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by keesje
Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Fleet Replacement Plan - Given The Go Ahead
Replies: 5
Views: 3674

RE: PIA Fleet Replacement Plan - Given The Go Ahead

I would rather fly an airline with old but very well maintained/updated/clean aircraft (NWAC) then one with new but neglected ones ...

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways, How Long Until They Are Gone/acquired
Replies: 20
Views: 2907

RE: USAirways, How Long Until They Are Gone/acquired

I think they need an alliance / world wide network partners badly in order to fill there aircraft in a more profitable way Oneworld (AA), Star(UA), Sky Team(DL) and Wings (NWA and/or CO) each have overlap in the East Any of you hub/network experts , what would be the best / least damaging solution f...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does KLM Stand For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

BTW, has anyone noticed this:
a b c d e f g h i j K L M n o p q r s t u v w x y z


Yes, I heard the alphabet was specially adjusted for that ....

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Livery Looks Great!
Replies: 64
Views: 1883

RE: Swiss Airlines Livery Looks Great!

<i> But swiss, or better Tyler Brûlé, didn't aim to have the best, or the most colorful livery, but they want to be the best airline in terms of service quality.</i> Oh no, not again the Swissair strategy ! It' should be in terms of profitability ! Making money is not an automatic result of offering...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Slash 16000 Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

RE: BA To Slash 16000 Jobs

Perhaps the (rather arrogant) BA strategy to only focus on high revenue, business oriented passengers (a beautifull airline for beautifull passengers) has made a hard landing since mid '01. I think Eddi is bringing in some reality, forced by corporate accounts & down to earth business passengers. ch...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Airlines Has Anyone Experienced Any Worse
Replies: 28
Views: 4072

RE: Pakistan Airlines Has Anyone Experienced Any Worse

My opinion on PIA is based on observations I don't dare to put on the net and have nothing to do with inflight service.

BTW I have had very good service from NWA in-flight (WBC) & ground staff.

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marketing Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

RE: Marketing Ideas

uhmmmmm, -nice handy sponsored waste bags hanging at your seat, - reliable entertainment system, - a noise eliminating hat to put over screamimg baby's, - smile frames FA put in their mouth before entering the cabin, - miss SkySmile surveys for the best/worst crew member onboard, - BigBrother Galley...

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by keesje
Tue Feb 05, 2002 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Livery Looks Great!
Replies: 64
Views: 1883

RE: Swiss Airlines Livery Looks Great!

I still think it is stupid to paint an aircraft belly white.

It will become dirty quickly in wet europe and cost a lot of manpower / money to keep it white.

Design choice I guess, not a good sign ...

I think they will paint it grey afterall ..

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by keesje
Mon Feb 04, 2002 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal [email protected], Who Arrived In What?
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

RE: Royal [email protected], Who Arrived In What?

I drove past Valkenburg on my way to the beech on Saturday. I saw a Gulfstream IV, a RAM 737 and a British 146.

There were a lot of spotters present, may there will be one on the site ...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 04, 2002 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Airlines Has Anyone Experienced Any Worse
Replies: 28
Views: 4072

RE: Pakistan Airlines Has Anyone Experienced Any Worse

After having been on PIA aircraft, it's one of the few carriers I advise people to avoid.

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by keesje
Mon Feb 04, 2002 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marketing Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

RE: Marketing Ideas

Fresh Crispy Hamburgers !

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/723809/4/

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

cheers

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by keesje
Mon Feb 04, 2002 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does KLM Stand For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij Royal Aviation Company is the exact translation. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=089852" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/5/8/089852.jpg" ALT="Click here for full...

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by keesje
Mon Feb 04, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Doesn't Know How To Convert Foot To Centimeter?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

RE: BA Doesn't Know How To Convert Foot To Centimeter?

Bobcat, others, just for info ; A month or so ago we had a good discussion with some crew/ pasengers etc. on BA sleeper seats <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/679149/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/679149/</a> ch...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't Get Your Car TOO Close To The Runway!
Replies: 13
Views: 3952

RE: Don't Get Your Car TOO Close To The Runway!

Yeah, I wonder what the risks are at St Maarten : <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=199864" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/6/8/199864.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Sleep In Reclining Seats?
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

RE: Can Anyone Sleep In Reclining Seats?

Right Duggan,

1 or 2 Bailey's/ Amaretos / Marniers with the coffee can do miracles. Unless there is a well timed Blockbuster starting at the right moment of course .....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Sleep In Reclining Seats?
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

RE: Can Anyone Sleep In Reclining Seats?

As long as the cushions are OK and I have good head and leg support everything is OK. Many people sleep in economy class..I think until 200/300 years ago everybody slept sitting up... (afraid all the blood would flow to the head) Earplugs, eye covers, warm sheet, enough knee room, adjustable headres...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Split To Grow Wings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

RE: MAS Split To Grow Wings?

I think NWA, Co, KLM, Alaska, Keynia and China Southern are all relatively financial strong airlines. They could strike a good deal. I think partnering up with Malaysia, Malev etc. is a different story. However other alliances do it. Thai, Korean, Alitalia, Iberia and other weak carriers are in alli...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Says Can Survive Alone For Decades
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

KLM Says Can Survive Alone For Decades

KLM shares jumped nearly 7% Thursday on top of 6% earlier this week.

