Good info on the side of the sword, multiple horses etc. However.... I’m English... so the left is the correct side :-) All these examples of difficult roads. I’m currently in Bogotá... wow! Not only are all the various slip roads on and off the main roads that go in seemingly crazy directions and a...Jump to post
What are your strengths?
Well... firstly I am physically incapable of lying.
And what would you say is a weakness of your’s?
Short Thai women.
Wow! In depth. But.... no no no no no on the last point. It doesn’t matter if there are two lanes or 15 lanes in the motorway: you drive in the left lane unless overtaking. I.e. if you’re not overtaking, move back to the left lane WITH the HGVs and indicate right again to pass. Our roads are more co...Jump to post
We have some fabulous roads to drive. I’d imagine Max, as a pilot of quite some years judging by these threads, would have no problem driving a manual on the correct (left side*) of the road. Just take a moment to mentally “swap” what the hands do. * majority of people are right handed. People passe...Jump to post
Isn’t it ironic though that your employer thinks it’s okay to make you suffer and then give recovery time (including more time away from home) than it is to pay more to have you arrive at a suitable time and in a suitable condition for work. This has been my argument at my company. Business is ridi...Jump to post
yes, there was a minute chance, equivalent to that of any airliner being struck by a meteorite. And what are the chances if a missile disintegrates ? the same as a meteor, which often disintegrate into meteorites. A disintegrating meteor creates more (but smaller) meteors. A meteorite is a meteor t...Jump to post
Isn’t it ironic though that your employer thinks it’s okay to make you suffer and then give recovery time (including more time away from home) than it is to pay more to have you arrive at a suitable time and in a suitable condition for work. This has been my argument at my company. Business is ridic...Jump to post
Exactly. Same as me and I’m also tall. And have wide shoulders. So, like my company, your company doesn’t pay for business. But your company will pay for premium economy it seems, or if not premium any available enhancements in the economy cabin. We only get premium over 9 hours. And pay for exit ro...Jump to post
A colleague of mine was adamant that Qatar have premium economy on their A380s. They don’t... they have first, business and economy. “But there is a cabin upstairs at the back. It’s premium.” Hmmm. I’ve been in it a lot... it’s standard economy in a standard seat... just an “exclusive” cabin bookabl...Jump to post
From AA's FAQ introducing MCE: Q: How will this program impact my upgrades from Main Cabin to Business Class cabins? A: We will retain our current Main Cabin to Business Class upgrade policies. Main Cabin Extra will be considered part of the Main Cabin, not a separate cabin. Exactly. You’d be well ...Jump to post
My BA gold/emerald status lets me book exit row/MCE seats on AA in economy for free Paying for MCE is not equivalent to paying for an upgrade to a higher cabin, it is equivalent to paying for emerald status for that flight. As noted above, you can pay for exit row seat on BA (or get them free for go...Jump to post
I remember reading in Brian Moynahan’s excellent Airport International (which fired my interest in aviation about 32 years ago when I was 9) that airline pilot selection had a set of tests to determine candidates personality. One was playing basketball IIRC: they were looking for the team players an...Jump to post
British here. Technically europeans need to apply for and have EHIC card when you travel in Europe to access treatment but I’m pretty sure you can get away with showing your passport. Saying that, a few years ago I had an operation in the UK and at the pre-op was requested to show passport and proof...Jump to post
Further, your comment is along the lines of David Cameron’s famous: we are better inside reforming. See how that worked out for him :-) I and most of my compatriots have very little in common with many people in Europe... I genuinely don’t understand why so many people think it’s such a good thing t...Jump to post
Appreciate your answer. Yes there is a good reason.... the population of my country is growing way faster than infrastructure and services are or even can be updated to cope. I wouldn’t mind if my considerable percentage tax bill was spent on coping with it... but it isn’t. I agree on the politician...Jump to post
Dutchy, for a lot of people leaving the EU IS progress. It is a dying monolith. Had it been genuinely open to reforming and actually dealing with its issues, less people would have voted for Brexit. It amazes me that so many left wingers celebrate things like the Arab spring, emancipation, democracy...Jump to post
Some folks on this board (and I think it’s generally obvious which country most hail from) need to understand that irony does not mean: “like iron.”
Agreed for Max Q on the good work.
