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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 2474

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

And remember everything is in Kilometers, not miles. Actually we have some weird hybrid metric/imperial thing going on at the mo. Things are sold in metric but speed and distance are imperial. So you could drive 2 miles at 30mph to buy 2L of Cola. (Not that anyone would go through that effort for c...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11552

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

scbriml wrote:
Concorde might be the only type I can think of quickly that didn't have a type designation. Cue 25 responses listing others in 5...4...3... :lol:


I want to say Dassault Mercure? I may be wrong ;)

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3852

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22156

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

TurboJet707 wrote:
off-centre landing gear.


I was under the impression that the BAC 1-11 landing gear was "normal", while the Trident had an off-centre nose gear. Looks like I've learned something new.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 08, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158229

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Nothing against the fire department they do a great job. But in the few more minutes it might take for them to arrive. Airports should just install a giant sprinkler system along the runway and turn that on at the push of a button when this happens. How many crashes in the past few years have resul...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun May 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Snow Patrol song
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: The correct Snow Patrol song

I'm not sure if there is a correct Snow Patrol song, but I suppose the least wrong one is Run.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?
Replies: 12
Views: 4204

Re: Why no aftermarket winglets on 777-200?

I just find it interesting they weren’t incorporated into the design initially back in 1995. The 747-400 was designed before the 777 and it had them. I’m no aeronautical engineer, but it surprises me the wing tips on the original -200s and -300s were just plain. I may be wrong, but it may be to do ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1842

Re: Accomplishments

I joined Mensa last year. It may sound big headed to mention it but I tend to keep myself to myself and live a private life so I don't drone about it at all, even though I was very proud of myself to receive the results letter and the invite to join. Was the invite letter signed by SpyHunter??? ;) ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1842

Re: Accomplishments

I joined Mensa last year. It may sound big headed to mention it but I tend to keep myself to myself and live a private life so I don't drone about it at all, even though I was very proud of myself to receive the results letter and the invite to join.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 9772

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Considier the possibility that maybe this is not an E170 or E190 but because of the 2x2 seat configuration a prank made by Interjet on one of their S100 to kind of hurt Aeromexico ever since they have been in serious financial problems for the past few years or so. Eh? I'm sure airlines have better...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 9457

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

My word, that's an incredibly ugly and claustrophobic office. $100k spent on it? I think the contractors took him for a ride (maybe literally considering what we now know about his... social habits)

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plot twist: New Continental Livery
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Plot twist: New Continental Livery

Boof02671 wrote:
There is no Continental Airlines.


Clearly the thread is hypothetical :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10808

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Someone misread the note to check the cowling.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 5572

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

The use of the word "snowflake".

It's everywhere, it's annoying and seems to be a cop-out remark when you don't have a real come back. Seems to be much more of a United States thing though.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3984

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

I've had Only You by Yazoo on my Amazon Music "Eighties Greaties" playlist, getting some serious play.

It's been a persistent ear worm after it was used on a tele ad here and I'm trying to get it out of my system.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 21662

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Does he realise people come in all shapes and sizes?

I'm 6ft5, I think I I'd still have to book extra legroom, my bent legs would still be digging into the "seat" in front. Whereas a dwarf would have dangling legs.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 5437

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Forrest Gump... the book and film are nothing alike. I liked the book and love the film though.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her
Replies: 47
Views: 4024

Re: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her

The lawsuit says Giordano “became sick, suffered a panic attack and suffered great emotional distress, extreme fear, horror, mental shock, mental anguish and psychological trauma” due to the situation, according to Cox Media. Blimey! I think this young lady must have a very low threshold if an admi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6760

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

StrikerXMF wrote:
If the have the same functionality called "nose diving" :duck: ? Then yes, they will be grounded.


Classy :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77377

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I do find myself wondering to what end the DVD felt they needed to cause a crash at Shoreham? :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2358

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

Tarkowski's Solaris ( 1972 ) Das Millionenspiel ( 1970 ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Millionenspiel better description: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Millionenspiel based on a story written by Robert Sheckley that was also taken as base for a US movie: The Running Man ( 1987 ) 2001 right ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452630

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

hmmm... think about your question. You are asking if experienced pilots confused the throttles with the yoke/rudder? Don't be a condensing prick. It's a valid question for someone possibly not in the know. After all, the speed and heading inputs on the 767 glare shield are three digit numerical inp...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2358

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

Interstellar
2001
Jurassic Park (the original, not the new ones trying to murder the legacy of the original)

And many more! But I could only pick three...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77377

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Good news re Andy Hill's acquittal. Again I think this was sabotage, of the altimeter, which I suspect was reading about 300ft too high. Not difficult to do and not easy to pick up, especially as the Hunter doesn't have a radar altimeter, at any rate I didn't see one last time I was in a Hunter coc...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27406

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

I know QF have managed to make the current spec 789 work on their Perth to London flights, but I wonder if they'll be interested in this increase to make margins a bit more comfortable. Especially if it's just paperwork changes to increase MTOW.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: The correct brand of Cola

JBo wrote:
Also, Cherry Coke is the best.


