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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White A310 - Gatwick
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

RE: White A310 - Gatwick

Nope, it was completely white (well it was on the left side, but i presume it was the same on the right). Thanks anyway

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

RE: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?

If you are flying G-VHOT you will have Arcadia Entertainment system. This includes: -6 movie channels -2 kids channels -6 Tv channels (news/sport/music/comedy) -9 audio channels -A choice of 10 nintendo games -Skymap As apposed to v:port: -300hrs of video on demand content -14 channels of Audio on D...

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse

Virgin Atlantic's fifth A340-600, G-VGOA "Indian Princess" touched down at Heathrow at 15:07 yesterday afternoon after a short hop from Toulouse Blagnac as VS818P. Anyone know where this bird's going to be flying to in the future?

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

RE: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?

How did you find out it would be VHOT, Leezyjet?

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White A310 - Gatwick
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

RE: White A310 - Gatwick

I had a feeling it was Air Plus Comet because I've always seen them at Gatwick. It did look as if it was heading transatlantic. Thanks for the help guys Big grin

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White A310 - Gatwick
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

White A310 - Gatwick

While spotting the USA/Caribbean bound flights fly over from my garden i noticed a plain white A310 pass over. It was slightly north of the Caribbean/Orlando flight path at generally the same height as it would be over the Dunsfold area. I couldn't get the registration. It must have departed Gatwick...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

RE: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?

Yep it's G-VBIG and G-VWOW (Just happens i flew both of them when i went to/from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>/<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>  <img src="/discussions/graphics...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

RE: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions

I flew Premium Economy to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> about 6 weeks ago. I was very impressed. This is what you got: More Legroom Wider Seats Champagne/Bucks Fizz before you take off Legrests Foot rests Table which comes from Armrest Pr...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?
Replies: 109
Views: 14640

RE: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?

ANYTHING good at Dunsfold <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">. After all it is my HOME airport  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Okay my home Intl airport is Gatwick and I'd love to see i few more Asian carriers there, Garu...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sports Charters This Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 3188

RE: Sports Charters This Weekend

Cool, did you get their autographs Big grin

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Have A Close Call?
Replies: 26
Views: 4485

RE: Ever Have A Close Call?

We were flying to Mauritius and were just climbing, and were over the channel when a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> B757-200 came towards at 90 degrees and passed over us at about 500ft higher. However because we were climbing i had a very bad feeling from when i first saw it in the d...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Airliner You've Flown On Is.............
Replies: 146
Views: 12927

RE: Largest Airliner You've Flown On Is.............

All of these are per round trip (so two flights)

B747-400: British Airways x3, Virgin Atlantic x1
B747-200: Virgin Atlantic x1, British Airways x1

B777-200: British Airways x1

A330-200: MyTravel/Airtours x1

B767-200/300: Airtours x2, Britannia x2, British Airways x1

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by planesarecool
Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The B777 Look Best In?
Replies: 47
Views: 7258

RE: What Colours Do The B777 Look Best In?

Aeroflot: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/412137/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/412137/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/7/3/1/412137.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" wid...

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?
Replies: 35
Views: 5408

RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

I loved all of the world tails. It is sad to see them go, especially the one's in my post above ^^^^^^^

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?
Replies: 35
Views: 5408

RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

British Airways: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/304075/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/304075/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/7/0/304075.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border=...

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many UK Airports Have You Flown Into & Out Of?
Replies: 48
Views: 6209

RE: How Many UK Airports Have You Flown Into & Out Of?

Gatwick (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air 2000, Monarch, Britannia, Airtours, MyTravel)
Heathrow (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, BWIA, Bmi, Iberia)
Luton (Britannia, Airtours)
Stansted (Air UK)

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?
Replies: 35
Views: 5408

RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

I say British Airways' Nalanji Dreaming scheme painted to G-BNLN (Before they repainted it to the Union Flags scheme). Virgin Atlantic is also quite nice on the B744 and i like the South African colours too.

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4891

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Where do the "Coaster" trains go to from San Diego?

