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by haanz
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Seating Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4055

RE: Ryanair Seating Question

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by haanz
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways BAe146 Just Crashed At SRP/ENSO
Replies: 165
Views: 44614

RE: Atlantic Airways BAe146 Just Crashed At SRP/ENSO

My thoughts are with the families of the deceased.

Can I also take this opportunity to give kudos to the rescue efforts at SRP!

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by haanz
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-GOT, GOT-AMS, Different!
Replies: 11
Views: 3963

RE: AMS-GOT, GOT-AMS, Different!

Very nice!

Why do adults want to go to those boring shops so much? The playground is MUCH nicer. They should have ones on the plane as well!

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by haanz
Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Jet Met A Cow!
Replies: 130
Views: 25352

RE: Air France Jet Met A Cow!

Hot off the press - the EADS are testing some new Devices for Runway Dwelling Cows. This one comes with optional radar and TCowS.

You saw it on here first!



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by haanz
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Removing Your Shoes At Security
Replies: 24
Views: 2822

RE: Removing Your Shoes At Security

Removing my shoes?

Fine... not a problem

However, when I'm travelling internationally (and via the US) there is always the risk that my socks could fall under the Weapons of Mass Destruction category.

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by haanz
Thu May 26, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Recommendation For TR Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 2031

RE: Recommendation For TR Forum

Would the forum's software permit use of "keywords" for the trip reports - similar to what we use in academic searches.... That way you can call your Trip Report posting whatever, but if there is a menu of prompts that ask you for certain keywords such as Airline, Aircraft, Route/Flight etc similar ...

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by haanz
Wed May 25, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metal Cutlery To Fly Again On British Airways
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

RE: Metal Cutlery To Fly Again On British Airways

And here I was, expecting to hear about happy little knives and forks flying around in the BA cabins...  Silly

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by haanz
Sat May 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Beech 1900D A Very Kiwi Experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5582

RE: Beech 1900D A Very Kiwi Experience

What a hoot of a read!

Have only had the pleasure of riding on the Beech ONCE. Normally I bounce around in a Saab or ATR... or a 737 if REALLY pushing it (domestically).

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by haanz
Mon May 02, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Be The First to Cancel An A380 Order?
Replies: 183
Views: 22969

Who Will Be The First to Cancel An A380 Order?

I've been around these forums as a lurker for years, with the odd post, and I've learnt tremendous amounts from them. At the same time, there have been "extremists" in both main camps claiming their love/hate with Airbus and Boeing. Now, this is a Civil Aviation forum, and we are meant to discuss an...

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by haanz
Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Routes Fly Over The Poles?
Replies: 48
Views: 25427

RE: Which Routes Fly Over The Poles?

I agree with you Velasco - enjoyable flights in daylight. However, no penguins in the Arctic.

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by haanz
Tue May 18, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Protruding Disks, Back Surgery... And The TSA!
Replies: 9
Views: 3615

RE: Protruding Disks, Back Surgery... And The TSA!

If you are going in for cervical spine surgery, I would advise you to STAY AWAY from the epidural. Once the block is above <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</acronym> level, we start worrying, and at <acronym title="Air Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago)">C2</ac...

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by haanz
Wed May 12, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Installing 'Corpse Cupboards' On A345's
Replies: 46
Views: 9696

RE: SIA Installing 'Corpse Cupboards' On A345's

From us health workers: Airlines are recommended to carry defibrillators and various drugs on board for emergency situations. In the event of a cardiac arrest, <acronym title="Casper - Natrona County International (CPR / KCPR), USA - Wyoming">CPR</acronym> administered ASAP within 2-3 minutes of the...

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by haanz
Tue May 11, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports Have You Been To?
Replies: 144
Views: 9404

RE: What Airports Have You Been To?

I have lingered in the following airports: <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> <acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</acronym> <acronym title="Bergen - ...

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by haanz
Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WF759 BOO-MQN-MJF-TRD (Norway)
Replies: 9
Views: 5168

RE: WF759 BOO-MQN-MJF-TRD (Norway)

Great report and pics

Thanks alot!

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by haanz
Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa "The Weakest Link"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5873

RE: Lufthansa "The Weakest Link"?

I've never had the pleasure of flying Lufthansa, but I still feel I can comment on the following: >>>>Oftentimes rude crews on the longhaul flights To be honest, I'm sick and tired of hearing about Germans, Dutchmen, Scandinavians etc as NOT FRIENDLY or RUDE. Being polite in say, Germany, is not the...

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by haanz
Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WF759 BOO-MQN-MJF-TRD (Norway)
Replies: 9
Views: 5168

RE: WF759 BOO-MQN-MJF-TRD (Norway)

Great read - and great photos... do we get a trip report for the return flights as well?

