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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12196

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

My FedEx 2Day package is still sitting somewhere in MEM. I figured by now they could get it moving this direction. Tomorrow will be a full week since FedEx took possession of it in NYC.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cost of flight benefits
Replies: 21
Views: 2921

Re: Cost of flight benefits

Although minimal there is definitely a cost to the airline for providing non rev privileges. You have to figure in the extra cost of fuel burned by having an additional 180 pounds of meat in a seat. Would be nice if a load planner on this site could pine in on the estimated fuel burn for each addit...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cost of flight benefits
Replies: 21
Views: 2921

Re: Cost of flight benefits

I buy tickets now if it is important. But it is nice to have a free option if I want to go somewhere but it is not necessary. For example a spur of the moment trip to somewhere random that happens to have plenty of open seats. Not sure of the true cost to the airline, but it can't be that much. The ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12196

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

Frustrating that they sent it to MEM on Tuesday night then. Couldn't have bypassed that hub? FX is showing a disturbing lack of flexibility right now as far as alternate freight movements. Multiple other hubs that could be utilized. They aren't. That's my question as well. Couldn't they route packa...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12196

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to hav...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12196

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to have...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Feb 2021 // UA 1360 BNA-PSP
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: 15 Feb 2021 // UA 1360 BNA-PSP

SkyWest Repo - they build the flight into UA's system so it shows up for UA's purposes (staffing, gate planning, etc.).

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Interesting how UAL is finding the money for painting and the archers now. I guess that they won't need to be laying any employees on 3/31. /s :banghead: :hot: :tapedshut: United’s messaging for both of these points has been terrible, and that’s all employees seem to be talking (complaining) about....

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Do not know if anyone has info on this - As the new United gates come online is there more of a strategic plan to increase bank sizes while decreasing the overall number of banks or spread out flights to meet the minimum gate utilization set in the gate lease signed in January? I can’t imagine Unit...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like B83,85,87,89,91 are now closed to facilitate the B-East construction on the south side of the new building.

I understand these are permanent closures as the new B-East will have gates on the south side of the new building (flip flop of current setup)

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175

I don't know if officially it is "Scope Clause" I think it is technically "special capacity". But everyone knows special capacity means scope clause. I don't think the manufacturer would be that blunt about it.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

I can't imagine there's much money to be made by a third party employing people with only three flights a week (Considering the investments in the people (training etc, benefits, etc...) along with the equipment.) For the really small stations, there's not and the training is usually pretty element...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

With F9's return to ILG (Wilmington, DE) next week, I'm wondering who does the ground work for only three flights a week? Does F9 employ a team there? As far as I know, F9 is the only airline there, so hiring another airline to do the work doesn't work either. F9 does not employ ground staff teams ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling wide bodies
Replies: 31
Views: 5266

Re: Refueling wide bodies

At large airports the fuel is already purchased by the airline and delivered to the fuel storage facility. When an airline has their fuel loaded onto an airplane, it is deducted from their storage. I used to work at the PDX fuel tank farm and that is how it worked, we received a pipeline delivery mo...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to get more viewers and subscribers to aviation/travel Youtube channel?
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Re: How to get more viewers and subscribers to aviation/travel Youtube channel?

Youtube is very much luck driven, but at the end of the day you need content that people want to see. The algorithm is VERY good at displaying videos to the masses when it finds it brings value to the platform (long watch times). I started a motorcycle channel as I wanted to practice with video edit...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Here's Denver Post article on seventh runway. https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/22/denver-airport-runway-project/ Estimated completion: late 2028 Estimated cost: $1,200,000,000 Runway master plan layout from awhile ago: https://i2.wp.com/www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/DIA-runways-pl...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 157251

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Possibly a working name to get the ball rolling. a la Moxie turning into Breeze.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: Tesla Solar

I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Those would be some monumental taxi times if they used that runway for west landings.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Tesla Solar

Anyone on the board have used Tesla solar panels at your house? I have to give credit to Elon, the simplicity of their website makes it very tempting to pull the trigger on getting solar. Seems very turn-key and low pressure, unlike these other companies that won't give you any kind of number withou...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Whichever one it is, another E/W is desperately needed. Seems strong west wind days are increasing in frequency. It cripples the airport going to 2 runways ops on those days. They can launch them pretty fast on 7/25, but the arrival rate gets slaughtered. Edit: also, with the airport's original infr...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

