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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Not_Karl » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:24 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dq5D2A6R4g
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Beautiful! :clap:

(By the way, are you related to JP's forum user "antiguogrumete" -ancient cabin boy-? :mrgreen: )
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:08 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dq5D2A6R4g
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Beautiful! :clap:

(By the way, are you related to JP's forum user "antiguogrumete" -ancient cabin boy-? :mrgreen: )
Not to my knowledge, then again I hardly visit the place.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby 3WE » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:00 am

I like Per's avatar, there.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm

.@NBCNews source: As Durbin explained how deal would impact ppl from Haiti, Trump said, “Haiti? Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Then they got Africa. ‘Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? We should have more people from places like Norway.”

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:16 am

.@NBCNews source: As Durbin explained how deal would impact ppl from Haiti, Trump said, “Haiti? Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Then they got Africa. ‘Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? We should have more people from places like Norway.”

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby elaw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am

Now just add a few (hundred) casinos and luxury hotels and you'll be the best!
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Thunder Down Under » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 am

Stunning. Absolutely beautiful.!

Is that the Flam Railway Per?

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:26 am

Stunning. Absolutely beautiful.!

Is that the Flam Railway Per?

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Hi TDU, you mean in the video posted last October?
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Thunder Down Under » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:13 am

Stunning. Absolutely beautiful.!

Is that the Flam Railway Per?

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Hi TDU, you mean in the video posted last October?
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Err yes. Just noticed the date. :oops:

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:20 pm

Norwegian Airlines Sets Record for Fastest Transatlantic Flight
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(Bloomberg) -- To the envy of plane-weary travelers everywhere, passengers aboard a Norwegian Airlines flight from New York to London on Jan. 15 were treated to a pleasant surprise: They arrived 53 minutes ahead of schedule, making theirs the fastest transatlantic flight ever recorded on a subsonic commercial aircraft. The final flight time: five hours and 13 minutes.

The good time came thanks to better-than-expected weather conditions and a hefty tailwind, which helped the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner gain three minutes over the previous record, held by a 2015 British Airways route that spanned five hours and 16 minutes. Still, the Norwegian flight’s captain said an even-faster time may be in the cards.

“We were actually in the air for just over five hours, and if it had not been for forecasted turbulence at lower altitude, we could have flown even faster,” said Captain Harold van Dam at Norwegian in a statement.

The time is nothing compared to what was possible on the Concorde, the sky-high-priced supersonic plane that could cross the Atlantic in a sprightly 3.5 hours and ceased operation in 2003. Supersonic air travel, while faster, is fairly controversial: It can create such unpleasant ground-level disturbances as shattered windows, cracked plaster and very confused farm animals. For this reason, supersonic travel has mostly been banned since 1973.

But there’s hope yet for those desperate to shave more time off their New York to London route: NASA announced in 2017 that it would accept bids for construction of a demo model for a supersonic aircraft with a low-level sonic boom.

Peter Coen, project manager for NASA’s commercial supersonic research team, told Bloomberg that growth in air travel and distances flown “will drive the demand for broadly available faster air travel,” making it possible for companies to “offer competitive products in the future.”

NASA is aiming for a sound level of 60 to 65 A-weighted decibels (dBa), which is roughly the volume of a highway-bound luxury car or background conversation in a lively restaurant.

Then again, why settle for supersonic travel when you can have hypersonic travel? Elon Musk’s proposed SpaceX Air would ostensibly fly through space at 17,000 miles per hour, potentially landing a New Yorker in Shanghai in 39 minutes flat. In September, Musk said the flight should cost no more than the current price of a full-fare economy seat in a traditional aircraft, which at the time was $2,908 from China Eastern Airlines. There are still plenty technical, logistical and business questions in the air (sorry!) on whether this would be a feasible option for the average traveler.

In the meantime, if you’re looking to speed up your next trip across the pond, your best bet is to pray for a gnarly tailwind.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 pm

That's only because all the pax were flapping their arms like crazy to get off the blasted thing ASAP.
Norwegian is OK short haul, so-so medium and a big no-no long haul.
Add the Screamliner into the mix and I'd rather walk, or swim (which I do like a spanner) or crawl, or skip......anything, but that.
I'll suffer many, many hours on a couple of B777s next Tuesday. That's how far I'll go in support of the US economy.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby monchavo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 pm

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad.

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:22 pm

Don't hold back, Per. Tell us how you really feel.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:09 am

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad.
That would be from somewhere in "London" to somewhere in "New York "?
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:10 am

Don't hold back, Per. Tell us how you really feel.
Do you really want me to? :mrgreen:
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby monchavo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:28 pm

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad.
That would be from somewhere in "London" to somewhere in "New York "?
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You understand well the RyanScare model!

