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Flight Attendants to Airline: Ban '30 Rock'
The latest turn in the Alec Baldwin–airplane brouhaha has the Association of Professional Flight Attendants asking American Airlines to ban 30 Rock from future flights. The group spokesman says it will consider rescinding its demand “if and only if Mr. ...

Space X targets first flight to space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule, shown here in an artist's rendering, has been given the go-ahead by NASA to make a test flight to the International Space Station in early 2012. Image credit: SpaceX SpaceX will combine two test flights of its unmanned ...

October flight delays jump
Seven of the flights were domestic, while 26 were international. October is the second month in which international flights were included in the tally. Most of the flights were headed to either New York's JFK or Newark airports before being diverted to ...

Skyscanner puts live flight tracking tile on Windows Phone
Skyscanner has developed a flight finding application for Windows Phone with the ability to track prices live. The price tracking feature, a first for the flight search specialist across any of its platforms, takes advantage of the Windows Phone ...

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elegantlyMAE @supahfaye wat time imong flight tomorow ma? :( me too.. mag explain ko sa imo. :((

niveditaa Delayed flight !! :(

iam_ph So SAA screwed me over, re-routed me to JHB and in the process lost my bag, Now I'm in JHB waiting 4 the last flight to P.E. My clothes :-(

SHAWOLS @Jervinaaa 25 nov 9pm flight :(

Sophiacanfeelya Cebu bound! Our flight was delayed. :(

Morgann_Simonee @Keep_Bouncin23 ikr :-( what time does ur flight take off?

elvannebautista @iamtimmyread aw. solo flight lang tlga si eli :( ay teka, ano sasabihin ko sa ate nya? patulong =|

HayleyHolligan @FitzgeraldAlex I'm the same I got offered a ticket but flight prices were silly! Gutted I can't go :(

iamyannie @annecurtissmith hi po are u still in cebu? Di kasi ako naka panood kanina had to prepare kanina for a flight now so sad :(

ireneevaniaa Save flight ya @ToniaRifanni ! Goodluck di ausiee . I'm gonna miss you soo :( Yah gada yang bisa diajak ngomong percyjackson :'''(

Jo_AnneHamp My flight is 2 hours late leaving San Francisco :-(

iHeartLindahl RT @ohhhfrancesca: Getting ready for ny flight back to the chilly East Coast :( It's going to be extremely hard leaving my second family. Unforgettable.<3

irahsmiles RT @ohhhfrancesca: Getting ready for ny flight back to the chilly East Coast :( It's going to be extremely hard leaving my second family. Unforgettable.<3

HeyBrooklynnn RT @ohhhfrancesca: Getting ready for ny flight back to the chilly East Coast :( It's going to be extremely hard leaving my second family. Unforgettable.<3

jclemmo @becausecintacan except Beau :( can't believe he missed his flight


How do flight taxes work from USA to Europe and why do they change depending on location? by nokichan Q: How do flight taxes work from USA to Europe and why do they change depending on location? For example, most flights have around $200 taxes on them, but some have up to $400. Why? Is this changeable? Also, is it possible to find a summer flight from USA to Europe for under $800 from a legitimate source?

A: Some taxes are imposed by the airport operator-- and as such they will very from airport to airport.. Others however are national taxes and are the same regardless of where (within the same country) you depart. With international tickets you also have to remember that there are two sets of taxes: DEPARTURE as well as ARRIVAL taxes.. For example, on a UK-USA ticket, the UK government imposes departure taxes as well as taxes set by the UK airport operator. The US government also imposes taxes on all passengers arriving into the US to help offset the costs of Immigration, Agriculture and Customs handling.. Remember that ticket taxes are not set nor controlled by the airlines-- they are set by the government, local taxing authority and/or airport operator- and it falls to the airlines to collect them on behalf of the government and remit them accordingly... Only fees (such as fuel surcharges) and the like are airline controlled.

Does the Flight Management Computer provide autopilot inputs? by checkmate444 Q: In commercial aircraft that are equipped with a Flight Management Computer (FMC) are flight guidance inputs transferred to the auto-pilot? I have also seen a similar instrument reffered to as a MCDU (Management Control Disply Unit) and it occupies the same space on the control pedestal as the FMC. I know that these instruments provide and calculate information on ETA's fuel management, flight planning etc. But does it actually provide command to the autopilot? And if so, can an entire course be planned and be used to command the AP? How does the Pilot know when various waypoints have been reached or other criteria have been met? I may have confused the FMC and MCDU.

A: The FMC (also called FMS - Flight Management System in some installations) is generally a remotely mounted computer, located in the avionics bay along with the radio receiver/transmitter units, TCAS, EGPWS, etc. The MCDU is the actual display screen and keyboard that you see in the flight deck. It's just a "dumb" control panel for the FMC. The radios work the same way; controllers/displays in the flight deck, actual radios in the avionics bay. The FMC sends guidance commands to the flight director, which drives the autopilot. Pilots monitor progress by viewing information displayed on the multi-function display (MFD). It's usually set to display a moving map that can be configured to show flight plan waypoints, high or low navigation aids, airports, airways, etc.

