This is not the forum to debate vaccines. Please take that discussion to Non Av.
You have completely disqualified your assessment of my statement when you already stated later on this thread that you are completely opposed to political commentary on this site and on that forum. That's asinine, and you're deflecting. Just because I don't express political opinions and I'm agains...Jump to post
Not trying to be a jerk but is this really a real rule or a mod misinterpretation of a rule? It seems to me when the politics is 100% aviation related it should not have to be moved to another forum? Lets say, like when discussion the politics of an airport expansion, or industry regulation (which ...Jump to post
Why moderate that at all ? There may be some users who would agree with that assessment, but it seems like the majority of people expect us to actively moderate the forum. I have tried on a number of occasions to simply ban political discussion, but I have been unsuccessful. My reasoning behind tha...Jump to post
It also creates massive retirement/hiring waves as all the replacement controllers became eligible to retire at the same time. And I don’t know why you left the non contiguous centers out of that assessment. I believe there is money in the 1T infrastructure bill but I’m not sure what they plan on u...Jump to post
Today marks forty years since the PATCO air traffic controllers strike. The consequences for labor unions in general are perhaps better discussed in the non aviation page, but it did greatly affect aviation in the US for some time. https://www.npr.org/2006/08/03/5604656/1981-strike-leaves-legacy-fo...Jump to post
Two things: One, the claim that a vaccine requirement to travel is highly speculative, and should be treated as such. The possibility of this as an eventuality is not rooted in fact, and has not been publicly discussed by the US administration or DOT. Second, as this was posted as an aviation discus...Jump to post
Very well, then, tell me what exactly of this sentence is flame bait: "Cuomo was considered a the 'hero' governor by the media and Democrats" Would this be flamebait: "Trump was considered a great president by FOX news people and Republicans". I am open to listen why my affirmat...Jump to post
I’m not saying it is theirs alone to resolve. I said all 3 could sit down and try to find a solution. United’s schedule is definitely a big part of that issue. For example, the FAA allowing some flexibility on which ramp spot is used to exit the ramp even if it results in longer taxi times. United ...Jump to post
Please keep the thread on topic. I'll remind users that sources are necessary when making specific claims — otherwise it needs to be stated as an opinion.
I wish United, DIA, and the FAA would sit down in a room and come up with some sort of operational plan to address the ramp congestion in Denver. These banks routinely back up the alley 15-20 airplanes deep that are trying to exit, while the next bank is arriving. This results in some enormous taxi...Jump to post
It absolutely is an Aviation website, and I post in Tech Ops. As to discussing politics, that is what is allowable in Non-Av. Make politics off limits, and non-av would lose a bit of traffic. The big concern is the bias and lack of transparency. Moderators are supposed to be upstanding and not pett...Jump to post
It is the explanation used for most bad performance things today. That's an incredibly simplistic and insulting point of view to the controllers working in that tower. Not simple or insulting. Just an observation. “Covid” is being used as the explanation for many things today in society and busines...Jump to post
DAL - GDP until 0659z due to tower staffing issues. Revised down to an 8 rate beginning at 00z. I know we’re happily out of practice on this, but this almost sounds like the COVID cleanings that happened continually a year ago. Is the FAA policy on facility cleaning still the same? COVID cleaning o...Jump to post
Yeah, I’m pretty skeptical about all this. Allegiant has pretty much the same business model as Breeze and although trying many destinations, out of ORF they’ve only managed to make the four Florida mega metro areas (S. Fla, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Jax) stick year-round, and even then, only at 2x we...Jump to post
Keep the thread on topic.
So, why not hire a couple of strictly non-av mods? If it takes so much time away from everyone do a concentrated policing. We don't "hire" mods, we take on new volunteers. Finding people to volunteer who are also well qualified to serve in the role isn't an easy task. We need users who ar...Jump to post
Just a reminder that when posting a link, users are required to include their own commentary. Links alone (with or without quotes) don't meet posting guidelines.
