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by toptravel
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7851

Re: FA attention question

Sorry I was an International Flight Attendent for 12 years, when taking my jump seat for take or landing I was totally aware of the situation and the passengers in my sight, assessing what would be happening in case of an emergency and who looked like a candidate for assistance amongst the pax. Once...

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...
Replies: 16
Views: 7988

Re: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...

I flew with them earlier in the year in J/C, what a total disaster. FCO/LHR/JFK RT. Club world seats are very last century, food or lack of was an amazing mess. All round I'm never flying them again if I can help it. Guess I have been flying EK/EY/QR too much lately out to OZ and have been spoilt, b...

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Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 12991

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service?

DL would really lift their service levels to come anywhere near the ME3. Stop crying Delta and take a good long hard look at your product, from a customer point of view it stinks..

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Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 19
Views: 4544

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

They had great Windows for an early age flyer, they used them on the SYD/MEL run regularly, noisy but great looking.

Thanks for a great trip.

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by toptravel
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What kind of food should I expect on DL MSP-KEF?
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: What kind of food should I expect on DL MSP-KEF?

A dry cookie and aplastic cup of water..

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by toptravel
Sun May 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Applying to be a flight attendant
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: Applying to be a flight attendant

Forget the regionals, go for something more exciting EK/QR/EY even HA they fly some great Places outside of Hawaii. I'm 6.2 and I got a flying job with Qantas back in the 70's.saw the world it was fabulous for 11years.

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by toptravel
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 27699

Re: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

Dec 5th, marks 25 years since a big white bird with the blue balls left the ground. Sad day indeed, we miss you.

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by toptravel
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: shortest runways to land a ______. Fill in the blank
Replies: 39
Views: 5873

Re: shortest runways to land a ______. Fill in the blank

I used to work for WinAir in the early 70's, Saba is about the same length as a small aircraft carrier, land with full flaps and brakes at the ready..

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by toptravel
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways B777-200 Club World: London Gatwick – Cancun
Replies: 10
Views: 11294

Re: British Airways B777-200 Club World: London Gatwick – Cancun

i recently flew FCO/JFK/LHR/FCO with BA ( Bad As) in Club World, what a very forgetable experience all round. The seats are a joke, uncomfortable and nowhere to put even a Pen let alone an I Pad or heavens forbid a laptop. Food was just a joke, no air vents on the aging 747's. A very tired product i...

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by toptravel
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 65369

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

That's an awful lot of gas in that aircraft, I agree get everyone off ASAP before before it turns into a fire ball. They were extremely lucky in my book.

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by toptravel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting In Doha- Premium Terminal
Replies: 2
Views: 4819

RE: Transiting In Doha- Premium Terminal

Just make sure the check in staff for your first sector realize your connecting to B/C they will give you a voucher for the Premium terminal, you need to get on that bus at the bottom of the aircraft steps, it will take you directly to the premium Terminal. Once inside show your onward boarding pass...

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by toptravel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 2171 JFK-DCA, A319 - What To Expect?
Replies: 8
Views: 7062

RE: DL 2171 JFK-DCA, A319 - What To Expect?

Maybe a drink and a packet of chips/cookie, better than economy where the flight attendent walks thru and slaps them.

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by toptravel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight Ever?
Replies: 112
Views: 17167

RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Now the first flight I took was in 1958, an Ansett DC-6B from Sydney to Melbourne, been hooked ever since.

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by toptravel
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates EK226 SFO-DXB (Y Cabin)
Replies: 8
Views: 34006

RE: Emirates EK226 SFO-DXB (Y Cabin)

Thank you for a great report, EK when they are good are great in my experience. Glad you made it home eventually.

Cheers

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by toptravel
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll - The One Most Beautiful Airliner
Replies: 57
Views: 10636

RE: Poll - The One Most Beautiful Airliner

I agree the 757 is Boeing's best looking aircraft, like some large sleak insect.

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by toptravel
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Next 5-Star Airline
Replies: 27
Views: 8155

RE: The Next 5-Star Airline

How <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>/SQ/MH make it to Five Star is beyond me. Just had two long sectors with <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> in B/C nothing special there, had 4 with <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> last year and two with <ac...

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by toptravel
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll - The One Most Beautiful Airliner
Replies: 57
Views: 10636

RE: Poll - The One Most Beautiful Airliner

1049 TWA gets my vote, what a beautiful looking plane it was.

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by toptravel
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is It Illegal To Have Intercourse On Airplanes
Replies: 11
Views: 40918

RE: Why Is It Illegal To Have Intercourse On Airpl

Oops, looks like I've broken some law, no one ever told me it was illegal. Well they were indeed enjoyable times despite being illegal...I was also on a flight between <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym...

