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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Gillette recently came out with a new ad campaign. https://youtu.be/koPmuEyP3a0 It would have been ok if it weren't for a few things... 1) The ad implies that all men are pigs that must be stopped. This is reinforced in the line that says "some already are" in reference to men who try to ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

This is a joke. The whole bloody world knows what a Big Mac is, so for the EUIPO to say that McDonald's can't prove that the term Big Mac is being used by McDonald's is preposterous!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary
Replies: 81
Views: 5154

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Singapore Airlines- South Africa to New Zealand? Seems a strange routing , was this a charter? No, regular route. Flown it several times. At the time (not sure about now), it was one of a few options. I would imagine they still operate that route. MH use to do it too, but pretty sure they cancelled...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 340
Views: 59493

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

RyanairGuru wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:

Is it just me, or does it look like a lazy version of Alaska's livery



IMHO it's Qantas with the engines coloured in



Huh, I didn't even notice Qantas had a "revised" livery. But yeah, I agree with you.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 340
Views: 59493

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

OA260 wrote:
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Is it just me, or does it look like a lazy version of Alaska's livery

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary
Replies: 81
Views: 5154

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Never was able to fly on a 747. By the time I could afford to fly internationally the 747 had left the fleet of major Asian airlines.

But I did manage to pay homage to the first 747, RA001, at the Museum of Flight back in 2016 so at least that's something.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 1691

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

who uses cash these days? Plenty of people not living in First World countries... I used to work as a cashier part time before going to university & I've had the experience of being short. Always had to cough up my own money, so whenever a cashier gave me too much change & I noticed it I wo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 2575

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Why dome some airlines operate multi-engine types of the same aircraft? Look for example at TK's A330 fleet. They operate every engine type available on the A330. Their A330-300s are equipped with both GE and RR engines and their A330-200s are equipped with GE, PW and RR (Turkish Cargo). Why is tha...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 54
Views: 12441

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

Just to let everyone know - May & June would probably be a lull month this year, because of the Ramadhan & Eid celebrations. July/August would probably see increased loads for Hajj so who knows, maybe MH is parking it for a few months to get it prepared for the Hajj influx.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 179
Views: 6345

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Not American, so my opinions don't matter much. But honestly, why can't everyone hold their judgement on AOC until she has the time to prove herself in the legislature?

If my experience of politicians are anything to go by, you will only be able to see their true colours after 6 months.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 1724

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

I'm not a frequent flyer, although from 2012 - 2017 I flew at least once a year.

Last year was an anomaly in that I didn't fly at all.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

tommy1808 wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
They don't need Israel to do that. Give it to the Palestinians.


what planet are you on where he Palis will rebuild the Jewish Temple?

best regards
Thomas


You do realize that Muslims also believe in the resurrection of Jesus right?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

It's not like they have any leverage over us. if they don´t rebuild the Temple Jebus won´t be coming back, you can not rapture into heaven and have popcorn while watching lots of people being tortured for all eternity. Leverage doesn´t have to be real..... best regards Thomas They don't need Israel...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

How do you make Boeing realize the importance of the Philippine market, and actually make an effort to sell stuff there? I mean the Philippine economy is booming and has a population of more than 100 million, and Boeing has not sold planes there for more than a generation already. I don't think Boe...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 3523

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

1984-85 FILA Edition Ford Thunderbird http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1984-ford-thunderbird-fila-1.jpg As for that Thunderbird, yeesh. Looks horrendous! You think so? For comparison here's a standard '84 Thunderbird in what is likely the most popular color that year https:...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1182

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

For airports with pronounceable codes, I'd pronounce it:
Eg: KUL, PEN, SIN, LAX, SEA

For airports whose codes are not pronounceable, I'd spell it.
Eg: LHR, NRT, TPE, CDG

And some airport, I just don't bother and just say the name
Eg: IAD - Dulles, JFK - Kennedy, AMS - Amsterdam.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 3523

