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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

If staff really make a mistake either because they don't know or are just incompetent; It is normal if they get reprimanded like it would happen in any job. The point is to understand how these large businesses operate especially airlines. They might have an internal process to retrain underperform...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15194

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

I think Marrakech would be a great success for them. As announced earlier TK will start Marrakech 5 x weekly starting March31, 2019 with 738. Not sure about the bilaterals between the two countries. Wow, that´s great news. I´m really sick of dealing with European airlines like Air France and Luftha...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

To clarify some details: - In the past I had the same problem with Lufthansa - after a long fight, they eventually admitted that they were wrong to deny boarding, apologized and gave me a full refund as well as assuring me that this would not happen again in the future. However, this didn't really c...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15194

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Turkey Crisis Deepens as Sanctions Threat Sends Lira to Low https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-06/turkey-crisis-deepens-as-sanctions-threat-sends-lira-to-new-low The Turkish Lira has hit another record low versus the US dollar and Euro. This can hardly be good for Turkish Airlines and ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Denied Boarding on Air France

My wife was flying on Air France from Agadir to Istanbul. She had a return ticket and, as a Moroccan citizen, she does not require a transit visa. However, at the airport they refused to let her check-in, claiming that she had to show that she had 5200 Euros (60 Euros per day x 87 days) because a Fr...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 5982

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

It's lucky that it was his day off.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8757

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

I wonder if the 737 Max order had a role in their bankruptcy. It seemed a bit inappropriate and wreckless to invest so much money in a short-haul fleet that would force them to compete with the low-cost airlines that are far more efficient. Surely it would have made more sense to stick to A330s and ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10401

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

I have mixed feelings about this guy. He's very arrogant and rude, but on the other hand he has done an amazing job with Ryanair. He transformed a small airline into one of the biggest and most profitable through ruthless costcutting that nobody else ever imagined possible. He has pushed it too far ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 go-around LAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 7833

Re: Crazy BA 744 go-around LAS today

I think people are confusing 2000ft AGL with 2000ft above sea level. During a go around it is possible that the wheels could still touch the ground if they hit the throttles at the last moment. I imagine there was something wrong with the landing, maybe the pilot saw that there wasn't enough runway ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8504

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

It just looks desperate to me. Like you're not paying for your food when flying KLM and paying 30% more for the ticket? This video is based on the assumption travellers are unable to make simple additions It doesn't always cost more to fly mainline. RY is charging 50 pounds per bag now. With all of...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

The problematic routes will be ex GIB and ex Madeira, where specially trained pilots are required. I can see these being operated by BA or EZY who have a pilot base. :checkmark: The replacement GIB flights scheduled so far are mainly BA flights departing from nearby Malaga / AGP airport - I assume ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190318

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

It looks to me like one or more of the low-pressure blades must have come loose and cut into the cowling whilst spinning at high speed like a circular saw, then the whole of the fan sheared off from its shaft due to the sudden contact with the damaged cowling and then the fan together with the weake...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190318

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

It's really a shame that this great airline is gone. I think they made a big mistake concentrating on short-haul and trying to compete with the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet. They were a lot more diversified and less exposed to specific markets up until they did that. I also don't understand why they...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Air Berlin? Agree with you a very sad day for UK aviation. Our oldest airline brand turns to dust overnight. I don’t think anyone actually believed they’d see the day, Monarch have always been there, like part of the furniture. Yes, Monarch and Gatwick Airport always go together in my mind as it wa...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

According to the CAA's website, "All customers booked on Monarch Airlines flights to the UK on or before 15 October 2017 will be able to travel on new flights to the UK at no extra cost to you." and "Will I be charged for the new flight? No. If you are due to fly back to the UK on Mon...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

https://www.caa.co.uk/News/News-files/CAA-launches-flying-programme-to-bring-110,000-customers-back-to-UK-in-response-to-Monarch-Airlines-administration/ Says 30 aircraft. I count less than 15 mentioned on here. What are the others? I think Titan and BA are operating some of them. It looks like the...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Take a look at Flight Radar 24. All Monarch aircraft are either parked on the ground in the UK or on their way back to the UK. No outbound flights. 8 Qatar Airways aircraft inbound to Gatwick and Birmingham, in addition to the 2 already at Stansted.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 3958

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

Why don't they buy Monarch whilst they're at it? Before 4pm this evening would be great!

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?

Maybe Catalonia can join the UK. We will let them speak Catalan. As if things weren't awkward enough with Gibraltar :rotfl: Actually if Catalonia became part of the UK it might make quite a good match, as we are one state with many nations. In the past there were many associations like this between...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66367

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

So if they lose their ATOL license will they stop all flights or will this just affect people that have booked package tours? Surely they could let them fly people that are already booked and just stop them from selling more packages.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11338

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

Galwayman wrote:
It seems she had been previously fired by Norwegian for spitting in a passenger's cup according to some newspaper reports .... pure trash , still can't believe she got through the interview ,


If she carries on like this she will end up at Ryanair.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11338

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

"Women are always objectifying me because of the size of my cxxx, I feel so objectified" said no-one ever.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11338

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

The moral of the story is don't post anything even remotely contraversial if you live on a politically correct prison island.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X flights to Beirut
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: Air Asia X flights to Beirut

