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by EricAY05
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1982

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

I kind-of sympathize with you, since in my opinion airlines should have a huge tolerance in this kind of issues. Common sense is very useful. They make you pay something like $200 and everyone is happy. Just out of curiosity, how many kilos out of the 44 could you have thrown out instead of paying $...

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by EricAY05
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2687

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

Mid air turbulence is what makes me scared. Totally irrational I know— but it’s not like I’m telling myself to make my palms sweat like Niagara Falls. Ironically, even though landings are in theory more dangerous and can be very bumpy, they don’t bother me, and the reason is they will be over in a ...

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by EricAY05
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14144

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

I remember a similar occurrence on an AY flight a few years ago. I was half asleep, the type of one often is during daytime naps, and I woke up to a sudden reduction of thrust and immediately realized that there must be turbulence coming. I might have made the conclusion the wrong way, but it was th...

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by EricAY05
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?
Replies: 60
Views: 13107

Re: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?

Of course it's the right choice. It's simply ridiculous to fly an A380 or a 77W to all your destinations.

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by EricAY05
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5244

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

What I don't get is why airlines don't add a little extra legroom to the first couple of rows that are more or less always business. They could be reserved for elite members flying on business tickets and the flexible business/economy rows behind them could have the standard miserable legroom. I've ...

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by EricAY05
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 83
Views: 20352

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

How about the days when the flight has been cancelled? It must have happened at some point during the last 15 years.

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by EricAY05
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection
Replies: 30
Views: 2717

Re: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection

A couple of weeks ago I had a similar 65min connection and even had time to enjoy the lounge for about 25min. On the outbound journey I had 55min and (unfortunately) made it just barely after the first flight was a little late. Would have loved to receive compensation and spend some time in the loun...

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by EricAY05
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 43
Views: 7522

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Lomonosov was from Archangelsk, but for some reason his name will be given to a Moscow airport. I doubt he's ever even BEEN to Moscow!!! Why would one of the most famous Russian academics never have been to Moscow? (Yes, I know that St.Petersbuirg was the capital and the cultural center at the time...

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by EricAY05
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3542

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

Happened to me on LH couple of weeks ago. Annoying as hell! No matter what they say on the plane, I will still check my departing gate on the monitors at the airport to make sure and so should everyone else. I remember when AY's MD-11 were flying around and when landing in Helsinki they would add co...

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by EricAY05
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11183

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

People who give their children "special" names always irritate me. A music producer calls her child Bieber. LOVELY! Following that logic a door carpenter should name his son Knob. But even more I'm irritated by "special" spelling of names. My personal most hated is Siehera. For ...

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by EricAY05
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17031

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

To punish those poor souls who have to sit in the last and second to last rows with punishing engine noise, no view outside except the engine, and having the rear flight attendant sit in the aisle during takeoff and landing. Absolutely the worst ride in aviation, hands down are the rear two aisles ...

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by EricAY05
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Karma While Flying Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Best Karma While Flying Stories

Don’t know if this fits the bill, but...... Earlier in the year, I toured Malaysia with a concert band for 10 days. At the end, most of the band flew back to Australia and a few of us, including me, stayed on in Singapore for 2 days. At the end of the 2nd day we got into minibuses and made for Chan...

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by EricAY05
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6752

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

ZRF->Hbh is certainly not free. I think prices have to be factored into the discussion as well. OSL, for example, is a joke. The train ride to downtown literally costs more than many flights to OSL. Heathrow Express is very close and totally useless if you have to continue your journey from Paddingt...

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by EricAY05
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5617

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

By users on airliners.net: L1011
By airlines: 787

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by EricAY05
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?

You are travelling on one ticket, so even if you miss it, it will be LOTs responsibility to get you to the destination and provide hotel if necessary. There are luckily lots of flights to Praha from Warszawa, and even more with one stop in Frankfurt or Munich. You will also be able to apply for APR...

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by EricAY05
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 3118

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

fbgdavidson wrote:
8. I don't need to check this bag. I have carried it on this airline many times before and it's never caused an issue


This is me with my tennis bag! Can't really check tennis rackets :shakehead:

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by EricAY05
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 166014

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Has the opening date been confirmed yet? The only date I have seen mentioned is October 29th. I have an upcoming trip that could offer me the chance to visit the new TK lounge if the new airport opens within a few days of this date.

