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by anyong
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493501

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Don't expect much change. Although ITA I think has to bid for the AZ name, brand, and trademark, it's likely they will get it and what will emerge is the same badly run airline, a third of its original size, beholden to the same greedy, intransigent workforce that helped ensure the company couldn't...

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by anyong
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493501

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Seems unlikely. It does seem that the Alitalia brand, but not all of its entities, will carry over to the new company for a variety of reasons. I do not see the new airline ultimately being called "ITA". It will be a slimmed down, Alitalia. I bought a few flights 5 days before Alitalia cl...

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by anyong
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493501

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Found this livery online, not sure if it's real. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS94Z8dsZ-0/?utm_medium=copy_link Seems unlikely. It does seem that the Alitalia brand, but not all of its entities, will carry over to the new company for a variety of reasons. I do not see the new airline ultimately bein...

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by anyong
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] TURKISH AIRLINES Domestic Business Class Lounge and New IST Airport Review
Replies: 0
Views: 1485

[Video Only] TURKISH AIRLINES Domestic Business Class Lounge and New IST Airport Review

TURKISH AIRLINES DOMESTIC BUSINESS The link: https://youtu.be/Q1PyKx2d2nA Flight Details: Airline: Turkish Airlines Aircraft: A321 Aircraft Registration: TC-JRL Origin: Istanbul, Turkey (IST) Destination: Trabzon, Turkey (TZX) Duration: 1 HR 32 MIN $40 Business Class Upgrade on Turkish Airlines dome...

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by anyong
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Egypt on UK red list
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Egypt on UK red list

Despite having very low covid numbers, Egypt remains on the UK Red list. Any chance that changes any time soon or sometime in 2021? It seems like the UK has no real rhyme of reason for their traffic light system.

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by anyong
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Baghdad Express | Iraqi Airways CRJ 900
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Re: [Video Only] BAGHDAD EXPRESS | IRAQI AIRWAYS CRJ 900

eastafspot wrote:
Something very original here...
Soap bottle inside the toilet, WTF???
Did not you ask the crew the reason or at least inform them?



Thank you!! I didn't want to raise any sort of issues because Middle Eastern airlines are pretty famous for being sort of suspicious about filming.

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by anyong
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

I love videos like this. What I have learn in my years travelling the world is that the media is definetly exaggerated and nothing is like you think. Ever. Well put. I also posted a 6 minute tuk tuk I rode around Baghdad. You can see the streets and life in the city with your own eyes: https://yout...

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by anyong
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4 Very interesting report, many thanks for sharing. Is it just me or it is safer to walk around Baghdad than walking around the south side of Chicago nowadays? Well there was a suicide bombing in Ba...

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by anyong
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Iraq is a wonderful place for the people and the history. The place is rundown as a result of perpetual warfare for the past 20 years. But we are in a time of peace. I never felt unsafe.

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by anyong
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Much appreciated!!

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by anyong
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Walking tour of Baghdad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4
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Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4

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by anyong
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Baghdad Express | Iraqi Airways CRJ 900
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

[Video Only] Baghdad Express | Iraqi Airways CRJ 900

IRAQI AIRWAYS TO BAGHDAD The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVaJ6C5XL1E Flight Details: Airline: Iraqi Airways Flight Number: 962 Aircraft: CRJ 900 Aircraft Registration: YI-AQB Origin: Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan (ISU) Destination: Baghdad, Iraq (BGW) Duration: 50 mins Seat: 21A This is a ...

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by anyong
Sat May 15, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

I am wondering if I fly to Greece which will let me in with a vaccination card then fly to Portugal from ATH, if that is allowed?

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by anyong
Fri May 14, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

Champions League Final...

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by anyong
Fri May 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

In my case, I am looking to fly IST-AMS-LIS-OPO on 2 separate reservations, which means I will be entering Schengen in the Netherlands. However, I just don't know if I will be turned away at AMS with a CDC card, and copies of my email appointments of my vaccines which corresponds to the dates on my ...

