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by varig_dc10
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4684

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

Last week I was on an RJ-85, sat in a window seat, just under the wing. The middle seat next to me was empty and their was a passenger sat in an aisle seat. The presence of the wing means that the overhead bins are smaller. So much so that the passenger in the aisle seat had to put his bag on the fl...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rio De Janeiro - Galeao - Terminal 1 - Any Future
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Rio De Janeiro - Galeao - Terminal 1 - Any Future

A couple of weeks ago I visited Brasil, arriving in Rio De Janeiro Galeao and travelling onto Campinas. I was really disappointed to see that Terminal 1 had effectively closed down and become a domestic pier. The first time I visited Rio De Janeiro Galeao was in 1978. Terminal 1 was one year old and...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3898

Re: Best looking livery

ojjunior wrote:
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You can close the topic now.


Nice livery, but wrong aircraft...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3898

Re: Best looking livery

The LATAM livery has really grown on me. Add that with KLM, DL, TWA final, and WY I think the LATAM livery is okay, but there is too much white. I much prefer the last LAN livery. 4489423 I also think the older LAN livery looked good. 1164926 I hate the new Iberia livery (which I'm travelling on to...

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by varig_dc10
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 21642

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

I'm booked on an NCL-AMS flight which is scheduled as an F70.

The seat map even shows an F70.

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by varig_dc10
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28297

Re: The Mighty 757

I've taken 25 flights on a 757; - Twenty charter flights between the UK and the Mediterranean. - Four domestic flights between NCL and LHR with BA. - One Delta 757-300 flight from MCO to DTW. My first 757 flight was in 1993 and my last was in 2011. Can't believe it has been six years since I have fl...

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by varig_dc10
Mon May 29, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats
Replies: 25
Views: 8804

Re: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats

Cathay's first A350 is now out of service to get its business class seats replaced. Below is a photo that shows several quality issues with the Zodiac seat: https://imagr.eu/up/D6RlV_DA3VEmKXsAAzC0-.jpg https://twitter.com/account/suspended You mean B-LRA? It flew today from SIN to HKG. This might ...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is behind your username?
Replies: 60
Views: 2843

Re: What is behind your username?

My first wide body flight in 1978 from LHR to GIG. I was five years old and could not believe how big the cabin was. The Varig livery of the time was fantastic and the DC-10 is one of the best looking planes I've seen. I did have another account before this one, something like Transbrasil727, but it...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your aviation 'unpopular opinions'
Replies: 54
Views: 3740

Re: Your aviation 'unpopular opinions'

Here goes... 1. Like transferring at LHR (even through different terminals) and AMS (it's really straight forward). 2. Don't like transferring through CDG (just not a fan of the place). 3. Like Dubai airport, but I hate transferring during the middle of the night (which is often the case). 4. Hate t...

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by varig_dc10
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Catering - Meat Options
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: BA Catering - Meat Options

Why should I purchase an extra meal in the airport, if I've already paid for a meal as part of my flight package? Sounds like BA owes you some meat. Have you contacted customer service about getting a voucher or some type of reimbursement? I might contact them. I was just interested to see what oth...

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by varig_dc10
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft that History should Probably Forget
Replies: 50
Views: 3324

Re: Aircraft that History should Probably Forget

I wouldn't forget any one of them. The VFW-Fokker 614 only had about 13 aircraft in airline operation with Cimber Air, Air Alsace and Touraine Air Transport. It looked a little bit silly, even ugly, with it's over wing mounted engines. But I remember reading about aircraft like this in my teens and ...

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by varig_dc10
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Catering - Meat Options
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: BA Catering - Meat Options

Even people who love meat don't eat it with every meal. I'm sure this applies to you too. It is very rare that I don't have meat with a main meal. Maybe you can try selecting a seat closer to the front of whatever cabin you're flying? Every airline specifies that your meal choice might not necessar...

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by varig_dc10
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tracking aircraft you have flown
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: Tracking aircraft you have flown

I don't track aircraft I've flown on FR24, but I do keep an eye on them to see if they have been sold on to a new airline or been scrapped at the end of their lives. Sometimes I end up flying on an aircraft that I've flown on before. In total I've flown 474 flights (which I'd define as a take off an...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Catering - Meat Options
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

BA Catering - Meat Options

I flew BA a couple of days ago.. For whatever reason, I ended up being the last person to be served my meal. By which point they had run out of chicken, so the only option left was pasta. The pasta did not contain any meat. According to the steward, BA always provide an equal share of each option. I...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: BA A380 MIA

That's a pity, I'm flying home on BA206 next week. I have not flown on the A380 yet. I'm sure that when we booked (about September last year) both flights were designated as 744's. We went for the earlier BA206 (departs 17:05) to save waiting around all day for BA208 (departs 20:45). If I'd known i...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: BA A380 MIA

im guessing you were the only person who misinterpreted the thread title. In this context MIA is Miami... No, I did that too. It's due to the lack of a proposition or verb. I don't think the there is much wrong with the thread title. Each to their own, but I would never have associated MIA with &qu...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: BA A380 MIA

That's a pity, I'm flying home on BA206 next week. I have not flown on the A380 yet. I'm sure that when we booked (about September last year) both flights were designated as 744's. We went for the earlier BA206 (departs 17:05) to save waiting around all day for BA208 (departs 20:45). If I'd known it...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 29 Minute Delay - Announced Three Days Before Departure
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: 29 Minute Delay - Announced Three Days Before Departure

The delay is now down to 16 mins.

