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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30635

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

[u] [/u]Weird, I'm wondering what happened here, dupe seating once on board, in this day and age, is really almost non-existent. One poster above asked if the two couple's tickets were purchased vs. upgrades, a good question.....I'd also ask, was this a change of equipment?? If so, then did the swa...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12640

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

NYPECO wrote:
How are there people in this thread defending the man's behavior? It is not normal or okay to do that in public.


Because that's the new norm in modern society. Anything goes.

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by slvrblt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

..........but, the Naples area caters to a very weathy population; especially “in season”. I would think jetblue would move one of their multiple JFK/BOS flights during the season to APF if they could. I thought there was some sort of airport limitation. But I’m not sure. True. It probably would ha...

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by slvrblt
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6963

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

Years ago, in the bad old days during the Cuban Mariel boatlift.........a lot of cubans ended up in Key West. Air Florida had 737s into EYW but couldn't handle the flow with CBP bringing refugees up to MIA. Air Florida had a DC10 that sat all day, they'd send it to Key West (NQX) to handle some of t...

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by slvrblt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9941

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Regardless of your perspective, this is a minor issue that will blow over quickly as the president is doing something about a law that has been on the books for a long time. Now the children will have to sit in jails with their parents. No they don't, what rot. Put them all in the same Walmart or w...

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by slvrblt
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What price comfort?
Replies: 37
Views: 2931

Re: What price comfort?

See, there, I have to disagree with you - because I see it and hear it - every single day. People for the most part want cheap prices. Period. Yes, they may bitch about this and that, legroom, whatever. But they won't pay for it. (...) People choose flights on price, price, price. Not everyone is l...

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by slvrblt
Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What price comfort?
Replies: 37
Views: 2931

Re: What price comfort?

...Some carriers bundle extra legroom/boarding priority/a checked bag. The size of those extra legroom cabins is a pretty small fraction of now 'regular' coach. That shows you passengers' willingness to pay for more space. Welcome to the free market, USA. People get what they're willing to pay for....

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by slvrblt
Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 84398

Re: 737 down near HAV

AA 1334 is on the ground in MIA. Thankful for that.........hoping for the best for those folks in the actual accident but that big smoke plume doesn't make one feel very confident

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by slvrblt
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16117

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

You know, I just don't get it about the noise. I'm not trying to be nasty to you Londoners, this is just my own observation. I've lived next door to MIA since the days of propliners, and through the jet age. If it were allowed, I could easily have walked from my front door, across the runways, to th...

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by slvrblt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3372

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

I don't understand the hostility toward in cabin pets. I'm not talking about emotional support animals, I'm talking about small dogs and cats that must be paid for and kept in a kennel under the seat. I've flown many miles over the years and I've never been disturbed by one. I can count many passen...

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by slvrblt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA after Doug Parker
Replies: 38
Views: 6892

Re: AA after Doug Parker

I think it will be Robert Isom, he seems to be the heir apparent. Just my opinion, but since Scott Kirby left it seems the choice was made.

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by slvrblt
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9367

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

Either your joking or you just, with cockiness, admitted you are the problem I am totally serious. And it's not breaking the "rules" to do so. Though, it's obviously breaking one of your rules. By happily inconveniencing others in exchange for minimal gain? That's usually against against ...

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by slvrblt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 35067

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

ogre727 wrote:
And now they flew a dog to Japan instead of Kansas City? Oh my....


Oh, wow. What is going on at United? Accidents happen, people can make mistakes. But this is really something. Attention to protocols, processes and details seems to be seriously lacking.

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by slvrblt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 9526

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Let me tell you all - this phenomenon is GAINING in intensity, not diminishing. People now come to the airport with HUGE dogs, selfishly expecting everyone ELSE to get off the planes or re-acommodate themselves to allow these big dogs their space. Today - two large retriever-type dogs for ONE person...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23604

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

There are many cases where this is necessary. The vast majority of support animals are legit. Mostly people who are mentally challenged or veterans with PTSD. I find it sad a bunch of people who were not brave enough to be in the military mocking a federally guaranteed right. I agree people twist i...

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by slvrblt
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3760

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Yea, it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Everybody the same. JetBlue, AA, WN, AT&T, and others, all with the same exact 1k bonuses. I mean, great, I'm glad to get it, but it brings out the cynical side of me............

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by slvrblt
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31179

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Years ago I remember an American 763 performing a special fly by over GLA to mark the final ORD service before winter season withdrawal. I also recall a Northwest Orient 742 departing PIK for BOS doing a fast low level pass at the request of the crew as Prestwick was holding the Scottish Internatio...

