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by Blockplus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 3183

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

One of the best applications of the mobile tech is the ability for line mechs to sign off a writeup plane side. It cuts about 10 min off the mx release process.

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by Blockplus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii
Replies: 68
Views: 11554

Re: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii

Having flown the 737, 757 , 767, 777 ,787; I can say the performance at altitude of the 737-900a/er is slower, but comperable to 757-300s ,777-300s, and 767-400s. The performance planning software will have you rotating to liftoff a few knots below max tire speed if it will save $$. And we dont use ...

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by Blockplus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12637

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Not exactly sure how anything I wrote could be construed as defense to fa or passenger. All I'm saying is that it happens, it's not uncommon, and both men and women do and have done this. Reduce oxygen and add chemicals. A common recipe for changing a persons normal mental capacities. And I still wo...

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by Blockplus
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12637

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Id be laughing at the dude too. At least he waited till they were sleeping , and used a blanket to cover himself ( never use a blanket that doesnt come out of a bag). This is not a a one off, both men and women do this. She was moved and is offended because the staff was joking about getting a solo ...

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by Blockplus
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5492

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

The illegalities of work to rule lie in the change to status quo. Just as the company cannot change work programs and incentives to punish during sec 6 negotiations, neither can the employees change the way they operate or work overtime during sec 6.

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by Blockplus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 3382

Re: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?

It would take almost 40kts to pose a real issue. Usually not a problem

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by Blockplus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9728

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Ive done ewr- okc and iah-boi, iah-bfl, iah-yyz in 145xr

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by Blockplus
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10337

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

It is an ici issue that is a software fix to allow the variable guide vanes to stay open in climb power upto fl350, where as of now, they only do in cruise power.

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by Blockplus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 10087

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

The 900 (er)s biggest problem at denver is was the approach climb limit with ice accretion. United and Boeing came up with a solution that significantly reduce the penalty. Flap 5 go around.

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by Blockplus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 8271

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

Over fl 410 one pilot must wear an o2 mask at all times... pilot comfort over minimal efficiency gain..

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by Blockplus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 12496

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Obviously never seen a ramper load a 737. 200 bags in 5 minutes. It's impressive.

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by Blockplus
Fri May 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal marry and Heathrow airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Royal marry and Heathrow airport

No one gives a spit and life goes on. Normal ops..

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by Blockplus
Tue May 08, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3743

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

The 10 could replace all the 777-200 out of iah. Would be a great plane there too.

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by Blockplus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382588

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I remember a while back if you didnt have up to date software and ua app with plugins you couldnt access all the content. But that was a while ago.

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by Blockplus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Boo hoo! I lied on a customs form and got caught.
What part of are you carrying any fruit meat nuts food did she not get? Some agents concider water food by the way.

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by Blockplus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 12429

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

One aspect is that UA would need to find 763ERs with the same engine type for them (PW) to be worth the bother, and that's where the fact that the 767 had three different engines (and in many cases two generations of the same engine makers engines i.e. PW started with JT9D and ended with PW4000, th...

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by Blockplus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 6198

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. A majority of "regional" flyin...

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by Blockplus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8893

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

Non ers dont have a 2 position tail skid and have a higher approach speed than ers. About 5 kts faster and the brakes aren't the same. The spoilers don't extend as far either.

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by Blockplus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 9052

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

The US airline system is not a European shell company hiring scheme where you are hired into a fleet and seat at a staffing services co. Everyone that flys Delta metal is on the delta pilots seniority list and is able to bid on fleets and seats system wide.

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by Blockplus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 15686

Re: United not looking at C Series

Or we want the e2 for our regional partners and the pilots will give it to us... he is soo positive

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by Blockplus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62603

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

You propensity for needlessly listing off endless city pairs is exhausting. HI will be served NS from CA and likely LAS/PHX at some point. Maybe DEN once the MAX 7 comes. SEA and PDX I can't see because of the intense competition from AS and DL. Denver may be too far due to etops add fuel. Ua 757s ...

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by Blockplus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14970

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Very quickly the pilot ranks at most us3 will be made up by former rj drivers... not one pound.. Except pounding sand.

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by Blockplus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14970

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Using UA as my example and a convservative $250 of fuel savings per takeoff/landing for 2000 70/76 seater flights per day over 1 year is $250x2000x365 is a fuel savings of $182.5 million...if you divide that by 12,000 pilots...each pilot could be afforded at $15,000 a year pay increase from just fu...

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by Blockplus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12616

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Iah is about gate space...

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by Blockplus
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70690

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

fuel supplies? .?

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by Blockplus
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?
Replies: 21
Views: 3189

Re: ULD Only Aircraft - The Future?

why not design and implement an exoframe that pnumatically holds the worker and alleviates the weight of the bags.

