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by christao17
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX Intl Terminal Open House - 22June
Replies: 38
Views: 9483

RE: New LAX Intl Terminal Open House - 22June

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wanderlustlax" class="quote" target="_blank">wanderlustlax</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Just realized the videos didn'...

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by christao17
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was UA's Biggest Hub / Base Originally?
Replies: 33
Views: 5894

RE: What Was UA's Biggest Hub / Base Originally?

Hasn't <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> been their major hub pretty much since deregulation? I can recall flying through it since I was a child and my dad worked at <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s <acronym title="San Fra...

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by christao17
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Grounded All Flights, Computer Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 10034

RE: WN Grounded All Flights, Computer Problem

According to a friend flying out of <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>, it was handled poorly. Agents at the airport directed customers to use the website but of course for customers whose flights were past departure time, the website...

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by christao17
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Considers Adding ORD, DFW, And IAH
Replies: 38
Views: 11971

RE: EVA Air Considers Adding ORD, DFW, And IAH

It would also be nice if <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym>'s flight times into <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, and <acronym title="S...

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by christao17
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ SQ SQ To SIN-TPE: Cautionate, Press Stop Here!
Replies: 23
Views: 16809

RE: SQ SQ SQ To SIN-TPE: Cautionate, Press Stop Here!

Nice scarf, Ryan. As for the outbound dessert, your strawberry brulee didn't appear to have been bruleed! =D

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by christao17
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Days In The Life Of A Delta 777LR
Replies: 34
Views: 31923

RE: 9 Days In The Life Of A Delta 777LR

Have to give them credit for putting something interesting on their blog. Instead of just blatant advertising, there's a fair bit of "hey, this is something interesting you probably didn't know" about it.

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by christao17
Wed May 29, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern And Braniff In MCI
Replies: 17
Views: 3728

RE: Eastern And Braniff In MCI

Something interesting reading the Departed Flights link showing the February 1985 service levels, is the number of commuter airlines serving smile markets like Omaha, Lincoln, Columbia, Des Moines, Joplin, Moline, Cedar Rapids, Topeka, and Wichita direct from <acronym title="Kansas City - Internatio...

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by christao17
Wed May 22, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Newspaper Tells Public To Fly Foreign Airlines
Replies: 62
Views: 18399

RE: US Newspaper Tells Public To Fly Foreign Airlines

Living in Bangkok and returning to the United States a few times a year, I will most of the time choose to fly <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>, <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>, or <acronym title="EVA Ai...

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by christao17
Mon May 20, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines In C Class - A380: ZRH To SIN
Replies: 26
Views: 33362

RE: Singapore Airlines In C Class - A380: ZRH To SIN

The upper deck having overhead bins only down the center of the cabin looks rather odd...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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by christao17
Thu May 16, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finnair "New" Business Class HEL-BKK May 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 34944

RE: Finnair "New" Business Class HEL-BKK May 2013

Okay, the thing that really caught my attention was the "Finnair" logo on the top of the dessert. That seems to have taken branding just a wee bit too far! Other than that, though, the new business class cabin and seats looks comfortable. Having the single L seats looks a bit funny but am sure they ...

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by christao17
Thu May 16, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aussie Outback Multi-stop With REX: TSV To ISA
Replies: 32
Views: 15078

RE: Aussie Outback Multi-stop With REX: TSV To ISA

What a fascinating trip report! While you covered an airline and flights that wouldn't offer much that would normally be considered interesting, you managed to capture a nice little slice of Australian regional flying. Some of those towns are super-small and the terminals (shacks!) are funny. Thanks...

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by christao17
Tue May 07, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EgyptAir 77W Bangkok BKK - Kuala Lumpur KUL In Y
Replies: 26
Views: 16747

RE: EgyptAir 77W Bangkok BKK - Kuala Lumpur KUL In Y

Having recently flown this route on LH, I have to say your meal service looked miles better than mine!

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by christao17
Tue May 07, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air&Rail In China: High-speed Train+CA 77W To PEK!
Replies: 11
Views: 14031

RE: Air&Rail In China: High-speed Train+CA 77W To PEK!

Very nice report - thanks for taking us on the journey!

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by christao17
Thu May 02, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Approves $5Bil LAX Airport Modernization
Replies: 92
Views: 18576

RE: LA Approves $5Bil LAX Airport Modernization

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/web500sjc" class="quote" target="_blank">web500sjc</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>The airport is a mess to drive around ...

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by christao17
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Everyone Gets To Scoot SIN-BKK
Replies: 25
Views: 11637

RE: Everyone Gets To Scoot SIN-BKK

Nice report Ryan. New camera?  

Even though it is just a two-hour flight, I still can't get excited about 10-abreast seating.

