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by bgboiflyer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 2154

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

One year I flew on CA operated on one of their subsidiaries, Air Macau, and Shandong Airlines. I didn't fly an actual CA frame until this year

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?

I remember Allegiant doing a pseudo-Black Friday thing a few years back, with $39 one-way deal

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 8957

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

Noteworthy what intercontinental routes HO would be able to fly from Shanghai, as CAAC’s revised, watered-down version of One Route One Carrier policy is to take effect from Oct 1 this year, paving the way for more Chinese carriers to enter intercontinental longhaul flying A privately-held airline ...

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4037

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Mainly I have a place for my heart for China Southern, Northwest, Delta and Alaska. CZ was my first international flight at age 1 on their 777 (I have no memory of, but ever since they are almost go-to since their service is pretty darn good and they are dominant in the region my family is from), bu...

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska Airlines' Last Week In Lewiston
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Re: Alaska Airlines' Last Week In Lewiston

Sweet, thanks for stopping by smokey BOI. Of course it was like this few days ago, and it sucks that LWS is gone too. Maybe it will come back, who knows

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991
Replies: 13
Views: 9107

Re: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991

Awesome report. Unfortunately G-BNLD is rotting away in California's Victorville and has seen better days. Also that those times are gone and now you can do the hop in way less time, especially with QF's new Kangaroo route.

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788 (no pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Re: Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788 (no pictures)

I had a cabin shaking thing too on my flights. One was from Charleston and Everett, so I guess it's an issue with type itself?

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by bgboiflyer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spotting at SFO + Virgin America (not yet Alaska!) A320 SFO-AUS, April 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Spotting at SFO + Virgin America (not yet Alaska!) A320 SFO-AUS, April 2018

I was SFO not too long ago and had some similar sights, especially the NZ and QF birds. Was the cabin different, as I've heard AS has sort of "bland-ified" the cabins?

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by bgboiflyer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips

Go for SQ and make sure on that flight you get up often to do the usual and stretch your legs. Important no matter the length of the flight

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

cxb744 wrote:
They’ve never served any West Coast city out of LAX. And the LGB-SFO does well.


I remember in 2010 JB did serve at LAX, though probably not at profit

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles
Replies: 5
Views: 2401

Re: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles

Wow this is cool, was your kid OK on this type?

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 21 years ago - Ansett A320 Sydney to Brisbane
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: 21 years ago - Ansett A320 Sydney to Brisbane

Wow that's a throwback. Unfortunately your bird is scrapped, as per airfleets and planespotters. What they served you onboard now seems pretty insane compared to current standards. Too bad we don't see this anymore around

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 5158

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

It's amazing you got access. It's sad to see a lot of things here, and maybe one of those 744s flew me in 2013. Thankfully some part of the planes will exist somewhere else and maybe live on longer!

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

What's in BOI for us Canadians to justify a flight? Boise is a quite amazing place. Amazing for the adventurer and there's quite a few of your compatriots within the city. Plus BC borders the state anyway, and it can avoid a stop in SEA or somewhere Rephrased: What's available for Canadians in Bois...

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

ACDC8 wrote:
What's in BOI for us Canadians to justify a flight?


Boise is a quite amazing place. Amazing for the adventurer and there's quite a few of your compatriots within the city. Plus BC borders the state anyway, and it can avoid a stop in SEA or somewhere

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I didn't get dragged off! UA Express SFO-BOI '18 Summer Trip Part 7
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

I didn't get dragged off! UA Express SFO-BOI '18 Summer Trip Part 7

Welcome back to another one of my TR's! My previous part was on the new and awesome Boeing 747-8i! : http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1399727 You can also find me under the same alias on Flight-Report As I recall, once quickly going through passport control via Mobile Passport ...

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Canadian flights into BOI?

It's a silly thought, but since there is Pre-Clearance in YVR which is pretty darn close to BOI, I could see a feasible flight there maybe soon (not daily but maybe a once a week?), run a regional and be fine?

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From my Archives: Winter '14 From Sunny Spain to Snowy Boston, KLM and Delta to Boston
Replies: 2
Views: 2351

Re: From my Archives: Winter '14 From Sunny Spain to Snowy Boston, KLM and Delta to Boston

Good experience I guess. DL FAs are pretty nice in general, but you may of encountered an exception. I remember this year on a long haul there was this awesome male FA who was a bit chatty and had a great personality, and one that was like 6-10 or something with long arms. I guess it helps when you ...

