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by Spike
Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline In Turkey Choses The Dumbest Name
Replies: 40
Views: 18848

RE: New Airline In Turkey Choses The Dumbest Name

I've flown out of Taipei on a FAT Airlines (Far East Transport) 757. Full of honeymoon couples too. Good hint for the guys by time they get back.

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by Spike
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Forward Facing Windows On 2nd Floor?
Replies: 38
Views: 12389

RE: A380 - Forward Facing Windows On 2nd Floor?

I think fugly is the word that you are looking for. As a frequent global flyer I am appaled at the look of that seating plan. Its an A300 on top of a 747-400. Wonder what the baby will look like! I'm begining to have my doubts that anyone is going to want to be in this more than once...

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by Spike
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Doubling Flights To India- How's It Possible
Replies: 37
Views: 6882

RE: BA Doubling Flights To India- How's It Possible

Seeing as India buys very little (look at the airport you land in), I don't see what all the fuss is over? India routes are easy to fill in either direction from most major cities - expect more curry on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> with their GBP1m (not a lot though is it). BAs pric...

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 8976

RE: Virgin America

Kpos: What the US needs in all areas is a kick up the arse. Bring on VSUS,

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chapter 11 Got Me Annoyed!
Replies: 53
Views: 4479

RE: Chapter 11 Got Me Annoyed!

The US is the largest aviation market in the world. Any visit to the Moave stolen land can prove this. Build a brand new 777 and keep it in the sands. A very sad sight indeed.

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU
Replies: 30
Views: 7396

RE: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU

I've transited many a time in <acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym> between London and Asia. The upstairs bar is wicked, along with the duty free Vodka, Caviar and ciggs you can buy in Helsinki. From the airside upstairs bar, you can see the entire apron, drink, smok...

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Logos Web Site?
Replies: 9
Views: 4013

RE: Airline Logos Web Site?

Vasu: that is superb. Thank you very much.

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Flying Again?
Replies: 62
Views: 11815

RE: Concorde Flying Again?

Not a good idea to fly Concorde over the 2012 London venue. Oops, it crashed...

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic Single-aisle
Replies: 19
Views: 4200

RE: Transatlantic Single-aisle

El-Al have run a 757 over the pond on many occassions. I had the misfortune of landing after one pulled in at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and waited hourds at immigration whilst prayer books were shown ahead of passp...

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by Spike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Logos Web Site?
Replies: 9
Views: 4013

Airline Logos Web Site?

Is there anybody out there who can tell me a link for airline logos (I need all chinese types). Many thanks if you can.

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by Spike
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?
Replies: 23
Views: 6206

RE: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?

That is still no way near Beijing's total.

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by Spike
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 6-page Advertisement In Washington Post
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

RE: Airbus 6-page Advertisement In Washington Post

What a waste of money. Everyone knows US airlines are bust. Why take that much space?

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by Spike
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?
Replies: 23
Views: 6206

RE: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?

James, How many aircraft types does either score currently?

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by Spike
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?
Replies: 23
Views: 6206

RE: Airport With Most A/c Types Visiting?

Its got to be Beijing:

Boeing - all types covered
Airbus - ditto
Fokker - ditto
BAe - ditto
Dornier jets
RJ types - yep.
Russian - All covered
Private Jets - yep.
Chinese jets - durr..
Cargo jets
State / VIP jets - almost all.
Plus propellors.

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue
Replies: 32
Views: 18985

RE: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue

SA006: Exactly what I thought. But it does sound like a UK woman though, or do we all sound like this?

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The 757 Exist?
Replies: 37
Views: 7597

RE: Why Did The 757 Exist?

I don't think the 767 was to replace the 737... or they wouldn't still be making the pig shaped plane.

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The 757 Exist?
Replies: 37
Views: 7597

RE: Why Did The 757 Exist?

I thought the 757 was built to replace the 707 (it certainly did in Africa anyway)..