No, in this case they fly from Tourist Shitbox Central - Gatsick - to JFKoff.

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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby flyboy2548m » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:03 pm

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad.
That would be from somewhere in "London" to somewhere in "New York "?
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You understand well the RyanScare model!

No, in this case they fly from Tourist Shitbox Central - Gatsick - to JFKoff.
They fly to my base at FLL also.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:32 pm

They are all over the place, Boston, Hartford-Bradley, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, JFK, EWR and Stuart :shock: , Oakland and Providence.
Not my favs, but pretty good for an ex fighter pilot. I'll give Bjørn Kjos that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rn_Kjos
Check this video by the comedians Ylvis, and take time to read the comments. Bjørn Kjos is in the vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L0N0yYeUuY
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:47 pm

And now, Air Horn Classics. Buy while stock lasts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61UfGg6sf8I
How they managed to involve some of our best known, and most serious artists is beyond me. I bet they had fun.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby elaw » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 pm

That is exceptionally... weird. And cool! :clap:
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:18 pm

You couldn't make this stuff up.....

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42887883
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 pm

https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2018/01 ... gnus-wolff
"I want to be successful here:" Seattle Sounders sign Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem

January 30, 2018 10:06AM PST
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On Tuesday morning, the Sounders announced the signing of midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem. The 27-year-old Norway native comes from Swedish side Malmö FF, where he has played since 2015. He also has 17 caps for the Norwegian national team.

“I am very happy,” Eikrem said upon arriving in Seattle on Monday. “I am very excited to be a Sounders player and I cannot wait to get started in preseason and start to play in front of these amazing fans.”

After shining for his local club in Norway, Eikrem signed with Manchester United at age 16. He appeared in matches with the U-18s and reserve side before transferring back to Norway in 2011. In two-and-a-half seasons with Molde, Eikrem made 68 appearances and helped the club win the Tippeligaen – Norway’s first division – in consecutive seasons.

The midfielder signed with Dutch club Heerenveen in 2013, then joined Welsh side Cardiff City in 2014 before plying his trade with Malmö FF for two years.

“Adding Magnus will be good for the club,” Vice President of Soccer & Sporting Director Chris Henderson said. “I think he is a smart soccer player; he has an understanding of the game. Technically, he is very good; he has played at a high level.

“It’s been a long process of scouting and good collaboration with all of us here at the club. I think he is going to be a great piece to add. He can play multiple positions and he will make us competitive in the attack.”

Eikrem can play anywhere across the midfield, and has shown a knack for quality service from the run of play and set pieces. He joins an attacking midfield that includes Clint Dempsey, Nicolás Lodeiro and Víctor Rodríguez, all of whom have had success abroad.

“The competition is going to be really high this year,” Henderson said. “We are returning almost our full roster from back-to-back MLS Cups, but we’ve got to get ready fast for CONCACAF Champions League and the start of the season.”

Eikrem, meanwhile, is excited to get started with his new club.

“I know it’s a very exciting league and a league on their way up. I want to be successful here – I think I am going to be.”
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Verbal » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:46 pm

Broken toilet forces plane with 85 plumbers aboard to turn around

Sacramento Bee 01/30/2018
Author: Don Sweeney

How many plumbers does it take to fix an airplane toilet?

It’s a joke with no punch line, as 85 plumbers on a Norwegian flight headed for Germany discovered Saturday when their plane had to return to Oslo because of a broken toilet, reported The Independent. The flight, which departed Oslo bound for Munich, turned back at the Swedish border.

“We would have liked to fix the restrooms, but unfortunately it had to be done from the outside and we did not take the opportunity to send a plumber (out) at 10,000 meters,” Frank Olsen, a plumbing company CEO aboard the flight, told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

“So many plumbers on a plane and it has to turn around because of toilet trouble – there’s good humour in that,” plumber Hans Christian Odegard told the publication.

Once back on the ground, the problem was fixed and the Boeing 737 resumed its interrupted flight, arriving in Munich about three hours late, a Norwegian spokesperson told The Telegraph.
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:06 pm


How many plumbers does it take to fix an airplane toilet?
You couldn't make this stuff up.....

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42887883
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Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:51 pm

OL-leiren bestilte 1500 egg gjennom å oversette via Google Translate. Men det slo feil. 15.000 ble levert på døra. Vi ønsker lykke til og håper at de norske gullhåpene er glade – veldig glade – i egg: :D


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