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by toptravel
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Fly On The Early Boac Comets?
Replies: 1
Views: 4400

RE: Anyone Fly On The Early Boac Comets?

No ,but did a 4C, my first Jet Flight, wonderful, very quite up front.

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by toptravel
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Or Etihad To PEK?
Replies: 6
Views: 5184

RE: Qatar Or Etihad To PEK?

Yes I guess the saving is worth it, however QR in my mind is the better carrier out of all of them.

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by toptravel
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates EK 2: 12/FEB/10: LHR-DXB: J Cabin
Replies: 52
Views: 33482

RE: Emirates EK 2: 12/FEB/10: LHR-DXB: J Cabin

Really the problem <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> have with B/C on the A380 is that the galley is at the back of the cabin, a lot of walking from the back to front carrying meals etc, a bad time and motion situation, that really needs to be addressed if the service on ...

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by toptravel
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates EK 2: 12/FEB/10: LHR-DXB: J Cabin
Replies: 52
Views: 33482

RE: Emirates EK 2: 12/FEB/10: LHR-DXB: J Cabin

I agree with everything you say, I used to love <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> but somehow lately the service on board has slipped, as much as I love the 380 I think the service is terrible. Somehow they have the service in B/C all screwed up, 45 minutes between course...

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by toptravel
Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best First Class
Replies: 10
Views: 6228

RE: Best First Class

I've enjoyed all my F/C flights on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, especially on the 380 and the 340's. really like the privacy of the suites. The crews can be in different, but then again that is the same for all carriers these days. The showers on the 380's are a dre...

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by toptravel
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hard Landing On The A380! QF31 SIN-LHR.
Replies: 34
Views: 26503

RE: Hard Landing On The A380! QF31 SIN-LHR.

Queers And Nuts Try Another Service... Thank you for really great reports, I appreciate them. Yep, I've given up on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> also, after my last <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="Sydney - ...

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by toptravel
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class To SYD From London
Replies: 6
Views: 7325

RE: First Class To SYD From London

In my experience, you'll have a better flight on EK than BA anyway, well that's what I've found in F/C and B/C.

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by toptravel
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 747 Or QF 747?
Replies: 8
Views: 5099

RE: BA 747 Or QF 747?

Unlike QF's E/Y seat pitch of 31 inches.

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by toptravel
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risky Business In FCO?
Replies: 6
Views: 3968

RE: Risky Business In FCO?

Remember you'll have to change terminals to the remote one that handles flights to the US, think I rather have the time in <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> rather than taking chance on missing my flight to the US and having to spend the next 24 ...

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by toptravel
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF Long Haul Business Class Feedback Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 5662

RE: QF Long Haul Business Class Feedback Wanted

Look take <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s A380 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>/<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>/<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International ...

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by toptravel
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Long Way Home (CX J And F, Comair, BA J)
Replies: 26
Views: 24286

RE: The Long Way Home (CX J And F, Comair, BA J)

Thank you for a very upfront trip report. I agree with you the one with the best customer service will win my business. A few years ago flying back from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> with <acronym title="Briti...

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by toptravel
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My Own Airline :)
Replies: 17
Views: 4599

RE: My Own Airline :)

Dump the 146's way too expensive, change the name to Inter-State-Air, (ISA) look for some used B717 or A318's. Then look for some good long routes, if you have to have <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> as a home base, what about <acronym title...

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by toptravel
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Few Questions About BA Club Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 5785

RE: A Few Questions About BA Club Europe

Used Club Europe last night on a late fly out of <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>/<acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> was supposed to leave at 21.15 think we got away about an hour late and arrived <acron...

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by toptravel
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying MH FCO/SYD In B/C
Replies: 2
Views: 4440

RE: Flying MH FCO/SYD In B/C

Thanks Don, will let you know how it goes..

Cheers

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by toptravel
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying MH FCO/SYD In B/C
Replies: 2
Views: 4440

Flying MH FCO/SYD In B/C

Anyone have any experienec with <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym>. I haven't flown them but have a R/T ticket <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>/<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia ...

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by toptravel
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Scheduling Disasters..and No Customer Service
Replies: 61
Views: 10147

RE: NW Scheduling Disasters..and No Customer Service

My experience of 'SkyTeam Seemless Travel' is that someone has forgotten the tread on the seems.

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by toptravel
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Caravelle Give A Solid Ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4611

RE: Did Caravelle Give A Solid Ride?

Agree the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 sounded like a pack of screeching dogs in heat. My last ride in a Caravelle was from <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>/<acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz ...

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by toptravel
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is L'Avion Doing Well?
Replies: 14
Views: 3932

RE: Is L'Avion Doing Well?

