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by lychemsa
Sun May 03, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Re: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA

I did not like flying Pan Am. But it was easy to get free tickets with miles.

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by lychemsa
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [PART 3/3] YYC-MNL on Air Canada and ANA
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Re: [PART 3/3] YYC-MNL on Air Canada and ANA

Wow 34" legroom. No wonder generally they are much more than China Air etc. Fares from New York nonstop $1,250 to Tokyo vs. $800 on Air China via Beijing. I think it's worth paying extra.

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by lychemsa
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boutique Business Done Right: La Compagnie A321neo ORY-EWR
Replies: 8
Views: 9573

Re: Boutique Business Done Right: La Compagnie A321neo ORY-EWR

Good to know. May take them if i can't use points.

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by lychemsa
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7224

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

LOL Virgin no longer give that disgusting Aussie Bar. However just a yoghurt and fruit is measly. I prefer the US airlines that give a croissant with jam. The legroom on the regular economy was actually OK. How much do they charge for the extra legroom?

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by lychemsa
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aer Lingus A330-200 Business Class DUB - IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 8146

Re: Aer Lingus A330-200 Business Class DUB - IAD

Even their economy is good. Good legroom decent meal. Except no breakfast from New York. Just OJ.

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by lychemsa
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!
Replies: 7
Views: 6247

Re: Asia Trip: EVA ORD-TPE-DPS & MNL-TPE-ORD + More!

Boracay looks nice. Legroom looks bad on EVA? Next time go to Palawan. The beaches on Bali look not so nice.

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African Airways A330-300 Business Class Review
Replies: 4
Views: 10799

Re: South African Airways A330-300 Business Class Review

Flew them economy New York to Joburg. Great meals and very generous. Also 33" legroom.

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by lychemsa
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 14075

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

My first El Al flight was on a Boeing 720B in 1962 from London to New York. I just missed the Bristol Britania. And my Grandmother's first EL AL flight was to Nicosia on a Curtis in 1950. I remember in 1957 going to Vienna Airport when my grandmother took an EL AL Constellation.

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by lychemsa
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend to Romania - BA and Wizz Air
Replies: 11
Views: 11079

Re: Bank Holiday weekend to Romania - BA and Wizz Air

I flew from London to Bucharest on Tarom; $100 one way vs, $350 on British! And on BA no meal in economy. On Tarom a small hot lunch.

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by lychemsa
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exploring Comoros - AB Aviation Embraer 120 Mini-Report HAH-NWA
Replies: 8
Views: 7835

Re: Exploring Comoros - AB Aviation Embraer 120 Mini-Report HAH-NWA

I wanted to go to Madagascar but was worried about getting sick. They had the plague a year ago. Did you go to Nosey Be?

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by lychemsa
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 12841

Re: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400

I avoid Lufthansa. Awful legroom like being in a cattle car. And Frankfurt Airport is a mess.

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by lychemsa
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS
Replies: 6
Views: 5702

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS

The food is a lot better on EL AL. The cake is a joke; so tiny.

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by lychemsa
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM/Delta 777 to AMS
Replies: 7
Views: 14131

Re: KLM/Delta 777 to AMS

You skipped the legroom and only showed one meal. I would have liked to see it. Anyway thanks.

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by lychemsa
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 10551

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

Bummer about the pool. You should get a discount. Nice they gave you a refund. Good that UNITED have improved their meals. Just flew Austrian from New York R/T. Food was good but the portions were measly! For the snack we got 1/2 a sandwich on a 9 hour flight. We stayed at the Adlon in Berlin and th...

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by lychemsa
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Hidden Gem of African Aviation - Air Namibia CPT-WBV/WDH-VFA
Replies: 31
Views: 13364

Re: A Hidden Gem of African Aviation - Air Namibia CPT-WBV/WDH-VFA

I love those sparkling grape soda drinks! Why can't Austrian and US airlines serve meals like this?

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by lychemsa
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 12931

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

Wonder what they cut in Business. The food was great 2 years ago.

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by lychemsa
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 12931

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

I avoid airlines offering only 31" legroom or pay extra. On SAS it's $59. Austrian offers 32" which is good. The food is a disgrace. Austrian portions are tiny but this is a disgrace! I think Etihad will have to merge with Emirates. They are losing money.

