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29th May 2017, 06:50
Replies: 634
Views: 263,874
Posted By DuncanF

According to someone who knows someone ... this...

According to someone who knows someone ... this is not a simple power failure. There has been a "failure" of core routers via the power supplies/backup power supplies to these routers. A targeted...
15th Apr 2017, 09:12
Replies: 1,174
Views: 358,664
Posted By DuncanF

There is a good reason that the "Police Forces"...

There is a good reason that the "Police Forces" in the UK were re-christened "Police Services" some years ago. The moniker "Law Enforcement Officer" has a certain vibe to it which some protagonists...
29th Dec 2016, 09:24
Replies: 1,099
Views: 1,139,281
Posted By DuncanF

What makes no sense was that the CB was pulled to...

What makes no sense was that the CB was pulled to cover up some discussion, as that would imply that they were planning to crash and therefore have the CVR reviewed. There was some dumb thinking at...
29th Dec 2016, 09:09
Replies: 301
Views: 273,401
Posted By DuncanF

A question for non-native English speakers on...

A question for non-native English speakers on PPRuNe ... what would be understood by the colloquialism "southbound"? Granted it contains the word "south", but if you were not familiar with the word,...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2016, 14:53
Replies: 38
Views: 3,259
Posted By DuncanF

It sounds like the dealership are being...

It sounds like the dealership are being circumspect about other damage.

I nosed over a hump backed bridge on a foul night in the Yorkshire Dales some years ago and got an engine full of water due...
11th Sep 2016, 14:37
Replies: 21
Views: 4,186
Posted By DuncanF

Accidentally in Southport this weekend on family...

Accidentally in Southport this weekend on family business. Just back from committing golf at the Southport Links where we had spectacular views of the BBMF and others as they made their turns west to...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2016, 11:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By DuncanF

There used to be a driver on the Metropolitain...

There used to be a driver on the Metropolitain Line who was quite the history buff. One night leaving Baker Street during some cockup on the line, he kept us entertained about all the closed stations...
28th Aug 2016, 09:30
Replies: 78
Views: 102,101
Posted By DuncanF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TODXQzpA9_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TODXQzpA9_E
9th Sep 2015, 07:32
Replies: 741
Views: 709,321
Posted By DuncanF

I suspect this is why locking of overhead...

I suspect this is why locking of overhead lockers, as has been suggested, may be counter productive. You will now find aisles blocked by confused, panicking people wondering why they cannot open the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2013, 09:13
Replies: 32
Views: 2,304
Posted By DuncanF

I find that Richmond is an easier route to HQ...

I find that Richmond is an easier route to HQ than Twickenham Station. Plenty of pubs/restaurants to have a drink/meal in before you go. Then a 5 min walk to the bypass where the buses are lined up...
16th Sep 2010, 15:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By DuncanF

Not even sure that always works. Just compared a...

Not even sure that always works. Just compared a flight + upgrade to club europe vs. direct purchase of club europe at BA. The costs? 558 + 20K miles for the former and 549 for the latter. Same...
16th Sep 2010, 09:36
Replies: 9
Views: 2,658
Posted By DuncanF

Just looked again, and many dates from 19-Aug...

Just looked again, and many dates from 19-Aug through 01-Sep have now become available on the rewards seats.

Thanks for your input all.

Duncan
16th Sep 2010, 09:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,658
Posted By DuncanF

Guys, I appreciate all your responses but I think...

Guys, I appreciate all your responses but I think there is more to this. Regarding inbound flights being full of returning families with kids; the outbound flights running up to those dates have...
15th Sep 2010, 15:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,658
Posted By DuncanF

BA Reward Seats

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've had a search and cannot find a relevant topic:

I've been offered a great deal on a place in Cyprus a year from now and, unusually for me, I'm looking...
21st Oct 2009, 10:02
Replies: 27
Views: 5,170
Posted By DuncanF

Love the comment at 1:10 in that video - "pretty...

Love the comment at 1:10 in that video - "pretty good for a Ryanair landing" ;)
29th Jul 2009, 11:25
Replies: 52
Views: 5,196
Posted By DuncanF

From the POV of price there is often little to...

From the POV of price there is often little to differentiate BA from the LoCo's for most of the routes that I use. The thing that makes me pick BA is that they feed and water me without asking for...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2009, 09:47
Replies: 170
Views: 21,763
Posted By DuncanF

In the UK, yes. Not in the US. We stripped the...

In the UK, yes. Not in the US. We stripped the service charge from a bill in an Indianapolis restaurant due to the lack of service. Got no more than a hundred metres down the road before the Old Bill...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2009, 21:22
Replies: 228
Views: 31,254
Posted By DuncanF

Anybody here going to see her off tomorrow? I've...

Anybody here going to see her off tomorrow? I've found a nice spot in an icy field near Potters Bar to watch her go by but I don't fancy standing there freezing my bits off if she's canceled due to...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2008, 11:08
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By DuncanF

Firefox + NoScript plugin = no adverts at all. ...

Firefox + NoScript plugin = no adverts at all.

Works on all my usual sites ....
26th Oct 2008, 23:40
Replies: 37
Views: 20,621
Posted By DuncanF

It's a few years since I did my radio test, but...

It's a few years since I did my radio test, but do they have a third party chipping in these days on the Mayday/Pan sections with helpful advice like "you're on guard!" for that added realism?...
22nd Jun 2008, 12:29
Replies: 79
Views: 16,013
Posted By DuncanF

Transactional Analysis

Not for me to comment on the rights and wrongs of the pilots' decision, but I have a question? Is TA something that is covered in the CRM side of training? All the management/team training I have had...
14th May 2008, 08:58
Replies: 3,239
Views: 968,347
Posted By DuncanF

Actually I think the Beeb is doing the English...

Actually I think the Beeb is doing the English language a favour in this section and correcting the double tautology in the AAIB statement ...

=> Unusual implies "not average"

=> Unusual is not...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2008, 10:42
Replies: 1,125
Views: 114,061
Posted By DuncanF

Ah! Therein lies the problem. There is no black...

Ah! Therein lies the problem. There is no black and white in matters of fact in this place. Some of the most bad tempered "yes it is", "no it isn't" type debates come from some of the professionals...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2008, 20:38
Replies: 138
Views: 6,944
Posted By DuncanF

Bugger. Missed the naming ceremony. Is it too...

Bugger. Missed the naming ceremony. Is it too late to consider Squirrel for the other one then? That should confuse the shit out of it if it ever learns to talk.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2008, 22:28
Replies: 1,125
Views: 114,061
Posted By DuncanF

Dukwbutter, Not the same situation at all....

Dukwbutter,

Not the same situation at all. For Linux, Firefox et al. (and I use both, I'm in the same business as you) you have software engineers sticking their oars in, not the great unknowing...
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