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by DJMEL
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 79140

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Just noticed on FR24 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton Dep from AUH has she had a respray in the New Livery??

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by DJMEL
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5997

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

I would say that (Sir) Ralph Norris' time at NZ and subsequently Rob Fyfe after the disastrous purchase and subsequent cutting AN adrift and the Government bailout of NZ, setup the now successful NZ Today, he and his team signed off on a total reboot of the Airline ordering B777-200, B777-300ER and ...

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by DJMEL
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TG 787-800 BNE-BKK In J
Replies: 18
Views: 21992

RE: TG 787-800 BNE-BKK In J

Nice Report trent1000 thanks for posting!

I do like Thai - they are a great Airline its just a shame they have 2-2-2 config in J on the 788.

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by DJMEL
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class
Replies: 71
Views: 19789

RE: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class

As someone who works in the Airline Industry and looks after some Very Important People who fly on <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym>, <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and VA - All of whom own my Airline ...

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by DJMEL
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Revisited
Replies: 9
Views: 15926

RE: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Revisited

Hi Sam, Thanks for Posting - I'm sooooo looking forward to flying in Suites <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>/<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Austra...

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by DJMEL
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Group Branded Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3489

RE: Virgin Group Branded Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qf789" class="quote" target="_blank">qf789</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Under their current C...

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by DJMEL
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 123
Replies: 192
Views: 24673

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 123

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/joffie" class="quote" target="_blank">joffie</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>SQ228 looks like it is operated by an A380. ...

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by DJMEL
Tue May 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747SP´s - Weird Routes Near The End?
Replies: 39
Views: 15124

RE: Qantas 747SP´s - Weird Routes Near The End?

Yes the 747SP also operated <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>/<acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym>/<acronym title="Cairns (CNS / YBCS), Australia - Queensland...

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by DJMEL
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 108
Replies: 203
Views: 14829

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 108

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tullamarine" class="quote" target="_blank">tullamarine</a> (<a href="#151" class="quote">Reply 151</a>):<br/><i>I flew the A310 on NOU-<acronym ...

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by DJMEL
Sun May 04, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Part 95
Replies: 200
Views: 16741

RE: Australian Aviation Part 95

Hi Everyone, Thought I would let you know that A340=642, G-VWKD (Miss Behavin') will be operating the last VA 200/201 <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong"...

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by DJMEL
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia Business Coast-to-Coast March 14
Replies: 10
Views: 11241

RE: Virgin Australia Business Coast-to-Coast March 14

Wow what an Excellent trip Report! Loved your photos, Loved your Descriptions and Loved your Gift of Feedback for <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> Lounge Cleaning, cleaniness of Aircraft and lack of Amenity kit on flight (especially when this ...

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by DJMEL
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 79
Replies: 184
Views: 24749

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 79

Interesting too see 3 <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> A380's at <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>!!! Also interesting too note that there are only 2 A380 gates, are <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), Ne...

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by DJMEL
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Looking At 787s, A350s
Replies: 30
Views: 12297

RE: Virgin Australia Looking At 787s, A350s

AUH will not be dropped as its a hub to feed into/out of EY's network!

A350-1000 will probably get the gig!

Watch this space!

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by DJMEL
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DFW Chief: Sean Donohue
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

RE: New DFW Chief: Sean Donohue

He was CEO of TED Airlines!

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by DJMEL
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With A/C Registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 2196

Help With A/C Registrations

HI Everyone,

Is there a website that will give me the Registration of an Aircraft I have flown on!

I have just done some flying in the US and forgot to get the registration of the Aircraft I was on!!!

Thanks DJMEL

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by DJMEL
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 67
Replies: 206
Views: 29695

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 67

From Sunday afternoon the DJ flight code will pass into history!!!

Virgin Australia will officially use VA for all flights!!!

SabreSonic SHOULD be up and running sometime Sunday afternoon - Good Bye Navitaire and Amadeus!

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by DJMEL
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has The 787 In Fleet And How Many Do They Have
Replies: 5
Views: 4879

Who Has The 787 In Fleet And How Many Do They Have

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering which Airline's currently operate the 787 and how many does each airline have?

