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by adools
Mon May 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25439

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

The front of the A321 moved several meters sideways in just a couple of seconds. If anyone was on their feet inside the cabin or cockpit, they would certainly be slammed against the wall. Even if you're buckled down that one would have been rough. I also really wonder about this. I flew MLX-IST the...

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by adools
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9724

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

The original point was that halfway between Hawaii and the US mainland is the furthest you can be from land. That is utterly false. Actually, the OP was likely referring to the need for ETOPS 3 hour requirements. There is no diversion point between SFO (the closest West Coast point to Hawaii) and t...

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by adools
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9724

Re: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations

Maybe people get confused from that game they used to play (or maybe still do) to guess the halfway point by time on USA mainland to/from Hawaii routes. They interpret from that, that they are flying the longest route away from land at the half way point. I'd still like to know the real answer in te...

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by adools
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9724

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

The original point was that halfway between Hawaii and the US mainland is the furthest you can be from land. That is utterly false. To hijack the thread, what would be the right answer? That at the half way point you are furthest from land? Considering flights, would it be NZ between Auckland and B...

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by adools
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 43
Views: 7095

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

Cairo terminal 2 (the new one) has both airside

Dubai T3 has both airside and one BK landside too (or it used to be there upstairs above arrivals)

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by adools
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 26
Views: 9804

Re: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

Sometimes you can see two next to each other in FRA - one is a QR leased plane operating from DOH and the other a real LATAM one! As QR operates from T1 in FRA

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by adools
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11575

Re: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates

There are 4 A350-900 in Qatar's fleet sporting LATAM colors: A7-AMA,B,C, and D

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by adools
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Do both airlines still run those "sweeper" flights that fly a longer square shaped pattern over the US in case they are needed to fill extra capacity or a plane goes technical? I remember some routings that followed the "square" states borders in some strange patterns.

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by adools
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of AA cancellations @ MIA 6/18?
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: Large number of AA cancellations @ MIA 6/18?

SCL-PMC versus SCL-AEP-BRC is quite a detour! Hope it works out for you. Chile is one of my favorite places to visit.

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by adools
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 224935

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Unfortunately, I see no evidence of "improved" only "new" I have been a reader of this site for some time, I post rarely. It is hard to read and navigate and actual features like seeing the top 5 photos on the home page and direct one click access to the civ av forum from the hom...

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by adools
Tue May 10, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 7223

RE: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?

I think that once <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> move to <acronym title="Jebel Ali (Dubai) - Al Maktoum International (DWC / OMDW), United Arab Emirates">DWC</acronym>, and there are 6 runways operating independently, in order to preserve their market share in the regi...

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by adools
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To EK DXB-Panama City?
Replies: 91
Views: 22544

RE: What Happened To EK DXB-Panama City?

Looks like the first flight bookable leaves Dubai on 31 March 2016 now.

From 1 Feb 2016 until 31 March 2016 the seat maps show several seats only occupied on each flight (I know seat maps are not directly correlated to bookings). But there's a lot of empty seats.

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by adools
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lan Peru Division To Begin Lima - Antofagasta
Replies: 15
Views: 5187

RE: Lan Peru Division To Begin Lima - Antofagasta

Is there any <acronym title="Lima - Callao / Jorge Chavez International (LIM / SPIM), Peru">LIM</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Iquique - Diego Aracena / Los Condores (Chucumata) (IQQ / SCDA), Chile AND OLD: Iquique - Cavancha (IQQ / SCIQ) (closed), Chile">IQQ</acronym>? I do remember once I want...

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by adools
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt - Israel Air Links Over?
Replies: 22
Views: 4984

RE: Egypt - Israel Air Links Over?

Anyone know how to book the direct flight?

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by adools
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airport 1980s Pic
Replies: 29
Views: 20467

RE: Dubai Airport 1980s Pic

For comparison here is the scene in 2011, you can just see the top of the same building peeking out above and behind the massive terminal 3 entrance. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo//2051461/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/phot...

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by adools
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 77Ws: Which Are Two Class?
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

RE: Emirates 77Ws: Which Are Two Class?

There are 16 2 class 777-300ERs in the <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> fleet. All the 2 class planes are the <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym> model. (There are 2 class 777-200s and 2 class 332s as well.) These are the registrations of the 2 ...

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by adools
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Downgrade CPT?
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

RE: EK Downgrade CPT?

