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Entries from April 2006

Stunts…

April 27th, 2006 · 4 Comments

On April 19, American Airlines teamed up with Mark Cuban (the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA club), and gave away 20,000 free round-trip tickets on AA to Mavericks fans who were in attendance during their Fan Appreciation Night at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The tickets were good for one round-trip from Dallas […]

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Eating Right…

April 16th, 2006 · 6 Comments

A few weeks ago, Sam over at Blogging at FL250 made an amusing entry entitled “The Starving First Officer’s Guide to Dining.” In his post, he made some great suggestions as to how a young whippersnapper airline pilot who’s down on his luck can get by on the variety of deeply-discounted or free vittles available […]

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Quit Your Whining!

April 12th, 2006 · 6 Comments

An interesting article, here. I’ll paste it here (emphasis added in bold, my comments in italics): Don’t Put Joe Blow In The CockpitBy Doug RobinsonDeseret Morning News Call me silly, but when I step on an airliner, I like to know that the guys in the cockpit are the best, the cream of the crop, […]

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Forever Primate…

April 3rd, 2006 · 3 Comments

Over the last two days, I spent time at my company’s flight operations training center completing my yearly recurrent course. The two-day course involves a day’s worth of ground school relating to aircraft systems, procedures, and company policy. Usually there’s a hefty dose of “rumor-telling” to be accomplished as well. The following day is spent […]

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