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Old 07-24-2021, 09:03 AM
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https://www.businessinsider.com/skyw...version-2021-7

Anybody know her? What's the deal with this? Did they really force her to sleep on the plane? How was this FAR 117 compliant?
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:43 AM
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Ouch, thatís roughÖ on the other hand, she must be really ****ed off to let that hit the news.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Margaritaville View Post
https://www.businessinsider.com/skyw...version-2021-7

Anybody know her? What's the deal with this? Did they really force her to sleep on the plane? How was this FAR 117 compliant?
itís only a FAR 117 issue if she operated a flight after not getting more rest at a proper hotel.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by TFAYD View Post
itís only a FAR 117 issue if she operated a flight after not getting more rest at a proper hotel.
The article makes it sound like she slept on the plane after timing out, then flew the plane and pax to DEN the next day. I guess that's what I'm trying to figure out.
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Originally Posted by Margaritaville View Post
The article makes it sound like she slept on the plane after timing out, then flew the plane and pax to DEN the next day. I guess that's what I'm trying to figure out.
I'm guessing Skywest is doing its best to have this story scrubbed off of all social media. Wouldn't be surprised if it magically disappears from this site too. If she and the crew actually operated the flight after sleeping on the airplane all night, I'm sure the FAA would like to have a chat with the crew and Skywest Airlines.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BusBoy88 View Post
I'm guessing Skywest is doing its best to have this story scrubbed off of all social media. Wouldn't be surprised if it magically disappears from this site too. If she and the crew actually operated the flight after sleeping on the airplane all night, I'm sure the FAA would like to have a chat with the crew and Skywest Airlines.
I guess I better be on the lookout for those black Cadillacs with a gold Moroni hood ornament. The MM is coming after me!
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Why would you divert to hdn?
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Why would you divert to hdn?
this is what Iím wondering. Usually going into HDN alone presents plenty of challenges with WX where youíd want a good alternate. Using HDN AS the alternate is quite interesting.
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this is what Iím wondering. Usually going into HDN alone presents plenty of challenges with WX where youíd want a good alternate. Using HDN AS the alternate is quite interesting.
did they safely make it into Hayden? Sounds like it was a good alternative. Does Laramie have equipment to handle a 175? What was the weather like in COS? Was there any ramp space anywhere else?
I don't have a problem with a successful unplanned divert.
I do have a problem with posting stupid stuff where the media can get hold of it and manipulate it to their agenda..... with the flying public interpreting what news writer interpreted .... from a poorly written facebook post.
For this crews, and Skywest's, sake I hope they deadheaded out instead of flying pax out.
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Is it legal to sleep on a plane and then fly?
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