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#1894952
JAFO wrote:
StratoTramp wrote:More insanity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60080080


You're absolutely right, refusing to wear a mask when requested and thereby inconveniencing hundreds of people and costing them and the airline thousands of dollars is insanity.


If you've been on a flight recently you'll have noticed that three quarters of the passengers don't wear their mask for three quarters of the flight.

I can only imagine that the lady was too dumb to buy a soft drink.
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By flybymike
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#1894959
JAFO wrote:
flybymike wrote:Presumably then JAFO, you will continue to exercise your “responsibility” by wearing a mask forever more.
After all, illness, respiratory infection and death will never disappear.


While two thirds of a million people are testing positive every week and more than 14,000 are being hospitalised with more than ten percent of that number dying, I will continue to do what I can to help stop the spread. Doesn't seem like much to ask of me, really.


How many fewer than 17000 deaths of previously healthy people with an average age of 82 years over a two year period will it take for you to stop panicking?
#1894984
If you've been on a flight recently you'll have noticed that three quarters of the passengers don't wear their mask for three quarters of the flight.


Many people have ignored the rules all the way through. But if you’re on a flight and a crew member instructs you to ‘mask up’ you’d better comply!

If that offends your sensibilities, then don’t fly.

Whatever your opinions, to do otherwise is very, very stupid, and hopefully extremely expensive for you.

My best advice to anyone travelling is to check your arrogance as hold baggage. Whilst you may succeed in intimidating the cabin crew, you’re unlikely to prevail over the captain of the aircraft. Ask Naomi Campbell how that usually works out!
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By StratoTramp
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#1894989
Id do it for sure if asked (probably wouldn't even get in a position to be asked), but just because something is a law doesn't mean it's sensible. I don't think anyone should ever intimate a crew or anyone for that matter.

On a different topic. Everything is a bit of a game really. It's another "May Be / Could" headline. But gov getting cold feet over NHS sackings now, after ditching vax passports. Realised that on the whole those 70k people do more good than harm even unvaccinated.

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/covid ... ed-1416578
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just because something is a law doesn't mean it's sensible.


In the context of the incident we are discussing, I appreciate that is why you proclaimed “insanity”. However your personal opinions become totally irrelevant when you board an aircraft with the intention of travelling. Commercial aircraft are not ‘democracies’, debating societies or even a ‘forum’ for discussion. The captain never needs to care how much you earn, or how much you think of yourself. Because when those in charge start to worry about things like that, disaster is often close by.

Clearly the individual at the centre of this has a better understanding of the actualité now.
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By StratoTramp
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@A4 Pacific I should have perhaps been a bit more specific about which bits were and were not insanity... Rather than leaving it all open to interpretation with just a link. It was imprecise.

Your post made me think of this example when the captains wishes were overruled

#1895095
Oh come on, don't be so coy. Which one of us has never set the trim, bungeed the yokes together and climbed in to the back seat for a bit of in-flight entertainment with the pax?
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