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by ozglobal
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing
Replies: 41
Views: 6281

RE: Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing

Let me see if I follow the US position: - A stated policy of exclusion of non-US suppliers from defence contracts, regarless of requirements or value for money - A history of monopolies, chronic cases of overcharging by suppliers and a series of corruption scandals with same - At the same time we a...

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by ozglobal
Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Aviation's Language Was Other Than English
Replies: 45
Views: 6774

RE: If Aviation's Language Was Other Than English

>In fact, I think English is one of the most difficult language to be correctly pronounced, for foreigners, because of the vowels shifted by a half aperture degree. - Sebolino What the...?? Whatever this means, it would surely depend on what 'foreign' language those 'foreigners' natively speak? &nbs...

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by ozglobal
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"
Replies: 144
Views: 19614

RE: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"

"6. landings on <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> flights" - Aa777jr You're right. I don't think I've ever landed on an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 777 where both main gear touched down at the same time. It's always some sort of scary 'hop, skip, jump' to touch down. How on earth...

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by ozglobal
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Asian Carrier Signs For 5 A380.
Replies: 72
Views: 12263

RE: Another Asian Carrier Signs For 5 A380.

PPVRA

Discussed ad nauseam; do a search....

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by ozglobal
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe->MIA Business Class
Replies: 17
Views: 3418

RE: Europe->MIA Business Class

I flew J class from Europe to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> about 6 weeks ago. My criteria were flat or lie flat bed (overnight flight) and price (to maximize my departmental travel budget); Interesting that the best service to <acronym title="Miami...

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by ozglobal
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Selling Food On Flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 3292

RE: Qantas Selling Food On Flights?

Qantas International Economy Inflight Cuisine (from <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> website) "Our inviting range of Rockpool devised menus, provides contemporary designed meal trays with larger meal portions to choose from. Tempt your appetite with dishes such as chicken provencal w...

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by ozglobal
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Asian Carrier Signs For 5 A380.
Replies: 72
Views: 12263

RE: Another Asian Carrier Signs For 5 A380.

Qantasclub- "The fact that US carriers can't afford the A380 is irrelevant to this post."

Well said!! You're on my respected users list for your eloquent debunking of the irrelevent, insecure defensiveness found on this thread.

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: J-Class Seat Style Preference
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

RE: J-Class Seat Style Preference

AAJ707 I think you'll find the new <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> J SkyBed perfect based on your stated preferences. It's wider than the current <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> F bed, softer and just as long, and close enough to horizontal for someone like myself w...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying BA First? Take Your Own Comb!
Replies: 96
Views: 9973

RE: Flying BA First? Take Your Own Comb!

<acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s service makes it, generally, my favorite for long haul. However, have you tried travelling <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> out of <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> lately. Since moving...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, You Are The Best!
Replies: 48
Views: 7681

RE: Air France, You Are The Best!

"Out of Eco, I would take <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> over <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>." - Udo I've got some longhaul miles on both (QF- Platinum; <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> - Bleu); If you're saying you'd take <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> ...

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, You Are The Best!
Replies: 48
Views: 7681

RE: Air France, You Are The Best!

Well, if <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> are lifting their game, that's great news for me. I do a lot of long haul and my company (based in Paris) has a preferred supplier policy with <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. Notheless, I've done much more on OneWorld Carriers (QF, <acrony...

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by ozglobal
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Staff Duty Travel & Kids In Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

RE: Staff Duty Travel & Kids In Business Class

"OzGlobal- Are You Kidding ME? Licenses for behaved children?" - UAfan17 UAfan17, Jokes have more impact when not presented as such. It's called "irony". At the same time, it a good channel for my frustration.  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> " . . well, since...

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by ozglobal
Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Staff Duty Travel & Kids In Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

RE: Staff Duty Travel & Kids In Business Class

Having recently endured two screaming toddlers in J class <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> over 12hours, (entire cabin driv...

