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Entries from September 2005

What more could I ask for?

September 28th, 2005 · 11 Comments

September is almost over, and with it (possibly) my time on reserve at my new company. I was awarded what we call a “Blank Line” for the month of October. The blank line is essentially the step between being on reserve and being a true line-holder. A series of blank lines are designated for the […]

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Well done!

September 22nd, 2005 · 5 Comments

Yesterday afternoon at about 4:30pm, my telephone started to melt. I must have fielded about a dozen calls in rapid succession from friends and family who were watching the news here in Southern CA at the time. “Are you watching??” “What’s going to happen??” “Will everything be okay??” “What would you do in a situation […]

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September 11, 2005…

September 12th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I flew yesterday morning from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. A few minutes into the flight, my captain looked over and said, “You know what today is, right?” Of course, I answered in the affirmative. We talked briefly about how we were both still angry as hell about what happened four years ago. Being […]

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I’ve found my favorite route!

September 10th, 2005 · No Comments

Salt Lake City today. A nice long overnight here, as we got in at about 1pm local time. It’s a gorgeous day outside, with temperatures in the mid 70’s. I’ll be going for a little hike up City Creek Canyon in a little while. A human being couldn’t possible ask for a better day to […]

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I don’t like SPAM!!

September 10th, 2005 · 1 Comment

“I don’t like SPAM!!!” Over the past several days, I’ve been hit by spam in my comments section. At first, I thought it was actual human-beings that were using my comments section for the furtherance of their business websites. Having seen about a dozen of them now, I’ve noticed a pattern in the posts that […]

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Argh!

September 10th, 2005 · 4 Comments

I had a very well-written post drawn up (in response to “Lurker Lauren’s” comment) about how I met my wife, Jeannen, 11 years ago and how our relationship has evolved around my life in the airlines. It talked about how we met, when she moved out to be with me, what we went through while […]

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Scary Little Planes…

September 8th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Since September 11, 2001, many of our nation’s congressmen have become terrified of aviation. The funny thing about that is that they’re not as scared of the airliners that were used in the attacks on that fateful day. They’re scared of light aircraft. They’re terrified by the thought of a Cessna 172 being used to […]

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On reserve…

September 3rd, 2005 · 3 Comments

This is my first week on reserve with my new airline employer. So far it’s gone fairly well, though it hasn’t been without its surprises. This morning I was awakened by my cell phone ringing at about 630 am. Crew scheduling needed to change my schedule from a 3pm show to much MUCH earlier, and […]

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This could hurt…

September 1st, 2005 · 1 Comment

A disruption in the supply of jet fuel to certain areas of the country caused by Hurricane Katrina could cause some major problems for all companies involved in the airline industry. ***** Katrina obviously caused horrific damage and loss of life. Being that the U.S. pulls out all the stops to send aid overseas when […]

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