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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 26767

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

The thing I find really interesting in all of this is that the many people in the countries that do not share the "modern" equality employment laws think that these laws are plane (intentional) stupid. I lived in the Philippines for many years. Many shops (still) have hand written signs on...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will it be a good idea if US preclearance facilities are placed within SIN/HKG/TPE?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Will it be a good idea if US preclearance facilities are placed within SIN/HKG/TPE?

I get the fact that pre-clearance *should* allow you to use otherwise dead time (after check-in but before boarding) to go through the necessaries. What I don't get is why the US needs to do this in the first place. The goal is not to make things easier for the passenger. If it was, the TSA wouldn't...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First French blue A359 to enter service August 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 11446

Re: First French blue A359 to enter service 8/8/17

I managed to snap this at BOD yesterday as the interior fitters were being shuttled to the hangar.

Image

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 15439

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Hey guys, Elon Musk is very big news here in Australia for arguably the first time ever due to his selection by the South Australian state government to build a battery farm in South Australia to assist with their energy needs. He has been on the front page of newspapers and in major reports on TV ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 15439

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

I think that many of their claims are just a little premature right now. A small sled travelling at 70mph is more of a threat to 1930s automobiles than 21st century jets. Also, claims that the technology is safer than aviation? Well, I'd need some convincing. 700mph in a partial vacuum where catastr...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?
Replies: 38
Views: 6548

Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean Depends if they are comparing si...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did KLM Retire Their 747-300s So Young?
Replies: 37
Views: 21992

Re: Why Did KLM Retire Their 747-300s So Young?

Were the crew (pilots, not F/E) allowed to be current on the 200/300 and the 400 at the same time? What happened to the F/Es?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10769

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I once saw a flipflop coming down from a belt at MIA I had to read that twice and reign in my political incorrectness (if you lived where I lived it might make more sense). I first read your comment as "I once saw a flipflop coming down from a belt at Manila", and thought to myself, why i...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

yup, and so far i haven´t heard a single good reason why an employer should have any effect on deeply personal decisions at all I'm quite certain that you never will. All the best sir. So why do you insist they should and why only against women? Best regards Thomas Let me try to clarify. Can I ask ...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

tommy1808 wrote:
yup, and so far i haven´t heard a single good reason why an employer should have any effect on deeply personal decisions at all


I'm quite certain that you never will. All the best sir.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

As the employer I wouldn't (without a pregnancy test). However the candidate would have a much better chance of knowing that they might be, don't you think? Not necessarily. I myself was conceived despite birth control, 10 years after my parents had been "trough" with kids. But by that lo...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

How do you know that they have been aware of the pregnancy before they applied, which can be month before an interview? As the employer I wouldn't (without a pregnancy test). However the candidate would have a much better chance of knowing that they might be, don't you think? I also don´t see how t...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

No I don't. good, at least something... A person doesn't choose their DNA Why you are less productive does concern your employer exactly how? Some risk factor in your DNA is exactly the same for them as a pregnancy: a cost risk. I would have no problem taking a full blood test, urine test or whatev...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Do you think companies should also be allowed to test applicants DNA to check for risk favors? Ask for medical records to sort out people that have above average sick days? Deny handicapped people jobs? No I don't. A person doesn't choose their DNA any more than they choose to have an accident (alt...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 154368

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

My understanding is that separation is based on transponder reported altitudes, so the actual separation of, let's say 1000 feet is not a clear 1000 feet between all parts of an aircraft, but closer to 1000 ft from their centres (therefore 1000 ft separation between two A380s would be less separatio...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 32739

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

All of you have it right. This is first, rather sad. A human being was killed doing something hundreds upon hundreds have done before & for the most part it's been safe, but it's always been dangerous. The huge danger sign in the picture clearly shows that the government there is asking people ...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

The percentage of drop outs, either because of pragnancy, incompetance or because they simply don´t like the work, is pretty constant and can just be factored in. True, however the same can be said about theft in a retail business. It is pretty constant and can be factored in. This doesn't mean you...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

ubeema wrote:
I get reminded of that every time I lose arguments with my wife. Even worst now I lose arguments with 4 year old daughter.


