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Panther

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I notice that planes are out in force again, three out of my window right now. How does that work with quarantine in place just about everywhere, even here.

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Double fighters of some sort flew over teesside twice last night. They're just practicing landing at airports while they are quiet :ph34r:

I suspect they are replenishing the emergency stocks tapped into over the last two months. I bet we find out we had two days' food left in late March, in years to come... 

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What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

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3 minutes ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

Cargo. And Greta, probably, while it's nice and quiet. 

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44 minutes ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

Illegally employed black market cash in hand  workers (takeaway trade / counterfeit DVD's & Tobbacco etc) & various Triad gang members, 

Maybe a smattering of wealthy Chinese visiting London etc

 

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52 minutes ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8325045/Flying-height-madness-No-checks-illegal-BA-holidaymakers.html

BA arranging illegal holidays. Does the adjective add more exitement or bragging rights?

People who think there is any consistent reliable enforcement of silly rules even at a border where it's easy are bonkers. Not the UK way.

They make silly rules catch a few and make an obscene publicised enforcements and hope enough people live in fear. The UK way, applies to a lot of stuff and it's shit.

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52 minutes ago, Stuey said:

Cargo. And Greta, probably, while it's nice and quiet. 

yes, cargo flights, or largely empty passenger flights with full cargo holds. 

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3 hours ago, JackieO said:

Wuhan airport's open and busy.

Bastards.

Going on holiday to Wuhan? Be sure you try the local food!

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6 minutes ago, Ash4781b said:

Going on holiday to Wuhan? Be sure you try the local food!

The place where nobody would bat an eyelid if you were eating fried bat eyelids.

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2 minutes ago, eight said:

The place where nobody would bat an eyelid if you were eating fried bat eyelids.

If it had enough ketchup with it....

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3 hours ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

I live in Southampton - there's been a different cruise ship docking each day with passengers (I have pictures).One time this week, I heard the tannoy on board telling people to social distance and cover your mouth if you cough, so these aren't empty ships.

There are also people flying to foreign places as people want travel vaccinations in tropical countries.

 

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59 minutes ago, 201p said:

I live in Southampton - there's been a different cruise ship docking each day with passengers (I have pictures).One time this week, I heard the tannoy on board telling people to social distance and cover your mouth if you cough, so these aren't empty ships.

There are also people flying to foreign places as people want travel vaccinations in tropical countries.

 

As a species, we deserve what’s coming.

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4 hours ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

Business goes on. It's probably freight. Masks maybe?

I went on a cargo plane once. It was a jumbo jet from Korea. Had about 20 business class seats, and the rest must have been full of washing machines. Those Koreans do make very good washing machines BTW.

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14 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Business goes on. It's probably freight. Masks maybe?

I went on a cargo plane once. It was a jumbo jet from Korea. Had about 20 business class seats, and the rest must have been full of washing machines. Those Koreans do make very good washing machines BTW.

Did the stewardesses give you one?

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5 hours ago, spunko said:

What I want to know is who is flying. Where is the demand coming from, for a commercial flight from Shanghai to London? I can't see why anyone needs to travel at the moment by air.

Airplanes often need to be moved around for servicing, refits, etc, and suitable parking facilities for the lockdown. All of EasyJet's fleet returned to the UK at the start of the lockdown, so if they know aspects of the lockdown will be lifted soon, they'll be getting the planes ready and sending them where they need to be. 

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49 minutes ago, 201p said:

The one on the 12th left with a fanfare people shouting on board as it left - so a few passengers on that one.

cruise.thumb.jpg.e49f3b8d193c4a78d8448dc7c7f22d46.jpg

They're all parked by Nab Tower or off Weymouth. Berthing fees in Southampton cost a fortune.

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4 minutes ago, whitevanman said:

They're all parked by Nab Tower or off Weymouth. Berthing fees in Southampton cost a fortune.

About 8 of them are anchored up off Sandown.

One of them had a drugs raid today with some arrests.

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