Yup, its contract negotiation time. Let's put out some bad press to pressure the company to give in to our demands. Typical union tactic. Nothing else to see here. Southwest is still one of the safest airlines in the sky flying a well proven airframe. I would have no concern over flying them any da...Jump to post
Is WN's HNL/DAL n/s the first HNL/DAL commercial n/s for that city pair? Not hardly! Braniff International used to fly DAL-HNL return six days a week in a 747-100 (their only one at the time). On the seventh day, she rested. Before the 747, they also did nonstop to HNL in a 707-320C from Love. All ...Jump to post
We have no revenue problem; we have a profound spending problem. Any “remedy” based upon increasing taxation to outstrip spending sufficiently to balance federal spending as it exists now (never mind paying down the debt!) would inevitably and spectacularly fail, because (1) the increased taxation w...Jump to post
Do airlines cut corners? Yes, unquestionably. If you work for an airline and you don't believe it, you're blind. Probably deaf, and dumb, too. Whether it's mechanics falsifying a work card and applying incorrect grease to a stabilizer trim jack screw, applying incorrect rigging to a Beech 1900, to ...Jump to post
Anything is possible, but safe operations and reliable operations are inextricably intertwined, so by this measure, they are probably pretty darned safe. In any event, no Southwest pilot is going to accept an aircraft that they believe is anything less than fully airworthy. At the same time, however...Jump to post
There is no rational equal protection argument here, nor is there any ethical issue, unless it can be shown that FAA inspectors are applying a less-stringent standard.
And, that ain't happening.
We're not required to have them on in cases where it could hinder visibility. It's also just a courtesy to your fellow pilots not to turn in bright flashing white lights that can ruin night vision. They don't serve much purpose on the ground, we have other lights for that. ...a courtesy unknown in ...Jump to post
Here's the best checkride advice ever: https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/captain-levy’s-checkride-advice.15706/ FYI: In that thread, the term "PTS" is used, and it stands for "Practical Test Standards," the performance standards required for a certificate candidat...Jump to post
Time has proven to us that government does very little well That sounds much more like a libertarian (thoughtless) slogan than a fact. Over the last 200 years or so our government has done a lot well. Notwithstanding your clumsy effort to marginalize the point, it is not a slogan; it is an observat...Jump to post
Here is trickle down economics hard at work https://thinkprogress.org/26-billionaires-own-as-much-wealth-as-half-the-world-6948c7e2d411/?fbclid=IwAR1SrdtFPnrX-2Tmya1YPOYGj5EbcBaYGseqV2IHBNZoTewklUHaVeBRrDc Twenty six individuals hold as much wealth as half the planet's population. But, let's give t...Jump to post
Fascism at work. Shark, jumped.Jump to post
... Republicans still hate gays and still love sexual predators. ... No they don't. People who hate gays, hate gays. A lifelong Republican, in Texas (and, for a while, California), I have never once met a person who "hates gays," and I'm nearing sixty years old. I've met some folks who, t...Jump to post
I'm as "law and order" as you're likely to find, but (as a lawyer) I have seen enough of the vicissitudes of the legal system that I cannot support the death penalty. It is inevitable that there will, from time to time, be an execution of someone wrongfully convicted. The automatic appeals...Jump to post
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Years ago, my son and I both got sick while on vacation in Moorea; it was bad enough that I asked the hotel to recommend a physician, and they did better-they call the doctor, who came and did a house call (okay, a hotel call). She was very helpful, very friendly, and so beautiful it made my eyes hu...Jump to post
I've used that before as well on a drain that ran under my house that was clogged full of sediment after my water heater tank gave out. Worked like a charm as well. Wife gave me some weird looks when I brought a garden hose into the house though. :rotfl: She was all better when it was fixed, I'll v...Jump to post
When I had exactly this problem, I had good success using one of the expanding bladder attachments to a garden hose. https://www.amazon.com/Cleaning-Bladder-Garden-Attachment-Medium/dp/B000KKOZ6A/ref=asc_df_B000KKOZ6A/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193139379506&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g...Jump to post
There is more to come on the landing fee issue, and council themselves asserted that their goal was to massage traffic. And (of course), included in the entire mess is the gift of a no-bid contract with city money for improvements at RBD.
Follow the money. Always, follow the money.
