sevenair
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Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:48 pm

Hey, whats yours, and why??

Airline: easyJet; cheap, fast, efficient, friendly.
Food store: ALDI cheap, good quality, no nonesense.
Store: IKEA; cool shop, good prices.
Internet Provider: Wanadoo; 1meg for 17,99 (but only 2Meg download).
TV Channel: UK Living: Most Haunted, Kath + Kim, Will+Grace
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:53 pm

Airline: Ryanair = highly efficient, very admirable focus on costs, very good at doing what it does, extremely cheap fares (don't think I've ever paid more than £20-25 return incl. tax), superb punctuality, allows me to fly more often, etc.

Food store: difficult. Probably Safeway/Morrisons as that's the closest one to me now.  Silly

Store: Don't like shopping.

Internet Provider: I say, what? Oh, that. Dunno.

TV Channel: Normally watch BBC1 - don't have Sky or any digi stuff.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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aerorobnz
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:12 pm

Airline: On what I've flown so far SQ for longhaul, EK or AZ for shorthaul.
Food store: The Italian Supermercato around the corner from Roma Termini station, it had cheap beer, lovely food and Italian chicks that make you into a walking hard-on.
Store: It isn't a store per se, I don't like shopping in really mainstream shops. The best place to shop for clothes is Camden Market. It's cheap and there's a lot of variety.
Internet Provider: Woosh
TV Channel: Either Discovery Channel or History Channel with UKTV close behind. - However my currently being filmed show is Scrubs.
Flown to 120 Airports in 44 Countries on 73 Operators. Visited 55 Countries and counting. Wanderlust is like Syphilis, once you have the itch it's too late for treatment.
 
Matt27
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:44 pm

Airline: Virgin Atlantic - OK service, great entertainment
Food store: ICA - Good quality and prices
Store: IKEA - If you want to see what my apartment looks like, turn to page 127 in the latest catalogue.  spin 
Internet provider: Telia - Dunno why really
TV Channel: Kanal5(Sweden) - Big Brother, Frasier, Friends, Joey, Desperate Housewives, Airline....
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AeroWesty
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:17 pm

Airline: Alaska - an award winning airline hubbing in my home port that's roomy and inexpensive without being cheap  Smile
Food Store: Zupan's - smaller, more top brands, and if they don't have it, they will probably get it for you
Store: The Conran Shop - :: drool ::
Internet Provider: What's the internet?
TV Network: CBS - for "The Amazing Race"
Electronics: Philips - maybe not always the absolute best, but what I have the most of
Pasta: Vermicelli - thinner than that spaghetti stuff that never cooks right
Tea: Tetley - tiny little tea leaves, of course!
Pie: Coconut cream - because Marlene Dietrich ate it too
Marmalade: Crosse & Blackwell - real Seville oranges cut just right
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HAWK21M
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:41 pm

Airline: Jet Airways.The Best.
Store: Patels/Globus/Shoppers Stop.Good Stuff.
Internet Provider: MTNL Triband.Fast
TV Channel: Discovery/History channel/Star World.Good Educational stuff,Entertainment.

regds
MEL
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gkirk
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:44 pm

Pe@rson, Ryanair isnt an airline. It's a glorified bus operator!
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Pe@rson
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:49 pm

LOL. It does what it does very well indeed: travelling people from A to B quickly, safely, punctually, and, if you're lucy, cheaply. It is a essentially a bus service in the air, which makes it especially good: you know exactly what you will get.

Anyway, this is neither the time nor the place to debate this, so shut up old man.  Silly
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
gkirk
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:51 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
travelling people from A to B quickly

More like travelling people from X to Z via Y very quickly  Wink
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Thom@s
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:52 pm

Airline: Braathens - Reliable, safe, good service.
Food store: Rema 1000. High quality goods at a low price.
Store: Platekompaniet / Musikkverket - Good selection of music/DVDs/games.
Internet Provider: Telenor. Linked to several computers, so I have internet access for free. Download; 2-400 kb/sec.
TV Channel: Norway: TV2, TV3 (Simpsons / British and European football.)  Smile

Thom@s
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Pe@rson
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:53 pm

Don't recall any one-stop services.

GKirk. Don't hijack a potentially good thread. Now go back and play with your dolls.  Wink
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
Christa
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:03 pm

Airline: BMIbaby, my local LCC.. reasonable fares, clean and well maintained aircraft, good quality food produce on board at an affordable price

Food store: It has to be Tesco for me, my parents always shop there and its only five minutes drive away, after that probably - Sainsbury's.

