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by taichen
Wed May 24, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB in Asia
Replies: 44
Views: 5764

Re: IB in Asia

I remember that some of these destinations apparead on IB advertising materials (maps, etc) but were not flown by Iberia itself. Beirut was mostly a MEA codeshare, yet still appeared on maps. This was a time when IB codeshared with almost any foreign carrier that flew to Madrid so I never knew why s...

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by taichen
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Gay FAs Not Willing To Fly To Iran?
Replies: 202
Views: 20465

Air France Gay FAs Not Willing To Fly To Iran?

Well, this is a rather poorly written post about a single guy starting a change.org petition online. It seems he realized that he could be sent to Iran, thus techinically facing death penalty ... <a href="http://www.thelocal.fr/20160412/air-frances-gay-stewards-refuse-to-fly-to-iran" target="_blank"...

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by taichen
Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Globalia Orders 14 787-9 For Air Europa
Replies: 7
Views: 8365

RE: Globalia Orders 14 787-9 For Air Europa

it seems <acronym title="Air Europa (Spain)">UX</acronym> is concentrating on the classic Europe-South America via <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> approach, but I wonder if they would start some Asian destination . I would be mostly interested in China, which they...

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by taichen
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Kim-Dom Calling-avgeek Heaven North Korea (P1)
Replies: 15
Views: 34424

RE: The Kim-Dom Calling-avgeek Heaven North Korea (P1)

Well, this is getting <acronym title="Avant Airlines (Chile)">OT</acronym>-ish, but ... I am not attracted to women, but I think you are being way to prudish. The new uniform is nicer, has a retro-chic to it and it suggests <acronym title="Air Koryo (North Korea)">JS</acronym> is putting some effort...

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by taichen
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Kim-Dom Calling-avgeek Heaven North Korea (P1)
Replies: 15
Views: 34424

RE: The Kim-Dom Calling-avgeek Heaven North Korea (P1)

So I see Air Koryo has a new uniform for their <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>, it seems. It does look good btw, not really near a "sex object" ... also, their onboard product seems to beat many European and American airlines :P ... Just waiting for a new usable Air Koyro website...

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by taichen
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LUX And Long Haul, What Happened?
Replies: 30
Views: 8627

RE: LUX And Long Haul, What Happened?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LJ" class="quote" target="_blank">LJ</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>That's a fact. Luxair hasn't flown to any other long...

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by taichen
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Begins 80th Anniversary Celebrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

RE: AeroMexico Begins 80th Anniversary Celebrations

There is no need to be so fussy ... Airlines (and not only airlines) often claim themselves being heir to older companies ... airlines often inherit landing rights, slots, fleet, personel from other older airlines and rise from the ashes from their former incarnations. If we all got so strict, the "...

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by taichen
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?
Replies: 22
Views: 5231

RE: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?

I am regularly uploading timetable scans here http://airline-memorabilia.blogspot.com.es/ Check the "completos" label for complete timetable sections.

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by taichen
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aerosur 5L544: MAD-VVI - First Class B744. FEB2012
Replies: 33
Views: 18417

RE: Aerosur 5L544: MAD-VVI - First Class B744. FEB2012

A very interesting read. I was always curious about this airline, and certainly it seems it was not up to the standard ... meals look quite terrible, even more for First class, and having no IFE ... Did you fly on Boliviana service to madrid ?

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by taichen
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA- The Last Ten Years
Replies: 122
Views: 22381

RE: TWA- The Last Ten Years

I've just posted some images from a TWA 1996 timetable, with some route maps and cabin layouts after reading this thread. <a href="http://airline-memorabilia.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/twa-trans-world-airlines-1996.html" target="_blank">http://airline-memorabilia.blogspot....twa-trans-world-airlines-19...

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by taichen
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London To Faro BA Club Europe Business
Replies: 12
Views: 13254

RE: London To Faro BA Club Europe Business

You folks seem to be "easy to please" or "easy to entertain". I don't see anything to praise at this lame attempt of humour.

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by taichen
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RedWings. Tupolev-204 Flignt From VKO To KRR
Replies: 11
Views: 13794

RE: RedWings. Tupolev-204 Flignt From VKO To KRR

Well, I thought "modern plane" was mainly about avionics, navigation systems, general ingeneering about the plane, not really about the "look and feel" even if it helps. A well kept and updated DC9 or MD82 may look "modern" when it is not ...

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by taichen
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Farewell: BCN-PMI-BCN On UX
Replies: 27
Views: 8320

RE: New Year's Farewell: BCN-PMI-BCN On UX

Nice report ! Now, I already said this before: <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> Spanish carriers, no matter which one, are currently a shame ... but then, <acronym title="Air Europa (Spain)">UX</acronym> is probably the best one aro...

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by taichen
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Farewell: BCN-PMI-BCN On UX
Replies: 27
Views: 8320

RE: New Year's Farewell: BCN-PMI-BCN On UX

Nice report ! Now, I already said this before: <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> Spanish carriers, no matter which one, are currently a shame ... but then, <acronym title="Air Europa (Spain)">UX</acronym> is probably the best one aro...

