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Ricey

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He’s got a point. Only logical way I can think of it coming close to working, is to restrict the number of flights at any one time, and have them flying at only 1/3 capacity.

Which of course, can’t and won’t happen.
A couple of the proposed suggestions:

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Tinks

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If anyone is traveling from Southend going through Eastwood take my advice and not use the back roads.
The road that stretches from the Tesco roundabout towards Eastwood bury lane is now one lane only (city fibre laying I think). Then as you get towards Snakes Lane and into Whitehouse Road there are 3 way traffic lights (Gas pipe laying and they are going to be a while - working there way upto Western Approach’s).
Been a nightmare but could be even worse when people return back to work
 

Massimo Giovanni

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If anyone is traveling from Southend going through Eastwood take my advice and not use the back roads.
The road that stretches from the Tesco roundabout towards Eastwood bury lane is now one lane only (city fibre laying I think). Then as you get towards Snakes Lane and into Whitehouse Road there are 3 way traffic lights (Gas pipe laying and they are going to be a while - working there way upto Western Approach’s).
Been a nightmare but could be even worse when people return back to work
Nestuda Way? Are the road works at Kent Elms, London direction finished?
That was 3 lanes down to 1 earlier in the week and causing queues back to the Westbourne Grove traffic lights.
 

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Nestuda Way? Are the road works at Kent Elms, London direction finished?
That was 3 lanes down to 1 earlier in the week and causing queues back to the Westbourne Grove traffic lights.
Kent Elms was clear today, not a cone in sight. Mind you I reckon traffic cones are like gremlins, throw water over them and they pop up again everywhere. Probably though they are finished until after the B/H.
 

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Nestuda Way? Are the road works at Kent Elms, London direction finished?
That was 3 lanes down to 1 earlier in the week and causing queues back to the Westbourne Grove traffic lights.
I am not sure if the road name to be honest but it is the road from Tesco Roundabout all the way down to the roundabout where the VW dealership is.
Kent Elms was clear yesterday
 

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Ricey

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I have enough trouble flying anyway without being made to fly backwards! Plenty of people who fly will be couples or immediate family, there is no need to make them fly backwards so they can sit next to their partner, child etc. Plus if they still recline, you'd never be able to get out for the loo!
Imagine being in the middle seat of the 9 how claustrophobic would that be!

Flying backwards is something those that have had the pleasure of flying a VC10 will no very well. The old RAF passenger transport aircraft used to have all its seats facing backwards.
 

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Imagine being in the middle seat of the 9 how claustrophobic would that be!

Flying backwards is something those that have had the pleasure of flying a VC10 will no very well. The old RAF passenger transport aircraft used to have all its seats facing backwards.
My brother-in-Law used to work at AWRE and he once flew from the UK to Canada in a VC10. He's been mentally scared ever since.
 
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Ricey

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Top option makes sense. I'm due out to Greece in August so we need to get the infection rate down so Greece will accept UK holidaymakers and the airlines need to get something in place. I'm not one for masks but I'll wear one on a plane for 3 hours if it gets me to Greece
I’m supposed to be going to Tenerife in August and really hope I get to go. Same as you I’d take anything to go!
 

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In all these plane passengers and seat pictures there are just regular average size folk yet when I get on a plane I seem to be a lardarse magnet and get fatties to the left and right and a few screaming children behind and in front.
Unreal representative pictures imo!
 

Mad Cyril

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In all these plane passengers and seat pictures there are just regular average size folk yet when I get on a plane I seem to be a lardarse magnet and get fatties to the left and right and a few screaming children behind and in front.
Unreal representative pictures imo!
I remember flying from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. I was seated next to a really large American who must have gone 25st.

After takeoff I asked for a drink and was offered a choice of water or coffee.

The large American whipped out a really nice bottle of Whisky and shared it with everyone in the surrounding seats.
 

Massimo Giovanni

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I remember flying from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. I was seated next to a really large American who must have gone 25st.

After takeoff I asked for a drink and was offered a choice of water or coffee.

The large American whipped out a really nice bottle of Whisky and shared it with everyone in the surrounding seats.
IIRC American Airlines have the largest seats and legroom of any of the major carriers.
 
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