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by bwest
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10453

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

Whenever I book a trip, be it personal or for my colleageus at work, I always make sure there's a minimum connecting time of 1 hour. It just gives a bit more peace of mind and I hate running through airports like a maniac. It does help of course that I have lounge access, making the waiting all that...

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by bwest
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28504

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Brussels Airlines uses SN, which comes from their predecessor SABENA that went bankrupt shortly after 9/11. Maybe Brussels Airlines can buy the IATA code from Eva Air :lol: And Sabena got the SN code as a nod to its predecessor, SNETA, which was founded on March 31 1919. If we apply BA logic to tha...

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by bwest
Thu May 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11326

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Absolutely my friend, fully agree with you on all accounts! Personally I'd take SABENA's old A310s over LH A350s just for the mere personalized service and ease of transfer at Zaventem. I don't care much about bells and whistles on an aircraft, unless you get a friendly, personalized, caring, graci...

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by bwest
Wed May 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 12239

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Can anyone think of any airport terminal where airlines from Israel and the Arab World co-operate and potentially share neighboring gates? That would be interesting to see both inside and airside. RM This actually happens in a lot of airports all around Europe. At BRU all non Schengen airlines, inc...

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by bwest
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish airlines flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Turkish airlines flower

It took less than a minute to find that information on the Turkish Airlines Wikipedia page. I find it so weird that posters don't do a simple search before opening up such threads, I always get so much satisfaction finding things out for myself rather than posing a question :-) Well, maybe he's in ...

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by bwest
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines & United MRS-BRU-EWR Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 5233

Re: Brussels Airlines & United MRS-BRU-EWR Economy

Nice trip report! It's strange you were put at the FR stands when arriving from MRS. It's rare for that to happen with SN. In the morning it can get quite busy though with no available contact gates.There are plans to prolong terminal A, (starting from the part you mentioned that looked under constr...

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by bwest
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215567

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I would urge frau Merkel to have a Thatcher moment

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by bwest
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 38
Views: 5222

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

Not really a reversal, but Austrian removed the silly "MyAustrian" branding pretty fast.

And then there's MAS... have they settled on a livery yet?

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by bwest
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 31026

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Very nice to see the plane go around the airport and then disappear in that beautiful evening sky. You somehow wish it could just go on... :)

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by bwest
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 12412

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

Air serbia i believe, ba Midhaul 321 if you get them on a short flight, same if you get a replacement in the for of a pair of air Berlin 320's in abu dhabi mode. Plus the odd widebody on shorthaul, but that doesnt count. Unfortunately Air Serbia has removed their excellent J seats. Aeroflot and Tar...

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by bwest
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43962

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Thank you. That livery design is from... me! For realz? I think the logo itself is the best part. And the details on each engine and the winglets Not the logo, but the livery has been designed by me. Great livery, though there's been some debate if the colours of the flag are in the right order or ...

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by bwest
Tue May 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France & Brussels Airlines Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: Air France & Brussels Airlines Africa

This topic comes up from time to time. There's a reason why AF has lots of routes to Africa, SN ditto, TP to Brazil (and Africa). It's the same reason BA has lots of flights to the U.S.A. and India. Former colonial ties, led over time to favorable and expanded business ties, and migration of popula...

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by bwest
Tue May 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 6084

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

I've noticed ET's 787 parked at Oslo, and when I checked the schedule, I saw the plane is sitting in OSL for basically the whole day before returning OSL-ARN-ADD. If they do that in more places then Oslo, I think I know a way to cut cost. Surely it costs a lot of money to have a 787 sitting idle al...

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by bwest
Wed May 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 16619

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

It's so easy for people to play Monday morning quarterback online after watching a short video and say "she's a disgrace" or "deserves to be fired" when in actuality you have no idea who this person is as an individual, you just place them into your cookie cutter mold of "a...

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by bwest
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 7256

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

92... cool quiz! :)

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by bwest
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight
Replies: 73
Views: 7825

Re: Muslim passengers forced off easyJet flight

Dutchy wrote:
I think the largest terrorist attack in Europe was in Norway, Breivink a non Moslim.

