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by Amir
Tue Jan 18, 2000 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Goes All-western Tommorrow
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

RE: CSA Goes All-western Tommorrow

you know something, it is great to read through your opinions about russian aircrafts. When i was a child i flew with these aircrafts regularly (Including IL18, IL61, TU134, TU154) but mainly IL62. Their reputation is in fact worse than their actual performance. I just hate it when Passengers who ha...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 18, 2000 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

RE: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On

Hi MEA-707 re Gabon Express. A friend who is doing consultancy for Air Gabon confirmed that they still operate two Caravelles (he saw one last month in Libreville) . On Domestic routes , to Franceville (Sp.?) I am also dying to fly with them! if you get more info i would appreciate if you let me kno...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 17, 2000 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Routes In Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 2513

RE: Busiest Routes In Europe

Hi SVG,
i would say in terms of cross border City to City O&D Traffic: PAR-LON, LON-DUB
as for domestic routes it should be LON-MAN or some other british domestic O&D .

rgds
Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Routine Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

RE: UA Round-the-world

Hi Fly777UAL

thanks ver ymuch for the info.
Yes i quess flight number UA002 starts in BKK. i was about to fly back from BKK eastbound but i dropped it at the last moment! (The BKK flight stops in HKG again before crossing the Pacific)

Thanks/Take care
Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs Where They Are Not Supposed To Be
Replies: 21
Views: 2966

RE: Airline Hubs Where They Are Not Supposed To Be

PAN AM used to have several European hubs (especially FRA, serving BER) and of course Delta had a major hub in FRA untill some years ago. They had several 727 stationed here and flew to PRG, WAW, VIE, even to some asian destinations like BOM (well not with the 727! ok) the point is to get the necess...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight-why Does It Cost More?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

RE: Freight-why Does It Cost More?!

besides, i want to comment on the Pax fare structure, actually even if we want to copmpare thr fares based on the weight (which i think is misleading) please do not only consider the cheapest economy fare! we strill have have a lot of high yield pax (excursion fare, Business, First) and then the who...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Cargo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

RE: Passenger Cargo?

well i Africa especially in Westafrica it happens a lot due to poor conctivity of rather poor Pax frequencies avaiable. I know a lot of people how flew form NBO to LOS or ACC with Cargo Airlines, however most of them were so called non-revenue passengers, this is the point because usually Cargo Plan...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Routine Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

RE: Longest Routine Flight

On of the longest non stop flights is AF's flight NRT-CDG, they have a total of about 10 flights a week of which 3 are flown over the polar route (almost 16 hours) with a 744. I was on this flight in Summer 1998. Otherwise you must be right with the US Australia flights. Preveiously Pan Am had it's ...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight-why Does It Cost More?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

RE: Freight-why Does It Cost More?!

good morning folks, sorry but i can't really agree with your opinions. First to start comparing with UPS and Mail shipments is very much misleading because an integrator (UPS, DHL, emery..) has a different cost structure and other services involved than carrying some goods from A to B. Same applies ...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Dance Floor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

RE: South African Dance Floor?

basically you have a certain rotation plan for each aircraft., this means that the 747 that flys to NYC today maybe flying to LHR next day. This makes it very difficult to do arrangements that make sense on certain routes only. This is the dilemma of some big airlines which try to specialize on cert...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam - Zurich, Flight Info Please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

RE: Amsterdam - Zurich, Flight Info Please.

Hi,
i flew this route once but this was back in 1995. It was a 733 and as others have said it is a very normal intraeuropean flight. Nothing fancy. However i had a good connex at Kloten with CX (A340) to Kaitak.

have fun in ZRH
Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

RE: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde

Hi Brad,
the offer to fly the Concorde is from the times before oneworld was created. And is still offered to all airlines having an interline ID agreement.

Have fun flying the concorde!
brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Dance Floor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

RE: South African Dance Floor?

Well it sounds crazy! everything is possible! the question is, who shall pay for the missing revenue of taking out xx seats? if it can be compensated then it might be a good idea otherwise no serious airline (and SAA is one!) will do such thing. Aviation is a commercial issue, everything must be mak...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

RE: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde

Hi Buff i do agree with you concerning traveling on ID with other airlines. I have had many experiences (i flew 40 airlines up till now) and the best treatment towards staff i got on TG and AA. I think that as long as you are friendly and not pushing at the gate, you will be treated fairly. Brgds Amir

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX, SFO... Fight For The Pacific
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

