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by AlekToronto
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carrier You Fly Most?
Replies: 78
Views: 4891

RE: Carrier You Fly Most?

Air Canada - simply because I live in Toronto and they have the most extensive sked from here. Service is hit or miss but the improvements outshine the few rotten apples. New routes, terminal, Embraers and a killer sked to almost anywhere make it worth it. Non-stops rule!
cheers,
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Switches Back To A340 On YYZ-NRT
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

RE: AC Switches Back To A340 On YYZ-NRT

hello, I am just glad that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> offers a non-stop from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> i...

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by AlekToronto
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any One-Way Routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 5977

RE: Are There Any One-Way Routes?

Hello Not a US Route but Thai Airways operates a Chiang Mai (<acronym title="Chiang Mai (CNX / VTCC), Thailand">CNX</acronym>) to Phuket (<acronym title="Phuket (HKT / VTSP), Thailand">HKT</acronym>) AB6 non-stop but not non-stop the other way around. Returns are via Bangkok. Have taken this route 3...

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by AlekToronto
Sun May 07, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Flights From ORD To ARN (Sweden)
Replies: 4
Views: 6289

RE: Best Flights From ORD To ARN (Sweden)

SK is not any better or worse than the others on the <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-Europe routes so their non-stop would be a number 1 choice I think. Their Airbus fleet is newer than their competitors and not having to connect is a bonus....

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by AlekToronto
Sun May 07, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Australia-Europe In Y?
Replies: 20
Views: 4863

RE: Best Airline Australia-Europe In Y?

On such a long flight go with the airline with the best seat pitch. It really makes a difference on such long flights. My experience so far is that <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>, <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> and <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</ac...

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by AlekToronto
Sun May 07, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zoom, AirTransat Or AirCanada
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

RE: Zoom, AirTransat Or AirCanada

hey guys! my choices are this order: <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>, Zoom and then Transat. Why? <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has the most flights and most room in Y. Service and food generally sucks but if a London flight is cancelled there is another one a few hrs later (unle...

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by AlekToronto
Sun May 07, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Spoils A Flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 3244

RE: What Spoils A Flight?

A flight that does not arrive at the destination airport would suck. Other than that flying takes massive patience regardless whether its <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> or <acr...

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by AlekToronto
Sun May 07, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will ANA Ever Fly To Canada?
Replies: 24
Views: 7140

RE: Will ANA Ever Fly To Canada?

I gather simple economics. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has YYZNRT and <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>/JL have YVRNRT. This is probably enough capacity as <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> flights to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), J...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Wish You Had Flown?
Replies: 36
Views: 4938

RE: Airlines You Wish You Had Flown?

I loved Pan Am. They were a true class act and I personally miss them a lot. They were the ones that pioneered all the routes from the US around the world. I remember flights I took on Pan Am when I was really young - the attention the attendants gave the young passengers was amazing. They used to p...

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by AlekToronto
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Inflight Magazine?
Replies: 34
Views: 3417

RE: Favorite Inflight Magazine?

AC's Enroute is very cool for an airline magazine actually - best I have seen so far.

Cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline: NZ-Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 3812

Which Airline: NZ-Europe?

I am partial to <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> as the service is great and <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> is a good hub. But really when you are choosing between <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>/SQ/MH and <acronym title="Air New ...

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by AlekToronto
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Wish You Had Flown?
Replies: 36
Views: 4938

Airlines You Wish You Had Flown?

was there not a Playboy Air? With hostesses wearing the bunny ears? That would be cool and it would never happen in todays pol-correct days!

cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Spraying The Cabin Is Humiliating"
Replies: 142
Views: 29492

RE: "Spraying The Cabin Is Humiliating"

I must say that on my FRACPT and CPTFRA flights last month on SAA, the crew DID NOT spray anything in the cabin. I was kinda surprised as I was expecting it. Is the regulation only for certain flights? BTW: The SAA flights were overall very good. love the 346 - quiet, smooth ride, excellent PTV. The...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Seat Pitch Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

RE: SAA Seat Pitch Question

Thanks guys!
Good thing I asked,
The flysaa.com website is out of date then.
The seatmap of the 346 indicates 42J and 293Y, that means that SAA took out 18 seats from Y.

Cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Seat Pitch Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

SAA Seat Pitch Question

Hello everyone, Has anyone flown on SAA long haul lately? I know that in the past the seat pitch in Y class on their 340's has been a tight 31 inches but there have been claims that they are improving it to a liveable 34 inches. I am booked on a flight soon and the <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - ...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-EZE Nonstop, On AA
Replies: 9
Views: 11810

RE: JFK-EZE Nonstop, On AA

I took this flight on Nov 3 and I second the comment that at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Terminal 8 has to be one of the ugliest, skankiest, most gross airline te...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Experiences With OS?
Replies: 14
Views: 5043

RE: Your Experiences With OS?

Hello I have flown <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> 8 times in the last year, the YYZVIE route as well as some intra-european VIEATH and VIEIST. <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> offers very good airfares ex <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malt...

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by AlekToronto
Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Been To Ljubljana?
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

RE: Anyone Been To Ljubljana?

