Are there any online OFFICIAL reports of this accident? I'd like to read all the undisputed FACTS about this tragedy. Is it officially verified & accepted that the strip came from a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> plane? Is there an online source that officially states that ...Jump to post
YooYoo: That annoys the hell out of me too. A migraine (a true migraine, not a 'bad headache') is totally debilitating. I've suffered since childhood and whilst I am very grateful that I my problems are as nothing compared to some peoples' problems (disease, disability etc) migraine has been the ban...Jump to post
I have the highest respect for the individual European nations - countries like Germany, Norway & Holland in particular occupy a special place in my heart. However, as much as I like such countries, I feel I have more in common with the US because of the US's Anglo roots probably - and I would feel ...Jump to post
David, He was a peerless broadcaster - one who could communicate to hundreds of thousands each night, yet who seemed to be talking to only one person. There is no <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> in this house (hasn't been for several years) and I've had my teenage, 20-somethin...Jump to post
Yep, the Radio 1 coverage has been respectful and sympathetic. But for me (a 39 year old fan of 'real' music) that's the end of R1. Steve Lamaq is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, but he'll never replace Peel. Nor will anyone else. The only presenter who has come even remotely close...Jump to post
Today my life changed for the worse. I have listened to John Peel for more years than I care to admit to, and I'm going to miss him deeply. I have never heard a broadcaster who matched John's knowledge of music, his enthusiasm for as many genres of music, or his supremely 'easy' style of presenting....Jump to post
So it seems there's no definitive source for the slogan! Thanks for the suggestions though - all very feasible. Don't get me wrong, I don't take the slogan seriously; I just think it's a concise and memorable phrase. I guess it's so 'obvious' it was bound to be coined at one point or other in time -...Jump to post
Even though the slogan "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going" wears a little thin through some childish over-use in these forums, I have to admit to liking it for its snappy to-the-point message.
Does anyone know when it was first used, who coined it & against what competitor it was first aimed?
Venuscat2: Arriving and deprarting passengers most certainly ARE separated. I'm not sure exactly how this is achieved - I've only seen it from a passenger's perspective. Is the jetway re-located/shifted for arrivals/departures? Maybe someone who is familiar with the mechanics of this separation can ...Jump to post
Whether or not an entire new International terminal is needed, I dont know. But <i>something</i> has to be done about international arrivals. Venuscat2: This is the process for international arrivals at present. Get off the plane and stand in huge lines for immigration clearance. Collect check-in ba...Jump to post
That's a slightly unfair bet. The product offered on East->West and West->East crossings may be named the same, but passengers' needs differ on each leg. For example: For West->East, I would want a good flat bed. For East->West, good entertainment and food is more important. Maybe the 'test' should ...Jump to post
NO!! It was some (a few) Americans who gave Concorde "a very hard life".
I think we should be grateful that the majority of the USA wants to celebrate Concorde with the UK & France. And I think we should be generous enough to share her with our friends.
DeltaMD11: Thank you for your reply. I wondered if a "cut" father's decision to have his son cut was in any way influenced by his wish for Junior to be like Daddy - but I really didn't think anyone would be honest enough to say so. I really admire your honesty, thank you again. My only rejoinder to ...Jump to post
<i>Number 1...it hurts....number 2...they've lived 18 years with it and are used to it.</i> Number 3....there's absolutely no reason to have it done. I didn't mention "ownership" to mean that parents "brand" their sons but rather that they feel fit to do whatever they want to their son's body. That ...Jump to post
The issue for me is not so much about that tiny piece of skin, whether it's useful or not, whether its removal hurts or not or whether it will ever be missed or not but about one (or more) people exercising their will over another. Imagine this scenario: Mr & Mrs Parent have a son who is ONE <acrony...Jump to post
Has any ADULT male had himself circumcised for any (non medical) reason? I mean, what 18 + year-old has said "I will have my foreskin removed because it looks better" or "because it will be cleaner"? I know there are a very few adults who mutilate their genitals but it is absolutely NOT usual for ad...Jump to post
What a shame that an entirely positive and generous thread was hijacked by an attention junkie......
Korg747: Thanks for bring those photographs to my notice. You're right; the angles and lighting bring out the best of those 2 aircraft! I enjoyed looking at them.
Bellerophon is notable not only for being a Concorde pilot but also for having the best username on Airliners.net!! For those who don't know, Bellerophon tamed Pegasus and slew the Chimera. Also, HMS Bellerophon is the name of the ship on which Napoleon surrendered in 1815 and which took him on the ...Jump to post
OK, it's a tad soft. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, it has a few jaggies. But it took me a long time to notice those things - I was looking at the aircraft, not the photograph. If you know what I mean <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Thank you to Harm ...Jump to post
Thanks gents! The website says "By the end of 2003, when Boeing 717s comprise 100% of our fleet, we'll have one of the youngest jet fleets in the nation." I guess that doesn't include the Air Wisconsin CRJs! No problem - I've never been on a CRJ either <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gi...Jump to post
*COUGH* Another AirTran thread....I've tried searching but that function doesn't seem to be working right now. I have a few questions: I'm going to fly AirTran for the first time next March (<acronym title="Tallahassee - Regional (TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta -...Jump to post
Take a look at the balance books - the 707 was the 'better' aircraft. But was it the most important? I don't measure life by Pounds & Pence, or Dollars & Cents. The 707 was the most successful variation of a theme, Concorde was the encapsulation of a dream. [Sorry for the dreadful poetry - I didn't ...Jump to post
Well, I too am a beginner but it's shots like this that inspire me to continue. The composition is great, in my opinion. Am I correct in thinking that the "softness" is caused by the wetness in the air? If so, I think the photograph is appropriately "soft". That photograph is Wallpaper material if e...Jump to post
Apologies for extending this 'off topic' discussion. Yyz717: What you say about IRA funding is, of course, true and I guess our slight disagreement could be simply a matter of semantics or personal interpretation. I maintain that the US was not <b>more than happy to support</b> but that it was, inst...Jump to post
To say "For years the US was more than happy to support the terrorism of Northern Ireland" is an unfair blanket statement and I understand Alpha1's indignation at that statement. However..... Take the case of Joe Doherty, a convicted IRA terrorist and murderer who escaped from jail and fled to the U...Jump to post
2912n: Are you crazy? Where did you get such a nonsensical idea from? What really happens is this:
The helicopter lowers the winch to the guys in the water - they then use the winch to pull the helicopter down to sea level and they can then simply step aboard.
The first one is a cultural thing, not an evolutionary thing.
The second point? I guess it's for the same (as yet unexplained) reason why women go to the toilet in groups. They piss in packs, and menstruate in packs.
We're making progress, my friend! I'll hazard a guess that I am more familiar with, and more understanding of, the USA than the average Briton. I have very many close friends in America and I visit a couple of times each year. My vacations are not spent in tourist traps - they are spent with 'real' ...Jump to post
OK, maybe "invent" was not an entirely appropriate word to use. However, your statement of <i>"America is also the model by which all other current successful democracies are derived."</i> can lend itself to a certain interpretation. By stating that, you either a) believe that (as an example) Britai...Jump to post