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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9601

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Devilfish wrote:
Agent: "Excuse me Mr. Bear...may I see your ticket and boarding pass please. Traveling light today?"

Bear: "Yes...but I'll be heavier when we land!" :yummy:


“Fur sure!”

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9601

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

[code][/code] Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY. I couldn't bear watching that. Trouble bruin for sure! /I guess I changed my sig file here a few days too soon. It used to say, "Be kind to animals. Take a grizzly to lunch today." (My nickname is "Bear...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

vfw614 wrote:
Jailed for life? Interesting approach to the concept of proportionality under the rule of law...


In this case, a smaller aircraft would have yielded a lighter sentence. Proportionality, and all that.

/for the humor-impaired, it’s a joke. Of sorts.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8025

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Gonna miss the Mad Dogs. Not me. I've been seated next to the engines. I hate not being able to relax on a flight. I avoid booking them due to the risk of only having those seats available. Lightsaber You and me, both! I may be wrong about the DC/MD models I'm complaining about, but, that constant,...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu May 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 18257

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

If a pilot tries a stunt on a runway with 200mm water on top, yeah then it is clearly not Boeings or the FAAs fault. That's as may be, but the press will still tear Boeing to shreds, along with the FAA, and also manage to blame it on Trump if he is in office when the incident takes place. Why? Beca...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu May 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21726

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Will they lose their gates at ATL?

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by WesternDC6B
Wed May 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17912

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

777 - the wide body version of max 787- the dreamliner of max 797 - the latest version of max 747F - the freighter version of max :spin: Absolutely Priceless. You forgot: A320: European version of Max. How about: F/A-18: Single-seat combat version of Max, also made by Boeing. DC-3: MAX version of t...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat May 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44351

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Glad all are safe. Has to be a nerve wracking experience. Hopefully the media doesn't start some mass 737 hysteria now, however....


Drudge (who else?!?) has a a headline "final moments of miracle plane". Oh, puh-leeeze! :banghead:

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27393

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I’m sure if the plant were under IAM control, nothing at all would be wrong. /sarc

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10720

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

DALMD80 wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Someone misread the note to check the cowling.

*-John, remember to check the owling.*


"Owl take aviation engines for a thousand, Alex!"

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10720

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

djvalume wrote:
It was doing a bird strike inspection!


Even birds are on strike?!? Who knew!

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18610

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

A rumor i am trying to start is that the 737 MAX12 is in the works. It will be 24 feet longer, and use the same landing gear, They can do this because runways are being built with a trench down the middle. Doing so will allow for a decent angle of attack at rotation, and also for a good flare angle ...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21927

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

More leasure destinations like Jackson Hole out if Denver. More less than weekly directs for markets like MEM and TUL to places like SAN and OAK would be nice. I'd suggest TYS and XNA as new markets. Dear me, I am feeling my age... :old: I recall when the biggest thing they landed at Jackson Hole w...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2678

Re: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?

Check out the CL44 (Flying Tiger, Slick and Seaboard World). Also there was a swing tail DC6B over in Europe as I recall. The CL44 and the DC6B are looonnggg discontinued. I mean something contemporary. Full disclosure: I think the CL44 and its "parent" the Bristol Britannia are two of th...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2678

Re: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?

stratclub wrote:
Bring back the swing tail in what way? New production or modification of existing aircraft?


Something existing, like, for example the Boeing 777.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is a Swing-Tail Possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2678

Is a Swing-Tail Possible?

There has been much discussion about the eventual and possible discontinuance of the Boeing 747 freighter, which has a nose that can be raised for loading long cargo. My question is: would it be feasible to bring back the "swing-tail", as found, for example, on the Canadair CL-44, thus fil...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 12341

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

that IFE is a complete joke. Why does everybody need IFE these days. What’s wrong with a good book, or looking out the window..... What did you do in the days before IFE...??? On a 787, you may be prevented from looking out the window. The cabin attendants will override the window-shading. As for a...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19910

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

Can't wait to try the CS100! Not to be pedantic, but the CS100 name was just the marketing name of the BD-500-1A10; and it's now the A220-100. So, DL will not operate the CS100; they will operate the A220 Well just to correct you further, the BD-500-1A10 is colloquially called the Canabus. And, Can...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 25
Views: 4490

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

Grizzly410 wrote:
On A400M it's called the LIGHT-EYE POSITION device.


