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The Way To Fly:CX/F,GA/J,Biz Jets Part 1  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16426 times:

Date: 06 Jan 2012
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Garuda GA860
ETD: 0950
ETA: 1550
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Aircraft: A330-200
Flight time: 4hr 20mins
Registration: PK-GPL
1st Flight: 16 Dec 2012

Preflight
Took me almost 2hrs to get to the airport due to traffic from hell as there was a sever thunderstorm the night before that uprooted trees and even some advertising billboard.
Arrived at the airport with 50mins to spare. After check in it was just a few minutes in the lounge before boarding was called.
Inflight
Very empty in J with barely 10pax. Really love the ambience on GA A330 family.
Cabin views
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Menu
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My usual Mh B734 to KUL. Sadly I fly GA more now due to a much better inflight product with new B738’s plying the route
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Meal time
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Flight itself was normal for me, watched a few shows on my ipad before taking a nice nap. Woke up 30mins before landing. A run of the mill flight, yet fantastic service and product by GA.
Touchdown at HKIA
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Goodbye PK-GPL
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Date: 06 Jan 2012
Route: Hong Kong (HKG) - Paris (CDG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX261
ETD: 2350
ETA: 0533+1
Seat: 1A (First Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Flight time: 12hrs 15mins
Registration: B-HKE
1st Flight: 04 June 1991
Preflight
Spend my transit time in HK at the Regal Airport Hotel which is really convenient. Got to the check in counters 2.5 hours before departure. For the first time ever, check in was quick and so was security and immigration.
CX F check in counters
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Lanside at HKIA
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The whole process took less than 5mins! Decided to have dinner at one of the airside restaurants before walking around the shops and then just relaxing at the Pier F Lounge till departure. But before heading to the lounge I went to a gate and surprised to see the B744 operating this sector will be B-HKE which was and ex-SQ bird 9V-SMK and came online for CX on 20 July 2005. Therefore unlike other B744 in CX fleet, this bird is running on Pratt engines. Really a pleasent and nostalgic surprise.
An Ex SQ bird
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The Pier F Lounge
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Inflight
Once i took my seat the great CX F service sprung into action. A full load in all classes today. Somehow being at the front of the queen of skies is still a special feeling. I will sorely miss her when most airlines stop flying her.
My suite, inflight mags and menu
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As we were parked right at the end, it also meant we have a short taxi to the active runway. After take off the cabin crew took orders for the meal service.
Video of take off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFGC...8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=12&feature=plcp

Once my meal order was taken, I went off to the lav to get some pics
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The fantastic IFE on CX
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And supper begins1
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Everything was excellent but sadly or once the main course was just average. After the meal i managed to sleep most of the way and woke up about 1.45mims before landing. After freshening up its just breakfast and catching some shows on my iPad before descend commenced
Airshow decided to go all fuzzy on me
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Breakfast
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Overall another fantastic flight with CX.

Some shots of my room at the Four Seasons in Paris
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Date: 08 Jan 2012
Route: Paris LeBourget (LBG) - Zurich (ZRH)
Flight: Private
ETD: 0805
ETA: 0910
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Mustang
Flight time: 58mins
Registration: OE-FCP
1st Flight: Nov 2008
Being a Sunday traffic was really quick. And got to LBG in 20 mins flat from the city. By the time I arrived at the FBO the pilots were already prepping the aircraft. Relaxed with a cigarette and soon enough ATC cleared us for an earlier ETD and into the aircraft I went.
Nice cozy interior of the Mustang
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Falcon parked next to us
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I must say that although the Mustang is Cessna's smallest member of jets, she does have a nice stance and ramp presence due to the high T tail. Cabin wise it was cozy with 4 seats, really gives you a feeling of being in a nice luxury car.
Taxi and take off
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Flight itself was pretty uneventful and smooth. Flight time was approximately 1 hr, which will give me about 30mins in the FBO at Zurich before my next flight on the Sovereign to Faro.
Cockpit with Garmin 1000 avionics suite
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Nice breakfast provided for me
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Looking towards the cockpit
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Good morning western Europe
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Sun starting to creep into the cabin now
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Touchdown in Zurich
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Video of landing in ZRH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_82q...8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=11&feature=plcp

