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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

Dutchy wrote:

Indeed, a frequently heard conversation in the Netherlands, are you going to claim to the beach today? Neh, to much effort claiming all the way up there ;-)


ha ha :)

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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

It's my pet name for these cute little islands on the other side of the North Sea, please don't take that away from me ;-) Oh, ok :) Thank you, you are most gracious about it. Then I will let you call my country, The Netherlands, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Holland, or greater Amsterdam, or tha...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

Dutchy wrote:

It's my pet name for these cute little islands on the other side of the North Sea, please don't take that away from me ;-)


Oh, ok :)

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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney
Replies: 100
Views: 37166

Re: 757 Rolls Royce VS Pratt & Whitney

Wow, necropost! ha ha ha

My opinion still stands: 757 + RR = Best ever combination.

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by garpd
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

England haven't got a navy to take back the Falklands either. No long range bombers, no fixed wing aircraft capable of flying of the carrier. So they have to take it back without air cover, not a good place to be for grunts. They can, of course, get Apache to the Falklands, but that's about it. Arg...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight meals of yesteryear versus today
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

Re: Inflight meals of yesteryear versus today

Back in 1994 on my way home from Florida on a Monarch Airlines 757, the meal was a delicious beef stew with new potatoes and other vegetables. The meal was superb in general, but the new potatoes stuck out for me as they tasted so fresh and were perfectly cooked. Fast forward 10 years and I'm on ano...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Oceanliners were still mainstream?
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: If Oceanliners were still mainstream?

No, people would simply not travel. Just as before the 747 people rarely traveled long distances unless they were quite wealthy. Not sure that is entirely true. Back when it was the only method of crossing the Atlantic, the price of some of the ocean liner tickets for the unwashed masses was not to...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Oceanliners were still mainstream?
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: If Oceanliners were still mainstream?

They'd look a lot like the Queen Mary 2.

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by garpd
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus cancel all 50 A320NEOs for QR?
Replies: 42
Views: 10294

Re: Should Airbus cancel all 50 A320NEOs for QR?

zeke wrote:
The Max is not for them to fly, it is to lease out
Ugh, there is no official info about that and from my source the MAX is to replace QR's A320 fleet. Admittedly, he's gotten it wrong on occasion though. So, until we get confirmation from QR, we don't know for sure.

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by garpd
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HBO Westworld
Replies: 16
Views: 1205

Re: HBO Westworld

BlueberryWheats wrote:
What did puzzle me though was Thandie Newton using her normal British accent while playing a "host". I'm sure a reason will be explained, but for now it seems out of place.


There were Brits in the old west. So, nothing abnormal about it, no explanation really needed.

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 48852

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

texl1649 wrote:
Is there any difference between a 727 window and a 737 one?
A few minor differences, but essentially the same. IIRC

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted
Replies: 86
Views: 25541

Re: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted

My apologies. The term was my lizard-brain response to the totally neutral "attempt to hide", "awkward lines", "shoe-horned", "almost nearly resembles", "sleeker lines of the 787"... ;) Everyone is entitled to an opinion :) That was mine re: Sleek, ...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe new COO, Mugabe Son in Law
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: Air Zimbabwe new COO, Mugabe Son in Law

Mugabe will just blame the UK and the BBC for any failings, like he always does.

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....

Suppose you're right - money can't buy class. Agreed! Both aisles have been blocked on several occasions on every wide body flight I've been on. Be it passengers, crew or both. Blocked aisles are a fact of life when flying. Wide body, narrow body, makes no different. The more pax that the plane hol...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted
Replies: 86
Views: 25541

Re: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted

lugie wrote:
What an even bigger suprise to find you in this thread, good work man!


Didn't you know? This is where all the cool people hang out! :lol:

Thanks for the compliment :mrgreen:

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10963

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

Spyhunter wrote:
I most certainly do disagree with the OVV and JIT's conclusions....


The man who fired the damn missile could stand in front of the world's media and confess to it; you would still try to push your crazy conspiracy ideas as the "truth".

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....

The narrowbody jet has economical operation, enough to lower the price of a ticket that classless parents can bring their children with them transatlantic. So yes, you can blame to single aisle! I'm sorry (no, I really am not) but that is complete hogwash. With that logic, there should be no childr...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted
Replies: 86
Views: 25541

Re: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Not very clear in these pictures is that the A350 windows are also curved while the A380 windows are flatter.


I stand corrected. Less of the attitude though, yeah?