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by christao17
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EVA Air - Taipei To JFK NO Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 14724

RE: EVA Air - Taipei To JFK NO Photo

Hmm... sorry you didn't have a good experience with <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym>. I've actually found their staff extremely helpful at handling special requests and on several trips with them, they went out of their way to solve problems for me. But, I guess we each have our own ex...

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by christao17
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Star Alliance Entry Date Set
Replies: 10
Views: 6608

RE: EVA Air Star Alliance Entry Date Set

Just posted this news on my facebook page a few days ago and am very happy a date has been set. I'm a big <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> fan and in anticipation of their joining Star, built up Star Gold status with <acronym title="Aegean Aviation (Greece)">A3</acronym> so my transpac...

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by christao17
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue Inaugural To Albuquerque April 22 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 11923

RE: JetBlue Inaugural To Albuquerque April 22 2013

Thank for sharing the trip with us! I haven't seen a picture of the newer <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> interior before. It looks pretty nice. One question, and I don't know if you are able to answer or not, but when an airline opens a new station like <acronym title="JetBlue A...

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SFO-HNL-AKL-HNL-SFO On HA In Y
Replies: 15
Views: 11394

RE: SFO-HNL-AKL-HNL-SFO On HA In Y

Sounds like a pretty decent experience with HA, certainly more so that you would expect from a US-based carrier! Kind of funny that all they serve is chicken, chicken, and more chicken!

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Night In Washington: Icelandair KEF-IAD
Replies: 20
Views: 20555

RE: A Night In Washington: Icelandair KEF-IAD

Nice report - it would seem that Iceland makes a pretty good hub for traffic between North America and Europe. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oh No! Not The Herringbone! CX Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 17452

RE: Oh No! Not The Herringbone! CX Business Class

Based on the seats alone, the old regional J seats look more comfortable than the herringbone ones. Sure, IFE isn't as good, the seat doesn't allow for a lie-flat bed, etc. but for four or five hours of sitting, the old seats seem better.

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Longhaul Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 26498

RE: Cathay Pacific New Longhaul Business Class

Nice report - thanks for taking us along on the ride!

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines ORD - DUB - ORD J Class NON-REV
Replies: 32
Views: 19024

RE: American Airlines ORD - DUB - ORD J Class NON-REV

Nice first trip report. If you want constructive feedback, I'd suggest trimming some of the blurrier shots, especially of the view from the window. But they aren't that big a deal and it was overall an enjoyable report. Look forward to your next one. As for the IFE on <acronym title="American Airlin...

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SBA Airlines CCS-PTY B757 Business And B767 Eco
Replies: 10
Views: 16031

RE: SBA Airlines CCS-PTY B757 Business And B767 Eco

Wow, the outbound check-in experience sounds horrendous!

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by christao17
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PER-SYD-PER In Style: Falcon 900C
Replies: 16
Views: 15642

RE: PER-SYD-PER In Style: Falcon 900C

Nice report and, of course, who wouldn't be jealous of your experience in the private jet? Out of curiosity, how did you go about booking it?

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by christao17
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER
Replies: 7
Views: 16927

RE: Malaysian Hospitality: New A333 To PER

Wow, impressive that MH offers a selection of 3 main courses on the short flights and 4 main courses on the long-haul flights. I thought those days were gone!

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by christao17
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aer Lingus A330 New Wifi Trial And TV Crew+Lounges
Replies: 46
Views: 25971

RE: Aer Lingus A330 New Wifi Trial And TV Crew+Lounges

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. 3:30 am!? Wow, what a way to begin a trip! Still, it sounds like you encountered plenty of friendly staff to make the early hour worth it. A bit of constructive feedback, if you don't mind: you take really nice pictures but there seems to be a lot of duplicate o...

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by christao17
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To The Land Of Thunder Dragon (Drukair J/Y & SQ Y)
Replies: 22
Views: 19971

RE: To The Land Of Thunder Dragon (Drukair J/Y & SQ Y)

Interesting - would love to see some landing footage!

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by christao17
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adelaide Bound Via MEL On All Black NZ & QF
Replies: 3
Views: 6520

RE: Adelaide Bound Via MEL On All Black NZ & QF

Thanks for sharing. Was curious to read first-hand impressions of the Air New Zealand premium economy product.

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by christao17
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Coast Adventure 2012+US First And LH Business
Replies: 16
Views: 12967

RE: East Coast Adventure 2012+US First And LH Business

Nice enough report but, yes, please do mix the images up next time. That fisheye lens can be a spectacular effect, but only when it is used sparingly.

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by christao17
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Canton Route To Australia: China Southern In J
Replies: 60
Views: 34730

RE: The Canton Route To Australia: China Southern In J

Thanks for a thorough, but not overly so, trip report. Felt like I was along for the entire ride!

