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by BartSimpson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Malapropisms

PS: While not malapropisms, I like changing words around to see how people will react. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, a long-passed US Supreme Court justice stated that free speech did not include, for example, using it to cause panic. Loosely quoted, he said that ‘[one] can’t cry out “fire!” in a crow...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Malapropisms

Ringo Starr was also good at it - there`s even a technical term for it: Ringoism.

Examples are "Eight Days a Week", "A hard Day`s Night", "Tomorrow never knows".

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: February threads being locked
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: February threads being locked

Maybe you should have a gentle reminder that the moderators are volunteers and may have a live outside a.net. He might have had a better idea to spend the sunday than to sit in front of the screen and lock threads.

Seriously, what's the big deal here?

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by BartSimpson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14697

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Solution : slow down world population growth and need for more travel and current facilities will meet the demand without expanding or building new airfields. The topic is about greenfield airports in the US. Since the US aviation industry is more domestically oriented than most other local aviatio...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World
Replies: 34
Views: 1128

Re: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Minestrone yet...

Apart from that, alot of the "simple" soups are just great soul kitchen, like a creamy pea soup, a cabbage soup or a spring vegetable soup.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"
Replies: 68
Views: 2288

Re: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"

Kiwirob wrote:
It’s a fair question.


So, the alleged 'mistake' of the parents ("Why didn't you stay in Mexico?") justifies bullying the kid?

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by BartSimpson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Nickname for the Embraer positions in AMS?

If I recall correctly the area was called "Fokker Farm".

As for Embraer, "Embraer Enclosure" - "Embraer Esplanade" - "Embraer Exile"?

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by BartSimpson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

In 1997 I flew VIE-KUL-MEL on a Lauda B777. I'm not sure anymore if we had an additional stop at SYD. ... Lauda didn't take delivery of their first 777 until September 1997, unfortunately the above mentioned schedules (Jan 89 and Oct 96) are the only International timetables on departedflights in t...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

The Vienna route was originally started by Lauda Air (the original iteration, not niki or Laudamotion), and was flown on 763s via BKK IIRC - it was Lauda’s first route, as the Austrian Government hadn’t wanted to give the new Airline traffic rights to go up against the government owned OS. When Lau...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building a classic ‘Stack’ Hi FI system
Replies: 22
Views: 1693

Re: Building a classic ‘Stack’ Hi FI system

I'm not familiar with the latest hifi but I would not limit myself to only one manufacturer. They should be compatible anyway, or aren't they? I just replaced a 20 year old Kenwood CD player with an older Technics player and am blown away with the even better sound... As for the speakers - this is o...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15866

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

checklist350 wrote:
One half already mourns for the jumbo...while the other half is dancing on the designated grave of the whale. There is some irony somewhere in between.


I'm pretty sure that there is a big overlap between these two groups.

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: Should Boeing have increased the range of the 717 instead of developing the MAX?

aklrno wrote:
Has anyone considered re-engining the Wright flyer with perhaps a 10 foot fuselage stretch and a canopy over the added seats?


That's not going to work. The tooling is gone...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi aviation student kills three at U.S. Naval Base
Replies: 51
Views: 2695

Re: Saudi aviation student kills four at U.S. Naval Base

DiamondFlyer wrote:
It won’t be in the media for more than a day, because it doesn’t fit the anti-gun agenda.


Let me check - a location full of weapons and still a killer could murder 3 people and injure several others. If that doesn't show that more weapons are NOT the solution I don't know.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zimmerman Suing Trayvon Martin Family for $100mil
Replies: 29
Views: 1311

Re: Zimmerman Suing Trayvon Martin Family for $100mil

MSPNWA wrote:
If he's got a case, he's got a case...


Please tell me, what case could that possibly be? I'm curious to know why the killer of a person wants to sue his victim's family.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zimmerman Suing Trayvon Martin Family for $100mil
Replies: 29
Views: 1311

Re: Zimmerman Suing Trayvon Martin Family for $100mil

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Black teens are just regular kids, except for ones that are gang members, and commit 1st degree murder on other kids/teens.


White teens are just regular kids, except for ones that are gang members, and commit 1st degree murder on other kids/teens.

