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  • stevescoots
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    But FDOS you must remember this is the Daily Mail.

    That was my point, should have been high speed abort


    stevescoots
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    High speed take off….is there such a thing as a low speed take off?


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    Sadly they dropped the most important route from Norwich to Paris. No idea why they could not make it pay? Please advise much better than KLM stranglehold on international routes. I am going on the 25 min flight tomorrow in economy for £305!

    I used KLM out of NWI onto HKG many times, great rates for about 3 years then they went crazy with the pricing just on the NWI-AMS legs, have not been back in 3 years.

    in reply to: Flybe's days numbered?

    stevescoots
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    About a year later and looks like some hotels still haven’t changed…

    Chinese hotels’ dirty secrets exposed: same towels used on toilets and drinking cups

    It never will


    stevescoots
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    How did that one get through?

    CZ leaving Skyteam, possible OW membership… who wants to take bets on CZ replacing CX to be HK flag carrier in under 10 years?


    stevescoots
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    What is this long holiday you speak of?….mnn…I am not familiar with that concept


    stevescoots
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    I gave up on it after season 3 when it went to a “lets just see how much ego and incompetence there is in the room”


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    Unfortunately the once venerable SCMP formally the Hong Kong newspaper of record has now become little more than the mouthpiece of Jack Ma and his China based Alibaba Group.

    For the past many months the SCMP has waged an unrelenting campaign to undermine the airline using rumour, half truths and fabrication to achieve their aim.

    It is well know that Ma is ideologically opposed to Cathay Pacific being the de-facto HK flag carrier and has a deep seated dislike for John Swire and Sons and the British Swire Group (the owners of Cathay Pacific). This situation does not suit Ma’s interests and relationships with mainland governments airlines and corporations at all.

    In my view anything published by the SCMP regarding Cathay Pacific cannot be relied on for accuracy and should not be taken at face value.

    The below offers perhaps a more accurate and enlightened view.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/12/cathay_pacific_hack_data_siege_3_months/

    I agree with you on that, As i said before it does not take much imagination to consider this a China state sponsored attack to devalue the airline ready for CZ to swoop in. After all in China national pride the local Guangdong carrier, China Southern, should be the flag carrier for a Chinese HK, not some Colonial hangover

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    I hate ironing, but then I also do not let anyone else iron my shirts. Mine would be tidying up. When I need to step away and relax I tidy up, might be the room, my desk, a kitchen cupboard. Seeing everything back as it should be, in order brings a calmness when everything else around is “doin’my ed’ in”


    stevescoots
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    I was in Hanoi recently and confirm no visa was required.

    I also recall, if flying in on Vietnam Airways, you could use a special fast track line – however – the arrivals hall was empty….

    They have the Skyteam fast track lane, when i was KLM platinum used to flash my card even if was flying CX in, they only told me off once!

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    After being prompted by this thread I asked my doctor to include a PSA test when I was there a couple of days ago. I’m very glad I did because the test came back with a level of 6.3ng/mL (with the normal range being 0-4.5). So looks like I’m heading for a biopsy as a result of that.

    Sorry to hear that Chris, 6.3 was my first, then went to 6.8 but latest yesterday was down to 6.2 so i have avoided Hormone treatment before my impnats. Hopefully for you its nothing serious and a bit of Prostitus


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    Hi Ian,

    thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, I have also had the not so nice pleasure of a couple of colonoscopies, both the not too pleasant shallow one done while conscious and the deeper one whilst knocked out on happy juice as I call it. A strong family history of bowel cancer had me start doing mine 5 years ago. Luckily, I had the all clear, no polyps and told to come back in 10 years. However, I plan to have it done again as soon as I finish my treatment for this. Getting the word out there really helps, several of my friends have been to get tested since me and thankfully have all come back clear


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    Frankly I dont care what orientation they identify as, sex, race, political view, religion they are. Provided it is done in a professional manner


    stevescoots
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    Most airlines will not refund without proof of contents, some will make an average payment for loss of entire contents if luggage is lost. This is normal practice everywhere , would home insurance payout for every item in your home without proof. the system would be open to a huge amount of abuse. I have had 3 cases wrecked by airlines over the past 3 years, Fortunatly none of them had contents damaged or missing. However what would stop me from going to the airline desk with damaged case, opening it up and then claiming I had £200 worth of shirts in there that are gone? I understand your frustration but have to agree with EK on this one. As a side note anything i buy that i think would be worth a claim in the future, even if its low value i scan receipts and save them on a cloud drive. I am flying back to UK today on EK with a case full of low value toys as xmas gifts, have already copied the reciepts. If they get bashed up then if nothing else the compensation will cover my petrol costs going to buy replacements

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    I agree, whilst i understand his choice for independance he did not need to do this and was offered transport that in no way is generally demeaning.

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