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by haanz
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Control Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 4166

RE: Favorite Control Tower

Towers are nice! I would like to add <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym> to the list of visually pleasing towers. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/495878/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open....

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by haanz
Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First DVT...now Stroke?
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

RE: First DVT...now Stroke?

Hardly surprising. DVTs most normal sequela is a pulmonary embolus. However with other atherosclerotic plaque buildups, an embolus can easily cause a CVA. However I wouldn't blame such an event on the flight itself - there has to be a pre-existing condition present prior to the flight, ie a sedentar...

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by haanz
Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Connecting Airport.
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

RE: Best Connecting Airport.

For European connections: <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> wins hands down for user friendliness <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> and <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym> close...

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by haanz
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net Pictures As Desktop Picture
Replies: 68
Views: 6274

RE: A.net Pictures As Desktop Picture

this is mine.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/523538/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/523538/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/3/5/523538.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border=...

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by haanz
Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Names On Aircraft Always In English?
Replies: 73
Views: 11009

RE: Why Are Names On Aircraft Always In English?

This discussion has slid way off topic... but anyway: Us non-English speakers normally amuse ourselves with the fact that it seems to be statistically impossible for a native English speaker to learn another language. We have realised that our own language will never rule the world, and thank heaven...

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by haanz
Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...
Replies: 26
Views: 3682

RE: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...

Oh, I forgot. Which Lightbulb alliance is the best?

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by haanz
Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...
Replies: 26
Views: 3682

RE: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...

Favourite Lightbulb Livery. Eurowhite or Coloured? Clean or Dirty?

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by haanz
Thu Dec 25, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can You Land This Airplane?
Replies: 80
Views: 12282

RE: Can You Land This Airplane?

Note 9, first attempt....

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by haanz
Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAS 738 - In Star Livery (1st Pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 3892

RE: New SAS 738 - In Star Livery (1st Pics)

That is classy looking - the Star scheme needed that little splash of colour. Also good to see the stylized flags up the front.

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by haanz
Sat Nov 01, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL's "reef Runway?"
Replies: 37
Views: 11705

RE: HNL's "reef Runway?"

Took off from 8R in in June, on board NZ009, the night departure to AKL.

Amazing taxi out to the runway from the gate is all i can say, and it took almost 30 minutes!

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by haanz
Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Latest Flight?
Replies: 75
Views: 4904

RE: Your Latest Flight?

It's been a while.... 04JUN NZ009 <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> seat 18A (exit row) B767-300ER Flight was half full... very spacious, and l...

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by haanz
Mon Oct 06, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation One-Liners And Catch Phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 39443

RE: Aviation One-Liners And Catch Phrases

Helicopters can't fly. They're just so ugly the earth repels them.

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by haanz
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

RE: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info

Did a Star Alliance RTW ex <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> in April-June this year. I approached a travel agent who happily made the booking for me. You can choose airlines and flights as long as there are seats available in the appropriate fare buckets (B or M mainly, with exeptions) ...

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by haanz
Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did You Lose Your Luggage?
Replies: 35
Views: 4145

RE: Where Did You Lose Your Luggage?

Back in Feb 2001 I did <acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">BGO</acronym>-<acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG...

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by haanz
Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Longest Flight?
Replies: 82
Views: 9860

RE: What Is Your Longest Flight?

Non stop: <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> on Singapore Airlines (A340-300) 14:25 Longest direct flight NZ001 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acrony...

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by haanz
Sat Aug 30, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet Inventories
Replies: 11
Views: 2569

RE: Fleet Inventories

There is the SAS one...

http://www.sasflightops.com

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by haanz
Mon Aug 25, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airplane Sounds
Replies: 73
Views: 4171

RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Hehehe I have to say that I do agree with the people who liked the "Take Off Imminent" signal - two or three Ding Dongs via the no smoking sign... I suppose it sets off my anticipatory excitement... then follows (especially on SAS' DC9s and M80s) the little while of revving up the engines while bein...

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by haanz
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Miles- Ever Screw Up In Your Favor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

RE: Airliner Miles- Ever Screw Up In Your Favor?

This was back in the days of Braathens Wings being partnered with KLM, and <acronym title="Oslo - Fornebu (FBU / ENFB) (closed), Norway">FBU</acronym> was Oslo's airport. Checked in at <acronym title="Oslo - Fornebu (FBU / ENFB) (closed), Norway">FBU</acronym> to <acronym title="San Francisco - Inte...

