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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com EWR charters
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Jet2.com EWR charters

I wonder. I should imagine they’re watching Norwegian TATL. I think in Summer they’ll not be able to sell the UK enough sun packages but in the winter they do quieten down. From my local airport there are some days where their fleet of 7 don’t move. All they need is a streaming entertainment system ...

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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 3858

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

Ill be sticking with JFK. He’ll id even trail all the way to Stewart. I will not fly to an airport whose namesake is an anti British xenophobe who stoked up a lot of bad feeling toward us during his reign. From the Deep Water Horizon disaster to Brexit. Frankly I’d rather fly to Trump Intercontinent...

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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com EWR charters
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Jet2.com EWR charters

They do approximately half a dozen New York weekenders from a few UK airports. They are 3/4 night packages and there’s also one or two at around Easter time. Quite popular and avoids the hassle of having to connect anywhere. The A330 is a new addition and I believe is also operating a few NCL flight...

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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 70
Views: 2495

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

For me it has to be Benidorm. For me the first 2 series I thought were funny and all I could think was ‘my word, it really IS like Benidorm’ but now it’s just tired and stale. It was hillarious at the start but now I can’t watch it. Modern family and the Simpsons. Breaking Bad also. Not that many se...

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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1185
Views: 22944

Re: Brexit - EU position

I guess additional traction can also be gained by saying that the EU nationals who have built the UK economy did not get a chance to vote in the referendum so that should invalidate the vote or even force a new one, and since the TM government seems to have caved in to give EU citizens the right to...

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by sevenair
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1185
Views: 22944

Re: Brexit - EU position

So we've blamed it on racism, stupidity, poverty, dislike of the Cameron government, now we're going to try blaming it on Russia too? Indeed. Most tweets came after the vote and we are constantly told that ‘old people’ caused Brexit. Twitter is way less popular with ‘old people’ yet somehow we are ...

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ only Russian-built plane left flying for Russian scheduled airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: SSJ only Russian-built plane left flying for Russian scheduled airlines?

It's a shame my radar doesn't allow me to search for the classics. The only one I can search for is the SSJ. But as mentioned you can still find a few knocking about over Russia.

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by sevenair
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (4): Take us home, Qatar Airways! (QR540, DOH-CCU, Y, Dec'16)
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Winter Break 2016 (4): Take us home, Qatar Airways! (QR540, DOH-CCU, Y, Dec'16)

You made it!! It's like a soap opera in the skies. I can't wait for the next episode by for your own sake I hope it's less of a hassle and straight forward going back!

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't stop...Emirates ad
Replies: 12
Views: 2337

Re: Don't stop...Emirates ad

Love it. One of the best airline ads I've seen.

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by sevenair
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: J41 in Full Flybe Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: J41 in Full Flybe Livery

It was in Newcastle, England a few days ago. It looks STUNNING in the flesh.

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by sevenair
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 54
Views: 10485

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

It's a bit morbid. But not more morbid than the many Titanic movies and profit making documentaries people have made and millions who have watched. Pieces of the ship and fittings fetch millions. So there is a morbid curiosity in us all. Not to mention a vast 9/11 memorial. A wonderful place to quie...

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by sevenair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5371

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

I can't see what the problem is with continuing BCN ops. Yes, the people will be promised a recession, house price crash, massive unemployment, terrorism, closure of business and moving of jobs, etc, etc but in reality life carries on much as it always did and will likely continue to grow, employmen...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11576

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

Indeed. It isn't simple but the cost comparison notion is there. No housing, no accommodation & no healthcare to pay for. Only hotac once downroute. I know someone whose wife works for the NZ LON base and it's very much coveted with people stating there many years. It's a cushy number. Given a c...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1645

Re: WW Catering

They do serve water, they just don't serve it for free. Alternative would be to bring that water bottle you got to the toilet on board and fill it with tap water there. Tap water in Iceland is drinkable, so this shouldn't cause any trouble. Lav faucet water is not drinkable A320s only have one sour...

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by sevenair
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11576

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

People would kill for a London base. Few people want to live in DXB. Therefore free housing, schools, healthcare, tax free salary are needed. Opening a LON would likely mean no housing allowance. Healthcare and education are already 'free' here. I reckon they'd get away with paying less too. It wou...

