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by Acey559
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15535

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

Sad to see what appears to be a permanent cut of MLI-MSP. We have had MSP service as long as I can remember, from the Saab to the Avro RJ100. I’ll miss having that option.

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by Acey559
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8137

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

I can’t speak for DL’s scope, but our contract at UA states that if furloughed pilots reaches January, 2016 (not sure of the exact date) then six seats need to be taken out of all 76 seat regional jets. As it stands out of the 2250, the most senior on that list is just shy of triggering that provisi...

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by Acey559
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12

F27500 wrote:
ORD-DTW in a 50 set jet? Wow .. how the industry has changed.


They’ve been running an E145 on that route for years. I flew the 145 at Eagle from 2011-2014 and flew ORD-DTW many times. Though with AA’s history of serving DTW it does make you wonder why it isn’t served with larger equipment.

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by Acey559
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 115163

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ORD-TLV is happening starting in September. Mon/Thu/Sat outbound and Mon/Wed/Sat inbound. EWR-TLV, SFO-TLV and IAD-TLV are also starting up. We are also negotiating starting India again and resuming ORD-HKG.

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by Acey559
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 753 charter question
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: United 753 charter question

We have been doing quite a number of charters lately. With the slack in the schedule it makes it much more feasible and adds a fair bit of revenue at a time when it’s hard to come by. I’ve heard the other fleets have been the pretty busy as well but I know firsthand there have been 756 charters popp...

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by Acey559
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8119

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

I think United has said the 767-400ER is under consideration due to it being a oddball fleet. I learned something interesting about our -400 fleet while listening to a Flight Ops call a while back. The reason the -400s are parked, besides being in the old business configuration, is the way the engi...

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15422

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Are these FAs AFA represented? Makes me wonder that if they’re not, and the predominance can’t or won’t transfer to US bases, then there’s some semblance of job security for US based FAs come October. Or at least a smaller number of potential furloughs. Yes they are AFA represented and yes they can...

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15422

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Are these FAs AFA represented? Makes me wonder that if they’re not, and the predominance can’t or won’t transfer to US bases, then there’s some semblance of job security for US based FAs come October. Or at least a smaller number of potential furloughs.

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by Acey559
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6413

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

Per a weekly call that the EWR chief pilot puts on, we (UA) should be back to about 115 flights at EWR in July. Clearly far below normal, but significantly better than the 12 we had last month. I’ve also noticed a significantly higher number of open trips on my fleet (756) than the previous two mont...

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by Acey559
Mon May 25, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16646

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

32andBelow wrote:
I bet airlines will get scope release in exchange for keeping more pilots during this climate.


Zero percent chance of that happening.

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by Acey559
Thu May 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10134

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

FlyingElvii wrote:
“The Crew was unaware of the incident. So much for the post-fight inspection.
“ Don’t worry about it. The next guys will catch anything wrong on the preflight.”


I can’t speak for Swift, but not all airlines do post flight inspections. We don’t at my airline.

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by Acey559
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11499

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

My airline consulted with Boeing and Airbus because a few of us had questions as to whether or not recirc fans should be left on or turned off. Unequivocally both manufacturers said to leave the recirculation fans on. Cabin air is completely replaced every three minutes or so on my fleet (756), and ...

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19071

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/busi ... virus.html


Great news. Hopefully the start of things having some semblance of returning to “normalcy”.
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Stitch wrote:
Boeing is working on restarting commercial aircraft production by the end of next week: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/busi ... virus.html


Great news. Hopefully the start of things having some semblance of returning to “normalcy”.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8792

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

So the delta cargo flights, is Delta using the passenger area for more cargo, or is the passenger area empty and the cargo hold stuffed to the gills? I don’t fly for Delta, but my airline has been flying cargo flights as well. No cargo can be carried in the cabin because we don’t have fire suppress...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6274

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

I didn’t mean to confuse anyone, I shouldn’t have assumed that everyone here knows who our CEO and president (soon to be CEO) are. As for the informality, everyone here refers to Oscar by his first name. I think it began as a way to change the culture at United. Things were pretty dark after the Jef...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6274

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

Going by what Oscar and Scott said in our town hall yesterday, they will take the grants but decline the loans because they don’t want to give up equity to the government. I don’t think the details have been hammered out yet so that could change, but Oscar said they would go to banks first before en...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1944
Views: 337324

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This marketwatch article says UA is losing 100 million per day which would be quite a bit more than DL is losing per day. https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/B019DA4D-EB71-47F8-8647-B5208ED0D700 We’re losing that much in revenue compared to last year, not literally losing $100 million a day....