Thanks DJMEL

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by DJMEL
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Pax Won't Fly - No Pj's
Replies: 58
Views: 17136

RE: Qantas Pax Won't Fly - No Pj's

For the Love of God!!!! What absolute fools!!!

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by DJMEL
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 62
Replies: 195
Views: 30657

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 62

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mariner" class="quote" target="_blank">mariner</a> (<a href="#124" class="quote">Reply 124</a>):<br/><i>It irritates me they are taking the pool...

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by DJMEL
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Form Union With Qatar Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 11829

RE: Qantas To Form Union With Qatar Airways

DJ/VA have an interline agreement with <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym>, so if they jump ship to <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, this will see this agreement terminated. <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym>/VA have about 24 interline and or codes...

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by DJMEL
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA Signals Growth Into Asia
Replies: 50
Views: 6732

RE: VA Signals Growth Into Asia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CXfirst" class="quote" target="_blank">CXfirst</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Yes, they will be almost identical to <acr...

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by DJMEL
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 61
Replies: 224
Views: 32840

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 61

Virgin Australia releases details of their Factory fresh A330-200 (J Class seat lie angled flat seat and Red Entertainment system with USB ports for all classes)...... <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/first-pics-virgin-australia-s-lie-flat-seats-on-new-airbus-a330" target="_blank">http://www.ausbt.c...

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by DJMEL
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Last B747 Flight Of Singapore Airlines HKG-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 20389

RE: The Last B747 Flight Of Singapore Airlines HKG-SIN

Sam, Thank You so very much for posting the final flight, I was absolutely dissappointed not to make the flight. I saw <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SPQ operate the second last departure from <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acrony...

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by DJMEL
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUH New Futuristic Terminal Gets The Go Ahead
Replies: 2
Views: 3738

AUH New Futuristic Terminal Gets The Go Ahead

Just off the wires from today's Gulf News: <a href="http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/abu-dhabi-approves-building-of-futuristic-airport-complex-1.974677" target="_blank">http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...uturistic-airport-complex-1.974677</a> Midfield terminal building will be an architectu...

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by DJMEL
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 58
Replies: 201
Views: 26166

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 58

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shnoob940" class="quote" target="_blank">shnoob940</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Quoting QF175 (Thread starter): * Virg...

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by DJMEL
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ANA 787 Dreamliner HND-FRA 1st Long Haul Inaugural
Replies: 20
Views: 21783

RE: ANA 787 Dreamliner HND-FRA 1st Long Haul Inaugural

Well Madame Concorde. What can I say!!!! Thanks for another great start to a trip report.......don't like the fact that you weren't on the Inaugural Tokyo - Hong Kong - Do ANA know who you are!!!! You should have been on that flight!!!! As for being down the back on the A346 on <acronym title="Lufth...

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by DJMEL
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tahiti Seeks Virgin Australia Investment
Replies: 38
Views: 7033

RE: Tahiti Seeks Virgin Australia Investment

May I point out to all that Virgin Australia is no longer a LCC, we have a lower cost base than <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, we now have a Business Class operating on the majority routes. We would not have a secured a one brand strategy had it been for Mr Borghetti coming on boa...

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by DJMEL
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Virgin Australia ATR72 To Canberra
Replies: 16
Views: 10841

RE: The Virgin Australia ATR72 To Canberra

Hi allrite, Nice to read your trip report - <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>/<acronym title="Canberra (Fairbairn) (CBR / YSCB), Australia - Australian Capital Territory">CBR</acronym>/<acronym title="Sydney - Kin...

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by DJMEL
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Virgin Australia 777 Doing At T5 At LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 14397

RE: What Is A Virgin Australia 777 Doing At T5 At LAX?

Virgin Australia flights see more <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> connecting pax to to Central and Eastern States in the US than <acronym title="ACES (Colombia)">VX</acronym> connectors, so it makes more sense for us to arrive at <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym...

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by DJMEL
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Carriers From A Business Perspective
Replies: 32
Views: 4587

RE: Australian Carriers From A Business Perspective

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747m8te" class="quote" target="_blank">747m8te</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Well they are changing their group name to...