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by slvrblt
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please identify the air tanker in new movie, Only The Brave
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Please identify the air tanker in new movie, Only The Brave

Looks like a modified C-130 to me.....

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by slvrblt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9312

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

There is no reason not to have ever heard of the Bay of Biscay. Ha. You're kidding, right? The kids in this newer generation have no idea about much of anything beyond the faces of their cellphones. Or social media sites. Back on topic, on the face of it, I don't see anything wrong with EasyJet doi...

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by slvrblt
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9312

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Great videos, both. I had no idea EasyJet did all of that classroom and hands-on training. Flying empty birds around England with trainees. Really good idea and loved the cockpit interaction.

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by slvrblt
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 11381

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Not everybody is an air travel industry expert and immediately recognised a code share flight number to smell trouble. You just hit the nail on the head. I bet if you surveyed people randomly, maybe one out of every ten people would be able to tell you what a codeshare is. The bottom line is that y...

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by slvrblt
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 16088

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

We have to accept, I think, that we all live in a crazy world now. No common sense left anywhere. Thank goodness that wasn't a hand grenade he threw. But yeah, it's always one or two mindless jerks that ruin things for everyone else.

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by slvrblt
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 18141

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Yes, the Coast Guard is most certainly a part of the military. I'm continually amazed that people don't know that, but lots of folks don't seem to. No, the USCG is NOT part of the military. Yes, we are part of the armed services, however the military is part of the DoD, while we in the Coast Guard ...

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by slvrblt
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 18141

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Kiwirob wrote:
Redwood839 wrote:

Is the Coast Guard military?


Yes, the Coast Guard is most certainly a part of the military. I'm continually amazed that people don't know that, but lots of folks don't seem to.

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by slvrblt
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 16677

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

A true service animal would never behave in this manner. This "emotional support animal" bullshit is just a away around paying pet in cabin fees and is abused beyond belief. The support animal privileges do need to be restricted to certified and trained service animals. And, as with so ma...

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by slvrblt
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 14122

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

MIA and FLL really don't serve the same markets despite what some have posted here. I live in downtown Miami and the thought of driving the 20 miles up I-95 to FLL is, well, not a very pleasant thing to contemplate. LOL. So very true; The idea of traveling from MIA to fly out of FLL or vice-versa, ...

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by slvrblt
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4851

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

Read the original complaint again. He's not complaining about what needed to be done, but the condescending and downright rude tone with which the staff did it.Honestly, this entire thread is full of people who are missing the forest for the trees, and taking OP's words as though they're personal i...

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by slvrblt
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4851

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

You've call them "nincompoops" and you have stated you were livid. How did you approach these agents? Well, if you need to know, we were very sad that she was leaving. My father passed away less than a year ago and this was her first trip without him. So the mood was very sad and nostalgi...

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by slvrblt
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Can't Sell Tickets at the Airport?
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: United Can't Sell Tickets at the Airport?

No. Don't know what the issue was at UA, but we sell walk-up fare tickets all the time. AA has an additional airport fee charge for ticketing, so I often tell people to go online if they want to avoid that fee, but people buy tickets all the time at the airport.

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by slvrblt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 143
Views: 11627

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Why are they hard to redeem? It's like a gift card. Rules like 1)expiration dates 2)you can not use more than one voucher towards a ticket (if they give you 2 $200 vouchers, you must buy 2 separate tickets to use both of them) 3)you cant give the voucher to someone else Don't know where some of you...

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by slvrblt
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 14199

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

What the heck happened to this site? Are we really going to nitpick over passenger, customer, client, guest...etc, while being a complete dick about it? This free crap has really degraded this site and I now completely understand why some people I know, left. Sad really. Precisely what I was thinki...

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by slvrblt
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Re: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta

OK-TVW on its charter flight around the world The plane is in full business class configuration. Interior photo is here : http://www.airliners.net/photo/Smart-Wings/Boeing-737-86Q/2162864/L?qsp=eJwtjLEKwkAQBf/l1VqIYJFSS4tYBK2Xu0UPY%2B7YXY1HyL%2B7HHbDvMcsCHky/tpQC6ODMkl4YINCQi9Ft%2BDJdc4SndGft8P15qt...

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by slvrblt
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 11728

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

727-200's used to have that ''issue'' as well. I remember more than one 727 doing a 'tail stand' when improperly loaded/offloaded . And...if it's attached to a jetbridge, well.....bye, bye, front door.

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by slvrblt
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 11728

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Interesting. I can understand the 737-900's possibly needing a tail stand. But the -800's? I know WN has a bunch, and AA has hundreds of them. I don't think I've ever seen one of the -800's on a tail stand.

