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Re: The international waters thread

July 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Vaping pilot caused Air China plane to plunge 6,500m after smoke shut off air conditioning
China's aviation regulations, which bar flight crew from "smoking on all phases of operation", also banned passengers from using e-cigarettes on flights in 2006
maybe I'm misreading that, but it sounds as though flight crew can vape but not use normal cigarettes?
In 2016, the United States prohibited the use of e-cigarettes on commercial flights.
A little late in the day, one would think
 
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Re: The international waters thread

July 13th, 2018, 9:11 pm

I miss the 60s when uncle Cuch Manhattan would bring us boxes of PS from duty tree.
 
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Re: The international waters thread

July 13th, 2018, 9:28 pm

you remember when people could smoke on planes, they asked you "smoking or non-smoking" when you checked in
 
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Re: The international waters thread

July 13th, 2018, 11:12 pm

you remember when people could smoke on planes, they asked you "smoking or non-smoking" when you checked in
Yes, and that meant, do you want to smoke yourself or merely inhale the second hand smoke from the smokers? Much the same in restaurants. Thanks to enlightened (i.e. non GOP) politicians, this is a much smaller problem these days. At least for now....
 
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Re: The international waters thread

July 14th, 2018, 6:44 am

you do know that the Dems controlled the House for 40 years, from 1955 until the Gingrich revolution in 1995? And the Senate for most of those years?
At least one Democratic senator owned a tobacco farm

When Congress finally got round to banning smoking on airlines in the late 1980s, it was as a rider to an appropriations bill
The U.S. ban on inflight smoking began with domestic flights of two hours or less in April 1988, extended to domestic flights of six hours or less in February 1990, and to all domestic and international flights in 2000. The 1990 ban applied only to the passengers and the cabin of the aircraft and not the flight deck. Pilots were allowed to continue smoking after the 1990 ban due to concerns over potential flight safety issues caused by nicotine withdrawal in chronic smokers.
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Such regulations have on occasion met with defiance; in 2010 a Qatari diplomat was arrested upon arrival at Denver International Airport for smoking in the onboard lavatory on United Airlines Flight 663 and for making threats; when confronted by airline staff, he jokingly suggested that he was attempting to set his shoes on fire.
those qataris have a wacky sense of humor
 
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Re: The international waters thread

September 23rd, 2018, 5:45 am

19H flight
161 passengers + crew members onboard
3 meals, complementary drinks and snacks
Toilets must resemble a battle field after landing.
they've got the plane
 
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Re: The international waters thread

October 8th, 2018, 3:31 pm

19H flight
161 passengers + crew members onboard
3 meals, complementary drinks and snacks
Toilets must resemble a battle field after landing.
they've got the plane
no cattle class
they have premium economy, not normal economy
 
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Re: The international waters thread

December 24th, 2018, 7:12 am

19H flight
161 passengers + crew members onboard
3 meals, complementary drinks and snacks
Toilets must resemble a battle field after landing.
they've got the plane
no cattle class
they have premium economy, not normal economy
Qantas is planning to operate the world’s longest flight in custom-built planes by 2022
Qantas Airways, the flag carrier of Australia, is looking to launch what would be the world’s longest flight by 2022. The proposed Sydney-to-London route would take 20 hours and 22 minutes.
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The plane makers would likely need to shave weight to provide a solution. That means fewer passengers and less cargo, but more legroom and possibly even lounges or gyms on board.
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Whichever plane is selected, it will also be capable to fly a direct route between Sydney and New York, saving 2 hours and 45 minutes.
 
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Re: The international waters thread

December 27th, 2018, 7:50 am

 
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January 21st, 2019, 6:50 am

(firefox doesn't seem to like this CBC link. I'm not suggesting spyware or malware, just that it made the browser slow)

passengers trapped in plane for 16 hours in Canada
united flight from Newark to Hong Kong
Medical emergency on board so they land in Goose Bay, NL
Mechanical problem so plane can't take off again (so maybe just as well they landed in NL?)
Canadians woudn't let them off the plane because no customs staff on duty
United sends a replacement plane the next day, after the passengers had spent 16 hours in the plane on the tarmac in Canada
 
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January 22nd, 2019, 12:17 pm

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