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by Etheereal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7867

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Man some people' sense of humour here is sad.. What would you have us do instead? Write poetry of the valiant ramp runner galloping towards his mighty metal steed? Or perhaps we should all just guzzle the haterade (to borrow from another reply) and be blindingly angry to no end? Tell us exactly wha...

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by Etheereal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7867

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Man some people' sense of humour here is sad..

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by Etheereal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9296

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

So airbus is comparing it to "older gen" 777s? This gonna be good :stirthepot: :stirthepot:

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by Etheereal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12047

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Is that another challenge to Doug "If you set min pitch size we'll increase airfares too" Parker ?

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by Etheereal
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 12256

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

neomax wrote:
Feel bad for the OP, definitely sounds like he had a rough time at WN. I don’t think anybody would like such a toxic workplace. Glad to hear you left that hellhole dude.

???

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by Etheereal
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12897

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Of course. Being able to have a great flight experience on an outstanding 77W, and not having to deal with a cramped 346 from iberia? or a hit or mostly miss bad cabin experience on AM? count me in! Maybe u should fly again in those 346...totally different from what it was Iberia is still Iberia. C...

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by Etheereal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12897

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Well a subsidized airline should do the flight from their subsidized country to the other one. It is not a fair practice for airlines that respect their employees and actually have to pay for fuel. Good for MEX and specially AM. They better launch that BCN flight now though... ?? Do you even know w...

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by Etheereal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12897

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Its a Pity, because I would have changed the Market to Spain forever .... weird enough Turkish just announced Cargo flights to México ... Some things do not add up, but It´s México so anything can happen for no reason at all. Best Regards TRB Of course. Being able to have a great flight experience ...

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by Etheereal
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18775

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

admanager wrote:
I can hear Southwest in the background saying "Go for it Parker, give your customers another reason to choose Southwest"

Man, i came here to find a post like this. Tyvm.

Also, Ty doug for giving me more reasons to not fly AA again.

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by Etheereal
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4960

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

Good lord, some of you guys are assholes . And over something that might be completely overstated. The only two sources reporting on this are Daily Mail and Fox, both of which are infamous for exaggerating their stories. We don't have all of the details here. Is that, dare i say, an argument? Cargo...

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by Etheereal
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16664

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

These American flights did just fine under US Airways / Star Alliance until the moment the flights were no longer Star Alliance flights. It's not just Germany. IIRC American is quite weak into Amsterdam too. For the same reason. The market leader is Skyteam, and American isn't in Skyteam. We might ...

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by Etheereal
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 64
Views: 14091

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

PIO, some low time terrible pilot who shouldn't even be sitting in that seat. How in world can you make that statement? You have no idea what occurred, what the pilots did, or anything. We don't know what occurred and how the Captain handled it. Your statement is inappropriate, insulting and probab...

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by Etheereal
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29340

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Alan Joyce has reported today at the sidelines of the QF group results PER-LHR is recording high load factors of 92% across all classes while premium cabins are at 94%, making it the most profitable route for QF, the average loaf factor across the network is just over 80%. I’m glad the route is wor...

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by Etheereal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 15045

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

TransWorldOne wrote:
I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay.

The answer is super obvious :OP is an anti union guy. That's it.

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by Etheereal
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7819

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

lavalampluva wrote:
What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight.

People still got sick back in the day, grandpa.

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by Etheereal
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100245

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

https://www.facebook.com/jon.tornquist/videos/10212530577644892/UzpfSTUwODg5NzQ2MjU1NjEwNjoxNzU4MDQwNjc0MzA4NDM5/ Another angle of the inverted roll. I know I'm a bad person, but I just can't handle the panicky response. I think it's from raising a daughter who specialized in drama. Dont worry, i c...

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by Etheereal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26305

Re: United updating brand with new colors

No matter how much rebranding they do, as long as OM is their CEO and UA has that PR, they aint going nowhere. Hahahahah!! You might want to check the July traffic numbers. And their stock performance You're missing the point. They do fine, because US cattle loves to fly on low prices as long as th...

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by Etheereal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26305

Re: United updating brand with new colors

No matter how much rebranding they do, as long as OM is their CEO and UA has that PR, they aint going nowhere.

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by Etheereal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13133

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

BA's been on a binge in terms of adding US destinations (AUS, SJC, MSY, BNA, PIT, and FLL ex-LGW) of late with only Durban on the horizon as a new ex-LHR longhaul. It makes one wonder what BA's next non-US longhaul route might be. Some of the destinations that are often bandied about are: Asia: Ahm...

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by Etheereal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13399

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

If everyone oin the world knows AA is lagging, why aren't their leadership doing more to close the gap? Please dont blame it on the unions. Yeah, they're bad, but AA could at least offer the same profitsharing as DL, and they also have the cash to raise wages. I'm beginning to think that their mgmt...

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by Etheereal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14338

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14338

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14338

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

acjbbj wrote:
Considering that DL hasn't been in the headlines that much compared to UA or AA...

Those two headlines are for nefarious things though.

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 20441

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

No one has answered the question. It’s irrelevant what the MTOW (268t, 275t or 277t). The only thing that matters is the RTOW, which most certainly wont be close to the MTOW at 25deg, 5500ft, Rwy 21. Twins take a big knock out of JNB when compared to a quad. Back to the original question. Can a A35...

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by Etheereal
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4343

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

I get this attitude, to a point. But part of me wants to send you back to a Victorian mill and see how well you get on for a day, or a week, or a decade, or a working life, before you make these superficial ideological statements. A well paid profession like being an airline captain or a surgeon is...