RE: LAX, SFO... Fight For The Pacific

well basically it all started with the large ethnic communities living in LAX ans SFO. Besides, being one of the biggest airports every airline was eying the LAX and SFO to operate over the pacific. Yes, AA is indeed far from being a real competitor to NWA and UAL over the pacific. NWA is very stron...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

RE: Do BA Employees Get Discounts On Concorde

Iam not BA staff however working for another airline. The Agreements with BA do indeed exclude the Concorde. However, BA has (since about four years) a special offer for Airline Staff to Travel on the Concorde from LON to JFK at a lambsum of about 400 GBP for oneway. So it is not the usual 10% out o...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

RE: Malaysian Airlines

Hi Roland, (willkommen!) unfortunately i didn't fly with them yet. They are missing in my Asian flight experiences. But i know a lot of people who did so. All feedback was positive, especially with the PVT in Coach, including several games. They have very beautiful FA's (i used to see them in DXB)!!...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 16, 2000 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA A310
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

RE: CSA A310

unfortunately i did not have a chance to fly the A310 of CSA. I saw it in BKK last week. I only flew with the 737-500 many times from FRA to PRG and from PRG to DAM. The business class serivce is very good. in general they improved a lot during recent years to the extent that LH is codesharing with ...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 15, 2000 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONE-ELEVEN
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

RE: ONE-ELEVEN

Hi CSA!,
there still are many flying in west Africa. Mainly in Nigeria. However under charter contracts rather than state carriers. A friend of mine used to be based in Lagos and was pilot on a B111

Take care
Amir

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by Amir
Sat Jan 15, 2000 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Aria Vs. Transaero
Replies: 4
Views: 6303

RE: Aeroflot Aria Vs. Transaero

Hi Tristar86 i have only flown SU ub till now. But heard a lot of Transaero. In Terms of business, they are a very serious competitor for a lot of European Airlines, the network is good and they have a focus on business travellers. Many European airlines do match the fares of Transaero once they int...

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by Amir
Sat Jan 15, 2000 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air 767-300s
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

RE: Gulf Air 767-300s Hi Lucas

don't be sad! though i can understnad you. I have flown in Cockpit many times and i find it sort of crazy only to have the sidestick! but this is life, and changes are necessary.
Wish you all the best on the 330.

Brgds over roger.
Amir

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by Amir
Sat Jan 15, 2000 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL96M/T - When Will They Enter Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

RE: Ilyushin IL96M/T - When Will They Enter Service?

Sorry but have to ask, what are the IL96's now in service with SU?? is it the IL96T or just IL96? i saw the aeroflot one in BKK (Dong Muang) two days ago.

Thanks
brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Sat Jan 15, 2000 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Report BKK
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

RE:Hi Bassim

to tell you the truth, i was about to return from BKK to FRA via UA's flight 002 via HKG and LAX!!!!! but i gave it up. So, you are flying to KWI in April. I was there once but only to change planes coming from DAM (KU A313) and flying with KU 742 to BKK. KU was O.K though not as good as EK or GF. I...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

Hi Bizclass

Yes you are right, i have checked this site some time ago and it's really amazing. He must be really crazy about this interesting aircraft. However seen from a commercial prespective, this aircraft is a complete failure!

Thanks and take care
Amir

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

RE: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP

????

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

RE: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP

Hi Bizclass
Do you mean Qatari Goverment? because Qatar Airways (QR) doesn*t fly a 747SP for sure, they only have one 742 leased to Saudia.

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Report BKK
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

RE: Travel Report BKK

You're welcome!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

RE: What Airlines Still Fly The 747SP

Syrianair (2 )
Air Namibia ( maybe they are not anymore since they received one 744)
Royal Saudi Family (private)
United Arab Emirates (one for private)

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir Flight 990
Replies: 53
Views: 3551

Hi Na

nice to learn about other Users based in FRA!!!! (ich spreche auch Deutsch)
if you like, feel free to email me

Gruß aus der Nähe des Flughafens (ca. 3 Km)

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

not to forget that RJ is having huge sales generated by the Flight-Ban from/to Iraq. e.g. this traffic is going through AMM. Once Baghdad is online, you can be sure that RJ will have serious troubles. Same is true for BEY. Especially the US routes are filled with ethnic business to/from Lebanon. KL ...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

i think that the problem is attracting finacial parties to lend money! The A313 is suitable in size for RJ, but even if leasing cost is low, operational cost is damn high for this type and with RJ's rather low yields (in absence of real C and F/Cl. Pax) i doubt that they break even with this aircraf...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Airliners, How Safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Hi YBG

fully agree with you concerning Air Gabon.
Question: Air Angola used to fly IL62, are they still in service?

