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by B-707
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visiting family
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Visiting family

I'm in my mid-60s, my children in their early 40s, and they still are my "little boy and girl". One of the saddest days of my life was at my father's funeral a little over 14 months ago when I fully realized he was gone. That I was now "Mr Fields" and my brothers and sisters loo...

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by B-707
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Journey Of A Persian Princess: Iran Air B747SP
Replies: 41
Views: 35234

RE: The Journey Of A Persian Princess: Iran Air B747SP

Wonderful report, thank you.

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by B-707
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Boeing 727
Replies: 27
Views: 17885

RE: Private Boeing 727

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ivanpaneque" class="quote" target="_blank">ivanpaneque</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>the truth that the classic aircraft ...

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by B-707
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After 2 Years In Canada, Moving Yet Again
Replies: 10
Views: 2762

RE: After 2 Years In Canada, Moving Yet Again

Good luck SmithAir747.

I was in the grounds of King's College two weeks ago, so your post brought back some memories.

Much success to you.

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by B-707
Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 18
Views: 2109

RE: Hi Guys

Welcome to the forum!!

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by B-707
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT Polish LO 006: 17/JUN/08: WAW-JFK: J Cabin
Replies: 26
Views: 33815

RE: LOT Polish LO 006: 17/JUN/08: WAW-JFK: J Cabin

Fantastic report.

Thank you very much for posting.

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by B-707
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9157

RE: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

I work in Hemel Hempstead on Eaton Road to be accurate (about half a mile from the depot) and pass the depot every morning on my commute from London. My work's building has been substantially damaged and they told me by phone that we can not return until further notice. Who knows when, maybe not thi...

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by B-707
Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mo Mowlam Passes Away
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

RE: Mo Mowlam Passes Away

Such sad news.

A very brave lady who fought a brave fight. Mo was just like any person you'd meet on the street. No heirs and graces, no vanity, just down to earth.

R.I.P Mo. You'll be greatly missed.

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by B-707
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Right To Complain?
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

RE: The Right To Complain?

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by B-707
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Heat Is Back...
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

RE: The Heat Is Back...

I have often wondered how you guys in the USA (particularly Floridians) cope with this type of oppressive weather. If we (here in the UK) get a few days or a week in the 30's I nearly die and everything becomes a drain. Do all buildings/homes etc in the US have <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acrony...

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by B-707
Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Commercial Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 6197

RE: Your First Commercial Flight

July 1974 :

Cyprus Airways. London Heathrow - Nicosia Int,

I was about 6 years old and am guessing it was a Trident or 707.

First flight I can really remember was

Summer 1978

Olympic Airways. London Heathrow - Athens. B-707.

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by B-707
Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smelling, Stinky Passengers
Replies: 61
Views: 10497

RE: Smelling, Stinky Passengers

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by B-707
Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did The London Attacks Effect You?
Replies: 61
Views: 3604

RE: How Did The London Attacks Effect You?

I was driving around Marble Arch when this all kicked off. I did not know a bomb had gone off at Edgware Raod (2 minutes away from where I was) until the traffic ground to a hault with the influx of emergency vehicles. I sat stationary for a good 30 minutes, until I followed other drivers in turning...

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by B-707
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smelling, Stinky Passengers
Replies: 61
Views: 10497

RE: Smelling, Stinky Passengers

LOL. I once sat in the isle hoping the 2 seats next to me would stay unoccupied as the flight to Larnaca was about 4.5 hours. No luck. Two young men dressed very smartly in their business suits bothered me to move so they could get in. I thought <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> they'...

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by B-707
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Prayers With Everyone In London
Replies: 54
Views: 3352

RE: Our Prayers With Everyone In London

I'm here in central London right now and it's mayhem. Total mayhem. No amount of terrorist attack will ever stop London from moving forward and going about our lives. There is a strong spirit here and that will never be broken. Thank you all for your words. They are really appreciated at this terrib...

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by B-707
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why CY To LHR And STN? And Other CY/LCA Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3962

RE: Why CY To LHR And STN? And Other CY/LCA Questions

Regarding Larnaca Airport, I must agree they do need to do something. The airport itself isn't too bad but it's bursting at the seams. It just wasn't built for that many passengers. For example the air conditioning. They have <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>, but there are so many people in ...

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by B-707
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AS: Anchorage-Barrow-Anchorage With Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 8789

RE: AS: Anchorage-Barrow-Anchorage With Pictures

Great report and thanks for the pictures. Looks like a great little place.

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by B-707
Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phone V Online Booking
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Phone V Online Booking

Hello All. I'm not a frequent flyer. As a result do not understand this phenomenon. I looked up a flight today for London Heathrow to Larnaca in Cyprus. Found a reasonable price for the dates I wanted. Phoned British Airways only to be told the price was actually far higher (£200 more). Told them ab...

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by B-707
Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Oldtimers Thread...
Replies: 151
Views: 6518

RE: A.net Oldtimers Thread...

