<b>Skyguy</b>, you're absolutely correct in that the majority of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s passengers aren't British, and in fact aren't even arriving or departing the UK on their journeys. So, it could seem perfectly rational to attempt to appeal to a more 'global' clientele. ...Jump to post
<i><acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym>, et all do decently in their well-protected home markets... ...but just how well do you think they'd fare with not only <acronym title="American A...Jump to post
As part of her State Visit to France, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> has visited the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. During her time there, she awarded Noel Foregeard the rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Emp...Jump to post
£30 per passenger is not that much when you think about how much money they could spend in the shops, restaurants etc. Then factor in the potential cost savings (growing pax. numbers by way of larger aircraft rather than more frequencies for example) and I think profits = going up.Jump to post
Two problems here. 1. The politicians politicised intelligence. The intelligence services felt that they had to provide intelligence to fit with politicians desires. 2. Even when they didn't, the politicians only saw what they wanted to see. They grew certain half-truths and assumptions into full bl...Jump to post
I think a lot of it has to do with the relative attitudes towards security that prevail in our respective countries. In the US, security is very overt. The President goes nowhere without massive and very obvious security. AF1, Secret Service, Motorcade, Fighter Escorts....you name it, he's got it. C...Jump to post
Skipper, may I add my condolences to those of the other posters. I have tried one or two drugs in my time but I would never do anything as stupid as get behind a car or other machinery whilst under the influence. Unfortunately, there are a lot of stupid people out there, and is them who cause tradge...Jump to post
Virgin? Second biggest user of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>? In their dreams! I believe it goes something like this: 1. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 2. <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA...Jump to post
Just seen my first Easy A319, G-EZEA <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/515954/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/515954/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/5/9/515954.jpg" ALT="Click here for bi...Jump to post
When <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> or <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> get rights <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA -...Jump to post
Hi, <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym>-SSM, an Airbus A319-112 operated by <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> Brussels Airlines (<a href="http://www.flysn.com/" target=_blank>http://www.flysn.com/</a>) visited Newcastle (<a href="http://www.newcastleinternational.co.uk"...Jump to post
<i>They are also studying plans to make one large departure area for <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> destinations rather than have seperate Dom and Int lounges and use facial recognition technology to stop International pax going t...Jump to post
Some interesting developments concerning one of my favourite little airlines (numerous <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym>-<acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> and one <acronym title="Br...Jump to post
I think it's a nefarious plot by the dastardly French in order to corrupt and ultimately destroy the American aviation industry!
Resist the cheese-eating surrender monkeys!
Engine Exclusivity: there is a subtle difference. Boeing's agreement with <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> means that Boeing is not allowed to accept another engine manufacturer on the 772LR. In comparison, there happens to be only one engine for the A345/6, the <acronym tit...Jump to post
More good news for Newcastle. I look forward to the route becoming daily before too long. Dusseldorf is doing well, but we would love a route to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> or <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MU...Jump to post
The Gallic Shrug Eg777er's younger brother has from birth been a tougher, rougher and altogether more sportingly inclined version of him. In fact, I was always referred to as “the sensitive one” whilst my brother was considered “the bruiser”. In any case, as a result of his e...Jump to post
ID travel (at least on a standby basis) is indeed stressful but can be quite fun. For example, I wanted to fly London-Bahrain on Gulf Air just before Christmas. <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qatar)">GF</acronym> were full, after a lot of running around <acronym title="London - Heathrow ...Jump to post
The galling thing is, particularly galling if you're British, is that a successor to Concorde has already been designed. Well, not quite, but a large component of the "problem" of high-speed flight has been solved.....and that was with the infamous <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-...Jump to post
