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by goboeing
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 20693

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

If it weren’t for the fuel tank mod issue, I think we would see it stick around longer. 77Ls being subbed for 350s in January already. I was wondering what the January 350>>777 equipment subs thing was about. Can you elaborate a bit more on the fuel tank mod issue? Just wondered if it's something t...

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by goboeing
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13762

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

Has this airline made a profit yet?

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by goboeing
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 24257

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

I don't mind wearing the hat so much with the winter uniform (jacket). It's cooler outside and it matches and looks like an ensemble. But in the summer the hat is ridiculous and I end up taking it off half the time and carrying it anyway, because it's just way, way, way too hot. Sorry but I'm not go...

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by goboeing
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8625

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Not to change the subject but on a related note with the A321NEO, if this aircraft can fly SAN-OGG without any unreasonable payload restrictions, I don't see why Delta won't opt for it over the 737MAX. Can a 739max do this route? 7000' wet runway in OGG with a full load? Sounds like Hawaiian will en...

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by goboeing
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 Future Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: Delta A321 Future Routes

DTW-LGA at the end of next summer, I’m taking a weekend trip with the family so I’ll fly up from MCO to meet them in Detroit and go onto LGA and our flight shows an A321 so far, I believe it departs at 9:55PM. Also am seeing the 321 do DTW-FLL, RSW, occasionally MCO/BOS/DCA, ATL, PHX, DEN, LAS, SAN...

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by goboeing
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

I hope 12/30 gets the help it needs and emerges from rehab a stronger runway, both mentally and physically.

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by goboeing
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

As a reminder, the wind did not even get above 55 knots at TJSJ: TJSJ 062113Z AUTO 30032G55KT 1 3/4SM -RA BR BKN014 OVC023 27/26 A2932 RMK AO2 PK WND 30055/2106 PRESFR P0003 T02670256 TSNO This one METAR renders this entire discussion a moot point. Barely more than a windy autumn day in the midwest/...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Okay, I decided to scroll through the METARs at TJSJ airport as Irma passed and now I am almost laughing and embarrassed to have taken part in this discussion. The wind never even got above 55 knots! There was a day in DTW this past winter where the 27s were being used because it was gusty and when ...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

No. Aa1420 did not crash due to microbursts. Aa1420 crashed because the pilots were in such a hurry to beat the storm that they accidentally skipped steps that would have ensured a safe landing on a rain soaked strip. They successfully got the plane down but having not armed the spoilers, hydroplan...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

The flight was flown safely, of this I have no doubt, but there was a chance of something to go wrong and the plane and crew being stuck at SJU. I am not panning DL for doing the right thing to help their employees, I am critical of the the decision to operate this flight. It was clearly a close ca...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Well then . . . would you like to guess what airline is also operating ferry flights out of Florida for employees? Honestly, my hope is 'all of them.' I'm happy DL got Wednesday's JFK-SJU turn off without a hitch; it certainly raised some interesting responses on this site. Whether it was brave, fo...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I heard that B6 is operating several crewmember ferry flights in an out of several Florida cities, in addition to many of their regularly scheduled flights before everything shuts down in So. Florida. That's how you look after your staff, you do it well in advance of dangerous weather, not as a Cat...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Goboeing, are you familiar with AA1420? Of course. Landing in windshear produced by a thunderstorm. Go ahead and try to compare this to that if you'd like but it's night and day different. Wind coming off of a hurricane in the distance is not the same as a thunderstorm cell sitting on top of the ai...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Cessna 172 Flying 101: -never put yourself in a situation when you have no way out. nobody has been able to answer this: if the flight took a delay? you do realize that flights take delays all the time despite the best efforts and intentions of all parties involved. Wow. This thread is painful to r...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

How do you know they were DL employees ? DL crews don't spend the night at SXM. The entire crew, pilots, FA's, fly in and fly out the same day. I have taken that flight countless times. In fact, they don't even leave the airport. So unless they were there from a cancelled flight from the day before...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

This is another hall of shame thread on a.net that shows just how many people refuse to understand how this industry operates, the technicalities of airline operations, or listening to people who have experience in this area. To put things in perspective, estimates where there were 25 mph sustained...

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by goboeing
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Our meteorology team is the best in the business,” said Erik Snell, vice president for Delta operations and customer center. “They took a hard look at the weather data and the track of the storm and worked with the flight crew and dispatcher to agree it was safe to operate the flight. And our fligh...

