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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 26
Views: 864

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

I think that is about the funniest way to say "That shit is dangerous" i can think of..... now the whole anti-tourism movement may have their fringe people just as any other movement too, but the dislike of tourists is not based on Xeonphobia, but real practical considerations and concern...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

From the video, looks like the water cannon was pointed all over the place!

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 65
Views: 10730

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

N415XJ wrote:
Given how completely disappointing most recent brand refreshes have been this is honestly only a slight exaggeration of what I'm expecting

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Excellent! :rotfl:

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 26
Views: 864

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Well they want fewer tourists and after brexit when 'flights will end' and brits will 'have to pay to enter the EU' and 'will need visas' then I'm sure it'll fall further as the 20,000,000 brits who visit Spain will fall off a cliff (edge). In fact arrivals from the UK are down this year. Locals in...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 65
Views: 10730

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

alan3 wrote:
As long as they never again resurrect the shamrockless "big red dot" livery


I think that, thankfully, that particular abomination was only ever a promotional scheme. Utterly dire.

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/24/uk-eu-flights-would-cease-immediately-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit Flights would immediately cease between the UK and the rest of the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government has warned. In its latest set of “no deal” notice...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: If the USSR were still around...

tommy1808 wrote:
In the 70's they looked innovative. When where they made?

Best regards
Thomas


I guess late 80s/early 90s, as Scorpius claims they never entered production because the USSR collapsed.

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

yup, very likely true without additional concessions. Waking up from the nightmare is in everyone´s interest, don´t think anyone would be keep to risk waking up at all by insisting on being woken up with a BJ. Probably some technically non-binding declaration that there won´t be a new Referendum fo...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: If the USSR were still around...

1989worstyear wrote:
Aerospace tech wouldn't be perpetually stuck in 1988 like it is now (A320-200), but I couldn't imagine what most of the former Eastern-bloc countries would be going through 27 years later... :frown:


Oh, what?! This again?

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: If the USSR were still around...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth ... orporation

best regards
Thomas


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Scorpius wrote:
And you look like a hater who speaks ill of cars only on the basis that they were developed in the USSR.


I prefer "realist".
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tommy1808 wrote:
Looks like inspired by the Dale :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth ... orporation

best regards
Thomas


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Scorpius wrote:
And you look like a hater who speaks ill of cars only on the basis that they were developed in the USSR.


I prefer "realist".

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: If the USSR were still around...

https://cdn.iz.ru/sites/default/files/styles/900x600/public/photo_list-2017-05/8f72244b4f25b1d1c195ea71be38d1b9.jpg?itok=qt6y6x3X https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.surfory.com/uploads/2016/2/3/543e9f481f395daf0c8b4567/56b1f0ffbd0470ba4f8b4569.jpg http://www.autoforum.cz/tmp/magazin/m9/maz-20...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Luckily we will soon know if you can revoke article 50 without the remaining 27 countries agreeing. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/21/triggering-article-50-reversed-european-court-justice-brexit-bad-dream Quote from that article: "There is no reason to believe the other 27 ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

you should really send a complaint to AA. You mean because the guy promptly made the announcement in English when the OP asked him to? :sarcastic: No, I mean because it's the typical lack of consistency that AA has become known for in recent years. It's not a difficult job to do properly, and the O...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The referendum was something akin to a major constitutional change. In just about every country that would have called for a reinforced majority of some kind (2/3 or similar) I don't blame Britons who felt they were lied to to demand a second say. Apparently something like 86% of Labour voters do w...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

On a recent flight between Germany and Palma de Mallorca on Eurowings announcements were made in German only. I have flown quite a few other times with Eurowings (even domestically in Germany) and I couldn't recall not hearing announcements in English. I found it odd but realistically speaking prob...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

That's a perfectly reasonable expectation. Even in a Spanish-speaking country, one would expect to hear English announcements given that English is the recognized "international language". I'm not sure what this agent was thinking, or whether he was trying to make a point of some sort, but...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

This is a very poor argument, as those calling for a second referendum are doing so because they didn't get the result they wanted from the first. A new referendum would not only undermine the legitimacy of British Democracy in general, but would undermine itself in the process. What's to stop a th...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1963
Views: 39455

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

While not technically departing from that formulation, he is sounding far warmer to the idea of a new referendum now that a YouGov poll of Labour party members - commissioned by the People's Vote campaign - has suggested that 86% would back one. I'm sure someone will dismiss this as wishful thinkin...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 32
Views: 7203

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

That sounds very logical, so why a business case based on Hong Kong and Asia. Or could it be that they didn’t think they would get the permissions to fly from CRL to African destinations? The business case was primarily predicated upon the partnership with 'UTour', the Chinese tour company I mentio...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network
Replies: 11
Views: 3983

Re: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network

And what would be the role of Lufthansa compared to SN’s role? Lufthansa = management, Brussels Airlines = operations, presumably? It seemed weird for SunExpress to be the one operating the Eurowings Long Haul services. SN here means Brussels Airlines not SunExpress :D SN is indeed Burssels Airline...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 32
Views: 7203

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

ACMI flying could prove more profitable for them in the short term - it's a shame that they have thus far been unsuccessful at scheduled flying, but good that they are willing to adapt to stem the losses. It seems that traffic between Charleroi and Hong Kong was very heavily dependent on an agreemen...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

Yes, around Christmas/New Year, but not regularly at other times of the year. Quite often I hand over the little gift during disembarkation - which is of course the opposite of handing it over in the expectation of better service ;) Seems like the guy on this travel blog is out to get something for ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8209

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whos...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8209

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whose...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Obviously this was a big boo-boo... but some of the passenger reactions - "no staff to help...no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask" - seriously?!? I could have sworn I remember being told something about putting on an oxygen mask... like when it appears or something... EVERY S...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Some ex-Air Berlin aircraft are yet to be repainted by their new owners.

