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by HGL
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10324

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

You don't have to fly AKL-DXB-JFK. There are other options to get to New York City. I read coolian's post as meaning that he wanted to avoid a transfer in LAX or SFO due to past reports of how unpleasant it can be. Entry with a connection in the US involves clearing immigration and formalities at L...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DXB to expensive to write off for DWC?
Replies: 21
Views: 5648

Re: Is DXB to expensive to write off for DWC?

It might appear to followers of this forum that Emirates remaining at DXB while all other airlines are encouraged to move to DWC would be beneficial to Emirates. Yet the airline itself has long stated that it will move over at some time. Originally anticipated for around 2017, the date has been repe...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dubai with Emirates! A380 & 77W in Y over SFO-DXB-MCO
Replies: 10
Views: 8496

Re: Dubai with Emirates! A380 & 77W in Y over SFO-DXB-MCO

Hi 737max8, Great way to spend a long weekend. Good to see that the quality of meals has been maintained, along with the generous approach to wines, beers and spirits. The on-board cameras are great, them and the flight map. My companion was given seat 31A. I was given 31D. We asked for seats togeth...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10324

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

the scavanger ME3 are facilitating its citizens A scavenger is: a) an animal that feeds on dead material, refuse or carrion; b) a chemically active substance acting to make innocuous or remove an undesirable substance; or c) a person who collects junk or refuse. So a scavenger is useful but I wonde...

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by HGL
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion and the workplace
Replies: 57
Views: 3217

Re: Religion and the workplace

Is it? What gives you two the authority to speak about what Islam is and isn't? What gives you the authority to judge whether another man (or woman) is actually a Muslim? Few religions have monolithic interpretations. Examples from history and contemporary society show that there is nothing specifi...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion and the workplace
Replies: 57
Views: 3217

Re: Religion and the workplace

Religion and employment are personal choices and people need to ask themselves which (if either of them) is more important. Men refusing to follow orders from women is not due to Islam. A number of Islamic countries have had women heads of state or heads of government, and high status Muslim women h...

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by HGL
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304129

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

How engaged are visitors to airliners.net? Bounce Rate 41.30% /\ 17.00% The high bounce rate could be the result of dissatisfaction with the site design or it could be the outcome of the default behaviour when clicking on an external link. On the old site, a link would open in a new window or tab b...

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by HGL
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children
Replies: 40
Views: 2943

Re: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children

Yes, a number of countries have laws that limit what names can be given to children. Quite often, naming laws have been less about protecting children and more about the projection of politics and national identity. The laws not only provide an approved list but also insist on the name defining the ...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 - 15 Years Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 4981

Re: September 11, 2001 - 15 Years Ago

I recall that approximately two weeks before the incident here in Perth on Channel 10 a movie was broadcast that had a similar theme. Not three aircraft but one, hijacked and loaded with explosive devices to be triggered over Washington, releasing some toxic gas. The film had been made a few years b...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11198

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

we should instead learn from them, especially the idea of concentrating on making money I guess it comes down to whom the airline wishes to sell tickets. If they only wish to carry Chinese passengers and no others then they can surely afford to be as inconsiderate in their language as they wish. Ho...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 18541

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

To be honest I hadn't heard of this athlete either and even if he had won seventy gold medals that of itself should not entitle any preferential treatment. But holding a business class or first class ticket normally would, including priority boarding. Every other airline that I have flown with has a...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11198

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

I don't think it's particularly practical either. How do you take precautions (by definition an action taken in advance of something) when the only way of determining the areas requiring precaution is through visual cues that can only be obtained after one is already in the area. It's too nonsensic...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

What in holy hell are you going on about? I've never called a woman "see you next Tuesday", as I don't even know what that means. Are you feeling ok? :?: :?: :?: Yet you choose to berate me for "faux outrage". Now, perhaps you'll understand why I wrote the text that you quoted.

