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Old 11-30-2015, 11:58 AM   #1471
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They do not do this test with live passengers. The cleanup would take forever😄😄😄 ballast and instrumentation only plus a very skilled flight crew to run the test.


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Old 11-30-2015, 01:34 PM   #1472
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:01 PM   #1473
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They scream too much on hard landings and distract the crew. 😄😄😄


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Old 12-01-2015, 12:43 AM   #1474
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They do not do this test with live passengers. The cleanup would take forever😄😄😄 ballast and instrumentation only plus a very skilled flight crew to run the test.
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You wouldn't believe the passenger crap my friend has to clean-up -- and it is inconsequential to his piloting skills. His airline has taken the same utilitarian approach as Southwest. Pilots and flight attendants work side-by-side grooming the cabin between flights. Dirty diapers stuffed under the seat or in the seat pocket; used Kleenexes -same place; water bottles filled with apple juice??.....and gawd forbid....semi-solids of questionable origin on the seats.

This "economy" airline has now gone with leather seats for a more sanitary clean-up, but I sure wouldn't eat anything off them.
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Old 12-01-2015, 12:52 AM   #1475
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Well, if they do not do the test with live passengers.....just how many dead ones do they get to ride along?

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Old 12-01-2015, 11:07 AM   #1476
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Ryan Air uses hard plastic seats to make clean up easier. The funny thing about Ryan Air is that the seats are still warm when you board, that is how fast they turn their planes around. That and the fact that they fly into second tier airports is why they are profitable.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:29 PM   #1477
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Airlines used to be about customer service, now it's just butts in seats, and as cheap as possible. Sad.


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Old 12-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #1478
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Except for 2 flightseeing adventures in the Arctic, we haven't flown since 1999. That was the decision after an especially bad combination of delays, cancellations and lying airline personnel when I had to go to Fla. because my mother was in the hospital. Subsequent visits to her were by truck and though we drove from Colorado to Clearwater, Fla., in only 3 days, I felt better than I did from one day on two planes and hours stuck on the tarmac.

It looks like it is worse now between security (much of that looks like an attempt to prove they are doing something even though TSA seems to fail many tests when secret shoppers are used) and miserable experiences on planes. If I want to ride in a cattle car and pay for it, I'll fly, otherwise I'd rather put pins in my eyes.

I used to enjoy flying and it used to get me somewhere fast with few delays. I got to look at the country from above. Food was fair, but half of the time they got my dietary requests wrong. Comfort was reasonable, though I will not forget the young and hyperactive boy next to me apparently being shuttled between parents. After he jabbed me repeatedly in the side with his elbow, I did ask a flight attendant if we could open the door briefly; she wanted to, but there was something about rules.

I understand airlines in other countries (I hope Canada is among them) treat their customers much better. I have no idea about "security" elsewhere. If I ever decide to fly out of the US, I will look for a non-American airline. Of course, I have no idea what you do to deal with TSA and probably wouldn't want to find out. If I want to get groped, I can drive to NYC and take the subway.

Rant completed. Too bad about flying. We did take a commercial flight from Inuvik, NWT, to Tuktoyatuk, NWT, in 2006 on a twin otter. There was no security. The pilot and co-pilot were also the baggage handlers. The co-pilot had her stomach exposed so we could see her belly button ring. Coming back they held the plane while someone dropped off some whale blubber to be sent to a friend in Inuvik. That's the way to fly.

FaN, have you ever wanted to get a pilot's license? Personally I want a spaceship and am unaware any license is required for that.

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Old 12-04-2015, 12:17 AM   #1479
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Gene, funny you should inquire if I ever wanted to become a pilot - which was prefaced with your northern flying adventure. Yes, I have some regrets about not pursuing my licence because the north is where I would want to fly.

However, beyond that, no. Because there is some truth to this.....with a few exceptions....
"The average pilot, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else."

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"The average pilot, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else."

Quit telling our secrets.
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Oh, are they grooming you to be the next Pope too, Dave? That's what I told my friend in the midst of this upgrade to the left seat. I've never seen such a foo-fa-rah.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:50 PM   #1482
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Have You Hugged a Pilot Lately?

Oh dear. That was so beetchy.

If people only knew what pilots have to go through.

Gene, Transport Canada has suspended Buffalo Airways - an iconic northern airline that still flies the DC-3.

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Thinking of my Uncle Per - a real good Swede - who would play this every Christmas. It would have us kids rolling on the floor. (But hold the liver loaf and pickled herring, which is every good Swede's idea of Christmas "goodies"!)

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Uh, waitaminit. Pickled herring is also a favorite in my household..., I'm half Norwegian. Just don't serve Lutefisk. Even my very Norwegian father couldn't stand the stuff.


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