What good flight stops are there on the way to Australia? by mozb7 Q: I inquired online about a flight to perth and found a stop in singapore which is attractive. Are there are destinations that are cheap to also stop at and enjoyable for a few days perhaps when booking a multi stop flight? For example I added bejing before singapore and noticed my flight cost when up from 500 to 1100 pounds, so not there!

A: Singapore's great.I dont think there are other transit spots available.

What happens if you miss your flight and it is your fault? by Nikki Q: Say I wanted to book two separate flights to make it to my destination (meaning I would book one flight to one airport and when I arrived there I would have a layover until my next flight to my final destination left a couple of hours later). I would be booking this myself... possibly even two different airlines. If my first flight were delayed and I missed my second flight, the airline would see it as my fault. So what would happen in this situation? Would I have to buy a whole other ticket at full price on the spot to make it to my destination?

A: you can get on the next available flight if there is room, if there isn't any room then you better hope and pray that someone doesn't make it to that flight and then you get there spot.. sort of a waiting list type a thing... its happen to me before

How to shave in flight? Is shaving kit (razors, blades etc) allowed in international flights? by SKM Q: I need to shave my beard everyday since many of them turned gray. However while in international flight(which takes around 25 hours) how would I shave? Are blades, razors, shaving cream allowed in international flights? If not then how would one shave in flight?

A: Safety razors and less than 3 oz. cans of shaving foam are allowed and many airlines offer them in business and 1st class. Just go in the bathroom and shave, I usually bring along an electric razor on long flights, it's a lot easier than foam and razors in a cramped airplane bathroom. Electric and safety razors are not prohibited and are perfectly fine to bring onto an airplane, at least in the US and Asia where I fly to and from frequently. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm

What are the flight attendants doing in the bathroom before take off and landing? by kturner Q: After just getting off a few flights not that long ago, I've been wondering a lot about flight attendants and what the job includes. Just about every flight before landing, I noticed flight attendants stepping into the bathroom for a short time and walking back out. It was only a few seconds so it wasn't to "go" to the bathroom, what are they doing in there to prepare for landing?

A: I am a flight attendant and if I am in the rest room it usually means I am straightning it up after a passenger left it a pig stye.

My flight with United Airlines is Cancelled. How do I change it so i can get home? by nobodyneedsneoprene Q: I checked online and my flight tomorrow is cancelled. I tried calling United Airlines Number and all I get is the same automated information saying my flight is cancelled. how do I get a hold of a person, or somehow change my flight. Or get a refund. I REALLY want to get home (LAX-PIT). Thanks people. You've all been a great help!

A: Talk to the ticket agent. They should be able to get you on a different flight.

How do flight flight simulators compare with the real thing in terms of functionality.? by zogizee Q: Let's say I am very familiar with the latest microsoft flight simulator or even X-Plane and happen to be on a flight where the pilots suffer an incident that hinders or impairs their ability to continue flying. Do you think with my knowledge of flight simulators I will be able to handle the plane and bring it to safety, that is, land at a nearby airport?

A: I doubt it. Flight simulators come mighty close to depicting the real thing, but they are developed to be operated by a keyboard, mouse and joystick with a single CRT/LCD display. The real thing is something different, it will take considerable time for you to familiarise yourself with the location and feel of the cockpit, realtime response of the aircraft and for the first time, adapting to the fact that you got just one chance to do it right. There is no reload option and the controlled collision with planet earth is the most difficult phase in flight. There is a chance, a remote chance, but then a competent flight attendent could probably have a better chance.

How much flight duty allowance does a flight steward/stewardess get in their pay package? by Varun Q: My brother recently got selected in Jet Airwarys as flight steward and he will be getting some flight duty allowance apart from his fixed salary component. I wanted to know how much flight allowance do these airlines pays to flight steward/stewardess? The best people to answer this would be someone who are in the airlines/travel industry.

A: at most US airlines, it's referred to as 'per diem', and negotiated by the unions. It generally differs if flying within the US or internationally, and usually amounts to around $2. per hour for the entire length of the trip.

...................flight? by Jannette Q: Does anybody know "good" flight school in Florida?

A: Phoenix East Aviation is a nationally accredited Florida flight school offering FAA approved pilot training courses and located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Our flight training programs prepare you for your Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot license and trains you to be a Certified Flight Instructor. Free tutoring and use of PC's and video equipment. Florida is known for its unmatched pilot training environment, with over 360 days a year of good flying weather. Phoenix East is proud of its fleet of new and late model Cessna 172-SP single engine and Piper Seneca multi-engine aircraft, fully certified for all ratings. The simulators are state-of-the-art, full-sized closed cockpits. And most important, our team of U.S. and international instructor pilots are all highly qualified and U.S. trained. These men and women from all over the world are skilled and caring teachers, committed to teaching you to fly. Advanced systems training is available for Turbo Prop and Turbo Jet Aircraft, Cockpit Resource Management, Electronic Flight Information Systems, Airline Internship Course, JAA License Theory Course, Airline Interview Preparation, Flight Management Systems, Human Factors, and more. Review our flight school programs and aviation courses and compare them with other flight schools. You'll discover no one can match the prices, service and 33 years of experience. Phoenix East Aviation was started by and continues to be managed by airline pilots who are committed to your success.

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