No doubt a response to WN's entrance to COS. United Airlines Plans Significant Schedule Enhancement at Colorado Springs Airport Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs Airport (COS) announces a significant increase in service by United Airlines beginning February 11, 2021. United plans to increase s...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Anyone think that United or others will pick up the now stopped Norwegian CDG flight? If DL eventually makes DEN a focus city (there were pre-covid rumors of them taking a good portion of the new A gates, I believe I remember hearing up to 12), I could see them giving DEN-CDG a stab. ?? Where did t...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

LASVegan wrote:
jhsusman wrote:
Anyone think that United or others will pick up the now stopped Norwegian CDG flight?


If DL eventually makes DEN a focus city (there were pre-covid rumors of them taking a good portion of the new A gates, I believe I remember hearing up to 12), I could see them giving DEN-CDG a stab.


uh, what?

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LiveATC @ PBI
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: LiveATC @ PBI

Most of the feeds are provided by a volunteer who lives near the airport that has a decent antenna and receiver with a constant internet connection.

Perhaps this person moved, died, or otherwise decided to pull their feed.

The airwaves are public domain.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Someone from the hospitality business is good. The airlines collectively have a reputation for being inhospitable, despite efforts to be customer friendly they still fall short. Good move. I think your statement was true 10-20 years ago, but isn't true today. In my industry, we're trying to copy so...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Someone from the hospitality business is good. The airlines collectively have a reputation for being inhospitable, despite efforts to be customer friendly they still fall short.

Good move.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Re: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected

It just goes to show you that airport security is more a deterrent rather than a line of defense just like an empty patrol care parked next to the freeway. There is a certain level of reduced effectiveness the larger the airport, in some ways. When there are thousands of employees between dozens of...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Re: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected

Not just that. Airport Police should have been briefed to watch out for that badge. It just goes to show you that airport security is more a deterrent rather than a line of defense just like an empty patrol care parked next to the freeway. There is a certain level of reduced effectiveness the large...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Re: Man lived on the secure side of ORD for three months undetected

I thought Victor Navorski was at JFK? Maybe the SmartCarte returns pay more quarters in ORD.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10683

Re: Golden Days at DFW

https://youtu.be/rsZ8TIyTr_Q

https://youtu.be/lemLIg-8hWo

https://youtu.be/qSBp5YXBQRI

Don’t judge on the shaky camera work
Tried the stabilizer


Wow. That was a real treat to watch. Thanks for posting
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sldispatcher wrote:
I posted these a while back that I made 3 decades ago...

https://youtu.be/rsZ8TIyTr_Q

https://youtu.be/lemLIg-8hWo

https://youtu.be/qSBp5YXBQRI

Don’t judge on the shaky camera work
Tried the stabilizer


Wow. That was a real treat to watch. Thanks for posting

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing leaving Everett?
Replies: 44
Views: 8472

Re: Boeing leaving Everett after +100 years ?

Anything is possible but we will have to wait and see. But Boeing has been treated pretty awful by the locals and especially the Seattle Times. I don't blame them if they have no loyalty to the region left. Dominic Gates is mostly to blame. He has never had one good word to say about Boeing and it'...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q4 2020 Earnings
Replies: 43
Views: 6973

Re: Delta Q4 2020 Earnings

Having said that Delta's Q4 numbers will be much better than UA's in my opinion, one reason I say that is because a several of United union represented workgroups got pay raises in December. People might ask why the reason is simple its in their contract. United had been doing well trying to keep p...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117548

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

On February 1st, it seems that JFK-SFO is quite booked. (Seat map) First class is almost completely full. LAX is not the same however. I do expect bookings to get stronger as time gets closer and as months go on. JFK on UA basically opens up a whole new sector of NY State (Long Island) to UA. Not m...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7390

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

Is there any clause in the 25th that instructs when the American people are to be made aware of such a decision? What if it has already happened, but in order to prevent an uprising by the trump cult it will not be made public until after Jan 20? This may explain his cabinet members resigning. (afte...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021 (Q1)

