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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6813

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

You are shifting the goal post. Nonsense. He wrote quite clearly that she should be put on trial and continued that as a result of that trial she should be executed. Now I agree that it is a pretty silly thing to say, but he is not advocating that anyone take the law into their own hands. No goal p...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 5983

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

Those anti-coup people shouting Allahuakhbar are as freightening as tanks on the Bosphorus bridges. It would be a mistake to conclude that all who were against the coup are in favour of Erdoğan. For example, Hişyar Özsoy, an MP for the pro-Kurdish HD party stated that although there are problems in...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Qualifications
Replies: 34
Views: 1160

Re: Presidential Qualifications

I was thinking about McCain and Obama and the questions around them. Those answers should be absolute. Thank you for your reply. I would like to see a ruling adopted whereby as long as a person who is a citizen was born to a US citizen, regardless of where born, he or she should be eligible. It see...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6813

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

How about reading the second part of this "lawmaker"'s tweet? Reading is one of my capabilities, thank you, along with comprehension. Again, he has not called for a bunch of vigilantes to lynch Clinton. He called for a trial and expressed his opinion on a suitable punishment. His speech m...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Qualifications
Replies: 34
Views: 1160

Re: Presidential Qualifications

allow someone who has been a citizen of the US for 35 years to hold the office. I agree with the principle of inclusion of those who are citizens by naturalisation but why not set the qualification period at the same level as the residency period - 14 years from the time of acquiring citizenship? I...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6813

Re: United Pilot calls for the Murder of Hillary Clinton

@HillaryClinton You should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… I don't agree with Folk's call but since when is calling for someone to be placed on trial a call for murder? He doesn't appear to be calling for a lynch mob to take things into their own hands but is s...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 5983

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

Well it appears that the coup has turned into a putsch. Erdoğan is reported to still be in control. Numerous arrests have been made, including 59 colonels, a rear admiral and 5 generals. Those in the forum who were cheerfully calling for blood will possibly see their wish come true but the victims w...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 7078

Re: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016

Congrats on being able to fly the inaugural CS1 flight. There's noting like being on a fresh, new aircraft with an unstained toilet.

How good of LX to provide a scale model as a souvenir for the passengers.

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by HGL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4336

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

The problem boils down to not necessarily to Islam as a whole, but to Sharia. Shariah is not a body of law to trot out when you feel like condemning someone or something. Shariah is not about stoning people or chopping off hands, even if in some countries these things might happen. Shariah is much ...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air France La Premiere B777-300/ER Paris to Tokyo
Replies: 12
Views: 11934

Re: Air France La Premiere B777-300/ER Paris to Tokyo

What can I say? It only seems to get better. The presentation of the food is superb. The wines excellent. The cabin understated. That certainly is a top product. But what we all want to know is, how did you manage to get an invitation to the flight deck during the flight? We mere plebs are constantl...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Log Cabin Republicans dismayed at official GOP platform
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Log Cabin Republicans dismayed at official GOP platform

Gays should be/could be perfect republicans ... -Educated ... But republicans don't want to make the tent a little bigger to include them. Doesn't make sense to me. Don't make the mistake of equating "educated" with "intelligent". ;) But more seriously, it is not surprising that...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of the year: Emirates
Replies: 22
Views: 4279

Re: Airline of the year: Emirates

The same applies to any airline who wins the award. EK has too many inconsistencies across the board to warrant 'airline of the year'. Considering a few years ago they barely made it to the top 10, it's surprising. I am not surprised at all. Remember that the Airline of the Year Award is not based ...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4336

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

This is dreadful but some things puzzle me. News reports say that the driver was firing at people as he swerved through the crowds, trying to hit as many as possible. It is said that the vehicle was loaded with grenades but it is unclear from the reports that I have read that the grenades were actua...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland welcomes ex-ISIS fighters with open arms
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: Finland welcomes ex-ISIS fighters with open arms

When you live in a tolerant society, It is funny that you should mention tolerance given your signature is "How to brainwash a liberal? Give him an enema." When I visited Mannheim last year I ventured into a bookshop and purchased Timur Vermes' Er ist wieder da. (He's Back) . The book was...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?
Replies: 56
Views: 6426

Re: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?

Dress code should be applied only for J and F class passengers, I don't see why it should matter what I choose to wear into the cabin. They will give me a pair of pyjamas to change into anyway. ;) But humour aside, as long as the clothing is clean I really don't care what other people wear. What to...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delhi to Tokyo The Long Way Part 1: Oman Air B738 Business Class DEL-MCT
Replies: 2
Views: 5213

Re: Delhi to Tokyo The Long Way Part 1: Oman Air B738 Business Class DEL-MCT

Itinerary: That sure is some detour. Still, we aviation enthusiasts fully understand. :) Economy passengers were called upon first, and I wondered since I was the only passenger may be the airline didn't care? I've noticed this with other carriers too where boarding is through one door only. It mak...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of the year: Emirates
Replies: 22
Views: 4279

