Archives for Month: January 2017
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 »