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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 134
Views: 17529

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Well crew members just got a layoff notice for October 1st with closure of three crew bases.... so hopefully this is not the writing on the wall. That’s when the CARES act allows for furloughs and has nothing to do with the SNA deal. Sadly, 10/1 is going to be the effective date for a ton of furlou...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 134
Views: 17529

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

I don't get why people hate JSX. Their customers don't enter the normal airport terminals. They are not a security risk to anyone except the people on that plane who are all taking the risk. If you actually feel safe with TSA feel free but sorry to tell you those blind tests are not very reassuring...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu
Replies: 14
Views: 3737

Re: Silverstone Fokker 50 accident in Mogadishu

Looking at the photos, fantastic but almost unbelievable that the 4 crew escaped (one with help) without injury. The cockpit is completely crushed. Not such a good idea to put a concrete wall that close to the runway edge. I thought the same thing. I cannot believe both pilots survived that! I bet ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 522 And The Blame Game
Replies: 18
Views: 4062

Re: Helios 522 And The Blame Game

Wow, what a good written article. IMO the only blame that I can see here is the crew failing to identify the problem here. Isn't the pressurization part of a normal cockpit checklist? I remember being at an airshow once, and watched this kid inside the cockpit of a helicopter pushing buttons and swi...

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again
Replies: 55
Views: 9160

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

I have always admired Parker. But, I just knew that statement would come back to bite him. This industry is so up and down, I could never guarantee anything when it comes to the airlines. On a side note, I am shocked we haven't seen several airlines close doors yet. I know we have lost a few regiona...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 134
Views: 17529

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Wow!! Unreal!! I swear SNA has no heart whatsoever. The pandemic was enough, but to take aim at JSX is just insanity. Maybe JSX will be better off without that airport?

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 144
Views: 22713

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

Letter from Doug. https://i.ibb.co/mqmp4SS/aal1.png https://i.ibb.co/4WQtP1n/aal2.png https://i.ibb.co/mqmp4SS/aal1.png Having worked for Doug from the America West days, I can tell you he is very pro worker. During the US Airways deal, US had laid off and outsourced alot of stations, including the...

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12846

Re: New Airline Annoucnement KSNA

TWA772LR wrote:
F9Animal wrote:
How about JSX?

They're already in SNA.


Wow!! I'm done with Airliners for the day! LOL!!

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 300
Views: 12846

Re: New Airline Annoucnement KSNA

How about JSX?

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by F9Animal
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 144
Views: 22713

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

Letter from Doug. https://i.ibb.co/mqmp4SS/aal1.png https://i.ibb.co/4WQtP1n/aal2.png https://i.ibb.co/mqmp4SS/aal1.png Having worked for Doug from the America West days, I can tell you he is very pro worker. During the US Airways deal, US had laid off and outsourced alot of stations, including the...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46511

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

How come there was no fire? Apparently the pilots cut the engines before they went off the end of the runway. I read an article that confirmed this. Talk about some incredible heroism right there. These pilots knew if they had just sat there, the likelihood of a severe fire was real. I really do ho...

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by F9Animal
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40944

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

A few articles have popped up about JSX eyeing Napa. Looks like it might be a good opportunity for the airport if it works out! https://napavalleyregister.com/business/disneyland-bound-aviation-company-proposes-napa-valley-to-orange-county-air-service/article_1a666680-f654-52a0-adfd-6dd2a9231a2b.ht...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 184635

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

So so sad!! I mean, we know Virgin isn't the only airline suffering right now!!! I really hope they are able to pull through!!

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by F9Animal
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35297

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

Subodh has a great track record. ATA, Air Jamaica, Jet Airways and now Express Jet. He was at Commutair too! Given his track record, was he involved in SABENA too? In other words, he is the one that is put in to put the company out if it's misery it sounds like. It's obvious that is what he is know...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16556

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

This is awesome news! I pray and hope things turn around. I gotta say, it's been depressing seeing how many airline workers are getting laid off. This will pass eventually. Looking forward to seeing things return back to health.