Maybe like masgniw suggests it is some sort of auto estimate.

The flight is to Florida, not the North East.

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by varig_dc10
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 29 Minute Delay - Announced Three Days Before Departure
Replies: 4
Views: 753

29 Minute Delay - Announced Three Days Before Departure

I'm travelling to the US with BA on Saturday.

When I looked at their mobile app last night, it said the flight was delayed 25 mins, due to a late arriving aircraft.

This morning it said the delay was now 29 mins.

How do they know that two or three days before departure?

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by varig_dc10
Tue May 17, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

RE: Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Question

Thanks for the reply Lapper.

I've never travelled on a through flight and tried to claim frequent flyer miles. So I was unsure how things worked.

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by varig_dc10
Mon May 16, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Question

Hi, I've been looking at flights to Taipei from Amsterdam. There is a direct one with <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym>, but I was curious about taking two flights with <acronym title="China Airlines (Taiwan)">CI</acronym>; CI66 - <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leeds Bradford - Stong Wind Operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

RE: Leeds Bradford - Stong Wind Operations

Thanks for the replies everyone.

That explains it.

varig_dc10

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by varig_dc10
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leeds Bradford - Stong Wind Operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Leeds Bradford - Stong Wind Operations

Hi, I recently landed on a Jet2 flight at <acronym title="Leeds / Bradford - Yeadon (LBA / EGNM), United Kingdom">LBA</acronym> during strong winds. The aircraft was reversed into the stand by a tow truck. So the tail end of the aircraft was closest to the terminal and we got off the aircraft using ...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

RE: Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews

Thanks for the suggestion 727LOVER.

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by varig_dc10
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

RE: Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews

Sorry for the repeat debonair and thanks for the link. I posted my question in a bit of a hurry on my mobile and should have checked for similar posts. I didn't think there would be anything on here about Silver Airways. Nothing came up in the list of similar topics before I confirmed my post. My qu...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Silver Airways - Any Positive Reviews

I'm in the middle of planning a Florida trip next year. After a week or so in Orlando, me and my family would like to fly down to Key West for a couple of nights. Silver Airways does a direct flight from <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> to <a...

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by varig_dc10
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 777 - Underseat Equipment Boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 3432

RE: BA 777 - Underseat Equipment Boxes

Just boarded. The boxes are located under seats B, F and J.

They are not as big as some I've seen, but big enough to be a nuisance.

Glad I went for a D seat.

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by varig_dc10
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK To Manhattan With Luggage
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

RE: JFK To Manhattan With Luggage

My wife and I got a cab from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to Manhattan. We were carrying one large suitcase between us and hand baggage. It was expensive and it took a bit of time due to rush hour traffic. When we wen...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 777 - Underseat Equipment Boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 3432

BA 777 - Underseat Equipment Boxes

Hi, Got my first flight on a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>-777 next week (in World Traveller). On wide body flights, I normally go for an aisle seat in the middle group of seats. But I always try and avoid seats with equipment boxes that interfere with legroom. Looking at the seating...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japanese Domestic Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

RE: Japanese Domestic Flights

Thanks again for the replies everyone. PHX787 and BA319-131, I don't really have the option of taking the Shinkansen or a Skymark A330. The flight from <acronym title="Fukuoka (Itazuke) (FUK / RJFF), Japan">FUK</acronym> to <acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acron...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japanese Domestic Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Japanese Domestic Flights

I might be travelling to Japan in a few weeks and one of the potential routes involves a Japanese domestic flight between <acronym title="Fukuoka (Itazuke) (FUK / RJFF), Japan">FUK</acronym> and <acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acronym>. I'd have the choice betw...

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by varig_dc10
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 Baggage Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

RE: Jet2 Baggage Policy

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PI4EVER" class="quote" target="_blank">PI4EVER</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>It otherwise appears you'll be fine to use t...

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by varig_dc10
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 Baggage Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Jet2 Baggage Policy

I've just checked in for a Jet2 flight to a popular European destination. I'd paid extra to check a suitcase into the hold, so the only carry on baggage I've got is my laptop bag. Apparently I have to store it under my seat to leave more room in the overhead bins for people with larger trolley bags....

