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by 747hogg
Thu May 10, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage Of F/A That Are College Graduate
Replies: 22
Views: 3947

RE: Percentage Of F/A That Are College Graduate

Manila: MUST have attained no less than an undergrad degree, have flawless skin, Unmarried at time of hire, and be out the door by age 36. This is SOP for Northwest Airlines Manila Base.

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by 747hogg
Wed May 09, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..
Replies: 71
Views: 3890

RE: If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..

My understanding is that customs has the ability, and does in fact, download and store the entire contents of the laptop. Not being a computer person I don't know how this is done, but many people in the <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> field are...

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by 747hogg
Wed May 09, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..
Replies: 71
Views: 3890

RE: If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..

Check this story out by doing a search, like customs inspection of laptops and the 9th circuit court ruling in favor of this. If you are a clean looking Asian you most likely don't fit the profile of the disgusting American sex tourists who go half way around the world to molest little children. In ...

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by 747hogg
Wed May 09, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..
Replies: 71
Views: 3890

If You Arrive From Asia, Alone W/ A Laptop..

Get ready for the time of your life! U.S. Customs is coming down HARD on pedophiles (Thank God!) and you will have your laptop checked by agents who run a program called EnCase and it will expose everything that has ever been put in, or taken out of your computer. Think you erased that adult site? I...

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by 747hogg
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Going Detriot To Nagoya Next Week
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Going Detriot To Nagoya Next Week

First of all I have been flying 42 years and this will be the record time in any plane, almost 14 hours. Business class due to poor health. I have never heard of Nagoya, I am going to Manila and this is a transfer point on NWA. This will most likely be my last long flight, and i want to see as much ...

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by 747hogg
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delamination Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

RE: Airbus Delamination Problem

Is the "Tap" test considered proper maintenance? Must be something better than that.... Tapping the skin with a freakin' coin?

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by 747hogg
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delamination Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

Airbus Delamination Problem

Just saw the story on the Air Transat loss of a rudder climbing out of Cuba. Still can't see how the crew was able to handle this out of control roller coster, the pax say they will never fly again. I must soon leave on a NWA flight to Asia on a 330 and can't get this out of my thoughts, should I be...

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by 747hogg
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost To Lease A 747sp (rev. Angely's)
Replies: 0
Views: 2270

Cost To Lease A 747sp (rev. Angely's)

I just can't believe the airborne ego wars going on with the electric miracle church folks! Grandma's $10 a month love gift ends up fueling a 747? nice work if you can get it! In reference to Earnest Angely's "star triple seven" 747 yesterday, what would the lease be on something like that? I unders...

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by 747hogg
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airlines Skytrain
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Laker Airlines Skytrain

Just found a stub from 1976 <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-GTW for only $298! I went alone and just met people on the flight who hocked me up with a B&B in Earls Court... had a blast on a gas station employes salery! What ever bacame of thes...

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by 747hogg
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

RE: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?

Yes! to be exact that was the one that started it all.... so filthy with critters the government is still in the desert trying to kill every last one. When the galley was pulled off the bulkhead thousands of roaches, maggots, rats and ? made a mad dash for it. Snakes on a plane? This one had not onl...

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by 747hogg
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

RE: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?

Marana: I live just up the street... Prepare to meet "Mr. Dutch" if you wander to close. This place is training area for <acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym>, FBI, Air Marshals, Fire Rescue, The Arizona National Guard Apache and Longbow base, and now a test area for whe...

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by 747hogg
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Manila Terminal... Open Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5681

RE: New Manila Terminal... Open Yet?

I love the funky way's of the Philippines... been living on and off there for the past 25 years... The Airports are mega $$$$ makers for the country, hell it costs $30 USD just for the pleasure of getting out of the place! Never could understand why the government could not care less what a trash he...

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by 747hogg
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

RE: Desert Graveyards Open To Public?

Goodyear.... many homes now abandoned/forclosed right at the fence line... new homes that shake and rattle when the heavy mamma's roll. I have thought of picking one up and just having a rehab center for people with jet addictions to recover at. We could all sit around and talk about our habits and ...

