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by Max Q
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

The worst part of the job was always flying with far right idiots like this Trump has only made them worse, now they’re convinced their views are legitimate and they’re not happy until they impose them on you No politics or religion in the cockpit, simple rule Max Q: You, TB, and a few others are s...

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by Max Q
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

The worst part of the job was always flying with far right idiots like this


Trump has only made them worse, now they’re convinced their views are legitimate and they’re not happy until they impose them on you


No politics or religion in the cockpit, simple rule

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by Max Q
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing’s Next plane
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Boeing’s Next plane

Hello all, I read a lot… probably too much, but there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on the internet when it comes to what Boeing will do next in terms of developing its next commercial aircraft . What does everyone on here think Boeing does next? The consensus appears to be along the lines of a wi...

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 3038

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

The MD11 has a very poor accident record, it has a long history of problems due to its unforgiving characteristics caused by poor design


By normal standards it has been a very unsafe aircraft

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 34
Views: 1683

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

Continental had 41 757-200’s One was written off a few years ago after the merger in a hard landing AFAIK all 40 of these RR powered aircraft are still in service Yes N26123 was the hard landing bird and the remaining 40 RR aircraft are still in service though some are still stored due to the pande...

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 12029

Re: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday

Great circle routes can be surprising


Like SFO being closer to HNL than LAX

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 34
Views: 1683

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

The only times I flew on both I didnt even realise it till after. 767-400 -> Put on a Continental connecting flight out of Paris after yet another ding-dong at Air France. Cabin crew strike i think it was. I thought I was on a newer 767-300ER, found out after the flight it was the longer -400! Inte...

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 3038

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

To be fair, I think there is a safe-o-meter, they just call it something much more official sounding. It’s how airlines deemed the MD-11 to be unsafe (or less safe, for you fans of semantics, but the effect is the same) in the first place all those years ago. Statistical analysis. That’s the one. P...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?

I cannot retrieve this article from Airliners.net search function, but oddly if you go to Google and type in "British Airways DC10 Gatwick only-ops" an article from Airliners in 2014 will outline the DC-10 history and includes service operations from LGW that includes Tampa. One note in t...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?

The original flight used a DC10, does anyone recall when they first started ?

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9881

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

Paint the A340 tires in white and you'll have a stealth A340 for "White Ops" in Antarctica. Nice video BTW. In all seriousness you bring up a good point, scientific organizations that use aircraft in Antarctica usually paint them red all over A good precaution in the event of a forced lan...

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?

It’s more technically relevant to use nautical miles in measuring distance in aviation

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

Re: Concorde droop nose design question

The right-hand picture (1994) shows Position 3, ... The left-hand picture (2002) shows Position 1, ... Detailed info and drawings can be found on the excellent Concorde SST site: https://www.concordesst.com/nose.html Ah. What an amazing technical design. I was not expecting an articulated visor con...

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

I see that, looks good but it does say it doesn’t turn on ! They had 3 “AA” size rechargeable batteries, if it hasn’t been used for a while they would not longer be good. It wouldn’t take much effort to make a new battery pack for it. As long as corrosion hasn’t caused terminal damage to the electr...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

I see that, looks good but it does say it doesn’t turn on !

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

I’ve found an answer to my question, anyone who likes gadgets or vintage calculators might find it of interest


It was called a ‘Navtronic 1701TR’

Very cool, worth a google

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

In 1981 I bought one of the first electronic calculators that was designed specifically for aviation related calculations It could compute density altitude, wind correction angles, even CG position, amongst other calculations The calculator I purchased was brown in color, quite bulky and incorporate...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted
Replies: 20
Views: 4975

Re: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted

Sorry if this is off topic but what is Lockheed Martin's long term plan for the Hercules ? Is the J model the end of the line or might we see a modernized version with a new power plant, new wing and upgraded avionics enter service at some point in the future ? It is off topic, but: LM has not anno...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Cockpits are marvels of simplicity compared to 50 years ago. The big changes have been: - Glass instrumentation. No longer does every reading need its own instrument. - Routing warnings and procedures through systems like EICAS and ECAM. For normal operation, things are very streamlined. Sure, the ...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 100
Views: 17477

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

Acquiring what was the CS300 was a brilliant move by Airbus, while the program hasn’t paid off yet they have the ability to significantly lower production costs and as time goes by slowly sell more and more of this clean sheet, highly advanced efficient aircraft Eventually the A320 series will be su...

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR to re-engine Silk Way 747Fs swapping for PWs on two
Replies: 34
Views: 5829

Re: RR to re-engine Silk Way 747Fs swapping for PWs on two

Maybe they’re just acquiring spare engines for future use

Might be cheaper than an expensive overhaul, especially if they’re getting them at a fire sale price

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2886

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Yes, absolutely serious. I used to sleep in the disabled toilet area at work in my previous job - it meant you didn't get seen napping after a red-eye flight, and the security guards could turn a blind eye when they were doing their patrols of the building. The hygiene issue can be dealt with by kn...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2886

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Sleep is massively overrated. Most people can easily get by with just 3 or 4 hours in a night and function well at work the next day. I write this having flown from Sydney to London (about 22 hours) as well as multiple transatlantic red eyes, and done a proper day's work the next day each time Plen...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew wou...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew wou...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I hear center calling people on Guard all the time. I think they use it more than anyone. Allow me to rephrase. Having never worked in a center only told by a center controller friend that they "don't monitor it", but you are correct they do have it and the ability to transmit as we used ...

