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by M564038
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6991

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

We’re expecting another child in a months time. I would strongly advice people not to tell my wife how to breastfeed. It is outside your judiciary, this includes FAs, Captains, airlines and co-passengers. Do so at your own peril.

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by M564038
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1989

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

The whole point of an e-bike is: 1/It is good for the environment when you ise it insteadnof using the car. 2/Less congestuon on the roads. 3/It gives you plenty of activity and excercise. My personal view of e-bikes is this: if you're not too old or not disabled in some way, you have no excuse for ...

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by M564038
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5219

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I don’t get the thread starter. I have traveled all around the planet constantly on tour for the last 20 years, but I don’t think I have ever seen a gas stove except in a couple of american homes and in run down parts of eastern europe. Where I come from, we use propane stoves in our primitive seasi...

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by M564038
Sat May 25, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Unlike you, she probably enjoys sex regularely. You, are just a prime example on why some men wants to regulate womens bodies. You can’t handle that they don’t automatically want to have sex with you, so you desperately search for some kind of religion/moral/political mix that lets you control their...

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by M564038
Fri May 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Have any of you guys involuntary stood with their 14 week fetus dead in their hands? I have. I think the doctors, scientists and lawmakers in the most of the western world have got it pretty much nailed. It is a lump of cells in a Humanoid ET-shape up until then. I would say that is right at the tra...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Hahaha! Nice try Wildcat. But you are right! There is nothing special and nothing to brag about! And that is why I am not. Norwegian conditions covers pretty much anything, (-30C is pretty common in sentral southern parts, and your +30 is nothing special either. -40 and +40 would be out of range) An...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Hahaha! We used to say things like that as well! Driving 500Km in 3 hours at 150km/h speeds is not an average user profile. It is just not a problem. I drive 500Km all the time with my family in my Ioniq. It is not a problem. At all. I use 50 minutes for charging on such a trip. 40 of them would hav...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Yes. The anti-nuclear movement has to bear their share of responsibility for a lot of CO2-emissions. To clarify re: prebens idiotic statement. Norway is a net exporter of electrical power and the production is 99% renewals. Not so much at this time of the year as snow in the Norwegian mountains hasn...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Yes, as I said it included the introduction of the Tesla 3. However, even before it came on the market and with E-niro e-kona, audi e-tron not able to deliver in any numbers, VW still only having the e-golf, bmw still only having the i3, neither Toyota, Mercedes, Honda, Nissan, Mazda having anything...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Again you forget that some of us live in the middle of it! I live in a 500 apartment complex. There are 200 (wooden) garages, there are another 400 outdoor parking spots. The EV share is substansial. We are not going up in flames, and our power supply doesn’t break down. We beefed the electrical sys...

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by M564038
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Hahaha! Yes, this argument was also huge in 2013! And then it turned out to not be a problem, so the guys fearing everything would burn are also driving EVs now. That’s the real funny part. Everything you say is so easily refutable, because we are alteady at a point where we can say: «No, thats not ...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Yes. For those kind of outback alaska/Zombie-apocalypse type scenarios, dino-cars is the right choice as of today. According to abetterrouteplanner.com (which have proven itself accurate to me.) your Milano-Molde trip, would require: Tesla 3: 4 hours and 27 minutes of charge time underway. Hyundai I...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

No, Wildcat, He just throws out a lot of useless garbage consisting of pure mythologi. I am not his mother, I am not going to do his homework for him. If he aren’t to old, he will be driving an EV in 5 years like the people over here that offered exactly the same nonsense as him over here a few year...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Fuel tax is very high and has been very high since the 80’s. However the norwegian state does not lack funding, it has a very high income, so it is not a big problem at present. It is a bit of a political hot issue how to deal with this in the future, though. what sort of fuel taxes does Norway have...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Oil exports are still way too big unfortunately, and I amongst those that think the Oil fund, now the size of about $300,000 per norwegian citizen, should be put towards research in renewable energy. (Norwegian off-shore oil is at least cleaner than tar dand and chinese coal converting projects. ) Y...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Yes. Congo has problems. They need to be solved.
They are a big suppliet of rare earths to the electronics industry as well as both dinasaur cars and Evs.