I like eye-height thingie. (How is that said in French?)

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7102

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

United Air Lines (two words) 1954 or 1955, Catalina Island Airport to Burbank, DC3. Western Airlines 1955, Salt lake to Jackson Hole and back, DC3. Los Angeles to Salt Lake via LAS and one of the Cedar Cities, Western Airlines I think, Convair 440. Salt Lake to Los Angeles, Western Airlines, 1955, D...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7102

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

-duplicate post, sorry-

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by WesternDC6B
Mon May 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 9132

Re: Texas International

I was stationed in San Angelo in winter of 1980 for a "C" school at Goodfellow AFB. Around the barracks we called them Transportation Impossible. Late or canceled flights, and you stood MAYBE a 25% chance of your seabag being on the same flight you were. And, no, they'd not bring delayed b...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 11311

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

m007j wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS.

GF

My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway....


Boeing... Boeing... Boeing....

I'll see myself out.


Boeing, Boeing, Gone!

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8849

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

If you want to run down Hollywood Boulevard at two in the morning singing "Chloe!" at the top of your lungs, have at it. But, if you are wearing your company name badge when doing it, we will have problems." Quite common sense advice. But Delta took it one step further and instructed...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8849

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

Decades ago, I ran - at different times - branches of a famous electronic goods retailer. This was long before the internet, long before texting. I told my people "What you do in your off hours is your business. But, if it effects your ability to work (drinking, drugs), you are gone. If you wan...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 9424

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

DXTraveler wrote:
What about a support Cougar? :spin:


Two or four legged? ;-)[/quote]

Neither. 351 Cleveland and four-speed manual. :old:

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16605

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

"Airlines flying junkers!"

Tante U is back in scheduled service?!? Who knew? :razz:

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49967

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

This is getting bad; Airbus stole DL as a customer, they mostly stole AA, and now it looks like they might steal UA as a customer. The President or Congress needs to step up and come to Boeing's rescue to prevent a U.S. Airbus monopoly. Uhh... no. Airbus didn't "steal" UA or DL. Both airl...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 11947

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77_Sunset_Strip)

(Am I dating myself or what?!?) :old:
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crownvic wrote:
7A7 7B7 7C7 hmmmmmm 7D7=77


"Seven D Seven, Sunset Strip [snap! snap!]"... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77_Sunset_Strip)

(Am I dating myself or what?!?) :old:

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would you change in an airliner?
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: What would you change in an airliner?

A special DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/717 comment. How hard was it to design a flight deck window that doesn't leak rain and deicing fluid when on the ground? Nowhere in the 40 year evolution of that series could they fix the leaky windows? On exotic expensive cars, such things are called "quirks", ...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11736

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Congratulations, Delta. now, reach for $2billion: go to 26" seat pitch and call it Basic Basic Economy.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5551

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

The crew sounds like they followed the Smoke, Fire, or Fumes checklist correctly. The turned off the non-essential electrical systems and landed at the nearest suitable airport. I've seen worse journalism. Like the guy who wrote that Hainan Airlines was starting a flight from Eugene to Beijing. I t...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5551

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

Please see news stories: It might help if you read it with a southern accent. :duck: I resided in the south (Tennessee and Alabama) for 10 years. I heard plenty of "ain't", double negatives, and dropped final "G"s. However, I did not see or hear grammar like that in the article....

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powered by an auto V-8-- when? How many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Powered by an auto V-8-- when? How many?

In the dear dead days of my youth, I recall General Motors fitted, or had someone fit, one of those Oldsmoble V8s into some sort of standard model general aviation aircraft and flew it all over the US, showing off this then-new use of aluminum in a production V8. My fuzzy memory seems to recall some...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11514

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

Do the baggage handlers have an instrument rating?

