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by ryanb741
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can you still pay to access QR 1st class lounge in Doha?
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

Can you still pay to access QR 1st class lounge in Doha?

I'm transitting via Doha on QR J class on saturday and have an 8 hour stopover from midnight. Obviously I have access to the J lounge but I'd like to get some sleep and the F lounge has private sleeping rooms. I had heard that you used to be able to pay a fee to upgrade from the J lounge and was hop...

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by ryanb741
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 4
Replies: 265
Views: 87523

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 4

Without being too morbid, the one image of a body that I have seen shows the passenger in a state of undress. Would this therefore not indicate mid-air decompression as a strong possibility?

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by ryanb741
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying With A Baby In BA F
Replies: 26
Views: 6460

RE: Flying With A Baby In BA F

Thanks guys for the responses, all very helpful. Re other pax, we will obviously do our best to minimise noise - that being said everyone was a baby once. If our baby starts crying we will walk with him to the galley area etc to calm him down. I would imagine he will probably sleep for most of the f...

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by ryanb741
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying With A Baby In BA F
Replies: 26
Views: 6460

Flying With A Baby In BA F

Hi all. We are expecting our first child at the end of Oct. We are planning to fly to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in Jan and I want to use a bunch of <acr...

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by ryanb741
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744s With New First Class
Replies: 6
Views: 5341

RE: BA 744s With New First Class

Hi guys Thanks for the feedback. As it happens I changed to flight BA27 to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> in First on a 77W so I imagine...

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by ryanb741
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744s With New First Class
Replies: 6
Views: 5341

BA 744s With New First Class

Greetings all. I am planning to fly <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> on 5th April on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. As it will probably be our last ...

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by ryanb741
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG Retrofitted 744 Y Cabins
Replies: 1
Views: 2970

TG Retrofitted 744 Y Cabins

Hi all I am flying today on <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> 911 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> in Y and was wondering if anyone knew w...

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by ryanb741
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On TG Retrofitted 744s?
Replies: 4
Views: 3992

RE: Update On TG Retrofitted 744s?

Many thanks for your reply, very handy.

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by ryanb741
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On TG Retrofitted 744s?
Replies: 4
Views: 3992

Update On TG Retrofitted 744s?

Hi all. Just a quick question on the progress of the <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> 744 fleet upgrade. I understand that the 744s flying on long haul routes will have fully retrofitted Y cabins by December but does anyone know when the premium cabins will have their upgr...

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by ryanb741
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinions On Oman Air J Class
Replies: 9
Views: 6533

RE: Opinions On Oman Air J Class

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by ryanb741
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinions On Oman Air J Class
Replies: 9
Views: 6533

Opinions On Oman Air J Class

Hi all I am booked next month <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-MCT-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> on Oman Air in J. I have heard some very good things about their J class product but was wonderin...

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by ryanb741
Wed May 25, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sudden Availabilty Of BA Miles Flights?
Replies: 0
Views: 3559

Sudden Availabilty Of BA Miles Flights?

Hi all I have been looking at making <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> miles reservations and have noticed that nearer the date of departure flights that previously had no <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> miles availability suddenly open up for <acronym title="British Airway...

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by ryanb741
Wed May 25, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There A Major Difference Between BA F And J?
Replies: 9
Views: 7195

RE: Is There A Major Difference Between BA F And J

Thanks for the feedback guys. I might try <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> J class via <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HK...

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by ryanb741
Tue May 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There A Major Difference Between BA F And J?
Replies: 9
Views: 7195

Is There A Major Difference Between BA F And J?

Greetings all I have an upcoming <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> flight and I am going to use <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Miles. I have enough mi...

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by ryanb741
Sun May 30, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Flown Qatar Airways In J?
Replies: 4
Views: 4834

Anyone Flown Qatar Airways In J?

Hi all Been a while since I last posted, lots of new members!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Anyway, I have a flight booked next month <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</ac...

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by ryanb741
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips For Flying With Toothache
Replies: 4
Views: 40274

Tips For Flying With Toothache

Hi guys On friday I had dental treatment done (wisdom tooth extraction and a filling on another tooth). Due to the deep filling this irritated the pulp of my tooth which led to toothache since (although every day it had gotten a bit better and apparently with deep fillings it is normal to have pain ...

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by ryanb741
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Paid Well For Your Current Job?
Replies: 67
Views: 5647

RE: Are You Paid Well For Your Current Job?

