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by GBNWB
Wed May 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2650

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Good luck to him. He has created himself a decent job. I take his articles with a pinch of salt, but he has done well for himself. There is no need for the sour grapes that are all over Twitter, just be minded he has minimal technical knowledge. I met him at in the south Galleries Lounge last year a...

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by GBNWB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 8724

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

The cabin crew cannot have someone arrested. The cabin crewcan make a complaint to the police and the attending officer decides if there is a necessity to make an arrest if he suspects the person to have committed a criminal offence. Irrespective of the circumstances of the reason the passenger is k...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3663

Re: Sudan - what now?

Is access to alcohol your sole concern?. Not sole, but definitely a factor. If going on holiday to relax from work, I, like many others enjoy a drink in the evening. There are enough places in the world to see without going to the dry ones. I always had an emergency six pack of Shiner Bock in the c...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3663

Re: Sudan - what now?

The million dollar question is do they sell wine in the restaurants of downtown Khartoum? If so, people may eventually visit. If not, then who really cares about the place?

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by GBNWB
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint

Police officers are killed almost daily in the US and around the world by armed criminals. Blue lives matter and I am unsure how anyone but criminals could object to a symbol supporting law enforcement and the men and women who put themselves in harms way so we may be safe being displayed in an area...

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by GBNWB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13038

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

I recall when e-mail first came out in the late 90's at my workplace, a law firm in NY City, a guy in our accounting department was circulating including to lawyers on our firm's account e-mails with crude, racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate content. I told him I didn't want them as were of...

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by GBNWB
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14554

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

In Istanbul, it always surprises me to see people walking around on busy forms of public transport with expensive mobile telephones or their wallets poking out of their back pockets because you certainly wouldn't do that in London (at least, you wouldn't do it twice). In Turkey, crowded places are ...

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed
Replies: 6
Views: 2448

Re: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed

Heathrow seems to get a huge amount of bad press on A.net but I find it no better nor worse than any other large airport. It certainly is more pleasant than say ORD. LHR T5 and T2 are bother rather pleasant. By far the worst airport I have been through is Manchester in just about every way.

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by GBNWB
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17828

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

There was a huge dude sat by the aisle when I had the window recently on a BA Airbus, luckily we had an empty seat between us. It did occur to me though that if we needed to evacuate, especially via an over wing exit then this guy might have a spot of trouble. It reminded me of the Tony Soprano to B...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17351

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Are cans of Heineken or Tiger included in the ticket price or is it BOB?

Screw flying home from a holiday without a beer.

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6481

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6481

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6481

Re: Ryanair to Open 10 Routes from The Ukraine

Good choice of routes.... All of them should be succesful. Ryanair are officially entering Wizzair territory. Wizzair should retaliate and start flying their A321s from Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham to the Canaries... :) As Wizz don't fly to MAN they are no use to me, but do they not charge yo...

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by GBNWB
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8786

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Super80Fan wrote:
GBNWB wrote:
How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it.


If they demand to have sex with you or touch you, are passengers required to comply?


Such a puerile question doesn’t justify a response.

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by GBNWB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8786

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it. If you feel their request was unreasonable then send a letter to the airline when you are home. It is the same as people remonstrating with the police then complaining they got Tazed. You are not in charge on an aircr...

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8553

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

Will the UPS man not just drop it off at the hotel or wherever just like they do when a bag misses a connection? Why is it a big deal, AA and BA have lost my bag loads of times, always turns up eventually.

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8786

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

The US is screwed, the lunatics really have taken over the asylum. I have never had a problem with a flight attendant on the hundreds of AA flights I have taken, neither have I on BA, Easy or anyone else. The US seems to be ever increasingly full of liberal entitled people who think they are someone...

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by GBNWB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase

Think BA operated this route with a B767. will BA be watching this route closely now? With the new A321s coming in could this be a potential future route? Bo)am BA were flying the route some days with a ZFW on a 767 of like 105T. The thing was empty. I’m not sure if the economy of Kazakhstan has im...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 105592

Re: MAN news - 2018

Terminal 3 is becoming a bit of an embarrassment to be honest when compared to the likes of T5 LHR. Is there a date for when's it is going to be flattened? When you arrive back at MAN from LHR and have to drag your carry on up and down a load of dirty dark and gloomy stairwells it feels like you hav...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

You would have a job getting a train from Glasgow to Tenerife or Crete though. I wouldn't fancy it from Leeds to Marrakesh either to be honest. Let's just leave it to the markets to sort out without govt interference.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

Aviation will become more efficient in order to cut costs without interference from the state.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4927

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

They sound very nasty these EU types, seems to me a good job we are leaving. If they make it hard for us to go to Spain then screw them, we will fly to the USA. The Anglosphere is large and friendly.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 14105

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

You can drive through all of Europe from the top of Norway down all the way to africa if you want to. Times the limit. Many Europeans are on holiday drives. From the UK you can take a ferry over to the European mainland and start your journey. Driving all over Europe doesn't sound too fun or relaxi...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several da...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several day...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9395

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

There must be more to it than what was on the video as surely no one would get sacked for what we just saw. She must have been running her mouth at the flight attendant a bit more.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Carbon tax

Why would you want to make flying more expensive? Our governments already waste far too much of our money, let's not give them any more to squander.
We need to address deforestation not tax people going for a week of sun in Lanzarote.

