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by zuckie13
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9th airbus FAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Re: 9th airbus FAL

Ok, that doesn't make sense. If they havn't even picked the location for it yet, how is it going to open this year?
It's certainly not going to use the A380 facilities until sometime next year - the line won't start to fee up until then.

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by zuckie13
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4031

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

More than anything it's going to rely on finding the engine it needs. Those manufacturers won't commit to essentially designing a new engine without commitments, which they don't have right now. If they can get an engine sorted out, it'll be at most evolutionary (or a dead end if they can't). By fun...

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by zuckie13
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 6140

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Why don't all teams get their own plane 4745345 1) Cost: NFL teams only need 10 round trips for sure (two pre-season, 8 regular season), and maybe up to 4 playoff round trips. That's 28 flying days. You'd have to charter it out to others to make it worth it. 2) Reliability: If you buy one plane, an...

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by zuckie13
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 6140

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Why don't all teams get their own plane 4745345 1) Cost: NFL teams only need 10 round trips for sure (two pre-season, 8 regular season), and maybe up to 4 playoff round trips. That's 28 flying days. You'd have to charter it out to others to make it worth it. 2) Reliability: If you buy one plane, an...

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by zuckie13
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6288

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How many airlines actually require some soft of medical documentation from passengers who want to have an emotional support animal. I know the law allows them to require it, but does not force it. I'm wondering if most don't require it and maybe they should. That would certainly cut down on the num...

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by zuckie13
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6288

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How many airlines actually require some soft of medical documentation from passengers who want to have an emotional support animal. I know the law allows them to require it, but does not force it. I'm wondering if most don't require it and maybe they should. That would certainly cut down on the numb...

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by zuckie13
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3807

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

Why are they so polite that they schedule the strike weeks in advance? Wouldn't it be more effective to do it with little notice to get their attention more?

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by zuckie13
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22322

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

I have a solution!

Ignition interlocks in all commercial aircraft. Both pilots have to blow into tubes simultaneously just before engine start. If both pass, they can start the engines. If either fails, it can send an alter tone to ATC......

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by zuckie13
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bats on a plane
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Bats on a plane

I smell Hollywood gold!

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by zuckie13
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32881

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

It's far easier to police this by adjusting the relevant prices than it is to ask staff to manually check every pax as he/she is deplaning. Pricing is the way it is so airlines can foster demand. Moving away from that pricing policy may hurt their bottom line so don't count on that changing. It's u...

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by zuckie13
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4545

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So basically, we keep moving more people in front of the line of folks who don't want to pay extra for going through security or like me who don't fly enough to make Clear worth it (I know, heaven forbid an a.net member not be an ultra secret gold status member of an airline who flies daily).

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Interflug74 wrote:
They knew, after 4.5 minutes, he is at an easier place to took of from the belt. ;) Glad he is ok. I bet 80% off the A.neters had been thinking about doing this^^


Yeah, cause it was much better to x-ray him in the non human rated x-ray machine first....

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

From the video the kid got on the belt at 14:45. The agent stopped the belt where he got on about 15 seconds later He was pulled off by TSA at 14:49:45. That's 4.5 minutes form the time someone knew he was on the belts. Can someone explain to me how the belts were not completely stopped much much ea...

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

I think that its highly likely the writing was on the wall for EWR regardless of the MAX, but, its possible the timeline could have been tweaked to help out with the MAX related plane shortage. I'd think they would have held on through the holiday season otherwise. Guess we get a BWI-EWR link back f...

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10256

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

Honestly, this is a silly argument. If you are an airline making 5-6% profit net (overall). then 1.5 to 2% of your revenue not being there would be a significant hit. Take 2018. Without United's measly 2.5% revenue of cargo, their NET profit would have been nearly cut in half. Comparing to the likes...

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by zuckie13
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39382

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I don't understand why there were "Glideslpoe" alerts from the EGPWS - they were on the RNAV GPS approach to runway 4 - there was no glideslpoe. In fact. there is no ILS approach at all in TKK. The 737 will not generate a "Glideslope" alert on anything but an ILS. Where was the ...

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by zuckie13
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?

Either paying no attention or waving furiously at a tug driver paying no attention. I know I saw something a while back that WN has started using a radio system as some stations. Box plugs into the plane, driver and walkers all wear headsets and can speak to each other (and the cockpit of course). O...

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by zuckie13
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19

It has declared an emergency according to LiveATC. Possibly additional issue? Might have had mask deployment. Eerie to hear "79 souls on board". It's not that eerie to hear. It's a term with a long maritime history that is used in part by tradition, and in part because it avoid confusion ...

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by zuckie13
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39382

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I kinda like the NTSBs slap there. The local authorities determined that if only there was an additional warning they crash may have been avoided. The NTSB basically said look, they ignored 16 warnings, more were not going to help.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19

The pilot wanted to be noticed on a.net.......

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Combustor, Burner Cans, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Combustor, Burner Cans, etc.

Basic concept: Compressed air from the high pressure compressor flows into the combuster. Fuel is sprayed into the combuster by the fuel injectors. It's liquid in tiny tiny atomized droplets. There are igniters in there to get things started when the engine is started, but once the engine is up to s...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25367

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

FG ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/ ) says: Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes . The European Union Aviatio...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25367

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

It boils down to one similar concept as with Boeing/MCAS. Was sufficient testing done to have caught this characteristic and prevented this issue before these birds were flying or was this the result of rushing full speed to market where schedule and/or money requirements were a factor.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13076

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This entire lawsuit is based on the claim that a ticket each named plaintiff paid for and actually used to actually fly to their destination was in fact worthless because of the safety issues surrounding the MAX. It should (but judges do dumb things sometimes) be thrown out as I don't see how actual...

