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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: 11279

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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by GBNWB
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27836

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I have a FR MAN-BCN booked for the weekend. Should it be cancelled and I can't get hold of FR, I will book on Vueling. Am i entitled to the money back if I book without speaking to Ryanair first? If so, am I entitled to 225 Euros, and the cost of the Vueling flight? I take it I wouldn't get the mon...

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17880

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

ZuluTime wrote:
a destination BA hasn't flown for a while - MAN-JFK?


Such a shame old G-BNWH is now in the Victor Valley.

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27836

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

To be fair, I have been Platinum on American for 10 years or so and therefore I prefer to fly BA whenever possible from the UK, but I have been on about 30 or so Ryanair flights and never had a problem. They have a decent on time record, fly to interesting places and only charge you £50 return to do...

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by GBNWB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27836

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

I have a FR MAN-BCN booked for the weekend. Should it be cancelled and I can't get hold of FR, I will book on Vueling. Am i entitled to the money back if I book without speaking to Ryanair first? If so, am I entitled to 225 Euros, and the cost of the Vueling flight? I take it I wouldn't get the mone...

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by GBNWB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 13811

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

There are signs all over the fence. That should be sufficient to stop you holding onto it when a 767 is taking off. If you decide to disregard the sign and hold onto the fence behind a departing 767 then there is a fair chance you may be injured. The protection is there already, people just decide t...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8183

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

We live in a world where people are still killing other people because they believe their imaginary friend is better than the other fella's imaginary friend. It is therefore no surprise that some crack pot is sat on a plane with a bin bag on his head or some other crack pot wont sit next to a woman ...

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by GBNWB
Tue May 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up
Replies: 44
Views: 6453

Re: Ryanair plans more aggressive expansion as profit edges up

I have been to Spain 4 times on FR this year and have not paid more than £60 return for a trip. In Spain beer is the same price as it is in Tesco in Manchester.

I did MAN-LPA-MAN return for £49 last week. I have 3 more cheap trips booked for the Autumn.

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by GBNWB
Mon May 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6443

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

Some of the 767s were painted at AMS so it seems BA will use a multitude of paint shops to get things done.

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by GBNWB
Sun May 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6443

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

I think he meant that as BA retire their last 767 next September the chances of a 767 being painted into the Landor livery is minimal without the LHR paint shop.

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by GBNWB
Wed May 17, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Policy for CBP detentions across US airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Policy for CBP detentions across US airports

I am not a us Citizen but do have 37 US entry stamps in my passport. The procedure usually goes something like this... CBP-What is the purpose of your visit to the United States? Me-To drink bourbon in Kentucky sir. CBP-Sounds good, you traveling alone or with a friend? Me-With a friend sir, althoug...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5869

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

A gun is hardly some magical never before seen thing, it is a gun. There are many millions of people in the world who own them. I live in the UK and own one, The normal behaviour of any person who found a sidearm in an airplane bathroom would be to leave it in situ and call the cabin crew. It is a g...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22679

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

The alpha-male wannabe passenger was out of line for escalating things, but for the love of God, what was that AA gate agent thinking by escalating it even further?!? If I'm seeing this and I'm his manager, he's being withheld from service pending an investigation, as his behavior is simply inexcus...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22679

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Just seen the video on Sky News in the UK. I hope the passenger spent some time in the county jail. Well done to the crew.

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5869

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

More reason to only fly non US frames to the US. Being on a jet with someone toting a gun does not make me feel safer. I am presuming that these Marshals can only fly on US registered planes. Mind you I hope the others are a damn sight more professional than this one! Whilst it was careless to leav...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5869

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

Mistakes happen. I doubt she will make that mistake again.

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by GBNWB
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 75737

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I am booked on the RYR flight MAN-KBP at the start of November. It leaves MAN at 1330, a much more civilized departure time!

Finally get to see Chernobyl!

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by GBNWB
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 11885

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

I guess we will know the answer when BA publish their profits a reasonable amount of time after the introduction of SH BOB. I cannot imagine anyone would ever dream of tipping cabin crew in the UK. Is this even done in the USA? Tipping everyone for doing their job in the USA seems so bizarre to the ...