From September 1 until December 1, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> has gone back to one flight a day, on the 777-300ER, most days with First class as the private suites. This is the morning departure from <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab E...

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by adools
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dammam S12 Increases
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

RE: Dammam S12 Increases

I wish that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> would solidify it's schedule so that either the flight was the same timings each day, or they added a second frequency to make it double daily with same timings each day. Currently some timings are either late night, very earl...

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by adools
Wed May 19, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Crew On A380 - How Many?
Replies: 13
Views: 49389

RE: Cabin Crew On A380 - How Many?

I flew <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International (JED / OEJN), Saudi Arabia">JED</acronym> the other day on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. It was announced 25 cabin cre...

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by adools
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Domestic First Class "Snack"?
Replies: 33
Views: 22892

United Domestic First Class "Snack"?

Hi All, I'm flying on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight 925 <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, which departs at 10:05p from W...

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by adools
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weights & Balances EMB 145
Replies: 8
Views: 4120

Weights & Balances EMB 145

Hi All, I recently flew from Denver to Little Rock, <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> on United EMB145 (operated by one of their express carriers). I sat in seat 1A originally. After boarding, the cabin crew asked me to move to 11C. That was the only free seat left and ...

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by adools
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Imigration See When They Scan A Passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 51394

RE: What Do Imigration See When They Scan A Passport?

In the US, they can see any entry that you have made in the past, regardless of passport. It must be name and birth date linked. I have three passports, two from the UK and one from Canada. I recently entered the US on my Canadian passport and the INS (immigration) guard made a comment on me enterin...

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by adools
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Mileage Program Has Best Eilte Status?
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Which Mileage Program Has Best Eilte Status?

Hi All, I am looking into the possibility of starting a new job with a company that will involve travel every week throughout the US and Canada. This company allows travel on any airline, within reason (basically not too much more expensive for a given trip). So, my question is: Which airline should...

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by adools
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duty Free Liquids FRA-PHL-LAX
Replies: 13
Views: 3326

Duty Free Liquids FRA-PHL-LAX

Hi All! I am flying to visit my girlfriend in Los Angeles on Thursday. I normally bring a bottle of champagne purchased at the duty free in the <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> airport (and sealed in their nice bags), BUT I have always flown...

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by adools
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 30
Views: 4791

RE: 5th Freedom Rights

Another interesting one is: <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym>: <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>-<acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</...

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by adools
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Delta's ATL-JNB Flight Doing?
Replies: 68
Views: 11356

RE: How Is Delta's ATL-JNB Flight Doing?

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by adools
Tue May 22, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300-600 Exit Door Lights Not Lit In Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 8055

RE: A300-600 Exit Door Lights Not Lit In Flight

Thanks for all your comments.... However, if there was a bulb failure, two bulbs had to fail: both the ceiling exit lamp above the aisle and the in-door exit lamp. And, the lamps were illuminated on the left side of the plane. To clear up any confusion, my question now is: Was there any fault with t...

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by adools
Sun May 20, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300-600 Exit Door Lights Not Lit In Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 8055

A300-600 Exit Door Lights Not Lit In Flight

I flew on LH3384 from Frankfurt to Athens yesterday evening. The plane was an A300-600. The flight was pleasant, mainly because it was less than half full. Something interesting caught my eye regards to the exits. I sat behind door three, and on one side of the plane (the left) the EXIT light on the...

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by adools
Sun May 20, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DREAMLIFTER, Airbus-BELUGA, A350 Cfrp Components
Replies: 47
Views: 18525

RE: DREAMLIFTER, Airbus-BELUGA, A350 Cfrp Components

If the Dreamlifter isn't pressurized, does that mean the pilots wear oxygen masks for the flight? Or is the cockpit somehow pressurized only and the fuselage not?

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by adools
Wed May 02, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Boarding/Taxi Cabin Music
Replies: 0
Views: 6000

Jet Airways Boarding/Taxi Cabin Music

This is only slightly related to aviation itself, but I thought someone here might know... I flew Jet Airways <acronym title="Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (Palam) (DEL / VIDP), India">DEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM /...

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by adools
Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Says "Au Revoir" To The B737. Tribute
Replies: 50
Views: 18624

RE: Air France Says "Au Revoir" To The B737. Tribute

Does AirFrance still operate intra-Carribean flights? If so, with what aircraft and with what frequencies?