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020131/l31302882_1.html

Pretty remarkable compared to AA, UA, BA, LH and Delta Q4 results. Can they survive alone ?

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 Or UL B767 - Creature Comforts
Replies: 20
Views: 2384

RE: LH A340 Or UL B767 - Creature Comforts

flew on KLM and DL 767 to ATL. liked KLM better. They have overhead tv's all over the cabin. DL had old seats and hardly visible projector screen in the front. Seats are 7 abreast in economy which makes them relatively wide. 6 Abreast (mostly) in business class which makes them relatively narrow. I ...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

On the left side there is a McDrive.

I jump in my car and go there right now !

I'll tell you the results tommorow,

cheers !

keesje

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is EK Ordering The A380?
Replies: 13
Views: 3202

RE: Why Is EK Ordering The A380?

I think for small rich country's such as Singapore, Emirates and the Gulf states, state owned Flag carriers are real FLAG Carriers. They spend a lot in showing the world that they offer quality, grace, power, whatever, to attract business, improve image etc. It's like the small grey guy with his shi...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

Filling up a MD11 is quiet ambitious. Perhaps start smaller. You need a few extra fuel stops but the baking sheet is already there on this as-good-as-new twin ! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=125368" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large v...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

I seems someone tried to fresh roast a burger aboard  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=070178" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/7/1/070178.jp...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

Wow found them ! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=158385" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/8/3/158385.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="128"></a><br>Photo &cop...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

My girlfriend just phoned to say she going out & I have to take care of own eal. There's a MacD at Schiphol close to a runway. Well, I guess she pushed me ...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

Well now that I think about it, in Malaysian long haul Business Class, immediately after take-off crew comes around with 3 kind of sateh and 2 tastes of peanut sauce on a big silver dish.

I nearly ate my fingers with it....

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2428

Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

Although I'm not an American, on many flights I would do crazy things to get my hands on a traditional US Hamburger ... Imagine your menu card like this : <a href="http://www.igs.k12.wi.us/lunch%20page.htm" target=_blank>http://www.igs.k12.wi.us/lunch%20page.htm</a> It doesn't have to be for free ! ...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Swiss Air Lines Pic!
Replies: 54
Views: 3785

RE: First Swiss Air Lines Pic!

Takes a lot of manpower/moeny to keep those white aircraft clean in wet europe.

Will the Swiss ever learn to make smart / efficient choices (such as not painting belly's white) ?

A bad sign ...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Service Innovation
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

RE: LH Service Innovation

Let's hope it is not Lufthansa Technic that decides what comes into the aircraft. LH aircraft would quickly become multi media playgrounds. They learn that on the VIP BBJ's (and bigger) they modify in Hamburg. Great aircraft but for the very wealthy .. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=213608" targ...

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by keesje
Fri Feb 01, 2002 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340's For Nwa?
Replies: 59
Views: 3819

RE: A340's For Nwa?

I think NWA is very down to earth, it's all a matter of cost's. They will look for the most economical solution (including everything) to fill in their network requirements. Perhaps the prices of new aircraft have changed, changing the most economical solution ...  <img src="/discussions/graphi...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Service Innovation
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

RE: LH Service Innovation

Internet in the sky needs large bandwidth, that is not there at this moment. It will cost billions to put out satellites around the world. Passengers are not willing to pay $ x,- per minute, airlines don't see return on investments. That is why SQ, AA, DL, UA and many others pull out. I think LH is ...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moves By Low Cost Carriers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

RE: New Moves By Low Cost Carriers?

Buzz, announcement 6 (?) weeks ago ... <i>In order to develop buzz's network within France, with 12 new routes, including domestic flights, we have had to adapt our network more closely around truly low cost operations. As part of a larger scale plan, both Milan and Helsinki operations will be disco...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: How Do They Do It?
Replies: 33
Views: 3064

RE: Southwest: How Do They Do It?

Bigger traditional carriers offer world wide connections, cargo services etc. Low cost carriers are focussing on most profitable city pairs only. Luckely it's not only low cost carriers ; 75% of all other destination could no longer be reached. P.S. If have to fly a "low cost carrier" on the wrong m...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance Leases 3 More B777-300ER
Replies: 26
Views: 1966

RE: AirFrance Leases 3 More B777-300ER

I think money for fleet investments never have been an issue with Air France. Argumentation’s are usually <i> - fleet rationalization, - more environmental friendly aircraft, - type standardization, - a one time fleet restructuring etc. </i> If budgets get tight, they will be bailed out by the...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330, The Quietest Plane?
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

RE: A330, The Quietest Plane?

It depends not only on a/c type, also engine type and most of all : location of your seat in the aircraft. 747 nose (A) zone is very quiet, the last row in the back extremely noisy. Neighbouring passengers also can have an enormous influence on noise level ... < <img src="/discussions/graphics/...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Q3 Financial Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 942

RE: KLM Q3 Financial Numbers

I think this loss is very limited compared to other carriers, especially on the atlantic. Shares are jumping at this moment on the stock exchange ... <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020131/l31184978_1.html" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020131/l31184978_1.html</a> KLM sails well in bad weat...

