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by Adipocere
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11539

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

This kind of racism happens in Europe too. CDG and FRA regularly wave Whites and Asians through passport control and spend the night in hotels during irrops while forcing black and brown passengers to spend the night in "holding pens" at the airport, under guard and with limited access to ...

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by Adipocere
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24573

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

The only large Pacific rim country which has not had service from LAX would be Russia: LAX - VVO?

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by Adipocere
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4358

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Phoenix Airways

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by Adipocere
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA after Doug Parker
Replies: 38
Views: 6452

Re: AA after Doug Parker

He should go for an encore at Emirates.. sunny weather, no taxes and some nice real estate to round out the final days of his career.

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by Adipocere
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8238

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

How does customs handle this when the poor dog returns to the US? How will they handle questions of its "citizenship"?

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by Adipocere
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8222

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

This virtue signalling from Delta and United is not a smart move. If they had done nothing, only a small minority would even care or know about these discounts. But now they've angered not only the 5 million NRA members, not only the nearly 40% of households that own guns - they're pushing away the...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18806

Re: French Blue to change its name

Maybe it should be French Blew..

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by Adipocere
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 4826

Re: The ME3 and PHX

Population is not everything. It's the quality of people who live there that does. PHX unfortunately has marketed itself as a cheap place for retirees whose next station in life literally is death. The construction industry is huge in the valley with endless tract homes sprawling over the desert, as...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8868

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

I don't get the correlation between population density and the A380. Bangladesh, for example is densely populated by most measures - yet an A380 does not make sense unless it's on tracks...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12960

Re: Body found on HNL runway

Could even be a trespasser who got hit/ got landed in by an airliner. RIP.

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6826

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

What were the fighters shooting at? Was there some dignitary at the airport? Or were they just shooting at anything shiny? I don't get the military objective in shooting up an empty airliner...

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by Adipocere
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 204056

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH has had boring Eurowhite which looks like it's from the 80s. I hope they paint their planes a bright LH yellow, more like NK or WN do.

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by Adipocere
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2236

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

I don’t know why people start these collusion rumors. That’s illegal and didn’t happen. Just out of curiosity why is it illegal for airlines to decide to no longer compete with each other? Competition law that protects consumers. If airlines could secretly cooperate between themselves and carve at ...

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by Adipocere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 11070

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

In my observations, China is way more advanced and has a more affluent population than India. Anecdotally China is also more Westernized and Western oriented than India/ Indians (almost all Chinese people I've met have Western names and are more sophisticated than Indians who tend to stick to their...

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by Adipocere
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 11070

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

In my observations, China is way more advanced and has a more affluent population than India. Anecdotally China is also more Westernized and Western oriented than India/ Indians (almost all Chinese people I've met have Western names and are more sophisticated than Indians who tend to stick to their ...

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by Adipocere
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 27
Views: 5811

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

This could potentially end up as a Presidential aircraft when needed, otherwise can be pressed into commercial service. I believe this is pretty common in the third world - I saw an Air India 744 in Brazil bring in their President.

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by Adipocere
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4381

Re: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons

Can't they tow this rig off the active runways to keep the airport open? This must not be a very busy airport if they just let the plane sit there shutting down the whole show..

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by Adipocere
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players
Replies: 53
Views: 5960

Re: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players

Basketball players eh? These guys are the living definition of a "baller". Why the hell were they in coach? Was this some kind of publicity stunt? Lebron James and Stephen Curry make $75million a year between them - these guys can buy their own A320 or two if they wanted to. Not to imagine...

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by Adipocere
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19905

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

"Prestige" would have made sense in the 60s or 70s. Nowadays air travel is just a glorified bus in the sky. It would make sense for airlines to perform to that new reality.

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by Adipocere
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: CM/AV to PHX...will it ever happen and when?

Quite a lot of people from south of the border ride the 6 hour bus ride from Phoenix to Hermosillo and take cheaper Mexican origin flights. PHX is quite expensive to fly out into Hispanic America : AA PHX - MEX is north of $500 pretty much anytime, more like $750 most of the time...

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by Adipocere
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

1) Only 36% of American citizens have passports according to the US State Department. That means 64% of Americans cannot go to any of the destinations you listed above. I wonder how that 36% would track with the percentage of Americans who have the economic wherewithal to take a long haul flight to...

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by Adipocere
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

If you want my opinion.. I see KDEN, KORD, KATL, KBOS, KABQ, KMIA and KMSP being the only possibilities of even possible future service. In the future I also see Hawaiian Adding a Perth-Honolulu flight aswell as a PANC (Seasonal). I don’t see us getting any Hawaiian service here in ABQ. The populat...

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by Adipocere
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5211

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

Lordsburg, NM and Ely, NV come to mind. Pain in the rear end to have family there...

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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44866

Re: Power outage in ATL

That I did not expect. Why would BA not divert into CLT where there is a much bigger OW presence for onward flight options to ATL or wherever else their pax on the flight were headed to? Probaby because IAD is a BA destination with gates, ground crew, and staff, whereas CLT is not? Oh yes, that's a...

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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44866

Re: Power outage in ATL

LHRFlyer wrote:
BA has diverted its LHR-ATL flight 227 to IAD.


That I did not expect. Why would BA not divert into CLT where there is a much bigger OW presence for onward flight options to ATL or wherever else their pax on the flight were headed to?

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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44866

Re: Power outage in ATL

One question: In the event of a complete power outage, how does the FIS handle passengers in that case? I know for inbound international flights, they can divert to another airport that has CBP, but what if that international flight (if it doesn't have pre-clearance) has already landed the moment t...

