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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any New Airlines Coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

RE: Any New Airlines Coming?

The website is www.transpacificairlines.com. Only the 'fleet' and 'contact us' buttons are working, because the site is under construction. It is/will be based in Portland and will have flights from there and maybe San Diego to Hawaii, if it ever gets off the ground. Anybody know anything else? Aaro...

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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

RE: Cathay Livery

Ive also seen a 744 in the old livery. Never more than one, though. I also have seen a 744F in the old livery, too.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Thiink You Know Aviation?QUIZ.
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

RE: You Thiink You Know Aviation?QUIZ.

you should make a commercial aviation quiz!

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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Or CO To NRT
Replies: 18
Views: 2903

RE: AA Or CO To NRT

You will probably have the same experience on either airline but it will be better than most because of the fact that they use 777s. A few Japanese publications ranked Continental as the best foreign airline to go to Japan, if that helps any. If you want to space your trip out, though (east-coast to...

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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Have GOT To Check This Out
Replies: 12
Views: 807

RE: You Have GOT To Check This Out

A great site. This is a far-fetched question, but does anybody know who has an A340-200 in a livery like the A340s that the Sultan has but jas the lines painted brownish?? Thanks a million if anyone knows this.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Sun May 14, 2000 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions For A New Fictional Airport...
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

RE: Suggestions For A New Fictional Airport...

Fine. But still make some of the windows odd shapes or something. I guess I like all this irregular stuff because when I first started to actually look at architecture, all I saw was angles, curves, and warpings. Things like the Bilbao Guggenheim, Chek Lap Kok, Dulles Terminal, Burj el Arab Hotel in...

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by Trvlr
Sat May 13, 2000 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Paint Scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 3349

New DL Paint Scheme

I just heard that an MD-88 and a 757 were painted in the new Delta paint scheme. Can anyone confirm this or has anyone seen one yet?? Interesting, these planes dont seem like ones Dl would lease to Aeroflot <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin....

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by Trvlr
Sat May 13, 2000 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggestions For A New Fictional Airport...
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

RE: Suggestions For A New Fictional Airport...

Well, you should definately make it on a filled island or peninsula, like Chek Lap Kok or Kansai. The terminal should be in the center, with two pairs of runways on either side (lets say those runways are going north-souh) and a pair of runways (east-west) running lateral to them. The terminal's des...

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by Trvlr
Sat May 13, 2000 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliances
Replies: 11
Views: 1479

RE: Alliances

Delta/Air France: Delta, Air France, soon Aeromexico and probably Korean. OneWorld: AA, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas, Finnair, Iberia. (Canadi>n is dropping out) Star: United, Lufthansa, ANA, Mexicana, Singapore Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean, Lauda, Thai, Air Canada, Air New Zeala...

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by Trvlr
Thu May 11, 2000 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA Tails.
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

RE: New BA Tails.

I think BA should stay with what they are doing: 50% World Image tails, 50% Semi-British flag tails. I do think that BA's 'Union Jack' design could use a little work, though.

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by Trvlr
Thu May 11, 2000 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion On Aeroflot Livery
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

RE: Opinion On Aeroflot Livery

I actually do think that Aeroflot should by the rights to a modified Delta 2000 scheme. That was the first thing I thought when I saw the new Delta livery.

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by Trvlr
Thu May 11, 2000 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trip Home: IND-ORD-SAN
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

RE: Trip Home: IND-ORD-SAN

SD has a nice feel for its airport because it doesn't know any better. Sure its nice and cozy and all, but I would much rather enjoy it if the terminals were a little bigger and more functiol working with one another and if I knew there was room for adequate and safe expansion. I would rather have a...

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by Trvlr
Thu May 11, 2000 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Going Too Far?
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

RE: Star Alliance Going Too Far?

yes, we do! You'd be surprised. I just got a letter published in Time.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Wed May 10, 2000 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2075

RE: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?

