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Re: The international waters thread

July 20th, 2017, 10:01 am

nuts

airlines seem to be more sympathetic to some allergies than others
United Airlines boots asthmatic customer from flight because of a cat

Horrible people applaud as 7-year-old is removed from plane because of allergic reaction to pets

Major airlines such as Qantas, Air New Zealand and British Airways do not serve nuts during its flights or offer them in in-flight meals.
Singapore Airlines issued a statement on Wednesday saying it would review the serving of nuts on board all flights.

I suspect that that is bad reporting by the BBC, and it should read "SOME major airlines"

But still, if they are prepared to act about nut allergies by not serving nuts on flight, why not act on pet allergies by banning pets from the cabin, so that pets have to go in a cage in the hold?
 
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Re: The international waters thread

August 21st, 2017, 6:14 am

 
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Re: The international waters thread

August 22nd, 2017, 6:33 am

and some people think the collision (and presumably the earlier ones such as the one off japan) were caused by a cyber attack
 
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Re: The international waters thread

August 22nd, 2017, 7:32 pm

ppauper wrote:
and some people think the collision (and presumably the earlier ones such as the one off japan) were caused by a cyber attack


 “Statistically, it looks very suspicious, doesn’t it?”


It depends on your degree of confidence, maybe?
 
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October 15th, 2017, 9:43 pm

 
 
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January 20th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Armed police hauled a pilot off a British Airways flight moments before take-off fearing he was drunk after colleagues claim they could smell booze

11 hour flight from london to mauritius, it left 2 1/2 hours late because they had to find a new pilot
 
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Re: The international waters thread

January 20th, 2018, 7:54 pm

ppauper wrote:
Armed police hauled a pilot off a British Airways flight moments before take-off fearing he was drunk after colleagues claim they could smell booze

11 hour flight from london to mauritius, it left 2 1/2 hours late because they had to find a new pilot

It happens to take longer to move from anarchy to dictatorship.
 
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Re: The international waters thread

March 25th, 2018, 5:16 pm

 
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March 25th, 2018, 5:40 pm

that seems to be restricted to subscribers
wiki says it's the 2nd longest non-stop scheduled flight, a shade shorter than Auckland-Doha
 
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Re: The international waters thread

March 25th, 2018, 6:03 pm

ppauper wrote:
that seems to be restricted to subscribers
wiki says it's the 2nd longest non-stop scheduled flight, a shade shorter than Auckland-Doha

Sorry for the link. I'm not a FT subscriber, either but googling "kangroo route" me:

Image

And clicking on Qantas pushes boundaries with 17-hour 'kangaroo route' in Top Stories opens the corresponding FT page.
 
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Re: The international waters thread

May 25th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Six months. 5,500 miles. One ocean. Ben Lecomte wants to be first to swim across Pacific.
Lecomte is aiming to swim eight hours each day, covering 40 miles of choppy waters, and then spending his nights recuperating on the sailboat.

I'm sorry, that's not "swimming the pacific."
He "swam the atlantic" in 1996, but it was never ratified
The Japan-San Francisco trek will measure 5,500 miles, a staged attempt that will take 180 or so days. Swimming from Cape Cod to France in 1998 measured 3,700 miles over 73 days. That swim was never verified by Guinness World Records because Lecomte drifted off-course in a boat and didn't necessarily resume his swims at the exact point he stopped them.


Something sounds fishy about this,
>> Lecomte is aiming to swim eight hours each day, covering 40 miles of choppy waters

maybe he's swimming with the current the whole way?
8 hours, 40 miles makes 5 miles an hour or 12 minute miles.
The world record for 1500m swimming is 14:31:02 (50m pool) or 14:08:06 (25m pool)
Supposedly 14:08 for 1500m is equivalent to 15:15 for a mile.
So he's going to swim 40 miles a day at faster than world record pace.
Or maybe he's going to swim 10 miles a day and they move the boat a lot at night?
 
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May 30th, 2018, 10:35 am

 
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Re: The international waters thread

May 30th, 2018, 5:47 pm

ppauper wrote:

19H flight
161 passengers + crew members onboard
3 meals, complementary drinks and snacks
Toilets must resemble a battle field after landing.
 
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June 20th, 2018, 8:26 pm

OECD warns of migrant impact on northern Europe

Is this article partisan or is this just me?
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