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by goboeing
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21853

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. I'm a pilot and I'm not cringing. Sure, a 1-in-10000 maintenance scenario wher...

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by goboeing
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK pilots to vote on strike option
Replies: 23
Views: 4255

Re: NK pilots to vote on strike option

toltommy wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Spirit management is a clown show and doesn't negotiate in good faith.
Personally, I hope Spirit pilots get everything they want and then some. But they have to play the game.


They are playing the game, hence this strike vote, which will be rounded to 100% in favor.

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by goboeing
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12669

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

In 100 years, nobody will remember neither you or me. People'll be cruising to Mars and who knows perhaps even beyond. I think that it's a waste that you put your life and health on the line to do something that computers could do. Much like I think that it's a waste that coal miners put their life...

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by goboeing
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12669

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Your reaction is expectable. I don't disrespect commercial pilots as persons, however I think that it's a waste that so many clever people waste their lives and bodies after being sold on a boy's dream when a computer and a remote operator can perfectly do what you do. To me commercial flying is ve...

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by goboeing
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12669

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I am not an expert and do not work in the sector, I just love airliners, airlines and airports. Thus, please, consider this when reading/commenting my post. I recall a couple years ago, I was landing in severe fog conditions on an E195 by EN. While landing, the pilots informed to make sure all elec...

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by goboeing
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12669

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Nevermind flying, how about getting out of the ramp at LGA at 6PM on a Friday? The infrastructure is so far from being in place it's not even worth reading an article like this. NextGen has taken more than a decade and it barely even changes anything. Remotely operated airliners (that are not curren...

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by goboeing
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways posts $1.87 billion loss in 2016 amid turbulent year
Replies: 23
Views: 6000

Re: Etihad Airways posts $1.87 billion loss in 2016 amid turbulent year

Is this a world record loss announced by an airline for its annual result or has someone lost more in the past ? Although others above have answered your question with indisputable facts, I think it is worth nothing that proportionally compared to the size of the company, this loss is tremendous. T...

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by goboeing
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 112323

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

How long do the engines take to spool up and start providing meaningful thrust? Good question, but I don't think it would have been a factor at all. From ground idle to 50% is a little sluggish...the take a few seconds to [unevenly] spool up to hit that mark. But from 50% to higher thrust is very q...

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by goboeing
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 112323

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

from the avherald link: The vertical miss was 100'. That's 7 seconds to impact if they hadn't been told to go around (800 fpm descent on 3 degree glidepath). You are very generous to allow that the pilots would have detected their error in time. We'll never know if they would have reacted in those ...

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by goboeing
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 26013

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

What a deplorable statement from this rotten little man. Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. Is it me or does he look really tired and worn out in that picture? Like he has not had a full night of sleep since the airspace/destinations/electron...

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by goboeing
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 112323

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Apparently, I read elsewhere that not only were the lights for 28L OFF, but there was not a lighted X placed on 28L either. With the remaining lights being 28R and Charlie, it is basically a trap to line up with Charlie. We'll see what comes out regarding the lights on 28L. I still can't believe how...

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by goboeing
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 26013

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

What a deplorable statement from this rotten little man. Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. Is it me or does he look really tired and worn out in that picture? Like he has not had a full night of sleep since the airspace/destinations/electroni...

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by goboeing
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 18138

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

[/quote] keep Deltas A321s out of DTW please, I'm fine with MD-80s and 737s though.[/quote]

Keep the A321s out of DTW?

Why?

The MD-88s will all be gone in three years so you'd better enjoy them while they are around!

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100
Replies: 34
Views: 8640

Re: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100

I would imagine for any Delta MD80/90 pilot living on the west coast, they would be happy to take a very small pay decrease ($6/hr for a 10 year Captain) to move to the C Series and quit commuting back east (should the west coast base for the C Series be confirmed). Doubtful that there are any M88 ...

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by goboeing
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 67274

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

The overall lack of progress since the dawn of the jet age is sad.

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by goboeing
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 10560

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

The world tails were awesome. Something different and fun to look at.

They maybe should have put the Union Jack up near the front under the title.

That Margaret Thatcher can go pound sand

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by goboeing
Wed May 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 5245

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

The numbers in that agreement are systemwide. The numbers in that agreement are also meaningless. As the article says, Delta and VS can do whatever they want with no repercussions. Actually, it all makes sense now, as I see the article was from January 1, 2015! FYI, the pilot union filed a lawsuit ...

