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by rdwootty
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes I Have Been On
Replies: 75
Views: 6718

Planes I Have Been On

Think this is the right place , Admin please let me know if not. Thought I would list the aircraft types I have been on or flown in DC3 (Air France and Channel Airways )..Boeing Stratocruiser (Pan Am) Airspeed Ambassador (BEA) Lockheed Electra (KLM) Vickers Viscount (Numerous airlines) Vickers Vangu...

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by rdwootty
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Gatwick Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 5781

Westjet Gatwick Problems

So today is another poor day for Westjet. Toronto cancelled , others delayed by hours. They really need to get sorted , being not used to the EU rules they will be hammered by massive costs. I understood that they have a standby plane so , the operation department in Calgary needs to up its game bef...

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by rdwootty
Fri May 27, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Gatwick Cancellations
Replies: 145
Views: 52954

Westjet Gatwick Cancellations

Reading some of the complaints about Westjet it seems that the high useage of the 767 fleet means cancellations . I have noted some delays and some cancellations this month and more worrying is the lack of staff at Gatwick able to sort the problem. Maybe they need a couple of Actual Westjet Employee...

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by rdwootty
Fri May 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?
Replies: 19
Views: 4724

RE: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?

I have to say as an English traveller I would not like to be looked down on because I do not speak French so will avoid the French speaking areas of Canada on my trips.. I am not inferior just because I speak a different language. So tourism looses out and not just from me. Maybe the influence makes...

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by rdwootty
Fri May 27, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?
Replies: 45
Views: 15183

RE: Why Does Fedex Not Fly To Africa?

Maybe they are not keen on the way business is done there.
Large brown envelopes comes to mind

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by rdwootty
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What To Do In Amsterdam For 2 Days?
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

RE: What To Do In Amsterdam For 2 Days?

How about what we did, the regional bus ( special ticket is cheap and includes Amsterdam services as well) Go to the town of Marken, take ferry to Volendam, visit Cheese and clog factory en route back to Amsterdam. Real Dutch country side just a few miles from Amsterdam and still time for Anne Frank...

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by rdwootty
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline For SEA-Hawaii
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

RE: Best Airline For SEA-Hawaii

How about popping over to YVR and try Westjets new 767

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by rdwootty
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound Red Eyes
Replies: 54
Views: 12417

Westbound Red Eyes

I tried a different way , London to Toronto .. stay overnight.. flew then to Calgary arriving breakfast time and still had a night in bed!

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by rdwootty
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Strikes Norwegian Air Exemption Request
Replies: 159
Views: 16515

RE: DOT Strikes Norwegian Air Exemption Request

So the US crews do not like the way this airline is constructed and feel it is unfair competition. The UK had an airline that was originally all UK then became half Singaporean and now is owned by a US company who is ravaging the service and routes. There is no harm in competition and that is what t...

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by rdwootty
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 2 Passengers Mutiny
Replies: 3
Views: 7029

Jet 2 Passengers Mutiny

Just read and not sure it is on here but cannot find it.Passengers on a Jet2 flight from Malaga staged a walk off when a passenger who had been removed from the flight for " unusual" behaviour was allowed to return to his seat. 30 passengers decided not to fly back to Manchester when the passenger r...

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by rdwootty
Sun May 11, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever See HNL-Europe?
Replies: 55
Views: 14387

RE: Could We Ever See HNL-Europe?

Personally I think that Thomsonfly with their 787 would do this one winter. Does any Anetter know how long the flight would be?They would arrange packages and even flycruises so it is a good possibility. Lets see .

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by rdwootty
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 16
Replies: 333
Views: 118276

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 16

One small thing.. I understand there were 5 no shows.Did all the bags get taken off? Have all the missing customers been identified and all the bags been screened? Were they all direct joiners or connectors. This mystery is getting a bit concerning as the Malaysians seem to know more than they say.....

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by rdwootty
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TOM & TCX Cabin Crew Redundancies
Replies: 18
Views: 5589

RE: TOM & TCX Cabin Crew Redundancies

I must say that Buy on Board is fine for real short haul. However when you have a 6 hrs plus flight then you actually are 9 hours or more from available eating . If they want to offer BOB then maybe they need to graduate the offers depending on the flight duration. Standard up to 2 hours More choice...