This year has been a pretty good sales year for me as my client base is Public Sector and so not affected as much by cuts in recruitment as the Private Sector. I will finish off the year having earned around £130,000 which is just shy of $200,000 which is a pretty decent wage for a 31 year old, even...

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by ryanb741
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Any Debt?
Replies: 68
Views: 4633

RE: Do You Have Any Debt?

I have a £250,000 Mortgage, about £8,500 on credit cards and a further £18,000 in unsecured loans. So that's £26,500 in unsecured debt and on the 1st of every month £3,000 goes out of my bank account. Most of this came from when I separated from my ex wife and had to pay her off. Think that's bad? I...

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by ryanb741
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Fish And Chips
Replies: 77
Views: 5089

RE: English Fish And Chips

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by ryanb741
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Share A Joke!
Replies: 60
Views: 3756

RE: Share A Joke!

A Middle aged man returns from the Far East with his new Thai bride. They are lying in bed together and she is playing with his penis. "You must love that" he says, 'You haven't stopped playing with it since we got married".

"Not really" she says, "I just miss mine"

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by ryanb741
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions League Finals
Replies: 53
Views: 2564

RE: Champions League Finals

There is a gulf in class between the top Italian teams and the top English teams at present and I would expect Liverpool to grind out a 0-0 or 1-1 to go through. I can't see Inter scoring three times against Liverpool without reply

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by ryanb741
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much Is Your Rent?
Replies: 64
Views: 3947

RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

1 bed luxury apartment in Streatham Hill, South London - £1,500 per month plus all bills

That's approx $3k per month for a 1 bed in London - who says this place is expensive  Wink

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by ryanb741
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates Again To 3%
Replies: 34
Views: 2545

RE: US Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates Again To 3%

This is a good move. Oil is never going to hit $100 a barrel if a recession actually does hit as the demand for oil in a recession is lower. This puts pressure on other banks globally to reduce rates. One problem moving forward though is if the US economy picks up they will need to raise the rates a...

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by ryanb741
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Advice On Multi-leg Routing Please
Replies: 3
Views: 4924

Need Advice On Multi-leg Routing Please

Hi guys Hoping someone can help. In September this year my sister is getting married in Maui. I then have to attend another wedding in Bangkok 2 days later. So I would be looking for the most cost effective way to do London-Maui-Bangkok-London. Currently the cheapest option I have found via websites...

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by ryanb741
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US$ Vs Euro
Replies: 37
Views: 2789

RE: US$ Vs Euro

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by ryanb741
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US$ Vs Euro
Replies: 37
Views: 2789

RE: US$ Vs Euro

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by ryanb741
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US$ Vs Euro
Replies: 37
Views: 2789

RE: US$ Vs Euro

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by ryanb741
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US$ Vs Euro
Replies: 37
Views: 2789

RE: US$ Vs Euro

Guys the dollar is only going to get stronger from now on. A lot of the current weakness has come from the sub prime debacle, but particularly Bernanke's response to lower US interest rates. As a result the dollar has dropped qorryingly (more worrying for Europeans though!) against the Euro (the ÂÂ...

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by ryanb741
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things To Do In Maui
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Things To Do In Maui

Hi guys

My sister is getting married in Maui next year and I am flying over from the UK to be there. I was wondering if anybody has been to Maui and can recommend things to do? Also does anybody know good operators to book hotels in Maui through?

Many thanks in advance

Ryan

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by ryanb741
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Dollar Overtakes The US Dollar!
Replies: 79
Views: 4491

RE: Canadian Dollar Overtakes The US Dollar!

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by ryanb741
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What The World Thinks When Americans Come To Visit
Replies: 73
Views: 6352

RE: What The World Thinks When Americans Come To Visit

In general I find Americans to be extremely friendly, generally very polite (New Yorkers excepted  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> ) and eager to check out historical sites instead of getting plastered every night (which is what British tourists tend to do). They a...

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by ryanb741
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Weak US Dollar
Replies: 221
Views: 6268

RE: The Weak US Dollar

One reason that the US dollar has weakened relative to other currencies is because of interest rate rises across Europe and Asia. Looking at the UK, interest rates have increased over 9 months from 4.5% to 5.75% with a potential hike to 6% by the end of the year. This has pushed the value of sterlin...