Bye bye OE-FCP, will be onboard your sister ship OE-FMY in a few days
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Date: 08 Jan 2012
Route: Zurich (ZRH) - Faro (FAO)
Flight: Private
ETD: 0930
ETA: 1058
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Sovereign
Flight time: 2hrs 30mins
Registration: OE-GEM
1st Flight: 27 June 2005
Once I touched the ground in Zurich, my next flight is already ready to go. The ground crew immediately offloaded my bags from the Mustang and onto the van thats taking me to the parking position of the Sovereign.
Boarding the Sovereign
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Smart looking interior and very well maintained for a 6 year old bird
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Once doors were closed we were airborne in no less than 2mins from start of taxi.
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More cabin views
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Video of take off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r69wi...8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=10&feature=plcp

Once we reached cruising altitude I was served my meal and just relaxed most of the way into Faro.
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Enjoying my meal
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A visit to the lav
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The flight was really smooth with some slight turbulence over the Pyrenees.
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Flying over Madrid
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More cabin shots
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Final approach and landing into Faro Airport
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Video of landing @ Faro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVzJP...-8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=9&feature=plcp

It was a great flight with the Sovereign and her crew and looking forward to flying with her gain in about 48hrs time.
Goodbye you fantastic bird, see you in 3 days
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Local resident
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Will post Part 2 soon!

My next trips are:
26 Jan Rovaniemi, Finland, with stops in KUL, BKK, FRA, HEL, CPH and LHR: Ga in Biz, TG in F and biz jets: Embraer Legacy 600 & Cessna Citation Bravo
19 Feb New York with CX in F




Thanks for reading guys, below are my Trip reports from newest to oldest.

Biz Jet Photo Report:Challenger 850 & 605 (by thaia345 Jan 15 2012 in Trip Reports)
GA & SA In Jakarta To Perth & Cape Town (by thaia345 Jan 5 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Suites/F & 4 Days In A Citation Bravo (by thaia345 Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)
Biz Jet Report: Citation XLS+ Jakarta-Surabaya (by thaia345 Oct 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways F Class: Always Satisfied (by thaia345 Oct 16 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 3: Flying Home (by thaia345 Sep 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets (by thaia345 Sep 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Private Jet & Thai Airways Suites (by thaia345 Aug 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites/J & DragonAir F/J (by thaia345 Aug 21 2011 in Trip Reports)
Japan With TG's B744 In F & A345 In J (by thaia345 Jul 17 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New A333 In J (by thaia345 Jun 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines First Class To Syd (by thaia345 Jun 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J (by thaia345 May 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)

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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15168 times:

Hi

Great report, thanks for sharing it with us! Always surprised to see how GA evolved from one of the worst carriers to a top notch carriers.
CX and private flying looks good as well

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15151 times:

Another interesting report with aircraft that are out of my reach.


South Australian Spotter
User currently offlinejetlag73 From France, joined Sep 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14586 times:

Thanks for another great TR,
So much travelling, to interesting places.
You seem to still enjoy every bit of it, which is great after flying F so many times.
At least we get to taste some of it thanks to you.

Luar biasa ! Teruskan menikmati hidup !


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 1):
Always surprised to see how GA evolved from one of the worst carriers to a top notch carriers.

Hi Marc! ... a true statement indeed, as mentioned before, I still could even remember that I wouldn't even want to get on a GA flight anout 5-7 years ago, and now, they are on top of my list

Quoting ryan h (Reply 2):
Another interesting report with aircraft that are out of my reach.

Hi Ryan, hey don't say that, a couple of years ago I wouldn't even imagine that one day I can fly in biz jets, and now I can...all you need is perseverance, determination and hardwork! Anything is possible and like they say, the sky's the limit.

Quoting jetlag73 (Reply 3):
You seem to still enjoy every bit of it, which is great after flying F so many times.
At least we get to taste some of it thanks to you.

Luar biasa ! Teruskan menikmati hidup !

