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Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2022, 11:14
Replies: 31
Views: 5,379
Posted By old,not bold

It's the non-taxed cash payment you receive when...

It's the non-taxed cash payment you receive when you lend your flat to someone for a week or two.

Next question?
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2022, 11:01
Replies: 34
Views: 3,749
Posted By old,not bold

49.9% of the UK population over 14 are very...

49.9% of the UK population over 14 are very familiar with Fakenham Organisms.

The other 50.1% don't know what they are.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2022, 17:19
Replies: 34
Views: 3,749
Posted By old,not bold

We know what we...

We know what we know....................................

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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2022, 09:01
Replies: 814
Views: 28,890
Posted By old,not bold

Let us all just savour the moment; the lying,...

Let us all just savour the moment; the lying, incompetent, buffoon has agreed to go. We must endure another 3 months or so of his premiership, but he will be powerless to do much more damage; a dead...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2022, 16:48
Replies: 164
Views: 23,628
Posted By old,not bold

Except you didn't, evidently....... Signed ...

Except you didn't, evidently.......

Signed
​​​​​​​Col. The Hon Murgatroyd Blimp.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2022, 09:31
Replies: 240
Views: 40,932
Posted By old,not bold

Nor a safety line, as the 3 workers who fell to...

Nor a safety line, as the 3 workers who fell to their deaths from the structure would point out, if only they could.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2022, 11:54
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,326
Posted By old,not bold

Boris seems to have missed the point with WWII;...

Boris seems to have missed the point with WWII; in his article in yesterday's Sunday Times he said; "...such a travesty would be the greatest victory for aggression since WWII".

Hmmm....could...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2022, 17:08
Replies: 71
Views: 7,523
Posted By old,not bold

And in those 6 simple words you have summed up...

And in those 6 simple words you have summed up pretty much the whole, vast range of poorly designed, badly made, cheaply made products produced by the electronics industry around the globe, mostly...
10th May 2022, 18:14
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By old,not bold

Hmmm........you would want to be very careful...

Hmmm........you would want to be very careful when getting the tail up on take-off; the blades might have the tips cut off but they're still quite long.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2022, 19:50
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

Two days in Warsaw, quite a few long and...

Two days in Warsaw, quite a few long and harrowing conversations with refugee families from the East, tell me that the reality behind what the Western media are reporting is far, far worse than we...
6th Apr 2022, 19:29
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

As a postscript to my first post in this thread,...

As a postscript to my first post in this thread, T5 on Monday last was crowded but operating well. One or two cancellations on the board, but no sign of the disruption BA warned might occur. I could...
3rd Apr 2022, 11:29
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

Yes, I've just had that confirmed by a friend...

Yes, I've just had that confirmed by a friend currently in the thick of it (but on leave this week) who estimated that their staff shortages are 80% due to bad management and sacking far too many...
3rd Apr 2022, 10:51
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

Ah yes, I remember it well; by 1973 I was in a...

Ah yes, I remember it well; by 1973 I was in a BOAC Associated Company, which set up its computer reservation system piggy-backed onto the BA system.

A workstation appeared on my desk. I soon...
3rd Apr 2022, 09:58
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

No, I mean people with no sense of pride in BA as...

No, I mean people with no sense of pride in BA as the British national carrier, a title it still carries, with little justification. To them, it's just a financial exercise; sweat the assets until...
3rd Apr 2022, 09:26
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

I can sympathise with BA, up to a point, over the...

I can sympathise with BA, up to a point, over the external influences they cannot control, eg Covid keeping staff at home.

My sympathy reduces mightily about the things that result from...
2nd Apr 2022, 18:26
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

Yes, many thanks for that, I had read about the...

Yes, many thanks for that, I had read about the staffing problems, as well as massive IT failures. But in order to make a sensible decision about what to do, ie which option to go for, I need to...
2nd Apr 2022, 18:08
Replies: 58
Views: 13,851
Posted By old,not bold

What's the Problem at BA Now?

Much against my better judgement, I booked a BA flight to an EU city 2 years ago, and foolishly accepted a voucher instead of a refund when Covid prevented it.

So, stuck with the voucher, I had to...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2022, 14:22
Replies: 74
Views: 6,563
Posted By old,not bold

In warmer and less driven parts of the world,...

In warmer and less driven parts of the world, those long-handled shovels/spades are operated by a 2-man, sorry, 2-person team. The No. 1 grasps the top end and pushes the shovel forward into the...
29th Mar 2022, 14:12
Replies: 81
Views: 11,255
Posted By old,not bold

I can respond only as a Captain, Royal Artillery,...