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by slvrblt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 48115

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

What airline do you feel does a better job? Any airline that can reset its system to full recovery in less than 5 days. Delta can't, but I think all others can. I'd like to see all the other airlines deal with the issues Delta had. I guarantee every airline right now is doing. A top to bottom revie...

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by slvrblt
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking news: Cargo 747 down
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Breaking news: Cargo 747 down

Cargo 747 , trying to land, crashes into a small village in Kyrgyzsan. Many fatalities on the ground....RIP https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjZlbOV1cbRAhUBxyYKHZyDANAQqUMIIDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F...

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by slvrblt
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 602 divert to KORD
Replies: 35
Views: 4896

Re: KLM 602 divert to KORD

How can you not know he was referring to EHAM? Why are you asking me? I'm not the one confused by an IACO Because you blasted him for not knowing KLAX and KORD when he was clearly referring to his uncertainty about EHAM. Then you pontificate about how we should have all known what EHAM was. Serious...

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by slvrblt
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 29511

Re: How many 727s still active?

Doesn't Amerijet still operate a few? I thought they had recently refitted/modified a couple 727's -- ??

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by slvrblt
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 14446

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

it would be nice to have some of the old capabilities back, like the hover over airport city codes that would tell you what the location was. I don't think that's doable. That was a very unique feature of the old site platform that functioned poorly in the later days. Yeah, I also noticed it had go...

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by slvrblt
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 14446

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

NOW, THERE YOU GO. BRAVO. Much preferred the original, and it would be nice to have some of the old capabilities back, like the hover over airport city codes that would tell you what the location was.

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by slvrblt
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Union demands recall of new uniforms
Replies: 25
Views: 6837

Re: AA Union demands recall of new uniforms

Hmmmm. Dunno. I wear it everyday, same uniform. No issues, the shirts are 100% cotton. Trust me, I have to iron the damn things every week. The pants (slacks) are 53% wool, the rest polyester. Not really much different than the others. I like them way better than the previous uniform, it looks and f...

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by slvrblt
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 9361

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

I find it hilarious that this thread got this intense over food.........airline food. Personally, I'd still much rather have a nice something or other I bought and brought on board to eat. Unless you were in -F- on a long haul, coach meal service on any carrier (and I mean any carrier) was ok at bes...

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by slvrblt
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 13721

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

I'm not a Delta fanboy. But I'm totally with Delta here, they did the right thing ......the one criticism I have is that they let him back on to the flight. And, the airlines should all share info about idiots like this and ban them, because they can't help themselves. Loose cannons at 35k feet. Loo...

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by slvrblt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares
Replies: 41
Views: 5042

Re: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares

Plus, you don't know who will or won't necessarily check a bag. Daily, I have people check bags at the last minute for countless different reasons: they pack the carry-on too heavy, and now don't want to carry it around; they've got a forbidden article they forgot about; they try to carry too many t...

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by slvrblt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5873

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

Threading one's way , as a pilot, in the high Andes must really be something else to experience........just kind of musing out loud here - I find it amazing Eastern did it in the B727 without the type of navigation aids available now. Plus, I think you have to have special engines for that high thin...

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by slvrblt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5873

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

That's pretty amazing...very well written too. Pretty shoddy that no one wants to get the final bit of info on the black boxes and provide some closure for these folks.

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by slvrblt
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11845

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

I think they should buy some old 757s and call the new airline, 'Poem.' Maybe they still have paint stencils for Song. They probably do. Song struck me as upscale vis-à-vis DL mainline at the time. I think the 752s all go to FedEx-type outfits these days. I'll vote for Poem, but let's pronounce it ...

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by slvrblt
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and disabled rights advocates gather to address therapy animals on planes
Replies: 22
Views: 3008

Re: Airlines and disabled rights advocates gather to address therapy animals on planes

Most of the ESA's being carried today are simply pets travelling for free. True service animals are very thoroughly trained are are notable by their exceptional behavior. Correct. True service animals are not pets, they are very highly trained and often very expensive to obtain. But they are in the...

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by slvrblt
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"
Replies: 85
Views: 13731

Re: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"

The solution to this problem will likely not be widening the seats by the airlines. (in economy seating some people will be too large no matter the width) The logical solution will likely be to require a person too large occupy one seat, to buy an adjacent seat or a business class seat. I think thi...

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by slvrblt
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"
Replies: 85
Views: 13731

Re: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"

Unacceptable discrimination against people of size. Everybody has a right to travel and if the seats are too small, it is the fault of the airline. Why is this discrimination ? Both rent space equal to a seats width,length,height or with other words a seat. If somebody does not fit in that size the...

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