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by anyong
Tue May 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

Will I get hassled trying to enter the EU with a CDC issued vaccine card and email records of my vaccine appointments to correspond with my CDC card?

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by anyong
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Harvard Grads out there
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Any Harvard Grads out there

I recently helped start a Harvard Aviation what's app group (Class of 2015 myself). If there's anybody out there that isn't part of this now legendary group that would like to join, send me a personal message.

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by anyong
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Thomas Cook Longhaul

I have flown on TCX long haul both Premium and Economy and I think there product is really good. The leg room alone in economy is fab and I am 6ft and not the slimmest out there. Funny enough I am flying MAN-LAX in a few weeks on them. Looking forward to it I must say. Have a good trip :-) You can'...

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by anyong
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Thomas Cook Longhaul

TCX have a nice economy product these days. They refurbished their A330s a few years ago and there is basically very little difference between them and a legacy except the IFE which is noted above. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them personally. Not sure I would ever fly WOW but TCX seems like a decent...

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by anyong
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Thomas Cook Longhaul

Just booked Thomas Cook LAX-MAN. Anybody fly on their long haul before? I paid the extra $25 for an exit row window seat. Looking forward to it actually.

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by anyong
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: Sukhoi Superjet Routes

I'm confused. In the title, you mention Sukhoi Superjet. If this is what you are interested in, there's no need to go to Russia. Plenty flights on those out of BRU every day. All Stockholm (BMA) flights, for example, since no other aircraft in the SN fleet can make it in and out at BMA. Primary rea...

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by anyong
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Re: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?

I did MEX-VER on a Sukhoi. Such a cool experience and an amazing/quiet jet to fly.

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by anyong
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Sukhoi Superjet Routes

I'm traveling to Russia this summer and I'm trying to get in on as many Russian/Soviet jets as possible.

Anybody know what routes I should look out for? Also, anybody know any other Russian made jets I should look out for and book?

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by anyong
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

I am a bit puzzled. You do not want to live in HK, but want to register a company there, right? You want to get students towards American universities, basic question: whom is going to pay you and why would they do this? And on what basis? Where do you going to live? America or somewhere in Asia? T...

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by anyong
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

BestWestern wrote:
But to live in HK you need residency. I’m 5 years in HK now.


Right, I don't want to live in Hong Kong. I just want to register a business and open a bank account there.

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by anyong
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

BestWestern wrote:
I have one question - why would HK accept you and give you residency?

Ivy League ‘credentials’ mean nothing when you start your own business.


Do you speak from experience? I'm not looking for HK residence...

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by anyong
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

FriscoHeavy wrote:
You sound like a liberal from some of the posts...wouldn’t you be thrilled to pay taxes and your ‘fair share’?

Perhaps I’ve misread your comments and you aren’t liberal. If not, I stand corrected.


If stating fact is now "being liberal", then sure!

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

Hello, Wife and I have been going back and forth on where to go in September for 3-4 days. We have interest in going to Iceland on the new Nonstop Service from DFW. Being world-travelers most of you are and those of you who have been there, would you recommend going for 3 or 4 days? It really seems...

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Needless to say, setting up shop in the US is neither ideal not smart. Yes, you've portrayed it as an awful place to do business - based upon incorrect facts. NOBODY pays 21% corporate tax, 35% income tax and 13% state tax on the same money. That nothing but ignorant business. Ironically, many fore...

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

The issue with Trump being pro-business is that I doesn't help when I am the only employee projecting to make probably less than $250,000 a year and definitely less than $1 million a year. 21% corporate tax + 35% personal income tax + 13% California income tax. Makes more sense for me to set up sho...

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

The issue with Trump being pro-business is that I doesn't help when I am the only employee projecting to make probably less than $250,000 a year and definitely less than $1 million a year. 21% corporate tax + 35% personal income tax + 13% California income tax. Makes more sense for me to set up sho...

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Hey guys, So I recently graduated from grad school studying politics, and the current political situation in the US has me so burnt out I decided to open a business in Asia. I was looking into registering in Hong Kong, but it seems that because of how much money laundering that has been happening a...

