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by smallvoyageur
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4117

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

If I remember rightly the Uk and Russian authorities both nominate up to two carriers each to fly between London and Moscow/Leningrad the ‘winners’ previously being BA and EasyJet. I haven’t been able to find any announcements where the UK has awarded the rights vacated by EasyJet to WizzAir. Has a...

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

If you are moaning about paying the 5 dollars or so fee to allow to sit wherever on a plane, well now the Italian train company Trenitalia is now going to charging 2 euro seat assignment seat fee for second class passengers if you want a particular seat on any Frecciarossa high-speed rail journey. :...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed

Just a shame we seem to have so many people these days for axing public holidays. In the UK it's got to the point where Public Holidays mean very little with most office workers and banks having a day off. For pretty much everyone else it's just another day at work (I guess a lot get some extra pay...

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by smallvoyageur
Thu May 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 60
Views: 5706

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

Johnson, the man who as foreign secretary used a colonial poem in a Buddhist shrine in Myanmar and once describes "...that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,". He also mentioned "waterme...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9991

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Google it as your find the information regarding Hong Kong once being a British Overseas Territory but not being part of the United Kingdom. Indeed British Overseas Territories are not part of the UK, but neither are British Crown Dependencies such as Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man. Still a fligh...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6276

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

ARN is horrible for international/non-Schengen to domestic/Schengen connections and vice versa. It is cramped, long-winded, as you are basically completely checking out and then checking in of the airport and with insufficient space in airport security.

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3524

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

Personally, I would like Stockholm's second airport NYO to Stockholm-Nyköping, rather its current name of Skavsta as it is confusing and a little difficult to non-Swedish-speakers to pronounce properly. On the others, surely just having it with the name of the city, with the name of the local area o...

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by smallvoyageur
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chagos Islands ( incl. Diego Garcia )dispute: UK obliged to end control - UN
Replies: 21
Views: 1659

Re: Chagos Islands ( incl. Diego Garcia )dispute: UK obliged to end control - UN

The most interesting thing about the BIOD affair is the Chagossians are not actually against the Americans being in Diego Garcia. Many just want to head back to DG and still fish from the waters around the islands while working there using the base as a supplement to their income.

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108321

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

A nice piece of a "Jo Moore" moment from the government, this time from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Revealing that in a no deal Brexit, we can't sell the more expensive and higher demanded organic food into the EU as the organic certifications cannot be ...

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 48
Views: 8034

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

Surprised they aren't using the spare A380s from Hi-Fly.

(Joke, as Great Danes are the biggest dog bread in existence)

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by smallvoyageur
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amusing online advertising fails
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

Re: Amusing online advertising fails

One thing I find amusing is that since coming to this site, mainly for finding out about what is happening to FR and DY as I love travelling. I keep getting ads asking whether I would like to be a pilot for EK and BT, despite that I can't even drive!

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternative Universe... what's going on?
Replies: 19
Views: 1008

Re: Alternative Universe... what's going on?

GK is now in a fierce price war with DY, where GK’s LGW to LGA 787 service could be bought for one-way for as little as €199 against DY’s STN to SWF 737MAX for €149.
Happy flying!

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK to impose lower baggage limits on Special Saver tickets to 15kg
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

EK to impose lower baggage limits on Special Saver tickets to 15kg

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 8008108316
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A friend of mine has come across this news, that EK is going to lower the baggage allowances from 20kg to 15kg for Economy Saver tickets & Saver tickets from 30kg to 25kg from the 4th February.

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 8008108316

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8306

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

I really admire all the solidarity that the Canadian ATC are doing to their American counterparts.

Curious thought, but has Mexican ATC done the same with their American neighbours eg. TIJ to SAN?

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10067

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

As someone else mentioned on Twitter, Level has a reason for existence, e.g. a LHLCC to compete against Norwegian. Joon on the other hand, has virtually no point.

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

The CIA does not hire known homosexuals as agents who will operate in foreign countries; I doubt if that is true anymore. It sounds so 20th century to me. Don't know State Dept or the CIA, but the British civil service and the SIS (aka MI5) has allowed open homosexuals since the mid-'90s as the sec...

