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by Skystar
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Cabin Crew Salary A$80 000 A Year?
Replies: 34
Views: 114321

RE: Qantas Cabin Crew Salary A$80 000 A Year?

During the SAS strike, Danish SAS flight attendants were reported as having monthly incomes of about DKK 50,000 per month, or about AUD 130,000 per year! <a href="http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/resor/story/0,2789,771578,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/resor/story/0,2789,771578,00...

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by Skystar
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best Managed/Run Legacy Carriers
Replies: 4
Views: 4122

RE: World's Best Managed/Run Legacy Carriers

Anyone think of any non US carriers?

Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas to name a few come across as well run legacy carriers.

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by Skystar
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best Managed/Run Legacy Carriers
Replies: 4
Views: 4122

World's Best Managed/Run Legacy Carriers

Interested in starting a discussion on legacy carriers. Much has been made of the success of various LCCs whilst legacy carriers are often painted as a relic of yesteryear. Perhaps this is a product of the poor performance of many of the world's largest carriers, in particular the legacy carriers in...

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by Skystar
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car User Manual? Somewhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

RE: Car User Manual? Somewhere?

Volvo's ones for the US market can be found here:

http://www.volvocars.us/_Tier2/Owners/Library.htm

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by Skystar
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

Actually, another thing that seems fairly Swedish are those little tealights - Swedes love candles in winter, even filling their windows up with electric ones in winter  Smile

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by Skystar
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

Just go to the king and say, "Tjena"

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by Skystar
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

Actually, if you want to read about Swedish News from a non Swedish perspective, visit The Local.

http://www.thelocal.se/

Admittedly I think some of the forum players are overly negative, but that just seems to be an expatriate thing.

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by Skystar
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

Something that hasn't been mentioned - queuing tickets, the Swedes love to take these tickets and wait in queues. Other very Swedish things ICA Tax Pepparkakor (ginger snaps) Great SAS Youth Tickets (SEK200 is bloody cheap to fly within the country, apart from Kiruna) Personnummer (civil registratio...

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by Skystar
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

For me, the sound "åå" is very Swedish.

Then there's precis (like the Germans love to say genau), javisst, jaha, jaså, förstås, osv  Smile

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by Skystar
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?
Replies: 140
Views: 8741

RE: A.netters' Thoughts On Sweden?

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by Skystar
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Fuel So Cheap In The USA?
Replies: 89
Views: 7306

RE: Why Is Fuel So Cheap In The USA?

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by Skystar
Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Tasting Food You Have Eaten?
Replies: 62
Views: 4979

Worst Tasting Food You Have Eaten?

Surströmming, there really isn't anything redeeming about it IMHO. It's a Swedish fermented herring. Extremely smelly, you can really feel the pressure in the can, the smell makes you nauseous. Very salty too. The closest equivalent I can think of, is getting a concentrate of fart smell in a little ...

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by Skystar
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trade SUV For Mini Cooper S?
Replies: 39
Views: 5645

RE: Trade SUV For Mini Cooper S?

Have you considered something like a Volvo S40/V50 - a few thousand more than a Mini Cooper S, but a slightly larger car - a small car in the overall scheme of things, but a reasonable deal more cabin and load room than a Mini. A bit more sophisticated and refined than a Focus, but shares the same g...

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by Skystar
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Cheap SAS Business Class Tickets To China
Replies: 6
Views: 5699

Super Cheap SAS Business Class Tickets To China

SAS appears to have mistakenly loaded a fare - return in Business Class from Oslo to some Chinese Airports for $35!!! Yes, it's C class - a full Business Class fare, and there have been a good few people that have got ticket numbers already for their tickets. Will be interesting to see what SAS does...

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by Skystar
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metric System In The US
Replies: 65
Views: 5360

RE: Metric System In The US

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by Skystar
Mon May 16, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI 757 Picture
Replies: 18
Views: 4140

RE: BMI 757 Picture

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by Skystar
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death Of The SUV & Monster Truck?
Replies: 49
Views: 3377

RE: Death Of The SUV & Monster Truck?

What's the appeal of driving a truck?

I dunno, it seems like an absolute turnoff to me - a big fat, clumsy thing that can't corner.

