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by ardian
Tue May 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10535

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

Judging by this picture, I like the female dress, but the guy’s outfit is terrible. Please tell me Delta is paying for them to get their uniforms tailored? I’m sure they do. If so, this guy needs to get in there ASAP. If the company pays for it, it should be required to get your outfit fitted/tailo...

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by ardian
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 6559

Re: Plane Crash Documentary

Was it perhaps this one: Sole Survivor?

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by ardian
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Manchester - Amsterdam KLM
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

Re: Manchester - Amsterdam KLM

Haha that last picture is at Piqniq, I immediately recognize their cat and interior (it's one of my hotspots for lunch in Amsterdam). Great trip report

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by ardian
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Outstanding EVA Air Business Class ORD-TPE
Replies: 9
Views: 8181

Re: Outstanding EVA Air Business Class ORD-TPE

Wow, I like the illustration EVA uses on the cover of its menu, wine list and linen, designed by Qing-Yang Xiao. Looks very intricate and beautiful

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by ardian
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls
Replies: 79
Views: 9488

Re: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls

Interesting topic, as I'm very into the world of branding, design and marketing. A short post, I'm going to read the rest of this topic tomorrow. But from the top of my head, my favourite example of a complete brand overhaul is Garuda, with its Quantum Leap program. Who would ever thought 10 years a...

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by ardian
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Frontline AA Uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4665

Re: New Frontline AA Uniforms

It's fine and definitely suits their brand. I'd ditch the vest as it downgrades an otherwise very professional uniform. Next to that; slip-on shoes for the male FA's?! Chelsea boots for the male pilots and ground staff?! Those are some peculiar fashion choices. A simple but sophisticated Oxford shoe...

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by ardian
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety video
Replies: 14
Views: 2803

Re: New AA Safety video

I love it. It reminds me of the clever music videos from Ok Go (like this famous one ) It's fresh and has the right balance between fun and informative. I absolutely dislike the 'in your face funny' safety videos (from Delta for example), as humor/comedy is quite a subjective taste. This one has so ...

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by ardian
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 United Airlines Channel Nine
Replies: 3
Views: 3887

Re: 9-11 United Airlines Channel Nine

What a chilling story.

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by ardian
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Via Berlin Cheaper Than UK Rail Trip
Replies: 51
Views: 14089

RE: Ryanair Via Berlin Cheaper Than UK Rail Trip

Awesome, but sad at the same time. Here in The Netherlands, the ticket prices for our Dutch railway are quite high as well.

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by ardian
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class
Replies: 71
Views: 19731

RE: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class

I think <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> is missing the boat here. Airlines nowadays do use amenity kits to differentiate themselves. Look at <a href="http://upgrd.com/blogs/doublewidesfly/aa-announces-heritage-amenity-kits-new-transcon-business-class-amenity-kits.html" target="_blan...

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by ardian
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air ( BR ) New Livery Leaked
Replies: 79
Views: 27990

RE: EVA Air ( BR ) New Livery Leaked

I think it will look fresh and modern, while staying true to its brand and former (current) livery. I'm interested in how the white on the fuselage will look like, as it's a 'white mica' (more of a pearl gloss).

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by ardian
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New Safety Video
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

RE: KLM New Safety Video

I like it! I may be biased as a Dutch guy, but this is definitely a welcome change compared to the previous one (which was so business-like boring and way too clinical). It's very creative and very Dutch. I'm glad they didn't put some corny humour in it. The message is clear, straight to the point a...

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by ardian
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane
Replies: 41
Views: 20648

RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

I'm normally very skeptical about those 'internet lists' (especially on Yahoo), but thruth to be told; this really should've been printed and handed out with every boarding card. I completely agree with this list. It completely baffles me what passengers are doing nowadays (as seen on the facebook p...

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by ardian
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilarious Westjet Flight Attendant Safety Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 8169

RE: Hilarious Westjet Flight Attendant Safety Demo

I liked it! Reminded me a bit of Jacques Tati or Mister Bean.

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by ardian
Wed May 20, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could This Be One Of The Ugliest Uniforms To Date?
Replies: 61
Views: 22026

RE: Could This Be One Of The Ugliest Uniforms To Date?

It looks... ambitious. High waisted jeans, huge collar, red all the way... It sure is different compared to all the other 'secretary outfits' (skirt with blouse). The uniform for the gentlemen looks impeccable though.

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by ardian
Wed May 20, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Internet Meme Themed DL Safety Video
Replies: 42
Views: 6848

RE: New Internet Meme Themed DL Safety Video

Oh my that was a serious snoozefest... They are trying way to hard to be 'hip' and 'significant'. A majority of the pax wouldn't even recognize most of these memes/people/things. It's an awful blend; the boring facts of your regular flight safety movie combined with the internet hits which are absol...