What happened to their Istanbul flights? They made a big announcement and then nothing came of it. I think it would have been a good idea, because Istanbul is a gateway to Europe. Istanbul was never announced or planned. Few months ago, there was a glitch in the booking system and route map on thei...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7863

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

I flew with them once London Gatwick to Lisbon and a family member is flying next week on them from Gatwick to Larnaca. They seem competitive enough in the holiday market. My impression of them is that they are like a low cost airline but more flexible in terms of routes and more able to take advant...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X flights to Beirut
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: Air Asia X flights to Beirut

What happened to their Istanbul flights? They made a big announcement and then nothing came of it. I think it would have been a good idea, because Istanbul is a gateway to Europe.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 17207

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

Now I understand why it didn't kill anyone. A thin, flat, lightweight piece of aluminium like that would flutter all over the place and quickly lose it's forward velocity and then fall down relatively slowly and more or less vertically carried by the wind.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Improvments of B767-300ERs
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: Improvments of B767-300ERs

As far as comfort is concerned, as a passenger I found the 767-300 more comfortable than the 787. The reason being that the seat was wider and there were just 2 seats on the sides rather than 3, which makes it a lot cosier and more private for people travelling together. Sure, the PTV was a bit smal...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 25757

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

Will the Taipei flight go over China or does it have to go around?

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3581

Re: Icelandair future strategy

How about going all A380?

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4573

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Kuwait (couldn't leave airport becaue of my Israeli stamp in my passport), Bahrain (they wouldn't let me out even though I had an 8 hour stopover), Amman (my girlfriend needed a visa so I stayed airside with her), Muscat, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Ft Lauderdale, Panama, Bru...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27941

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

From BBC Business Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 185082

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

What's the point of such a non-stop flight? Anyone on such a flight (including both crews) would arrive at destination in no state to do much other than stumble and mumble about and go to bed, not sit down at a meeting table and negotiate future business contracts! The operational costs would be ho...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Royal Air Maroc to order 4 x 789
Replies: 38
Views: 10276

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc to add 3 763 and 2 789

Fares are incredibly high on the Casablanca-Brazil route, £1150 ($1500) on Royal Air Maroc. Either they're making lots of money or they don't care about offering competitive fares. The same flight costs only £500 from Madrid.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13633

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

By now I suppose most Iraqi airspace is safe, so Irani airspace is less important than it was just a month or two ago. ISIS no longer control Mosul or Tal Afar so it is possible to fly from Kuwait to the Turkish border without overflying the zombie-infested areas.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

You'd think that with every airline dropping services they'd change their policies, but no... are they going to wait until there's nothing left at all and then blame the "yanquis imperialistas"?

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19172

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Plenty of empty houses in Detroit... I wonder if maybe they could recondition a few areas of the city as temporary accomodation for these types of events.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding
Replies: 35
Views: 4352

Re: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding

Just enforce the maximum bag size restrictions at the gate, simple. Its hardly ever done because lazy gate staff just don't want the hassle. Thank God. Passengers also don't want that kind of hassle. Back in the day, when Ryanair was aggressively enforcing its baggage policies, every boarding was a...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding
Replies: 35
Views: 4352

Re: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding

It seems like a good idea. A bit of extra cash for the airline, more choice for customers and more space in the overhead bins for everyone else.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4710

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

It's an overcrowded dump. Although it has grown over the years, the growth hasn't keep up with passenger numbers and they have done everything on the cheap, bolting on extra sections one at a time. They keep moving the passenger drop off point further and further away from the entrance and now they ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 13
Views: 7736

Re: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey

Wow, that was very interesting. Why did they send you to LAX? Was that just to get away from Houston until the storm passed? And how was it possible to fly out of Houston during the storm or did your flight leave before it arrived?

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13459

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

Low cost airlines are useful, but they don't seem able to compete on long-haul and they don't provide connections. Plus, by the time you add in the cost of luggage they are often not any cheaper.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 38
Views: 4950

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

Hi peterinlisb, just as an update, i spent 3 weeks at nairobi and married my fiancee now my wife, yesterday she received her visa for temporary residence for mexico, today she went to airport to ask if she is allowed to fly NBO-FRA-MEX and they said no, because same immigration officer said no, the...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5536

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

Hong Kong is still one of the world's greatest cities, but it is not so much the gateway to China anymore now that China has opened up and you can now easily fly direct and do business there without having to go through HK.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 38
Views: 4950

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

It's lucky I didn't buy a ticket last year on Lufhansa from Kuala Lumpur to Marrakech. They would have stolen even more of my money and created an even bigger problem, as that ticket was £480 each.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 38
Views: 4950

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

Hi peterinlisb, just as an update, i spent 3 weeks at nairobi and married my fiancee now my wife, yesterday she received her visa for temporary residence for mexico, today she went to airport to ask if she is allowed to fly NBO-FRA-MEX and they said no, because same immigration officer said no, the...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused
Replies: 9
Views: 4735

Re: Battery fire on LH440 FRA-IAH - No damage caused

Poor guy... I hope the IFE system had a USB connection.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9782

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

It sounds like a good choice to take this flight in Economy and lie down across 3 seats.

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