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by 747hogg
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please Help A Disabled Flyer
Replies: 5
Views: 2873

Please Help A Disabled Flyer

I have recently had a major auto accident (kid on a cell phone rear ended me at a stop light doing 55) and with an already damn near useless back and neck from arthritis over the years, I am in big time pain. I also just had my right knee totally replaced and you know how much fun that is, takes ove...

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by 747hogg
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Manila Terminal... Open Yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5681

New Manila Terminal... Open Yet?

Is this thing a monument to the corruption and inept powers that be in the Philippines? Or will it somehow become part of the airport? Last time in <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> I saw more rats in the old intern...

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by 747hogg
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Medical KIT On A/C
Replies: 44
Views: 5381

Emergency Medical KIT On A/C

In the old days you hoped a doctor with a little black bag would be on board. Now a special ground hospital takes a report from the crew, and if a confirmed doctor is onboard, he is given the keys to a special medical locker with controled drugs. Anyone know what the names of the drugs are? do they ...

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by 747hogg
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Holmes Videos On NWA...
Replies: 39
Views: 9773

RE: John Holmes Videos On NWA...

This person was in his 20's, I am almost 60 and to me he is a kid. In the era of "Sir John The Impaler" I was often attempting his stunts with my girlfriend, while enjoying some panama red with foghat on my eight track player. Porno is all in the past for me, but I truly think it MUST be confined an...

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by 747hogg
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Holmes Videos On NWA...
Replies: 39
Views: 9773

John Holmes Videos On NWA...

I was sitting next to some kid on NWA 001 to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> and he was watching a "Johnny Wadd" video in plain view! Is there not a law or regulation against this? His laptop was in the Ilse row and thus in view of the F/A ...

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by 747hogg
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grand Airlines Of Manila
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

RE: Grand Airlines Of Manila

Nope.... This was a DC-8 !!! The "coke nose" vents gave it away. Plus I was on one of the first DC-8 flights out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> back in 1958. From the Philippine Village flop house you could see her sitting next to a Conni...

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by 747hogg
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Submit A Virgin America Plane Name
Replies: 43
Views: 3682

RE: Submit A Virgin America Plane Name

"Long" John Holmes! Biggest Equipment, Longest Route!

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by 747hogg
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grand Airlines Of Manila
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

RE: Grand Airlines Of Manila

All the F/A's were female, and had "full figures" no accident they were hired for being so stacked. Captain was a tiny chinese kid who had a hard time with english. Plane had oil leaking from every engine, but when it rotated it went up like an f-16, pure power. Sad this funky airline bit the dust. ...

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by 747hogg
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grand Airlines Of Manila
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

Grand Airlines Of Manila

Many years ago we flew onboard a GREAT DC-8 out of Manila... Called Grand Airlines...Truly a blast from the past, and as we were first class and the drinks were free, got totally wrecked, it was really great. Anyone know who was behind this short lived venture? Any pix of the planes? Thanks!

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by 747hogg
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Jets... How Is Warranty Covered?
Replies: 2
Views: 4066

New Jets... How Is Warranty Covered?

If a new jet making it's rounds breaks down.... who fixes it, and how is the warranty charged back to the mfg?

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by 747hogg
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Employee Un-"loads" His Own Plane
Replies: 62
Views: 18276

RE: NW Employee Un-"loads" His Own Plane

He should have offered her a chili dog special and wrap it up with a strawberry shortcake! Insteed.... she gets the Clinton Blob Job!

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by 747hogg
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Iran Air Flight Arrives CCS
Replies: 157
Views: 22706

RE: First Iran Air Flight Arrives CCS

The pax in Iran were still so upset over the Anna Nicole- Britney Spears shockers they just were not in a position to fly.
give these fine people time to grieve and I'm sure all will be OK! Some times we're living in, ain't it airplane fans?