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

What next, calling a right-wing black man a nigger? Get off the cross someone needs the wood. Your faux outrage is telling though. So you too, despite your outrage being "genuine" rather than "faux" , see nothing wrong in calling a woman a "see you next Tuesday." Now w...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

And we're right back to your fundamental misunderstanding of PacificBeach's point. Actually, if you look back at PacificBeach's use of the term in other posts you will find that he has not specified a "subset", as I pointed out previously... The fact is that you do constantly harp on abou...

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by HGL
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

This dumb see you next Tuesday tells women they don't deserve equal rights and gosh, we can't say accurate things about a legitimately mean person--"you're just as bad". Give me a break. You've missed the point completely.I don't even know this woman or her writings. My objection was to t...

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by HGL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK432 Perth / Brisbane / Adelaide diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: EK432 Perth / Brisbane / Adelaide diversion

Emirates do tend to file plans that take advantage of favourable wind conditions that enable them to reduce fuel consumption. This means that they may follow paths that do not follow the great circle route and that are sometimes a little longer. From PER to DXB it is common to basically head out in ...

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by HGL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

So-called baby boomers blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, b.. . Hit a nerve did I? It's always refreshing to meet an intellectual giant whose idea of debate is to ignore the points raised and simply edit with the words "blah, blah". But lest you have genuine concern about hitting a nerve...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

The sooner these wing-nut, Bible Beating Baby Boomers, croak the sooner the USA will begin to look like a modern day, European style, neo-libertarian, functioning democracy. Apart from a rather shallow identification of all people of a certain age group as having definable views, your image of Euro...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brand New Thai A350 - Bangkok to Phuket
Replies: 33
Views: 13791

Re: Brand New Thai A350 - Bangkok to Phuket

Hi 777Jet. It's always great to step into a new aircraft. Everything still looks and smells fresh. I am glad that you weren't disappointed by an aircraft swap on the day. BKK airport is already bad enough for taking photos, with the dirty windows, many support beams, and the 1 meter gap / railing be...

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by HGL
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia EMB190 vs Qantas 717 SYD to CBR
Replies: 14
Views: 5250

Re: Virgin Australia EMB190 vs Qantas 717 SYD to CBR

Hi Allrite. An enjoyable read, as always. It can be quite a challenge taking photos when the sun and haze conspire to spoil things but I do like the sunset over the water. It looks as if Qantas still offer the better product in terms of cabin service. With VA, you sometimes wonder why they bother wi...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Brand Revamp?
Replies: 27
Views: 8436

Re: EK Brand Revamp?

the actual name of the *airline* is just Emirates. In general advertising and press releases, etc, in English or other non-Arabic languages the airline is usually referred to simply as Emirates. But if you look at the aircraft you will see that the Arabic Script طيران الإمارات reads Emirates Airlin...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Brand Revamp?
Replies: 27
Views: 8436

Re: EK Brand Revamp?

How does the plural not make sense for EK, but it's fine elsewhere? It is all a question of local convention. For example, we talk about an airline as being a company that provides air services. When Emirates was set up it was done so as being "the airline" of the Emirates,or in particula...

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by HGL
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Brand Revamp?
Replies: 27
Views: 8436

Re: EK Brand Revamp?

There hasn't been any announcement by Emirates that they intend to change their brand image. I am not sure that they want to be in a rush to do so, given that Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report. Their w...

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by HGL
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alitalia Business Class - London to Pisa via Rome
Replies: 1
Views: 4009

Re: Alitalia Business Class - London to Pisa via Rome

Hi sportland92! I enjoyed reading your trip report. It had all the ingredients necessary to give a feel of what the service offered was like. The attitude displayed by the SkyTeam Lounge receptionist is sub standard: even if one get s lots of people turning up at the wrong place, a smile costs nothi...