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by Blockplus
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6819

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

so, usually if compensation is given a no fault agreement is reached. How much does she have to stand on if she took the upgrade and didnt realize she had just agreed not to sue?

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by Blockplus
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14830

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

how did they get through customs without being clear of communicable infestation. surprised ICE didnt delouse the whole flight

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by Blockplus
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Close call:Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July
Replies: 14
Views: 4598

Re: Close call:Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July

http://avherald.com/h?article=47ce55d1 one thing the article fails to explain is if edmonton made the when are you able 390 via cpdlc or via voice. It has been my experience that most nav canada controllers make voice responses to cpdlc requests. also, not sure about airbus but boeing cpdlc instruct...

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by Blockplus
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Close call:Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July
Replies: 14
Views: 4598

Re: Close call:Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July

this is why cpdlc is a great tool. and tcas-2 works.

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by Blockplus
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 hard landing
Replies: 6
Views: 2853

Re: 737 hard landing

far part 25... certificated to at least 10fps. or 600fpm at max landing weight. Agree that external video would be more telling. looks like they caught a wingtip vortex. be nice to see a met report.

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by Blockplus
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 12286

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

A system based on merit, not entitlement (just like in most other industries). thank heaven the US system doesnt use a who you know approach. Just a system based on comparative longevity where just about everyone hired has been and will be a capt. Promotions for toeing the company line instead of h...

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by Blockplus
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 12286

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

All goes to prove that the seniority list system is a relic of a bygone age and the sooner it's scrapped the better. What do you suggest we replace it with? A system based on merit, not entitlement (just like in most other industries). thank heaven the US system doesnt use a who you know approach. ...

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by Blockplus
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 75719

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

surprized the media hasnt latched onto a united pilot saying they were lined up on the taxiway causing a go around and delaying a flight... you know, cause everything is United's fault. ;~)

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by Blockplus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 15684

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Why is Norwegians "flag of convenience" under so much scrutiny when every legacy airline has regionals and subsidiaries and different employee groups with the exact same intention, lower costs/lower wages. flags of convenience are union busting techniques to get around union and state lab...

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by Blockplus
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 15684

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Why is Norwegians "flag of convenience" under so much scrutiny when every legacy airline has regionals and subsidiaries and different employee groups with the exact same intention, lower costs/lower wages. flags of convenience are union busting techniques to get around union and state lab...

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by Blockplus
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?
Replies: 13
Views: 3655

Re: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?

most likely, delta had a crew member that was scheduled on another flight that they could reschedule to your flight. depending on winds, they may have been able to short staff the flight as well and make a crew change in bos or the likes. all they needed was 9 hours or less and they can do it with 2...

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by Blockplus
Sat May 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 20101

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

they should call it Trans-Continental service.

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by Blockplus
Sun May 14, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.

more that the ge was uprated from 90 to 94 k, so they could carry a full cargo hold

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by Blockplus
Mon May 01, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16576

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

I dont think the pilot stepped out of line. bad choice of words. it doesnt matter who he was. he was stopping a fight in a public space. which in georgia is a crime. both women should have been charged O.C.G.A. 16-11-32 (2010) 16-11-32. Affray (a) An affray is the fighting by two or more persons in ...

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by Blockplus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137378

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm actually surprised that it hasn't been brought up. The way any capacity purchase agreement works. Ual purchases the rights to use availible seats on an aircraft. sub reserves the right to remove capacity at a cost to the carrier. or decommit the aircraft. a normal plane has 76 seats. if due to o...

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by Blockplus
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11881

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

I think alot of Y'all may be missing the point. If forgin ownership/cabotage were to happen. all you wold get is about 4 global carriers, as star would merge, skyteam would merge, etc. and while the names may change the pricipal players and employees would not.

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by Blockplus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 14863

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

united has a few class 3 737s they take up 4 seats from inventory and are used only on gum island hopper I believe. seats must recline 40°.

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by Blockplus
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 4056

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

They arent even close. I dont think they have even asked for mediation yet.

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by Blockplus
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM/Norwegian
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

Re: OSM/Norwegian

Good luck chasing that rabbit down the hole. You work for a staffing services company that is partly owned by Norwegian. It is not Norwegian. It is a way to get around labor laws and if you become to expensive, drop you like yesterdays shoes. It is becoming the eu way of union busting. If they feel ...

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by Blockplus
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 9450

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

They feel that they don't need the capabilities, namely the range, of the 788 for the TATL missions that the B763 is deployed on. So for them they see it as sort of a waste to pay for all that capability and then not use it by only flying 6-9 hour segments. Also, the 767 is on the same pilot scale ...

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by Blockplus
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 14777

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

Somthing else to consider is engine off taxi, aptu anti ice, throttleable power or electrical generation. Nessesity for redundant systems, rat etc.

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