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Dec 8, 19, 10:01 am
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Posted By spotwelder

Bus

On of the most interesting bits of history is "the Shetland bus" besides having the famous bus shelter on Unst.

It refers to the clandestine operations in support of the Norwegian resistance in...
Apr 19, 19, 6:32 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,865
Posted By spotwelder

Interesting responses

As an aviation safety professional then this thread is interesting. Lion Air have crashed plenty of aircraft before this. If they do so again by running off the end of a runway in Indonesia will you...
Aug 15, 18, 11:34 am
Replies: 88
Views: 16,312
Posted By spotwelder

Alcohol in the UAE

Having been resident in UAE, I think you will find that is some Emirates it is legal to drink alcohol if you are resident and have an alcohol licence card. Tourist and residents without alcohol card...
Dec 17, 17, 9:13 am
Replies: 231
Views: 20,591
Posted By spotwelder

Great evening

Great to meet up with some long time members after a few years. Nice to meet up with some of the more recent members too.

Until the next time, have many happy landings,

Spottie.
Dec 12, 17, 10:40 am
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Views: 20,591
Posted By spotwelder

All bar a plane crash...

I should be able to attend for a couple of hours.

Spottie
May 30, 16, 8:13 am
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Views: 56,803
Posted By spotwelder

Lifetime Gold and the 4xAA sector requirements

I have just started back into flying routinely after 3 years as a research student. I have the AA lifetime gold from 1MM and thus, one could argue, I have been granted elite status for life.

I...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By spotwelder

Long stay issues with IHG rewards

I have been booked into the same HIX since the second of January this year. I might do a total of 365 nights this year... and of course that will give me no points to spend on the kids visiting me,...
Feb 25, 15, 1:53 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,093
Posted By spotwelder

If you are a frequent time zone crosser and your...

If you are a frequent time zone crosser and your bodyclock matters then you might consider CX timings as better than BA. You can take a lunchtime from LHR and sleep all the way (if you have been up...
Feb 25, 15, 12:53 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 15,023
Posted By spotwelder

Slightly OT

Dear British Taxpayer,

Unfortunately you were charged a lot of tax to pay for the Gulf wars and the invasion of Afghanistan due to a campaign deployment error.

We apologise for any...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 15, 11:05 am
Replies: 16,988
Views: 1,118,880
Posted By spotwelder

The Trident was very fast, if you could coax if...

The Trident was very fast, if you could coax if off the ground. Have we had it being the four engine take-off trijet yet?
Feb 25, 15, 10:59 am
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Views: 1,043,252
Posted By spotwelder

Does not compute. Fewer than three continents...

Does not compute. Fewer than three continents touched in a day. Not sleeping in a plane. Fewer than three changes of planes in a day. Not eating airline food.

Please explain!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 15, 5:48 am
Replies: 16,988
Views: 1,118,880
Posted By spotwelder

Many thanks for correcting to old mind here. It...

Many thanks for correcting to old mind here. It would have substituted a 757 then. I do remember seeing at Manchester a few times. It was the one aircraft on BA shuttle regular duties that I did...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 15, 12:26 pm
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Views: 1,118,880
Posted By spotwelder

Glad to be back on FT and conversing about world...

Glad to be back on FT and conversing about world travel with all. My memories of certain events fade with time but some of the technicalities will always be there.

and if anyone can help my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 15, 10:49 am
Replies: 16,988
Views: 1,118,880
Posted By spotwelder

I did get an escort into the Falklands. The...

I did get an escort into the Falklands. The other jumpseat rider was the new station commander so we had the interesting experience of trying to get a TriStar in formation with a C-130 Hercules and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 15, 9:40 am
Replies: 16,988
Views: 1,118,880
Posted By spotwelder

Joining in

Hi, just joining in the thread but not had time to read the previous thousands of posts in detail. In case it wasn't mentioned before, the RAF TriStar service from Brize Norton via Wideawake to...
Feb 21, 15, 7:48 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By spotwelder

340 seats went flat in rows I indicated above....

340 seats went flat in rows I indicated above. Not sure if they have reconfigured since then. I seem to remember they were J2000 seats so expect the box. No experience of 330s but I do remember their...
Feb 21, 15, 7:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,541
Posted By spotwelder

I used to fly about 3 sectors a month on IB J to...

I used to fly about 3 sectors a month on IB J to South America. Front centre pair on 600 and front of second cabin section on the 300 outboard pairs were best seats for recline as others don't go...
Feb 18, 15, 4:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By spotwelder

It's been a while Swanhunter and when I have...

It's been a while Swanhunter and when I have finished some work that Robson Green would be proud of in his "extreme fishing" TV adventures, then I may be back a little more often.

Flights booked...
Feb 18, 15, 4:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By spotwelder

and it was always thus (well I am so old that R...

and it was always thus (well I am so old that R class was rather different, indeed the preferred booking class I seem to remember, at an earning rate of 80TP per hour too) so that when you got...
Feb 18, 15, 3:58 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,412
Posted By spotwelder

Drinks availability

In God's waiting room (otherwise known as the AA international cabin crew briefing room) I believe that they only serve dead passengers with a stiff drink or two.

Are bonus Avios awarded on Boxing...
Feb 18, 15, 11:59 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,412
Posted By spotwelder

and thus become deceased flying. Miles on...

and thus become deceased flying.

Miles on death used to transfer off the BA balance sheet but I do know of a couple of cases when the living were able to get balance transfers.

If you fly to...
Feb 18, 15, 11:24 am
Replies: 767
Views: 173,100
Posted By spotwelder

Hello and long time no see! The concept of value...

Hello and long time no see! The concept of value added baubles and GGL fascinates me in my psychological observations of the status tarts. The Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1989 oh no,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 8, 13, 5:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,450
Posted By spotwelder

LAN 767s don't have the extra oxygen to fly over...

LAN 767s don't have the extra oxygen to fly over the top of the Andes, they route around most of the big lumps by staying out just over the Pacific and then turn right for Miami
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 8, 13, 4:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By spotwelder

Travel rules

My travel rule used to be that if I got the continent wrong twice the same week, then I took the weekend off to get some sleep. Oh the joys of 2 RTWs a month...
Not doing silly travel any more and...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Feb 1, 12, 3:07 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,927
Posted By spotwelder

Quite possibly a potentially definite maybe for...

Quite possibly a potentially definite maybe for attending on the Saturday night. Inbound from SCL/BOG/UIO/MIA/MAN and JER on the Saturday afternoon with a Sunday morning departure for MIA/BOG/ADZ
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