I really don't know what the tree-huggers are complaining about when dirty planes and ships pass over and through that water already. Are there marshlands around SFO or something? That is the only reason why I would see even the smallest need to try and fight the runway proposal. If not, then I thin...

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by Trvlr
Wed May 10, 2000 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2075

RE: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?

Well, my opinon is that UA should pressure SFO to change the runways as quickly as possible so SFO can better serve its own passengers (isn't that what its goal should be in the first place?)

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by Trvlr
Wed May 10, 2000 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 727-200 Replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 2330

RE: UAL 727-200 Replacement

Well, here we are talking about the new 737NGs with the winglets. They are bound to be completely different (in terms of operating capabilities) than the 734s

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Tue May 09, 2000 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2075

RE: SFO Ready To Run UA Operations?

The reason why SFO is telling United to use larger planes to CA cities, as well as why SFO is such a congested airport, has to do with the ways the runways are constructed. When dense fog rolls in over the mountains and smothers the airport (which it often does) planes can not take of simultaneously...

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by Trvlr
Tue May 09, 2000 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trip Home: IND-ORD-SAN
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

RE: Trip Home: IND-ORD-SAN

Nice description. I went on AA first class SAN-ORD-SAN a long time ago. I was a small child, but I remember the ice cream sundae for dinner. It seems the service hasn't changed, which is good, I guess. Remember to always sit on the left side when landing or taking off from SAN!! All the planes are o...

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Flight Attendants On Strike!
Replies: 38
Views: 5292

RE: Air France Flight Attendants On Strike!

Mon dieu, avez-vous aucune compassion pour AF Cabin Crew???? Well, at least in countries outside the USA strike usually go on for a set (usually short) period of time. Here they can go on for months and even years at a time!!! I hope this event can be resolved with a fair compromise for both sides a...

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Announce Order B777-300ER
Replies: 20
Views: 3699

RE: AF To Announce Order B777-300ER

If it is because of #3, then that means AF judged the aircraft by a quality standpoint. They probably don't need to worry about ETOPS (maybe on Tahiti routes, but they fly 744s there anyway), and you could bet that Airbus would have given them a hefty discount. Anyway, we will still have to see how ...

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look Out For Something Big By Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 3057

RE: Look Out For Something Big By Delta

Regarding the comment about the long takeoff roll, I've seen a lot of the smaller jets at DFW do that. It must be because the runway is so long and the can acheive higher altitudes quicker that way. Oh, and Delta is getting many more aircraft, they signed a deal with Boeing to purchase like 120 a/c....

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About Etops
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

RE: About Etops

Does Air France qualify for any ETOPS because of their French Polynesia routes?

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking Back: The 90's In Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 10720

RE: Looking Back: The 90's In Airlines

Definatley route downsizing. Everything is hub and spoke now, at least in the USA. Hopefully that will change.

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by Trvlr
Fri May 05, 2000 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airports That Handle Widebodies Regularly
Replies: 29
Views: 2715

RE: Small Airports That Handle Widebodies Regularly

BA's route from SAN to Gatwick is actually daily now. There is talk of changing it to a nonstop 777 because they are able to take off on the short runway. SAN also gets daily FedEx DC10s, Delta 767s, in winter an American 767, and other widebody cargo jets.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Thu May 04, 2000 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Airport NOT A Hub For A Major
Replies: 19
Views: 3769

RE: Biggest Airport NOT A Hub For A Major

I agree. Terminal 2 West (that is what it is called) is very nice inside and out. What I hope will happen is that the Marines will give up most or all of the Air Station they have in SD near Miramar, and then all the airlines except Southwest will relocate there. Then San Diego will have a large eno...

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by Trvlr
Thu May 04, 2000 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?
Replies: 119
Views: 5586

RE: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?

