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by taichen
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia MAD-JFK On The A340-600 W/Pix!
Replies: 31
Views: 33414

Iberia MAD-JFK On The A340-600 W/Pix!

NIce ! I really enjoyed your report

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by taichen
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AV And LP: Trip To Peru. (Pics)
Replies: 23
Views: 15961

RE: AV And LP: Trip To Peru. (Pics)

Nice report. I hope, tho, that you'll get greater insight about Colombia and South America in the coming years

Justa quick question, how exactly do you think is Colombia more advanced than Peru?

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by taichen
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ZRH - LIS - ZRH TAP
Replies: 6
Views: 4733

RE: ZRH - LIS - ZRH TAP

Very nice report ! I like TAP, i'm quite fond of this airline and since I live near Portugal for me it is somewhat my "second" home airline. Yoiu just don't see many <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> reports around here ... It is nice that <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> ...

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by taichen
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9W, AI, F5, At DEL, IXL, KTM, Phokara (With Pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 9812

9W, AI, F5, At DEL, IXL, KTM, Phokara (With Pictures)

Interesting trip . I was expecting much more detail, though. I'm sure there is much more to tell about Indian carriers. Btw, it seems it is indeed one of the few places in the world where airlines are like they used to be only a few years ago. What is generally speaking the fare level ? Here in Spai...

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by taichen
Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VLC-STN-VLC With Ryanair And EasyJet
Replies: 7
Views: 5623

RE: VLC-STN-VLC With Ryanair And EasyJet

Nice report ! Next time you could consider <acronym title="Valencia (- Manises) (VLC / LEVC), Spain">VLC</acronym>-<acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> with Vueling and a train to Rotterdam. Belgian trains are quite cheap. I'm looking...

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by taichen
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Let´s Bash IB! TGU-SAL-MIA-MAD-HAJ W/ LR,TA,IB,YW
Replies: 43
Views: 7334

RE: Let´s Bash IB! TGU-SAL-MIA-MAD-HAJ W/ LR,TA,IB

Most Spaniards in their 20's wouldn't mind at all if they were called "tú" by an <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> or not, you know here we don't care much about it any more. Funnily, often women in their 40's or older feel insulted if t...

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by taichen
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Let´s Bash IB! TGU-SAL-MIA-MAD-HAJ W/ LR,TA,IB,YW
Replies: 43
Views: 7334

RE: Let´s Bash IB! TGU-SAL-MIA-MAD-HAJ W/ LR,TA,IB

What a childish and stupid remark you made, Andrés !!! There is nothing here about "patriotism", not even about preferring an airline over other !! <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> does not need german customers ? Nonsense ! Not only any carrier needs any customer , that's simple busines...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB7693 30 August 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

RE: IB7693 30 August 2004

Just for the record, Some years ago, when <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> went on a mad shopping frenzy and bought <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym>, VA, <acronym title="Ladeco (Chile)">UC</acronym> (which turned to be a nightmare) the airline tried to buy ...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB7693 30 August 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

RE: IB7693 30 August 2004

I always liked <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> and find them to be my second "home" airline as I live very near the border, <acronym title="Oporto (- Francisco sa Carneiro) (OPO / LPPR), Portugal">OPO</acronym> airport is 1 h away from home and they have great deals. They usualyy are ...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB3110 27 August 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

RE: IB3110 27 August 2004

Most people here (if not all) have their favourite airline. As we all are a aviation enthusiasts, some of them are as crazy about their airlines as others woulr be about the football team. Not long ago, when <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> had on board service on domestic and European f...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BRU - MAD In SN
Replies: 20
Views: 5858

RE: BRU - MAD In SN

Actually *most* "Quality" airlines do carry blankets and pillows on board, even on short hops. Normally you just need to ask your <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. If I recall correctly, blankets are (somewhat) considered "safety equipment" by some carriers as they may prove to be...

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by taichen
Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Final Part, MAD - BOG In AV
Replies: 7
Views: 5652

RE: Final Part, MAD - BOG In AV

Well .. take it easy Colombian guys ! perhaps it is not the best report around but certainly I've seen many others which are much worse !!! Only a remark ... Actually I don't think people care wheter you found your <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> to be cute or not. Something like...

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by taichen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Trip To The U.S.-Iberia OVD-MAD-JFK (Part One)
Replies: 7
Views: 8537

RE: A Trip To The U.S.-Iberia OVD-MAD-JFK (Part On

Nice report ! Just remember that the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> 88 were originally Aviaco planes (no replacements for the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> 87, nor are they "more modern" , they're about as old) , so that's why they had no IFE installed when they bought t...