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by adools
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 6654

RE: The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread

May I ask a naive question? When did the NCAA Men's Basketball March Tournament begin? Has it always been with sites spread all around the US? If so, how did teams travel in earlier years? If the bracket is announced on Sunday and you have to play on Thursday or Friday on the other side of the count...

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by adools
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Sponsorships - Big $$$$$$
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

RE: EK Sponsorships - Big $$$$$$

Think about the countries that Emirates serves and how their hub is structured between Europe & North America to connect with the Middle East & the Indian Sub-Continent? They are transporting workers to the Middle East and people from Europe and North America who are visiting family and friends back...

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by adools
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Backtaxi Airports
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

RE: Backtaxi Airports

The runway at the airport in Dakar, Senegal requires one also. The largest runway requiring a backtaxi that I've been on (Iberia 757, but I believe AirFrance also flies their 777 to Dakar).

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by adools
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Female Crew? (Picture)
Replies: 75
Views: 27493

RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

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by adools
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA Body In Landing Gear Question
Replies: 27
Views: 6297

RE: BA Body In Landing Gear Question

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by adools
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA Body In Landing Gear Question
Replies: 27
Views: 6297

RE: BA Body In Landing Gear Question

Does anyone have access to a parked 747 and wouldn't mind snapping a quick photo of the landing gear? I am really curious as to what the area looks like from the ground. We hear of these poor people getting into this predicament several times a year, and I would like to see what it looks like and ho...

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by adools
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA Body In Landing Gear Question
Replies: 27
Views: 6297

RE: BA Body In Landing Gear Question

Does anyone have a picture of what a 747-400 gear and doors look like while on the ground? I mean a close up view of what looking at the gear and doors would be like while the airplane was on the ground. I tried a photo search, but no joy. Then we could get an idea of how easy (or hard) it would be ...

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by adools
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20121

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

Can anyone shed some light on why both planes have "No Way BA/AA" written near the tail? Was this in response to a proposed merger or the start of oneworld?

Thanks,

adools

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by adools
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH744
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

RE: LH744

Frankfurt to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is a 744. Row 32 is a bulkhead/exit door seat. There is no window seat in that row (at least it is very hard to see out of it, if there is one). the only seats in row 32 are B,C, H, and J. If you w...

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by adools
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines First Own 777-200ER Ready!
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

RE: Austrian Airlines First Own 777-200ER Ready!

Does anyone know what that door is for on the lower side the very end of the fuselage? It is open in the photo above. Is it a speed brake like on the BAE 146?

Thanks.

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by adools
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Food 'Brands'
Replies: 26
Views: 5530

RE: Airline Food 'Brands'

On December 2nd I flew <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> - CAI (flight 553) with KLM and they had branded food. Everything was Italian by Bertolli. There was a note in the menu (handed out before the meal) that all KLM's flights would serve food by Bertoll...

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by adools
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yaw Visible From In-flight Map?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

RE: Yaw Visible From In-flight Map?

Thanks for the info, I understand crabbing now. How would one know as a passenger that the aircraft was crabbing or not?

Thanks,

adools.

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by adools
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yaw Visible From In-flight Map?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Yaw Visible From In-flight Map?

On a recent Air France flight <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> - CAI (A343), I noticed that the plane icon on the in-fight map was not in alignment with the flight path. Is the in-flight map accurate enough to display a yaw due to wind? Does a pl...

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by adools
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?
Replies: 23
Views: 8185

RE: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?

May I ask about their L-1011s? Does anyone know the routes they fly on? I will fly <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Karachi - Jinnah International (Quaid-e-Azam) (KHI / OPKC), Pakistan">KHI</acronym>-<acronym title="Lahore - Alla...

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by adools
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FAs Native French Speakers?
Replies: 12
Views: 2969

United FAs Native French Speakers?

I was at <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> a few days ago picking someone up from the airport and noticed two United FAs in the airport grocery store speaking native French. Does United have French FAs, and if so, where are they based? Why wo...

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by adools
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA To Lease Another Tristar
Replies: 14
Views: 6483

RE: PIA To Lease Another Tristar

Could anyone possibly confirm the existence of L-1011 flights from Dubai to Pakistan? I must travel to Lahore in January and would love to travel on an L-1011. I don't mind a connection to fly on one.

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by adools
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time Change - Will I Be Compensated?
Replies: 23
Views: 3706

RE: Time Change - Will I Be Compensated?

I was recently caught in a similar situation: I flew to Cairo (<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-CAI-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CD...

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