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by nojetlag
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bed ridden injured passengers on commercial flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3478

Re: Bed ridden injured passengers on commercial flights

I was flown from Malaysia to New Zealand, as I had a neck problem and was unable to walk. In business class escorted by a nurse. Flight attendants were asked to help hold my neck still if we experienced any turbulence, which we didn't. Both nurse's and my fare was paid for by travel insurance. It wa...

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by nojetlag
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6887

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

I have been flying Cathay frequently for 20 years both business and economy, and last trip in February the first class lounge at HK airport was empty, never seen that before. The restaurant there is superb. The trip before Cathay staff were cold and indifferent, but this last trip they were back to ...

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by nojetlag
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Brits Arrested At Nairobi For Spotting
Replies: 44
Views: 15398

RE: Four Brits Arrested At Nairobi For Spotting

Yes happened to me at Mexico City. Waiting for my luggage and they had windows where you could see the bags being unloaded and put on the belt. Took a photo and the guy next to me said you will be in trouble. Didn't think much of it until a very large policeman said you took photo. I said yes he sai...

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by nojetlag
Thu May 07, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Introduces Doha And Dubai Shuttle
Replies: 23
Views: 10384

RE: Qatar Airways Introduces Doha And Dubai Shuttle

Its big for me as a one world flyer. I come to Dubai on Emirates/QF from Asia, then fly to Qatar to join the next one world connection, which is Qatar Airways and meet many other people doing the same thing. Do business in both Dubai and Doha.

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by nojetlag
Fri May 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Number In-jokes?
Replies: 109
Views: 15523

RE: Flight Number In-jokes?

Oops forgot my wife's hometown in China, Shenyang and its She

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by nojetlag
Fri May 01, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Number In-jokes?
Replies: 109
Views: 15523

RE: Flight Number In-jokes?

Slightly off topic, but there two airport abbreviations, my home town is Dud, and of course the cleanest city in Asia Singapore, airport code is Sin.

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by nojetlag
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Windowless Passenger Airliners Be Done?
Replies: 59
Views: 14339

RE: Could Windowless Passenger Airliners Be Done?

Its kinda of already happening in many Cathay Coffins seats and the reaction from the passengers is not good. Almost all of them want to see out the windows. They are there but you cannot see out of them. And this is in business class. I am told, and have no firm evidence on this, that the person re...

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by nojetlag
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Announces First 787-9 Route And Cabin Config
Replies: 93
Views: 26989

RE: NZ Announces First 787-9 Route And Cabin Config

18 lie-flat Business Premier zone in a herringbone layout!!

That means the business class Coffin lives on

Other airlines have tried this and its been replaced

No good if you have a partner you want to talk to, or family

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by nojetlag
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bogged Down In Bangkok
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

RE: Bogged Down In Bangkok

Yes your right I meant the taxiway, not the runway

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by nojetlag
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bogged Down In Bangkok
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

Bogged Down In Bangkok

On Monday we tried to leave Bangkok on a <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> 777/300, it was fully loaded but just a 2+ hour flight to Hong Kong. Engines reved up as usual and we just sat there, no movement. Captain said sorry folks due to the hot temperatures and lots of ...

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by nojetlag
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: John's First Flight, Aged 2 Months
Replies: 6
Views: 5750

John's First Flight, Aged 2 Months

CX 118, December 13 2011, Auckland to Hong Kong Take off 9:07am Found the plane, I'm ready <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=6563&filename=phpVRIzHc.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/u...

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by nojetlag
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Open Shenyang And Qingdao
Replies: 26
Views: 9718

RE: LH To Open Shenyang And Qingdao

The flight from Seoul used to leave at very early like 5:30am. Shenyang is (apart from what <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> said) also the centre of an energy province and has I am told they have the largest open cast coal mine in the world. I have asked many times can I go and see...

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by nojetlag
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A Car-GPS Work In Flight?
Replies: 35
Views: 11443

RE: Does A Car-GPS Work In Flight?

I tried it once in 2000 when travelling from <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> to Chicago. I used a garmin with an external ariel which I slid under the top of the window and then followed my little car going across the mid west at close to 1,000 kph. The crew thought it was hilarious, so did ...

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by nojetlag
Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Underbelly Camera
Replies: 38
Views: 9269

RE: 777 Underbelly Camera

On an Iberia flight last week from Sao Paulo to Madrid on an airbus 340-600 they had a tail mounted camera, and in my view gave a better view of the takeoff than Cathay's 777 camera. But although the landing was ok, it wasn't as good as seeing the front wheel come down and seeing the ground get clos...

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by nojetlag
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlag, Any Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

RE: Jetlag, Any Suggestions?

Use the product called No-Jet-Lag, information on it and other useful information on jet lag is available on the site
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by nojetlag
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 5006

RE: Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass

I use the Asia pass several times each year from New Zealand and have done for many years. I think it is one of the best fares available. Over the years the cost has risen and there has been a removal of options, like extending the 30 days limit. One problem is that Cathay sees each flight as one of...

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by nojetlag
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Showcases Web Service In China
Replies: 1
Views: 2512

RE: Boeing Showcases Web Service In China

I used the Tenzing service in March on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and its hopeless. You send a message and it sits on a computer server on the airplane, then eventually (somewhere between 20 minutes and 2 hours) it sends your message down. Then after a long wait y...

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by nojetlag
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines: What Are They Like?
Replies: 8
Views: 6971

RE: Vietnam Airlines: What Are They Like?

Kind of old fashioned

But wonderful food, a fusion between the best of French and Asian, great.

But their systems and attitudes are in need of an upgrade. For example each plane arriving in H.C.M.C. is escorted in by a security car, then there is the wait to clear immigration etc.

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by nojetlag
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown EZE-AKL
Replies: 16
Views: 4236

RE: Anyone Flown EZE-AKL

I have flown this several times on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> before it ended. Usually we flew between 55-60 degrees south and once down at 65 degrees south to pick up favourable winds. Once as we passed over an Argentinian ski field we were told to look out the window and they...

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