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daftjack

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Electronic devices on aircraft.
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Hi All, I am sure that American politicians must think that ALL people the world over are as stupid as they are.

A couple of weeks ago the BIG 3 of American aviation, namely American, Delta and United (and several others) had a meeting with Trump concerning the subsidised Airlines of the Middle East, and how it was giving those said airlines an unfair advantage over the Americans. the airlines named were, Etihad, Emirates, Turkish, and several others.

Now, jump forward till yesterday, lo and behold, we have a security problem with people boarding airlines from Middle Eastern Countries and will entail banning certain electronic devices from being allowed in the cabins.

Passengers on hearing of this ban will, because of the hassle, change to airlines that will now travel through Europe to reach America, thereby costing these Middle Eastern Airlines millions upon millions of dollars in lost revenue.

IF the threat of an electronic device blowing up an aircraft is for REAL, it makes no difference if it is in the cabin or the hold, the result is the same, one blown up aircraft.

On the other hand, if you want to cause airline companies to lose millions, without a price war, what better way to do it, than the above.


Just a thought.........

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Re: Electronic devices on aircraft.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Didn't think of that,however my understanding was the ban is on all flights worldwide???
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 01:02 PM »
I would rather do without my 'electronic device' than plunge into the ocean from 30,000 feet.

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Re: Electronic devices on aircraft.
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 10:21 PM »
Only ever take an old iPhone on overseas trips, it can handle calls and email and carry a few tunes as well plus it's not gonna break my heart if it gets lost, nicked or impounded, there's enough in-flight entertainment on most airlines to keep you occupied even on a 16 hour flight. If you have to work when you get to your destination there are other options such as cloud storage or portable hard drives to link into and if you're so busy that you need a laptop to get work done on the flight instead of taking it easy well tough bikkies, you need to get a better work/life balance.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 11:42 AM »
Hi All, You are missing the point i am trying to make Kiwi.

The electronic ban in cabins has Nothing to do with an implied future act of terrorism, and EVERYTHING to do with the American Government helping their airline carriers to take business off their Middle Eastern competitors.

Read my previous post concerning this.

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Re: Electronic devices on aircraft.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 12:28 AM »
Hi Jack, I'm fully up to date with the actions not only of the septics but good old BA as well, it's protectionism at its worst/best and has SFA to do with safety, I last flew out of Wythenshawe International Airport in January and spent around 90 minutes in the queue to pass through security, by contrast I can turn up for a domestic flight here in Kiwi-land 10 minutes before departure and walk onto the plane with absolutely no security checks apart from the usual safety stuff like being asked if I'm carrying prohibited items such as paint sprays, gas bottles or ammunition etc  ::)

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