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by Etheereal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4343

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

Jayafe wrote:
It's pure politics. Unions using the cockpit to spread its message and propaganda to the passengers. Crying and non sense. That'd actually make not fly in such companies again.

its okay, NK isnt unionized yet, so you can still enjoy the BFD while not worrying at all.

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by Etheereal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 6360

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Frustrating hearing the US news reporting "The Ryanair plane plunged thousands of feet and suffered loss of cabin pressure". Not quite the right cause and effect pairing - Loss of cabin pressure then rapid decent - SOP. Then passengers complaining that they were not being told what to do ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5292

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

They are paid hourly. The are unionized and work under a contract. That doesn't really answer my question. I know they are hourly, union employees. If they are paid hourly, then why does it matter what time a flight arrives? Why would they wait until the scheduled arrival time to work a flight? Wha...

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by Etheereal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21523

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

How will they get this through....? Lots of regulatory stuff before this can be signed off surely. Nothing good lobbies can get thru. Can or Can't get through? my bad, meant cant. It will happen, they'll complain a bit, try to make themselves look concerned, but at the end of the day they'll merge.

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by Etheereal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21523

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

NZ321 wrote:
How will they get this through....? Lots of regulatory stuff before this can be signed off surely.

Nothing good lobbies can get thru.

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sue UA over sexual assault
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: Passenger sue UA over sexual assault

NYPECO wrote:
Etheereal wrote:

When its not the FAs, its the pilots who are in the eye of the storm for UA. Not a good year for Oscar.


Article says it was a FedEx pilot though.

Yes but UA is the one getting sued for "not preventing it".

And i dont know how is the article click bait when she IS suing UA.

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sue UA over sexual assault
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Passenger sue UA over sexual assault

According to Miami Herald, a female passenger was groped constantly while being asleep by an offduty pilot. (edit: from fedex) Source and story here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article214672275.html When its not the FAs, its the pilots who are in the eye of the storm for ...

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 20242

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Sadly yes. Colgan Air 3407, the accident that has served as the major argument for people in favor of the 1500-hour requirement was not caused by lack of experience, but rather fatigue. Also, the pilots had about 3400 and 2300 hours respectively. Far more than the (in)famous 1500 hours. Fatigue? Re...

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 9884

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

santi319 wrote:
Our taxes at work...

please..

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 9884

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

I can't open the link in the Netherlands but why is the US army doing this exercise and not the air force? It actually says this is being done for the Department of Homeland Security, so the project doesn't even originate with the DoD. However, it is being done at Aberdeen Proving Grounds , which i...

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by Etheereal
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8245

Re: UAs next new thing?

UA’s Next New Thing? 1. Finish what it has started - completing all aspects of the Polaris rollout - energizing and re-engaging the workforce - improving the passenger experience 2. Fire Scott Kirby interesting thing on 1C of your list...I was just flying UA this past week for the first time in a w...

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by Etheereal
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8245

Re: UAs next new thing?

questions wrote:
UA’s Next New Thing?

1. Finish what it has started
- completing all aspects of the Polaris rollout
- energizing and re-engaging the workforce
- improving the passenger experience

2. Fire Scott Kirby

Improvements in UA? No waiii

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by Etheereal
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6601

Re: DL and Colombia

Okay let me try to make myself clear. AV has pretty much a "monopoly" due route traffic and frecuencies, but DL can fight them on their own turf on JFK. If DL has LAX slots/hub, then they could also go at em.

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6601

Re: DL and Colombia

DL is missing a large target market by using ATL instead of JFK. AV intl. operation is a miss due their arrogance about "how to run on time", and if DL really wanted to get hard on that market, flying to both MDE and BOG will take AV monopoly on that route, since no other airline does it ...

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6601

Re: DL and Colombia

DL is missing a large target market by using ATL instead of JFK. AV intl. operation is a miss due their arrogance about "how to run on time", and if DL really wanted to get hard on that market, flying to both MDE and BOG will take AV monopoly on that route, since no other airline does it d...

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by Etheereal
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6601

Re: DL and Colombia

Ferjer wrote:
Loads, also ATL_MDE was too expensive to operate due to the crew staying overnight, plus Colombia is a Star alliance land.
They still have ATL-CTG seasonal

Citation needed.

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by Etheereal
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 67
Views: 16355

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Venatt wrote:
Aren't the landing gear of these planes supposed to withstand hard landings ?

One can only resist for so long..

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by Etheereal
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16942

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

My question is why would anyone not put their phone on Airplane mode? Now if the passenger puts the phone on airplane mode and is still removed, that is ridiculous. But if you’re asked to put your phone on airplane mode, put it on airplane mode. Not doing so is asking for an altercation whether you...

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by Etheereal
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 3299

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

tb727 wrote:
I usually ACARS maintenance and they have the HAZMAT cleaners come out. No extra charge.

besides missing connections, ofc.

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by Etheereal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18161

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

WPvsMW wrote:
I'll bite. Monthly gross without factoring in kids' tuition, house rent abatement, pension, bonus, etc., about what a fifth year FO makes at a US3.

Also the impending alimony lawsuit and other expenses.

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by Etheereal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6438

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

Got a A332 instead of an A319 once flying from SAL-LIM. Also been on a A380 instead of a 77W out of DXB Sounds like AV overbooked and decided to use the widebody instead of messing up too many people at once. Also, i was booking to fly (and finally experience the 318), but it seems its a 321 now. A...

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by Etheereal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18161

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

You’d have to an idiot to leave EK for a US3 airline.... anyway I’ve never come across a US pilot in years of flying EK ... cabin crew yes but never pilots though I’m sure they exist Hmmm, an EK captain flies 100+ hrs while making about 12k a month, at any of the US3 you can make the same amount wh...

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