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23rd Nov 2017, 12:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By HamishMcBush

It makes me ashamed to be British... we never had...

It makes me ashamed to be British... we never had APD at all until fairly recently, then "we" introduced it, and soon became one of, if not the, highest rate in the entire world. Our governments...
22nd Nov 2017, 07:46
Replies: 36
Views: 5,040
Posted By HamishMcBush

Many, many years ago (over 30) when I was at uni,...

Many, many years ago (over 30) when I was at uni, I was told that after the 797 will be the 7J7. I am still waiting to find out if this is true.....
22nd Nov 2017, 07:41
Replies: 19
Views: 5,023
Posted By HamishMcBush

A few years back, my late father was pulled to...

A few years back, my late father was pulled to one side and his hand luggage searched - he was in his early 80's at the time.... a piece of Christmas Pudding and a blood pressure monitor looked like...
9th Nov 2017, 12:47
Replies: 21
Views: 5,801
Posted By HamishMcBush

Concorde, G-BOAB I think......

Saw this on 4 Nov 2017 at east side of LHR when flying out to CPH... looked immaculate, as if it is being well cared for.
Does anyone know why, and if there are plans for its future? Is it the one...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2017, 12:36
Replies: 122
Views: 12,902
Posted By HamishMcBush

What puzzles me even more is that I thought it...

What puzzles me even more is that I thought it was the law in some countries that you had to be able to change a blown bulb "immediately" at the roadside, so how come the need to remove front bumper...
3rd Aug 2017, 13:00
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By HamishMcBush

How many terrorists have ever brought down a...

How many terrorists have ever brought down a plane using Marmite?

Someone needs to take a step back - one person (a headcase) on one occasion tries to take some alleged explosive onto a plane in...
3rd Aug 2017, 12:26
Replies: 77
Views: 40,995
Posted By HamishMcBush

Thread title

In view of the corporate colour scheme, shouldn't this thread be re-subtitled "For the love of (3) Oranges" ?
1st Aug 2017, 12:50
Replies: 27
Views: 3,738
Posted By HamishMcBush

Handluggage - a bit of an enigma. I am sure that...

Handluggage - a bit of an enigma. I am sure that we would al want to travel with our bags with us for (1) the peace of mind we get from knowing that they haven't been lost or sent to the wrong place...
1st Aug 2017, 12:31
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By HamishMcBush

^ report I saw earlier this week said that...

^
report I saw earlier this week said that marmite was one of the two most confiscated items at UK airport security.......

EDIT: I now see on page 1 of this thread that I was beaten to it....
1st Aug 2017, 12:29
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By HamishMcBush

+1; I am sure that no professional pilot would...

+1; I am sure that no professional pilot would risk his/her life by taking a risk of flying an unairworthy aircraft and/or failing to comply with basic SOPs that should guarantee the safety of the...
1st Aug 2017, 12:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By HamishMcBush

Far better than "Failing to land after having...

Far better than "Failing to land after having declared an emergency"
19th Jul 2017, 07:24
Replies: 20
Views: 4,727
Posted By HamishMcBush

When you don't have much money, when you don't...

When you don't have much money, when you don't fly very often and an annual journey becomes almost the highlight of your year, it's more than a little annoying and inconvenient if disruption and...
18th Jul 2017, 07:28
Replies: 17
Views: 3,169
Posted By HamishMcBush

... and on most flights of any distance, the...

... and on most flights of any distance, the first thing the crew will give you when on board is some headphones... a couple of metres of metal wire with which you could do significant damage to...
18th Jul 2017, 07:22
Replies: 24
Views: 7,854
Posted By HamishMcBush

Actually the typo in the thread title is quite...

Actually the typo in the thread title is quite good - don't forget the slogan "To fly, to serve"... it's now become "To fly, to screw as much money out of the customer as possible".
If your flight...
18th Jul 2017, 07:10
Replies: 20
Views: 4,727
Posted By HamishMcBush

Gatwick runway fiasco 17-7-17

So how come a blown tyre on a depoarting plane can cause so much havoc and can those affected by delays claim compensation?

My younger daughter was in Spain for a week-end to see one of her old...
21st Jun 2017, 07:20
Replies: 634
Views: 262,253
Posted By HamishMcBush

Indeed - for over 25 years when flying at my...

Indeed - for over 25 years when flying at my expense (rather than a company-purchased business trip, all too rare unfortunately as I love to travel) I chose to pay more and fly with British Airways...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2017, 07:33
Replies: 43
Views: 10,554
Posted By HamishMcBush

Oh no

Nope, you cannot successfully use a normal 50/60 Hz device onboard at 400Hz.
Don't most planes have some USB sockets now, into which you could plug a more suitable charger lead? Please don't risk...
27th May 2017, 20:57
Replies: 634
Views: 262,253
Posted By HamishMcBush

Currently semi-stranded at PHL. Should have been...

Currently semi-stranded at PHL. Should have been on BA66 to LHR. No attempt made by BA to make contact by phone, e-mail or text as apparently all those systems are down too. If that really ' s the...
16th May 2017, 12:25
Replies: 22
Views: 15,533
Posted By HamishMcBush

Surely only one person can open the door from the...

Surely only one person can open the door from the inside in such a situation.... or did you mean "from the outside" ?
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2017, 12:04
Replies: 19,320
Views: 2,695,984
Posted By HamishMcBush

Who launches a new 'plane these days without a...

Who launches a new 'plane these days without a planned maiden flight ???
10th Feb 2017, 07:46
Replies: 54
Views: 45,988
Posted By HamishMcBush

Could have been worse, they could have replied...

Could have been worse, they could have replied "The Western half"
20th Jan 2017, 19:56
Replies: 104
Views: 25,273
Posted By HamishMcBush

so disappointing

I'm very disappointed with BA. Back in the late 90's I used to fly regularly from LHR to EDI and ABZ (and back), and also from about 2006 to 2012 I flew twice a year LHR to ABZ (and back). On the...
9th Nov 2016, 12:42
Replies: 161
Views: 86,244
Posted By HamishMcBush

Just done a quick "google" in response to some of...

Just done a quick "google" in response to some of the comments I have seen on here and there is something distinctly odd about many of the photos.... the heads seem over-large for the bodies on many...
26th Oct 2016, 12:37
Replies: 316
Views: 51,299
Posted By HamishMcBush

That's what I wondered many years ago... a short...

That's what I wondered many years ago... a short link road to the M4 and also now the A34 and major road connections sorted for north-south and east-west. A high-speed rail link to LHR and/or to the...
17th Oct 2016, 19:31
Replies: 4
Views: 4,695
Posted By HamishMcBush

Oh ****, look what a RyanAir passenger did, allegedly....

Ryanair passenger fined for defecating on runway at Italian airport...
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