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by kevi747
Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Offputting Remark About UA Female Captain
Replies: 26
Views: 3413

RE: Offputting Remark About UA Female Captain

Last month I flew a purser trip from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to PAP on an A300 and the <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> and F/O were both women. I n...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9975

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

I knew it!!! You're a mechanic!!

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Female 747 Captains Currently With Any Airline
Replies: 37
Views: 10925

RE: Any Female 747 Captains Currently With Any Airline

Toner,

Your time has come and gone, gramps. Get over it. It's a new day. Women are, and will continue to be, valuable cockpit crewmembers.

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants...OLDER Vs. Younger
Replies: 31
Views: 3964

RE: Flight Attendants...OLDER Vs. Younger

You should just be happy to get a nice person (male, female, young, old, black, white, cute, homely) who knows what they're doing. In reality, F/A's are such a diverse group (AA's flight attendant corps is, anyway) its kind of funny to hear you discussing us in such cut and dry terms: Young vs. Old....

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by kevi747
Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Cabin Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2871

RE: 727 Cabin Noise

The 727's engine noise wasn't bad at all in the cabin. I've had decompresssions of the number 2 engine happen while we were starting down the runway. That was VERY loud. But usually it wasn't bad at all.

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by kevi747
Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9975

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

Wow, this topic has gotten quite popular! As soon as Jmc1975 (whom I'm now convinced is a ticket agent...and white) started talking about God, I knew I couldn't argue with him any more. I mean God says its wrong to be gay. It's right there in the Bible!! Speaking of radical, has anyone actually read...

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by kevi747
Wed Feb 26, 2003 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Female 747 Captains Currently With Any Airline
Replies: 37
Views: 10925

RE: Any Female 747 Captains Currently With Any Airline

I flew an A300 trip the other day and our CPT and F/O were both women. It was a great trip, they were so much more down to earth than the guys are.

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by kevi747
Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Is Great
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

RE: Qantas Is Great

My sister lives in Australia, so I non-rev on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> to see her a lot. I love that airline!!! Qantas cabin crew are some of the best in the business!! Very friendly and hospitable. The ground staff are really nice as well. I always upgrade <acronym title="Qa...

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by kevi747
Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9975

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

Jmc1975, I think you're the one who needs who open your mind a little. I still don't understand what you're talking about? What propoganda? I'm not standing out in the terminal handing out pamphlets saying, "Join us." That's stupid. People are who they are. And I'm not going to be shamed into hiding...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 737-800 Routes Out Of D/FW, Interesting?
Replies: 6
Views: 5529

RE: New AA 737-800 Routes Out Of D/FW, Interesting?

Yeah, but no one calls them DC-9-80's. They're MD-80's, or here at AA Super 80's.

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9975

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

Homosexual propaganda? What is that supposed to mean? Obviously, Jmc1975 is an industry outsider who has nothing to do with commercial aviation. Homosexuals ARE a large part of commercial aviation and we are here to stay!!! People like you aren't. Did you know that the F/O of <acronym title="America...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Eyeing Stake In AA
Replies: 30
Views: 4185

RE: Qantas Eyeing Stake In AA

Cool!! I love Qantas. My sister lives in Australia and the people at QF have always been so nice to us. I hope they do come bail us out. We need it.

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Flights Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

RE: New York Flights Questions

What? This would take days to answer. There are many airlines flying out of the metro NYC area to points worldwide.

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Someone Explain This Picture?
Replies: 37
Views: 4862

RE: Can Someone Explain This Picture?

Why is this so unbelievable? It's just a maintenance base.

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports In Most Need Of A Facelift
Replies: 27
Views: 4511

RE: US Airports In Most Need Of A Facelift

DFW and <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, definately. Our (AA) terminals at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> are looking pretty tired too, although they are working on buil...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Hot-air Balloons Like?
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

RE: What Are Hot-air Balloons Like?

