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by Eraxandaf
Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro/Australia Radio Stations On Line?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

RE: Euro/Australia Radio Stations On Line?

Thanks guys! I ll take a listen to those stations!!

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euro/Australia Radio Stations On Line?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Euro/Australia Radio Stations On Line?

Looking to listen to radio stations from Europe, M.E., and Australia/NZ on line, does anybod have any suggestons??..preferably the 'latest' in music, or any type really...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pic Of LAX In 1971!
Replies: 25
Views: 3256

RE: Pic Of LAX In 1971!

That's a great pic. My father was transferred from SFO to LAX in 1976 so we moved down and actually lived in Westchester. (Graduated Westchester High School in 1982). By '76, those neighborhoods south of Manchester Blvd. were gone. There used to be a Jr. High there called Airport Jr. High, but it wa...

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA's Pacific Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1996

RE: UTA's Pacific Routes

I find UTA's history fascinating. Such an exotic airline. UTA, on the US front, began the first jet service between LAX-PPT with DC8's back in the late 60's. (Pan Am also competed with UTA doing an SFO-LAX-PPT and SFO-HNL-PPT with 707's during the 60's and later as of '72 using 747's and 707's SEVER...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat May 19, 2001 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair To Drop OAK-Papeete And Paris Flights?
Replies: 0
Views: 2164

Corsair To Drop OAK-Papeete And Paris Flights?

A friend told me Corsair was pulling out of the Oakland to Papeete route (currently 1/week) but keeping the LAX-PPT route. I called Nouvelles Frontieres and was told exactly that and also that OAK was being dropped completely including the Paris Orly flights. Anybody hear this and perhaps could gues...

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Mar 21, 2001 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Tongan Airlines : Shut Down Operation
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

RE: Royal Tongan Airlines : Shut Down Operation

Do you know if that includes their internal operations such as Nuku'alofa to Ha'apai and Vava'u on their Twin Otters? Probably not as that would be Tonga's decision and not NZ's. Sad about Niue, although it was only served once a week. I hear Air Rarotonga is hoping (someday) to start serving Niue f...

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by Eraxandaf
Sun Feb 11, 2001 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles - Tahiti Travel Questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 2046

RE: Los Angeles - Tahiti Travel Questions.

I'm not sure if you are still questioning whether ANZ does fly nonstop 767's from LAX to PPT, but it does. Twice a week. 2 years ago it was a 742. (user airnewzealand mistakenly mentioned it was 3 daily flights). One of these flights continue on to Rarotonga and the other to Auckland. ANZ also flies...

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by Eraxandaf
Mon Jan 29, 2001 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anything On Corsair
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

RE: Anything On Corsair

I've only flown them once, Air France put me on a Corsair flight from Papeete to Oakland when Air France had a pilots strike in June 1999. I belive to reserve tickets, go to the website www.nouvellesfrontieres.com or www.newfrontiers.com. there is a number to call as they are owned by New Frontiers ...

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Jan 24, 2001 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Varying Seat Pitches In Y Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 645

RE: Why Varying Seat Pitches In Y Class?

I was laughing at CPDC10-30's response.I do the same thing as I am 6'3" and I've learned how to put my knees in a position which blocks the person in front of me from going back far (if not at all).No it's not mean, it's necessary. Usually it's a smaller person who just likes the idea of putting his...

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Jan 24, 2001 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Songs : Help Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 2217

RE: American Songs : Help Needed

"I Left my Heart in San Francisco" Tony Bennett..."If You're Going to San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie (MacKenzie?). An extremely popular 60's song. Also "San Francisco" by the Village People from the 70's. There were lots of anthems to San Francisco recorded i...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Jan 23, 2001 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Pitch Across The Atlantic
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

RE: Seat Pitch Across The Atlantic

Air New Zealands web site now says their 744 seat pitch is 32" (down from 34"). Hopefully they're not going the way of others!

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 18, 2001 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA MEL-LAX Flight Emergency Landing In Pago Pago
Replies: 1
Views: 3750

RE: UA MEL-LAX Flight Emergency Landing In Pago Pago

sorry meant Cockpit not Cabin!!

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 18, 2001 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA MEL-LAX Flight Emergency Landing In Pago Pago
Replies: 1
Views: 3750

UA MEL-LAX Flight Emergency Landing In Pago Pago

I though someone would have posted this info by now! I saw this on Flyertalk. Apparently the 744 had smoke in the cabin and landed in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Another UA aircraft had to fly to Pago Pago to pick them up to take them to LAX.