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by haanz
Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Domestic Flights Have U Been On Not Residence
Replies: 40
Views: 5452

RE: What Domestic Flights Have U Been On Not Residence

Hmmm <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>-<acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE<...

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by haanz
Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind RTW Part II; TG And SK
Replies: 6
Views: 4442

RE: Whirlwind RTW Part II; TG And SK

Thanks guys, good to see that at least some of you are following the "series" - or should I say thesis in installments. Part III has been posted, and I'm working on part <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> now - my first time on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> m...

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by haanz
Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind RTW Part III; More Of SK & 1st Time MX
Replies: 5
Views: 5087

Whirlwind RTW Part III; More Of SK & 1st Time MX

BERGEN-COPENHAGEN 25 May, Scandinavian Airlines SK863 <acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">BGO</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> Dash 8 Q400 <acronym title="Lybian Arab Airlines">LN</acronym>-RDP Huge Viking, seat 07F 07.30-09.00 A...

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by haanz
Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load On Last Flight You Took
Replies: 101
Views: 13660

RE: Load On Last Flight You Took

NZ009 Honolulu-Auckland on 02JUN.

The 763 was about half full in economy...

Trip report will come up, Whirlwind RTW part IV; NZ in the Trip reports forum.

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by haanz
Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind RTW Part II; TG And SK
Replies: 6
Views: 4442

Whirlwind RTW Part II; TG And SK

SINGAPORE-BANGKOK 15 May, Thai Airways International, TG414 <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> Boeing 777-300, seat 32K 21.25-22.45 Ok, I was originally booked on SK972 be...

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by haanz
Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind RTW Part I; NZ And SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4064

RE: Whirlwind RTW Part I; NZ And SQ

Thanks for feedback people! That mis-synchronisation in the safety video still cracks me up, and should probably be retained, if for nothing else, for pure entertainment value. Didn't catch the <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 744 reg # unfortunately, but no video on demand... just t...

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by haanz
Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind RTW Part I; NZ And SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4064

Whirlwind RTW Part I; NZ And SQ

I will try and break this whirlwind RTW up a little bit, as there is too much for me to remember in one go, and you will probably like shorter bite-size snippets of flights rather than the full shebang at once. In advance, I didn’t catch all the reg’s – but I <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</...

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by haanz
Sat May 17, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Advice - Sars And Travel Through Asia
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

RE: Need Advice - Sars And Travel Through Asia

Just did <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> yesterday... My two days in Singapore; have never fel...

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by haanz
Sun May 04, 2003 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ
Replies: 8
Views: 5969

RE: Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ

Sounds like TGE lives on <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zeala...

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by haanz
Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engines 4 Long-Haul, Made A Difference To You?
Replies: 98
Views: 6269

RE: 4 Engines 4 Long-Haul, Made A Difference To Yo

I never plan my travel based on the number of engines. 4 engines 4 long-haul is a catchy slogan imposed by Virgin Atlantic - and that is what I take it for. Now, with four smaller engines, rather than two larger ones, wouldn't simple logic dictate that there is a bigger chance of engine failure? Jus...

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by haanz
Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ
Replies: 8
Views: 5969

RE: Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ

TGE did show some wear and tear, but wasn't AS shabby as I had initially feared. You did notice that 'twas a rather old aircraft though.

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by haanz
Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ
Replies: 8
Views: 5969

Thailand For The Hell Of It. TG And NZ

Flight 1 – 08 April 2003 – Air New Zealand NZ508 <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> 08.55-10.15 <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> 762 (ZK-NBA) Seat 40H I generally receive excellent service from <acron...

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by haanz
Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Random Insanely Stupid Mistakes By Passengers
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

RE: Random Insanely Stupid Mistakes By Passengers

Well, I'm guilty of one myself. Had been to a party the night before a flight, and wore the same pants the next day, with the some stuff in the pockets that had been handed out on the night before So, after <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> domesti...

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by haanz
Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Lands Have You Flown From/to?
Replies: 58
Views: 6020

RE: How Many Lands Have You Flown From/to?

Let's see... by air: Denmark, Netherlands, United States, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Norway... only leaves out Germany which I've been to several times, but not by air... coming up soon would be Thailand, ...

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by haanz
Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Crossing
Replies: 80
Views: 5278

RE: Atlantic Crossing

1998 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> return (M11) 1999 and 2002 Air New Zealand <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Ki...

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by haanz
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Flight Log Of 2002!
Replies: 151
Views: 10161

RE: Your Flight Log Of 2002!

Okies, here is my year - or should I say months. It's been a busy year really, but most of my movements have been on the road. Can't wait to have a reason to go somewhere by air again  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> January BGO-OSL Braathens 737-700 *...

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