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by ChrisKen
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21048

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just watched it. Hamilton was alongside and had the corner. VER turned into him and then turned further into him. Racing incident and VER proving he doesn't posses championship winning racecraft yet. (Should have just yielded the position he'd already lost and waited until later or you know be matur...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17165

Re: Euros 2020 thread

You're looking at the wrong tournament. England reached: 2018 WC semi-final 2019 Nations League semi-final (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_UEFA_Nations_League) 2020/21 Nations League Knocked out at group stage. 3rd in group 2 2020 Euro semi-final You're omitting that England are alre...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17165

Re: Euros 2020 thread

England reach their third semi-final in three tournaments. Somewhat surprisingly, they're the only team that haven't conceded a single goal. Third? Pretty sure it's two in a row. This Euro 2020, WC2018 so what's the other one? The Nations League, which was set up to reduce the number of meaningless...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17165

Re: Euros 2020 thread

scbriml wrote:
England reach their third semi-final in three tournaments. Somewhat surprisingly, they're the only team that haven't conceded a single goal.

Third? Pretty sure it's two in a row. This Euro 2020, WC2018 so what's the other one?

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4207

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Why poke the bear? The UK quite clearly sailed to the Black Sea and close to Russia to stir the pot. Childish imo. The UK sailed a vessel through an international shipping channel, as is the international community's right to do so. The international community will continue exercise their rights. R...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question re Flights From Manchester to Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Question re Flights From Manchester to Scotland

The travel ban is for non-essential travel. Whether the handful of airlines that offer MAN->Scotland services are still operating them throughout the period is another story.
It's also easily circumvented and almost universally unenforceable.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17165

Re: Euros 2020 thread

MrHMSH wrote:
Glad that Eriksen seems to be OK, wasn't a good call to force them to play, but UEFA aren't known for valuing players' wellbeing.
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They weren'y forced, UEFA was all for playing at a later date. ....the players (of both sides) themselves requested to continue that evening.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 40
Views: 11001

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

The sooner the better, IF it were to happen. Pulling BA out of the IAG race to the bottom would be a good thing.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That PW1000 howl
Replies: 11
Views: 2879

Re: That PW1000 howl

It sounds ruddy awful in the cabin.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19014

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

"Tower, KLMxyz, Apologies you were stepped on. Confirm we're cleared for take-off?" No assuming, no ambiguity, no slight on masculinity, pride or most importantly, professionalism. KLM captain just assumed the runway was clear, even after it was questioned. He just assumed the take off cle...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 10724

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

At the time the Ever Given ran aground, the Suez canal pilot was giving steering and course orders, correct?? The vessel's Captain/Master is still responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel regardless of whether he's delegated the pilotage to a maritime pilot. The only place in the world a m...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

Technically they already do (pax charter) in a roundabout way.. through their Atlas Air holdings and warrant options.

but no, Amazon will either create it's own full in house cargo ops or can the lot. Little point in them operating pax services.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 12460

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

BTW this Salmond thing is quite ridiculous. 10 women accused him of sexual harassment, did they all lie ? Are they facing trial for lying ? Yes he was cleared because it was a "they said/he said" situation, but that doesn't mean he didn't do anything, it means it wasn't proven. He was cle...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi and Delay Times
Replies: 31
Views: 2696

Re: Taxi and Delay Times

But do they? Does any major airport have a system that controls aircraft before they get in line to take-off? Surely a computer program can calculated taxi time from a gate to an active runway so that only 3 of 4 aircraft are in line at any one time. I assume currently everyone just pushes back and...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New PC For MSFS 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 5851

Re: New PC For MSFS 2020

Just wondering...what would the OP's rig cost? Quite a bit, assuming they can actually get their hands on some of those parts. A ton more if they're daft enough to pay the scalpers. FS will make mincemeat of the puny 1TB drive once you chuck in a few add-ons and decide streaming the default scenery...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid

The article doesn't point out any evidence in the study to make anyone believe it was a comet. In fact, they go on to make the reader believe more that it was indeed an asteroid that did the dinosaurs in. Ah but it wasn't an asteroid or a comet. It was the 5th Doctor's companion Adric, saving "...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 12460

