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by christao17
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 3: Air China Business Class to Beijing - India and China Trip 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 4594

Re: Part 3: Air China Business Class to Beijing - India and China Trip 2019

Thanks for this report - looks like a good trip. The seats are similar to what Turkish has in their J class. I know the trend is towards the "pod" seating, but I really think this 2-2-2 layout is more spacious and comfortable for sleeping.

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by christao17
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Seat Hard Product: Design, Decisions and standouts
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Premium Seat Hard Product: Design, Decisions and standouts

Seems like this might be a better fit in the "Travel, polls and preferences" forum?

Moderator? Worth moving it?

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by christao17
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?

This week, I had my first experience flying Aegean Airlines (A3), which left me with a question. Maybe some of you on A.net will be able to help. The flight had an Olympic Air (OA) flight number (not as a code share - OA was the operating flight number) and had OA flight attendants, but the aircraft...

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by christao17
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetStar Japan’s Shimojishima Inaugural flight March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 4844

Re: JetStar Japan’s Shimojishima Inaugural flight March 2019

What a charming airport! Thanks for sharing.

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by christao17
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't UA Replacing 77E with 77W (or similar) on ORD-HKG?
Replies: 23
Views: 3922

Re: Why isn't UA Replacing 77E with 77W (or similar) on ORD-HKG

Presumably, they have crunched the numbers and determined there are routes where the 77W or other planes besides the 77E would make more sense, financially or operationally. The ORD-HKG route may not justify so many seats.

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by christao17
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 15274

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

What is the realistic timeframe for the new terminal to open? late 2021?

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by christao17
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6769

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

What is interesting is that I have a brochure of seat maps that UA gave to customers back in the early 80s, about the same time the 757 and 767 entered the fleet. The seat pitch for Y class is 35-36" - the same (or more!) than Y+ these days. Of course, seat padding was much thicker back then so...

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by christao17
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA Dehub SJC?
Replies: 43
Views: 7591

Re: Why did AA Dehub SJC?

Reno Air actually took over many of the routes at the behest of an AA codeshare in the early 1990s. It was really a combo of oil, recession, and WN entering CA hard that did them in. AA also gave up on two small hubs at RDU and BNA in that timeframe. AA blamed San Jose in the media not extending th...

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by christao17
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 2190

Re: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips

While an SQ nonstop is nice, BR is definitely a good premium economy option across the Pacific. I fly them regularly and find the hard product quite decent and the soft product, which was always good, has become even stronger over the past two years. They are putting a lot of effort into it.

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by christao17
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 3258

Re: How does the lack of crosswind runways at airports without them not cause issues?

The winds in those locations are consistent enough in their directions to not pose significant challenges. Otherwise, crosswind runways would have been built. Plus, I would imagine more modern aircraft can better handle crosswinds when landing and taking off.

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by christao17
Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the AA Dreamliner 'Down Under': FSM-DFW-LAX-SYD, Dec '17, Y
Replies: 26
Views: 10864

Re: Flying the AA Dreamliner 'Down Under': FSM-DFW-LAX-SYD, Dec '17, Y

Nice and detailed report. Thanks for sharing.

I'm a bit shocked at just how sad the meal service trans-Pacific is. Even for economy, this is really sub-standard.

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by christao17
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 6778

Re: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok

Really nice report. I appreciate the level of detail and, of course, always enjoy reading others' experiences with my hometown airline. I was interested that you found the seats on the A350 a bit tighter than on the other widebodies. Glad I'm not alone in that perception! When I flew the TG A350 fro...

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by christao17
Mon May 15, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 13681

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

As a former local who still flies back to MCI at least once a year, a new single terminal is a must. The passenger experience at MCI is horrible and the illusion of convenience evaporates the minute you are inside the holding area, have a delay, and want one of the services outside the holding area ...

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by christao17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First Solo Flight: Cessna 172R
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: My First Solo Flight: Cessna 172R

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the moment with us. Wishing you many years of safe and happy flying.

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by christao17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Operation Oahu: British Airways Club and American Airlines First Class to Hawaii
Replies: 18
Views: 8513

Re: Operation Oahu: British Airways Club and American Airlines First Class to Hawaii

Thanks for sharing this detailed report of your flights. Looks like quite an experience! Would you accept some feedback? This is just my perspective, but something I think would make your reports even nicer is to include a few wider shots. For example, you post very few shots of the planes you flew ...

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by christao17
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AIR CANADA PREMIUM ECONOMY YYZ – DXB ON BOEING 777-300ER
Replies: 9
Views: 8886

Re: AIR CANADA PREMIUM ECONOMY YYZ – DXB ON BOEING 777-300ER

On United for $100 extra you can get 37" legroom which is a great deal.Though seat width is the same as regular. United's economy plus product has shrunk from 35-36 inches down to usually only 34 inches, just 3 more than regular economy. To the best of my knowledge, they have never offered a 3...

