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by tonyban
Sat May 07, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today
Replies: 33
Views: 12719

RE: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today

Link below to the local NBC news 11 story. You'll bite your lip at the 15 second mark !

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by tonyban
Thu May 05, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today
Replies: 33
Views: 12719

RE: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today

A real embarrassment today was the local news <acronym title="Begishevo (Nizhnekamsk - Begishevo) (NBC / UWKE), Russia">NBC</acronym> Channel 11 aired a story about the inaugural flight showing file footage of a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 747 and identified it as a Boeing 787 ! No...

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by tonyban
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tenerife, Pan Am Co Pilot Interview.
Replies: 36
Views: 17129

RE: Tenerife, Pan Am Co Pilot Interview.

I recall hearing the news on John Cravens Newsround which used to air at 5:00 p.m on BBC1 back in the day. It was mainly geared towards children and I was 14 years old at the time. It was so sad and shocking to hear that day. RIP to all those who perished.<br/><br/><font size="-4">[Edited 2016-03-03...

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by tonyban
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Along The Himalayas With IndiGo
Replies: 16
Views: 7219

RE: Flying Along The Himalayas With IndiGo

Excellent trip report !
That picture of Mount Everest sent chills down me. It commands respect !

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by tonyban
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA India Ad
Replies: 35
Views: 10707

RE: BA India Ad

Isn't India BA's 2nd highest revenue source after the U.S ?

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by tonyban
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA India Ad
Replies: 35
Views: 10707

RE: BA India Ad

The Indian woman reminded me of my late mother  

Nice commercial !

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by tonyban
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Errant Cat Roams DL Flight--Video
Replies: 36
Views: 8109

RE: Errant Cat Roams DL Flight--Video

Now this is pussy roaming in a mile high club !!!

Mods please delete if this considered risque ! Just having a bit of fun.

[Edited 2015-12-22 08:52:13]

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by tonyban
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Completes Sale And Leaseback Of 9 x 787
Replies: 15
Views: 24325

Air India Completes Sale And Leaseback Of 9 x 787

Whiplash.
With the exception of the Indian sub-continent, I'm not sure how many people in this forum would understand the meaning of the word 'CRORE'.

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by tonyban
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iran Aviation Tour 2015 B727, B747SP, An74 + More!
Replies: 11
Views: 12931

RE: Iran Aviation Tour 2015 B727, B747SP, An74 + More!

Politics aside...Iran looks like a beautiful country with beautiful people ! I would love to go there one day.
Wonderful trip report and pictures.

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by tonyban
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendant Bullies Lady - Video By Pax
Replies: 178
Views: 27506

RE: AA Flight Attendant Bullies Lady - Video By Pax

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jmdc861" class="quote" target="_blank">jmdc861</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>They'll be right back on whichever airline...

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by tonyban
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcment Part 1
Replies: 242
Views: 25930

SJC New Route Announcment Part 1

Is it ok if I cry a little.....so happy to read this as a 33 year San Jose resident and ex-Brit pat !

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by tonyban
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcment Part 1
Replies: 242
Views: 25930

SJC New Route Announcment Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirFiero" class="quote" target="_blank">AirFiero</a> (<a href="#157" class="quote">Reply 157</a>):<br/><i>But any one of the Silicone Valley com...

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by tonyban
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcment Part 1
Replies: 242
Views: 25930

SJC New Route Announcment Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RDH3E" class="quote" target="_blank">RDH3E</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i> These two statements are not the same thing.....

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by tonyban
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcment Part 1
Replies: 242
Views: 25930

SJC New Route Announcment Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tortugamon" class="quote" target="_blank">tortugamon</a> (<a href="#92" class="quote">Reply 92</a>):<br/><i>I would like to see if there is supp...

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by tonyban
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC New Route Announcment Part 1
Replies: 242
Views: 25930

SJC New Route Announcment Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/irishayes" class="quote" target="_blank">irishayes</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>That basically sums it up. Most people...

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by tonyban
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hainan (HU) Inaugural SJC-PEK - 787 Business Class
Replies: 21
Views: 21433

RE: Hainan (HU) Inaugural SJC-PEK - 787 Business Class

Being a resident of San Jose since 1981, this trip report bought a tear to my eye !
British Airways.....British Airways.....you're next ?????