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by lychemsa
Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back
Replies: 4
Views: 3777

Re: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back

I thought Purto Nogales was closer to Torres del Plaine. They reopened the airport. Was it difficult to find a hotel? What month was this? How was the weather?

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by lychemsa
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5364

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

United had upgraded their meals. It looks bad. And Lufthansa also downgraded. The size of the cake is a joke. So is the lettuce. Apart from the measly legroom.

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by lychemsa
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon
Replies: 9
Views: 8267

Re: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon

Did you like Myannar?

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by lychemsa
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hopping across Myanmar (Burma)
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

Re: Hopping across Myanmar (Burma)

Did you like Myannar? Did you need to take Malaria pills? How was the weather? Thanks.

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by lychemsa
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 16537

Re: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK

Meal is absurdly tiny.

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by lychemsa
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Re: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

LOL the sharks, the box jelly fish and crocs. I went in the col;d ocean for a few seconds on the reef. Saw a large brown fish coming and out I went.

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by lychemsa
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines shorthaul + British Airways transatlantic in Y, AUS-DFW-LHR, December 2018 [lots of pictures]
Replies: 5
Views: 7963

Re: American Airlines shorthaul + British Airways transatlantic in Y, AUS-DFW-LHR, December 2018 [lots of pictures]

The breakfast on Virgin is vile. An Aussie bar. Yuk. I personally would prefer a blueberry muffin or plain croissant. Pretty rich a cream cheese croissant. Once BA served a bacon croissant which was disgusting.

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by lychemsa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Re: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

I preferred Business on Etihad than on Qatar but the crew on Etihad were very reserved. the food was better. Was it hot at the barrier reef? I went in the winter (theirs) and it was springy. Would like to visit the famous beaches on Whitsunday and Lizard Island. Did you swim in the ocean?

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by lychemsa
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue's refurbished A320, AUS-BOS, August 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 5791

Re: JetBlue's refurbished A320, AUS-BOS, August 2018

Problem: I read they were reducing the legroom I think from 33" to 32"? Did you notice the difference. O ne reason I always flew with them was the legroom.

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by lychemsa
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ze ‘Zee’ route from Djörmany to Caracas – and some Turkish delight on the way – Pt. I HAM-IST
Replies: 6
Views: 4203

Re: Ze ‘Zee’ route from Djörmany to Caracas – and some Turkish delight on the way – Pt. I HAM-IST

Unfortunately I only spent 1 day in Istanbul on a cruise. What left a lasting impression was Topkapi Palace. However with all the attacks there I am uncomfortable going. Backtracking is OK if one fly's in Business. LOL. The food looks delicious.

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by lychemsa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747: Lufthansa 747-400 DTW-FRA & SEA-FRA J
Replies: 6
Views: 6430

Re: Mission: 747: Lufthansa 747-400 DTW-FRA & SEA-FRA J

Business looks OK but see they now only serve ice cream in Business. Not a fan. Dislike their economy long haul; mediocre legroom and meals. And Frankfurt Airport not pleasant for connections.

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by lychemsa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747-8: Lufthansa 747-8 FRA-EWR J
Replies: 7
Views: 10109

Re: Mission: 747-8: Lufthansa 747-8 FRA-EWR J

Business looks OK but I don't like their economy long haul. Bad legroom and mediocre meals. Also dislike Frankfurt Airport.

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by lychemsa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 10 Days in Malaysia Part 1 of 3: Weekend in KUL with QR in Y + photos
Replies: 5
Views: 5684

Re: 10 Days in Malaysia Part 1 of 3: Weekend in KUL with QR in Y + photos

The food looks better in economy than in Business. Did you like Malaysia?

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by lychemsa
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

[quote="PerfectGriffin"]Wow, awesome report! Really enjoyed it! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for the feedback. TG offered the most expensive fare with the highest baggage allowance between Bangkok and Phuket; Air Asia the cheapest. But I don't feel comfortable with them based on t...

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by lychemsa
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easyjet Luton to Keflavik - Björk cameo with a paper fan over her face
Replies: 6
Views: 8170

Re: Easyjet Luton to Keflavik - Björk cameo with a paper fan over her face

I flew EasyJet from Geneva to Olbia R/T about 10 years ago and liked it. No difference with other airlines and the fare was great.

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by lychemsa
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 8243

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

When I flew from London to Bucharest the BA fare was 300 pounds one way compared to 100 pounds on Tarom. Also Tarom give a small meal unlike BA. The only negative was that the toilet seat had not been cleaned in 20 years and was permanently brown but I can live with that especially saving 200 pounds.