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by GBNWB
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 25900

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

No, IAH is mostly 744/772 everyday, occasionally switching to 77W. Other days have had twice daily 744. The LHR-IAH market is growing again, along with oil rising, it's bound to be at its best. The market is huge and I believe it can support the A388/789 daily in the future. I would put this flight...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 25900

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

DFW maybe SEA maybe IAH is a no no, all the oil traffic dried up it's only 772/789 now ORD is also a no no otherwise AA wouldn't be putting 788s on it. If anything I'd say only current mid-J routes could support A380. No, IAH is mostly 744/772 everyday, occasionally switching to 77W. Other days hav...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 3878

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

I can't see the problem with it from the video. The TSA agent seem to be explaining to the kid what is going on and the kid doesn't seem to care.

The mother would be better off worrying about the state of her own coronary arteries than something so trivial.

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by GBNWB
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15438

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

BA 747-400 G-CIVL operated BA67/66 on October 16th 2014.

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by GBNWB
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 16172

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

I have a trip to Texas booked later this year. I intend to travel and don't foresee any problems whatsoever.

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by GBNWB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 6561

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

The visa requirement for people born in five eastern EU member states, feels like discrimination of the worst sort. Remember that people born in these member states belong to a different ethnic group. They are? In the EU, your passport is issued by the member state where you were born. If you move,...

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by GBNWB
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 159
Views: 6561

Re: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

Will this lunacy impact on all EU member states or just those crazy enough to be inside the Schengen area? What I really mean to say is will this effect the United Kingdom? This is exactly the sort of reason the UK should not be in the EU, falling out with the US over countries as insignificant as B...

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport
Replies: 35
Views: 10976

Re: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport

Homelessness is on the rise in the UK. I am a police officer and should we find homeless people in public areas we move them on.

The vast majority are drug users and thieves with just few notable exceptions. The cure would be the chain gang but unfortunately that is not used here.

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by GBNWB
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle
Replies: 44
Views: 14655

Re: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle

A PIA 777 departed LHR a few weeks ago with a completely fictional loadsheet, a load of unacompanied bags and passengers in the flightdeck. This outfit should not be flying to the UK, it is a disaster waiting to happen. The only PIA flight that should be allowed into the UK is the one operated by Sr...

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by GBNWB
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has BA and Lufthansa operated to PHL over the years by decade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Which aircraft has BA and Lufthansa operated to PHL over the years by decade?

Philly was the launch destination for the 747-400 I think, and the jumbo is making a return on BA67/66 this summer season. Yes. The inaugural BA 744 commercial flight was BA219 (LHR-PHL-PIT) operated by G-BNLC on 28 July 1989. This flight on this routing was still being operated by a 744 as at the ...

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by GBNWB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft has BA and Lufthansa operated to PHL over the years by decade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Which aircraft has BA and Lufthansa operated to PHL over the years by decade?

British Airways have flown all of their Boeing longhaul fleet over the last few years. Prior to the turn of the century I am not sure.

747/767/777/787

Philly was the launch destination for the 747-400 I think, and the jumbo is making a return on BA67/66 this summer season.

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 10314

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

So basically, for an Iranian born British Citizen nothing has changed, but an Iranian citizen with a work visa who has been home for the weekend to Tehran might not get back in? Or has the whole thing blown over now anyway?

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods flying commercial first time in 10 years
Replies: 13
Views: 5045

Re: Tiger Woods flying commercial first time in 10 years

blacksoviet wrote:
Does his private jet have enough range? If he was already close to LAX, it may have been easier for him to get to the TBIT. Are protesters still blocking the entrance?


Surely the LAXPD will have moved these idiots to somewhere where they can't cause trouble for law abiding people by now?

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces 7 new routes from MAN
Replies: 38
Views: 10567

Re: BA announces 7 new routes from MAN

Has anyone been able to book the MAN-LCY as I am still getting an error message "Sorry, we don't fly from Manchester to London City Airport. Continue to see prices for Manchester to Heathrow (London)" EDIT: just seen this "All flights are on sale today on http://www.ba.com with the ex...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 10314

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Your friend who is a UK and Iranian national can still enter the United States on his UK passport. Similarly if Mo Farrah has a UK passport he can enter the United States on that.

