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by christao17
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH Cheap Business Munich-Dubai A346 & A343
Replies: 33
Views: 23650

RE: LH Cheap Business Munich-Dubai A346 & A343

Fantastic trip report. Dubai looks like an interesting place for a visit, although maybe once would be enough, no?

The picture of your cat in the bag is quite funny!

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by christao17
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:54 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/SSTeve" class="quote" target="_blank">SSTeve</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Allowing passengers to check one carry-on size...

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by christao17
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Original Idea By An Airline?
Replies: 51
Views: 8393

RE: Next Original Idea By An Airline?

This is a very interesting thread... I'd guess that one of the next major innovations will be some form of charging for weight, probably by a low cost carrier. It might work something like this: Your ticket would include passage on the flight for the first, say, 200 lbs/95 kg to include both your we...

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by christao17
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SIN-TPE Via KUL (3K And BR)
Replies: 7
Views: 8358

RE: SIN-TPE Via KUL (3K And BR)

Nice report Charles. I fly EVA regularly and while it has been a few years since I've been on the 747 Combi, I actually really like the old-style premium economy seats. Yeah the entertainment system is ancient, but the seats are really big and comfortable.

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by christao17
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SFO - ICN Round Trip On UA Business Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 13589

RE: SFO - ICN Round Trip On UA Business Pics

Very nice report - thanks for sharing with us. I have to say, the food in United's C class looks terrible.

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by christao17
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-ICN?
Replies: 52
Views: 7358

RE: UA EWR-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/jporterfi" class="quote" target="_blank">jporterfi</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Couldn't they just have the domestic f...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 747 International First SFO-HKG Pics
Replies: 51
Views: 34289

RE: United 747 International First SFO-HKG Pics

A very nicely written trip report. While UA First seems comfortable enough, it still seems to pale in comparison to other airlines' First Class offerings.

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by christao17
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Int'l Adds ICN Stopover On BKK-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 17827

RE: Thai Airways Int'l Adds ICN Stopover On BKK-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/EddieDude" class="quote" target="_blank">EddieDude</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i>It would have been interesting if <acr...

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by christao17
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't Premium Economy More Popular/available?
Replies: 50
Views: 11364

RE: Why Isn't Premium Economy More Popular/available?

I regularly fly from Bangkok to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> or <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and have found that the premium economy (called Elite Class) on <acronym title="EVA...

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by christao17
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway At Taoyuan Airport Slated To Re-open
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

RE: Runway At Taoyuan Airport Slated To Re-open

The article says that this was a "preliminary rehabilitation" of the northern runway and that it ran a month longer than scheduled. I would imagine that if they had tried to do the entire rebuild, it wouldn't have been done in time for the peak travel that will happen in January, a combination of Ta...

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by christao17
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Modifies Livery For 787s Delivered In FY2012
Replies: 25
Views: 17575

RE: ANA Modifies Livery For 787s Delivered In FY2012

For some reason, ANA's livery on the first two 787s has always reminded me of the Skyteam logo. Something about the three lines going one way with a thinner line cutting across them looks like the Skyteam "S". Is it just me who sees this?

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by christao17
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 9134

RE: UA 744 SFO Fantasy Flight 2011

That's pretty cool. I think they should keep all that cabin interior decoration up all through the holiday season! LOL

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by christao17
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Escaping Bangkok Floods; Thai A300 To Khon Kaen
Replies: 45
Views: 18473

RE: Escaping Bangkok Floods; Thai A300 To Khon Kaen

Fascinating report, Larry. Haven't been up to Issan but looks like TG is the way to travel if I do.

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by christao17
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Biman BG 27: JAN/11: DAC-CGP: Y Cabin/D10
Replies: 51
Views: 19804

RE: Biman BG 27: JAN/11: DAC-CGP: Y Cabin/D10

What a fantastic trip in a time machine! Can't believe they are still flying this classic planes. Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

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by christao17
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EVA Air Part 2 : HKG-TPE On 747-400 Combi
Replies: 8
Views: 13759

RE: EVA Air Part 2 : HKG-TPE On 747-400 Combi

Nice report. I've flown the combi several times on EVA and despite the premium economy seats being ancient, they're actually very comfotable and I love the large cabin that is open by doors 1L and 1R. Very spacious.

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by christao17
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada F: San Francisco-Toronto A319/A320
Replies: 16
Views: 11984

RE: Air Canada F: San Francisco-Toronto A319/A320

Is Pier A smaller than G? I always thought they were mirror images of each other. Interesting...

Anyhow, nice trip report. Thanks for sharing.

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by christao17
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will US Airlines Ever Enjoy VLAs In Their Fleet?
Replies: 64
Views: 13446

Will US Airlines Ever Enjoy VLAs In Their Fleet?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Who here on A-net, really want to fly a ...

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by christao17
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan Fall 2011 Trip Report III: Dreamliner Inaug
Replies: 29
Views: 13940

RE: Japan Fall 2011 Trip Report III: Dreamliner Inaug

Wow, those economy class seats look incredibly uncomfortable. Looks more like a commuter railway. Anyhow, thanks for giving us this trip report. Nicely done.

