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by readytotaxi
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Border Force to strike at airports.
Replies: 21
Views: 2130

Re: UK Boarder Force to strike at airports.

https://www.gov.uk/industrial-action-strikes
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usdcaguy wrote:
What are the laws regarding Border Force strikes? Obviously, UK airports would still need staff working the booths, or planes could not offload passengers, and flights would need to be canceled.

Strike laws are here.
https://www.gov.uk/industrial-action-strikes

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by readytotaxi
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Border Force to strike at airports.
Replies: 21
Views: 2130

UK Border Force to strike at airports.

Border Force staff are going on strike for eight days over Christmas at Heathrow, Gatwick and several other airports. The PCS said its members working at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff airports - whose main duties are to check passports for those arriving in the country - will...

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by readytotaxi
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

with Spector and the Ronettes

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by readytotaxi
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 12047

Re: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?

25yrs ago you would have been better treated onboard that shorter flight. ;)

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by readytotaxi
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Kirstie Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: RIP Kirstie Alley

She made a good show very good.
R.I.P.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

recipe

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by readytotaxi
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Best VPN

https://www.ipvanish.com/

Been using this for a long time now, based in the UK I watch US TV shows with no problem at all, Just pick your "home" location from all over the globe.
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https://www.ipvanish.com/

Been using this for a long time now, based in the UK I watch US TV shows with no problem at all, Just pick your "home" location from all over the globe.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow faces pre-Christmas baggage handlers strike
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Heathrow faces pre-Christmas baggage handlers strike

The 72-hour strike action will affect flights operated by 10 major airlines from Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63832932 Airlines that are likely to be affected by the three-day strike are Air Canada, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian...

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by readytotaxi
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 18515

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Back in the day when Hawaii Five-0 was a top hit TV show in the UK :old: Hawaiian Airlines ran a L1011 from HNL-LAX-STN, didn't last long.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10437
Views: 777307

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63826082

Looks like they are running out of stock.
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Russia is now using nuclear-capable missiles with non-explosive warheads to exhaust Ukraine's air defences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63826082

Looks like they are running out of stock.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to open LAS/MCO 737 Base in 2023
Replies: 78
Views: 9964

Re: United to open LAS/MCO 737 Base in 2023

Also an incentive for pilots to remain on the 737, to stay in those places. This is also a good point. I know one 737 pilot who lives in LAS who has considered upgrading to a widebody, but I can guarantee he'll be taking a very very close look at this, as he hates commuting. Can almost guarantee he...

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to acquire 25% stake in Air India
Replies: 58
Views: 8958

Re: SQ to acquire 25% stake in Air India

Without government interference AI has a chance, but an uphill climb for sure. Brave move by SQ to invest at this stage, wish them well and look forward to a growing product.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hellinikon (Athens to become city park
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

Re: Hellinikon (Athens to become city park

I like that statement. :D

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 7148

Re: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

When an airline counts you as a bum on seat and not a person you don't need customer service.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine

"every journey starts with one small step"

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Maybe not a bad thing

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Expectations

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by readytotaxi
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

And always remeber to do a backup each day.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii is erupting again after almost 40 years
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii is erupting again after almost 40 years

A lot more eruptions around the world in 2022, global warming from within, a sign of things to come? Is there any evidence to suggest any increased level of volcanism this year over past years. Also remember most of the volcanoes on earth are at the sea-floor and unless they produce a major eruptio...

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii is erupting again after almost 40 years
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii is erupting again after almost 40 years

A lot more eruptions around the world in 2022, global warming from within, a sign of things to come?

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eurostar security staff to strike in run-up to Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Eurostar security staff to strike in run-up to Christmas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63808685

Eurostar said it would update customers as soon as possible if there was any impact on services.

More Christmas cheer.
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The walkouts are planned to take place on 16, 18, 22 and 23 December.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63808685

Eurostar said it would update customers as soon as possible if there was any impact on services.