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by 747hogg
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila - View At
Replies: 55
Views: 4398

RE: Manila - View At

Anytime an offical (local cop-security) tells a forigner he is prohibited from doing something, it means in most cases, and I have live in that place for 21 years, that he needs a little pasalobong ($$) Very common custom for the newely arrived and un informed slack jawed tourist.

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by 747hogg
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 744 Touch And Go With Wheel Touches The Ground
Replies: 40
Views: 13015

RE: CI 744 Touch And Go With Wheel Touches The Ground

GROUND ..... PEOPLE, NOT RUNWAY, BUT THE EARTH! SHORT FIELD LANDING GOING BAD.

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by 747hogg
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Full Col. Or Major, Who's Boss?
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Full Col. Or Major, Who's Boss?

I saw the <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym> in Baghdad for the troops getting half there heads blown off in this useless war... In the <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> the surgeon was a Major, but the charge nurse was a full Col. WHO is i...

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by 747hogg
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine To Restart Europe Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 2625

RE: Philippine To Restart Europe Service?

It was my understanding that because the country (New President) stiffed the German firm that put up the cash and brought in the equipment to build this massive new, however never seen one plane or passenger International Terminal of tomorrow, the world court lifted PAL and any other Philippine airl...

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by 747hogg
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine To Restart Europe Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 2625

Philippine To Restart Europe Service?

Now that the pay off of the once new, abandoned, and now ready for work (but very dusty) International Terminal is hopefully in the works, will that lift the blacklisting of PAL in Europe and thus usher in a new era of Manila to Europe flights again? And will NWA move to the new digs?

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by 747hogg
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News: 747 Guam, Missing 727 Africa?
Replies: 25
Views: 10252

Any News: 747 Guam, Missing 727 Africa?

What happened to the NWA 747 that took it's graceful final bow on the runway in Guam? Also, as I recall there was the mystery of a 727 missing in Africa..

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by 747hogg
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best Meal You Ever Had In Flight..
Replies: 31
Views: 7198

The Best Meal You Ever Had In Flight..

For me it was in 1983 on NWA 001 <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> in business class, upper deck. Salmon that was so over the top everyone asked for mor...

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by 747hogg
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clowns Shot Dead In Colombian Circus
Replies: 9
Views: 3582

RE: Clowns Shot Dead In Colombian Circus

Can't Sleep..... Clowns Will Eat ME!

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by 747hogg
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress Trying To Revoke Bush's Authority In Iraq
Replies: 65
Views: 3586

RE: Congress Trying To Revoke Bush's Authority In Iraq

"US ARMY MOVES <acronym title="Bahamasair">UP</acronym> <acronym title="Wangerooge (AGE / EDWG), Germany">AGE</acronym> LIMIT <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> 42" <a href="http://www.usarmy.com" target=_blank>www.usarmy.com</a> goarmy.gov army.com People want to come here ...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mutual Respect Among Intl Crews
Replies: 48
Views: 4315

Mutual Respect Among Intl Crews

I notice while flying overseas, and watching DVD's on in flight aviation, that even nations that have issues with other treat each other with respect and courtesy while navigating in and around major airports. Even the recent NWA DC-10 that had to make an emergency landing in Iran was handled with d...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress Trying To Revoke Bush's Authority In Iraq
Replies: 65
Views: 3586

RE: Congress Trying To Revoke Bush's Authority In Iraq

I pray bush will be hauled off in hand-cuff's and get what Saddam got after his trial. USA (me too) was suckered into this fools wake, and now we are on our knees and broke and bleeding thanks to Bush. <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> a paralyzed Vietnam Vet.... let me tell you, y...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pulsing" At AA
Replies: 15
Views: 7689

RE: "Pulsing" At AA

A day in a week in the life of American Airlines staring Ed Sullivan and as chip, John Holmes, Brought to you by Zoloft Cola. LLC

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding Pass Stamped Ssss
Replies: 54
Views: 11695

RE: Boarding Pass Stamped Ssss

If you have ever openly flagellated on a aircraft while the APU was inop, and you were at the gate with closed doors and ready for pushback in very hot and stuffy conditions, while sitting near me, then you should have ssssss tattooed on you forehead. Anyone here know what the meaning of a Cleveland...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pulsing" At AA
Replies: 15
Views: 7689

RE: "Pulsing" At AA

Name of the show was a day in the world of American Airlines..