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue
Replies: 32
Views: 18985

RE: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue

Oh, the old "I saw it first" etc.. happy chappy aren't you.

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue
Replies: 32
Views: 18985

RE: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue

I found the BA at FRA most amusing and probably quite true..

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by Spike
Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC / Aircraft Dialogue
Replies: 32
Views: 18985

ATC / Aircraft Dialogue

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" _____ Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard...

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by Spike
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU
Replies: 30
Views: 7396

RE: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU

Just did (again). Is CTS not Chengdu?

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by Spike
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU
Replies: 30
Views: 7396

RE: Finnair Wants To Go To WUH And CTU

Commavia: you are a noodle. What has Northern Japan got to do with anything?? Chengdu will be a code share with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> for the student exchanges. More likely a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 767 landing in Chengdu than an <acronym title="Finnair ...

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by Spike
Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Plus Comet
Replies: 11
Views: 3610

Air Plus Comet

Can anyone tell me anything about this airline? I've cheked the search function but it only has one reference. Who owns it? What routes do they have? Why China? What a/c do they operate etc...?

Cheers.

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by Spike
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With The Largest Fleet Size?
Replies: 37
Views: 8113

RE: Airline With The Largest Fleet Size?

Moave airlines has the most planes by far. Soon to increase the fleet too.

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by Spike
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Alliances In China
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

RE: Global Alliances In China

Good stuff. Now that <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> has signed into Asia Miles programme, and <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> has brought a steak in <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>, is that proof that Air China will be the first Chinese global alliance...

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by Spike
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

RE: China Leaders

Thanks for that nugget Carpethead. I'm not concerned with wide or narrow bodies, just frequencies.

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by Spike
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Alliances In China
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

RE: Global Alliances In China

Thanks Zvezda, that is what I would like to know but can't find a list of. Any hints where to get this?

Cheers.

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by Spike
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

RE: China Leaders

Great thinking. After the neighbours, who comes first in number of flights from intercontinental destinations?

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by Spike
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Alliances In China
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Global Alliances In China

I hope that this has not been posted before. However, who is winning between one-world, star alliance and sky team in securing the China deal and market?

Cheers.

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by Spike
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

RE: China Leaders

Simply put, which foreign airlines have the most flights to mainland China per week (including SAR carriers)?

Cheers.

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by Spike
Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

China Leaders

In terms of number of international flights to China (excluding Chinese carriers and <acronym title="Four Star Aviation (US Virgin Is.)">HK</acronym>) I would rank the top 10 as: 1. Japan Airlines 2. Dragonair 3. Korean Airlines 4. Air Macau 5. Thai International 6. Singapore / Silk Air 7. Lufthansa...

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by Spike
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-
Replies: 215
Views: 37044

RE: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-

As always its another one of three: Air France (lucky escape, but a serious crash), the ATR-72 off Bari and now this. Is 'aircrashes always come in threes' a known saying anywere else out side of the UK? Safe time to fly imho. Very sad for the parents, loved-ones, partners and siblings btw. Some of ...

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by Spike
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Alliances In China
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Air Alliances In China

Now that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> can recognise each other's ffps, does this mean <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, Finnair and <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> passengers can get miles on <acr...

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by Spike
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Leary At It Again, "LH Worst Managed Airline"
Replies: 124
Views: 11403

RE: O'Leary At It Again, "LH Worst Managed Airline"

I just dont understand how you get fromse airports to the city. It must be bt bus right? EU-jet saw that model cant work, so how does it in france, germany or italy?

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by Spike
Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Largest Airport In The World
Replies: 35
Views: 17314

RE: 2nd Largest Airport In The World

Hong Kong? KIX? Beijing - massive now, they just kick people off the land. KLIA?

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by Spike
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA /CA Are Partners.
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

BA /CA Are Partners.

