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Last DAL 747 Flight?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Springer, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    You think guys DONT change out of their uniforms when on an oceanic flight? Plus, I’ve heard plenty of your guys sound terrible on the radio too.
     
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  2. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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  3. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Nope. Hat and jackets the whole way.
     
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  4. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least the propaganda machine seems to be doing its job.
     
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  5. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    I've heard you guys are required to maintain sterile cockpit from doors close to completion of the terminating checklist.
     
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  6. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Pre flight checklist to Shutdown checklist. What’s a terminating checklist? Is that like a Secure checklist?
     
  7. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Shoot, I don’t know anyone who didn’t go into “Comfort Mode”on the ER or the 330.

    Did I ever tell the story about why I stopped handing my ID alongside my headsets when entering “Comfort Mode”?
     
  8. ChasenSFO

    ChasenSFO hen teaser

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    Very cool for the employees, but a bummer these flights aren't bookable. I have a reason to be in MSP December 20th anyway and was hoping to buy a ticket on the ATL-MSP, but I guess not. Last 747 ride was 1996 the day TWA 800 crashed oddly enough, I remember that being all over the airport news TVs when we got to ORD. It was in a grey colors 747-400 and the only time I got biz class on my Dad's bennies, pretty cool for a 6 year old. United always had a funny way of taking the wide open domestic 747s I was excited to ride on and having an oversold 757 or 767 waiting at the gate when I got there. Goodtimes.

    The scrapping schedule at MZJ seems so random. Northwest birds with the red and grey "bowling show" colors sat out there for years and years, yet Delta 747s are already disappearing relatively quickly.

    I seriously see Chinese(and once in a while Mexican) pilots wearing the jacket and one in a blue moon even the hat as they pull into the gate. It's always a captain though. Always. Most crews pull up in wide open shirts with no ties looking like they just woke up. Lol.
     
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  9. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, tier 3 terminology. What we called the “kill the plane, it’s done for the day/night” checklist. I think.
     
  10. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Delta didn’t own the 747-400s. They were leased. I guess the lessor wanted their money out of the frames with a quickness.
     
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  11. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Likely what @Cptnchia was saying. About 4 or 5 Delta 747s are still sitting intact on the storage side of the field, but the Delta 757s and 767s have been getting scrapped quick, with the 747s likely next. But, a number of 757s of theirs are in storage too. Theres still one remaining NW 747-200 in the red/gray scheme here, and its on the far SW side of the field and used for antiterrorism training.
     
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  12. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    @ChasenSFO For the record, that last NW 747-200 is N622US. There are also 2 remaining Northwest Cargo 747-200s remaining also.
     
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  13. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    I heard your LCA buddy just told a certain member here "you will wear your uniform at all times"
     
  14. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I would love for him to give me IOE. “Oh really? Let’s talk CQ and off-the-record calls to your copilot. That’s what I thought! change into your Snuggies, gentlemen! We’re having a pajama party!”
     
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  15. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    That’s the nice thing about being a captain. You can tell an LCA to go suck it.
     
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  16. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Bookmark this one for “Story Time w/Uncle Derg”

    Oh that freshman captain year and that poor new hire copilot that thought he was going to get fired for me having “the chat” with a LCA that confused quiet observation with impede re operation.
     
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  17. trafficinsight

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    Career goals I didn't know I had...

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  18. Alchemy

    Alchemy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we will still be flying the pax 744. But I take no offense to being called Tier 999. I'm pretty sure we're somewhere in the Great Lakes - Mesa section of the career matrix at this point.
     
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  19. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    I've jumpseats on some of those flights...A319's/320's between Detroit and NY. Captain and FO didn't say a word the entire flight except for the required callouts. The AA jumpseater and myself were like WTH did we walk into... I am guessing one was NWA and the other DAL....
     
  20. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    No, has nothing to do with pre merger airline. It has to do with one of them was a douchebag.
     

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