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by EWRvirgin
Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Employee Decision
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

RE: Virgin's Employee Decision

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Konica Minolta - Maxxum 7D Digital
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

RE: Konica Minolta - Maxxum 7D Digital

Well here are two more samples for you: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/728324/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/728324/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/2/3/728324.jpg" ALT="Click here for...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Increases Aid To $350 Million
Replies: 29
Views: 2164

RE: US Increases Aid To $350 Million

Your complete lack of understanding of the job of UN Secretary General is duly noted. He isn't just some mouthpiece who 'responds'.

Neither is the President of the United States.

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: We Sure Have Come A Long Way!
Replies: 28
Views: 3064

RE: We Sure Have Come A Long Way!

My most recent: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/728325/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/728325/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/2/3/728325.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Knockout
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Presidential Knockout

What a great game...

http://www.miniclip.com/knockout.htm

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Between Bermuda And The US?
Replies: 32
Views: 5482

RE: Flights Between Bermuda And The US?

CO has service to Bermuda from EWR.

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade Tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

RE: Upgrade Tips?

<b>I really dont think it's worth trying anymore: airlines are becoming far too penny pinching. There was a day when they would upgrade you in the hope that you would see how nice it was and pay full fare next time. They know in this day and age, that's pretty much not going to happen!</b> Well, air...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade Tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

RE: Upgrade Tips?

Flashing your silvercard status isn't going to do a thing for you. We're well aware that you're on board. There are no courtesy upgrades on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> regardless of your status. <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acro...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun May 02, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Economy--Lounge Access?
Replies: 11
Views: 8811

RE: Premium Economy--Lounge Access?

In a word - no.

At least on VS you don't.

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Would You Improve JFK?
Replies: 32
Views: 4777

RE: How Would You Improve JFK?

Ask not what your airport can do for you, but what you can do for your airport.

Anyway, I'd settle with just not being hassled for spotting there.

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by EWRvirgin
Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Penny Pinching
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

RE: CO Penny Pinching

<b>I also decided to use <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> instead of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> for Asia trip I am presently on, as <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> wanted $700 for upgrade + miles. <acronym title="Singapore Airlin...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stern Axed By Clearchannel - Blames Janet's Breast
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

RE: Stern Axed By Clearchannel - Blames Janet's Breast

csavel,

Be careful what you post. I expressed the same sentiments as yours in another thread and they got deleted.

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Wondering Why The Howard Stern Topic Got Pulled
Replies: 8
Views: 906

RE: Wondering Why The Howard Stern Topic Got Pulled

Maybe one of our elected officials got a hold of the thread...

...so much for free speech

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Food Service Cutbacks
Replies: 18
Views: 2822

RE: CO Food Service Cutbacks

<b>Has <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> made cutbacks on their food service any time in the past 6 months or so? I know they pride themselves on serving meals, providing pillows/blankets, etc., but on a few recent flights their offerings were pitiful. In January 2003, on flig...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida
Replies: 139
Views: 13588

RE: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida

<b>North Dakota was only an image. And as for generalizing about the most powerful nation in the world (Ooooh I'm real scared now!).... <acronym title="Air Algérie (Algeria)">AH</acronym>! Let me laugh!</b> Laugh at what? He wasn't trying to intimdate you. The implication was that the United States ...

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by EWRvirgin
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida
Replies: 139
Views: 13588

RE: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida

<b>secondly, many people overcome their fears by joking about it. It is highly possible that somebody might feel uneasy when going through security and copes with it by joking. A security agent who gets offended by having a joke offered is far too s**** up to be working with human individuals in the...

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by EWRvirgin
Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida
Replies: 139
Views: 13588

RE: 'Bomb In My Bag' British Girl Arrested In Florida

<b>Common sense should also tell us that girl wasn't a threat. Sure she was dumb but the response she got from the authorities is way out of proportion. I cannot believe you all think it's all her fault.... </b> Some of you on here are just ridiculous hypocritical fools. The only reason you are defe...

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by EWRvirgin
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Suppose There Have Been Sillier News Stories ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

RE: I Suppose There Have Been Sillier News Stories ...

Does Bush have a bird?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush as they say...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheating, Lying And Stealing For First Or Biz
Replies: 34
Views: 5646

RE: Cheating, Lying And Stealing For First Or Biz

<b>Its important to remember that gate agents are Gods, and if they choose to shower you with their glory they will. Chances are if you're friendly to them, you'll be the first person that day, and they'll appreciate it. </b> Its equally important to remember that gate agents are just that - agents ...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condemnation To AA Pilot Detained In GRU
Replies: 166
Views: 10632

RE: Condemnation To AA Pilot Detained In GRU

<b>In regards to the actions that have taken plce this morning in Sao Paulo... It is being broadcast around the World! The World is now seeing yet another case of American arrogance! America does need Brasil more than Brasil needs America... The U.S. is no longer the be all end all power house it is...

