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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct plural of "loop-the-loop"
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: The correct plural of "loop-the-loop"

The correct plural would be 'vertical loops' as the correct term for the aerobatic maneuver, colloquially known as 'loop the loop,' is 'vertical loop'.

The pilot executed three vertical loops in succession, followed by a stall turn and then one further vertical loop.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3277

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

TWA772LR wrote:
Thanks for your responses!
debonair wrote:
Best to buy beforehand through the web

How far beforehand?

Months. Seat of your pants, days beforehand will more often than not, return high fares.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29741

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

As for the regulations it was not necessarily a Commercial flight, possibly just a mate who offered to fly and they split the costs, completely legal in that aspect, Actually, it's not. There's no PPL cost-sharing allowed on non-EASA registered aircraft. Flying an N-Reg on an US license also makes ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14580

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

I am an aircraft mechanic. If a hole develops and breeches it will cause depressurization and you will be sucked out. Blown out, not sucked out. Physics 101 When the window shatters you put the plane down asap to prevent it from breeching. It's extremely rare for a laminate window used on an aircra...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Windows on the World reopen?
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Will Windows on the World reopen?

Never is not a word I'd use, it's always possible BUT. Windows On the World as it was won't be coming back due to cost concerns and lack of support.

Besides, One Dine, One Mix and One Cafe, are now located at One World Observatory where they were to be housed.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

mham001 wrote:
Last I heard, Reuters is British.

Heard incorrectly then, Canadians took it over a decade ago. See Thomson Reuters.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107610

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The Scottish independence movement is kinda strong.... Except it isn't. Only the SNP give a toss about it (single issue party)....and they're going to get another kicking in the next round of elections, since it's the only thing they give a toss about. They failed at gaining independence, and they'...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

salttee wrote:
IMO May should cancel Brexit on her own.

Unfortunately she can't. Although it can be done relatively simply (with respect to procedure) via parliamentary process.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

Polot wrote:

That is why anynomous boards like this one exist. But you still have to be careful.

If you think this board is anonymous, then think again.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

This is a joke. The whole bloody world knows what a Big Mac is, so for the EUIPO to say that McDonald's can't prove that the term Big Mac is being used by McDonald's is preposterous! Wasn't about the 'big mac' trademark so the joke's on you and the piss poor 'journalism'/reporting from US media out...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I'll just leave this here for the #brexitbellends to digest

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Extreme Game PC
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Extreme Game PC

If you wait few months you'll always find a better setup/better cards/etc etc. Doesn't matter what you plump for, it's always going to be usurped within a matter of weeks.
Just pick a system that does what you want it too, allow a little room for an upgrade or two down the line if you want to.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10703

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

The US are not at war with Russia, no one can commit treason. We may want look up what treason is, the state/country doesn't have to be at war with anyone. The US tends not to prosecute people explicitly for treason (less than 40 at federal level), preferring other charges instead, eg, espionage, s...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10703

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

What would be the punishment for such treason if found guilty? The US are not at war with Russia, no one can commit treason. We may want look up what treason is, the state/country doesn't have to be at war with anyone. The US tends not to prosecute people explicitly for treason (less than 40 at fed...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richest Person in the world Divorcing
Replies: 71
Views: 3740

Re: Richest Person in the world Divorcing

trpmb6 wrote:
My reading of the articles and washington's marriage laws says she's entitled to 50/50 irregardless of a prenup.

No need to make up words, regardless or irrespective have managed the job just fine for centuries.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The vote will go ahead, the vote will be lost. Therefore the representative democracy we operate will have had it's say, and the article 50 notification can then be withdrawn in accordance with the EJC ruling (UK remains in the EU).

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMB-145 Take Off
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Re: EMB-145 Take Off

Missing the obvious.....Did they have a take-off clearance on entering the runway or were they just lining up?

