August 29th 05, 06:06 PM
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"xyzzy" wrote in message
Bret Ludwig wrote:
Pardon, but the US laws don't impose the onerous requirements that your
government is planning on implementing, and even though our FAA can be
incompetent and pigheaded when they want to be, they're not nearly as
as the folks the UK pilots have to deal with.
Pardon, but the Liberian laws don't impose the onerous requirements
that your government has implemented, and even though the Liberian
government can be quite incompetent and pigheaded when they want to
be, they're not nearly as anal as the folks the US ship owners have to
What are these onerous requirements?
Minimum wage, OSHA, union rules, workman's comp, to name just a few?
FWIW the US does restrict foreign-registered ships and planes from
carrying domestic passengers. A Thai Airlines flight that originates at
JFK and stops at LAX to pick up more pax and fuel cannot sell a ticket
for the JFK-LAX segment.
Not sure this is just a US restriction. On the rec.travel.air newsgroup
(where I haven't hung out in a few years so this may changed) they used to
refer to this as the "fifth freedom" and I don't think any country allows
The UK allows it, that I do know. Its possible for example to buy a ticket
on say air India from London to New York, on a service that started in