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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airline TV Shows Make Passengers More Informed?
Replies: 20
Views: 4036

RE: Do Airline TV Shows Make Passengers More Informed?

PerthGloryFan;
Do i subtly detect a hint of dislike for Qantas in your ranting and raving?

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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Military Stories
Replies: 37
Views: 6436

RE: Humorous Military Stories

ANCFlyer;
Yeah, some poor kid trying to commit suicide.... hilarious

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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Red Bull Banned In France?
Replies: 42
Views: 7898

RE: Why Is Red Bull Banned In France?

In the state of Victoria (and possible elsewhere in Australia) it's illegal for bars to serve Red Bull mixed with an alcoholic drink. For example you cannot buy a RedBull and vodka, but technically you can buy a rebdull, and a vodka, then mix it yourself.

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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Hotel Stays
Replies: 34
Views: 7969

RE: Pilot Hotel Stays

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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF And OzJet To Compete On Canberra Route
Replies: 19
Views: 4825

RE: QF And OzJet To Compete On Canberra Route

I personally don't see OzJet really getting off the ground; and if they do, not for long. What business traveler is going to give up frequent flyer points/bonuses, lounges, interline airline agreements, high frequencies etc in preference for OzJet?? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="bord...

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by VHXLR8
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medical Emergencies: Should There Be A Doc Onboard?
Replies: 42
Views: 5080

Medical Emergencies: Should There Be A Doc Onboard?

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit Row Seating...esp On QF
Replies: 29
Views: 4637

RE: Exit Row Seating...esp On QF

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by VHXLR8
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 767s And 747s
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

RE: Qantas 767s And 747s

The 767 336ERs (leased from <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>) are used primarily for domestic sectors. The route you'd be most likely to see them on is <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith Inte...

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by VHXLR8
Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My 1st Emergency Landing
Replies: 32
Views: 9142

RE: My 1st Emergency Landing

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Airlines Eliminating First Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 9068

RE: Why Are Airlines Eliminating First Class?

A lot of airlines that still have first class only do so because others do. They make no money out of it, but to remain to be seen as a 'premium' long haul carrier, first class is a must. If it weren't for that, they'd dump it in a second.

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pom Bastards?
Replies: 80
Views: 4916

RE: Pom Bastards?

From my humble understanding: the term comes from Prisoner Of Mother England. A term obsviously given to the convicts. However in the early to mid 20th century, I believe it was turned around (good old Australian sarcasm) to make a play on the living conditions in Australia (good) as opposed to the ...

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Juvenile Death Penalty Unconstitutional.
Replies: 62
Views: 3386

RE: Juvenile Death Penalty Unconstitutional.

It is quite appalling that those under 18 years were even "eligible" for capital punishment. This ruling is good thing, albeit too late for many. Perhaps one day capital punishment in its entirety will end in the USA; that would be something to hope for

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Engaged!
Replies: 79
Views: 3843

RE: I'm Engaged!

Congratulations to you my friend!!!!

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closing Window Shades
Replies: 48
Views: 7838

RE: Closing Window Shades

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Passenger Jumps Off Plane!
Replies: 88
Views: 35082

RE: Lufthansa Passenger Jumps Off Plane!

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by VHXLR8
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closing Window Shades
Replies: 48
Views: 7838

RE: Closing Window Shades

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by VHXLR8
Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closing Window Shades
Replies: 48
Views: 7838

RE: Closing Window Shades

I'm not sure as to why the pax would be asked to CLOSE window shades; although the idea that it might be because of the cabin getting too hot during a sit sounds the most logical. I do however know that window shades must be OPEN for takeoff and landing; for the very reasons that Brido mentioned. It...

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by VHXLR8
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do Asian Restaurants Hire The Wrong People?
Replies: 25
Views: 3176

RE: Why Do Asian Restaurants Hire The Wrong People?

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by VHXLR8
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!
Replies: 37
Views: 13950

RE: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!

I take it, then, that these controllers, have never had experience of La Guardia!
hahaha, exactly what i was thing, but not just LGA, ANY major aiport!!!!

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by VHXLR8
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Start Second Flight To MUC In June05
Replies: 15
Views: 6944

RE: United To Start Second Flight To MUC In June05

Good for UA!! Nice to see one of the better American carriers expanding, not downsizing  Big thumbs up

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by VHXLR8
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS:No Armed Guards-possible Stop Of Flights To US
Replies: 53
Views: 13748

RE: SAS:No Armed Guards-possible Stop Of Flights To US

A very prickly issue indeed!! As Sk945 put it well, SAS is quite unique in its ownership, and thus the question on federal policing is an interesting one. Then of course, the added variable of the USA puts another slant on things! I was not aware that US policy required armed guards on all flights t...