Matt D: You're a riot!! I took my parents and my little sister to East Africa on vacation last year. One of the coolest things we did was fly in a hot air balloon. It was actually a very large one. The basket held about 20 people. It took a long time for it to fill with air and the "flame throwers",...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9975

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

AA does have really good policies towards gays and lesbians. They give us same-sex partner benefits and travel privelidges. American was voted one of the top 10 US companies to work for by "Out" magazine a few years ago. I have flown with a transgendered pilot before. She's based at <acronym title="...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA A300's Have Mrtc?
Replies: 16
Views: 3019

RE: Do AA A300's Have Mrtc?

"Those of you seated in Main Cabin may have noticed that all of our aircraft (including all A300's) have been reconfigured to provide More Room Throughout Coach. This is a feature that you'll find only here on American Airlines, we hope this makes your flight more enjoyable. Once again we'd like to ...

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by kevi747
Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA737-800 Compared To AA727
Replies: 13
Views: 3248

RE: AA737-800 Compared To AA727

All of our 727's have been retired. The 737-800 is a much nicer, newer airplane. Passengers really seem to like them. The 727 had no inflight entertainment, and the 737 does. The 737 has more F/C seats than the 727 did (20 vs. 12). However the seating is still arranged the same (2/2 in F/C and 3/3 i...

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by kevi747
Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL Security Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 12090

RE: EL AL Security Questions

Yeah, UN B732. And we have let it happen because Americans are such wimps! Everytime Osama says "boo" everyone starts stockpiling water and hording duct tape. (By the way, whatever became of Mr. Bin Laden?) Meanwhile these distractions are allowing Bush to get away with pursuing this whole Iraq thin...

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by kevi747
Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Often Do Airlines Wash Their Planes?
Replies: 14
Views: 8195

RE: How Often Do Airlines Wash Their Planes?

When I was going through purser training they took us on a "field trip" to our maintenance facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym>. That was a really cool trip. We got to see them test an F100 engine in one of those enormous, soundpr...

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by kevi747
Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?
Replies: 72
Views: 6724

RE: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?

What's wrong with hating an airplane? Just because we like airliners doesn't mean that we have to like them all...right?

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by kevi747
Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Route: SNA-JFK
Replies: 39
Views: 5113

RE: New AA Route: SNA-JFK

I am a F/A with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. I LOVE to watch PAX faces on a <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> takeoff. No one ever listens to the <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT /...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Domestic First Class: Opinions? Feedback?
Replies: 17
Views: 4788

RE: AA Domestic First Class: Opinions? Feedback?

I would save those upgrades and use them for international travel. I used to work Domestic routes and I would have upgrades in F/C on <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Tulsa - International (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

RE: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights

Hey 727_Gal and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90, It's nice to see that SOMEONE likes that thing!! (Just kidding.) I think its a really cool looking airplane from outside, but its just not a nice plane inside. I am speaking purely from a F/A's point of view. Here are a few reasons: 1....

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Disaster Question!
Replies: 22
Views: 4167

RE: Air Disaster Question!

This is spooky. I believe in instant death, though. Airplanes move to fast. Like when those planes hit the WTC. There's no way the crew or PAX felt that.

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Aircraft You Love The Best?
Replies: 47
Views: 5858

RE: Which Aircraft You Love The Best?

American Airlines DC-10. I miss those. They were so cool looking. I like the way the cockpit windows and nose made it look mean. It reminded me of a shark.

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aa737-800
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

RE: Aa737-800

I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> likes to use 737's at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> because they can fly both domestic and international (overwater) routes. Since most of our S80's are only partially overwater equiped t...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landings And What Happens To Passengers
Replies: 1
Views: 3454

RE: Emergency Landings And What Happens To Passengers

My airline refers to these kinds of things as OSO's (off-schedule operations). It requires a lot of flexibility on the part of the crew (F/A's and cockpit crew alike) since many times the airline won't even have facilities at the airport where you land. Luckily, I've never had it happen to me, so I ...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?
Replies: 72
Views: 6724

RE: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?

