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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Sep 07, 2000 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Dumping
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Fuel Dumping

How do A&P's check to make sure the fuel dumping systems on aircraft are functioning properly? Do they test the system by actually jettisoning fuel?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Sep 07, 2000 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

RE: United DC-10's

Desertjets, I'll check on the reg. #'s for the frieghters tomarrow at work. Last I hared, we were looking into 777 frieghters to replace the D10-30's.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Sep 07, 2000 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

RE: United DC-10's

FlyF15 is correct. He has a very good source for his information <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif"> Ship 3057, N1857U, lost #2 engine on takeoff Wednesday morning at ORD. They had to dump fuel and return to the field. It will be out of service for about 2 days. FYI, ship 3129, N1829U, w...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Sep 04, 2000 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 747-200's
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

RE: United's 747-200's

We (UAL) currently have 7 B747-200's. I have the retirement dates for each aircraft in front of me, and yes, they all will be gone by the end of December 2000. UA's SFO 747 base will be closed in December as a result.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Sep 04, 2000 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-727 Trailing Edge 'canoes'
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

RE: B-727 Trailing Edge 'canoes'

Thanks a lot for all your answers! L-188, you were correct about which fairing was missing 

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Sep 03, 2000 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-727 Trailing Edge 'canoes'
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

B-727 Trailing Edge 'canoes'

I have a question regarding the canoes, I think that's what they are called, on the trailing edge of the B727 wing. They are the somewhat pointy pieces of metal on the underside of the wing. At work yesterday I noticed a B727 being prepared for an outbound flight that was missing one of these pieces...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Work For An Airline?
Replies: 46
Views: 4787

RE: Do You Work For An Airline?

As my name implies, I smash bags for United. I work in ORD, mainly with 727 and 737 aircraft. I have in the past few months worked with B757, B767, Airbus 319/320, and DC10 as well. The job has its moments, but it usually fun. The flight bennies are sweet too <img src="/discussions/graphics/smi...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Sep 01, 2000 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congrats To All UAL Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

RE: Congrats To All UAL Pilots

Let's not forget about us lowly ramp rats who are waiting for our contract as well......

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 28, 2000 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your 747-200 Stories And Opinions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

UA 747-238

All of United's B747-238's will be retired by the end of this year 

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 28, 2000 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Are The Major US Airlines Retire The DC-10?
Replies: 7
Views: 3963

RE: When Are The Major US Airlines Retire The DC-10?

Funny you should post this topic, since just today I found out the retirement dates for all UA's remaining pax DC-10's and B747-238's. Without going into specifics, we will have no more DC10-10's by the end of November of this year. The DC10-30's will be gone almost exactly one year from today. FYI,...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 28, 2000 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA May Ground America West
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Message To All

For those of you here not old enough to even hold down a job, I wouldn't be making comments about how you hope HP is grounded. Thousands of people rely on HP for their incomes to support themselves and their families. It is not easy to stand back and watch your airline go down the toilet in front of...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 21, 2000 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Fire Bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 3756

APU Fire Bottle

At work yesterday, the crew of an outbound B732 at my gate was greeted by a fire bell and light for the APU when they walked into the cockpit. They had no choice but to blow the fire bottle. This did not put the light out however. There turned out to be no fire, but rather a problem in the fire loop...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 20, 2000 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10's To Hawaii
Replies: 19
Views: 2981

UA DC10 Routes

UA flies their DC10's on the mainland too. We fly them ORD-DEN, ORD-SEA, and DEN-SEA among others.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 20, 2000 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was DIA Built?
Replies: 10
Views: 4520

RE: Why Was DIA Built?

The neighborhood around Stapleton wasn't exactly the best in Colorado either. I didn't feel comfortable there in the daytime. I wouldn't go near it after dark.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 20, 2000 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways/United Merger?
Replies: 18
Views: 3314

RE: US Airways/United Merger?

Hopefully that deal is dead dead dead......

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 17, 2000 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise On Airbus During Pushback
Replies: 33
Views: 19699

RE: Noise On Airbus During Pushback

When was working the 319/320, I would hear that noise in cargo pit after the aircraft had parked and was shutdown.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Aug 16, 2000 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

RE: Fuel

For what it's worth, a B757-200 at UAL requires 5.2 thousand lbs of fuel for 60 minutes of airborne holding.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Aug 15, 2000 4:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Photographer Himself....
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

RE: The Photographer Himself....

"Clear to turn #1!!" 

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Aug 13, 2000 2:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Microtek Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Hawaiian717

Would you be able to e-mail me? I have a couple questions about your scanner.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Aug 12, 2000 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Runway 18/36 Closed At Ord?
Replies: 2
Views: 4699

RE: Why Is Runway 18/36 Closed At Ord?

