these debates and cannot help but think most have employers less strict on vaccines than mine. The airlines seem to be going down to the wire, except for UA. My employer has set a harsh deadline of first dose in this month (October). No exceptions for J&J either. Moderna must be by the 27...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25004

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

It is going to get very interesting now in the Palace of Dallas, and Ft Worth. Abbott’s No Mandatory Jab Order affects them directly, especially American, with so much state money in the New HQ facility.

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