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27th Sep 2019, 21:01
Replies: 10
Views: 4,383
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Yeah, that'd have an effect...

Yeah, that'd have an effect...
22nd Sep 2019, 15:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Boat hire?

Hi PPruners one and all,

Having just got back from Ireland (thanks to all those who contributed suggestions on that request!), the receptionist at our last hotel suggested we visit her homeland of...
20th Aug 2019, 20:29
Replies: 241
Views: 255,938
Posted By EnglishMartyn

I think most people just like to talk :) And...

I think most people just like to talk :) And YES, I very definitely DID check the name on the door on the way in. My point was that those people advocating the use of those checklists also seem to...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2019, 19:49
Replies: 120
Views: 27,618
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Well said. As a fluent German speaker, I can...

Well said. As a fluent German speaker, I can confirm that Germans (and most other Europeans generally, fwiw) don't apologise for everything or put an "i'm sorry but" or "unfortunately" in front of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2019, 19:42
Replies: 120
Views: 27,618
Posted By EnglishMartyn

One other thought that comes to me as pure SLF......

One other thought that comes to me as pure SLF... why would the captain need to be involved in the decision as to whether to serve nuts on a flight or otherwise? Would that not be the responsibility...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2019, 19:38
Replies: 120
Views: 27,618
Posted By EnglishMartyn

If your daughter is allergic to cashew nuts then...

If your daughter is allergic to cashew nuts then she would do well to give the Chinese round the corner from us a very wide berth. They're very much a staple there. Obviously restaurants should have...
17th Aug 2019, 12:39
Replies: 241
Views: 255,938
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Speaking in my capacity as a...

Speaking in my capacity as a moderately-interested SLF...

For all of you debating the merits of gear up, gear down, this checklist, that checklist etc., surely the important points are these:
1)...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 18:28
Replies: 92
Views: 16,871
Posted By EnglishMartyn

There's always one...

There's always one...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 21:58
Replies: 43
Views: 6,012
Posted By EnglishMartyn

My father (79) doesn't. My father-in-law (73?)...

My father (79) doesn't.
My father-in-law (73?) doesn't. Nor does a work colleague. She's 27 and a complete technophobe.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 21:48
Replies: 92
Views: 16,871
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Women's World Cup - anyone watching?

I haven't seen a thread on it here but I really cannot believe nobody else is watching.

So this is it so far:

Grouo A: France did a pretty routine job on South Korea and Norway did a...
27th May 2019, 13:33
Replies: 29
Views: 5,890
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Good plan, liking that idea. Our itinerary is...

Good plan, liking that idea. Our itinerary is flexible (so far) as we have not booked hotels etc. yet. You'll probably be getting a few messages from me in due course :)
Thanks for the help :)
27th May 2019, 13:21
Replies: 29
Views: 5,890
Posted By EnglishMartyn

As we're flying into Cork (my bad, forgot to...

As we're flying into Cork (my bad, forgot to mention) most of those tips would be better for others. Good shout about the Ring of Kerry/Beara though, thank you :)
22nd May 2019, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By EnglishMartyn

He was rather before my time, sadly...

He was rather before my time, sadly...
22nd May 2019, 18:02
Replies: 29
Views: 5,890
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Yeah, OK. You win :)

Yeah, OK. You win :)
20th May 2019, 21:31
Replies: 29
Views: 5,890
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Holiday to Ireland: any suggestions?

My dad wants to go on one last holiday before he turns 80 and his travel insurance goes through the roof, so he decided he wants to go up the West coast of Ireland.

All that we know for certain...
17th May 2019, 18:13
Replies: 66
Views: 44,287
Posted By EnglishMartyn

You are doing a masterful job of trolling...

You are doing a masterful job of trolling everyone.

Either that, or we have the very definition of a first-world problem.
24th Apr 2019, 19:53
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By EnglishMartyn

No. I quoted the supposed announcement you...

No. I quoted the supposed announcement you posted, i.e. "Mr. Pickles and party".
23rd Apr 2019, 20:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By EnglishMartyn

That could actually be a real person (or...

That could actually be a real person (or persons). If you're not familiar with UK politics, google or Wiki Eric Pickles.
22nd Apr 2019, 20:43
Replies: 18
Views: 4,243
Posted By EnglishMartyn

If a dying baby isn't enough to divert to an...

If a dying baby isn't enough to divert to an intermediate point, it makes you wonder what it would have to be, to be absolutely critical.

I would assume they'd been in communication with...
19th Apr 2019, 21:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Who decides who makes the announcements?

On some recent flights with a large UK-based airline we got the usual introduction/route/height etc announcements from the FO in both cases. On another airline it was the captain both times, and I've...
16th Apr 2019, 20:46
Replies: 35
Views: 24,786
Posted By EnglishMartyn

You may not get the choice; if your company is...

You may not get the choice; if your company is paying for it, then they may put you on the cheapest ticket available and to hell with the consequences.

I'm lucky in that my company normally seems...
16th Mar 2019, 10:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By EnglishMartyn

Thanks!! :) If it's relevant, I was sat in...

Thanks!! :)

If it's relevant, I was sat in 18A (slightly behind the wing). The noise seemed to be coming from some way in front of where I was sat, but on the other side. My travelling colleague...
15th Mar 2019, 19:25
Replies: 40
Views: 6,758
Posted By EnglishMartyn

This doesn't quite match up to the best of you,...

This doesn't quite match up to the best of you, but I seem to remember when my grandparents went to New Zealand they went something like this...

Out: LHR - SFO - PPT - (AKL?) - CHC
Back: CHC -...
15th Mar 2019, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By EnglishMartyn

My bad, forgot to look. That sounds plausible,...

My bad, forgot to look. That sounds plausible, thank you.
14th Mar 2019, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By EnglishMartyn

"Sawing" noise during approach/landing?

Coming back into Heathrow from Stuttgart last night I heard what I can only describe as a noise like someone using a manual saw during the final stages of the flight (final approach and on the...
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