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6th Aug 2019, 20:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,061
Posted By dastocks

There is also the effect of taxes which are very...

There is also the effect of taxes which are very high for flights from the UK to destinations outside Europe. Self-connecting at Dublin or Shannon for US destinations can save a lot of money.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2019, 18:57
Replies: 54
Views: 4,076
Posted By dastocks

I've been very happy with Lloyds (for about 40...

I've been very happy with Lloyds (for about 40 years), and you can do most things in their mobile app without a signal via wifi. This includes paying in cheques - there really is no need to visit a...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2019, 11:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By dastocks

A common problem with foreign mail is that the...

A common problem with foreign mail is that the sender doesn't take the trouble to ensure they are using the correct address format for the destination. Most mail is sorted and routed automatically...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2019, 18:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,335
Posted By dastocks

On the other hand, if you choose the right...

On the other hand, if you choose the right departures security at Schiphol you leave everything in your bags, empty your pockets into the tray, and then pick it all up on the other side. They still...
10th Mar 2019, 19:40
Replies: 514
Views: 293,431
Posted By dastocks

You quite clearly are not familiar with the...

You quite clearly are not familiar with the location. What you suggest is about as practicable as clearing the M25 for every arrival/departure at Heathrow,
8th Mar 2019, 16:08
Replies: 514
Views: 293,431
Posted By dastocks

According to this report he was: ...

According to this report he was:
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17367286.pilot-committed-cardinal-sin-during-shoreham-airshow-stunt/

The court also heard that none of the airshow’s flying...
8th Mar 2019, 13:25
Replies: 514
Views: 293,431
Posted By dastocks

On the "nobody else involved" point: would it be...

On the "nobody else involved" point: would it be reasonable for the Display Director to have observed and judged the entry to the fatal manoeuvre to have been at the "wrong height, wrong speed" and...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2019, 00:03
Replies: 143
Views: 12,556
Posted By dastocks

GMT ceased to be a useful time standard when...

GMT ceased to be a useful time standard when scientists started using atomic clocks as their time reference.

While it's nice to think that each day always contains the same number of seconds (GMT)...
23rd Feb 2019, 19:52
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By dastocks

I have a power bank that claims 300000 Mah...

I have a power bank that claims 300000 Mah capacity - it's good for fully charging a mobile and/or tablet a couple of times with juice to spare, This does not have the capacity marked and it sat in...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 14:34
Replies: 268
Views: 35,399
Posted By dastocks

As I understand it one of the casualties has...

As I understand it one of the casualties has undergone an operation, which probably means the accident is now categorised as a 'serious' rather 'minor' injury. This, in turn, means the police are...
27th Jan 2019, 12:18
Replies: 2,003
Views: 2,466,986
Posted By dastocks

[/left]When I took out a life policy 30 years ago...

[/left]When I took out a life policy 30 years ago I'm pretty certain the wording was more like "flying of any kind other than as a fare paying passenger in multi-engined aircraft". The policy was...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2018, 02:28
Replies: 93
Views: 6,064
Posted By dastocks

It reads like you are someone who heads for the...

It reads like you are someone who heads for the middle lane on auto-pilot, rather than assessing the traffic conditions as you find them and reacting in a timely manner.
The only reason to be in...
25th Nov 2018, 23:33
Replies: 36
Views: 3,300
Posted By dastocks

... and it will be necessary to show that the...

... and it will be necessary to show that the incident occurred as a result of negligence on the part of the handling crew rather than, for example, an unexpected gust or turbulence. On the evidence...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2018, 19:19
Replies: 80
Views: 3,583
Posted By dastocks

It's a direct train from London to Amsterdam but...

It's a direct train from London to Amsterdam but on the way back you have to clear Immigration/Customs in Brussels and catch the train from there.
19th Sep 2018, 09:03
Replies: 93
Views: 36,443
Posted By dastocks

I have/had two cards stored on BA website. I used...

I have/had two cards stored on BA website. I used one of them during the period that security was compromised.

I contacted the issuers, and the card that I had *not* used was blocked and is being...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2018, 08:24
Replies: 65
Views: 3,323
Posted By dastocks

No - for one thing the optician doesn't have your...

No - for one thing the optician doesn't have your driver license number.
As I understand it if any medical practitioner finds a medical condition that affects your eligibility for a driving license...
24th Jul 2018, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By dastocks

Sounds like the scanners they already have in...

Sounds like the scanners they already have in Departures 2 at Schiphol. You just empty your pockets into a tray, throw a bag or two on top and then proceed to the body scanner (they have a new type...
Forum: Tech Log
6th May 2018, 17:29
Replies: 81
Views: 7,054
Posted By dastocks

I was on a flight recently where the...

I was on a flight recently where the undercarriage was lowered for about 20 minutes in the cruise in order to burn off excess fuel that had been loaded by mistake before we had departed, so clearly...
13th Apr 2018, 12:23
Replies: 1,089
Views: 567,673
Posted By dastocks

When mine failed to work at LGW for the first...

When mine failed to work at LGW for the first time in 2-3 years of weekly round trips the nice man confirmed there was nothing wrong with the chip. He found a few small blobs of grunge obscuring part...
1st Apr 2018, 15:49
Replies: 657
Views: 318,494
Posted By dastocks

For the last few weeks the first class lounge has...

For the last few weeks the first class lounge has been opening earlier, albeit with a reduced service. I had a self service breakfast in there a couple of weeks ago as a guest of a colleague who has...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2018, 14:19
Replies: 182
Views: 22,156
Posted By dastocks

I can't have a water meter installed because the...

I can't have a water meter installed because the supply arrangements to my flat are too complex: it would require at least two meters and access is an issue. The local supplier has therefore changed...
23rd Mar 2018, 15:21
Replies: 35
Views: 7,645
Posted By dastocks

A couple of years ago I was 12 hours late at my...

A couple of years ago I was 12 hours late at my destination due to a missed connection at Dubai on Emirates. EK paid for B&B so I got a few hours sleep between flights and I got a full night of sleep...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2018, 14:16
Replies: 72
Views: 10,642
Posted By dastocks

It's quite possible that the bridge deck was...

It's quite possible that the bridge deck was supposed to be installed first and the cable stays added later but (obviously) before any live loads were added to the structure. This is how the Millau...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2018, 10:44
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By dastocks

I don't see that logic, there is no need for any...

I don't see that logic, there is no need for any prices to be changed.

In the Netherlands most retailers refuse to handle anything smaller than the 5 cent coin. Prices of individual items are...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2018, 21:15
Replies: 49
Views: 2,942
Posted By dastocks

A shortage of suitable sites? This paper by Leo...

A shortage of suitable sites? This paper by Leo Smith (who runs the gridwatch site) discusses the issues:

http://www.templar.co.uk/downloads/Renewable%20Energy%20Limitations.pdf
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