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by christao17
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Join Alliance By 2013; Update Fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 11774

RE: EVA Join Alliance By 2013; Update Fleet

It seems like the best fit would be for *A as what <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> flies seems to largely duplicate what <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flies, albeit at a much smaller scale. <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> would provide *...

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by christao17
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa Inaugural A380 To Singapore Upper Deck
Replies: 51
Views: 33601

RE: Lufthansa Inaugural A380 To Singapore Upper Deck

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SloAir" class="quote" target="_blank">SloAir</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I love flying long haul. Any flight is ...

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by christao17
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Moving IAD-EZE To EWR
Replies: 106
Views: 15800

RE: UA Moving IAD-EZE To EWR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/washingtonian" class="quote" target="_blank">washingtonian</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>Not the "end of the world" sce...

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by christao17
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand's New Skycouch MEL-AKL-LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 33655

RE: Air New Zealand's New Skycouch MEL-AKL-LAX

Nice trip report - thank you for sharing it with us. I've been curious how the skycouch actually is in real life. The advertisements of course look good, so I appreciated hearing your thoughts. If you are traveling with children, I imagine it would be quite the lifesaver!

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by christao17
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The King: SFO-FRA(-BUD) With Lufthansa In Y
Replies: 15
Views: 19309

RE: Flying The King: SFO-FRA(-BUD) With Lufthansa In Y

Nicely written report. Sounds like LH provided an "as expected" experience. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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by christao17
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KE A380 ICN-LAX In J Class: The Flying Winnebago
Replies: 22
Views: 30983

RE: KE A380 ICN-LAX In J Class: The Flying Winnebago

Nicely done trip report. I tell you, any plane with an IFE system should include a tail mounted camera! Since I have a trip back to the US from <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> planned next spring, I'm seriously considering a trip on <acronym...

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by christao17
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces Daily SJC/OAK-HNL
Replies: 60
Views: 7461

RE: AS Announces Daily SJC/OAK-HNL

<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="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Anyway, do they take weight restrictio...

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by christao17
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Withering Ultra-Longhauler: TAM A345/MXP-GRU
Replies: 39
Views: 23151

RE: The Withering Ultra-Longhauler: TAM A345/MXP-GRU

Nice job with your trip report. Very much enjoyed your commentary and pictures. Is 11h 40m really "ultra" long haul? When I think ultra long haul, I'm thinking NYC-SIN or a route like that, 14+ hours.

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by christao17
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To End Code Share With Thai Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 12635

RE: United To End Code Share With Thai Airways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mdavies06" class="quote" target="_blank">mdavies06</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>I think that really says it about the ...

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by christao17
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's Illogical Multi-stop Flights
Replies: 85
Views: 21035

RE: Southwest's Illogical Multi-stop Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jcs17" class="quote" target="_blank">jcs17</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>No one ever answered the question of why this ...

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by christao17
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vintage Airline Commercials
Replies: 22
Views: 8288

RE: Vintage Airline Commercials

I'm quite fond of this 1966 Ozark commercial, which seems like something right out of Austim Powers, except in black and white!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYtYNJmzDU&feature=related

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by christao17
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA First: LAX-IAD (Quick W/ Pics)
Replies: 28
Views: 13839

RE: UA First: LAX-IAD (Quick W/ Pics)

Having lived outside the US for the past six years, I try as hard as I can to avoid flying US airlines when heading back home - regardless of class of service! The problem, of course, starts once I touch down in the US. Such a sad state of affairs. In any case, thank you for your trip report. You ca...

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by christao17
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Hour Pilot Rest Rule Would Cut Jobs Says ATA
Replies: 48
Views: 7679

RE: 9 Hour Pilot Rest Rule Would Cut Jobs Says ATA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thenoflyzone" class="quote" target="_blank">thenoflyzone</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Does <acronym title="Air Canada"...

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by christao17
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Visits SJC. (again)
Replies: 44
Views: 7000

RE: ANA Visits SJC. (again)

I just don't see how a carrier, lacking a domestic feed network into <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>, would be able to support service from <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC /...

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by christao17
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Gate Shuffle - North Half Of Term. A Deserted?
Replies: 28
Views: 4257

RE: SJC Gate Shuffle - North Half Of Term. A Deserted?

Maybe once Air Asia X starts operations to the United States, they can fly into SJC. That would be a kick in the pants.

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by christao17
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Confirms Fleetwide Ch 9, P.s., Other Upgrades.
Replies: 114
Views: 20183

RE: UA Confirms Fleetwide Ch 9, P.s., Other Upgrades.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/genybustrvlr" class="quote" target="_blank">genybustrvlr</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i>It's quite ironic actually. p.s....

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by christao17
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797: Why Not?
Replies: 50
Views: 20085

RE: Boeing 797: Why Not?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/holzmann" class="quote" target="_blank">holzmann</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Whereas Boeing has been much more l...