If we're counting, both Nice, Paris last november and Madrid in 2004 had unfortunately higher death tolls

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by bwest
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 10727

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

I recently completed 4 flights with TK and have had excellent crews on all of them, something that wasn't always the case in the past. I do however not like the propaganda that passengers are now being force-fed. On one of the 4 flights, the "martyrs" message rolled on the IFE screen, with...

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by bwest
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final
Replies: 91
Views: 10577

Re: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final

TasosANG wrote:
Kinsahsa, Ngilli international, on the final over Congo Brazzaville

The runways at both N'djili and N'dolo are oriented along the Congo stream, planes landing and taking off don't fly over Brazzaville

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by bwest
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are some flights cancelled but others not during a typhoon?
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Why are some flights cancelled but others not during a typhoon?

Because not every flight can be piloted by a hero! ;)

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by bwest
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heatwave
Replies: 23
Views: 3386

Re: London Heatwave

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This is how Brussels Airport deals with it, free shower for apron staff :)

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by bwest
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.

persiangulf93 wrote:
All Iranian airlines only serve Persian food!

That looks amazing! Would love to taste!

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by bwest
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.

SN serves Belgian fries: https://press.brusselsairlines.com/frie ... s-airlines Not only do they serve Belgian fries, Brussels Airlines also works together with top Belgian chefs to create their long haul business class menu, quite often with a Belgian touch. On their flights I have come across typ...

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by bwest
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 777-300 and Inflight Service
Replies: 9
Views: 2282

Re: Aeroflot 777-300 and Inflight Service

I've flown SU many times in J on short haul but only twice on long haul. All my flights have been very enjoyable, the crew takes excellent care of you and the catering offer is of very good quality. It's not like an ME3, but definitely a nice experience.

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by bwest
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26952

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>When I arrive at <acronym title="B...

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by bwest
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir Unveils A330 Cabins
Replies: 32
Views: 7282

RE: RwandAir Unveils A330 Cabins

The business seats look comfy, but heavens, those colours!

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by bwest
Wed May 25, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL Predicts Demise Of AB And Eurowings
Replies: 46
Views: 12324

RE: MOL Predicts Demise Of AB And Eurowings

Did he also happen to mention when FR is gonna start flights to the US? Those statements also always get him some media attention...

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by bwest
Mon May 23, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26952

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777klm" class="quote" target="_blank">777klm</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Another Spanish candidate would be CQM, or C...

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by bwest
Mon May 23, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26952

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

In Europe there's MAD that still has a lot of unused capacity. The aiport is capable of handling 70 million pax, but currently "only" sees around 48 million.

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by bwest
Thu May 19, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL
Replies: 104
Views: 21379

RE: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SOBHI51" class="quote" target="_blank">SOBHI51</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i>2018 World cup will be held in Russia, 202...

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by bwest
Thu May 19, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL
Replies: 104
Views: 21379

RE: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL

I try to avoid the ME3, and specifically <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> whenever I can. Qatar Airways is a state owned company. And so for me it represents the government of Qatar and its practices. And those practices are dirty, to say the least. Many workers from countries like India,...

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by bwest
Thu May 12, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interracial Relationships On TV
Replies: 44
Views: 3003

RE: Interracial Relationships On TV

Interracial, gay, lesbian... heck even a bunny, all in one ad. Outrages caused: zero  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGeb8G6vg5I" target="_blank">and it's about friggi...

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by bwest
Wed May 11, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey Feels Terrorism Impact In Q1 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3959

RE: Turkey Feels Terrorism Impact In Q1 2016

Personally I wouldn't avoid <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym> or <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> because of terrorism concerns. I would however avoid Turkey because of sultan Erdogan's antics and I would avoid <acronym title="Turkish Air...

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by bwest
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do European Football (soccer) Teams Travel?
Replies: 51
Views: 20274

RE: How Do European Football (soccer) Teams Travel?

This is how the Belgian Red Devils fly around Europe... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Brussels-Airlines/Airbus-A320-214/2812702/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Brussels-Airlines/Airbus-A320-214/2812702/M/" target="_blan...

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by bwest
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Cathay Dragon Aircraft In New Brand/Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 21715

RE: First Cathay Dragon Aircraft In New Brand/Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i> Just an opinion but I'll take C...

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by bwest
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Explosions At BRU Pt 2.
Replies: 244
Views: 32414

RE: Two Explosions At BRU Pt 2.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bralo20" class="quote" target="_blank">Bralo20</a> (<a href="#222" class="quote">Reply 222</a>):<br/><i> Flemish newspaper "Het Nieuwsblad" publ...