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by EricAY05
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26034

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good riddance. The AA 767's are unreliable, dingy on the inside (particularly in economy) with an interior look stuck in 1987. The front of the cabin has been upgraded but the issue here is reliability. Just look at what happened to AA 94 from JFK to MAD on Wednesday this week. Took off, returned t...

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by EricAY05
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3868

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

pdt2f wrote:
I actually love flying in 145’s. I like the single-seat rows on one side of the aircraft. It’s pretty cool to get a window and aisle access in the same seat.


Ditto!

Always love to look at the faces of other passengers when they realize how small the plane actually is :D

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by EricAY05
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3417

Re: Rare Aircraft 2018

I would love to catch the F100 for the first time and might be travelling to Switzerland soon, so this seems like a great opportunity. KLM is currently operating some flights with a Carpatair F100. From Flightradar data, usually the first two rotations AMS-HAM and then Edinburgh and Birmingham, but...

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by EricAY05
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 6109

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

EChid wrote:
mty777X wrote:
Why does a man want to go from Caracas to Merida in the landing gear?


Things are pretty dire in Venezuela right now. Lots of people are trying to get out any way they can.


It's a domestic flight. You mean that he wanted to get closer to an international border?

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by EricAY05
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3417

Re: Rare Aircraft 2018

What routes does Helvetic operate its F100s on currently? Berne – Calvi 03JUN18 – 12AUG18 1 weekly (Day 7) Berne – Jerez de la Fronterra 11MAY18 – 03AUG18 1 weekly (Day 5) Zurich – Calvi eff 13MAY18 1 weekly (Day 7) Zurich – Olbia eff 14APR18 1 weekly (Day 6) Zurich – Rostock 18MAY18 – 23SEP18 2 wee...

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by EricAY05
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4543

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

1) Anything big with engines in the back (getting more and more rare, unfortunately)

2) Anything with two seats by the window (overlaps often with above), or just one seat

3) Anything in First or Business

4) Anything that is older than myself

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by EricAY05
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes you thought were flown by an airline, but are not
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Routes you thought were flown by an airline, but are not

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Surprised Iberia doesn't fly Madrid - Helsinki. It's only flown by Finnair, Norwegian and Wamos. Sure Iberia codeshares with Finnair, but I'm still surprised they don't serve it themselves.


No AF on CDG-HEL is a similar case. Only codeshare with AY.

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by EricAY05
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 83
Views: 21151

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

How do we know this crash did not take place in the USA? Not a single person was yelling "OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOD, OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" and stating obvious facts like "WE ARE GONNA CRASH!". Amazing how calm everyone remains even after it became obvious that something is wrong.

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by EricAY05
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Online Ticket Resource ?
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Best Online Ticket Resource ?

https://bookwithmatrix.com/

It's not great, but might work in your case.
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After you are done with ITA Matrix, use this site to find a place to book the desired flight:

https://bookwithmatrix.com/

It's not great, but might work in your case.

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by EricAY05
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

Interesting! Thanks for clarifying. I was under the impression that everything non-Schengen was treated in the same way. Anyway, OP has a good chance of being able to walk right into the non-Schengen lounge.

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by EricAY05
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

How recent is this change? I remember very clearly arriving from London (multiple times right up to this year) and New York (in 2013), at least, and walking right past the lounge. I have to admit though that after arriving from Istanbul earlier this year we walked through a secured corridor.

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by EricAY05
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

Why not walk straight to the non-Schengen lounge, stay there and clear immigration only later. After leaving the plane you will either walk right past the lounge or be able to "backtrack" there very quickly. Only problem is if AY won't let you in.

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by EricAY05
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect
Replies: 14
Views: 1801

Re: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect

chunhimlai wrote:
Usually the child will be taken care by the designated ground staff


As in sharing the room with the staff member? How else can a teen not be left alone in a hotel room for the night?

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by EricAY05
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16015

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

This is the Bloomberg article. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/qantas-plane-nosedives-over-pacific-due-to-wake-turbulence Strong enough to be noticed, but sounds pretty much like turbulence in a thunderstorm, just starting out of the blue. Not worth the story. ...until you are on...

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by EricAY05
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air travel if oil price is high again
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: Air travel if oil price is high again

They have fuel surcharges for that. Those were never dropped despite the price of oil returning to pre-2008 digits.

