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by joffie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)
Replies: 29
Views: 6141

Re: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-o ... 3634ff9ae0

Photo in the link from the local media. Sorry don't know how to attach.
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https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-o ... 3634ff9ae0

Photo in the link from the local media. Sorry don't know how to attach.

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by joffie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 37
Views: 3104

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Distance yourself from toxic people. They will only bring you down with their negativity.

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by joffie
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6151

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

If you think Thailand is a cheap place to get lucky you are seriously mistaken. Prices have gone up significantly, service quality has declined and the exchange rate is the worst I have ever seen. I usually visit once or twice a year from Australia. The place where I am staying is dead, the bars are...

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by joffie
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia

Funny you ask this I am in Melbourne and only the other day wondered why PIA doesn't fly to Australia. Their 777 looks good according to some recent videos.

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by joffie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

A few years.. don't post much though. Still enjoy to read the threads.

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by joffie
Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1829

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

Same could be said about most companies. Remember most passengers have no complaints, it is always the small minority who are vocal. No different to how one persons tweet about something is considered outrage, and how media use twitter as a news source. I remember reading that story that one person ...

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by joffie
Fri May 11, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76542

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

60 Minutes Australia will be airing a segment about 370 on Sunday evening. Wonder what new "facts" will be found...

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by joffie
Thu May 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7680

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Actually just saw a new photo, why are people jumping from the front of the wing? I thought you evac from the black of the wings and the flaps act as a slide? Stupid to see people jumping off the leading edge.

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by joffie
Thu May 10, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7680

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Just saw the pics in the Australian news today. Again! More idiots with bags. Cant believe that guy wearing that large backpack!

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by joffie
Thu May 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26371

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

I wonder if they will be better off ordering some -10's instead of more 9's?

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by joffie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3844

Re: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?

https://www.pprune.org/tech-log/438394- ... 737-a.html
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It is called a Short Field Performance package, however didn't think available on the 737 classic series, only available on the NG. Maybe take a look at the below link hope it helps
https://www.pprune.org/tech-log/438394- ... 737-a.html

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by joffie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 169
Views: 6904

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

According to twitter, Damascus airport destroyed.

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by joffie
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6412

Re: Commercial flights to Antarctica in the future

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... dcc964cae3
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I saw the new Air NZ safety video just before. Thought it was great as usual.. however..
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... dcc964cae3

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by joffie
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 54
Views: 47594

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Great, thank you.

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by joffie
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 54
Views: 47594

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Thanks for the new policy. The quality hopefully will improve of trip reports. Hate where they post 2 pictures then post a link to their youtube video or personal website. Also can't stand the reports where there are 30+ wing views of the same thing.

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by joffie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 17424

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

Swadian wrote:
Qantas could do what AA did and put A321s on all domestic, Trans-Tasman, and certain SEA flights so that 787s only do intercontinental.


Qantas would not do that. They are up against DJ and the A330 Perth to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is their flagship domestic product.

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by joffie
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More Efficient Takeoff Technique
Replies: 39
Views: 4071

Re: More Efficient Takeoff Technique

I can imagine it now. 747-400 rolling down the runway with flaps 0, pilots need Flaps 20 for takeoff and by the time the flaps are at 20 plane already at the end of the runway.

Not a good idea. What if the flaps fail to deply? Too many other things to think about during the takeoff run.

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by joffie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Return your tray after eating?
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: Return your tray after eating?

Sometimes when I eat at Ikea I quite like returning the tray on the little belt they have. Was at Costco a few months ago. Shared the table with a bunch of Chinese. Despite the bin and tray return being 5 steps they just got up and left their rubbish, half eaten food and everything for someone else ...

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by joffie
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 diverted to MDW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5845

Re: LH 748 diverted to MDW?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH4 ... /EDDF/KORD
Can't see anything what you refer to?
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Not possible
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH4 ... /EDDF/KORD
Can't see anything what you refer to?

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by joffie
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet - 25 A320s at Berlin Tegel
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: EasyJet - 25 A320s at Berlin Tegel

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377277

Regards..
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Hi,

Is this the same thread? viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377277

Regards..