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1825

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

I don't know if I'm misreading his post, but it sounds like he's saying Brexiteers don't have a problem with Polish/European/white immigrants; they have a problem with non-white/Indian immigrants. I don't know if that's really the case. Only the Brexiteers do. But it also sounds very Bannonbart/Cha...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

But its not money spent on the border, its money spent on deportations. Why not either A) keep the money in house and use it for deportations from the US, or B) use that money to rebuild El Salvador. $20 million is small change to the US, but I bet it goes a very long way to root out MS-13 in San S...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

Well, I guess it does meet the definition of "Foreign Assistance", plus it's also an acknowledgement that the migration problem on the southern border is not exclusively caused by Mexicans. Helping Mexico to secure their own southern border, which is a little over 700 miles long and stretc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16897

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Looking at those pictures, something seemed a little "off". Took me a couple of minutes to realize that the winglets are yet to be fitted.

Regardless, what a beautiful looking aircraft!

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1825

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Ok, Brussel is one big place for 28 countries to agree on this to align these standards. They are not handed down as you say, all countries have influence in these and for some areas even veto rights. The council of heads of state are most important and each member of that council is democratically...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8038

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1825

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There you go. You don't know, you make some assumptions and draw some conclusions from it. "the Schengen Zone, they can move their goods around freely." simply not true. A British firm can sell their products in Greece, because the standards are the same. No need to check them at the bord...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1825

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

With all do respect, you clearly donot have any understanding how the EU works and their democratic legitimization. You don't seem to understand what it entitles if you basically want to have a common home market. The whole driving license thing: get an international driving license, not difficult....

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1825

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Yes, rules are a bitch. Now you know how deep the integration is if you are married to each other for the past 40 years. As for a driving license, you need to get an international driving license, and you need to get EU insurance for your British car for use in the EU. You are pro-Brexit, so you ar...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 23
Views: 1034

Re: SAS experience question

Alcoholic drinks are also included in the fare, which is not the case in SAS Go. Well, not for TOKIO - btw. any idea why alcohol is served for free to Japan?! :drunk: :champagne: On flights to/from Tokyo, all beverages including alcoholic drinks (except sparkling wine) are included in the first mea...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 23
Views: 1034

Re: SAS experience question

Just to add to the wealth of information already provided; the upgrade to SAS Plus (Premium Economy) on a long-haul flight is worth the extra cost. Aboard both the A330 and A340, the seat pitch is 38 inches, compared with 31 in SAS Go, while the seat width is 18.3 inches compared with 17.3 inches. M...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

Spotting aside, the 'Comfort Hotel Frankfurt Airport West' in Kelsterbach is a favorite of mine when staying in the area. This is the website, with details regarding the hotel shuttle* etc., but you may be able to find cheaper rooms on other sites: https://www.comfort-hotel-frankfurt-airport-west.de...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6582

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

The KLM MD-11s went out of service in immaculate condition. So did the Fokker 70s for that matter. There's no good excuse for allowing cabins to fall into a state of disrepair just because the aircraft are going to be replaced eventually. I agree. BA shorthaul in general is a very poor product. It ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6582

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.? ...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper..... No. It reflects old aircraft that are not worth updating, and whi...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5873

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Germany should've helped them especially given the crisis that is BER and that is not AB fault. Regarding trans-atlantic fares, they were sky high every time I checked them from RSW but they did pack those flights and were THE link for the large dispora between the two areas. Lastly, letting LH gob...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16290

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

The engine was shut down in-flight, no one was injured and the aircraft returned safely to Atlanta. If it's any help, neither the year 1988, nor the year 1989 had anything to do with it... What does this mean? This is a reference to a certain member with a weird obsession with how planes built 1988...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16290

Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

A little more information from the OP would be useful. Here is an article from FlightGlobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ntsb-investigates-uncontained-delta-757-engine-failu-451730/ Summary: September 5th 2018 Delta Flight 1418: ATL-MCO (Atlanta-Orlando) Boeing 757-200 N668DN For the ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Heathrow - the only true international airport of the lot, could still use improvement Heathrow is an airport ? ! I thought it was a commercial mall :rotfl: Yeah, if you look hard enough, you can sometimes see airplanes between the Duty Free outlets ( ;) ) - in which almost every quality product ov...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Without wishing to make a gross generalization, I often find that British Airports are a horrible, dirty experience, and it often seems like the only real objective is to nickel and dime passengers as much as possible - including of course the obligatory walk through Duty Free after security in ord...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Without wishing to make a gross generalization, I often find that British Airports are a horrible, dirty experience, and it often seems like the only real objective is to nickel and dime passengers as much as possible - including of course the obligatory walk through Duty Free after security in orde...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5680

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

Why does Delta get so much credit, only because they offer PTVs? Their 321 are 191 seats, that’s including 20 first, and super tight lavs with spaceflex galleys... miserable airplane to be on for mid length and longer flights. Delta 321 is actually a pretty comfortable ride. All the bathrooms arent...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI

Nice report. I like the fact that AA offers the possibility to pre-order meals in First Class. That's something other airlines would do well to replicate - it's a very cheap (for the airline) way of offering greater personalization and of ensuring that everyone is satisfied onboard. No one likes to ...

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