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May 2nd 2012 9:54PM Brian,
I agree with you 100%.
I flew a little over 75,000 miles last year on US and international carriers. I'm always reading that if you are polite and understanding with FA's you'll reap the rewards. What utter rubbish! The best I can hope for on a flight (especially in economy) is that I won't somehow inadvertently piss off the FA. It seems to me I am the least of their problems; I can find my seat, deal with my small carry-on and I turn off my electronics like a good boy. I never press the call button, and I rarely ever leave my window seat and all done with smiles, pleases and thank you's. However, despite being a model passenger ( I hope) I always seem to get little better than disinterested service.
I now consider flying a chore to be endured, and all I hope to do is get off at the other end without being twisted up like a pretzel or led away in handcuffs.
I once flew Concorde London to NY and back. It's been downhill ever since. :-(
Apr 13th 2012 4:17PM You need to see a documentary called "why ships sink"
It compares the Titanic and Costa Concordia accidents, and determines that while lessons were learned 100 years ago, many were not.
The demand of cruise lines for more passengers per ship, and the need to have them all above the waterline is causing shipping experts great concern about stability. It's well worth watching.
Apr 12th 2012 3:40PM The SCA will drop off Discovery at Dulles and pick up Enterprise which will then be taken to NYC for eventual display at the Intrepid Air & Space museum.
Apr 12th 2012 3:38PM The SCA will drop off Discovery at Dulles and pick up Enterprise which will then be taken to NYC for eventual display at the Intrepid Air & Space museum.
Mar 27th 2012 5:00PM I run an engineering company, and the pressure that sub had to resist was incredible!
1,152 tons per square foot
About the same as having four 747's sitting in your lap.
Mar 22nd 2012 7:13PM Are you sure they are balconies and not sun shades?
Mar 22nd 2012 7:04PM so much for the "no electronics below 10,000 feet rule"
May be it was an FAA approved camera?
Feb 14th 2012 10:42AM I have a theory. I was once let go by a cop in rural Tennessee who had waited long after his shift had finished solely to catch ME.
They have to go back to the car and write down everything that was said, in case you choose to go to court.
I got nervous, and started blurting out an excuse (in my English accent) that was filled with 5 syllable words.
My theory is that he knew he couldn't spell them, let alone repeat them, so he gave me a pass.
Dec 27th 2011 6:00PM Wow guys, a little late the the party aren't you. This has to be at least a year old...