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171922

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.a ... el=7110563
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Politics news, the current caretaker Riksdag has passed a caretaker budget which includes the scrapping of the flight tax. https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.a ... el=7110563

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incorrect Christmas promo
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Incorrect Christmas promo

I have had a go at the incorrect Christmas song, now an a.net’ters linked idea, the incorrect Christmas promotion or advertising campaign.

At least BA, FR and U2 are pushing Christmas/Winter markets.

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground
Replies: 36
Views: 1789

Re: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground

Every year here in the UK we get the papers saying its going to the worst winter since the year dot!!. Yet where I live we did not get much snow, other parts that had it were coming to a stand to just after a few inches, schools shut, shops run out of stock, trains delayed only because of a few inc...

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by smallvoyageur
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1494

Worst Christmas song

Now that the festive cheer in full swing, and running around the shops maxing out the credit card. What music making your toes curl. :twisted:

Mine is "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade.

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1862

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

This is about the same type of talk we've heard out of the Hillary camp. I don't think either (former) candidate are seriously considering though. As for Sanders, it's almost like he WANTS Trump to win. Let's say that Beto and Kamala (as examples) get more delegates than Sanders does. Will Sanders ...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen Lied to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow
Replies: 49
Views: 2760

Re: Michael Cohen Lied to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow

I wonder how deep in Pence is in all of this? It would be delicious to indict and put on trial literally everyone under the orange one and just leave him twisting in the wind. Still, a small but vocal base would still demand it is all fake. Even with mountains of evidence. Like they are doing now. ...

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen Lied to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow
Replies: 49
Views: 2760

Re: Michael Cohen Lied to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow

I can't believe that the Trump world didn't think this information would see the light of day. Running for President while seeking a hotel deal with the Russians..Nice.. Which vindicates every single news report and opinion where people suspected that Trump's admiration of Russia was due to potenti...

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK, Amazon Prime can not deliver
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: UK, Amazon Prime can not deliver

Due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Amazon unable to fulfil promise of next day delivery. I placed order Sunday expecting delivery on the Tuesday and then got notified that it would be delivered Wednesday. An email to them got the response that this was due to large number of sales, pushing them a...

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brightline becomes Virgin Trains USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Brightline becomes Virgin Trains USA

I don’t how people here are going to react but in a surprise announcement, Richard Branson has informed that he has agreed to form as a partnership with GoBrightline high-speed train company in Florida to rebrand itself as Virgin Trains USA. Brightline operates the service between Fort Lauderdale to...

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 58
Views: 13351

IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ba-o ... -kw8699ccl
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El País and The Times of London has reported that IAG is in talks with the Spanish government in case of a no deal. One possibility is to move the entire operations of the company to España.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ba-o ... -kw8699ccl

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 171
Views: 9900

Re: Another big fire in California

https://us.cnn.com/2018/11/10/us/califo ... index.html
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Looking at some of the pictures/video that have come out, it defiantly looks like hell on earth. :shock:

https://us.cnn.com/2018/11/10/us/califo ... index.html

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger's baby
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger's baby

Talk about extreme levels of customer service. :D (CNN) — A flight attendant went the extra mile for a mother who had run out of formula to feed her baby on a domestic flight in the Philippines. Philippine Airlines' flight attendant Patrisha Organo heard an infant crying soon after takeoff and "...

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18754

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

I would think about jokes about books of Co-op divvy or green shield stamps.

What about longwave or shortwave radio?

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3636

Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... rs-younger

Considering I look 24 instead of 34, can I have a cut?
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... rs-younger

Considering I look 24 instead of 34, can I have a cut?

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

I would agree with you on the closeness considering that the poll suggests more 65-35 against independence. Remember two things, one is that there are two more referenda in the future in 2020 and 2023 on the independence question and secondly who would replace France as its protector as many Pacifi...

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

I would agree with you on the closeness considering that the poll suggests more 65-35 against independence. Remember two things, one is that there are two more referenda in the future in 2020 and 2023 on the independence question and secondly who would replace France as its protector as many Pacifi...

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

I would agree with you on the closeness considering that the poll suggest more 65-35 against independence. Remember two things, one is that there are two more referenda in the future in 2020 and 2023 on the independence question and secondly who would replace France as its protector as many Pacific ...

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90665

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Bring on the popcorn as the Electoral Commission has referred to one of the “Bad Boys of Brexit”, Arron Banks, to the National Crime Agency, the British FBI on the grounds to suspect "a number of criminal offences have been committed". Investigators are looking into his links of financing ...

