Search found 1212 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 25
by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

Remember that the SD card slot is only for file storage. Apps must go on the internal storage. Urm nope, you can put apps on the SD card on pretty much any android device. Many of mine are although some apps with higher security requirements won't let you. As for storage required, it's entirely up ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 4520

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Qatar out - Quickest exit of a host nation in WC history.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Priority Rewards Question
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Air Canada Priority Rewards Question

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... rds.html#/ See T&Cs

So no Guam, no Puerto Rico.
-->

Canada/US = Travel within Canada and the 50 US States (inc Hawaii). https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... rds.html#/ See T&Cs

So no Guam, no Puerto Rico.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup
Replies: 45
Views: 8177

Re: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup

Galwayman wrote:
They’re up against Zero taxes and excellent low fares (esp in business class ) from Dublin . Can’t see it working … even SNN would have a better chance

There's no APD on "direct long haul" (over 2000 miles) from Northern Ireland, which flights to the US would fall under.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue

It would depend on how it's ticketed for me but I'd be very conscious of the high probability of delay out of DC at that time of year. "Self transfer"/Separate tickets - definitely go with the 4hrs. Through ticket/One ticket - If they're selling it, it must be in theory be doable and they'...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 189
Views: 8486

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

The only benefit is a good proportion of staunch brexiteering proudboys leaving these shores and desperately trying to offload their UK assets.

Oh and paper mills are having a good run with all the extra paperwork that's now required. Thanks brexit.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 41
Views: 1428

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

One way to dissuade resellers could be to require ticket holders to present the credit card they used to make the purchase at entry to the venue. If the ticket holder can’t, he or she would get a refund in the amount originally paid after showing identification. My daughter is not taking my card to...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 41
Views: 1428

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

One way to dissuade resellers could be to require ticket holders to present the credit card they used to make the purchase at entry to the venue. If the ticket holder can’t, he or she would get a refund in the amount originally paid after showing identification. My daughter is not taking my card to...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7856

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Meh, nothing to do with Sharia, they're saving thousands of fans from the swill Budweiser calls beer.


StarAC17 wrote:
The English soccer hooligans are ready to go!!

Oh please, you're about 25 years out of touch.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766300

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some reports are starting to emerge that the Russians have blasted the Kherson dam. There is a video of the blast that is being aired by Russian media: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-media-shows-footage-of-explosion-at-nova-kakhovka-dam-in-kherson/vi-AA142aSw?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=76...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Check-in denied because of allegedly damaged passport, similar experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Check-in denied because of allegedly damaged passport, similar experiences?

The passport was damaged and in such a way it could have been tampered with (ie, page replaced and passed off as "damage"). I'm afraid the agent was probably right in denying boarding on that basis. Different borders apply differing levels of discretion and/or strictness with documents. So...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas advert RANT!
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Christmas advert RANT!

Thats also why it is so funny that Mary's conception (a bank holiday in some catholic places) is on the 8th of December. This does not make a lof of sense and was always funny back in time in religious classes, especially in parallel to biology when you learn that pregnancy takes 9 months. Granted ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6504

Re: Brand loyality

Blind loyalty to a brand is idiotic, there's little value in doing so in this day and age.
I have a few preferred brands but ultimately I'll go with what fits the use case the best/provides the best value* to me.


*value doesn't mean cheapest

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

Re: DC-10 questions

Image

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with SAN on Google Earth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: What's up with SAN on Google Earth?

TLDR: Google uses an algorithm to remove vehicles/people/non-static objects from their satellite imagery. The project is ongoing.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories
Replies: 166
Views: 7714

Re: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories

bennett123 wrote:
In the UK, if getting to the polling Station was an issue you would get a postal vote.

