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by allrite
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
because it is well fed.......


With the fresh blood of

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by allrite
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces record profit for FY15/16
Replies: 63
Views: 8717

Re: QF announces record profit for FY15/16

I agree! Take the 8 on order and reconfigure the oldest 8 to 700 to 850 all Y seats, transfer them to JQ to start LAX services from SYD/MEL/BNE at rock bottom prices and watch the market explode! It need not take any premium [including Y+] traffic off QF if done properly. With no capex, except mayb...

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by allrite
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand: Inflatable sex doll in the cockpit.
Replies: 9
Views: 4336

Re: Air New Zealand: Inflatable sex doll in the cockpit.

Are you certain it wasn't just the autopilot activated?

Image

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by allrite
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scenic Route to Hamburg: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Replies: 4
Views: 4065

Re: Scenic Route to Hamburg: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

First trip report I've read in a long time. Love daylight flights over desert landscapes - you see so much more of the geology when it is unhidden by vegetation and urban development. Afghanistan is my favourite. On finding my suite Izzam comes to introduce herself and offers the usual amenities for...

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by allrite
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143
Replies: 206
Views: 27070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143

Queensland Expansion would be logical A second Queensland airport would make sense as AirAsia X continues to evaluate potential new Australian markets. Canberra is a very small market and does not have the inbound potential of Brisbane, Cairns or Townsville. AirAsia X has been very successful in the...

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by allrite
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
because a heavy organ was.......


Played like a hand stroking...

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by allrite
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your history with computers
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Your history with computers

Our first personal computer was a Multitech MicroProfessor MPF-II back in about 1982 or 83. Multitech eventually became Acer, who made our first IBM XT compatible PC. In between we had an Amstrad CPC6128. The Acer started an unbroken chain of PC's, which continues to this day. My workplaces have all...

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by allrite
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

WarRI1 wrote:

and although I have never.............


eaten anything finer, a flavour...

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by allrite
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

WarRI1 wrote:
shall never meet because they.......

both taste like mouldy socks...

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by allrite
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

VapourTrails wrote:
Sharper than glass is the..


Suit the fish is wearing...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

WarRI1 wrote:
batteries were installed so the ........


"Special toys" would not function....

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by allrite
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143
Replies: 206
Views: 27070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143

Speaking of NTL, what international routes can be sustainable, given how close Sydney is? AKL-MCY is doing pretty well, every year the season is getting extended and more weekly flights added. I'd say by next year it would be year round and maybe daily. One difference between NTL and Queensland coa...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 602
Views: 20406

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

WarRI1 wrote:
being good and happy children...........


, though poorly toilet trained they

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Struggles with Fate of Virgin Name, 2 Airlines till 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 13082

Re: Alaska Struggles with Fate of Virgin Name, 2 Airlines till 2018

Maybe AS could find a prominent Alaskan to advise on the Virgin brand. How about the Palins?

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

Jetstar to Bali. Enough said. What a nightmare route. For the unitiated, Low Cost, Low Fares, Low Class (bogans) Everyday. I'd suggest that VA extend their 777 bar service to Tigerair on the Bali route. Could be on to a winner! I'd love to know what a Boeing 878 looks like though, or even an Airbus...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143
Replies: 206
Views: 27070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143

Seems very odd that Qantas made an announcement with an long lead-in time, maybe they just wanted to say it before Virgin got a chance? Will be interesting to see if NZ beats them too it, in there latest safety video there is an line "Wifi isn't available on this aircraft" seems like an l...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143
Replies: 206
Views: 27070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143

Virgin Australia have announced they will be fitting wifi to their fleet of 737-800s, A330 and 777 from mid 2017. I expect Qantas will make a similar announcement in the coming months. http://www.facebook.com/virginaustralia/?fref=nf Qantas already announced wifi for the domestic fleet of A330s and...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

WarRI1 wrote:
Salted.


Earth

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

According one report, the off-loaded passengers will not face criminal charges in Indonesia because they were travelling on an Australian-flagged carrier and it is understood the Australian Federal Police is not involved in the investigation. http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... 62077c4c2f S...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unarmed black man shot while laying on ground, hands in the air
Replies: 60
Views: 1928

Re: Unarmed black man shot while laying on ground, hands in the air

There is no way that this should happen in such a benign situation, two men on the ground, not touching each other, no weapons in sight, ridiculous and almost tragic. The autistic gentleman had a toy truck. That could be a weapon...you could, like, step on it or something? After Nice, trucks are co...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

WarRI1 wrote:

Selling.


Butter

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

Ban 'em from flying. mariner Don't let them out of the country! I couldn't see anything in a quick skim of the Passports Act (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/ ... pa2005261/) about cancelling and refusing passports due to unworthy character, except at the minister's discretion. Probably a go...

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by allrite
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2268

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

I see them all regarding themselves as legends and Jetstar (and the Indonesian authorities) as being "Mike Baird wowsers". Obviously they were only going to Phuket due to the lockout laws for Kings Cross because it is every yobbo's right to get sh!t-faced and fight.

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by allrite
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

2707200X wrote:
Manageable


Stupidity

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by allrite
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 31945

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

In terms of physical geography, it will take millions of years, if at all, to remove the UK from Europe. Now, now if we are going to get down to tectonics Qantas has plenty of flights to the Eurasian plate. :) However, it will be interesting to see the impact of these Brexit shenanigans on Qantas i...

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by allrite
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 31945

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

So, Qantas has at most a couple of years to add a European destination if it wants to say it flies to Europe. :D

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by allrite
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

WarRI1 wrote:
Messy.