I joined on May 19th 1999.

Haven't posted since last October though.

I remember some posters from those days. flyf15, Mirage, L1011 (Bob Bradley) Do these guys still post? Anybody remember a poster called "dk" and whatever happened to Hmmmmm............?

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by B-707
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Driven From Western Europe-East Asia
Replies: 15
Views: 5299

RE: Has Anyone Driven From Western Europe-East Asia

I have driven from London to Athens in Greece 4 times. On two occasions I continued via ferry to Limassol in Cyprus. I did it twice in a Mercedes once in a Toyota and once in a Fiat Uno (that was a real struggle) I have returned the same way on all occasions except the last time when I flew back and...

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by B-707
Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Were You At 0846 EST On 9-11?
Replies: 33
Views: 2866

RE: Where Were You At 0846 EST On 9-11?

I was at work. Rumours were rife as to the details (we only had one very antique radio that had not been switched on since Princess Diana died) I slipped out to my car to hear what was really happenning. My journey home only took 45 minutes (instead of the usual 90 minutes). Probably because everybo...

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by B-707
Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Auto Accident You've Been In?
Replies: 21
Views: 3099

RE: Worst Auto Accident You've Been In?

Mine happened about three years ago. I was minding my own business dawdling along a rather busy high street. I noticed in my rear view mirror this very large laundry truck that was very close to my rear end. Luckily he had to stop at the light (which I had just got through) Anyway, at the next set o...

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by B-707
Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Kiss The British Tourists Goodbye!
Replies: 99
Views: 3214

RE: USA Kiss The British Tourists Goodbye!

Like [email protected]<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> I too live in London. So, apart from the expense it's not really a big deal for me. To be honest, I don't blame the U.S authorities. As long as you have a British passport anybody could get into the U.S withou...

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by B-707
Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In Europe It's 2004!
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

RE: In Europe It's 2004!

Happy New Year one and all. Hope 2004 is a great year for all of you.

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by B-707
Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Were You On 9/11? My Story
Replies: 41
Views: 2737

RE: Where Were You On 9/11? My Story

I was at work that day. 20 miles outside London, UK. It was a normal day, nothing special. At about 1420 a co-worker who listens to the radio on his walkman told me "a plane has crashed into the WTC" This co-worker and I don't really like each other that much, so I though, Hmmm, this must be importa...

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by B-707
Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Who Died This Year
Replies: 15
Views: 2465

RE: So Who Died This Year

Not forgetting Edwin Starr

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by B-707
Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't People USe Their Turn Signals?
Replies: 43
Views: 4690

RE: Why Don't People USe Their Turn Signals?

I once pulled up next to the driver who did not use her turn signal and asked her why she doesn't use them. Her answer and I quote. "Not my fault mate, blame the people who made the car. If they put the damned lever on the same side instead of swapping them I would not keep putting the wipers on ins...

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by B-707
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cedarjet Rides The Rocket: BA001 15.10.03
Replies: 19
Views: 5739

RE: Cedarjet Rides The Rocket: BA001 15.10.03

Great report!!

I'll never get to fly on this wonderfull plane, but at least I can come back and read your experience.

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by B-707
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Sorry, We Don't Take Credit Cards"
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

RE: "Sorry, We Don't Take Credit Cards"

My local chinese restaurant only takes cash. It's hard to miss the huge sign on the door "CASH ONLY" Right next to the sign. "If you overfill your carton, we'll charge you twice" The take-away buffet is great, but for Godsake don't let any noodles hang out of the box or you pay twice! To get back to...

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by B-707
Mon Sep 15, 2003 7:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Two Years Ago: En Route To LAX On 9/11
Replies: 19
Views: 6939

RE: Two Years Ago: En Route To LAX On 9/11

Thankyou or posting this report Udo.

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by B-707
Mon Sep 15, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead Folks....
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

RE: Dead Folks....

I find cemetaries very peacefull places. I have always said that there is nothing in a cemetary that can hurt you. The folks in there didn't hurt you when they were alive, they certainly will not hurt you now. I go to the crematorium at least twice a week. I go to my mothers grave to make sure it is...

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by B-707
Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Paphos
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

RE: British Airways To Paphos

Thanks Demoose.

BA are not advertising this new route very well at all. I know a lot of people that would fly direct to Paphos instead of going to Larnaca and then driving across the island (myself included)

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by B-707
Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Paphos
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

British Airways To Paphos

I have read that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> plan to start a service to Paphos, Cyprus in October. According to their website it will run twice weekly. That was about three weeks ago. I haven't been able to find anything about this on the net since. Anybody else heard about this ro...

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by B-707
Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Worst Song Ever Recorded
Replies: 54
Views: 5834

RE: The Worst Song Ever Recorded

Oh Patrick. You were happy when Freddie Mercury died? Any death surely wouldn't make you happy. Just because of his music? Hey, that's your right to have that opinion I guess.

