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You're fortunate enough to have never hit really bad turbulence. Although injuries from turbulence are rare they do happen. And from the FAA page: Why is it important to follow these safety regulations? Consider this: In nonfatal accidents, in-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to airline passengers and flight attendants. Each ...


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As a cabin crew member, I have first hand experiences with real turbulence, both anticipated and unanticipated. The story of asking passengers to fasten seatbelts is not about people being thrown off their seats only, here are the reasons: Flying people Passengers and crew can literally fly around the cabin in real turbulence causing injuries not only to ...


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To quote Wikipedia on Clear-Air Turbulence, under "Cases": Because aircraft move so quickly, they can experience sudden unexpected accelerations or 'bumps' from turbulence, including CAT (as they rapidly cross invisible bodies of air which are moving vertically at many different speeds). Although the vast majority of cases of turbulence are ...


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I haven't been to Rock Werchter specifically but I have been to a few other Belgian festivals like Pukkelpop (similar in size). There's a few aspects to your question Fun(Music) Hands down the camping area. I've seen on the website that all 10 camping areas are located surrounding the festival area so you'll always hear the music even at your tent which ...


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I looked up an Emirates flight from Gatwick to Dubai on FlightRadar24 and came up with EK12. Seems they avoid Syria and Iraq and fly over Iran. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek12/#5ffa0b8 There is no guarantee it'll take the exact same route each day, but it should mostly be similar. In any case, you can browse a few days into the past to see ...


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You have a hard time imagining it but it exists. Sure, the plane won't get flipped upside down but people have died as a result of injuries sustained in turbulence. For example, United flight 826 from Tokyo to Honolulu hit turbulence on 28th December 1997 just after being warned by other planes of extreme turbulence in the area. A few seconds after the ...


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Lock your Valuables Away I think the heart of the question lies in this requirement: keeping my stuff safe Fulfilling this is somewhat accommodation-independent. You could look for luggage storage places -- such as those usually available in train stations -- or lockers -- some festival campsites do have them --, and use those for the valuables you ...


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I have experienced bumps which were powerful and unexpected enough to hit a ceiling by the head if not the seatbelt. Happened when descending over an island in Pacific in a large aircraft. Seatbelts are definitely there for a reason.


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You best option is to stay at the camping of Rock Werchter (camping tickets should be bought separately, since they are not included in you combi ticket). Camping & food You'll most likely arrive at Leuven station by train. There are a lot of free buses from Leuven, which brings you near the campings. You could best buy some cheap food in a ...


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Only 3 kilometers apart You can't exit on the other side of the runways, that's quite clear so if you just take this https://goo.gl/maps/bkn67 section, it's already 3km and you are not yet on the other side of the airport. Then from the point you provide (or so) to the very outskirts of the town https://goo.gl/maps/wRIop it's another 2km. So you are ...


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I know someone who was unfortunate enough to be sitting on the TOILET when the seatbelt order was given. Soon afterwards he parted company with the seat as the plane dropped violently. He spent the rest of the episode using his ARMS to hold himself down.


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Of courses, it's in part to keep you in you seat when rare strong turbulences happen. But it's much more about getting your attention and orderly seating in the much more frequent event of less strong trubulences. Sure, it's only irritating, or even funny - except for the three old ladys over there on their first flight - It's useful to have the people ...


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Speaking of Poland, where I live, I'd say there's nothing to worry about regarding safety. No wild tribes living in the forests, no pirates and no horse stealers gangs are there nowadays :) Of course if you leave your expensive bike outside without any lock, it can happen that someone will pay more interest to it and eventually take it, but I'm sure it's ...


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Difficult to give an answer with hard data on this question, but I can talk from personal experience of cycling multiple Eastern European countries (not Romania, but Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo...) Traffic, especially out of the cities, is in general pleasant. This is mainly because the traffic is less dense in Eastern ...


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If you look at the FAA definition for turbulence intensity, you will see that you are probably only imagining Light turbulence, and perhaps occasional moderate. Severe and Extreme turbulence are very different from that. Severe: Turbulence that causes large, abrupt changes in altitude and/or attitude. It usually causes large variations in indicated ...


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Statistics could provide a overview, but you can use common sense here. Imagine you are a criminal. How likely are you committing a crime in a location where (with very few exceptions) help is always in vicinity, you are always outnumbered (if you have no followers like e.g. football ultras), escape is difficult (no, you cannot jump at high speeds so ...


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there are a few websites out there to check the exactly route an airplane takes. try http://www.flightradar24.com/ for example.


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There are two areas in the 9th Arrondissment that I know of as places to avoid... The area between Boulevard de Clichy and Rue de Douai. These two streets run parallel at the northern end of the 9th Arrondissment and they constitute part of the 'red light district' (although prostitution is illegal in Paris). There are lots of triple-X shops and clubs that ...


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Parkopedia shows a bunch of public parkings around the address you provided (prices are in local currency MXN). Indeed, parking seems to a be a profitable business in Mexico City. The ones showing prices on them have been reviewed by community members, whilst the greyed-out ones have not. In my opinion a safe parking is one that is ...


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The 1980 accident was not Ryanair (the european passenger airline) but Ryan Air Services (an Alaskan cargo company see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Air_Services). So the 1, non fatal accident is all that can be attributed to Ryanair.


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I've never looked up the statistics, but I spent this summer traveling Europe on a rail pass and took some overnight trains too. They are completely safe, with the exception of theft. Not that you'd get hurt, but you could lose your valuables. Keep your valuables in a safe place. I saw someone's bag get stolen because he left it on the rack above his seat - ...


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Just to confirm that what they say above about high crime rates is not true. I've been living for more than 20 years in several cities of that area and i could say that you could feel safe walking in the streets almost at any time of day and night. Of course that there exist places where is better not to go.



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