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by ariegel
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SFO To Beijing And Back On United 889/888:Good!
Replies: 7
Views: 28286

RE: SFO To Beijing And Back On United 889/888:Good!

US flights, I've been living in Shanghai for the past 2 years and really enjoy it here!! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip..

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GREAT report.. While I've never flown on any of the direct UA China-->US flights, I've been living in Shanghai for the past 2 years and really enjoy it here!! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip..

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by ariegel
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Been To Osaka, Japan?
Replies: 18
Views: 2065

RE: Anyone Been To Osaka, Japan?

Osaka is awesome.. Reccomendation, hop the train directly from the airport and head right up to Kyoto & Nara, 2 of "old japan's" most historic cities..

Have a great trip!!

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by ariegel
Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge Dark Aircraft Over Mexico City At Noon
Replies: 28
Views: 7123

RE: Huge Dark Aircraft Over Mexico City At Noon

Think I found another picture of that big dark plane... Spooky!!!

http://www.qtm.net/~geibdan/framemst.html

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by ariegel
Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Seats On NW 744 Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3967

RE: Best Seats On NW 744 Business

I second the reccomendation above.. I do this route (or ones like it) several times a year (50% in Y, 50% in C) and have to say that flying up top is probably the best way to go, it's a smaller, more intimate cabin than the main deck downstairs.. I've flown 1A before from <acronym title="Detroit - M...

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by ariegel
Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX To HNL..It's Official!
Replies: 57
Views: 7294

RE: PDX To HNL..It's Official!

Clever bit of marketing in the press release, suggesting that <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> passengers traveling to Asia can now stop in Hawaii on the ...

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by ariegel
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Final Reports On The Chinese Airliner Crashes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3203

RE: Any Final Reports On The Chinese Airliner Crashes?

If you're referring to the China Northern <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 that went down while on approach to Dalian China (after a flight from Shanghai). The final cause was determined to be an onboard passenger who had brought some flamable liquid onboard the plane with him and bas...

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by ariegel
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-10 Paint Update
Replies: 142
Views: 16392

RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Quick question, how does <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> currently rotate the DC-10 for the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<...

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by ariegel
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China Southern : Guangzhou To Shanghai Pudong
Replies: 7
Views: 5767

RE: China Southern : Guangzhou To Shanghai Pudong

Unfortunately, there are no air connections (yet) between HangZhou and Shanghai.. The train service is just too frequent (and convenient). Catching the express train you can be in <acronym title="SAT Sakhalin Airlines (Russian Federation)">HZ</acronym> in a little over 2 hours.. The maglev is defina...

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by ariegel
Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

RE: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China

Yes I have!! Well worth the trip for anyone who's interested! I've heard that there are big plans to turn Urumqi into the "Chinese Las Vegas"!! I've already booked my ticket for April 5th (returning April 11th)...

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by ariegel
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China Southern : Guangzhou To Shanghai Pudong
Replies: 7
Views: 5767

RE: China Southern : Guangzhou To Shanghai Pudong

Milehigh, Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Do you fly domestically in China often? I've been based in Shanghai for the past 18 months, and have always been pleasently suprised by the service levels on all of the "Majors".. Just got back from a round trip <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (...

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by ariegel
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

RE: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China

It's true! Here is a link to more information about Urumqi's airport www.users.qwest.net/~kryopak/ChinaXinjiang.htm. For the past several years the Chinese government has been pursuing it's "Go West" policy of offering subsidies for businesses willing to set-up operations in China's relatively uncro...

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by ariegel
Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China
Replies: 25
Views: 6835

RE: America West Announces Service To Urumqi, China

Guys.. This is for real.. I just went on the Urumqi Aviation Authorities website and they are confirming the same story.. <acronym title="Air Niger">AW</acronym> will acquire 6 ex UAL 747-400's and will initially start service into Urumqi, with plan to expand into several other mainland destinations...

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by ariegel
Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Coming To Scandinavia!
Replies: 56
Views: 4954

RE: Malaysian Coming To Scandinavia!

True.. Makes sense...

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by ariegel
Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Replace Delta As A Major A/L ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5344

JetBlue To Replace Delta As A Major A/L ?

This just in.. Jetblue has placed a large order for Northwests remaining A330-200's, and will be starting service to <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym ti...

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by ariegel
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental International Concierge
Replies: 6
Views: 3268

RE: Continental International Concierge

Had the same experience going <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> last year.. It's a nice touch provided by what is already a class airline.. Especiall...

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by ariegel
Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Walking The Dark Side...my Odyssey On NW
Replies: 17
Views: 4704

RE: Walking The Dark Side...my Odyssey On NW

I must agree with these posts.. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has actually been improving their long haul service recently.. I can definately notice a difference compared with 1-2 years ago.. In fact, I've actually booked <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym...