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by garpd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted
Replies: 86
Views: 25541

Re: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted

All 350s have/will have the racoon cockpit. All to do with fitting of the glass. Nope, it's just an attempt to hide the awkward lines of the A380 flightdeck windows that have been shoe-horned into the A350 fuselage. Notice how the black paint almost nearly resembles the sleeker lines of the 787's f...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....

Okay, so what's the moral of the story? That single aisle was a problem and was the main issue, in my view that the FAs were so nasty. They literally couldn't do their jobs because it was constantly blocked, which elevated their blood pressures and rage levels, making the flight miserable. The sing...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted
Replies: 86
Views: 25541

Re: Lufthansa A350 Fully Painted

I don't get how anytime there is a new thread about the LH fleet someone starts to rant against their livery... I mean pretty much every recent livery refresh has been a huge letdown and in some cases an outright disrespect for the classy old brand (except for AA imo but that's not even a widely sh...

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by garpd
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6522

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

Let's also not forget that upon learning of the error, JetBlue refunded the ticket and all fees ($475), offered the family a $2100 credit for future travel, AND paid them $10,000 for their troubles. Would this be a distressing situation for the parent? Of course. But the child was never in danger, ...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8400

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

Very well said S75752. I have exactly the same opinion and observation.

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 4-class 777 business class
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: BA 4-class 777 business class

I recommend any of the window seats. Flying facing backward seems strange at first, but you get use to it. I flew J on a BA 77W LHR-DFW in August. Seat 12A I think. Right next to the engine. I had 2 full windows to myself and with the partition up it was like I was in my own private plane. Thoroughl...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8400

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

APYu wrote:
Andy33 wrote:
ualcsr wrote:
Strangely they don't seem to have any problem filling these with paying customers.


If only they were all paying. Typically 10-20 of them are occupied by staff using concessions.


Hmm, that number seems high. That's half the cabin on most of the fleet. I call shenanigans on your numbers, sir.

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again
Replies: 7
Views: 4324

Re: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again

Disregarding the AI bash that immediately follows your comment, there were actually quite a few reports of windshield cracking in the early days of 787 service. Yup, there was an issue. It was addressed and fixed. No other airline has reported further issues. Windscreen do crack every so often. Whe...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again
Replies: 7
Views: 4324

Re: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again

Nothing what you guys write has anything to do with cracked windshields. The easy answer why one does not hear about cracked windshields on 787 at other airlines could be that they do not advertise it. Having friends in the MX department of two airlines with good sized 787 fleets, I would have hear...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again
Replies: 7
Views: 4324

Re: More Dreamliner troubles for Air India again

I've not heard of such a regular issue with the other airlines. What is AI doing differently? Are the airports where they base their 787s in a particularly humid area?

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10963

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

When all is said and done, I still see no concrete evidence that MH17 was deliberately targeted. This still looks like a case of itchy trigger finger.

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYMag:MH370 Pilot Flew Suicide Route on His Home Simulator
Replies: 30
Views: 11537

Re: NYMag:MH370 Pilot Flew Suicide Route on His Home Simulator

I am one to defend pilots. I think they all too often get the blame for crashes when other factors could be given more weight. I did so for MH370 also, when some where blaming the pilots for this disappearance. However, I cannot ignore the near identical flight paths of the simulator and the real fl...

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by garpd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6522

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

guyanam wrote:
Another one who doesn't have kids. If you did and this happened to one of them I bet it wouldn't be a minor event to you.


You don't know me from Adam, so don't try to lecture me.

This suit is a greedy money grab.

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?
Replies: 43
Views: 8400

Re: When Will BA Replace Their Horrible Widebody Business Class?

I concur that BA can fill the J cabin without breaking a sweat. I've flown BA in J a couple of times on two different routes with 77E,77W and 744, each time the cabin was completely full. As for the quality: I personally found the seat very comfortable and found the window seat to be very private on...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10963

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

The absence of these fragments in the captain's body points strongly away from his having been killed by a Buk. My analysis is that the first strike was by an AA-11 Archer missile fired from the Ukrainian Su-25 observed on Russian radar. This is the first of the two radar contacts seen in proximity...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Years Ago: Aeroperu 603 Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: 20 Years Ago: Aeroperu 603 Crash

I've heard the CVR, those pilots had all sorts of conflicting data being thrown at them. It is a shame they couldn't take a brief moment to put the throttles to a known safe power setting and put the nose at a known good pitch, then troubleshoot the issue calmly. A chase plane that they were to foll...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6522

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

OK, the airline staff screwed up. No way has this incident caused any real mental or emotional distress. The kids were perfectly safe all the way through and probable were all the happier for the adventure.