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by lychemsa
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!
Replies: 14
Views: 15224

Re: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!

You say you lived in Bakersfield. In 1966 my aunt took me to Califormia. We had to fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas on TWA. They were on strike. We were put on a Pacific Airlines Convair 440. The plane stopped in San Jose, Fresno and Bakersfield! It was very exciting for me as a kid from Britain....

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by lychemsa
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From SoCal to South Africa: LAX-CDG-CPT on DL and JN
Replies: 5
Views: 6537

Re: From SoCal to South Africa: LAX-CDG-CPT on DL and JN

Delta catering seems to have improved! Same for United but Alas not American. We flew on JOON in Business Paris to Seychelles and let me tell you that your economy meal looks way better than the food we got! LOL. But we loved the crew. Roissy is an awful airport though and often someone is on strike...

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by lychemsa
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Island Hopping the Pacific + Asia - CM/NH/UA Island Hopper UA155.
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

Re: Island Hopping the Pacific + Asia - CM/NH/UA Island Hopper UA155.

How was Guam? Apparently Palau / Koror is the nicest island. United flys there from Guam, Japan and Manila. Why would the Copa pilot make the announcement in French. It reminds me of an Air Canada flight to Frankfurt where they also made the announcements in Italian. I find it annoying when the anno...

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by lychemsa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2018: ATL-EWR-FCO-CPH-JFK-SAV (Part 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 3308

Re: Spring Break 2018: ATL-EWR-FCO-CPH-JFK-SAV (Part 2)

I am surprised the legroom is so good. A friend always takes them to Paris in Premium and another friend to Rome. What was the load like. I read they are in financial difficulties. Hope they survive. When they first took delivery of the Dreamliner they had a lot of problems.

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by lychemsa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

[quote="Flightsimboy"]Firstly I have to say. I have known you on this site for years and never realized you were ......a woman!! Sometimes your posts would make me think you were an overly cautious man, but now it makes sense :). LOL no I am a man. That was my travelling companion (TC). Fi...

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by lychemsa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re:

waterpolodan wrote:
Haven't posted here in a long while but just wanted to say I enjoyed the photos, thanks!


LOL thanks for telling me. So it seems to be working for some people. Appreciate the feedback!

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by lychemsa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

I use Opera and have no issues with the photos. I had no problems with the pictures on another travel site; it worked on Edge, Firefox and Chrome. Now what is weird is that an hour ago it was only working on Microsoft Edge. It was no longer working on Google Chrome either. I appreciate you telling ...

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by lychemsa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

I use Opera and have no issues with the photos. Now what is weird is that it only works on Microsoft Edge. It no longer seems to be working on Google Chrome. I appreciate you telling me that you can see the pictures. They worked on another site. Even if one person can see them it would be good news...

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by lychemsa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

We used 75,000 American miles to fly Etihad Business from New York to Abu Dhabi; 13 hour flight. Then we payed $80 to fly Oman Air from Khasab to Muscat. Used 15,0000 American miles to fly Etihad from Muscat to Abu Dhabi as the 40 minute flight costs $250 one way! Used 30,000 American miles to fly ...

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

fessor wrote:
i use crome and not see the photo


Thanks for telling me. I will re upload the pictures on Microsoft edge to see if it works. On a friend's computer it worked on google chrome, Microsoft edge but not her I phone nor Firefox.

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

TheEuphorian wrote:
photos don't work.


Also does not seem to work on I phone.

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

TheEuphorian wrote:
photos don't work.


Thanks for telling me. The pictures seem not to work when I open them using "Firefox." But they work / show up using "Google Chrome" or "Microsoft Edge.

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

[quote="trijetsonly"] Thanks. I am glad the pictures worked for you. I noticed that if I use Firefox they don't work but they seem to work if you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. We got hooked on Business. I only fly economy. We liked everywhere we went. Not so much Bangkok though. Wis...

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by lychemsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

We used 75,000 American miles to fly Etihad Business from New York to Abu Dhabi; 13 hour flight. Then we payed $80 to fly Oman Air from Khasab to Muscat. Used 15,0000 American miles to fly Etihad from Muscat to Abu Dhabi as the 40 minute flight costs $250 one way! Used 30,000 American miles to fly A...

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