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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 28100

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Varsity1 wrote:
If one does go down due to PE...


Almost sounds like you want one to go down.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderator Bias in Locking Threads
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re: Moderator Bias in Locking Threads

Why not answer here in the forum that was created for site discussion and so that everybody can see? I've just seen a thread locked for no apparent reason, straight after a well thought out post from someone suggesting why the thread had merit. Bang locked. No comment as to why. Interesting that the...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 years to the day of AF 4590
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

Re: 17 years to the day of AF 4590

Ok fair enough, not caused but why it happened. Overweight aircraft on takeoff, a long known design fault also. Overweight, debris on the runway, missing wheel spacer. Design flaw was not really a single point of failure. I believe both the structure of the tyres was changed and the kevlar tank lin...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 6459

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

BlatantEcho wrote:
Your country is arresting its own citizens in public places watching planes. .


The land of the free (except for watching planes, visiting Cuba or North Korea).

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 12568

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

These threads breed hate and fanboy posts. The mods shouldn't have a full time job deleting posts of emotional angry fanboys. This is part of the problem. Why use what can easily be perceived as a derogatory name (fanboy) to describe someone who has a preference for one airline over another. By all...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 14345

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Tokyo Narita Runway 16L/34R. It was planned to be a 4000m runway, but the authority failed to acquire a house that sits in the middle of the planned runway. After over 20 years of trying, the authority abandoned and the runway became a 2500m runway, with a house at one end, and the rest of the runw...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 14345

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Schipol's Polderbaan runway which is so far from the main terminal that the taxi to/from it could take longer than the actual flight. True but it is not rare. It is actually the most used rwy at AMS. For noise reasons. Much rarer is landing on rwy 22 . Short and only used in case of very strong wes...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 14345

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Schipol's Polderbaan runway which is so far from the main terminal that the taxi to/from it could take longer than the actual flight.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger

william wrote:

Word gets out that causing a diversion is a hit to the wallet then yeah, people will get the message. They may be crazy but not stupid.


The number of people in prison (particularly in the US) would suggest that the word never gets out. Punishment as deterrent to others just doesn't work.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laser Event at IND
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Laser Event at IND

Laser event? What time does it start and how much are tickets?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 6990

Re: Plane Crash Documentary

British TV especially has to *ALWAYS* have a presenter "arrive" at a location and "meet" the person about to be interviewed. I love it when the interviewee is at home and the second shot is of them (all surprised that someone has rung their doorbell) answering the door... shot f...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 6990

Re: Plane Crash Documentary

British TV especially has to *ALWAYS* have a presenter "arrive" at a location and "meet" the person about to be interviewed. I love it when the interviewee is at home and the second shot is of them (all surprised that someone has rung their doorbell) answering the door... shot f...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 8554

Re: 737s on a train questions

readytotaxi wrote:
I showed the pictures to my 9yr old and you know what he said, "why not put wings on them and fly them there?" Child logic is wonderful. :D


Great quote. I hope you answered "Unions". Just kidding.

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition Filed to Protect Air Passengers’ Right to Record
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Petition Filed to Protect Air Passengers’ Right to Record

I like the idea (read the examples the linked article gives where such recordings would be in the public interest) but many fliers would think this gives them the right to shove a camera phone in the face of a flight attendant, or anyone else. I don't care who you are and what your rights are, shovi...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 15365

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

WN never let lice kid fly. If you reread the report and not what mcdu wrote, the dad and the 2 yr old(6yr old was lice kid) flew to Nashville on WN first while mom and other two(lice kid and 9yr old) stayed in MSP for treatment. If the parents were so sure that DL were wrong not to let them fly, wh...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor
Replies: 51
Views: 6157

Re: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor

This goes back to the "have our cake and eat it attitude of airlines". From http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/booking/making-a-change comes this info: ************************************************************************ When you book to travel with us, the tickets you buy are non-refundab...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4610

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

One can be booted off of a flight for any reason. Basic point. I think this hits the nail on the head. Airline employees would appear to take this as the be all and end all. However the truth is that you CANNOT be booted off a flight for just any reason. You cannot be booted off a flight for being ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4610

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

One can be booted off of a flight for any reason. Basic point. I think this hits the nail on the head. Airline employees would appear to take this as the be all and end all. However the truth is that you CANNOT be booted off a flight for just any reason. You cannot be booted off a flight for being ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy

I am reading that time is running out, and the most likely temporary solution is that Great Britain exits Don't forget our friends from Northern Ireland. They are in this with us (officially anyway). Interesting point though. When I have to write my nationality on an immigration form I write "...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy

VS11 wrote:
It is a gargantuan failure of the British politicians to not address the economic impact of leaving the EU. The economy trumps everything else.


