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by shaner82
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23773

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I would like to see the no show policy challenged in court. It's completely unreasonable and possibly illegal. Fine print doesn't absolve the airlines of their legal responsibilities. There's no cost to the airline when a pax doesn't show up. In fact, the airline will possibly sell that seat a secon...

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by shaner82
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7118

Why retract flaps on the ground?

I'm sure there's an obvious explanation, but I've always wondered why flaps are retracted after landing. They need to be extended again before takeoff, so why bother retracting them? There's been a few crashes over the years where pilots forgot to extend the flaps for takeoff, so why not leave them ...

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by shaner82
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8420

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Flying from ATL to YYZ a few years back and the flight was overbooked by a lot based on the number of volunteers they were looking for and appeared to accept. I was with a large group and I was not the driver so had no transportation home from YYZ if I stayed behind. I approached the desk and told t...

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by shaner82
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720902

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One thing I haven't seen an explanation for yet, or much discussion on, is the few cases where Max planes suddenly dove while on autopilot. In all cases the pilots manually took control and flew the plane without further issue, but if AP was on, then it wouldn't be MCAS causing the nose to point do...

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by shaner82
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720902

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One thing I haven't seen an explanation for yet, or much discussion on, is the few cases where Max planes suddenly dove while on autopilot. In all cases the pilots manually took control and flew the plane without further issue, but if AP was on, then it wouldn't be MCAS causing the nose to point dow...

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by shaner82
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 24217

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Before they're all gone, I want to fly on the upper deck of a 747. Considering I'm based in Ontario, Canada, what would be my best option for doing so? KLM to AMS? The goal is to keep costs to a minimum because my only goal is the flight, not the destination. So the cheaper, shorter option would be ...

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by shaner82
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 4492

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

OK so as a nervous flier I often get stressed when I see the age of the plane I'm on. I usually fly Icelandair 757 which are almost all around 25 years old. These aircrafts are still just as safe as anything else flying am I right? The age of an aircraft in years is in and of itself not a terribly ...

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