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by sevenair
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11576

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

People would kill for a London base. Few people want to live in DXB. Therefore free housing, schools, healthcare, tax free salary are needed. Opening a LON would likely mean no housing allowance. Healthcare and education are already 'free' here. I reckon they'd get away with paying less too. It woul...

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by sevenair
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4031

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

This question is interesting as it shows the volatility in the uk market over the years. With no major airline existing in its current form that long Consolidation in the market is not an UK only phenomena. We are a global community here on a.net and I'm sure we could all list dozens of former airl...

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by sevenair
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

What is ridiculous about sitting calmly on a plane, being told to get off for doing nothing wrong and standing your ground? How is that behaving ridiculously? The only one behaving ridiculously was United Airlines. Aircraft are private property. The owners decide who can fly and who can't. The empl...

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by sevenair
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

Former Dr dao also behaved ridiculously. If a pilot or officer of the law asks you to do something like get off the plane, just do it, rather than throw a hysterical fit. I hope the airlines start fighting these as much as possible in the courts. She seems like anything but a victim to me, from wha...

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by sevenair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VLOG: LCG-VGO-BGY-BUD-BTS (15h journey) [2 trains & 2 airplanes: Renfe+Ryanair+České Dráhy]
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Re: VLOG: LCG-VGO-BGY-BUD-BTS (15h journey) [2 trains & 2 airplanes: Renfe+Ryanair+České Dráhy]

Nice report. It looks like that's new Ryanair seats with the old cabin fittings like walls and overhead lockers and not the Boeing sky interior. Does anyone know if it's planned to retrofit the entire fleet with the new seats? I was under the imporessioj that it was just new deliveries, but this rep...

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by sevenair
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

jordanh wrote:
sevenair wrote:
The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand.

I would suggest that the "emotional support animal" thing is already out of hand.


Oh I agree. I wonder if we will see 'emotional support Turkeys' this Thanksgiving.

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by sevenair
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I sympathise. But surely you don't expect them to remove every item of food that is on your extensive list of allergies? Perhaps not surgical masks but there are products available to do the trick. The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand. It seems to be every day I operate at least one flight has...

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by sevenair
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand. It seems to be every day I operate at least one flight has an allergy sufferers meaning many products can't be served. Last week upon boarding a passenger told us we can't serve any fish or cook any fish as she's 'allergic' to the smell of fish, so two cr...

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by sevenair
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13920

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

The 'allergy' thing is getting out of hand. It seems to be every day I operate at least one flight has an allergy sufferers meaning many products can't be served. Last week upon boarding a passenger told us we can't serve any fish or cook any fish as she's 'allergic' to the smell of fish, so two cre...

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by sevenair
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 56
Views: 3238

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

Going for my second trip in a year. Still great, looking forward to it being even greater. The new automated systems didn't seem to make the process any quicker at JFK. The usual wait is worth waiting for. Last time wasn't helped by a Ukraine International 767 load all surging with zero concept of h...

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by sevenair
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3022

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

Does this allow them to fly BDA-USA? Unlikely, since Bermuda is not a part of the EU and therefore not covered by the EU/US OpenSkies agreement. The French West Indies is a part of the EU, and therefore Norwegian can operate flights between these islands and the US. Norwegian Air UK can operate UK-...

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by sevenair
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2961

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

It's a very niche route from what I can see. TBH there's little HNL has to offer that isn't available much closer to home. Yes, you'll get those going for the status or a genuine desire to visit but I doubt it's a sustainable route long term.

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by sevenair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New airline at City of Derry Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: New airline at City of Derry Airport?

By 'currently involved in a startup' you mean you've set up a Facebook page and uploaded a couple of generic logos. Reminds me of Victor Bassey's failed Q400 dream based out of Teesside. I'm sure it ended up with him doing porridge. Seriously, why does NI need a 'flag carrier'? Do most of the genera...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6667

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

If you work outside the airplane, the A320 family is much noisier. The equipment cooling fans and the AC packs are much noisier than the 737. Plus whatever that screaming thing is next to the fuel panel on some A320s. I don't understand people complaining about ground crew noise. They should be wea...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6667

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

I don't understand people complaining about ground crew noise. They should be wearing good ear protection. If not, then suspend them until they do

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

Re: Heathrow landing fee claim "not credible."