Nappy

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by allrite
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

WarRI1 wrote:
Vegatables.


Leadership

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by allrite
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

I've been reading your Japan TRs for years now, here and on your site, and every one brings something new. It's one of the main reasons I always ache to go back to Japan when the situation presents - and your advice regarding bringing my daughter (now six) on my last two trips (September 2013, Janu...

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by allrite
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

VapourTrails wrote:
Tests


Reveal

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by allrite
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Hi Allrite, Since moving to HKG I have been keen to avoid busy cities and am keen to explore the more isolated, rural areas that I neglected when I lived there. Thank you very much for your beautiful photos of northern Honshu - looks like an amazing place and has inspired me to do some research for...

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by allrite
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

VapourTrails wrote:
Alloy


Scull

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by allrite
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 31945

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

VA has secured traffic rights for both HKG & PEK http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... g-beijing/ First step, though as the article says: In addition to traffic rights, Virgin will also need to obtain the necessary takeoff and landing slots at busy Beijing and Hong Kong airports. JB could...

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by allrite
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6535

Re: Word Game 338

VapourTrails wrote:
[size=150][b][color=#000000]Tinker


Solder

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by allrite
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Nice report on your most recent family trip to Japan Thank you! It's such a pity that part of the joy of flying is taken away by this angst you experience during turbulence. Is there any means to overcome it? Yes, there are a variety of techniques that you can use to overcome flight anxiety and pro...

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by allrite
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A less known airline: Air Moldova to Chisinau and Moscow
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: A less known airline: Air Moldova to Chisinau and Moscow

Interesting to read about somewhere different. The sandwich labelling in English looks incongruous.

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by allrite
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia - $852m capital raising
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Virgin Australia - $852m capital raising

A cynic might say he's got a couple of new Chinese sugar daddies to make goo-goo eyes at - LOL. I believe that the Chinese are the biggest consumers of luxury brands at the moment and may share his passion. And given him a real Rolex. :) What is odd to me is that the things that are happening shoul...

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by allrite
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Why travel if flying scares you so much? Because I (and the rest of the family!) still want to get to the destination and from Australia you have no choice but to fly if you want to visit another country. (And it's not like a ship will be any better for the motion sensitive!) Because I actually lik...

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by allrite
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia - $852m capital raising
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Virgin Australia - $852m capital raising

Interesting analysis from CAPA suggests that Virgin Australia is a winner out of this capital raising and the change of shareholding, with the holdings of the stingier partners in NZ and SQ now reduced. Qantas not to benefit so much out of the turmoil.

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Once again a brilliant trip report. The contrasting scenery of Japan between its urban environment and more tranquil locations is stunning. Great cloudshots. Thank you! Once you get outside the biggest cities I find Japan to be an incredibly tranquil place. Even some of the larger cities have a cal...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 284370

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

As a professional web developer, my reaction after a day of actually using the forums on the site: ⋅ Maintaining old web systems is really hard, especially when the code they run on (eg old versions of PHP) is no longer supported and is full of security holes. ⋅ I appreciate the ...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day Trip To Esperance : Regional Express Saab 340
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

Re: Day Trip To Esperance : Regional Express Saab 340

Can't keep track of your ever changing usernames!

Great photos and as always a pleasure to read about a different destination. The museum with the Skylab pieces looks especially interesting.

The cover photo and title of the inflight magazine certainly match! :lol:

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airline's Premium Economy: SIN-LHR
Replies: 37
Views: 23573

Re: RE: Singapore Airline's Premium Economy: SIN-LHR

Quoting allrite (Reply 33):Just had the thought that Australian airlines should serve their wines out of bladder casks to demonstrate their patriotism at this local invention. And Malaysia Airlines (and no doubt others in the region) should provide drinks in plastic bags with ice.  Ew. Ok I didn't ...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Some notes on producing this report for the new Airliners.net: ⋅ I wrote the report at blogger.com (See the original ). ⋅ Photos are hosted at Google Photos. Blogger makes it easy to incorporate them. ⋅ I had to load the url of the page into the HTML to BB Converter at ...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

Back up the race track to Terminal 3. We checked in with around two and a half hours to spare before our flight, which was on time. Yes Japan Rail delayed and Jetstar on time. What has the world come to? With our two  bags now checked in we were free to enjoy the pleasures of the terminal. Terminal ...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

As usual, check out my blog for more details of the trip, but I will provide a summary here. The next day we caught a Shinkansen up to Aomori in the far north of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It was a bit later than we hoped and the seafood markets were closed, but there was still enough to do. ...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

A call went out for Tokyo passengers to go to the gate. The queue at immigration was almost non-existent as almost everyone was already inside. The Gold Coast isn't the world's most exciting airport, but it's certainly convenient. From the indicator board it was obvious that our flight was delayed d...

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by allrite
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8114

The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_RjYnnPXRRk/V16xdKQ0ycI/AAAAAAAFTKs/7XUaiDa436snp1iFmk27yiNRYvedxhfRQCLcB/s640/teleport-to-japan.jpg A warning: This report contains a giant robot, dinosaurs, Godzilla, a teleport and Lego. Why Japan? Every year for the past eleven years I have made at least one trip ther...

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by allrite
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 31945

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkncj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkncj</a> (<a href="#92" class="quote">Reply 92</a>):<br/><i>With VA now being 40% owned by China, would th...

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by allrite
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cooking Knives
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

RE: Cooking Knives

Out of interest, has anyone used a Jikko knife? I have one but I don't know much about knives. The reason I ask is that the Jikko family run an English school adjacent to their factory and we are hosting a student from there again this year. We also visited the factory on a previous trip to Sakai in...

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