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by taichen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings To Offer Business Class
Replies: 23
Views: 7576

RE: Germanwings To Offer Business Class

It looks awfully a lot like VY ... even the names (basica /Optima / Excellence) are pretty much the same http://www.vueling.com/en/vueling-services/vueling-new-fares/

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by taichen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visa-free Transits At PEK From January 1st
Replies: 24
Views: 7147

Visa-free Transits At PEK From January 1st

Beijing will start a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for citizens of 45 countries from Jan. 1, 2013, municipal authorities said Wednesday. Tourists holding third country visas and plane tickets can apply for a transit without visa (TWOV) in the capital city at Beijing Capital International Airport. <a...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia To CPH And A Heavy Delay
Replies: 20
Views: 10344

RE: Iberia To CPH And A Heavy Delay

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MFC" class="quote" target="_blank">MFC</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> I think they should offer drinks for free at leas...

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by taichen
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Timetables
Replies: 4
Views: 14358

RE: Airline Timetables

In Europe, Luxair and (quite surprisingly, Belle Air from Albania) are still printing timetables. Not sure, but I think Adria and Croatia airlines also are, or at least were until very recently. Other African airlines, including Tunisair, Air Algerie, also had published <acronym title="Air Lithuania...

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by taichen
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Online Library
Replies: 3
Views: 12022

RE: Aviation Online Library

Really interesting site ! Keep up the godd work !!

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by taichen
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia To CPH And A Heavy Delay
Replies: 20
Views: 10344

RE: Iberia To CPH And A Heavy Delay

Well, at least a trip report where someone is partially satisfied with <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> ... not the best airline in the world for sure, but I sometimes think it gets a harsher treatment that it deserves. Whilst BOB service is a shame, I think their European crews provide ...

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by taichen
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo Official Website
Replies: 40
Views: 26455

RE: Air Koryo Official Website

I think the livery is fine. The current one looks great on the <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym> 204, and frankly speaking, I don't see yours any better ... About their business class .... I can't even remember how many times I have read the same "joke" (?) about not only <acronym tit...

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by taichen
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo Official Website
Replies: 40
Views: 26455

Air Koryo Official Website

They have just launched an official website at <a href="http://www.airkoryo.com.kp/en" target="_blank">http://www.airkoryo.com.kp/en</a> (via : their unofficial facebook fan page  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0...

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by taichen
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 124
Views: 12959

RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Aviaco, TAT European Airways (under an AF flight number), Oasis, Aero Lloyd, SAHSA, Eastern, Crossair

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by taichen
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines' English Websites
Replies: 25
Views: 3114

RE: Airlines' English Websites

Well, if you find that translation bad enough, then you haven't yet seen anything. Many airlines do a fairly bad work at translating their media material , and of course you can find plentiful examples, ranging from "pretty bad" to "laughable" or just "ununderstable" ... more if you read airline web...

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by taichen
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buffalo Airways *DC3*: JUN/11: YZF-YHY: Y Cabin
Replies: 30
Views: 14427

RE: Buffalo Airways *DC3*: JUN/11: YZF-YHY: Y Cabin

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/abrelosojos" class="quote" target="_blank">abrelosojos</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Quoting taichen (Reply 9): Is ther...

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by taichen
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buffalo Airways *DC3*: JUN/11: YZF-YHY: Y Cabin
Replies: 30
Views: 14427

RE: Buffalo Airways *DC3*: JUN/11: YZF-YHY: Y Cabin

Very nice, and as usual with you detailed, unique experience !

Is there any chance you could post an interior shot of the safety card ? I am very curious about it

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by taichen
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers
Replies: 30
Views: 14141

RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fabo" class="quote" target="_blank">Fabo</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>That was about the most disturbing video I can rem...

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by taichen
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT Special Liveries For 80th Anniversary?
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

JAT Special Liveries For 80th Anniversary?

I've just come accross this post <a href="http://www.patricksaviation.com/forums/thread.php?t=2127&p=" target="_blank">http://www.patricksaviation.com/forums/thread.php?t=2127&p=</a> About some nice proposed JAT special liveries on their 737 fleet for their 80th anniversary. There were 6 des...

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by taichen
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mixed Feelings: Air Europa 737/E195 MXP-MAD-AMS
Replies: 33
Views: 14102

RE: Mixed Feelings: Air Europa 737/E195 MXP-MAD-AMS

Well, Air Europa is certainly not the best of airlines but still I think you were a bit pickish with some details. About the magazine : it is free, yours to keep, as it clearly says in the picture you posted ("ejemplar gratuito para el viajero"). I think there is some weird law in Spain that every m...

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by taichen
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Did You Become An A.nutter?
Replies: 34
Views: 27872

RE: How Did You Become An A.nutter?

Well, it is something that I grew with inside me . My mom claims my first flight was when she was pregnant ... and that when I was 2 years old my grandfather bought me a model plastic plane and I was completely fascinated with it. I know I have been interested in airlines and aviation since I can re...

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by taichen
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real-Spain's Ghost Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 41014

RE: Ciudad Real-Spain's Ghost Airport

Well, it was never supposed to be "the pride of Spain" ... where did you get THAT from ? It is just one of many rather stupid investments local savings bank supported ... which explains, to some extent, the current state of Spanish economics. Add a few blind local chauvinism (there was a time where ...