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Less interest to travel to USA after Trump
Replies: 31
Views: 1423

Re: Less interest to travel to USA after Trump

General Sam Houston said "Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision," and he was right. Texas is the best place on earth, why the hell anyone would not vacation in the US because of who they elected as President sounds crazy. I can imagine you might not want ...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?
Replies: 23
Views: 5174

Re: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?

British Citizens who have dual nationality from the countries on the list can still enter the United States due to their UK passport. I don;t know if that is true of any other country.

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?
Replies: 23
Views: 5174

Re: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?

This is going to sound like a really stupid question, but does this affect Global Entry holders? I doubt very much that individuals of the countries in question are allowed to participate in the Global Entry program, so my answer would be, no. But someone else can correct me if I'm wrong. So much d...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 10314

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

I have struggled to follow this story because of the awfully biased news reporting of this in the UK. My understanding is that Obama prevented foreign nationals with recent travel history to several Middle Eastern countries from entering the USA under the Visa Waver Program? It is the reason I cance...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?
Replies: 23
Views: 5174

Re: How are Airports holding the Detained in the light of recent events?

Most Airports in the USA do not have transit Zone. Take for example the Initial questioning is not considered sufficient and you are askd to sit and wait in the Office for further vetting, you might already get hand-cuffed like that terribly dangerous 5 year old kid at IAD. If then Uncle Sam decide...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was/is considered the best of the British Airways "World Tails"?
Replies: 18
Views: 2998

Re: What was/is considered the best of the British Airways "World Tails"?

I guess BA thought the best one was the then "Chatham Historic Dockyard" tail which letter was changed ever so slightly into the current BA livery. My personal favourite was "Bloomsterang" which was on G-BNWU and others at the time. I have a fuselage section of 747-400 G-BNLC dis...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

It is with these countries with whom we share similar laws and customs we can once more stand shoulder to shoulder with them proud that the United Kingdom is free to run our own affairs rather than being legislated to by foreign socialists and communists of the EU institutions. Who are these foreig...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

http://news.sky.com/story/uk-us-trade-d ... e-10735340
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Well it seems the Americans are wanting to start the ball rolling ASAP so it can be well on the way to being done by the time we leave!

http://news.sky.com/story/uk-us-trade-d ... e-10735340

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Well, Spanish property developers on the Costas won't be happy about hindering UK access. Never mind, I suppose they'll just try and attract Russians instead! Perhaps mother Russia could replace the UK in the EU? The USSR and the EU have many similarities. They also have experience of socialist uni...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Well Spanish hotel owners would be likely not to vote for any party in Spain which hindered UK tourists from visiting their resorts.

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

I do not understand why "Schengen" is seen as a threat to the UK. For all flights from Schengenland to the UK, passengers have to Show their IDs before Boarding. Those who are npt citizens of Schengen countries plus UK citizens pf course must have a Visa or whatever is required for the Co...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Way too optimistic, IMHO. All the EU countries will have to be treated the same. I cannot see any way that France, for example, ends up with different entry rules than the rest of the EU. That is, after all, the whole point of the EU. When the UK leaves the EU it will have nothing at all to do with...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

That would not prevent us making any individual deal with specific European countries to have more liberal access rather than a deal with the EU as a whole? Way too optimistic, IMHO. All the EU countries will have to be treated the same. I cannot see any way that France, for example, ends up with d...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

I quite agree, surely the best way to deal with this would be for a German to enter the UK in much the same way as a Canadian. Turn up at Heathrow, speak to a chap from Border Force who stamps their passport with a date by which time they must have left the UK. That would not prevent us making any ...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

I quite agree, surely the best way to deal with this would be for a German to enter the UK in much the same way as a Canadian. Turn up at Heathrow, speak to a chap from Border Force who stamps their passport with a date by which time they must have left the UK. That would not prevent us making any i...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18205

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Of my 28 visits to the USA including every state I have not met any anti British feeling whatsoever. I usually am greeted with comments asking me where in the UK I am from followed by the name of the town in the UK the persons great great granma left from to sail to the US. The only anti UK feeling ...

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