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  • stevescoots
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    i just fed the recycle bin with mine


    stevescoots
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    I sometimes watch a US programme, Aeroplane Repo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airplane_Repo about pilots who take back possession of leased aircraft where the owners haven’t paid..

    There are many episodes showing how the pilots find an aircraft (from Cessna to large jets) and manage to take it, sometimes from right under the noses of the owners and at all sorts of busy airports.

    Hate to say it, but nothing in the USA surprises me (even though is saddens me greatly)…

    watched it many times, its staggering how they get away with some….and how they dont get shot!


    stevescoots
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    looks good thanks, do they meet strait out of arrivals hall?

    in reply to: LHR car service

    stevescoots
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    It’s a very interesting point many raise about when a ‘fun’ safety video stops being about safety and really becomes about entertainment. It also begs the question of what passengers – who may be elderly, may not have great eyesight (to distinguish lego characters holding lego oxygen masks), don’t understand English or the native language and for whom this kind of pop culture may not be part of their life experience – think of these types of videos. Do they understand them?

    I hope this doesn’t appear ageist of discriminatory but I wonder if these videos are becoming far too fun and cool for their own good.

    I get increasingly annoyed at companies trying to be “cool” or “down with it” with their wording in circumstances that clearly don’t warrant it. This weeks latest one for me came from EON. I moved away from them (and saved £1600 a year in the process) their response at losing a customer
    “We’d love you to stay” (translaton “as a long term customer we value your business” or “we will miss ripping you off”
    “have we got the wrong end of the stick” (translation “you have requested to close your account, is that correct)
    Really? Seriously? Do they expect that dumbed down English like that will convince me to stay….

    in reply to: Safety Video

    stevescoots
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    Please tell me, what is fair or logical about :

    The airline industry?

    The EU?

    Life?

    Or am I too cynical?

    Mobile phone contracts
    utility contracts
    personal banking

    its a long lust of unfairness out there!

    in reply to: BA and EU 261 again

    stevescoots
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    I also have found it odd why airlines cannot just bundle it into the price as in business class I would think it make no real difference


    stevescoots
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    As with Martyn i plan my sleep around the flight to try and get on the same time zone on landing, asking the crew to wake me if necessary. I dont take sleeping pills on a flight, rely on a good book to tire my eyes instead but occasionally do on landing after 2 or 3 days if my recovery has been interrupted for some reason and then only for a maximum 2 days. They are more like low strength sleep aids than medication. I spent the first 10 years of my working life doing 3 shift rotations so I guess my mind and body got used to constantly having to adapt the sleep pattern


    stevescoots
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    landing in India (Nagpur if i remember) and going to the hotel, an old colonial era building in the middle of the jungle and being met by guards in Circa 1940s british army uniforms complete with sten guns!


    stevescoots
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    The bizzare thing is I have home in China, now Vietnam and come back to all my clothes washed and pressed, but i still lug a case from UK to asia every 3 weeks….i need to change my habits!


    stevescoots
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    Thanks, that was my suspicion as well. I was looking at HKG to LHR Rtn and nothing on availability in the timeframe I wanted on strait avios

    I guess its like the companion voucher you get with AmEx, first you need to be able to find a flight you can use the points on to get the second “free seat” short haul maybe not an issue but I don’t do short haul on BA metal, only in Asia where I burn through them on CX as fast as I earn them

    in reply to: BA gold upgrades

    stevescoots
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    I am also an all or nothing person, unless its a max 2 nights then its the big samsonite even if its only a third full. I can bet most of the time it comes back almost brimming!


    stevescoots
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    Nice idea but this is the internet and rules can never be applied like that unless you have a full time admin 24/7. Just this week i have quit 2 so call professional forums and about 8 we chat groups because of all the issues raised here, people being offended on the slightest thing, people being deliberately offensive for the sake of it, copy paste jockeys and spammers. I gave up on linked in groups 3 years ago for exactly these issues.

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    in reply to: Being Angry Together

    stevescoots
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    Having been on a China eastern flight before in effect stalled on decent due to IMHO pilot error, life flashing before moment etc this does not surprise me. However I agree with capetonian, its hardly a plunge and vaping or not errors happen, I was on a BA 747 flight about 10 years ago from HKG and all the masks dropped and we started to decend fast. Captain came on after a minute or so and clearly said sorry it was crew error. a passenger needed oxygen and someone pressed the wrong button. There was actually a flight engineer on board and he came round putting all the masks back in place to much mickey taking. I was surprised how many passengers just started blankly at the mask rather than put it on though


    stevescoots
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    I am also on EE Martin and have the same issue, in Hk seems ok, but in China its only about 30% have the correct ID and in VN about 60%. however my China Sim when roaming comes up with numbers and locations from anywhere but the correct one, My VN sim shows 100% correct every where. very odd!

    Anyway, i think this is an EE issue, I buy as use roaming pack (brought my monthly costs down from around 1000 GBP to under 150!) but they keep changing the deals, fly into HK one week and its a 7 pay package, fly in a few weeks later and its a 3 day, or 24 hrs


    stevescoots
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    256 mb hard drive generation

    Tha were lucky, lad. I remember 10mb being lauded as more then thee will ever use! (and I started with floppy disk only).

    I did not go back as far as my ZX spectrum

    Jet set Willy (walsh) anyone?

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