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by taichen
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Honeymoon With SN Brussels, Iberia And Binter
Replies: 7
Views: 5845

RE: Honeymoon With SN Brussels, Iberia And Binter

I found very interesting that you had flew <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> on the first day of their new horrid inflight "service" for sale. Did they made special announcements ? Did people buy meals onboard ? I found also funny that you found it "not too expensive". IMHO Iberia's new "...

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by taichen
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-TFN Via CDG & MAD & IB Nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 5765

RE: LHR-TFN Via CDG & MAD & IB Nightmare

Most of the times criatura would be used when talking about a small child, but in that context it means something as "the poor guy" used as a way of expressing affection. It is always friendly.

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by taichen
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-TFN Via CDG & MAD & IB Nightmare
Replies: 12
Views: 5765

RE: LHR-TFN Via CDG & MAD & IB Nightmare

"creature", criatura in Spanish is an affective term !! So the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> was not bitching at all about the passenger who went to the toilet !!! btw, <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> has greatly downgraded their own catering -- it will dissappear ...

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by taichen
Wed Aug 20, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spanair:MAD-MAH-MAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3697

RE: Spanair:MAD-MAH-MAD

Strange they serve cake on the <acronym title="Menorca (- Mahon) (MAH / LEMH), Spain">MAH</acronym> flights, other domestic routes almost lack of inflight service. Some remarks, Madrid airport is Barajas, not Bajaras. Spanair does indeed offer internet sales. Also e-tickets are available. The 717 is...

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by taichen
Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia: Heathrow-Seville-Heathrow MD88 W/Movies
Replies: 29
Views: 7894

RE: Iberia: Heathrow-Seville-Heathrow MD88 W/Movies

As someone else said, Iberia's MD 88 stock were originaly delivered to Aviaco,
their former domestic branch. That's why they have no IFE.

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by taichen
Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAD - LHR (BMI/Lufthansa)
Replies: 4
Views: 3815

RE: MAD - LHR (BMI/Lufthansa)

As someone said, <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> and Lufthansa both belong to Star Alliance. Since 1st April Spanair also joined the alliance. Their handling subsidiary Newco handles many Star carriers in Madrid and other S...

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by taichen
Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Wonderful Trip To Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 4481

RE: A Wonderful Trip To Spain

So did you fly Spanair after all ?? I am glad you've enjoyed Spain. Also that the "misterious" <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> flight to madrid does actually exist. Does it get cancelled often or what ? It is also a codeshare with <acronym title="Spanair (Spain)">JK</acronym> (Spanair) and ...

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by taichen
Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Argentine 1183
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

RE: Argentine 1183

About IFE ... I understand it was switched off, right ? I mean to MAD they fly also the 340 and 747s and they have some kind of IFE. I always want to try AR , at least MAD - LHR or MAD-CDG . They fly with M88 as they have a small "hub" here, the same as IB had in BUE some years ago when both carrier...

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by taichen
Fri Jan 17, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Worst Trip Ever MAD-FRA-GOT-FRA-MAD
Replies: 8
Views: 5108

RE: Worst Trip Ever MAD-FRA-GOT-FRA-MAD

To some extent, that kind of things make travelling more interesting !  Big grin

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by taichen
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Germanwings To Madrid
Replies: 16
Views: 7346

RE: Germanwings To Madrid

Hi

there are two kind of flight information screens in MAD , some of then show as your say only the departures in your concourse but there are also others that have information for the whole airport.


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by taichen
Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MIA-LGW On Virgin Atlantic (long)
Replies: 14
Views: 5951

RE: MIA-LGW On Virgin Atlantic (long)

Nice report ! How is the safety demo done "manually" in a 747 ? I've never seen one, always video presentations in these big planes. I mean, you are not able to see all exits in the cabin from your seat , how is the "pointing of exits" done ? Only the nearest ones ? Something like "look for the near...

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by taichen
Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-JFK On KL744; Quite Long!
Replies: 10
Views: 7491

RE: AMS-JFK On KL744; Quite Long!

Oops ... Yes i though you were a woman , shame on me for I am gay and should know "boyfriend" can apply both sexes ... If I only lived in such an open country as the nederlands ...

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by taichen
Mon Oct 21, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-JFK On KL744; Quite Long!
Replies: 10
Views: 7491

RE: AMS-JFK On KL744; Quite Long!

Godd report !

Also I think you're among the few women who write here.

It wasn't too long at all and better than many others But it seems you don't eat to much, if you were stuffed  Big grin !

What do you recommend about New York ?

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by taichen
Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Round The World - Second And Final Part
Replies: 16
Views: 7896

RE: Round The World - Second And Final Part

Great report, I don't undertand the low star rating

What is AWOPS ?