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?
Replies: 48
Views: 5308

RE: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?

Have an awesome time at the Grand Prix dude!!! Sadly i'll be working all through the grand prix : (

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?
Replies: 48
Views: 5308

RE: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?

Hey Springbok dude, welcome to Melbourne!!! It really has gone beyond a joke here now; now especially with the 40kph limits outside schools.... c'mon!! Melbournians on the whole are pretty shocking drivers, perhaps it's time to crack down on imcompetent and incourteous drivers, not those of us that ...

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Weight, What You Want It To Be
Replies: 42
Views: 3832

RE: Your Weight, What You Want It To Be

i'm 185cm (about 6'3") and 88kg, but that fluctuates a bit (just ask any FA)

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Charles To Ask Camilla To Marry Him Today
Replies: 130
Views: 6317

RE: Prince Charles To Ask Camilla To Marry Him Today

I say good on em; probably a bit late though, they really should have done it years ago.
But c'mon, they are adults, they're not hurting anyone, let them be happy for once. I can deal with Queen Camilla (she'll only be consort anyway).

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?
Replies: 48
Views: 5308

RE: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?

With regard to the issue of speed tolerance, of course speeding is not a victimless crime. Nor is redlight running ( i was almost taken out by a guy running a red light yesterday on my way to work, lucky i braked, cos he certainly didn't). But back to the point; when you look at the callaboration pr...

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by VHXLR8
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?
Replies: 48
Views: 5308

RE: What Do You Think Of "the Police" In General?

AzoresLover,

In the state of Victoria, getting a fine for going 5km over the limit is pretty common. Ever since they abolsihed the 10% tolerance rule in favour of a set 3km tolerance. It sucks, big time!!!!

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.
Replies: 68
Views: 6361

RE: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.

Bill142: Cool mate : )

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Real Pain In The Neck. No More Pillows On AA.
Replies: 100
Views: 9176

RE: A Real Pain In The Neck. No More Pillows On AA.

Service standards aside, is there no safety requirement in the USA as to the number of pillows and blankets carried on an aircraft?

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Benefitting From US Visa Requirements
Replies: 39
Views: 7243

RE: Air Canada Benefitting From US Visa Requirements

JCS17, It's not jsut Latin American passengers that are adding to Air Canada'a increased business. Anyone who does not hold a US/Canadian passport in required to go through the ridiculous process of US immigrations and customs, regardless of whether they are even 'entering the USA'. For example, pas...

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding Because No Meal?
Replies: 32
Views: 7513

RE: Denied Boarding Because No Meal?

there is no problem with allowing someone to purchase a seat on a flight very late at certain airlines; a simple "CATERING NOT ASSURED" will appear on their boarding pass. More often that not, the crew will bypass them if not catered to allow a meal, otherwise, a meal will be placed in front of them...

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Running Flt. Number
Replies: 71
Views: 7551

RE: Longest Running Flt. Number

Not sure of the exact starting date, but <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 003 has been going for along time. Whilst having terminated in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CY...

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Increased Security Fees Anger US Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

RE: Increased Security Fees Anger US Airlines

and so continues the war on tourism! While i cannot deny the need to for countries such as the USA to remain vigilant when it comes to security; there becomes a point when enough is enough. The USA is all for defiance in the face of adversity, "let's not let the terrorsists defeat us" etc etc, but w...

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by VHXLR8
Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.
Replies: 68
Views: 6361

RE: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.

Bill142, Victorian police are very good with guns, we all know that. But in regards to "shoot first ask later", the majority of police shootings here recently have been in situations where officers had no other choice but to shoot. When someone runs toward you with an axe, pepper spray just doesn't ...

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by VHXLR8
Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage Gluttons
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

RE: Luggage Gluttons

CORULEZ05, Dude, you might have paid for your first class, business class, economy class or whataver fare; but there are still limits to what you can take on board. No matter what you might have paid for your trip, there's always gonna be that exciting litarature on the back of ticket laying down th...

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by VHXLR8
Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.
Replies: 68
Views: 6361

RE: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.

Springbok747,
rest assured, Australian police are most definately highly trained in the use of firearms  Smile

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by VHXLR8
Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's My Bourbon?
Replies: 27
Views: 3628

RE: Where's My Bourbon?

Hello everyone, this is officially my first post here at this site. In regards to the service of alcohol onboard aircraft, one of the main things to remember is that a lot of airlines these days market their product (particularly their business class product) as being similar to that of a nice restu...

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