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A340-600 At Gatwick?
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

RE: VS A340-600 At Gatwick?

Leezyjet, When i flew to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> (G-VBIG) and from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> (G-VWOW) they both had it fitted. Sorry maybe it hadn't just had the Upper ...

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4891

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Yep that's what it said on www.laprensa-sandiego.com or http://web4.ramona.com/AroundTown/2002/07-16/index.asp. Apparently noise was another issue

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4891

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Well when i flew there on A B777-200 we stopped right at the end and had brakes fully deployed. When <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> operated a B747-400 they had to go via Phoenix to be able to reduce fuel therefore being able to get off the runway quicker Also i remember in the "No Ai...

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4891

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Oh i see. I think they do need a new airport because well they can't take any B747s or any other new larger aircraft to come unless they stop somewhere nearby (i.e. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> stopped at Phoenix when it operated the B747-400 to SAN). Also there isn't much, if any s...

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What You Love/Hate About The A340
Replies: 45
Views: 6812

RE: What You Love/Hate About The A340

The A340-200/300's "flat" climb calls for better spotting  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> I have never flown on the A340 but it is a joy to watch at Heathrow (and now Gatwick, my home airport) and i'd love to fly on one, one day, especially the 500/600

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Flights.from The Least Amount Of Gates!
Replies: 9
Views: 4331

RE: Most Flights.from The Least Amount Of Gates!

Don't Southwest operate in 20 minute turnarounds???

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4891

Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Hey when i was in California last year, i was staying in Ramona, whoch was one of the selected sites for a new San Diego Airport along with about another 20 sites. The residents were doing all they could to stop it being built there. Does anybody know anything more about <acronym title="San Diego - ...

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will Flyjet Be On Photo Database?
Replies: 3
Views: 3681

RE: When Will Flyjet Be On Photo Database?

Type in "FlyJet" in the field and select Airline from the drop down list. It should work

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trivia: Where Do I Live?
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

RE: Trivia: Where Do I Live?

Yeah Orlando Sanford, surely!

EDIT: Oops i posted at the same time, sorry dude

[Edited 2003-08-25 14:52:29]

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A340-600 At Gatwick?
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

RE: VS A340-600 At Gatwick?

Are you sure it was June/July.

The only visit of a VS A340-600 i know of was on the 13th April where G-VOGE arrived as flight VS805 from Dublin after getting the new upper class suite fitted. It arrived at about 9:00am.

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744's At Gatwick
Replies: 2
Views: 3694

RE: BA 744's At Gatwick

Yep G-BNLN (Nalanji Dreaming) stayed on to operate the <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> service until the early days of June. Then it was operated from Heathrow (and they took away the Nalanji Dreaming colours, the best of <acronym title="Bri...

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown On A A340 600
Replies: 27
Views: 4718

RE: Ever Flown On A A340 600

Saturday's <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> A340-600 operations: VS021 <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> G-VOGE VS022 <acron...

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown On A A340 600
Replies: 27
Views: 4718

RE: Ever Flown On A A340 600

I know that the 346's fly to Hong Kong and Tokyo. Do the Virgin Atlantic A340-600's have the tail camera too?

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The A330 Look Best In?
Replies: 58
Views: 6449

RE: What Colours Do The A330 Look Best In?

Yep, i say Thomas Cook too. Looks great on the A330

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by planesarecool
Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

RE: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?

Oh right. Yep i saw an A300 of Monarch this morning/lunchtime in old colours. Unfortunately I'm not that close. When they are departing to the west, i can usually only see the American/Canadian/Caribbean flights. Sometimes you might see the odd charter going to the canaries but thats about it. When ...

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

RE: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?

A340600 Are you to the east of the airport or the west. Usually I'm under the departing flight path as I'm to the west of the airport, but today I'm under the arrivals and as they turn onto the approach they come over us.