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by HGL
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SGN-TPE on the Lotteria Jet
Replies: 5
Views: 3706

Re: SGN-TPE on the Lotteria Jet

Hi c152sy, I was a bit confused when I read the title of the report, thinking "is this a new aircraft type?" LOL. Great trip report. I like the detail provided and thanks for the explanation about Lotteria. My second guess would have been a national lottery. At least I am a bit better info...

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by HGL
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London - Manchester (no competing airline)
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

Re: London - Manchester (no competing airline)

It's a really clear case for the need of competition Why did other airlines withdraw? Was it that competition led to unsustainable prices? If airlines were not earning enough to justify the route, it makes sense that they would withdraw from it. This means the remaining carrier may be able to raise...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?
Replies: 23
Views: 3545

Re: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?

Actually the B787 has EDTO 300 approval, not 330 [I believe it due to limits on cargo hold fire suppression] Thanks for the correction. I had based what I wrote on this from Boeing: EVERETT, Wash., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today approved additional exten...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?
Replies: 23
Views: 3545

Re: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?

Could ET reach MEL or even PER nonstop? They need to make a tech stop in DUB for the IAD and YYZ flights, which are shorter than MEL would be and not much longer (1,300 miles) than PER. ET have in their fleet the 787-8 which has a nominal range of 7,355 nautical miles (13,621 km). ADD-PER is about ...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the Lufthansa Group limit expansion of Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss?
Replies: 17
Views: 5819

Re: Does the Lufthansa Group limit expansion of Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss?

I don't know whether LH Group goes out of its way to restrict the growth of either Austrian or Swiss but it does expect each to pull its weight. In some areas both carriers do this while in others they are under-performing. Take Swiss operations out of GVA as an example. Here the airline clearly wis...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?
Replies: 23
Views: 3545

Re: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?

1) Mauritius is a holiday destination in itself but some passengers do continue on to other destinations, including Nairobi, Antananarivo, France and the United Kingdom. Air Mauritius does sell tickets to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney with beyond Perth sectors being operated by Virgin Aus...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Busted by the Boss
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Busted by the Boss

At least the Emir is fair:

"Timeliness starts at the top, and we won't go after the employees when their bosses aren't there."


Leadership by example. Love it.

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by HGL
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2323

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

Well bully for you - just let everyone else pay for the media you consume online. Dan Subscribers were previously perfectly happy to pay to "consume media". Anet used to accept paid subscriptions but in their infinite wisdom decided to abandon that option. What you are ignoring is that pe...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOH to impose its first airport tax
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: DOH to impose its first airport tax

now hang on Steve, with all due respect & my love for the ME3 giving the legacies (US3) a run for their money...., Qatar is most certainly relying ´on the price of gas...`! Cougar, I think that you may have misread what Steve has written. He argues that the UAE has diversified its economy to a ...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem
Replies: 214
Views: 7362

Re: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem

... it has since been announce that he will sing the anthem at future events. Have people actually heard Corbyn sing? They might yet come to regret it. Mind you, it wouldn't be too bad if the UK actually had a national anthem rather than a royal hymn. It's just as well that the sixth stanza is no l...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...
Replies: 150
Views: 5598

Re: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...

He outright said that he was not interested in the opinions of anyone who is white because they are white. Such an attitude is blatantly racist. Hillis wrote no such thing. He wrote about people complaining how bad they were off against a background of a history of a lot of others being far worse o...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7149

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

While I can see some sense in restrictions at public swimming pools, we are talking about a beach. In a public pool there is a slight risk that loose clothing could get sucked into the filtration system. That is a safety risk (as slight as it is) but not a hygiene issue. But at a beach no such safet...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...
Replies: 150
Views: 5598

Re: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...

Where do I say they can't say anything? i didn't. I said that I-me, myself-don't want to hear about such hypocrisy. So your just clarifying that you don't think that racism needs to be national policy, just that it is your personal policy. That's a fair point, but you haven't explained how your opi...