With you 100%

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 16055

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy

Looks like the economic impact of Brexit was not on her radar at all. You really think she is that naive? I was under the impression the misjudgement she made was the timing of the election (expecting a landslide) after she (or Cameron?) had said that the UK people had to decide which was the right...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15959

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Yeah how it looks different from the view point. The UK, or better England and Wales, wanted out of the EU because they only think about themselves, not to bright believing the propaganda of the leavers that everything bad is on the account of the EU. And you accuse the Scots of only thinking of th...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15959

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

I wrote that the UK has "dissed" the EU rather than the opposite. We voted for something and we got it. Ha ha! I corrected my post pretty quickly but you managed to see it and respond in the mean time. Oh well. I think we're in agreement. Sorry) We (I am British) voted by a VERY narrow ma...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15959

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

I suspect it's because those nations were never in the EU and so have not "dissed" the EU in the way the UK has. I take issue with the idea that the EU is "dissing" the UK... if the UK is undoing the existing laws and agreements then *that* is what is causing all the problems. T...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 7245

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Sand0rf wrote:
Making its approach now

Edit: According to Flightradar24 safely landed on runway 23L; backtracking now


Time to renew my FR24 subscription so I can see meaningful speeds.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 7245

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

VirginFlyer wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Interesting that the airspeed has been up and down while at 11000ft. From ~220 down to ~180 and back again. Now down to 7000ft @ ~210.

Are you looking at air speed, or ground speed?

V/F


Ground speed as indicated by FR24. Guess I should have taken winds aloft into account. Sorry )

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 7245

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Looks like it's on it's way in now.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 7245

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

David_itl wrote:
Needs a dry runway. Not likely at MAN!


Back to Jeddah then ;)

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 7245

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

Interesting that the airspeed has been up and down while at 11000ft. From ~220 down to ~180 and back again. Now down to 7000ft @ ~210.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendant has 30 Bullets Seized in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

Re: AA Flight Attendant has 30 Bullets Seized in Japan

I saw this on the news yesterday but just assumed it was the same incident, reported late and with 100 bullets changed to 30. Unbelievable if it's a different case.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15959

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

The thing I do not get here is the following: Norwegian, Icelandair and Swiss have AOC's in countries that are not EU, however EEC. They are subject to the rights as EU carriers with regards to freedoms of the air, EU-US open skies etc. What will happen in the UK market?. Is it just Brexit or are t...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 18421

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

This. I found him incredibly unfunny and irritating. He reminds me Sasha Baron Cohen (and that is not a good thing)... For me you've just described Ricky Gervais, not Cohen. Sacha Baron Cohen is incredibly funny. I can watch The Dictator 1000 times and still laugh ever few seconds. I can understand...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years
Replies: 28
Views: 5965

Re: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years

Some people lose all sense of purpose once they leave employment. I can't begin to understand how fearful that possibility could be after 75 years.

Congratulations to that man. Here's to another 75 years!

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 4081

Re: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners

Highest cost factor on a flight is weight. ie your weight directly affects the cost of transporting you (far more so on an aircraft than a bus or a train). So if weight saving or weight/cost ratio is the target then charge people based on their weight on a per KG over BMI + 5% (or any other factor o...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5753

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

As they now say - "doing a dao" I would love to see (and fully support) Dr Dao filing slander or libel charges against anyone who attributes his actions toward the negative. I don't go for much of the US (and now unfortunately pretty much everywhere) litigation culture, but here it is jus...

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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: 26708

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: 1673

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: 11426

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: 15402

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: 15402

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: 6534

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: 21972

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: 10745

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: 5096

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: 5096

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: 5096

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: 5096

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: 5096

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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