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by aluminumcity
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 11724

RE: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)

Thanks so much, Matthew! I did indeed enjoy my flights with <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>. The flight is about 5-6 hours depending on winds, maybe a bit less. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> was excellent for this flight (obviously).  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/a...

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by aluminumcity
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 11724

RE: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)

Thanks JL418! It was my pleasure. I'm back in Canada. I'll be writing the part two in a little bit. The A319 has a fairly standard J layout, the seats are quite nice though. Here's a shot of the Airbus A320, which is identical, it just has more seats. <img src="http://www.aircanada.com/shared/images...

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by aluminumcity
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 11724

RE: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)

Ixtapa was just beautiful, wonderful trip.  

It was a nice day, only about -1C. It got down to -31C here the past couple days though!

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by aluminumcity
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 11724

RE: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)

Thanks for your compliments! It is a pretty incredible feeling...the air is so incredibly dry where I live, the humidity just HITS you when they open the door and you walk out! It's amazing :-P

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by aluminumcity
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 11724

Air Canada YYC-ZIH A319 In J (Part 1)

<u> Background </u> For the fourth year in a row, our family took a week's vacation to somewhere hot to escape the bitter cold of Canadian winter. As always, we chose our favourite airline (good prices, nice vacation services), Air Canada. This year, we settled on the more affordable destination of ...

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by aluminumcity
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC/SQ CLE-MLE Business Class; The Long Way There
Replies: 22
Views: 29143

RE: AC/SQ CLE-MLE Business Class; The Long Way There

I've flown <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s J class from <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> to <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> and <acronym title="Calgary - I...

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by aluminumcity
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Your Initials An Iata Code?
Replies: 46
Views: 5948

RE: Are Your Initials An Iata Code?

TR - Tiger Airways. I have a middle name... omitted because it makes my initials invalid for anything.

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by aluminumcity
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Appropriate Compensation For IFE Failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 3892

RE: Appropriate Compensation For IFE Failure?

I know AC tends to give out either 1000 aeroplan miles or 5% off your next flight.

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by aluminumcity
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 8904

RE: Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ

Totally. I was actually considering that before I left, but it slipped my mind.

Thank you all for your compliments! This is only my second one, I'll hopefully be doing another one before long.

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by aluminumcity
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip To Cuba With Air Canada (YYC-VRA) A319
Replies: 11
Views: 14657

RE: Trip To Cuba With Air Canada (YYC-VRA) A319

I've done the same trip, in J. Air Canada remains my favourite accessible airline.  

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by aluminumcity
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 8904

RE: Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ

Ah, I apologize for thosemistakes; there was an El Al 772 at the other side of the terminal, I guess I got mixed up! I saw quite a few 777s there (AC and others), it was hard to keep track! Also, my first time seeing a 777 in person! My bad! Thank you all! I am pretty sure it made me sick, my stomac...

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by aluminumcity
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 8904

Trying Something New: WS 488/427 YYC-YYT-YYZ

Most always, I am a loyal Air Canada customer. However, this year, on our adventure to Newfoundland for a family wedding and doing some tourism. However, this year, just for the heck of it, we decided to try WS, as an evaluation run for future flights. We booked online at WestJet's website. Strike n...

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by aluminumcity
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight...what Airplane And Airline?
Replies: 134
Views: 14498

RE: Your First Flight...what Airplane And Airline?

Air Canada A321, back in July 2000. YYC-YYT, with an intermediate stop in YYZ.  

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by aluminumcity
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cuba! BA/IB London-Madrid-Havana, Business Class
Replies: 24
Views: 29428

RE: Cuba! BA/IB London-Madrid-Havana, Business Class

Hey! I saw you stayed at the Blau Varadero; how did you like it?

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by aluminumcity
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)
Replies: 7
Views: 8596

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)

I do love AC's enRoute system. The A319 is always pleasant to fly on.

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by aluminumcity
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)
Replies: 7
Views: 8596

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)

I recall seeing a Cubana report not too long ago, but I could be wrong.

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by aluminumcity
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)
Replies: 7
Views: 8596

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)

Typically the IFE issue compensation is 5% off your next trip with <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> or some aeroplan miles. I got the former. I love <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s new colour scheme, it's my favourite  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/gr...

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by aluminumcity
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)
Replies: 7
Views: 8596

AC YYC-VRA In J - Flights (Pictures Fixed)

*The pictures have been hosted elsewhere and resized, so hopefully this works better* Each year for the past three years, our family has done a week long trip to a warm, Caribbean place. We took Air Canada all three years. The first year, we went to <acronym title="Cancun - International (CUN / MMUN...

