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11th Oct 2020, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By sea oxen

It's dropped off before as @PapThreeCee said. I...

It's dropped off before as @PapThreeCee said. I thought that it had been firewalled at work.
Note that some content has been removed, which makes me think that it wasn't a tech issue.
27th Oct 2017, 19:30
Replies: 20
Views: 6,365
Posted By sea oxen

There are differences between routes and a...

There are differences between routes and a certain frequent flyer forum has a discussion about this very topic at the moment.
- meal service not commencing until 2.5 hours into flight, and then...
15th Mar 2015, 21:39
Replies: 24
Views: 6,891
Posted By sea oxen

I bought an Acer C720 and replaced its native...

I bought an Acer C720 and replaced its native 16GB SSD with 128GBl, set it up for dual boot and put Bodhi Linux on it. Since the initial tests, I've never run it on Chrome.

As mixture says, you...
30th Nov 2014, 19:11
Replies: 66
Views: 9,660
Posted By sea oxen

I'm with mixture on this. I pay more for...

I'm with mixture on this.

I pay more for Zen. Sometimes I look wistfully at what other providers charge and consider moving.

But over the ten years I have been with them, they've been...
8th Aug 2014, 19:21
Replies: 26
Views: 10,884
Posted By sea oxen

I haven't tried VS PE, but I have taken BA and QF...

I haven't tried VS PE, but I have taken BA and QF WTP/PE.

My impression is that in QF, you're almost in Business, and on BA, you're almost in Economy. That said, I've found BA Economy to be better...
7th May 2014, 22:07
Replies: 29
Views: 5,065
Posted By sea oxen

Falcons, I can echo Corsican's comments...

Falcons,

I can echo Corsican's comments about TPC. You'd be hard-pressed to find a finer bunch of people.

A 152 is a tight fit if you are over 6', yes. I found the biggest impediment was...
24th Apr 2014, 18:51
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By sea oxen

BPF I heartily agree. We usually ran with 15...

BPF

I heartily agree. We usually ran with 15 - 17 gallons - never any more. The one time I asked if we should fill up (this was at 14gal), it was denied. By foxmoth's link's reckoning, this should...
21st Apr 2014, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By sea oxen

At 6'2" and 14 1/2 stone, having an instructor...

At 6'2" and 14 1/2 stone, having an instructor who was similarly (and perhaps even a bit better) constructed was a great distraction in a C152. This isn't helpful if you are as lousy at flying as I...
10th Jun 2012, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By sea oxen

rgsaero Not really practical if you are...

rgsaero

Not really practical if you are carrying three or four sets of currency (particularly low-denomination notes because it's a bugger breaking the big notes from ATMs for taxis and the like)....
26th Nov 2011, 00:35
Replies: 15
Views: 4,912
Posted By sea oxen

They're harmless enough, that's what I get going...

They're harmless enough, that's what I get going LHR-FRA-LHR routinely.

I'd prefer it if the seats could not be reclined for hops like that as I have long legs and I dislike slouching.

I...
30th Oct 2011, 09:45
Replies: 21
Views: 2,726
Posted By sea oxen

Bealzebub makes two very good points: * taking...

Bealzebub makes two very good points:
* taking the best class of travel you can afford; and
* breaking your journey.

I've lost count of the number of times I've been asleep after takeoff on the...
25th Oct 2011, 23:02
Replies: 106
Views: 20,669
Posted By sea oxen

By and large, I find the male CC on BA more...

By and large, I find the male CC on BA more courteous than their female counterparts, but I've yet to find any of them being rude.

It's fair to assume that if the person with whom the CC dealt...
2nd Oct 2011, 21:05
Replies: 95
Views: 23,589
Posted By sea oxen

Photograph Russell Crowe. The advertising is...

Photograph Russell Crowe.

The advertising is eye-catching. I'm a BA banner waver - whether it would sway someone else, I cannot answer.
22nd Apr 2011, 09:28
Replies: 522
Views: 53,512
Posted By sea oxen

Justiciar You'll be delighted to know that...

Justiciar

You'll be delighted to know that you're not alone. Getting the partition sizes right a priori is something which few people get right every time once the system's been in use for a...
6th Mar 2011, 12:20
Replies: 522
Views: 53,512
Posted By sea oxen

Let's face it, billgatesisgod.com or...

Let's face it, billgatesisgod.com or howdoifixmybluescreen.net could skew the results a bit :)

Several years ago, I was asked whether we should switch our desktop environment of about 15,000...
6th Mar 2011, 00:06
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By sea oxen

It sounds like my brother on his recorder in...

It sounds like my brother on his recorder in 1974.

BA had it right with clair de lune. Now they buggerize around with ghastly abortions of nonsense,

Midnight Sonata might sound a bit downbeat,...
25th Jul 2010, 22:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By sea oxen

I expect that this rather intemperate post will...

I expect that this rather intemperate post will be either locked or deleted very soon.

I am pure SLF, never having worked in aviation. I do not sleep with anyone fitting that description either...
4th Jul 2010, 02:20
Replies: 46
Views: 6,093
Posted By sea oxen

PAXboy It's a sign of the times that the...