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I have to ask, was the Brexit Referendum actually binding or even really allowed per UK law ? Would a new Referendum be binding and legal as well ? . The 2016 European Membership referendum was a non-binding, advisory vote. Only brexiteers seem to think it wasn't or that it's result advised any oth...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9129

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

AC797 - While not directly caused by smoking, the resulting actions taken (or rather not taken) by the crew on the flight deck because of the belief it was a regular trash fire caused by smokers really didn't help the situation. While we maybe can't directly point to a fatal due to smoking, there's ...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I think you're missing the point, an FTA with the EU means following the EU's rules. You know, the one's designed to "reduce or eliminate barriers", the one's we already abide by as part of the EU, the one's EEA members abide by. You won't get a FTA as 3rd country without agreeing to thos...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

You do know that a FTA usually comes with a supra national body which rules in case of trade disputes? Thus how is the UK not tied to EU regulation when a FTA with the EU will contain regulation stipulating the UK has to follow some EU rulings? You do know the EU won't agree to a FTA without the co...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I think your missing the point on what an FTA is, "they are treaties between two or more countries designed to reduce or eliminate certain barriers to trade and investment, and to facilitate stronger trade and commercial ties between participating countries". I think you're missing the po...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5760

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

Fact: The US pays the 4th highest average wages (mean, but 6th in median household/personal income) of any country in the World. Not to mention, the cost of living in most of the US and tax burden is far lower than other countries in that range. So your argument that "America needs to join the...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5760

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

I just read an article stating that Frontier Airlines has started requesting passengers to tip their flight attendants. The passenger is given a hand held device that has buttons for certain percentages of gratuity already listed for bill or custom amount. It also has a button saying I prefer not l...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7026

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

marcelh wrote:
And the Chinese just starting their computers and loggin in the US systems and press <Ctrl>+<Alr>+<Del>.


And the Americans fire up all their systems filled with Chinese made chips and components...... :hot: :melting: :checkeredflag:

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7026

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

I think the bigger picture is that the Chinese have a growing self confidence. They achieved an infrastructure in a time span unmatched in history, they own foreign industries, the US owns them 1.3 Trillion, Europe remains divided and Russian mind their own. But they'll never do crazy things. China...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Biggin Hill airport
Replies: 36
Views: 5883

Re: London Biggin Hill airport

I would rather re-establish Northolt as a civil airport. Kick the military out of there, they can do their business at other places just as well. It's the longest serving RAF aerodrome having been established by the Royal Flying Corp in 1915 (3 years before the RAF formed). It's never been a civil ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do My Pics Not View
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Why Do My Pics Not View

Sounds like the files have been corrupted. Could be software related, could be hardware.

The lead contender would be the camera module as it's showing signs of failure based on the info given. (Either the hard/firm/software on it)

Might be time for a new handset, they don't last forever.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

Seeing something in a public place is one thing, taking photos in them is another and most of the privacy laws allow this. It's at the point of publishing those photos/videos for the world to see the law generally kicks in. People/Businesses/Organisations have a right to privacy. You can walk down a...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

WPvsMW wrote:
Berewolf... what's your avatar, and the heraldry?.

Looks like the flag of Serbia

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Cloud cuckoo land. Who's this wonderful FTA going to be with? The EU? Which bit of the four pillars do you not get, they won't budge on those and rightly so. AS A THIRD COUNTRY THE UK WILL NOT GET A BETTER DEAL (or even something remotely equal to) THAN THE ONE IT ALREADY HAS AS A MEMBER. This is a ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

It helps when you ask a question and you can at least identify the airplane you are talking about. The G650 is a separate type and I have never seen it designated a GVI, certainly not by Gulfstream or FSI. Your dismissive attitude will not serve you well in aviation, especially when asking question...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

Maybe some convoluted old school system where the windshield heat was provided by an 'old style' blowing demister (like cars) where the heat was weirdly provided by bleed air? :confused:

