Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2005 times:
I agree on the first 3.
I wish #4 wasn't true but sadly Hong Kong is no more part of the once glorious British Empire since it had fallen into the evil hands of communism!!!!
#5: I've never flown on United but I like the scheme.
Anyway, I think I missed the meaning of this thread, could you help me in understanding it? You know, it looks very very stupid so I think there must be a hidden meaning that justify it.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6776 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1930 times:
I agree with you on the first four but have completely different view on number 5 which I hardly find funny at all. United Airlines have the best livery and the service is very good. People have different opinions but saying something simply SUCKS is hardly intelligent and it made this into the kind of post that you are trying to mock. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
I tend to agree with the first part of #5. My first long-haul flight plus the first time I fly solo was on UA going HKG-SEA-DEN-AUS in Aug. 1986. Delay after delay eventually resulted in me being stranded at DEN overnight.
That was my first flight on UA. I haven't returned since.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Its a matter of opinion wether or not you like UAL's c/s. In my opinion its one of the best c/s of North America . Also its a matter of wether you've been lucky or not and maybe received good or bad service on UAL . Maybe some people like UAL and some dont.
JmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Just another thing to add, while everyone is giving there two cents,
"spelt" is not a word, but rather "spelled" is correct. Just a little grammer lesson for ya there, now back to aviation, boy look at that plane go.
PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1670 times:
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, both spelt and spelled are correct.
P S there is no accepted "British version" of any word in the English language. The English spelling will always be the correct, accepted, spelling.
What the US and others do with words like colour, favour etc. is a localised bastardisation of the language, often coming from the variations in spelling from prior to the first dictionaries which formalised standard English spellings in the 18th century. It just so happens that the US hasn't caught up yet