I agree with you, Zak. There are more than a handful of such examples in the country database - from Antarctica to the Wallis and Futuna Islands. The absence of the EU flag is inconsistent with the apparent policy of listing every territory in the world represented by a flag. Some have argued that t...Jump to post
That quiz is great - but now I really don't know what flag I should use...
The Euro flag would come in handy, wouldn't it?!
Another tidbit about our flag: <i>It is the symbol not only of the European Union but also of Europe's unity and identity in a wider sense. The circle of gold stars represents solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe. The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of Member States...Jump to post
I am at a loss to understand why this is such a contentious issue. Prior to changing to the current system it was possible to HTML the Euro flag into the country box. Some users did exactly this and nobody made a song and dance about it. All we are asking is to restore the possibility of identifying...Jump to post
<i>You should have told me that, it's a bizzare law, for us it's different, if you are born in the UK you are British, case closed.</i> Not quite - the British Nationality Act 1981 provides that British citizenship can be acquired by birth <b>if</b> at the time of birth either parent is a British ci...Jump to post
Could also have been a test flight. It's not unusual for Airbus to use Fuhlsbuttel for such flights. Another reason could be to do with Lufthansa Technik having a base at <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym> and they may be servicing EasyJet's A319 fleet - alt...Jump to post
Can I just add my family crest?
That idea will probably be shot down as your family is not a country!
In most cases hotels charge long distance and international calls at the operator assisted rate plus a percentage mark up. An alternative is to get a tri-band mobile phone. Whilst the calls could still be considered on the expensive side (international calling rate + roaming fee), it is a lot cheape...Jump to post
It may be spyware in which case try downloading and running Spybot at <a href="http://www.security.kolla.de" target=_blank>http://www.security.kolla.de</a> (it's freeware). Alternatively, if you believe it to be a virus you can run a free virus scan of your computer by going to <a href="http://house...Jump to post
Skymonster - should the EU capitulate than the UK Data Protection Act or, for that matter, any privacy legislation in any EU member state would offer no protection for the simple reason that EU law precedes the laws in each of the member countries. With regard to the Data Protection Act, in particul...Jump to post
<i>Let me clarify: I see nothing wrong in the US asking <acronym title="MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME</acronym> for my information (name, date of birth, nationality, passport - but NOT credit information. That's nothing to do with the government). I take issue with governments forcing compa...Jump to post
<i>the EU is not a country!!</i> This argument is rather moot, as someone has already pointed out, neither is Antarctica a country but it has a flag and it is in use in this forum. Therefore the precedent has already been set. <i>The reason why I would select the EU flag? I was born in Europe, I liv...Jump to post
I am European. My car's licence plate has the EU flag on it and the initials <acronym title="Airborne Express (USA)">GB</acronym> to indicate in which member state it is registered. My driving licence has the EU flag on it with the initials UK indicating which member state issued it. On the cover of...Jump to post
Thanks for the link L-188 - an interesting read. Whether these people are Al Qaeda sympathisers or directed by Al Qaeda will no doubt be made clear in the next few days. The disconcerting aspect of this story is that these people are "home grown". These are British, middle-class Muslim suburbanites.Jump to post
<i>Was this a new group? My understanding was that it was those guys that got busted with the 1/2 ton of ammonium nitrate last week.</i> You're right this story follows on from the arrests made last week. It would appear the suspects were Al Qaeda sympathisers; that is to say they were motivated by ...Jump to post
I too, moved from country to country when I was young and am able to speak German, Dutch, French and passable Spanish. The language I should like study again would be Latin. I had to take Latin at school and really wish I had paid more attention to it then. The other "language" I need to learn is do...Jump to post
Looks very much like the aircraft which belongs to Lebanon's prime minister. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/443301/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/443301/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/...Jump to post
Duty free has been abolished within the EU. That is to say that duty free is not available to passengers traveling within EU. Accordingly, the airport operators have been noticing a decline in sales to people traveling within the EU. However, on flights to destinations outside the EU duty free can b...Jump to post
If I may steer the thread back to John Edwards. I for one find it incredible how far this chap got with his campaign. When Edwards first declared his intentions to run everyone said he had no hope and he was labeled a "wishful thinker". Yet, here I sit in London and I actually know who John Edwards ...Jump to post
Having read through this entire thread, I can do no better than quote the English poet and novelist Richard Aldington who wrote in "The Colonel's Daughter": <i>"Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill."</i> I can share that s...Jump to post
Godwin's point or Godwin's law, as it is more commonly known, concerns Usenet forum discussions. Godwin's law states: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." Edited: Forgot to mention my favourite cheese is an Amsterdamer.<br><...Jump to post
I too received my <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> membership via Amex. Amex Platinum offers free membership to <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> and free access for the card holder to the participating <acronym title="Jet Av...Jump to post
Here is what the BBC is reporting about the crash. The story confirms that President Trajkovski was killed in the accident.
Well put, Ezycrew. That was the point I was trying to make earlier. Of course, safety is very important but it is not the <i>sole</i> reason for the flight attendants being there. I also accept that passenger should behave in a civilised manner when travelling. If they don't, I'm sure they'll get wh...Jump to post
<i>Safety is the sole reason we are there Matt D!!! Customers service and serving meals etc is a very secondary part of it.</i> Sammyhostie, You might want to tell your marketing department about this. The airlines continue to entice would-be passengers by stressing their service is the best. The fi...Jump to post
They certainly did. The service was free for First class passengers. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/482004/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/482004/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/0/0/48...Jump to post
NW does not operate into <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. The <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR...Jump to post
Mine is <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/479943/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/479943/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/9/479943.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width...Jump to post
<i>GUYS LIKE <acronym title="MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME</acronym> THAT ARE JUST TOO DARN LONG <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> <acronym title="Aircompany Tavria-Mac (Ukraine)">BE</acronym> ABLE <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> STAND <...Jump to post