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 18, 2001 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Would You Pay For Extra Seat Pitch?
Replies: 13
Views: 3619

RE: How Much Would You Pay For Extra Seat Pitch?

It's hard to say how much I'd pay. I'm 6'2 and would love more seat pitch. But unfortunately as long as airlines keep offering low fares to attract more pax (ex: last year Air France offered $400 RT SFO-CDG and UA had an internet fare of $300 RT SFO-CDG) there doesn't seem to be much incentive to re...

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 18, 2001 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport/airline Security - LAX
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

RE: Airport/airline Security - LAX

I've never heard of this show! And I live in California..Is this show a British produced show along the lines of 'Airport' and the other one highlighting and African airport (Lagos I think?). Hopefully this isn't one of those bad 80's TV series being resurrected!! sorry to go off topic. I'd like to ...

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 18, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplanes And Movies-They Don't Match
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

RE: Airplanes And Movies-They Don't Match

I saw recently on late night TV, the story of the last Pan Am flight from Saigon in 1975. (A very fascinating topic by the way: PA decided to pull the plug on their flights as the North Vietnamese were soon approaching and their very last flight out was designated a "military' flight to get people o...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Crew Uniforms And Fire Survivability
Replies: 9
Views: 3987

RE: Cabin Crew Uniforms And Fire Survivability

I rather like the ANZ uniforms. I don't particularly like the green jackets though and the derby hats, but those long skirts are very nice looking. The men's are fine too (minus the green jacket once again). Their white shirts are very loose fitting with wide sleeves as I remember from 3 years ago.I...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Jan 13, 2001 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has The Best In-flight Mag?
Replies: 35
Views: 3812

RE: Who Has The Best In-flight Mag?

Air France Magazine (no longer called 'Atlas') is visually very pretty. The inside articles are interesting also. My last issue that I received on board featured a large article on how Air France purchases an aircraft from start to finish. The featured plane was an A343, and a large feature on India...

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 11, 2001 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Codeshares Cons
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

RE: Codeshares Cons

Personally I think it's annoying. I mean if you have a DL flight from JFK to Dakar, or an AF flight from JFK to Nice. I mean, really what airline are you flying? AF for the first one (DL doesnt even touch Dakar), or DL for the second one (AF itself does not fly nonstop JFK-Nice, DL does). It is misl...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PAL: With You All The Way (reformatted)
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

RE: PAL: With You All The Way (reformatted)

Hello. Why does PAL alternate between 744 and A340 between SFO-MNL? Different days? Does PAL have any flights that stop in HNL on their way to SFO? I think they used to, but am not sure...The interior sounds wonderful!

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Jan 06, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific?
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

RE: Air Pacific?

You get 2 meals (usually meal/snack depending on the hour) coming and going on their nonstops to/from LAX-NAN...+ movies, music, etc. It's a 10-11 hour flight.

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Your Tristar Experiences!
Replies: 38
Views: 3613

RE: Your Tristar Experiences!

I've flown TWA's L1011's quite few times. Always still remark on the power of the take off, that was always the best part of the Tristar. But the most memorable in my mind, was when I was returning from school in France back to SF. I booked an Air Inter flight from Marseille to Paris, then a friend ...

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Jan 03, 2001 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Flights From Oakland/SFO?
Replies: 22
Views: 2118

RE: International Flights From Oakland/SFO?

Corsair also markets their Oakland flights as San Francisco. In fact, in their inflight magazine route network, Oakland is not on the map, but San Francisco is with a line drawn to Paris and Papeete. Although on your boarding pass and ticket, it does say Oakland.

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Jan 02, 2001 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK International Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

RE: OAK International Flights

I flew internationally TO Oakland 2 years ago when my Air France flight from Papeete was cancelled due to AF pilots strike. I was put on the PPT-OAK Corsair flight (a 747-Im almost sure it was an -SP. Usually I do notice these things, but I had gotten really ill in Tahiti (Tahiti tummy - I go each y...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Jan 02, 2001 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Use Stairs
Replies: 80
Views: 6089

RE: Airports That Use Stairs

A little off the beaten path, but Papeete, Tahiti uses only stairs. It's incredible stepping off of an AF 744 into the warm humid air and walking past and in front of the a/c. Boarding is cool too as you have to walk in front then to the boarding side then up the stairs. Great pic opportunity!

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 29, 2000 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest 747 Route?
Replies: 37
Views: 14455

RE: Shortest 747 Route?