I can't see where it'd be used on a electrically heated windscreen, either with wipers or hydrophobic coating.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Being in the EU does come with limitations to your sovereignty. As does every other deal you do with another nation. From having to meet standards for your budget to needing to confirm with common standards. The standards are indeed useful, but the EU cannot force a member to comply with them. Ther...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

But on the other hand I do understand the desire to take back control and regain a position of full sovereignty. Not directed at yourself in particular, but would anyone care to name a country that actually has 'full sovereign control'? You're going to struggle, it's a mythical status. I suppose No...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

Does anyone have any experience with the Gulfstream bleed air method for clearing the windshield? Is it better/worse than wipers? Bleed air? I though the "Surface Seal" water-repellent coating did the job combined with normal air flow on the G550 (maybe G660 too). I thought I remember rea...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3359

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

[ The Bat was an early guided weapon using radio guidance. Worked ok, about as well as the Fritz K of Germany. How is that an impractical idea? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASM-N-2_Bat I said bat-bomb not ASM-N-2_Bat. They were literally bombs strapped to bats (mexican free tail bat). https://en...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3359

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

I have never suggested it was practical and the reason it isn't in service may have nothing to do with the capability or cost of the respective system and everything to do with political considerations as others have outlined. Neither of us know but to come out swinging against a suggestion which t...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3359

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

ChrisKen, read the links quoted above by myself. The USAF prototyped using a minuteman III as the vehicle to deliver a conventional payload in 2010. Clearly it was considered at least feasible enough to spend a significant amount of money on prototyping it, hence the concept is not too "out of...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

scbriml wrote:
You seem to be forgetting that we'll also have a nice commemorative 50p coin. :wave:


Ah schucks, I forgot about that....forget what I said, brexit is the shizzle!

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

Berevoff wrote:
Does anyone have any experience with the Gulfstream bleed air method for clearing the windshield? Is it better/worse than wipers?

Bleed air? I though the "Surface Seal" water-repellent coating did the job combined with normal air flow on the G550 (maybe G660 too).

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Why would the UK need to step back from regaining full sovereign control. The UK already has full sovereign control and the benefit of trading/policital clout of being part of the EU block. Why would the UK keep ploughing on to having a lower world standing, less sway and far less options? Oh yeah,...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90252

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So you are basically saying Brexit voters are too thick to have been given a say in leaving your beloved EU. Given they've had almost three years since the referendum was announced and the average brexiteer STILL doesn't have a clue as to what's possible, and the reality that surrounds them... ...i...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3359

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

Perhaps not overkill if there is a time sensitive nature to the target. If the US feels it needs to strike bad guy X who will be at that current location for a specific period of time then a long range weapon like a conventional ICBM that can be on target in 30 minutes is likely better able to acco...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DNA Tested
Replies: 41
Views: 3513

Re: DNA Tested

Quite why you'd want to hand over your DNA profile to a company to sell or use as they wish, in perpetuity, is beyond me.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?

https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/defa ... f?sfvrsn=2
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Baggage should be thru checked but I believe you may have to ID your bag (via videolink/photo) at US Customs.

https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/defa ... f?sfvrsn=2

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11925

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

BN747 wrote:
My point is the Russian people could couldn't care less of what is on the minds of Americans...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14600

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Since I’m not inclined to Doug bad things to people the chances of me being sentenced to death are very slight, whereas bad people do bad things and if they are accidentally wrongfully convicted and executed I don’t have an issue with that. Great, you won't moan like a little bitch when you get loc...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8415

Re: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

VTCIE wrote:
IB four-digit flight numbers are confusing as it is.

Just match the number on Flight Info Screen to the one on your ticket and you're golden :o

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14600

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

I'm not aware of any innocent people executed after 1978 1976 when the death penalty is reinstated. Just because you're not aware doesn't mean there haven't been any A quick search brings up at least three, Brian Baldwin Ray Krone Thomas Martin Thompson Then you have the wrongful executions that ar...

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