Archive for: August 2011

Flying Stories
If I had a hammer…
August 17, 2011
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Back in 2000, I was building a patio beneath my elevated deck in Virgina.  I know what you are thinking:  “What does that have to do with aviation?  This is a flying blog, right?”  Keep reading… it is relevant… especially if you are familiar with the FAA’s stringent medical requirements. I’m handy, but not a […]
Aeronautical Randomness
The life cycle of airline hotel contracts
August 8, 2011
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Airline pilots joke that the quality of our hotels is inversely proportional to the economy.  When things improve, the nicer hotels throw us out.  Yes, “throw us out” may be a little harsh.  But, they do cancel the lodging contract with the airline… often with short notice.  This sends the airline scrambling to find suitable […]
Flying Stories
Chad and New York: History repeats?
August 1, 2011
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Chad found me in the crew room about 10:00pm Wednesday night.  I really enjoyed flying with him the last time, so it was nice to catch up for a few minutes before the red-eye flight to Washington, Dulles.  About 10:30, we followed our flight attendants up to gate 51B to begin our four day trip. […]