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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Need For Aviation Magazines Anymore
Replies: 32
Views: 5752

RE: No Need For Aviation Magazines Anymore

I disagree, I use magazines to find out new information that I may have missed and also for feature articles and find that they offer something completely differ than the internet. I use the internet's aviation related websties for forums and finding specific pics, I read aviation magazienes to get ...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free Wi-Fi At Which Airports?
Replies: 90
Views: 8074

RE: Free Wi-Fi At Which Airports?

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To End BDL-LAS
Replies: 26
Views: 5832

RE: DL To End BDL-LAS

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United In-Seat Power Supply
Replies: 15
Views: 7065

RE: United In-Seat Power Supply

When flying on United's 744s you should have in seat power in J class. I've had it whenever I've flown UA internationally on 747s and 777 IN J Class.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Seat Help
Replies: 28
Views: 3459

RE: UA Seat Help

If you get a doctors note saying oyu are claustrophobic or something and you contact the airline in advance and present it to them, then they will have to seat you somewhere else (most likely a bulkhead and not an exit row since you will have declared a medical condition). My father does this with a...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To End BDL-LAS
Replies: 26
Views: 5832

RE: DL To End BDL-LAS

BDL-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> doesn't seem like there would be a rreason to stop it since the flights aredoing well, at least htat is what it seems when I look at seats available. I've booked a RT for Thanksgiving time and so I know it ...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & American At LAX & ORD....which Is Bigger?
Replies: 6
Views: 6523

RE: United & American At LAX & ORD....which Is Bigger?

United is the biggest carrier at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in terms of terminals and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is a hub for them according to Hemispheres route map, but it ...

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-900X Close To Launch
Replies: 53
Views: 10382

RE: CRJ-900X Close To Launch

I've flown on CRJ 700 and 900 and Embbraer 145 as well as the Embraer E-Jets (170) and I totally prefer the Embraer options any time of the day.

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 787 Seat Layout
Replies: 25
Views: 20978

RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

I just realized, only overhead bins on the side, not in the middle area, is there going to be any ability for an operaotr to make it so that there are 4 bins with wide rather than just 2?

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BD594 LHR-MAN Operated By Etihad?
Replies: 19
Views: 6524

RE: BD594 LHR-MAN Operated By Etihad?

Emirates and Qatar airways are Mileage Plus partners with United, no Etihad there so I'd expect that if Etihad watned to join then United would definitely object. I agree with Humberside, Qatar has a chance, they have ties to United, <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Australia,Tahiti,New York OneWorld All Business
Replies: 34
Views: 13079

RE: Australia,Tahiti,New York OneWorld All Business

Great report, thoroughly enjoyed reading it and all. I was actually looking at Air Tahiti Nui last night for fun and realized that they really excel in service, as they have to since they have no AVOD and only the 6 first class seats recline fully. Anyways it seems that the non-sleepr seat didn't bo...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adam Air KI 983: 22/SEP/06: SIN-CGK: Y Cabin
Replies: 20
Views: 22358

RE: Adam Air KI 983: 22/SEP/06: SIN-CGK: Y Cabin

Good report, I really like to read reports of airlines I'll likely never get, or necessarily want to fly on.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental AVOD-Fantastic!
Replies: 27
Views: 4592

RE: Continental AVOD-Fantastic!

THey have AVOD on their 767s, I flew on it a few years ago and they had AVOD in every seat, even Y.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will WN Grow In 2007?
Replies: 77
Views: 9037

RE: Where Will WN Grow In 2007?

I think that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> will end up adding at least one flight to <acronym title="Portland - International Jetport (PWM / KPWM), USA - Maine">PWM</acronym>. It is getting serviced by Jet Blue now and I think they'd do well on that route and that it is one ...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM A330: Best Y Product Worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 3957

RE: KLM A330: Best Y Product Worldwide?

I flew KLM on a 777 and it was my best Y experience ever. I agree with you about hte service and the IFE. I'm lucky I didn't have to check any bags at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> (flight in was delayed so flight to DAR on KLM did not require me to ch...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aeroflot Business Class Tu-154 IST-SVO-LED (pics)
Replies: 49
Views: 33529

RE: Aeroflot Business Class Tu-154 IST-SVO-LED (pics)

Great report. I just spent 30 minutes reading it and enjoyed i thoroughly!