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Aesma wrote:
Are you sure it's money laundering, and not FATCA that is causing you issues ?


No, but considering HSBC was caught up in a ton of laundering and they are asking for the most paperwork and a 4 month wait time to vet my intentions, I am taking an educated guess.

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by anyong
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Hey guys, So I recently graduated from grad school studying politics, and the current political situation in the US has me so burnt out I decided to open a business in Asia. I was looking into registering in Hong Kong, but it seems that because of how much money laundering that has been happening a...

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by anyong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1547

Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Hey guys, So I recently graduated from grad school studying politics, and the current political situation in the US has me so burnt out I decided to open a business in Asia. I was looking into registering in Hong Kong, but it seems that because of how much money laundering that has been happening ar...

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by anyong
Wed May 24, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Attendant Instagram Page
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Flight Attendant Instagram Page

https://www.instagram.com/flightcrewcards/

Sort of like baseball cards, but for lovely f/a's
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Just created it for fun. I think some of you will enjoy:
https://www.instagram.com/flightcrewcards/

Sort of like baseball cards, but for lovely f/a's

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by anyong
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shinzo Abe's 747 @ LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

Shinzo Abe's 747 @ LAX

Did anyone else see Shinzo Abe's 747 at LAX this afternoon? It must have flown in from GIG to refuel and head back to Japan. Do passengers stay on the plane in this situation? I would imagine it would make pretty big news otherwise.

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by anyong
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No More AA 787 LAX-DFW
Replies: 1
Views: 2420

No More AA 787 LAX-DFW

I was trying to book the 787 on a <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> flight in March and they are gone! Is this a temporary or permanent fixt...

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by anyong
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 25629

RE: Celebrity Passengers

Sat next to Smokey Robinson on a US <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (Municipal / Morris Field) (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>-<acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym>...

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by anyong
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Domestic 787 Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 7741

AA Domestic 787 Routes

Are AA 787 Domestic routes going to be a fixture moving on, or are they using the plane for training, and will eventually deploy them exclusively on International flights?

Does anybody have insight into the profitability of short haul 787 flights?

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by anyong
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4541

RE: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N1120A" class="quote" target="_blank">N1120A</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>It would make geographic sense for the Dodge...

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by anyong
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

AA 738

Does anybody know if AA will refit their whole 738 fleet with the new seating configuration? I find row 8 (when it is on the bulkhead) to be the best seats on the plane, but row 7 bulkheads to be uncomfortable.

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by anyong
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4541

RE: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shadez" class="quote" target="_blank">shadez</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>The Marlins flew on Eastern last year. Don't...

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by anyong
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4541

RE: Major League Baseball Travel In 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thekorean" class="quote" target="_blank">thekorean</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>For Marlins you'd think <acronym title="...

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by anyong
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Business Class
Replies: 76
Views: 13576

European Business Class

Is it a bigger ripoff than Southwest Business Select?

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by anyong
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Western Sukhoi: MIA-CUN With The Interjet SSJ!
Replies: 37
Views: 15327

RE: Western Sukhoi: MIA-CUN With The Interjet SSJ!

Great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>! I had booked aa flight on the Superjet from BJX-<acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym> a few months ago, but when I showed up to the airport there was an equipment ch...

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by anyong
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creative Routing Needed To LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

RE: Creative Routing Needed To LHR

$4,425 will buy you 265,000 miles...Apartment <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym> is 90k, Apartment <acronym title="Abu Dhab...

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by anyong
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creative Routing Needed To LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

RE: Creative Routing Needed To LHR

You could take probably half of the $5,600, buy miles on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, and fly the Etihad Apartment <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) Internation...

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by anyong
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.
Replies: 53
Views: 11453

RE: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EddieDude" class="quote" target="_blank">EddieDude</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Does <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Wor...

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by anyong
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.
Replies: 53
Views: 11453

RE: AA MD-80 Two Years Left.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/doulasc" class="quote" target="_blank">doulasc</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus Int...

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