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by HGL
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The danger of boarding pass photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: The danger of boarding pass photos

I can see the danger of posting images of itineraries and boarding passes before a flight occurs but a question: how long after a flight is the information retained and accessible through the web portal? As the PNRs are recycled and attached to another customer, would not inputting a name and PNR so...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trumps child rape case moves to trial...
Replies: 133
Views: 5028

Re: If Trumps child rape case moves to trial...

otherwise they would have come out with accusations much before the elections. Perhaps if the video in which Trump boasted of doing such things had not appeared, the women might not have come forward. Hearing the arrogant boasting and general demeaning of women may have simply been too much for the...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"
Replies: 15
Views: 1352

Re: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"

The difference is that the pardon vacates the conviction. The commutation does not. Could you please clarify what is meant by "vacates the conviction". If it simply means that a person who is convicted is released from further service of any sentence, than I understand correctly. But I am...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg
Replies: 11
Views: 3781

Re: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg

Hi seanasLCY and terrificturk. Thank you both for your additional comments. I would have guessed that HAM-LCY is considerably better than BRE-LCY. BA Cityflyer planning to operate the HAM-CLY route initially with a Saab 2000 from Eastern Airways (but also in practice with an Embraer 170) in place of...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kansas mosque: Three men accused of plot to bomb Somalis
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Kansas mosque: Three men accused of plot to bomb Somalis

I must admit that I'm confused several relatively unrelated threads got closed, and two actual duplicates survived? there's no explaining the moderation. They delete many comments but leave equally "offensive" posts in the same thread because they agree with them. It would be hard to disa...

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by HGL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catcalling Flight Attendants a No-No at Alaska
Replies: 114
Views: 12725

Re: Catcalling Flight Attendants a No-No at Alaska

Btw- if the demonstration is so serious, why do so many airlines make a joke out of them? Because cabin crew injecting humour (or even onscreen humour) is likely to lead to passengers paying attention (always difficult) and remembering what is said (even harder). In contrast, a smart arse interject...

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by HGL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)
Replies: 15
Views: 6611

Re: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)

Hi CollegeAviator! Welcome to Airliners.net and congratulations on posting your first trip report here. Good amount of detail and some good photos. It is lucky that you had checked in online and where able to make the flight before they had actually closed boarding as well as check-in. Overall, the ...

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by HGL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg
Replies: 11
Views: 3781

Re: City Triangle 3: MHS Aviation Dornier 328 to Hamburg

The flight is operated under SunAir of Scandinavia, Thank you for your comments and for your contribution regarding the aircraft. It is the case that the HAM-LCY route was previously sold as BA, operated by Sun-Air of Scandinavia. However at the time of booking the BA website indicated the flights ...

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eleven Hours to make a cup of tea (using Wi-Fi)
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Eleven Hours to make a cup of tea (using Wi-Fi)

Well I guess you can give it to the man for his persistence. A man in England spent eleven hours trying to get his kettle to boil some water to make a cup of tea. Instead of using a normal kettle, he decided Wi-Fi was the way to go. Trouble is the base station and the kettle weren't on speaking term...

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mathematically, The US Presidential Election Is Over!
Replies: 169
Views: 6947

Re: Mathematically, The US Presidential Election Is Over!

It's beginning to look as if Trump wished it were over.

Warning that this "great movement will be just an asterisk in history" he urged his followers to go out and register and vote on ... November 28!

Welcome Madame President.

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3571

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

I recall some people at the time describing the Falklands War as the the "War of Thatcher's Face" - a reference to an earlier war, that of "Jenkin's Ear". Thatcher certainly wanted to prove herself but more importantly wanted to demonstrate that Britain, despite its slipping role...

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20261

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Sorry. My question can be ignored as it has already been discussed.

I got to the bottom of page one and then posted my question. I forgot about there being pages two and three. Call it a senior's moment. :)

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20261

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Looking at the long layover, does the USA-UAE bilateral allow for EK to operate onward flights to third countries in the region (assuming the third country permits it)? For example, EK has been operating flights from DXB to SYD and onwards to AKL. Could something similar happen with a destination, s...

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by HGL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.

Wouldn't QF taking over a frequency into FRA from EK and then Emirates using that UAE-Germany frequency to start TXL for themselves? Thus enabling a new station for EK and a return to Germany for QF? EK would not only have to give up a frequency but a destination. Under the original agreement, EK c...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 3600

Re: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread

One of the two leftist commentators on our leftist news channel ABC called the debate a draw, the other gave it to Trump by a small margin. Good day, folks! ABC, leftist? What with the likes of Chris Uhlmann, Gerard Henderson and the numerous right wing and ultra right wing mouth pieces on that cha...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 3600

Re: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread

I think Hillary blew it with her answer. At least she should have complimented him as a father for bring his kids up to be winners. Isn't that precisely what she did? After her first laugh at the question of what she respected about Trump, she replied, “I respect his children. His children are incr...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 3600

