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by RoySFlying
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3814

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances. (Emphasis...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 313
Views: 11848

Re: Is "god" a myth?

Define God. What is the purpose of arguing over the existence of something that lacks a definition? Through time, people's conception has changed and even today, no two people agree on what God is. Yet plenty claim to believe they know what God wants. I get the need for a God that some people have. ...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again
Replies: 84
Views: 2118

Re: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again

I'd say there's absolutely a commie slant on our state media. Get rid of it. O I know, dear. I understand that Corbyn is drafting instructions to conduct a census of spoons and forks so that they can be nationalised. Imagine, decent British cutlery is no longer safe from the clutches of the state a...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again
Replies: 84
Views: 2118

Re: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again

News has a hard left slant Oh, I know what you mean, luvvie. It really went to the dogs when they renamed themselves the Bolshevik Broadcasting Commissariat, and newsreaders began the news with "Good evening, comrades." Saint Margaret of Finchley must be turning in her grave after all she...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Re: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth

Hi Roy, I really enjoy your reports for the detail and history about the places you visit. Hi Andrew, thank you for the feedback. Sending down some "entitled flyers" would be a good idea. It'd be a culture shock - even the coffee machine wasn't plugged in. :rotfl: When we released it the ...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas, AirAsia, food and trains in Sydney, Singapore and Penang
Replies: 8
Views: 4378

Re: Qantas, AirAsia, food and trains in Sydney, Singapore and Penang

Hi Andrew! Once again, a great series of trip reports and some fantastic photos. I always enjoy seeing the shapes in the cloud and how the colours change, giving splashes of reds, yellows and blues. Mind you, I can see that they might become a bit much when you're hoping to see the wide expanses of ...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pulling Life Support from Loved One
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: Pulling Life Support from Loved One

I am sorry for your loss and can only guess what you might be feeling. Each of us will have memories of people who we loved and of how they met their deaths. I cared for both my father and my mother when they approached death, one from cancer, the other related to dementia. Both died at home as was ...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9121

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

If *any* of this was related to US demands on the UK, why wasn't Assange extradited to the US during the 2 years he spent in the UK fighting the extradition to Sweden...? It is possible that the US may have been considering a request to extradite from Sweden. So far no evidence has been provided th...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Re: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth

Great start to the new year's for you, and thank you sharing this one :) Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Would love to see kangaroos jumping over stray cattle :lol: That would be a sight. I've only ever once had the unfortunate collision with a kangaroo. The emus are far worse, often ...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe

Skippers have an interesting range of aircraft. Their name conjures up thoughts of a fish and chips takeaway or Gilligan's Island! :lol: Thanks for dropping by. Yes, they do have an odd mix. I heard somewhere that Rex takes over the Shark Bay and Carnarvon run later this year. It will be interestin...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley
Replies: 16
Views: 1486

Re: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley

I disagree. Pretty much completely. "Entitled" is not the proper verbiage, "want" is accurate Privacy laws vary by country. From the available information, I deduce (maybe erroneously) that this incident was on a BA flight. Although the flight was to JFK, it had originated in th...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley
Replies: 16
Views: 1486

Re: Is it illegal to look at papers in the galley

I guess the answer is whether you are happy with other people seeing confidential information about yourself. If someone, invited into your house searched your phone, started reading your diary or emails while you popped out to the toilet, would that be OK with you? The fact that passengers may acce...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Varweel F70!
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Re: Varweel F70!

Great trip report. It was good of KLM to go one extra step and make it special for passengers by providing memorabilia and allowing time for photos, flight deck visit, etc. If you ever get Fokker withdrawal symptoms, come to Australia. Virgin Australia and QantasLink operate several routes with the ...

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by RoySFlying
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Re: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth

Hi jrfspa320 and VapourTrails. Thanks for reading and leaving comments. flew with rex into esperance instead Yes, the timetable isn't really suitable for business bu geared towards a) availability of aircraft, and b) the needs of Galaxy, who basically underpin the service. I've also done the flight ...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 15606

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

Uniforms should not be sexy. Don’t you think that should be the decision of the people who wear them ? How common is it for airlines to let the crew determine what the uniform will be? Aren't those sort of decisions made by somebody higher up the food chain? As to the uniforms, how about eye candy ...

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by RoySFlying
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth

In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth "You could fly down," my sister said when she invited me for Christmas. So fly down I did and the time spent with family was enjoyable. In the first part of this two-part series, I described the flight down and a day in the Fitzgerald River...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way
Replies: 17
Views: 15416

Re: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way

Everything about my trip was good except for service. Sorry to hear that the service did not meet your expectations. I have flown Emirates many times and so far haven't had cause for complaint. The cabin crew have always been welcoming and proactive when I have travelled. There was a time a few yea...

