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by CR-J
Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak
Replies: 17
Views: 2098

RE: Kai Tak

Kai Tak was closed during 12:01 am and 6:30 am, HK time. However, I tried a take off from Kai Tak at 2 am before back in 1994. I was taking Garuda Indonesia from HKG to SIN. Original departure time was annouced at 9 am, but with problems of the engine, a delayed departure time was made at 2am, the n...

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by CR-J
Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-BKK - Eva Air Evergreen Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

RE: LHR-BKK - Eva Air Evergreen Deluxe

Great report. The next time, you may try the congee in London Chinatown or even somewhere else, you have a better choice. Congee is not any kind of noodle soup though, by the way. It has rice in it.

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by CR-J
Wed Sep 04, 2002 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG -- YVR -- YWG
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

RE: HKG -- YVR -- YWG

Well, I used the wrong term, sorry, Ryanair. It should be reserved. A "P" had been added by mistake. You know, a Tango A320 is very very bad in shape and appearence when compared with the CX A340, business class.... Even though that flight is 3 hours long. It seems to be 12 hours long. The flight on...

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by CR-J
Tue Sep 03, 2002 7:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG -- YVR -- YWG
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

RE: HKG -- YVR -- YWG

Tango flight does not have as many of TVs as on normal AC flights. Also,
the planes are crappy inside and outside.

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by CR-J
Tue Sep 03, 2002 3:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG -- YVR -- YWG
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

HKG -- YVR -- YWG

Well guys, I understand this is a late report. However, I did not have access to the internet in the previos time. So, please forgive me. I got back to Hong Kong for a 1 year contract work and come back to Canada to continue my job duty here. So, I left my family in Hong Kong and started a trip back...

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by CR-J
Thu Jul 05, 2001 1:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YWG -> YVR, YVR -> TPE
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

RE: AC YWG -> YVR, YVR -> TPE

Re: JaseWTN, I have a confirmed ticket. I did not arrived there late though. The weight restriction is quite annoying. Some standby passengers had been waited for 4 planes, but still, no seats... Re: SIAB777, The plane I took was an Airbus A340-300 Re: AC183, I have no idea on the weight restriction...

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by CR-J
Sat Jun 30, 2001 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC YWG -> YVR, YVR -> TPE
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

AC YWG -> YVR, YVR -> TPE

Um, I had just got off from Air Canada flight number 17 from Vancouver and typing this report at Taipei's Chiang Kai Shek Airport Terminal 2. This is one of my "stupid" work trip though. First, I started my trip in Winnipeg, flight number 3621. When I checked in 1 hour and 40 minutes ahead of the fl...

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by CR-J
Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 3 Best Airlines On Each Continent
Replies: 40
Views: 2877

RE: The 3 Best Airlines On Each Continent

My list is: Asia-Pacific: 1) Thai Airways 2) Cathay Pacific 3) JAL/JAS I hate Singapore Airlines, which has discriminiate a kid on my flying experince on SQ2. I hate them. Discromination on Chinese. They are only good for white people. North America: 1) Air Canada 2) United Airlines Long Haul 3) Can...

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by CR-J
Sun Jun 10, 2001 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help: Canada 3000 Or Air Trans At
Replies: 29
Views: 2469

RE: Does C3's 737 Stay In Canada?

Slawko, I flew Royal last time last month. Fortunately, I did not pay the Royal Plus fare with Royal Plus seats. Well, I can say, I would rather sit in the back. The Royal Plus seat is a little bit too narrow. I am a big guy, so, it may be the problem. There was no TV on board my flight. The flight ...

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by CR-J
Thu May 17, 2001 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Vs. Air Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

RE: Canadian Vs. Air Canada

I would say, I love Canadi<n rather than Air Canada. Like the luggage policy between these two. I remember one time, my sister was travelling Canadi<n from HKG o YVR with three checked luggages. CP did not charge her a penny for that. However, my mom, on another flight with two checked in luggages i...

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by CR-J
Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-5 To Pickup EP-3 From China
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

RE: Hkgspotter1

B747, do you think China will allow US Air Force to enter their military airport?
I doubt so. Even though US Army will not let Chinese Air Force to enter US Air Force's airport, right? It's a kind of political reason.

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by CR-J
Mon Apr 23, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Why Do Airlines Overbook?
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

RE: Why Do Airlines Overbook?

