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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue May 10, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 7733

RE: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000

Well done Michael, great report! I really like East Coast's First Class - I believe some carriages have been refurbished in leather now. Eastern is the largest operator in Aberdeen where I'm based and I have travelled with them quite a lot - always great crew and comfortable planes (well the SAAB200...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Europe: Singapore B777-300ER MUC-MAN J
Replies: 7
Views: 9386

RE: Flying Europe: Singapore B777-300ER MUC-MAN J

Great minds! That would be the ideal trip. Fares are not too bad to be honest.

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Europe: Singapore B777-300ER MUC-MAN J
Replies: 7
Views: 9386

RE: Flying Europe: Singapore B777-300ER MUC-MAN J

Great report! I too have wanted to do this and also the LAN Dreamliner to Frankfurt/Madrid.
Round trip jolly Armodeen!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand's 737 Retirement Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 12441

RE: Air New Zealand's 737 Retirement Flight

This is great! It reminds me of a few months ago when I was on the final Virgin Little Red flight from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym> and I was also the last passenger off. I...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 25th B’day Pt2: A Frustrating Trip Back On KLM 747
Replies: 17
Views: 11541

RE: 25th B’day Pt2: A Frustrating Trip Back On KLM 747

I love these two reports, love your style! Morrre! lol

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Backwards Seating On BA 744 And 380
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

RE: Backwards Seating On BA 744 And 380

I'm also a 62A fan on the Upper Deck of a 747. I love flying backwards. It felt really strange taking off the first time - almost like we were over-rotating. I've just chosen a backward-facing seat on my next <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 772 <acronym title="London - Heathrow...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Business Class On The Finnair A350-900: BCN-HEL
Replies: 23
Views: 19990

RE: Business Class On The Finnair A350-900: BCN-HEL

Fantastic video! Well done and thanks for sharing!
I'm jealous, I ALMOST booked a return from Heathrow on the A350 but glad I didn't since the training flight routes were changed!
Well done on the compensation too - jealous again!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pacing While Talking On Phone In Airline Lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 3363

RE: Pacing While Talking On Phone In Airline Loung

I hate that too!!! I stare them out, but then they like the attention I suppose! Ggggrrrrr

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Video Trip REPORT- Flying Back Home On An Old 747!
Replies: 6
Views: 6155

RE: Video Trip REPORT- Flying Back Home On An Old 747!

Great video and thumbs up from me too!
Anything I would change? Personally I prefer more interior shots, but that's just me - I watched it all so you're doing something right.

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF Y+ JFK-CDG-JFK A388
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

RE: AF Y+ JFK-CDG-JFK A388

I flew it <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> a year ago. I liked it. The Upper Deck cabin was nice - I had a window seat so had the cupboard under the window ...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Final BA 737
Replies: 4
Views: 7983

RE: The Final BA 737

Great report! Thank you. I almost booked this too, but have run out of holidays. I was on the final Virgin Little Red flight <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>/<acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym> on Saturday. Quite em...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Do You Miss?
Replies: 52
Views: 4746

RE: What Airlines Do You Miss?

Dan Air - they had the best service ABZ/LGW

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Club LGW-MCO-LGW & Holiday Pics.
Replies: 14
Views: 11361

RE: BA Club LGW-MCO-LGW & Holiday Pics.

Thanks for the report! Not too long, enough detail for me and an enjoyable read. I love Orlando, still a kid at heart, love Miami Beach as well - you've got me in the mood to head back, I was only there in January. I've just done a couple of TATL on AA77W J class - far superior to <acronym title="Br...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways - 744 First Class From LHR To IAH
Replies: 6
Views: 20982

RE: British Airways - 744 First Class From LHR To IAH

Great report! Thanks for sharing. Nice size and easy to read - with some humour too. Well done. (sound like a teacher marking an essay don't I?)

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Sat May 02, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WOW Royal Caribbean Anthem Of The Seas Naming
Replies: 47
Views: 11096

RE: WOW Royal Caribbean Anthem Of The Seas Naming

Final day onboard today for me and it really is the most beautiful ship. Great decor, furnishings etc, Royal Caribbean have yet again pushed things up a notch on here. Very impressed indeed. I have no clear favourite between this one and Oasis Of The Seas, both equally stunning in their own ways. If...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WOW Royal Caribbean Anthem Of The Seas Naming
Replies: 47
Views: 11096

RE: WOW Royal Caribbean Anthem Of The Seas Naming

Wow! Stunning, plus it has set my excitement levels at ME<acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> now since I sail on her this Thursday for a 3 night taster! My favourite ship up to now is actually Oasis - as big as she is and even with the amount of people on board, she is stunning in every w...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The BA Way To Europe. SAN-LHR And CDG-LHR-SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 14970