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by ryanb741
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girlfriend With A Kid
Replies: 41
Views: 2601

RE: Girlfriend With A Kid

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by ryanb741
Sat May 19, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alphonso Mangoes In NYC - Thanks AI!
Replies: 19
Views: 3074

RE: Alphonso Mangoes In NYC - Thanks AI!

I actually prefer green unripe mangoes, sliced and served dipped in a mixture of fish sauce and dried red chillies. Of the sweet Mango varieties the Kesar ones are nice

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by ryanb741
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can I Find Out The Number Of Empty Seats?
Replies: 16
Views: 10150

RE: How Can I Find Out The Number Of Empty Seats?

Many thanks, looks like I have an excellent chance of securing a standby upgrate at checkin then

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by ryanb741
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can I Find Out The Number Of Empty Seats?
Replies: 16
Views: 10150

How Can I Find Out The Number Of Empty Seats?

Is there a website where I can find out the number of empty seats on a flight? I am particularly trying to find out empty seats in Y and J class on TG911 departing LHR this weds

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by ryanb741
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most 'exotic' Food You Have Tasted
Replies: 59
Views: 2662

RE: Most 'exotic' Food You Have Tasted

Have eaten locust and red ant eggs in Northeastern Thailand. Also ate frog and tadpoles there.

Ate bear in Korea. Sheep eyes in Bahrain

Had tea with milk and sugar in England and Vegemite in Australia

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by ryanb741
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Super Eight
Replies: 215
Views: 4798

RE: ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Super Eight

Awesome spell by Malinga but I'm convinced his action isn't legal. It's certainly borderline

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by ryanb741
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia - Ex Suvarnabhumi Or Don Muang?
Replies: 1
Views: 3255

Air Asia - Ex Suvarnabhumi Or Don Muang?

Hi guys

Straightforward question. I have flight Bkk-cnx-bkk coming up and wanted to know with today's move of many domestic routes/low costs) back to Don Muang if Air Asia now operates from that airport or still at Suvarnabhumi?

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by ryanb741
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Thread!
Replies: 308
Views: 6771

RE: Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Thread!

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by ryanb741
Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Thread!
Replies: 308
Views: 6771

RE: Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Thread!

India are currently having their backsides handed to them by Sri Lanka. Unless India pull off a miracle they will be joining Pakistan and going out of the World Cup, as I would assume Bangladesh will make short work of Bermuda

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by ryanb741
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shakira To Sing Arabic In Dubai
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

RE: Shakira To Sing Arabic In Dubai

Actually I have heard her sing in Arabic before - she is half Lebanese and is fluent in Arabic

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by ryanb741
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Subwoofer Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

RE: Subwoofer Recommendations

Many thanks for the feedback. I finally went a little over my budget and plumped for a Miller & Kriesel MX2500 Sub as it sounded awesome in the store. The irony is the sub cost more than the <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> <acronym title="Virgin Expre...

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by ryanb741
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Subwoofer Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Subwoofer Recommendations

Hi guys

Need a recommendation for a good subwoofer for my home cinema set up. Have just installed a Yamaha YSP 900 soundstick to replace my existing speaker setup but bass is lacking hence I need a decent woofer.

Any recommendations?

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by ryanb741
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Upgraded IFE On 747-400
Replies: 1
Views: 3156

TG Upgraded IFE On 747-400

Hi guys

Just wanted to see if anyone knew whether TG had started fitting the new IFE on the 747-400's and if so which routes are immediately affected?

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by ryanb741
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Loved Brands
Replies: 69
Views: 7764

RE: Most Loved Brands

Apple
Sony
Duracell
Monster
Gieves and Hawkes
Aquascutum

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by ryanb741
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Fishermen Catch Giant Squid
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

New Zealand Fishermen Catch Giant Squid

Check this out - amazing. Imagine finding that at the end of your line!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6385071.stm

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by ryanb741
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions League Results
Replies: 97
Views: 2986

RE: Champions League Results

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by ryanb741
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions League Results
Replies: 97
Views: 2986

RE: Champions League Results

100% Lille will get thrown out of the competition - their coach ordered their players to come off the pitch because they were unhappy with Man Utd's goal and it nearly caused a riot. On top of that the police nearly caused a crush of Man Utd's fans by cramming them into a tiny locked section of the ...

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by ryanb741
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

RE: Bangkok Help

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