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by EWRvirgin
Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TiVo/ReplayTV Users: Help Plz...
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

RE: TiVo/ReplayTV Users: Help Plz...

Thanks for the responses, guys. I don't think I can justify the subscription considering how little <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> programming I watch. If I can't set it up with its own internal timer much like a VCR then its pretty useless to me. If this is the case, subcrib...

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by EWRvirgin
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TiVo/ReplayTV Users: Help Plz...
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

TiVo/ReplayTV Users: Help Plz...

I'm thinking of getting a unit. I'm not really interested in all its features if it means I won't have to pay those subscription fees. In addition to its TV recording features I'd like to use it to record radio programming. Can I use the unit's basic recording functions without having to subscribe? ...

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by EWRvirgin
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Movies In Your Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

RE: Worst Movies In Your Collection

Judge Dredd on Laserdisc

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA / VS - Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 4226

RE: BA / VS - Most Profitable Routes

EWR is actually more profitable than JFK.

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Flight Cancellations Re. Terrorism
Replies: 19
Views: 2802

RE: Recent Flight Cancellations Re. Terrorism

<b>No government or company in its right mind would let it be known that a flight had to be cancelled for security reasons. Why? Because if the flt hadn't been targeted by a gang, that gov' or company would look as if they don't know what they are doing. Surely it would have been more descreet to gr...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8093

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

<b>EWRVirgin: you must mistake me for someone else. I have no such thread, sorry, nor have I read or participated in any such thread. And you have really bad manners too, by the way. Very un-Portuguese, in my experience, perhaps proving my point about the irrelevance of profiles based on national or...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8093

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

<b>...they are also the same people who are presiding over unprecendented shocks to our economic system and job losses while lining the pockets of their corporate and special interest supporters....i guess it comes down to the fact that some of us in America are willing to accept whatever they say, ...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 03, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8093

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

<b>How about a RICHARD REID quotient? I could go for that.</b> One Anglo name does not a trend set. Sorry, just not a very valid point, IMO. Law enforcement has used profiling for ages now. Do you know why? Because it makes sense and it works! <b>Anyone know why the Air France flight to <acronym tit...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8093

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

Dutchjet, Its nice to see someone who can think rationally and for not taking such a cynical stance on this. The objectivity you display that so seems to elude others that post here is very refreshing. Obi and Jaysit, Did it ever occur to either of you that a direct threat was made to the flight som...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8093

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

<b><acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, so in that case it's a consequence of the authorities forcing airlines to pass passenger manifests and details to the US before departure / in-flight. I think its high time that originating countries were trusted to get on with screening departing...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD
Replies: 56
Views: 8221

RE: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD

<b>It's not <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s job to see if their passengers are on the "watch list" or not. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> don't have a "watch list", neither do the British government. The US government having a "watch list" is their responsibility. As a...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD
Replies: 56
Views: 8221

RE: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD

<b>Oh no, sir! but the British are a bunch of morons who are blind to the security directives and most wanted lists issued by your esteemed government and will surely allow a known terrorist to fly out and cause chaos in your land , won't they! Surely your government cannot trust them one bit! </b> ...

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by EWRvirgin
Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD
Replies: 56
Views: 8221

RE: British Airways Plane Detained At IAD

<b>And the paraniod, screwed up bunch of shitheads decided to "check up" on a British Aircraft! That is a nice way to treat your "eternal ally" , I should think!</b> So because it is a British registered ship owned by a British company originating from a British port somehow make it impossible for a...

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling All PC Techies: Print Servers
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Calling All PC Techies: Print Servers

Hi all, I've successfully set up a print server on my home network for my multifunction printer. Problem is, while I can print as usual, I can't scan or use other features of my printer from the <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym>. How can I let my <ac...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO First Class Pax Give Up Seats For Soldiers
Replies: 86
Views: 12393

RE: CO First Class Pax Give Up Seats For Soldiers

I fight for my country's economy doing my job, does that entitle me a first class seat on a 'short' domestic flight?

No it doesn't. But if someone is gracious enough to give up his or her seat to one of these brave men or women what's it to you?

