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by Aeroflot777
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Circuit through the aisles" no longer possible on some flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: "Circuit through the aisles" no more possible on some flights?

More annoying to me was I had to request permission each time I wanted to see another family member who was sitted on the opposite aisle. I fly LH long-haul regularly and spend a good portion of the flight in a standing position as I hate sitting for long periods of time. On the A-346 it's quite ea...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?
Replies: 27
Views: 7232

Re: FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?

Thanks for all the answers! Fascinating to see two very different approaches being used depending on the airline's country. Just so happens that I had my return flight on easyJet today back to INN, and was sure to pay closer attention after reading some of your replies. A few observations, making me...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?
Replies: 27
Views: 7232

FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?

In all my years of air travel, I've never come across flight attendants getting up to disarm doors prior to full aircraft stop / parking position. This past weekend, I was on EasyJet flying Innsbruck - London. After landing, we were taxiing to the gate and before we had even pulled in to the stand, ...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions
Replies: 144
Views: 4874

Re: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions

It wasn't Russia that elected Trump. :checkmark: The question we should be asking is how on earth do we fix the US educational system so that people are educated enough not to vote for someone like Trump. Precisely. However, that would require smarts, motivation, hard and long work, as well as a si...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions
Replies: 144
Views: 4874

Re: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions

wow... That you take offence tells me you fall under the "you all" umbrella. Couldn't be any more wrong. I am sensible enough to know not to take offense to posts on a random airline forum. And no, I don't fall under the "you all" umbrella, simply pointing out that a generalizat...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions
Replies: 144
Views: 4874

Re: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions

DDR wrote:
Wonder why???


Because it goes against everything they've been programmed to believe about a country that they know nothing of in reality.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions
Replies: 144
Views: 4874

Re: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions

Yet you all had no problem with the "under oath" part when "I did not have sexual relations with that woman..." Who is "you all"? Glad you know me so well... I'm an American citizen just like you, and I understand what pride and patriotism is, but you go above and beyo...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions
Replies: 144
Views: 4874

Re: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats & New Sanctions

Top investigators UNDER OATH have testified UNDER OATH that Russia hacked and messed with our elections. They said that UNDER OATH. That means penalty of losing their job, trial, scandal, jail time, and more. If it's UNDER OATH, it must be true. I heard about that rule on the internet. Come up from...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Punctual Carrier Announced
Replies: 27
Views: 7057

Re: World's Most Punctual Carrier Announced

I don't think I'd rank HA the same against others. Island hopping in sunny conditions continuously throughout the day will boost the ratings vs longer stage lengths and more complex airports. But good on them either way! Means their longer haul flights are also mostly on time and don't weigh down th...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One billion people flying on a LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re:

ahj2000 wrote:
Legacies will ALWAYS exist.


And some of them will continue to become more and more like LCCs.

:duck:

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The metro system in Montréal
Replies: 22
Views: 1595

Re: The metro system in Montréal

And Moscow has an Orange Line, a Blue Line, a Green Line, a Yellow Line, a Red Line, a Light Blue Line, a Brown Line, a Purple Line, a Grey Line, a Lime Line, a Turquoise Line, a Grey-Light Blue Line, a Red Circular Line. … Though they are all also called by name and not necessarily color. So what’s...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Grounds Sukhoi Superjet Over Safety Concerns
Replies: 43
Views: 19743

Re: Russia Grounds Sukhoi Superjet Over Safety Concerns

Interesting to see how this will play out. Sukhoi has stated the problem is legitimate, but does not pose a safety threat to passengers. Will mostly likely just need to be swapped out, I guess?

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 21168

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

Than your guesstimate is a bit off. I don't think his guesstimate is off at all. Having flown both to/from and through KEF more than a few times, that airport is a mess for waiting pax. You mention that things are alright outside of the arrival/departure banks for Icelandair and WOW, well guess wha...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

Re: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport

That video is mind-blowing. For someone who is drunk and out of it, he had some amazing clearances. Obstacle course cleared! Glad he was caught and that no one was injured, could have been a far, far worse.

Sucks for the airport, hopefully insurance kicks in.

