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by christao17
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Star Alliance Lounge In Latin America
Replies: 18
Views: 6455

RE: First Star Alliance Lounge In Latin America

That's certainly a gorgeous lounge and has a nice "local" feel to it. Thanks for sharing the information and pictures.

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by christao17
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL “Old” First Suite Trip Report – JL 9 ORD-NRT
Replies: 9
Views: 18111

RE: JAL “Old” First Suite Trip Report – JL 9 ORD-NRT

You have to hand it to the Japanese - they sure know how to make food look fantastic. All the little dishes and intricate preparations make it a joy to see. Thanks for sharing!

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by christao17
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand Adventure: DEL-BKK-USM On TG And PG
Replies: 30
Views: 19975

RE: Thailand Adventure: DEL-BKK-USM On TG And PG

The Bangkok Airways meal to Samui was Sai Oua, traditionally northern Thai sausages, served with sticky rice and raw veggies as a garnish. The green beans are yard beans, which are actually a bit crunchier than regular green beans. Nice of them to serve something with a local flavor.<br><br>[Edited ...

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by christao17
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural JAL 787 To San Diego
Replies: 76
Views: 19837

RE: Inaugural JAL 787 To San Diego

Okay, apologies if this is a silly question but before JAL flew the first revenue flight into SAN had they done any test flights or visits, or was this the first time one of their 787s landed there?

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by christao17
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Old And New: 747 SYD-NRT Rtn
Replies: 24
Views: 33929

RE: Qantas Old And New: 747 SYD-NRT Rtn

Nice trip report. You write with no small amount of poetry!

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by christao17
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787 Dreamliner Inaugural: IAH-ORD-IAH-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 17129

RE: United 787 Dreamliner Inaugural: IAH-ORD-IAH-LAX

Fantastic report; thank you so much for sharing the trip with us!

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by christao17
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Fascinating Aviation Week In North Korea
Replies: 46
Views: 34176

RE: A Fascinating Aviation Week In North Korea

Wow! This has to be the best trip report I've ever read on A.net. Despite its length, every bit of it was fascinating, well-written, and illustrated with clear and well-composed pictures. Nicely done.

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by christao17
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have US Airlines Closed The Gap On Intl Service?
Replies: 98
Views: 12655

RE: Have US Airlines Closed The Gap On Intl 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/gasman" class="quote" target="_blank">gasman</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> In inflation adjust...

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by christao17
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia 2: JALing It To Beijing. JL HND-PEK 777 In C
Replies: 27
Views: 17479

RE: Asia 2: JALing It To Beijing. JL HND-PEK 777 In C

Nice report. Per your question, the most recent color scheme on JAL is definitely an improvement.

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by christao17
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Smoothest Way To Fly TG A380 BKK->HKG 7 Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 8755

RE: The Smoothest Way To Fly TG A380 BKK->HKG 7 Oct

Good idea to order your meal in advance. Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

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by christao17
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dream Come True. DEL-BLR On AI 787 Dream)Liner
Replies: 15
Views: 16951

RE: Dream Come True. DEL-BLR On AI 787 Dream)Liner

Nice report - lots of useful detail. I have to say, haven't seen pics of DEL before but it looks like a beautiful airport. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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by christao17
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Regent Airways Dash 8, Thai 777 To Bangladesh
Replies: 23
Views: 13166

RE: Regent Airways Dash 8, Thai 777 To Bangladesh

Interesting trip! Haven't been there and, honestly, don't have much interest to.

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by christao17
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Increase Capacity To ICN - Up To 7x Daily
Replies: 12
Views: 5852

RE: Thai Increase Capacity To ICN - Up To 7x Daily

Have always wondered why <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> continues to operate the <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym>-<acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</ac...

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by christao17
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: THAI's A380 Inaugural: BKK-HKG, October 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 25070

RE: THAI's A380 Inaugural: BKK-HKG, October 2012

Nicely written report - I almost felt like I was on the trip with you. It is nice that <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> is finally receiving their A380s, although I have to wonder what role they will really play for the airline. That said, it is a nice looking aircraft in ...

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by christao17
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA @ SFO Inefficient (not Due To Fog)?
Replies: 41
Views: 10670

RE: UA @ SFO Inefficient (not Due To Fog)?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n471wn" class="quote" target="_blank">n471wn</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i> I'll race you to the Ferry Building any day...

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by christao17
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VLN-BOG-PTY On Avianca J Class
Replies: 21
Views: 17355

RE: VLN-BOG-PTY On Avianca J Class

Wow, the Avianca color scheme is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the trip report.

