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Forum: Travel News
Feb 14, 03, 10:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By mdtony

Cause I don't live to work, I work to live? ...

Cause I don't live to work, I work to live? Cause I want something called a life?

Yeah, I know. I'm crazy. I want to actually do something besides work. How insane.
Forum: Travel News
Feb 14, 03, 2:21 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By mdtony

And it appears that all this nonsense was based...

And it appears that all this nonsense was based on a lie. They keep on telling us to remain vigilent and report suspicious activities to the police, regardless of the threat level. So then we...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 14, 03, 2:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By mdtony

Be Like Southwest, You Say?

Well, maybe you'll stop saying that now. Yeah, I guess even the most dedicated employee will say, what the hell are you talking about when management says they want you to work 14.5 hour days.
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Forum: Travel News
Feb 11, 03, 11:09 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 1,709
Posted By mdtony

I've got a different question. If they are...

I've got a different question. If they are telling us that no matter what the color code is for the condition we are at, we are supposed to report suspicious activity to the police, then why even...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 11, 03, 11:07 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By mdtony

We already had to file inbbound and outbound TFR...

We already had to file inbbound and outbound TFR plans and get in touch with ATC as soon as we could after departure and maintain contact with them until we cleared the TFR. Then when we came back...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 9, 03, 10:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By mdtony

Yes, all ATC folks are Air Force Academy grads...

Yes, all ATC folks are Air Force Academy grads who would have understood the note.
Forum: Travel News
Feb 9, 03, 10:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By mdtony

To where? In case the media screwed up the...

To where? In case the media screwed up the reporting again -- which, when it comes to anything related to aviation they do over and over again -- the area that's going to fall under the restrictions...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 9, 03, 10:04 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 1,709
Posted By mdtony

You got it. It gives people a reason to tune...

You got it. It gives people a reason to tune into their TV sets and goose the ratings. I personally think they should just dump the color coded information and only release that to the cops and...
Feb 6, 03, 7:42 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 1,412
Posted By mdtony

And this flawed "logic" once again raises its...

And this flawed "logic" once again raises its ugly head. How many times does it have to be repeated before it sinks in?

UAL cannot compete with Southwest. There is simply no way to duplicate the...
Feb 6, 03, 7:30 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,178
Posted By mdtony

There are so many things that folks who are not...

There are so many things that folks who are not involved in the airline industry just don't get. I've got many friends in the industry, and I'm allowed to fly airplanes, and I still don't understand...
Feb 6, 03, 7:21 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,178
Posted By mdtony

Not the people who seem to frequent these boards,...

Not the people who seem to frequent these boards, who call for UAL to close its doors forever when they don't get an upgrade or their seat gets changed due to an equipment changed, that's for sure.
Feb 6, 03, 7:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By mdtony

It is amazing to me that there are folks who...

It is amazing to me that there are folks who still insist that the stock of UAL, Enron, USAiways, and WorldCom has ANY value. The only reason it's trading at all is that there are professionals...
Feb 6, 03, 7:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By mdtony

I have a friend who used to be based at ORD but...

I have a friend who used to be based at ORD but who lived in the DC area. She never had a problem flying NRSA from here to there.

Since non-revs go last -- and don't anyone start the employee...
Feb 6, 03, 7:12 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By mdtony

Nah, they're getting worse, Bear. Now they're...

Nah, they're getting worse, Bear. Now they're saying that you folks should close your doors.

Yup, let's throw 80,000 people into the unemployment lines and close a service that provides...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 6, 03, 7:08 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By mdtony

I'm not in the mood to get into a pissing contest...

I'm not in the mood to get into a pissing contest here, but I'll just close by saying this. Weight and balance issues can be a life and death issue. Therefore, if there is even a chance that an...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 6, 03, 6:57 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By mdtony

I don't blame the pilots for doing that. If you...

I don't blame the pilots for doing that. If you get some strange note and you have no clue what it means, safety dictates -- especially when hundreds of lives may be at stake -- that you go back to...
Feb 2, 03, 12:17 am
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By mdtony

Yeah, let's close down an airline that provides...

Yeah, let's close down an airline that provides millions of people with transportation (oh, there's that crazy concept again, that airlines are for transportation!) just because someone gets a little...
Forum: Travel News
Feb 2, 03, 12:12 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By mdtony

I don't know where you get off calling me rude...

I don't know where you get off calling me rude when I am simply pointing out the fact that weight and balance issues are being investigated as a potential cause of the crash in North Carolina. I am...
Forum: Travel News
Jan 31, 03, 12:41 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By mdtony

Your statement was that it was the airline's...

Your statement was that it was the airline's problem. I simply pointed out that if a plane crashed in part due to weight issues, then it's an issue for the folks who died as well as their families. ...
Forum: Travel News
Jan 28, 03, 11:37 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By mdtony

What conceivable reason would anyone have to set...

What conceivable reason would anyone have to set their seat on fire? It just makes no sense.

Oh, well. Transport millions of passengers and you are bound to get a few freaks.
Forum: Travel News
Jan 28, 03, 11:36 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By mdtony

Uh, I think it may have been a problem for the...

Uh, I think it may have been a problem for the people who died in that plane crash down in Carolina as well as their families, don't you?
Jan 27, 03, 6:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By mdtony

Well, if they DIDN'T talk to the passengers about...

Well, if they DIDN'T talk to the passengers about how to use the safety equipment, you can be sure that someone from the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe would file a lawsuit.

It's like the...
Forum: Travel News
Jan 27, 03, 6:07 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,191
Posted By mdtony

Yup. And when it comes to relatively small...

Yup. And when it comes to relatively small planes like the one that went down in NC a few weeks ago, if you get a plane full of 300 pounders instead of the 170 pound person that the FAA uses, it can...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 26, 03, 10:58 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,498
Posted By mdtony

Is that Austrailian dollars? Okay, fine, I'll...

Is that Austrailian dollars? Okay, fine, I'll slide ya a greenback.

Heh heh. Or do you want to GIVE me $2,000 for them.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 26, 03, 10:54 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By mdtony

Well, it doesn't surprise me. If you listen to...

Well, it doesn't surprise me. If you listen to the media, Southwest is the answer to all the airline industry's problems. I mean, it's not the bad economy, the terrorist attacks, and so on. Nope,...
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