The runway needed to be upgraded, but they didn't want to spend the money on it since it was used so seldom. Also, runway 18 was always closed to takeoffs and 36 was closed to landings due to the parking garage being in the way.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 10, 2000 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Complaints-usually Not The Airline'sfault?
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

RE: Blink182

Hey..at least you didnt have one of the pax walk into a corner next to the podium and decide to water the daisies. We had one pax a few weeks ago who was so fed up he just tinkled away full force until security hauled his ass away.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Aug 09, 2000 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N1844U And Other "possessed" Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 3598

Eastern L1011

N318EA was the ship that used the most salavged parts from N310EA, the Everglades aircraft. Subsequently, it was ship 318 where most of the "hauntings" occured. When I flew on Kiwi a few years back, I was talking to a F/A who used to be a F/A for EAL. She told me she knows former Eastern co-workers,...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Aug 09, 2000 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Loosing Passengers?
Replies: 27
Views: 1573

RE: UAL Loosing Passengers?

Let's not forget the IAM contract for rampers and mechanics that is also up.....

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Aug 08, 2000 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retires DC10
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

RE: CHristine

She would constantly break down. She had re-occuring and intermittant problems that could never be completley cured. When the gate mechanics heard Christine would be coming into their gate, they would cringe. It would never come in with a clean logbook. She was a problem child. People equated Christ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Aug 08, 2000 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retires DC10
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

Note For ILUV767

I think N1844U was the aircraft that everyone hated. She earned the nickname "Christine" because everyone said she was possesed. Ask any UA DC-10 pilot about Christine, and they'll know what you are talking about. As for our remaining aircraft, we have 3* DC10-10's, 3* DC10-30's, and then our freigh...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Aug 08, 2000 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retires DC10
Replies: 18
Views: 2967

United Retires DC10

Yesterday, UA DC-10 N1829U flew its last revenue flight in UA colors. The aircraft operated as flight 149 ORD-SFO. The entire cockpit crew, as well as the entire cabin crew, were nice enough to autograph a photo of ship 3129 for me. I wasn't able to get the pic signed personally, as I was working a ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Aug 05, 2000 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citrus? (callsign)
Replies: 2
Views: 5248

RE: Citrus? (callsign)

The callsign you heard was an Airtran aircraft.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Aug 05, 2000 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 Emergency Landing At SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

RE: United DC-10 Emergency Landing At SFO

Anyone know the aircraft # of the UA DC10 involved in the SFO incident?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Jul 31, 2000 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Egmc'y Lndg In Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

RE: UAL Egmc'y Lndg In Canada

UA had to ferry N1856U from gate C20 at ORD to pick up the stranded pax. Good ole DC-10 to the rescue 

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Jul 30, 2000 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10?
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Note For Buzz

Just in case you didn't know, one of our DC10-10's is being retired within the next 2 weeks. You can look in Unimatic to get the details.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Jul 19, 2000 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing At DSM
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

RE: Emergency Landing At DSM

That was most likely Casino Express from the description.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Jul 10, 2000 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remarks On "Ground Control"
Replies: 20
Views: 3135

RE: Remarks On

No one noticed in the very beginning, the UAL Dc10 taxiing by. One slight problem....the film must have been exposed backward or something because the "UNITED" on the DC10 was written backwards!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Jul 07, 2000 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL A319 N828UA SJC Water-cannon Salute
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

RE: UAL A319 N828UA SJC Water-cannon Salute

UA ship 9901, a B737, received a water cannon salute at C-17 in ORD 2 days ago. In this case it was because one of our fellow ramp rats passed away and he was being flown home to CID on this flight. Quite an impressive sight.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Oct 08, 1999 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some AA Service Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Eagle Service To TOL

Anyone know when AE service from ORD-TOL will be w/ ERJ's?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Sep 19, 1999 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tires!
Replies: 3
Views: 824

RE: Tires!

FYI, the tires are filled w/ Nitrogen to reduce the risk of fire.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Sep 13, 1999 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727's: The Safest Plane On Earth
Replies: 12
Views: 4620

RE: LH423

Hello. Just a little side note. I work for UAL @ ORD. Out by one of our hangars, you can see N845AA, the B-727 that was involved in the landing incident last year. It is parked out behind an AA hangar on the north side of the field, out of view from the general public.It apperars to be missing some ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Sep 09, 1999 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Else Works At An Airport?
Replies: 28
Views: 2269

RE: Who Else Works At An Airport?

Hello. I work for a major airline, hence the handle, at one of its busiest hubs. I just got started, and the training is pretty intense. Much more than meets the eye. I like my job of ramping bags and working in the pits of narrow body aircraft. Hopefully I'll make it through my probation and have a...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Sep 08, 1999 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Ghosts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

RE: Eastern T-Shirt

To those of you who buy airline t-shirts, take a good look at the one displaying the EAL 1011 in landing configuration on the front side. It is ship 310, the accident airplane.

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