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by tonyban
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman In The Cockpit At T.O. And Landing
Replies: 92
Views: 34299

Woman In The Cockpit At T.O. And Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captjetblast" class="quote" target="_blank">captjetblast</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> I'm posting it in frustrat...

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by tonyban
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 18941

RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

That is absolutely amazing. Love the reactions of the folks when they see it,

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by tonyban
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways - New Long Haul/B789 Routes
Replies: 101
Views: 28350

RE: British Airways - New Long Haul/B789 Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nickflightx" class="quote" target="_blank">nickflightx</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="British Airways">...

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by tonyban
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 14
Replies: 207
Views: 46743

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 14

I hope that video never gets made public. I hate to think what those poor souls on board were going through. This is so tragic in more ways than one can imagine.

God bless those innocent lives lost !

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by tonyban
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Father-Daughter Flight Crew Neat Story
Replies: 84
Views: 14690

RE: Father-Daughter Flight Crew Neat Story

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777way" class="quote" target="_blank">777way</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>what about gay husbands and lesbian wives?</i>...

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by tonyban
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Father-Daughter Flight Crew Neat Story
Replies: 84
Views: 14690

RE: Father-Daughter Flight Crew Neat Story

I think is a great story with so many positives. Great to see this young lady excel with her hero right next to her.
Its just a uplifting story to read.

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by tonyban
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: #5: BLR-DOH-ORD On Qatar Airways 788, 77W (in J)
Replies: 29
Views: 18157

RE: #5: BLR-DOH-ORD On Qatar Airways 788, 77W (in J)

Very good trip report and nice pictures. But dude, please don't mind me saying...next time where shoes when you fly. Flip-flops look unhygienic and rather yucky !

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by tonyban
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No 757 Service To India
Replies: 49
Views: 11773

RE: Why No 757 Service To India

I flew LHR-ATQ via Tashkent back in 2004 on Uzbek. The Tashkent to ATQ route was serviced by a 757.

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by tonyban
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine
Replies: 263
Views: 138010

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

This is about the most sickening news I've heard. RIP to all those that have perished. This is insane !

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by tonyban
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?
Replies: 178
Views: 19724

RE: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?

I am a 35 year long smoker. But I know enough that this a viewed as a nasty and unhealthy habit by non-smokers. I never smoke around non-smokers and never have had the urge to smoke on a plane. In fact the only place I still smoke inside is at a casino. The rights of non-smokers should always prevai...

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by tonyban
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Collides With Lawn Mower
Replies: 6
Views: 9591

RE: Small Plane Collides With Lawn Mower

Was it a self propelled mower !!!

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by tonyban
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran's Cabins: Trashed
Replies: 51
Views: 22521

RE: AirTran's Cabins: Trashed

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Grisee08" class="quote" target="_blank">Grisee08</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>, but is it really necessary to let...

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by tonyban
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran's Cabins: Trashed
Replies: 51
Views: 22521

RE: AirTran's Cabins: Trashed

Wouldn't use the word 'trashed' ! Just an aircraft interior under normal wear and tear, and heck, I've seen a lot worse than this !

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by tonyban
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 In Heavy Turbulence (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 30677

RE: BA 772 In Heavy Turbulence (video)

I've seen this before. It looks like part of the 'shaking' is deliberate !

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by tonyban
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Caught On Camera (Again)
Replies: 65
Views: 26154

RE: Ryanair Caught On Camera (Again)

I'm sure they had some lottery tickets and smokeless cigarettes to pass out !

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by tonyban
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA Seahawks 747-8 (Pictures)
Replies: 51
Views: 34249

RE: SEA Seahawks 747-8 (Pictures)

@L-188 LOL !!!

Can NEVER EVER become a Seahawks fan ! Just won't.

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by tonyban
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA Seahawks 747-8 (Pictures)
Replies: 51
Views: 34249

RE: SEA Seahawks 747-8 (Pictures)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SVA402" class="quote" target="_blank">SVA402</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I'm actually a 49ers fan but since they didn't...

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by tonyban
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

RE: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bongodog1964" class="quote" target="_blank">Bongodog1964</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Apart from being a purely symbol...

