No fly zone for Paris Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, July 26

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I do have security concerns for this event, but air travel isn’t something that came to mind. Really do disagree with the decision, they should spend more time focusing on ground ops, not air ops.
 
yeah it just feels like there'll be disruptions by irritants for pretty much any notable event anywhere these days, so presumably the Olympics will be no exception. Given that it's France, there's also a higher propensity for serious terrorism.

That seems a very large NFZ though. I thought some clearance would be needed for the inevitable drone display and footage during the opening ceremony in case a few go astray, but not that much 🤣
 
I spent a few days in Paris in April and I have no idea how they are going to cope with the logistics for the Olympics. In the metro over 30% of the ticket machines didn't work, there were long queues at the ones that did work and to talk to a human the queues were horrendous in the Gare de Lyon. I spoke to a few residents and they are not looking forward to it
 
I spent a few days in Paris in April and I have no idea how they are going to cope with the logistics for the Olympics. In the metro over 30% of the ticket machines didn't work, there were long queues at the ones that did work and to talk to a human the queues were horrendous in the Gare de Lyon. I spoke to a few residents and they are not looking forward to it
I expect those Paris residents are looking forward to the event even more then I am.
 
I spent a few days in Paris in April and I have no idea how they are going to cope with the logistics for the Olympics. In the metro over 30% of the ticket machines didn't work, there were long queues at the ones that did work and to talk to a human the queues were horrendous in the Gare de Lyon. I spoke to a few residents and they are not looking forward to it
It will be a bun fest. I expect locals will move out. Then the potential terrorist stuff. They are heavily armed and numerous at the best of times.
 
I spent a few days in Paris in April and I have no idea how they are going to cope with the logistics for the Olympics. In the metro over 30% of the ticket machines didn't work, there were long queues at the ones that did work and to talk to a human the queues were horrendous in the Gare de Lyon. I spoke to a few residents and they are not looking forward to it

All that will be solved when the IOC take over traffic lanes all over the city for their exclusive express use, like they did in Sydney. :eek:

Have they built any new infrastructure in Paris for the games?
 
All that will be solved when the IOC take over traffic lanes all over the city for their exclusive express use, like they did in Sydney. :eek:

Have they built any new infrastructure in Paris for the games?
Well, they are using the Seine for the open water swimming events and triathlon What could possibly go wrong. Athletes will need a full on anti biotic treatment after.
 
All that will be solved when the IOC take over traffic lanes all over the city for their exclusive express use, like they did in Sydney. :eek:

Have they built any new infrastructure in Paris for the games?
There seemed a lot of construction going on but not sure whether it was Olympic related or not
 
From SE Asia/India/NE Asia, I noticed a few cancellations:
NH 214 HND-CDG, AI143 & UK 21 (both DEL-CDG),

and a few replaced by alternative flights or timings:
SQ 332 SIN-CDG (replaced by a one off flight ~12 hrs earlier), MU569 PVG-CDG, 5 hrs earlier,OZ ICN-CDG replaced by flight ~4hrs earlier, AF199 BKK-CDG 4 hrs earlier, AF253 SGN-CDG, 1.5 hrs earlier.
 
I was wanting to ask if the most important person in France has:
a)Paranoid personality disorder
b)Paranoid schizophrenia
c)Persecutory delusional disorder
d)None or the above
 
So what exactly is this going to accomplish? A "Revolutionary" idea if I must say 🤣 🤣
Well, as a minimum, it’s going to stop summon in Cessna dive bombing into the opening ceremony and exploding a bomb in the middle of everything.

it’s not a unique idea and was in place for the London Olympics as well.

 
Well, as a minimum, it’s going to stop summon in Cessna dive bombing into the opening ceremony and exploding a bomb in the middle of everything.

it’s not a unique idea and was in place for the London Olympics as well.

Thank you captain obvious. Jokes aside it is very bold of you to mention a word that I do not know even exist 🥶
 
Not so obvious to you, joking about it.
jokes aside i really only thought they wanted to avoid airplanes physically touching objects/structures whether intentionally/unintentionally. your theory is on a whole different level. you must be well travelled lol
 
jokes aside i really only thought they wanted to avoid airplanes physically touching objects/structures whether intentionally/unintentionally. your theory is on a whole different level. you must be well travelled lol

Well, I think the reason is actually to stop people being killed. And as for well travelled, since you were wondering ;)

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Well, I think the reason is actually to stop people being killed. And as for well travelled, since you were wondering ;)

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There is going to be quite a big hole over France for flight paths for the Opening Ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games, due to a 'no fly zone' or 'temporary flight restriction'

Flight Cancellations: Area The Size Of Belgium To Be 'No Fly Zone' During Olympics

Going to impact LCCs most, with intra-Europe flights.

I've recreated the approx NFZ

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Note that "Nice" is not in the map but "Lame" is 🤣 🤣
 
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I spent a few days in Paris in April and I have no idea how they are going to cope with the logistics for the Olympics. In the metro over 30% of the ticket machines didn't work, there were long queues at the ones that did work and to talk to a human the queues were horrendous in the Gare de Lyon. I spoke to a few residents and they are not looking forward to it
They just launched Navigo on Apple Pay, so hopefully visitors learn to use that... Unfortunately in practice I suspect there's still be a large number of people who *must* line up and buy a single-trip ticket from a person for every ticket (you see this a lot in Japan, where many can just get a transit card on their iPhone).
 

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