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 5274

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I have been on many Ryanair flights and the only place I can remember them using a jet bridge was in Gran Canaria. Are there many other places they use one?

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by GBNWB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23075

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

This all sounds very made up to me, you don’t see anyone in UK airports hauling animals around. I’m sat at MAN as we speak and there isn’t a peacock in sight. I wouldn’t be overly happy about sitting near a dog on an aircraft. I would put up with it if a guy was blind but otherwise I’d be thinking i...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23075

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

I have never even heard of an emotional support animal. I get that guide dogs are handy to help blind folks cross the street and people with gammy legs have dogs that fetch them stuff and open doors etc, but if you can't leave the house without taking an animal with you then you probably need to sit...

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by GBNWB
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 23360

Re: British Airways and the 767

NWX did some sort of tanker trials about 10 years ago if I remember rightly, can anyone remember what that was?

Where is VV701 when you need him?

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20347

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

Yup I understand why we have the red eyes, but they still suck! The BA183 is the most pleasant westbound, you can arrive at a time conducive with going to bed rather than at noon! Not having to get up at 4:30am is always a bonus!

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 23360

Re: British Airways and the 767

The BA 767 fleet has fascinated me since I was a kid. Whilst everyone was interested in Concorde, I just loved the 767s.

I will be gutted when beautiful old G-BNWB is no longer around.

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20347

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

Hourly service? Er..... There’s a reason that there is only one daylight eastbound flight and all the rest across the evening. That’s when people want to fly. An hourly service on long haul is a crackers idea. All those B744 flights departing JFK with a 30 min gap into the late evening do so to ser...

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6566

Re: EasyJet in 2018

Venice has already been a base for a while . There’s expansion at Southend . Most challenges will be with Tegel . Also according to news next worldwide hub will be at Tegel. Also rumours that easy got slots from monarch at Manchester for expansion . Also added to this they’ll introduce a321neo . Qu...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 8124

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

@skipness1E, yeah that is interesting, to be honest I only ever fly to LHR on BA so was just a guess.

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 8124

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

British Airways is 50% of Heathrow though and is by far the most important airline. Add into the mix AA, EI and IB and it is a huge chunk of the daily capacity. I would be interested how many people on say Delta into LHR are connecting onto other Skyteam services or United onto Lufthansa. I would ha...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 8124

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

Why will it ever be needed? Could you give a few examples of high yielding business routes where BA are losing money because those services are run from LGW with no connections to their prime money making WTP+ and Club World seats at Heathrow from the USA? Or do you envisage it will be used by Manch...

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by GBNWB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 8124

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

I live in Manchester and in 2013 BA stopped the LGW-MAN service. As such I no longer use BA LGW. It hardly matters though as MAN-LGW-BGI for example is no more convenient than MAN-PHL-BGI, and a VS, TCX, TOM and whoever else MAN-BGI direct is yet better still. If I want to redeem Avios how is MAN-LH...

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers GB Air
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Flight Numbers GB Air

Were you from Heathrow or Gatwick? Also do you know the date?

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers GB Air
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Flight Numbers GB Air

BA6938 out and BA6939 back.

Looking at the 28/10/2001-30/03/2002 timetable there are outbound flights only from LGW North Terminal but a return flight to LHR T1. Someone else might be able to explain why as I can't work it out.

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by GBNWB
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8547

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

From that list it seems no 767 operated flights are cancelled as yet.

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5571

Re: Delta returns Cuba frequencies

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the following.... Travelling to Cuba from the USA Travelling for tourism reasons directly from the USA to Cuba isn’t allowed under US law. The law applies to US nationals and all foreign nationals who are either resident in the USA, or travelling th...

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by GBNWB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23291

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Isn't the short sleeved white dress shirt with epaulets enough... In n emergency, big or small, possibly not. I know that "authority" is a dirty word these days, but in a crowd the cap represents the authority of the rank. It also means that more people stand the chance of knowing who is ...

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by GBNWB
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4399

Re: LHR Christmas ad

Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies? Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........ I like both fine. But let’s be frank. When companies create ads...

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by GBNWB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 11657

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I've seen it happen to another passenger on a United Airlines international flight, the passenger did look young but produced some ID and all was sorted without much bother. Of the hundreds of flights I have taken on AA I will have had a beer on almost every one of them and have never been asked fo...

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by GBNWB
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 11657

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

Of the hundreds of flights I have taken on AA I will have had a beer on almost every one of them and have never been asked for ID. The only place I get asked for ID in the USA without fail is at the grocery store. What is the point in that? How many 20 year olds are there that look 40? I guess it is...

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by GBNWB
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 11657

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I was served many beers back when I was 16 and 17 on BA flights to the USA. No one ever asked for ID.

Same in English pubs back then, providing you didn't cause any trouble they turned a blind eye.

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by GBNWB
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11562

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

The comment is foolish especially when identifying yourself. It is hardly offensive though.

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