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by eg777er
Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 News!
Replies: 48
Views: 9330

RE: BA 744 News!

<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. ...

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by eg777er
Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin USA Goes With Airbus
Replies: 86
Views: 9117

RE: Virgin USA Goes With Airbus

<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...

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by eg777er
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Queen Knights Airbus CEO; Names New A346
Replies: 25
Views: 5669

The Queen Knights Airbus CEO; Names New A346

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...

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by eg777er
Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, Slots .... And Wake Turbulence
Replies: 25
Views: 6741

RE: A380, Slots .... And Wake Turbulence

Anyway, Airbus thinks of everything so everything related to the 380 will be flawless.

Yes, and Europeans can't assemble anything more complicated than a bicycle......

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by eg777er
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR T3 Pier 6 To Be Upgraded To A380 Standard
Replies: 11
Views: 5375

RE: LHR T3 Pier 6 To Be Upgraded To A380 Standard

£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.

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by eg777er
Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powell Not Sure Iraqi Trailers Were Labs
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

RE: Powell Not Sure Iraqi Trailers Were Labs

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...

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private 777 For T.Blair!
Replies: 83
Views: 11537

RE: Private 777 For T.Blair!

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...

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by eg777er
Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boac Really Dead?
Replies: 21
Views: 3668

RE: Is Boac Really Dead?

One's father worked for BEA; one's mother for BOAC. Sometimes the rivalry in our household.....!

(Including the comment my Dad made once about him working for an innovative, dynamic , profitable airline as opposed to a branch of the Foreign Office!)

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by eg777er
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hatred Of Drugs & Drug Addicts
Replies: 39
Views: 2595

RE: Hatred Of Drugs & Drug Addicts

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...

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by eg777er
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports Not Ready For Airbus A380, Says Luft
Replies: 138
Views: 17009

RE: U.S. Airports Not Ready For Airbus A380, Says Luft

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...

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Saw A New EZY A319!
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Just Saw A New EZY A319!

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...

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Developements 2004 - London
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

RE: Airline Service Developements 2004 - London

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 -...

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels A319 At Newcastle Today
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

SN Brussels A319 At Newcastle Today

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"...

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by eg777er
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAA Expects LHR To Get Plenty Of A380 Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 6727

RE: BAA Expects LHR To Get Plenty Of A380 Flight

<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...

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by eg777er
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Airliners.net UK Meet - Part 2
Replies: 207
Views: 8951

RE: Official Airliners.net UK Meet - Part 2

Mmmmmmmmmm...........very tempting that, perhaps would like something a bit more dark/deep/prog. house rather than hard stuff. Or some techno. Or some funky house.....

Turnmills would be ace!

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by eg777er
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways And Snba
Replies: 6
Views: 3735

RE: British Airways And Snba

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...

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by eg777er
Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whoa - Boeing And France Together Working On 7E7?
Replies: 23
Views: 4413

RE: Whoa - Boeing And France Together Working On 7E7?

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!

GO USA!!!!

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Puts Out Case Against A345, For 772LR
Replies: 39
Views: 6902

RE: Boeing Puts Out Case Against A345, For 772LR

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...

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Do You Live In The UK?
Replies: 72
Views: 6353

RE: Where Do You Live In The UK?

Jesmond in Newcastle upon Tyne, home of the very rapidly expanding NCL.

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

RE: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!

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...

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by eg777er
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Gallic Shrug (SN, AF, Thalys)
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

The Gallic Shrug (SN, AF, Thalys)

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...

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by eg777er
Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ID90 Tickets
Replies: 19
Views: 85468

RE: ID90 Tickets

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 ...

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by eg777er
Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?
Replies: 47
Views: 8465

RE: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?

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>-...

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by eg777er
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK: Which Uni And Subject?
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

RE: UK: Which Uni And Subject?

BA (Hons) Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (http://www.ncl.ac.uk).

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by eg777er
Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - What Are They Like?
Replies: 58
Views: 6323

RE: British Airways - What Are They Like?

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...

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by eg777er
Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anti-Semitism On Emirates
Replies: 218
Views: 22928

RE: Anti-Semitism On Emirates

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...

