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by semsem
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 Countries, 1 Dollar: TLV-LCA-TLV Arkia E195+B753
Replies: 9
Views: 22037

RE: 2 Countries, 1 Dollar: TLV-LCA-TLV Arkia E195+B753

Thanks for the pictures.I enjoyed Cyprus.

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by semsem
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-AMS-LAX On KL - Economy Comfort With Pics!
Replies: 22
Views: 33693

RE: LHR-AMS-LAX On KL - Economy Comfort With Pics!

Interesting that they don't serve cheese with the meal. As far I recall 10 years ago they did.

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by semsem
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOM-DEL On Kingfisher First IT 335 (Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 19680

RE: BOM-DEL On Kingfisher First IT 335 (Pics)

To me the Indian airlines seem to be among the best. I wish the US and European airlines had the same standards.

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by semsem
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Calgary To Kaohsiung. AC And JL. Pics And Vid
Replies: 11
Views: 20190

RE: Calgary To Kaohsiung. AC And JL. Pics And Vid

Great report. Thanks.

I hate getting a cookie for desert but I do like oat rasin. I flew JAL in 1976 in F and it was not very good food wise. Do ANA fly to Vancouver?

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by semsem
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels To London: The American Way & Back To AMS
Replies: 43
Views: 18818

RE: Brussels To London: The American Way & Back To AMS

You were impressed by Tex Mex Nachos? I don't see the big deal. Maybe because I hate the stuff. I find these peanut / nacho snacks a waste of their money. However <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> meals on transatlantic flights are good in my opinion, way way better than Continen...

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by semsem
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TXL-ATH-SXF On Aegean And EasyJet
Replies: 3
Views: 6029

RE: TXL-ATH-SXF On Aegean And EasyJet

Good to know that Aegean offer such good fares. And a hot meal at 65 EU is impressive.

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by semsem
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Egyptian Holiday (5): Bye Bye The J Style With LX
Replies: 26
Views: 17350

RE: Egyptian Holiday (5): Bye Bye The J Style With LX

The steak your friend got used to be the standard Y meal on SR until the mid 1980s.

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by semsem
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Speedbird One: The Movie [BA001 LCY-JFK On Video]
Replies: 33
Views: 16356

RE: Speedbird One: The Movie [BA001 LCY-JFK On Video]

Interesting that this is an "all male flight." Not one woman; the men are all under the age of 40 and even the crew are men. LOL. Wonderful. I feel I took the flight. Thanks.

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by semsem
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: On Par With Air France? DTW-AMS-MUC, KLM A330
Replies: 42
Views: 33838

RE: On Par With Air France? DTW-AMS-MUC, KLM A330

I agree that AF is better. But now that BA no longer serve anything on a flight less than 2 / 2 hours nor do they even sell food I would rate KLM better than BA on short hauls.

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by semsem
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Beauty & Beast -TATL On The 747, A330 & NW/KL Pt.1
Replies: 12
Views: 17270

RE: Beauty & Beast -TATL On The 747, A330 & NW/KL Pt.1

I can't believe Delta serve Oreo cookies as a desert. At least <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> serve Pepperidge Farm, though that also is not a proper desert. Good to know. Will avoid if I can. It is great that KLM still serve a sandwich. Effective September 1st, British sto...

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by semsem
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Santorini: Aegean 321 & Olympic ATR-72 W/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 10501

RE: Santorini: Aegean 321 & Olympic ATR-72 W/pics

What was the name of the nice hotel? Thanks.

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by semsem
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Airlines - OA412 JFK-ATH A343, W/pics
Replies: 23
Views: 17468

RE: Olympic Airlines - OA412 JFK-ATH A343, W/pics

In regards to the breakfast in the 1970s they would serve a hot breakfast. But I paid US$750 in 1979 from Athens to New York R/T. I still have the copy of the ticket.

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by semsem
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Egyptian Holiday (2): CAI, Here We Come With LX!
Replies: 30
Views: 12134

RE: Egyptian Holiday (2): CAI, Here We Come With LX!

>>Did you have a regular meal>> I always have regular meals. Meals seem to be "dietetic" ; no seasoning, no taste; nothing. >>Semsem we are living in 2009 the airline inddustry has changed a lot since the late 1950s and is not at all comparable to today. << One thing that changed are the "tray table...