One World has its newest member .... drum roll.... Air China. What a fantastic solution. Imagine the roure maps of BA/CX/FN/IB/AA/CA combined. That is impressive. China went with One-World! That is impressive. Backlash to the Star-alliance budget planes?

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by Spike
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Planes Will G8 Use To Scotland?
Replies: 42
Views: 7023

RE: What Planes Will G8 Use To Scotland?

So, whiteHatter, what aircraft type is a 'marine one'. Surely its a Uk manufactred Sikorsky?

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by Spike
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Planes Will G8 Use To Scotland?
Replies: 42
Views: 7023

RE: What Planes Will G8 Use To Scotland?

From what I saw on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>: Blair - arrived by car. Bush - 747/British copter. Sikorsky? Chirac - yellow jersey. Martin - 767 Italy - not filmed Koizumi - 747 Schroder - car Putin - video link after English lessons. Plane at Manston. <acronym title="Cha...

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile Phones To Be Allowed In Airplanes :(
Replies: 127
Views: 13140

RE: Mobile Phones To Be Allowed In Airplanes :(

When they invent the chip implant that does everything, I'm going to have it put on my shoulder.

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Closest To A Triple Decker Aircraft!
Replies: 28
Views: 13785

RE: The Closest To A Triple Decker Aircraft!

I love your drawing, and it seems in scale to me. A viewing deck would be superb. Can you put a camera on the top of the tail for inflight cloud breaking scenes. We have glass bottom boats, why not planes?

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile Phones To Be Allowed In Airplanes :(
Replies: 127
Views: 13140

RE: Mobile Phones To Be Allowed In Airplanes :(

The world should seriously consider stopping mobile technology going much further. For your own children's sake. It is truely shit and can only get worse.

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Www.united.com...Join Milage Plus Or Screw You
Replies: 45
Views: 12607

RE: Www.united.com...Join Milage Plus Or Screw You

Human cargo and a waste of oxygen (in an emergency situation). The Crew that is. Note to self - spill large G&T on the crews shoes if they are stood nearby nagging someone about their 'tray table'.

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Scheduled 757
Replies: 40
Views: 5997

RE: Shortest Scheduled 757

Macau-Shenzhen. Served often by a CZ 757. Must be all of 20 miles.

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by Spike
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To Malacca: KUL Or SIN?
Replies: 16
Views: 4581

RE: To Malacca: KUL Or SIN?

Go to Departures level. Get any cab u like from there and at meter cost. Why did they build KLIA in the middle of nowhere? And why do no a/c pull up at the main terminal even when it is empty. You always have to get that stupid train.

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by Spike
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9184

RE: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?

You poor sods. plane spotters have certainly been in the thick of it. Did anyone get the AA registration btw?  Smile

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by Spike
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman DC10 - Belly Landing
Replies: 43
Views: 15050

RE: Biman DC10 - Belly Landing

I would miss the <acronym title="Biman Bangladesh">BG</acronym> DC-10's if they were sent off. But Biman is going to look pretty old with <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> and <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> 777s flying into DAC behind Emirates A380s. Bangladesh i...

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by Spike
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9184

RE: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?

My friend on China Daily got out from her office on the 14th floor with only a shoe missing and described the twin towers as 'melting like chocolate'.

As for terorrism, its all around you.

Spike.

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by Spike
Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?
Replies: 63
Views: 9184

RE: Is This A Security Risk (at LHR)?

I personaly hate the whole fucking lot of the 'security' brigade. Rules by idiots for idiots. And I sat in a 747's engine in the UK last week - unauthorised. So they are crap at their jobs too.

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by Spike
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Day Of Reckoning For Cathay Fleet Order
Replies: 41
Views: 6871

RE: The Day Of Reckoning For Cathay Fleet Order

BA CX and QF will all order the 747ADV. Something down to a military agreement I guess or 'oneworld'. Plus, Cargo airlines are crying out for cheap 747s.

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by Spike
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

RE: Manston Airport

Anyone know how to get a flight opperations sheet?

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