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by EWRvirgin
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December 7, Historical Date
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

RE: December 7, Historical Date

The fact that you spell ridiculous "rediculous" is ridiculous .. or is it rediculous??

I think its ridiculous that you find it ridiculous that he spelled ridiculous rediculous.

Take that...

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Stuff Tonite On "The Travel Channel"
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

RE: Good Stuff Tonite On "The Travel Channel"

Thanks for the heads up!

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employees Working During A Snowstorm
Replies: 11
Views: 2607

RE: Airline Employees Working During A Snowstorm

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how people feel they are owed the world on a platter when something like our most recent weather crisis occurs. What do people think? That airlines cancel flights for shits & giggles? Lodging for your entire family? Sure, no prob. Meals, dental care, physician v...

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by EWRvirgin
Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: When Kind Of Camara Do You Have For Spotting?
Replies: 63
Views: 7912

RE: When Kind Of Camara Do You Have For Spotting?

Am I the only Minoltan here?

-Maxxum 7
-Tokina 28-80mm f2.8
-Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6
-Minolta 50mm f2.8 Macro
-Minolta 100mm f2.8 Macro
-Tokina 17mm f3.5
-Nikon Coolscan IV + Silverfast 6Ai

...still waiting for a Maxxum DSLR...

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by EWRvirgin
Sat Nov 01, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Do You Photographers Want For X-mas, Etc?
Replies: 47
Views: 4716

RE: What Do You Photographers Want For X-mas, Etc?

...an actual Minolta DSLR...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Pilot Arrested In New York
Replies: 76
Views: 13055

RE: Air France Pilot Arrested In New York

<b>Anyone making comments like this should be investigated and dealt with appropriately - what shouldn't happen is that the person is allowed to carry on with their business, board an aircraft before being arrested. If a passenger threatened to blow up an aircraft - they wouldn't of been allowed to ...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Pilot Arrested In New York
Replies: 76
Views: 13055

RE: Air France Pilot Arrested In New York

<b>Once again... Welcome to the Fascist States of America...! They should first try to find what's wrong with their security system before putting a blame on a Pilot's joke... when you know the poor security degree of some US airports. Theses "security" check for the Crews are unusefull, inefficient...

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Silverfast Rocks! (Shameless Plug)
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

RE: Silverfast Rocks! (Shameless Plug)

Andy, K64 is <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym>'s achille's heel but I don't shoot it anyway. The biggest thing for me was consistency and a nice healthy histogram - something I could never achieve consistently in NS. Wietse, That's the problem - I have never been able to get th...

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by EWRvirgin
Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Silverfast Rocks! (Shameless Plug)
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Silverfast Rocks! (Shameless Plug)

All you out there using Nikon's line of scanners know first hand the inadequacies of Nikon Scan. In frustration, I plunked down $80 for Vuescan and for awhile it satisfied my needs but it had its owns set of issues that I was unable to ever resolve. I've just recently dropped over $300 on Silverfast...

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by EWRvirgin
Thu Sep 18, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bag Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

RE: Bag Matching

Involuntary baggage separation is not considered a breach in security (at least in the US).

However, if you've checked in and decide not to show up at the gate and your bag is not removed, there will be heads rolling and fines imposed.

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Messed Up European Immigrations
Replies: 62
Views: 6368

RE: Messed Up European Immigrations

As strange an experience as this was why would you pack your passort in a checked bag?

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by EWRvirgin
Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help W/ Lens Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

RE: Help W/ Lens Choice

Hi Craig,

That question is easy enough for me. The 80-400mm would be more flexible. But would this flexibility be at the expense of quality and resolution as the 80-400mm seems to be a dated design relative to the other lens?

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by EWRvirgin
Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help W/ Lens Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Help W/ Lens Choice

Having trouble deciding between the Tokina <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 80-200mm f/2.8 <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym>-X 828AF Pro w/ a 2x teleconverter or the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">A...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Aug 31, 2003 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5758

RE: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions

Premium Economy is marketed as having the same service as Economy but with a larger seat (it is, in fact, a big increase in seat pitch). It is a great deal in comparison with carriers that operate A/C on these routes with a two-class configuration. For the price of a full fare coach ticket on <acron...

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by EWRvirgin
Sun Aug 31, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabs On El Al And Other Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 10392

RE: Arabs On El Al And Other Questions

<b>Would the ultra orthodox jew freak out when he has to sit next to a guy named Abdullah? He would even freak out when he has to sit next to a woman. </b> This is a really stupid statement. Nothing more than flamebait. Why don't you ask yourself "would the extreme-Muslim-fundamentalist freak out wh...

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