Flying While Impaired.

Old Jul 2, 02, 4:25 pm
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Flying While Impaired.


Am America West aircraft was recalled to the terminal just as it was preparing for takeoff. The Captain and First officer were breathalised, charged with impaired flying
and arrested.

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Old Jul 2, 02, 4:53 pm
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..and this has to do with Air Canada .. ??
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Old Jul 2, 02, 5:27 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Scoop:
..and this has to do with Air Canada .. ??</font>
I've had a few landings where I've wondered if the AC pilots were drinking from the Bus. Class drink inventory!!!

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Old Jul 2, 02, 7:42 pm
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Well, at BWI, AC (Jazz) shares gate space with America West -- and when their CRJ recently needed a mechanic to look it over, they called on America West to provide the essential service. So this may be a little closer than comfortable. Drunk Pilot AND co-pilot, ugh!
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Old Jul 2, 02, 8:51 pm
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"..and this has to do with Air Canada..??"

Maybe they were drinking in the MLL, and AC were serving doubles.
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Old Jul 2, 02, 9:12 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Scoop:
..and this has to do with Air Canada .. ??</font>
It has to do with safety and this is common to all carriers
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Old Jul 3, 02, 6:12 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Skyhawk:
"..and this has to do with Air Canada..??"

Maybe they were drinking in the MLL, and AC were serving doubles.
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No joy there, Skyhawk This was in MIA and we don't have a MLL here. HP does have the counter right next to us but I've been on vacation, would have liked to had a prime seat to view that fiasco. Apparently it was the security agents who first notified authorities that there was a problem. The pilots in question started to hassle them about their coffee not being allowed through. The really sad thing is that this was a 10:30AM flight!
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Old Jul 3, 02, 6:55 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The really sad thing is that this was a 10:30AM flight!</font>
I suspect that to the pilots, it was really 22:30PM of the previous day (or 34h30, if that's clearer). Which would be of concern in terms of sleepiness even if not inebriation.

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Old Jul 3, 02, 12:57 pm
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If you were working for America West, you too would have the need to drink
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Old Jul 3, 02, 1:11 pm
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Or a passenger on America West?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew Webber:
Or a passenger on America West?
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You guys should not be so quick to use out of date perceptions on HP.

Remember that these are the guys that are leading the reforms to ticket restrictions by the major airlines in the USA.
 
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That's true, you do have a good point. Thanks to them, I've taken advantage of great fares on AA to the west coast without any advance purchase or minimum stay requirements.
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Old Jul 3, 02, 3:08 pm
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This is from the HP PR department, but it does show that this ain't the same old "America Worst"

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America West Continues Trend of Operational Leadership-Airline Remains Industry Leader in On-Time Performance System-wide And in Its Phoenix Hub
Body: PHOENIX, Jul 1, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- America West's (NYSE: AWA) system-wide on-time performance for May 2002 was an industry leading 87.7 percent as reported today in the Department of Transportation's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report, a 14 percent improvement over the 77.0 percent reported in May 2001. Through the first five months of 2002, America West is first among all major airlines in on-time performance. The airline was also among the industry leaders in completion factor. For May, America West's percentage of cancelled flights was only 0.4 percent, an 80 percent decrease from May 2001.
"The hard work and dedication of our employees has once again resulted in industry leading operational performance and outstanding service to our customers," said Jeff McClelland, executive vice president, operations.

Additionally, America West reported 2.95 mishandled bags per 1,000 passengers, a 10 percent improvement over May 2001, and 11 percent better than the industry average of 3.32. As a result of these improvements, customer complaints to the DOT declined by nearly 50 percent from 2.69 per 100,000 passengers in May 2001 to 1.42 in May 2002.

At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where America West is the leading carrier and operates nearly 75 percent of all of its flights, the airline's on-time arrival percentage was 90.7 percent, up from 85.2 percent in May 2001, ranking it first among major carriers serving Sky Harbor for the seventh month in a row.

America West Airlines is the nation's largest low-fare, hub-and-spoke airline. Founded in 1983, it is the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West is the nation's eighth-largest carrier and serves 88 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. America West is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion

 

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