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by aluminumcity
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

Hahaha, indeed, because the AC is such an exotic airline, and the 319 is such an exotic aircraft :P

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

I think I need to change the host. I might delete this one and post a new one, not sure if that's against the rules or anything, but I think people are still having image issues, so it might be necessary.

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

@longhauler I do know all about this, thanks. The 767-200s were finally retired just over a year ago. I'm saying both of ACs old 767 styles were morally reprehensible (obviously joking/exaggerating, hence the wink emote) I have only been able to fly on the 762s and the 763s which have not been updat...

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

The 767s are best described as morally reprehensible  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Thank you for reading everybody. The <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 777s indeed are amazing, I can't wait until <...

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cuba - Part Two: Side Trip To Havana (MANY PICS!)
Replies: 2
Views: 15360

RE: Cuba - Part Two: Side Trip To Havana (MANY PICS!)

You're most welcome. If anyone has any problems viewing the images, just post and I'll see if I can post on a different site.

Thanks for reading everybody!

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by aluminumcity
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cuba - Part Two: Side Trip To Havana (MANY PICS!)
Replies: 2
Views: 15360

Cuba - Part Two: Side Trip To Havana (MANY PICS!)

LINK <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> PART ONE - FLIGHTS: <i><a href="/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/164594" target="_blank">AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/aluminumcity" class="quote" target="_blank">al...

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by aluminumcity
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

Thank you everybody! Indeed, the food was great. It was very hot, too, the waffles burned my tongue, and then the coffee burned it worse. LOL. The only thing I wish these seats had it a better foot rest. I really see no point to the current one, it basically raises your foot an inch off of the groun...

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by aluminumcity
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

I'm sorry it didn't work for you, Flightsimboy.

I've had a couple issues with it loading, it seemed that previously all of the pictures would load but some of them would be half grey, but now it seems to be working, so if you get this issue maybe try reloading.

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by aluminumcity
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

Thank you very much Suryo! I tried my best for my first one: Quick note: I just realized that I did not say anything about my dinner! I had the beef and potatoes option. The beef was quite good, a little chewy but very flavorful, and a good portion. These meals don't look huge when they set it down,...

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by aluminumcity
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

RE: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

AC's C class is excellent, and I haven't found Y to be bad either, the food isn't great but not terrible. We stayed at the Blau Varadero, a 4 star all-inclusive resort.

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by aluminumcity
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 20250

AC YYC-VRA In J - Part One: Flights (Many Pics)

*Go easy on me, I know the pictures aren't great, but this is my first Trip Report* *Those on a slow internet connection may want to go get some coffee or something* Each year for the past few years, my family has done a weeklong escapade to somewhere hot to get a break from the soul-crushing depres...

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The 10-abreast 777 Trip: AMS-LHR-DXB On KL And EK
Replies: 33
Views: 32024

RE: The 10-abreast 777 Trip: AMS-LHR-DXB On KL And EK

@Slimcarner,

He mentioned above that he uses a Canon Powershot A720IS. I can personally vouch that they do indeed take b-e-a-utiful pictures.  

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by aluminumcity
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The 10-abreast 777 Trip: AMS-LHR-DXB On KL And EK
Replies: 33
Views: 32024

RE: The 10-abreast 777 Trip: AMS-LHR-DXB On KL And EK

I use a Canon A720IS. I plan to bring it on my next trip and take lots of pictures for everyone. Great camera. I have a Canon Vixia HF200 and the above camera, and they're both great. I truly enjoyed this trip report. Great job. I was just flying the <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">...

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by aluminumcity
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CLT-LGA-GSO-CLT Daytrip To NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 5471

RE: CLT-LGA-GSO-CLT Daytrip To NYC

Nice report! Great job. Loved the Apple Store pics... so shiny... oh, and of course the airplane ones. Big grin

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by aluminumcity
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Favourite Piece Of Airline Memorabilia?
Replies: 88
Views: 24952

RE: Your Favourite Piece Of Airline Memorabilia?

Not exactly impressive, but a KL boarding card from 1982 (I think). Old airport code for Oslo, a very floppy sheet of paper, a mix of handwritten and printed.  Smile

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by aluminumcity
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Last Flight Sim Aircraft Crash / Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 19185

RE: Your Last Flight Sim Aircraft Crash / Incident

SGA A310. Was on approach at LGA, landed on the foot of the runway - my tail hit a tree.