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by tonyban
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concept - Sky Whale
Replies: 13
Views: 4226

RE: Concept - Sky Whale

Anybody here ever watch 'The Thunderbirds' show in the 1970s ? I'd swear I've seen this plane before on that very show !

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by tonyban
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

RE: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flaps" class="quote" target="_blank">Flaps</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> I dont' think the video proves a damn thing one...

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by tonyban
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

RE: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash

<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="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Fire them. Convict them. This was gross n...

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by tonyban
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

New Firefighter Helmet Cam Asiana Crash Video

I haven't seen a thread on this so mods please delete or move if it is repeat. Happened to see this on the news yesterday. Its a new helmet cam video on one of the firefighters. I found it hard to watch when the poor girl is clearly visible. Sorry but I see many many failures by the Airport Fire Dep...

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by tonyban
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 61, Severe Turbulence Prediction, But....
Replies: 32
Views: 20875

RE: SQ 61, Severe Turbulence Prediction, But....

Why would a captain make a PA announcement of 'expecting severe turbulence' ? By making this announcement, he/she is instilling fear in to the passengers of what may happen. I've never heard of such a thing. Yeah, they make a usual comment that 'we might hit some chop' but not to the extent of 'seve...

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by tonyban
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: India 2013 On EK - Part 1 YYZ-DXB
Replies: 9
Views: 15512

RE: India 2013 On EK - Part 1 YYZ-DXB

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airbusfanyyz" class="quote" target="_blank">airbusfanyyz</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Tailwind: 25mph Mach: 0.83 ...

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by tonyban
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214
Replies: 163
Views: 23194

RE: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rcair1" class="quote" target="_blank">rcair1</a> (<a href="#81" class="quote">Reply 81</a>):<br/><i>Quoting tonyban (Reply 72): Because the <acr...

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by tonyban
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214
Replies: 163
Views: 23194

RE: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tonyban" class="quote" target="_blank">tonyban</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>Quoting rcair1 (Reply 67): What makes you ...

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by tonyban
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214
Replies: 163
Views: 23194

RE: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rcair1" class="quote" target="_blank">rcair1</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>What makes you think the fire truck "had to ...

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by tonyban
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214
Replies: 163
Views: 23194

RE: Ntsb Hearing On Asiana 214

Slightly off topic but wasn't there a KAL 747 that slammed into a mountain about 10-15 years ago and the First Officer knew what was about to happen but 'out of cultural respect' could not tell the Captain of his error. Correct if I'm wrong here. The bigger tragedy and heartbreak was learning that t...

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by tonyban
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Could Add 5 New Routes To USA From LHR - Walsh
Replies: 237
Views: 40987

RE: BA Could Add 5 New Routes To USA From LHR - Walsh

Just my opinion. Would love to see <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> reduce their twice daily into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to one with the A380 and the second re-routed to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta Inte...

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by tonyban
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Charters For London Game 27th Oct
Replies: 25
Views: 5018

RE: NFL Charters For London Game 27th Oct

Are there enough Upper Class seats to accommodate the players ?

I'm sure they won't travel in economy !

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by tonyban
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger On United Flight To IAH Dies En Route
Replies: 34
Views: 14934

RE: Passenger On United Flight To IAH Dies En Route

I just attended a funeral two weeks ago. My wife's friend father passed away 20 minutes into a flight on China Air after take-off from Taipei. He collapsed out side the lavatory and died immediately of a heart-attack. He was 72 years old. His name was Gulzar Singh. I searched for this in this forum ...

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by tonyban
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 747 Sky Sleeper
Replies: 11
Views: 11434

RE: JAL 747 Sky Sleeper

I worked for an aircraft cleaning company in the 1970s whilst at school. I remember the upper decks in the 747-200s were furnished with beds for First class customers.

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by tonyban
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier
Replies: 57
Views: 10544

RE: SJC To Add More Int'l Gates & Possible New Carrier

<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="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>My money would be on <acronym title="Bri...

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by tonyban
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular Landing Of A Cargolux 747-F
Replies: 32
Views: 24049

RE: Spectacular Landing Of A Cargolux 747-F

What a beautiful location. The Sunflowers made it look like a pub garden.

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