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by EricAY05
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 5619

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

For me personally the biggest differences is alliances. I love having elite benefits on a large number of carriers, not just the one I've enrolled with. Another huge difference is what happens at a cancellation. Full Service will put you on any available full service airline. An LCC most likely will...

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by EricAY05
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1302

Re: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?

Essential: - Deodorant stick (yes, I care about my fellow travelers) - Enough various clothes that can be worn on top of each other in case of a really cold cabin, also a couple of pairs of socks of different thickness - Book, just in case the IFE sucks or no IFE - Healthy snack bars Non-essential: ...

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by EricAY05
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 34
Views: 5237

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

When booking AirAsia, I always pick the "original" one from Malaysia and avoid the others, especially Indonesia AirAsia.

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by EricAY05
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dream Ameneties on Airliners
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Dream Ameneties on Airliners

1) A cabin configuration that has 2 seat sets at least somewhere, even at an additional charge 2) Old comfortable economy seats (AA 767 seats will do just fine) 3) Legroom that is equivalent to AAs MCE 4) A bar area similar to QRs business class bar on the A380, charge to enter bar OK 5) Some of the...

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by EricAY05
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5500

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

One of my biggest fails when it comes to flight choices. I could have flown on Aloha's 732s in 2008, but opted for two HA flights on 717s instead. Because I was horrified of the age of the planes, what an idiot! Luckily, I got to fly on the 732 a couple of years later with Bahamasair.

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by EricAY05
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 39513

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare... This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. Can you point to a BTS data set (or other with similar reliable construction and reporting) that sh...

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by EricAY05
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 39513

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

TheRedBaron wrote:
The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare...


This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. At the same time legroom and comfort is decreasing.

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by EricAY05
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4251

Re: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

No big deal. Standing up even during the take-off roll or actual take-off will definitely not kill you, but an in-flight fire might kill both you and everyone else. Well done, since you obviously have flown enough not to simply panic.

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by EricAY05
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: AA 737 fleet. Will it ever reach 400 at its maximum peak?

Wow, this must be the first time ever (pun intended) on airliners.net that someone uses the word "ever" correctly. Kudos!

In relation to the topic, they might order some more MAX 737s in the future and then maybe the fleet will reach 400.

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by EricAY05
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Off to Tel Aviv tomorrow 12/10: UA90 aboard 77W
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Off to Tel Aviv tomorrow 12/10: UA90 aboard 77W

I just came home from Israel and visited Jerusalem a day after Trump's speech. Loved the city and also felt very safe with so many police/soldiers in the streets. Great that you did not let some relatively minor events in just certain parts of the country scare you! My tip, go to Haifa. If you love ...

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by EricAY05
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23363

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Although I'm a big fan of KLM, I'm very disappointed to read about this decision. I don't want pilots to look "modern and accessible", I want them to look authoritative and respectable. This :thumbsup: Unfortunately, in a few decades we will see the same pilots flying in jeans, t-shirts a...

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by EricAY05
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5168

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

A somewhat different response: 737-100, because it would complete my "737 variant collection" (I only have logged the 737-200Adv and not the ordinary -200 though) DC9-40, because I have the -30 and -50 MD-87, because that would complete the "MD collection", even though I probably...

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by EricAY05
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On-board showers on Emirates' A380
Replies: 18
Views: 11497

Re: On-board showers on Emirates' A380

The used shower water is stored to flush toilets in economy class I thought this was a joke first, but isn't this actually a very smart way to recycle the water. And why not to flush all toilets on-board. What if the aircraft encounters sudden turbulence? Is there a chair with a seat belt in the sh...

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by EricAY05
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

There is something very very wrong with the liberals in the US. How long before we will have safe spaces on airplanes?

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by EricAY05
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???

And if you google "Boeing should restart 757 production", you will get 78 links to existing threads, what is your point? :duck:

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by EricAY05
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't stop...Emirates ad
Replies: 12
Views: 2660

Re: Don't stop...Emirates ad

You can't really fail if you use a Queen song in an ad :bouncy:

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by EricAY05
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 4215

Re: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?

Never, not even when after a horrible war HKG becomes the only operational airport in whole of East Asia, never EVER!!!!! (What is with this airliners.net obsession with using "ever" in every single topic related to future events???) How can anyone give a reasonable answer to this question...

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