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by aluminumcity
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which 757 To Buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 15712

RE: Which 757 To Buy?

I'm stupid. I thought... "WTF is this guy buying a 757, how would he even be able to get one"
But, now that my confusion and stupidity are standing by for another extremely obvious thing to work on, I think the QW is the best.

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by aluminumcity
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNAPSHOTS...KIN-MIA-ATL-MIA-KIN On AA ( PICS)
Replies: 15
Views: 13075

RE: SNAPSHOTS...KIN-MIA-ATL-MIA-KIN On AA ( PICS)

Hey, just noticed, that's C-FBNS, not F8NS. Just thought I'd point that out  Wink

~Tom

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by aluminumcity
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boxing Day Plane Spotting, At YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 8970

RE: Boxing Day Plane Spotting, At YYC

Hey! That's cool!

I used the guide from spotterswiki.org. It's pretty good. I'll send you an email.
~Tom

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by aluminumcity
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boxing Day Plane Spotting, At YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 8970

Boxing Day Plane Spotting, At YYC

Boxing Day was my birthday. Since I absolutely love spotting, but don't do it often, my parents suggested it as a sort of birthday gift. This is my first kind of "spotting report" (similar to a Trip Report, doing one in February), so go easy on me. I've got some pretty good pictures, many sort of cr...

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by aluminumcity
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Flying On The Shamrock A330's
Replies: 12
Views: 13355

RE: Domestic Flying On The Shamrock A330's

Now, it could be just me (because I'm quite stupid), but every single registration in this thread so far has had the last three letters of its registration as an airport code. <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>-xxx, with the Xes being an airport code. I have no idea if it's just some...

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by aluminumcity
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA LAX-ORD-ALB With Pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 10507

RE: UA LAX-ORD-ALB With Pics!

On the Calgary-Toronto AC146 (typically departing 12:25AM) they always offer AC's onboard cafe service. I was on this, and was really hungry, so I bought a pizza.

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by aluminumcity
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The Cuban Way, CU Yak42 And 7L B-737-200
Replies: 20
Views: 16919

RE: Flying The Cuban Way, CU Yak42 And 7L B-737-200

My last 737-200 flight was on a C6 flight to Toronto in 05.

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by aluminumcity
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta Flight 66 DFW - ATL (live)
Replies: 5
Views: 8937

RE: Delta Flight 66 DFW - ATL (live)

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have uhh.... found this really hilarious YouTube video about a monkey slinging feces at some guy... we would uh... now require you take out your laptops and view this. We thank you again for flying Delta, a SkyTeam member. Have a pleasant flig...

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by aluminumcity
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Destination Paradise! Part 1; Mission A380.
Replies: 19
Views: 22497

RE: Destination Paradise! Part 1; Mission A380.

Excellent trip report!  Smile Excellent. I always like to see the QF 380.

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by aluminumcity
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 737 Last Flight - Flight UA 737 LAX-SFO
Replies: 22
Views: 11819

RE: United 737 Last Flight - Flight UA 737 LAX-SFO

How sad. The 737 will be missed  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" alt="Sad"> Always an aircraft I wish I could have flew on more, I was trying to get on the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 737s just before their retirement.  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphic...

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by aluminumcity
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL 777-200LR BusinessElite, Atlanta To Dubai
Replies: 65
Views: 33574

RE: DL 777-200LR BusinessElite, Atlanta To Dubai

Wow, those businessElite seats look IDENTICAL except for the fabric to the Air Canada Executive First <acronym title="Alitalia Express (Italy)">XM</acronym> seats on their 767, 777s and A330s. Wow. Are these Boeing standard seats? The similarity to <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> really sur...

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by aluminumcity
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Perfect Flight - Cathay Pacific Business (pics!)
Replies: 23
Views: 33318

RE: A Perfect Flight - Cathay Pacific Business (pics!)

It's also used on the EK A380.

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by aluminumcity
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK DXB-LAX On The 77L In Y With A Few Pics
Replies: 32
Views: 30521

RE: EK DXB-LAX On The 77L In Y With A Few Pics

Awesome TR! I really like EK 's IFE system. It looks really nice. Does it respond quickly? I know with Air Canada's new Thales system it takes forever to respond.

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by aluminumcity
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Egyptian Holiday (3): Discovering ABS The MS Way
Replies: 24
Views: 12466

RE: Egyptian Holiday (3): Discovering ABS The MS Way

Very nice Trip report! I was reading along and was thinking "Jeez, MS must be ridiculously proud of it's Star Alliance membership"... then I read it. Big grin

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