Don't do drugs, kids.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin
Replies: 117
Views: 4746

Re: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin

mad99 wrote:
Germany is not involved in any bombing of Syria


:rotfl:

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6615

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

I've flown many a Q400 sector, admittedly 1 hour or less, but I don't really see a 3 hour flight as being "unbearable" in a 2x2 cabin. A three hour flight in a typical 3x3 narrow body is far less comfortable. And sorry, but I don't recall ever thinking it was particularly noisy. Sure you ...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6615

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

Sorry to disagree but THREE hours on a Q400 will be simply miserable. Agreed. I've had to get on close friend terms with the Q400 recently to be able to connect in Vienna or Frankfurt. I wouldn't be able to handle more than the 1-1.5 hours with my body tilted at the window seat. I'm actually quite ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to Cancel 787 in a 3 way deal with Boeing and Russian leasing company
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Aeroflot to Cancel 787 in a 3 way deal with Boeing and Russian leasing company

Aeroflot will cancel it's 22 787s on order with Boeing and instead rely on the B777 fleet and A350 fleet for long haul flying. Wasn't this announced a long time ago already? No real reason to have both types in the fleet, I think it was ordered this way back in the day for politically motivated nee...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty
Replies: 18
Views: 3280

Re: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty

Often times the exit rows go unoccupied. I think the modern-day "pay-for-everything" model that airlines have implemented deter people from spending more $$$ and buying an exit row, even if it means extra legroom. On a few of my flights these past few months I've politely asked FAs if I ca...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?
Replies: 13
Views: 5704

Re: Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?

tommyarias wrote:
Did Austrian changed their minds with the use of the "My Austrian" titles, or it is just an error while they were painted?


It was dropped.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL
Replies: 75
Views: 22879

Re: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL

Munich is basically the hub for the wealthy northern part of Italy, since Milan was too dumb to close Linate when they opened Malpensa. That's quite a stretch. It is a very long long drive. For Südtirol, maybe, but nothing else in Northern Italy. Now on the other hand, MUC does indeed act as the ma...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6215

Re: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

clrd4t8koff wrote:
QF & FJ don't even operate the 77W to SFO so how could the do that? Heck, QF & FJ don't even fly the 77W!


It just means those airlines have a lot of ground time at SFO during their turns, nothing to do with the 77W.

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL
Replies: 75
Views: 22879

Re: RE: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL

xjetflyer2001 wrote:
Looks like this thread was open about 9 months ago, just got started up again, I read halfway through before I realized it was 9 months old


Ah yes, good catch. I still can't get used to the new A.net apparently...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL
Replies: 75
Views: 22879

Re: RE: LH Base First 10 A350 @MUC. 1st Routes BOS + DEL

LH has invested a lot in its MUC hub - which gets excellent ratings by travellers, by the way - and the new satellite terminal due to open in April will make it even better. What is this speak of the satellite terminal? Is everyone referring to the second building of Terminal 2 (connected by underg...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4318

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

I love these types of security lines as you don't have to wait for the person in front of you to fiddle with their things if they are slow, it allows you to get around them. They've been in use in various parts of Europe for a while, takes a while for the US to catch up to this sort of thing. I beli...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change
Replies: 83
Views: 3129

Re: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change

I know for a Russian that's a difficult concept, what with your history of Pravda and Izvestia being lapdogs for the communists, and, later for other post-communist leaders, but there you are. Resort to personal attacks, as typical on A.net. Also, what do Soviet-era publications have to do with any...

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change
Replies: 83
Views: 3129

Re: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change

mham001 wrote:
You really believe all the tripe in your newspapers?


The scary thing is that it seems that he does. Post after post, it is mentioned that western press is "free", whatever that even means. A ranking of free press is entirely useless if reports and editorial is constantly spewing one side.

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by Aeroflot777
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change
Replies: 83
Views: 3129

Re: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change

RT is funded by the Kremlin and there is no real free press in Russia. So now you are informed about RT, so you never can claim again you didn't know. What is with this constant excuse of xyz media is funded by xyz source or is a blatant supporter of xyz political party? ALL media is a form of prop...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to grow to 585 aircraft by 2024
Replies: 21
Views: 4927

Re: Ryanair to grow to 585 aircraft by 2024

And yes, it's an insult when you hear that the flight is 'ready for boarding' when you can see on FlightRadar that the aircraft is still 10 minutes from even landing let alone deboarding. I never understood what people on this forum meant by this until I flew FR for the first time yesterday from Sa...

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by Aeroflot777
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow opening a 4th airport. What will change?
Replies: 20
Views: 4885

Re: Moscow opening a 4th airport. What will change?

Looks like they will throw all the LCCs to that airport. The airport situation in Moscow is a mess. It's as bad as London in terms of distance and commute time, but without the organization. (Hardly thought I'd ever call London airports organized...) What exactly is a mess? Actually quite a bit mor...

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by Aeroflot777
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9910

Re: Austrian to start LAX

Really happy to see Austrian come out to the West Coast, hopefully SFO is next at some point. Though that would be a long shot. A lot of folks who ask what OS has to offer above and beyond LH have obviously not transited frequently enough via LH at FRA. Apart from an amazing business class product, ...

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Re: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti

Ouch, won't be fun to deal with.