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by eg777er
Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are VC10s Powerful?
Replies: 13
Views: 3233

RE: Are VC10s Powerful?

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 ...

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by eg777er
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 223 Canx Today For Security Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3151

RE: BA 223 Canx Today For Security Issues

<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...

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by eg777er
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Flight You Were On In 2003
Replies: 36
Views: 5005

RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

8 September 2003.
BA 001 London Heathrow - New York Kennedy
BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde G-BOAG.


Like a previous poster, 'nuff said.

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by eg777er
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know About Apple Powerbooks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Anyone Know About Apple Powerbooks?

<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...

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by eg777er
Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Sidesticks
Replies: 32
Views: 9103

RE: Airbus Sidesticks

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...

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by eg777er
Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Leaders And Their Personal Interests
Replies: 30
Views: 2204

RE: EU Leaders Are All......

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...

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by eg777er
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 1st Class On The 340-500
Replies: 15
Views: 5649

RE: Emirates 1st Class On The 340-500

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, ...

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by eg777er
Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody Use Bluetooth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

RE: Anybody Use Bluetooth?

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...

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by eg777er
Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public TV & Radio Fees In Your Country?
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

RE: Public TV & Radio Fees In Your Country?

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...

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by eg777er
Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've Just "switched" To A Mac: Any Pointers?
Replies: 27
Views: 2151

RE: I've Just "switched" To A Mac: Any Pointers?

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...

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by eg777er
Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've Just "switched" To A Mac: Any Pointers?
Replies: 27
Views: 2151

I've Just "switched" To A Mac: Any Pointers?

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...

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by eg777er
Sun Nov 16, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Comes To London
Replies: 133
Views: 3040

Bush Comes To London

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, ...

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by eg777er
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Cockpit More Modern, 777 Or A330 & Why?
Replies: 46
Views: 9329

RE: Which Cockpit More Modern, 777 Or A330 & Why?

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...

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by eg777er
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Saturday Night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2344

RE: How Was Your Saturday Night?

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.

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by eg777er
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Saturday Night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2344

RE: How Was Your Saturday Night?

Wasn't Coke actually, just Ecstacy, but took one of them through the nose. I recommend you try it!

But I have to admit, the Coke here is pretty shit sometimes.

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by eg777er
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Saturday Night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2344

RE: How Was Your Saturday Night?

<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........

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by eg777er
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Saturday Night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2344

RE: How Was Your Saturday Night?

Well not exactly a hangover, something slightly more complex than that........ Big grin




(And it was absolutely NOT a gay club! http://www.daveclarke.com)

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by eg777er
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Saturday Night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2344

RE: How Was Your Saturday Night?

My Saturday night was spent in front of the digibox, with a bottle of Hardy's Merlot and a tub of Ben n' Jerry's.

That's coz my Friday night, ended at 10am on Saturday morning, after listening to banging Tecno all night. Woo hoo!

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by eg777er
Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby...
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

RE: Rugby...

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/RugbyWorldCup/EN/

Is the Official site.

http://www.itv.com/rwc is the site of the UK network covering the matches. Better IMHO.

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by eg777er
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salute To Airbus
Replies: 28
Views: 4874

RE: Salute To Airbus

Actually you may be interested to know that the Airbus cockpit was in fact designed by the Porsche Industrial Design Bureau.

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by eg777er
Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Personal Dance Top 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3457

RE: Your Personal Dance Top 3

David Guetta "Just a little more love".
DJ Kaycee "Escape (Fast Rave Mix)".
Junkie IL; Sasha "Breezer".

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by eg777er
Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Announces Major New Base At Berlin Schönef
Replies: 20
Views: 5726

RE: EasyJet Announces Major New Base At Berlin Schönef

Hurrah for Newcastle!

Love Parade here I come!

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by eg777er
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Poll: Great Threat To World Peace Is Israel
Replies: 146
Views: 4715

RE: EU Poll: Great Threat To World Peace Is Israel

So now if you're anti-Sharon, you're anti-Semitic as well?

Jesus H. Christ.

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by eg777er
Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Poll: Great Threat To World Peace Is Israel
Replies: 146
Views: 4715

RE: EU Poll: Great Threat To World Peace Is Israel

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...

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