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Old 11-01-2018, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by benzoate View Post
Apparently, the flights to LIM are at min block before they even push to the brain child airline tugs the aircraft to the runway so they don't have to taxi out under ship power.
So does the release reflect a 0.0 taxi fuel? Or is it the basic .4 given for a 1700 flight out of JFK and a 2300 flight out of BUR?

I'd love to see the remarks section of that LIM release.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by benzoate View Post
Apparently, the flights to LIM are at min block before they even push to the brain child airline tugs the aircraft to the runway so they don't have to taxi out under ship power.
Interesting. I remember when fuel was way up this idea was floating around at different airlines also I think airbus had like an electric motor idea. I remember seeing a video of a plane taxing around with the engines off.

But why am I not shocked if they did/do try this.

So many “leaders” need to be fired.

Day one of the rsv times after 10 and they are pretty much Fd in BOS tomorrow with a bunch of trips that start early and no reserves.

The other rumor was we need way more pilots a ASAP because you know they didn’t really plan.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotpayne View Post
Interesting. I remember when fuel was way up this idea was floating around at different airlines also I think airbus had like an electric motor idea. I remember seeing a video of a plane taxing around with the engines off.

But why am I not shocked if they did/do try this.

So many “leaders” need to be fired.

Day one of the rsv times after 10 and they are pretty much Fd in BOS tomorrow with a bunch of trips that start early and no reserves.

The other rumor was we need way more pilots a ASAP because you know they didn’t really plan.
Heard that as well. Supposedly hiring plan is changing rapidly to meet the **cough** unexpected **cough** need for more pilots
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:53 PM
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Heard that as well. Supposedly hiring plan is changing rapidly to meet the **cough** unexpected **cough** need for more pilots
Strange. My friend who just attended ground school last week told me that one of the CP's said that Jetblue does not need to hire as many post-CBA as originally planned.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nuball5 View Post
Strange. My friend who just attended ground school last week told me that one of the CP's said that Jetblue does not need to hire as many post-CBA as originally planned.
Sounds more like JB realistic behavior.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pilotpayne View Post
Interesting. I remember when fuel was way up this idea was floating around at different airlines also I think airbus had like an electric motor idea. I remember seeing a video of a plane taxing around with the engines off.

But why am I not shocked if they did/do try this.

So many “leaders” need to be fired.

Day one of the rsv times after 10 and they are pretty much Fd in BOS tomorrow with a bunch of trips that start early and no reserves.

The other rumor was we need way more pilots a ASAP because you know they didn’t really plan.
That’s not just BOS. Why do you think they sent out RSA’s starting early AM for both fleets in almost every base?

With that in effect now, if you don’t waive it, best case scenario you will start on Day 1 at 10AM, Day 2 no earlier than 7AM and so forth. The only way for them to have guys/gals starting on those 2-4AM RAP’s is on Day 3.

It’s going to be an interesting month...
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:51 PM
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This place has plenty of RSA and VDA *****s to take care of all the staffing issues you guys think they have...
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:17 PM
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Supposedly During the FAR117 implementation briefing with the feds and airlines, Delta SPECIFICALLY asked about tugging the A/C out to the runway (evidently they were concerned about a couple of their longer routes) and if since it was not under its own power, did it start the duty clock. (A buddy who was there told me this story)

They said NICE TRY but YES....this was not the spirit nor the intention of the regs. We will not allow you to start tugging an aircraft out to the runway to circumvent FAR117.

If this is true, we need to put a stop to it immediately. Maybe an ASAP or Fatigue report.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by coopervane View Post
Supposedly During the FAR117 implementation briefing with the feds and airlines, Delta SPECIFICALLY asked about tugging the A/C out to the runway (evidently they were concerned about a couple of their longer routes) and if since it was not under its own power, did it start the duty clock. (A buddy who was there told me this story)

They said NICE TRY but YES....this was not the spirit nor the intention of the regs. We will not allow you to start tugging an aircraft out to the runway to circumvent FAR117.

If this is true, we need to put a stop to it immediately. Maybe an ASAP or Fatigue report.
The duty clock is already going. They are just doing it to save gas apparently.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by capt707 View Post
This place has plenty of RSA and VDA *****s to take care of all the staffing issues you guys think they have...
Yep, F me for making some extra money that's allowed per the contract, right?

Pre-contract I didn't do a damn thing outside of my originally scheduled trip. Did my job just as the union asked and that's all. Post contract I still won't ever touch an RSA but VDAs I'll do all day long.
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