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It’s no wonder I liked corporate flying more than airline. You have to listen to it more in the cockpits, crew rooms. Ah yes. The dreaded 8-hour sector with that guy equipped with strong political opinions and no filter... :banghead: Yup! I couldn’t tell the leanings of 20 or so corporate pilots I ...

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1315

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

I love the Stones, they move me like no other band, their music is Classic and timeless


I’m glad I saw them live in their prime, once in Dallas and once in Hong Kong

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7156

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Truly pathetic behavior, these so called professional pilots should be given some time off without pay

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 22
Views: 2002

Re: Airliners with nicknames

Wasn't the 727 known as the WhisperJet? Whispering might have been an exaggeration but it was relatively quiet for it's time, more than other competing aircraft. And of course there was the MD-80 series "Mad Dog". Called the ‘whisper jet’ as when it flew overhead everyone sounded like the...

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by Max Q
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Parked 757's
Replies: 47
Views: 9758

Re: United Airlines Parked 757's

Wonder why there’s a 753 parked

That’s an exceptionally useful aircraft, surprised its not in service

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1508

Re: Filipino call centers

Companies are looking to cut costs to survive and outsourcing non-core jobs is one way to do it. The problems being listed here are all a result of poorly run OCCs. Philippines has a well developed English speaking culture - American English. Teenagers are well versed with American culture and slan...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust
Replies: 19
Views: 2317

Re: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust

[twoid]I have often thought of this, but in my mind, I assumed that it’s based on the engine exhaust gas temperature reaching a certain percentage of the critical level. But the chart shows altitudes, so just out of curiosity, how close does the engine temperature get to critical during takeoff? [/...

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1508

Filipino call centers

In the last week I’ve had to deal with two of these on separate matters The first call was frustrating, it took three different representatives and finally a supervisor to resolve the issue satisfactorily, it took about an hour The second call, I can say without a doubt was the most difficult, frust...

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation

Our 727s had the auto speed brake function disabled so they were always manually deployed after touchdown

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Then I'm not sure what the point is. It just sounds like another grumpy old man moaning about the "good old days". It’s a discussion, calm down, you don’t have to participate or even read the posts Its fundamentally a discussion of how you are outraged that you thought you could pay $1.95...

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

scbriml wrote:
Max Q wrote:
A bit weird you think that ‘sympathy’ is the objective of this post !


Then I'm not sure what the point is. It just sounds like another grumpy old man moaning about the "good old days".



It’s a discussion, calm down, you don’t have to participate or even read the posts

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Going through the drive thru at fast food establishments isn’t what it used to be On several occasions I’ve been asked to ‘pull forward’ and wait while they finish my order Fast food is supposed to be just that, after waiting in line and paying it should be ready when you get to the window Every ti...

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8204

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

T prop wrote:
Unprofessional.
We hear about cabin crew getting attacked by pax and then we have this guy injecting his political views. So, if he pisses someone off, and they have to divert because of an irate passenger going off, wouldn't it have been better to have kept it to himself?



Absolutely

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

Thanks again for the information and your comprehensive answer The linked site regarding arrivals into England for fully vaccinated travelers (my status) states that even for a stay of less than two days you still need to book and pay for a Covid test So a traveler departing the US on a Monday arri...

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8204

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

This idiot was being intentionally incendiary, the PA is not a pulpit for pilots to express their extreme political beliefs or any personal views for that matter His fitness for duty and psychological health is seriously in question after showing such an extreme lack of judgement I’d suggest he be s...

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

A lot of fast food outlets nowadays are made to order, so it could just be that when you ordered, they've ran out and had to cook a new batch just to serve you. Don't get what the fuss is about, really. My order was a milkshake, they got the flavor wrong, asking me to pull forward and wait when it ...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Going through the drive thru at fast food establishments isn’t what it used to be On several occasions I’ve been asked to ‘pull forward’ and wait while they finish my order Fast food is supposed to be just that, after waiting in line and paying it should be ready when you get to the window Every tim...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Vitamin D shots ?

Anyone have experience with taking these for low vitamin D ?

Curious to know if they were beneficial?

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

So a Covid test taken in the US immediately on the same day of departure would not be acceptable in lieu of a test taken in the UK on the day after your arrival ? What happens if you test positive in the UK ? What happens if you don’t take the test ? As far as timing is concerned If I left the US o...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't airline makers follow the lead of the Lockheed L-1011 and use stabilators instead of THS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Why didn't airline makers follow the lead of the Lockheed L-1011 and use stabilators instead of THS?

Many people have said that the Lockheed L-1011 was ahead of its time in many of its features. One of its features was the use of an all-flying tail in place of the traditional trimmable horizontal stabilizer. If this was a good idea, why wasn't it used in later jetliner designs? Anyone know? DLC wa...

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

Looking at the possibility of traveling to England

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

The day 2 test is a way of trying to ensure as many arrivals in the UK as possible are actually tested and hopefully avoid many of the fake test certificates that can be bought in many parts of the world. The logic is that if you paid for a test, you will probably want to take the test. It's also t...

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by Max Q
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

What is the purpose of the test on day 2 of your stay in the UK ?

Can you avoid this test if your stay is short, for example returning to the US the day after your arrival ?

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Quarantine required for US Citizens in UK ?

Are US Citizens required to quarantine on arrival in the UK now ?

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