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by rdwootty
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect Of BMI Purchase On BA's Fleet?
Replies: 50
Views: 14262

Effect Of BMI Purchase On BA's Fleet?

I suspect they will leave South America to Iberia using the hub at Madrid

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by rdwootty
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My First Tatl Ticket! Shall Have To Wait
Replies: 7
Views: 4774

RE: My First Tatl Ticket! Shall Have To Wait

why not book with Candian affair. less money and more legroom

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by rdwootty
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Rollerboard" Or "Rollaboard"
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

RE: "Rollerboard" Or "Rollaboard"

The correct term is TOO big

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by rdwootty
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?
Replies: 6
Views: 5712

RE: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?

Then I would recommend a stay at the airport hotel on site to save all the aggro in the morning Had a wonderfull terminal view room last time I stayed and it was cheap and easy to get to. Also it is noce to have a shower before flying on

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by rdwootty
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Manchester Comfort Seats
Replies: 0
Views: 3333

Delta Manchester Comfort Seats

Not sure this is the right place, I always get confused as to where to put my questions! Iam flying <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>_<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Intern...

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by rdwootty
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X Plans To Axe LGW, ORY, DEL, BOM -Report
Replies: 57
Views: 17493

RE: AirAsia X Plans To Axe LGW, ORY, DEL, BOM -Report

so here is the facts
AirasiaX London Melbourne May 2012 one week stay with meals and inflight entertainment £3026
Emirates London Melbourne May 2012 one week stay with lounges, meals,drinks and entertainment £3012
So there is no contest so far as most people are concerned

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by rdwootty
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's A330's
Replies: 23
Views: 14745

RE: Virgin Atlantic's A330's

Do you all remember the "" Four Engine" advert? No good now.
Also less seats make it easier to increase the price.

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by rdwootty
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astraeus Ceases Ops
Replies: 47
Views: 23006

RE: Astraeus Ceases Ops

That just shows that, even a busy airline can lose money in the summer and then, for the UK winter is a graveyard. It is really sad and I feel for the staff who, no doubt, worked thier.... off in the summjer. with the expectation of a little respite during the winter period. Also , judging from the ...

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by rdwootty
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta "" Comfort " Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

RE: Delta "" Comfort " Seats

Yes I thought it was better to book, in fact looking at Seat Guru there are some not so good ones even in that section. Although the flight is to Atlanta the end destination is San Juan and a Carnival cruise! Thanks for the comments , it is always a help when you have your decision confirmed as a go...

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by rdwootty
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta "" Comfort " Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

Delta "" Comfort " Seats

Just booked some flights with Delta from Manchester and have ^upgraded^ to Comfort seats This cost £51 per flight. I know we do not get any extra except for legroom. However as the aircraft fills up then I suspect that some passengers will get the upgrade free when they checkin,as the flight capacit...

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by rdwootty
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wrong Airport / Wrong Date Passengers?
Replies: 30
Views: 7128

RE: Wrong Airport / Wrong Date Passengers?

The worst is when passengers book Birmingham Alabama instead of Birmingham UK and then expect to fly to New York for $400!! They are amazed that they have made a mistake and insist it is not thier fault!! It then means they have to fork out for a full fare ticket to get to the destination they have ...

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by rdwootty
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things People Do On Planes- Present Vs. Past
Replies: 28
Views: 9367

RE: Things People Do On Planes- Present Vs. Past

I think there are three main ones Smoking, not only cigarettes but pipes and cigars! Food, the economy passengers on transatlantic used to only be allowed a " sandwich" by IATA rules. However there was a big row about the scandinavian style open sandwich , was it within the rules? Later the Y pax ha...

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by rdwootty
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air NZ Business (J) MEL-CHC Inc. SQ MEL Lounge:
Replies: 11
Views: 15033

RE: Air NZ Business (J) MEL-CHC Inc. SQ MEL Lounge:

Just laughed a bit at the comment
" Just a light meal" in the lounge!
Looks like a good meal to me, mind you the best snack I ever had was in the QF business Lounge at Sydney. Braised beef and mash superb

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by rdwootty
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2.5 Hours In CPH?
Replies: 4
Views: 3815

RE: 2.5 Hours In CPH?

