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by SOBHI51
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4378

Re: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?

Early 90's i flew Varig DC10 from Rio de Janeiro to Lax.
Due to weather we ended up landing in Las Vegas, stayed in the plane for about an hour and then continued to Lax.
I don't remember any other airline doing the same trip non-stop at that time

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by SOBHI51
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6186

Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pXUwo4w5g
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Brave ground crew saved this plane and it's passengers
I suspect overheated brakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pXUwo4w5g

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by SOBHI51
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6246

Re: What's your ringtone?

The good the bad and the ugly

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by SOBHI51
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 19078

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Super80Fan wrote:
He probably thinks Greenland is Iceland and vice versa.


But they are, Iceland in the winter and Greenland in the summer :rotfl:

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by SOBHI51
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29736

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Does Delta A220 have any flight to either DCA or IAD?

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by SOBHI51
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15019

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Less than a week and BA will resume flights to Cairo as of Friday 26 July

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by SOBHI51
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 13
Views: 4133

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Saw him life in London around 1976. He was funny and his jokes were on the strong side for that time.

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by SOBHI51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15019

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

bennett123 wrote:
For seven days?.



LH only canceled for one day, BA could be over reacting.

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by SOBHI51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15019

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

According to a lot of my Egyptian friends the only reason that BA decided to cancel all flights for a week is the following: On Friday there was the final of the CAF soccer competition, Algeria was the winner, so far so good. Thousands of Algerian fans were flown to Cairo on military planes before ...

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by SOBHI51
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15019

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

According to a lot of my Egyptian friends the only reason that BA decided to cancel all flights for a week is the following: On Friday there was the final of the CAF soccer competition, Algeria was the winner, so far so good. Thousands of Algerian fans were flown to Cairo on military planes before t...

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by SOBHI51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 121
Views: 16480

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

What a shame, was one of the nicest places i liked to visit while in Paris.

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by SOBHI51
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12730

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Qantas is reportedly going to strip Fraser Anning of his Chairman's Lounge membership: As a (for now) a government official, unless he pays for the privilege or as part of personally paid for tickets, to me it is unethical to offer him or any of them free membership or access to the Lounge. Meanwhi...

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by SOBHI51
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Medicine for a Cold
Replies: 28
Views: 1885

Re: Best Medicine for a Cold

Coke (cola), ginger and lemon, bring to boil, drink go to bed and cover yourself. Next morning you will wake up trenched with your own sweat and feeling better. Chinese remedy learned in Hong Kong Now the French one given to me in a hotel in Paris, someone mentioned it here but missed an item Rum or...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11407

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/ for today and noticed this:


To boot, at altitude temps reach well below -60 Celsius. I don't buy the "jet fuel freezing" argument for a moment.


Tell that to the crew of BA038 that crashed in LHR .
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dik909 wrote:
DLX737200 wrote:
I was looking at https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/ for today and noticed this:


To boot, at altitude temps reach well below -60 Celsius. I don't buy the "jet fuel freezing" argument for a moment.


Tell that to the crew of BA038 that crashed in LHR .

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by SOBHI51
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31918

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

Vast profits, huge margins, massive personal wealth and they cheaped out on travel. A bit like Aaliyah flying a clapped out twin piston yet her body was flown home on a fancy biz jet. Some things just don’t make sense. If you’ve got the money then fly in safety or fly commercial. The plane was hire...

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by SOBHI51
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31918

Small plane disappears over English Channel

According to Sky News (in Arabic) a Pipper46 disappeared over the English chanel. One of the passengers on board was a football (soccer) player who just signed a new contract with Cardiff football club for 17 million Euros Emiliano Sala. https://news.sky.com/story/cardiff-city-investigate-reports-fo...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The inappropriate topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: The inappropriate topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vupgBykQnko
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This also is very funny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vupgBykQnko

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by SOBHI51
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24136

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I might be wrong, but i remember EgyptAir did have A 310

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by SOBHI51
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where do I buy a grey urinal with a lid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Where do I buy a grey urinal with a lid?