Here at San Diego International, southwest has most of the flights, but American, United, and Delta all have pretty similar (but big) market share. SD would have more traffic but everything has been taken up by LAX and SFO so now there are hundreds of flights going to those places a day.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Thu May 04, 2000 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH B747-400 In BRU On 04 April
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

RE: LH B747-400 In BRU On 04 April

I'm amazed Prince Filip and Co. aren't chartering a Sabena jet!!

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by Trvlr
Thu May 04, 2000 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Flown On A UAL 744?
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

RE: Who's Flown On A UAL 744?

I went on a 744 SFO-NRT-PEK and back. Since my flight was obviously an international one, the service was probably different. I wouldn't expect the service to be that much better than on a regular UA domestic flight, except that you will get hawaiian-themed snacks. The airplane itself is very comfor...

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by Trvlr
Thu May 04, 2000 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Airport NOT A Hub For A Major
Replies: 19
Views: 3769

RE: Biggest Airport NOT A Hub For A Major

The biggest CITY is San Diego, definately. But since it has a rediculously small airport, the size of the airfields at Kansas City or Indianapolis are probably bigger.

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by Trvlr
Wed May 03, 2000 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ...Most People On A Jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3518

RE: ...Most People On A Jet?

747-600X, I think you are thinking about the Qantas 747 that carried around that amount out of Darwin some years ago because of a hurricane that hit the city hard. I dont have any more info, but that is what you're probably thinking about. I do think that the El Al Ethiopia thing is the record, thou...

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by Trvlr
Wed May 03, 2000 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways, American Trator?
Replies: 37
Views: 2498

RE: US Airways, American Trator?

USAirways only bought Airbuses because they got into such a row with Boeing over a number of issues, like the US Air 737 crash, etc. If they hadn't fought so much, USAirways would have a 777 in Europe right now.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Tue May 02, 2000 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett - Set To Fly The B777.
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

RE: Ansett - Set To Fly The B777.

God, it looks as if Airbus is only building this plane to stick its tongue out at Boeing. I think Boeing should counter with an offer for a 747-500!

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Tue May 02, 2000 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May Sked Update
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

RE: AA May Sked Update

AA changes the route from JFK to SAN every summer to increase capacity to 376 pax from 172. There will be a lot of competition this summer on that route because Delta is adding a nonstop SAN-JFK 763 in the next few days.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Tue May 02, 2000 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is It Like On The Upper Deck Of A 747?
Replies: 19
Views: 6941

RE: What Is It Like On The Upper Deck Of A 747?

I flew upper deck on a UA SFO-NRT-PEK and back again, and its very nice. The place gets its own FAs and there are these handy personal storage bins if you have a window seat. It is much less claustrophobic in the lower cabin, but not as quaint. You're with so few people up there (compared to the low...

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What US Airports Have Aviation Gift Shops?
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

RE: What US Airports Have Aviation Gift Shops?

SFO has one. I think it is in the circular part of the terminal that has two United Airlines piers branching out from it. There is a cafe in the middle of this place, if that helps.

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 119
Views: 6049

RE: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?

American Airlines
United Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Cathay Pacific
Air China
British Airways

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Alliance Of Your Dreams!
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

RE: The Alliance Of Your Dreams!

1. Singapore Airlines 2. Midwest Express 3. Cathay Pacific 4. Continental Airlines 5. British Airways 6. Japan Airlines 7. Qantas 8. South African Airways 9. Swissair/Sabena 10. LAN group (Chile, Peru) 11. Delta Airlines 12. SAS Just a few that have good reps and cover the globe. I tried not to over...

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Political/Community Pressure On Airlines? Ie. OA
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

RE: Political/Community Pressure On Airlines? Ie. OA

Probably the most blatant example of political pressure exerted on airlines is the whole Dallas-Love Field situation. American Airlines is using this law called the Wright Amendment (designed to help the development of DFW) to put a stranglehold on competing airlines operating of Love Field (they ca...

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes This Forum So Great To You?
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

RE: What Makes This Forum So Great To You?