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by joffie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19561

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

QR921 stopped in ADL the last couple of days, before that, MEL.

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by joffie
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19561

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Strange enough fuel for QR921. Suppose they really wanna keep the title of the worlds longest flight and not divert at all.
Malaysia Airlines diverted to MEL this afternoon to take on extra fuel. I also noticed yesterdays EK AKL-DXB went via Christchurch to top up!

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by joffie
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19561

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

NZ6 to LAX has literally just landed at Nadi for their fuel stop. NZ24 to YVR and NZ8 to SFO have not stopped.. so maybe these 2 flights have enough fuel, but not the LAX one, unless they will stop at HNL?

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by joffie
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond
Replies: 85
Views: 14929

Re: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond

I would love to see QF do MEL-SFO. It could work. Also I am not sure what the story is with QF95/96. I have been trying to work it out for a long time. Sometimes it operates, sometimes it doesn't. In regards to JQ... not sure if JQ from Australia to the Mainland could work. Wonder if there is much o...

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by joffie
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4302

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2

Great report of a little visited island.

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by joffie
Mon May 29, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 19974

Re: all MH 777-200ER stored

Never heard of VIM airlines. Hmm, interesting that a MH 777 went to Russia...

I remember a few years back they went to all that effort to repaint one 744 but never did any revenue flights?

Do they still do hajj charters?

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by joffie
Mon May 29, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 19974

Re: all MH 777-200ER stored

From what I recall, they had planned to retire them before MH370 went missing, and MH17 got shot down. With their horrid financial situation, they had no need for the 777 as they were cutting down on long haul routes, and the A330 was a better fit into the Australian and New Zealand market. They als...

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by joffie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heading to New Zealand on Qatar Airways - DOH-AKL on the 777-200LR in Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 7470

Re: Heading to New Zealand on Qatar Airways - DOH-AKL on the 777-200LR in Business Class

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/14/aviat ... index.html
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Great report. I happened to watch CNN cover this the other day
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/14/aviat ... index.html

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by joffie
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42431

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA ... /CYYZ/TNCM

Interesting indeed!
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA ... /CYYZ/TNCM

Interesting indeed!

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by joffie
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Getting into the Spirit: Qantas A332 Perth to Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 6066

Re: Getting into the Spirit: Qantas A332 Perth to Sydney

Great report. The Qantas 330's are fantastic nowadays. I flew them Syd-Bkk earlier this year and couldn't fault them.
Their business class is pretty sweet but could only get it from Mel-Syd as they dont upgrade discount economy on intl flights boo lol.

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by joffie
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Will the PMDG 747v3 actually sell?
Replies: 7
Views: 3723

Re: Will the PMDG 747v3 actually sell?

I recall PMDG said they are doing the 747 again because its Rob's favorite plane. You are right they are becoming more rare in real life, however the 747-8 is used by a few freight companies. I have the 777 for FSX however never bothered to rebuy it for P3D. I prolly will buy the 744 as Qantas still...

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by joffie
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crosswind landing results in almost crash
Replies: 28
Views: 9981

Re: Crosswind landing results in almost crash

https://www.facebook.com/Sociallyrandom ... 694076142/

Doing the rounds on Facebook. Was shot last year not sure if posted but we had pretty strong winds today in Melbourne.
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https://www.facebook.com/Sociallyrandom ... 694076142/

Doing the rounds on Facebook. Was shot last year not sure if posted but we had pretty strong winds today in Melbourne.

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by joffie
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 31361

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Noticed something happened to last nights UA99 so didn't go out
UAL 2055 is scheduled to land in MEL shortly making it the 2nd UA 787 this morning.
Looks like the previous flight got cancelled.

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by joffie
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Forced To Spend Night On The Ground In Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 14858

RE: Pax Forced To Spend Night On The Ground In Plane

Lucky no one decided to open the door and pull the emergency chute.

