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by moo
Mon May 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 499
Views: 89669

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So do you gravity extend the gear in this situation, or commit to the belly landing? How much does the gravity gear extension affect the glide distance? I guess wait as long as possible to extend the gear? It entirely depends on how much energy you have - take a look at Air Transat Flight 236, dual...

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by moo
Wed May 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 1751

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

Second, why, oh why does any foreigner care about this? Really? Because US policy tends to affect most people around the world - you can't be the "worlds police", the "leader of the free world", the worlds source of technology, the worlds main financier and seller of treasury bo...

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by moo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1939

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Moo will be happy about this when her and my brother divorced she married a dairy farmer and is now living in Matamata. What a ridiculously pointless thing to say. You did say schools in NZ were encouraging farming, so my former sister in law when from marketing director to farmer. I didnt say anyt...

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by moo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1939

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

I'm 47, I don't know anyone in building or construction, although my now dead granddad was a commercial property developer and my dads extended family are filthy rich farmers. I know plenty of doctors, accountants, sales people, electrical engineers and couple of people in the army and police. I fi...

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by moo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1939

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Kiwirob wrote:
Moo will be happy about this when her and my brother divorced she married a dairy farmer and is now living in Matamata.


What a ridiculously pointless thing to say.

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by moo
Fri May 08, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1939

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Most of the people in the company are highly skilled immigrants (either on work visas or residency - we have 3 Kiwis in the entire office of 80 people, the rest is a very broad spectrum of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas). All of them earn over $100k NZD. I get paid twice here what I would in...

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by moo
Fri May 08, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

This seems like a slippery slope. There are HIPPA among other privacy areas of concern. The poor airline workers that are going to be stuck delivering the bad news. You mean, HIPAA? And how would that violate HIPAA rules? Someone trained to use a thermometer checks the pax/crew member passenger, th...

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by moo
Thu May 07, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1939

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

It's more likely that Australia and New Zealand hate immigrants enough that closing the borders was a gleeful option for them. The only place in East Asia to have a lockdown before the pandemic started in Italy, was Central China. Not even the likes of South Korea, Japan or Hong Kong instituted a l...

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by moo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order
Replies: 57
Views: 9863

Re: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order

If I were a cynical Boeing, I would hold off any actual payments for as long as possible towards airlines likely to topple, and only settle with those likely to survive, in order to bring the total compensation liability down... :stirthepot: :duck: The bankruptcy court might have something to say a...

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by moo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: Stock market total disconnect

Why are governments propping Wall Street rather than Main Street? Because of the future. Not "propping up Main Street" means a short term hardship - businesses and jobs are fungible things, they come and they go and someone will always have a go at a business after the crisis is over. The...

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by moo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 159
Views: 38519

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

When will Airbus (if ever) remove those Iran Air orders from its order book? Any guess? Are those contracts still officially in place, or have they been cancelled? Afterall, Trump is not going to be in power forever, so hopefully these can still get delivered at some point, they are desperately nee...

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by moo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333818

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Aesma wrote:
I'm hearing of serious price gouging happening with people desperate to get back home, you too ?


Emirates charged us £2000 to move a ticket from the 3rd of April to the 20th of March (LHR to AKL). We paid it and got home, no other option.

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by moo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Temperature checks are not a reliable way of detecting the infection. It's a bit of security theatre that will make some feel better. Well, we don’t even have an antibody test yet, so other than a delayed test the best approach is identifying potential sufferers and one of the ways to do that is to...

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by moo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just in case anyone is interested, I flew in on EK448 today - the aircraft had what I would call a normal load (Economy was essentially packed, Business about 80%, no idea about First), based on my other flights on the same service over the past 3 years. Heathrow Terminal 3 had no testing, and was a...

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by moo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

if that doesn't count in the thread, then try this: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/stexpanded/images/3/3c/NX-01_quarter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20061002195541 http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/stexpanded/images/3/3c/NX-01_quarter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20061002195541 It's not the most popular...

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by moo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

R:I:P: Clive I used to read all of Clive's books, I loved the earlier books, then they all got a bit repetitive so I haven't read one of his books for at least 20 years. So many authours go the same way after they find fame. . I absolutely adored his Dirk Pitt stories from about the age of 10 upwar...

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by moo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 94864

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

We also know that Boeing are equally eligible for RLI.. We don't. Do tell. Oh we do! RLI was defined in the 1992 Large Aircraft Agreement between the USA and EU. Boeing was as eligible for RLI as Airbus. That Boeing never requested it is by the by. The USA subsequently unilaterally withdrew from th...

