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by fallap
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 3131

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

The Policy now reports that eight people have died :(

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by fallap
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 106
Views: 8598

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

What I fail to understand time and time again, is why so many of the native English speaking people I have known, have not been taught a foreign language in school. Surely English is the main international language, but speaking a language such as French or Spanish on top of your English, would give...

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by fallap
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sunburns - What is the best medicine to use?
Replies: 38
Views: 2793

Re: sunburns

Aftersun creme with aloe vera is a good place to start, and remember to drink plentiful in order to replenish the water your body uses to treat the burn.

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by fallap
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you get?
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Re: What did you get?

Despite the fact I'm perfectly happy providing for myself, my parents gave me $1k to invest, $1k spending money, and a new winter coat. (I have a middle class income, my parents are upper middle class but retired, I'm pretty sure the gobs of money as a "gift" is coming from my father's in...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 4033

Re: Your 2018 statistics

New types of aircrafts: Airbus A310 and Antonov 140

New airports I have visited: Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Kiev, Lviv, Ljubljana

New airliners: Adria Airways, Motor Sich Airlines, Mahan Air, Ryanair, WizzAir.

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by fallap
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6922

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

There are a few very informative You Tube videos on this subject. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=why+to+not+go+to+thailand The thirteen reasons video was on the mark for sure. Better to just support a local crack ho IMO. Eh, Tinder is a far better option from what I have experienced, ...

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by fallap
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6922

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Maybe all single young men on this forum can book a flight to Thailand and "get lucky". If they fail down there, at least they enjoyed the aviation part of flying there. It will only be enjoyable if I can catch a 747 to BKK. Also, of all places in the world - I think Thailand is probably ...

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by fallap
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6922

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

I hope Santa makes your wish come true, I myself happen to be 28 years old and have still yet to find myself in a serious relationship, it does feel like something in my life is missing - so I understand your frustation. Women can be a difficult bunch indeed, and having your heart broken by someone ...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening The Door For Women
Replies: 26
Views: 2338

Re: Opening The Door For Women

Life seemed much simpler a few years ago when everything wasn't over-analysed! I was simply brought up to treat others the way I'd like to be treated. That included holding doors open and giving up my seat for someone who looked like they needed it more than me (not just women). Saying please and t...

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by fallap
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 52099

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz is a cozy little city with plenty of historic and cultural places to indulge in. Too bad they are unable to exit the airport due to visa requirements :/ No, the passengers did exit the airport and transferred to a city hotel. Did you not read the post (no reason to doubt its veracity) a doze...

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by fallap
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 52099

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Rescued?! Is there a war and I havent noticed? I was in Iran last summer n believe me they are extremly friendly, caring....the worst the heat but im not sure they cant be blamed for that. Hopefully just poorly worded. However, this thread is rather full of uninformed people to say it at least. Whi...

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by fallap
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are all business/first class passengers treated the same?
Replies: 13
Views: 2114

Re: Are all business/first class passengers treated the same?

As mentioned before by other contributors in this thread, I think it simply boils down to having a good or bad crew on your particular flight. Flight Attendants are human after all. I have been treated subpar wearing nice clothes in business class, and I have been treated like royalty while looking ...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"
Replies: 61
Views: 3196

Re: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"

Not that nonsense again... You can say that again.... I'd recommend not lecturing someone on what their country is. The U.S.A. is not a democracy. End of story. Saying so is like saying the earth doesn't exist. Go ahead. You can believe that if you wish. But I'll stick with believing a known truth....

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by fallap
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An honest man.
Replies: 20
Views: 1601

Re: An honest man.

I would have returned all of the $15,000 at the nearest police station and walk away with a clean consciousness. :b

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by fallap
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7897

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

And to add to this the one simple is reason is a huge inability to handle rejections and disappointment. It is kind of sad to see an 23 year old engineering student unable to approach a 19 year old female apprentice during the lunch breaks for over a year. It is sadder that he says that he prefers ...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7897

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

And to add to this the one simple is reason is a huge inability to handle rejections and disappointment. It is kind of sad to see an 23 year old engineering student unable to approach a 19 year old female apprentice during the lunch breaks for over a year. It is sadder that he says that he prefers ...

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by fallap
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?

If anything, they could buy/develop low yield tactical nuclear weapons deliverable from land-based units or from aircrafts (the sort which won't be large enough to justify a full nuclear retaliation) that can be used to deter an invasion, as any invading force would be decimated on the battlefield.

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by fallap
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinions for which airline to choose
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Opinions for which airline to choose

Take the 744! <3

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by fallap
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The growing problem of overtourism
Replies: 35
Views: 4213

Re: The growing problem of overtourism

This is why I prefer travelling to places where mass tourism has yet to make its entry, such as Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan, various African nations etc. :)

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by fallap
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?

I'm gonna celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time this year, as our American exchange student at the dormitory will throw us a Thanksgiving dinner. I plan to wear jeans and a shirt.

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by fallap
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The worlds most powerful passport, Japan.
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: The worlds most powerful passport, Japan.

My Danish passport grants me access to 187 countries, yet I constantly find my self applying for visas left and right.

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by fallap
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 25463

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I was fortunate to experience the A310 on a single flight with Mahan Air last year. It didn't feel much different from the A300, but it was still a thrill to be able to fly in such a rare bird.

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by fallap
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unique Business Class product?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Most unique Business Class product?

