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7th Dec 2016, 19:21
Replies: 17
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Posted By Pax Vobiscum

How would this be enforced? Lockable bins with a...

How would this be enforced? Lockable bins with a key provided for a small fee? Remove the bins from some rows?? Boarding is already chaotic enough (particularly on US domestic flights) without...
Forum: Middle East
20th Jul 2016, 09:15
Replies: 123
Views: 53,696
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Completely off topic, I once took over management...

Completely off topic, I once took over management of the computers for a large outfit. The IT director was showing me around a huge and very cluttered machine room. He explained: "Our purchasing...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jul 2016, 22:13
Replies: 123
Views: 53,696
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

The biggest 747-8I customer is Lufthansa, but...

The biggest 747-8I customer is Lufthansa, but they also operate A380s. I'm sure there must be a good reason, but does anyone know why they chose to do this?
29th Sep 2014, 12:50
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Views: 21,703,700
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Today's Times (behind a paywall) says the...

Today's Times (behind a paywall) says the following (in a story about the new sonar search about to start):
I've seen nothing to suggest that anyone (particularly not the AAIB) any longer believes...
27th Dec 2013, 07:59
Replies: 735
Views: 675,961
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Several posters have stated that they have taken...

Several posters have stated that they have taken similar 'wrong turns' at night, fortunately without consequence. As a pax with great respect for the safety culture of the aviation industry, I would...
31st May 2013, 14:48
Replies: 24
Views: 4,568
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

The Venice Biennale (http://www.labiennale.org/)...

The Venice Biennale (http://www.labiennale.org/) is on. I doubt there are any spare hotel rooms for many miles around Venice, let alone 140 of them.
17th Mar 2013, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,931
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Just in case you weren't joking, mickjoebill: ...

Just in case you weren't joking, mickjoebill:

There are no innocuous, water-like fluids that could be mixed in flight to produce a bomb. Binary high explosives exist, but the individual chemicals...
11th Dec 2012, 16:34
Replies: 69
Views: 12,839
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Thanks radeng. You've piqued my interest, I will...

Thanks radeng. You've piqued my interest, I will have to find out more about this system. I wonder how many ground stations were needed to cover the continental US ...
29th Nov 2012, 19:41
Replies: 69
Views: 12,839
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

When I was flying US domestic in the 90s, quite a...

When I was flying US domestic in the 90s, quite a few airlines (Northwest was definitely one) had handsets in the armrests. You could swipe your plastic through them and they charged $1/min - I...
29th Nov 2012, 19:07
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

I agree your arithmetic, Capot. I guess what it...

I agree your arithmetic, Capot. I guess what it means is that a larger bird, say a Canada Goose, would have little chance of coming through unscathed, but a Starling might well be OK.
29th Nov 2012, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,140
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Speaking as a complete non-expert, it must be...

Speaking as a complete non-expert, it must be something cold inside the wing and my guess would be fuel, which can get pretty chilly at 37,000' (this was the problem with BA38).
29th Sep 2012, 14:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,135
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

You forgot: Get wet PAXboy. Always...

You forgot:

Get wet

PAXboy. Always happens to me :{
29th Sep 2012, 14:26
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

We had a company shindig in Scottsdale (Phoenix)...

We had a company shindig in Scottsdale (Phoenix) some years ago. When it was announced, I could see there were likely to be a lot of European managers catching the direct BA flight from LHR, so I...
27th Jun 2012, 21:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

If you're going to have wine in a Norwegian...

If you're going to have wine in a Norwegian restaurant, I wouldn't recommend the cheapest option. The duty adds about 30 to each bottle, so you may as well go for something decent at 70-80 rather...
29th May 2012, 19:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

I believe it was Gilbert Harding...

I believe it was Gilbert Harding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Harding), who had frequent contretemps with Noel.
6th May 2012, 15:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,682
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

There was a similar mini-display over Air Command...

There was a similar mini-display over Air Command in the daytime yesterday c 16:30. I only caught sight of the departing Typhoon, possibly because the cloud was quite low.

Really appreciated the...
26th Apr 2012, 21:00
Replies: 27
Views: 3,929
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

There was an excellent (as usual) Alex...

There was an excellent (as usual) Alex (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/alex/) cartoon on this topic a few years ago :):

Travel Desk: I'm afraid your New York flight has been booked via...
18th Mar 2012, 22:41
Replies: 23
Views: 5,086
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

JAL were one of the last major longhaul carriers...

JAL were one of the last major longhaul carriers to ban smoking (as I believe they've now done) - it wouldn't surprise me if they still allow it on internal flights. Some of my former colleagues...
19th Feb 2012, 20:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

AirNZ also have their new Skycouch...

AirNZ also have their new Skycouch (http://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/economy-skycouch), which is 3 economy seats that convert into a flat bed. I haven't had a chance to try it, but it sounds good. ...
16th Jan 2012, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 5,609
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

This may be related, it was certainly unusual. ...

This may be related, it was certainly unusual. 10:30 this morning near High Wycombe there was a rear-mounted twin jet at (very roughly) 20,000 feet heading SE. It made a 180 degree left-hand turn...
3rd Jan 2012, 21:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,494
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Atomic train

I'm sure I remember seeing one c. 1960 on 'Supercar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercar_(TV_series))'.
3rd Jan 2012, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

I was told in TRNC that if you fly into Ercan you...

I was told in TRNC that if you fly into Ercan you may have difficulty crossing into the Republic of Cyprus (should you wish to do so), as they consider you an 'illegal' immigrant. I saw plenty of...
1st Dec 2011, 19:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,922
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

wowzz - I think it's partly to check that you...

wowzz - I think it's partly to check that you actually have somewhere to stay and partly so they can contact you if needs be. They rarely if ever check it out, but I guess they could if they wanted....
27th Oct 2011, 21:19
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

Just returned from a trip to Cyprus (LHR-LCA) on...

Just returned from a trip to Cyprus (LHR-LCA) on a BA 767. As I was in Eurotraveller, I was fully expecting meal service to be a Jordans* bar. But no, we got a cooked breakfast followed by a later...
26th Sep 2011, 20:03
Replies: 79
Views: 25,306
Posted By Pax Vobiscum

In 1987 I had a return LHR-CDG (186nm): outbound...

In 1987 I had a return LHR-CDG (186nm): outbound BA Tristar, inbound AF AB300. Had to go around at CDG due to the previous landing aircraft being slow to clear the runway (as explained by the...
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