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by taichen
Thu Oct 10, 2002 12:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another F/A Trip Report
Replies: 39
Views: 11019

RE: Another F/A Trip Report

As always, just excellent  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> When you travel, do you always share rooms ? What about pilots ? I ask this because in my country pilots feel themselves as very exclusive people and always want a treatament different from that the FA's get. Abo...

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by taichen
Wed Sep 25, 2002 9:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAS- MIA On N7 In F On 9/11
Replies: 12
Views: 4169

RE: LAS- MIA On N7 In F On 9/11

Isn't LAS -MIA a longish flight ? I don't see the service being so good if only a small dinner (turkey sandwich) and no breakfast were served , even if N7 is a "budget" carrier this F class service seems to be sup standard.

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by taichen
Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TLS-LHR-LAX And Back On BE And AA (PART 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 6520

RE: TLS-LHR-LAX And Back On BE And AA (PART 1)

What was the Virgin A340 doing in TLS ? About to being delivered or it is a frequent visitor ?

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by taichen
Mon Sep 23, 2002 3:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BWI-BOS-BWI-MCO AS A F/A
Replies: 27
Views: 6298

RE: BWI-BOS-BWI-MCO AS A F/A

gain, very great ! You're the best around here ! Here in Europe Air Tran is either an "unknown" carrier or if it has one then it is on the "not so good" side but surely it must be much better with people like you! Are more FAs reading this forum ? Come on guys and gals, talks us about your trips !

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by taichen
Thu Sep 19, 2002 12:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MTY-ATL-BRU-BCN-JFK-LGA-MEX-MTY
Replies: 5
Views: 3432

RE: MTY-ATL-BRU-BCN-JFK-LGA-MEX-MTY

Well it is great that you had a nice vacation and that you enjoyed Europe and all, but this forum is for *trip reports*, not trip itineraries. It is quite annoying opening a topic with a title like yours only to find nothing which resembles a report.

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by taichen
Sun Sep 15, 2002 6:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ATL-MKE-ATL-BOS-BWI AS A F/A On 11SEP
Replies: 21
Views: 4847

RE: ATL-MKE-ATL-BOS-BWI AS A F/A On 11SEP

Wonderful trip report ! By far the best I've read in much time !

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by taichen
Fri Sep 06, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An All Airbus Adventure (JFK-LIS-LHR-JFK On TP/VS)
Replies: 11
Views: 6023

RE: An All Airbus Adventure (JFK-LIS-LHR-JFK On TP/VS)

"in the departure lounge at lisbon, four out of seven departures were delayed. i think that spells "unreliable" fairly well" Then check any major european airport any random day and check their flag carrier (IB at MAD, AF at CDG , AZ at FCO LH at FRA and so on) , you can also check airport web sites...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 06, 2002 6:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easyjet LGW-AMS-LGW
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

RE: Easyjet LGW-AMS-LGW

Urgh, Easyjet on board catering prices are real high ! in any case in pair with airport prices, or perhaps even more expensive. How do they compare with other "low cost" carriers ? I really don't understand how they can't manage to offer "low cost" prices for their onboard offerings - wouldn't it le...

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by taichen
Fri Sep 06, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An All Airbus Adventure (JFK-LIS-LHR-JFK On TP/VS)
Replies: 11
Views: 6023

RE: An All Airbus Adventure (JFK-LIS-LHR-JFK On TP/VS)

I think you're exagerating a bit about TP. reading your trip report I don't see it to be so awful, rather your "european standard flag carrier" , and a bit old fashioned perhaps (no PTV ,etc) . I only flew TP once, FRA-OPO-FRA , and then it had a refreshing good service comparing with IB. You flew a...

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by taichen
Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aer Lingus/Hola Airlines DUB-AGP-DUB
Replies: 2
Views: 4644

RE: Aer Lingus/Hola Airlines DUB-AGP-DUB

Strange that an almost unknown carrier like Hola Airlines (stupid stupid name, isn'it ?) got 2 reports in a week. Why did you fly with them the way back ? Was it a charter, or ... ?

Also interesting that they have so many Viva air material.

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by taichen
Fri Aug 23, 2002 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SXB-HER-SXB With Hola Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

RE: SXB-HER-SXB With Hola Airlines

Hi Do you have any "hola airlines" material (magazines , brochures, safetys) you might want to trade ? Which aircraft ? a 737 ? How many crew members ? All female ? Most Spanish people speak English with strong accent , if at all. But i've lived with people from all around Europe and all of them spe...