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by semsem
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Airlines - OA412 JFK-ATH A343, W/pics
Replies: 23
Views: 17468

RE: Olympic Airlines - OA412 JFK-ATH A343, W/pics

Regarding the nasty <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> who told you to return to your seat. In the 1960s I flew Olymoic to London on a Comet 4. A few people got up before the plane stopped. The crew started yelling and screaming at them in Greek. I had no idea what they were saying ...

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by semsem
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AznMadSci Asian Adventure On CO/EK : 05 HKG-EWR
Replies: 12
Views: 16733

RE: AznMadSci Asian Adventure On CO/EK : 05 HKG-EWR

What drives me nuts on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> are the cookies for "desert." If I am obliged to fly with them I bring a sandwich. I can't believe they give menues and a shrimp in the salad. I assume it is because they compete with the Asian carriers and they have to ...

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by semsem
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways - PHL To OSLO, Norway (Coach And Envoy)
Replies: 49
Views: 24791

RE: US Airways - PHL To OSLO, Norway (Coach And Envoy)

Thanks for the pictures of Norway. It makes a report so much more interesting,

I did a lot of transatlantic trips on Boeing 707s / DC-8s and it never bothered me. I don't think a 757 would either though I have never done it yet.

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by semsem
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Egyptian Holiday (2): CAI, Here We Come With LX!
Replies: 30
Views: 12134

RE: Egyptian Holiday (2): CAI, Here We Come With LX!

I have never been lucky enough to fly over the pyramids when going to Cairo. I was comparing your flight to my Swissair flight from Cairo to <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> on a DC-6 in 1959. Boy oh boy things have changed. All the meals I h...

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by semsem
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CND-PSA-SVQ And GRX-BLQ-CND On Ryanair
Replies: 11
Views: 16693

RE: CND-PSA-SVQ And GRX-BLQ-CND On Ryanair

Thank you for posting the pics of Spain and Morocco. always wanted to go to Seville etc and I now have a good idea. Interesting that flights from Constanta seem to be doing well.

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by semsem
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LX From BOM To ZRH In Y
Replies: 17
Views: 25865

RE: LX From BOM To ZRH In Y

I have witnessed the catering on <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> go from bad borderline to below bad borderline on long haul flights. By the way that biscuit you got, used to be served to New York as part of a snack but to sa...

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by semsem
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: French Or Swiss? HEL-RIX-GVA-ARN-HEL
Replies: 23
Views: 25054

RE: French Or Swiss? HEL-RIX-GVA-ARN-HEL

What was the load on Air Baltic Riga to GVA? Thanks.

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by semsem
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BMI A330 Premium Economy 24 Hours In TLV Lots Pics
Replies: 39
Views: 23459

RE: BMI A330 Premium Economy 24 Hours In TLV Lots Pics

I did not expect to see you back so soon. As usual your report was fantastic. Thanks.

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by semsem
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Atlantic - LHR-NRT Upper Class - 2/9/09
Replies: 12
Views: 26070

RE: Virgin Atlantic - LHR-NRT Upper Class - 2/9/09

I looooove British puddings. I want a bite. Never heard of this type of cake though.

However baked beans are another story.

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by semsem
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Heart Of China 1: CX And KA PER-HKG-WUH
Replies: 15
Views: 15238

RE: The Heart Of China 1: CX And KA PER-HKG-WUH

Great report. CX and Dragonair seem like good carriers. Anything interesting in Wuhan? Where exactly in China is it? Thanks.

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by semsem
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To The End Of The World On A Fokker F-28
Replies: 13
Views: 15073

RE: To The End Of The World On A Fokker F-28

Good reading material on the tray table. AR looks better than LAME>

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by semsem
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break Trip To Spain And More! Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 14579

RE: Spring Break Trip To Spain And More! Part 1

It seems that <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> are cutting on their meals. Two years ago we got a very good meal that came with a "real large delicious cake." Now it's just a "brownie" like so many airlines are serving. Breakfast consisted of a croissant, a bluberry muffin, fruit and yog...