I like it because there are actually people here, and one is likely to get at least 2 responses for each message someone posts. However, the fact that it is so busy makes it really hard to navigate and find a message.

Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Mon May 01, 2000 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened...
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

RE: Whatever Happened...

Dassualt manufactured it and I know Air Inter bought a few. It was very short-lived. You may be able to find a description of it in some of the older aircraft recognition books i.e. 1980s. I think the full name was the Dassault Breuget-Mercure.
Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Sun Apr 30, 2000 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The Star Alliance Build A Terminal At Ord?
Replies: 9
Views: 3656

RE: Will The Star Alliance Build A Terminal At Ord?

I think they would all just arrive at the International terminal for customs/immigration and then depart from Terminals 1 or 2.

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by Trvlr
Sun Apr 30, 2000 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA To HNL Or Sju?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

RE: SWA To HNL Or Sju?

SJU is San Juan, Puerto Rico. SWA service to HNL might happen, albeit in a very long time from now. But since they already do long-haul over ground flights, anything could happen!!!
Aaron G.

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by Trvlr
Sun Apr 30, 2000 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta/AF Member
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

RE: New Delta/AF Member

I don't think anyone will come near AZ anytime soon because they would catch flak from possibly being able to use Milan's Linate airport. KAL is undergoing a major safety overhaul, but I am still wary of the airline. Has anyone courted MAS yet? Seems like a good investment to me.

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by Trvlr
Sun Apr 30, 2000 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With A3XX And 747-400ER?
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

RE: What's Up With A3XX And 747-400ER?

Probably the're able to fly it because they impose weight restrictions, but anyway, when IS Farnbourough? I thought the Le Bourget show was last summer so it should be this summer, right? Anyone have a date? Thanks.

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by Trvlr
Sat Apr 29, 2000 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service From San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 2725

Air Service From San Diego

Anyone know if there is a chance San Diego, CA will get more international service? Everything has been gobbled up by LAX and SFO, and every day it looks like SD is paying tribute to those cities by sending up about a hundred small planes and jets. Im hoping with the new 777 engine upgrades, there c...

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by Trvlr
Sat Apr 29, 2000 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 4934

RE: 747sp_rulez

Actually, I do think a gala Qantas LHR-SYD route was accomplished a few years back. Not for revenue service, though. An American also took an empty 777 from Dallas to Hong Kong just a few weeks ago. I don't know anything about the time or distance, though. Oh, and I don't think UAL serves India anym...

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by Trvlr
Sat Apr 29, 2000 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With A3XX And 747-400ER?
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

RE: What's Up With A3XX And 747-400ER?

Good God! Well, thank god, anyway, I hope. A 747-500 or -400ER is the best way for Boeing to compete w/Airbus' A3XX. When is Farnbourough, anyway? I would sure like to someday see a huge CX or Qantas 747 (especially a 'Spirit of Hong Kong').

Aaron g>

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by Trvlr
Sat Apr 29, 2000 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA Ever Expand MIA
Replies: 1
Views: 2914

RE: Will AA Ever Expand MIA

I know!! San Diego has service to all of AAs hubs except MIA. I guess service from two great vacation destinations mw be a bit redundant, though.

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by Trvlr
Sat Apr 29, 2000 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Terminates AZ Alliance!
Replies: 28
Views: 2792

No Linate For Klm!

Pity KLM terminated it, now the Wings alliance has to rethink their whole strategy if they dont add someone else from Europe. I don't really know if there is any other big airline there for them to court! Plus KLM now has no chance of using the Milan's prime airport; it has to go 40 miles away to Ma...

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by Trvlr
Thu Feb 17, 2000 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Travel In China
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

RE: Air Travel In China

I went to China just this past October, and if you go to any of the big major cities, the airports should be up to international standards. i was very pleased with my flight on a domestic Chinese airline (Air China) from Beijing to Xi'an and back. The airline was efficient, and had good service. The...

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