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Zagreb (ZAG) - Lošinj (LSZ) - Zagreb (ZAG) with Silver Air Let L-410 Turbolet
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Zagreb (ZAG) - Lošinj (LSZ) - Zagreb (ZAG) with Silver Air Let L-410 Turbolet

Love the type. Boarding pass was sad for me. 1st one was generic like in many Chinese Airports and the second looked like a Word template

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by bgboiflyer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Accidental Beauty Queen: Flying the Air China Boeing 747-8i PEK-SFO, '18 Summer Trip Part 6
Replies: 2
Views: 3742

Re: The Accidental Beauty Queen: Flying the Air China Boeing 747-8i PEK-SFO, '18 Summer Trip Part 6

Nice report. Just a couple of things I noticed...the airport is actually not Oakland International but rather the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The bridge is not the Bay Bridge but the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. The pic with the downtown SF has the Bay Bridge in view. Thanks! I'm really a nati...

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by bgboiflyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: '18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: '18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK

Argh, always hate it when things do not go plan - but if you got a B747 out of then, then that's fantastic!! Nice report. I think most airlines serve fish boneless, regardless of where you are in the world. Thank you so much for sharing! :) Yeah thanks. I did have a "fish" dish last year ...

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by bgboiflyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Accidental Beauty Queen: Flying the Air China Boeing 747-8i PEK-SFO, '18 Summer Trip Part 6
Replies: 2
Views: 3742

The Accidental Beauty Queen: Flying the Air China Boeing 747-8i PEK-SFO, '18 Summer Trip Part 6

Welcome Back, the previous part is here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1399327 This was posted prior on flight-report.com with the identical alias. Well from my last report I was stranded with my family in Beijing after a missed connection originally in Los Angeles. Re-booki...

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by bgboiflyer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sichuan Airlines LAX-HGH-LAX A330-200 Long Haul Business Class
Replies: 12
Views: 5187

Re: Sichuan Airlines LAX-HGH-LAX A330-200 Long Haul Business Class

Well awesome report out of another "unknown" airline. I saw that they had some amazingly low fares out of the US for $500USD and we almost took it, despite the fact that it would require a ton of connections, which my family did not like, due to the "One Route, One Airline Rule" ...

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: '18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: '18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK

igtrader88 wrote:
Really nice TR! Looks like you had a good time in HK and Mainland China...look forward to the trip back home.

I did, and yeah things happened, but there was some good stuff as you can see in a future TR!

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by bgboiflyer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: '18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

'18 Summer Trip Part 5: Air China (CA) A321 NNG-PEK

Hello and Welcome to part 5, I won't link the previous two parts as they had issues. We start another wild adventure from the beautiful and green Nanning, Guangxi, China and slowly work our way back to Boise, Idaho in the US. This flight is my first A321 flight so definitely exciting and oh boy, wha...

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by bgboiflyer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oman Air KUL-MCT-DXB A330-200/Embraer 175 Business Class
Replies: 3
Views: 3989

Re: Oman Air KUL-MCT-DXB A330-200/Embraer 175 Business Class

That's awesome they have a meal on this flight, which usually in premium cabins they barely give you anything

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by bgboiflyer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From my Archives: Summer '16 rescheduled and delayed with Iberia, Vueling, and British Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: From my Archives: Summer '16 rescheduled and delayed with Iberia, Vueling, and British Airways

Wonderful review. Well I had faced a dilemma like this earlier this year because of some bad luck, well at least you made it back though!

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways is pretty five star in economy class too - Dublin to Doha on the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 2
Views: 5620

Re: Qatar Airways is pretty five star in economy class too - Dublin to Doha on the Boeing 787-8

Of course another excuse to try QR! I've survived 12 hours on 9 abreast, and to be honest width makes no difference since I am skinny, but well I guess QR still puts a quality product in. Also that presentation is rarely seen, even in Premium Economy

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: '18 Summer Trip Part 4- Mainland Highlights *NO FLIGHTS*
Replies: 0
Views: 786

'18 Summer Trip Part 4- Mainland Highlights *NO FLIGHTS*

Welcome back to part 4, part 3 is here if you just joined: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1399029 This is a bunch of little highlights within Mainland China, specifically Guangxi, China. We did have an unexpected quick jaunt to Beijing, but that will be covered in the next, n...