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

As for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections, considering the SNP's poor record in places and given what looks like to me a cover-up going on over Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell's involvement in the Alex Salmond scandal, it really surprises me they are polling as high as they ar...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 12460

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

Parliament authorised a referenda in which it was known that the government would implement the result, by forcing the hand of government to accept conditions not in our interests then yes it is a hostile parliament wanting to overturn the results under which legislation they voted to enact Ah stil...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15490

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Speaking of myths, just re-read your own post. Pretty much all of Europe and the UK operate a similar policy and have done for a long time. It's not extreme left, it's documenting and processing through legal means. You will never stop illegal migration. it's called giving them the option to be docu...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15490

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

This is far left to me. I know you folks may like them but these are not centrist or moderate things. OK........ by European standards and defending an autocratic leader you are extreme right (and very wrong...). By global standards the whole US political system is right wing. Democrats fall just a...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at the beginning
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: Emirates at the beginning

UAE Air Force operate DHC6-400s

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by ChrisKen
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at the beginning
Replies: 17
Views: 3493

Re: Emirates at the beginning

No, they started with 727's (Dubai Air wing) & a 737-300.
They've operated A300 B2/4 -600, A310-300, A319-100, A332, A343, A345, A380, B744, B772/3/F

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by ChrisKen
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 going around several times at MAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2169

Re: B737 going around several times at MAN

Hi All, I can't get get my scanner to work. Does anybody know why the re is a TUI B738 going round several times at MAN just now? I hope that all is well. Thanks, Alastair C/S 904P is used for repositioning or test flights. Since it's clearly not a repositioning flight....... The pattern flown also...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How could the US implement intl-to-intl pax transfer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: How could the US implement intl-to-intl pax transfer?

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
The United States doesn’t have exit immigration checks.

Yeah, they do. It's just done in the background using passenger manifests.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 30462

Re: BA abandoned Training Facility LHR

bennett123 wrote:
Is trespass a civil or criminal offence.

It can be either these days. Mostly it's a civil thing but circumstances in which it becomes a criminal offence are usually trespass on educational premises, railway property, protected sites, etc.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35501

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Now Buffoon Boris burbles about it being sorted out by.......2026. He calls it a 'Brexit Eldorado'. (Some in the UK may remember 'Eldorado' being a risible, short lived, Brits in Spain set TV soap from the early 90's. Is that what he is on about? Who knows, it's all word salad with plop flavored dr...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The strangeness of Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: The strangeness of Japan

When I was there pre-COVID, it was strange seeing so many people wearing full business on the weekends. Most had work cases or bags with them, so it was clear that they wern't dressing up just because they felt like it. Also saw kids in their school uniforms on Saturdays, again, they had their scho...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35501

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Fish used to be a poor man's meal. Hence eating Fish on Friday. That's a religious thing and nothing to do with being poor. Friday is a fast day in the catholic and eastern orthodox churches so they refrain from eating animal meat. Because fish is cold blooded it's considered not to be meat, so the...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Presidential inauguration TFRs et al?
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Presidential inauguration TFRs et al?

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices ... _final.pdf

(No idea why it was removed first time around).
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Here's a link to the relevant info, which is publicly available on the FAA website.
https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices ... _final.pdf

(No idea why it was removed first time around).

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4397

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

And the UK is still part of the European Convention of Human Rights, so no capital punishment. The repeal of the Human Rights Act means the ECHR carries much less weight. The HRA only ever said the UK "must take into account" any ECHR decision, it never bound us to them.. All ECHR decisio...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9216

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Could Trump and his supporters start a Geocities account? They could but they'd still have to adhere to yahoo's terms of service or face removal. They are free to setup up their own infrastructure & hosting providers with terms of service which allow their BS. However, even those would still be...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9216

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

proest wrote:
Just wondering. Theoretically, can Trump unban himself with an executive order?