Really, I love the A300. It's a great plane, from a F/A's point of view. Its really fun and easy to work. However, a lot of my coworkers won't fly them anymore because of what happened to 587. Dash8King, I don't know if you were refering to what I wrote about our F100's accident, but that was obviou...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?
Replies: 72
Views: 6724

RE: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?

I don't like the Super 80 (MD-80). It's kind of cool looking from the outside, but it sucks inside. I REALLY don't like the F100. It feels like its made out of cardboard when its rolling down the runway and (I just got back from EPT's and had to watch plane-crash videos) one of ours lost a main land...

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by kevi747
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

RE: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights

I hate that plane. When I used to fly domestically (at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>) I sometimes worked flights like <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - I...

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by kevi747
Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Trusted Traveler ID"
Replies: 24
Views: 2429

RE: "Trusted Traveler ID"

First they need to come up with some way for the crew to expedite through the security process. I don't like to complain because I like the idea of tight security, but I don't need a box-cutter to gain entry into the cockpit. So why do I need to be scutinized as closely as a passenger?

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by kevi747
Tue Feb 18, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Accused Of Killing His Pet
Replies: 24
Views: 3180

RE: AA Passenger Accused Of Killing His Pet

That's really mean! I hope someone sues.

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by kevi747
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Female-only Flight Attendant Policy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5690

RE: Airlines With Female-only Flight Attendant Policy?

Anyone who's ever wondered why F/A's are unionized, please read above. I really love how most of the people who post in here, don't even work for an airline. Some of ya'll need a little reality check. I can not believe that after all thats gone on in this industry recently that any of you so-called ...

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by kevi747
Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK To Refuel An A/c With The Passengers Onboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 16393

RE: OK To Refuel An A/c With The Passengers Onboard?

At AA we refuel with PAX onboard all the time. The FWD entry must be open and a jetbridge or airstairs hooked up. We don't tell PAX to unfasten their seatbelts though.

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by kevi747
Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 757 Door Configurations
Replies: 15
Views: 3068

RE: Northwest 757 Door Configurations

I don't know about NW, but here at AA we're operating both types now. The ones with the small emergency exit door just aft of the wings are ex-TW aircraft, and the ones with the overwing exits are our original configuration. I know that doesn't really answer your question, but I thought I'd throw it...

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by kevi747
Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does EVA Air Require 2 FAs Share 1 Hotel Room?
Replies: 70
Views: 11250

RE: Why Does EVA Air Require 2 FAs Share 1 Hotel Room?

Yyz717, I understand that this is a business and our primary function is to make money, but everyone should benefit, not just stockholders (by the way, I fly for American AND own AMR stock). I take issue with your assertation that airline employees only function are to serve their stockholders inter...

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by kevi747
Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does EVA Air Require 2 FAs Share 1 Hotel Room?
Replies: 70
Views: 11250

RE: Why Does EVA Air Require 2 FAs Share 1 Hotel Room?

It's always amusing to check this bulletin board. Some of you so-called "enthusiasts" have no idea what its like actually flying for an airline. No F/A I know would ever consider sharing a room on layovers. It's awkward (and occasionally scary) enough doing it at training. This isn't just our job, i...

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by kevi747
Mon Dec 16, 2002 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's Little Secret
Replies: 49
Views: 3257

RE: JetBlue's Little Secret

You guys need to lighten up. This kid just posted a question and is obviously interested in aviation and you just jumped all over him.

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by kevi747
Sat Apr 14, 2001 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicest Lavatory?
Replies: 35
Views: 1731

RE: Nicest Lavatory?

As a purser with American Airlines, I can tell you that we are not supposed to clean the lavs--for obvious sanitary reasons. I once rode on Virgin Atlantic to London and they had very nice lavs. They were much larger than the ones we have.

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