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by bwest
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calls For Boycott Of Qatar Air Ahead Of BOS Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 13768

RE: Calls For Boycott Of Qatar Air Ahead Of BOS Flight

In the end everybody has to decide for themselves. After reading some terrible stories about how workers who are building the world cup venues are being treated, I did some more research into the practices in Qatar and decided for myself that I won't fly <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym>, ...

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by bwest
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh New International Routes
Replies: 20
Views: 8396

RE: Biman Bangladesh New International Routes

Oh I remember seeing them take off from <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> with the DC10. Everytime you were wondering if they would take off before the end of the runway or if they would have to use the adjacent ringway around Brus...

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by bwest
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline-branded Airport Buses
Replies: 28
Views: 7525

RE: Airline-branded Airport Buses

Busses at <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> are branded Alitalia. They even carry the new branding. <img src="https://italiavola.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/12122601_10153761927861450_1868661839812121120_n.png" width="650" height="500" border="0"/>

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by bwest
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope's Flight To Rome
Replies: 12
Views: 2733

RE: Pope's Flight To Rome

If I'm not mistaken one of the reasons to register airplanes in Ireland also has to do with the fact that if the airline goes bankrupt (always a risk with AZ ), the aircraft can't be impounded.

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by bwest
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Thai Moment ...
Replies: 9
Views: 8831

RE: A Thai Moment ...

What a lovely caring moment.

I've flown TG a couple of times, in C & Y, over the last year from Belgium to Thailand and back, and their crews have always been lovely. Great food on board as well.

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by bwest
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings
Replies: 86
Views: 24968

RE: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i>How would that be possible, <acronym tit...

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by bwest
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM
Replies: 46
Views: 15829

RE: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/euroflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">euroflyer</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK...

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by bwest
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings
Replies: 86
Views: 24968

RE: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mercure1" class="quote" target="_blank">mercure1</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>Record load factors are meaningless when...

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by bwest
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings
Replies: 86
Views: 24968

RE: LH Considering Integrating SN Into Eurowings

Brussels Airlines has worked hard over the last few years to build its brand. They've also proven to be succesfull in the fight against the LCC that came to <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> the last few years and have seen record ...

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by bwest
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batman Vs. Superman Livery On TK 77W
Replies: 23
Views: 4952

RE: Batman Vs. Superman Livery On TK 77W

I wish TK would transfer some of their obviously massive marketing budget to the customer service department...

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by bwest
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight
Replies: 95
Views: 17080

RE: Passenger Brings Comfort Turkey On DL Flight

The only case in which I could see a turkey giving me emotional support would be on my plate, stuffed and properly cooked.. That's also the only place I want to see a turkey on a plane.

Call me inconsiderate, but if you can only fly with an animal comforting you, you probably shouldn't fly at all.

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by bwest
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM Pilots Refuse To Eat On Board Food, Too Bad.
Replies: 24
Views: 14904

RE: RAM Pilots Refuse To Eat On Board Food, Too Bad.

I've flown them quite a lot both in business and economy. I can understand the pilots, the food on board is generally pretty bad. Business class menu remained unchanged the first two years I flew with them. It then slightly improved, but still nothing to shout about. Also noticed a couple of times t...

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by bwest
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Malaysian Airline Sharia-Style
Replies: 178
Views: 26229

RE: New Malaysian Airline Sharia-Style

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thaiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">thaiflyer</a> (<a href="#71" class="quote">Reply 71</a>):<br/><i>Malaysia WAS a very tolerant country, ...

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by bwest
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Force Awakens - SPOILERS. Beware!
Replies: 176
Views: 5607

RE: The Force Awakens - SPOILERS. Beware!

Went to see it at 10am this morning. Blown away. Clearly made with a lot of love for the original trilogy. Most touching scene I found is were Solo and Leia are reunited... with 3PO showing up in the wrong moment of course. As for Solo's death, I knew it was coming, but it was still heartbreaking. I...

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by bwest
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unintentional International Passengers
Replies: 68
Views: 13390

RE: Unintentional International Passengers

The same situation can happen to transiting passengers. For instance in Brussels, <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> would often fly pax from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</a...

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