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen
Replies: 13
Views: 6379

Re: Passenger damages Tunisair A330 IFE screen

TS-IOR wrote:
What do you think?!


Why not issue a statement? What's wrong with that. At least more people are now aware of the consequences of unacceptable behavior. Good on them, actually. Guy seems like a complete moron for acting that way, worse than almost all children I know.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA worldwide computer outage.
Replies: 21
Views: 3744

Re: BA worldwide computer outage.

What's with airline IT systems the past few months? Not familiar with BA's system, but many airlines are still running archaic software. While not necessarily the biggest pain point since old software is usually stable after being tested and updated over many many years. However there comes a point...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 to Christchurch
Replies: 47
Views: 8889

Re: Emirates Announces A380 to Christchurch

coolian2 wrote:
Tiny city? Lol


Not tiny by any means, but definitely small.

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by Aeroflot777
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive
Replies: 61
Views: 8327

Re: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive

I've noticed that food at airports in the US is almost always very inflated compared to places in the respective cities. In Europe, prices seem to be way more normal. The meals I've eaten in airports throughout Germany and Austria have been on par with street prices.

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to get across SF Bay Ferry or BART?
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Best way to get across SF Bay Ferry or BART?

I think you might have to be a bit more specific. What is your definition of "best"? Fastest, most pretty? What is your goal, what is the destination? Leisure, or are you getting from A to point B for something important. BART can take you from Embarcadero Station to West Oakland station i...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2280

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

Right now, I am in TUL visiting family, and I am seeing ads for a Lexus dealership in the area....why the hell would they think I am in the market for a new car, much less a Lexus, while on vacation? How bleeping hard is it to write competent algorithms? Ad targeting can get pretty granular, believ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2280

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

PlymSpotter wrote:
Well bully for you - just let everyone else pay for the media you consume online.


As an online marketer, I spend a decent part of my day setting up, running and constantly optimizing retargeting ads. Need a break from work for a while when I get home, so ad blocker is the only way to go :o

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2280

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

Ad blocker is a wonderful thing! I don't see a single ad.

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diet fads
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Diet fads

I'm actually doing a variation of this by eating out at Chipotle for lunch and dinner. I order either a salad or burrito bowl, with pinto beans, chicken, mild salsa, guac, and lettuce (if burrito, add brown rice). Every day lunch and dinner? That sounds incredibly boring, I don't know how long I'd ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa - 100K Sign-Up Bonus
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa - 100K Sign-Up Bonus

Appears you can take guests with you free of charge to the Priority Pass Lounge. This is always tricky with Priority Pass Select. It's up to the individual US banks to strike a deal for each card as to the allowances for guests. Some cards are accepted at the lounge (since lounge attendants don't h...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya taking more 747-400s
Replies: 22
Views: 7449

Re: Rossiya taking more 747-400s

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money ... /79326838/
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aaflyer777 wrote:
A little off topic but does anyone know why there are four Transaero 747s parked at MLB? Looks like they're being overhauled or something but seems like they've been there for at least a year.


Transaero used to do maintenance in Melbourne.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money ... /79326838/

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5812

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

I am afraid that we do not share the same definition for empathy. Empathy does not mean agreement, unless the word has a new meaning that I am not aware of. It's being sensitive to someone's experience or, in this case, health issues. I'm well aware of what empathy means. As as I said before, just ...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya taking more 747-400s
Replies: 22
Views: 7449

Re: Rossiya taking more 747-400s

Does anyone know if the interior of these 747s is updated, if so, any photos? The conditions of some of those 747s with Transaero were horrible. Old seats, worn out bins and interior. Truly just charter-working birds. I hope Rossiya puts love into them. Also, pretty interesting how UN planes ended u...

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by Aeroflot777
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5812

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

And for your information usxguy, I take well over 40 pills a day, not to stay healty but simply to stay alive. LeCoqFrancais, respectfully I'm still not understanding your viewpoint. Living in San Francisco, I am friends and acquaintances with many people that claim food sensitivity and allergies. ...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5812

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

sure I can pack myself food but can I pack myslef a decent meal like the one I would enjoy having and like the ones my neighbours are having? We are all talking about standard, long-haul, Economy-class meals we all get, right? If so, then the answer to your question is an undeniable "Yes"...

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by Aeroflot777
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5812

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

You are the rudest, most self centered, ignorant and simply indifferent member I've seen. That's a bit over the top there. A member stated his opinion, and in typical, recent A.net fashion the righteous members come out and attack. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, we are on a public forum. Your ...

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by Aeroflot777
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa - 100K Sign-Up Bonus
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa - 100K Sign-Up Bonus

Live indeed. I've already applied and was approved, though it required a few phone calls to Chase since I was flagged for applying with a foreign IP due to being abroad.

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