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by hugo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720676

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Are there any comments from the Southwest pilots and other staunch Max defenders now that even the FAA could no longer justify their position?

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by hugo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CX 744 mock up
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: CX 744 mock up

Thank you!

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by hugo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 744 F flatbed
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

CX 744 F flatbed

I posted this on the other forums. Please pardon the wide casting of this inquiry. Does anyone know the manufacturer and type of F class flatbed seat used by CX on the 744? I saved the entire first class cabin of CX 744 B-HUI by purchasing it in Bruntingthorpe and shipping it to MNL in two container...

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by hugo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CX 744 mock up
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

CX 744 mock up

Hi everyone. I saved the entire first class cabin of CX 744 B-HUI by purchasing it in Bruntingthorpe and shipping it to MNL in two containers. After more than a year, most of the cabin is in place but I need technical assistance getting the seats to recline electrically and adapting the ptvs to work...

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by hugo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CX 747 F class flatbed
Replies: 0
Views: 1116

CX 747 F class flatbed

Hi everyone. I saved the entire first class cabin of CX 744 B-HUI by purchasing it in Bruntingthorpe and shipping it to MNL in two containers. After more than a year, most of the cabin is in place but I need technical assistance getting the seats to recline electrically and adapting the ptvs to work...

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by hugo
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Shares Tank
Replies: 81
Views: 16974

RE: Air Berlin Shares Tank

Similar to what others have mentioned, Air Berlin has inconsistent business strategies that have confused the market. Nobody knows what it is and consequently, I think they have never resonated with the public. Similarly, I think their name and corporate identity does not help them. I love Berlin bu...

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by hugo
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific To Make Major Announcement
Replies: 87
Views: 40622

RE: Cathay Pacific To Make Major Announcement

TEN ABREAST means that there is one less reason to pay a premium for <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> Y. Between the upcoming Marco Polo devaluation and the ten abreast seating, it becomes a lot more compelling to just fly whatever airline gives the best deal. Cathay be...

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by hugo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Round Up Of The Best Airlines 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

RE: Round Up Of The Best Airlines 2015

Thanks for this nice read. Well justified winners.   

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by hugo
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2015 #1
Replies: 177
Views: 27910

RE: Philippine Aviation Thread 2015 #1

Thanks TedtoToe. Your response makes sense. Mabuhay !

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by hugo
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2015 #1
Replies: 177
Views: 27910

RE: Philippine Aviation Thread 2015 #1

Would a second parallel 13/31 runway work??? At least the land may be within NAIA control.

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by hugo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Stretch 330?
Replies: 16
Views: 9280

Why No Stretch 330?

I wonder why Airbus has chosen to do stretched versions of the 340 and not the 330? I think a 330 the length of a 345 or 346 may be a formidable competitor to a 77W...

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by hugo
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Second Meal Service On Long Hauls
Replies: 45
Views: 16194

RE: CX Second Meal Service On Long Hauls

I had the same experience last week on a nonstop from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak Inte...

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by hugo
Fri May 31, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 14065

RE: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRSpeedBird" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRSpeedBird</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table...

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by hugo
Thu May 30, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 14065

RE: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Akiestar" class="quote" target="_blank">Akiestar</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I happen to f...

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by hugo
Thu May 30, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 14065

RE: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX

Well said, <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> Speedbird. I am afraid that <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>'s top management, like many of the elites that govern the country, enjoy making incredible pronouncements they can...

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by hugo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces New Service To China; Ends Manila
Replies: 87
Views: 20656

RE: HA Announces New Service To China; Ends Manila

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#76" class="quote">Reply 76</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, it is a big ...

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by hugo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces New Service To China; Ends Manila
Replies: 87
Views: 20656

RE: HA Announces New Service To China; Ends Manila

Well, regardless of the perceptions of some that <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> is pulling out because The Philippines is this or that and that China is a far more attractive and glamorous proposition, I think there are many that are saddened by their pull out and wish they co...

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by hugo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am A300 Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 11859

RE: Pan Am A300 Routes?

The only Pan am flight I was ever on was with Clipper Detroit, an A300, LAX-SFO in the mid-80s.

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by hugo
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA- A History Of Executive Missteps (article)
Replies: 92
Views: 11361

RE: AA- A History Of Executive Missteps (article)

There are many reasons for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s decline but perhaps the single most influential factor is their product; they simply did not improvetheir hard and soft product with the times. Their marketing department suuuuuuuuuuks! Those <acronym title="American ...

