Wouldnt it be "cross 19R, cleared for t/o 19L" ? No more "taxi in position and hold RWY 19" and then "cleared for t/o RWY 19 w/o delay" ? Plus looking at the aerial view of DCA, it appears that the runway could be built with limited fill if the separation was similar t...Jump to post
Greetings, ATCSundevil. I agree us industry employees are held to a higher standard, especially when specifically identified as posting on social media such as anet — that’s why my signature is the way that it is. That is another thing that I didn’t understand until I worked in the industry — full ...Jump to post
After working (still working, in fact) in the airline industry for over half a decade, it becomes apparent that the majority of content on airliners.net is from aviation enthusiasts and plane spotters, not actual industry employees with in depth experience. I’d say that people looking for discussio...Jump to post
Just a reminder that if statistics are going to be used, a source needs to be provided, or it needs to be clear that anything provided is anecdotal or unconfirmed. That's been the rule on this site for many years. If you can't prove it, then don't present it as fact.
Somehow the discussion became dominated by what's happening at other airlines. This is a United Fleet, Network, and Discussion thread. Other discussion belongs elsewhere.
The debate over airlines performing certain kinds of maintenance in other countries has been hashed and re-hashed in this thread the before. It isn't that there's not a legitimate discussion to be had, but this isn't the place for it. I would recommend starting a new topic for those who wish to disc...Jump to post
The moderation on this site is weird! Several posts were removed because they stemmed from a quoted post that was deleted for a rules violation. I'm required to remove all posts that quote removed posts, so sometimes it can snowball. That's been the policy here for as long as you or I have been use...Jump to post
Not gonna happen, but I wish DCA would get an immigration facility and we could have nonstops to the Caribbean, LHR, and CDG. Heck, I would like more nonstops to LAX, SFO, and one to SJC. Yeah, won’t happen. Runways are too short for TATL flights. I mean, it won't happen, but that's not the reason....Jump to post
On a related note, do ATC employees care about DCA being renamed Reagan? I work arrivals to DCA and have only ever referred to it as National. I'm a local, so I predate the name change, but we all call it National. At this point, I don't think it's ill will towards Reagan; it's generally how most l...Jump to post
Do we know which airports remain closed? AUS and SAT haven’t had any commercial flights since Sunday afternoon. IAH is barely operating. My prayers go out to those in Texas. Airports knocked out for three days is a bad sign. FAA OIS lists ABI, AUS, and JAN closed due to snow/ice. The ops plan has a...Jump to post
Elsewhere in DCA news: An AMEX Centurion Lounge is coming: https://twitter.com/robpegoraro/status/1362050553526824963 This would seem to take advantage of space that will now be adjacent to the secure corridors via National Hall, rather than stuck on the landside portion. It's about time they final...Jump to post
A friend of mine at UPS sent these from SDF last week. Apparently they ran out of deicing fluid. Not difficult to see how. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952276638_cccfdde282_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952277593_1b061a9cb1_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952976961...Jump to post
Another reminder.. This is an aviation topic. Political posts will be removed. Take those comments to Non Av.
Caption says it was charter for the SF 49ers... I suspect the team owner/manager was pissed when they saw it and demanded a refund or at least a partial... Owners don't fly with the team. They have private jets for that. Even the GMs are probably flying separately (if at all) with covid restriction...Jump to post
Idealy, at least for "heavy topic" I would like the mods team to be a bit more active in the thread. If not to participate in the discussion itself, at least to remind the rules, express mod team opinion and adress public coments to posters. Here's the thing though.. This is an aviation f...Jump to post
Unfortunately its not the first time we have had to lock down certain topics for a period of time. I think we went almost 2 years without a DTW related thread in civil aviation. What was so controversial about DTW? ...do I even want to know? No :banghead: Same sorts of issues. Very passionate users...Jump to post
Just a reminder that political discussion is limited to the Non Aviation Forum.
The C/D replacement wasn't going to happen even before COVID. Now it's really not going to happen. The only work being done pre-COVID was to build an addition to C/D for a Polaris lounge. At this point, I have zero expectations of seeing any movement on a replacement concourse for the remainder of t...Jump to post
I still can't figure out how to post a pic!! You would think it wouldn't be so difficult You can always just post a link and let people click to it. If you're trying to embed a photo by using an image host like Flickr, the url needs to be .jpg. That's the only way it works, and you need to post it ...Jump to post
A lot of times I'll see a comment that I like and agree with, but there's no point in a post that simply says "I agree!" so I don't post anything. Exactly. If 20 people piled on to say "I agree" or give a thumbs up, it would eat up half a page with useless comments. Most people ...Jump to post
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Well, the forum rules is the forum rules and can´t be changed despite a good idea, got it. We change the forum rules on a regular basis, but allowing emoji only posts isn't something any of us are likely to support. This forum has been active for more than two decades, and has always had the founda...Jump to post
I'm sorry...what do airlines have that "backs up" the ATC center going OOS? Airlines have backups to their operations control centers. Yeah I’m really curious as to what you think a suitable solution would be. What do you think atcsundevil, I learn and certify on your airspace and you cer...Jump to post
COVID cleanings and center shutdowns are unfortunately an almost daily occurrence now — during the day is happening roughly once a week these days. The link above will direct you to the larger thread discussing these issues, since it's sadly pretty routine right now.