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by taichen
Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RDU-LGA-JFK-MAD-FCO-MAD-JFK-LGA-RDU US,IB
Replies: 4
Views: 4939

RE: RDU-LGA-JFK-MAD-FCO-MAD-JFK-LGA-RDU US,IB

Is always interesting to read reports on Iberia seen by a foreigner as it is my home airline. Yes there are heaps of flights MAD-BCN, Iberia Spanair and also sometimes Air Europa. It is certainly one of the busiest sectors in Europe. Glad you had full service MAD-FCO-MAD . My parents flew MAD-MXP la...

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by taichen
Sun Aug 18, 2002 6:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Five Day Trip Round Europe: Six Flights For 120 €
Replies: 15
Views: 23874

RE: Five Day Trip Round Europe: Six Flights For 120 €

How did you know that Massimo is gay ? He told you ?

Anyhow, I collect timetables as well. If you got ryanair, goodjet or ciao airlines timetables at Paris beauvois and want to trade, please email me and i'll send you a swap list . [email protected]

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by taichen
Sun Aug 11, 2002 8:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last Trip On Eastern Airlines: November 31, 1990
Replies: 12
Views: 5347

RE: Last Trip On Eastern Airlines: November 31, 1990

I'm still fond of Eastern because it was the first American carrier I flew , in 1988, actually the leg was ATL-MIA ! It was then an "unknown" airline for me , I've never heard of it before.

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by taichen
Wed Jul 10, 2002 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Looong Report Europe-Brazil, BR Domestic And Back.
Replies: 14
Views: 9477

RE: Looong Report Europe-Brazil, BR Domestic And Back.

Very nice trip report and very nice reading about a not-so-common (in this forum) carrier like TP !

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by taichen
Tue Jun 25, 2002 4:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-SIN-DPS-SIN-LHR With Qantas
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

RE: LHR-SIN-DPS-SIN-LHR With Qantas

Just wondering, what would you say the FAs about your fellow stincky pax ?  Smile

Also, what do you mean with "rude crew" ?

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by taichen
Sun Jun 23, 2002 8:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report OUL-ARN-CPH-MAD, KF/SK/JK
Replies: 9
Views: 4554

Trip Report OUL-ARN-CPH-MAD, KF/SK/JK

Hei Well after my studying period has ended time has (sadly) come for me to finaly leave Finland and go back to Spain. I had booked my flights for the 15th of June almost a month before, and I tried to change the routing (OUL - ARN - MAD - VGO) but whas not possible because of the cheap ticket, in a...

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by taichen
Sun Jun 23, 2002 4:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Madrid To Buenos Aires With Iberia A340
Replies: 14
Views: 16227

RE: Madrid To Buenos Aires With Iberia A340

Strange meal options .. paella or chicken & rice, almost the same (And there are some kind of paella with rice, so ...) Yes, handling out newspapers in Y cabin is quite standard in IB flights, even the very short ones. And yes, Ronda magazine is awful, it has lots of pages (one of the bulkiest onboa...

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by taichen
Wed Jun 19, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YVR-FRA-DUS On Lufthansa
Replies: 4
Views: 6950

RE: YVR-FRA-DUS On Lufthansa

Yep, i also agree LH service is nothing special. Which aircraft was used in the FRA - DUS leg ?
Were the LH and DE crews seating in Business in uniform ?

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by taichen
Tue Jun 18, 2002 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finnair HEL-VAA-HEL With Go-arounds And Diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 4323

RE: Finnair HEL-VAA-HEL With Go-arounds And Diversion

Terve !

I'm just back from Finland (will write the report soon) and was very happy to read about Suomi and Vaasa and Kokkola , i've just visited those place last week !

I think i'll really miss Finland, very beautiful country and very nice people !

Very interesting trip report .

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by taichen
Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Report , Vienna - Madrid
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

RE: Report , Vienna - Madrid

Only a drinks service on a MAD - VIE flight with JK ? Please tell more about service !

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by taichen
Sat May 25, 2002 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-WAW On LOT Business Class
Replies: 9
Views: 6635

RE: AMS-WAW On LOT Business Class

UALbrat, This is europe  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> (and besides that Business class) so it is not amazing he got a warm meal. Times are changing a lot and so is service which is getting more and more on the "light & cheap" side but still is no wonder you get a me...

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by taichen
Tue May 07, 2002 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TGU-RTB-TGU (ATR-42/SHORTS 360)
Replies: 6
Views: 3116

RE: TGU-RTB-TGU (ATR-42/SHORTS 360)

You lucky man !! How i miss Honduras and Roatan ... i had the great luck to spend there part of my childhood and it is a truly nice and amazing place ! And i also very fondly remember the flights to and from RTB and MIA with SAHSA the former Honduran carrier . it was a very good airline and is a pit...

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