London is a spectacularly beautiful city, it's fascinating and wonderful, a metro full of an amazing richness in every possible way. It is a joy to live in, an enchanted group of towns and villages that meander together. I feel blessed to get a chance to live here, but in all honesty if the specific measure is "quality of life" it suffers, it suffers badly, London is hard place to really live.Read More »
The one line answer would be :- because it pays them back in several ways and is a tremendous investment.Read on for the more detailed answer:Firstly, Dubai is reliant on tourism far more than Abu Dhabi is.DXB - Dubai International - has three terminals (1 - which is generally all other long-haul operators), 2 - generally short haul and budget airlines) and 3 - Emirates only and especiallyRead More »
1st: Etihad The ResidenceIn Brief: The most out and out luxury on any commercial flight.Having flown by Private Jet and The Residence, this comes close to topping the king of luxury aviation. The main plus point is the choice of food, drink and wine. The treatment you get is nothing short of royal. You feel super rich, with a three room suite and the lounges are amazing. Food is amazing anRead More »
Generally, Europe is an expensive place for a holiday. Also, if you are only going for 1 week, you aren't going to see countries - your going to see 1 or 2 cities max. Don't think that European countries are all small and you can zip between them in an hour. You can't. Moving location costs money and time. If you change city/country too much then you won't see Europe, you'll just see the inside ofRead More »
No. The last Queen of England was Anne, who died in 1714.Under English law, you can't be the monarch if you're dead.As far as the Queen of the United Kingdom goes, she's the rightful monarch because her succession to the throne was "by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in Parlyament assembled and by the authoritie of the same". (BillRead More »
What is the best or most diplomatic way to get someone to say “yes” when you ask them to swap seats on an airplane?
Often people wind up in this situation because they've booked late and there were only individual seats scattered around. If you have 2 middle seats, it's going to be hard to trade that for an aisle or window, because people don't usually want to give up an aisle or window to be stuck in the middle.People are generally nice and will gladly trade like-for-like if they are traveling alone. SRead More »
The president’s plane (if you mean the US president,) is a normal airliner. A Boeing 747–200 in fact.In terms of safety systems or design or construction there is nothing special about it. It is just maintained and used very carefully.Airliners are incredibly safe. In 2015, 3.2 Billion people flew and there were no major airline accidents and no resulting fatalities.By comparRead More »