If we're ranking flavours, then cherry coke is third behind cherry Pepsi max, cinnamon coke and vanilla coke.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77377

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
And only one man is working to stop them, as they expand their tentacles into the highest reaches of power - he is Michael Shrimpton a.k.a SPYHUNTER!


Clearly not all heroes wear capes. :stirthepot:

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: The correct brand of Cola

As a side note on fizzy drinks... Asda in the UK has started selling grape Fanta. About damn time! I love grape soda, but it was a bitch to find in the UK.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: The correct brand of Cola

Virgin Cola was the king of colas, until it was discontinued. Now I don't really mind, but I suppose Pepsi slightly over Coke.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interesting Facts about Yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: Interesting Facts about Yourself?

I can slam a revolving door.
I finished the Neverending Story.
I let the dogs out.
I shot the sheriff AND the deputy.
Its wasn't Shaggy, it was me.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service
Replies: 18
Views: 3174

Re: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service

ABEguy wrote:
Honestly I could see it being quite useful for some business type who can squeeze in a meeting in Manhattan and one in LA in the same business day now because of the huge time savings avoiding traffic



Not sure how important that is in today's world with Skype etc.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A370-double decker super bi to replace A380 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: A370-double decker super bi to replace A380 ?

Nah. -much more fuselage drag over single deck -who would want it? -single deck is much simpler construction, and will lend itself to a freight version later on. -airport infrastructure needed for two decks. -if Airbus wanted to NEO the A380, they would have, theres just no market. -A350/777/787 siz...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day?
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day?

Mrs. Blueberrywheats and I don't go all out over top. I'll cook a fancy dinner after work tomorrow, crack open some wine and send the kid to bed. But to be honest, that routine is near enough a weekly occurrence in our house when my work allows me to come home in time to cook. So Valentine's day goe...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2479

Re: I've bought a new car

I love my fancy Fiesta! Well... it used to be fancy. It's a UK model 2013 Titanium and has served me faithfully without a problem for thousands upon thousands of miles and plenty of long trips. https://blogmedia.dealerfire.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/258/2017/03/fiesta-blue-candy_O.jpg

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School starting times in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2299

Re: School starting times in the UK

Pushing back to 10am will make my morning commute so much easier at 8:30am, the roads will be so quiet!

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13704

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

Well this does show how low some of BA's altitudes have reached and no wonder why they're in the trash re service standards. Michael Not condoning the actions but what effect does this have on service? I suspect none, and you can find similar people in any airline/industry and not effect service. &...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16289

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

747Whale...

Does any thread topic please you? All you do is post about how everyone else is wrong/everything is drivel on online forums. Serious question, why did you join a.net in the first place? You must have seen the typical content beforehand.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash

Surely the one with the greatest loss of human life?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11695

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

2. Engine failure due to over-heating. Really? As in, the turbojet engine just overheated, steam coming out of the radiator, pilot had to pull over and put a bit of water in, let it cool, before he moved on? Overheating? Really? It's not a piston engine. SJOtoLIR was only quoting something read els...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Motown song
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: The correct Motown song

"It's a Shame" - The Spinners.
"The Night" - Frankie Valli.

These are the only two logical choices for best Motown song.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question/topic for non-Americans: American English
Replies: 27
Views: 1827

Re: Question/topic for non-Americans: American English

You should use "quite" more often. I'm quite sure it can catch on and enter the regular day to day lexicon.

After that we really must start replacing all those letter U's that you've discarded from words in our quite lovely language.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77377

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Sigh... how to put this delicately?

Go away and join a conspiracy theory forum.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: Disabled WN Aircraft at Boston Logan

F27500 wrote:
oh, god, that "T" word again (..tarmac.. hate that!)


Still better than everything referred to as the runway.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8622

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

It's about time. I never had a pleasant experience on the aircraft. It was always extremely loud . Not to mention we never landed in London we always got there and then turned around. Good riddance. For crying out loud, it's a (almost) 80 years old aircraft. Of course it's not going to be as quiet,...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 16181

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

You might be getting a knock on the door soon from some friendly law enforcement officials with a thread title like that. :lol:

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21515

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I like how different that new Virgin ship shown above looks, it's certainly a bold design, but looking at all the other new ships in the pipeline I just feel that the ship's are becoming far too large and ugly. It'll be horrendous when a couple of ships pull up to a small island and dump such large ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 36
Views: 16788

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

How easily do the fuel cut off switches move? I imagine there's some sort of safety on them, like having to lift them to move or something. But they are just below the throttles, so I wondered if there was any chance that they could have been accidentally manipulated. Surely it's not that easy, but ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142206

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

spartanmjf wrote:
That isn't an unveiling - it is Lady Thatcher's reaction to the "World Tails"


Yes we know. The fact that Maggie Thatcher is dead kind of gives that away.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142206

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Hope it isn't a hoax, but the original tweet seems to be have been deleted. Thatcher's been long gone...is time they resurrected the World Tails...I thought it was great. Not knocking their current livery..but WT was cool IMHO. I thought the world tails were fantastic. I would hope for retro liverie...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14145

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

Lucky it was only from Menorca. Imagine sitting on the floor for the 9 hour drag from Orlando or somewhere else further afield.

Of course, it's still unlucky to board an aircraft and it turns out your actual physical seats have missed boarding.

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