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Dec 2, 19, 6:41 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 10,377
Posted By LarryJ

To answer one of the OP's questions, one of the...

To answer one of the OP's questions, one of the reasons for the carry-on bag restriction on BE fares is to improve aircraft turn-time and on-time performance.

BE passengers board in the last...
Dec 2, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,697
Posted By LarryJ

It's a balancing act. When UAL's on-time...

It's a balancing act.

When UAL's on-time stats peeked the hub schedules included a lot of slack. One of Scott Kirby's initiatives was rebanking the hubs to create more and better connection...
Dec 2, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 2,679
Views: 254,589
Posted By LarryJ

I wouldn't worry about it at this point. Wait...

I wouldn't worry about it at this point. Wait until it is closer to the flight date and you know that the MAX has been returned to service. UAL has said that they will allow changes if your flight...
Dec 1, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 16,270
Posted By LarryJ

If I read the article correctly, he did call. He...

If I read the article correctly, he did call. He didn't like the answer he got on the phone so he waited in line for 12 hours but still got the same answer.

You're right, we've come a long way in...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 30, 19, 2:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By LarryJ

In my 29 years as an airline pilot, I can not...

In my 29 years as an airline pilot, I can not remember a single pilot who considered legal liability in his decision to keep the seat belt signs on. Any who do, would be the exception.

We keep...
Nov 30, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,874
Posted By LarryJ

MCI screening is contracted out. Like SFO, the...

MCI screening is contracted out. Like SFO, the 'blue shirts' are not TSA.

The responding police officers will make their own decision based on what they observe and learn from interviewing...
Nov 28, 19, 10:32 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,395
Posted By LarryJ

Come on! Tell the truth. You're just coming...

Come on! Tell the truth. You're just coming back for the shoe shines!
Nov 27, 19, 9:35 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,395
Posted By LarryJ

Well, I prefer strong, gusty crosswinds for my...

Well, I prefer strong, gusty crosswinds for my landings. I find they lower expectations!
Nov 27, 19, 9:27 am
Replies: 123
Views: 40,310
Posted By LarryJ

When something is recommended it still allows...

When something is recommended it still allows flexibility to modify. The difference is that by not holding the brakes you slightly decrease the possibility to debris ingestion which, itself, is a...
Nov 26, 19, 7:00 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,395
Posted By LarryJ

I think retiring pilots think more about our...

I think retiring pilots think more about our final landing than our final transmission. LOL
Nov 26, 19, 6:53 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 40,310
Posted By LarryJ

Not unless you're verifying engine performance,...

Not unless you're verifying engine performance, such as in icing conditions as I mentioned above. A rolling takeoff is the preferred method as it reduces the opportunity for debris ingestion and...
Nov 26, 19, 12:36 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,395
Posted By LarryJ

Too bad I can't see it in CCS until July! LOL

Too bad I can't see it in CCS until July! LOL
Nov 26, 19, 12:35 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 40,310
Posted By LarryJ

There may be less flexibility from ATC on...

There may be less flexibility from ATC on international flights do to being in airspace without ATC radar. Since ATC can't see your exact position, separation is based on estimates, position...
Nov 26, 19, 10:59 am
Replies: 123
Views: 40,310
Posted By LarryJ

Sometimes we're cleared for takeoff before we've...

Sometimes we're cleared for takeoff before we've lined up with the runway, other times we line up and wait for some time before being cleared. You'll often see a "rolling takeoff" in the former...
Nov 25, 19, 10:54 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,395
Posted By LarryJ

Congratulations, and thanks for the seniority...

Congratulations, and thanks for the seniority number! LOL
Nov 23, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,874
Posted By LarryJ

The TSO's comment is indicative of frustration. ...

The TSO's comment is indicative of frustration. When we get frustrated we often say things that, in retrospect, we shouldn't. This happens to everyone regardless of their profession.
Nov 5, 19, 10:30 am
Replies: 2,679
Views: 254,589
Posted By LarryJ

Father forward doesn't affect the pitching moment...

Father forward doesn't affect the pitching moment from thrust application. It is the distance below the center-of-gravity that affects the pitching moment as that is the moment-arm of the thrust.
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Nov 4, 19, 8:04 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 21,817
Posted By LarryJ

Yet UAL did. About three years ago they...

Yet UAL did. About three years ago they renovated the UAX arm of the A Terminal as well as a complete gut and rebuild of that terminal's United Club. They spent all that money knowing that the...
Nov 1, 19, 2:44 pm
Replies: 2,679
Views: 254,589
Posted By LarryJ

Don't read anything into the dates to which each...

Don't read anything into the dates to which each airline has removed the MAX from their schedules. The airlines aren't basing those dates on when they expect the MAX to be flying again.

They are...
Oct 30, 19, 6:18 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 19,703
Posted By LarryJ

Video reviews are already showing up on YouTube. ...

Video reviews are already showing up on YouTube.

It appears that the F/A does a drink and snack service in FC before heading back to do the service in E. Soft drinks and snacks are then available...
Oct 28, 19, 8:53 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 8,760
Posted By LarryJ

All mainline aircraft have satellite-based...

All mainline aircraft have satellite-based internet but the different systems have different coverage areas.

Coverage maps for the various systems are on this page: ...
Oct 28, 19, 8:50 pm
Replies: 1,278
Views: 134,732
Posted By LarryJ

Likely terminal 1 to terminal 2 though BOI could...

Likely terminal 1 to terminal 2 though BOI could also depart from terminal 1. As much as a 15 minute walk from one end of the "C" concourse to the end of either E or F.
Oct 23, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 43,124
Posted By LarryJ

The number of 70 and 76-seat airplanes operated...

The number of 70 and 76-seat airplanes operated by Express carriers is at the max allowed.

They are replacing older 70-seat CRJ-700s with new 70-seat E-175SCs on a 1:1 basis so the total number of...
Oct 21, 19, 7:27 pm
Replies: 369
Views: 62,650
Posted By LarryJ

Based on your altitude, the twin was likely VFR...

Based on your altitude, the twin was likely VFR and below the floor of the Class B airspace. Anything less than a 500' vertical separation would have triggered a TCAS resolution advisory causing...
Oct 19, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 2,679
Views: 254,589
Posted By LarryJ

The 757 and 767 is a single type-rating. When I...

The 757 and 767 is a single type-rating. When I received my 767 type rating it said "757/767" even though I'd never training for nor flown a 757. Before I flew 757s I had to complete differences...
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