Not really surprising in a country that is aghast at a nipple popping out at a concert or when someone swears but has no issue about showing extreme violence on the tv. Priorities all wrongJump to post
A few years from now it will be one small step for a woman or a man and one giant leap for women or men kind... Don’t see a problem with pushing down on the rear fuselage to turn a 172. I’ve done it loads. And judging by some of the landings I’ve seen (and one very bad one I’ve done) they are strooo...Jump to post
Bigger engines are designed that way because generally they are much more efficient at cruise. The redundant cruise engines will just add huge amounts of dragJump to post
Not surprising he has a long rap sheet. Profilic offenders in liberal and tolerant countries like the UK and Holland (yes I do mean UK, it’s actually quite liberal here, if you don’t subscribe to the Hate Mail’s usual world view) keep on at it because we seem to have a real problem in dealing with “...Jump to post
This whole MCAS unknown is ironic: many big time Boeing lovers praise the fact the pilot is always in control ( unlike in the Arbus where “the computer is in control”) and yet here we are with an aircraft that has a hidden protection system the pilots weren’t initially told about or how to deal with...Jump to post
Trump ordering the grounding is actually a really good decision. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were words behind closed doors perhaps with Boeing and the FAA knowing they have monumentally effed up - yet to be proven if so on the Max itself, but certainly effed up on the way they’ve handled this....Jump to post
Several of Norwegian's Boeing 737 Max 8 has had to turn in mid air over Europe ... Grounding ok, but at least they should have let planes in the air finish their flight. What difference does 2 or 3 hours later make? Politics... Just move everyone out of their way and clear them to land on a 20 mile...Jump to post
On the face of it the situation you are describing it is not nepotism. They pay for your training and give you a job. I assume the caveat is that you actually have to be able to pass everything you need to to get the licences.... Known connections that offer you support, routes through training and ...Jump to post
Glad that there's some consensus on here about legalizing sex work. I proudly wrote my first Master's in Public Health Nursing paper on the dynamic process changes within history vis-a-vis sex workers. Got an A+, and a free ride into the PhD program at UC San Francisco with that paper, although I d...Jump to post
L410Turbolet wrote:Aesma wrote:Pakistan does nothing against militant Islamists roaming their country.
Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it?
The palm sections of my hands are about 35mm longer than my middle fingers. I can make my eyes shake rapidly from side to side like a tremor on demand. I grew up in Indonesia and remember - when I was about seven - a group of local kids calling a white girl a witch because she could do it. I said I ...Jump to post
What we have here is someone who has an idea that therefore means it MUST be workable. Becuase it’s myyyy idea. If it’s that great an idea, go on Dragons Den and I’m sure you’ll get your arm bitten off. Of course we could have all the bells and whistles to stop collisions. In the same way we could h...Jump to post
Aviation is - or at least should be - very calm and considered. I can’t comment on a busy STAR arrival but it is an orderly process with ATC giving you directions and organising it. Driving on the road no one is in control, there are idiots everywhere, the majority don’t have the situational awarene...Jump to post
As well as all the above I’d recommend getting a Class 1 medical, or whatever the first class equivalent is in the US, to be confident there is nothing hidden there. Flying a plane isn’t difficult. I’ve only 180 hours of PPL experience to speak from... but it’s not hard to get a PPL. What is hard is...Jump to post
Spent a week in Kurdistan... fine. Cappuccino at hotel in the morning (my first, normally black coffee) about 8h before flight. Started feeling grumpy 2h later then had to rush to the loo. Not good. Tactical toilet trips right before leaving for airport, and before getting on flights. Embarrassed to...Jump to post
First time in this kind of thread... QR A359 Q-suite BKK-DOH there were 8 of us in business and 20 in economy Same on the following 351 to LHR - about 12 and 30 Got a photo with the whole economy crew in the galley One Friday night left: ISU-DOH-LHR in economy then straight on to CX LHR-HKG-BNE prem...Jump to post
Hmmm. I don’t buy that about push, stop, brakes, engine start. On pretty much every flight I’ve been on, one or more engines is started during the push back IIRC- across all types. Why would you need brakes when connected to the tug? In any case, the brake pressure accumulator would (should?) be cha...Jump to post
She’s a Labour MP. The party of do what we say and not do what we do. She will never resign... it’s not in their nature. I live in Peterborough... it’s a nice city. Generally. There are some rough areas though. The population in these areas appear to have a disregard for looking after the place they...Jump to post
Two cars for one person is not really relevant in terms of pollution as you can only drive one at once. Of course there are production and disposal impacts too.
The biggest issue is the unnecessarily high fuel consumption of many of the vehicles... 10-15mpg is just ridiculous.
Simcopter. “Despatch calling”
Now the thread really ends...
It can be difficult to spend £50 notes... some places just don’t want to take them despite the fact they should.
I stopped for a Costa Coffee the other day and they wouldn’t accept my £50 note for a large cappuccino so I had to pay with two twenties and a ten instead.
It was indeed a horrific event. I watched the second plane live on tv- in UK - after listening on the radio while driving and can still remember shouting out loud. I was moved watching a documentary last night seeing the emergency services walking towards the building. Many would soon be dead. Heari...Jump to post