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What's so different between an airline pilot and TGV driver? The reason for prestige of one, and not of the other, is historical rather than about qualification differences. Trains used to mean handling coal and thus meant working class, whereas planes used to be the heir of horses, of ships, the instrument of nobility and officers, and thus was associated with upper classes. But what is different between the button-pushing of piloting a modern planes (which in effects pilots itself) and that of piloting a modern train ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 06:24:33 AM EST
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