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Old 11th Apr 2023, 08:26
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"it's beyond me why anyone would go to a country with such an arbitrary legal system (esp one that doesn't quite treat women as real people)!"

have you been there? Women own and run some pretty big businesses in the UAE - especially in Dubai. The main issue I understand is that affects local women is the inheritance laws which aren't very good. We know a couple of English girls in their 30's who are single and have moved there - one is a senior lawyer, the other has moved her UK business to Dubai because she can do so much better there. No problems, no hassles and they feel a lot safer than they did in the UK. We know several Arab girls who are non-residents but who run their own businesses or are in senior management positions in Dubai companies - again no problems.

As to arbitrary legal systems people go to places like Singapore and Turkey all the time.

Overseas is never the same as home sweet home but there are a lot worse places to be than the UAE
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Old 11th Apr 2023, 09:34
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
"Overseas is never the same as home sweet home but there are a lot worse places to be than the UAE
Conversely there are a lot better and more tolerant places to be than the UAE...

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...ws-and-customs

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Old 11th Apr 2023, 11:08
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I think that, so long as you have enough money, the rules don't apply, in the UAE or in many other places including the UK.
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Old 13th Apr 2023, 00:25
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EDI took in a United 767 divert today ORD-LHR. Was parked over on the cargo apron.
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Old 13th Apr 2023, 02:40
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Originally Posted by NotanAVGeek
EDI took in a United 767 divert today ORD-LHR. Was parked over on the cargo apron.
It entered the hold at FL120 south of London at 12:20 UTC, descended to FL90 during twice around the holding point, left the hold at 12:32 UTC and carried out one missed approach from circa 750ft at 12:45 UTC before diverting. It only climbed to FL180, declared an emergency at 13:19 UTC, squawking 7700, whilst over Manchester, and subsequently climbed to just FL200 before landing at EDI at 13:52 UTC. The aircraft has night stopped at EDI and is due to depart for LHR this morning.

www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n674ua#2fdd3d90

www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-airport-united-airlines-flight-from-chicago-to-london-makes-emergency-landing-in-edinburgh-4102002
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Old 13th Apr 2023, 07:19
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carried out one missed approach from circa 750ft
If you've not seen the footage on BigJetTV (which was also used by the BBC and Sky News yesterday), it was a bit lower than that!

Edit: Short excerpt now available showing the go-around in question

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Old 13th Apr 2023, 11:20
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Off to JFK with Delta on Sunday - any recent experience of the check-in queue length? Last time I was there last summer, it was nearly 2 hours! Need to check a bag as i've some whisky to take ...

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Old 13th Apr 2023, 21:28
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Originally Posted by nebpor
Off to JFK with Delta on Sunday - any recent experience of the check-in queue length? Last time I was there last summer, it was nearly 2 hours! Need to check a bag as i've some whisky to take ...

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very quick and easy when I flew the same route a few weeks back. Doing it again on the 24th April too.
The biggest challenge is the hour plus wait for immigration at JFK unfortunately
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Old 15th Apr 2023, 00:23
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I see that the Delta B763 that diverted from LHR to EDI is spending a third night at EDI and FR24 doesn't show a scheduled departure time yet. I originally thought there might have been a crew rest period needed before departure, hence the first and possibly second overnight stops but, given that it's now spending a third night at EDI, it can't be that. Maybe the emergency wasn't for fuel?
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 02:58
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TK

A 332 yesterday and a 333 operating today. Turkish continuing to do very well to/from EDI. I wonder if the Pakistan codeshare has something to do with it?
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 10:16
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It is the same at most or all TK’s UK destinations. I believe MAN today has 777, A333 and A321. It is the end of the Easter holidays.

Seanm1997 notes that in TK’s expansion plans it is looking at GLA. I think the market from there is likely to be larger than EDI.
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 14:11
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Originally Posted by GulfTraveller
It is the same at most or all TKís UK destinations. I believe MAN today has 777, A333 and A321. It is the end of the Easter holidays.

Seanm1997 notes that in TKís expansion plans it is looking at GLA. I think the market from there is likely to be larger than EDI.
BHX is a A332 and B39M today
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 15:05
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Originally Posted by GulfTraveller
It is the same at most or all TKís UK destinations. I believe MAN today has 777, A333 and A321. It is the end of the Easter holidays.

Seanm1997 notes that in TKís expansion plans it is looking at GLA. I think the market from there is likely to be larger than EDI.
If the market at GLA is larger, you have to ask why they havenít started services to/from long before now? TK arenít slow in taking up new opportunities. Perhaps GLA management havenít offered big enough incentives?
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 17:55
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The market from GLA-India/Pakistan is much larger than EDI-India/Pakistan VFR wise.
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 19:12
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Originally Posted by GrahamK
The market from GLA-India/Pakistan is much larger than EDI-India/Pakistan VFR wise.
Iím not sure that is the case nowÖ Where is the boundary?
Eastbound connections beyond Europe was sewn up by EK at GLA. The first few years of QR and ill fated EY at EDI were not much to write home about so presume TK (no doubt with incentive) chose to grab the spoils at EDI. TK team were certainly seen at GLA back then. I personally wouldnít thank you for another transfer through IST. Would be interesting to know the TK transfer percentage if EK etc is >75%
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 19:59
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It seems that longhaul carriers, whether flying east or south, have chosen to operate from either Edinburgh or Glasgow but not both. Makes business sense to me.
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Old 16th Apr 2023, 21:41
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Originally Posted by GulfTraveller

Seanm1997 notes that in TKís expansion plans it is looking at GLA. I think the market from there is likely to be larger than EDI.
Glasgow and Bristol have been added to their map of destinations .
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Old 17th Apr 2023, 06:50
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Originally Posted by billyg
Glasgow and Bristol have been added to their map of destinations .
Or they could just double EDI again, and increase airframe size, and people can drive a few extra KM 😉😉😉😆😆😆😆😆
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Old 17th Apr 2023, 09:24
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A factor in the EDI/GLA debate is that Edinburgh is a far bigger draw for inbound, passengers than Glasgow. That’s the choice most overseas carriers have made in the past few years. Filling an aircraft from both ends of a route is the ideal scenario and Edinburgh ticks the box far better than Glasgow. I very much doubt that Edinburgh Airport is getting the cheque-book out these days.
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Old 17th Apr 2023, 16:51
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Originally Posted by Sk1schoolsam
very quick and easy when I flew the same route a few weeks back. Doing it again on the 24th April too.
The biggest challenge is the hour plus wait for immigration at JFK unfortunately
You were bang on the money - I checked in online (didn't let me last year), walked straight up to bagdrop and it was effectively instant.

Then stood for an hour at JFK!!
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