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by F9Animal
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21343

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Saddened to see the Queen retired. Nothing, and I mean nothing beat the beauty of a Qantas 747. Sadly, never had a chance to fly on a Qantas 747. I was really hopeful Qantas would have gotten the 747-8.

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11565

Re: AA Q2 results

And he opened up the call thanking the whole America West team and before the Q and A had to issue a mea culpa. How the BOD hasn't sacked him yet is a question people both in and out of the company ask multiple times daily. That Freudian slip is a dead giveaway as to what he has and wants to turn a...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 result
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Re: WN Q2 result

This is just so depressing. I think we all knew the results were going to be bad. I am confident WN will be okay, and survive this. It's just a temporary mess that will eventually get behind us.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8384

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

Bummer. Can't say I am shocked though. I think PDX will be a good market for them in the future though.

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by F9Animal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy
Replies: 29
Views: 6745

Re: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy

I really wish them the best. It appears they are in a hurry to get flying, which is... Well... Kind of a bad time at last check. If I had a ton of money to start an airline, I would wait until things got healthy again. Maybe 2 to 4 years from now.

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by F9Animal
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26330

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

A new deal between the union and Icelandair has been signed tonight. Looks like taking the nuclear option worked for Icelandair. Assuming the union members approve the signed deal in a general vote on the 27th, they will keep their jobs. It begs the question: were they truly ever planning for this ...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA
Replies: 6
Views: 6331

Re: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA

Sigh... What I would give to just take a last ride on each of the videos!

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by F9Animal
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26330

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

This is beyond disturbing! I bet the pilots are excited to be walking through the cabin popping cans of diet coke.

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16556

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Alright. Let's just take a deep breath for a moment. Will loads triple by December? Probably not. But!! The future is something we are all banking on. With the possibility of a vaccine coming, things will eventually turn better. The cheeks in the seats will return. If there are furloughs, I am hopin...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 19
Views: 4929

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

Literally reading this, and a 220 just passed our house. And there was a brief high pitched howl. Gears were already down. But, it was enough for me to look up.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4291

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

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by F9Animal
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14792

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

It is just incredible how fast things can go to poo in this industry! We do know if this continues, DL will position itself for survival, which it already has. I am preparing myself for some other airlines results, which won't be pretty. Maybe airlines should consider having a rainy day fund for thi...

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by F9Animal
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Coming Back to BFI
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: JSX Coming Back to BFI

It appears JSX is coming back to BFI with nonstop service to LAS starting July 23rd. https://www.jsx.com/destinations Yes!!! This is great!!! Looking forward to flying on them. BFI to LAS? This will be a good one for them. I wonder if they plan to fly the BFI to PDX route. I was scheduled for their...

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by F9Animal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 154623

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

When 9/11 hit, I was offered a job with JetBlue the day it happened. I turned down the offer. Why? Because I was certain JetBlue would never survive from this. Not to mention, I lost 2 airline jobs because of 9/11. Those saying this airline has no chance will likely eat their words in a few years. N...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16492

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Nothing... And I mean nothing sucks more than sitting on a 4 hour flight with nothing to play with. I love IFE, and it really does make a huge difference. It's even better for families too. Why they took them out is as cheap as cheap gets. Boneheaded move to remove them IMO.

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 7288

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

I'm curious to know what pilots here in this forum think in regards to this pilot's decision to continue with takeoff after an engine explosion happened prior to V1. If you are not familiar with this case, here is a youtube recreation with CVR audio. https://youtu.be/hnOP34s0myY?t=174 (no, this is ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14739

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

This alone should be enough to clip his wings at this point. Straight disregard for an order is troubling. It's no different than a cop telling you to keep your hands out of your pocket, and you ignore the officer and keep reaching in your pockets. Stupidity at its highest level right here. The FAA ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14158

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

I feel so bad for any airline employee right now. It has to be stressful in this environment for almost all airline employees. Qantas IMO will be around after the dust settles. I have always admired their culture, and their leadership. I really hope this isn't the end of their 380 though. I would th...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13982