I personally do not think you have time to go " downtown" with the risk of the train being late and missing your flight. You would then be responsible to get another ticket!
Why not just book a lounge and enjoy the airport.

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by rdwootty
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN-LAS In Business
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

RE: MAN-LAS In Business

What about the Nonstop flight with TCX? Not your real business class but. Nonstop/Large seats/Good food/free drinks etc and, of course a quick flight time. Regulars travellers in Business on the world airlines have told me that, for the money it is good service and a comfortable flight.

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by rdwootty
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Destination Paradise! Part 3; The Holiday Ends
Replies: 9
Views: 11052

RE: Destination Paradise! Part 3; The Holiday Ends

Your reports just OOOOZ enthusisiam and I am most impressed with the piccy's. You are very luck to have travelled in such luxery at such a young age. I had to wait till I was 45 before I turned left on entry to aircraft.That is except when I flew on a British Eagle Britannia and then , of course , t...

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by rdwootty
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK First LGW-DXB-SYD Rtn - The Full Report
Replies: 13
Views: 33247

RE: EK First LGW-DXB-SYD Rtn - The Full Report

I and the better half are flying to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> with <acronym title="China Airlines (Taiwan)">CI</acronym> and this will not be the same costs I am sure, however The flight and all the trimmi...

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by rdwootty
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Or Africa?: Melilla On Denim Air
Replies: 20
Views: 11434

RE: Europe Or Africa?: Melilla On Denim Air

This always amazes me...
Spain does not like the British in Gibraltar
However they are happy enough to have two enclaves in Morocco?
Never worked out the logic.
The flight looked good on a prop and not too far for the ears!

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by rdwootty
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: German Isles Sylt And Foehr, TUIfly And An2(+pics)
Replies: 25
Views: 14649

RE: German Isles Sylt And Foehr, TUIfly And An2(+pics)

I was most disappointed , as a Brit , that I was unable to make out any of the " clothing optional" sunbathers on the beach!!
That flight in the Blue Thunderer looked magical.
Thanks for a great report

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by rdwootty
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Smallest Airport You've Flown To/from?
Replies: 108
Views: 16261

RE: What's The Smallest Airport You've Flown To/fr

The smallest airport I have flew from is Portsmouth (uk) which is not there now Grass runway and a tin shack to wait in. Aircraft became US and we were taken by minibus to a fish and chip shop to eat ( pay yourselves) The aircraft was a DC3 from Channel Airways and the flight was to Jersey. This was...

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by rdwootty
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Side From Bangkok To Hong Kong
Replies: 1
Views: 5600

Which Side From Bangkok To Hong Kong

I am flying with China Airlines from Bangkok to Hong Kong and have booked seats 3 ab for the flight. Just wondered if it should be on that side of the aircraft or the other for the best view into Hong Kong?We will arrive in the late afternoon, after they cancelled the earlier flight, just shows the ...

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by rdwootty
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Continental Add From 60's
Replies: 0
Views: 5725

Continental Add From 60's

Looking through a book of 60's adds and found this one from Continental. they hate us in New York ! You may wonder how an airlines that doesn't go to New York can have enemies there. Well, New Yorkers sometimes travel from, say,Chicago to Los Angeles. Many take our Proud Birds. Frrankly, we spoil th...

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by rdwootty
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: OpenSkies BizSeat AMS-JFK - Simply Amazing
Replies: 38
Views: 24765

RE: OpenSkies BizSeat AMS-JFK - Simply Amazing

Just a note about ESTA
It does not need the zip code,suprisingly. Also it is valid for 2 years BUT you need to update the flight details and stay place each journey

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by rdwootty
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DCA-SJU And IAD-DUS On Sky Team: Part I
Replies: 12
Views: 28360

RE: DCA-SJU And IAD-DUS On Sky Team: Part I

It did look very wet in San Juan....You r right about the cars never get a big one unless you know where u r going..
Love the report and I also like the meal details, very important to me.
Seat space pics are also good to get an idea if the distances abvailable

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by rdwootty
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA ORD-AMS-IAD/ New Business Class
Replies: 25
Views: 21221

RE: UA ORD-AMS-IAD/ New Business Class

also you did not get your main course choice in either direction? I do not think that was good at all. I am going on China Airlines soon and you choose your meal prior to flight making sure you get your choice.