SBY is lucky it kept service when the DH8Cs retired. Ocean City is a tourist destination, but really only for people in Northern VA, DC, MD, southeastern PA, and maybe DE/NJ. Pretty much all of those people are driving even if there were an option to fly. It's not populated enough to warrant more se...Jump to post
A poster in a Maryland Aviation Facebook group posted a potential rumor of new UA widebody service to BWI. The exact text of his post was: "Anyone hear any squabbling of new United wide body service from BWI? Rumors in the GSE world that a new loader(s) and dollys and other equipment bring bro...Jump to post
Anybody catch the Il-76 that left IAD yesterday for Prestwick?Jump to post
For a plane that size there would have to be capacity restrictions to DCA I would think. That runway would seem too short for a plane that size. It’s not just the runway, the taxiway system is not designed for Group IV aircraft with wingspan larger than a B757. That is to say, subject to pavement l...Jump to post
That is not correct, I asked my original question once, then I replied to posts about it from different individuals including yourself. That is not ‘demanding’ anything, in fact it showed my own willingness to reply to questions myself it’s unfortunate you chose to interpret my motives in such a de...Jump to post
I didn’t make any demands and I’ve been nothing but polite and respectful including thanking those who volunteered their age range that includes you I asked a simple question, replying was optional, revealing your age (which no one actually did) does not reveal your identity You asked four times be...Jump to post
Because the average age of the moderators is what I’m interested in You have your answer — we'll just call it "mid 30s" on average. We really aren't interested in divulging personal information about ourselves, because frankly it's no one's business. Like you, we are entitled to a degree ...Jump to post
It is not slot controlled but it is Capacity controlled by the FAA during certain times of the day and during spring, summer, fall. Any airport is capacity controlled if it goes over the set Airport Arrival Rate based on current conditions, so that doesn't really mean anything. I work EWR arrivals ...Jump to post
My wife was on this flight today. They pushed off on time but then waited for 50 minutes before taking off. The captain came on and said the delay was due to construction at PDX and there was only 1 runway available. She said he sounded like he didn't believe this explanation but had to say it. It ...Jump to post
It seems like it’ll be on an honor system Which is already working perfectly :banghead: They technically should already know who's been vaccinated and who hasn't based on the 48hr DQ, but right now it seems like there isn't much that can be done to force unvaccinated people to mask up. They do have...Jump to post
I’m still interested in knowing the average of A.Net moderators, I would think that would be easy to find out, perhaps you could ask them Thank you and I look forward to your reply Respectfully, you are asking for information that is not readily available, yet have not explained why the information...Jump to post
EWR 500? I think EWR as a whole was at 650 departures pre pandemic, JetBlue and United are easily gonna bring that number back up to 575, Spirit, Delta, and American and were already well passed 650. Its certainly gonna be interesting to watch in terms of gates and slot allocations. If United moves...Jump to post
In the early days of COVID, the talk was a V shaped recovery in that it would ramp back just as fast as it ramped down. At this juncture, it's looking more like an funny U shape, in that it fell rapidly and after nearly 1 year of crap (bottom of U), it's ramping back extremely fast. That discussion...Jump to post
We don't have the time to contact every user after a deletion. You should, that allows for transparency. Well until we get more moderators to volunteer or you invent a time machine, that's unlikely to happen. It isn't that we don't want to be transparent, it's that we're trying to do what we can wi...Jump to post
Yes, let’s not forget that the federal government mandates vaccinations as a condition for employment in the military, and that mandate has been challenged and upheld in court. The tricky thing about any mandate regarding Covid vaccine is its current use under an EUA (emergency use authorization). ...Jump to post
I imagine that there are moderation logs. You can tell when a moderator edits or deletes comments or an entire thread. For a site like this, there will several entries per day, but some transparency would be nice. If a thread is started without any issues, and it ruffles feathers, you should at lea...Jump to post
Wouldn’t be surprised if a COVID vaccine requirement happens for controllers, it seems like closures due to COVID at this point are either avoidable or can be solved without closing the facility. But I don’t know FAA protocol or health guidance or cleaning standards so I can’t be too sure my point ...Jump to post
Stay on topic. Off topic comments will be deleted and users may be warned or banned.
But can US carriers add service? Yes, they can. It only impacts Mexican carriers. I’m thinking Mexico may be short of oversight staff due to COVID. There may be a business reason for this due to the growth of Mexican LCCs in the US, but I’m doubtful. They can, but I don't think they can carry a cod...Jump to post
ShanwickRadio wrote:Title says it all, how can I delete my profile & pix, there's no option in Settings to do this...
Forgive me if I missed it, but any updates on the new Polaris Lounge at IAD? Just curious if work was slowed or halted due to covid. I think it was originally supposed to open sometime early next year, wasn't it? It was paused in May last year, but at the time called 'almost finished' or "reac...Jump to post
Just a reminder that this is an aviation forum, not a medical forum. Please keep the posts primarily based on the aviation aspect of this story.
There was a massive number of missed approaches at DCA the other day and unstable approaches. All sorts of heavy aircraft landing on 33. I think you mean large aircraft — DCA doesn't see any heavies! capitalflyer started a thread on it a couple of days ago https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic....Jump to post