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by christao17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which major airline has the worst business class hard product?
Replies: 54
Views: 5396

Re: Worst Business Class

United Airlines business class with 8 abreast seating and some seats facing backwards are way below anything that should be allowed to be called business class. On the other hand, Scandinavians (SK) new business class with 1-2-1 seating in business are surprisingly good. What UA aircraft has 8 abre...

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by christao17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which major airline has the worst business class hard product?
Replies: 54
Views: 5396

Re: Worst Business Class

#1%Problems That kind of sums it up! :D I think any airline that is offering a true lie-flat product is pretty good. Even without direct aisle access (event UA's 2-4-2- back to front layout), I find it easy enough to step over the other person without disturbing them and I can generally get a good ...

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by christao17
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?
Replies: 66
Views: 20894

Re: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?

It's not that carriers could not, in principle, command a premium on 2-4-2 economy vs 3-3-3 economy... it's that today, it is not possible for them to do so, because booking systems do not allow for product differentiation. The generalization of 3-3-3 787s and 3-4-3 777s is a consequence of lack of...

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by christao17
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 14008

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

Looks fantastic and I really appreciate that the A.net team listened to the feedback from the community.

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by christao17
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Replies: 16
Views: 6527

Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Nice first trip report khrab! Love the allusion of the wingtips to a Thai dancer's hands. Very much agree.

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by christao17
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Airport Third Runway?
Replies: 22
Views: 4241

RE: Bangkok Airport Third Runway?

Additionally, it has been reported in local news that in order to build the full-length third runway, additional environmental impact assessments need to be conducted. The <acronym title="Aosta (- Corrado Gex) (AOT / LIMW), Italy">AOT</acronym> (operator of the airport) was trying for a compromise, ...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hong Kong
Replies: 160
Views: 20488

RE: Delta Hong Kong

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Quoting jetlanta (Reply 9): It is very lon...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Plane Graveyard In The Middle Of Bangkok...
Replies: 13
Views: 12265

RE: Video: Plane Graveyard In The Middle Of Bangkok...

Interesting - I was out there four years ago and made a video, too!

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by christao17
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces SFO-SIN - Part 1
Replies: 321
Views: 38662

United Announces SFO-SIN - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bigb" class="quote" target="_blank">bigb</a> (<a href="#261" class="quote">Reply 261</a>):<br/><i>OMG, this <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations
Replies: 36
Views: 14614

RE: TG Outlines Initial A350 Operations

Fantastic, another aircraft type at TG. They seem to fly just about everything that is sold by an airline manufacturer. No wonder they cannot turn a profit!

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by christao17
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces SFO-SIN - Part 1
Replies: 321
Views: 38662

United Announces SFO-SIN - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rwsea" class="quote" target="_blank">rwsea</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>... I would tend to still prefer the <acronym ...

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by christao17
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Planes At The Same Gate
Replies: 11
Views: 6479

RE: Two Planes At The Same Gate

Long ago at Denver Stapleton, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> operations were so congested that they were parking planes nose-to-tail behind planes at the jetways. Traveled through there so many times, you would take air stairs and walk across the tarmac past the plane that was p...

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by christao17
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!
Replies: 12
Views: 11122

RE: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!

Some of those business class photos make the pitch look very tight. Was that just a matter of perspective?

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by christao17
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major BR Expansion: 26 787 77W Order, MXP, BCN...
Replies: 55
Views: 25356

RE: Major BR Expansion: 26 787 77W Order, MXP, BCN...

Would be nice if <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> could improve the timings of their <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> ...

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by christao17
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilots To Munoz: $3B Buyback Not Best Use
Replies: 118
Views: 16551

RE: UA Pilots To Munoz: $3B Buyback Not Best Use

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jayunited" class="quote" target="_blank">jayunited</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> This entire thread displays what <acr...

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by christao17
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Founder Buys Airline Back
Replies: 6
Views: 3463

RE: Asiana Founder Buys Airline Back

This will be an interesting shift for the airline. I agree that they have a lot of untapped potential.

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by christao17
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1968-JFK-ROM-MUC-BER-FRA-LHR-JFK PA/AZ
Replies: 26
Views: 14190

RE: 1968-JFK-ROM-MUC-BER-FRA-LHR-JFK PA/AZ

Really cool to see these old photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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by christao17
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilarious Westjet Flight Attendant Safety Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 8180

RE: Hilarious Westjet Flight Attendant Safety Demo

Must have learned his performing skills from the clowns at Cirque du Soleil!