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by ozglobal
Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstairs On "classic" 747
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

RE: Upstairs On "classic" 747

Trent, My family moved to the US for a couple of years during this era. We flew <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> F and I spent most of the journey, like Upupandaway, in the upstairs lounge on both the forward and return journeys. The decor was pretty impressive at the time, especial...

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by ozglobal
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Devalues Points
Replies: 80
Views: 5185

RE: QF Devalues Points

-WGW2707 "Well what do you expect from an airline that benefits from a near-monopoly situation? If Ansett or a comparable global airline were still competing with QANTAS the likelihood of this occuring would be less. Hopefully Singapore Airlines will be allowed full access to the Australian internat...

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by ozglobal
Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Devalues Points
Replies: 80
Views: 5185

RE: QF Devalues Points

Let's form a people's army and topple the evil empire that oppresses the faithful and loyal subjects of <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym>!! I've been Platinum for the last few years, but this maneuver is relationship- threatening as far a...

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by ozglobal
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"
Replies: 144
Views: 19614

RE: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"

Current unofficial league table based on all replies to date: 1) US Immigration 2) <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>(except 2F), especially if a transfer is involved (20% chance of lost/delayed luggage) 3) <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR /...

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by ozglobal
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top Revenue-earning Routes Worldwide
Replies: 34
Views: 5363

RE: Top Revenue-earning Routes Worldwide

Since we are talking ROUTES and not individual 'flights', we need to look for high volume, high frequency, long haul, cargo carrying. Australia to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> (kangaroo route) is operated by 747-400 27 times weekly (via <acronym titl...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airports For Customs And Immigration
Replies: 21
Views: 9475

RE: Worst Airports For Customs And Immigration

US immigration is notorious the world over. Whilst <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> can be fine, watch out for <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>!!! The reasons non-US and even US citizen dread US immigration so muc...

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by ozglobal
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"
Replies: 144
Views: 19614

RE: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"

Ual777contrail,

If you have an easy time entering the US compared with entering other countries, had it occured to you that it may be because you are a citizen of the US and non-citizen of the others?

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by ozglobal
Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HELP...BA Are Screwing Me!
Replies: 46
Views: 5073

RE: HELP...BA Are Screwing Me!

Catatonic, I have done the same on numerous occasions on OneWorld carriers, particularly <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>. Options: - If you have Exec. Club membership, call them and get them / reservations to 'link' the bookings in a...

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by ozglobal
Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Experienced An Aborted Take Off Or Landing?
Replies: 39
Views: 6191

RE: Ever Experienced An Aborted Take Off Or Landin

This January, I was returning from my annual trip home to Melbourne on BA18 747-400. We were fully laiden (approx 400 pax plus cargo); I was in Club World talking to my fellow passenger who was facing me in that configuration as we accelerated under full power for take off. At close to take-off spe...

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by ozglobal
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 Travel "Tastes Of Heaven"
Replies: 6
Views: 5006

Top 10 Travel "Tastes Of Heaven"

Turning over a new leaf after generating such a torrent of carpet-biting, incendiary fury with the "Gates of Hell" question, here are my top 10 travel "Tastes of Heaven": 1) Arriving fresh as a daisy in Australia or Europe after 28 hours travel, thanks to a last minute upgrade to F with a fully fla...