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ First Class: AKL-SIN-LHR (Text & Photos)
Replies: 33
Views: 22158

RE: SQ First Class: AKL-SIN-LHR (Text & Photos)

Great trip report. Please do more if you fly in a differnt class or on a differnet plane or on a differnet airline. Great trip report.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 Hours In Paradise: Hamilton Island (JQ/DJ) +Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 15285

RE: 2 Hours In Paradise: Hamilton Island (JQ/DJ) +Pics

BTW That ship on the second to last picture in the first set, if anyone was wondering is the one that is used to transport guests to Hayman Island. I remember that well. Anyways I loved reading your trip report. I've flown to that airport before and remember the security being rather lax, was your e...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No LAX-LGA Direct?
Replies: 35
Views: 4480

RE: No LAX-LGA Direct?

Thanks, I was thinking there might be some rule of some sort, just couldn't find anything on it. Also didnt know aobut the DL saturday flight but doesn't ammter since I avoid flying on weekends anyways.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picking Flights Solely For The A/C Type
Replies: 51
Views: 4285

RE: Picking Flights Solely For The A/C Type

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free Alcohol On Eva?
Replies: 10
Views: 12351

RE: Free Alcohol On Eva?

I was gonna fly Elite Class (until I found a direct flight on Thai Premium Economy for cheaper) to <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> and one of hte amenities I remember seeing for that was something to the terms of better and more wine and food...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SIN-PEN Raffles Class - SQ 777-212ER (Pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 15928

RE: SIN-PEN Raffles Class - SQ 777-212ER (Pics)

Thanks for hte great trip report and the great photos and all.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-ORD-PHX On United Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 11476

RE: AMS-ORD-PHX On United Airlines

Good report, I flew the AMS-ORD segment earlier this year in J and also felt that it was a little bumpier than nnormal during hte descent.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No LAX-LGA Direct?
Replies: 35
Views: 4480

No LAX-LGA Direct?

I was looking at airports closer to me than <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> and found <acronym title="Lebanon - Municipal (LEB / KLEB), USA - New Hampshire">LEB</acronym> but when I looked for <acronym titl...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picking Flights Solely For The A/C Type
Replies: 51
Views: 4285

RE: Picking Flights Solely For The A/C Type

I just did it recently. I purchased a flight on Thai direct, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>. I've never been on an a340 of any type (nor have I been on...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement?
Replies: 128
Views: 33836

RE: Air Force One Replacement?

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement?
Replies: 128
Views: 33836

RE: Air Force One Replacement?

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kras Air IL86 Moscow-Krasnoyarsk
Replies: 16
Views: 9631

RE: Kras Air IL86 Moscow-Krasnoyarsk

Awesome trip report. BTW Sam, I know you have flown just about everwhere on all the airlines and am wondering if you've ever flown Premium Economy on Thai. Also, how many rows were there in that IL86?

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement?
Replies: 128
Views: 33836

RE: Air Force One Replacement?

New aircraft aren't needed and should only be ordered once spending has gone to everyting that is needed, so basically once the U.S. is in top 5 worldwide in education agian then maybe consider it.

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting MAXjet Review
Replies: 46
Views: 10939

RE: Interesting MAXjet Review

EOS>MaxJet

Just look at the seats. If I was gonna fly NY-London I'd not fly either though, I'd fly coach, even though I usually fly business intenrtionally, it rellay isn't that long of light.

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Hartford- Amsterdam?
Replies: 112
Views: 11666

RE: Why Hartford- Amsterdam?

BDL ain't that small. Every flihgt I've flown in or from there has been full or near full. It is pretty big.

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Monopoly Routes
Replies: 81
Views: 8805

RE: Big Monopoly Routes

Well even though this is not really a popular route, there is only one airline <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-JRO, that is KLM and that flight continues to DAR and back to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. <a...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscene Airfares Into/out Of Charleston SC
Replies: 14
Views: 4294

RE: Obscene Airfares Into/out Of Charleston SC

Wow,that is expensive, no explanation but I do know that I paid over 600 bucks one way <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cedar Rapids - The Eastern Iowa (Municipal) (CID / KCID), USA - Iowa">C...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Monopoly Routes
Replies: 81
Views: 8805

RE: Big Monopoly Routes

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Captain Bob' On TED "That Grreat Part Of United"
Replies: 18
Views: 7620