The former Oman Airlines' business class that resembled a first class more than a business class.

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by fallap
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline monopoly in a country?
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Air Greenland of Greenland

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by fallap
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?
Replies: 102
Views: 5073

Re: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?

Well, it would create a system with a lot more possibilities for gaining political influence and making your individuel vote count. The current electoral system of Single-Member-Majoritarian creates little incentives for people belonging to the political minority in a state (say Republicans in Calif...

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by fallap
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peking University Summer School International, experiences?
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Peking University Summer School International, experiences?

Dear all. This might be a long shot. Regardless, I am considering applying for a four week course at PKUSSI next year. As such I was hoping that someone at this forum either have attended a course themselves at said University, or at least know some who have. I am merely curious to know the chances ...

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by fallap
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4369

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

Congratulations on the 20th. anniversary of OSL. The best (IMO) airport in Scandinavia.

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by fallap
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
People read books while flying?


What else is gonna occupy you for ten hours? Eventually you are gonna run out of episodes of The Simpsons ;)

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by fallap
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 46
Views: 2833

Re: Are you in the middle class?

Well, I am a dirt poor student. Luxury for me involves splurging on pizza and possible a movie ticket ;)

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by fallap
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

The last book I read on a long plane ride was "Why Nations Fail". Pretty interesting piece of litterature that underlines the different aspects of how and why nations succumb to civil wars, famine, corruption etc.

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by fallap
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 7428

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

I was downgraded from an Antonov 24 to an Antonov 140 on the Lviv - Kiev route! :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :hissyfit: :sorry: You are lucky. This is the only AN 140 in regular service in the world currently. Really? Well, I guess it wasn't so ba...

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by fallap
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 7428

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

I was downgraded from an Antonov 24 to an Antonov 140 on the Lviv - Kiev route! :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :hissyfit: :sorry:

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by fallap
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 8080

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful. Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. Could we please bury the constant "Everyone and everything was better in t...

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by fallap
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 9593

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

You may want to consider changing the title, as the plane did not crash but caught fire upon landing. Crashing indicates the plane plunging into the ground.

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by fallap
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?
Replies: 30
Views: 4971

Re: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?

I'm surprised nobody has brought up 2-4-2 Business Class on some pmUA birds. While they were lie flat, they were narrow, overcrowded and was still sold at close to the same price as their *A partners on the same darn route! https://thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/four-across.jpg That at...

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by fallap
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?

No, I usually buy Christmas gifts around the 23rd. December.

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by fallap
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: Pet Peeves

CarbonFibre wrote:
Not getting a window seat then seeing someone who has one asleep the whole flight or leaving the blind down.


I've experienced that numerous times, such people deserve nothing less but the electric chair.

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by fallap
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: Pet Peeves

No free booze is my pet peeve, and is in my opinion a grave violation of the International Human Rights Law. Also, people who turn on their reading lights during a night flight.

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by fallap
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7989

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Not sure how extremely rare they are:

- Dash 7
- SAAB T-17 supporter (Royal Danish Airforce)
- Tupolev 134
- Boeing 757-300

:D

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by fallap
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 18223

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Just one more reason to head for Boeing's Museum of Flight! :) It isn't Boeing's museum. "The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum in the northwest United States." (First sentence of the link.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Flight There are a lot of Boei...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 18223

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Just one more reason to head for Boeing's Museum of Flight! :)

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by fallap
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 12574

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

I miss the previous livery of Finnair.

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by fallap
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and consistency in Passport names vs. Ticket?
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Airlines and consistency in Passport names vs. Ticket?

I have just booked a one way flight from Lviv to Kiev on the Ukrainian Motor Sich Airlines, in order to achieve my dream of flying on the Antonov-24. One problem occured during the booking though, there was an error when trying to enter the full names of my father and I. To summarize, I have only be...

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by fallap
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you drink with your dinner?
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: What do you drink with your dinner?

Beer, wine, G&T, Champagne, port. Anything that contains alcohol.

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by fallap
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew
Replies: 14
Views: 3439

Re: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew

So excluding men for the inaugural flight is considered progressive? Nice try, the inaurgual flight happened to be on March the eight - International Women's Day, and as such ET probably found it fitting to use a female only crew. Which I personally think is a rather important and progressive state...

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by fallap
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 14299

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

In regards to the thread below. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1386589 I think countries like in Eastern Europe where guns are practically illegal should set an example to the US. Just compare the statistics, its no brainer. Europe has way less crime than the USA because pe...

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by fallap
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear war.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: Nuclear war.....

Interesting Ted talks about the effect of nuclear war and thus the absurdity of nuclear weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7hOpT0lPGI Even a small-scale nuclear war between Pakistan and India will result in massive starvation and thus the death of hundreds of millions of people. Stockpiling ...

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by fallap
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear war.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: Nuclear war.....

Interesting Ted talks about the effect of nuclear war and thus the absurdity of nuclear weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7hOpT0lPGI Even a small-scale nuclear war between Pakistan and India will result in massive starvation and thus the death of hundreds of millions of people. Stockpiling ...

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by fallap
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 5074

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

The CRJ-series is an absolute abomination in terms of passenger comfort. It's a miserable and cramped experience for anyone above 5,5' - and generally a plane to be avoided like the plague. Now, the Embraer 170/190 are regional planes I would much rather use as a means of travel, even the ATR-42/72 ...

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