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by NG1Fan
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Land Rover Discovery II - Should I Buy?
Replies: 26
Views: 14608

RE: Land Rover Discovery II - Should I Buy?

OK, where can I start: buy a Disco <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> if: -you're friends with the local dealer. Better still, you are the dealer. -you're inclined to mechanically get to know your car's foibles... -you don't mind seeing the car on the back of a tow truck. Wa...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shashlyk! Who Likes It?
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

RE: Shashlyk! Who Likes It?

We make it at home. Use pork neck (whole), cut into good-size chunks. Slice 1kg of onion. Slice 1kg of tomatoes. Take 500ml (or more) of mayonaise, add meat, onion, tomatoes, some coke (if you can't get kvas), combine well (get your hands dirty). Let it fester overnight in the fridge. Next day prepa...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monocle: The 25 Most Liveable Cities
Replies: 119
Views: 7326

RE: Monocle: The 25 Most Liveable Cities

Why does Vienna do so well? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blink182" class="quote" target="_blank">blink182</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i>Perhaps some...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fastest Car You Ever Drove On A Public Road?
Replies: 126
Views: 12292

RE: Fastest Car You Ever Drove On A Public Road?

My personal best: Porsche 911 C4 (996) @ 278 km/h A8 Munich-Salzburg. Of interest: my pregnant wife was three weeks off giving birth... Would not do that again. As another poster mentioned, the nose does start sniffing the pavement... Conditions were excllent, no traffic, four lanes, fine weather. O...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Huge Temp. Changes Between Departure And Arrival?
Replies: 34
Views: 6786

RE: Huge Temp. Changes Between Departure And Arriv

I recall a flight in 2004: Sin-Moscow in January: Singapore: +33 degrees, Moscow was -26 degrees. Ok, the flight was via FRA, but still the change was quite a shock to the system. To make matters worse, our (checked) bag with coats for three adults and one child went missing - so it was a quick dash...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest International Flight
Replies: 57
Views: 7802

RE: Your Shortest International Flight

ZHR-<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> on <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> Avrojet 85. Or <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should One Fly When The Obviously Have The Flu?
Replies: 19
Views: 21255

RE: Should One Fly When The Obviously Have The Flu

Well, don't travel to China or Russia (where they check your temperature on board before you deplane. I was unfortunate enough to spend a night in a chinese hospital in the infectious diseases ward with suspected swine flu until the all-clear came. All I had was a temperature, no other symptoms. NG1...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Routes In Greater Europe
Replies: 28
Views: 6483

RE: Widebody Routes In Greater Europe

it wasn't a regular scheduled service, but back in late July,I flew an <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> A340-300 from ZHR-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> when the <acronym title="Austria...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Cathy Pacific's Slider Seats Comfortable?
Replies: 7
Views: 4995

RE: Are Cathy Pacific's Slider Seats Comfortable?

I've flown on the new Y class (and also new J Class) and unreservedly find the new Y seats UNCOMFORTABLE!! Reasons: while the seat squab slides forward and with it, the recline of the backrest changes slightly, the headrest stays in position. So the thigh to waist angle on the hips changes (as you'd...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Flown Within China?
Replies: 9
Views: 5660

RE: Have You Flown Within China?

Unremarkable. Been delayed once or twice by the weather. No cancellations. I've tried <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>, <acronym title="China Southern Airlines">CZ</acronym>, <acronym title="China Eastern Airlines">MU</acronym>, Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines. The latter was the most USA-li...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Travel In USA Vs. Outside USA
Replies: 8
Views: 6641

RE: Air Travel In USA Vs. Outside USA

I travel mainly in Asia now, with trips to Europe & Russia about four times per year. I normally travel to the USA once per year, and this usually includes some domestic flights. When you catch up with work colleagues, suppliers, etc. at the hotel bar, *everyone* in the USA discusses how they got th...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports Have You Flown From/To/Thru?
Replies: 65
Views: 13784

RE: Which Airports Have You Flown From/To/Thru?

Ok, I can't resist: Europe: O/D <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>, <acronym title="Graz - Thalerhof (GRZ / LOWG / LOXG), Austria">GRZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Innsbruck - Kranebitten (INN / LOWI), Austria">INN</acronym>, ZHR, <acronym title="Geneva - Internati...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Empty Was Your Last Flight?
Replies: 45
Views: 8222

RE: How Empty Was Your Last Flight?

IN Feb: -<acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak Internation...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Clocked At 250KM/H On Highway
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

RE: Car Clocked At 250KM/H On Highway

My top speed on a public road was 278 km/h in a Porsche 996. Ok, so it was in Germany, my heavily pregnant wife next to me and, yes, the road does get very narrow at that speed. And it is true that a sack of cement in the front luggage compartment would have helped. I've made it a point to v-max eve...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The Il-86 & Tu154: SIP-SVO-GYD In C With SU
Replies: 35
Views: 34551

RE: Flying The Il-86 & Tu154: SIP-SVO-GYD In C With SU

Goodness me what a fabulous trip report! Reminds me of my time in Russia during which time I got to fly just about every Soviet type except for <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 and and <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-96. Isn't the <acronym title="I...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Go In Europe, If You Only Speak English?
Replies: 111
Views: 60004

RE: Where To Go In Europe, If You Only Speak English?

