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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #34521
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This year here we switched from summer to fall quite suddenly. Until September 15 we had summer-like temperatures (with daytime up to 30-32°C, much higher than the average for that period), then we had a lot of rain and temperatures dropped of about 8-10°C (max 23-24°C during daytime and as low as 13-14°C at night).
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 02:47 PM   #34522
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^ Same here. Last week almost 30°C, this week just 20.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #34523
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We had 32°C last week, this morning it was 4°C.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #34524
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Today I am flying for the 100th time (yes, I am counting): Billund (DK) to London Stansted (UK).
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:02 PM   #34525
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You went to Legoland?
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:05 PM   #34526
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Today I am flying for the 100th time (yes, I am counting): Billund (DK) to London Stansted (UK).
Congratulations I have not flown yet. To be honest, I have fear for flying.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:16 PM   #34527
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I am at 64 flights only
I'm also always afraid, but I overcome it by thinking about the vacation trip that will come after landing
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #34528
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Statistically flying isn't more dangerous than other means of transportation. However, plane crashes make big news that impress people because they kill a lot of people at once.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:42 PM   #34529
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You went to Legoland?

No, I am on a business trip.

However, as I arrived early at the airport I made a tour with the car around Legoland as I am first time here.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:53 PM   #34530
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Today I am flying for the 100th time
So much pollution.

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Old September 21st, 2016, 12:31 AM   #34531
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So much pollution.
is the plane polluting the air more than 100 passenger cars at same distance?
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Old September 21st, 2016, 08:26 AM   #34532
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Statistically flying isn't more dangerous than other means of transportation. However, plane crashes make big news that impress people because they kill a lot of people at once.
The most dangerous part of flying is the ride to or from the airport.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 08:44 AM   #34533
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is the plane polluting the air more than 100 passenger cars at same distance?
Typically yes and no. However it is better to compare apples to apples.

The footprint calculations may turn complex but there is s rule of thumb that a jet makes 70-80 grams of CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer in average. A small passenger car often makes 120-130 grams per kilometer and a SUV often 200+ grams.

The result from the comparison varies by parameter. There is no absolute truth.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 09:46 AM   #34534
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Today I am flying for the 100th time (yes, I am counting): Billund (DK) to London Stansted (UK).
Do you count a three-leg flight as three flights or just one?
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Old September 21st, 2016, 10:23 AM   #34535
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Each take-off + landing counts as one flight.

For example on Monday I flew from Munich to Aalborg with a plane change in Copenhagen. This means 2 flights.

I have an account on flightdiary.net where I record each flight. It's something like clinched highways system but for flying.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 10:30 AM   #34536
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Each take-off + landing counts as one flight.

For example on Monday I flew from Munich to Aalborg with a plane change in Copenhagen. This means 2 flights.

I have an account on flightdiary.net where I record each flight. It's something like clinched highways system but for flying.
I have one as well. According to that I did 20 flights. The last two (to Sardinia) are the only ones I paid myself, the others were all paid by my boss.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:49 AM   #34537
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I live in Western Germany (NRW), my parents, some of my friends and my favorite handball team (FTC Budapest) in Hungary. By car 1.140 km, at least 11 hours but rather 14 if I only stop once for refilling and a couple of times for WC.
I have never counted but I guess I took a Cologne/Bonn - Budapest and return flight some 35-40 times in the last four years. The next time will be the next weekend and then three weeks later again. In the summer season there are flights Saturday CGN 6:05 -> BUD 7:45 and Sunday BUD 21:30 -> CGN 23:20; in the winter season there is unfortunately no flight on Saturday so I can take the Friday evening one: CGN 18:25 -> BUD 20:05 and return Sunday BUD 20:40 -> CGN 22:30.

But it's actually nothing. Several years ago there was a man in TV who was a great fan of Arsenal (a famous football/soccer club in London) and visited every single home game of the team. It does not seem to be extreme if you don't know that he lived in Chicago. Yes, Chicago, IL, USA.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:54 AM   #34538
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Next Saturday I'm leaving for a conference in Madrid. By car.
The less I fly, the better I feel.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 12:11 PM   #34539
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Tomorrow I drive to Italy for a birthday

We considered flying, but weekend flights are fairly expensive. The return trip by car cost the same as a single ticket, and we're going with 3 persons.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 12:50 PM   #34540
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Tomorrow I drive to Italy for a birthday

We considered flying, but weekend flights are fairly expensive. The return trip by car cost the same as a single ticket, and we're going with 3 persons.
Buon viaggio!!!
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