PAXboy

It's a sign of the times that the person who'd happily accept a flight on a downmarket airline will have a newer and flashier mobile telephone than you.

To be honest, if I took cheap...
2nd Jul 2010, 20:22
Replies: 46
Views: 6,285
Posted By sea oxen

Gulfstreamaviator In a former life, I was an...

Gulfstreamaviator

In a former life, I was an industrial chemist. The boys on the floor would weigh in and weigh out, and boast accordingly. I was flummoxed when one said to another that he's...
2nd Jul 2010, 20:01
Replies: 46
Views: 6,093
Posted By sea oxen

PAXboy You know your stuff, but it stretches...

PAXboy

You know your stuff, but it stretches one's credulity to think that even if the technical issues (meeting G regulations, stiffening the floor, preventing one's limbs from flailing and all...
1st Jul 2010, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By sea oxen

Simonta Jeff K...

Simonta

Jeff K (http://www.somethingawful.com/hosted/jeffk/), shurely?

Fliegenmong
Yes, it is trivial, but we don't know what you are hoping to accomplish.

SO
1st Jul 2010, 21:47
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By sea oxen

Bushfiva It's been a while since I had to do...

Bushfiva

It's been a while since I had to do this sort of stuff. I took a woeful colour laser and assigned it to non-production duty and bought two very expensive machines to replace it - which...
1st Jul 2010, 21:00
Replies: 46
Views: 6,093
Posted By sea oxen

Someone on R&N came up with a headline generator...

Someone on R&N came up with a headline generator for incidents - you know, 'Terror at 80,000 feet as brave co-pilot bravely avoids crèche in jumbo 737"

We need one for Ryanair:
Big Issue now...
1st Jul 2010, 18:08
Replies: 13
Views: 7,929
Posted By sea oxen

Well, a wealth of information here, special...

Well, a wealth of information here, special thanks to WMUOSF and Anansis- yes, it was Ansett and I saw Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Borken Hill I believe. I'm slowly recovering :)

SO
27th Jun 2010, 11:21
Replies: 13
Views: 7,929
Posted By sea oxen

26th Jun 2010, 06:45
Replies: 13
Views: 7,929
Posted By sea oxen

Whatever became of mystery flights?

When I was young, which was a fiendishly long time ago, it was possible to take what was known as a mystery flight. You'd pay a certain amount, turn up to Kingsford-Smith airport, they'd take you...
22nd Jun 2010, 18:57
Replies: 116
Views: 20,996
Posted By sea oxen

Could it not be the case that you could obstruct...

Could it not be the case that you could obstruct the orderly evacuation of the aircraft by doing so (unless it was just you and the biddy left onboard), and thereby become a 'suit' yourself?

I...
20th Jun 2010, 22:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By sea oxen

Very wise too, although the pilots I know will...

Very wise too, although the pilots I know will drive home if it's their base. We SLF need to dry out - sorry - rest up before getting behind the wheel.

To that end, the best of both worlds would...
20th Jun 2010, 13:50
Replies: 116
Views: 20,996
Posted By sea oxen

I had to resuscitate a man the other day who'd...

I had to resuscitate a man the other day who'd choked on some food. He went down like a sack of -er- spuds. It's astonishing how quickly it happens when you run out of O2 and it's unexpected....
18th Jun 2010, 20:41
Replies: 116
Views: 20,996
Posted By sea oxen

Agaricus bisporus I would be indebted to you...

Agaricus bisporus

I would be indebted to you to learn where I brought into question the value of having passengers well briefed. Moreover, I explicitly stated that it's worthwhile paying attention...
18th Jun 2010, 09:54
Replies: 116
Views: 20,996
Posted By sea oxen

Am I alone in thinking that this is incredible?...

Am I alone in thinking that this is incredible? If your aircraft disintegrates in the cruise, will you really need that whistle? Is the brace position going to help when the aircraft plummets into a...
10th Jun 2010, 22:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By sea oxen

A good Christmas present is a 2 GB flash drive...

A good Christmas present is a 2 GB flash drive with a version of Ubuntu on it. Works on anything USB-bootable and is very easy for non-Linux people to understand.

Clonezilla is very nice to have...
10th Jun 2010, 21:33
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By sea oxen

Octane Please also tell us what sort of Eee...

Octane

Please also tell us what sort of Eee it is. My 1005 sits on standby for a couple of days at least As SD says, hibernate shouldn't sap electrons - when mine's been hiberated with a 100%...
10th Jun 2010, 08:29
Replies: 19
Views: 5,458
Posted By sea oxen

PAXboy well spotted. I sent my Aus passport...

PAXboy

well spotted. I sent my Aus passport in on the Thursday before the Bank Holiday. On the Friday, I withdrew from my trip next week. Passport arrived Wednesday, 0830.

And yes, I had paid...
9th Jun 2010, 19:32
Replies: 19
Views: 5,458
Posted By sea oxen

Germany is 100%, I don't have a European passport...

Germany is 100%, I don't have a European passport and I went through with < 60 days. The BGP did gently bring this to my attention, noted and resolved upon my return.

I didn't get a bloody refund...
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