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by christao17
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aeroflot SVO-JFK-SVO C And Y+ Comfort. A330/777
Replies: 29
Views: 36152

RE: Aeroflot SVO-JFK-SVO C And Y+ Comfort. A330/777

The leg room in the premium economy product doesn't look very good...

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by christao17
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Terminal Plan Moves Forward.
Replies: 66
Views: 9869

RE: New MCI Terminal Plan Moves Forward.

Having traveled into and out of <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> countless times since the early 70s, and having lived in the city for a year in the mid-2000s, I certainly like the convenience of the three terminal layout. One significant proble...

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by christao17
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM CEO Calls On Restrictions For Gulf Carriers
Replies: 111
Views: 23606

RE: AF-KLM CEO Calls On Restrictions For Gulf Carriers

Just one question: what happened to the free market? If legacy European carriers have a business model that will no longer make their investors money, then they need to update their business model.

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by christao17
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If AA/US Merge What Happens To UA Codeshare
Replies: 13
Views: 5660

RE: If AA/US Merge What Happens To UA Codeshare

Codeshare flights will end. US will leave Star Alliance as the airline becomes part of American. It's that simple.

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by christao17
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Economist Suggests 4 Rwys At LHR
Replies: 55
Views: 12932

RE: The Economist Suggests 4 Rwys At LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlymSpotter" class="quote" target="_blank">PlymSpotter</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>No. Although the principle has merit...

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by christao17
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

RE: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Superfly" class="quote" target="_blank">Superfly</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Regardless, <acronym title="Thai Interna...

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by christao17
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

RE: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WROORD" class="quote" target="_blank">WROORD</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Was your return flight 50% full as well? If ...

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by christao17
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X Plans To Set Up Bangkok Base
Replies: 23
Views: 9761

RE: Air Asia X Plans To Set Up Bangkok Base

I think the competition to Europe and the Middle East would be must stronger, thanks to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> having 5 flights a day to Dubai and the other Middle East carriers also offering high frequency and lots of (relatively cheap) connecting flights into...

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by christao17
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

RE: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lychemsa" class="quote" target="_blank">lychemsa</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>They used to fly to New York nonstop but...

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by christao17
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United Airlines EWR-AMS & CDG-EWR BusinessFirst (p
Replies: 11
Views: 17298

RE: United Airlines EWR-AMS & CDG-EWR BusinessFirst (p

Nice report. One thing that caught my attention was the gate agent at <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> making a final "thank you" announcement before shutting the aircraft door. This used to be a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym...

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by christao17
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

RE: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

Many thanks everyone for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the report and video. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IrishAyes" class="quote" target="_blank">IrishAyes</a> (<a ...

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by christao17
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

RE: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Superfly" class="quote" target="_blank">Superfly</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It's all for show and an effort to get you...

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by christao17
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 22282

Thai Airways BKK-ICN-LAX

<b>THAI Airways International – Bangkok to Los Angeles via Seoul Incheon</b> When I moved to Bangkok more than seven years ago, I flew <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/66638" target="_blank">THAI Airways' nonstop flight from New York <acronym title="New York - Joh...

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by christao17
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United P.S. Debuts Service
Replies: 70
Views: 19216

RE: New United P.S. Debuts Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AADC10" class="quote" target="_blank">AADC10</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acr...

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by christao17
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great Qatar Business Class From Brussels To Doha
Replies: 38
Views: 31762

RE: Great Qatar Business Class From Brussels To Doha

Well, it looks like Qatar provides a very pleasant business class experience. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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by christao17
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The New Business Class Elite, Delta 76W To CCS
Replies: 36
Views: 45757

RE: The New Business Class Elite, Delta 76W To CCS

Thanks for sharing this report with us. Looks like Delta's business offering is pretty decent, especially the food!

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by christao17
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways Envoy Suites A330+A321 F EWR-CLT-LGW
Replies: 66
Views: 29319

RE: US Airways Envoy Suites A330+A321 F EWR-CLT-LGW

Thanks for sharing this trip report with us. Nice to get an inside look at US's Envoy Class. If you don't mind a bit of feedback, I'd suggest that in the future you could cut back the number of pictures a bit. It did seem like there were many (near) duplicates and on slower internet connections, tha...

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by christao17
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AS & PR To The Philippines Via Honolulu
Replies: 44
Views: 18660

RE: AS & PR To The Philippines Via Honolulu

Interesting - so that means that if the pilots need to use the toilet, there's no flight attendant to jump into the cockpit?

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by christao17
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taag Angola 777-300ER Lisbon-Luanda In Y
Replies: 55
Views: 37634

RE: Taag Angola 777-300ER Lisbon-Luanda In Y

Wow, what a trip! I remember reading your previous report and am glad that this time you actually were able to enter the country. Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

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