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by HGL
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem
Replies: 214
Views: 7362

Re: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem

To be honest, I'd be more offended by some of the so-called singers who appear to go out of their way to mangle the anthem. They all claim it is their "interpretation" yet trying to make an anthem sound like someone stepped on the cat is hardly a sign of respect. LOL

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by HGL
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11976

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

So far we have managed to avoid the trend in Australia as far as commercial/ civil airports are concerned. Sydney Airport in 1936 was renamed after Australian aviation pioneer Sir Charles Kingsford Smith but all other gateway city airports are named after the city they serve or the location they are...

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by HGL
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada 787 BUSINESS CLASS|An overnight daytime flight
Replies: 4
Views: 10203

Re: Air Canada 787 BUSINESS CLASS|An overnight daytime flight

Great trip report. The service looks decent enough and the meals are of a good size for the flight duration. It's always good to hear that the crew were friendly. It can make a real difference to the flight experience. I really do love this business class seat, it's almost the same as the reverse he...

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by HGL
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7149

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

Who tells them it's necessary? There fathers, there husbands? My guess is it backwards controlling men who are telling them it's necessary. You might be surprised. It is quite common for girls to be brought up into what is regarded as modest behaviour not by their fathers and uncles but by their mo...

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by HGL
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7149

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

scbriml wrote:
I assume a nun wearing her habit will no longer be allowed to take a stroll along the beach?

She may have to give up her habit of strolling altogether or do it in the altogether. ;)

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by HGL
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sydney - Hong Kong - Thailand, CX (333, 359 & 77W), PG (320) and TG (359 & 744)
Replies: 31
Views: 12785

Re: Sydney to Hong Kong and Thailand and back, on Various CX, PG & TG Types

Hi 777Jet! Great photos of all the different aircraft and I will say, I like props so thank you for including one. ;) I also like the A330 and A340 families due to the 2-4-2 configuration in economy, a reason why I used to opt for that over a 777 if I could. Meals look reasonable enough and the full...

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by HGL
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7149

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

To be honest, FlyingDisk, I doubt whether a great many westerners actually care about the difference. Despite the old motto, "Vive la difference!" the mayors of these towns, Sarkozy (possibly for electoral gain as he will need to regain votes from Le Pen) and many in this forum are actuall...

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by HGL
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Raining in Heaven: Emirates A380 Dubai to Perth
Replies: 4
Views: 6744

Re: Raining in Heaven: Emirates A380 Dubai to Perth

Thanks for that nice series of reports! You're welcome. Glad that you enjoyed it. although not a fan of the 777 business class. No, quite apart from the seven abreast the seating just looks so chunky and plastic. The amount of time Perth airport is taking to finish the upgrades to the international...

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by HGL
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Welcome Aboard this Emirates A380: Perth to Dubai
Replies: 8
Views: 6166

Re: Welcome Aboard this Emirates A380: Perth to Dubai

Very nicely and elaborately described. Thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked it. I hope you didn't get too hungry seeing the food pics. ;) Great trip report! I really enjoyed the detailed pictures, especially the cabin shots. Thanks. The best pic... The South African A340... I'd love to fly on...

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by HGL
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai, not so 'Smooth As Silk' SYD-BKK-HKT-BKK-SYD 744, 77W, 333, 744
Replies: 14
Views: 9700

Re: Thai, not so 'Smooth As Silk' SYD-BKK-HKT-BKK-SYD 744, 77W, 333, 744

Hi 777jet! Sorry to learn that you had substandard experiences on your flights. The accident with the drink is excusable but to be repeatedly skipped during meals and drinks services is subpar. Still, it was a good idea to get the 747 while you still can. Great photos, by the way. Especially like 01...

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by HGL
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7149

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/b ... st/7783464
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Meanwhile, women in France continue to defy the ban.

Oops. My mistake. Theses aren't Muslim women so presumably they won't be charged with offending modesty laws or displaying symbols of religiosity.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/b ... st/7783464

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by HGL
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feet in Bath?
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Feet in Bath?

Three feet? Is this a case for the Yard?

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