I really liked <acronym title="Ljubljana (- Brnik) (LJU / LJLJ), Slovenia">LJU</acronym> - kinda like a mini Prague without the glitz and traffic. Nice scenery and clean. Hotel options are currently limited but my 2 favs are: Cheap Celica <a href="http://www.souhostel.com" target=_blank>www.souhoste...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madrid Metro, How Is It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2757

RE: Madrid Metro, How Is It?

Of course common sense when travelling is normal and overall Madrid is a safe city - however I have been all over Europe and you do indeed see more pickpockets and questionable characters in Spain then in some other Western Euro countries..not need to get defensive..I have not seen overt drug use ho...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madrid Metro, How Is It?
Replies: 30
Views: 2757

RE: Madrid Metro, How Is It?

Talking from experience..and also I have family in Spain. The metro line from <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> is a favorite of pickpockets and various scum. I have taken that line many times but the last time a solo creep tried to run off with my carry-on bag howe...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA-LAX Via Toronto, Canada
Replies: 40
Views: 3991

RE: MIA-LAX Via Toronto, Canada

You and your bags will definetly have to clear both Canadian and US Customs in Toronto. Depending on the time of day this will be painless or painful. I would love to see the look on the Canadian customs goon.. Q: Where are you flying in from? A: the USA Q: Purpose of trip to Canada? A: Just to tran...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK - AA Transfer From Terminal 9 To 8 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

JFK - AA Transfer From Terminal 9 To 8 Question

hey guys, I will be flying on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> thru <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. my flight arrives at Terminal 9 and I have to go over to Terminal 8 to catch a connection. Just wo...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air NZ Uniforms - Yikes!
Replies: 135
Views: 17060

RE: New Air NZ Uniforms - Yikes!

only one word to describe these uniforms:
UGLY!

too bad a nice airline and nice staff are going to be wearing this monstrosity.

barf,
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui- With 5 A/c, How Do They Thrive?
Replies: 18
Views: 5630

RE: Air Tahiti Nui- With 5 A/c, How Do They Thrive?

TN is an excellent airline from a service standpoint as I have been on a few of their flights however I believe they are not currently not making money and I remember reading an article in Tahiti that they will not be expected to make some until 2007. They were started and run with State money. <acr...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK-EZE, Coach Class, What To Expect
Replies: 6
Views: 7604

RE: AA JFK-EZE, Coach Class, What To Expect

I actually will be taking this flight in November. I find <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Coach pretty standard service (for <acronym title="North American Airlines (USA)">NA</acronym>) but since this is a late depature overnight the best option is to sleep the flight away! I g...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MH Vs SQ
Replies: 5
Views: 4041

RE: MH Vs SQ

I like both airlines and since <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> does not give Star Alliance mileage on the low fares it would depend on sked and fare. (<acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> tends to be cheaper) Both airlines are excellent and far superior to Euro/N American...

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by AlekToronto
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Int'l Flight -best Time To Arrive?
Replies: 15
Views: 4287

RE: MIA - Int'l Flight -best Time To Arrive?

Thanks a lot guys..
since I do not mind early mornings, I will try to arrive on the bank of flights 4-5am as that seems to be the least busy time (hopefully the INS guys won't be too cranky yet!)
thanks for all the input.
Cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Int'l Flight -best Time To Arrive?
Replies: 15
Views: 4287

MIA - Int'l Flight -best Time To Arrive?

hello everyone, I will have to fly into Miami from South America next month and have heard about the really bad INS customs lineups and delays. I would apprciate feedback about recent experiences arriving into Miami and any suggestions on when is the best time to arrive (as I will have a choice) fir...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Airline You Flew On
Replies: 180
Views: 12828

RE: Last Airline You Flew On

AA EMB-134 YYZLGA and LGAYYZ
unlike some people here..love these little jets..easy on easy off and service is more personable - both F/A's were fun, easygoing and professional.
cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Airline You Worked For?
Replies: 26
Views: 4478

RE: First Airline You Worked For?

Air Canada
summer flight attendant
summer 91,92
end of airline career

cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Your Favourite Uniform?
Replies: 32
Views: 12765

RE: What's Your Favourite Uniform?

SQ - even thou in use since the 70's is still very nice. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> - always has had stylin duds. <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> - wearing with attitude these fa's do. worst.. the new one for <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acrony...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Realistics New Route Wishes For Your Homeairport?
Replies: 73
Views: 7051

RE: Realistics New Route Wishes For Your Homeairpo

from Toronto
South Africa - Cape Town and/or Jo'burg
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Singapore
Honolulu (1 stop to Sydney)
Madrid

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by AlekToronto
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Low Cost Long Haul Travel?
Replies: 12
Views: 5673

RE: Low Cost Long Haul Travel?

Considering how expensive it is to run an airline and the cost of oil I personally think that Coach class fares on the regular airlines are quite low. I think it will be along time before we see a large low cost long haul airline. I can get from Toronto to practically anywhere in the world for under...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Ugliest Airline Liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9663

RE: World's Ugliest Airline Liveries

hey,
Having seen the new AC colours up close they would get my vote. I would have just left the outside well enough alone and spent the money on cleaning up the interiors. And don't get me started on those fugly new uniforms!
cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Canadian Airlines....
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

RE: Best Canadian Airlines....

