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by PayaLebar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12184

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I don't see Islamic supremacy gaining a foothold in New Zealand. Do you?


Depends on how desperate the NZ Government is to increase Muslim immigration into their country.

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by PayaLebar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12184

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

If we as a global humanity seek retaliation for every wrong where will it ever stop!!! As an ex-Muslim who is fluent in Arabic, I do not propose such a thing. It is best that you educate yourself of the existence of a Declaration of War that Allah made against the Non-Muslims more than 1,400 years ...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12184

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
white supremacists,


What about Islamic Supremacy? Could this incident be in retaliation for it?

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Not necessarily but it seems strange when you won't say why you need it. Was your stay at one of their hotels so horrific that you feel the need to complain to him or is it something more sinister like blackmail or stalking? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Airlines From the above link on Si...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

BestWestern wrote:
Infoempresa will give the full details and directors of the company. It’s a pay service. M


I don't mind the payment part but what I fear is that it will be replied in Spanish. Even my attempt to communicate with Barcelo's general email address failed to secure even an acknowledgement!

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

The whole board is on its Spanish wikipedia page. That's the problem - we, Singaporeans, do not have Spanish as one of our languages. A search for Barcelo Hotel Group on google maps gives their Palma de Mallorca central offices address. I managed to access the information from Bloomberg. I really, ...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

JJJ wrote:
Personal contact details? Not so much.


It is Work contact details that I need - Name, Email/Office Address.

Thanks JJJ for your kind attention!

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

No, you can't. I don't have the name but I wouldn't give it to you even if I did. Soliciting the name, contact information and physical address of a private individual and not disclosing your reasons publicly when asked begs the question of your motivations. So, according to you, trying to obtain t...

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by PayaLebar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Barcelo is family-owned and not publicly listed. Thanks! I checked and it is listed under Bloomberg as a Private Company. I doubt you'll find direct contact info anywhere, those who have it won't share it. In our part of the world, you can be given access to the information of a Private Company by ...

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by PayaLebar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

bagoldex wrote:
Why do you need it?


Can I just PM you on this?

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by PayaLebar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

I will greatly appreciate if anyone from airliners.net forum members could advise me the Name and Email Address of the President of Barcelo Hotel Group? I will even be grateful to have a physical address. Strangely, this information of a public listed company is not available on their website. Can a...

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by PayaLebar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800

Wow, what a gorgeous livery!

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by PayaLebar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10740

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

leftcoast8 wrote:
Delta of all airlines flew PDX-BKK using L-1011s.


I was on Delta's MD11 BKK/TPE/SEL/PDX sometime in early December 1992.

leftcoast8 wrote:
TG served both cities, BKK-TPE-SEA-DFW


I did TG's BKK/NRT/SEA/DFW sometime in August 1988 on their B742. The service was superb on Y.

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by PayaLebar
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13999

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I would think that a flight from LGK to DOH would be a great option for PEN folks to go anywhere without having to backtrack to KUL. The flight from PEN to LGK is like less than one hour.


QR launched PEN only recently.

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by PayaLebar
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7989

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

FlyRow wrote:
Even a lot of the EU cariers downsized Cairoin the last years.

:checkmark:

CAI was even a destination for Asian airlines e.g. BI, GA, JL, KE, MH.TG, PR, SQ. Not anymore.

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by PayaLebar
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7989

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

I believe the only US carrier to served CAI was TWA (perhaps PA did too). They had continuing service onto Riyadh. In fact TW had a massive ticket office in Tahir Square across from the Nile Hilton and Cairo Museum. :checkmark: At one point in time, TWA was flying twice daily from Cairo with B727. ...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Cabin Crew Base in SIN during the late 70s.
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Alitalia Cabin Crew Base in SIN during the late 70s.

I thought their Aussie flights always routed through Bangkok. Miss those days, row of 747s in Sydney marching the ethnic makeup of the suburbs — Alitalia, Olympic, JAT (DC-10), MEA. Now everyone flies ME3 of course I do recall that AZ was operating the DC10 from SIN. Not sure if the flights were SY...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Cabin Crew Base in SIN during the late 70s.
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Alitalia Cabin Crew Base in SIN during the late 70s.

Apparently, Alitalia had a small number of cabin crew base in SIN to support their Australia flights. This was during the mid to late 70s. Is there anyone here who can provide me with more information (history) on the above?

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by PayaLebar
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 57
Views: 14274

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

neutrino wrote:
In local speak, the abang (big brother) must not lose out to the adik (little brother).


Mamakthir's ego?

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by PayaLebar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6481

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

Well I was trying to access the Southwest website despite I'm living in Thailand today and then I received an "You don't have permission to access "http://www.southwest.com/" on this server." message. Do anyone also get this similar fate as well when you live outside USA or Mexi...

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by PayaLebar
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7790

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

Draken21fx wrote:
Not an expert in Maltese aviation but there seems to have been an attempt to have a direct connection in the 90s.


I remember being on a SQ flight SIN-CAI-MLA-AMS in the fall of 1986. I don't think that there was a codeshare on this SIN-MLA portion.

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by PayaLebar
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PK to fly SKT-BCN
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: PK to fly SKT-BCN

Didn't PK served BCN at one point in time?

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by PayaLebar
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 4199

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

MaverickM11 wrote:
If it’s not blessed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I’m not getting on it


:rotfl:

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by PayaLebar
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.


No, you're not! I have seen Westerners squatting by the side of the roads eating durians. :lol:

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by PayaLebar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14144

Re: JAL returns to SEA

LAX772LR wrote:
Nixon was still in office when JL last served MSY. :lol:


Nixon wasn't in office when I first flew JL from JKT (then Kemayoran Airport) to my namesake airport Paya Lebar in Singapore end December 1967.

