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by GBNWB
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17318

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Will be interesting to see what BA do in the interim period. Berlin is one of the few places BA are still serving almost daily.

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by GBNWB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1739

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

American Airlines gave me a full refund yesterday for a MAN-PHL-SJU-PHL-MAN trip booked for April 24. Ryanair have said they will refund me for a MAN-ALC back in March but not had an email or the cash as yet. TUI are not answering the phone. I have moved 1 other Ryanair and 2 Easyjet flights to Octo...

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by GBNWB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight numbers 9xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: BA flight numbers 9xxx

You will know more than me but I always thought C was for Charter and F was for cargo (freight)?

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by GBNWB
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22268

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I agree that seats with a 30' pitch should not recline and those that do I find it poor form if the person ahead reclines. That does not however excuse his behaviour and the crew should have had him thrown off.

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by GBNWB
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 765
Views: 109668

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

What are the implications of APD on Flybe? Is the tax charged on domestic routes killing them off?

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by GBNWB
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28559

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

BA can't operate its full Heathrow schedule without leasing aircraft, therefore I really cannot see them sending aircraft to MAN any time soon. Have they not just taken a few slots from TUI at LGW too in addition to the Monarch ones?

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by GBNWB
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Gatwick
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: British Airways Gatwick

There is a huge reduction in flying at LGW at the end of the summer season. It should pick up again at the start of December with all the winter routes. Gatwick still has the summer fleet numbers as I think only one or two have returned to LHR for the winter. Some aircraft don't fly for several days...

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by GBNWB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21547

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

G-GATL isn't that old, it is MSN 1834, it is the same as as say G-EUUL and G-EUUM and newer than the BA A319s. 2003 vintage aircraft. Still, I think few people who've worked with the BA 320 fleet, will be surprised that it involves a -GATx bird rather then an -EUUx one! "Barely airworthy,"...

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by GBNWB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3137

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

BA do it with the Airbus. Only risk is not starting it early enough to get heat in the engine. No more of a risk than getting to the runway without the numbers having arived yet though :-D I'm assuming this is more of a risk than for say EZY because of how long it takes the IAEs to fire up? Indeed,...

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by GBNWB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

Re: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19

cv990Coronado wrote:
Yes, but can anyone honestly say that a 30-year-old well maintained 777 is as reliable and a 5-year-old one?


At RYR it is the older 737s that have the reliability that the newer ones can only dream of.

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by GBNWB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing with 1 engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3137

Re: Taxiing with 1 engine

BA do it with the Airbus. Only risk is not starting it early enough to get heat in the engine. No more of a risk than getting to the runway without the numbers having arived yet though :-D

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by GBNWB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21547

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

G-GATL isn't that old, it is MSN 1834, it is the same as as say G-EUUL and G-EUUM and newer than the BA A319s. 2003 vintage aircraft.

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by GBNWB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17227

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

My understanding is that the BA1503 was pulled for two reasons. Firstly that they had sold BACX and so the cabin crew had to come from LHR and that increased the costs due to hotels at MAN. Secondly G-YMMM had crashed so an airframe was needed for Calgary.

How true that is I am not sure.

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by GBNWB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9093

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

Thankfully this doesn't seem to be a big thing in the UK. Most people here seem able to leave the house without a zoo in tow.

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by GBNWB
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 3477

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

Just a shame that BA can't seem to tap into more of that. I guess because anywhere worth going to East of the UK is a long way away versus the relative short hop to the US.

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by GBNWB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 7255

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

The IFE on BA except for a few beach fleet 777s and 747s is brand new and full of great content. There’s no way a 787 has a fifteen year old screen for obvious reasons. And no one who has experienced BA and AA premium cabins thinks AA is better, unless they like being served (I use the term loosely...

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by GBNWB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32596

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

Are any able to comprehend that it might be Lgw and not Lhr? Oh, I forgot, all services must operate from Lhr as to do otherwise would be downright stupid. Many new marginal routes are started with the 787 and therefore LHR. I know there was Oakland and Fort Laurderdale etc but LHR and the 787 seem...

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by GBNWB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32596

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

*Sigh* nothing for the north again...Please BA put more metal in MAN. Fred I'm not feeling it, but wish American would try and fight back on behalf of Oneworld. I always thought IAG would open a Vueling base to try and fight it at MAN for shorthaul but I guess EZY, Jet2, RYR, TCX and TUI have it se...

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by GBNWB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32596

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

*Sigh* nothing for the north again...Please BA put more metal in MAN. Fred I'm not feeling it, but wish American would try and fight back on behalf of Oneworld. I always thought IAG would open a Vueling base to try and fight it at MAN for shorthaul but I guess EZY, Jet2, RYR, TCX and TUI have it se...

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by GBNWB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 18138

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

I appreciate this might sound a daft question, but why is Brexit likely to make people fly less? My understanding is that we will still be able to enter the EU on holiday without a visa, so what will change? I have flown just a regularly this year as last, surely your average family will still head ...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: looking for old registrations of flights
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: looking for old registrations of flights

I'm would also appreciate any help in identifying a specific aircraft. It was a BA 747-400 from JFK to LHR on 17 August 2008. It left JFK some time in the afternoon after 4PM (New York time). I've managed to identify the outbound registration using the Heathrow archives (http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/he...

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by GBNWB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4695

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Coincides with BA pulling LHR-LED/KBP in early October.

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by GBNWB
Wed May 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Good luck to him. He has created himself a decent job. I take his articles with a pinch of salt, but he has done well for himself. There is no need for the sour grapes that are all over Twitter, just be minded he has minimal technical knowledge. I met him at in the south Galleries Lounge last year a...