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by taichen
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great Experience With The Sun Of Paraguay -ASU-EZE
Replies: 11
Views: 11750

RE: Great Experience With The Sun Of Paraguay -ASU-EZE

Really nice to read about Sol, I was curious about them.

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by taichen
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Babies Born Inflight=lifetime Free Travel?
Replies: 29
Views: 20315

RE: Babies Born Inflight=lifetime Free Travel?

A baby was born on an <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> flight from Malabo to Madrid not long ago. <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> gave the mother a few free tickets on the <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>-Malabo leg (something like 5x free ...

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by taichen
Sat May 12, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba
Replies: 25
Views: 11935

RE: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Knightsofmalta" class="quote" target="_blank">Knightsofmalta</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Absolutely. Cordoba really i...

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by taichen
Fri May 11, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba
Replies: 25
Views: 11935

RE: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba

Nice report. I am always interested in how Spanish airlines are doing, and more often than not amazed at the poor ratings they deserve. At least they had a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> with good English skills. My mother was born in Cordoba and I really like the city, I might ...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Good / Bad Was The Old Interflug?
Replies: 3
Views: 5722

How Good / Bad Was The Old Interflug?

I must confess I am fascinated by the German airlines, including the former flagship of the GDR Interflug. How was it perceived ? Friendliness, punctuality, safety record ... I recently learned that even if the Wall times there was an special bus service from West Berlin to Schönfeld airport. It see...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Schedule Website /software?
Replies: 2
Views: 5846

Best Airline Schedule Website /software?

Hi all, I would like to know which website do you use if you want to check airline schedules. There are, of course, many websites around, but most if not all of them are booking systems. Often they are designed to provide you the cheapest option between point A and B, and are not intended to provide...

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by taichen
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO New Livery Update
Replies: 42
Views: 15663

RE: LO New Livery Update

I am really unimpressed. Another pointless livery "update".

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by taichen
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Pan Am Were Still Around, Where Would They Be?
Replies: 50
Views: 17654

RE: If Pan Am Were Still Around, Where Would They Be?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LatinPlane" class="quote" target="_blank">LatinPlane</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>With those things in mind, one can onl...

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by taichen
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Start 6 New Destinations In 2012
Replies: 62
Views: 18581

RE: TK To Start 6 New Destinations In 2012

Well, I am happy that Turkish airlines has plans for Northern Spain, but <acronym title="La Coruna (LCG / LECO), Spain">LCG</acronym> is just plain ... odd. I won't enter the usual flame about <acronym title="Vigo (VGO / LEVX), Spain">VGO</acronym>/<acronym title="Santiago (de Compostela - Labacolla...

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by taichen
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Painful Spanair: PMI-BCN-TXL-FRA-CPH-HEL
Replies: 38
Views: 12978

RE: Painful Spanair: PMI-BCN-TXL-FRA-CPH-HEL

Another (as always) excellent trip report. Spanish airlines are all crap, I agree. None of them are worth flying nowadays just for the fun of it (not even Air Nostrum, IMHO), actually quality standards are among the lowest in the continent. I know such think as "service" isharder and harder to find,...

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by taichen
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5743

Airlines In Communist Albania

I was just wondering : If I am right, Albania, unlike other European countries, did not have any State-owned airline or at least a "flagship" carrier during that period. I just remember that from time to time the name Albtransport popped out, but it seems it was just some sort of Government agency f...

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by taichen
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL
Replies: 9
Views: 5234

RE: Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL

Well, I forgot the Bragança airport webpage. Again, THIS is the airport official webpage.

http://www.cm-braganca.pt/PageGen.aspx?SYS_PAGE_ID=486927

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by taichen
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL
Replies: 9
Views: 5234

RE: Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL

So nice ! I have always dreamt of flying this route ! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gabrielchew" class="quote" target="_blank">gabrielchew</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Rep...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania
Replies: 28
Views: 9189

RE: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania

I am positive <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> was flying there in the 80's. The <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 1986 timetable shows for example Sydney - Melbourne- Kuala Lampur-Dubai-Frankfurt, using a 747, flying mondays and saturdays. I don't really know when i...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania
Replies: 28
Views: 9189

RE: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingalex" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingalex</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>So to summarise what has been said a...

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by taichen
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania
Replies: 28
Views: 9189

RE: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MillwallSean" class="quote" target="_blank">MillwallSean</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> As been mentioned before <acronym...

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by taichen
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania
Replies: 28
Views: 9189

Airlines That Fly/flew Between Europe And Oceania

After reading this thread <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5305600" target="_blank">BA/QF Divide Up UK OZ Flights</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/Babybus" class="quote" target="_blank">Babybus</a> Nov 13 2011 in Civil Aviation)</font> I came up with this question ...

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by taichen
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Will Introduce A New Livery In 2012
Replies: 101
Views: 34768

RE: IB Will Introduce A New Livery In 2012

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trinxat" class="quote" target="_blank">trinxat</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>If the new conservative party <acronym tit...

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