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  1. Premium seating (and appropriately adjusted fares), like on planes.
  2. It's still good old fashioned slavery without the titles.
  3. Reason enough to build a 3rd airport!
  4. The lesson probably would have been just as effective if she did the packaging (in the shop and not in traffic). Of course, then there wouldn't have been any media coverage. A symptom of the look at me Facebook / Youtube generation.
  5. Goes to show the leniency that society provides those with world class knockers. Basically The Big Bang Theory. Who cares what the plot is, because, well... world class.
  6. Perhaps, but this family runs a fried banana shop for a living, so lesson wise, it was probably the least confusing (taking the child's potential interpretation of the lesson into consideration) route to take.
  7. LOL. Now that's a blast from the past. Bangkok Dhaka London and back on their DC-10 in my early 20's. Nothing like turbulence over the Himalayas to get one thinking... 'must work harder so that $500 bucket shop flights are not so appealing.'
  8. CX for J class to HK.... EK is great of course, but that return flight time gets back in town a bit late.
  9. The way the locals get around this 'risk' is they simply pay a travel agent they know to print up a ticket (which of course nowadays is just an itinerary with a booking code and ticket number) for a few hundred Baht. 500 is the going rate last I heard. The unspoken agreement of course is you'll later actually buy the ticket for them if all is well visa wise. Note to the authorities... you should really be calling up to confirm these bookings with the airlines (not sure if that is an invasion of privacy or not... but hey, just sweep that under the in the national security rug) to defend against this.
  10. Nowadays I generally go by aircraft type, seating configuration, and of course departure times (don't like to wake up early when possible, not even to fly) within a collection of airlines. EVA, SQ, ANA, Korean, JAL, Cathay to the right.... and EVA, Finnair, Emirates to the left. For example I'll try to schedule around Emirates 777 operated flights for their A-380 flights or Finnair's A350 over their A-330 flights when connecting through Helsinki. Direct to Heathrow, Amsterdam, or Paris... hard to go wrong with EVA Royal Laurel and there's no worries about aircraft changes as it's been 777 for some time now and will likely continue to be so for awhile. To the right it's more complicated but all it takes is a few extra clicks and using Flight Radar 24 + Seatguru makes it easy. For example there is a tangible level of happiness/comfort difference when you're connecting through Tokyo on JAL and your first leg (and more importantly 2nd leg) is on their 787 vs. one of their older 777-200s or if it's a Cathay connection through HK on their A-350 vs. one of their 'regional business class' A-330s or 777s. Rinse and repeat, double check all legs and you're set. Worst case, if there is a plane change: unplanned or seasonal, I think back to when I was 10, flying on the TG Dallas to Seattle to Tokyo to Bangkok run sitting in the back of a 747 thinking: ONLY TWO STOPS to Thailand and 5 restrooms within a few rows of my seat, such convenience, ...this must be the good life.
  11. Another option is to make use of ACS outreach (where they don't care what you bring in and the lines are minimal especially if you're staying there). Just make it a part of a mini holiday and book a room at whatever hotel they are using for the particular outreach.
  12. When using local title deeds (completely in Thai) as supporting documents, are you guys getting these translated as well? (UK standard visitor visa).
  13. Plenty of youtube reviews out there. For me as long as I don't have to sleep sitting up, I'm pretty happy.
  14. Binge watched Aircrash/Mayday earlier this year. One thing that stuck out was that during evacuations for fire, you have 90 seconds on average and a very low chance of making it out if you're not within 5 rows from an exit.
  15. Because of the fact that they (the mother of the wife and the wife herself) tried to cover their tracks in order to still be 'family members' of the abuser's wealthy family (less the abuser of course) That in my opinion is murder and not self defense. The wife could have easily gone the self defense route (but that would also mean having to go back to being plain middle class)... but chose the conspiracy/hiring of an assasin route. IMO all five parties (the abuser if he was still alive, the assasin, the wife, the mother in law, and the attorney who hired the assasin on behalf of the wife) involved deserve to be in cages.