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May 23, 20, 4:12 am
Replies: 939
Views: 254,058
Posted By RoyalSwazi

In some countries there is a long history of a...

In some countries there is a long history of a three-party collaboration between unions, business and government. Britain would benefit if they started doing the same - fewer strikes, less people on...
May 22, 20, 2:41 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 319,629
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Met up with a friend the other day who works for...

Met up with a friend the other day who works for a government department involved in ďcorona rescueĒ of companies. His take on Norwegian is that they will need another cash injection no later than...
May 21, 20, 4:31 am
Replies: 107
Views: 14,177
Posted By RoyalSwazi

I agree that Covid numbers are not big in the...

I agree that Covid numbers are not big in the scheme of things, however there is also a certain political pressure being applied and not all restrictions are founded on advice from health...
May 19, 20, 7:29 am
Replies: 107
Views: 14,177
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Unless U.K. Covid cases miraculously improve ASAP...

Unless U.K. Covid cases miraculously improve ASAP I suspect British travellers will not be welcome on the continent this summer. Quarantine or not at home, borders are shut. Unless youíre deemed...
May 19, 20, 4:55 am
Replies: 939
Views: 254,058
Posted By RoyalSwazi

What surprised me when I lived in the U.K. was...

What surprised me when I lived in the U.K. was how low wages were, unless you worked in finance or senior management. The U.K., with London and the south east in particular, is quite costly. One...
May 19, 20, 4:38 am
Replies: 84
Views: 9,584
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Iíve only had one diversion, on a CX HKG-LHR in...

Iíve only had one diversion, on a CX HKG-LHR in 1994. I was connecting, hence nobody had informed me they had to make a refuelling stop at FCO. The reason was that due to increased Taliban activity,...
May 12, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 939
Views: 254,058
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Agree - I love to travel, but thereís no point...

Agree - I love to travel, but thereís no point going if the whole experience is a misery.
Replies: 58
Views: 5,093
Posted By RoyalSwazi

From a practical perspective: on longhaul flights...

From a practical perspective: on longhaul flights most passengers would fall asleep. What happens when the mask moves, falls off or you itch in your sleep? Will crew be running patrols in the cabin,...
May 12, 20, 4:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 9,912
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Iíll read the leaves once Iíve finished my pot of...

Iíll read the leaves once Iíve finished my pot of tea, but agree this is very much bearded lady & crystal ball territory. There are quite a few factors at play:

Border restrictions
​​​Quarantine...
May 9, 20, 8:51 am
Replies: 939
Views: 254,058
Posted By RoyalSwazi

The U.K. is becoming more and more like the US,...

The U.K. is becoming more and more like the US, where a significant amount of workers are unable to support themselves on one salary. Will it become the norm for large parts of the workforce needing...
May 7, 20, 5:28 am
Replies: 182
Views: 29,601
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Fully agree! Was on YouTube last night and came...

Fully agree! Was on YouTube last night and came across an old BOAC promo film, and the grace of the Britannia vs the Stratocruiser was remarkable. Very interesting film btw, it was called something...
May 5, 20, 9:59 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,905
Posted By RoyalSwazi

When I lived in the U.K. they insisted on testing...

When I lived in the U.K. they insisted on testing the fire alarm every Monday during working hours. This was supposedly a requirement from the EU (no wonder Brexit happened). Health & safety in the...
May 5, 20, 8:37 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 319,629
Posted By RoyalSwazi

I used to work in a different part of the...

I used to work in a different part of the logistics industry and have done my fair bit of yield management and profitability analysis. In general we had four general types of cargo, which was then...
May 3, 20, 7:14 am
Replies: 81
Views: 7,288
Posted By RoyalSwazi

On a completely subjective note I find the...

On a completely subjective note I find the closure of HKG really sad. Itís a place I really enjoy and hope to visit again. I also enjoyed Japan and itís also on my list as a place to come back to. I...
May 3, 20, 7:02 am
Replies: 137
Views: 20,066
Posted By RoyalSwazi

In the early nineties there was a massive banking...

In the early nineties there was a massive banking crisis here in Norway. The state ended up nationalising the three biggest banks in order to stabilise the financial system. Shareholders got wiped...
Replies: 114
Views: 31,929
Posted By RoyalSwazi

From an aesthetic viewpoint I do find the...

From an aesthetic viewpoint I do find the A340-500/600 the most pleasing, followed by the 747 (-8 the prettiest if ranking the various models). The 737 looks better than the A319/320, but the A321...
Apr 26, 20, 8:49 am
Replies: 79
Views: 14,801
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Very interesting analysis - thank you! Im...

Very interesting analysis - thank you!

Im not surprised of the lack of domestic competition- distances are short in the U.K., and both road & rail are viable alternatives for travellers between...
Apr 24, 20, 4:40 am
Replies: 288
Views: 67,939
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Someone over at the Lufthansa forum mentioned the...

Someone over at the Lufthansa forum mentioned the full she-bang was still offered in F. I canít vouch for the authenticity of this statement. Looking at the previous post it looks as if itís not...
Apr 24, 20, 4:32 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 319,629
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Iíve never done any work related to public...

Iíve never done any work related to public procurement myself, but these comments do not surprise me the least. I have several close friends who do, and some of the stories they tell are shocking....
Apr 23, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Whatís your nationality/residence? I would not be...

Whatís your nationality/residence? I would not be surprised if borders are opened in stages, first to residents of countries where corona has been brought under a certain degree of control.
Apr 23, 20, 10:07 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,184
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Forgot to add the E170 & E190...

Forgot to add the E170 & E190...
Apr 23, 20, 4:42 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,184
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Not terribly interesting but here goes: 737...

Not terribly interesting but here goes:

737 (-200 & -400)
A319
A320 (-100 & -200)
A321 (short & mid)
767 (short & long, the latter my only experience of first generation flatbed CW. Was...
Apr 22, 20, 7:33 am
Replies: 182
Views: 29,601
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Good thing for the OP heretics are no longer...

Good thing for the OP heretics are no longer burned at the stakes :D

The Tristar is beautiful, but beaten by the Super VC-10 and a couple of others in my opinion.
Apr 20, 20, 7:59 am
Replies: 195
Views: 11,220
Posted By RoyalSwazi

Off the top of my head: FRA (though driven past...

Off the top of my head:
FRA (though driven past the city once)
KHI
DEN
GUA
Maturin (canít recall airport code)
Ciudad Guyana (as above)
Nampula
VIE
KSU
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