Another twist in the tale, this time from Sir Rod Eddington. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41021414 "The former boss of British Airways, Sir Rod Eddington, says Heathrow's claims it will not raise landing charges to pay for a new runway are not credible. Sir Rod told the BBC it was "ve...

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by sevenair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cabin crew to pilot
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: cabin crew to pilot

Some airlines encourage it. easyJet have previously ran schemes for employees holding a CPL whereby they heavily subside the MCC and TR. It's not cabin crew specific, but many of those on the scheme have been cabin crew.

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14012

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

If Cambridge, Oxford and Lydd can be 'London' then why can't Oakland be San Francisco. It's 2017 people, if an airport chooses to identify as San Francisco, then it's San Francisco.

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4179

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

Some links http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3446494/Easyjet-boss-says-Brexit-end-era-cheap-flights.html https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/24/family-holidays-could-cost-more-after-brexit-pm-claims-falling-pound http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3490062/Brexit-di...

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4179

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

No, but we were promised that people would stop flying. So I just don't understand airlijesnincreasing services and the likes of TUI reporting increased passenger number and higher yields.

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by sevenair
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4179

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

All despite Brexit. I'm very surprised. Like we see with Orlando, it's strange UK airlines are committing to increasing frequencies and adding new routes given that in just 18 months all of these flights will stop.

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3470

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

Agree with others; unrealistic and pointless. To have a badge you go through sufficient training and checks that you are a reasonably low threat. To have escort privledges you have additional training. There are holes to be sure, but statistically on par with TSA's screening efficacy. Hell, a speed...

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by sevenair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10180

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Easy solution. Stop offering supervised service for minors. Too much risk of bad publicity.

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3470

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

You'd be surprised that the flight crews that are flying your aircraft and working your flight aren't checked either. They do go through a security checkpoint and have their identity verified and are subject to random searches. But a majority enter though the checkpoint and can walk though without ...

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3470

Unchecked Airport Workers

Given that it is highly likely that MetroJet and Daalo were bombed by devices being put on as part of an inside job, I'm interested to learn more. I was horrified to learn that in Sydney, staff working below the wing are not subject to security searches although I've heard mixed stories. I understan...

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by sevenair
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom
Replies: 55
Views: 7376

Re: In 2019, Ryanair will introduce new Zodiac seats, improving legroom

Ryanair's 737 MAX will be delivered in the 737-200 variant. This variant is the same size as the 737-8, but with a extra full size exit door. This raises the exit limit from 189 to 197+. Only Ryanair has ordered the 737 MAX 200. Any space saved by replacing the rear gallery with two toilets is lost...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Indeed. And hate, xenophobia and racism are really not NICE at all.

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Given how British passengers generally behave, the guy probably deserved it! Interesting generalisation of an entire country. Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people f...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

To be fair I think we've given others plenty to laugh about, so let them. It wont affect your life. Stiff upper lip and all that old boy. That's crap! If you sit there and take it, you'll just get more of it. I'd say that this just more of a reason for Brexit. Who needs this garbage? The Anglospher...

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by sevenair
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Could you explain what we've done that is so funny. Actions of a few does not excuse racismor xenophobia to the many. Not all Muslims are terrorists yet almost all terrorists are Muslim. You wouldn't allow an entire religion to be demonised because of the actions of a few so why is it ok for anti B...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Yet it's ok to make dereogatory and xenophobic comments about the UK? To be fair I think we've given others plenty to laugh about, so let them. It wont affect your life. Stiff upper lip and all that old boy. Could you explain what we've done that is so funny. Actions of a few does not excuse racism...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people found it uncomfortable that I was criticising him despite ZERO of my critique being on the grounds of race. "affiliated re...

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by sevenair
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11095

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Given how British passengers generally behave, the guy probably deserved it! Interesting generalisation of an entire country. Funny how I was recently criticised because I said that I found a person in a safety video to be annoying. I was chastised just because he happened to be Muslim and people f...

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 13280

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I've no idea who the character is. It's certainly not a common accent where I come from neither. May I ask why it's uncomfortable that people are discussing that particular character? I can't say why anyone else experiences discomfort, but personally, he makes me cringe a little, because of his sli...

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by sevenair
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 13280

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I've no idea who the character is. It's certainly not a common accent where I come from neither. May I ask why it's uncomfortable that people are discussing that particular character? Given that connections make up a good proportion of BA flying, I'd say most of this video will go over the heads of ...

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