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Old 5th Apr 2019, 08:33
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Well spring warmth is finally arriving to stay it seems, feels rather nice.

Spent a lot of the day outside, the final heavy wet snow and rain event of the season caused a large portion of one of our Maple trees to break. Wreckage being reduced to boards, firewood and also woodchips for the garden pathways.

Once it's all cleared I suspect the yard will be just about ready for a mowing.

Steady on.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 08:58
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Meeting up with a large group of ex-colleagues today - already done my daily 7 miles walk, a big Spoons breakfast coming up and then on with the imbibing in another pub. I suspect incoherence may assert itself later in the day...
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:23
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Psyching myself up for the sim next week. Have to go to the US for that.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:41
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When aircrew 'dead-head', does their employer get charged? or does the carrier provide places FOC on the basis of spare seats which would otherwise be unoccupied?
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:55
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Surely 'dead head' aircrew using spare seats would be rather unpleasant for other passengers? In a box in the hold is surely a more 'tasteful' option?
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 12:29
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Driving into work this morning the display of May flowers was the best I ever remember seeing. I suppose it must be time to cast a clout.
Brrrr! How wrong can one be? I've put my clout back on for the time being. One of those "Football Manager" coats that covers yer bum and has a hood on it.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 19:12
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I see the Japanese have blown a crater in an asteroid so that they can get samples of the interior.

What's the betting that the explosion has changed the orbit of the asteroid and next time it goes around the Solar System it punches a hole in the Pacific.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 20:03
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I believe the odds are quite slim on that proposition.

Woke early, t'awd cat had me just about shoved out of bed anyway...
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:27
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When aircrew 'dead-head', does their employer get charged? or does the carrier provide places FOC on the basis of spare seats which would otherwise be unoccupied?
Depends what agreement each airline has with others but dead-heading crew do require a firm booking, not 'stand-by', so at least 'best available' fare and possibly the full fare would usually be payable.
Surely 'dead head' aircrew using spare seats would be rather unpleasant for other passengers? In a box in the hold is surely a more 'tasteful' option?
Thank you Noel and long may you rot in Economy! No doubt if you were on board a ship you would be busting to be first through the door to get a seat at the Captain's table?
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 18:00
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Depends what agreement each airline has with others but dead-heading crew do require a firm booking, not 'stand-by', so at least 'best available' fare and possibly the full fare would usually be payable.
So the primary benefit would be 'respect' of a fellow aviator? - maybe priority over the general public for a seat?

At one stage I worked for a company that also owned an airline.
We were required to 'give way' to non-company passengers if the flight became overbooked - this seemed a reasonable arrangement 'for the good of the company'.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 11:15
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If you preference passengers over positioning crew you stand the chance, through the 'knock on' effect, of messing up several subsequent flights and connecting flights for what could amount to tens, dozens or even hundreds of pax through no crew in the right place at the right time. Where crew positioning requirements are known far enough ahead most operators block off the seats and they are never available to the travelling public. When positioning crew are given priority over passengers it is usually a one off, last resort event done to rectify a deteriorating situation and minimise the disruption to passengers, possibly hundreds of them.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 11:59
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The art of non-domino and aircraft operations.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 16:03
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Just when you think there's never any good news.....

A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa. bbc.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 16:27
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Oh the finality of it, squeezed like a ripe melon then eaten to oblivion...Now if we could only get the elephants to go after the farm worker murderers in a coordinated exercise.

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Old 8th Apr 2019, 10:17
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Lions and ellies working together in a co-ordinated clean-up operation. One approves. Good luck with the sim, reddo ... I'm sure all will go well.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 10:20
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Nature: 1, A$$hat: 0. Yay nature.

Spring is being spring, warm temps yield to cold, rain and snow... briefly we hope. Suspecting about a week more of this rollercoaster.

Steady on//
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 13:17
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
... When positioning crew are given priority over passengers ...
Ahhh! You meant positioning crews that are alive!!! It was those that weren't ('dead head') that I felt would more tastefully travel in boxes rather than in seats with other pax...
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 15:56
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When aircrew 'dead-head', does their employer get charged? or does the carrier provide places FOC on the basis of spare seats which would otherwise be unoccupied?
In Reddo's case, her employer buys a seat on the open market. She gets to keep the points, though.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 22:16
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Pumps on !
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 06:46
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Winter draws on, as it were, here.
Quite chilly and blusterous at times today, wintry showers, all that.
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