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flynavyj
10-19-2007, 10:23 PM
This little article came out in the STL paper the other day, mentioning trans states airlines, and the state of pilots in the industry...some of things are nice to have pointed out, but other pieces of it might be "insulting" to some of the aviators. either way, not a "terrible" article, considering the media.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/business/stories.nsf/story/0B61C4706C301E0086257377000E89D7?OpenDocument


flyerfly
10-20-2007, 09:00 AM
Haha awesome to see Ben Church on there. He was fun to fly with on reserve a few times.

POPA
10-20-2007, 09:06 AM
Am I the only person who read the comment about TSA's 545 cockpit seats and wondered how exactly they came up with that number?
545 seats / 2 seats per plane = 272 and a half aircraft
Even if we count the jumpseat in that number, that still gives TSA about 180 aircraft. Have you all really done that much expansion since I left?


mperrizo
10-20-2007, 09:40 AM
Even if they had that many planes I would love to see the seating arrangment to move 20% of the nations passengers. "Trans States Airlines, that fly about 20 percent of the nation's air passengers".

Did they forget to move the decimal two places over?

cbire880
10-20-2007, 01:59 PM
I'm betting the writer intended to say that regional airlines fly 20% of the nations passengers.

weasil
10-20-2007, 04:36 PM
Even if they had that many planes I would love to see the seating arrangment to move 20% of the nations passengers. "Trans States Airlines, that fly about 20 percent of the nation's air passengers".

Did they forget to move the decimal two places over?

No you just didn't quote the entire sentence.

And it's having a profound effect on the dozens of regional airlines, like Bridgeton-based Trans States Airlines, that fly about 20 percent of the nation's air passengers ...

I'm betting the writer intended to say that regional airlines fly 20% of the nations passengers.

That's exactly what the writer did say... see above.

Shrek
10-20-2007, 06:44 PM
And JR the new MEC Chairman in the background with his arms crossed......."Yeah what he said!" type look on his face :)

Zach
10-20-2007, 08:34 PM
Haha awesome to see Ben Church on there. He was fun to fly with on reserve a few times.

Church is hilarious and fun to fly with.

Zach
10-20-2007, 08:38 PM
Am I the only person who read the comment about TSA's 545 cockpit seats and wondered how exactly they came up with that number?
545 seats / 2 seats per plane = 272 and a half aircraft
Even if we count the jumpseat in that number, that still gives TSA about 180 aircraft. Have you all really done that much expansion since I left?

The author probably meant 545 pilots is how many Trans States needs to keep staffed.

XJPILOT1
10-20-2007, 08:54 PM
"Now is the pilots' time," Jannik said. "Now is the time that we get it back."

skippy
10-21-2007, 10:08 AM
well... it's true

fukbinladen
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
is it just me thats freaking out about the dude that went from tsa to freedom?...to be a street captain?

flynavyj
10-21-2007, 08:55 PM
yeh, might has well have went to gojet.

Ski Patrol
10-21-2007, 09:12 PM
yeh, might has well have went to gojet.


so....freedom is as bad as gojet?

15789
10-22-2007, 12:59 PM
so....freedom is as bad as gojet?

They are of similar genetic material:eek:

SharkyBN584
10-22-2007, 01:12 PM
is it just me thats freaking out about the dude that went from tsa to freedom?...to be a street captain?

first thing I noticed...