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by readytotaxi
Mon May 16, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 26092

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61463876

McDonald's has said it will permanently leave Russia after 30 years and has started to sell its restaurants there.
The move comes after it temporarily closed its 850 outlets there in March.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61463876

McDonald's has said it will permanently leave Russia after 30 years and has started to sell its restaurants there.
The move comes after it temporarily closed its 850 outlets there in March.

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 16, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 33
Views: 895

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

He will probably claim that God told him to do it. :roll:

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 16, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

Okeechobee under licence, imagine the..

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 15, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 1793

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Too much rain/water/flooding in the east too dry in the west. There has to be a way to efficiently and cheaply pipe water from east to west. If oil can be piped from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico surely water can be piped across the US. It all comes down to money, if the west wants it, pay for the p...

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 15, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Revolt

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by readytotaxi
Sat May 14, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

The terrible roads of Russia.

There are countless videos of road traffic accidents on YouTube. Cars vs people vs trucks vs anything. Having looked at these for a while the standard of driving really sucks, it seems that pedestrians are generally viewed as an inconvenience. A lot of accidents occour at pedestrian crossings, and t...

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by readytotaxi
Sat May 14, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

having the time over again...

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by readytotaxi
Sat May 14, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jamaican ATC Walk Out - May 12
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: Jamaican ATC Walk Out - Services Suspended

"Air traffic controllers have been at odds with the Ministry of Finance for the last three months owing to a fallout in salary negotiations."
Has this been tried before in other countries?

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by readytotaxi
Fri May 13, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

eat from and you will..

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by readytotaxi
Thu May 12, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8298

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. :bouncy:

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by readytotaxi
Thu May 12, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

potato sacks, new research shows...

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by readytotaxi
Thu May 12, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

exhale

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by readytotaxi
Wed May 11, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 659993

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Covid mask rules relaxed for EU air travel. 16May https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61413015 "ECDC director Andrea Ammon said that although the wearing of masks would no longer be compulsory, it was important to remember that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene, it is ...

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by readytotaxi
Wed May 11, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Historic

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by readytotaxi
Wed May 11, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7623

BA in big management shake up.

New managers have taken responsibility for customer services, operations and IT, the airline confirmed.Chief information and digital officer Anthony Allcock is to be replaced by external hire Dirk John, while Calum Laming is brought in as chief customer officer, replacing Tom Stevens. https://www.in...

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by readytotaxi
Tue May 10, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Irrigate

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by readytotaxi
Tue May 10, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/05/sr ... ng-crisis/
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Aesma wrote:
Isn't one big issue that they tried to go to all organic agriculture and it went badly wrong ?

Yes it certainly did.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/05/sr ... ng-crisis/

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by readytotaxi
Tue May 10, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61389189

This is not going to end well.
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Sri Lankan security forces have been ordered to shoot law-breakers on sight in a bid to quell anti-government protests on the island.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61389189

This is not going to end well.

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by readytotaxi
Tue May 10, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 3317

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Vintage wrote:
IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that.

WAIT, Micky has left Minnie? :cry2:

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 09, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Breakthrough

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 09, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is struggling to cope with a debilitating economic crisis with inflation soaring, food and fuel shortages daily power cuts and fears of a sovereign default looming on the horizon. The people take to the streets to protest daily about poor government and corruption and want the Rajapaksa fa...

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 09, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

with a little support so..

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 09, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Confucius

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 09, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. BHX & MAN chaotic check-in today.
Replies: 0
Views: 491

UK. BHX & MAN chaotic check-in today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-61379415 Does not seem to have been managed very well today. At BHX passengers had to queue to check-in and then leave the building and join another line to get through security. Passengers complained of long waits and poor information. At least it wa...

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 08, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes
Replies: 28
Views: 4655

Re: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes

From the article it says that security is why many pick flying to locations rather than car or trains. 26 people kidnapped and held ransom after bandits stopped a train. A growth business in Nigeria.

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 08, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13615

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Tweek the back of the seat on the last row to add 50% more recline and charge double for "comfort class" :lol:

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 08, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13615

EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61370175
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Well I guess this is one way to try and beat the staff shortage. I wonder if others will follow suit?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61370175

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 08, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Understanding

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by readytotaxi
Sat May 07, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes
Replies: 28
Views: 4655

Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-61361686 "Jet fuel has risen almost fourfold this year, which was unsustainable, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) said. AON, which represents Nigeria's nine domestic carriers, said the airlines had been having to subsidise services over the last fou...

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by readytotaxi
Sat May 07, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 125
Views: 5422

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-61317755
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The BBC had an interesting piece on the logistics of remote voting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-61317755

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by readytotaxi
Fri May 06, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 not showing on FR24
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: "Invisable" aircraft.

PM wrote:
Someone has to say it.

The word is invisible.

:white:

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by readytotaxi
Fri May 06, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 not showing on FR24
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

A340 not showing on FR24

An all white A340 just flew over my house having departed from LHR around 13:30, at 6000ft heading southeast. I went to FR24 to check it out and it was nowhere on the map, I know aircraft can show up as blocked but this did not show up at all. :confused:

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by readytotaxi
Fri May 06, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

gender, take boobs for example..

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by readytotaxi
Fri May 06, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

French

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by readytotaxi
Thu May 05, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2020
Views: 271086

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

How are landing slots/pairs handled in India, are there lots of availability at airports currently ?

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by readytotaxi
Thu May 05, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Recline

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by readytotaxi
Wed May 04, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

my ear which travelled to ..

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by readytotaxi
Wed May 04, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Bowl

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 02, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

and worn by knowledgeable persons..

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by readytotaxi
Mon May 02, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Code

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 01, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 237991

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/ATN207/2bafbe5d
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I see a cargo 767 of ATI going IAD-RZE, wonder what they are carrying.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ATN207/2bafbe5d

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by readytotaxi
Sun May 01, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

Mother Nature has so much..

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Update

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 26092

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61252785

The runway at Odesa airport hit by missile attack, now unusable.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61252785

The runway at Odesa airport hit by missile attack, now unusable.

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Dune

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by readytotaxi
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

Go outside more, experience the..

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 9054

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Portcullis

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by readytotaxi
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 4800

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

and X Factor, boring old..

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