You should enjoy your flight on the world's favourite airline. One with an unmatched history of service, quality and innovation. As a Brit, and a die-hard one at that, there's no feeling in the world like walking up the airstairs to a "BRITISH AIRWAYS" Jumbo in the midst of some Third-World hell-hol...Jump to post
Have any of you space-cadets actually read anything else on this "Silent Running" website? After all, their front-page proudly displays the banner: <i>"If you are offended by strong right wing views and bad language, you should probably fuck off now and go hug a tree."</i> (And, looking at the origi...Jump to post
There's an old anecdote one hears from time to time about the BOAC <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 and the Pan Am 707 who were taking off from Lima, Peru (hot and high if I remember correctly). The Pan Am Captain had a sportsmans bet with his BOAC counterpart as to who could ...Jump to post
<b>PVD757</b>, airport security in Western Europe and particularly Britain has <b>always</b> been the responsbility of governments and not airlines. This is why historically the security in these countries has been more stringent than in the United States (compulsory full baggage screening etc.) The...Jump to post
<i>You may recall that a week ago, I expressed my delight at my 'switch' to an Apple Powerbook. I'm still very happy, indeed still surprised and delighted about how good the machine is. But there is a small problem, as detailed below.</i> I was wondering if there were any Apple Powerbook hardware ex...Jump to post
It's quite an interesting feature this: <i>When the other pilot operates his sidestick in the same or opposite direction both pilots inputs are algebrically added. The addition is limited to single stick maximum deflection.</i> because it seems that it takes the opportunity to exploit instinctive re...Jump to post
Personally, I would advocate the US Senate model, where every state, no matter how populated, has one vote. And there are no "veto-powers". This I think would result in less bullying of the smaller countries by France and Germany, but in turn, the smaller countries would not have much opportunity to...Jump to post
The mood lighting is more than just a pretty frill; in time it may revolutionise long haul air travel. There are several studies, conducted by many including Airbus, that are suggesting you may be able to "trick" a passenger's body clock by advancing through a daily light cycle......i.e. dawn, day, ...Jump to post
I use it loads. 1. Between my SonyEricsson and my Powerbook, using iSync to synchronise all my contacts. 2. Also as above, but by transferring pictures from phone to Powerbook... 3. Transferring pictures between phones... 4. Using my phone as a GPRS modem with my iPaq (also has <acronym title="Air B...Jump to post
The pain of paying for public <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> is negated somewhat in the UK for the following factors: 1. No adverts. I'd happily pay £150 for this privelige over a year for all the other channels. 2. Quality. The BBC can take risks on programs. For example, "T...Jump to post
Thanks for some very useful advice guys. I'm still "feeling my way" with the machine, but the operating system is very intuitive and I'm getting to grips with it fast. Bizarrely, some of the difficulties have come from Windows being overly complicated for all tese years - I was rooting round for how...Jump to post
Hi there, I've just taken delivery of my new toy....an Apple Powerbook <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> 15" Superdrive, having always owned Windows PCs for my entire computing life. I was wondering if anyone had any pointers if they've been through the experi...Jump to post
So.......so far, President Bush has demanded the following from the people of London and Her Majesty the Queen: - That Buckingham Palace be practically rebuilt to withstand a possible terrorist attack. The Queen has said "no". - That a Black Hawk helicopter be continually airborne over said palace, ...Jump to post
All new-build A330s (in fact all Airbus FBW models) are offered with <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> screens, including <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> back-up instruments. Have you seen the proposed A3...Jump to post
Of course Fritzi, one is very careful to not get things out of control.
But personally, I would rather have my drug habit than some of my friend's alcohol habits. Alcohol is just as addictive and just as harmful.........as with everything it's a matter of being sensible.
<i>What, <acronym title="TAT European Airlines (France)">VD</acronym>? A sore ass??? </i> Ha ha........not quite, more the comedown from the huge amounts of Class-A drugs ingested orally and nasally..... <i>did you wake up in a drunk cell at a police station or in a hospital bed?</i> Not at all........Jump to post
Hurrah for Newcastle!
Love Parade here I come!
So now if you're anti-Sharon, you're anti-Semitic as well?
Jesus H. Christ.
Ah, yet another ignorant right-winger who thinks that people who are anti-Israel are anti-Semitic. The reality could not be further from the truth. It is perfectly possible to disagree with Israel's policies without being anti-Semitic. Personally I agree with the poll, but with one qualification: "T...Jump to post