I like cars that are fun to drive - they need to corner and brake well, especially.

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by Skystar
Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who In Here Drives A Tillie (Peugeot 206)?
Replies: 35
Views: 3392

RE: Who In Here Drives A Tillie (Peugeot 206)?

You like the 206's gearbox - I reckon that's one of its weakenesses. The throw is too long and it's not that slick. No surprise that you've got 206GTi owners adding Quickshift kits to their cars. 206's are fun to drive, look good, but have horrible seating positions and pretty uninspiring trim quali...

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by Skystar
Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rüsselsheim Got The GM Deal!
Replies: 15
Views: 2568

RE: Rüsselsheim Got The GM Deal!

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by Skystar
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rüsselsheim Got The GM Deal!
Replies: 15
Views: 2568

RE: Rüsselsheim Got The GM Deal!

The Cadillac BLS is going to be built in Trollhättan - I've read this in several sources already. Here are a few articles on the subject. <a href="http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/International/nyhetssidor/artikel.asp?ProgramID=2054&Nyheter=&format=1&artikel=570604" target=_blank>http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/In...

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by Skystar
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAC Or PC
Replies: 27
Views: 3210

RE: MAC Or PC

Powerbook <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> 1.5 GHz 15" Superdrive  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I'm a happy Mac convert, changed over last year. Not a religious Mac user, but wouldn't change back to Windows on my own will now.

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by Skystar
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Recommendations For A Laptop?
Replies: 54
Views: 4160

RE: Any Recommendations For A Laptop?

Another vote for a Mac here. I switched in April 2004 to a Powerbook 15" and haven't looked back - the best thing is the peace of mind that comes with using a Mac - viruses and spyware are basically a non event compared to a <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</...

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by Skystar
Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coffee Or Tea?
Replies: 52
Views: 2175

RE: Coffee Or Tea?

One vote for tea here.

I'm also a fan of some herbal teas, especially German peppermint tea  Smile

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by Skystar
Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visiting Stockholm
Replies: 25
Views: 1704

RE: Visiting Stockholm

Just curious SK A340, why don't you recommend Viking Line?

I've been told the atmosphere isn't as fun on Silja Line, but is more luxurious than Viking Line.

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by Skystar
Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Osama Vs. Usama
Replies: 19
Views: 10998

RE: Osama Vs. Usama

I remember hearing that it was actually Usama in Arabic, but because the first three letters were USA, it was felt that Osama would be a nicer translation.

I'm no expert on Arabic, just relaying what I heard.

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by Skystar
Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daytime Running Lights - Your Thoughts?
Replies: 65
Views: 4323

RE: Daytime Running Lights - Your Thoughts?

I have to say, I find the use of headlights in Sweden a good thing - it certainly makes cars more visible.

I wonder by how much will fuel consumption be increased - can't be that much surely?

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by Skystar
Sat Oct 09, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transmission: Auto Or Shift
Replies: 60
Views: 4224

RE: Transmission: Auto Or Shift

I don't like the actions of tiptronic/manumatic type systems on automatic gearboxes - they are not a satisfactory substitute for a real manual gearbox, simply because the gearboxes have too much lag in response to your commands and secondly the systems sometimes override you (eg. upshift as you rev ...

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by Skystar
Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5263

RE: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.

I tried visiting the website www.nordthulin.com and it's not running anymore.

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by Skystar
Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5263

RE: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.

Interesting you mention that, I started reading quite a lot about ferries (in particular ro-ro ones) after the Estonia disaster. My interest waned eventually though, strangely enough, I developed an interest in aviation a little while after. The tragedy is it could have been prevented. BTW: Very int...

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by Skystar
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5263

RE: 10 Years Since M/s Estonia Disaster.

Just saw the documentary on TV4 last night - it was hard not to feel very sad. Just the thoughts of people resigned to dying in the corridors, crying in the stairwells, resigned to hopelessness - people just gulping down frozen water, because the situation was so hopeless. Seemed like a beautiful sh...

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by Skystar
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lingonberries & Mahi Mahi
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

RE: Lingonberries & Mahi Mahi

You often eat lingonberry jam with Swedish meatballs (köttbullar) and gravy - quite nice.