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by keesje
Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class-profitable For Airlines?2/3 Class Bett
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

RE: First Class-profitable For Airlines?2/3 Class Bett

<i>Business class is as good as 1st was a couple of years back.<i/> I think the better business classses available today are comperable to F-class products ~5-6 years ago. 60 inch pitch (AA, KL, NW, DL) and a wide seat together with 4/5 step meals are what you had in F in those days. DL, NW, KL and ...

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by keesje
Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mergers & Alliances : Cash Is King?!
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Mergers & Alliances : Cash Is King?!

I see all kind of merger/ take-over scenarios on this forum. BA/KL, AA/NW, UA/US, DL/Co etc. I think it's better to have a good look at ownership / cash positions of those airlines to predict who will be taken over who... Positions have changed after 9-11. It's not just passenger/aircraft numbers th...

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by keesje
Sat Jan 26, 2002 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-BA Alliance Tent. Approved
Replies: 25
Views: 2256

RE: AA-BA Alliance Tent. Approved

!!! WOWOWOW !!!

If this goes through, the battle on the Atlantic is really on. Also will have major impact on Alliances ....

Delta, Continental and NWA are sharpening their knives at this very moment ...

Let the fire works begin ....

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is History Repeating Itself In Cleveland?
Replies: 19
Views: 1864

RE: Is History Repeating Itself In Cleveland?

I don't know if this has to do with the NWA partnership but the big NWA DTW Hub with loads of domestic and international connections is just accross the water ...

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

RE: Air Dolomiti

Don't know about this Italian market. There's also Ariana, Volare and Air One that have quiet extensive domestic networks. Northern Italy is one of the wealthiest areas in Europe so there must be a piece of the cake for everyone.. Alitalia is having a hard time in this area and seems to retreat to R...

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Things Never Change ; AZ, AF, IB ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Some Things Never Change ; AZ, AF, IB ...

Some things never change : South European Governments putting in Billions (Visible & Invisible) to save their Nation Proud :Alitalia, Air France, Iberia, Olympic ... <i> Jan 24, 2002, (La Stampa /FT Information via COMTEX) -- The Italian government has approved the business plan of Italian airline A...

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!
Replies: 26
Views: 6657

RE: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!

Yep, I hope the emotionaly high Stock Market value of Ryanair is not the basis for this investment...

One or two big mishaps/incidents, the stock value tumbles, large financial commitments remain.. , wouldn't be the first popular company to go bust this way ...

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!
Replies: 26
Views: 6657

RE: Ryanair Orders UP To 150 New Boeing 737-800!

"150 NEW BOEING 737-800 AIRCRAFT NEW CAPACITY WILL ALLOW RYANAIR TO GROW TO 40 MILLION PASSENGERS AND BECOME EUROPE’S BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULED CARRIER " Euro majors all have more passengers / aircraft so why should Ryan become "EUROPE’S BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULED CARRIER " ? ...

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by keesje
Fri Jan 25, 2002 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premium Economy Vs World Traveller Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

RE: Premium Economy Vs World Traveller Plus

I guess Virgin does better if you want an all frills product. Premium economy is also on the upperdeck which is ok. BA has a problem ; biggest part of their aircraft are reserved for business travellers. That's the market that collapsed on the Atlantic after 9-11... They are now upgrading M to M+, M...

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by keesje
Thu Jan 24, 2002 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Future-fragmentation?alliances?
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

RE: Airline Future-fragmentation?alliances?

Lately everybody is stumbling over each to state low carriers will reign the world. Everybody is hanging on the lips of their CEO's to hear their sad underdog story's. 2 years ago internet would take over aviation, and only very big airlines would be there in a few years. I don't think radical chang...

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by keesje
Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite 737-200 Colours
Replies: 33
Views: 1828

RE: Favourite 737-200 Colours

KLM ???? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=159460" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/6/4/159460.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="130"></a><br>Photo © Stefa...

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by keesje
Wed Jan 23, 2002 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

RE: Tallest ATC Towers?

Schiphol's is pretty high and massive ; <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=198357" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/7/5/3/198357.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="...

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by keesje
Wed Jan 23, 2002 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's How They Profiled Me...
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

RE: Here's How They Profiled Me...

Security personal had a kind of short "interview" with Hisham, checked his id and whereabouts in a computer.
Hisham apparently didn't fit any criminal profile.

Many people forget their passport everyday.

It's all pretty good isn't it ?


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by keesje
Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upcoming Delta Trip (Please Reply :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 2835

RE: Upcoming Delta Trip (Please Reply :-)

I flew a 767300ER AMS-ATL and a 767-300 on to SLC. Both were OK not so special. I advise you to bring a lot a snacks yourself a have window seats. Headset domestic costs $5, peanut service free, not much of a meal have fun & tell us afterwards how it was CJR is a cool aircraft .. enjoy !

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