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6274

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

Not exactly in relation to this topic at hand, but in watching numerous employee town halls with Oscar, Scott and others (mostly Flight Ops) over the last few days, they are making it seem that they are much more in favor of the grants rather than the loans. I’m not sure a final decision has been ma...

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG
Replies: 15
Views: 8408

Re: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG

.. Somebody gonna be peein' in a cup! 100% they won’t be..... Why not? Certainly should be ! The crew will submit an ASAP or whatever FX calls their safety reporting system and that will probably be the end of it. Possibly some simulator training but I doubt it. Stuff happens. I was flying out of M...

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19417

Re: Trans States last scheduled flight

Our last flights out of MLI is the originator to ORD and the 8:50am to DEN. TSA was the first airline I ever flew on (MLI-STL in the TWE days) back in ‘97 and it was that flight when I decided I wanted to be a pilot. I’ll be sad to see them go. They’ve also had a line maintenance base at MLI for a b...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the end of the year, one way or another. Not with 5,431ft elevation 35+ degrees' t...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the US Carriers doing with all of their excess wide body metal
Replies: 14
Views: 3025

Re: What are the US Carriers doing with all of their excess wide body metal

UA is doing some extra maintenance on the widebody fleet, though they didn’t say exactly what. Also, as previously mentioned, they are being added to domestic routes. I know a 772 flew SFO-MCO last week and also SFO-LAX a couple times.

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8052

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

I flew a Pratt 757 from SFO-TUP last month to get scrapped. Surreal and sad to think I was the last one to ever fly that plane. It’s almost unbelievable for me to think that all of our 757s will be gone in a relatively short matter of time. Obviously the Rolls planes will be around for a bit, but it...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12682

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

UA has used the 777 on SFO-LAX-SFO a few times this past week. We were also told that we will utilize the downtime to get maintenance done on the aircraft and while it wasn’t mentioned, would it be possible for them to speed up any planned cabin mods? Would be nice to get the new Polaris cabin into ...

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by Acey559
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5825

Re: 757-200 Combi?

MCOflyer wrote:
What about Patrick Air Force Base to Ascension Island? Who does that route because I’m pretty sure used to be a TI on the 757 Combi.


Still is ATI. I flew that trip many times during my time there. Very interesting place.

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by Acey559
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5825

Re: 757-200 Combi?

If you have specific questions, PM me. I was a captain at ATI and flew the Combi fairly often. I’m guessing you must have flown the DC-8 on the same routes, so I wonder if you could give us a comparison between the two, especially payload (similar) and fuel burn (sea change)? Thank you! Unfortunate...

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by Acey559
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19403

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

For sheer class this BA 747 in a x-wind at Heathrow is unbeatable. Full marks to Etihad but as has been mentioned above, should have kicked the drift off before touchdown, that would have been a big swerve for the pax and pretty rough on the airframe. This BA landing gets it exactly right, pax woul...

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by Acey559
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5825

Re: 757-200 Combi?

If you have specific questions, PM me. I was a captain at ATI and flew the Combi fairly often.

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11230

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

A fair point raised by others, and I withdraw my argument. But I rest my case that the personal commitment and the strains being a commercial pilot can place on one's relations are much higher than your typical worker. And that for various reasons, without intervention, less and less young people a...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11230

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

Schools are packed with new kids wanting to become pilots or career changers that are trying to get in the game along with FAA examiners being backed up for months in some places in order to get a checkride done. It is an attractive career field (just look on Twitter with the reaction to Pilot Pete...

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by Acey559
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines SFO to DEL
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

Re: United Airlines SFO to DEL

Yesterday's UA82-27 EWR-DEL gate fuel: 253,200 LBS, minus taxi: 2,500 LBS, equals cleared fuel 250,700, minus burn 212,500 LBS equals remaining fuel on board 38,200 LBS. The dispatch release called for a slightly lower burn and projected a remaining fuel of 39,600. Yesterdays UA48-27 EWR-BOM gate f...

