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20th Apr 2020, 17:31
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

There will always be an alternative, because the...

There will always be an alternative, because the vast majority of people are happy to take the minuscule risk of flying economy class rather than pay 3 times the price for a business class seat.
20th Apr 2020, 16:33
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

Isn't that called "Business Class"? People have...

Isn't that called "Business Class"? People have tried running business-class-only flights. It didn't work.
20th Apr 2020, 15:02
Replies: 67
Views: 45,972
Posted By Paul852

That is an extraordinarily racist letter which...

That is an extraordinarily racist letter which should surely be condemned by everybody!

The concept of people whose family has lived in South Africa for multiple generations not being (South)...
20th Apr 2020, 14:56
Replies: 49
Views: 23,124
Posted By Paul852

Chance of any of these making any difference to...

Chance of any of these making any difference to your life expectancy?

0.0001%
20th Apr 2020, 12:12
Replies: 49
Views: 23,124
Posted By Paul852

Fools and their money are easily parted, as this...

Fools and their money are easily parted, as this and several other recent reports have shown: https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1521647-20200420.htm
19th Apr 2020, 13:04
Replies: 604
Views: 531,400
Posted By Paul852

I'd need to see data on how many people with...

I'd need to see data on how many people with Class 1 medicals die each year to be sure, but I'd guess it's quite a few, so I would answer yes.
4th Apr 2020, 18:38
Replies: 604
Views: 531,400
Posted By Paul852

If you mean the flights to HKG, OK, I'll qualify...

If you mean the flights to HKG, OK, I'll qualify it. All flights beyond the departure on 19 April have been pulled from their website and other booking engines.

Most annoyingly, since my partner...
4th Apr 2020, 17:48
Replies: 7
Views: 3,578
Posted By Paul852

I doubt it somehow. Do you perhaps mean a quarter...

I doubt it somehow. Do you perhaps mean a quarter of a millennium?
4th Apr 2020, 17:46
Replies: 604
Views: 531,400
Posted By Paul852

Well VS has just cancelled all their flights to...

Well VS has just cancelled all their flights to HKG, which was one of the few remaining destinations. (As has BA - last flight in a few hours)
3rd Apr 2020, 13:29
Replies: 42
Views: 17,682
Posted By Paul852

Because you are, apparently, 73. The much...

Because you are, apparently, 73.

The much more sensible course of action is to isolate as far as possible the 20% of the population who are at increased risk (albeit not much higher than the risk...
2nd Apr 2020, 13:44
Replies: 61
Views: 28,781
Posted By Paul852

I spent many happy hours on the upper deck of KLM...

I spent many happy hours on the upper deck of KLM 747s in 1998-99 in the "cradle seats" when commuting between Brussels and Taipei, including my only ever visit to Kai Tak (where the Taipei flights...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2020, 18:23
Replies: 63
Views: 11,395
Posted By Paul852

You are aware, I assume, that the WHO advice is...

You are aware, I assume, that the WHO advice is that masks are not necessary if you are not ill?
...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2020, 18:12
Replies: 63
Views: 11,395
Posted By Paul852

It's really quite sad to see how the UK media has...

It's really quite sad to see how the UK media has whipped the population up into this state of mass hysteria.
31st Mar 2020, 13:41
Replies: 61
Views: 28,781
Posted By Paul852

SQ still serves Dom and Krug (or Taittinger) in...

SQ still serves Dom and Krug (or Taittinger) in F, so I'm not sure I get your point?
25th Mar 2020, 17:04
Replies: 15
Views: 8,262
Posted By Paul852

So you're wrong about the HK ANO requiring pilots...

So you're wrong about the HK ANO requiring pilots to report having a bit of a cough (for less than 20 days) then?
25th Mar 2020, 16:41
Replies: 15
Views: 8,262
Posted By Paul852

Well, I just read that and the pertinent bit of...

Well, I just read that and the pertinent bit of Cap480Cs20 seem to me to be:

So firstly, the legal obligation seems to be to report an illness after it has rendered you unfit for 20 days, and...
25th Mar 2020, 16:11
Replies: 15
Views: 8,262
Posted By Paul852

Well that's a very interesting assertion. Could...

Well that's a very interesting assertion. Could you point me to the relevant ordinance that contains such an obligation please?
25th Mar 2020, 13:52
Replies: 15
Views: 8,262
Posted By Paul852

You must be great fun at the party! (Although I...