Doing a price comparison the other day for next day travel, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> was charging $10,000 for a NYC/<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>/NYC B/C return, Maxjet was around $2700, NYC/<acronym title="London - Stansted (STN /...

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by toptravel
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Lease 1 A340-300?
Replies: 17
Views: 3929

RE: Qatar Lease 1 A340-300?

Hopefully it's for the Australian service, which was announced earlier this year, but I have yet to see a start date from DOH/MEL.

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Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is First Class Too Ostentatious?
Replies: 65
Views: 11055

RE: Is First Class Too Ostentatious?

I love the peace and quite if the F/C cabin, no neighbours no silly chit chat, time to be with yourself on a 22 hour flight, priceless. Anything for me now at age 60 that involves a flight longer than 10 hours, I'll opt for the F/C cabin, I'd rather be planted in a cardboard box when I'm gone than e...

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Mon May 28, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?
Replies: 71
Views: 26001

RE: Hong Kong To New York - Dangerous?

When <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> got their B747-SP's I worked the <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>/<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> /<...

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Mon May 28, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Employee Attitudes Hurting Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 8709

RE: NW Employee Attitudes Hurting Airline

As you may recall, Northwest convinced its bankruptcy-court judge to allow it to rip up its valid contract with flight attendants and impose $195 million in annual concessions on them. When flight attendants tried to strike, Northwest got another federal court to rule that they must work under a con...

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by toptravel
Thu May 24, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL SLC-JFK-TXL, FRA-JFK-SLC Business Elite W/ Pics
Replies: 19
Views: 14468

RE: DL SLC-JFK-TXL, FRA-JFK-SLC Business Elite W/ Pics

I flew from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>/<acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> last week in B/C, I have to say <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">...

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by toptravel
Thu May 24, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Investor / Fleet Update
Replies: 22
Views: 7092

RE: Qantas Investor / Fleet Update

I agree at $5.45 it was a steal and no deal, we're not quite as stupid as Margaret thought we were. Thanks Margaret, but no thanks.

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by toptravel
Tue May 01, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hidden City Policy
Replies: 56
Views: 16469

RE: Delta Hidden City Policy

What are they going to do arrest you, just shows how stupid airline pricing is. Carry you further for less money than the transit airport you flew thru. This doesn't make sense in my math book, but that's the way they got into the trouble they are in now. Tell them you got sick and were throwing up ...

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by toptravel
Tue May 01, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways To Australia - Start Date?
Replies: 27
Views: 9617

RE: Qatar Airways To Australia - Start Date?

From what I understand, they were to start non stops from DOH/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> in July, I keep looking on their site but no news yet from them. I think they were to start 4 x week then go to daily at the end of the year. Hope t...

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by toptravel
Tue May 01, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Profit Is Dh3.1 Billion, 25% More Than'06
Replies: 21
Views: 4555

RE: Emirates Profit Is Dh3.1 Billion, 25% More Than'06

I fly <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> regulary from Rome to Sydney, they are a great airline, however lately I'm seeing cracks in their operation. I think they are just starting to creak under the amount of passengers they are trying to handle. <acronym title="Dubai - I...

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by toptravel
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New F And J Seats (With Photos)
Replies: 97
Views: 38688

RE: Cathay Pacific New F And J Seats (With Photos)

I like the window in the john. EK's 340-500's have one in the F/C john, love it but amazing how many people pull the shade.

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by toptravel
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MS Or RJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3509

RE: MS Or RJ?

I'd fly on a magic carpet, if only I could go...Would love to go to Mecca..

Hope you all have a wonderful time..

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by toptravel
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Kicked Off Plane For Breast-Feeding Baby
Replies: 124
Views: 20556

RE: Woman Kicked Off Plane For Breast-Feeding Baby

Hey, get over it. Breast feeding is no giant deal, kids gotta eat, it's a natural act. I live in Italy and beleive me there are plenty of paintings/pictures of Mary feeding the baby.

If someone has a problem with it, they should seek advice from a professional shrink.

Cheers

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by toptravel
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Speed Of A DC-3
Replies: 9
Views: 9662

RE: Average Speed Of A DC-3

Thank you all who replied, most appreciated. I recently returned to Rome from the US on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, with delays my average speed was 219mph, we've come a long way in 50 years. My bags travelled at an amazing speed of 55mph, no speeding ticket for them. Cheers

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by toptravel
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Like Clockwork: Hour Of Delay, Hour Of Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

RE: Like Clockwork: Hour Of Delay, Hour Of Flight

Well according to the lastest records Delta/Comair/ASA scored bottom of the on time list, <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> being the worst. I just had an eight sector trip with <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</a...

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