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by danvs
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388359

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

757223 wrote:
Did anyone else notice that [...] when the crew asks about heading West in the last transmission, [...] the response seemed hurried (and likely under stress)?

I had the same impression. The crew actually started replying while ATC was still talking.

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by danvs
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Triple' ICAO codes (of the form ABBB)
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: 'Triple' ICAO codes (of the form ABBB)

According to Wikipedia, Casablanca Airport was once Nouasseur Air Base, and even today locals call it "Nouaceur" which is the name of the province it is located.
May be that's the reason of the "N" in the ICAO code.

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by danvs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 10951

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

FSDan wrote:
By dropping this route, DL gets two 763 frames back to use (...)

I don't know why DL uses 2 frames. It's mostly a tourist flight. Latam uses only one frame, flying during the day GRU-MCO and returning at night.

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by danvs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

I flew international into LAX last month, arriving with the morning flights from Australia and NZ. The automated passport control kiosks were all there, but none was working. I spent 1 hour in the line.
I hope the kiosks will be fully functional when you fly there.

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by danvs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 3248

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Here's my experience: DL: - The good: average to awesome FAs, food better than average, Skymiles never expire - The bad: old airplanes (although most of them renovated) UA: - The good: channel 9 (does it still exist?) - The bad: bad to average inflight service, a CEO who praises his employees for ha...

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by danvs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

SIN is bad for watching airplanes. There's only one official spot where you can see airplanes (called "Viewing Mall", on terminal 1), and they're neither taking off nor landing, just taxiing or standing at the gates. There's no place from the airport itself to see the runways' movements. C...

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by danvs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

I'd go to Merlion Park, from where you can have a great view of the famous MBS hotel. Then, you can walk to the MBS complex, if it's not far for you. When I visited MBS, the bar on the rooftop was VERY crowded, so crowded that you actually had to walk asking "excuse me" all the time. So I ...

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by danvs
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 4395

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

I'm not sure if this adds anything to the topic, but... As you probably know, Norwegian offers *free* wifi on its flights, and I had the chance to experience it on a 738 last June when flying Catania-Madrid. I used FR24 app on my Android (the app isn't heavy, but it's not as light as text messaging)...

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by danvs
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?

So here's what happened... When I checked-in in Savannah, I realized my DL ticket included the AA leg from JFK to my foreign destination, which allowed me to dispatch the bags directly to my final destination without having to collect them at JFK. I decided to stay in terminal 4. I could have taken ...

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by danvs
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?

Thank you for your answers.
I still haven't decided whether I take the LIRR to NYC and spend my afternoon there or if I try re-entering the airside of terminal 4. If I decide for the latter, I'll let you know if they let me in or not.

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by danvs
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?

Hi there, I'm flying into JFK next Sunday (terminal 4), with bags to collect. I have another flight 8 hours later from terminal 8. Since there's little to do in terminal 8 (even plane spotting is bad there), my idea is to checkin the bags at terminal 8, return to terminal 4 and spend my afternoon th...

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by danvs
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG runway questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: PVG runway questions

PVG's third runway (..) Was this one of the present runway 35/17s on the west side of the airport? Yes, the "third runway" is the current 17R/35L. Was the fourth runway that opened in March of 2015 also on the west side? No, it's on the east side (current 16L/34R). And they're about to op...

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by danvs
Fri May 26, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following
Replies: 34
Views: 2549

Re: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following

From the list, from best to worst IMHO:

1) British Airways / Lufthansa
2) Delta Air Lines
3) Air France / KLM
4) United Airlines
5) American Airlines

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by danvs
Thu May 25, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Thank you all for your inputs!
I decided to try Air North and I booked both legs with them.
Not only I'll experience an airline I've never flown, but also I'll have the chance to fly a classic 737 (most probably a 735)! :)

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by danvs
Sun May 14, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Well, I got the same seat map... And guess what! It was a 735. Thank you for the clarification. It seems Air North's seat map (shown during booking) doesn't reflect the actual plane we fly. Hi There, I work for Air North ...... it is very very rare for it to be a B7372 on this route usually a B7375...

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by danvs
Fri May 12, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Their 732 and 735 configurations are identical (on the seat map shown, anyway -- haven't flown on both). So I think you figured out it's a 735. Well, the seat map for the 735 on their website shows 21 rows (with only 2 seats on row 21). The seat map I got for my flight showed only 20 rows, which is...

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by danvs
Thu May 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Unfortunately Air North does not use the 737-200 on the YVR route, at least not regularly, it is usually a mix of 737-400/500 The seat map shown when I tried to book the flight was that of a 732 (20 rows), that's how I figured out it was this model of airplane. Also don't forget Westjet flies YVR-Y...