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by WesternDC6B
Tue May 09, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 16396

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Seems like pilots these days are jumping right from a regional to the LCC then hang around just long enough to get rated on the A320 and then bouncing out to DL/UA/WN etc..... If they "hang around just long enough to get rated on the A320 and then [bounce] out to... WN " they may be in fo...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4529

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Alaska changes name to Western. Delta buys new Western. AGAIN!........LOL! Winner for the post of the day! And it'll probably start new DL / AS threads...ugh. Will they have Champagne Flights and Hunt Breakfasts? And, am I showing my age by remembering such things? :old: ...and the bird sitting on ...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4529

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Will they have Champagne Flights and Hunt Breakfasts? And, am I showing my age by remembering such things? :old:

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Boeing create a 318/319/320/321 series?
Replies: 17
Views: 2726

Re: Why didn't Boeing create a 318/319/320/321 series?

As a follow up to this it's my understanding that SWA will take delivery of their 737MAX and then park them until the Fall time period. The FAA will only allow them to operate three types of 737 at once and until they rid themselves of the -300 Classic they cannot introduce the MAX into their fleet...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a318neo ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7524

Re: a318neo ?

http://www.avsimrus.com/forum/uploads/m ... 712194.jpg
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Ziyulu wrote:
I wonder if Airbus will develop an A317? Smaller jet.


How about a 307?

http://www.avsimrus.com/forum/uploads/m ... 712194.jpg

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol
Replies: 18
Views: 7981

Re: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol

One of the flight crew was behind on his landing quota for the month, so logged two on one approach. :-{)}}}

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown
Replies: 34
Views: 6928

Re: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown

I realize that what I am about to bring up is on a FAR smaller scale than Delta Airlines, but here goes: At my workplace we got badly slammed with a radically changed deadline, and rather than invoking the terms of the contract, we decided to be good scouts and make every effort to get a major proje...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26789

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

jetwet1 wrote:
Federal Air Marshall.....The short version, they show up, say they need a seat, the airline has to provide them with one, in first class (I think) the airline has no choice in this matter, the Marshall will be flying, even if it means a fare paying passenger gets booted.


Thank you! :-{)}}}

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26789

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

TVNWZ wrote:
D L X wrote:
Sounds like he got FAM'ed.


Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner.


Perhaps so. Now, for those of us not good with a-net-speak: what is FAMed? Thanks. (I really don't know; I'm not trolling...)

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 9205

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

At least when you fly Emirates you get treated like a valued customer. Fly United and you get treated worse than cargo, because the only people that matter to them are shareholders. Not exactly. They also value DYKWIA Super Premium Golden Platinum Diamond Premier Ruby passengers that show up right ...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26789

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Well, we will soon see UA employees descend here and start saying that the passenger has to obey crew's direction, even if they tell them to do a strip dance, else the passenger will be treated as a trespasser & criminal, just as the UA crew told this passenger that they will take him out in cu...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idea for jetways
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Idea for jetways

No, please, for the love of all that is musical, NO. As it stands now, the jetway is one of the few places one is NOT bombarded with constant announcements, blaring commercials, blinking television sets, and other visual and aural pollution. Cannot we, the public, go ANYwhere without being bombarded...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?
Replies: 53
Views: 13209

Re: When will Boeing replace the 737 with a fresh new a/c design?

AA737-823 wrote:
Do you seriously think Irkut or Comac will make a dentist in the market above 150 seats? 150+ will remain Airbus and Boeing territory for awhile.
[/quote][/quote]

They'd be as welcome as getting a tooth pulled!

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Convair? Which airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Which Convair? Which airline?

timz wrote:
In August 1955--


Wow! Thanks, my friend. Now, if I can just find the old photos; I KNOW we took some at Jackson! Probably long lost to moves and time, but I will start digging through what I have.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Convair? Which airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Which Convair? Which airline?

[quote="tjwgrr"]Here are 1954 & 1956 (1955 not available) schedules showing Los Angeles-Las Vegas-Cedar City-Salt Lake City on the CV240 as flight 36: Thank you. I don't recall anything besides LAX LAS Cedar City and SLC. I really don't recall going anyplac else for the flight to Jacks...

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