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Facing Seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

RE: Reverse Facing Seats

i really don't know why, just want to mention that the russians might have been the first to introduce such seats on a jet , TU 134. I was very surprised to see that during a flight with the no more existing IF (Interflug) it was only the first row and there was a fixed table between row number one ...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Or British Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2547

RE: Air France Or British Airways

why not flying with LH!!!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Winglets Really For?
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

RE: What Are Winglets Really For?

please take a look further down, this topic is already there.

Brgds
Amir

P.s my favorite T-Tail is the 727 , and the IL62

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Revenue Potential
Replies: 2
Views: 803

RE: Lufthansa's Revenue Potential

there is one other think which you have to consider. The number of C/Cl. seats on LH's 747 varies very much. On some routes they have up to 80-90 C/Cl. seats (like FRA-NRT). SO they would have to split, some seats 'up' and the rest on the main deck.

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Revenue Potential
Replies: 2
Views: 803

RE: Lufthansa's Revenue Potential

basically you might be right. Only few airlines have their F/Cl. on the upper deck. With LH, it's rather a topic of principle. On the 747 they want the F/Cl, to be 'up'. The LH F/Cl. issue is always treated as a whole issue not only seating. If i would be responsible i would also seriously question ...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Winglets.
Replies: 3
Views: 903

RE: Airbus Winglets.

As far as i know, the winglets do prevent certain wind-formations or rather wind waves from circulating on top of the wing (at the far edge).IT's like half a circle starting from the the lower side of the wing (similar to magnetic fields, please excuse my english, i can't explain it better) By this ...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

some are still flying for RJ!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

some are still flying for RJ!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

O.K sorry, you meant the Dash-8. Yes you are right they have some flying under the name of 'al ajniha al malakiya' (Royal Wings) which is a sneak out to operate to TLV.

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Reporting Swiss Plane Crash In Libya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

RE: BBC Reporting Swiss Plane Crash In Libya!

I don't think it's a SR flight, Nothing yet on CNN!

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Reporting Swiss Plane Crash In Libya!
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

RE: BBC Reporting Swiss Plane Crash In Libya!

What i know is that SR is mostly flying the A319 to TIP.

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

RE: Royal Jordanian's New Fleet Plans !

Hi Bassim, RJ is mostly relying on the A320 for their european operation (FRA, BRU, ZRH, LHR, CDG, ROM, MAD..). The only 742 was finally sold (it was a desaster cost for them). As far as i know they are trying to get new airbuses. It should be either 330 or 340 to replace the Tristars 1011-500 which...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK IL62 Crash In Damascus
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

OK IL62 Crash In Damascus

Hi Folks, in 1976 (if iam not mistaken) a OK jet IL62 coming from PRG to DAM crashed about two miles ahead of rwy due to some mistake in Altitude calculation (the ATC was advising in feet and the Crew was calculating in meters or the other way round) Does any of you have details about this crash. I ...

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by Amir
Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & A300's
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

RE: AA & A300's

Marhaba Bassim, hel anta arabi?

no clue if AA will replace the 300's???? but wait a minute the A300-600 is better than the A310-200/300! and it's more economical.

P.s
you can email me if you wish to
brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Thu Jan 13, 2000 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Report BKK
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Travel Report BKK

for those of you interested in travel reports, here is a short one. 07 Jan. FRA-AMS LH A320, nothing fancy. 07 Jan. AMS-BKK BR 744 (Combi) my first flight with Eva Air. Everything was quite good except the seats they were damn old. Food was good, inflight intertainment was fair. FA's were very very ...

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by Amir
Thu Jan 13, 2000 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's Bangkok Airport?
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

RE: How's Bangkok Airport?

Hi folks, i just returned from a short vacation in Thailand and flew out of BKK yesterday to connect via HKG and LHR into FRA. BKK airport is just great. O.K not so fancy like Changi but very transparant and easy going. You can kill lots of time over there. Good shopping and very nice people (like a...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of Finnair?
Replies: 14
Views: 2994

RE: Emirates To MOW

Hi to all! unfortunately i can't comment on Finnair! i never flew with them. I noticed the message concerning EK's possible ops. to MOW. It sounds a bit strange to me! in fact there is a huge potential from the former USSR states to the UAE in general and DXB in particular but most of the traffic is...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee And CAT
Replies: 2
Views: 912

RE: Coffee And CAT

how about using different cups of coffee that makes it harder to spill over? By the way i don't drink any coffe or tea (or alcohol) ob borad. But it will be too much to ask Passengers to give up drinking hot stuff. However in case of expected turbulance i would also ban hot drinks reffrering to saft...

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