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by rdwootty
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SYD-Asia In Dec. Book Now Or Wait?
Replies: 10
Views: 5559

RE: SYD-Asia In Dec. Book Now Or Wait?

To do the itinerary that you want and then get seperate tickets for all the internals would be costly. I am sure that you can get a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>/QF ticket with the full itinerary and a changeable ticket and this will save you loads. I had ticket from Perth to Christc...

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by rdwootty
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World Traveller Class On BA 744s
Replies: 3
Views: 6103

RE: World Traveller Class On BA 744s

The most important thing to remember is the free drinks!!! The cabin service will be polished and you will arrive at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> refreshed, Dont get the heathrow express it is a ripoff. email and I will be happy to give advice on tran...

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by rdwootty
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Club Europe To Paris And Back
Replies: 9
Views: 11436

RE: Club Europe To Paris And Back

ctually I think the print is clearer so for me that is good. Eye sight is not so good when you get older. Interesting about the lounges. I though all of <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> was rubbish, Good job you did not try the :Piccadilly line t...

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by rdwootty
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium Economy Class. Is It Really Worth It?
Replies: 23
Views: 10929

Premium Economy Class. Is It Really Worth It?

The biggest problem for ex UK flights will be the new tax increases that our friendly government, on the basis of a green agenda, will institute. So the tax for all classes except ordinary economy will be HUGE. A family of four will pay 600 tax to the government to fly a charter to Caribbean and so ...

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by rdwootty
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Belated Picture TR - AKL-MEL On QF In C
Replies: 4
Views: 9534

RE: Belated Picture TR - AKL-MEL On QF In C

The sausage looked very poorly cooked !"toast" have to have rejected the eggs as they also looked undercooked.
Seats were fine

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by rdwootty
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest Single-crew Duty/flight Times?
Replies: 14
Views: 9684

RE: Longest Single-crew Duty/flight Times?

There are many charter flights to Egypt from UK that have 5/12 hour flying time out and 66 back. with crew re[porting this must be near the knuckle on bad weather days

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by rdwootty
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Business Class At An Affordable Price - How?
Replies: 18
Views: 6853

RE: Business Class At An Affordable Price - How?

Interestingly the best deals for Business class seem to be at busy times but not for Businesspeople!! So just before and over Christmas also in the August lull for business travel However they usually do not bring them out when the fares are loaded so this one is wait and see. I did see a China Airl...

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by rdwootty
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?
Replies: 48
Views: 10878

RE: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?

My one would be the Brabazon. I am sure you have some piccy's of it on here.It bred the Brittania

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by rdwootty
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Air Seating
Replies: 1
Views: 3552

China Air Seating

I am a little confused. I have booked Business Class with China Air from Amsterdam to Bangkok and also from Taipe to amsterdam.This is for december 2009. I would like to know if any can advise me of the style of the seating. There are 2 different cabins on the seat Guru website and the airline site ...

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by rdwootty
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Round Doors On Vickers Viscount
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

RE: Round Doors On Vickers Viscount

The Viscount was in progress before the Comet. I suspect the door was designed to be similar to the oval windows. It was a slower turboprop and , as mentioned. did not fly as high as Jet aircraft

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by rdwootty
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tyrolean Vs CityLine. VIE-TXL-VIE (pics/vids)
Replies: 13
Views: 10525

RE: Tyrolean Vs CityLine. VIE-TXL-VIE (pics/vids)

Just to mention the windows. they are very like a Vickers Viscount. i am sure there is a piccy on the site so see what you think

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by rdwootty
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Luggage Lockers In London
Replies: 5
Views: 6374

RE: Luggage Lockers In London

I recommend travelling to Heathrow direct from gatwick by bus and check your bags in, then take the tube to Central London free of worries and it is an easy trip and cheap as well with a travelcard .

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