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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Magazines
Replies: 25
Views: 2855

Re: Inflight Magazines

Can't remember the last time I flicked through an inflight mag, leave alone actually read anything in it. Likely costs more in fuel to lug them around than the ad revenue they generate (the reason there's no point trying to read them).

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 18130

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

abomination

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening Advice: Freelancer
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Prescreening Advice: Freelancer

You can try, I don't think they'll meet the quality required for acceptance though. Out of focus/soft/halo

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help identify an airline
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Help identify an airline

Sky Express A320?

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

back then, but even now, would be a way more humane solution. Especially with the level of war fever in broader russian society, they are basically at "August 1945 Japan" pitch, where you save lives of others (even those citizens of aggressor nation) by simply nuking a couple of places, a...

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 28, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to cancel more than 200 flights from Gatwick
Replies: 16
Views: 3836

Re: EasyJet to cancel more than 200 flights from Gatwick

Galwayman wrote:
The sooner Wizz takes over Easyjet and gets it into shape the better for everyone

Wizz Air are no better, they're cancelling flights left, right and centre too.

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by ChrisKen
Mon May 23, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

I have been reading a couple of Scottish novels. in it, both written by Stuart MacBride, it seems in Scotland. you cannot get a lawyer before you are charged and he/she/they cannot counsel you before your initial statement to the police. Is this true ? No. Unless it's an exceptional circumstance, a...

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by ChrisKen
Sun May 15, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)

I didn't fill out any forms. Full vax.

You can of course, just contact the Spanish Authorities and ask too.

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 14, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Macron is threading a middle ground to keep Putin talking. I'm sure he expected such an answer from Ukraine. Even if land is surrendered in practice, it won't be on a treaty. G7 have all stated today that none of them will ever recognise any part of Ukraine (inc Crimea) as Russian unless they are r...

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 14, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I closed the source and can't find it, but I hear the Ukrainians may have started an offensive against Izyum. Saw something about that in The Wall Street Journal. Behind pay wall though. bt Reported by the BBC @ 13:42 BST (12:42UTC) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61441664?ns_mchannel=...

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 14, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)

Thanks for responding. I have an out of date vax (not boosted in the winter) so I believe I’m basically considered un vaxed now. Portugal will take me without a vax and a PCR test so do I just need to fill out the form to get to spain (another PCR then I imagine?). Yes, out of date is the same as n...

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 14, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)

So after trying various different sites and not coming up with a definitive answer, does anybody on a.net know what the covid rules are driving from portugal to spain are currently - or getting a bus or train. Lots of conflicting information online that i’m not sure is in date. I am a UK citizen. I...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I wonder how accurate this is: https://twitter.com/sentdefender/status/1520142879825575937 Along the lines of a "World/global war on nazis" is what I've seen. Either a way it's a ploy for his domestic audience, and to appease his very disgruntled generals who feel the "special operat...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam suspends membership SU
Replies: 29
Views: 4495

Re: Skyteam suspends membership SU

It appears one world has quietly removed S7 from it's website and as a listed member. Not seeing a press release or anything. Good on the alliances! AA1818 There's a thread about S7 temporarily suspending it's membership in these forums. https://www.s7.ru/en/en/about/oneworld.dot S7's own release.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ROVE Callsign
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: ROVE Callsign

As I was scrolling through departures at ABQ tonight I noticed a peculiar callsign. Is anyone familiar with the callsign ROVE61 or just ROVE? My initial thought was that it was military however I couldn’t find it on the list of military callsigns. Looks like it’s been tracked throughout AZ, TX, and...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia is ceasing publication of some economic data including data covering government debt, trade statistics and oil production. https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-blocks-economic-data-hiding-effect-of-western-sanctions-11650677765 Among economic data that will continue to be published are inflat...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What qualifies as an “overseas” flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: What qualifies as an “overseas” flight?

"going overseas" means travelling to a foreign country, a remnant from the pre-air days of travel when international travel was often conducted via sea. An air trip from Paris to Beijing would be an overseas trip, especially for a French national/resident. A Chinese national/resident takin...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When were towbar less tugs first introduced?
Replies: 11
Views: 3229

Re: When were towbar less tugs first introduced?

The answer is Air France sometime in the early 1980's (or 1980). TracMa being the manufacturer.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19557

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

StarAC17 wrote:
If you want good racing in Monaco, watch Formula E.

Corrected it for you. miles ahead of Formula Snore and it's jury-rigged, poorly stage managed, manufactured "excitement".

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by ChrisKen
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 281605

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

https://fr24.com/RSD088/2b751a60

I would guess they're picking up the plethora of expelled Russian diplomats
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JannEejit wrote:
Anyone know why this is IL-96 is flying to Madrid ? Are Spain not also banning Russian aircraft from its territories ?

RSD88 from Moscow to Madrid https://fr24.com/RSD088/2b751a60

I would guess they're picking up the plethora of expelled Russian diplomats

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen

Ultimately, it's your responsibility to complete the formalities. This strikes me as eminently unreasonable. Passengers are not allowed to assume that the immigration authorities will be present as required by law? They are but it doesn't change the fact the ultimate responsibility for fulfilling t...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

There was a rumor in one of the thread mentioning early May. One A-netter suggested May 8th as it is the anniversary of VE day.bt Putin will want to have something to show for that celebration. We can only hope! Meanwhile, these images on Reuters give a pretty graphic idea of the damage inflicted o...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen

When a commercial airline operates a scheduled flight with 100+ passengers, that leaves Schengen to go to a non-Schengen country, whose responsibility is it to ensure that pax pass through immigration control ? The police / border control authority of the country being departed ? The airline ? The ...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Airport question
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: Las Vegas Airport question

Baggage handling I beleive

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2457

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

They're all jingoistic relics with no place in human society.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3731

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

UK to pass minimum wage law for ferry crews: https://gcaptain.com/britain-ferry-operators-minimum-wage/ I noted a ferry was impounded due to inadequate crew training. I'm betting P&O becomes a case study in how to force government scrutiny. Lightsaber Been a couple impounded. One in NI, another...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about
Replies: 27
Views: 8090

Re: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about

LCDFlight wrote:
Do they fly to Dugway also? Just asking if they go to a variety of destinations, or just the one. Allegedly.