AC all the way! Even with the unpredictable crews the safety record speaks for itself and I find that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> Y has more legroom then almost every other airline I have flown. WJ is cool, however I have been finding that their fares are not cheaper than <acronym title...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stupid Know-it-all Spotters.
Replies: 92
Views: 7543

RE: Stupid Know-it-all Spotters.

hey guys. fun thread. There are and always will be the know it all spotters. Having just completed over 20 flights I can point out at least 20 examples of travelling "know it alls" however I find that I cannot be bothered to correct them. Know it alls are so convinced of their intelligence that to c...

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by AlekToronto
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portuguese People; English Speaking?
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

RE: Portuguese People; English Speaking?

It depends on where you go..more people in Lisbon speak english (esp. the younger generations) than outside the city where you may run into problems..but nothing that a few words in port and hand signals won't solve. Usually all hotels and most restaurants in Lisbon will have at least 1 person that ...

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by AlekToronto
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seeking Good Travel Agent/Agency In Buenos Aires
Replies: 2
Views: 2552

Seeking Good Travel Agent/Agency In Buenos Aires

Good afternoon all! I hope that perhaps the Argentine members here could help me out. I will be flying to BSAires soon and I will eventually need to book and purchase some domestic/regional flights once I am down there. Does anyone know of a reputable and excellent local Travel Agency or Agent I cou...

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by AlekToronto
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330-300 To Prague – Restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 6564

RE: Korean Air A330-300 To Prague – Restrictions?

sorry i actually realized that <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> has no 333 only 332 which they fly to Asia and <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> has 333s only. However I don't think that <acronym title="Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR), Czech Repu...

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by AlekToronto
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Have CSA Had A-320's...?
Replies: 8
Views: 2500

RE: How Long Have CSA Had A-320's...?

loving the CSA colours on the 320 - looking sharp!
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Vs. AC From Toronto To Hong Kong
Replies: 11
Views: 6794

RE: CX Vs. AC From Toronto To Hong Kong

Rumours are that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> is looking at starting nonstops from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> when they get the equipment. The stop right now is in <acronym title="...

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by AlekToronto
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330-300 To Prague – Restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 6564

RE: Korean Air A330-300 To Prague – Restrictions?

Last year I was in Prague and saw that KAL flew in with a B747-400. They said that demand was so good last year that they upgraded to the 744 in the summer. Hopefully they will have same success this year! Other airlines fly the A340 300 Europe to Asia with no problems i.e. Austrian Airlines, SAS, <...

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by AlekToronto
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Women Vs. European Women!
Replies: 14
Views: 4938

RE: American Women Vs. European Women!

i totally agree..for the best of both worlds you have to visit Canada - more specifically Montreal and Vancouver. The women in these 2 cities are gorgeous and have the best attributes of American/European women. Toronto women can be as well but try too hard to be like NYC chicks (shallow, rude, etc....

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by AlekToronto
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germans Packing On The Pounds (Or Kilos)
Replies: 3
Views: 1712

RE: Germans Packing On The Pounds (Or Kilos)

Its the BEER!
as a half Czech male I can say that Czech males are fat..no coincidence as Czechs drink more Beer than anyone.

cheers
Alek

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by AlekToronto
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian Girlfriends
Replies: 41
Views: 3685

RE: Asian Girlfriends

My 2cents. I have dated both white and asian girls and in general Asian girls are easier to get along with. They have less baggage, more accepting, less drama in general. Most Asian girls are pressured to date Asian guys and the ones that date white guys are already rebels in their culture and I lik...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Passenger Route For L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 7564

RE: Longest Passenger Route For L1011

since the L1011 is pretty rare these days my guess would be the UK - Falklands link. Just a question: did Pan Am ever fly their L15s <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY),...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Potential Replacement Aircraft For B727s
Replies: 31
Views: 4820

RE: AC Potential Replacement Aircraft For B727s

There wasn't much discussion about what aircraft would replace the 727's. Airbus offered <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> a good deal for the 320s. I don't think <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> was even considering another aircraft type. At the time <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</a...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Everyone So "fascinated" With The US?
Replies: 43
Views: 4681

RE: Why Is Everyone So "fascinated" With The US?

people are people. Maybe just the fact that there are so many US members here? Maybe because the Euros and Canucks find it easier to pick on an easy target like the US then to look at what is going wrong in our countries? It is easier to criticize and review another country or people than look at yo...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Puts You Off Flying?
Replies: 19
Views: 3696

RE: What Puts You Off Flying?

The other passengers. It is unreal about 99 percent of the people I encounter on my flights act as if they have never been at an airport/on an airplane before based on how they act. I actually love the flying part - it is all the hoopla around the flying experience that I detest. Stupid security peo...

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by AlekToronto
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Rarest Flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 4236

RE: Your Rarest Flight?

Strangest flight I have been on was on an EASTERN AIRLINES L1011 from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>. Fli...

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