Back in 1996, I took a flight on CP from HKG to YVR, still in Kai Tak though. The CP flight was overbooked and they need 10 seats from the aircraft. When there was an announcement, everybody jumped to the flight attendant to get off. You know what's the deal? We will get the next day flight in the b...

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by CR-J
Mon Apr 23, 2001 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Seat Selection On Singapore Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 6558

RE: Same Problem..

By the way, I am not trying to discriminate or something. May I ask Odie, are you Malaysian with yellow skin? If so, I would deeply understand your situation. It happens often with SIA in HKG and other places too. It's just their policy. That's why I would not take any SIA flight. Anyway, they are e...

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by CR-J
Sat Apr 21, 2001 6:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Best Part Of Flying
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

RE: Best Part Of Flying

I like taking off, deicing the aircraft and landing. Taking off from the runway makes me feel good. I like the force I feel and the plane really moves fast when compared to other vehicles. I cannot get that feeling when I am driving. Deicing is also good. You can only try this when your flight is th...

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by CR-J
Sat Apr 21, 2001 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada/Canadian
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

RE: Air Canada/Canadian

If you live in Canada, you may go to Chapters bookstore. They have EnRoute on sale there. It's less than CAD$10 but I don't know the exact price.

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by CR-J
Fri Apr 20, 2001 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Air Canada Consider The B747-400LR?
Replies: 29
Views: 2977

RE: Should Air Canada Consider The B747-400LR?

I hope AC would get Boeing 747-400 instead of Airbus. I'd tried the A343 and it was good at all on long haul flight. Yeah, Airbus is an excellent choice on short haul. I like them rather than B737, 757 and 767. But no Airbus can replace the B747-400 level. I read a message that no one would go to Ca...

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by CR-J
Fri Apr 20, 2001 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KA Regional Jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

RE: KA Regional Jets?

Yeah, CX should do that a long time ago. In fact, Cathay's aircrafts are too big for regional service if the SE Asian regions do not have a good load factor of aircrafts. In SE Asia, it does not like N. America, whereas driving, long distance bus or trains are able to replace air service. For exampl...

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by CR-J
Mon Apr 16, 2001 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 And CanJet Are Merging?
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

RE: Canada 3000 And CanJet Are Merging?

Well, if WestJet purchased CanJET, the air fare would be higher then. I don't know why, the fare offered by C3 is much cheaper than the one offered by WestJet. Also, if you go from YWG to YVR, the cheapest is AC if you get the ticket online. I would like to say, if WestJet does not change the fare s...

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by CR-J
Sun Apr 15, 2001 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Origin And Dest, Intl Connection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

RE: Domestic Origin And Dest, Intl Connection?

What I know is, if you want to fly from Toronto to Vancouver, you can transfer at Chicago by NW. In the summer, this method is cheaper than AC but not the discount airlines. You may search exped??.com during summer, they will give out such a result. The disadvantage is that you have to bring your pa...

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by CR-J
Sat Apr 14, 2001 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Thai Compete With SQ, Cathay And Malaysian?ys
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

RE: Can Thai Compete With SQ, Cathay And Malaysian?ys

Service: THAI, no matter your nationality or your skin colour is, the service is excellent, among the best with the 4 listed. SQ, if you have white skin, you will get excellent service. If you have yellow skin, it would be worse than that and you will hear some some unwanted judgement from attendant...

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by CR-J
Sat Apr 14, 2001 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Canada A340-300 Good Jets
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

RE: Are Air Canada A340-300 Good Jets

Yeah, the legroom on AC A340 is good. However, I don't like to fly with their A343 at all. I had an experience from YYZ to YVR on A343, and it was a bad experience. It was so bored on the plane and the seat width is worse than their A319. Actually, when I reserve the flight, I had a choice of A343 a...

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by CR-J
Sat Apr 14, 2001 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual Jetway For B737?
Replies: 9
Views: 4622

RE: Dual Jetway For B737?

Hong Kong Airport, no matter Kai Tak or Chap Lap Kok, did that for a very long time already. It saves passengers time. It's a very good idea to do so.

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by CR-J
Wed Apr 11, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YQT Airport Info Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

RE: RE:All

Well, 1 hour and 5 minutes flight, which is definitely more than 1 hour. That's what I would like to correct first. Even though it is a very short haul flight, service is still important. It is no doubt. If the pilot quality is bad, flight attendant cannot help you along the flight at all. What will...