Re: 2nd Presidential Debate Thread

Leftists here will scoff at this concept - they have no interest in being sovereign, and want government to take care of us. They should recognize and respect however that not everyone feels like this. The notion that "leftists" have no interest in being sovereign is exaggerated. A demand...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... uilty.html Took all but ten seconds to find. There are hundreds more articles just like it. That is funny. No, I mean it, it is funny. Only a few minutes ago you complained of a link to "the failed liberal blogger Kim Lacapria" and then post the...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Muted by the leftist rainbow warriors who talk over anything that neither fits nor suites their progressive agenda Perhaps we can edit the above now as you glibly ignore the point that the "creep" was not acquitted of rape because Clinton got him off but because the State was unable to pr...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

777Jet wrote:

She defended the creep.
As was her job. She succeeded because the case against the creep fell apart because the State lacked evidence.

Again, are you saying that a lawyer should not represent their client (and remember that Clinton was directed by the Court to do so)?

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/06/clinto ... rape-case/
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777Jet wrote:
By an article by the failed liberal blogger Kim Lacapria... LOL... I just spilled my coffee...


Have you refilled your cup? Then have a read of this one:

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/06/clinto ... rape-case/

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

At least Trump apologized as soon as questioned about these comments. He did no such thing: he made a qualified apology, saying "if I have offended somebody". That is not a real apology, particularly when he went on to justify or trivialise the comments by reference to the former Presiden...

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by HGL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condoleezza Rice For President?
Replies: 33
Views: 1614

Re: Condoleezza Rice For President?

DocLightning wrote:
. Beautiful piano player, though.


It's good to know that she has at least one redeeming feature. :lol:

Bur seriously, even if Rice wanted the job, is it not a bit late in the game? Or are we talking about the next round?

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by HGL
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

the seasoned politicians, who Trump defeated, are obviously thinking 4 years into the future which will be when they get their next shot. Republican Representatives and Senators may also be considering the impact of continuing to support Trump on their own chances of re-election to Congress. While ...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

OK, the above are all failed presidential candidates who might be expected to bear a grudge Enough said. That's what jealousy does. Sure, but it doesn't explain Schwarzenegger's view, nor that of those who previously endorsed Trump and have rescinded that endorsement. They are obviously taking a pr...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

which clearly the left does not learn And yet it isn't just "the left" that is critical. Let us look at some of the remarks made by those on Trump's own side of politics. Ted Cruz described Trump as “a serial philanderer”, an “amoral pathological liar”, and a “braggadocious, arrogant buff...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Just who exactly should be at the top of the ballot if Trump steps aside? The VP pick or the 2nd place finisher of the primaries? Good point. Those Republican politicians who have suggested that Trump step aside seem to be in favour of Pence who would fill any vacancy should Trump (in the event tha...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Trump's comments, both past and present, seem to be creating some consternation among Republicans. Several have publicly withdrawn their support stating that they can no longer endorse him, saying that while they could not vote for Clinton they will not be voting for Trump. Some have gone further, c...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

And what do you do when the opposition is actually evil? *Deportation force "rounding people up" (Mr. Trump's words) to the tune of 15 million. Know what that echoes of? *Banning a religious group from entering a country. Know what that echoes of? *Locking up women for having an abortion....

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Hillary is running. Hillary did not cheat on Bill. Let's talk about issues. Hillary is running. Ok, how about the issue of being a champion for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment rather than investigating and publicly shaming them? I bet I know who Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, and a ...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

I'm not defending him, I'm questioning the tactics against him. These comments were made 10 years ago. More so in private ... This is just looking for dirt on Trump to make people forget about the contempt Hillary showed towards tens of millions of Americans very, very recently - whilst she knew sh...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Trump plays it off because Bill Clinton. I don't get it. Hillary is running for president. Not Bill. Yes, Bill was a philanderer, like Trump probably is still. The difference is: Trump has three marriages under his belt, Bill has one. Sanctity of marriage and one man, one woman and all. But, most i...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Ah cool, so you can't say it. Bill Cosby is innocent, too. Thanks for proving my logic, which goes way over your head there, sugar. But it's ok, I'm sure there's a great website out there where you can attempt to find yourself a friend for some pus....I mean, Trump grabbing. You enjoy your Friday n...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

yes, of course, totally innocent people write off checks for $850,000 to make their "old problems" go away. but go on, please tell me you believe Bill Cosby is innocent, too. just tell us all and get it on the record. Your logic is seriously flawed. You accused a past President of rape ye...

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by HGL
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9097

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

at least he's forthcoming about it rather than trying to just flat out rape someone, like say Bill Clinton? Pray tell, when exactly was Bill Clinton charged with, and convicted of, rape? I guess he just wrote Paula Jones an $850,000 check for no reason. Donation out of the kindness of his heart, ri...

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by HGL
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 2474

Re: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?