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by Acey559
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield
Replies: 57
Views: 15714

Re: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield

What other choices? I’m sure they didn’t have the option of pulling into a sky truck stop to have the windshield cleaned. Kudos to the crew for their innovative thinking, from the YouTube video it is clear visibility would have been zero if they didn’t do something. Autoland? I've landed with some ...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3330

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

Okay, for bouns points only, which airline had two HMGs on their 767-200ERs :} Qantas had three on their -300s. There are a few in service at ATI flying around the Amazon system. I didn’t even know it was a thing to have three but it was an awesome sim demonstration to lose all AC buses but not los...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3330

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

Sidebar but CriticalPoint, it sounds like you’re at TK. Are the MAX sims in yet? I finished qual (on the 756) in October and haven’t been back but I heard the G building is finished. If a sim is required, it sounds like we’ll be pretty well set up, hopefully. Nope not in TK anymore. Iv been there o...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 11948

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

There are 2 controllers working 2 frequencies here. One is landing aircraft on 22L and subsequently crossing them, another is departing 22R traffic. We miss a few transmissions on the audio because of the overlap as liveatc monitors both at the same time. That’s standard practice at my current and ...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 11948

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

JEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ!!! Co pilot or captain DID NOT LOOK RIGHT SIDE COCKPIT WINDOW LOOK the runway if there is any plane activation rolling taking off or landing look at landing LIGHTS so BRIGHT! DUH!!! WOW! Q Often when you cross 22R there’s an aircraft holding in position with strobe and landing...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3330

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

Sidebar but CriticalPoint, it sounds like you’re at TK. Are the MAX sims in yet? I finished qual (on the 756) in October and haven’t been back but I heard the G building is finished. If a sim is required, it sounds like we’ll be pretty well set up, hopefully.

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by Acey559
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes America's 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 6444

Re: Routes America's 2020

Curious to see Moxy (or whatever it will be called) on the list. I wonder who will be there to represent them and what if any info they will divulge.

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12522

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Pasco PSC is getting an ORD redeye in the Summer, also getting 3x daily SFO in Summer. Big year for growth. I’m only showing 2x to SFO, any idea when 3x starts? Either way it’ll be a huge improvement vs current service and will make my commute more manageable. That is until I can finally get my tra...

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by Acey559
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy ADS-B Mandate!
Replies: 56
Views: 7689

Re: Happy ADS-B Mandate!

Not good enough. If it's an aircraft, it needs to have a transponder that can't be turned off no matter what airspace you are in. You need to be visible. Why? I see no need for a Cub or something similar that never gets near controlled airspace to have a transponder. I currently live in remote East...

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by Acey559
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy ADS-B Mandate!
Replies: 56
Views: 7689

Re: Happy ADS-B Mandate!

I absolutely love having ADSB in and out on my airplane. Weather is just a bonus! I think the simple transponder upgrade was well worth it! Same. I put the Avidyne AXP-340 Mode-S and IFD-440 plus MLB100 in my plane a couple years ago and can’t imagine not having it. Wonderful having terrain, weathe...

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: United 787 at DFW

Acey559 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.


Just looked at FlightAware and I stand corrected. Indeed they did charter a 777 and 767 so my mistake.

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: United 787 at DFW

Brandon757 wrote:
I know there was a United 777 there Saturday to charter Penn State.


It was a 764, not a 777. Unless they chartered more than one plane, but I know for certain they chartered at least a 764.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Cape Town
Replies: 32
Views: 7851

Re: United airlines Cape Town

Not indicative of overall performance, but tomorrow’s (12/20) EWR-CPT is completely full. The return is less so but almost completely full in Polaris. Hopefully it does well for a long time to come!

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176464

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Pay isn’t great, a big chunk of the pilot group is from MSP and prefers day trips, which won’t continue with this kind of flying. Terrible commuting rules, terrible reserve, etc. They’ve been hiring for quite a while, yet their attrition has been outpacing hiring for months. Quite simply, with the ...

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by Acey559
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176464

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

At the end of the day, SY is going to struggle to staff those airplanes just as badly as Southern is. Perhaps worse, as at least Southern knows how the operation runs day to day. Care to elaborate a bit more? From the outside looking in, Sun Country doesn’t seem to have any issues running 738s on d...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

I own and fly a PA-28-235. I love that plane but unfortunately it seems like there’s never enough time to fly as often as I’d like!

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176464

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anecdotal to be sure, but during my time at ATI I would notice a fair amount of diapers being loaded and unloaded from the pallets/containers. Also consumer electronics such as TVs were frequent on our aircraft. Most items were of course in cardboard boxes so I couldn’t tell what they were, but of ...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176464

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anecdotal to be sure, but during my time at ATI I would notice a fair amount of diapers being loaded and unloaded from the pallets/containers. Also consumer electronics such as TVs were frequent on our aircraft. Most items were of course in cardboard boxes so I couldn’t tell what they were, but of t...

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by Acey559
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176464

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I heard SFO is coming back to the AMZ network but apparently that’s been pushed back a month at least. I heard of at least one more city coming up but I honestly can’t remember what it is. Either way it looks like there will be new routes early next year.

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