Sorry nothing in Grey http://www.wayfair.com/home-improvement/pdp/duravit-vero-urinal-concealed-inlet-flush-cover-drv2209.html?piid= http://www.homeessentialsdepot.com/urinal-vero-white-concealed-inlet-f-cover-us-version-duravit-2801320092-2801320092/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_7HdBRDPARIsAN_ltcJIopRq8PgXjfGM6G...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 8589

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

The important question is how Iran is going to pay for them, with there bad financial situation to the bank sanctions?

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by SOBHI51
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 2099

Re: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations

Will answer 3 of your questions, as for balding hair, well i am also loosing my hair and nothing helps. 1) Sephora face masks are great, my daughter convinced to use them i am happy with them. 2) i have been a Gillette man since my first shave and will not change now after 50 years. 4) Red Polo and ...

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by SOBHI51
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apex awards Middle East Airlines Airliban a 4* Rating
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Apex awards Middle East Airlines Airliban a 4* Rating

Having flown them in J recently I am veryyyy surprised. Yes, their lounge in BEY is nice but their onboard product (A332) is so outdated it felt like a throwback in the 90s. Also the FA seemed to not have a care in the world. Worst J class I have ever flown (and I’ve flown J in both PY and TX which...

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by SOBHI51
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2751

Re: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?

Part of the problem is probably that German cars are preferred by "regular" people for such use, but a US president can't ride in anything other than a US branded car, so there is no COTS available anyway. Then they like to put useless things in the car to make it more like a tank, wouldn...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July '18: Rebooked on small and big Lufthansa CRJ900 & A380
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: July '18: Rebooked on small and big Lufthansa CRJ900 & A380

Can't see the pictures

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by SOBHI51
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11202

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

So it's more of an airline policy. and that of the registered country & airspace you're in. CAA regulations state it is a criminal offence 'to enter an aircraft drunk or be drunk on board an aircraft'. This applies to ALL aircraft on the ground on in the UK, in it's airspace and those G- regist...

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by SOBHI51
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11202

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I've lived and worked in Saudi and my experience flying BA was that when leaving, alcohol would only be served upon leaving Saudi airspace. The reverse when arriving, all drinks would be have to be consumed or given up before entering Saudi airspace. This was a nine years ago, but I'd be surprised ...

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by SOBHI51
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11202

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

Let get this, the lady is taking her young daughter to Dubai for a vacation in either end of July or beginning of August while the temperature there is over 55C, why? When residents of UAE are all escaping the heat to a cooler place. Once i was at the arrival hall in IAD just before immigration, my ...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 13201

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Such a shame, the man whom is mr. Bribe from FIFA and whom gave to the WC to his pale Putin, will not attend the opening match tonight. In Dutch: https://www.nu.nl/voetbal/5310449/blatter-laat-openingsduel-wk-ondanks-uitnodiging-zich-voorbij-gaan.html Blatter won't leave Switzerland because he's sc...

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by SOBHI51
Wed May 30, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice

Few weeks ago i bought the Shark® IONFlex™ 2X DuoClean™ Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum, it comes with 2 rechargeable batteries a lot of additional parts and cheaper than Dyson. Very happy with it.

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by SOBHI51
Tue May 29, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33562

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Looks very similar to Syrian Air

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by SOBHI51
Wed May 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ramadan 2018 begins tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: Ramadan 2018 begins tomorrow

Will take it as face value, thank you.
After all this is month for forgiveness.

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by SOBHI51
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 4577

Re: End of Korean war?

One word: Starvation.

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by SOBHI51
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 9860

Re: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Mazza military airport was badly hit, DAM was not touch. Inside information from Damascus friends.