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13076

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Took a quick look through: I made it to paragraph 4 in the WN lawsuit, and basically, WN is included in this lawsuit is basically as a complaint that WN has most favored customer status with Boeing. The best part is when you dig through the claims and basically a part of this is that WN should pay d...

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

cledaybuck wrote:
Do they even need the MAX for 1/6-3/6? That is low season.


Yeah, but its also get maintenance done while you don't need all your planes in the air season.

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

If you are essentially a one runway operation (yes, it does have that 600m runway too) you either have to do a shutdown like this and do it relatively quick or do what SAN did a couple years back and do a little bit each night over a long period (like a year). That second option only works if the cl...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13697

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

This is in no way unusual. Top of my head, none of the three NYC airports have any in-terminal smoking areas. BWI and DCA have none either.

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

Do wonder how the 737 managed to be excluded, as the fuselage is almost 1:1 with the 727 and these sensors have been used for quite a while it seems. Same body shape doesn't mean they used the same part number for the vane and heater. I'd even guess that different models got different part numbers....

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long delays on very short flights
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Long delays on very short flights

Depends on where that plane is going next. If it was scheduled to go somewhere other than back to DTW on it's first flight the next morning, then they'd have to send it (or another plane) to CLE in the morning anyway. Hotel rooms at contract rates for those that want it may have actually been cheape...

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by zuckie13
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1809

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Was scheduled to be on one, but WN did an equipment swap to an -800 somewhere along the line. (This was before the groundings).

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by zuckie13
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7353

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

avi8 wrote:
Interesting that the JFK originating flights leave before most of the European flights arrive.


That makes this a straight up fight against B6 then.
I'm surprised they'd want to add this. More NY passengers on domestic travel would want the flights to/from LGA, not from JFK.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4377

Re: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

Probably a failure in the valves or electronics that drive them.
Either that or crew forgot to close it after completing the dump.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14458

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

The Telegraph is generally my newspaper of choice but when it comes to selecting a photo to accompany an aviation story, their record is shocking. Deep breath: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/05/virgin-atlantic-london-flight-makes-emergency-landing-phone/ Well......they're both Virgin As (...

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10188

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Almost the entire Asian continent lies north of the equator, which means that all great circle routes from the USA will tend north, so a southern city like Dallas is at a disadvantage because it is further from most of Asia than Chicago. Even in an era when aircraft can fly 16 hour routes, ORD is r...

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by zuckie13
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14458

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Maye it fell out of a pocket on the previous segment. Shifting during this flight maybe triggered it to go.

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by zuckie13
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4909

Re: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)

more fallout from SDV closure https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5541832,00.html apologize for article in hebrew reportedly arkia to lay off part of ground staff as they are not needed for few added flights to TLV planning to dump several E-195s and possibly cancel A330 order ah progress........

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13512

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Certainly not at this point, butfor the period's of time we are talking about wouldn't the powers that be have considered: Limiting approaches to RW1? (perhaps a go-around component would limit the practicality of this?) Limiting departures to RW19? (I just don't see any downside to this other than...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13512

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

"The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would be suspended between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ET Thursday to allow a ceremonial flyover of military aircraft during President Donald Trump's Independence Day event." ht...

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by zuckie13
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13512

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I'm speculating the secret service decided to have the long closure for the speech/flyover. Probably security concerns since the president will be standing basically right in the flightpath. If it was just for the flyover, it could probably be a 10 minute closure.

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by zuckie13
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13512

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

NYPECO wrote:
How much time did the airport and airlines have to plan for this?


The got two days notice. Not announced until today.

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by zuckie13
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway

3000M (9843 Foot) runway. That's a hard one to overshoot.

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by zuckie13
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: B6 or WN?

WN. Love to be able to just say screw it, I'm not lugging my bag around the terminal so check it for free.
Also, since I live near BWI and JetBlue flies only to Boston, it's not that helpful to me.

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by zuckie13
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19308

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

For those doubting her just being asleep: Last year, I boarded my (delayd already by MX issue at previous stop) flight from LAX to BWI. After boarding, the crew counted the passengers, then recounted, and recounted...... 30 minutes of "paperwork" issues later the gate agent came on and tol...

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by zuckie13
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I only see BOM-HNL as anything scheduled right now.

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by zuckie13
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

zeke wrote:
Looks like they are going to ferry N2644U from BOM to HNL, and cancelled the BOM to EWR flight.

Looks like its even bookable on their website.

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by zuckie13
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3784

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight. Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights. A relative will be on that flight Friday and I was looking at the on time stats. If Delta wants to market...

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by zuckie13
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11944

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Anyone know if this mornings update fixed the issue?

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by zuckie13
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip?

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by zuckie13
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185827

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

“War Room” created for Jet’s revival. Cramer Ball, former CEO of Jet, attends meeting for potential revival. plan is to revive Jet with 10 to 15 planes. Only court cases are the major obstacles to revival. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/jet-airways-sets-up-war-room-to-resume...

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