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by planemad1
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Qatar Airways A350 business class from Stockholm to Doha in December 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3997

Re: Flying Qatar Airways A350 business class from Stockholm to Doha in December 2020

Nice report thanks. Did you drink that whole bottle of Tattinger?

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by planemad1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 8447

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Baexecutive,

I appreciate everything you say. However charging 4k for business class in the current climate is just taking the piss, even if it is all the way to Australia.

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by planemad1
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The British Airways A350 Club Suite Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 5459

Re: The British Airways A350 Club Suite Experience

Very clean looking! The A350 is a beautiful aircraft.

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by planemad1
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 14027

Re: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019

Not sure what it is about American carriers but compared to Middle Eastern carriers that food is pretty shocking tbh.

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by planemad1
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 8447

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Interesting report. I'm surprised BA are still charging that amount for Club and First though considering everything. I would have chosen not to fly though unless it was absolutely vital given everything that's been going on. I would love to see a report on the hotel in Chippendale lol.

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by planemad1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia
Replies: 21
Views: 14942

Re: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia

Fantastic report. Must have taken you forever to write and upload those pics.

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by planemad1
Sat May 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 13205

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

The benchmark is Emirates. EY is introducing a bunch of cost-cutting "innovations" that will simply chase more people away. Most people will now go for EK with their superior and consistent product (though FZ codeshares sometimes ruin that) or QR with their very strong route network. Not ...

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by planemad1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetStar Japan’s Shimojishima Inaugural flight March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 5120

Re: JetStar Japan’s Shimojishima Inaugural flight March 2019

Really enjoyed that. Something different! ;)

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by planemad1
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Re: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?

Thanks. I guess it comes down to budget. I hadn't expected the 100-400L to jump in price so much. I think I got my first one for just over £1k. So I reckon £500 max for a camera would be the most I could afford.

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by planemad1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?

I haven't owned a DSLR since I had the 350D and the 100-400L . I see the lens has really shot up in price to over £2k.

Can someone please tell me what camera would be best to replace my old Canon?

Thanks in advance.

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by planemad1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 5295

Re: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

lychemsa wrote:
Was it hot at the barrier reef? Did you swim in the ocean?


Very hot. I did the jet ski tour but didn't go in the ocean. Too many sharks lol.

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by planemad1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 5295

Re: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

A better view of the runway at Hamilton Island.


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by planemad1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 5295

From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

Hi all, Back in November last year we visited family down under in Sydney. The trip was for 23 nights with 5 of those nights being spent on a short trip up to Hamilton Island where I have never been before. The whole holiday was more or less the trip of a lifetime. Hamilton Island was indeed the hig...

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by planemad1
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: D7 AK BA SK UA QF Eight Legs In Y J And F
Replies: 4
Views: 8317

RE: D7 AK BA SK UA QF Eight Legs In Y J And F

Interesting way to get from Perth to the UK. Couldn't you have just flown Emirates?

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by planemad1
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-ICN-SYD Asiana Biz Class Jun'11 - Smartium
Replies: 10
Views: 22107

LHR-ICN-SYD Asiana Biz Class Jun'11 - Smartium

I started to read the report with great excitement and was really gutted when I scrolled down and the majority of pics don't show up. Anyway, as you say it is a rather different way to travel to Oz from the UK. I'd be interested in knowing how much it costs compared to Etihad or Emirates. And how lo...

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by planemad1
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class
Replies: 15
Views: 20506

RE: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class

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So you went on a 6 hour flight there and back for "an intimate lunch" ? Sounds a bit drastic lol.

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by planemad1
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part III - LAN & TAM To GRU Via EZE
Replies: 36
Views: 15213

RE: Part III - LAN & TAM To GRU Via EZE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/akhmad" class="quote" target="_blank">akhmad</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I hope it was a harmless insect species. </i><...

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by planemad1
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad LHR-SYD In Old And New J Cabin
Replies: 17
Views: 23632

RE: Etihad LHR-SYD In Old And New J Cabin

This report brought back one or two memories.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Glad to hear you enjoyed your Etihad experience. And at least you had a decent lounge in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / ...

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by planemad1
Tue May 10, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paris-Montreal Air France A380 Business (pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 33845

RE: Paris-Montreal Air France A380 Business (pics)

At over £8000 for a return trip in First, I'm not surprised it was empty!

Nice pics though. Thanks for sharing.