You must be great fun at the party! (Although I notice that you managed to get your Reddit account suspended and some of the others are dead)

What amazes me is that a pilot is dumb enough to...
25th Mar 2020, 12:49
Replies: 56
Views: 45,317
Posted By Paul852

Please forgive me if I have misunderstood...

Please forgive me if I have misunderstood something fundamental here, but...
I'm curious whether CX/KA has access to enough sim capacity (or indeed whether there is enough sim capacity in the world)...
25th Mar 2020, 12:43
Replies: 604
Views: 531,400
Posted By Paul852

Well yes, but that is true of any sizeable...

Well yes, but that is true of any sizeable company with a half decent tax lawyer!
23rd Mar 2020, 11:50
Replies: 604
Views: 531,400
Posted By Paul852

Indeed - it is mind-boggling to realise how many...

Indeed - it is mind-boggling to realise how many millions of people will be driven into abject poverty in the name of extending the lives of a few very old and/or chronically ill people by a few...
19th Mar 2020, 14:59
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

It will also dramatically increase cases of...

It will also dramatically increase cases of domestic violence injuries and deaths.
18th Mar 2020, 15:52
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

Given that 4-5 777s of old people die every...

Given that 4-5 777s of old people die every single day in each of the UK and Italy and that many of the people on your 777 would otherwise have been on one of those 4 or 5 others then I don't see...
18th Mar 2020, 08:16
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

Even if we accept those figures (which I'm not...

Even if we accept those figures (which I'm not sure I do), in the next 6 months approximately 400,000 people would be expected to die in the UK in the normal course of events. Many of your 52,000 are...
16th Mar 2020, 11:05
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

88% of the deaths in Italy have been aged 70+,...

88% of the deaths in Italy have been aged 70+, 96% have been aged 60+. Presumably the vast majority of the 4% younger had chronic conditions.

It seems to me much more sensible, and certainly much...
16th Mar 2020, 10:10
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

The key thing to remember is that in the next 90...

The key thing to remember is that in the next 90 days approximately 200,000 people would die in the UK regardless of Covid-19, and there will be a pretty good correlation between those 200,000 and...
16th Mar 2020, 10:01
Replies: 65
Views: 44,182
Posted By Paul852

Got a reliable, peer-reviewed source for that...

Got a reliable, peer-reviewed source for that please?
15th Mar 2020, 03:41
Replies: 65
Views: 44,182
Posted By Paul852

The problem with this is that it will keep coming...

The problem with this is that it will keep coming around unless enough people are exposed to it to develop herd immunity.
14th Mar 2020, 08:17
Replies: 65
Views: 44,182
Posted By Paul852

I simply asked where I might find the "the HKG...

I simply asked where I might find the "the HKG Govt guidelines of after 10 years service 1 month for every year served plus 3 months." I have never seen such guidelines from the HK Government.
...
14th Mar 2020, 07:10
Replies: 65
Views: 44,182
Posted By Paul852

What are these "HKG Govt guidelines" of which you...

What are these "HKG Govt guidelines" of which you speak?
The law on severance pay (https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/wcp/ConciseGuide/11.pdf) is quite clear: HK$15,000 per year of service, capped...
13th Mar 2020, 15:15
Replies: 633
Views: 590,400
Posted By Paul852

No - the USA is far behind. The UK has...

No - the USA is far behind.

The UK has consciously chosen to take a somewhat different approach: actually listening to the scientists rather than worrying about any forthcoming elections. They...
11th Mar 2020, 14:17
Replies: 2
Views: 2,213
Posted By Paul852

There are undoubtedly hundreds of aircrew who...

There are undoubtedly hundreds of aircrew who have been infected with Covid-19. But since it is asymptomatic in a large proportion of cases (i.e the body's immune system just deals with it without...
14th Feb 2020, 14:58
Replies: 14
Views: 4,368
Posted By Paul852

For the lazy, here is the link:...

For the lazy, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianMaritimeSafetyAuthority/
14th Feb 2020, 10:04
Replies: 251
Views: 113,761
Posted By Paul852

That racial mix is of citizens and permanent...

That racial mix is of citizens and permanent residents. It doesn't include the so called "non-residents" who currently constitute about 30% of the people actually living there. Those ~1.7M people are...
13th Feb 2020, 17:31
Replies: 14
Views: 4,368
Posted By Paul852

RSCU implies search & rescue to me.

RSCU implies search & rescue to me.
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