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by RoySFlying
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…
Replies: 25
Views: 10264

Re: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…

Who said that “Under the wing, you know! Wasn't that Markus (Flieger67 or similar)? At one time it semeed that he was in competition with Planehunterto see who could upload their weekly trip report first. But is is great that in those days you were able to move around so freely. What a wonderful tr...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catching the 747 to Launceston and the 748 back
Replies: 10
Views: 6822

Re: Catching the 747 to Launceston and the 748 back

Hi Andrew, You had me going for a minute with the 747 and 748, :wink2: Mind you, Alliance used to do something similar with their Karratha route, where one of the flights was 737 but they operated a Fokker 100. Sorry that your return flight caused you more discomfort than the outbound flight. But it...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"
Replies: 46
Views: 1494

Re: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"

This does not surprise me at all. Countries like France already have laws making it an offence to express the wrong onions. I have no problem with sponsored content being made more obvious. Nor do I have problems with articles being labelled as "opinion" rather than pretending to be news. ...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe

Nice photos and report. Bet it was easier at the small dedicated terminal compared to the main terminal at Perth airport. Hi Ryan. Glad you enjoyed the report. You're not wrong about the Skippers terminal. Less crowded and no security circus. Under our wonderful aviation security laws, the size of ...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe

I enjoyed your TR. I very much enjoyed your trip report! What a beautiful landscape! Thank you for reading it and for your feedback. Both Metro and the company that flew it, OLT, disappeared from Bremen - OLT due to being bankrupt. Shame about the number of smaller airlines that have disappeared fr...

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by RoySFlying
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways, Business Class - Boeing B 787-8: Bangkok to Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 3343

Re: Thai Airways, Business Class - Boeing B 787-8: Bangkok to Perth

Enjoyable read and good photos. I trust that you have/ had a good time in my home city of Perth.

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by RoySFlying
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit
Replies: 16
Views: 6502

Re: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit

Wow, what a contrast. I'm used to flying over large expanses of arid lands, shimmering in a heat haze. To see all that snow and ice is unreal. The light load obviously gave you an excellent opportunity to take plenty of photos. I do hope that loads are better than this in regular operations. With lo...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink
Replies: 10
Views: 4687

Re: A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink

Hi Ryan! I always look forward to seeing your trips to regional and/or local Australian airports. This one was all the more interesting for covering an inaugural flight. Hopefully the route will prove successful. Shame that you couldn't visit the flight deck for whatever reason, which as others have...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe

Taking the Metro: Skippers Perth - Ravensthorpe When my sister invited me to join her and her family for Christmas in Ravensthorpe, she also suggested that I could fly. That wasn't a bad idea as the drive would take about six hours, compared to a little over two hours (including travel to and from ...

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by RoySFlying
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas love it or loath it
Replies: 48
Views: 1874

Re: Christmas love it or loath it

Suffice to say if you want to bash Christianity then Christmas is not for you. As fr being to commericial stores are just taking advantage of the hoom in sales. I don't get into it as much as others because I don't have children but it's a time to be thankful for what one has. But there are some wh...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1967: Australian PM goes for a swim, never comes back...
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: 1967: Australian PM goes for a swim, never comes back...

or by deranged people, Perhaps not successful ones, up to that time. But there was the attempted assassination of Prince Albert, Duke of Edinburgh (second son of Queen Victoria, him very good fella) back in 1868. During a visit by the prince to New South Wales, Michael O'Farrell decided to fire on ...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

All future ministers receiving licenses in Australia cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Current ministers with licenses, will not be required to perform same-sex marriages. That's the State dictating what "the church" "is". No separation there. No, this is incorrect. T...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

Fantastic! I cheered, I cried. After all the attempts to block, delay, and amendments designed to water it down to meaningless, the Bill has passed with just 4 members voting no on the third reading. All that is now required is for the Governor General to give the assent for the Bill to become an Ac...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On-board showers on Emirates' A380
Replies: 18
Views: 11496

Re: On-board showers on Emirates' A380

EricAY05 wrote:
What if the aircraft encounters sudden turbulence? Is there a chair with a seat belt in the shower? :-D


There is a bench seat in the shower and a safety rail. In the event of turbulence, sit down and hold tight. :smile:

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by RoySFlying
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

1) License (shouldn’t there be an “sc” combination in there somewhere? That one is my top one too, because it's spelled licence in French (and UK English), so that's confusing and I end up being wrong in both languages. In English "Licence" is a noun, as in Driving Licence. "License&...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17368

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

The passenger in question refused to fly non stop instead..... mmmh... I am all for principle, but since he would only been flown back to Germany, why the hassle? No need to fly back to Germany as boarding would have been refused. And that may have been precisely the aim. The object may well be to ...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17368

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

don't they ask for the passport details during the reservation process? At the time of making a reservation the principal concerns are seat availability and processing payment. It is not necessary to check documents at that time. There are good reasons why bookings are permitted in advance of docum...