Someone mentioned once upon a time, Pan Am, I remember taking their 747sp evening flights regularly from SF to LA while I was in school in '83-85. They had fares as low as $35.00 econ or $50.00 Clipper Class as the flight went SFO-LAX-SYD-MEL (they probably just wanted to fill the vacant SF-LA seats...

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 29, 2000 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Halt Daily Nonstop From Chicago To Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

RE: UA To Halt Daily Nonstop From Chicago To Hawaii

Hawaiian doesn't fly from OAK. It's Aloha Airlines who flies from OAK to HNL and OGG, and they didn't "already switch" aircraft, as they inaugurated this service brand new using the 737-700. Aloha doesn't have widebody aircraft.

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Dec 26, 2000 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can You Guess This Airport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

RE: Can You Guess This Airport?

Is that Sunflower Airlines or Air Fiji? It's not anywhere in FP, nor Cooks, nor Tonga, it sort of looks like Kadavu in Fiji? but it's probably not. Definately not Nadi or Suva...It does look like somewhere in the Fiji islands though..

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by Eraxandaf
Mon Dec 25, 2000 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Runway Incident PPT
Replies: 14
Views: 2798

RE: Hawaiian Runway Incident PPT

also many can't identify French Polynesia unless you reference its main island of Tahiti. According to news the Hawaiian DC10 from Honolulu overshot the runway in driving rain just barely missing disaster as its front wheel is in the lagoon. This happened in 1993 with an Air France 744 after oversho...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Dec 23, 2000 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Before The 747-400?
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

RE: Qantas Before The 747-400?

They also began services from Sydney-Papeete-LAX in '81 or so, but discontinued it in the early 90's, using a 742. I flew the route from PPT to LAX in 1982.

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by Eraxandaf
Thu Dec 21, 2000 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380: Really Needed?
Replies: 23
Views: 789

RE: Air France A380: Really Needed?

Truthfully I've wondered that as well. I mean, I think they have 13 744's (maybe less), and some 743's (which were, along with a few 744's I belive, inherited from UTA - and are being put on the carribbean leisure routes) and are getting rid of their 742's. When was their last 744 purchase? It must ...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Dec 19, 2000 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Leaving Lisbon Next Month
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

RE: TWA Leaving Lisbon Next Month

Will these cut routes (Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid) remain under TWA to reinstate at will? and how long do they remain under TWA's authority to serve until they are perhaps given to an airline that wants to fly them...? I was just curious because I read somewhere recently that since Pan A...

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by Eraxandaf
Sun Dec 17, 2000 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who To Fly From LAX To London?
Replies: 18
Views: 3437

RE: Who To Fly From LAX To London?

If seat pitch is important, ANZ has a 34" pitch on their 744's, and they'll let you choose your seat in advance (even bulkhead and exit rows- I've done it).

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 15, 2000 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

RE: Trip Suggestions

I went to school (college) in the South of France. You really should hop aboard the TGV and head down to Marseille for a few days. Marseille is not the seedy seaport town it once was, and is quite up and coming. It's very beautiful and there really aren't the amount of tourists that you'll find in P...

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 15, 2000 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia California
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

RE: Alitalia California

I don't know Mason, sounds like a legitimate questions to me! I'm sure someone on this board could give their opinions, far more obscure topics have been answered..I wouldn't mind knowing this info myself as I remember seeing their 747's at LAX in the 80's, and wouldn't mind seeing a larger plane at...

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 15, 2000 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tropical Fish
Replies: 8
Views: 937

RE: Tropical Fish

Oooh that sounds great! I like to go to the So. Pacific and see all those fish in the lagoons. I remember going to Fiji 3 years ago and seeing thousands of these electric-blue fish in the water and blue starfish as well. French Polynesia has beautiful fish in the lagoons as well..

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea For New F/a Uniforms At United
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

RE: Idea For New F/a Uniforms At United

I agree with Latinplane. The US f/a uniforms look pretty much the same. That same dark navy blue, and I think pants on the women look terrible. I can understand the shuttle flights need for simplicity, but they really should go 'designer'.. Take a look at Air France's uniforms. Beautiful even with d...

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by Eraxandaf
Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Still Print Timetables?
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

RE: Do Airlines Still Print Timetables?

Air France, Qantas, British, Air New Zealand all print timetables. You can call their US 800 number and request one. They're all pretty comprehensive with flight routings and type of a/c flown, aircraft seat charts, route maps (or at least 'dots' showing their routes), what type of meal served. ANZ ...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Dec 09, 2000 2:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Has Anyone Flown Aom?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

RE: Has Anyone Flown Aom?

