hkgspotter1
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Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 3:15 pm

1)

QANTAS is spelt like that not QUANTAS !!

2)

GEAR PROBLEMS ARE NOT A CRASH (UNLESS IT BURSTS INTO FLAMES AND BREAKS INTO LITTLE BITS !!)

3)

CHINA AIRLINES ARE FROM TAIWAN
AIR CHINA IS FROM CHINA

4)

HONG KONG IS CHINA BUT IST NOT !!!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

5)

UNITED'S SERVICE AND SCHEME..... S U C K !!

Got any more ??



 
Red Panda
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 3:23 pm

I didn't get #4. Is there any spelling error in the sentence?

R Panda
 
steman
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 3:43 pm

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.

Ciao

Stefano
 
AgnusBymaster
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 4:22 pm

Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

You set a perfect example...  Insane
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 4:41 pm

Agnus your sooooo funny !
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 4:47 pm

Actually, that was hilarious!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
The777Man
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 5:18 pm

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
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
n949wp
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 5:34 pm

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.

'949
 
Guest

RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 5:39 pm


Hkgspotter1, I agree with your points but you need to learn where to post your threads.
 
chepos
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 6:13 pm

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.

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Chepos
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sushka
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 6:32 pm

1. Delta has crappy service
2. Russian planes are perfectly safe.
3.
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Fri May 25, 2001 6:59 pm

737-700,

With some of the posts on this forum in the past few weeks I dont see the problem !!

Thanks 949' !!

 
N503JB
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 1:03 am

Totally agree with you!!!

jetBlue Airways
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samspain
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 1:10 am


By the way is CARIBBEAN no CARRIBEAN
 
EGGD
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 1:37 am

I think alot of people have to learn:

AIRBUS AND BOEING ARE JUST AS GOOD AS EACH OTHER

ALL THE AIRLINES CAN BE GREAT AT ANY ONE TIME, YOUR EXPERIENCE IS JUST YOUR FLIGHTS, AND ITS NOT THAT BAD EVERY TIME.

BRISTOL IS ACTUALLY BUSY, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF

CONCORDE WILL FLY AGAIN, AND WAS NOT THE FIRST SUPERSONIC JETLINER TO FLY.

RUSSIANS BUILD JUST AS GOOD AIRCRAFT AS EUROPEANS AND YANKS


Well, that may look completely stupid but i don't care as long as you get the message!

EGGD
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 1:41 am

Shouldn't this be in the Non Aviation forum?
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
TWA717_200
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 4:41 am

If you suspect that a topic might belong in another forum, but aren't sure, don't say anything.
 
Guest

RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 5:00 am

Agreed with everythign except #5. Hkgspotter1, have you even flown United? They are great! I always have good experiences with them, and the service is as good as any other!


BTW, the United scheme on a 747-400 is just the best looking plane on earth.
 
dragon-wings
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 5:02 am

I am one of the few who LOVE the current United livery  Smile
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VirginA340
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:00 am

I like the UAL livery. It better than the boring white and polished metal I'm seein now adays. Qantas is not spelled with a U. That I agree on.
"FUIMUS"
 
jmhLUV2fly
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:40 am

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.
JMH
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:43 am

I flew UA from Hong Kong to Tokyo and back. I'll try to make that my last flight !!
 
seven_fifty7
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:45 am

Isn't "spelt" the accepted British version of "spelled?"
 
philb
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:57 am

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  Smile
 
America West
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 9:10 am

I agree with all of them. Except 3 and 4 which I don't understand all that much.
 
catpac
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 10:05 am

I fully agree wiith EGGD,...
 
tupolev154b2
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 12:43 pm

JUST BECAUSE THE SEAT PITCH OF SEATS ON AN AIRCRAFT SUCK DOESN'T MEAN THE AIRCRAFT SUCKS. BLAME THE AIRLINE.
 
Rafabozzolla
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 12:51 pm

- Brazil main airport and Varig's hub is São Paulo, not Rio.

PhilB
Just a note: Languages are alomst like living creatures and can not be tamed. I can not agree with you saying that "others" (non british) speak a bastard version of English.

As a matter of fact there a many more English speakers in the USA than in Britain itself. I firmily believe that both are dialectal variations of the same language and are both correct.

In Brazil we speak the language of our colonizers (the Portuguese in case you dont know),and differences between both variations of Portuguese are even bigger than those found between American and British english.

Have we brazilians corrupted Portuguese? Not at all, we have brought countless numbers of contribuitions and aditions to the language.

Be more open minded and tolerant!!!
 
ben88
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 12:53 pm

Yea we're so slow we almost forgot to save your ass in WW2.
 
Max Q
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 1:21 pm

Wherever you go there you are.
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
 
Red Panda
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Steman

Sat May 26, 2001 2:08 pm

I can hardly agree with you. I don't see how glorious the British Empire is. It's a glory that HK went back to China. Steman, Don't be fooled by British's Imperialism and colonialism.

China is not really communist now, tho China is still ruled by communist party only.

r panda
 
Monocleman
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 2:41 pm

I agree with Steman and Ben88. Nothing else to say.
 
philb
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 7:53 pm

Rafabozzolla,

The  Smile at the end of the post was meant to denote humour.

Language is a constantly changing and vibrant medium and, in fact, a great number of American spellings are from the 16th century and before and are correct in common usage compared to the London standardised English of Samuel Johnson.
 
swake
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 7:58 pm

how's Quantaz doin these days?
 
steman
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RE: Red Panda

Sat May 26, 2001 8:20 pm

Hello Red Panda,
didn't you get the sarcasm in my post?
Well, I am Italian, not British, so maybe my English is not so good and you misunderstood what I meant.
Actually all the thread should be read in a sarcastic way otherwise I don't understand how Hgkspotter can say that Hong Kong is in China but it's not!

Ciao

Stefano

P.S.

I preferred the old British Hong Kong and the old Kai Tak airport
 
BA FOREVER
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 8:37 pm

I found that United Airlines from LHR to JFK... the service was OK but not too great. Nothing much to brag about, but not really anything to complain about.

The best service LON-NYC is Virgin Atlantic.
 
Guest

RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sat May 26, 2001 9:14 pm

question for you Hkgspotter1, do those issues truly
anger you? Seems the only thing that is "flaming and
burning to bits" is your passion to have Qantas spelled
correctly. Also, if you plan to scold, check your spelling
and also consider that your "audience" here is a combination
of ages and perhaps you could help the "accused" learn
to correct a mistake they have made instead of berating
them over it.

My overall response to the issues that you've brought
forth is this. "Well if a frog had wings it wouldn't bump
it's ass when it hops"

 Yawn
 
Neo
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sun May 27, 2001 1:22 am

Whatever, let's move on people!!!
 
RoastedNutz
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sun May 27, 2001 2:14 am


Although I'm sure your intentions for this post were good, the condescending manner in which you posted it makes YOU look like the dumbass.

 
Boeing Nut
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RE: Some Of Us Need To Learn A Few Things!

Sun May 27, 2001 7:27 am

Can someone say decaf?!!
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.