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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40743

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Pressure? Fear of losing your job? Pressure from who? BA? Did be pressgang them into working for BA? Fear of losing their job? At the time of signing they weren't BA employees so it wasn't a BA job they were losing. Isn't that between them and their previous employer? I might be missing something, ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40743

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

...they are asking for a living wage; a wage which covers their costs". What confuses me and no doubt many others, why an earth did the employees in question sign a contract of employment when they knew the pay was mediocre? Perhaps because they know UK employment law is much more employee foc...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 10757

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Are they gonna open up the 757 line again then? Why didn't they keep the 757 tooling?

No need to reply. I'll get my coat. No fish comments.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40743

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Many years ago, a school teacher that had yet to gain my respect (because of course all school teachers should have to do that) gained my eternal respect with a simple statement. The statement was made during a teachers strike, when many others were absent. He said "I knew the pay was poor when...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 14326

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

Nose is all I need to look at. As mentioned before, the ugly (IMHO) 'SIM' shaped rear cockpit windows, far more triangular 2nd cockpit windows and more dolphin like nose make the A32x family (and most other) Airbii distinctive.

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by Virtual737
Wed May 31, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance
Replies: 41
Views: 8268

Re: UA fined for operating 787 in not an airworthy condition

The aircraft was airworthy, just not the paperwork. The article suggests that the inspection wasn't done, not just the paperwork on the inspection. This would further suggest the maintenance guys didn't know the aircraft was airworthy or not. Paperwork wouldn't have made any difference to the actua...

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by Virtual737
Tue May 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 18129

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

bennett123 wrote:
Surely BA has disaster recovery planning.


Yes. The recovery plan was a disaster.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 30, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 138
Views: 12942

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

I'm done posting on this kind of stuff I'll stick to airplane talk if anyone is interested. THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS I HAVE POSTED ARE MY OWN AND BELONG TO ME ALONE. MY VIEWS DO NOT REFLECT THAT OF UNITED AIRLINES OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES. I can't change the world on an annonymos chat board and I will...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 10361

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

TerminalD wrote:
Expectation is that nothing would go into effect until" President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip this weekend.[/i]


...because he took his laptop with him.

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 10361

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

The laptop PC is really the equivalent of yesterday's desktop computer. Yes, we need them for work, but they will probably vanish in favor of cell phone based keyboarded tablets like Surface. These will be small enough they may not be a real security concern. I expect this to happen within 5-7 year...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16796

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

uhhhm no my telephone hotspot is always on 24 hours a day as i use it for my tablet all day long .... in the moment i do not have any idea what i named it as i got the phone months ago .... Lucky you. Mine drains just like a sink. If you don't remember what name you chose then it's likely you eithe...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16796

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Everyone seems to overlook that this probably wasn't something he chose as a hot-spot name just when boarding the flight; this was a moniker he used every day of the week, undoubtedly thinking it was humorous... and sardonic. Not so sure it was that innocent. A personal hotspot is a battery drainer...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16796

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Calder wrote:
Ehh, I think the Captain might have over reacted, but hey, that's just me.


I agree, the but idiot with the hotspot is still a TWA coffee.

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by Virtual737
Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16796

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Fly the idiot to Manchester. I'll pay. Ask the US to "leak" their identity and then ask them if they still think it was funny.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 9222

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Sounds like somebody wanted to have their cake and seat it.

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by Virtual737
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This drivel: http://asiajack.news/2017/04/15/sort-man-needs-dragged-aircraft-like-naughty-child/ has been posted on a news site (I use that term loosely) today. Some highlights include: The title: What sort of man needs to be dragged from an aircraft like a naughty child? The character assassination...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

neutrino wrote:
dc9northwest wrote:
Can we call this debacle Gategate?

Unitedgate or Unigate would sound better.
Next in line: Daogate or Davidgate.
Bronze prize: draggate.


Or IDB'd after the-gate.

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

NorthTerminal wrote:
or make your contract very clear that at certain fares your seat is not guaranteed until push back...


Didn't someone post earlier that one current contract stated IDB could happen "at any time" and "for any reason"? I think they should at least limit this to below 10,000ft ;)

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Again, aboard an airplane you do as you are told. If you in your profession are empowered with command, the absolute emphasis in training should be on WHEN to use that power, not HOW to use that power. Misuse that power even once and you make your future task so much more difficult. I might come ac...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Are there any other industries that can revoke their product after selling it to a paying customer in a similar way? Imagine you are in your Hotel room and suddenly you get thrown out for some Hotel workers needing sleep. There are some software licenses I've needed to agree to that say as much. On...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

How about the big 3 finally up their game and get serious about putting the customer first? I am not a moderator here but I would suggest you stick to arguments that have at least a slim chance of coming into being ;) Reading this thread, i got the feeling that airlines workers have been brainwashe...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A question to those suggesting (and I'm not arguing with your opinion) that the gentleman should have got off the flight and then argued the toss with United. Have you ever tried this yourself? Once you leave that plane a great deal of your bargaining power has gone. You have already suffered the l...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A question to those suggesting (and I'm not arguing with your opinion) that the gentleman should have got off the flight and then argued the toss with United. Have you ever tried this yourself? Once you leave that plane a great deal of your bargaining power has gone. You have already suffered the lo...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

OSUk1d - I'm with you on this.....people don't think about it in the big picture. They only think about it in the context of how it affects them personally....Ask them this....Say they were one of the passengers of that other flight.... It's not the customers responsibility (read that as problem) t...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Yes, I would not refuse the command of a US policeman, simply because the use of excessive force is not unlikely to follow. But that does not mean that the passenger acted unlawfully and is legally to blame for what happened, this part solely rests with UA and the police. I would hope he sues and w...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

In the end the customer is the person most to blame for what happened. It has (and continues) to be argued that United was wrong to cite denied boarding regulations to remove this gentleman. It has also been shown that United's refusal of transport regulations do not cover the reason why they insis...

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by Virtual737
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I used the term "revoke" in reference to the act of changing the ticket status; this falls under their Contract of Carriage under refusal of transport: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... aspx#sec21 Passengers who fail to comply with or interfere with the duties of the members of ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I do not want any law to be changed that would justify criminal actions to settle a civil dispute. If you had the right to disrupt the business of someone who you have a contractual disagreement through trespass and resisting arrest, our country would be a very different place and it would not be a...

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by Virtual737
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 148862

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A couple of things I'm finding very frustrating about aviation (not only in the US) in general: 1.) The "We do this to stop another 911" type argument, which the speaker generally thinks gives them the right (perhaps it does by the letter of the law) to do anything to anyone in the name of...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Identify Airline By Upholstery Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: Help! Identify Airline By Upholstery Pattern

Search for A330 reg A6-EYW. Think it was originally ETIHAD but now Alitalia. Was sporting that seat pattern at least while it was with ETIHAD. I fly ETIHAD a lot and have never seen that pattern, so tracing the linearage of that frame further might give you a complete answer. EDIT: Looks like it was...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 358386

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Once again, an ad blocker fixes all that in a trice. It's free (or some are), easy to install and I never see an ad, anywhere. Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I cannot install an ad blocker on the PC that I would mainly view A.NET from. I develop web apps and I need to view / test these we...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 358386

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I totally get the need for advertising revenue. However, when the use of adverts totally distracts from the actual data the visitor came to the site for then somebody has lost the plot. 2 examples: 1.) On more than one occasion I've have an advert towards the top right of the forum that, when I scro...

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