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by NG1Fan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires
Replies: 98
Views: 5906

200 Feared Dead 1000 Homes Lost In Victorian Fires

My uncle lives in the Yarra Valley, south of Healesville. While he thankfully wasn't affected, he recounted temp of 47 degrees (35 degrees inside the house). Air cond failed, could not open windows on Sat or Sun due to the smoke. In all, a miserable experience. Let's pray that those who perished ate...

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by NG1Fan
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Waterford/Wedgewood/Royal Douton Survive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

RE: Will Waterford/Wedgewood/Royal Douton Survive?

I've recenty tried to deal with Wedgwood for their food-service side, which incidentally is licensed to Oneida in USA, Asia and some other markets excluding Europe (cutlery and hotel porcelain). While the cutlery side has been a breeze, the porcelain hasn't been. Unfortunately, so much of that side ...

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by NG1Fan
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying With A Baby
Replies: 7
Views: 7260

RE: Flying With A Baby

Our oldest son's flights before he was two years old included: <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> about 8 times on ...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Culture's Attitude Twrds Nakedness In Family
Replies: 44
Views: 5358

RE: Your Culture's Attitude Twrds Nakedness In Family

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by NG1Fan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Plane (Model/Type/Carrier) You've Flown?
Replies: 63
Views: 8291

RE: Worst Plane (Model/Type/Carrier) You've Flown?

Yak-40 'Rossiya' Airline <acronym title="Moscow - Vnukovo (VKO / UUWW), Russia">VKO</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym>: should have caught the train: interior cramped, sat next to a guy with the biggest shoulders, so I had to turn and f...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes You've Flown That No Longer Exist.
Replies: 60
Views: 8710

RE: Routes You've Flown That No Longer Exist.

On <acronym title="Tyrolean Airways (Austria)">VO</acronym>: <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>. On <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym>, later on <acronym title="Austr...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting In IAD
Replies: 3
Views: 3974

RE: Connecting In IAD

IMHO, your folks will have zero chance of making the connection. And if they do, then their bags are unlikely to make it. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will just rebook them on a later flight. I've gone through <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which German Luxury Flagship Car You Pick?
Replies: 84
Views: 17102

RE: Which German Luxury Flagship Car You Pick?

I'd choose the Audi A8 4.2 Tdi. Rocket with a conscience. I'll never forget the Top Gear eposiode where Jeremy Clarkson drove that model from London to Edinburgh and back on one tankful of diesel. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F s...

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by NG1Fan
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokker 70/100 Your Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

RE: Fokker 70/100 Your Thoughts?

I've flown on both 70s and 100s on <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> (in fact will fly <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> this week). I don't mind the seats, ju...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Can US Tourists Make The Best Impression?
Replies: 203
Views: 9012

RE: How Can US Tourists Make The Best Impression?

Most of the points below refer to Europe, but can apply to other countries. Caution, may be misconstrued as a rant/ Learn some basic geopgraphy. I once shared a table with a late-middle-aged couple. Started taking about my native Austria. When he chimed in, oh, like Munich, sausages? Don't ask for M...

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by NG1Fan
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Single Best And Worst Flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 6408

RE: Single Best And Worst Flights?

Best Flight: <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> in Y <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> in Summer 2002. Daytime flight, good load. Apart from the fabulous <acronym title="Austrian Ai...

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by NG1Fan
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has The Best Airport Lounge In The World
Replies: 6
Views: 11718

RE: Who Has The Best Airport Lounge In The World

For me (and the one I use most): <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> The Wing @ <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft You Most Associate An Airline With
Replies: 44
Views: 8753

RE: Aircraft You Most Associate An Airline With

Qantas: 747. That's all they had at one stage.
Lauda Air: 767 and 777. And Niki Lauda piloting them.
Aeroflot: TU-154
Austrian: as a kid, I always associated them with DC-9, and MD-series aircraft.

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by NG1Fan
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Connection Hub You Usually Avoid
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

RE: A Connection Hub You Usually Avoid

Hubs I've used for connections: <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> <acronym ...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer Wandering Pt.1 - Yak42s; An140; & Chernobyl
Replies: 51
Views: 28317

RE: Summer Wandering Pt.1 - Yak42s; An140; & Chernobyl

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by NG1Fan
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown That Are No Longer With Us?
Replies: 132
Views: 22873

RE: Airlines You've Flown That Are No Longer With

Lauda Air - swallowed by <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> Group Ansett Australia - bankrupt Domodedovskie Avialinii - now part of Air Union Pulkovo Airlines - now part of GTK Rossiya (or is it the other way 'round?). East-Weat Airlines (Australia) - not sure where they went. Australia...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Mousetraps Really Work
Replies: 37
Views: 4131

RE: Do Mousetraps Really Work

I actually tried the spring-loaded device. Caught the mouse alright, but partially. This little thing was squealing - so I had to shoot it. Since then, a carpet snake calls the attic home, having grown from 50cm to now over 3.5m (that's 9ft). My mother has a collection of skins she shed over the yea...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 6150

RE: Countries You Have Been, But Only The Airport

Countries I've only transited through: -Thailand (<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>) -Bahrain -Malaysia (<acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>) Can't think of any others for now. NG1Fan

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by NG1Fan
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OW First Class Lounge Tips Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

RE: OW First Class Lounge Tips Wanted

I've used the new <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> First Class Lounge once in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. -bring a fan as it gets very hot in summer mid-afternoon with direct sunlight. My favourite is the Wing (CX <acrony...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best And Worst Airport Trains
Replies: 45
Views: 11648

RE: Best And Worst Airport Trains

I rate the <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> Airport Express as the benchmark for other authorities to use: -frequency: every 12 min -ticke...