This suit is a money grab. Pure and simple.

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10963

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

..... it was a warzone anything flying over it is fair game....... I also believe the Ukranians and MH have to take partial responsibility for this accident, questions have to be asked, why wasn't the airspace closed and why was MH flying over a warzone even if the airspace wasn't closed, especiall...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: 757 Transatlantic Experiences.....

One of the main a.net arguments against narrow bodies on transatlantic flights has always been that they only have one aisle. This supposedly inhibits movement around the cabin and is were wide bodies are superior with their two aisles. Especially during cabin service. The truth is single or double ...

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the Air Canada livery ageless?
Replies: 30
Views: 5399

Re: Is the Air Canada livery ageless?

I think the current AC livery is a subtle yet somehow also bold design. It looks clean and crisp, it also makes the plane easy to spot amongst the sea of aircraft at busy airports like Heathrow. Going back to eurowhite will just make AC planes blend into the crowd.

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by garpd
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH-17 was not shot down by accident
Replies: 184
Views: 10963

Re: MH-17 was not shot down by accident

That the aircraft was downed by a Russian missile from a Russian launcher is pretty much certain. However there is no evidence to support a claim that it was a fully intentional act. I am still convinced it was an accidental shoot down by a trigger happy operator. The rebels seemed to genuinely thin...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9942

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

One problem is that many 757's are simply running out of cycles and/or airframe hours.. Spot on. That is the ultimate limiting factor. Sometimes an extreme overhaul where lots of components are replaced and the fuselage thoroughly overhauled can add some cycles or hours to a frame. But it has to be...

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by garpd
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani passengers force women to change seats on domestic United Airlines flight
Replies: 93
Views: 15679

Re: Pakistani passengers force women to change seats on domestic United Airlines flight

mmmm, careful when reading the Sun/ Or better known as "The Scum"

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by garpd
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9942

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

...and if the engineers on the 757 project had access to similar resources the 757 would look a lot more like the A321 than the actual 757. I disagree. There are plenty documentaries and lots of literature that will show you that the 757 answered the requests from about a dozen airlines. It came ou...

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by garpd
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15758

Re: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

tu204 wrote:
The fact that Russia was not included in this joint comission makes it illagitimate at best.


Rubbish. You don't let someone suspected of a crime participate in the investigation! What rock do you live under?

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by garpd
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15758

Re: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

people still believing the Russian propaganda must have wool for brains. Especially when you consider that their "what really happened" story has changed at least once and served only to contradict what they first claimed. Also, the faked images did not help lend any credence to their cla...

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by garpd
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19117

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

ahmetdouas wrote:
If i have to do all that, what is the point of paying more to fly BA then? Might as well go FR, at least it's cheaper.


That is of course your choice. Personally I prefer how BA treat you as a human being, not some sort of livestock animal.

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by garpd
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15758

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

You missed one fact, the type of missile used is a type only delivered to the Russian military and only in use with them, so based on this, it was a Russian BUK and the only question is, were Russian military in Ukraine and was the fire order from one of them or not. That is the next step in the in...

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15758

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Why give them the "benefit of doubt"? Why not look at the evidence, (including the immediately implemented attempt at coverup with falsified evidence), in an unbiased neutral manner and accept the conclusion that follows? I am doing just that. The quoted post was more supposition that sta...

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19117

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

While many of you guys seem to say BOB is fine on a 45 minute LHR-AMS, which I understand, how about an ATH-LHR, where you are on the plane for 4 hours 30 mins ! I will certainly need to eat or drink something during this time! Purchase a bottle of water and a snack once past security and put them ...

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Y Meal service - why not announce the options to avoid pax having to ask?
Replies: 25
Views: 2536

Re: Y Meal service - why not announce the options to avoid pax having to ask?

n757kw wrote:
I have noticed at my carrier, if you are in the middle of economy, you will have fewer choices. They serve from the front and aft.

N757KW


On BA they alternate serving from back to front or front to back. I'm almost always at the wrong end and end up with the meal choice I cannot eat.

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19117

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

See the difference? You are paying not only as a captive customer, but where you are at the time. That's why the markup exists. No competition and also because it's in the magic metal tube in the sky. The markup exists to extract maximum cash out of the passenger. No other reason for it. BA will bu...

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