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by planemad1
Wed May 04, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333
Replies: 44
Views: 33629

RE: LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333

Congratulations on your first First! An enjoyable read.

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by planemad1
Mon May 02, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Pic´s May 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 8730

RE: Self Pic´s May 2011

I'm the one driving.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=135805&filename=phpkczDIo.jpeg" target="_blank"><img sr...

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by planemad1
Mon May 02, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Bought And Moved Into My First Home!
Replies: 11
Views: 2181

RE: I Bought And Moved Into My First Home!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyboyOz" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyboyOz</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>You hired interior designer to decorate yo...

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by planemad1
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manchester - 'Joe's Field'
Replies: 12
Views: 5092

RE: Manchester - 'Joe's Field'

Could I ask a couple of questions please? It's around 18 months at least since I last visited <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>. Is the mound still there opposite the place where planes line up (worms eye). And how much does it cost now ...

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by planemad1
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manchester - 'Joe's Field'
Replies: 12
Views: 5092

RE: Manchester - 'Joe's Field'

Such a shame but that's progress. Won't be long before they're charging you £12 an hour to park there.

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by planemad1
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA Business Class: Hong Kong To SFO Non-stop B747
Replies: 13
Views: 18942

RE: UA Business Class: Hong Kong To SFO Non-stop B747

A real gem of a trip report. I just love these video reports, it's like being put in your shoes. Your enthusiasm for flying comes through in bucket loads.

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by planemad1
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH F: Lufthansa First Class A340 Munich To SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 24644

RE: LH F: Lufthansa First Class A340 Munich To SFO

I have one criticism of the video...

It was too short!  

First class report for a first class flight.

10/10

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by planemad1
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Etihad Airways Y Class Experience (with Pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 38684

RE: The Etihad Airways Y Class Experience (with Pics)

An enjoyable read Lee. Brings back memories of flying with them last year. Just one question - why were you staying in 4 different hotels?

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by planemad1
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To The Australian Open: Jetstar Starclass And SQ J
Replies: 18
Views: 22497

RE: To The Australian Open: Jetstar Starclass And SQ J

I love those Jetstar eyeshades!

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by planemad1
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Loisirs Avec Air Austral: Réunion-Sydney-Nouméa
Replies: 60
Views: 34237

RE: Loisirs Avec Air Austral: Réunion-Sydney-Nouméa

Excellent.

Thankyou.

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by planemad1
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To The Heart Of Congolese Bush With An L410
Replies: 22
Views: 19414

RE: To The Heart Of Congolese Bush With An L410

Very unique report and photographs. Not sure about those mats on the floor though.

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by planemad1
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LX: SFO-ZRH In C. A340. Swiss New Config Business
Replies: 19
Views: 19849

RE: LX: SFO-ZRH In C. A340. Swiss New Config Business

Loved the video, thanks.  

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by planemad1
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cricket - The Ashes, Australia V. England, 2010
Replies: 220
Views: 7713

RE: Cricket - The Ashes, Australia V. England, 2010

Hi All, Sorry I'm new to this debate but has anyone seen Graeme Swann's video diaries from Australia? You can watch them on youtube or via <a href="http://www.ecb.co.uk." target="_blank">www.ecb.co.uk.</a> They are bloody hilarious!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphi...

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by planemad1
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN To SYD With Etihad In C
Replies: 10
Views: 15669

RE: MAN To SYD With Etihad In C

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

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by planemad1
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ayres Rock Resort
Replies: 1
Views: 5893

Ayres Rock Resort

During the 1870s, William Giles and William Gosse were the first white explorers to this region. Giles was the first to reach Kata Tjuta and named it The Olgas after the then reigning Queen Olga of Wurttemburg. Gosse, however, was the first to reach Uluru and named it Ayers Rock after his superior, ...

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by planemad1
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN To SYD With Etihad In C
Replies: 10
Views: 15669

RE: MAN To SYD With Etihad In C

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eccc" class="quote" target="_blank">eccc</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Hi Richard, Service was...

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by planemad1
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN To SYD With Etihad In C
Replies: 10
Views: 15669

MAN To SYD With Etihad In C

Being a regular visitor to this trip report forum I wanted to share a recent trip. It began on a cold Novenber morning. The Etihad chauffeur service collected us from home and drove us to Terminal One at Manchester. After check-in we were directed to the Wilmslow lounge which was pretty hard to find...

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