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by NG1Fan
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Your Favorite Luggage Brand?
Replies: 28
Views: 15747

RE: What's Your Favorite Luggage Brand?

It would have to be Louis Vuitton. Wife and I over the years got a whole set and it is remarkably durable. My roll-a-board is now 14 years old, and apart from replacing handle, zipper (free of charge) and wheel bearings, it is as functional as ever. Same with the regular suitcase, which was a gift I...

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by NG1Fan
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How's Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 3262

RE: How's Australia

Or try the 457 temporary skilled visa. Serious shortage of labour in Australia right now. This visa category allows you to work in your chosen profession for up to three years. Good try-before-you-buy scheme. This will also make eventual migration a little easier.

NG1Fan

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by NG1Fan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aerosvit VV415 KBP-SVO (737-200!) W/pics
Replies: 13
Views: 12716

RE: Aerosvit VV415 KBP-SVO (737-200!) W/pics

Ah, yes, the <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> customs queue. Can be a zoo at around 4pm on any weekday, any summer weekend (charters!). Used this airport for nine long years while living in Moscow and the only improvements were removing some of the copper cei...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About JL 5/6
Replies: 3
Views: 4583

RE: Question About JL 5/6

I cannot comment about economy, but on my flight, the upper deck was all J. And I had upperdeck exit row seats on all 4 <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> 744 sectors I flew in May. Loved it! Yes, the aircraft is immaculate, the service very polite and dignified, and no difference between ...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those Aviation "omg!" Moments!
Replies: 44
Views: 6809

RE: Those Aviation "omg!" Moments!

Seeing Hayley's comet aboard <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> in 1986. ...

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by NG1Fan
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Worst Immigration Experience
Replies: 57
Views: 14552

RE: Your Worst Immigration Experience

The most unplesant experience I had was once waiting in an overcrowded immigration line at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> in summer. Boy, was it warm. Those weird mobile lounges kept bringing passengers until the place was completely ful...

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by NG1Fan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC To QF Transfer In SYD - How Much Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 7342

RE: AC To QF Transfer In SYD - How Much Time?

I would allow min 2 hours connection time. If you hold a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> ticket for onward travel, simply head to the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> transfer desk. And no, it is not upstairs, but right once you've made it past Customs/Quarantine and...

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by NG1Fan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air China – Pyongyang, North Korea (pics)
Replies: 37
Views: 34553

RE: Air China – Pyongyang, North Korea (pics)

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by NG1Fan
Fri May 30, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny Flight Crew Experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

RE: Funny Flight Crew Experiences

My wife and I took our then two year old son <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> on <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>. One of the FAs in Y came over with the obligatory kiddie ...

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by NG1Fan
Fri May 30, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Headrests On The Long Haul: Make A Difference?
Replies: 4
Views: 6391

RE: Headrests On The Long Haul: Make A Difference?

Do you mean winged headrests? With adjustable wings? If so, then I agree. <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flies their sh!tty regional product to some ports in Australia. While they have the fixed bolsters (in Y) so you can rest your headin between, they are nowhere nea...

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by NG1Fan
Tue May 27, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines We Love To Hate
Replies: 30
Views: 6510

RE: Airlines We Love To Hate

Ok, this thread is too US-centric, so here's a couple of more 'exotic' airlines. Transaero in summer 1998 (Russia): booked a Fri 6.30 pm <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> ...

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by NG1Fan
Tue May 27, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance
Replies: 76
Views: 9654

RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

I flew <acronym title="Graz - Thalerhof (GRZ / LOWG / LOXG), Austria">GRZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> as a kid. Ca. 90 miles? Also, <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym>-ZHR on Swissair <acrony...

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by NG1Fan
Mon May 26, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Scenic/Exciting Flights?
Replies: 25
Views: 4108

RE: Your Most Scenic/Exciting Flights?

Was on a flight <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym>-<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> on <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> June or July 2001 on F70 or CRJ (can't recall, sorry...). Beautiful day, cheerful cabin crew ...

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by NG1Fan
Sun May 25, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Seats On Austrain Air (OS) B767/A321
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RE: Best Seats On Austrain Air (OS) B767/A321

On A321, the business/economy class is variable. Best to ask for the first Y row seat A or C. The B seat is not sold since it is about two-thirds its regular width to allow transition from J cabin to Y. Also, try row 9 or row 23 - both are exit rows with miles of legroom but no view out the window. ...

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