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12:13 AM
I was going to post this as a comment but I think chat'd be better.
@MarkMayo "taller passengers looking for more leg-room also favour the aisle." I hear that so often but I really don't understand it - the aisle results in shoulder and elbow knocks from people passing by, and it's not like you can actually stick your legs into the aisle with the way most aircrafts set up their seats (long solid arm rest between the chair and the aisle). If you could, you'd probably have to repeatedly move them for passers by as well. What am I missing? :)
@MarkMayo Everyone gets one armrest - window seat gets window side, middle seat gets sole custody of shared one with window seat, etc across. The aisle one is no man's land unless bruised elbows are desired. :)
 
 
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2:42 AM
I think the taller passengers thing (note, that was their quote, not mine) - they have less chance of seatmates hogging knee air space
even if you aren't putting your feet in the aisle, you have a bit more air space
and some of it is probably in the mind
and re the armrest - that's where your theory falls down - the shared ones! NOBODY I've ever sat next to has fairly used half that shared armrest. I'd be happy even if they just used the arm rest - but always, their elbow slips across into my ribs. I've started putting pillows/books there to block them. I'm small enough that I don't need the armrest, but I feel it's like the Koreas, if nobody can decide who gets to use it, it becomes no mans' land and out of bounds
(now please, nobody shoot me for the oversimplication of Korea's very delicate political situation)
;)
 
Doc
3:00 AM
dammit Mayo - you beat me by 1 minute :)
 
 
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4:48 AM
My eventual solution to leg room was to marry a woman about 1 1/2 feet shorter than me, and blatantly invade her leg room.
 
 
4 hours later…
8:26 AM
That's a great idea
 
 
2 hours later…
10:14 AM
I like aisle seats because if I ever need to get up to use the toilet, I am beholden to no man or woman. Pure and simple.
 
 
6 hours later…
Doc
4:01 PM
dlanod: probably still cheaper to fly business class everywhere :)
 
4:51 PM
@Doc - on the London question?
@dlanod, genius!
 
Jin
hello
 
@AnkurBanerjee - yes. And over long ocean flights there's nothing to look at out the window anyways
@Jin - hi ther!
 
Jin
i come with good news
 
I like good news
 
Jin
Travel SE is scheduled for graduation soon
6
 
4:52 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
W00t!
 
Jin
I've been working on a design for it
Well, by "I" I mean another designer
 
taking the credit, I completely understand. ;)
 
There were some ideas floating around on our meta
 
Jin
yep. we saw
some good ideas there
 
4:53 PM
so is there a date yet?
 
"soon"
 
Jin
I've been working with a very talented designer working on this. well, she's the one who did (95%) most of the designs. I'm pretty pleased with the results
well, I'm going to present the designs to the community this week. if no major design changes I can launch the site as soon as next week
 
95%. Totally taking credit then. ;)
Sweet!
 
in that case I'm claiming the other 5% ;)
brilliant
 
Jin
ha
we took some suggestions from the community, and some ideas of our own.
 
4:56 PM
cool
 
Jin
 
Looking forward to it
 
Jin
^ sneak peek
 
tease!
 
Jin
I'm doing some minor tweaks to the designs today, then I think I'll be ready for a meta post
 
4:56 PM
cool
 
Jin
I'm pretty excited! and an early congrats from me
 
cheers, and many thanks for the design work (and give some thanks to the designer as well) :)
 
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
Jin
thanks for being an awesome community!
 
right, now I should get some work done, we have a release here at work today :)
thanks @Jin
 
Jin
4:59 PM
@MarkMayo i know how that feels like :)
 
and we should tag @VMAtm so he's aware as well
 
Thanks @Jin! :)
 
 
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6:01 PM
omg too much to read here
wow
great news!!!
Just today I was asking my self how long we will have to wait
 
We knew this was coming for a while but glad that this is getting official now. :)
 
6:48 PM
we should probably start a few meta questions about what to do with the inevitable influx of newbies
and have a focus on directing immigration ones to the area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/10331/immigration proposal
 
 
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Doc
9:08 PM
hmm.. why do i get this really bad feeling that United is about to cancel one of my flights tomorrow
ahh.. no.. helps if you look at the right day :)
 
9:32 PM
@Doc I get that feeling, amongst other feelings of dread, every time I travel United. :(
 
Doc
nah, it's all good. I'm in First on the way down and the way back, so I'm happy
now i just need to work out how to get to Washington DC this weekend for cheap
 

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