RE: 'Captain Bob' On TED "That Grreat Part Of United"

I'ved had pilots like that on United and United Express. Earlier this week <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> before landing hte captain made a few jokes ...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Your Favorite (US) Low Cost Carrier And Why?
Replies: 21
Views: 7190

RE: List Your Favorite (US) Low Cost Carrier And W

US Air/ America Wwest, most won't consider them low cost but I do since they are so cheap compared to the competition, It was under 250 bucks to fly <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Brad...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Monopoly Routes
Replies: 81
Views: 8805

RE: Big Monopoly Routes

LAX-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> Served multiple times a day by Quantas, United is the only other airline allowed to operate it and they are only given rights to fly once a day. Basically it is a monopoly for...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Revolutionizing The Economy Class Seat
Replies: 44
Views: 15425

RE: Cathay Revolutionizing The Economy Class Seat

I don't see anyhting about increased seat pithc, though I htink that hte legroom wil lhave to increase solely because theyhave fixed backs and therefore that fixed back must sitll allow enough space for people to board. Cathay also claims that the seat design allows for more knee and leg room. BTW I...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Using A CO Gate In LAX, Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 6290

RE: UA Using A CO Gate In LAX, Why?

The only thing good about DL at LAX is that they have super nice podiums, those podiums put the rest of the airline, and all other airline's podiums to shame.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: RetroJets - Let's Name 'em All!
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

RE: RetroJets - Let's Name 'em All!

Don't have a picture but I saw a US retrojet at ORD, it was a PSA one, really awesome but it was on the side of the plane opposite of mine so I couldn't take a photo.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A320 Leg
Replies: 65
Views: 11670

RE: Longest A320 Leg

BOS-LAS was longest I've been on, flight was operated by HP

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Automated People Mover Train At LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 8948

RE: Why No Automated People Mover Train At LAX?

I don't think <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> needs one. It is not too hard to walk from any temrinal to any other terminal and some terminals are even connected airside (6 and 7 for example). <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX ...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terrible DL Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 16695

Terrible DL Flights

767 with no sound for the IFE on the left side reminds me of a United <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> flight I flew with the IFE not working on any of the left sid...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US Airways Is Big At Losing...
Replies: 108
Views: 15656

RE: Why US Airways Is Big At Losing...

I'm gonna be chanign my reservation back to <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> for Sunday to avoid <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, gonna go through...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Using A CO Gate In LAX, Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 6290

RE: UA Using A CO Gate In LAX, Why?

Yeah I was on a flight from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> last night and the gate had a Continental sign and the rope for boarding lines and all. It reallhy sucked walking so far but I got lucky in <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare Internat...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charters: Week 4
Replies: 41
Views: 6658

RE: College Football Charters: Week 4

Why do the colleges get such smaller planes when they have more players and stuff while the NFL teams get widebody's and stuff. It seems the price difference isn't that great when you consider that they likely have a completely full 737 (esepcially if they are putting all their gear nad stuff with t...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Upper Deck:is This True?
Replies: 37
Views: 30986

RE: 747 Upper Deck:is This True?

I don't remember the specifics about whether I felt turbulence or not but I vividly remember flying upper deck on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford S...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-TLV Elal Business With Pics
Replies: 24
Views: 10533

RE: LHR-TLV Elal Business With Pics

Isn't it wrapped becuase that is what is required for kosher? Though I do not eat Kosher, I considered eating Kosher (excpet for Bacon, I can't give up bacon) but found it was too hard. One of the things I read was that flight attendants are not allowed to unwrap kosher fooid that is served and if t...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mileage Run On United (UA) With Pictures
Replies: 55
Views: 32621

RE: Mileage Run On United (UA) With Pictures

I know this is reviving an old topic but I have a question about mileage runs. How did you go about finding the flights for so cheap? I used to be Elite with United when I was younger, (I hadi t for a few years I htink around when I was about 8 through about 12) and I want to get it back agian so I'...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini Bar In First Class, Which Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 7177

RE: Mini Bar In First Class, Which Airline?

Etihad also offers a small mini-bar in their most expensive class of service. I'm not sure if it is found on all their aircraft or just some. If I had to guess I'd say it would be on the A340-500 becuase they claim that is their first "truly Etihad Diamond class".

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