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by moo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones
Replies: 49
Views: 1357

Re: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones

If your data is not just private but incriminating, you can always encrypt it separately/on top. What then ? Yes, you can - but then your data becomes exceedingly hard for you to use yourself as no app will work with it. The backdoor issue has been around since PGP was first launched and almost imm...

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by moo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones
Replies: 49
Views: 1357

Re: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones

Software features and updates are not the same as securing the data. Yes, it is. It really is. If you can update the software features without user knowledge or consent, any data on that device is no longer safe. Configuration and software features are separate from the data. The Data if encrypted ...

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by moo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones
Replies: 49
Views: 1357

Re: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones

The argument around "if a backdoor existed, then it could be exploited, so therefore we won't include a backdoor" is significantly at odds with a company that maintains a secure and reliable update system for its products, that has thus far been safe from abuse and malicious use, especial...

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by moo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones
Replies: 49
Views: 1357

Re: Apple vs. The Feds and Court Orders to Unlock Phones

The argument around "if a backdoor existed, then it could be exploited, so therefore we won't include a backdoor" is significantly at odds with a company that maintains a secure and reliable update system for its products, that has thus far been safe from abuse and malicious use, especiall...

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by moo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Protests in Glasgow

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Nicola Sturgeons request for indyref2 has been officially rejected by Boris Johnson - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-sc ... s-51106796

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by moo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Protests in Glasgow

They'll get independence when Quebec and Texas do. The outcome is always much rosier when you're talking about it then when you actually do it. Scotland voted to remain part of Britain in 2014, but since Brexit, there have been renewed calls for Scottish independence. Since the day after the 2014 r...

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by moo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

It wasn't for RR, was it? Sorry, but 'administration' sounds an awful lot like Chapter 11 in this case. Yeah, you don't understand it, that's why you dismiss it. The Rolls Royce that came out of administration was not the same one that entered it - that's the difference with Chapter 11, the same co...

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by moo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

You know what? You don't matter. The WTO laughs in your face with RLI, the US lost its case there and the EU and Airbus can do pretty much what it likes - and whining from Airbus haters is, at this point in time, just entertainment because it's meaningless. So you have nothing but insults. Got it. ...

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by moo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

In the UK, declaring insolvency as a business is very much the last resort - its often fatal for the company... It wasn't for RR, was it? Sorry, but 'administration' sounds an awful lot like Chapter 11 in this case. Yeah, you don't understand it, that's why you dismiss it. The Rolls Royce that came...

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by moo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Yada yada same old "arguments" and "questions" from the same old Airbus haters that have been on this site since I joined two decades ago. As I said, by my figures - I've been keeping track of the UK ones specifically via statements given in the House of Commons and the House of...

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by moo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Even when you take A380 and A340 RLI into account, by my figures, France, Germany, the UK etc are still up on their investments by more than €50Billion, and that continues to grow. Where are you getting your figures from? How did you arrive at the €50Billion figure? 'Repayment of financing liabilit...

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by moo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

[ No, because RLI means permanent royalty payments to the EU governments involved, for each and every aircraft delivered. France, a Germany, the UK and other countries are still receiving hundreds of millions of Euros of payments annually for the A320 family program under the RLI agreements - and w...

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by moo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Considering the recent bust of WOW, I start to wonder there must be something seriously wrong in the European Aviation Market (including Transatlantic). Before WOW, we had Primera and Monarch Airlines go bust in 2018. However, it is not just these medium-sized airline go bust. We also had in no par...

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by moo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6786

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

As I understand it, the gripe is the following: On one hand, Europe LENDS Airbus billions - this is allowed under the rules, but only at a commercial interest rate. The loan is then repaid (with interest) on delivery of the aircraft. If the EXPECTED number of aircraft are not delivered, the remaind...

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by moo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6786

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

This was a good day for Boeing. Only $100m in state tax was ruled illegal aid; the vast majority of the EU's dollar claims remain rejected. Contrast that with the billions that the WTO has ruled Airbus received illegally. You keep posting that, but it doesn't actually reflect reality in the WTO rul...

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by moo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6786

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

At the end of the day, it will be a wash, and the only ones who win are all the lawyers. Certainly, but that's also a win for one of the sides - specifically, the side that didn't start the tit-for-tat complaints. Once the first complaint was made, it was inevitable that retaliation complaints were...