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by goboeing
Wed May 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 5245

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

It was launched with much fanfare. Branson was on inaugural flight to Detroit, there was a party in Royal Oak. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2015/06/11/virgin-atlantic-delta-detroit-flights/71082424/ But union reminded management https://skift.com/2015/01/01/delta-agrees-not-to-outsourc...

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by goboeing
Wed May 17, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 5245

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

dtw2hyd wrote:
I believe it was a union issue. For the fares, DL is charging it should be on VS and someone should be belly dancing.

But DL cut down VS to keep union happy and DTW always gets the short end of the stick.


What union do you theorize made this an issue?

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by goboeing
Wed May 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup
Replies: 48
Views: 9402

Re: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup

More tabloid news from a society comprised of 80% drones.

Nothing to see here.

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by goboeing
Tue May 09, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Cancels Media Day Due to Recent Bad Press
Replies: 11
Views: 2823

Re: DL Cancels Media Day Due to Recent Bad Press

The American media is creeping towards tabloid status.

Notice you don't see the WSJ, NYT or Washington Post go on for an entire week about one single passenger with an issue on a jet out of a million each day.

Because they are covering actual news.

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by goboeing
Mon May 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route
Replies: 25
Views: 6290

Re: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route

ASFlyer wrote:
seasonal? It's a 24 day service to cover the holidays. Nothing more.


That's what the poster said.

Holidays are seasonal. They occur in the holiday season each year.

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by goboeing
Sat May 06, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping
Replies: 80
Views: 9141

Re: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping

Just a career politician trying to look busy.

The article is also three weeks old.

Not even worth discussing.

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by goboeing
Wed May 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 7577

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

Its been a pretty rough week for turbulence. Had a pretty turbulent descent into EWR on Monday night, flying thru a thunderstorm. I fly a lot, and, that was pretty above average turbulence. Why did you fly "thru a thunderstorm"? "I dont know". "Ask the pilot"? But perh...

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by goboeing
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline

Loud? 717? The front of a 717 is the quietest ride in the narrowbody fleet at Delta these days. I'm not talking about engine noise. There is a very loud sound that comes from the air ducts. So loud at times it's difficult to have a conversation. It's most noticeable on the left side of the aircraft...

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by goboeing
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline

LAX772LR wrote:
beechnut wrote:
I just can't get used to a DC-9 being called a "Boeing 717"

Pretty sure that the 717, even as an MD95, was never on the original DC9's certificate.


Type rating says DC-9!

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by goboeing
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question
Replies: 10
Views: 4553

Re: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question

Hi. I don't mean to hijack this thread and apologies if it has been discussed (you know the deficiencies of search) but what was the rationale for having the windows in the first place? I had heard that there used to be a Part 25 minimum square inches of glass requirement that was high enough that ...

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by goboeing
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question
Replies: 10
Views: 4553

Re: DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 eyebrow window question

Tremendously annoying and an outdated relic from a bygone era. Actually a contributing factor that motivated me to bid off an airplane with them and go fly something else. To be fair, not just the eyebrow window but the combination of that plus the sheer lack of any UV shades whatsoever. You can onl...

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by goboeing
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary
Replies: 49
Views: 9220

Re: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary

But ... one of our members here said what most Canadians would say when presented with this scenario. "I don't care who flies the aircraft, as long as I get a cheap seat to Cancun". Personally, and only my opinion, I wouldn't put a dog on a Sunwing airplane let alone a loved one. I hear t...

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by goboeing
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary
Replies: 49
Views: 9220

Re: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary

The issue of a pilot being impaired is indeed a major story. If one dissects the story further however one should ask the question of why would a Canadian Airline flying between Canada and Mexico/Caribbean crew a large percentage of its' aircraft with foreign licensed pilots? Sunwing won the right ...

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by goboeing
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 34531

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

What a terrible piece of air traffic controlling.

I'm glad she has been put on leave but unfortunately the issue is much more systemic than many would want to believe.

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by goboeing
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berkshire Hathaway Buying Shares of US4
Replies: 48
Views: 5090

Re: Berkshire Hathaway Buying Shares of US4

Worked out well for him last time http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-0 ... ir-buffett I think the scene today vs. US Air in 1995 is not very similar. To ignore the industry consolidation after the wave of bankruptcy reorganizations is simply ignorant. The fact that Buffett is investing in these ...

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