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Old Jun 30, 22, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Yeah, I have decided that if someone is seated in J or PE and has not yet figured out what happens when a plane takes off or the laws of gravity, then they should have a practical lesson. Last time I grabbed onto my seatmates bottle to prevent it from sliding into Y while he blissfully carried on watching his movie.
If you can reach it without pulling something, you are likely in the splash zone, and it's in your best interest to help yourself out.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
If you can reach it without pulling something, you are likely in the splash zone, and it's in your best interest to help yourself out.
Wait, you are still alive? After posting that pic on Facebook of your partner sitting on the outhouse toilet I had assumed you were now dead
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Old Jul 1, 22, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
Wait, you are still alive? After posting that pic on Facebook of your partner sitting on the outhouse toilet I had assumed you were now dead
That was actually a historical reference, because yes, I too thought it was a suicide post until I noticed the date. Miraculously he lived years after the original post. Though reposting might be tempting fate.
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Old Jul 1, 22, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
Some people would be saddened or feel lonely with what Iím doing. Me? Love the fact Iím drinking beer in a recliner about to watch Elvis all by myself.

Well, I have you beat!

Here I am in Abu Dhabi at the Hilton Resort, in a beautiful suite overlooking the pool, the bay, etc and I am also all alone!
After booking that Qsuite with Qatar I thought let's see how bad flying Ethiad in Economy, in the last cabin, would be like..........NEVER AGAIN!
II am booked in J all the way back home through europe! lol
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Old Jul 1, 22, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
That was actually a historical reference, because yes, I too thought it was a suicide post until I noticed the date. Miraculously he lived years after the original post. Though reposting might be tempting fate.
It's annual reposting. Just growling now.

Everyone else thinks it's adorable.
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Old Jul 2, 22, 2:28 pm
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Why do I have to tuen off my electronics??

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeeON...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Old Jul 2, 22, 8:47 pm
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Old Jul 3, 22, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
Why do I have to tuen off my electronics??

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeeON...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Nice cameo right at the end there...
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Old Jul 4, 22, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
And I was in Europe. 11/12 of my flights were late (8/12 if giving the airlines their fake 15-minute buffer). The flights that were late were all at least half an hour late. When one of my flights was delayed by 2 hours, I was only saved from misconnecting, on a 2-hour connection, by the inbound for my next flight being an hour late. Security was a nightmare at AMS, where the baggage hall was littered with unclaimed luggage. CPH was also very bad for security, and even worse for luggage. Everywhere I went, both the departure and arrival boards were littered with far more huge delays and cancellations than they normally. FlightAware frequently showed the warning that flights were experiencing 30+ minute delays in both arrivals and departures for major airports across Europe. One evening, I overheard a passenger complain to an OS GA at VIE about our severely delayed flight, and the GA told her she should just feel fortunate to be getting out of VIE that night, given everything else that was going on.

Things are a mess here, definitely, but let's not pretend this is a uniquely Canadian problem just because the US isn't as much of a disaster.
Sorry, did you say you did 12 segments this weekend?!
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Old Jul 4, 22, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by Duff76 View Post
Sorry, did you say you did 12 segments this weekend?!
Indeed! It was a long weekend, left late Wednesday night, got back late last night.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 11:44 am
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I have been on FT for 6.5 years and am just now reaching 1,000 posts.

I had wanted to make my 1,000th post something meaningful, but then I realized that the vast majority of my 999 posts have been meaningless, so why start now.....

I have met some cool and interesting people, and had some interesting experiences (SFO in-flight Do!!!!).

Here's hoping that 6.5 years from now I'll be retired and just flying for fun with my 50k status for life!
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Old Jul 4, 22, 4:54 pm
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Saw herons feeding at Stanley Park the other day.
There were a bunch of us staring upward towards several nests.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Yhztraveller View Post
I have been on FT for 6.5 years and am just now reaching 1,000 posts.

I had wanted to make my 1,000th post something meaningful, but then I realized that the vast majority of my 999 posts have been meaningless, so why start now.....

I have met some cool and interesting people, and had some interesting experiences (SFO in-flight Do!!!!).

Here's hoping that 6.5 years from now I'll be retired and just flying for fun with my 50k status for life!
I'm sorry, did I miss this? Did something interesting happen during a SFO in-flight do?

Congrats on a 1000 posts!
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Saw herons feeding at Stanley Park the other day.
There were a bunch of us staring upward towards several nests.

.........and?
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Old Jul 5, 22, 2:25 am
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That is way cool. Is he enjoying it?
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