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by joffie
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 138
Replies: 202
Views: 19440

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 138

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RBA53

A320 instead of 788

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by joffie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest World Events Of Your Life
Replies: 76
Views: 3296

RE: Greatest World Events Of Your Life

Black Saturday Bushfires (Feb 7, 2009). I was a fire volunteer at the time, so was at the station listening to everything on the radio.. awful. The next day was meant to go to Kinglake but was not required.
173 people died that day.

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by joffie
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135
Replies: 208
Views: 32141

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135

Plane crashes at Barwon Heads on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, several people feared dead
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-2...-heads-several-feared-dead/7124758

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by joffie
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Factory Tours? Big NO-NO At Gulfstream
Replies: 45
Views: 16756

RE: Boeing Factory Tours? Big NO-NO At Gulfstream

Correct. No camera or phone on the tour. I did it back in November. They did say someone dropped a camera on a wing and it caused lots of damage. No idea if that is true.

Perhaps they don't want phones due to security (IE could remotely detonate a bomb?)

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by joffie
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135
Replies: 208
Views: 32141

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135

This flight just popped up on my radar https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2052

Looks like the UA flight that was divided to Sydney on Friday?

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by joffie
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BKK-HKG-SIN-BKK-CNX, EK 388, SQ 772, TG 346 + 772
Replies: 24
Views: 12729

RE: BKK-HKG-SIN-BKK-CNX, EK 388, SQ 772, TG 346 + 772

How did you find CNX?
I was there for about a week last year (during the water festival). It was so much fun!
I am planning on going back in November (lantern festival) for about a week.

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by joffie
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terror Attack At Istanbul Sultanahmet Tourist Spot
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

RE: Terror Attack At Istanbul Sultanahmet Tourist Spot

Yeah, certainly not good. I was there in 2012. Lovely place <a href="https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/615637_347253485369112_1110750309_o.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/615637_347253485369112_1110750309_o.jp...

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by joffie
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Regular 787 Sector?
Replies: 22
Views: 11944

RE: Longest Regular 787 Sector?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hz747300" class="quote" target="_blank">hz747300</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Duration: 13 ho...

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by joffie
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Hover Board Explosuon, At MY Local Mall!
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

RE: Another Hover Board Explosuon, At MY Local Mall!

Meanwhile in Melbourne - overnight <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/melbourne-firefighters-blame-controversial-hoverboard-for-strathmore-house-fire/news-story/b601f772702e93b0af3ae2fc23bd6cbb#load-story-comments" target="_blank">http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...3ae2fc23bd6cbb...

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by joffie
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Replies And Threads Are Not Showing Up
Replies: 57
Views: 1823

New Replies And Threads Are Not Showing Up

Sorry, the post you are trying to reply to does not exist. It has problably been deleted. In the future, please do not try to reply to posts that break the rules, rather e-mail the administrators ([email protected]) on the issue and we will remove it ASAP.
Press here to go back to the forum.

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by joffie
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Resolutions
Replies: 8
Views: 906

2016 Resolutions

OK.. here we go. Who has made any? My main one is to save as much money as possible, not buy crap because its on sale, that I never end up using. Instead I would like to save as much as possible in order to purchase a house or unit in the next 2 years. Anyone aiming to be the fittest they have ever ...

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by joffie
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?
Replies: 90
Views: 3224

Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777Jet" class="quote" target="_blank">777Jet</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Maybe in your world (or area) - the rude arr...

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by joffie
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?
Replies: 90
Views: 3224

Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Now, where did we start seeing men,...

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by joffie
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tinder Fun And Guilt
Replies: 62
Views: 4177

RE: Tinder Fun And Guilt

I have used Tinder on and off (not any more) in Australia and got hardly any matches. Most were fake webcam girls. I went to Vancouver, <acronym title="Brymon Airways (United Kingdom) and Skymark Airlines (Japan)">BC</acronym> earlier in the year for a few days holiday, decided to use it for bit of ...

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by joffie
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legendary A.net Threads
Replies: 50
Views: 4723

RE: Legendary A.net Threads

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Devilfish" class="quote" target="_blank">Devilfish</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Surprising no conveyor belt has appear...

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