Re: Airline of the year: Emirates

Something tells me Emirates will recieve a 5 star rating within the next 5 years, that is unless they start to decline in service. The Airline of the Year Award and Airline Ratings are two completely separate things. The first is decided by votes given by passengers and is ofetn highly subjective. ...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oman Air Business Class Review B787 Muscat to Bangkok
Replies: 5
Views: 5110

Re: Oman Air Business Class Review B787 Muscat to Bangkok

Great trip review. Oman Air offer a superb business class product that almost equals the first class offered by other airlines. For example, the food being individually served and not on a tray. The absence of a mattress is a negative, though. It is always good to see that you are welcomed onto the ...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of the year: Emirates
Replies: 22
Views: 4279

Re: Airline of the year: Emirates

19.2 million passengers voted out of how many carried world wide? IATA estimates that 3.568 billion passengers were be carried in year 2015 so the sample is quite small. Most people simply haven't expressed an opinion through Skytrax, although they may have done so to individual airlines or other co...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Well, what a wonderful surprise. The site now looks more like the old one and so many of the complaints should disappear. Naturally there is still need for some work on other improvements but at least we know that, contrary to what the naysayers have said, issues are being looked at and DM are respo...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PAL Airlines Dash 8 Across Newfoundland YJT-YDF-YYT
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Re: PAL Airlines Dash 8 Across Newfoundland YJT-YDF-YYT

Great report. I do like seeing descriptions of flights with lesser known carriers. The on-board service looks quite good for such a short hop and having a cheerful and welcoming crew always helps. Fantastic scenery along the way.

Thanks for sharing.

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by HGL
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Mortyman wrote:
Where did all the information / encyclopædia on various aircraft go ?

At the very bottom of the page in the navigation footer is a link Aircraft Data. Try that. :)

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by HGL
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New a.net web site. Is anybody as unimpressed as I am with it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: New a.net web site. Is anybody as unimpressed as I am with it?

I can no longer quote from multiple posts, or part of a post. It's actually quite easy but slightly different to how it used to be. Step one, before you even think of quoting anyone, click on the +Reply button. This will open the reply dialogue box. It will also place it at the top of the page with...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Some posters have commented that it is not possible to simply quote highlighted text as was possible on the old site. There is a way of doing this. One noticeable difference is that on the old site the reply box was already displayed when you visited a page. On the new site, it isn't. So step one is...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?
Replies: 70
Views: 15017

Re: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?

Hawaiian will probably be the last operator of the 717 other than Delta. That'll disappoint Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas (QF). He has recently signed an agreement with Cobham Aviation to continue operating the 717 for QF for the next ten years. He has also said that he is looking to purchase more. Qan...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirati Man Mistaken For Daesh Member In US And Arrested
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Emirati Man Mistaken For Daesh Member In US And Arrested

Do not go to another country with a different legal system and then cry wolf when you find out death is the sentence for drug dealing when in your own country it is a deathless crime. Fully agree. Here in Australia we see from time to time people arrested in places like Indonesia or Malaysia who ar...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes

AZa346 wrote:
how big is the gap in amount of seats between the two planes?

VLM's Fokker 50 could seat 50 passengers with a 32" seat-pitch in a 2 x 2 configuration.

Chalair's Beechcraft 1900D is a much smaller aircraft. It can seat 19 passengers with rows 1 to 8 1 x 1 and 3 seats across the cabin in row 9.

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by HGL
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes

No that doesn't sound too good. But how much advance notice was given.

Secondly, for business travellers the lack of twice daily flights would mean at least one night away, which might not be convenient.

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by HGL
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Chalair takes up Antwerp to Hamburg and Geneva Routes

Following the bankruptcy of flyVLM, French airline Chalair Aviation is commencing routes formerly flown by VLM between Antwerp to Geneva and Antwerp to Hamburg from 4 July. Flights to Geneva will be twice daily Monday to Friday while flights to Hamburg will initially be once daily Monday to Friday. ...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Election Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Australian Election Thread

Turned up bright and early to vote and found a queue had already developed as people either coming off shift or going to work wanted to get it out of the way. Although the booth that I initially selected did have a nice big magnifying thingy, it had no pencil attached to the string. Some mongrel had...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

All this talk of the UK being punished is just that, talk. No one is actually punishing the UK or has any desire to do so because it would simply make matters worse for all sides. EU leaders have said that there can be no negotiation before activating Art. 50. This is not punishment but a clear indi...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad FIRST CLASS APARTMENT - With First Class Lounge
Replies: 4
Views: 6771

Re: Etihad FIRST CLASS APARTMENT - With First Class Lounge

Well this sure is the way to travel. The on-board apartment offers plenty of space to stretch out. The in-flight meals look appealing, well-presented without having too much on the plate. The amenity contains quite a range of items. I thought they featured products from Le Labo and Bergamote 22. Sur...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sponsored/biased trip reports
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Sponsored/biased trip reports

I would imagine that airlines would only be willing to pay individual bloggers if those bloggers had a wide readership among people likely to fly. Certainly on professional travel sites, as in the print media, airlines do buy positive reviews by paying the airfare and accommodation. Typically the pu...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/

Who said that you don't have a sense of humour? :lol:
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JohnKrist wrote:
dash8 wrote:
What is a good alternative website.