The mistake you made was believing you had a chance of success in the first place ;)

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Virtual737. No flaming necessary. You do have a point but Iberia and a small business are not comparable. Iberia decided to take a unnecessary and illegal shortcut and they got caught doing it. What makes IB management so scared of a pregnant woman? You kinda have to think that to take such extreme...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 12590

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

"The arbitrator ultimately sided with the latter group, finding that "any aircraft" described in the expiration clause truly meant any aircraft, even if the type wasn't a part of American's fleet when the deal was reached." This seems to be the main clause at issue. Can't imagine...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10769

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

Trying to check a can of Foster's might have warranted an oversize or overweight charge.... ;) Nobody drinks Fosters here, haven't even seen it in any stores...I'm sorry, I need to say that Australian, I have never seen it at the bottle-o's or any pubs. As a Pom I am both entitled to have and clear...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 5109

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

You're shortsighted analogy directly discusses only the short/medium term need for leave, but fails to see that once trained (and given the appropriate leave) that employee can have an entire mutli-year/decade career with the company. Pregnancy is a temporary situation. Ask your mother, and thankfu...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10769

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

anshabhi wrote:
Why is this a news..?


It's funny, unusual and, if you had to guess the nationality of someone doing this you would (well not you obviously) probably pick Australian.

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 6025

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

in fact worldwide problem wherever white people are the majority. It's not just where white people are the majority, although admittedly that is the biggest case. I live in a foreign country, am white, and see pure racism against me every single day. It only seems to be called racism where white pe...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 6025

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

There's another pretty obvious angle that people are ignoring amidst all the race hoopla. To me, this looks like a pretty simple case of celebrities acting like celebrities and being shocked at being treated like Joe Average. To be fair it is the "celebrities" themselves (or at least thei...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 6025

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

Reminds me of one of the UK police reality TV series during which a thug (who also happened to be black) was caught bang to rights stealing. He shouted to the camera crew something along the lines of "they is arrestin' me coz I is black innit". Stamp out racism. There is no place for it. W...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6918

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

....and no, my comments are not for real. Apologies for me having one of my failed humour attempts :( It was not a failed attempt.....I found it quite funny. Thank you sir. No, National Express didn't exist in 1960. Might have been Eastern National though (probably a Bristol MW6G with ECW body), an...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 6025

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

jetblueguy22 wrote:
A guy named takeoff, kicked off a flight. I'm sorry, but the irony in this screams attention grab.


Has he changed his name to "Grounded" or "Delayed" yet?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10676

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

ei146 wrote:
And unfortunately most of them seem to come form a certain Nation in Northern America. And this Nation is not Canada or Mexico.


The iRaq?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6918

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Looking at the clothing being worn, I think they are British package tourists flying RyanAir out of Stansted. I can say this with some certainty, because I'm British. Are your comments for real? Btw 'Package holiday makers' are more inclined to fly Thomson or Thomas Cook rather than Ryanair (one wo...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6918

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Looking at the clothing being worn, I think they are British package tourists flying RyanAir out of Stansted. I can say this with some certainty, because I'm British.

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10676

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

The US can do what they like with their gun laws. I'm not a citizen and I now rarely visit. However, when US citizens want to preach that in their opinion they are safer or feel better or feel bigger or whatever because of their rights under the 2nd amendment then perhaps they should also listen to ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10676

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

I'm always intrigued when a US citizen gets anywhere close to the "ignorance of the law of a foreign country" argument. USA itself is a single country, but in reality it is not in terms of the law. Driving from Lake Havasu back to Las Vegas in the late 1990s I was stopped by police soon af...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