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by ozglobal
Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"
Replies: 144
Views: 19614

RE: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"

SmithAir747: I'm sure you're a reasonable guy, but have you any idea how your vocabulary can come across? As I mentioned in an earlier post, few English speakers outside the US use the term "foreigners" these days due to its pejorative and xenophobic connotations. The US represents 4 (ie FOUR) % of...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

US airports are basically configured for domestic traffic, not international. Hence, they are perhaps unique in NOT having a 'transit zone', i.e. an airside zone between security and immigration and the departure gates, full of shops, cafes restaurants, etc. This zone functions almost like 'internat...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"
Replies: 144
Views: 19614

World's 10 Travel "Gates Of Hell"

Wallpaper magazine did a feature in their travel section a couple of years ago on the world's "10 Travel Gates of Hell". It was very amusing and instructive. Examples included: - "Tranfers at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> involving a change of termina...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

Aeronuts, interesting observation about the 'bad guys'. However, I can honestly say that I know of noone I've met in Europe who thinks <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> Americans are like "characters from Dallas" (though they may exi...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

Kanebear: You re-inforce my point: "dumbing-down". Unfortunately, the more Hollywood does this, the less 'palatable' anything different is. In fact, even the term "foreign" is rarely used in English outside the US these days due to its slightly pejorative or xenophobic connotations. Terms like "inte...

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

RE: US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'

Perhaps "reinveting itself" will mean:

- Domestically, leaner, more efficient low cost carriers

- Internationally, better service offerings and hopefully more profitable

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

RE: US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'

It's a quesiton of jurisprudence and the public interest: the law requires application based on judges' interpretation of both the legislation <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> the circumstances. Take Anti-Trust laws for example: rulings a...

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

US Legacy Carriers: Ending The 'limbo'

Here's a challenging suggestion for debate to resolve the unheathy 'limbo' of the major US legacy carriers: switch off the 'life support' machines (long term Chapter 11 status). The patients are showing no clear signs of recovery after a more than reasonable duration of palliative care. Such a move...

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

Re:U571 My point was that this was another example of Hollywood's unnecessary distortion of historical facts to achieve US mass appeal. The film was based on the historically important and daring recovery of the enigma machine from a German U-boat: with one key modification: the heros were British, ...

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

http://web.mid-day.com/entertainment/englishmoviesreview/2004/september/93080.htm

http://www.sover.net/~ozus/terminal.htm

http://www.critic.co.nz/showfeature.php?id=2145

After 5 seconds, these came up......

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

EMBQA,

Please do some research before expressing such certainty.

Cheers,

OzGlobal

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by ozglobal
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Terminal"
Replies: 40
Views: 7747

RE: "The Terminal"

I have another question relating to the movie: Why do Hollywood always feel the need to transplant intresting historical scenarios like this into a domestic US context? Surely educated American audiences would enjoy not only the appeal of the plot, but also the stimulation of the different cultural ...

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by ozglobal
Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA: Chapter 11 Is A US Govt. Subsidy
Replies: 41
Views: 5720

RE: BA: Chapter 11 Is A US Govt. Subsidy

I think it is splitting hairs to defend the use of <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym> 11 to prop up unviable US airlines by saying it is not DIRECT govt. subsidy. The logic of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s argument remains: this is an intrinsically unfair playing...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Baggage! Am I Mad?!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5298

RE: Cabin Baggage! Am I Mad?!?

People often get away with outrageously large cabin bags, particularly on some short haul flights, to the frustration of other actually wanting to find there seat before take-off (!), but don't count on it. My official Samsonite mobile office 'cabin' bag has twice been rejected on short haul <acron...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneWorld - Business Class Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4383

RE: OneWorld - Business Class Question

* The serve yourself bar area / and the <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> mood lighting on Qantas Business Class - can anyone tell me more about it? Especially that bar thing... The bar is common on premium longhaul carrier's J class now. Appart...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longhaul J And F Class: Convergence Or Super F?
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

Longhaul J And F Class: Convergence Or Super F?

Premium ultra long haul carrier's J and F class products (eg. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> ) seem to be converging rapidly. Are we going to ultimately see a two-class configuration of premium Business and Y or a new 'super F' class ...

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by ozglobal
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneWorld - Business Class Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4383

RE: OneWorld - Business Class Question

* Has anyone experienced a Qantas Business Class Skybed? What's good and bad about it? I took QF9 and 10 <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> - <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> return, as part of <acronym ...

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