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by danvs
Thu May 11, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Hi all, I'm planning a trip to see the northern lights next October, in Whitehorse, Yukon (YXY). If I fly Air North Yukon, it will be a classic 737-200. If I fly Air Canada, it will be a CRJ-700 and I'll have to pay CAD 30 more each leg. So, which one would you choose? Fly a classic model on which i...

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by danvs
Thu May 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4232

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

I'm kind of fascinated by how many big cities served by several airports don't have a single one that references the city's actual name in its IATA code. Sure, most of them do make sense or those that didn't have been explained already but it still seems interesting to me: Stockholm: ARN, BMA, (NYO...

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by danvs
Thu May 11, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Aircraft You can fly, 2017 part 2
Replies: 51
Views: 5315

Re: Rare Aircraft You can fly, 2017 *FORUM #2*

B732: Air North Yukon.

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by danvs
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do people dislike about DL?
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Re: What do people dislike about DL?

I've flown 5 legs on DL, 4 of them in 2012 (GRU-ATL-MDW-ATL-SCL) and 1 this month (JFK-GRU). In 2012 my impression was that service was ok, sometimes good, sometimes average. On my last trip, however, I was impressed with the service we, Y passengers, got. Not only FAs were corteous and efficient, b...

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by danvs
Sun May 29, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Island Would You Advise Me In The Caribbeans
Replies: 43
Views: 2162

RE: Which Island Would You Advise Me In The Caribbeans

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirPacific747" class="quote" target="_blank">AirPacific747</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Related to the topic; I'm goin...

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by danvs
Sat May 28, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airports
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

RE: Best And Worst Airports

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/33lspotter" class="quote" target="_blank">33lspotter</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>super long takeoff lines</i></font><...

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by danvs
Thu May 26, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airports
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

RE: Best And Worst Airports

The interesting thing about "best/worst" is that it's a pretty subjective thing. Not only it changes according to individual preferences among passengers (some value aspect X more than Y, others value Y and don't care about X), but also it depends on the references of each passenger. I mean, someone...

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by danvs
Sat May 21, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73076

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rbrunner" class="quote" target="_blank">rbrunner</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i>Is the Mediterranean Sea that deep in th...

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by danvs
Sat May 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73076

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

The black boxes are not designed to float, so it's reasonable to assume they're around 10,000 ft (3000 m) below sea surface, together with most of the wreckage. I'm not sure if the pings are that easy to locate given the depth of the ocean in the area. A submarine was employed in the AF447 accident,...

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by danvs
Fri May 20, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73076

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rj777" class="quote" target="_blank">rj777</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>What does the nationality or plane type have t...

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by danvs
Fri May 20, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73076

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

I wonder if the investigation will try to recover the CVR and FDR which rest below +3000m (+9800ft) of water.
Yes, it's been done before (AF447), but then it was a French airline, with 72 French nationals onboard, and the aircraft was an Airbus 330.

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by danvs
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brussels Vs Lahore
Replies: 30
Views: 1736

RE: Brussels Vs Lahore

I always wonder how Middle East media reports on terrorism in the region, and how Middle East people react to them. I mean, does an Iranian care more about what happened in Pakistan than in Belgium? Does Kuwaiti media (for instance) keep reporting the terrorist attacks in Beirut for a longer time th...

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by danvs
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Definition Of Hispanic/Latino In The USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

RE: Definition Of Hispanic/Latino In The USA

Thank you for your input!

Rgs

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by danvs
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Definition Of Hispanic/Latino In The USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Definition Of Hispanic/Latino In The USA

Hi all, Looking at US Census statistics, I've always wondered what a Hispanic/Latino person is. Wikipedia states: <i>"Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans are American citizens who are descendants of the peoples of the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula."</i> Ok...

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by danvs
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62770

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

The airplane falling in a left bank may or may not be related to the chart for the ILS Rwy 22. The missed approach procedure requires a left turn to intercept radial 080 to <acronym title="Penair (USA)">KS</acronym> NDB. About potential witnesses: remember it's almost 4 am local time when the accide...

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by danvs
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1* Experience On TAM!
Replies: 26
Views: 6290

RE: 1* Experience On TAM!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LGAviation" class="quote" target="_blank">LGAviation</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i> Brazilian customer protection laws ...

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by danvs
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying To Brazil. Rio Vs. Sao Paulo
Replies: 21
Views: 4148

RE: Flying To Brazil. Rio Vs. Sao Paulo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mop357" class="quote" target="_blank">mop357</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>but more than anything I am concerned about ...

