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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Defence

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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17917

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

According to an English newspaper they have exclusive information that BALPA plan a new 10 day strike in November. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/9917690/british-airways-pilots-10-day-strike-break-airline/ The union clearly want to strengthen their hand in future negotiations, would be a terrible b...

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by readytotaxi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Didgeridoo

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by readytotaxi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5238

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

So now they can not pay anyone even if they wanted to.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17917

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

18:50 and next aircraft due in at LHR is a Singapore flight in 9 minutes, SO many gaps this time of night, very quiet.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Pronunciation

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by readytotaxi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

so you can rest easy............

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by readytotaxi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17917

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW132/220a7a1b
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Cheeky little BA flight operating, JED-LHR BA132 nearing Heathrow.

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW132/220a7a1b

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by readytotaxi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17917

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW29G/2207eec6

I see that the Evelop sub LGW-JFK BA2273 is on route, bet that's full.
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BA238 departed BOS this morning and is arriving at LHR shortly, is this an empty plane returning home?

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW29G/2207eec6

I see that the Evelop sub LGW-JFK BA2273 is on route, bet that's full.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17917

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

With T5 a bit of a ghost town I guess now would be a good time to bring forward any maintenance issues, baggage handling and the like. The catering company will have to sit on 2 days of extra supplies, might cause a ripple in their supply chain. ATC will have a less stressful time and the local resi...

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by readytotaxi
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Dunce

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by readytotaxi
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Icarus

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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

chances to improve your position.........

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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Mother-in-law

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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: I have begun reading stuff

Charles Dickens is always a good read, we don't encourage children to read books enough.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1617

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

What will happen to all the monies he had in China banks, he made sure Grace could not get her hands on it. Guess it wont find its way back to the people, Very few people will mourn his overdue passing.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

direction, don't make the same.....

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by readytotaxi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Board

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by readytotaxi
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK19 divert to LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 4796

EK19 divert to LHR

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE3PG/21f73a57

Appears that after a go around at MAN the plane is diverting down to LHR, seems strange.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE3PG/21f73a57

Appears that after a go around at MAN the plane is diverting down to LHR, seems strange.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pilots vote for further strikes
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Ryanair pilots vote for further strikes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49585118 UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted for seven further days of strikes as part of a row over pay and conditions. The next rounds of strikes will be: 18-19 September for 48 hours 21 September for 24 hours 23 September for 24 hours 25 September for 24 hours 2...

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by readytotaxi
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

a start in the right .....

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by readytotaxi
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

comfort

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by readytotaxi
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28364

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

This morning (3rd) both BA and Virgin have cancelled the LGW-MCO flights, lots of unhappy kids. :(

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by readytotaxi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Ponytail

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by readytotaxi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

achivement, we need more thinkers..........

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by readytotaxi
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Heroic

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28364

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

If it hits the Orlando area then "Splash Mountain" will be a walk in the park.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair appoints Eddie Wilson as CEO of airline
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Ryanair appoints Eddie Wilson as CEO of airline

Will O'Leary be pulling strings in the background or will Eddie be his own man? Know nothing about him but good luck 1st September.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

The country has been smart, it all about money, they made themselves attractive and accomodating, they have desert and snow capped mountains and some great beaches and good weather. No wonder film makers love it.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

so read a book, something...........

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

flatulence

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Dorian Path
Replies: 54
Views: 3567

Re: Hurricane Dorian Path

The Orlando theme parks could take quite a hit, a proper water ride !

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

The Canaries should be the best bet for some warm weather, how about give Malta a try, lots to see and do.

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by readytotaxi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency landing at London Stansted, planes holding and diverting
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: Emergency landing at London Stansted, planes holding and diverting

The flight was from SEN-FCO, shortly after takeoff there is a change in course and a possible return to SEN, then a holding pattern and divert to STN. As STN is designated airport for threats perhaps a disruptive passenger?

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by readytotaxi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15103

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Indeed, last year I googled wine lists from BA First class menus that appeared on You Tube trip reports, 4 different. There was not one bottle priced over £20, truly shameful.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental Airlines and UA
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Continental Airlines and UA

British Airways today could certainly learn from the CO customer service experience, but they don't care. :(

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by readytotaxi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 53
Views: 6995

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

I think there might be a market for a dirigible like the Airlander, that could carry more load and stay over site longer.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 9591

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2019

game play have died, leaving............

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by readytotaxi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

worthless

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by readytotaxi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 44325

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49493876

"The new deal would see the Chinese group take control of the business at the expense of other shareholders."
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unable to read as behind a pay wall, here is another link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49493876

"The new deal would see the Chinese group take control of the business at the expense of other shareholders."

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by readytotaxi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28370

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

In re: Switching TPA to LHR from LGW. Words from my friends in their German counterpart is that they expect them to make the switch at some point. BA apparently was caught off guard how much business traffic LH is able to route through its a FRA hub. That said, could they do a split operation betwe...

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by readytotaxi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15103

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Light at the end of the tunnel?

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA LHR-MAD selling classes
Replies: 1
Views: 340

BA LHR-MAD selling classes

BA is using a 4 class 777 on the route for some flights, do they sell First or Club or restrict the cabin to Y+ and Y does anyone know.?

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?

Use someone elses money,never you own. Find a billionaire who wants to be a millionaire.

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

We all need "Whistle blowers" but the world does seem to have a poor record on protecting them once out in the open. Just my :twocents:

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 19865

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

Harvest

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220
Replies: 14
Views: 6298

Re: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220

After many years of broken promises it really does only work when you grab 'em by the balls and squezze. ;)

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by readytotaxi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11236

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

A real professional, another reason we will always have a human being in the cockpit. Enjoy your flight Captain.

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by readytotaxi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 5655

Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49466996

Five of the victims, including the two minors, were on board the helicopter, while the two others were travelling in the ultralight, a type of small aircraft with a maximum of two seats.
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R.I.P.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49466996

Five of the victims, including the two minors, were on board the helicopter, while the two others were travelling in the ultralight, a type of small aircraft with a maximum of two seats.

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by readytotaxi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220
Replies: 14
Views: 6298

Re: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49460873 The article says the monies owed are to a retired farmer, said the aircraft was impounded because Tanzania's government had not paid him $33m (£28.8m) it owes in compensation.Lawyer Roger Wakefield told the BBC the money was awarded after Tanzania's g...

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