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Les Nessman
September 12, 2014, 19:27 by Les Nessman
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Quote from: Wall Street Journal

Miami

American Airlines is making its hub here more hectic—on purpose.

Instead of spacing flights evenly throughout the day, American in August started bunching them together. The change restores an old format of "peak" scheduling, grouping flights into busy flying times followed by lulls when gates are nearly empty. After Miami International, American next year will "re-peak" schedules at its largest hubs in Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Airlines shunned peak schedules at hubs more than a decade ago because they meant higher costs such as more people and equipment, created too many delays and forced passengers to sprint through terminals to make connecting flights. Recently, though, much of the industry has gravitated back to peaks and valleys as a way to fill seats and generate more revenue.

"An additional person per flight will make a difference," said Robert Isom, American's chief operating officer. The company has estimated it will gain $200 million more a year from re-peaking its schedules at hubs....

Read more : [url=http://online.wsj.com/articles/airlines-create-rush-hou...
Kerry R
September 12, 2014, 17:34 by Kerry R
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/12/us/navy-jet-pacific-crash/index.html

Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets from the carrier USS Carl Vinson have crashed in the Western Pacific, officials said. One of the pilots has been rescued, but Navy ships and helicopters continue the search for the second.

The two carriers from the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, according to the Navy's Seventh Fleet. The carrier is operating in an area off Guam.

"One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention,” it said in a statement. “Search efforts continue for the second pilot.”

The F/A-18 fighter has a single-seater version, as well as a double-seater variant. The aircraft involved in this incident were single-seater F/A-18Cs.

Initial indications are that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113).

The search for the second pilot includes guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadr...
Les Nessman
September 10, 2014, 08:01 by Les Nessman
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By Stephen Pope / Published: Sep 09, 2014

The pilot of the TBM 900 that crashed in the sea near Jamaica after straying hundreds of miles off course on Friday twice asked Atlanta Center for clearance to a lower altitude because of an unspecified problem, but the controller handling the flight apparently didn’t comprehend the seriousness of the emergency that was unfolding.
 
Minutes later, without receiving the requested clearance, the pilot stopped responding to ATC queries as the airplane flew on over the Atlantic on its last assigned heading....

Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/doomed-tbm-900-pilot-twice-asked-lower-altitude

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