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by semsem
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-OTP (2/9/09) With Tarom (pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 10960

RE: AMS-OTP (2/9/09) With Tarom (pics)

In 1992 I bought a ticket <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> to <acronym title="Bucharest - Henri Coanda (Otopeni) (OTP / LROP), Romania">OTP</acronym> on Tarom and my mother made me cancel and switch to <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>. I lost abo...

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by semsem
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF18. EZE-SYD. B747 Cool Take Off. RTW 3 Weeks (4)
Replies: 20
Views: 17588

RE: QF18. EZE-SYD. B747 Cool Take Off. RTW 3 Weeks (4)

How things have changed in 20 + years.

I flew on QF in 1986 in Y and it was wonderful. the food was great and the portions were big; crews very friendly and seats very comfortable.

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by semsem
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL LAX-SYD 77L In Y With Pics
Replies: 21
Views: 18533

RE: DL LAX-SYD 77L In Y With Pics

A chocolate chip cookie for desert on a looooong flight is not too impressive.

However the other meals looked respectable. Thanks.

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by semsem
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTW In 3 Weeks - Part 3 (one World) Pics + Videos!
Replies: 12
Views: 14664

RE: RTW In 3 Weeks - Part 3 (one World) Pics + Videos!

I have read all your reports and enjoyed them. So please keep on.

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by semsem
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great Flight With Baboo
Replies: 39
Views: 24817

RE: Great Flight With Baboo

I flew the same route 1 year ago on <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> / CityJet and Baboo looks a lot better. I also like the Embraer. I flew on a smaller one with SWISS from <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> to Rome. I don't know what ...

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by semsem
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report 2.0, VIE-DXB-EBB With Emirates
Replies: 9
Views: 13828

RE: Trip Report 2.0, VIE-DXB-EBB With Emirates

Wow. What a fantastic impressive report. Do you have any pictures of Uganda? I heard they have some impressive game parks? Murchison Falls etc. I agree with you about Austrian apple juice. It is the best. I also like the Swiss one. I still remember Schwechat in 1958. There were 2 planes on the tarma...

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by semsem
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM/KQ AMS-NBO Kenya + Safari (lots Of Pics!)
Replies: 37
Views: 25049

RE: KLM/KQ AMS-NBO Kenya + Safari (lots Of Pics!)

Fantastic. I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures. I hear Sarengeti, Ngorongo nearby is also great.

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by semsem
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CAI-FRA-YYZ On LH Became CAI-FRA-YYC-YXU On LH WS
Replies: 40
Views: 17994

RE: CAI-FRA-YYZ On LH Became CAI-FRA-YYC-YXU On LH WS

I may be wrong but I think that before you download on Photobucket you have to reduce the size of the picture to about 800 pictels.

Even without the pictures it was very interesting reading your experience. No need to apologise.

Ramadan Karim

[Edited 2009-09-03 21:43:33]

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by semsem
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Revealing An Underdog: Royal Brunei Business Class
Replies: 55
Views: 35271

RE: Revealing An Underdog: Royal Brunei Business Class

I don't think they participate in any major frequent flyer program. Looks really nice. Thanks.

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by semsem
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CAI-FRA-YYZ On LH Became CAI-FRA-YYC-YXU On LH WS
Replies: 40
Views: 17994

RE: CAI-FRA-YYZ On LH Became CAI-FRA-YYC-YXU On LH WS

What a nightmare. I am a "pessimist by nature" so when I book a flight or a hotel through Expedia etc, I call the airline and the hotel directly to see that everything is in order in their computer. After reading your story that is the first thing I will do. I hope Expedia refunds you every penny.

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by semsem
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Eurotrip! On DL, AA, FR With 100+ Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 18676

RE: The Eurotrip! On DL, AA, FR With 100+ Pics!

On the AA flights I fly on to London they serve just one croissant. I have never been offered scrambled eggs in Y.

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by semsem
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-ZRH-IST-ADA On LX/TK In C (pics) -part 2-
Replies: 12
Views: 9706

RE: AMS-ZRH-IST-ADA On LX/TK In C (pics) -part 2-

A few years ago they cut the number of crews in Y at least on long haul.

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by semsem
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wha' Gwan Jamaica! (GCM-KIN-MBJ On KX)
Replies: 15
Views: 14302

RE: Wha' Gwan Jamaica! (GCM-KIN-MBJ On KX)

I flew on Cayman Airways in the late 70s from Miami. I loved the rum punch and the one legged one eyed pirate.