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by varig_dc10
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates Economy Seating
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Emirates Economy Seating

Hi, I'm going to be flying Emirates from Kolkata to Dubai, then from Dubai to Manchester soon. On the way out to Kolkata, I flew Qatar via Doha. While the Qatar service was very good, on both flights I ended up in a seat where the entertainment system auxillary box was in my footwell (i.e. under the...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways - Domestic Business?
Replies: 4
Views: 7386

British Airways - Domestic Business?

I'm travelling from Brazil to Newcastle at the end of the month. TAM from <acronym title="Belo Horizonte - Tancredo Neves (Confins) (CNF / SBCF), Brazil">CNF</acronym> to <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airway...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newcastle To Orlando - Direct
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

RE: Newcastle To Orlando - Direct

I think there will be only one option for 2013. Flight code 13029 according to the brochure. My wife only wants to fly from Newcastle. But I've just realised Thomson will be operating 787 flights from Manchester next year... might try and persuade her to go from <acronym title="Manchester - Internat...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newcastle To Orlando - Direct
Replies: 2
Views: 2973

Newcastle To Orlando - Direct

We are looking to book a holiday to Orlando for August 2013. The plan is to fly direct to Orlando Sanford from Newcastle. Two airlines fly this route; a) Monarch - A330-200 b) Thomson - 767-300 The Monarch A330 looks very cramped. They have got 9 abreast seating compared to 8 abreast on a typical A3...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vasp And Transbrasil
Replies: 17
Views: 3144

RE: Vasp And Transbrasil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Arcano" class="quote" target="_blank">Arcano</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>What exactly do you mean by "these South Ame...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vasp And Transbrasil
Replies: 17
Views: 3144

RE: Vasp And Transbrasil

Thanks for the replies everybody.

I wondered if it had something to do with bankrupcy laws in Brasil.

Oksman, I only saw it from a distance, but one of the parked aircraft at Congonhas looked like an A300.
Can anyone confirm this?

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by varig_dc10
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vasp And Transbrasil
Replies: 17
Views: 3144

Vasp And Transbrasil

Last week I visited Salvador. My flight went via Sao Paulo - Congonhas. I noticed there were still old Vasp aircraft parked at both airports. In Congonhas, they still have a lot of the old Vasp buildings which appear to be derelict. Vasp have been out of business for quite a while now. Why haven't t...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Blocks Sale Of Slovenia Adria A320 To Iran
Replies: 98
Views: 8433

RE: US Blocks Sale Of Slovenia Adria A320 To Iran

I don't particularly dislike the United States.

I know a lot of Americans who are really nice people.

Sometimes I wonder why certain countries around the world hate them with a passion.

But after reading some of the arrogance in this post, it is easy to understand why.

varig_dc10.

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by varig_dc10
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Flight Stranded At LGW
Replies: 62
Views: 18506

RE: AI Flight Stranded At LGW

A similar thing happened to me last Christmas, when I was on a TAM flight from <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / ...

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by varig_dc10
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip ATR72 Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

RE: Trip ATR72 Routes

Thanks Mickster.

Which day of the week and flight number was the VIX - SDU flight?

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by varig_dc10
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip ATR72 Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

Trip ATR72 Routes

I've never flown on an ATR 72. At the moment I am based in Vitoria, Brasil. Flights on Trip are relatively cheap. Can anyone tell me which routes Trip use their ATR 72's on? So far I have found flights from <acronym title="Curitiba - Afonso Pena (CWB / SBCT), Brazil">CWB</acronym> to VCP and from <a...

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by varig_dc10
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE On Thomson Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 5463

RE: IFE On Thomson Airlines

According to the Newcastle Airport website Summer Charter Schedule it's a 733. It must have changed recently, because it was always a 738. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dazbo...

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by varig_dc10
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE On Thomson Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 5463

IFE On Thomson Airlines

Can anybody tell me; a) Do Thomson Airlines still provide IFE on their 737 flights (we are flying to Naples from Newcastle). I know Thomas Cook Airlines have stopped the IFE, unless you rent a <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</ac...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Seat Selection
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

RE: BA Seat Selection

Thanks for your replies everybody. I think I will wait and select my seat when I check in. The more people that pay the fee, the more the airlines are likely to charge. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Q...

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by varig_dc10
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Seat Selection
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

BA Seat Selection

I might be flying <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> from <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in six weeks time. My preffered choice would have be...

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by varig_dc10
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels At Rio Galeao Airpory
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

RE: Hotels At Rio Galeao Airpory

RodRB, I was looking to stay at the airport because I will be meeting my wife and children off a flight which arrives very early in the morning from Europe. But I will look at Barra or the South Zone. Do you know if the new hotel will be open later this year, like October time? Found the Pousada on ...

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by varig_dc10
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels At Rio Galeao Airpory
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

Hotels At Rio Galeao Airpory

According to the official website, there are two hotels at Rio De Janeiro Galeao (<acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym>) airport. One of them is called the Luxor and the other is called the Pousada do Galeão. I can find the L...

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