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: '18 Summer Trip Part 3- Hong Kong *NO FLIGHTS*
Replies: 0
Views: 959

'18 Summer Trip Part 3- Hong Kong *NO FLIGHTS*

Welcome back to my part 3 of my trip, the previous part is here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1398521 We embarked on a journey this year with miles, as some family members moved houses earlier this year. We decided to visit Hong Kong I won't speak too much of these photos a...

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A prop and a jet to Kuala Lumpur (Firefly Economy and Malindo Business)
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: A prop and a jet to Kuala Lumpur (Firefly Economy and Malindo Business)

Really cool, turns out the food is something worth to try there!

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by bgboiflyer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 10439

Re: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller

Don't expect too much when eating on a plane, and doing so makes the food a lot better. I've noticed in the past couple of years that the food quality has improved a lot thanks to competitions, and so yeah, BA might need to up its own game.

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)

Awesome of course. A thing a bit nit-picky is the vertical photos, as in these TRs you should have them landscape. Second, the usual thing to do about commenting is that you should comment after you hit enter on the line. Liked the report and still haven't flown Southwest yet

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian Airlines Business Class: EWR-VIE-HKG (w/pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 6614

Re: Austrian Airlines Business Class: EWR-VIE-HKG (w/pics)

I do see the catering of OS as really good, especially that coffee! Yeah UA operates 777s domestically in a different config, just as in Asia where Longhauls very often do domestics/short-hauls

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Business class
Replies: 4
Views: 3129

Re: El Al's new 787 demonstration flight in Business class

Awesome, never had the chance to take business or Europe yet!

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by bgboiflyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAA-DEL-MAA on Air India A20N and IndiGo A320, March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: MAA-DEL-MAA on Air India A20N and IndiGo A320, March 2018

Wonderful experience, is DEL really quiet, or is it quiet compared to other airports?

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by bgboiflyer
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soon to be Discontinued: DL B77E SEA-HKG '18 Summer Trip Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 2450

Soon to be Discontinued: DL B77E SEA-HKG '18 Summer Trip Part 2

Welcome back to my part 2 or if you are new welcome to this report! The day of this flight is the 6th of June 2018, and we just arrived in Seattle on this flight (if you like boring stuff): http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1397987 What's sort of interesting is that Delta is dis...

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF 66 engine failure cause??
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines. Just to correct, AF uses th...

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-LAX-ATL
Replies: 5
Views: 3887

Re: The Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-LAX-ATL

Well another lucky nod. I was hoping this year I was gonna get lucky and snag a last second swap with this type (or get the refurb) on the soon to be discontinued flight 39 (SEA-HKG). Turns out I got none but the flight was a cool experience. Yes, Hailey does have an airport, given that Sun Valley i...

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF 66 engine failure cause??
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines.

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India VT-EVA AI965 Mumbai - Hyderabad | Photos and Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Re: Air India VT-EVA AI965 Mumbai - Hyderabad | Photos and Videos

Wonderful flight. Terminal is shiny too!

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer trip to The Netherlands on KLM
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Summer trip to The Netherlands on KLM

Nice looks of KLM. Turns out business in the EU area is just Pampered Econ, so when I head to there I'll avoid flying in J! Awesome that KLM is always super nice!

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by bgboiflyer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1362

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

Alaska and United Mainline, American in general.
China Eastern in China, I've flown 2 of the Big 3, and I flew one MU's subsidiaries, FM

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by bgboiflyer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Journey to the Fragrant Harbor Part 1- DL BOI-SEA *PHOTO-HEAVY*
Replies: 0
Views: 1503

Journey to the Fragrant Harbor Part 1- DL BOI-SEA *PHOTO-HEAVY*

Hello, everyone! I just returned from this amazing trip to China booked entirely on miles, as my mother asked if we had the possibility of going to China 1 year after we just went, as her parents moved houses, and breaking the sort of biennial tradition. Availability was quite good, and we had accum...

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by bgboiflyer
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3609

Re: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?

Add GT (Air Guilin to HNA) they are owned by them as well

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by bgboiflyer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 5024

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

London. A couple of disfunctional, limited ones disturbing each other's traffic (LHR, LGW, STN, LTN, LCY, SEN) instead of a properly working one. Even with the third runway, LHR would not have enough capacity to absorb the traffic from all those other airports. If you could determine the future of ...

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by bgboiflyer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I never landed at...
Replies: 36
Views: 1981

Re: I'm surprised I never landed at...

Update: Due to a mishap in connecting I cross SFO off the list and the 747-8i as well too. All is left is going east of Wyoming, which I haven't done.

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