Try http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/

Who said that you don't have a sense of humour? :lol:

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by HGL
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Or is the case that in 2016, no one has any excuse to be ill-informed, or to not be able to cut through the # - with all the plethora of information out there. We are using and filtering information every day of our lives. We know what information to take (more seriously) and what to leave I am not...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Brexit was a good thing not a blunder at all. The hope now is that the rest of the eu will collapse. But it hasn't actually happened yet. While a majority of those who voted may have voted to leave the EU no-one in Government seems to have a plan for actually doing so. Boris Johnson will not become...

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by HGL
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

@ Viscount724 7. All the articles on dozens of aircraft types that were quite interesting and included a lot of data have disappeared. Or if it's still there I haven't found it yet. As much as you hate scrolling, for this one you do need to. ;) Right down the bottom of the page is a footer navigati...

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by HGL
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Time & Last Time by Air France, Singapore-Jakarta
Replies: 6
Views: 7070

Re: First Time & Last Time by Air France, Singapore-Jakarta

Congratulations on uploading your first trip report on Airliners ... not Flyertalk ;) It is good that you were able to fly the route before Air France decided to withdraw it. Also great to see the photos of different aircraft operated by so many airlines, especially the ones taken from the air on de...

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by HGL
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christoph Mueller to quit Malaysia Airlines for Emirates
Replies: 9
Views: 6369

Re: Christoph Mueller to quit Malaysia Airlines for Emirates

Interesting move when one considers that Müller had previously orchestrated the partnership between Malaysia Airlines and Emirates that allowed the former to withdraw its own flights from DXB but place their code on EK flights and gain access to a greater number of destinations. One thing is clear: ...

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by HGL
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Boris Johnson has reaffirmed that "there is no rush" and even goes so far as saying that the leave vote was “not entirely overwhelming”. Arguing that the UK will seek closer co-operation with the EU, he went on to say, “I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe, and always wi...

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by HGL
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

59% of the laws imposed on British people are made in Brussels. Such laws are adopted into British law by the UK Parliament only as a result of input by the UK in the first place. National governments are free to formally express reservations if they believe an issue is better dealt with at a natio...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

So, how is Article 50 invoked? ...Who sends it, and who receives it? Complete Form EU174SG/h8b in triplicate. No, only joking. :D The Prime Minister would send a written request to the President of the European Council (EC). The EC would then set up guidelines for negotiations and the European Comm...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Interesting - thanks for that. IMHO doesn't it undermine the democratic system though, if you have another referendum, to 'un-do' the result of the first, because, the whole point of having another, is so all the people that made a mistake (not) can correct it. Yes and no. In Australia because of o...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

So this move to push for a second referendum.. There can't be a second one, just because the democratic vote didn't 'come out right' the first time.. WT# And what is this demanding.. First time I've seen this guy in action this week (Farage).. WTF.. This disunity and all the rest of it, it is just ...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Will they form a protest movement in advance of the UK's exit? The next UK general election will be the most fascinating for decades. Apparently an online parliamentary petition calling for a second referendum attracted more than 520,000 votes and the demand caused the site to crash for a while. ht...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Before the vote, they wanted the UK to stay. Straight after the vote, they want the UK to leave ASAP. Of course they wanted the UK to stay and they probably would wish that the UK did stay if it was prepared to abide by common agreements. Calling for an early Art. 50 move is not just a petty desire...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35256

Re: EU referendum today

Congrats to Britain for waking up and escaping from that cancerous union. It's a bit premature to offer congratulations. Despite the Leave vote, the UK is still a member of the EU and will remain so for some time. Although the EU President and some other EU leaders have suggested that Art.50 be inv...

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by HGL
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304332

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Among all the compliant and to a certain extent justifiable criticism, I would like to extend some words of thanks to airkas1 and Revelation for the efforts they have made to assist those with questions. It is also interesting to see the contrast in the reactions to the changes. On the one hand you ...

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by HGL
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai A380 in J: Bangkok > Paris (my first whalejet)
Replies: 6
Views: 5888

Re: Thai A380 in J: Bangkok > Paris (my first whalejet)

Congrats on your first whalejet experience. It is important to note, however, that the window seats alternate between having the actual seat adjacent to the cabin panel (aka windows) versus having the office space adjacent to it. There are similar arrangements on other carriers as they provide the d...

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by HGL
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-ZRH on Swiss' new 777 in Business Class
Replies: 17
Views: 10108

Re: HKG-ZRH on Swiss' new 777 in Business Class

Hi MatthKarl, It is a shame when one has expectations and they aren't met. Airlines like to hype their new products and one can be left feeling a bit flat. I am not sure about the cabin layout. You would need to be very careful when choosing a seat as some offer a bit more privacy while others are a...

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