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Jun
19
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
Note that I do agree that the Qatar flight is safe, I am only dispelling the notion that a "not idiot friendly system" means that it cannot be used by a terrorist, or that they cannot get their hands on such equipment.
Jun
19
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
@DanNeely: Terrorists are certainly not idiots. They may have different values that you or me, but they are not less smart and often more cunning. Many of them have military training and access to military equipment, including heavy equipment if they want it bad enough. The ISIL organization upgraded from Kalachnikovs to anti-aircraft weaponry just this week when the Iraqi security forces fled their posts.
Jun
12
answered Airport security: what if I carry an item with traces of explosive?
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5
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Jun
19
comment What are the polite ways to draw attention of a waiter around the world?
I agree that if everyone did as I suggest then the tip/service postulate would be ruined. However, I find that in the places where I travel an insignificant outlay on my part can have a huge effect on the locals' perception of my countrymen. I try to take advantage of that whenever I can, even at the expense of "you were bad to me so I'll be bad to you" vendettas.
Jun
19
awarded  Teacher
Jun
19
answered 5 hours in Amsterdam
Jun
19
comment What are the polite ways to draw attention of a waiter around the world?
I agree with you for the most part, but you should always leave a tip. If there is a problem then you cannot know if it was due to you or the waiter. Furthermore, your tip will reflect on all people from your homeland that the waiter will see in the future, so do your countrymen a favour and tip.