Captain.MD-11
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Which Would You Fly?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 8:23 pm

I am flying to Miami soon from the U.K. and I was just wondering, which airlines/planes would you select to fly on for this trip? Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. What is the situation with Swiss air cause they would be one of my choices!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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VS744
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Mon Oct 29, 2001 8:39 pm

Definately fly Virgin on their 744's
 
RJ100
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 12:42 am

Hello

You shouldn't have a problem with Swissair. They have enough money to fly at least a couple of months and Miami is one of the destinations they will keep.

Hope this helps,
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bombayhog
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:03 am

Take Virgin- a direct flight. They need your business and they're a great way to get to MIA.

Regards.

/gwl
 
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:14 am

Virgin for sure.
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:29 am

Virgrin Atlantic 747 400

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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:31 am


Hi!

I think BA will not be bad either, check the best prices and go for it!!!
regards.
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:36 am

Oooh well, I'm a Virgin Atlantic Fan myself, so what can I say? Choose the original innovator. Their entertainment is still top-notch, even though others have caught up. Their food is quite good out of the UK. Their service can be great. And you can be 100% sure to have a PTV and a great, wide selection of uncensored movies and music. On BA, the selection might be smaller, and the movies might be censored to permit kids to watch them (I am not sure about that). Plus, if you're unlucky and they use an older a/c, you might not have a PTV at all....

Regards

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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:43 am

Yeah take Virgin. I have never been on them but from what ive heard they are pretty good!
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Captain.MD-11
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:59 am

thanks people! Smile/happy/getting dizzy Sounds like Virgin is pretty popular, but I have a little grudge against Virgin. I applied for a job as a steward, passed all their tests etc and then failed at the final hurdle!  Pissed But yes I have never heard a bad word said against them, great planes great service!Thats why I wanted to work for them!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Captain.MD-11
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:13 am

TWA comes up the cheapest.(Why does that not supprise me?!)  Big grin
I plan to pay a little more and go for Delta/Air France on either MD-11(for the first time) 747-400(for the first time) or A340-300 (guess what?For the first time!)
Virgin/BA are considerably more expensive! US Airways are also good value.
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:37 am

Yeah, the Virgin 747 service from Gatwick, the 005 I believe, been there, experienced the flight, great stuff.
 
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:44 am

try virgin atlantic. it would be pretty fun. or you can try old speedbird.
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:45 am

Take Swissair, they try all things to get the confidence of their passengers again. Service is great and the aircraft is probably an MD11.
 
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:17 am

Gulfstream 5!!!
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gibberish
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 2:50 am

Swissair all the way man!

Their service is even better than normal because everybody is trying harder and believe me - their service has improved a lot since the grounding. Go A320 to ZRH and then MD11 to MIA. They will keep flying to Miami. All flights are guaranteed until 03-28-02 - that's when Crossair takes over.

Have a nice flight.

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Captain.MD-11
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 3:50 am

I fancy flying Swissair, I have heard nothing but good comments about them from friends and family + its on an MD-11! Im just worried about flights being cancelled and losing my money! I could fly Delta but it seems that their leg-room is not up to scratch (I am 6ft+)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I was about ready to book with Delta but now I am reconsidering. Smokin cool
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 3:55 am

I would go for NWA'S Dc10 service from AMS

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Captain.MD-11
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 4:11 am

Why NWA? I love the DC-10 but I have heard that Northwest are not that impressive.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 4:35 am

Captain.MD-11: If you choose Swissair you will fly A-320 to Zurich. I think SR has leather seats even in economy on their A-320s!

Enjoy your flight,

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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:22 am

From London Gatwick,


Flight VS 005 -
Virgin Atlantic Airways Aircraft 744
Depart London, London Gatwick Apt
Dep. Time 10:45am Nov 01

Arrive Miami, Miami International Apt
Arr. Time 03:30pm Nov 01
Travel Time 14 hours 10 mins Total Stops 1

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Virgin Atlantic Airways VS 0005

Depart Gatwick Apt - London (LGW)
Date November 01 2001
Scheduled Time 10:45am - Terminal Not Available
Estimated (Actual) Time 10:45am Gate Not Available
Status On Time - No delays posted

Arrive Miami, FL (MIA)
Date November 01 2001
Scheduled Time 3:30pm - Terminal Not Available
Estimated (Actual) Time 3:30pm Gate Not Available
Status On Time - No delays posted
Baggage Claim Not Available


From London Heathrow,


Flight BA 207 -
British Airways Aircraft 744
Depart London, London Heathrow Apt
Dep. Time 09:40am Nov 01

Arrive Miami, Miami International Apt
Arr. Time 02:30pm
Travel Time 13 hours 0 mins Total Stops 1

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

British Airways BA 0207

Depart Heathrow Apt - London (LHR)
Date November 01 2001
Scheduled Time 9:40am - Terminal Not Available
Estimated (Actual) Time 9:40am Gate Not Available
Status On Time - Estimated time of departure

Arrive Miami, FL (MIA)
Date November 01 2001
Scheduled Time 2:30pm - Terminal Not Available
Estimated (Actual) Time 2:30pm Gate Not Available
Status On Time - Estimated time of arrival
Baggage Claim Not Available



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deltairlines
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 8:14 am

Delta is always a sound choice. Also, are you considering going into FLL, as that might be a little cheaper.

Jeff
 
Captain.MD-11
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RE: Which Would You Fly?

Thu Nov 01, 2001 5:23 pm

The prices are pretty similar.Delta is the best value.I have to fly into MIA really, as I am going up to Naples to begin my flight practical training  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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