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by christao17
Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Setting The Celestial Bar: Korean Air's First A380
Replies: 42
Views: 36839

RE: Setting The Celestial Bar: Korean Air's First A380

Kudos for a fantastic trip report. You really do a professional job with the writing, keeping it informative yet entertaining. I walked away feeling that I have a good understanding of what a flight in Business on <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>'s A380 is like. I agree with you that the A38...

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by christao17
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss First: A Grand Show Of Excellence (part 6/6)
Replies: 24
Views: 14641

RE: Swiss First: A Grand Show Of Excellence (part 6/6)

Thanks for sharing such an interesting trip report. Looks like Swiss really knows how to treat its First Class customers. I especially like the wood salt and pepper shakers. Really classy looking! As for Bangkok, I think different tourists see different things in the city. I've lived here six years ...

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by christao17
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAD Metro Station Going To Be Aboveground
Replies: 34
Views: 5859

RE: IAD Metro Station Going To Be Aboveground

Seems like a whole lot of fuss for what is, at the end of the day, a difference of only 600 feet. Not 600 feet in the outdoors, mind you, but 600 feet inside a pedestrian tunnel with moving sidewalks. If that is what it takes to get the line to the airport built, it seems like a very small price to ...

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by christao17
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333
Replies: 44
Views: 33540

RE: LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333

Looks like the most elegant first class interior I've ever seen. From the lamp to the wood panels, it is perfectly understated! Thanks for sharing.

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by christao17
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Y+ Spaceseat, The Trial: NZ 77W Inaugural AKL-MEL
Replies: 43
Views: 34249

RE: Y+ Spaceseat, The Trial: NZ 77W Inaugural AKL-MEL

Interesting and detailed review of the new premium economy product on ANZ for us, thank you. The more I look at the pictures, the more I'm disinclined to like the arrangement. It looks like legroom is really a challenge, which is precisely the reason I purchase premium economy in the first place! As...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oman Air MXP-MUC-MCT-CMB In J Boutique Way
Replies: 33
Views: 29898

RE: Oman Air MXP-MUC-MCT-CMB In J Boutique Way

That's quite an impressive business class service. I should look into Oman next time I'm flying from Bangkok to Europe. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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by christao17
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TJM-VKO-VOG On UTair Tu-134, Tu-154, B737-400
Replies: 37
Views: 17938

RE: TJM-VKO-VOG On UTair Tu-134, Tu-154, B737-400

Welcome to the Trip Reports community. It is certainly nice to read a report about a country and airline we don't see covered very frequently. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/R...

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by christao17
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nok Cessna 208, 737-400, TG A300 Motorcyle Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 15551

RE: Nok Cessna 208, 737-400, TG A300 Motorcyle Trip

Quite interesting that the SGA captain was retired from TG. Surely there is an age limit for commercial pilots in Thailand? Well, on the other hand, perhaps there isn't! Nice report.

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by christao17
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Superfly Does The Philippines (PR-BKK-MNL)
Replies: 25
Views: 13826

RE: Superfly Does The Philippines (PR-BKK-MNL)

Nice to see the pictures after hearing about your adventures!

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by christao17
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flat & Low: Premium Class On AirAsia X
Replies: 49
Views: 35722

RE: Flat & Low: Premium Class On AirAsia X

Fantastic writing. Not only do you go into plenty of detail, but you have a very unique writing voice that is a pleasure to read. I live in Bangkok and fly Air Asia from time to time, but as of yet haven't tried Air Asia X. Maybe it is time to do so!

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by christao17
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Last Boutique Airline: OpenSkies To Paris
Replies: 40
Views: 28453

RE: The Last Boutique Airline: OpenSkies To Paris

Thanks for the thorough report. I'm amazed at the hit-and-miss inconsistency of their service. It seems that they'll have a hard time keeping customers if they don't standardize their product and service.

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by christao17
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bye Asia 2: Private Cabin? DOH-MUC With QR In F
Replies: 38
Views: 26390

RE: Bye Asia 2: Private Cabin? DOH-MUC With QR In F

Wow, what an impressive flight! Most of all, the Turkish coffee pot. I'll have to get one of those to wow my brunch guests with! Thanks for writing such a detailed report and giving us all a chance to fly with you! Cheers!

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by christao17
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TK Biz LHR-IST. From Terrible To Fantastic
Replies: 25
Views: 21574

RE: TK Biz LHR-IST. From Terrible To Fantastic

Very nice report, lots of detail. Sorry you had such a crummy start to your journey but I hope the rest was smooth.

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by christao17
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PANAENG, Curry And PASTA… The TG WAY
Replies: 42
Views: 16842

RE: PANAENG, Curry And PASTA… The TG WAY

Glad you had a chance to try the airport line, Ryan. The express is more comfortable but Makkasan station is near impossible to reach until they finish the walkway to the Petchaburi subway station sometime mid next year. Connection of the local line to the Skytrain is convenient, though. Do give a c...

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by christao17
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To New York On A Baby! Speedbird 001
Replies: 63
Views: 36764

RE: To New York On A Baby! Speedbird 001

That was a fantastic trip report. I've been curious about this particular flight and am glad I had a chance to experience, albeit virtually.

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