How is there not any backup system for this? Airlines have it. Ridiculous. At DFW, just deplaned MCO. Delayed four hours. I'm sorry...what do airlines have that "backs up" the ATC center going OOS? Airlines have backups to their operations control centers. Last estimate I heard for a cent...Jump to post
A few weeks ago ORD was holding all departures while ZAU was "moving to a clean room due to COVID." The ORD tower did know much when asked but the hold was about 30 minutes at around midnight. As far as I know, every center has an overflow area. Basically it's a portion of the radar room ...Jump to post
ZDC will be going ATC-0 at 11:45L this morning for covid cleaning, and the airspace will be closed for about two hours. Given that it's a Sunday on the east coast, there will definitely be some disruption for Florida to NY traffic. There will probably be some knock-on effects for the rest of the day.Jump to post
There is a rumor (unconfirmed) out that the incoming administration will allocate vaccines directly to critical federal agencies such as TSA, law enforcement, ATC, nuclear plant operators, etc. As of yet the DOD is the only federal agency that’s been given their own pipeline. Everyone else has been...Jump to post
This thread is for the Rest of the Carolinas (excluding RDU and GSO). That includes ILM, EWN, OAJ, and others. Last year's thread started pretty late in the year, so it was still a pretty new discussion. It can be referenced here https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1453011&p=...Jump to post
It’s almost like a dog and pony show at this point. You've never worked for the government, have you? :lol: I think it's probably because these are the established procedures. NATCA has rightfully pushed hard to ensure procedures are established and adhered to in order to protect BUEs to the extent...Jump to post
Oops! You are absolutely correct. Not sure what I was thinking there. Thanks for the correction! No worries :D Glad to see they've started it back up though. I'm surprised it took this long to come back, but I guess it had been cut to x1 daily (or sometimes even less than daily) even before the pan...Jump to post
2) RIC-HOU (UA): Looks like this route restarts today and it looks like there is another flight tomorrow. Whether this will return as a daily route for now remains to be seen, but this is a very positive sign since this route hasn’t been flown since the pandemic began. RIC-IAH Oops! You are absolut...Jump to post
hooforce wrote:2) RIC-HOU (UA): Looks like this route restarts today and it looks like there is another flight tomorrow. Whether this will return as a daily route for now remains to be seen, but this is a very positive sign since this route hasn’t been flown since the pandemic began.
No, more like 420pm-720pm. EST is -5 from UTC oops...should have subtracted 5 instead of adding 5. Spent too much time living east of GMT. Thanks for correcting. Little strange going dark in the afternoon/evening instead of during he mid-shift. Several facilities have had to do cleaning outside of ...Jump to post
maps4ltd wrote:What is 2120-0020 in Eastern Time?
Phew, I had no clue this would set off a firestorm but here we go. A little more explanation forthcoming... You are correct that flying in your single engine trainer is, as an isolated example, not causing undue stress to the NAS. However, you are not in a vacuum. People across the country have had...Jump to post
Please continue the discussion in the 2021 thread.
How about you take your little trainer somewhere else? We are in a pandemic, you know SNA is closed, but lets make socals life as hard as possible and fly on in... Yep. Airport is closed to touch and goes. Take the hint on the rest unless you’re based there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk And w...Jump to post
Why did zfw close so early. Cleaning are usually at like 2am I heard it had something to do with FAA charts being updated tonight. I do not know why exactly this would need ATC staffing, but a licensed dispatcher I know mentioned that as a possible reason for the midday closure. Erm, no. That makes...Jump to post
The only reason there's one United thread instead of three is because it was combined this year to see if it worked. It did, so it will be carried over to the others. As it stands there are already two separate 2021 fleet and network threads for American. Happy New Year! Did you really come to post...Jump to post
Interesting rule, posting verbatim is copyright violation and writing own summary could be construed as fudging facts. It's only fudging the facts if you fudge the facts. Any reasonably intelligent person can read a sentence and formulate it into their own words coveying the same information. Just ...Jump to post
Interesting rule, posting verbatim is copyright violation and writing own summary could be construed as fudging facts. It's only fudging the facts if you fudge the facts. Any reasonably intelligent person can read a sentence and formulate it into their own words coveying the same information. The c...Jump to post
My thread on the head of the FAA helping to suppress whistleblowers when he worked at Delta no longer appears to be up. Why was it removed? Links to paywalled articles require you to include a complete summary of the article in your own words. You can include fair use quotes to cover some of it, bu...Jump to post