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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:50 PM
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BREAKING NEWS: NTSB says wayward pilots were working on laptops
Edited on Mon Oct-26-09 02:51 PM by Roon
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33483228/ns/us_news-life /
WASHINGTON - Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:53 PM
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1. By Cracky.. I knew those damned internets were a tool of
the debbil!
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:55 PM
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2. OMG! I just now overflew Sheboygan!
I shouldn't be reading DU.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:01 PM
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9. They were probably arguing in the Sports Forum! Barry Bonds used Roids.
NO, he did not KNOWINGLY use them....

:rofl:

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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:55 PM
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3. Coulda been worse.
They coulda been texting.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:58 PM
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4. They were probably on Ebay...
Bidding on Sarah's book I'll bet...
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:58 PM
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5. Probably sending out resumes
to see if they could find an airline that pays better. :evilgrin:

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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 02:59 PM
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6. Hopefully they were updating their resumes...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:59 PM
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19. ......or writing their resignation letters.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:00 PM
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7. Facebookin'.
"Right now I am overshooting my destination!!!!1!!!1!!!1"

:P

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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:00 PM
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8. Fucking Windows Vista... This won't happen with Windows 7!
:sarcasm:


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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:02 PM
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10. so it could end up being more evidence about overworked pilots
they're in the air so much they have to do scheduling in-flight.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:32 PM
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15. They don't do the scheduling, only the bidding....
...and there may be more to this than meets the eye.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:03 PM
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11. Are they using the spaghetti approach?
Keep throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks???

How many story changes does this make?

dg
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:11 PM
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12. What game: Neverwinner Knights?
Masters of an Airline?
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:12 PM
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13. Were they on DU?
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:13 PM
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14. Can you blame them.
Edited on Mon Oct-26-09 03:13 PM by LostInAnomie
I heard you can use those things to look at porno now.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:33 PM
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16. wow.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:38 PM
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17. So "going over scheduling" is a euphemism for playing solitaire? nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 03:57 PM
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18. Or checking their eyelids for pinholes.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 04:00 PM
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20. They couldn't review the scheduling AFTER the flight was over?
Edited on Mon Oct-26-09 04:04 PM by rocktivity
And is crew scheduling so labor intensive it can distract you from the fact THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FLYING A FREAKING AIRCRAFT????

I could make bigger donations to DU if I didn't have to keep buying new bullshit meters.

:nuke:
rocktivity
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