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by RoySFlying
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17368

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

How could Switzerland have found any differently from Germany? From my understanding of the linked German article, the Swiss ruling related to intra-European flights and, according the article, the airline subsequently suspended intra-European flights. but it seems a bit odd that Kuwaiti would even...

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by RoySFlying
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

With regard to the voter turnout, do you think this was partly due to the fact that we are just used to voting by law anyhow.. In part yes. But I also think that for many it was an important decision in which they wanted a say. The turnout was high partly for that reason. There is always a minority...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

Results are in. Australia has voted Yes. 7.82 million or 61.6% in favour. 4.87 million or 38% voted No. The response rate was 79.5%, which is higher than both the US Presidential Election and the Brexit Referendum participation rates. All States and Territories voted Yes. The lowest result was New S...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

religious institutions have rightly been given the understanding that they can refuse to marry a same sex couple if that is against their moral principals. Existing rights to discriminate extend beyond refusing to marry someone. Under the current Marriage Act, a minister, for example, may refuse to...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

I certainly hope that the predicted majority in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to marry becomes established fact. It will prove how widespread the support is, whichever way the vote goes. While the Prime Minister has stated that the Government will facilitate (note that does not mean suppo...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 1880

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I looked at your Guardian link, but let's be real, Fox and Breitbart are thoroughly dishonest ideologues; no serious person would accept either of them as an information source. Whether you approve of Breitbart or Fox is immaterial to the fact of events they covered having actually occurred. I deli...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 29
Views: 1111

Re: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?

There was a time when adults along the parade route dressed appropriately. There was also a time when people dressed appropriately for the theatre or concert recital. People would even dress up to fly. Now, sometimes the actors on the stage don't even bother to wear any clothes. But I guess dressin...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 1880

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Can you provide something to back that statement up? Yes, groups claiming support for Daesh have been critical of Hamas for "failing to implement Shari'ah" and "being soft on Israel". Such groups were responsible for a number of bombing attacks in Gaza. https://www.theguardian.c...

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by RoySFlying
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 1880

Re: The Islamic State is no more

But right now we are the muscle behind Israel's expansion program. I think that the issue of Israel is exaggerated when it comes to what drives terrorism by organisations like Al Qaeda and Daesh/ISIS. The origins of those organisations lie less in any hostility to Israel than the conditions in the ...

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by RoySFlying
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1540

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

What would happen to an Evangelical Christian who, acting within his belief, attempted to or actually did convert a Muslim to Christianity? It is the case that in general people are not harassed for being Christian, Hindu or whatever in the UAE. In fact, the Government of Dubai, for example, has do...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 4291

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

It is clear that "discrimination" is employed in the setting of fares. It is perfectly normal, acceptable and legal business practice which may be displayed in various forms. Posters may have a different opinions on that but that does not make a concern "ridiculous drama". Others...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mispronounced Words
Replies: 93
Views: 6056

Re: Mispronounced Words

I was told be a well respected senior economist that the plural of cost is cost. According to your economist, maybe. Would it not depend on the circumstance in which the word is used. Would not "cost" be a total or a summation, whereas "costs" would indicate or suggest separate ...

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by RoySFlying
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Hapag Lloyd airline operations
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: Hapag Lloyd

Following the acquisition of the Hapag-Lloyd group by TUI, initially TUI continued to use the Hapag-Lloyd Flug name (and for a while that of Hapag-Lloyd Express) while it sought to acquire its own licence in Germany. As part of a restructuring of TUI Group, the airlines were merged and rebranded as ...

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by RoySFlying
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help buying an airplane
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Need help buying an airplane

Have you considered an amphibious floatplane? Something like a Cessna 206 with floats might be suitable if you don't want anything too large. Or, if you want something that you can turn the passenger or freight cabin into living accommodation, how about a Cessna 208 floatplane? Neither has the range...

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by RoySFlying
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing

Its OK for an airline employee to deliberately give a passenger a bad experience if the passenger somehow misbehaves? Certainly, an airline employee should not deliberately send an item of baggage to the wrong destination simply because he/she doesn't like the passenger's attitude. If proved, it wo...

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by RoySFlying
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana

Interesting trip report. It's always a bonus when you can walk up to the e aircraft and take photographs on the way. Though the aircraft looked a bit tired and worn, it muct have been quite splendid when it was first delivered. A mirror on the ceiling is a rather odd feature. It would help cabin cre...

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