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by Skystar
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Howard And Latham - Boring As All Hell
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

RE: Howard And Latham - Boring As All Hell

I agree - it was too diplomatic. I heard it via ABC online radio, and I was surprised that the worm audience was so decisive in favour of Latham - 67 to 33%. I didn't think there was a huge difference for most of the debate, unless something happened towards the end when I nodded off  <img src=...

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by Skystar
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Just Bought My First New Car!
Replies: 56
Views: 4025

RE: I Just Bought My First New Car!

I've driven the 407 - it has a very good suspension setup at the front end in particular. It's lost a bit of feel of the previous Pugs though. Not so keen on the HDi135 engine (2.0 16V diesel), as it's far too laggy for my liking though. Overall, quite a nice car <img src="/discussions/graphics...

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by Skystar
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Just Bought My First New Car!
Replies: 56
Views: 4025

RE: I Just Bought My First New Car!

Seeing you have a 307, you might want to join this list.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/peugeot-307/

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by Skystar
Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Five Hundred
Replies: 42
Views: 3433

RE: Ford Five Hundred

It uses the Volvo P2 platform - found under the S60/V70/S80/XC70/XC90 models.

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by Skystar
Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweedish Hotness
Replies: 43
Views: 4027

RE: Swedish Hotness

Here are a couple more pics - isn't she a babe  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <img src="http://www.sweden.se/upload/sweden_swedes/images/5.6_royalty_new.jpg" width=650> The one on the right in the LHS photo. <img src="http://www.princess-madeleine.com/site/madeleine/ga...

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by Skystar
Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good Accommodation Booking Sites
Replies: 7
Views: 2287

RE: Good Accommodation Booking Sites

Thanks for your replies, unfortunately no expedia.com.au down here.

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by Skystar
Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good Accommodation Booking Sites
Replies: 7
Views: 2287

Good Accommodation Booking Sites

I'm off to Europe in a few weeks, are there any particularly good websites you'd recommend for booking hotel accomodation?

Thanks  Smile

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by Skystar
Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweedish Hotness
Replies: 43
Views: 4027

RE: Sweedish Hotness

Gee, the Swedes are lucky with their Royal Family!

I'm moving there in a few weeks  Smile

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by Skystar
Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Ford ****ed?
Replies: 46
Views: 2267

RE: Is Ford ****ed?

How is Ford Europe doing?

Their products are excellent - the Focus (Euro Focus seems to be much better than the North American one, far fewer reliability issues), the Mondeo and Fiesta are well loved by the media.

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by Skystar
Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How's Volvo - Particularly V50?
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

RE: How's Volvo - Particularly V50?

For all your Volvo discussion, go to www.swedespeed.com (forums.swedespeed.com) or vvspy.com The V50 and S40 are superb cars - the C1 platform promises to create the most precise handling Volvo ever - as far as I'm concerned, it's chassis is the best standard chassis on any Volvo. The New S40 is als...

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by Skystar
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody Here Use Apple?
Replies: 46
Views: 3569

RE: Anybody Here Use Apple?

OS10 seems a lot more stable than OS9.

Just wondering, how do flight simmers cope on the mac? That is one main thing I do enjoy on the PC.

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by Skystar
Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloody Volvo Drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

RE: Bloody Volvo Drivers

It's not about soft, it's about supportive. The 3-Series seats are just pathetically flat and unsupportive, just like an ironing board.

Try sitting in a 20 year old Renault Fuego, then you'll know what soft is!

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by Skystar
Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloody Volvo Drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

RE: Bloody Volvo Drivers

The great things in a Volvo are things only owners know about - the things that make life so much easier. Although there are some simple tests. Jump into a S60 after sitting in a 3-Series and you'll know exactly what I mean. The S60's seats make the 3-Series seats seem like sitting on your mother's ...

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by Skystar
Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloody Volvo Drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

RE: Bloody Volvo Drivers

A pity, the cars are really good (well, my enthusiasm for the old S/V40 isn't quite at the same level as the rest of the range).

Volvo used to be Australia's top selling prestige and European marque for donkeys years.

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