Today marks the beginning of assessment of ill-conceived landing fees at Love Field. The Dallas city council are possessed of the ludicrous - idiotic - notion that increasing the cost of operation al DAL will drive traffic to Dallas Executive (RBD), thus making RBD... relevant. Never happen. There's...Jump to post
As a long-term number of Rotary, I have my biases, but in reality, you should investigate the clubs in the area where you were considering joining. Attend a few meetings, get to know some people, and see what kind of work they are doing. I can tell you for a fact that there is nothing "obsolete...Jump to post
The problem is the attitude of Republicans. This whole "oh, well. We don't care. We support our leader no matter what and so should everyone else" with zero hint of irony. This has to be some of the silliest stuff I've ever read - even on the Internet. Stereotype much? Republicans who cry...Jump to post
While my first instinct was to throw out a callous "...should have thought ahead..." comment, upon reading the article, two things stand out: 1. Algorithms that purposely identify same-surname bookings and split them up? Just plain ugly; - and 2. Safety: in the event of an evacuation, havi...Jump to post
A poster above seems to believe ADS-B out data somehow includes pitot/static-derived data; it does not. The location, speed and altitude information transmitted by ADS-B units (whether 1090ES or the 978UAT) is exclusively GPS-derived.Jump to post
My only 1011 flight was PHL STL, on my way home to Houston from a business trip. There was a non-stop on Eastern, but idiot travel department of my company had booked me with connection (forget who with, but it was a really stupid one). Was able to change to TWA, better connection, cool plane. 1984 ...Jump to post
Who makes more money, in relation to their size, jetBlue or Southwest? If the answer is Southwest, then I want to know why. They compensate way more than jetBlue and they don't utilize their aircraft nearly as much as jetBlue. Who is to blame? Or what is the magic? Efficiency. Southwest has always ...Jump to post
Here’s where it can come in handy. Early morning marine layer, clearance to on top, cancel and go direct or hold onto your clearance in case you’ll need it later. Cruise clearances, ops in uncontrolled airspace, position reporting, contact approaches and climb in VMC are little taught or experience...Jump to post
Thanks all for the scoop. I can at least hope the Club World upper deck will be reasonably pleasant. Only BA flight thus far was Basel-LHR, and when I saw that "Club Europe" was coach with a tray on the center seat, I was... underwhelmed. Service was pleasant, though, and that's something ...Jump to post
Meanwhile, good-paying entry-level jobs, jobs with free training and great prospect for stable and higher-paid earnings, go wanting.
No one really wants to work anymore.
The construction trades are begging for bodies, to no avail.
The less tax extracted (at all levels), the better-off we will all be. If you focus on tax "breaks" for corporate ratepayers, you're missing the big picture. We tax too much. Way too much. And, our tax code is laden with complexity and agenda-driven favors. It is an unsavory and ethically-...Jump to post
Collective bargaining and the right to organize are critical components in private-sector business - but labor union representation of public employees is an entirely different thing. There are solid and rational arguments for completely eliminating public-sector unions, but absent such elimination,...Jump to post
The problem, simply stated, is that congress continues to spend more money than it has, and there is no way we can tax our way out of the issue. Both political parties are complicit in this scam, and the productive class (an ever-shrinking proportion of the country) cannot sustain it. Cannot. Every ...Jump to post
Who says there is going to be a post Trump era? I think the Republican supporters here will agree with me, it's time to do away with Democracy and make trump the eternal leader. Let's have a show of hands among Republican supporters here for that! Joking is all well and good, but you can't mean thi...Jump to post
... 2) Let me fix that post for you: "Without America providing support on the Western front for the back half of the war, the Brits for breaking the enigma code and defeating Hitler in North Africa (among many other things of course), the French for maintaining a fierce resistance behind enem...Jump to post
Agree as to 1 and 2; my biggest complaint about the President is his Tweeting habit. Others disagree, but that's how I see it. NB: on item 2, it is a two-way street, and the press needs to do its part. The working press are allowing themselves (or, perhaps, choosing affirmatively, the effective diff...Jump to post
I flew 'EMC Tucson - Austin a month or two ago, and while they ran a little late, it got me there. Folks were nice.Jump to post
My rarest airliner flight was on-board a Caravelle, ex-Alitalia, from Guayaquil to Quito, on SAETA. Plane was threadbare, but spotlessly clean, excellent service (passed around a dish of home-made candy!), very comfortable and quiet as could be. There was a live turkey in checked baggage - in a burl...Jump to post
Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), fully supported, a vastly superior word processor to Mic...Jump to post
The Air-Britain book says the PA order was in 10/52, for three Comet 3s and seven options. Mexicana ordered three 4Cs in 10/59, so probably no connection to PA's order. Ah! I stand corrected. Had read about the connection somewhere, but it was perhaps written by someone more ignorant than I (an imp...Jump to post
In connection with an upcoming trip to Tallahassee for a funeral (my wife's grandmother passed away at the remarkable age of 111 years and six months), I booked round-trip tickets for my wife and myself, DFW to Tallahassee, and round-trip tickets from Austin to Tallahassee for my son, with him conne...Jump to post
Legal racism as to Black persons, mainly in the SE USA. Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), ...Jump to post