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by ariegel
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kuala Lumpur-Amsterdam MH/F Class
Replies: 10
Views: 9296

RE: Kuala Lumpur-Amsterdam MH/F Class

Agreed.. Even in Y, they are simply incredible.

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by ariegel
Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight From Hell
Replies: 30
Views: 7988

RE: Flight From Hell

I don't know, I think Spike takes the cake.. Being told to affix something to my body so that they can identify my parts when they are strewn across the jungle below would probably be just enough to put me off flying for a really.. really. long time!

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by ariegel
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Else Think Virgin Atlantic Is A Bad Airline
Replies: 31
Views: 7703

RE: Anyone Else Think Virgin Atlantic Is A Bad Airline

I think there's some major inconsistency in Virgin's Y product.. I've flown them 4 times across the pond (both A340 & 747) and the first 2 were good flights (not the best, but definately nothing major to complain about). The next two were, what has only been described as hell on earth, the seat pitc...

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by ariegel
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Serve Laxsal
Replies: 16
Views: 3550

RE: AA To Serve Laxsal

Glad to hear they are finally upgrading their inflight catering!  Big grin

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by ariegel
Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is ANA's Service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

RE: How Is ANA's Service?

If you can get onto one of their 767-300's, by all means do so.. You'll likely be rewarded with AVOD in addition to the regular ANA service (which, by all accounts is pretty good).. I live in <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym>, and have flown ANA to & ...

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by ariegel
Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finland To China With Lufthansa In Y And C
Replies: 10
Views: 10098

RE: Finland To China With Lufthansa In Y And C

Lu, I live there (here)... Writing this from my apartment on Huai Hai Lu as I type. I've been here since December 2002 and will be in Shanghai until at least early 2005.. It's been great to watch all of the expansion at <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acrony...

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by ariegel
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finland To China With Lufthansa In Y And C
Replies: 10
Views: 10098

RE: Finland To China With Lufthansa In Y And C

Lu, Don't feel so bad, I've seen this happen in the US as well, the only difference is that the US gate agents will actually enforce the rule and prevent Y passengers from entering until called.. I've been living in Shanghai for the past year and find it a very pleasent & exciting place to live, wit...

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by ariegel
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich Airport- Rail Transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

RE: Munich Airport- Rail Transfer?

Enjoy yourself! Lived south of Munich for a little over 4 years, and Germany definately has one of the best train systems out there.. There are easy connections at Hauptbanhof to direct trains to both Innsbruck & Salzburg, not to mention Paris, Rome, Milan, Venice, Zurich, etc...  <img src="/di...

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by ariegel
Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines (LHR-KUL-SYD)
Replies: 24
Views: 17611

RE: Malaysia Airlines (LHR-KUL-SYD)

I'd love to see <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> join Skyteam along with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/NW & <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>.. Then <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> could add an additional flight <acro...

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by ariegel
Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF1 Aborts Landing
Replies: 24
Views: 5603

RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Mr. Dean, you are cleared to cross the runway...

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by ariegel
Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines (LHR-KUL-SYD)
Replies: 24
Views: 17611

RE: Malaysia Airlines (LHR-KUL-SYD)

Aaah nice report.. Just got back from a Y trip on <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> from <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym>-<acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Melbou...

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by ariegel
Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Resturant On A 747 In Essex
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

RE: Indian Resturant On A 747 In Essex

Maybe Air India?  Smile

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by ariegel
Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Malaysia Airlines Like?
Replies: 23
Views: 5082

RE: How Is Malaysia Airlines Like?

I agree. Just got back from Australia yesterday on <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> (777's & 747) and would definately reccomend Malaysia for anyone making a similar trip. Having flown all of the US majors, and many of the non US majors, <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym>...

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by ariegel
Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is MH A330 Better Or B777
Replies: 8
Views: 5254

RE: Is MH A330 Better Or B777

Just got back from a 10 day trip through the Pacific, flying <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> 777's and 747's and I'd have to say without a doubt that I reccomend the 777's. Having flown on several other 777's (UA, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym tit...

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by ariegel
Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ - New Internationals Routes Next Tuesday
Replies: 71
Views: 10276

RE: Air NZ - New Internationals Routes Next Tuesday

Shang-hai...shang...hai....shang....hai... Off to <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym> in about 5 minutes as a matter of fact.. great new airport, with plenty of room (farmland) to expand, and a nice shiny new maglev train that connects you with the city...

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by ariegel
Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne AU Flight Delay - MH 129
Replies: 1
Views: 5144

Melbourne AU Flight Delay - MH 129

Does anyone down under know what happened to todays Malaysia Airlines #129 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne? Arrivals board on <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>'s website shows it as 10 hours delayed. Am taking that flight tomorrow, and am just c...