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by christao17
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal
Replies: 46
Views: 8130

RE: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/815Oceanic" class="quote" target="_blank">815Oceanic</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>In Singapore, every gate or two gate...

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by christao17
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal
Replies: 46
Views: 8130

RE: MCI Study Group Recommends Single Terminal

As a former resident and long-time visitor (since before <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> opened, in fact), I vote for a single terminal. The convenient horseshoe design became less convenient shortly after the airport opened in 1972 once securi...

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by christao17
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-8 To ANC
Replies: 31
Views: 11657

RE: United 787-8 To ANC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nikeherc" class="quote" target="_blank">nikeherc</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I never have understood the point of marke...

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by christao17
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Plans To Operate 100 Weekly Flights To NA
Replies: 12
Views: 7791

RE: EVA Air Plans To Operate 100 Weekly Flights To NA

Well, let's see. The gap is 37 flights a week. My guess would be service to Star Alliance hubs, which will add the greatest value to them. Here are some thoughts on where the additional 37 flights could come from by 2020: <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Colum...

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by christao17
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Leaving JFK - Oct 2015 - P.S. To EWR
Replies: 238
Views: 33221

RE: United Leaving JFK - Oct 2015 - P.S. To EWR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VictorKilo" class="quote" target="_blank">VictorKilo</a> (<a href="#110" class="quote">Reply 110</a>):<br/><i>With the United move today, there ...

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by christao17
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unrealistic Dreams And Stupid Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 6916

RE: Unrealistic Dreams And Stupid Questions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>And who needs a meal on a 3 or 4 hou...

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by christao17
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok To Get 3rd Commercial Airport
Replies: 30
Views: 10305

RE: Bangkok To Get 3rd Commercial Airport

While UTP doesn't really count as a third Bangkok airport, it does cater to rapidly growing demand in the Rayong and Pattaya area, both manufacturing and business traffic (Rayong) and tourism (Pattaya). <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, He...

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by christao17
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 1972 Schedule Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5450

RE: TWA 1972 Schedule Question

I sure remember these fold-down middle seats on United. Non-revving out of <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> to <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: D...

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by christao17
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Latin America
Replies: 57
Views: 12605

RE: Southwest To Latin America

With several people mentioning the idea of some sort of a hub operation in Central America, that seems like a radical departure from <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s operating strategy, which is primarily point-to-point with minimal connecting. And certainly their connecting ...

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by christao17
Sun May 31, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Female Crew On The 787 (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 11719

RE: All Female Crew On The 787 (video)

Fantastic that such progress is being made and especially interesting that the captain has 19 years at Kenya Airways already and was their first female pilot.

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by christao17
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Big Innovation For Airlines
Replies: 75
Views: 13595

RE: Next Big Innovation For Airlines

I would suspect that onboard service will continue to be more "a la carte" with greater choices in food, comfort, amenities, etc. all bought in advance and paid for - of course! It will move to the point where you are designing and customizing your own travel experience.

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by christao17
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways End 747 Freighter Ops
Replies: 14
Views: 4299

RE: Thai Airways End 747 Freighter Ops

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/olympic472" class="quote" target="_blank">olympic472</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Yet one United States carrier had all ...

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by christao17
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad No1 Econ Class Ranking (Airways Magazine)
Replies: 55
Views: 9431

RE: Etihad No1 Econ Class Ranking (Airways Magazine)

Rankings of Y class in carriers seems almost pointless. The product is pretty similar with only marginal differences. For example, I generally like ANA, Asiana, Korean, and EVA because their economy class is 33 or 34" pitch compared with 31" on many other carriers, but the seats are pretty much the ...

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by christao17
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO: Thailand 'Safety Concern'; Faces Intl Bans
Replies: 62
Views: 18791

RE: ICAO: Thailand 'Safety Concern'; Faces Intl Bans

Somehow this thread has been hijacked and the conversation is now about India! Anyhow, I am not surprised by this report on Thai civil aviation authorities. As lawair pointed out in reply 11, there has been massive growth over the past few years in the Thai aviation sector. It seems that not a month...

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by christao17
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor Check: UA Pulling P.S. Out Of JFK?
Replies: 86
Views: 16382

RE: Rumor Check: UA Pulling P.S. Out Of JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/united319" class="quote" target="_blank">united319</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>and cutting <acronym title="Seattle / ...

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by christao17
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor Check: UA Pulling P.S. Out Of JFK?
Replies: 86
Views: 16382

RE: Rumor Check: UA Pulling P.S. Out Of JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/united319" class="quote" target="_blank">united319</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)...

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