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by GBNWB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9611

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

The cabin crew cannot have someone arrested. The cabin crewcan make a complaint to the police and the attending officer decides if there is a necessity to make an arrest if he suspects the person to have committed a criminal offence. Irrespective of the circumstances of the reason the passenger is k...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3922

Re: Sudan - what now?

Is access to alcohol your sole concern?. Not sole, but definitely a factor. If going on holiday to relax from work, I, like many others enjoy a drink in the evening. There are enough places in the world to see without going to the dry ones. I always had an emergency six pack of Shiner Bock in the c...

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by GBNWB
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3922

Re: Sudan - what now?

The million dollar question is do they sell wine in the restaurants of downtown Khartoum? If so, people may eventually visit. If not, then who really cares about the place?

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by GBNWB
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint

Police officers are killed almost daily in the US and around the world by armed criminals. Blue lives matter and I am unsure how anyone but criminals could object to a symbol supporting law enforcement and the men and women who put themselves in harms way so we may be safe being displayed in an area...

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by GBNWB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13531

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

I recall when e-mail first came out in the late 90's at my workplace, a law firm in NY City, a guy in our accounting department was circulating including to lawyers on our firm's account e-mails with crude, racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate content. I told him I didn't want them as were of...

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by GBNWB
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15110

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

In Istanbul, it always surprises me to see people walking around on busy forms of public transport with expensive mobile telephones or their wallets poking out of their back pockets because you certainly wouldn't do that in London (at least, you wouldn't do it twice). In Turkey, crowded places are ...

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by GBNWB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: Heathrow computer systems crash - passengers delayed

Heathrow seems to get a huge amount of bad press on A.net but I find it no better nor worse than any other large airport. It certainly is more pleasant than say ORD. LHR T5 and T2 are bother rather pleasant. By far the worst airport I have been through is Manchester in just about every way.

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by GBNWB
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18625

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

There was a huge dude sat by the aisle when I had the window recently on a BA Airbus, luckily we had an empty seat between us. It did occur to me though that if we needed to evacuate, especially via an over wing exit then this guy might have a spot of trouble. It reminded me of the Tony Soprano to B...

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by GBNWB
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17871

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Are cans of Heineken or Tiger included in the ticket price or is it BOB?

Screw flying home from a holiday without a beer.

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6665

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6665

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and ...

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by GBNWB
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6665

Re: Ryanair to Open 10 Routes from The Ukraine

Good choice of routes.... All of them should be succesful. Ryanair are officially entering Wizzair territory. Wizzair should retaliate and start flying their A321s from Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham to the Canaries... :) As Wizz don't fly to MAN they are no use to me, but do they not charge yo...

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by GBNWB
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 9038

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Super80Fan wrote:
GBNWB wrote:
How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it.


If they demand to have sex with you or touch you, are passengers required to comply?


Such a puerile question doesn’t justify a response.

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by GBNWB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 9038

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

How is this even a thing? If a cabin crew member tells you to do something, do it. If you feel their request was unreasonable then send a letter to the airline when you are home. It is the same as people remonstrating with the police then complaining they got Tazed. You are not in charge on an aircr...

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8814

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Will the UPS man not just drop it off at the hotel or wherever just like they do when a bag misses a connection? Why is it a big deal, AA and BA have lost my bag loads of times, always turns up eventually.

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by GBNWB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 9038

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

The US is screwed, the lunatics really have taken over the asylum. I have never had a problem with a flight attendant on the hundreds of AA flights I have taken, neither have I on BA, Easy or anyone else. The US seems to be ever increasingly full of liberal entitled people who think they are someone...

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by GBNWB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Air Astana Heathrow flight increase

Think BA operated this route with a B767. will BA be watching this route closely now? With the new A321s coming in could this be a potential future route? Bo)am BA were flying the route some days with a ZFW on a 767 of like 105T. The thing was empty. I’m not sure if the economy of Kazakhstan has im...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 108811

Re: MAN news - 2018

Terminal 3 is becoming a bit of an embarrassment to be honest when compared to the likes of T5 LHR. Is there a date for when's it is going to be flattened? When you arrive back at MAN from LHR and have to drag your carry on up and down a load of dirty dark and gloomy stairwells it feels like you hav...

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by GBNWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

You would have a job getting a train from Glasgow to Tenerife or Crete though. I wouldn't fancy it from Leeds to Marrakesh either to be honest. Let's just leave it to the markets to sort out without govt interference.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

Aviation will become more efficient in order to cut costs without interference from the state.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 5031

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

They sound very nasty these EU types, seems to me a good job we are leaving. If they make it hard for us to go to Spain then screw them, we will fly to the USA. The Anglosphere is large and friendly.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 14583

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

You can drive through all of Europe from the top of Norway down all the way to africa if you want to. Times the limit. Many Europeans are on holiday drives. From the UK you can take a ferry over to the European mainland and start your journey. Driving all over Europe doesn't sound too fun or relaxi...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several da...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

I go on holiday several times a year but I am not rich. I work a hell of a lot of overtime and search for good deals. When I find one I book it. Does anyone outside the USA actually go on holiday in their car? There is nowhere to go in a car from the UK for a start, you have to drive for several day...

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9532

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

There must be more to it than what was on the video as surely no one would get sacked for what we just saw. She must have been running her mouth at the flight attendant a bit more.

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by GBNWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2007

Re: Carbon tax

Why would you want to make flying more expensive? Our governments already waste far too much of our money, let's not give them any more to squander.
We need to address deforestation not tax people going for a week of sun in Lanzarote.

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