So - what's your point?

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by BartSimpson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: any good movies you want to recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: any good movies you want to recommend

Of course I have. It's a rerun...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: any good movies you want to recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: any good movies you want to recommend

I got talked into seeing Ford VS Ferrari my husband picks one time, I pick the next time. I was pleasantly surprised that a racing movie could be so good. Great True story. I guess they are still making great movies. Hope this wasn't just a fluke. Please share great movies you've seen this holiday ...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes

Really? I'm shocked!

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by BartSimpson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Cargo Ship Off Romania Capsizes

I don't know why but this story just reminded me of another big disaster which is the true reason for the National Day of Mexico, the Sinko de Mayo: A little known fact is that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condi...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying Office Sounds
Replies: 42
Views: 1658

Re: Annoying Office Sounds

I had a co-worker who produced every sound a human body is able to make during his workday (except for farts, thank heavens!) - slurping, breathing, rambling, burping, tapping on the desk, you name it. He even moaned while eating which led me to believe that his sex life was extremely limited. He to...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Feature request: line wrap signatures
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Feature request: line wrap signatures

Easy solution: disable the display of signatures in your user control panel. They are annoying anyway, no matter how they are written.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Motorola RAZR Returns
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: The Motorola RAZR Returns

I liked the old Razrs very much although I never had one. This new thing looks sharp (hehe) but since I pay only 200 $ every four years for a new smartphone it's out of my range.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline still censoring movie content
Replies: 24
Views: 1732

Re: Airline still censoring movie content

When I flew on Afriqiyah from AMS to JNB via TIP they showed "Tropic Thunder". In the movie, not only scenes with women in bikinis were pixelated, but also whenever a male actor showed up in his undershirts!

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by BartSimpson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16753

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I missed my first take-off ever the other day because the queue was so long at LHR that I fell asleep waiting and the A321Neo took off gently enough that I only woke up at top of descent ! 10 years and almost 12,000 posts and you flew in a plane for the first time the other day? Seriously? :eyepopp...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 90s: The Sound of Stockholm
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: 90s: The Sound of Stockholm

I never thought that something that bad could come from Sweden. So, they single-handedly snafued a whole decade of music...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11581

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

ostentatious wrote:
With thinner fuselage walls, 777X has a comfortable 3-4-3 economy class with 18' seats.


That has to be proven yet.

ostentatious wrote:
WDYT?


??? What does that mean?

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by BartSimpson
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7687

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

It could use a lot more of red. Liverpool red...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks
Replies: 15
Views: 5010

Re: Oil Rigs With Public Observation Decks

Not an oil rig, but a wind turbine with a public observation desk:

Image

https://begehbarewindenergieanlage.jimdo.com/english/

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by BartSimpson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Digital camera for a camera-inept birdwatcher
Replies: 6
Views: 3782

Re: Digital camera for a camera-inept birdwatcher

OK, some points: - More MP does not automatically equal better quality (and that's what you're looking at, right?). Having said that, 20 MP is decent enough for almost every case. - Birdpicturing is one of the more ambitious exercises in amateur photography. Besides a big focal length you also need ...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Humiliated Live by Spacewalking Women Astronauts
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Trump Humiliated Live by Spacewalking Women Astronauts

Well, these women were lucky that they are currently in a non-grabbable orbit. I'm sure they preferred to talk with him from a safe distance instead of having to pay a visit to his office. But the real sad thing about this story is - that it is still a story. Why can't we just get over the fact that...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11968

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

How in the hell does one get "Wooster" out of Worcester? I had assumed it was pronounced war-kester. Ask the locals.... As nice as the English language is, pronunciation consistency is not its strength. Just because the is a certain order of letters that you know from another word it does...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 20212

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Flanker7 wrote:
I would say

England
New Zealand
Wales
South Africa


I'm with you on this, but all games may end up very close, maybe even within one try plus conversion.

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by BartSimpson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11968

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Well, in case of your no. 3, I'd say the locals are darn wrong... As for no. 4, I'd pronounce it "Wooster". I remember that's the way the English city of the same name is pronounced.