The cost of this incident is sunk. The cost of terminating the employee, litigating it, dealing with union protests or whatever... might be more trouble than it is worth to just keep the employee. It's not like there's value for shareholders in being punitive here. What a mess, though. Very good po...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Why should the thread be locked? It's public info that he was a nonrev. Because more and more non-rev/employee violations are coming to light and PR teams don't like a bit. It's in the mainstream media (eg http://news.sky.com/story/flight-attendant-hit-brawling-man-on-the-head-with-bottle-court-hea...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

you are liable for every action of someone traveling with your benefits, they represent you. I'd be interested to see how that stands up in law. I'm not sure how one adult can be held responsible for the actions of another, especially if they were not physically present (not that I think that shoul...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Are there any conditions in the contract of employment about the conduct of those using dependent passes and the possibility of disciplinary action on the actual employee for something not directly in their control? The passenger is 23 years old and well past the age of being criminally responsible....

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40735

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

What I would like to know is... what is a real GROSS pay amount for one of these staff? I've seen "take home" pay described as around £1000 (why did you accept a job in London even 6 years ago for that rate?). I would like to see this gross figure with all payments included for an average...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11627

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Bad idea. I don't want to be the ass who says he deserved it, but I do think he ought to have been wiser... Agreed. However, should have known better and he deserved it are 2 completely different things. Yes, he should have been more careful, but to say he deserved it is basically saying the thieve...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11627

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

VirginFlyer wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ass-theft/


Very good! Is nothing safe nowadays?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11627

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Why the fixation on the amount of cash? Many people do not lead the "normal" lives that you lead. I do not have a bank account in the country I reside in. Opening one is a right royal pain in the rear and I just do not trust banks here anyway (Cyprus anybody? this place is potentially wors...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11627

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

CARST wrote:
Why have 4k cash with you? For which reason? Even if you tip a lot, you probably need a few hundred in cash, not 4k. It's just not smart in these days. And we don't need to go into the favelas of Rio to know this.


Respectfully, we have different opinions.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11627

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

CARST wrote:
Carrying so much cash with you is highly stupid and dangerous. I hope he doesn't get a penny back...


Down a dark alley in Rio and maybe I would agree, but in the first class cabin of a major carrier, really?

IMHO your post was rather way off the mark. I think you're better than that.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO
Replies: 16
Views: 3806

Re: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO

PEK777 wrote:
Why was the employee showing his girlfriend? Is this allowed by company policy? Why wasn't he doing his job? UNACCEPTABLE


Because we do stuff like this to impress our girlfriends. Bit early to say "UNACCEPTABLE" don't you think? Maybe it is allowed. Nothing to say about the perp?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10853

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

You can move around with your Data on an encrypted storage. SSD drive, or memory stick or something similar. You can set up systems were removal of that encrypted storage will remove the traces of that storage, for example all programs you run are situated on that removable storage. I have a device...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10853

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

Just received an email from them: If you are planning to travel to the US in the near future, we wanted to let you know that you can now take all your electronic devices on board our US flights from Abu Dhabi. The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport not only enables you to clear US immigrat...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40735

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

For those suggesting that those who signed up for a job should never be allowed to strike or just simply be sacked - see this brief wikipedia article about the strike which started in Bow in East London 129 years ago today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_matchgirls_strike_of_1888 Yep, unions ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40735

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

So much hate for striking crew on this thread, we get you're all the big chief armchair CEOs of Buttercup Airways et al....no need to go on about how superior you are to everybody else, we've all heard it a thousand times before, we understand the fact these Cabin Crew can't afford to eat doesn't c...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40735

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Would you accept that? Unions exist to prevent employers taking the **** and while Unite gets too left wing for me, never lose sight of the good they have done. For example, take union free Qatar, is that an employment model you'd want for your kids? They already did accept that, when they took the...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40735

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Pressure? Fear of losing your job? Pressure from who? BA? Did be pressgang them into working for BA? Fear of losing their job? At the time of signing they weren't BA employees so it wasn't a BA job they were losing. Isn't that between them and their previous employer? I might be missing something, ...

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