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by CR-J
Tue Apr 10, 2001 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YQT Airport Info Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

RE: YQT Airport Info Request

Actually, I want to choose WestJET rather than CanJET. The service on WestJET is much better. The only problem? FARE! CanJET's fare is only $59 + tax and WestJET's fare is $102 + tax. Here we go. So you know why? I am thinking to take Bearskin from Thunder Bay to YAM Sault Ste Marie, but I think I m...

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by CR-J
Tue Apr 10, 2001 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YQT Airport Info Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

RE: YQT Airport Info Request

Well, I would prefer a DC9-32 rather than a CanJET 737-200 though. However, I will start my trip in YWG, so, I have no choice. Poor me. Taking AC is so expensive and it would be on a SF3. Thank you for your info! By the way, did anyone take Bearskin Airlines before? I am wondering how the service th...

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by CR-J
Tue Apr 10, 2001 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YQT Airport Info Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

YQT Airport Info Request

Hello, I am planning to fly to YQT(Thunder Bay) from YWG next week on CanJet.gone. I would like to try the trip before it is really gone after May 1. Do anyone here go to YQT before? I am wondering if they have any jetway available in the airport. If not, I have to use the staircase from the 737-200...

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by CR-J
Sun Apr 01, 2001 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA821 JFK-HKG Non-Stop
Replies: 28
Views: 6807

RE: CX

That's true. The reason why they are now using A343 is because the insufficient ridership during winter season. Starting mid April until early September, almost every flight that CX operates between YVR and HKG will get overbooked. They will change back to B744 in summer I believe. If not, the overb...

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by CR-J
Sat Mar 31, 2001 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ To Alaska
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

RE: YYZ To Alaska

Some Cathay Pacific flights from Toronto to Hong Kong, the so-called non stop flight may stop at ANC pending on weather condition. However, they don't sell such a ticket.
Your best choice would be transferring in Vancouver.

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by CR-J
Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Continues To Shaft YEG
Replies: 54
Views: 3075

RE: Crj Please Read

Well, they changed the schedule though. I took this route last time in Aug, 2000, and it was served by DC9-32. The flight number was AC183 or something like that, I recall. According to the Dec, 2000 timetable. All flights direct. All flights is operated using Canadian Airlines' B737-200. YWG -> YOW...

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by CR-J
Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Worst Airplane Experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 3574

RE: Worst Airplane Experiences

This was happened on AUg 31, 2000 then. I flew AC183 from YOW to YWG. The aircraft, a McDonald Douglas DC9-32 was not in Ottawa ontime. There was a delay of 15 minutes. Then, we were allowed to get on board the aircraft. After the check by the technician in the airport, the flight was not allowed to...

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by CR-J
Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miat Starts HK Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

RE: Miat Starts HK Flight

B727 is not allowed to land HKG airport. So, you won't be able to see the B727 in HKG.

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by CR-J
Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Buying Canjet!
Replies: 20
Views: 1825

RE: Canada 3000 Buying Canjet!

I don't like the way Canada 3000 is doing with all the charter airlines in Canada. More competition means more improvement. If C3 just buy out other competitor, than, Canadian customers won't get the best service they deserve. I wish Root Air would become a bigger airline and competes with other air...

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by CR-J
Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Continues To Shaft YEG
Replies: 54
Views: 3075

RE: Air Canada Continues To Shaft YEG

That's true. Most DC9s are gone. Some routes that used to fly DC9-32 like
YEG - YVR, YWG - YOW, etc are flying 737 or F28 on shorter route.

I had an experience on a DC9-32 as a replacement of A320 from YWG
to YYZ, what a bad experience, so boring on that DC9-32!

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by CR-J
Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Continues To Shaft YEG
Replies: 54
Views: 3075

RE: Air Canada Continues To Shaft YEG

If I am you, No YYC, I know the situation, I would just drive or take the Red Arrow bus instead of Air Canada. Dash 8 is not a good aircraft anyways.
How come you choose AC then?

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by CR-J
Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roots Air Drops LAX, Adds YEG Instead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2504

RE: Roots Air Drops LAX, Adds YEG Instead!

Actually. A330 is really good for YYZ - YVR route. On such a mid haul route I say, I don't prefer to take a A320 or some planes like that. I would prefer a wide body aircraft. I wish Roots Air can use their A330 on that route.

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by CR-J
Wed Mar 28, 2001 9:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Hong Kong Trip Report
Replies: 15
Views: 4589

RE: My Hong Kong Trip Report

Well, the Airport Express of HKG update their information when the train passed through the depot via infrared or something like that. If there is any weather related problem, you may have a chance to see weird display.