Store:...Freespirit.. Quiksilver... that type of thing!

Internet Provider: Pipex, 1MB service for £23 a month with no download cap!

TV Channel: I don't really have a favourite TV channel, although I do like watching BBC1, ITV1, MTV and Discovery Wings.

Regards,
Chris
Croeso i Faes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd - Welcome to Cardiff International Airport
 
sevenair
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:14 pm

coffe house: coffe trader NCL; (cheap, but still pricy for what it is!!)
fast food outlet: Subway (but its blooooming expensive!)
train company: GNER (its great, superb service, rival for BA!)
ferry: DFDS (those 59GBP booze cruises are mental!!)
 
willo
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:30 pm

Airline: Cathay Pacific
Food store: Loon Fung, Chinatown (Soho) London
Store: Delherin, Paris. the cookshop
ISP: Plusnet £16.95 1mb + 2gig usage
Coffee House; Caffe Nero - consistenly good, plus a loyalty card!

[Edited 2005-03-30 14:32:37]
 
aloges
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RE: Your Favourites......

Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:45 pm

Airline: United Airlines, they bumped me up to C (well my Y ticket hadn't been cheap anyway) on FRA-IAD and made IAD-SJO a great experience with friendly and dedicated service.

Food store: that Italian store in my town that has a load of great antipasti and other Italian food

Store: IKEA, too. It's one of the few stores where I can actually afford some of the windows shopping in reality.

TV Channel: Don't really care that much, but Pro Sieben and N24 are up there. N24 is a "news" channel that runs a lot of documentaries day in, day out.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:48 am

Airline: Delta.

Food store: Ingles Grocery Store. They have everything there! International food from all over.

Store: Hmm, I don't shop much, but Old Navy.

TV Channel: I don't watch much TV, but the national geographic and discovery channels are good.
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:53 am

Airline: US - CO, European - LH, Pacific - CX
Place: Alaska and Hawaii
Food Store: US Military Commissary
TV Channel(s): History and Food Network
ISP: AOL
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND
 
Jaspike
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:03 am

Airline: Hmmm not sure. Aeroflot/United.
Food store: Waitrose.
Store: depends what for... Play.com for DVDs etc.
Internet Provider: ntl, but 0 marks for customer service.
TV Channel: BBC1/Channel 4. Though a special mention for UKTV People, which is good for old episodes of Airport  Wink

Tom
 
MYT332
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:15 am

Airline: British Airways - They have speed, quality and BPEK.
Food store: Tesco - Cos' I like it and it's our local.
Store: HMV - I get 10% discount with my NUS card....
Internet Provider: BT Broadband Business. 2MB bandwidth, unlimited download, static IP. £30.
TV Channel: Sky One. The Simpsons, Friends, Scrubs, Nip/Tuck, ST:TNG. Followed by MTV.
One Life, Live it.
 
Superfly
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:17 am

Airline: Northwest Airlines; Great service, great hub cities and destinations and mot important, they fly my favorite classic jetliners.  Cool

Food store: Andronicos, great beer selection
Store: Ameoba records. Huge record selection
Internet Provider: No loyalty to any of them
TV Channel: PBS
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mia
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:48 am

Airline: Interflug (non-existent) AA.
Store: Amazon.com (online), KaDeWe
Internet Provider: wtf? I hate them all.
TV Channel: PBS, BBC, Comedy Central
"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
 
Airplanepics
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:00 am

Airline: Futura / BMI - both great airlines, great service.
Foodstore: Costco - buy in bulk! Big grin
Store: Gadget Shop - Lots of gadgets!
ISP - Definatly not Toscali
TV Channel - BBC1
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
SlamClick
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:44 am

Airline (still around): Alaska. Great people! Terrific route structure. Beautiful woman on the tail. Smile
Airline (in heaven now): PSA (the real PSA)
Store: Powell's Books in PDX (though I'd like the Snap-On truck to back up to my garage!)
Other favorite store: Maidhof Brothers before the prices went up - nautical stuff.
TV Channel: Any that shows old movies without commercials.
Dish: Hatchling spotted owl on redwood shoots.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Your Favourites......

Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:49 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 22):
in heaven now

Whenever someone writes or says that, I always think of the old - but good - song in The Green Mile, which goes a little something like this:

I'm in heaven
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
As we're off together dancing cheek-to-cheek

I know I've missed out most of that song and might have those lyrics wrong.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."

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