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

RE: Are Monarch Ever Going To Paint Their Planes?

i remember seeing the first one when i went to Sanford from Gatwick last Easter! I never see them either and i live right under Gatwick's flight path. Also MyTravel and Britannia are taking ages painting their planes too

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by planesarecool
Sun Aug 24, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And VS Florida Jets' Seating
Replies: 11
Views: 3716

RE: BA And VS Florida Jets' Seating

From <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> last year we had 2-4/5-2 (i think), but apparently on their Barbados and Orlando routes the seats we slightly le...

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by planesarecool
Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest U.S. Airport With Fewest 747's
Replies: 32
Views: 6525

RE: Largest U.S. Airport With Fewest 747's

The reason a lot of these are short of B747's is because of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. They operated the B747-200/400 into <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>, <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International...

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by planesarecool
Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar
Replies: 45
Views: 5719

RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

I flew on a BWIA L1011 before they were replace with A340-300's on BW900/01. I can't really remember much, though i remember the cabin was very big (heightwise). The seats were leather and the landing wasn't smooth at all (maybe because it was pouring down with rain in both <acronym title="Bridgetow...

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by planesarecool
Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

RE: Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers

Oh right, okay then, thank you for your response.

Regards
Stephen

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by planesarecool
Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sports Teams And Charters - Who Flies What?
Replies: 57
Views: 9045

RE: Sports Teams And Charters - Who Flies What?

In England, if there is a european sporting event then there are usually over 50 extra flights into that airport. I know Manchester saw a lot of Italian flights for the Champions League Final which was held at Old Trafford. Also when Celtic were in the UEFA cup final in Seville, there were over 50 e...

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by planesarecool
Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

RE: Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers

Nope, because it's "operated by Continental," and is booked via Expedia. If i booked it on the Virgin Atlantic website, it would cost £350 more, for the same flights

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by planesarecool
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Virgin Flight/Holiday Vouchers

Hi, i recently made a small complaint to Virgin Atlantic about the small issues i had on my recent flight from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. They kindly replied ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Have You Flown With?
Replies: 154
Views: 11327

RE: What Airlines Have You Flown With?

I haven't flown <i>with</i> any, but I've flown <i>on</i> these <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Monarch MyTravel Airtours Britannia Air 2000 British Airways <acronym title="Airborne Express (USA)">GB<...

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by planesarecool
Thu Aug 21, 2003 3:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Someone To Take Pics Of Concorde
Replies: 8
Views: 4941

RE: Need Someone To Take Pics Of Concorde

Darn! I was getting shots yesterday at LHR, should've gone tomorrow. Hope you enjoy your flight, I'm dead jealous Big grin

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by planesarecool
Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Next Planned Trip/last Trip?
Replies: 119
Views: 4827

RE: Whats Your Next Planned Trip/last Trip?

Last Trip: VS019 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> B744 (G-VBIG) - July 10th 2003 VS008 <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">...

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotting Report (8 Hours Worth)
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

RE: SFO Spotting Report (8 Hours Worth)

I flew on VBIG to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>! When i was staying at the Westin hotel by the airport, every morning i'd sit by the window and between 6:00/7:00 i'd see a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 777 and a <acr...

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde North America Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 3918

RE: Concorde North America Tour

Can somebody tell me when the LAST flight of Concorde will depart Heathrow (date/time). I have to get down there Big grin

Thanks
Stephen

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by planesarecool
Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight 001 - Where And Why?
Replies: 21
Views: 6255

RE: Flight 001 - Where And Why?

TCX001 LGW-AGP
VS001 LHR-EWR

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Time You Have Spent In Queue For Check-in?
Replies: 28
Views: 5634

RE: Longest Time You Have Spent In Queue For Check-in?

Summer of 2001, in Corfu. Early tuesday morning so of course all the AMM's, JMC's, AIH's (That's what they were then), Excel's etc were flying back to the UK. We were flying AMM and there was about a half hour queue, which was just outside the door. But when we'd finished checking in, the queue to g...

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by planesarecool
Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That DON'T Operate The 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 4735

RE: Airlines That DON'T Operate The 737?

Iberia, i think :-S

Also i don't think Alitalia or Swiss do

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