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Old 02-13-2019, 03:18 PM   #1  
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Why are we not sharing our turbulence app with DCI carriers...not saying this would have been prevented it but, after all they are our customers. It was a DC E175 aircraft btw

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...ng/2864739002/
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:39 PM   #2  
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It looks like the turbulence was well forecast. In fact when I was based out if LAX you always knew to be very careful crossing the Sierra area with a major front moving through. Hard to imagine what they were thinking flying that area with the flight attendants up and serving. If a forecast for potential severe turbulence was not enough I doubt the app would have made any difference.
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Apps we use on the job are subject to regulations, I would bet they want to share, but I doubt they can without major hurdles.
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Apps we use on the job are subject to regulations, I would bet they want to share, but I doubt they can without major hurdles.
I could see Endeavor getting it eventually, but only if all of the aircraft end up with wifi. I don't believe we'd let anyone have it who would then be using it to the benefit of flights they operate for other carriers.
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All the 3 class DCI RJs have WiFi, and they all have the SSID we have on our jets...try and pull up FWV next time you’re on one, works just fine. Infrastructure is there, switch just needs to be flipped...
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I use it when commuting to see how bad I will get bounced around.
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I use it when commuting to see how bad I will get bounced around.
Does the flight plan load when you put in the compass/skywest/endeavor flight number?
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Maybe a good wakeup call for Delta to collaborate more with their regional partners when it comes to things like this. Compass uses iPad's and has wifi. It's hard to think of a reason why they shouldn't have access to the FWV. They are flying the same Delta passengers.

With the weather in the area it doesn't seem like there would be a smooth ride over the Sierra's, but it's also hard to know what type of information they were given by dispatch and ATC. The Compass crews are professionals, and I highly doubt the FA's would have been out of their seats if the crew had any idea the ride was going to get bad.
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Maybe a good wakeup call for Delta to collaborate more with their regional partners when it comes to things like this. Compass uses iPad's and has wifi. It's hard to think of a reason why they shouldn't have access to the FWV. They are flying the same Delta passengers.

With the weather in the area it doesn't seem like there would be a smooth ride over the Sierra's, but it's also hard to know what type of information they were given by dispatch and ATC. The Compass crews are professionals, and I highly doubt the FA's would have been out of their seats if the crew had any idea the ride was going to get bad.
The forecast all day was for possible severe turbulence.
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The forecast all day was for possible severe turbulence.
You got the link for this severe sigmet that was issued before before this flight dispatched? Just curious as you seem to have some good information your withholding?
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