No. Contrary to his own delusions, he isn't all powerful and immune from the rule of law.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potentiometer vs rheostat
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Potentiometer vs rheostat

The potentiometer is a three terminal device used for voltage control, while the rheostat is a two terminal device used for current control.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9216

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Twitter and Facebook should start banning everyone from the GOP. Taking away peoples' rights is only going to incite the crazies more. Having a twitter/facebook account isn't a right, it's a privilege. Your right to free speech is not hindered in any way by not having one. You have a pair of face f...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1017
Views: 57914

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

And yes I have heard stories of police taking selfies with protesters etc. which is wrong and will be dealt with harshly. I am speaking to the overall action of being over run vs using force to resist and fight. Tugg To be fair it's an oft used, legitimate and effective tactic to defuse tense situa...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1017
Views: 57914

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

What charges could be faced by the people who entered the Capitol but did no physical damage? Riot https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/22-1322.html Your pick of disturbances to the public peace. https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/titles/22/chapters/13/ No doubt a whole suite o...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 5037

Re: VFR with Airliners

Plenty of UK regional airlines (op Dash 8/S340s or smaller) have flown VFR (or more commonly IFR+VFR) where appropriate over the years.
Essentially it saved(s) quite a few bob in NATS (ATC enroute) charges.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scotland Says Trump Cannot Travel There Jan 19th
Replies: 37
Views: 2289

Re: Scotland Says Trump Cannot Travel There Jan 19th

luckyone wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
He can tweet from anywhere, but still, be gone with thee.

I wouldn't bet on it. The only reason he's not been banned for the constant stream of policy breaking drivel is because of the different rules that twitter apply to heads of state.
It's a different story in 14 days...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

bennett123 wrote:
May be OK in Spain.

He is not in Spain.

And you're not a Spanish speaker. Yet you're applying your culturally ignorant views to a perfectly legitimate and acceptable term of affection.

Since I'm British and in the UK, you shouldn't have a problem with frying some asparagus ;)

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

IMO, the phrase may be OK in Uruguay. However, in the UK it is not. Says who? It's quite clear the UK don't have a clue what the phrase actually is. They've translated it literally and pooped themselves in the face of the dopey uber pc brigade. Literally translated it's 'little black man' (ie Short...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction

In many cases water is free - no overflight fees to pay. Nope, mainly still receive air traffic services which are paid for. In this case using Shanwick and Santa Maria offers a significant reduction in said fees. IIRC Shanwick is about 1/20th of London's charge, and Santa Maria is a fraction of Po...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shire, Ethiopian airport code is.....
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Shire, Ethiopian airport code is.....

IATA: SHC
Defacto ICAO: HASC*

*Doesn't actually have an officially issued ICAO code

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20859

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Of course - no one brings up the vaccine was approved in the UK ahead of the EU. Possible because of brexit. ! Because the approval didn't occur because of brexit....this was stated by the regulator specifically at the original press conference. EU legislation was used. Only the incompetent, brexit...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 179394

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Arion640 wrote:
. If it hadn’t been for brexit we’d still be waiting in the UK.

No, as stated in the original press conference when the vaccine was approved for use....it was done so under EU regulations, not the UK's. Claiming it was 'because of brexit' is hippo bum gravy.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC sues Facebook for monopolization
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Re: FTC sues Facebook for monopolization

Bit weird, the FTC approved the aquisitions to start with. Sounds like a parting shot from something orange.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Lounge question
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: BA Lounge question

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/in ... on/lounges
https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=
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If only the global airline and their alliance had a webpage that accessed the relevant information that could be found in seconds...

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/in ... on/lounges
https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 179394

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

In other news, all the Brexiteers + JRM + John Redwood are doing the rounds on TV + Radio + Twitter telling the world the UK is the first to roll out a vaccine to Covid, and that it was only possible BECAUSE of Brexit. Which is a flat out lie. So will approval of vaccines for emergency use in the E...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Annual snow gripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 3104

Re: Annual snow gripe.

Hmmm, looks like it's limited to the homepage only. Still annoying but I'll let you off...bah humbug.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Annual snow gripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 3104

Annual snow gripe.

Still no sign of the "Snow Off" option we used to have. The effect is ruddy annoying and retro in the extreme.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QY841 (EAT Leipzig A300-600F) rejected takeoff in Brussels
Replies: 12
Views: 2748

Re: QY841 Rejected takeoff after V1

Not sure where you've determined they were over V1 from, article states it was a high speed reject, which is technically anything above a few tens of knots. (in this case 150kts). Even if they were past V1: As already stated, it's not mandatory to continue flight after v1. If the crew believe the ai...

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