DGVT wrote:
I am happy that the child labor in congo is kept busy mining rare earths.

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

2010 called. They want their misconceptions back. You are comedy gold! You see, the oil producing countries now have less and less leverage over Norway. Which is an oil producing country. Because of engine efficiency, it makes sense even if you are burning coal. Energy production is also moving towa...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Yes, the specific reason for the high number in march is the Tesla 3 being introduced to the market. 1/1000 norwegians bought a Tesla 3 last month. I am guessing that number won’t be beaten anytime soon. In the US that would have equaled 325 000 3s. And these aren’t even the affordable models yet. N...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Because of engine efficiency, it makes sense even if you are burning coal. Energy production is also moving towards clean production very fast. China is still building coal power, but the price is expected to change to the advantage of renewals very, very soon, and they will then start cleaning up f...

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by M564038
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit
Replies: 25
Views: 4268

Re: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit

Agree completely! You say it with so much more finesse than I could ever dream of, but I really feel the same way. We humans are put on this earth for one reason, and one reason only: To make sure everyone follows every arbitrary rule t all cost. Resonable or not? Doesn’t matter. They. Must. Be. Fol...

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by M564038
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 67
Views: 7888

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Honda Jazz/Fit started as the Fitta.
Although considered a less obscene, almost normalized word for female genitalia over the last few years, 15 years ago it was the worst word imaginable in this scandinavin country. Probably worse than «Cunt» at the time.
Hence the name-change.

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by M564038
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Yes. We will se atonomous airliners.
We will accept the idea very quickly once we see traffic getting safer and faster with autonomous cars in the next decade.

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by M564038
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 195
Views: 49053

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Just Boarded -BKE doing it’s first revenue flight after it’s comeback.

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by M564038
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 3712

Re: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz

Chorus and Jazz? What is this thread about? John Scofield and Mike Stern Records from the 90’s?

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by M564038
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2229

Re: I've bought a new car

In 5 years it is all going to be EVs, so buying a cheaper dinosaur-car now is the smart option. Even the most expensive Mercedes/BMW will be basically worthless and undriveable within a few years in most countries.

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by M564038
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25242

Re: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon

It might not be officially confirmed in the channels you have accsses to, but arrangements for the «takeover» has been made ready on the destinations. I’m glad it’s finally official! Where did you see it's official? All articles, even one from 5 hours ago (https://www.lepoint.fr/economie/air-france-...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25242

Re: Air France terminates Joon

According to the article it hasn’t even been through the board yet, but that surely must be a formality, because other arrangements are in place or being put in place all over allready.

readytotaxi wrote:
When does this take effect?

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by M564038
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25242

Re: Air France terminates Joon

I was going to post about this. Air France has been out of my country since Joon started, but they have been making arrangements to take over for a few weeks now, and making no point of trying to keep it secret.

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by M564038
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Rash on 787 and A350
Replies: 18
Views: 5557

Re: Ramp Rash on 787 and A350

Air India ran one of their 787s into a building @Stockholm tonight, so that might be something to follow regarding this.

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by M564038
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13359

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

That wasn’t a 90’s thing, actually quite classic and timeless, which is more than you can say about the inane «billboard» tasteless large sans-serifs of today with no sense of proportion, lines, timelesness or taste. Nice font! Current liveries should learn from it! Learn how to look hopelessly date...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13359

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Nice font! Current liveries should learn from it!

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by M564038
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17859

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I am quite sure it would be more wrong if you tried it in my language;-) N212R asked if there is such a thing as an auditive dissonance. Duh. Never too proud to ask a reductive question. Somewhat easier to spot a supercilious response. You meant people that percieved it as a dissonance has a cogniti...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17859

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Again. This is a very pronounced engine resonance tonal dissonance. It is the worst kind of noise. Much more ear-catching than broadband noise that is much louder. Add another half step and you have the sound of air ride sirens! N212R asked if there is such a thing as an auditive dissonance. Duh. Th...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17859

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

It is true people get complacent and forget what kind of true scientific miracle aviation is, and all the prosperity it brings. However, that after 30 years, most A320s still fly around without the $10 modification that significantly reduces noise impact for the millions and millions of people that ...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17859