RE: The BA Way To Europe. SAN-LHR And CDG-LHR-SAN

Max, you almost made me cry, this is such a great trip report! Possibly the best I have read, just great that someone so young can write a report like that - you have many more years of exciting travel ahead of you! Glad you got your window seats sorted out - looks like that group I saw on Expert Fl...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

RE: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)

Which flight are you looking at? BA272 on March 27, or BA273 on April 5? That's 27th March, but interestingly I've just checked BA273 on 05th April and there is a group of 11 blocked off in 33 and 34 again. This must be you guys. That flight is not as busy looking at the loads - the window seat is 3...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite / Least Favourite Airline Lounges?
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

RE: Your Favourite / Least Favourite Airline Loung

I was recently blown away by the United Club in Heathrow Terminal 2. Beautiful lounge, great bar and barmen who made cocktails with finesse, champagne flowed and the food was very good - the chef was hanging around asking what I thought of the food etc. Couldn't fault it. Worst was a horrendous excu...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

RE: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)

Looking at Expert Flyer the flight is completely full - probably overbooked actually. There are a lot of seats already reserved - most of the front economy cabin - but still a lot left to choose in the rear cabin. It's impossible to say if this is blocked for your group, but there is a group of 11 r...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)
Replies: 11
Views: 2945

RE: Selecting Seat On BA (Strange Situation)

I can check Expert Flyer if you want me to? They show actual seats available for most airlines

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britannia Rules The Waves+Queen Naming Ceremony.
Replies: 47
Views: 12056

RE: Britannia Rules The Waves+Queen Naming Ceremony.

I used to sail with P&O every year going back to 1985 on the Canberra, but got fed up of sailing from Southampton due to the weather and usually 2 or 3 days at sea before you got to the Med - coming home was worse with weather cooling. I'm now a Royal Caribbean/Celebrity convert and always fly t...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New York Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

RE: New York Flights

I'd do the geeky thing as well - tell your friends you'll see them there!
I need to see if I can get on a 787 this year as well.
Mind you, doesn't 787 Y get bad press on this and other aviation boards?
Still, I would give it a go.

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American BOG-MIA Boeing 763
Replies: 14
Views: 9979

RE: American BOG-MIA Boeing 763

Looks great! I'm on one of those from <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> in July and really looking forward to it because it was the old cabins ...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BHX Lounge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

RE: BHX Lounge?

Definitely No.1, but the views are bad. I often get something to eat and drink and head to the end of the new pier where the <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> flights depart and plane-spot from there - perfect, close views of the runway and there is rarely anyone in the area. I thin...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Brand Loyalty: An Opinion Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

RE: Airline Brand Loyalty: An Opinion Poll

Done! Good luck, hope it helps!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Double SIN, Please!
Replies: 14
Views: 8014

RE: Double SIN, Please!

I THINK this may be the craziest trip I've read about! I read a lot about people doing <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Tier Point runs to Hawaii which is crazy enough, but this one? Wow, respect to you! Great you had company. I asked a friend of mine to come to Honolulu with me later t...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mm Scones! British Airways Club Europe DUB-LHR-DUB
Replies: 13
Views: 11071

RE: Mm Scones! British Airways Club Europe DUB-LHR-DUB

Great report, my favourite meal too and with the champagne it is heaven! I've done loads of travelling this year so far and am happy to have a break for about a month, but reading your report has made me want to head off somewhere again. I still need to do a Jersey trip from Aberdeen - I got one of ...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA A321 MUC✈LHR, Queen Mary 2, AB A320 HAM✈MUC
Replies: 12
Views: 9734

RE: BA A321 MUC✈LHR, Queen Mary 2, AB A320 HAM✈MUC

I don't know if I'm a bigger plane geek or cruise ship geek so this report is perfect for me! Thank you, love your style of writing, you always sound excited, which I do when I'm travelling. If anyone thinks they can't get good deals on cruising then listen to my bit of good fortune that happened to...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: October 25 To Nov 9 Cruise + B6 FLL To EWR
Replies: 8
Views: 5880

RE: October 25 To Nov 9 Cruise + B6 FLL To EWR

Fantastic report - thank you! Cruising and flying? It doesn't get much better than that! I'm off soon on a fly-cruise - <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="Nigeria Airways">WT</acronym>+ <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym>/<acronym ti...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Edinburgh Daytrip - BA Vs VS
Replies: 15
Views: 7341

RE: Edinburgh Daytrip - BA Vs VS

I'm really disappointed that Little Red is stopping, but I am as much to blame as anyone since I've only used it once. I did enjoy it though - I think the crew make it. They are far more reliable as well, when there are any problems at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Norway Wideroe Alta Aurea Borealis?
Replies: 18
Views: 19604

RE: Norway Wideroe Alta Aurea Borealis?