Doesn't even have to be an issue, you can apply for the postal vote regardless. If you're unable to vote in person there's also proxy voting, a facility I used for many years.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766300

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So they won't send weapons of war to a country because it is at war? Yeah... that makes sense. . Switzerland have been a neutral country for decades which is why they don't supply armaments to factions engaged in warfare. Although pretty sure I'm remembering them dropping part of that neutrality (b...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 514
Views: 30159

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Meaning only nice things allowed about Elon Musk and friends. Incorrect. Not clear why you think he would not try to remove 'nasty' people. Not sure why you're talking about him removing "nasty" people. He'd be free to do so if they aren't complying with the terms of service they agreed t...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 514
Views: 30159

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Somehow I suspect that 'Freedom of speech' will have it's limits. It always has, freedom of speech comes with responsibilities. You have the freedom to say what you want but with that you also get to face the legal consequences of saying it Meaning only nice things allowed about Elon Musk and frien...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 514
Views: 30159

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

bennett123 wrote:
Somehow I suspect that 'Freedom of speech' will have it's limits.

It always has, freedom of speech comes with responsibilities. You have the freedom to say what you want but with that you also get to face the legal consequences of saying it

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766300

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't know if the war will last years, but by then I would expect Russian cities to get drone/missile attacks too. If not with Western hardware then with indigenous made weapons. If Iran can do it, Ukraine can do it. Just as I was writing the above post, I wasn't aware that Ukraine had launched a...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

I'm not a 5 year old so not dressing up.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 4081

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Nope, US transcons are not long haul. They are medium haul. (NYC-LON isn't long haul either).

Short haul, up to 3 hours
Medium haul 3-6 hours.
Long haul 6-12 hours
Ultra long haul - 12+ hours.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lesser car rental companies
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: The lesser car rental companies

They're all much of a muchness, the differences are generally down to the quality of staff/owner in each individual franchised (or franchised in all but name) branch. Company A's branch in the north of the city's branch is wonderful, Company A's branch in the south is dreadful thanks to it's dodgy m...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving habits of US citizens
Replies: 100
Views: 4307

Re: Driving habits of US citizens

Germany uses flashing yellow or more often no lights (at night and/or sometimes weekends) to indicate the junction isn't being controlled by the lights. You follow the adjacent signage instead with regards to priority, yield or stop. Germany does not use flashing red on traffic lights. They used to ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22913

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Aside from blue passports, I'm still waiting for the extensive list of all the actual tangible benefits the entire nation is seeing from Brexit. That was another of those mythical benefits as you well know. The UK passport could have remained blue or even changed back to blue (or any other colour) ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12419

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

How times have changed. If anyone had said to the British Viceroy of India or the Secretary of State for India a century ago that a person of Indian descent will become the PM of UK a century later, he would have been called mad and confined to a lunatic asylum. And here we are: descendants of Brit...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22913

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

self-explanatory isn't it. bureaucracy of Brussels is gone You do realise 99% of the bureaucracy originates from the UK government. The EU didn't write our legislation, the UK itself did (as does each individual member state). The EU stipulates the framework, the state writes their legislation to m...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways had to find another plane
Replies: 6
Views: 3602

Re: British Airways had to find another plane

Almost par for the course for a Lagos flight, it's never a surprise when aviation weirdness is attributed to one.

Open defecation is very normal in Lagos itself due to the piss poor state of public sanitation facilities.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766300

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How do you see all these reports about Russia opening a second frontline (again) and attacking Kiev from Belarus? Merely a ploy to keep some extra Ukrainian forces in the north. Russians only have a couple of thousand ill-equipped men in Belarus and the Belarusians themselves are unlikely to commit...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12419

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Next election will be at the end of the 5 year term or if the conservative party vote to have one. UK electorate do not vote for the Prime Minister, simply their local representative (MP). That MP is their elected representative in government, charge with making decisions on their behalf. The big pr...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 19, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22913

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

If the UK Parliament didn’t like the new EU law it could not kill it or amend it :banghead: You still seem to be widly misinformed. The UK could simply not put it on the books and not a dam thing the EU could have done about it. Ex. See all laws not ratified by EU member states. Anyway, back to the...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22913

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

noviorbis77 wrote:
Brexit or not Brexit, it is in everyones interests to work together.


Are you suggesting some sort of union to facilitate this?

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Quick Question about BA Check-in at London Gatwick.
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: A Quick Question about BA Check-in at London Gatwick.