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by ardian
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video
Replies: 51
Views: 8395

RE: Unofficially Released: New Air France Safety Video

I absolutely love it! It's fresh, fun, quirky, elegant and yes; très chic! Excellent job by <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>! By the way; what a beautiful lady. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Q...

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by ardian
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EasyJet Livery Unveiled
Replies: 96
Views: 29552

RE: New EasyJet Livery Unveiled

It's starting to grow on me. Granted, it's not the most breathtaking livery out there, but branding wise they knew what they were doing (unlike HV). It sure is different though.

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by ardian
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Introduces Heritage Amenity Kits
Replies: 43
Views: 13471

RE: AA Introduces Heritage Amenity Kits

Ooooh I would definitely collect them all!

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by ardian
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Changing India In J And Y: BLR-DEL-GOI-BOM
Replies: 20
Views: 13413

RE: A Changing India In J And Y: BLR-DEL-GOI-BOM

What a superb trip report! Thank you for sharing it with us. Now you've really managed to put India on my to see-list  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Int...

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by ardian
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China Airlines 77W TPE-LAX, CI 008 In J
Replies: 19
Views: 21211

RE: China Airlines 77W TPE-LAX, CI 008 In J

Great trip report! Thank you for sharing it with us. I absolutely love <acronym title="China Airlines (Taiwan)">CI</acronym>'s new product; breathtaking interior design with elegant colours and great attention to detail. This has got to be one of the most soothing and calm looking cabins around. Ver...

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by ardian
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 B787 Delivery
Replies: 51
Views: 15858

RE: Etihad A380 B787 Delivery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JRadier" class="quote" target="_blank">JRadier</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The escape hatc...

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by ardian
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 XWB Formation Flight Behind The Scenes
Replies: 35
Views: 11427

RE: A350 XWB Formation Flight Behind The Scenes

Seriously, what's not to love about this video. This is poetry in motion... In combination with the excellent (and epic) music, I was simply blown away

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by ardian
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics
Replies: 38
Views: 18369

RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

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

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by ardian
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 737-800 V40
Replies: 6
Views: 6414

RE: JAL 737-800 V40

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> And to ad...

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by ardian
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service
Replies: 134
Views: 28153

RE: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service

I still have the headrest cover with the introduction of KLM's first MD11 (PH-KCA Amy Johnson). It will definitely be a sad sight to see them go.

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by ardian
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ A380 Product - Any Update?
Replies: 7
Views: 4166

RE: SQ A380 Product - Any Update?

I'm also curious about the so called 'scandal'. Mentioning <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and 'scandal' in one sentence should definitely trigger everyone's attention. Next to that, I'm also a bit surprised why that trip report went viral, as I've read numerous (and sometimes even ...

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by ardian
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern New 77W Video+Service Info Released
Replies: 33
Views: 7563

RE: China Eastern New 77W Video+Service Info Released

Doesn't look that special. I'm curious though about their afternoon tea time galley bar. What's interesting about the middle pair F-seats: the center console can be lowered to be leveled when the seat is converted to a bed (I only know <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> is offering tha...

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by ardian
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Unveils Al Mourjan Lounge
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

RE: QR Unveils Al Mourjan Lounge

On Flyertalk I already read a trip report where the poster visited this lounge. It's beyond spectacular (link)

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by ardian
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL Japan Airlines First Class Tokyo - London
Replies: 29
Views: 29280

RE: JAL Japan Airlines First Class Tokyo - London

What an amazing trip report! I love the video; you can clearly see the excellent service from the flight attendants. In the beginning where one is escorting the other F-class passenger to her seat, that simple bow, the small gestures, handing over a card (?) with both hands. Very refined and elegant...

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by ardian
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With "undercover" A/c Stands?
Replies: 20
Views: 6706

RE: Airports With "undercover" A/c Stands?

Funny that you mention it. I was thinking about the same thing! It looks quite special, but I guess it's quite tricky when you're dealing with larger jets and/or fumes.

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by ardian
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced
Replies: 53
Views: 16840

RE: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced

I absolutely like Air Inuit's livery! Simple, elegant and the use of a terrific font. Personally, I'd like to add these liveries to the list <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/2469269/L/...

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by ardian
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: People Express: EWR-PHF-PIT Inaugural Day June 30
Replies: 29
Views: 16975

RE: People Express: EWR-PHF-PIT Inaugural Day June 30

Great and very detailed trip report (as always). Thanks for sharing it!
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What happened with the tray tables here? They seem to be lacking

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by ardian
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue "Mint" Inaugural - LAX-JFK-LAX June 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 21984

RE: JetBlue "Mint" Inaugural - LAX-JFK-LAX June 2014

Terrific trip report Carfield. Thank you very much for sharing it with us! This new product from jetBlue looks very promising. I like the attention to detail you incorporate with your trip reports, and your objective and well thought remarks. From a marketing and branding point of view; I really thi...