Has anybody heard when Air Wisconsn might be re-deployed to Denver? Hopefully not. UAX in DEN is all SkyWest. Combined with the insourcing of ground work by mainline, the UAX product is incredibly stable in Denver now. Much better than it was with Menzies running the ramp and 5 different UAX carrie...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61339

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I heard one of the Trump rioters, accidently tazze himself and died. I have not heard the circumstances of how the other two died from medical emergencies. Does anyone else know? https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/07/us/capitol-building-trump#an-alabama-man-who-suffered-a-heart-attack-outside-the...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 360
Views: 64192

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

It would be really nice if DIA could persuade Frontier to cut down on their concourse wide PA announcements. They are very loud, repetitive, and drawn out. None of the airlines make concourse wide boarding announcements like Frontier does. It really makes the (already circus-like) A concourse experi...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239533

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021

E175 fleet: 153 total (65 SkyWest, 60 Mesa, 28 Republic) – currently all in 70-seat configuration due to scope clause, will revert to 76-seats when contract allows United is spending money taking seats out of A/C which makes them potentially less productive just to comply with scope. Is there any p...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coffee & Pretzels
Replies: 164
Views: 36937

Re: Coffee & Pretzels

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/



Merry Christmas. There has to be a great comic in there that those reindeer have to perform Millions of Takeoffs and landings in that one day.


What are the cycle limits on the hooves?
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casinterest wrote:
FLDrifter wrote:
Merry Christmas!

Fly safe out there!

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/



Merry Christmas. There has to be a great comic in there that those reindeer have to perform Millions of Takeoffs and landings in that one day.


What are the cycle limits on the hooves?

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers
Replies: 17
Views: 2875

Re: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers

UA has self park in IAH. I have used it a few times and it really doesn't save any manpower. Unless the ramp is closed for lightning, they are still required to have a 3 man crew for arrival. 2 wingwalkers and someone who can activate an emergency stop signal to the self park system. I believe that ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 196
Views: 21763

F9 (Frontier) adding LAS-ICT/OKC/ELP/LIT/SJD/PVR

https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-a ... op-routes/

Looks like 2x weekly service to all 6 markets.
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https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-a ... op-routes/

Looks like 2x weekly service to all 6 markets.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worker crushed to death by airplane equipment at O’Hare Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 3661

Re: Worker crushed to death by airplane equipment at O’Hare Airport

Envoy uses mostly towbarless Lektros which leave some pretty nasty crush injuries in the event you get underneath them (which is hard enough to do), the stand-up version that can be used on the 145 is a bit more dangerous than the sit down version for the 175. With the rear-wheel steering you can a...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 4067

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 25), “My fastest turn was 1 minute from block in to block out for the next flight. . .The FO got out, did his post flight/preflight walk around. . .” Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around? e38 Even a 1-minute turn can be completed in n...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117548

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

It's the classic rose colored glasses of the old school United guys. I've worked with them in many stations and it's always the same story. In Denver they talk of the million dollar flights to BIL on DC10s stuffed so full of mail they had to put mail in the overhead compartments. A lot of it is just...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 196647

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Every situation is different, but I can't see a lot of people, even on furlough, going to a different carrier. Keep your seniority and get recalled in 6 months at your existing carrier when vaccines start ramping up travel demand. Why start over? There are other ways to pay the bills in the meantime.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54495

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Even if the case is not ruled in American's favor, it is likely just as important to them to signal that they are watching for stuff like this with their competitors. Give an inch, they take a mile.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83661

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

B East https://i.gyazo.com/b05d95352c314ad22cfd8a264a34317e.jpg https://i.gyazo.com/935026d57b4551267c69bdf86f4b5daa.jpg https://i.gyazo.com/b21a022e206332013e72e0aa9ede662b.png https://i.gyazo.com/99b46a249cc34c89fcbb8556d4e34f4a.jpg

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10175

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

No, I'm not a pilot. But I do drive. And if a plane landed on top of my car and killed my wife, I doubt if I'd be saying, "Well, what else could he do ...?" "Using highways as emergency runways in case of engine failure" is taught during flying lessons. Why? Simply because highw...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48876

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

At AA each contract has a minimum of hours you have to work each month the to keep your benefits and accrue suck and vacation time. There are no more ghost employees As much as i'd love to become a ghost employee and run that racket, its not good for a company. At WN its just more absurd because no...

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