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by CR-J
Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN To Lease 3 AC 767s.
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

RE: AN To Lease 3 AC 767s.

Well, I don't know what kind of B767 they are talking about though. The thing is, no AC or CP 767 has 211 seats on board. Here is the data(extracted from my AC schedule) Air Canada B767-300ER 35J + 168Y = 203 seats B767-200ER 25J + 152Y = 177 seats B767-200 36J + 155Y = 191 seats Canadian Airlines B...

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by CR-J
Tue Mar 27, 2001 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Air Canada Stay In Business?
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Air Canada Meal Service

On very short haul route, practically the Air Canada RapidAir between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, only snacks(pretzels) are offered in flight as well as beverage. If the flight is flew in the morning, a mini size breakfast with scrambbled eggs, sausage and hash brown would be supplied, without the...

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by CR-J
Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport IN The World
Replies: 36
Views: 3970

RE: Best Airport IN The World

Hong Kong (Chak Lap Kok) International Airport(HKG)

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by CR-J
Mon Mar 12, 2001 1:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YWG -- YYZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

RE: YWG -- YYZ

Well, I did use my magnetic Aeroplan card to check in. However, they don't allow me to do so. That's strange.

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by CR-J
Sun Mar 11, 2001 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Is This Cheap To Australia?
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

RE: Is This Cheap To Australia?

Well, if you can United Airlines between LAX and SYD, it will be cheaper. The fare betwee LAX and SYD by UA is US$912 via SFO. Air Pacific(operated under sharecode with Qantas) is US$827 via Nadi. The fare between SYD and CNS is US$310 by Qantas. So, if you choose Air Pacific with Qantas, it would b...

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by CR-J
Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YWG -- YYZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

YWG -- YYZ

Well, I had flew this route so many times because of my job and YYZ is one of my most favourite destination. On March 6, I was flying Air Canada AC192, registration C-FKPS, a Airbus A320 aircraft to Toronto to fix my computer in Markham, Ontario. When I was checking in with the "Express Check In" au...

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by CR-J
Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Your First Flight?
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

RE: Your First Flight?

I was 4 years old at that time. The plane was a Y7, a made in China aircraft. The trip was from Gueilin to Canton and the plane was a CAAC aircraft. I remember that they offer ice-cream as snack, which was very modern in early 1980s in China's era. The one I remember the most is my trip from HKG to ...

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by CR-J
Fri Mar 02, 2001 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In An Empty Aircraft
Replies: 46
Views: 3997

RE: In An Empty Aircraft

My memory was, on Aug 28, 2000. I was on AC 62, which was operated by CP, on the route YYZ -> YOW. There were only one pax on board, and that was me in the economy class. There is one more in the business class though. The plane was a A320 though. The other experience was on Aug 25, 1996, on a CP 73...

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by CR-J
Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cuts Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 4217

RE: Air Canada Cuts Routes

Actually, I see no point why AC cuts their service between YVR and HKG as well. Starting early April, the two departures can get overbooked until late August. Now, with one flight less, how can people travel. I don't want to see YYZ passengers need to travel to London, England and transfer to Thai A...

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by CR-J
Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Airlines Of Star Alliance Group?
Replies: 24
Views: 11497

RE: What Is The Best Airlines Of Star Alliance Group?

Sure, it should be the orchid airline, Thai Airways Int'l PCL.
My second choice would be Air Canada's short haul flights.

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by CR-J
Wed Feb 28, 2001 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Third Airline In Hong Kong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

RE: A Third Airline In Hong Kong?

Then, how do you say about Air Hong Kong?
Even though it is a freight plane operator, it is
still an airline. FedEx and UPS are also one of the
airlines in the world. In fact, FedEx is the second
largest airline in the world..

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by CR-J
Wed Feb 28, 2001 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Westjet Get It's YYZ Slots?
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

RE: What Are Yhm And Yyc?

YHM = Hamilton Airport.
YYC = Calgary Airport.

Toronto Island Airport is YTZ.
Big planes, which is bigger than Dash8-100 may not land
on that airport though.

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by CR-J
Tue Feb 27, 2001 11:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Air: Copenhagen-Bangkok
Replies: 34
Views: 7553

RE: Thai Air: Copenhagen-Bangkok

If you don't take their B777-200, then, you won't have any problem on Thai Airways. All other aircrafts are excellent. With their excellent food service, etc. I tried their flights between HKG and BKK before. The service level is really really good. With orchids on ladies, of course. However, if you...

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