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

How is this possible in todays world? Do the doctors have fake licenses as well? https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/plane-crash-around-40-pilots-in-pakistan-have-fake-flying-licences-says-aviation-minister-1.72226964 Even today, there are people getting better and better at cheating the syste...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17940

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

Rumored cities are: BUR, SMF, RNO, PHX, ABQ, MSP, DEN, DFW, CLE, ROC, SYR, SRQ, SAV, ORH, ALB, BTV. Employees in some of the listed stations have confirmed the closure of their station, but I think it would be best to wait for an official statement. My deepest sympathy for anyone getting outsourced...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155167

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/world/story/pia-flight-8303-crash-initial-probe-pilot-atc-fault-1691584-2020-06-22 Initial report out. Presented in Pakistan "parliament " today. Both pilot and ATC blamed. WTF? ATC? Are you kidding me? That is just insanity. I suppose AT...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17940

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

JetBlue Airports VP sent notice tonight that small stations are expected to completely outsourced, above and below the wing. The specific cities were not announced, but rumor is that it will be at least 10. On another front, they’re expected to announce EWR-LAS shortly. Stay tuned... Hello, is ther...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Airlines to White Plains? New Routes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

JSX Airlines to White Plains? New Routes.

Been following JSX Airlines and noticed their route map. They just added a new route that has me scratching my head! Las Vegas to Dallas, continues to Pinehurst, and ending in White Plains NY. Does anyone know if this flight is on the Embraer 135 or 145? That is a crazy routing! Any updates on how t...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5332

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

All I know is BBD has built some of the best product. I am saddened the C Series had to go, and it's too bad it wasn't a full blown success for them. Now the plane is crushing it since Airbus took it. I don't know if they will ever get back into the commercial side of things, but if they did, I hope...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12129

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

The airline says it's shrinking, and some are questioning if Alaska should go and buy new planes from Airbus? Hilarious!!! I am pretty sure Alaska or any airline wishes to kick some tires, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Alaska is indeed going to shrink, which is the smart choice during...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 3070

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

Oh yeah... The good old tug. UA in the mid 90's bought some pretty nice new Toyota type of tugs for baggage. Those things were great! The old Mash 1960's tugs were okay. As for push back tractors? I have operated just about every type there is. Every single one has some awkward quirky thing about it...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 279
Views: 42599

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I wonder if G4 has kicked the tires on A321's? That would be an interesting aircraft to add to it's fleet down the road.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9798

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Why was Pan AM so desperate to have a domestic network within the US, was not their international network not enough for them? I remember they were ( just in my opinion ) along with British Airways the largest international carriers in the world at the time just about any airport in the world you w...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19419

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

I have serious doubts about DP being replaced. AA has indeed lost its identity, but the airline is far from being a 'dumpster fire." The potential AA has is insane, and I do think AA needs to eventually consider a serious revamp for it's entire image. They certainly could use some help in marke...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18583

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Embraer absolutely could and should consider it! Even in the current situation. Perhaps an Embraer 120 NG on steroids? 30 to 50 seats would be ideal.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155167

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Is it me or is there very little update on this? Not even an update from Pakistan or anyone associated with the crash giving updates?

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155167

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I also believe a camera should be recording you while driving your car. For the same reasons... Pretty commonplace around the world in taxis and buses now, right? Yes. I operate a bus and have cameras all over it. I think this would be a huge help. Yes, the black boxes give alot of information, but...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 358
Views: 68649

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA looking to cut 30% of management and administrative support workers to become "leaner" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPOUYAgQr0m?format=png&...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13392

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

American started its CH11 restructuring in Nov 2011, and would have emerged with or without a merger. The AA/US merger wasn't announced until Feb 2013. The plan at the time from an AA standpoint was that AA would emerge as an independent entity then consider a merger with USAir (rumors of B6) with ...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155167

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Someone asked about cameras in the cockpit? I am a firm believer that cameras would be an excellent tool for many purposes. Especially accidents or close calls. I also believe it would really help in finding causes into fatal accidents. So the CVR was found! Speaking of cameras, is there not any CCT...

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