It would be interesting to see if there is a difference in the perspectives of passengers and flight crew. Passengers obviously want ease of progress through the airport from check-in, through security or in transit. They may even look to things like quality duty free, decent lounges and free Wi-Fi....

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by HGL
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Assigned seat - does it exist?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Etihad Assigned seat - does it exist?

https://www.etihad.com/Documents/Seatma ... 2class.jpg
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If that particular flight will be operated by a 787 configured in a two-class cabin, then 10A does exist, as shown on the Etihad website. It is a window seat towards the rear of the business class cabin.

See https://www.etihad.com/Documents/Seatma ... 2class.jpg

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by HGL
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-stop International Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 7246

Re: Multi-stop International Flights

I propose the QF/IA [Imperial Airways] joint service Sydney - Southampton in the late 1930s. Flight time = 10 days [more or less] Number of stops = 22. Aircraft = Shorts S23 "Empire" class flying boat. Some years ago I did a post of the full route but I can't find it, I suspect it was bef...

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by HGL
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Flat Earth and Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2686

Re: The Flat Earth and Aviation

Stallings has obviously never flown on an Airbus A340. If he had he would know that his theory is wrong.

I recall one take-off from MAD that was so slow and laborious that if it weren't for the fact of the Earth's curvature, we'd still be on the ground today! :lol:

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by HGL
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix
Replies: 50
Views: 1913

Re: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix

Nobody has been jailed in France over clothing. Even a repeat offender, a man who likes to go everywhere naked, has not been jailed. So you can stop the comparisons. But I thought the point was about double standards? Whether a person is sent to jail or simply made to pay a fine, laws national or l...

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by HGL
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix
Replies: 50
Views: 1913

Re: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix

Oh the irony in somebody from a Muslim country saying that. Exactly, and the whole point of the OP. Most so-called Muslim countries do indeed accommodate Western ways. As FlyingDisk pointed out, had these Australians been at the beach they would not have been arrested, unlike the women in France wh...

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by HGL
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix
Replies: 50
Views: 1913

Re: Australian men jailed in Malaysia for Speedos at Grand Prix

Nor do we hear ANY outrage from Western social justice warriors in defense of the freedom to choose their beach wear. Firstly, the Australians were not choosing what to wear at the beach. They were at a race circuit. Some clothing is more appropriate than others depending on the location. I would n...

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by HGL
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani passengers force women to change seats on domestic United Airlines flight
Replies: 93
Views: 15526

Re: Pakistani passengers force women to change seats on domestic United Airlines flight

I never used the word muslim in my post, only the newspaper did. I used the words Arabian Countries and last time I checked Pakistan falls in that category. So I do not think I said anything factually wrong in my post. I must be going blind. I have read your post a number of times (and it does not ...

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by HGL
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill
Replies: 50
Views: 1993

Re: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill

rfields5421 wrote:
Re: a Veto -


Thank you for your detailed explanation. It is appreciated.

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by HGL
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill
Replies: 50
Views: 1993

Re: Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill

It is President Obama's fault the veto was overridden because he didn't fully explain the possibilities of adverse consequences if the bill was passed as originally written. Excuse my ignorance but would not any bill be sent through the Committee stage in order to investigate possible impacts in te...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF QantasLink Boeing 712 CBR-BNE | Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 3263

Re: QF QantasLink Boeing 712 CBR-BNE | Business Class

Hi VapourTrails. It's good to see your promised report of the J experience on the 717. The cabin looks comfortable enough and the meal fresh and appetising. Were there options for meals other than what you had? and as this is my local and I was highly likely to return again, I wanted to keep a low p...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"
Replies: 85
Views: 13463

Re: "Squashed Emirates Airline gold member sues for suffering fat man 'spillover'"

I do not get why he is suing the airline. He gets what he pays for. If he wanted a wider seat he would go for Business Class. How self-entitled. There are tons of people who can't afford to travel at all; at least he *gets* a seat. If you don't like sitting in close proximity to others on a long fl...

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by HGL
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Race tracks next to airports
Replies: 64
Views: 7626

Re: Race tracks next to airports

Not quite a major race track but the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia has a Driver Training and Education Centre on the grounds of Perth International Airport (PER). It is used for advanced driver training but has also provided motor sports and training for commercial purposes at the centr...

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by HGL
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wine Tasting at FL310: Emirates Hamburg to Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4577

Re: Wine Tasting at FL310: Emirates Hamburg to Dubai

Hi CaribClipper, I'm glad that you enjoyed the report. It is always pleasing when cabin crew go out of their way to make the passenger feel special. The wine list is indeed impressive. Moin moin Cougar, Yes, I always enjoy my trips to Hamburg. The review of flight EK420 is online at viewtopic.php?f=...

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by HGL
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10029

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

Zionism ... is the desire and demand for a return to the Jewish homeland, namely the sliver of land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea which is the Jewish State of Israel. This land is the territory of the Torah and thus denying Zionism is denying the purpose of Jews, hence antisemitism...

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