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by christao17
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS_FIRST_CLASS: Zürich > Bangkok (1/9)
Replies: 31
Views: 16753

RE: SWISS_FIRST_CLASS: Zürich > Bangkok (1/9)

Nice review; thanks for sharing with us. The only thing I wish you had included was a wide shot of the seats. Hard to have a clear idea of what the accomodations are without such a picture.

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by christao17
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing New JAL Business Class Seats
Replies: 55
Views: 30390

RE: Amazing New JAL Business Class Seats

While the product looks nice, those center seats could be claustrophobic. Just a little cubicle with a narrow passageway to the aisle. I don't know that I'd want to spend ten hours in there, even with the lie-flat seat, big screen, etc. Not that I fly business all that often, but I think there is a ...

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by christao17
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Il-96 With Aeroflot: ARN-TLL-SVO-LCA-ARN
Replies: 40
Views: 18265

RE: Il-96 With Aeroflot: ARN-TLL-SVO-LCA-ARN

That picture of the meal on the Aeroflot flight with the Coca-cola and Aeroflot logo together caught my attention. When I was growing up in the 70s, nobody would ever have imagined that one day, Coca-cola would be advertising on an Aeroflot flight. My, how times have changed! Thanks for sharing a ve...

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by christao17
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkish Airlines Business BKK-IST-LAX AUG 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 34860

RE: Turkish Airlines Business BKK-IST-LAX AUG 2012

Nice report - am curious if you've formed a preference between the TG Royal Silk Lounge and the Royal Orchid Lounge in BKK. What's the difference?

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by christao17
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland Unexpectedly: SEA-KEF-BRU On FI
Replies: 24
Views: 23245

RE: Iceland Unexpectedly: SEA-KEF-BRU On FI

Wow, you certainly enjoyed some spectacular views on both flights. Sorry that service wasn't friendlier, though.

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by christao17
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milk Run Nostalgia
Replies: 168
Views: 21107

RE: Milk Run Nostalgia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GentFromAlaska" class="quote" target="_blank">GentFromAlaska</a> (<a href="#148" class="quote">Reply 148</a>):<br/><i>my very first <acronym tit...

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by christao17
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First Trip Report! UA YYZ-SFO-ICN
Replies: 22
Views: 14203

RE: My First Trip Report! UA YYZ-SFO-ICN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JAGflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">JAGflyer</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>It might be the poor photo quality but t...

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by christao17
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milk Run Nostalgia
Replies: 168
Views: 21107

RE: Milk Run Nostalgia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#137" class="quote">Reply 137</a>):<br/><i>When I really read back through these post...

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by christao17
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milk Run Nostalgia
Replies: 168
Views: 21107

RE: Milk Run Nostalgia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adambrau" class="quote" target="_blank">adambrau</a> (<a href="#128" class="quote">Reply 128</a>):<br/><i>My favorite current milk run is <acron...

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by christao17
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First Trip Report! UA YYZ-SFO-ICN
Replies: 22
Views: 14203

RE: My First Trip Report! UA YYZ-SFO-ICN

Nice job with your first trip report, esp considering that an economy class trip on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> doesn't give a person a lot of fodder to write about! About the 727 in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, ...

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by christao17
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Mission: To Fly Thai's Airbus A340-600
Replies: 27
Views: 27516

RE: My Mission: To Fly Thai's Airbus A340-600

Nice report. I'm flying down to Singapore for a weekend at month's end and booked the same flights specifically to fly on the A340-600, on which I've never flown. We'll see if they swap equipment or not!

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by christao17
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milk Run Nostalgia
Replies: 168
Views: 21107

RE: Milk Run Nostalgia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tomassjc" class="quote" target="_blank">Tomassjc</a> (<a href="#82" class="quote">Reply 82</a>):<br/><i>This was one of <acronym title="United A...

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by christao17
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milk Run Nostalgia
Replies: 168
Views: 21107

RE: Milk Run Nostalgia

I have a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> schedule dated June 11, 1971. Noticed that they flew several interesting milk runs on the west coast, presumably with either 727 or 737s. Here are two routes that I pieced together, but there were plenty of others, I'm sure: <acronym title...

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by christao17
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Original 747 In Flight Entertainment System
Replies: 32
Views: 16004

RE: TWA Original 747 In Flight Entertainment System

Great video - thought it was funny how people were hanging out alongside the runway. Can you imagine that being allowed these days?

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by christao17
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canada2012 Part 1: Jumpseats & Fourholers. KL In Y
Replies: 13
Views: 10774

RE: Canada2012 Part 1: Jumpseats & Fourholers. KL In Y

Sounds like an amazing experience! Glad your friend was able to work that flight and get you into the jumpseat.

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by christao17
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JFK To TPE Ever Go Daily?
Replies: 14
Views: 4626

RE: Will JFK To TPE Ever Go Daily?