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by ariegel
Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Ever Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

RE: Best Ever Upgrade

Flying from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Ja...

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by ariegel
Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing Views Seen From Your Window Seat
Replies: 92
Views: 14152

RE: Amazing Views Seen From Your Window Seat

Flying from Tokyo Narita to Dalian China on an ANA 767-300ER last year. It was a crystal clear winter sky, and shortly after takeoff from Narita we made a sharp left turn and flew right by mount Fuji and the rest of the japanese alps. It was MUCH closer than one usually gets on the coastline approac...

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by ariegel
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scandinavian A330 EWR-CPH
Replies: 6
Views: 5164

RE: Scandinavian A330 EWR-CPH

Have flown <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on SAS as well (A340) and loved it!...

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by ariegel
Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas and what are your flying plans?
Replies: 89
Views: 9929

RE: Merry Christmas And What Are Your Flying Plans?

(12/21) Shanghai (<acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym>) - Tokyo (<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>)/ Northwest 747-400 (12/28) Tokyo (<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT ...

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by ariegel
Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dragonair - Lots Of Questions!
Replies: 5
Views: 3471

RE: Dragonair - Lots Of Questions!

I have flown on them several times from Shanghai (<acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym>) to Hong Kong (<acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>) as they pretty much dominate this route along wit...

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by ariegel
Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgins 340-600 Routes
Replies: 42
Views: 7767

RE: Virgins 340-600 Routes

I've seen both the China Eastern & the Virgin -600's at Shanghai Pudong on a regular basis..

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by ariegel
Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Everyone Love The DC-10?
Replies: 40
Views: 7071

RE: Why Does Everyone Love The DC-10?

On a recent flight from Osaka to Honolulu (NW 747-200) I looked down in the middle of the flight (also in the middle of the night) to see the faint outline of a JAL DC-10 about 3,000 feet below us, but traveling in the same relative direction/speed. As she hung below us, suspended in mid air as if m...

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by ariegel
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airlines In China
Replies: 9
Views: 4818

RE: Best Airlines In China

Depends where you are flying.. If you're heading through Shanghai, try either China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines (flying them tomorrow back from Dalian-Shanghai). If Beijing, Air China isn't too bad, but I'd definately put them near the bottom of my list (depends on the type of plane you're on thoug...

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by ariegel
Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Time Spend One One Aircraft
Replies: 58
Views: 5741

RE: Longest Time Spend One One Aircraft

Last December I did Newark-Amsterdam-Singapore on an <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 747-400, transit passengers in <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> had the option of staying on the plane. Despite the fact that the trip was done in Raffle...

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by ariegel
Sun Jun 15, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap 1-Day Trips From MSP?
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

RE: Cheap 1-Day Trips From MSP?

try travel.yahoo.com . Click on "flights", then "dream maps" then input your departure city.. Good luck and happy spotting!! Andrew (Who is really looking forward to doing PVG-<acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / H...

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by ariegel
Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Connection Beech 1900
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

CO Connection Beech 1900

Anyone who has ever flown on one of the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> Connex 1900's, any tips on the seating arrangement on this plane? For example, are there any window seats that are blocked out due to the propellers? I heard that these little planes used to have a direc...

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by ariegel
Fri May 09, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW #7 NRT-ICN-- Aircraft Damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

RE: NW #7 NRT-ICN-- Aircraft Damage?

Anyone with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> have any info on this? I'm interested to know the reason for the switch.. "Aircraft Damage - Nature Related" sounds like some weather related incident took place.. AFAIK there was no planned equip change, as <acronym title="Tokyo - N...

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by ariegel
Thu May 08, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW #7 NRT-ICN-- Aircraft Damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

NW #7 NRT-ICN-- Aircraft Damage?

All, today's <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> #7 <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> (747-200) displays "Aircraft Damage - Nature Relat...

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by ariegel
Sat Mar 29, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst International Airline Website?
Replies: 15
Views: 2936

RE: Worst International Airline Website?

http://www.ce-air.com/cea/zh_CN/homepage

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by ariegel
Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mileage Runs
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

RE: Mileage Runs

I remember seeing one on UAL.COM a few months ago where you could go from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / ...

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by ariegel
Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental 777
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

RE: Continental 777

Thanks Jeremy! I look forward to it..

Andrew

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by ariegel
Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental 777
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Continental 777

Does anyone have any shots of the CO 777 with the new B/F seats? I've tried looking but these shots seem hard to come by.. Thanks!!

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by ariegel
Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH & CLT
Replies: 11
Views: 2493

RE: LH & CLT

And a spanking new terminal to boot!!

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