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by SighMN
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand's New Skycouch MEL-AKL-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 33715

RE: Air New Zealand's New Skycouch MEL-AKL-LAX

Its a pity that Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>'s economy product has gone down hill so much. They used to have one of the most spacious economy class cabins in the sky, and their onboard catering as others mentioned used to be one of the best. One of my first transpacific flights ...

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by SighMN
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 12064

RE: Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400

I'm not certain about the monitor, but anytime you sit up front in the nose of a 747 you usually have a bit less privacy because the people in 1ac are closer to you. The nice thing though is that you feel like you are in your own private cabin as you are facing the nose. I'm not sure how Lufthansa d...

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by SighMN
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland
Replies: 23
Views: 9032

RE: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoeCattoli" class="quote" target="_blank">JoeCattoli</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table bor...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland
Replies: 23
Views: 9032

RE: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoeCattoli" class="quote" target="_blank">JoeCattoli</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>You've been of great help, thanks man!...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland
Replies: 23
Views: 9032

RE: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland

Ok if you use Cimber Sterling ( https://www.cimber.com/booking/) for the Rome to Copenhagen portion, and then use Iceland Express (http://www.icelandexpress.com/booking/price_calendar/). You can maybe get a fare for under 400 USD. Depending on dates and your flexibility.

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland
Replies: 23
Views: 9032

RE: Cheapest Way To Get From Italy To Iceland

Air Berlin has some cheap flights in October for about 170 US round trip. (ROM-REK) You can't seem to book the flight on their website, but there is certainly a fare there via KVS availability tool. Oops apparently Air Berlin and a lot of other low cost airlines only service it seasonally and stops ...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual Events On Flights You Have Been A Pax On
Replies: 30
Views: 8541

RE: Unusual Events On Flights You Have Been A Pax

ORD-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 938 -Dec 31st 2001 - 777-200 We were flying over Canada when I noticed we were descending slowly and then fuel started to spray out from underneath the wings. I was i...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does UA Often Have A "bad" Reputation?
Replies: 16
Views: 5675

RE: Why Does UA Often Have A "bad" Reputation?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZKEOJ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKEOJ</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Just that <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ<...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would Make Economy "good"?
Replies: 20
Views: 5041

RE: What Would Make Economy "good"?

I really think having 34 inch pitch and at least 18 inch width of seats is pretty mandatory for long haul interntional airlines to make them at least comfortable. Getting rid of shared armrests would also go a long way in making the flight more comfortable. I remember when i was a child flying to Ha...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH And BD - You Couldn't Make It Up!
Replies: 22
Views: 10446

RE: LH And BD - You Couldn't Make It Up!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/yodobashi" class="quote" target="_blank">yodobashi</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>I would have thought the way to handle...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do Airlines Get Rid Of International F Class?
Replies: 6
Views: 6725

RE: Why Do Airlines Get Rid Of International F Cla

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RamblinMan" class="quote" target="_blank">RamblinMan</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It's not that airlines have a grudge a...

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by SighMN
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA New Business Class Web Site
Replies: 15
Views: 7239

RE: UA New Business Class Web Site

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RamblinMan" class="quote" target="_blank">RamblinMan</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Don't think that this is correct, pr...

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by SighMN
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do Airlines Get Rid Of International F Class?
Replies: 6
Views: 6725

Why Do Airlines Get Rid Of International F Class?

I am just wondering what drives airlines to remove their First class product internationally? There seems to be a lot of advantages of a first class cabin: 1) Marketing for the airlines. A lot of airlines showcase their flagship first class cabin in their advertising 2) Airlines with F class cabins ...

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by SighMN
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA New Business Class Web Site
Replies: 15
Views: 7239

RE: UA New Business Class Web Site

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RamblinMan" class="quote" target="_blank">RamblinMan</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Amazing how that could work, when th...

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by SighMN
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA New Business Class Web Site
Replies: 15
Views: 7239

RE: UA New Business Class Web Site

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RamblinMan" class="quote" target="_blank">RamblinMan</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I'm going to refer you to this <acro...

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by SighMN
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA New Business Class Web Site
Replies: 15
Views: 7239

RE: UA New Business Class Web Site

I don't understand how they can fit 8 across in business on 777s and 747s! Aren't the 777 business seats super crampeda as a result! They must be extremely narrow almost close to economy width. At least the old business class seats were wide and relatively roomy.

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by SighMN
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does UA Often Have A "bad" Reputation?
Replies: 16
Views: 5675

RE: Why Does UA Often Have A "bad" Reputation?

This was a post I made on flyertalk in 2002 after I decided after 7 years of flying with them to quit using them completely. I've never gone back and have had exceptional experiences with most other airlines even American ones like Delta and American. I just think there is a bad customer service cul...

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by SighMN
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bring Back The Old F Class Seats!
Replies: 5
Views: 4489

RE: Bring Back The Old F Class Seats!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RamblinMan" class="quote" target="_blank">RamblinMan</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>As for your <acronym title="Air New Ze...

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by SighMN
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bring Back The Old F Class Seats!
Replies: 5
Views: 4489

Bring Back The Old F Class Seats!

I've been a lurker on these forums for about 10 years now, but have finally decided to post! I've been travelling since 1995 quite regularly and fortunately in the premium cabins. As I write this I just left a Air New Zealand flight from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA ...

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