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

And FILA still exists? I only got their stuff when they had Ferrari branded things. I had no idea FILA did Ferrari branded things. My only frame of reference for them is the 1984-85 FILA Edition Ford Thunderbird, though from the ad I gathered they were a sportswear company. http://www.curbsideclass...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 3523

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

Speaking of TK Maxx... I was surprised to see ellesse stuff there. I thought they were gone for ages and have them associated forever with 1980s/90s pro tennis. Ellesse (like FILA) is now back in trend. https://www.jdsports.co.uk/page/ellesse-hub/ I always thought that Ellesse was a watch brand. Di...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richest Person in the world Divorcing
Replies: 40
Views: 1449

Re: Richest Person in the world Divorcing

Everybody's talking about how they're going to split the wealth.

I'm just sad that after 25 years of marriage, they can't find an amicable solution to their problems other than to give up and try again with someone else.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 43
Views: 2160

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

The Body Shop's White Musk Eau de Toilette

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 21
Views: 5331

Re: B-748 tail display

I'd imagine they just repainted the tail they had there, which incidentally was off an old BA 741. Hard to wrap your head around how big it is until you're standing next to it. When was this installed there? I visited in fall of 2017 and don't recall seeing this... I recall seeing it in 2016 when I...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 100
Views: 3975

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Osama Bin Ladin killed 3,000 Americans and the American government went to war.

The admiral is off his rockers to think that America is scared to fight China if they sink those carriers.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12678

Re: HERB R.I.P.

AA's Robert Crandall on Southwest: "That place runs on Herb Kelleher's bullsh*t." Crandall could only wish for Herb's labor relations and company spirit. While Crandall's actions as an airline chief were cutthroat, as least on a personal level he and Kelleher enjoyed a cordial relationshi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12678

Re: HERB R.I.P.

Rest in peace Mr. Kelleher.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3552

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Kudos for CX for honouring the fares... ...but sucks to be the one who loaded the fares up. Fired, most definitely. Definitely not. I ran an airline pricing team for 5 years and mistakes happen. Its a learning moment and a chance to review processes and safeguards. Unless it was done maliciously, n...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3552

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Kudos for CX for honouring the fares...

...but sucks to be the one who loaded the fares up. Fired, most definitely.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?

Problem is you want more punishment than what the law will serve. And that's the problem that I'm having with all this. Where have I said I want more punishment? I just want MPs to be treated at least the same way that I would be in the same circumstances. Ignoring that, in reality, they should be ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?

Since her jail sentence is less than a year, what other consequence that she need to face? ... I'm saying that the punishment doesn't fit the crime. You're sounding confused. She hasn't been sentenced yet, so her punishment is currently unknown. However, if I'd been convicted of that crime and did ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?

So she lied about driving her car and going 11 mph over the speed limit? Yes, she should face the consequences of her actions, just like us mere mortals would. Since her jail sentence is less than a year, what other consequence that she need to face? Maybe change the law so that MPs will be disqual...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?

So she lied about driving her car and going 11 mph over the speed limit?

Since politicians lie through their teeth all the time, I don't see why this is any different.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12238

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Question: Did he travel non-rev or actually bought the revenue ticket? I have to ask because he would qualify for non-rev travel as a parent. But using non-rev to follow family member 6 flights in a day is in a grey area of non-rev ticket usage. No matter how he travelled it is a great father-daugh...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5487

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Can’t speak for sure. But my guess is - when “getting lucky”, people want to feel that it’s safe, and that they aren’t doing anything illegal. This “industry” in Thailand somehow delivers on this perception of safety and legality of “pleasure”. And - all that at affordable price. Surely it's safe i...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5487

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Have you tried any of those Sugar Baby sites? Seriously - there is no amount of money enough even for illusion of a relationship. Perhaps look into bringing someone from, say, Ukraine? But consult a lawyer for brain-fix, and if you still want that - make a pre-nap before doing so. Have you tried an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5487

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

I’m 33 and don’t even have luck on dating sites. Pretty sure I’m not gonna find my Ms. Right. Or Ms. Right Now. Marc Have you tried any of those Sugar Baby sites? Maybe all single young men on this forum can book a flight to Thailand and "get lucky". If they fail down there, at least they...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct A.net Sitcom is
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: The correct A.net Sitcom is

DeltaMD90 wrote:
Sorry to double post... I took another look at the spyhunter thread... Oh my. How do people like this exist!?