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by hugo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Battleship Gray Is Now History (on Mainline)
Replies: 54
Views: 17355

RE: UA Battleship Gray Is Now History (on Mainline)

Good riddance to that awful paint scheme! I associate United's decline with that gray!!! I LOVED the Saul Bass scheme- it really represented the friendly skies. Once that gray dominated the fleet, everything went dark for United. Hopefully, the new scheme will bring friendly, blue skies for <acronym...

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by hugo
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR To Be Sold To San Miguel
Replies: 6
Views: 4511

PR To Be Sold To San Miguel

According to my friends at <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>, the airline has been sold to a consortium led by San Miguel with Gulf Air and inigo Zobel. With the announcement of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acr...

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by hugo
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Ceiling Architecture On New BA 747 First?
Replies: 12
Views: 7601

RE: Old Ceiling Architecture On New BA 747 First?

CX 744s have new ceilings in First with no bins since the new cocoons have more than adequate storage compartments...

[Edited 2012-01-03 08:16:31]

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by hugo
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 20 Years Gone
Replies: 86
Views: 16710

RE: Pan Am 20 Years Gone

Memories of Pan Am live on with a small hotel's homage to the greatest airline in history. Please check out theclipperhotel.com

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by hugo
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Targeting New Services To Africa, Latin America
Replies: 68
Views: 15380

RE: CX Targeting New Services To Africa, Latin America

Since I travel between the two cities frequently and consider both as one of my "home cities", I think there can be a lot of trade between <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> and <acronym title="CURRENT...

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by hugo
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TravelMole's List Of World's Safest Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 10531

RE: TravelMole's List Of World's Safest Airlines

In the 60's and 70's Air France had so many losses it was called Air Chance. That said, their relatively high hull loss rate in recent years should not even make them at the top of the list for safety. The evaluators of the list probably got something...

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by hugo
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Targeting New Services To Africa, Latin America
Replies: 68
Views: 15380

RE: CX Targeting New Services To Africa, Latin America

HKG-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>!!! <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok In...

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by hugo
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classic Upper Deck Interior Pieces Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4885

747 Classic Upper Deck Interior Pieces Needed

Thanks for your replies! I hope I can build this mock-up soon! Hugo

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by hugo
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classic Upper Deck Interior Pieces Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4885

747 Classic Upper Deck Interior Pieces Needed

Hi. I am looking for sidewalls and panels from the upper deck of a 747-100 or 200 for a project I am working on. Does anyone know of a part-out in progress or in the future so I may purchase the parts? If you know how I can reach those responsible, I will be very grateful.

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by hugo
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ex-RAAF Boeing 707 Being Scrapped
Replies: 2
Views: 6865

RE: Ex-RAAF Boeing 707 Being Scrapped

Great shots! Do you know if the Kuwait 747 has been parted out? As crazy as this sounds, I need to buy the upper deck interior panels of a 747 classic asap for a project. Any info will be appreciated. Cheers! [email protected]

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by hugo
Sun May 08, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX/PAL Baggage Allowance- Most Significant Carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 5844

RE: CX/PAL Baggage Allowance- Most Significant Car

Prepare printout of your IT and just talk to CX staff and ask them to check it through. Good luck!

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by hugo
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Uninspired Interiors That Miss Branding Opportunit
Replies: 14
Views: 4232

RE: Uninspired Interiors That Miss Branding Opport

You are spot on. I agree 100% with what you wrote! I also think LH has the best-looking interior color combination, and best branding. The 744/Airbus First Class seats on LH need to be changed though.

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by hugo
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes You Would Like To See Airlines Operate
Replies: 14
Views: 5739

RE: Routes You Would Like To See Airlines Operate

CX <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</ac...

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by hugo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates Boss: Global Warming Theory Is Rubbish!
Replies: 136
Views: 10248

RE: Emirates Boss: Global Warming Theory Is Rubbish!

Quite stupid from a marketing standpoint. He should follow the tack that others are taking by acknowledging environmental resposibilities...<acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> is one of a growing number of airlines that accept responsibility. What a bozo. Will certainly think twice abo...

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by hugo
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian's Growth Lies In Asia, Not Isles
Replies: 18
Views: 4708

RE: Hawaiian's Growth Lies In Asia, Not Isles

I have long believed that <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> should be used as a hub for smaller West Coast cities to <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL...