Variety, at least 18. Mostly military bases.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Re: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?

zanl188 wrote:
None. Airbus doesn’t make a freighter larger than the 747-8. :-)

Neither does Boeing. But it depends which metric you're judging by.

Beluga XL has the most voluminous cargo hold of any freighter.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438850

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Has a sudden high-altitude bird strike ever severed some/all hydraulics or something and caused a plunge like this? Are you able to point us to a (biological) bird species that cruises at FL290, where this plunge originated? Common Crane - 33k Bar Headed Goose - 29k Bearded Vulture - 24k Alpine cho...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Singapore a democratic country?
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Is Singapore a democratic country?

UAUA wrote:
How many parties are there in Singapore?

13 or so.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 438850

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Why would they scr themselves with a "political" grounding? And why this late after the accident? If that was the case they would have done it immediately. IMHO they have data showing that it was aircraft-related. Seriously what data would be available this soon after the crash that would...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Regarding tanks, the question to me is : do you need them if you don't plan to invade other countries ? Do you need them for defense ? Fairly sure there's some nation that would love to use them to drive back an invasion force. Anti-tank is useful for slowing and even halting an advance, not good f...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is flipmymiles.com is real or legit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Is flipmymiles.com is real or legit?

It is a legit site (as in it's not a complete scam) however they are essentially a mileage broker. The use of such brokers are contrary to the Terms of Service of pretty much every single frequent flier programme out there. So use with caution, as your frequent flier status/account is at risk of clo...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10221

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

From what I was reading, the UK doesn't want to punish Russian Oligarchs, citing lawyers while the rest of the world is able to do what the UK doesn't want to do. Yet hundreds if not thousands have been. Both prior to and since Russia invaded Ukraine. Another 370 today https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

victrola wrote:
Well, in your opinion what would a "strong" President do in the current situation?

Blunder into WWIII after spending years sucking Putin's boy parts.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BZZ-MPN Flights over South Atlantic
Replies: 4
Views: 2976

Re: BZZ-MPN Flights over South Atlantic

The FIR boundaries don't automatically correlate directly with national boundaries. The flights are operated in international airspace and they are in contact with the relevant ATC units throughout.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Hate to break it to you but the Geneva convention only applies to actions between signatories of it. Russia isn't a signatory, the Geneva Convention does not apply in this conflict nor is it enforceable Us this true? Wiki says Russia is a signatory to the convention. bt Putin withdrew provisions in...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6338
Views: 427106

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

In times of war one does not or should not accept everything put out by the combatants as factual, we have seen edited drone footage, PR by both sides, violation of the Geneva convention by both sides, as with all things, time will tell what actually happened. Unfortunately, we also know that histo...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AUS vs SAT
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: AUS vs SAT

Eevrything isn't equal though. Go through whichever airport has the flight option you prefer on a flight by flight basis.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 drops face mask rule for passengers on flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2405

Re: Jet2 drops face mask rule for passengers on flights

That was about time! But one question, that I might have got wrong: "Passengers will be told to put on their mask for descent and landing and will also be required to wear it in foreign airports and on transfers." ...says the article. Do they refer to the flights with the lifted mask rule...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3479

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

scbriml wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Russian clubs must play their matches at a neutral venue. ie, away from home


Not enough. Kick them all out.

Just answering the question, the rest is for FIFA/UEFA to defend.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3479

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

I don't think it would take much for FIFA to cave in. Imagine a World Cup without England and the European Union countries. Anyway, how is Russia going to play World Cup qualifying matches? They would obviously be unwelcome guests in the West, and what Western teams are going to fly to Russia under...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7603

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

I would also expect Charles to only "take over" as soon as QE2 passes away. I have to admit I always felt Charles was a bit strange, not really the winning type of person whose fate was that all his life he would have to wait for mum to die to really reach the top level of his career. The...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6672

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

Basically anything from 1999-2001 outside of NIN, Tool, RHCP's, and about half of the hip-hop releases. I'll throw Linkin Park onto the exclusion list as well. Britney and Christina are not deserving of any nostalgia... unless you're into the "Out of control 13 year old" specials on Maury...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Google Flights calculate carbon emission of different flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: How Google Flights calculate carbon emission of different flights?

Different class of travel on the 2nd one. Higher class cabin = higher share of the "calculated" emissions

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5146

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

That's because unarmed law enforcement in other countries doesn't have to worry about being shot, whereas in the US an average of 5 police officers are shot in the line of duty every week. Maybe they should stop pulling their weapons every single non chance they get and the other guys won't feel th...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion question
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: Diversion question

If the passenger didn't have insurance are they essentially stranded? For your information, it is within the European Union. As long as you have in one of the member states a national, social health insurance, it will cover, at least, all the basic costs. Think the OP meant travel insurance (for th...

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