Exactly.

Should have seen him in the old MH370 threads. What a doozy!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct A.net Sitcom is
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: The correct A.net Sitcom is

viewtopic.php?t=1113829


Would you rather read 200+ Trump threads?

In any case, you're wrong - the answer is obviously viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1344405
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DeltaMD90 wrote:
What's with all the "correct" threads?

Anyway, answer is obviously viewtopic.php?t=1113829


Would you rather read 200+ Trump threads?

In any case, you're wrong - the answer is obviously viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1344405

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Generations" of fighter jets/naming conventions
Replies: 25
Views: 1745

Re: "Generations" of fighter jets/naming conventions

These followed more or less sequentially until the F-22 Raptor, after which somebody had a brain-fart and decided F-35 was next in line. :banghead: It's only because the two prototypes for the JSF fighter selection were designated as X-Planes. Maybe it's because the planes isn't developed specifica...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Children's Museum with 737
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: New Children's Museum with 737

Apparently it's also a 737-500. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/737/LV-BNM-Aerolineas-Argentinas/Nr6MSonj PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park. Thank you for the info. I wonder if they did a package deal with Aerolineas Argentina for all of their old 735s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net

One thing that I would suggest is not to take the bait. If the trolls insult, ignore them & continue discussing the matter at hand. They shout at you, you respond to them politely. Then you can easily avoid the insults etc that led to Russian threads being locked.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Children's Museum with 737
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: New Children's Museum with 737

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/Nr6MSonj

PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park.
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Apparently it's also a 737-500.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/Nr6MSonj

PS: KidZania is not really a museum, more like a career theme park.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67953

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I presume this would mean the end for drones?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977

I think it's not about read backs, but it's about the terminology used in the read backs. For example, the term "take off" is only used for take off clearance and not uttered any time other than that. Not sure if this was the case prior to Tenerife, but it's clear that this didn't happen a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 3641

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

I don't travel much so my list is pretty short

A: AOR
B: BKI
C: CGK
D: DOH
I: IAD
K:KUL, KCH
L: LAX, LHR, LGK
M: MYY
N: NRT
P: PEN
S: SIN

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports fan gear
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Sports fan gear

I don't have much sports paraphernalia. The ones I do have is exclusively focused on Formula One, like my autographed Sauber-Petronas team cap from 2004 signed by Giancarlo Fisichella & Felipe Massa & a Honda Racing brochure signed by last year's Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are all business/first class passengers treated the same?
Replies: 13
Views: 1419

Re: Are all business/first class passengers treated the same?

I think you just got a bad crew. I don't think crews would openly discriminate between passengers in the same cabin, unless of course that particular passenger is an arse - but even then it wouldn't be professional.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

So most people know that Ford's Edsel was supposed to the the "car of the future" and had a bunch of hype, but once revealed it failed badly. What commercial airplane would be the Edsel of commercial aviation? the Lockheed L1011 Because there was no follow-up.. The L-1011 was screwed by i...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6103

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

They should have done this when the first A380 was delivered!

It's about bloody time that they ditch F.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your view on autism?
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: What is your view on autism?

How does one get identified as having Asperger's? You see I've been reading a lot about it after a friend shared that her son was diagnosed with Asperger's, and I find that I suffer from a lot of the same things that people with Asperger's do. I've an intense focus on only a few things - like aviati...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 6536

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

Millenials already got screwed by previous generations, so it's no surprise that sex isn't high on our list of things to do.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When you think political correctness couldn't get any worse . . .
Replies: 39
Views: 2007

Re: When you think political correctness couldn't get any worse . . .

I'm offended that people are offended that other people are offended by a song. Anyways, I really liked Seth Macfarlane's version of the song with Sara Bareilles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0m2QE9WDkc To be honest the most offensive Christmas song is Wham! - Last Christmas, only because how cr...

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