I can respond only as a Captain, Royal Artillery, Retired, becoming "retired" more decades ago than I care to remember, after an undistinguished career.

In later life, I ran a sea-oriented...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2022, 16:54
Replies: 250
Views: 36,579
Posted By old,not bold

My energy supplier (UW) sent me a letter today...

My energy supplier (UW) sent me a letter today beseeching me to take a smart meter. They do this in spite of repeated requests to desist.

One of the less persuasive arguments they deploy is that -...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2022, 19:21
Replies: 43
Views: 5,805
Posted By old,not bold

In the 1970's, Gulf Aviation (later Gulf Air) was...

In the 1970's, Gulf Aviation (later Gulf Air) was notorious for counting our delays in days rather than hours. When a baby was delivered safely on a BAC 1-11 service from Dubai to Abu Dhabi (17...
7th Mar 2022, 14:45
Replies: 1
Views: 3,462
Posted By old,not bold

Ryanair Divert back to Kaunas?

I notice that Ryanair, identifed on FR24 as RYR660M, has just landed at Kaunas after departing earlier and then turning back from the coast; the FR24 trace has just been wiped.

Anyone know why?
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Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 13:37
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,326
Posted By old,not bold

Poor old Queenie. There must have been many times...

Poor old Queenie. There must have been many times in her career that she has wanted to shove the sword down the throat behind the grinning gob of the crooked/incompetent/stupid/corrupt person...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 09:47
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

There's a difference between writing such brave,...

There's a difference between writing such brave, macho words and actually walking up to a terrified young captured soldier and "putting a bullet in his brain". Why do I suspect you have never been...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2022, 18:01
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

Here is some more information...

Here is some more information (https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/russian-plane-with-nuclear-fuel-landed-in-slovakia/)
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2022, 16:54
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

There's a IL76 of Volga-Dnepr Airlines flying at...

There's a IL76 of Volga-Dnepr Airlines flying at FL360 SE across Poland; took off from Moscow DME. It's now SE of Warsaw. VDA9568

Any ideas about how and why?

PS Destination Bratislava BTS...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2022, 14:43
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,326
Posted By old,not bold

And just in case anyone was thinking that BoJo...

And just in case anyone was thinking that BoJo has stopped lying every time he opens his mouth, we learn that his claim to have sanctioned 100 Russian individuals was a real whopper; the true number...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2022, 10:25
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,326
Posted By old,not bold

A bus passes our garden gate, in a small town in...

A bus passes our garden gate, in a small town in Devon, every 60 minutes from about 7.00 am to 11.00 pm. It provides very good connections to Exeter shopping centre as well as to regional and...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2022, 22:45
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

It occurred to me today that Russia's invasion of...

It occurred to me today that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is exactly the same in its development as the invasion that people of my vintage spent our time training to resist in BAOR.

I still have...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2022, 10:13
Replies: 735
Views: 91,155
Posted By old,not bold

My current peeve is toilet bowls that are...

My current peeve is toilet bowls that are wonderfully pleasing to the eye as a piece of bathroom furniture, but take no account whatsoever of human anatomy so that every serious use has to end with...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 17:16
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

Not sure that "allows a foreign power to deploy...

Not sure that "allows a foreign power to deploy forces" is quite the the same as "joins NATO"......just sayin'.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 17:02
Replies: 3,608
Views: 1,342,093
Posted By old,not bold

Lest we forget........ The Russians...

Lest we forget........

The Russians committed the premeditated, pre-planned, pointless murder of 298 innocent people on board MH17 in July 2014 in Ukraine's airspace.

Anyone who believes that...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 11:37
Replies: 108
Views: 15,300
Posted By old,not bold

Looks to me like the old and rusty drift punch at...

Looks to me like the old and rusty drift punch at the bottom of my toolbox.......
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2022, 11:17
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,326
Posted By old,not bold

I saw it too. As I watched the idiot blustering...

I saw it too. As I watched the idiot blustering and burbling away with the soundbites he must have spent all night practising with his minders, and refusing to answer Sophie's quite legitimate...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2022, 23:29
Replies: 60
Views: 10,217
Posted By old,not bold

Yes, well, being unkind and even cruel to cats is...

Yes, well, being unkind and even cruel to cats is indefensible, chap should be hung, drawn and quartered, what is the world coming to?

The BBC News this evening devoted what seemed like 10 minutes...
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