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by DJMEL
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad New Pearl Business Class Experience SYD-AUH
Replies: 19
Views: 24512

RE: Etihad New Pearl Business Class Experience SYD-AUH

Sam,

As always a fantastic trip report and amazing photos!!!!!

Yes EY has certainly come a long way in a short time!!! More Engaging Ground and Cabin Crews are the key to a succesful Airline!!!!

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by DJMEL
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class
Replies: 15
Views: 20437

RE: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class

Thanks for the Trip Report and reporting on <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym>'S new J Class Coast to Coast Service and the A330 - Yes it certainly a step in the right direction for Virgin Australia (The Bvlgari Amenity Kit, Suit Bag and 1999 Lanson Gold Label Chanpagne) a...

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by DJMEL
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas 747SP's - Memories?
Replies: 11
Views: 4259

RE: Qantas 747SP's - Memories?

VH-EAA and VH-EAB, we're fantastic from a passenger point of view, I remember Economy Class was located on the upper deck at one stagewhat an absolute treat, I flew on them when they operated SYD/CNS (thanks to Dad working for QF in Cairns before merger) I am sure the aircraft flew onto Japan not su...

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by DJMEL
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Die Hard 777 Fan Are Here
Replies: 22
Views: 6426

RE: How Many Die Hard 777 Fan Are Here

I am a huge fan of the 777, I am always amazed at the sheer size of it plus those massive engines, also a very comfortable ride......I was always a fan of the 747 as I have been -200, - 200 Combi, <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym>, -300 and -400........and now I make a point t...

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by DJMEL
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-Flight Magazines - Which Is Your Favourite
Replies: 19
Views: 8398

In-Flight Magazines - Which Is Your Favourite

As someone who has been collecting In-flight Magazines for about 18 years and have over 2,300 from about 65 International and Domestic Airlines, I was wondering which is your Favourite Airlines Inflight Magazine: My Favourite ones are the Airlines that no longer fly: Ansett Australia - Panorama Aust...

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by DJMEL
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Oldest Airline Flying Today?
Replies: 37
Views: 22106

What Is The Oldest Airline Flying Today?

Dear Team, I see on a seperate thread that Avianca celebrates its 89th Birthday this week, which was a complete surprise to me as I did not realise that they had been operating that long - Congratulations to them! I then began to wonder who is the oldest operating Airline today - as I was always of ...

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by DJMEL
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Itinerary Plans For 2008/2009
Replies: 196
Views: 15158

RE: Your Itinerary Plans For 2008/2009

I'm planning: DEC 08 <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>/<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> - <acronym title="...

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by DJMEL
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Looking 777 Livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 8933

RE: Best Looking 777 Livery?

Emirates Absolutely First

Singapore Airlines - Second

Thai Airways (New Livery) - Third

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by DJMEL
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 10765

RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Full Service Airline:-

Best - A tie btw SQ and EK
Worst - Air Pacific


LCC / New World Airline:-

Best - Virgin Blue
Worst - Jetstar

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by DJMEL
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which A380 Livery Is Better? SQ/QF/EK
Replies: 41
Views: 9803

RE: Which A380 Livery Is Better? SQ/QF/EK

Very Hard decision!!!

1st - Qantas - she looked beautiful as she departed on the Maiden to Los Angeles on 20 Oct, like the new updated livery very smart and stylish

2nd - Singapore Airlines - Smart, Elegant and timeless

3rd - Emirates - graceful

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by DJMEL
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NAN In Transit & Lounges Plus LAX?
Replies: 2
Views: 4626

RE: NAN In Transit & Lounges Plus LAX?

RealDeal, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Club members are unable to access the <acronym title="Air Pacific (Fiji)">FJ</acronym> lounge in <acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym>, I was travelling on a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>/F...

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by DJMEL
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has The Best Airport Lounge In The World
Replies: 6
Views: 11724

Who Has The Best Airport Lounge In The World

Hi Everyone, This is my first Forum. I would like to know who has the Best Airport Lounge in the World:- Things to consider are the views of the Tarmac/Apron/City, Staff friendliness, Ambience, Food and Beverage Options, Business Facilites, Spa Facilities / Relaxation Area and any other points of di...

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