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Old 12-31-2018, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
I'm a Delta gold and travel on Company paid tickets. Even so, I always check in with the Captain (usually before he gets in the jet) just to let him know there's a qualified ABP in the back. I also let the F/As know my seat assignment in case they need any assistance.
that's kind of nerdy. now if you're trying to impress and hook up with one of the F/A (60+) grannies, then I get it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Adlerdriver View Post
How about they're violating their oceanic clearance by not flying the cleared mach number.....it ain't optional.
This is the big problem.

Try dragging A-10s across the Atlantic and then speeding up when you pass them off. If you don't get clearance to speed up, you will hear about it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Extenda View Post
Flying is inherently bad for the environment, as is pretty much everything humans do. Trying to consume less and minimize my impact on the environment makes me a “doosh”?
You should also go to an NRA convention and tell them that guns are bad for people.
Or a big car show and say that car accidents kill people.

Instead of complaining about fuel burn rates on APC, why don't you write an email to the CSAF and dime out your USAF "brethren" who are so cruel to the environment. In fact, write your Congressmen and tell them your Wing needs less of a fuel budget for the year so you can fly Best Endurance everywhere you go. Tell 'em it is better for the Environment...
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Castle Bravo View Post
You should also go to an NRA convention and tell them that guns are bad for people.
Or a big car show and say that car accidents kill people.

Instead of complaining about fuel burn rates on APC, why don't you write an email to the CSAF and dime out your USAF "brethren" who are so cruel to the environment. In fact, write your Congressmen and tell them your Wing needs less of a fuel budget for the year so you can fly Best Endurance everywhere you go. Tell 'em it is better for the Environment...
regardless of your stance on the environment, wasting fuel (in this case tax payer $$$) for no good reason is stoopid.

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Old 12-31-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Castle Bravo View Post
You should also go to an NRA convention and tell them that guns are bad for people.
Or a big car show and say that car accidents kill people.

Instead of complaining about fuel burn rates on APC, why don't you write an email to the CSAF and dime out your USAF "brethren" who are so cruel to the environment. In fact, write your Congressmen and tell them your Wing needs less of a fuel budget for the year so you can fly Best Endurance everywhere you go. Tell 'em it is better for the Environment...
That escalated quickly. I really think your comparisons are a bit of a stretch. I opined that to needlessly waste tax payer dollars while exascerbating our impact on the environment for no operational purpose is a foolish thing to do. Not really sure how that is in any way controversial. I also take umbrage to your insinuation that I would “dime” out my Air Force buddies. Maybe I am totally off base here? Only been at a major for less than a year so I’ll defer to my elders if I’m on the wrong side of this whole debate. Happy New Years!
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Adlerdriver View Post
How about they're violating their oceanic clearance by not flying the cleared mach number.....it ain't optional.

Did you know that your cleared mach can be amended, just like any other element of a clearance?
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Castle Bravo View Post
So you post on APC that flying is bad for the environment? Did I get that right?
Doosh. TOTD.

For future reference, if you find yourself having to put words in a poster's mouth which they didn't actually say, in order to find a justification for calling them names, you're the problem in that scenario.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:49 PM
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You obviously need to spend some quality time with F/As discussing what they are responsible for in back. One of the things they do while boarding is mentally choosing people who they think would be Able Bodied Passengers (ABPs) in case they need assistance.

By IDing yourself to them they know they have at least one TRAINED ABP they can rely on. Do I really need to hook up with an F/A I'll never see again? Nope. I'll leave that for you Tinder browsing millennials out there.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Castle Bravo View Post
You should also go to an NRA convention and tell them that guns are bad for people.
Or a big car show and say that car accidents kill people.

Instead of complaining about fuel burn rates on APC, why don't you write an email to the CSAF and dime out your USAF "brethren" who are so cruel to the environment. In fact, write your Congressmen and tell them your Wing needs less of a fuel budget for the year so you can fly Best Endurance everywhere you go. Tell 'em it is better for the Environment...
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
Did you know that your cleared mach can be amended, just like any other element of a clearance?
Really? gee thanks.
The post I responded to indicated the choice to speed up on the NATS was made "because nobody is stopping them" - not as result of an amended clearance or request to change speed.
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