In Ocho Rios liked the Jamaica Inn. I would like to go back one day to see Port Antonio.

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by semsem
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not Quite Hell: LH Economy From FRA To HKG
Replies: 19
Views: 30005

RE: Not Quite Hell: LH Economy From FRA To HKG

How is the legroom? I heard it was tight.

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by semsem
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip To Kenya ( YYZ-AMS-NBO-AMS-YYZ) Many Pics
Replies: 36
Views: 23634

RE: Trip To Kenya ( YYZ-AMS-NBO-AMS-YYZ) Many Pics

A Kenyan friend told me that Delta was supposed to start Atlanta to Nairobi via Dakar but it has been delayed. Apparently there are 300,000 Kenyans in America and they are eager for Delta to start the new route.

How long does it take to drive to Mombasa. Thanks for the great pictures.

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by semsem
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 1989: CMH-ATL-CMH On Eastern Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 11075

RE: August 1989: CMH-ATL-CMH On Eastern Airlines

Nice story. I flew on Eastern to Mexico City on a B727 from La Guardia with a stop in Atlanta and it was exhausting. The return from Acapulco on a Lockheed 1011 was a lot better. I was never crazy about them though. But they were efficient.

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by semsem
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 10 Flights On 6 Airlines In 11 Days!
Replies: 33
Views: 33185

RE: 10 Flights On 6 Airlines In 11 Days!

LOL I agree with you about TAP. I noticed the same thing. Of the 4 flights I took on them Barcelona to Funchal via LIsbon and Funchal to <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> via Porto the bread was dry on 3 segments and decent only on 1. Some of ...

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by semsem
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss New Business Class Detailed Report On 333
Replies: 9
Views: 31644

RE: Swiss New Business Class Detailed Report On 333

>> A plain salad is not acceptable for any main meal>>

So in C they also serve just plain green lettuce? That's what they do also in Y. No tomato, no cucumber; just plain lettuce leaves.

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by semsem
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines JFK-STI, A300, (pics)...
Replies: 9
Views: 20699

RE: American Airlines JFK-STI, A300, (pics)...

One of the nicest flights I ever took was on Air Santo Domingo on a Czech plane. It was from a small grass airport (forgot the name) to Puerto Plata.

Unfortunately they stopped operating. I remember the 727s of Dominicana de Aviacion. They were unable to compete against the big US airlines.

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by semsem
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TG DMK-HKT-DMK Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 8680

RE: TG DMK-HKT-DMK Part 1

Fantastic. Makes me want to go one day but I am scared of the tsunumis. Thanks for the nice pictures.

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by semsem
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: OZ221 Asiana Hanggong JFK-ICN In Steerage
Replies: 22
Views: 30477

RE: OZ221 Asiana Hanggong JFK-ICN In Steerage

Wow steak in Y I have not seen since the 1970s when TWA stopped this policy. I remember also British Caledonian in those days would serve steak in Y.

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by semsem
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EgyptAir Express To SSH
Replies: 45
Views: 17416

RE: EgyptAir Express To SSH

>>I believe this is the first <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> Express <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> with photos-<< Actually someone wrote a fantastic report about one year ago with pictures of an <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> Express flight to Mersa Matruh.

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by semsem
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EgyptAir Express To SSH
Replies: 45
Views: 17416

RE: EgyptAir Express To SSH

Fantastic. Thanks for writing the report. It must be very hot now in Sharm. Interesting to see Saudi at Sharm. The dog is adorable.

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by semsem
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Club World LAX-LHR Upper Deck With Pix
Replies: 64
Views: 33810

RE: BA Club World LAX-LHR Upper Deck With Pix

I read that effective September 1st no more chocolates in C and no food on flights under 2 1/2 hours.

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by semsem
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Atlantic LHR-EWR/JFK-LHR Impressions
Replies: 11
Views: 16305

RE: Virgin Atlantic LHR-EWR/JFK-LHR Impressions

Sorry I now realise you said you had 2 separate tickets. That is the danger of making a connection with this type of arrangement.

AZ refused to do this for the same reason but luckily I had 5 hours in Rome to recheck.

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