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by Adipocere
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 17358

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

With FLG now adding nonstops from DFW and LAX - is this the first salvo in AA's long anticipated dehubbing of PHX? One of the key rationales that keeps getting presented in favor of PHX being retained as a hub was its connectivity to the smaller cities in the vicinity. But if AA can reach these plac...

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by Adipocere
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19673

Re: United ending Xian

I think this ends any immediate hopes of SFO - Urumqi or Kashgar.

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by Adipocere
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours
Replies: 21
Views: 8127

Re: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours

How safe is this? Especially with fog and ILS issues plaguing Indian airports - this seems as wise as the Titanic trying to break the Atlantic crossing speed record..

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by Adipocere
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 4208

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

So PHX would go from Skyharbor Airport to McCain International Airport? Golly.. I wonder if they'd change the code to MCC or something a la Idlewild to JFK.

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by Adipocere
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12897

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Did this even happen when smog was over Beijing skies for an entire month during winter times? Find this very surprising. That would have been upset many people in China, who would have seen it through a nationalistic lens. Even if a similar reaction happens in India - China is far more richer and ...

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by Adipocere
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights
Replies: 34
Views: 7705

Re: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights

If this does materialise it will probably be one of the 3 class G-YMM* which will become 10Y eventually. I really think they'd continue pushing the 788's on to high yielding routes. The new British Airways are trying to stay ahead. One of two things will happen: Scenario A. BA will send the old 777...

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Staff Manhandles Passenger At Delhi Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: IndiGo Staff Manhandles Passenger At Delhi Airport

Wow.. does Indigo mean United in Hindi??

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 20134

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Unless there's an accident on the highway, PHX - TUS is quicker to drive once you add check-in, security, taxiing and baggage claim to the time spent in the air.

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13547

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I think once/if Los Angeles builds a new airport on a manmade island like KIX or HKG, and/or once DFW builds extra runways and terminals - PHX is done for.

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 not popular in India?
Replies: 16
Views: 4978

Re: Why is the A321 not popular in India?

India is a small country (flight time wise) - you can get almost anywhere within a 2.5 hr flight window.

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by Adipocere
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 3874

Re: Shortened call signs?

Are there any rules on picking a call sign? Does some bureaucrat have to sign off on the chosen names (like someone at the DMV would for vanity plates to make sure they aren't offensive etc). Are airlines just free to pick Cactus or Dynasty or other random words?

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by Adipocere
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 21073

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

I can't see United building a new hub in the SE given current dynamics and saturation. The only move I can foresee them making, hub wise, is probably making a go for PHX - once(if?) AA de hubs and WN drastically scales back PHX to shift traffic to HOU/DAL.

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 34
Views: 4912

Re: Air service between India and China

Per capita income of the average Indian is less than half that of the average Chinese. As others have already said there isn't a lot of VFR traffic between the two countries to fill the back end of airplanes. Most Indian companies I have worked with are loathe to send their employees in premium cabi...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?
Replies: 51
Views: 3982

Re: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?

Would love to see Korean Air come to Austin. There's a lot more chance of than in the near future than Lufthansa. There are credible rumors saying that they have been looking at Austin recently, Samsung is likely a huge influence if the route does happen. Does KE fly anywhere in the Americas that i...

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by Adipocere
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10515

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

I don't get it, how would the Air Force compel unwilling people to join up? Also how motivated and effective will a bunch of conscripts be against a determined enemy? Won't they just be cannon fodder??

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by Adipocere
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4874

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Since the conventional wisdom is that PHX gets dehubbed by AA after the merger driven regulatory cool-off period, maybe BA will then move the 744 they use on the PHX run to CLT?

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by Adipocere
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16327

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA/B6 would creat a significantly large mega-airline. Would this force Wall Streets hand to push for a DL/AA merger in response? Or would that set off a race between DL and AA to merge with WN not be left out as the bridesmaid with no one left to merge with? I would be shocked if AA or DL would eve...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3743

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Most people commenting here are frequent flyers. The perpetrator is a 70 year old timer who may not fly much.. maybe this guy was flying to see his brother after decades.. like after 1975 or so. Was he stupid - yes, he certainly deserves a fine and a night in the cooler, but is he some Guantanamo le...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Re: Customs at Seoul

Depends on what flights arrive ahead of you. If you got a 777 full of new arrivals from China just ahead of you, then be prepared to wait 45 - 60 minutes in line. The last time it happened to me, I just had people cutting lines, families split into multiple lines holding spots for whoever got to the...

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by Adipocere
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16327

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA/B6 would creat a significantly large mega-airline. Would this force Wall Streets hand to push for a DL/AA merger in response? Or would that set off a race between DL and AA to merge with WN not be left out as the bridesmaid with no one left to merge with?

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by Adipocere
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 186689

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

How does Canada handle potential visa violations from any passengers who normally would not qualify for visa-less entry? I vaguely remember an uproar about 10 years ago, when Canada began arresting non-Western/ non-white passengers on mainly Europe-Mexico/S.A flights - that happened to divert into C...

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by Adipocere
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 11333

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

How about they enlarge the photo and cut the tail fin to be in the outline of the singers head itself?

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by Adipocere
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 843

Re: Rise in passenger arrests prompts Ryanair call for curb on pre-flight drinking

I don't know much about English culture. I always thought they were quite stoic and stodgy to get inebriated in public (stiff upper lip and all that). Is drinking a big deal in the U.K., as bad as the frat/jock cultures on US college campuses?

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