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Aug 19, 19, 2:08 pm
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Posted By autdi

It all depends on weight derived from fuel vs...

It all depends on weight derived from fuel vs weight in pax + cargo. If you had reserves, and a bit more planned for landing weight, getting stuck with 30 minutes more fuel is a lot to burn off,...
Aug 16, 19, 4:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By autdi

I've seen this route through a non-hub for pax...

I've seen this route through a non-hub for pax ORD->FWA->CLT. ORD->FWA gets delayed somewhere, and they still send them to FWA, after the last FWA->CLT has left for the day, the exact scenario was...
May 12, 19, 8:55 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By autdi

I know that as a Plat, the free MCE price for the...

I know that as a Plat, the free MCE price for the routes I'm on 99% of the time has now become more expensive than C+ on DL, and I've moved over. I was a 70-90 segment a year AA flyer, but why...
May 12, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By autdi

Personal experience after slogging through with...

Personal experience after slogging through with gogo for a long time, which never was fast, but at least emails updated. Viasat, when it works is very fast, but also very unstable. VPN connections,...
Apr 16, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,558
Posted By autdi

All depends on what their contract was for, if it...

All depends on what their contract was for, if it was to skimp pennies, they are horrible, if they were brought in so you don't have to deal with the travel details, they are great. I've had each,...
Apr 12, 19, 5:55 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By autdi

That's standard, local picks up 10% of the tab,...

That's standard, local picks up 10% of the tab, feds pay the rest. I've seen the exact same 90% split multiple times at multiple locations for taxiways, runway extensions, lighting, most direct use...
Apr 9, 19, 12:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By autdi

Have they improved the delay from order to...

Have they improved the delay from order to pickup? I got all the way up to submit, and it was showing a pickup time something like 35-40 minutes out.
Apr 8, 19, 9:47 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By autdi

I've flown out of similar places, however, the...

I've flown out of similar places, however, the crossing was never near the takeoff point, most were in the first 1000 feet of the runway. You feel the bump when you go over the other runway, and...
Apr 8, 19, 6:32 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By autdi

Correct, it is set based on no thrust reverse,...

Correct, it is set based on no thrust reverse, brake pads worn to minimums, in a downpour wet for rejected takeoff. That's pretty much the worst of everything.
Apr 7, 19, 6:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By autdi

Latest chart has it at 5500...

Latest chart has it at 5500 https://www.airnav.com/airport/KCOU, CR7 needs 5265 at MTOW https://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/en/fleet-solutions/crj-series#specifications
Mar 28, 19, 10:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By autdi

Agreed, they have a perishable commodity, if they...

Agreed, they have a perishable commodity, if they take in an incremental more revenue to fill an otherwise leaving empty seat, with the potential that the seat goes empty later is a wise trade. If...
Mar 27, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By autdi

Was standby on an earlier flight on paid F, F had...

Was standby on an earlier flight on paid F, F had 1 empty, Y full, I was #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) on the standby list. It played out 1 Y upgraded...
Mar 25, 19, 8:34 am
Replies: 365
Views: 40,118
Posted By autdi

Ha, the most peaceful part of the flight was VR...

Ha, the most peaceful part of the flight was VR to 10k. Play the entire passing 10k video, which seems to get longer every time I see it, this was with IFE, so the play games, listen and watch...
Mar 25, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 365
Views: 40,118
Posted By autdi

Same pitch on all 4 segments, including 2...

Same pitch on all 4 segments, including 2 DFW<->AUS, so with all the talking, it was announcement free for about half the flight. They are getting pretty bold, one of them said the miles never...
Mar 20, 19, 6:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,661
Posted By autdi

My offer has stayed the same, then again, I was a...

My offer has stayed the same, then again, I was a couple hundred over the plat line. Funny that they think I'll buy something I've passed on for 3 months at the same price to get 3/4 the benefit.
Mar 19, 19, 7:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By autdi

You will also often see large variation going...

You will also often see large variation going east vs going west, winds aloft play in quite a bit. Recall a flight to ICN that the route looked crazy in the morning when I looked at it, then captain...
Mar 19, 19, 7:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By autdi

Nah, they fell off a ways back, took a wrong turn...

Nah, they fell off a ways back, took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.
Mar 16, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By autdi

I like it when they actually use it for...

I like it when they actually use it for improvements, rather than a meaningless report promptly filed for future reference to satisfy someones quarterly goals metric.
Mar 15, 19, 12:29 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 21,151
Posted By autdi

How far ahead are the swaps happening? I'm on a...

How far ahead are the swaps happening? I'm on a route that has been canceled tonight and tomorrow (non-Max8) but no information on the Sunday flight that I'm on yet.
Mar 13, 19, 2:15 pm
Replies: 663
Views: 52,232
Posted By autdi

I was just about to ask if it was a common...

I was just about to ask if it was a common cockpit, or 2 independent types. In looking up training schools, they are offering a 737 type covering 737-300 -737 Max9. So it would seem that they could...
Mar 13, 19, 2:08 pm
Replies: 663
Views: 52,232
Posted By autdi

Well, it may operate as scheduled, swap planes,...

Well, it may operate as scheduled, swap planes, or make up time in the air, or any of the laundry list of excuses I've encountered when faced with certainty of an outcome.
Mar 8, 19, 3:57 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,573
Posted By autdi

Honestly, if this is something that they did on...

Honestly, if this is something that they did on multiple aircraft, I'd think pulling their cert is potentially in order as a time out, retrain on importance of doing the job to the install specs,...
Mar 8, 19, 6:34 am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,573
Posted By autdi

Zip ties instead of bolts? How far behind do you...

Zip ties instead of bolts? How far behind do you have to fall that installing a zip tie is that much faster than a bolt? Then again, from the pictures above, the bolts don't look like the right...
Feb 28, 19, 7:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,743
Posted By autdi

This has been going on for at least 3-4 years. ...

This has been going on for at least 3-4 years. On-time when a plane is an hour away, and departure is in 10 minutes, then start slipping 10 minutes at a go.
Feb 27, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 2,046
Views: 433,274
Posted By autdi

If you can down $25 in Y food a day, after...

If you can down $25 in Y food a day, after finding flights that have any food on board, more power to you.
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