Thought for the day…” Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus”.
” Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”
A photo of an Airbus A320 about to land at Funchal, Madeira for the photo today. This aircraft was involved in an emergency descent on 8th July 2014 when on a flight from Lisbon to Amsterdam. The aircraft declared an emergency and descended rapidly from FL380 (38 000 feet) down to 10 000 feet. The passenger oxygen masks were deployed, but the aircraft landed without further problems. This aircraft regularly does 5 flights during a single day, and is seen here at one of it’s regular airports, Funchal. It was flying at around 130 knots (240 km/h) when the photo was taken. And another photo out of the archives…fishing boats in Essouria, Morocco. Spot the figure on one of the boats….
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION AND FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…”If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”
“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” (Margaret Thatcher).
When I was 16 years old, I would always shop around for the cheapest (as students do), with little thought for quality or service. But now it is the opposite. I cannot understand why Ryanair (which is so often on the internet or newspapers for cancelling flights or upsetting passengers) is still in business. There are so many people who will automatically go for the cheapest airline ticket, with no thought about quality or service. Ryanair can upset thousands of passengers, yet still makes large profits. When an airline upsets me (and many have) then they lose my business for good. I vote with my feet. Plenty of airlines out there, and those that mistreat passengers do not deserve business. But why do people keep flying with Ryanair? Cheap is not always good. Service costs money to provide, but by paying more, you can often avoid problems. Airlines such as Singapore Airlines are not the cheapest, but the service levels and reliability (and inflight experience) are FAR better. If more people voted with their feet then average service levels would go up, as airlines such as Ryanair and Air Asia would be out of business. Same thing with the airlines who are now putting 10 across seats into their Boeing 777 aircraft. If more people refused to fly on these cramped aircraft then the airlines would be forced to go back to 9 across. But too many people want the CHEAPEST. But some of us are saying no, and are voting with our feet/money.
A photo from Aruba, in the Southern Caribbean for the photo today..
and another photo from the archives…beautiful coastline around Antigua, Caribbean……
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Thought for the day….” Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negative, and if things don’t turn out, just take another shot.
Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain?
Starting the year with a photo from the prettiest part of New Zealand, Lake Wanaka. The photo is from the lakefront in the town centre, looking down towards Black Peak and the Southern Alps. Just left of centre in the mountains at the back is the Treble Cone ski area. The lake was originally called Lake Pembroke, and is 42km long, with several islands in it. It is situated around 44 degrees south, and has an area of around 180 square kilometres. Great place for watersports !!!