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by SOBHI51
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alan_Kurdi That poor kid did not die because of the war in Syria, but because of the greed of his father. The family was safe in Turkey, but decided to become migrants by illegally crossing the Med into Kos. But hey, you can always play the victim card. Bad ...

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by SOBHI51
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

As long as they're not Jewish children. We wouldn't want that now, would we? A child is an innocent being whatever religion he is, I respect all religions specially when it comes to innocent victims. Something Israeli soldiers don't have when targeting chidrens Well the Palestinians aren't exactly ...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

I was just suprised to see a dead baby in someone's avatar on an aviation website. Do they allow corpses in general in avatars or just political ones? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alan_Kurdi I'm trying to find a good photo of a dead kid who was burned by ISIS. A good one. Do you have an...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

Nice dead child in your avatar. Mods, what is the acceptable level of decomposition of the dead children we're allowed in our avatars? What does my avatar has to do with the subject we are discussing? I explained the reason I have this avatar before, will do it once more, it represent all the child...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

Nice dead child in your avatar. Mods, what is the acceptable level of decomposition of the dead children we're allowed in our avatars? What does my avatar has to do with the subject we are discussing? I explained the reason I have this avatar before, will do it once more, it represent all the child...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

London's idiotic mayor is already saying zero tolerance for anyone carrying a knife. LOLOLOL Your Islamophobia is noted again. Lolololol Nice dead child in your avatar. Mods, what is the acceptable level of decomposition of the dead children we're allowed in our avatars? What does my avatar has to ...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

slider wrote:
London's idiotic mayor is already saying zero tolerance for anyone carrying a knife.

LOLOLOL

Your Islamophobia is noted again.
Lolololol

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by SOBHI51
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Emirates April's Fool

A better April fools joke would be them not being an egregious offender of human rights. Wait till you find out AA eagle employees make less than $10/hr. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447 Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't. So how do they travel, g...

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by SOBHI51
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scotland wants to arrest idiot for teaching a small dog a trick
Replies: 40
Views: 1114

Re: Scotland wants to arrest idiot for teaching a small dog a trick

An idiot in Scotland taught his girlfriend's pug to do a nazi salute in order to piss her off. He has now been convicted of a "hate crime" and is facing jail time. https://www.yahoo.com/news/youtuber-count-dankula-taught-dog-155834759.html To all those desperately trying to remake the U.S...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2854

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAtj1oHPWK4
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Jouhou wrote:

https://youtu.be/UaS633dA6Kc

In case anyone needs evidence of how much trump cares about Israel (he doesn't even know where it is). That's the director of Mossad facepalming btw.


That was the Israeli Ambassador to the USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAtj1oHPWK4

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by SOBHI51
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2854

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

I would be interested in the entire interview to see it in context. At the very end of the segment you posted, Golda say, "There were no such things as Jews and Arabs and Palestinians. There were Jews and Arabs." So I would really love additional context. BTW: there is printed historic cu...

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by SOBHI51
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2854

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

I’ll bite.... Show me a record that Palestine was a country at any point in the past 2000 years. Look, there is no question that there is an emotional attatchment to the land. Israel could have and should have done a much better job in the past 70 years. But then again, so should have Jordan and Eg...

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by SOBHI51
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

casinterest wrote:
I feel old now. I was in middle school when it came down.

What should i say then? I was in middle school when it went UP. :old: :old: :old:

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by SOBHI51
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2854

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

So exactly why is Palestine shooting rockets and attacking soldiers with knives? Because they like them? So imagine 2000 years from now when suddenly a group of people shows up with weapons that far outclass the American army. This group claims that America is their land, and they suddenly take dow...

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by SOBHI51
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2854

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ZFeDWhlDo
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For all who says there is nothing called Palestine
From Golda Meir own mouth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ZFeDWhlDo

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by SOBHI51
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways, Business Class - Boeing B 787-8: Bangkok to Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 3506

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

Great pictures and good reading, thank you.

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