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pulsing" At AA
Replies: 15
Views: 7689

RE: "Pulsing" At AA

It is a new and apparently revolutionary way to do D checks on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80, Fast and very cost saving. The Jet is put in a hanger, or in many hangers all at the same time. ( 30 Jets-30 hangers) and specially trained "gangs" (micro fine skilled crews) move from...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pulsing" At AA
Replies: 15
Views: 7689

"Pulsing" At AA

I just saw the story on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> about the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> maintenance procedure in <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. Simply brilliant! My congratulations to the people who came up with this new proce...

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by 747hogg
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Filthy" Scrapped Jumbos
Replies: 41
Views: 14415

RE: "Filthy" Scrapped Jumbos

I would assume the planes from jungle or tropical areas would get hell from all the critters that rule the place. No wonder outlying areas in the Philippines fog the cargo holds, as well as the cargo/luggage that goes on board below.

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by 747hogg
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Filthy" Scrapped Jumbos
Replies: 41
Views: 14415

"Filthy" Scrapped Jumbos

I was in Marana a few days ago with a friend from evergreen. I made a joke about how many beer cans a 747 in front of us that was being ripped apart would make. His reply was these airliners are so filthy, as to mean contaminated metal, that they are not of the purity needed for human consumption co...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irate JetBlue Passengers IN BOS Police Called In
Replies: 85
Views: 13819

RE: Irate JetBlue Passengers IN BOS Police Called In

Screw Jet Blue! I hope they vanish and go tits up because of this! 11 goddamn hours? BULLSHIT!

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irate JetBlue Passengers IN BOS Police Called In
Replies: 85
Views: 13819

RE: Irate JetBlue Passengers IN BOS Police Called In

Well! did you have to sit on your ass for 11 hours and snort the funk from the crap filled toilet's.... while babies cried and people fumed? Hell no! you just sat in your room and went on line to express your love for jet screw! I wish you were on that plane...... someday pal... you will see what it...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clapping On Planes
Replies: 60
Views: 13032

RE: Clapping On Planes

When we flew out of North Vietnam airspace.... we went wild! It's on film.( I was a medic on the fight to P/U <acronym title="Portoroz (POW / LJPZ), Slovenia">POW</acronym>'s) When we landed at clark, same thing! As we arrived in Travis AFB in <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> same deal! All r...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauretania Flight Hijacked!
Replies: 32
Views: 10804

RE: Air Mauretania Flight Hijacked!

Paris is (or used to be a cool place) however, all things considered I think it would have been one hell of a lot more simple all around to just shell out s few pesos and ride on in, and be free! What was this guys point? He was already on the plane, he had to have bought a ticket..... And getting t...

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by 747hogg
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Girls And Trolly Dollies
Replies: 23
Views: 9821

RE: Singapore Girls And Trolly Dollies

Manila Based NWA F/A Called "Faye" but real name is Melanie..... Thee most stunning vision of beauty in the heavenly Sky's! And someone who could save many lives if ever an emergency came up. Really makes an inter Asian flight a real pleasure.

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by 747hogg
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elvis Presleys 707
Replies: 1
Views: 5105

Elvis Presleys 707

In the mid 1980's in Manila, just off the side of the airport coumpound sat a plane that had been owned by Elvis at the time of his death, A replacement for the 880 "Lisa Marie" It had been made into a sitting restaurant called the "Club 707" and was really a great place to take a date! Totally inta...

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by 747hogg
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila - View At
Replies: 55
Views: 4398

RE: Manila - View At

Philippine Plaza is truly a worn out and incredibly poor run place, it's been closed for years and was to be torn down, I am totally amaized it's back open. I understand they put some money in the lobby, and the lobby only! Just for a good impression then when you get to your room....BAM! too late n...

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