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I live west of FLR runway and SID BALUK5A from runway 23 departures pass 5 / 7 miles south of my house, banking N @ about 4500 ft The A220-100 (Swiss to Zurich) is among the quietest plane, together with E175 / E190s and Alitalia's A319s (although AZ departures to FCO use MAREL6A most of times). Vu...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17859

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

As the video posted above shows, it has got a severe engine resonance with a tonal quality and an almost howling timbre. It appears as un-synced between the engines so the interval in the above case is a semi-tone, which might be typical, it is a severly disharmonic cluster. The worst imaginable to ...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noise of new generation aircraft.
Replies: 26
Views: 4938

Re: Noise of new generation aircraft.

As I said. Noise measurement is insanely complicated. Tonal vs. Broadband noise, weighting, time, which thrust setting do you measure. Wind direction and strength, temperature, moisture, exact altitudes, courses(lateral angles), speeds, angles of attack, flap, slat and speed-brake settings, what hap...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noise of new generation aircraft.
Replies: 26
Views: 4938

Re: Noise of new generation aircraft.

1/Noise is complex. 2/Depending on how you set up your measurement you can get factory friendly results far, far away from how people actually hear noise. The A320 belongi g to a certain category might be as sinple as normally using a slightly highet trust setting, or a certain angle of attack givin...

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by M564038
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3822

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

Could anyone link to the thread to that day?

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by M564038
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21334

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Nothern europeans have been going to the sun for 6-7-8 hours in 737s and A320s for 30 years allready. People gladly do it, and not one single person has ever elected to not go because their Gran Canaria flight taking them from -20C to +20C was flown with a 737/A320 instead of an DC10 or A330. 5-10 y...

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by M564038
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11667

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

While the square windows were the weakEST point, the whole structure was too weak, and that was the real problem. The metal was too thin, and the combination of bonding and riveting was wrong. The square windows would have worked fine if the rest of the structure had been up to scratch. Basically, d...

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by M564038
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99806

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Poor guy, having his first manic and/or psychotic episode alone, while having access to an actual aeroplane. I have a near and dear friend which brain functions exactly like the guy in that ATC recording. Listening to that conversation is like listening to myself trying to talk my friend out of gett...

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by M564038
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Here starts the looping thread. a/That is not a legal or regulatory requirement. because b/A 35-40lbs cello hardcase is strapped in much more securely, through handles and secure points, in the seat than a 200lbs human using the exact same belts. c/AA have their own special bulkhead rule not grounde...

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by M564038
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

That is not what authority means, jagraham. Being in authority doesn’t mean you don’t have to be right. It means you can put action behind your words, but it doesn’t free you of the consequences of doing so. 14CFR § 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command. (a) The pilot in command ...

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by M564038
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

It is called Law enforcement, you know? The authority is only there to enforce the law, and she didn’t break any. The passenger/airline was also under contract with each other, where she was fulfiling her part by paying and abiding all applicable laws. The airline was in breach of contract and misus...

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by M564038
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

She was not in the wrong. Therefore she did not have to leave, no matter who said so. You are not obliged to follow orders by wrongfull use of authority. The US is not a Police state. Mindblowing how many people doesn’t seem to grasp that simple principle. Considering the fact the passenger was esco...

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by M564038
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Anyone flying with their Cello, will be a professional Cello-player with 4x as much education as anyone in the aviation business, and you call them too stupid to fasten the seatbelts to the secure points of their $150,000 instrument their entire professional life depends on. What great analysis! No....

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by M564038
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

No. That is an incorrect assumption. The Cello is 1/5 of a persons weight, and it is better secured to the seat than a person. Per pure facts and logic, it is therefore a false assumption. I'm still not clear how a cello is more dangerous than a person in a non-bulkhead window seat. Since they speci...

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by M564038
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17573

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

You sum up the problem perfectly! This is the problem! People that smugly argues 30 pound instrument cases strapped in by safety-belts made for 200 lbs humans poses a safety hazard! Congratulations, sir, for making the problem with airline customer service perfectly clear! People of average intellig...

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