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by BartSimpson
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients
Replies: 20
Views: 3724

Re: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients

I work in the renewable energies industries. I haven't had a tie or a business suit in ten years. And I love it. A tie just keeps your blood from flowing into the brain. 95 % of those I work with have no ties, either. (The remaining 5 % were bankers, you guessed right...) Lately I had a job intervie...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Support your local dealer! That way you can also make sure to get books according to your preferences. Amazon already has enough business, they don't need you, but your local bookstore does.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recommend A Slide Scanner Under £400
Replies: 3
Views: 7471

Re: Recommend A Slide Scanner Under £400

Scanning is a lot of work and effort. If you have a large quantity of slides, it may make more sense to send them out to a professional scanning house (they still exist!) versus investing the money into a slide scanner. And if you have a smaller quantity of slides to scan it makes even more sense t...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 20212

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Great match between France and Argentina! France dominated the first half and then Argentina hit the pedal to the metal and lost the game by a few centimetres with the last kick. Now waiting for the first highlight - All Blacks vs Springboks! A question ahead on the Haka - why does only New Zealand ...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: Historic NYC Building to be Possibly Demolished

The link doesn't work for my region. Which building are you talking about?

Thanks
Bart

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by BartSimpson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 20212

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

As a former SA resident (for three years) and proud wearer of a Springboks jersey when I exercise, my sympathies are for them, of course. I couldn't follow the latest news closely - coverage of rugby is close to zero in my country - but I suspect that the All Blacks will defend their title. Not the ...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7878

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

What about Nice / Cannes / Cote d'Azur? It's not too warm at that time of the year but can be very pleasant, and definitely not too crowded...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6252

Re: What's your ringtone?

The classic ringtone from an analogue telephone. It's the most discreet ringtone I can think of and I don't want to get on other people's nerves. Besides, all those public "fun things" like special ringtones or signatures are only funny once. After the second time they are mostly just anno...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane spotting - Air Force One at G7
Replies: 6
Views: 10078

Re: Plane spotting - Air Force One at G7

It would have been nice if the names of the airports would have been mentioned instead of those obscure IATA codes. I'm betting that 99 % of the readers have to look up the codes.

Rant over.

PUF = Pau Pyrenees
XMJ = Mont-de-Marsan Air Base

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 19088

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump aside, what is the issue with the US buying Greenland? Purely from a geopolitical point of view I see advantages for both the US, Denmark & the EU. Russia and China will probably increasingly be flexing their muscles in the region. There can be no "Trump aside" because the whole...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 19088

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

The funniest part of it was that he actually said in his tweet that "Denmark is a very special country with incredible people"... Who does he think actually believes his superior sucking? As a Dane I wold be extremely annoyed by this kind of brown-nosing.

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6792

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

tu204 wrote:
It's been 85 years. After the decay wouldn't it be like looking for a needle in a haystack?


Yes, but the problem is that nobody even knows on which farm the haystack is.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 5685

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Tugger wrote:

She deserves the dignity of returning to the sea as a reef and not going to Alang to be shredded.

Tugg


You're right but there's no need to worry about Alang. She wouldn't be able to make that journey anyway.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12754

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Super80Fan wrote:

Well, to be fair, most regional FA's tend to whine more about doing their job over their mainline counterparts even though they voluntarily signed up to be a FA.


You surely have some statistics at hand for that, haven't you?

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 5584

Re: First Class Declining

If somebody needs to work while he is eating he's got some serious and bigger problems than having to decide if sitting in J vs. F is better or worse. I guess it depends on your line of work. I do it all the time, but then again, I drive a truck for a living. Buddy of mine is a flight dispatcher, h...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 5584

Re: First Class Declining

How relevant is the work space issue for how many of us now work? For most of us our work now just consists of a tablet or laptop. In J you are fine with that, on Air Canada (airline I fly the most) you can have the meal off to the left/ right of you and laptop in front. I have never flown F so can...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 5723

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

They can hold the brakes during a max performance take off it can warm the brakes up a bit . ... That would defy all the laws of thermodynamics. In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!! Answer of the day! On topic: How do pilots decide to leave the gears down for a longer time? I assume t...

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