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by B-707
Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Want To Be A Major Fraud!
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

RE: Who Want To Be A Major Fraud!

Had they stopped at 125K they would have probably got away with it. The wife, Diana?? looks as hard as nails. She gave the whole thing away in my opinion. She couldn't even look genuinely surprised at the end. Tecwin Whittock should have been sent to jail for a long long time. Not for cheating, but ...

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by B-707
Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Worst Song Ever Recorded
Replies: 54
Views: 5834

RE: The Worst Song Ever Recorded

"Disco Duck" _ _ _ _ _ and His Cast of Idiots. Can't remember the artists name (I use the word ARTIST loosely)

Also that CRAPPY Titanic theme screeched out by Celine Dion.

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by B-707
Thu Oct 24, 2002 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Wisdom Teeth?
Replies: 33
Views: 5121

RE: Do You Have Wisdom Teeth?

I had a lower wisdom removed in May 2002. I put it off for about 3 years, but it just had to come out. I was awake throughout, but it needed 9 injections to finally get the area numb. It is horrible when they say "ok now you're numb, we can begin" only to feel everything as they break the tooth into...

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by B-707
Mon Oct 07, 2002 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers
Replies: 39
Views: 2672

RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Sadly, I have never seen them in person.

Oddly enough I was watching an old episode of Cagney and Lacey on cable just yesterday and noticed the twin towers are in the opening credits. So sad to realise that they are no longer. Two of New York's Finest!! (and I'm not talking about Cagney or Lacey)

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by B-707
Wed Oct 02, 2002 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Recline During Meal Service?
Replies: 25
Views: 2648

RE: Seat Recline During Meal Service?

I'm a bit like Yrv74. I do not recline my seat ever. I do not like it, so would not do it to others. Last month on a 5 hour flight I had a window seat behind three teenagers. Their seats were fully reclined right after take off and stayed that way. During the meal service they had to lean forward be...

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by B-707
Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Way Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

RE: One Way Tickets

Thanks guys.

Rick, I should have said that I only stay in Cyprus for one day. Air 2000, JMC and Britannia only offer weekly returns. I guess I could just throw away the return however. Thanks, that's given me something to think about.  Smile

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by B-707
Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security At AMS
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

RE: Security At AMS

It's not just Amsterdam. Heathrow is not too good either.

I passed all the way through to the aircraft without being stopped even once. I offered my bag for inspection, biut was greeted with "What are you waiting for? Just keep moving please" Very polite, but no search!

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by B-707
Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Way Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

One Way Tickets

There are a lot of members here who work in the industry, so my question is why are one way tickets so damned expensive? Example: I flew BA from London to Larnaca return earlier this month for £350. (bit pricy, but ok) I want to go again in November, but the outbound flight is suspended during their...

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by B-707
Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "America Remembers" On CNN, Anyone See It?
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

RE: "America Remembers" On CNN, Anyone See It?

I watched part 1 yesterday. Some of the footage left me cold. The poor souls jumping to their death was just terrible. It was a well put together show.

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by B-707
Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cyprus
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

RE: Cyprus

BA's website said "BA no longer serves Paphos". I assumed they once did, but maybe you're right. Cyprus Airways quoted me nearly £700 to Larnaca!!!! Luckily BA were more reasonable at £350. I don't know how CY are still in business. Thanks for the info on the taxi. I was thinking about hiring a car,...

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by B-707
Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cyprus
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

RE: Cyprus

Thanks, 777236ER. I wanted to fly directly to Paphos, but BA scrapped their flights and Cyprus Airways were asking an ASTRONOMICAL amount for their flight. I have been told it takes one and a half hours by taxi from Larnaca Airport to Paphos. I hope it is not too expensive. I'm sure though whatever ...

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by B-707
Mon Aug 19, 2002 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes On TV
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

RE: Shoes On TV

I never take my shoes off when I get home unless they're soiled. My friends don't either. Except for one who says that it is out of respect for my floors. Quite frankly I'd be more worried if they did. Maybe their socks are dirty. Yuck. Seriously though, it is something I have never thought about to...

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by B-707
Mon Aug 19, 2002 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cyprus
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Cyprus

Any Cypriots on the forum? I'm going to Cyprus in Sept. Will only be on the island for 12 hours, then it is back to UK. I'm wondering if anybody knows what the situation is on getting from Larnaca to Paphos by taxi. I need to be back in Larnaca by 2pm. I arriive in Larnaca at 3 am. Anybody know what...

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by B-707
Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Deal With Jehovahs Witnesses
Replies: 48
Views: 4356

RE: How To Deal With Jehovahs Witnesses

They always remove their shoes before they enter my house. I'm never sure why, but they said it is for respect to my carpets. Considering the fact that I have wooden floors throughout it always baffles me as to why they do this. I carry on with my business and just leave them sitting there alone. Th...

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by B-707
Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rivaldo!
Replies: 31
Views: 1164

RE: Rivaldo!

That ball wan NOWHERE near his face. Shame on him.

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