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Old 09-10-2006, 03:41 PM
Tube a Pringles Tube a Pringles is offline
 
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Well it's not so much a bad flight with regards turbulence etc, that I've had experience of.

Was flying back from France once year - it was a charter flight and the plane was huge - an American style one - I'm not very up on my aviation terminology!!!.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:53 PM
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What's an American-style plane? One where every seat comes with a giant ice-cooler?
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:43 PM
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No the ones that are bigger with three aisles of seat instead of two aisles of three that you'd have on short haul
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:38 PM
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Was on a charter job from NY to Dublin years ago after 2 weeks on the piss. Was asleep before we took off but woken up after about 3 hours by people around me crying and praying. The plane was getting absolutely battered in a storm. Eventually the pilot come over the PA and says he's 'going to drop down in altitude and see can we make it through the storm that way.'
See if we can make it through! That inspired loads of confidence and the praying got worse. It was either throttle the old biddy next to me or give in to the body and go back to sleep so I dozed off and woke up to clapping when we landed. I've never got on a plane without a hangover and it works great. You sleep like a log and you don't have time to be nervous about all those bumps and creaks. Downside is you miss the ocaisional flight and if you time it wrong you can wake up in the middle of a flight unable to sleep, paranoid and hungover.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:24 PM
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No the ones that are bigger with three aisles of seat instead of two aisles of three that you'd have on short haul
And it operated into Cork...

Which means it was almost certainly an A330*, which is a European plane



*There is a small chance it was a Boeing 767 though...
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:18 PM
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i was in the Philippines,my trip home involved a nightmare drive in the middle of the night in a pick-up truck, with no lights except my diving torch, with four flat tyres.
At the airstrip they jump-started the aircraft with a Jeep battery and I had to hold the pilot's unsecure door closed for the eighty minute flight over the Sulu sea. When we landed almost sideways the door was to much to hold on to and it fell off.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:31 PM
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Jumping off the garden shed with a black plastic bag as a parachute. It was grand until the end.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:34 AM
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Flying from Boston to Ireland a few years ago and was planning on bringing back a 1/4 of some fine weed home. Got a bit paranoid coming up to customs so decided on buying a can of coke and eating the lot of it. Very bad idea. Was convinced we were going down on a few occasions. Strangely enough I finished the flight with a lot of empty seats around me. Live and learn I suppose.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:51 AM
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Was heading to Austria about 6 years ago during the ski season, I was working for a ski company at the time and we had all the crew from Today fm on board incl Dempsey and that fella who used be the lead singer in 'something happens'. Anyway everyone was getting lashed on the free booze as there was only about 40 of us on the plane. Everything was going fine until we hit turbulance over the alps, the plane dropped about 2000 feet, the lights went out, drinks went all over the place and people instantly started holding hands etc, it was really surreal. Anyway it turns out that this was a regular occurance for that time of year, except the captain thought it best not to advise anyone! Ever since i've become a little more nervy on planes. Should probably stop watching 'Air crash investigation' i suppose.
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:02 PM
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I had to fly to Knock once!
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