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by crdaus
Fri May 19, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Qantas' IFE Like?
Replies: 6
Views: 5788

RE: What Is Qantas' IFE Like?

Yes, it depends on the aircraft. On my latest trip <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> (trip report will be posted soon) with <acronym...

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by crdaus
Fri May 19, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 10 Hour Layover In MEL. What To Do?
Replies: 2
Views: 6888

RE: 10 Hour Layover In MEL. What To Do?

International arrival in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> at 20:00 means that you should clear formalities at the airport within an hour. I would then check into the Airport Hilton and then catch a cab to Southbank in the city, have dinner at ...

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by crdaus
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best/Worst Compensation After Complaining
Replies: 3
Views: 4061

RE: Best/Worst Compensation After Complaining

A few years ago, I received A$4000 M C O from <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> after complaining about being put in their old 1st class on two sectors <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / L...

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by crdaus
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Suggestions On Trip To Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 5617

RE: Suggestions On Trip To Australia

Get a ticket that gives you at least <acronym title="Cairns (CNS / YBCS), Australia - Queensland">CNS</acronym>, <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>, <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New So...

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by crdaus
Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lan Chile 1st Class SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE Now With Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 18018

RE: Lan Chile 1st Class SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE Now With Pics

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by crdaus
Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Do You Guys Do It? Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6275

RE: How Do You Guys Do It? Help

I was noticed taking pix in <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 1st class once and the Flight Attendant left the bottle of vintage moet on my table to make sure it was included! This is the picture: <img src="http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/crdaus/a3da8264.jpg" width="600" height...

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by crdaus
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting In SYD. Is It Really That Bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 8168

RE: Connecting In SYD. Is It Really That Bad?

Today (29/03/06), there was a letter to the editor in our daily national newspaper "Australian Financial Review" <a href="http://afr.com/articles/2006/03/29/1143441180449.html" target=_blank>http://afr.com/articles/2006/03/29/1143441180449.html</a> which absolutely slams Sydney airport's handling of...

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by crdaus
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BOS To Austrailia
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

RE: BOS To Austrailia

I will be doing this trip in early May as part of a round trip, but originating in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. The OneWorld "Circle Pacific" base fare is ideal and is great value even if it involves flying via Hong Kong in at least one d...

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by crdaus
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CX 1st Class LHR-HKG-MEL With Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 21724

RE: CX 1st Class LHR-HKG-MEL With Pics

Tbear815: thank you for the feedback. I am a bit of an airline nut (I used to work for one in <acronym title="Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> when I was young). Hopefully my trip reports will improve with a bit more experience. Next time I will try to take more pix of other aspects of the fli...

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by crdaus
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I The Only Coach Passenger On This Site?
Replies: 73
Views: 6482

RE: Am I The Only Coach Passenger On This Site?

It is all very well for you guys who fly coach. I fly coach as well on short haul. But with my long legs and at my age, I would end up with health problems if I flew coach on long haul. You should also bear in mind that Australians live at the end of the world - we are simply miles away from the mai...

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by crdaus
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia BusinessPlus GIG-MAD (With Pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 23128

Iberia BusinessPlus GIG-MAD (With Pics)

I remembered a couple of things that were interesting about the flight that I forgot to mention in my trip report. Firstly, during takeoff and landing the cabin monitors displayed direct video feed from an enternal camera mounted at in the tail of the aircraft. This gave great visuals of takeoff and...

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by crdaus
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CX 1st Class LHR-HKG-MEL With Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 21724

CX 1st Class LHR-HKG-MEL With Pics

CX. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>, 1st class, 4th March, ...

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by crdaus
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lan Chile 1st Class SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE Now With Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 18018

Lan Chile 1st Class SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE Now With Pics

SYD/<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>: Flight was 1 hour late taking off due to baggage loading problems at Sydney airport. Although this was not <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>’s fault, they should have not boarded passengers, especially 1st c...

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by crdaus
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia BusinessPlus GIG-MAD (With Pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 23128

Iberia BusinessPlus GIG-MAD (With Pics)

IBERIA 1st March, 2006. <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym>/<acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> Business Plus. Travelling on a OneWorld RTW ticket, I boarded the flight in Rio De Janeiro and ...

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by crdaus
Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Intl First Class Product
Replies: 25
Views: 6777

RE: Best Intl First Class Product

I have travelled international 1st class with <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, and <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>...