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by hugo
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss To Become Swissair Again?
Replies: 45
Views: 11031

RE: Swiss To Become Swissair Again?

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by hugo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Creates "Planguage"
Replies: 65
Views: 10987

RE: Delta Creates "Planguage"

Marginally funny and cute but a waste of money because it does not make me want to fly Delta or any airline for that matter.

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by hugo
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Terminal 5 Lounges Unveiled
Replies: 14
Views: 6687

RE: British Airways Terminal 5 Lounges Unveiled

I am at the Terraces T1 lounge now and it needs to be replaced or enlarged 5X! It's small and does not do justice to their new Club World seats...Look forward to the new T5 lounges.

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by hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lavatory Window On Commercial Jets, Why Not?
Replies: 42
Views: 9473

RE: Lavatory Window On Commercial Jets, Why Not?

LH has windows on premium class 346 lavs- pull down window shades like in cabin.

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by hugo
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero B747-200 PTV In All Classes?
Replies: 12
Views: 4265

RE: Transaero B747-200 PTV In All Classes?

Those are Virgin seats but the bulkhead is from Cathay...

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by hugo
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airline Killed My Dog
Replies: 142
Views: 19792

RE: The Airline Killed My Dog

Sorry for losing your pet. Short-nosed dogs are known to have a more difficult time travelling as belly cargo. Some airlines such as NW, have travel embargo periods for dogs because of climate.

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by hugo
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Changes In KL/AF Long-haul Y-product
Replies: 60
Views: 15128

RE: Rumor: Changes In KL/AF Long-haul Y-product

I think there are carriers that realized that 3-3-3 is the way to go... even the 9 abreast 2-5-2 was less than ideal. Isn't <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> going to 9 abreast from 10 with their 777's? I will avoid <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/KL Y because of...

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by hugo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Thread # 3. PAL 777 Orders Now At 6!
Replies: 151
Views: 18017

RE: Philippine Thread # 3. PAL 777 Orders Now At 6!

Huh? But once <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> starts flying <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL<...

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by hugo
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Thread # 3. PAL 777 Orders Now At 6!
Replies: 151
Views: 18017

RE: Philippine Thread # 3. PAL 777 Orders Now At 6!

I always thought a <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym>/PR codeshare would be perfect. <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> feeds <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> and <acronym title="Hawaiian Ai...

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by hugo
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.Net Meet IN Hong KONG-Asian Aerospace
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

RE: A.Net Meet IN Hong KONG-Asian Aerospace

We can try to meet at the expo entrance. I will probably be free at about 1130 am but this may be adjusted as I have colleagues arriving at ten am on Tuesday at the airport. It will really be best to meet at the airport at around 9 am and proceed to the show from there but I guess you are taking the...

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by hugo
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.Net Meet IN Hong KONG-Asian Aerospace
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

A.Net Meet IN Hong KONG-Asian Aerospace

Hi All. Will be flying in next week into Hong Kong to attend Asian Aerospace. Would any of you want to meet up? I was thinking we could meet at a landside restaurant at CLK before proceeding to Asian Aerospace or after a day at the site; we could meet in the morning at around 0930 or at about 1700. ...

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by hugo
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTV On LH Economy Class
Replies: 18
Views: 4871

RE: PTV On LH Economy Class

Great news! Finally. Why did they print "Stow Monitor for Taxi, Take Off and Landing" when the monitors are fixed on the seat backs?

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by hugo
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL New International Destination: Manila
Replies: 60
Views: 5836

RE: HAL New International Destination: Manila

Wow!!! I am very happy to hear this!!! <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> and <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> can use increased air links. ...

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by hugo
Fri May 11, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exploited Skies: Philippine Aviation, Part 2
Replies: 99
Views: 10644

RE: Exploited Skies: Philippine Aviation, Part 2

I am all for a liberalization of Philippine skies...not completely open, but certainly policies that will encourage other carriers to fly to the Philippines. As much as I would like PAL to succeed, its management is uninspired and could use a shake up in the form of healthy competition. Much has bee...

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by hugo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR...ever Disappointing
Replies: 51
Views: 9385

RE: QR...ever Disappointing

Recently flew <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>-DOH-<acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL),...

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by hugo
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila - View At
Replies: 55
Views: 4279

RE: Manila - View At

TinkerBelle, did not get your <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> but sent you an email through your A.net account. Anyone else who may want to meet up in <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> can email me...

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