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TeeVee
TeeVee
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Joined: 2009-03-12
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  • though i'm not especially good at it yet, i pilot a DJI Mavic Mini. clearly the software is far better than i will ever be in all likelihood. i'm not advocating a company like DJI produce people carrying drones, but the technology is so insanely good and keeps getting better. and yeah, the mavic will fly itself back to a homepoint and land by itself.

    yeah, technology fails sometimes, but it just may be that humans fail more often.

    there's also the undeniable fact that advanced fighters are designed to be unstable and uncontrollable without the computer, or so i've read. so we already rely on tech to control uncontrollable aircraft.
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  • i'm not going to respond to every post in detail. having flown close to 2,000,000 miles flown as a passenger on just AA, and add to that probably another 300,000 on other airlines, i am qualified to give my opinion. you don't like it? TFB.

    i've seen FA's do just about everything, including making repeated announcements begging for a medically trained pax to volunteer and help them with a sick or dead pax--clearly, FA's are not all that trained in first aid--basic at best. which is fine by me. i dont expect them to be any more trained. i've seen them break-up fist fights and separate brawling couples who's marriage/love-affair blew up mid-flight. i've seen them lose their shit over the simplest request. thankfully, i've never seen them act in a real plane-wide emergency, but i imagine most would do a bang-up job. when boeing bobby gave me a tour of Atlas' training facility, i watched an FA training session from out in the hall, well, more like listened to it, anyway. and yes,...
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  • read this evening that lukashithead denies that a mig was sent to intercept the ryanair flight. i'd sure love to see lithuania or someone else publish the radar track of the mig...
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  • yeah this will ruffle some feathers...

    this is what happens when we allow dictatorial regimes to flourish while we look the other way. on the other hand, every time we intervene in shit abroad we incur the wrath of half the planet.

    so, forget sanctions. cuba proved completely that they dont work worth a damn. a total isolation from a very large block of countries might work, or not. pass a law prohibiting belarus from overflying and they do it anyway, what will the eu do? shoot them down? hahaha not those bleeding heart socialists!

    so like Gabe said, nothing of anything will be done and the world will simply leave yet another dictator to be.
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  • the crew was informed by belarusan atc that there was a bomb threat. so aside from the mig, the crew made a halfway decent decision, even if vilnius was a closer airport.

    belarus should be aviation blacklisted.
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  • yes, i get that. was just an observation. hey, why not make it just a little less comfortable for the self-loading cargo scum?
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  • flew in a max the other day MIA-PTY. aside from engines sound being different, it's the same ol same ol. oh yeah, brilliantly, they managed to make the shitter even smaller! pretty soon they will remove them altogether and hand out bags.
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  • ah yeah, how could i forget? one thing that was pleasantly missing from the onboard announcements was how "FA's are primarily here for your safety..." get over it. while i wont go so far as to say FAs are flying servers, that is what they do 97% of the time. seat belt check. arm/disarm doors. and that's about it. in the exceptionally rare (thankfully) event of an evacuation, they may serve some good. but enough about their primary job garbage. that and the evolution of the laws/regs that give them way too much power for which they clearly have not been trained to handle, has led to the sad state of service amongst US airlines.
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  • TeeVee
    replied to Airline (dis)service.
    so Gabe, i've mad the same rant over and over, here an elsewhere. this is what happens when you deregulate the airlines and give them protection from state-law based lawsuits. sure, deregulation wasn't entirely bad, but the asinine argument about how it greatly reduced prices is contradicted by the history: fares had been dropping for some time before deregulation happened and likely would've continued to drop.

    the game they played with you is truly one that a non-airline employee could never conjure. fare rules that are so complex, that even the folks i speak to at the top tier of AA, don't understand them and have to call their "fare desk." imagine, you have created a system SO effin complex that your own employees--bloody reservation agents for *ucks sake--don't understand them!!!

    and to the new guy fleckenmann, why don't you pull up United's terms and conditions and copy and paste the part that expresslly permits them to do what Gabe is complaining...
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  • i'm a miles whore. qatar is part of oneworld.
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  • Airbus vs. Boeing / US vs Others

    just came back from a trip to Dubai. All in, about 30 hours aboard 2 A350-1000 operated by Qatar Airways. yeah, im a spoiled bitch and flew in biz. not one US airline i've flown in my entire flying life spanning 4 decades can touch the toenails of qatar's service. i mean, holy shit! a crew dedicated to making customers happy, none of the bullshit about "while we are here primarily for your safety..."

    as for the aircraft, i do realize that interiors are very much up to the airline purchasing the ac, but i just feel more comfortable aboard airbi--at least the newer ones. qatar's 3 exterior cameras viewable on your IFE screen are a very nice touch....
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