Koala, e mail me so I can forward you some of the So. Pacific sites. What are you looking for (travel, accomodations, eco-tourism, stay with islanders, etc.)? I go each year and know different ones. i.e. Tahiti, Fiji, Cooks, Samoa, Tonga etc... If you don't want to reveal your e mail, create a "dumm...

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by Eraxandaf
Fri Dec 08, 2000 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Engine Flameout At SFO
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

RE: Delta Engine Flameout At SFO

Kai, are you sure it is DL only flight? Cuz I am booked for a DL flight to LAX in Jan. leaving at 7:25 pm to connect to Air France to Tahiti at 11:40 pm..Delta should have 2 (one 727 and one 757). Any ideas?

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Dec 05, 2000 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline Liveries!
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

RE: Best Airline Liveries!

PAST: I miss the old Braniff International colorschemes of the 70's.. I grew up in the 70's near LAX,so I'd always see them arriving from their South America routes with their bright Alexander Calder designs. I also remember the big orange 747 in '81-82 coming in from Guam! PRESENT: Im a big Air Fra...

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by Eraxandaf
Sun Dec 03, 2000 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Has Anyone Flown Aom?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

RE: Has Anyone Flown Aom?

I've never flown them, but i do read the south pacific boards where airlines are discussed. It used to have a bad reputation for it's how temperatured a/c, very cramped seating on their DC10's to Papeete from LAX (originating in Paris). With 10 across seating as the normal 9 on a D10. But many agree...

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by Eraxandaf
Sun Dec 03, 2000 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You're The First, The Best, The Only One...
Replies: 13
Views: 2854

RE: You're The First, The Best, The Only One...

When I first came to this board, I was quite excited to see posts like that, but after a while onboard, when I see those, I just ignore them, or look at them out of curiousity, and/or respond once in a while..but it's my choice to respond or not. These are probably excited newcomers who haven't real...

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Nov 28, 2000 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tropicana Or Minute Maid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

RE: Tropicana Or Minute Maid?

Odwalla. Expensive ($7.50 for a 64 oz. container or 1.89L...but worth it.

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by Eraxandaf
Tue Nov 28, 2000 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do You Get To School / Work?
Replies: 37
Views: 2573

RE: How Do You Get To School / Work?

I actually take the California Street Cable Car to work. I live on Nob Hill in San Francisco, so I walk 3 blocks to California and Leavenworth Streets, and wait as it comes up the hill to take me 10 blocks down the very steep California St. into the Financial District. This line is not the touristy ...

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by Eraxandaf
Mon Nov 27, 2000 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 744 Makes Emergency Landing In Tahiti!
Replies: 6
Views: 754

RE: AF 744 Makes Emergency Landing In Tahiti!

UAL747, yes that definately is something to think about, that's why I was wondering about ANZ's flights on the same exact route to Tahiti. i.e. whether it followed the same routing as the AF 744 flights, and where it would divert to in an emergency...But since it is the same route more than likely f...

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by Eraxandaf
Mon Nov 27, 2000 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 744 Makes Emergency Landing In Tahiti!
Replies: 6
Views: 754

RE: AF 744 Makes Emergency Landing In Tahiti!

I've flown that route 5 times in the past 10 years, and that is one thing that terrifies me - - being overwater for 8 hours in the middle of nowhere if some problem should occur (but on the flip side, it is one of the most peaceful experiences when all is okay). It's also why I choose 4 engine plane...

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by Eraxandaf
Sun Nov 26, 2000 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Here Tasted Ornagina?
Replies: 21
Views: 711

RE: Has Anyone Here Tasted Ornagina?

l'espace 180: The original name WAS Oreillia, this was in the late 70's/early 80's. I even remember the commercials--little cartoon space kids shouting Oreillia, Oreillia.. The name did change in the early 80's though. You being in the under 20 age range would not remember this. I went to school in ...

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Nov 25, 2000 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AOM French Airlines New Service From LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 5732

RE: AOM French Airlines New Service From LAX

Probably is an A340-200, it must be an 11-12 hour flight, I know Nadi is 11 hours, and Noumea is south west of Fiji, just north of Australia.

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by Eraxandaf
Sat Nov 25, 2000 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Here Tasted Ornagina?
Replies: 21
Views: 711

RE: Has Anyone Here Tasted Ornagina?

Orangina is still found in the little rounded glass containers here in the US. Orangina has been around for a long long time. I think it originally was called "Oreilla", but found that most American's couldn't pronounce it so they changed the name to appeal to a larger market. Is it still called Ore...

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