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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 4, 15, 1:01 am
Replies: 57
Views: 12,492
Posted By WindowSeat123

Obviously, but you are ignoring my point. I'm not...

Obviously, but you are ignoring my point. I'm not talking about such short distances. :rolleyes:

I'm talking about the time zones, you cross a lot more time zones when cross the date line than...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 15, 10:00 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 12,492
Posted By WindowSeat123

Well, direction seem to have less impact to me...

Well, direction seem to have less impact to me when I fly then the number of time zones I have to cross that is the real kicker.

On the date line, I would have agree, except, the countries of the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 15, 9:47 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 12,492
Posted By WindowSeat123

But if you live in North America, flying to Asia...

But if you live in North America, flying to Asia means you are flying westward, and if you travel to Europe, you are flying eastward. In theory, that should have meant flying to Europe will have more...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 15, 9:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By WindowSeat123

Well, modern commercial aircraft are designed to...

Well, modern commercial aircraft are designed to withstand lightning strikes, in fact I think they are struck on average once or twice each year. In this particular case, there was some damage, but...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 15, 9:24 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 12,492
Posted By WindowSeat123

Yeah, I have the same problem traveling to Asia...

Yeah, I have the same problem traveling to Asia (and it looks like several other posters here have the same issue). TPAC flights seems to be the worse in terms of jet lag effect. By contrast, when...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 2, 15, 8:49 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 12,492
Posted By WindowSeat123

Your worst jetlag experience?

Over the years, I've learnt that jetlag is something you learned to cope with or mitigate with pills or sleep/activity patterns. But its not something you can really overcome. You try to get around...
Forum: Japan
Mar 2, 15, 8:44 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 14,404
Posted By WindowSeat123

By using personal attacks? Right...:rolleyes: ...

By using personal attacks? Right...:rolleyes:

I asked a simple question and got all the attacks, but it was still a useful thread. Thanks everyone. :D
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Its irrelevant whether they have wide bodies or...

Its irrelevant whether they have wide bodies or not (or whether they intend to fly to Europe). Safety standards must be met regardless of the plane an airline flies. The fact is, EU deem all...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 4, 15, 10:28 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,117
Posted By WindowSeat123

SQ is my favorite (great food and service), all...

SQ is my favorite (great food and service), all the other ones I like are gone (went bankrupt or was taken over), sadly.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 4, 15, 10:27 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,978
Posted By WindowSeat123

I don't know whether oil price will go back to...

I don't know whether oil price will go back to $100 (or above) by the end of the year (if we all knew, we'll all be rich through speculation and we won't need our days jobs, now would we? :)). But I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 4, 15, 10:16 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,929
Posted By WindowSeat123

What is the alternative? Are you implying those...

What is the alternative? Are you implying those with a "fear of flying" resorting to medication as somehow "weak"? I find that insulting and discriminatory for people who do need pills to fly.

Not...
Replies: 41
Views: 55,771
Posted By WindowSeat123

Haven't flown Scoot, but heard good reviews from...

Haven't flown Scoot, but heard good reviews from it. Have flown Tigerair and Jetstar. Tigerair really stank, the seats were tiny and can't recline, the flights I flew with them were all delayed....
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Corruption exists in Singapore like anywhere else...

Corruption exists in Singapore like anywhere else (http://blog.moneysmart.sg/opinion/singapores-top-5-corruption-cases-so-far/), the difference is that it exist on a much smaller scale and with far...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

You mentioned Lion Air, it is still banned from...

You mentioned Lion Air, it is still banned from flying to the EU. If Lion Air has so dramatically improved, why are still banned from flying to the EU? The fact is, ALL Indonesian carriers remain...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

It doesn't explain why Indonesia would say the...

It doesn't explain why Indonesia would say the flight is unauthorized, only it is approved from the Singapore end, but the Indonesia's side of the equation is still a mystery.
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Precisely, corruption is endemic in that country....

Precisely, corruption is endemic in that country. Sad to say that, since the Indonesians that I know are hard-working and decent folks, let down by a corrupted and inefficient government.
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

The aviation safety record of Indonesia has been...

The aviation safety record of Indonesia has been subpar, to put it politely. Anyone who flies in the region regularly will know that. Many of its carriers were ban from flying to the EU:
...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Like I said, Indonesian incompetence in regards...

Like I said, Indonesian incompetence in regards to air transportation is not new or surprising. Still, I have to wonder about one thing. What do the Indonesian authorities mean by "no authorization"...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Given the sometimes chaotic state of air...

Given the sometimes chaotic state of air transportation in Indonesia, that wouldn't surprise me. Nor the fact it has taken this long for the local authorities to realize that. Leaving aside the...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

So just to clarify the latest situation, can...

So just to clarify the latest situation, can anyone tell me:

1. How many bodies are found so far? 16?

2. What sort of SAR (search and rescue) assets are deployed in the vicinity of the...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Well not always, different cultures have...

Well not always, different cultures have different coping mechanism, it would be arrogant for me to assume crisis management is the same every where. That would be cultural imperialism.

Besides,...
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Thanks for the clarification. Glad to know such...

Thanks for the clarification. Glad to know such services are provided, since we are talking about non-Western countries, I cannot assume such service would automatically be available.
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

Are the grieving relative and friends given any...

Are the grieving relative and friends given any form of psychological counselling? I would imagine they would need it now more than ever, but the news don't seen to report on that much.
Replies: 588
Views: 138,200
Posted By WindowSeat123

According to Indonesian officials, debris in sea...

According to Indonesian officials, debris in sea '95% likely' from AirAsia Flight QZ8501:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/30/world/asia/airasia-missing-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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