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by moo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 114198

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Remember the famous new 50p Brexit coin? Loads of them are minted now, with the wrong date. Ha ha, you can't make that up. Nope, Treasury says they haven't been mass produced yet. https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/philip-hammond-on-the-new-brexit-50p-coin-1-5944289 https://www.thesun.co....

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by moo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 114198

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

AFAIK the UK petitions site only allows signups from UK IP addresses (people could use a UK VPN to circumvent that). They also do analytics on the petition responses. It is true that under 18s could sign the petition. The petition is meant to convince MPs to overturn their own decisions that were m...

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by moo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 808
Views: 40289

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

DOJ: No additional indictments coming from Mueller. Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless. No additional indictments from Mueller is no surprise given meaningful ones have already been dished out. What that doesn't tell us is what may or may not have been hande...

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by moo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5883

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

I have provided no disinformation whatsoever. "Trump has not committed any crime" is disinformation, but nice try. Best regards Thomas Ok, let me be more specific. Trump has neither been charged nor convicted of any crimes associated with alleged Russin collusion, despite a 2 year investi...

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by moo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 114198

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Theresa Mays rhetoric is getting a little ridiculous, she says its '"high time" politicians made a decision on the next steps' . An excellent quote from her is this: "So far Parliament has done everything possible to avoid making a choice," said Mrs May. "All MPs have been w...

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by moo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 114198

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Why does Theresa May keep calling votes on her EU deal "meaningful" when it's obvious that it's anything but - rejected twice, let's try and resurrect it for yet another "meaningful vote"...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5883

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

And no, you don't seem to understand what I mean by China controlling rare earths. They CONTROL them. They produce well over 90% of them because the ore is radioactive and no other country wants to expose their citizens to that. radioactivity is not an issue. but refining it is an environmental PIT...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 10145

Re: Site not secure

Oh, I'm not trying to sweep anything under the carpet. Just offering my opinion/context/some insight. I mentioned above that I agree that it should not be the case, but there are worse things/other things that require higher priority. Unless these "other things" are glaring security holes...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 10145

Re: Site not secure

it says nothing about the quality of the IT team. ...but rather about their work ethic. Rather priorities than anything else. They should be setting better priorities. And if they don't set the priorities, they should be pushing back massively against those that do. So yeah, I stand by my earlier c...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 10145

Re: Site not secure

It says it all about the quality of the IT team that runs these sites that they can't get such a basic thing working even after months - it literally takes minutes to do this on any sane platform from the last two decades. If they can't get this working, why should we have any faith in them to prote...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2237

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Regarding Redbull and Honda, let's not forget that they deliberately ruined Toro Rosso's season last year to push Honda developments - constantly changing engines, taking penalties and stuff to essentially run a full development campaign for an entire season with no thought to rankings, for *precise...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2237

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

It stinks of playing to the teams that don't want to make the investment that the top teams do - they don't have to be in F1, theres no promotion or demotion, they are there because they chose to and they should be prepared to make the investment that that choice comes with. Instead, they bitch and...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes
Replies: 17
Views: 2861

Re: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes

You do realize they apologized to her? https://www.lep.co.uk/lifestyle/travel-and-leisure/thomas-cook-in-apology-after-female-passenger-told-to-cover-up-1-9648316 There was nothing inappropriate about her top. Of course they did, she made it a thing in the media - the easiest thing at that point is...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes
Replies: 17
Views: 2861

Re: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes

:wave: Woman, 21, says airline staffers threatened to remove her from flight because of 'inappropriate' crop top Source https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/15/22/11055938-6815531-image-a-72_1552689236886.jpg Thats not a crop top, thats a bikini top with a little ext...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2237

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

If it tightens up the racing field, the new rules will not be as disastrous as some make it out to be. It stinks of playing to the teams that don't want to make the investment that the top teams do - they don't have to be in F1, theres no promotion or demotion, they are there because they chose to ...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2237

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Finally the season is underway again! However, quite distressing to see Hamilton/Mercedes so strong. 0.7s is quite the gap. So much hype about Ferrari being strong this year amounted to nothing. Don't worry, Liberty are planning on ruining F1 in 2021 with a cost cap just to hurt teams like Ferrari ...

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by moo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12279

Re: Politics and the 737Max

It's sad that safety is blended with nationalism, politics, and shareholder finances on here. It pairs well with the push to deregulate industry safety and cleanliness standards as a whole in favor of currency. Never forget the DC-10 got grounded in '79 for maintenance issues, not an inherent defec...

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