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by AbigailWT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11677

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Seabear wrote:
Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen...



it was CARRY-ON luggage, Einstein! "oh" -- indeed!

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by AbigailWT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7021

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

cathay747 wrote:

There is NO aerodynamic "drag" at taxi speeds. There are no aerodynamic forces acting on ANYTHING at taxi speeds



You're kidding..... right? *crosses fingers*

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by AbigailWT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 32250

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

tldr version of this thread: bunch of people think she WAS drunk with zero evidence to substantiate it with bunch of people think she WASN'T drunk with zero evidence to substantiate it with mass speculation inclusive of personal anecdotes and "{insert someone of supposed prominence here} told m...

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by AbigailWT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP - Why no London to Funchal service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: TAP - Why no London to Funchal service?

Do you know why traffic UK-Funchal is in decline? Because you can get to Alicante, Corfu, Catania, Valencia, Malta, etc., etc., etc. with less than 50£, whereas to Funchal, it'll never be less than 200£ and a kidney. Wait? what???? https://i.imgur.com/gu7IOZB.png In high season, it is cheaper to ge...

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by AbigailWT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP - Why no London to Funchal service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: TAP - Why no London to Funchal service?

BA and U2 both provide this service (competition). As to why TAP discontinued service -- it's for the same reason any service is nixed; poor performance. Load factors to/from Funchal are generally poor (right around 60% for traditional carriers, slightly higher for LCCs), this compares to TAPs annua...

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by AbigailWT
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier sues Mitsubishi in Seattle over aircraft trade secrets
Replies: 46
Views: 8886

Re: Bombardier sues Mitsubishi in Seattle over aircraft trade secrets

I really scratch my head on this. A Canadian Company is suing a Japanese company for improper hiring practices of Canadians in US Court? How does this even fall within US jurisdiction (legally this is called "standing"). The part about a possible US sub contractor (AeroTec) would have sta...

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by AbigailWT
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14770

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

We pay nowhere near $300-400 a night. More like $30-40 (edit: just found our average for 2017 was $313 a week per crew member). That works out to $44.71 a night or $1341.30/month. This includes all of the "high rent" markets, including international, that you can think of that a top 10 air...

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by AbigailWT
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6540

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

You are comparing Hamburg's population with a land area of 755 km² against the population and land areas of Barcelona (101.9 km²), Munich (310.4 km²), Milan (181.8 km²), Brussels (161.4 km²) and now apparently Seattle (217 km²) is being thrown in the mix. Obviously this isn't a fair comparison given...

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by AbigailWT
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10800

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

Image

Hit by accident? Yup. While moving? Yup.

That settles that. Enjoy your semantics.

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by AbigailWT
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4441

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Over a million 'airport employees' in North America alone. An effective psychological evaluation costs to the tune of ~$2,000.

Who will foot the $2,000,000,000 bill to make it happen? How effective would it actually be? Is it worth it?

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by AbigailWT
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4231

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

This is a byproduct of the sad and unfortunate fact that the vast majority of 'service animals' are simply pets with a pompous owner. Unfortunately the ADA (and equivalent legislation in Europe) restricts the airline's ability to sniff this scam out, so here we are. Credit to Lightsaber..... A pet o...

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by AbigailWT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17663

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

the tool of your trade was worth as much as a high-end Italian sports car Oh boy, here we go again. Let me go ahead and nip this in the bud. While cellos *can* cost a bunch of money, most don't. Please see https://www.cellocentral.com/ufaqs/how-much-does-a-cello-cost/ Heck, even Carter Brey, chief ...

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by AbigailWT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 12872

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

zeke wrote:
Not being built



First thing that popped into my head when I read the title. Bravo.

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by AbigailWT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17663

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I can only laugh at the number of self-imposed lawyers that have suddenly emerged in this thread.... "breach of contract," really!? Uneducated consumer with their precious million dollar cello sitting a mile high on their horse couldn't be bothered to read the terms of service which specif...

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by AbigailWT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17663

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Unfortunately it appears that the concept of "caveat emptor" and self accountability, while endangered species during Generation X, has since become officially extinct. As an expensive and important of a tool as we are lead to believe here, is it too much to ask to do your own homework? I ...

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by AbigailWT
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4566

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

Hearing "Lost Wages" as a placeholder for my home town a dozen times per flight *every time* I take WN into LAS has gotten really, really, really............................ really old. Friendly? sure. Fun loving? why not. Obnoxious? most of the time.

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by AbigailWT
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The simplicity of aircraft tires
Replies: 15
Views: 3075

Re: The simplicity of aircraft tires

The primary purpose for any treading on tires is either water displacement (to prevent hydroplaning on pavement) or for grip (off-road). Fortunately the vast majority of runways either aren't subject to standing water and/or are quickly remedied of the fact. You just don't find 16cm of standing wate...

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