If anyone remembers the US tv series "The Love Boat", in the 11th photo down you will see the original Princess ship which was used in that series. It looked large and impressive in the series from what I remember from the 80s - not as impressive now compared to some of the monsters of the seas ther...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aussie Trip Part 3: Qantas Link – 717
Replies: 3
Views: 4407

RE: Aussie Trip Part 3: Qantas Link – 717

I've flown Qantas quite a bit and have only good things to say about them. Every crew member I have encountered has been very very friendly and delivered top notch service. Great report - I'm too lazy to write up reports so enjoy them when others take the time and effort to complete them. Keep it up!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Mumbai On The Emirates A380
Replies: 13
Views: 14780

RE: To Mumbai On The Emirates A380

Great report! Love your enthusiasm! Lucky you to be upgraded! That has never happened to me - it happened to the guy in front of me at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> last weekend though on an overbooked <acronym title="Air France">AF</acrony...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA
Replies: 142
Views: 36648

RE: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LPDAL" class="quote" target="_blank">LPDAL</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Quoting SpeedbirdABZ (Reply 25): You can put i...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA
Replies: 142
Views: 36648

RE: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA

You can put into words how excited I still get when I fly - well most of the time I still get excited! Plus - I am in one of your photos!!! Well kinda, I was staying at the Crowne Plaza last Saturday and I see it in one of your landing shots. Great report - I'm attempting one at the moment of my tri...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Comparing KLM ~ NCL-AMS-NCL
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

RE: Comparing KLM ~ NCL-AMS-NCL

Thanks Adam! I love when people take the time to do a trip report - I'm too lazy but read everyone else's! I did a similar thing a few weeks ago, <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym>/<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>/...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI To DXB Via DOH With QR
Replies: 6
Views: 10477

RE: EDI To DXB Via DOH With QR

Good to hear a good report on a 787 economy cabin!
Most people say the aircraft is over-rated and cramped.

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Letters From Lisbon - BA Y Inc. Lounges (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 5251

RE: Letters From Lisbon - BA Y Inc. Lounges (w/pics)

Great!
That has made my mind up about my next city break!
I stopped there on a cruise once and for whatever reason didn't get off the ship that day.
Looks great, thank you

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LST - Malaysia And Return
Replies: 5
Views: 8172

RE: LST - Malaysia And Return

WOW! I'm exhausted reading about all those flights you took!
Thanks for taking the time to report them though, I'm too lazy!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri May 30, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VS Little Red To ABZ And EZY Return
Replies: 9
Views: 9617

RE: VS Little Red To ABZ And EZY Return

Great report! To my shame I haven't sampled Little Red yet - still gathering up <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> TPs - but have my first trip planned for July. Looks like it was a bit busier than I was led to believe their loads were. I hope it works, I hate to see <acronym title="Briti...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri May 23, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Nice With BA For £1
Replies: 7
Views: 9282

RE: To Nice With BA For £1

Great report!
I did a wee jaunt to Malta last weekend - kinda TP run and break, but too lazy to do TR's!
Thank you to all of you who do them!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (Pics)
Replies: 32
Views: 35397

RE: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (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/jetblueguy22" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblueguy22</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Greetings SpeedbirdAbz and many ...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (Pics)
Replies: 32
Views: 35397

RE: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (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/LPDAL" class="quote" target="_blank">LPDAL</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" alig...

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (Pics)
Replies: 32
Views: 35397

RE: Spirit Airlines New First Class FLL-MCO-FLL (Pics)

Thank you for this, you have just inspired me to book a one-way Orlando to Fort Lauderdale for next week! I was going to drive to the cruise ship, but this sounds like more fun! $30 is the base fare also!

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Day Trip On Emirates In F And J
Replies: 21
Views: 21240

RE: A Day Trip On Emirates In F And J

Great report! Thanks for doing it. Why not do trips like this? Looked like a magical experience you'll never forget.

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by SpeedbirdABZ
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Club World LHR-YYZ-LHR 777/787
Replies: 8
Views: 22094

RE: BA Club World LHR-YYZ-LHR 777/787

Great report thank you. You'll see this is my first post on here, I often browse but thought it about time to get involved. I'm planning a couple of "bonkers trips" this year so good to hear I'm not alone in doing these. Looking to get my tier points up later in the year so after a <acronym title="N...

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