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594484

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSZ-R5HdPQU
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When I first heard about this, it reminded me of this al-Jazeera 101 East documentary on Indonesian airlines, especially Lion Air.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSZ-R5HdPQU

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8294

Delta to get rid of single use plastics

https://news.delta.com/beyond-straw-del ... oard-clubs
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Just a few hours after the European Parliament voted to ban single use plastics like straws, stirrers and balloon sticks, Delta has announced it is doing the same in its flights and lounges next year.

https://news.delta.com/beyond-straw-del ... oard-clubs

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumour: New £50 note
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Rumour: New £50 note

It has been reported that the HM Treasury and Bank of England have agreed to make a new fifty quid note in 2021 to replace the current Series F one with Matthew Boulton and James Watt.

For a bit of fun, suggestions for the back?

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3343

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Worst would be London, it can be a real pain in the ass to get from one London airport to another. Little tip Patrick, some of the lines of National Express coaches serve between airports, especially between the LCC and ordinary airports say LLA, STN, LHR and LGW. This is more for people going to t...

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3343

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Worst would be London, it can be a real pain in the ass to get from one London airport to another. Little tip Patrick, some of the lines of National Express coaches serve between airports, especially between the LCC and ordinary airports say LLA, STN, LHR and LGW. This is more for people going to t...

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

...is Club 18-30 Yes, the days of flying to Magaluf or Falariki, with partying until 5 in the morning, sex with the rep in the pool and drinking enough to literally poach one's liver are over. Thomas Cook has announced that is retiring the brand with its slogan of "Beaver España", as it ha...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 57
Views: 5733

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

I also take the bedspread off the bed, and sleep with just the sheets, and a blanket i brought from home, not because i'm germ a phobic, but because my travel blanket is so comfy and i don't think they dry clean the bedspread very often. I don't want to make you squeam but on Buzzfeed some hotel wo...

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by smallvoyageur
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 57
Views: 5733

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

Not mine but, it seems a common one is stealing everything not nailed down. I think we all do that, my mum once took the pillowcases from our room. Nice pillowcases, and they lasted years. I have know people take the batteries from the remote, now that's extreme! No bad habits here but I have thoug...

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by smallvoyageur
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 57
Views: 5733

Bad habits when staying in hotels

Does anyone have any bad habits when staying in hotels or lodgings? One of mine is that I strip the bed once I have finished my stay and put the clothes in the laundry basket or on the floor. Any bits that I don't use are left on the bed. Plus, occasionally empty the bins. The habit came from stayin...

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by smallvoyageur
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7675

Re: Unusual airline routes

So what are some of the most unusual airline routes, which connect city pairs which you wouldn't think there'd be any reason to do so? One that comes to my mind is Condor from Fairbanks/Whitehorse to Frankfurt. Any others? The ones you mentioned I think take the cake... At least ANC has somewhat of...

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by smallvoyageur
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7572

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful. Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me to see video cams of both flight deck & pa...

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by smallvoyageur
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comcast buys Sky UK
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Comcast buys Sky UK

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/busine ... nt-n912216

Any thoughts or worries, like raising bills?
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America's biggest cable company has just won the auction to by the UK & Ireland's biggest pay-tv company, beating Murdoch with $37 billion.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/busine ... nt-n912216

Any thoughts or worries, like raising bills?

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by smallvoyageur
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa
Replies: 35
Views: 2349

Re: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa

One food that was meant to be a s****food kefir, tried it today. Tasted like milk mixed with sauerkraut water. :yuck: Surprisingly, I don't mind sauerkraut especially eaten with pork.

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by smallvoyageur
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 31258

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

We are now recieving news that back in 2010 a certain Australian-Ecuadorian tried to fee to Russia, before his current stay at the embassy in Knightsbridge. Irony-meter overload, it comes from a leaked cable from Wikileaks itself. https://www.politico.eu/article/julian-assange-planned-to-flee-britai...

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by smallvoyageur
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12262

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

Do IAG have any long haul plans for Level in the UK? Could it be at STN? Just curious. Well, I don't want to give Alex Cruz any ideas, but I for one could see a few LEVEL tails @ Gatters doing the cheapo longhauls in lieu of BA in a few years time.... Please do! I think Level would quietly fit in v...

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