Short answer, it was redeveloped to suit the current terminal users needs. BA now reside in Zone A of Gatwick's South Terminal for check-in/bag drop. Terminal Maps - https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/airport-maps/ BA LGW Info - https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/info...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok plunders charity contributions allegedly
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: TikTok plunders charity contributions allegedly

Most of them take hefty chunks of donations/contributions/subscriptions. Livestreams are also subject to a higher percentage as they're more expensive to host. Rates are available in the platform's T&Cs and the content producer's agreement with the platform. There's also the US taxman, who take ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Online Sports Gambling Be Legal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Should Online Sports Gambling Be Legal?

In the free world it often is.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Oct 10, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 132
Views: 24110

Re: Ongoing chaos at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Transferred through a few weeks ago PM 17th Sept (scheduled 1hr 20min non-schengen to schengen tx).The original booked flights had already been cancelled and rebooked by KLM a fortnight after booking. It wasn't smooth but everything ultimately made it to where it was supposed to be on the day intend...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that need to CHANGE or get a NEW name
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Airports that need to CHANGE or get a NEW name

Wednesdayite wrote:
The ICAO 4 digit code for LIT always produces a school boy snigger.

Don’t touch it.

He didn't, the cigar did.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 09, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Lufthansa ban AirTags from Check In Baggage ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Re: Did Lufthansa ban AirTags from Check In Baggage ?

Totally unenforceable (legally). Their statement is utter bollocks with regard to the majority of commonly used baggage trackers airtag/smartag/etc. GPS trackers with Li-on batteries are another matter.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3793

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Crazy for developed and successful countries like Canada and Australia to have foreign heads of state. Unelected monarchs is undemocratic enough, but unelected monarchs who are not Canadian or Australia and live on the other side of the world is bananas. You are confusing the Monarch of the United ...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

Re: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?

The reality is you've probably expired your credit line judging by all the somewhat weird flexing you've partaken in on these forums previously. There's a finite limit to what you are able to collectively hold over multiple companies. If they got the letter on the 29th Aug then it hasn't been 30 day...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12748

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

No drama, just wanted to have the sodding pens removed from the tiny desk so the job could be done. Aides hadn't stepped in so the King made it clear someone should. Those interupting it as anything more need to get a life. Whoever set up the desk, cocked up slightly. No biggie.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 6083

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Resort fees pay for cleaning, amenities. Airline change fees pay for changes… What’s being described in this thread is “we charged thousands for something and then just didn’t do it. Oh well, fight with your wallets!” AKA theft… I’d love to hear someone detail exactly why buying a car has to be lik...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: RadarBox24 VHF Flightstick
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: RadarBox24 VHF Flightstick

Why would you want to connect a self contained usb airband scanner to another scanner? I don't understand why you'd want too. You plug it into a pc or rasberry pi. I suppose you could if your scanner has a usb port, its unlikey that it'd have compatible software/os to run the stick though. I don't t...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4654

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

I can understand the confusion. "Innocent till proven guilty" is a legal term pertaining to the court system and legal system. Terminating someone based on an arrest alone is a civil matter and has nothing to do with "innocent till proven guilty". Unless an an employee is protec...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4654

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

A crime is a crime, I didn't break he law. I am just following policy and terminating an employee for getting arrested. The final outcome is irrelevant and I have no control over what the police do Firing for having simply been arrested? What a joke of a policy. Innocent until proven guilty isn't i...

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HA and their secretive flight schedules
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: HA and their secretive flight schedules

https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/book/flights

Click price calendar or flight schedule (bottom row) after entering your city pairs and rough dates
-->

https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/book/flights

Click price calendar or flight schedule (bottom row) after entering your city pairs and rough dates

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766300

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

bikerthai wrote:
So is that the reason for the price cap? Not familiar with what they are planning to do.

bt

Supposedly to limit Russia's income (as prices rise) and ergo it's ability to fund the war.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about go-arounds
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Question about go-arounds

Looks like they went missed fairly early on. I suspect they would have been back talking to approach radar and been instructed to make the turn for sequencing.
It may also be the published procedure but I'll let you dig out the charts for that.

Jump to post
by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12285

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

The hotel will quote you a room in GBP, charge you in GBP; you will pay in EUR because that's where your bank is located. The hotel is in no way responsible for this, it is you who decided to pay with a bank account that has another currency. Businesses who give you a converted currency does it as ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 25