More Christmas cheer.

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by readytotaxi
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 735
Views: 29724

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Oh dear, after opening just 4 days ago DisneyLand Shanghai is closed again. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/29/business/shanghai-disneyland-china-hnk-intl/index.html The theme park will close from Tuesday, November 29 “to follow the requirement of pandemic prevention and control,” Shanghai Disney Re...

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by readytotaxi
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

you gotta love your pet

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by readytotaxi
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

And Fred Flintstone prefers Wilma

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Red Bull Gives You Wings!

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK airports could ditch luggage liquid rules by 2024.
Replies: 5
Views: 790

UK airports could ditch luggage liquid rules by 2024.

The equipment, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, provides a clearer picture of a bag's contents. A previous installation deadline slipped due to the pandemic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63737992 The technology has already been in use by US airports, such as Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jack...

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup
Replies: 51
Views: 9054

Re: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup

Where is the money coming from for this start up, another billionaire who wants to be a millionaire?

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Defiled

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Life was simpler 200yrs ago

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by readytotaxi
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

Flash Mobs, why do people

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by readytotaxi
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Collector

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by readytotaxi
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only in America
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Only in America

OMG, when did Canada stop teaching common sense in schools. :o

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by readytotaxi
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] SURPRISING VietJet A330 Business Class - INCREDIBLE Meal Service! SGN-HAN
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: [Video Only] SURPRISING VietJet A330 Business Class - INCREDIBLE Meal Service! SGN-HAN

Certainly very good service on a 2hr flight, can you imagine a european airline doing that! Good seat room and friendly staff certainly makes for a great trip, thanks for the video. :bigthumbsup:

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by readytotaxi
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Disney Cruise Line will soon own one of the world's biggest cruise ships after surprise purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 3486

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

At least it has not gone to waste. I agree, very little pleasure being among all those people, dining must be a nightmare.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Outdated

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint ✈ Mint Suite ✈ Mint Studio
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint ✈ Mint Suite ✈ Mint Studio

Seems like you must go Mint if flying coast to coast and you care about your well being, a great way to travel it seems. Great pics there, thanks.

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Hacker

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

as ink jets, but hey

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by readytotaxi
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Derby

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: LHR-JFK (w/pics + vid)
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Re: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: LHR-JFK (w/pics + vid)

Hi, nice see one of your TRs again, you always take really good photos.quite a saving you made there on the trip.That lounge is really nice, once you got there, not to crowded. As you say the prawn dish looked a little lacking but the snack bites looked yummy.
Thanks for that, look forward to more.

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by readytotaxi
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Scrolls

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by readytotaxi
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 259
Views: 60255

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

World Cup football - Virgin staff can not pick their uniform for the charter flight to Doha it seems. VS615 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63635191 Explaining why the gender-neutral uniform policy did not apply to Tuesday's flight, Virgin Atlantic said it was being rolled out in countries "more ...

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by readytotaxi
Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3382

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Greed has its own reward.

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by readytotaxi
Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2246

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

We have certainly managed to do some of the most terrible damage to the enviroment in just the last 200yrs, does not bode well.

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by readytotaxi
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

remembering who you voted for

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by readytotaxi
Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did BA just have a bad hair day today at LHR?
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Did BA just have a bad hair day today at LHR?

Looking at a list of delayed departures to North America today, weather was nice, effect of a rolling knock on perhaps. Always thought BA was good on time when operating from home base. BA285-1:30 late BA223-1.10 BA193-3:00 BA225-1:10 BA227-1.25 BA067-2.37 BA197-1.25 BA289-2.39 BA095-1.25 BA269-2.55...

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by readytotaxi
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

an angle of 45 degrees

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by readytotaxi
Fri Nov 11, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 76
Views: 2961

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

however gives me a hangover

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by readytotaxi
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2022
Replies: 83
Views: 3128

Re: Word Game Q4 2022

Offerings

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