You've just outed me as an ancient relic! :lol:

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by PayaLebar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14144

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Any news in JL resuming flights to México City and New Orleans?

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by PayaLebar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14144

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Any news in JL resuming flights to México City and New Orleans?

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by PayaLebar
Thu May 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

Re: Will Alitalia fly to Hong Kong again?

a350lover wrote:
What are Alitalia current long-haul destinations?
They used to serve quite a lot of Asia. At some point they even announced plans to serve the Australian market.


They served Australia from SIN in the late 70s and even established a crew base in SIN.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 92
Views: 3118

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

salttee wrote:
My cat has his shit together whenever I don't clean his litter box.


:lol:

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by PayaLebar
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 34
Views: 6124

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

Despite MH370/MH17 & QZ8501, both AirAsia & Malaysia Airlines are safe, just as safe as CX or BR. Same for Malindo Air. Malaysia Airlines' record is skewed simply because the double disasters of 2014, both of which are not really the fault of the airline. You can see the list of IOSA-certif...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 15437

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

TheRotiJohn..............................Welcome to A.net! I like your name - it's one of my favourite dish during my National Service days.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

On reply to a few comments above.. am not aware of a CAI-TUN with Gulfair, back in the time it was a Oman-UAE-Bahrein airline.. but am quiet sure of a AUH-TUN-CMN in the 80s with the Tristars. I can assure you that GF did operate CAI-TUN in the mid-80s; and yes, it was with a Tristar. My first opti...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6982

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

gdg9 wrote:
I think Delta has a few ex-SQ 752s as well.


I've been on a few SQ's 752 to PEN and JKT. Like the 727, the 752 never lasted in SQ.

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by PayaLebar
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12292

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_ ... p_of_India?
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ElPistolero wrote:
(And no, India does not allow dual citizenship.)


What about this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_ ... p_of_India?

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by PayaLebar
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5704

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

smi0006 wrote:
I wonder if we’ll ever see SQ, GA, D7 or MH etc do the same?


The female FAs of SQ, GA & MH are all donning their national attire - the 'sarong kebaya'. Nothing sexist about it.

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17466

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Luisvalero wrote:
What about Malaga?????


Why not Sevilla?

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by PayaLebar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5437

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

readytotaxi wrote:
Why does God need to get about on an airplane? I'd what to see some I.D. ;)


God works in mysterious ways. LOL

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by PayaLebar
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was replacing MH's 15 747s with 6 a380s a profitable decision?
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: Was replacing MH's 15 747s with 6 a380s a profitable decision?

sadiqutp wrote:
MAS problems go way beyond any A380s.


MH will be as competitive as SQ when it decides to ditch the bumi thing. Mueller and Bellow were not given full freedom to turn MH around.

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by PayaLebar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Interesting bit of trivia-in Downtown Cairo, one can still see markings (usually stickers and other memorabilia) in travel agencies of airlines long gone...TWA, Sabena etc. Air India also few to CAI, and their office remained in Cairo for many years after they had suspended service. The only East A...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network
Replies: 33
Views: 7105

Re: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network

TG's problems in Madrid were not related one to one to the country's economy: 1) MAD-BKK is an extremely low yielding route. Mostly backpackers and young people/couples looking for the cheapest fare 2) Fierce competition (Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Turkish, Air France, Lufthansa and even Aeroflot, al...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' ex European Network
Replies: 30
Views: 7342

Re: Qantas' ex European Network

QF2 ex LHR routed daily via BAH and SIN, but I also recall that for a while one per week was supposedly routed via DAM but never actually stopped there. It was something to do with maintaining overflying rights IIRC. Each week one of us would be tasked with calling the 3 or 4 customers booked LHR-D...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Never knew GF operated CAI-TUN. CAI was of course one of their most important routes, along with Beirut, London and Bombay (circa early '70s). Traditionally, GF operated to CAI from AUH, BAH, and DOH. I remember flying nonstop AUH-CAI as late as 2005. GF during that time had double-daily A340/A330 ...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2565

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Antarius wrote:
DFW should have given it a water cannon salute. Just for funzies


LOL

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2565

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

txjim wrote:
we knew there was a problem at DFW when we saw AA and others approaching DAL due to DL 191 crash.


Gosh that was in 1985 and I was working in Cairo then!

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

eisenbach wrote:
Amazing how time changes - when I was young ;-) Gulf Air was THE carrier in the region!


Oh yes! I have fond memories flying between Cairo and the Gulf on their L1011 to connect onto SQ 747 back to Singapore. Popular with SE Asian students.

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Btw, I'm wondering why suddenly Oman Air & Gulf Air have decided to start CMN, is there so much demand between the Gulf and Morocco? Potencial New long haul routes from my point of view could be: MAD, MXP, AMS, GVA, NBO, KUL, CAN & PVG GF used to fly to CMN in the early 2000s. I do remember...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25910

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

alan3 wrote:
-New livery and brand identity
-8 new destinations this year (2 in India, 2 in Saudi, 2 in Egypt, Baku and Casablanca)


GF used to fly to Casablanca in the early 2000s.

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by PayaLebar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Porto to Perth on IB, UL and MH
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: Porto to Perth on IB, UL and MH

Wonderful Trip Report jrfspa320! I have an Emerald Status with UL and enjoy their service to Europe. Anyway, you missed out on that KIRIBATH breakfast into Colombo. That is one awesome breakfast dish - something like Nasi Lemak in Malaysia/Singapore, Nasi Uduk/Gurih in Indonesia.

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