Hi Jet Lag! ....Well, with work being to tiring and tedious and also mentally draining, it would help if I at least enjoyed the journey right? Terima kasih!


Cheers all!


User currently offlinerifkyrifky From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13822 times:

A Great TR As usual  

I am becoming a fan of you now.. lol  
I am glad that you enjoy your trip with GA , CX, And those private jet's haha
I wish i can be you haha, Riding Private jet's, First&Business class everytime   ahahaha
And i absolutely cant wait for the part two of your trip 
Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Registration: PK-GPL
1st Flight: 16 Dec 2012

is the Aircraft really that young? :P lol i think its supposed to be 2011.. Right?  

Regards,
Rifky


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13680 times:

Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 5):
is the Aircraft really that young? :P lol i think its supposed to be 2011.. Right?

Oppsss ahahaha typing mistake its supposed to be 16 Dec 2010


User currently offlineJulio777 From Indonesia, joined Jan 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12306 times:

Hi, i always enjoy your trip report, so inspiring. re Garuda's transformation, i also found it amazing, who would ever though before? For Cx's first class, it always looks amazing, too bad my company only allows it's staffs to fly biz class, been in cx biz class many times for trip to us, but never been in their first class not even get a change for upgrade..ha ha, any way at least i can get a glance of it from your trip report.

Cheers


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11411 times:

Quoting Julio777 (Reply 7):
Garuda's transformation, i also found it amazing, who would ever though before?
Quoting Julio777 (Reply 7):
but never been in their first class not even get a change for upgrade..

Hi Julio!

Yup, GA's transformation is really remarkable......as for CX, can't you compille the miles when you fly in biz then one day use the miles for upgrade to F?


User currently offlinejulio777 From Indonesia, joined Jan 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10660 times:

Hi Thaia, i always use my milage for more free flights  . Oh ya i just realised maybe the reason i did not get uprade on cx because i always use my ba executive club when booking on cx, since at one period i fly more on us-europe sector compared to asia- us sector.

User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10205 times:

Hi
Great Trip reports.
I loved the pictures and the details.
You're a very lucky guy to fly on F frequently (what business are you in? maybe I should change mine  )

I don't agree with you regarding the queen of the sky disappearing. She has an ancestor whom many carriers (I hope) will fly.

Ruvi

[Edited 2012-02-02 15:32:48]

User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9654 times:

Quoting 4xRuv (Reply 10):
You're a very lucky guy to fly on F frequently (what business are you in? maybe I should change mine )

I am in the automotive industry

I don't agree with you regarding the queen of the sky disappearing. She has an ancestor whom many carriers (I hope) will fly.

actually just flew back from LHR on TG, and the B744 has also been replaced with the A346 on this route, its all down to carbon emmisions tax!!! ...airlines are finding more efficient birds to fly in and out of the EU. I really do hope that the queen will still ply the skies as often in the near future...


User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9362 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 11):
I really do hope that the queen will still ply the skies as often in the near future...

Same here....I hope Boeing will also build newer generations for the queen

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 11):
I'm in the automotive industry


Looking for a co?  

[Edited 2012-02-07 09:07:30]

[Edited 2012-02-07 09:08:03]

User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5073 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8908 times:

Wow. I continue to live vicariously through you.

Thanks a lot.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8483 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8549 times:
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Great report and pictures as usual, always a pleasure to follow your trips.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
A run of the mill flight, yet fantastic service and product by GA.

- GA have really managed quite an amazing turnaround, really quite impressive. I hope to try them myself later this year.

CX F looks as good as always, consistent service standards are always welcome.

You're really getting into the private jet's these days!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 876 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
Wow. I continue to live vicariously through you.

Hi A, thanks ! hey but you have much more interesting flight routes though  
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 14):
GA have really managed quite an amazing turnaround, really quite impressive. I hope to try them myself later this year.

IF you do, and are coming by Jakarta, do let me know, we should meet up !

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 14):
You're really getting into the private jet's these days!

Nice to try different type of private jets, but will cut down on them this year   time to start saving for a rainy day again, will probably only use them mostly within the US as costs are much lower there


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