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by ardian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation-themed Animated Movie "The Wind Rises"
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

RE: Aviation-themed Animated Movie "The Wind Rises"

Nausicäa, Castle in the sky, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, etc... Goosebumps everytime I watch one of his movies! Almost impossible to name my favourite, but I hold a special place for Spirited Away. Miyazaki makes the world of cinema such a beautiful p...

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by ardian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation-themed Animated Movie "The Wind Rises"
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

RE: Aviation-themed Animated Movie "The Wind Rises"

Indeed it's a breathtaking movie. It's sad that it's Hayao Miyazaki's final film, but he sure created something spectacular. It's beyond me why this gem was surpassed by Frozen for an academy award.

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by ardian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New BOM, DEL, BLR: 21st Century Airports Of India
Replies: 11
Views: 9735

RE: New BOM, DEL, BLR: 21st Century Airports Of India

Great and interesting trip report. I completely agree with you; by judging from the pictures, BOM looks stunning! Almost surreal!

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by ardian
Fri May 30, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI's ANZ Skycouch: Family Couch - Photos + Info
Replies: 14
Views: 11202

RE: CI's ANZ Skycouch: Family Couch - Photos + Info

I completely agree with trex8 and thrufru; the pattern looks like a traditional cherry blossom painting. It's really in line with <acronym title="China Airlines (Taiwan)">CI</acronym>'s cultural brand image. The pictures don't do it justice, especially with the hard flash. Great new products of <acr...

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by ardian
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Aisle Access Key For Business Class
Replies: 50
Views: 16243

RE: Direct Aisle Access Key For Business Class

I absolutely like this concept, although I can imagine it would be slightly difficult for the FA's when they're serving the pax in the window seats.

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by ardian
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted
Replies: 65
Views: 18900

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

The A380 is the Fiat Multipla of aviation.

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by ardian
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Launches New Campaign: France Is In The Air.
Replies: 20
Views: 8946

RE: AF Launches New Campaign: France Is In The Air.


I like it! Very chic, very elegant, very French  

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by ardian
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Throning On A 777: JFK-VIE, Austrian's New J Class
Replies: 49
Views: 35032

RE: Throning On A 777: JFK-VIE, Austrian's New J Class

Great trip report! I always enjoy reading trip reports from Austrian, as their catering is simply superb and the great coffee menu they offer. Too bad they didn't pick the same colour scheme from their old C-class (wood, purple, green). This new C-class looks definitely more 'royal', but their old o...

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by ardian
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Takes Delivery Of First 77W
Replies: 37
Views: 15518

RE: China Southern Takes Delivery Of First 77W

The contrast in the colour scheme of their interior is a bit too harsh for my eyes; it screams 'plastic fantastic'. I have to give it to them that they truly incorporated the colours of their brand, but it looks very sterile to me. I agree with CGMAI; if they also added a more natural colour, it wou...

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by ardian
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Luft Me Up! Greek Lakes & Paxoi Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 17551

RE: Luft Me Up! Greek Lakes & Paxoi Islands

Breathtaking tripreport! I was truly captivated by it. Beautiful pictures and I especially enjoyed the road trip. Those are always the best way to travel (next to flying ofcourse).

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by ardian
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rats Found In Business Class
Replies: 31
Views: 19780

RE: Rats Found In Business Class

If this video belongs to this incident, it's CX we're talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8Ieko5cVg

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by ardian
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Brand And Livery For Thomas Cook
Replies: 49
Views: 22197

RE: New Brand And Livery For Thomas Cook

Fresh and unintrusive. Not bad, in the given examples next to the aircrafts, the branding works quite well and that's all that matters.

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by ardian
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Garuda Indonesia 77W CGK-NRT In Y
Replies: 37
Views: 24074

RE: Garuda Indonesia 77W CGK-NRT In Y

Airlines in the neighbouring countries have to pay close attention to <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym>, as they really continue to deliver. I read many trip reports where the writers are raving about the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym>'s service and you're one of them. L...

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by ardian
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ~ Asian Adventures 1: Brill BA GLA-LCY, LHR-IST ~
Replies: 60
Views: 26846

RE: ~ Asian Adventures 1: Brill BA GLA-LCY, LHR-IST ~

What an awesome trip! Very captivating! Oh my, this really is the best tripreport I've read in years on this site. Thank you so much for putting the effort in sharing it with us, together with the breathtaking pictures you've made.

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by ardian
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Quitting Amsterdam & Frankfurt
Replies: 10
Views: 9619

PIA Quitting Amsterdam & Frankfurt

I suppose that automatically means the closing of their office in the Leidsestraat of Amsterdam; one of the busiest (shopping) streets in Amsterdam. The funny thing is that for years I've never seen that office being open or even someone inside. I always wondered how they could sustain their office ...

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by ardian
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wintertime Adventure In Hakodate With JAL
Replies: 30
Views: 11360

RE: Wintertime Adventure In Hakodate With JAL

Great trip report with stunning photos! Excellent job and thank you for sharing it with us!

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