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by crdaus
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is First Class Worth The Extra?
Replies: 6
Views: 8309

RE: Is First Class Worth The Extra?

I have been travelling 1st class on international flights for years because of the legroom and flat bed seats. As I am 6'2", I need as much leg room as possible. Also, I find it imposssible to sleep if the seat does not go flat. Otherwise it is not worth the extra for the other bits and pieces such ...

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by crdaus
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class
Replies: 12
Views: 10185

RE: Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class

The photos of the food I had on this flight can be seen in the LA section of http://www.airlinemeals.net/indexMeals.html.

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by crdaus
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

I am now back in Melbourne having flown on a Oneworld RTW ticket involving <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> for MEl-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> for <a...

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by crdaus
Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class
Replies: 12
Views: 10185

RE: Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class

I am sorry I am unable to upload the pictures. I have uploaded them to Airlinemeals.net but they have not been published yet. As to the "premonition", this is in reference to another thread I started in "Aviation Polls and Preferences" where I was reporting on research I had done on <acronym title="...

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by crdaus
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Well LA won out against AR. I have posted my Trip report today, but it does not have the photos I took because I can't upload them via a URL.

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by crdaus
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class
Replies: 12
Views: 10185

Lan Chile SYD/AKL/SCL/EZE 1st Class

SYD/<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>: Flight was 1 hour late taking off due to baggage loading problems at Sydney airport. Although this was not <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>’s fault, they should have not boarded passengers, especially 1st c...

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by crdaus
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Although I currently have <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> tickets, the Buenos Aires Herald reported on the 3rd Feb a threat of a strike by Austral pilots and engineers because of the negotiations underway at <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acron...

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by crdaus
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Ready Airports In 2006 To 2008
Replies: 61
Views: 9965

RE: A380 Ready Airports In 2006 To 2008

In fact, <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> was readied last year with the widening of the main runway and received a P/R visit from the A380. <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> will also be...

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by crdaus
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Working In IT For An Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 4933

RE: Working In IT For An Airline

I worked in <acronym title="Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> for an Aussie airline, now defunct, called Ansett for four years as a programmer. That was in the early 70's. No doubt things have changed significantly since then! However, it was a great experience. I initially worked in the Engine...

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by crdaus
Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Dear Planemanofnz, yes I am a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> ff member, gold in fact and would be promoted to platinum if I flew <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>. Even so, the points lost by flying <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> would not mak...

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by crdaus
Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Nicknames
Replies: 37
Views: 6832

RE: Airline Nicknames

The nicknames aussies have for their two famous airlines Ansett (now defunct) and Qantas:

Ansett: "chance it"
Qantas: "quaint arse" (probably referring to the ageing FA's).

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by crdaus
Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Given that <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym>'s business class fare was half <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>'s when I bought the tickets (AR have since increased it by 20% - obviously using 'yield management'), the only real issue with flying <acronym title="Aero...

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by crdaus
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking Back...Airports You Used In 2005
Replies: 140
Views: 6302

RE: Looking Back...Airports You Used In 2005

For 2005: new airports: <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURR...

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by crdaus
Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Advice LHR - MEL, SYD - LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 4666

RE: Airline Advice LHR - MEL, SYD - LHR

EK are competing very hard against <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> so the best deals are probably with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> especially on the less direct route such as <acronym title="Londo...

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by crdaus
Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Thanks for all your suggestions and help. The purpose for going to <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym> is because I am joining a 12 night cruise up the east coast to Rio for the Carnivale. So my return to Aus will be from <acronym title="...

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by crdaus
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

I am still in a quandary about this. I travel a lot and really get obsessive about flights. I am leaning to <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> because it is the most direct flight and especially because the fare for Condor class is half what <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA...

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by crdaus
Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

Thanks PresRDC and MD11junkie for your prompt replies. I will be in either Club Condor or its equivalent on LAN Chile. I read Treeny's reports with interest but also found one about a strike on Aerolineas just prior to Christmas. It seems that the peace agreement is for 3 months only, which could me...

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by crdaus
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?
Replies: 88
Views: 10378

Aerolineas Argentinas Or LanChile?

I am about to fly to South America for a holiday and can't make up my mind which airline to travel. Both airlines fly the A340 from Australia, but I think LanChile's are more recent models. I haven't travelled on either before, so have no idea what to expect. Any opinions?

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