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

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by christao17
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Typhoon Saola On China Airlines 747 Bangkok-Taiwan
Replies: 36
Views: 25103

RE: Typhoon Saola On China Airlines 747 Bangkok-Taiwan

Glad you had a good trip, but for the turbulence!

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by christao17
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scoot - Where's The SCOOTitude?
Replies: 13
Views: 14128

RE: Scoot - Where's The SCOOTitude?

Nice report - thanks for sharing it with us!

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by christao17
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Reinstate SFO-CDG/TPE
Replies: 107
Views: 21274

RE: UA To Reinstate SFO-CDG/TPE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#76" class="quote">Reply 76</a>):<br/><i>UA871 <acronym title="San Francisco - Inte...

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by christao17
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Reinstate SFO-CDG/TPE
Replies: 107
Views: 21274

RE: UA To Reinstate SFO-CDG/TPE

Quite curious about the timing of the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> flight and how that would connect with <acronym title="EVA A...

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by christao17
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA GUM Expansion?
Replies: 40
Views: 8990

RE: UA GUM Expansion?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Well I'm not so sure it's "stagnant," but gi...

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by christao17
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-Future?
Replies: 54
Views: 11058

RE: SFO-Future?

Interestingly, a few years ago I visited the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_Corps_of_Engineers_Bay_Model" target="_blank">US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center</a> up in Sausalito, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>. They have a scale model of the entire Bay Area ...

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by christao17
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Architecture: The Drive Through Airport Terminal
Replies: 22
Views: 7389

RE: Architecture: The Drive Through Airport Terminal

While I'll give the architect points for creativity, the design seems to show a lack of understanding of the business of servicing and turning around airplanes. To move the aircraft from station to station requires securing it multiple times: pulling back loading bridges, removing ground equipment, ...

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by christao17
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of IAH For UA
Replies: 24
Views: 9817

RE: Future Of IAH For UA

As has been previously mentioned, post-merger <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has a lot more options for connecting transcontinental traffic. Some of the connections that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> did through <acronym title="Houston - George Bush In...

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by christao17
Fri May 25, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No US Airlines On The CDG-LAX Route?
Replies: 23
Views: 8702

RE: Why No US Airlines On The CDG-LAX Route?

You can fly from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, US, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</...

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by christao17
Tue May 01, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Jet Mainliner Flight 803 (1959)
Replies: 22
Views: 4516

RE: United Jet Mainliner Flight 803 (1959)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HAL" class="quote" target="_blank">HAL</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>The shots of the plane landing were not taken at <ac...

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by christao17
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Brand Identity Question
Replies: 27
Views: 8382

RE: UA Brand Identity Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AA77W" class="quote" target="_blank">AA77W</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I guess the point I'm trying to make is, ...

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by christao17
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: No Need For ORD Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 11038

RE: UA: No Need For ORD Expansion

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cross757" class="quote" target="_blank">Cross757</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>Therefore I think the building of new ru...

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by christao17
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With BKK (Bangkok) And Legacy Carriers
Replies: 22
Views: 6973

RE: What's Up With BKK (Bangkok) And Legacy Carriers

Another factor that's affecting Bangkok is that there is an increase in international flying direct to Phuket (Transaero 2x a day during the winter from Moscow, for example) and even a few flights to Chiang Mai. A lot of European tourists are looking to go to the beaches, so having the option to fly...

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by christao17
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Unforgettable Iran Air 747 Classic Experience
Replies: 54
Views: 39512

RE: Unforgettable Iran Air 747 Classic Experience

I have to say, not only was this a fun trip down memory lane - a living antique! - but I really enjoyed the tremendous enthusiasm you displayed. It was a pleasure to read.

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by christao17
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR To Join *A - Announcement 03/29
Replies: 12
Views: 12253

RE: BR To Join *A - Announcement 03/29

As a regular <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> flyer, I'm looking forward to their joining Star Alliance. Would be nice to connect my transpacific flying with my flying here in Thailand on <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> and in the United States on <acronym t...

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by christao17
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Original Idea By An Airline?
Replies: 51
Views: 8393

RE: Next Original Idea By An Airline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AWACSooner" class="quote" target="_blank">AWACSooner</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>This needs to be according to body m...

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by christao17
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Nice Piece On UA's Most Senior FA
Replies: 38
Views: 14783

RE: A Nice Piece On UA's Most Senior FA

This is a fantastic story. While some will use it as an excuse to bash the grey-haired flight attendants on US airlines, I think it is great that there are people who love their job as a flight attendant and continue to do it.

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by christao17
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA Ending Service At OAK?
Replies: 49
Views: 12086

RE: Is UA Ending Service At OAK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>This has been discussed in other threa...

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