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by danvs
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Approach/take Off
Replies: 45
Views: 4163

RE: Your Favorite Approach/take Off

Any approach or takeoff from SDU.
Not only the scenario is amazing, but the sharp turns on final approach and the fact it's the shortest runway in the world 738s can land add up to the adrenaline!

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by danvs
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: S.America 2: Onwards To Rio! TAM A319 CGH-SDU
Replies: 31
Views: 10660

RE: S.America 2: Onwards To Rio! TAM A319 CGH-SDU

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nishan" class="quote" target="_blank">nishan</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>São Paulo is a business/industrial city, BUT...

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by danvs
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net:Too Americanized
Replies: 106
Views: 6194

RE: Airliners.net:Too Americanized

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Derico" class="quote" target="_blank">Derico</a> (<a href="#85" class="quote">Reply 85</a>):<br/><i>There used to be far more Latin Americans in...

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by danvs
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do Asians Communicate (No Shared Language)?
Replies: 70
Views: 5274

RE: How Do Asians Communicate (No Shared Language)?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mad99" class="quote" target="_blank">mad99</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>...Spain does not have a lot of English speake...

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by danvs
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...
Replies: 39
Views: 5975

RE: Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...

CGH (Sao Paulo/Congonhas): on the approach to runway 17R/L you think you'll land over the buildings. <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont (SDU / SBRJ), Brazil">SDU</acronym>, as already mentioned, especially when landing on runway 02R/L and taking off from 20L/R. <acronym title="Lisbon (- ...

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by danvs
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

RE: Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seat64k" class="quote" target="_blank">seat64k</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>To your question: I think it's a matter of...

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by danvs
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passport Check Upon Disembarking Plane?
Replies: 36
Views: 6038

RE: Passport Check Upon Disembarking Plane?

I've been told this procedure is to prevent immigrants from asking asylum upon arrival. I'm not sure if it's technically correct, but if you don't get access to the airport terminal, you're not yet in the country's territory (for asylum purposes, at least). If you get to the formal immigration desks...

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by danvs
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

RE: Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ken777" class="quote" target="_blank">Ken777</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The best bet if you want to find his books is ...

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by danvs
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Why Frederick Forsyth Books Are So Hard To Find?

Hi all, The first book by Frederick Forsyth I read was "The Devil's Alternative", and since then I couldn't stop reading them. Even though there's some criticism about the shallowness of his characters and the fact that his latest books don't match those written during the Cold War, I still enjoy hi...

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by danvs
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 12165

RE: Cruise Ship Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetwet1" class="quote" target="_blank">jetwet1</a> (<a href="#243" class="quote">Reply 243</a>):<br/><i>I'm still looking at a trans Atlantic on...

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by danvs
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Activities In Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

RE: Aviation Activities In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tempelhof" class="quote" target="_blank">tempelhof</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I am travelling to Brazil this su...

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by danvs
Sat May 31, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 65
Replies: 274
Views: 34348

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 65

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Finn350" class="quote" target="_blank">Finn350</a> (<a href="#123" class="quote">Reply 123</a>):<br/><i>Here is the most accurate MH370 track re...

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by danvs
Sat May 31, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 65
Replies: 274
Views: 34348

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 65

I've just read some interesting info on Avherald. As we all know, Kuala Lumpur ATC lost contact with MH370 at IGARI. <i>"At 01:21:04 MYT, MH370 was observed on the radar screen at KLATCC as it passed over waypoint IGARI. At 01:21:13 MYT the radar label for <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acro...

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by danvs
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visiting Panama City, Panama--what To Wear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

RE: Visiting Panama City, Panama--what To Wear?

Despite its name, the "Panama hat" is actually Ecuatorian in origin.

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by danvs
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rttp V: Penguins! And Time To GOL To Iguazu Falls
Replies: 16
Views: 8395

RE: Rttp V: Penguins! And Time To GOL To Iguazu Falls

Sao Paulo is not a beautiful city. But, just like people, it doesn't mean it's uninteresting. It's not a place one will fall in love at the time one arrives. It's a business-oriented city, with the best restaurants, museums, cultural activities and nightlife in Brazil. But then, I don't think foreig...

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by danvs
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Correctness And Geographic Names
Replies: 58
Views: 3515

RE: Political Correctness And Geographic Names

I see no problem at all pronouncing city/country names in your own language. Using the local names proves sometimes to be difficult - if not awkward. What would you think of someone talking about his recent trip to Europe like this: "Last month I visited Europe. I started in <b>Suomi</b>, where I wo...

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