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by StarFlyer
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SSW A310-300 - Overall Worst Add-on!?
Replies: 4
Views: 17401

SSW A310-300 - Overall Worst Add-on!?

Dear all, a few months ago, while waiting for PSS to release updates of their products, I wanted to get my hands on a professional FS9 add-on. Thought about the PMDG 737-600/700 but then went for the SSW A310-300. Paid USD 36.95 on their website and received an activation code. Installed the entire ...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF And LH Turning European Business Class Into LCC
Replies: 52
Views: 6926

RE: AF And LH Turning European Business Class Into LCC

Hey trident, do you know why they pay for it? It's all about choice! There's no airline serving <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG /...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF And LH Turning European Business Class Into LCC
Replies: 52
Views: 6926

RE: AF And LH Turning European Business Class Into LCC

I see the point behind that strategy... to save costs. However, the willingness of passengers to fork out ?1000 for a 60-90 minute flight will sink drastically with those changes. Cut-backs in Economy are <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, as long as there's still a free drink, and ma...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DUO Airlines, Bringing Back The Pleasure Of Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 5267

RE: DUO Airlines, Bringing Back The Pleasure Of Flying

From the sound of it, this is how I feel flying should be like!
I would always pay more to fly on a full service airline that serves main airports. Duo sounds great. Let's hope they do well!
http://www.duo.com/en/

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stupid Things That Make You Think Of Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 4690

RE: Stupid Things That Make You Think Of Flying

When I'd insert a CD into my old laptop and it'd start spinning, it'd sound exactly like a 737 spooling up... Very cool!

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Promotional Mini Cooper
Replies: 8
Views: 3461

RE: Delta's Promotional Mini Cooper

Cool idea.
And yes, it DOES have PTV:  Big thumbs up

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Oldest Paint Schemes?
Replies: 5
Views: 3220

RE: What Are The Oldest Paint Schemes?

Eh, Horus, top right...
AF CONCORDE!!! Big grin

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)
Replies: 64
Views: 12661

RE: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)

This is really just a pipe dream... Check this out for some demographic information on Rockford: <www.city-data.com/city/ Rockford-Illinois.html>. Just over 150,000 pop! <b>Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (11.2%), Swedish (9.8%), English (7.9%), Italian (7.0%), United States (4.2%)</b> Sorry to sp...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is A Tunnel Across The Atlantic Feasible?
Replies: 36
Views: 4731

RE: Is A Tunnel Across The Atlantic Feasible?

<i>Exactly, safety-wise it just wouldn't work. Even if they built a tunnel of a similar style to the chunnel, a train breakdown might mean that evacuated passengers have to wait while rescue vehicles travel anywhere up to 500 miles to reach them. And those vehicles would have to transport hundreds o...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)
Replies: 64
Views: 12661

RE: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)

It's not April 1 yet!!!  Big thumbs up

Seriously though, this won't happen!

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia V's New Livery
Replies: 38
Views: 5539

RE: Alitalia V's New Livery

I wasnt saying that the livery looks bad! But if you want to show the customer that you have changed, updating the livery from a classic 70's design to a very fresh look for the new century might not be a bad thing. Keep the green, red and white, keep the "A", but some adjustments need to be done IM...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes On Trains In SEA?
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

RE: Planes On Trains In SEA?

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia V's New Livery
Replies: 38
Views: 5539

RE: Alitalia V's New Livery

Why do you think most Italians prefer flying other carriers? Unarguably, their reputation is that of an unefficient unreliable airline. A new livery would help their fresh start in an alliance with <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym>.<b...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia V's New Livery
Replies: 38
Views: 5539

RE: Alitalia V's New Livery

Get rid of it is what I say. It is associated with their bad reputation.
They should start afresh with a new concept including a new livery.

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by StarFlyer
Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa/Condor Fleet Rumour
Replies: 27
Views: 5455

RE: Lufthansa/Condor Fleet Rumour

To London/City maybe props? Or keep a couple of Avros for <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>/<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>-<a...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa/Condor Fleet Rumour
Replies: 27
Views: 5455

RE: Lufthansa/Condor Fleet Rumour

From the passengers point of view these Avro's are a slow, cramped pain in the arse. I will be glad when they are gone.
But what does this mean for the FD728 project? Is that even still going ahead?

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by StarFlyer
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand 744s At SYD?
Replies: 3
Views: 4014

RE: Air New Zealand 744s At SYD?

However sometimes (in the past anyway) you would have seen a 747 subbing for a 767... Back in 2000 I booked <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> and <acronym title...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Short Trip Turning Long: GOT-MUC-HAM &snow Delay
Replies: 1
Views: 3062

A Short Trip Turning Long: GOT-MUC-HAM &snow Delay

Took this trip on Monday and thought I'd share it with you. Stuff like this normally doesn't happen to me but read for yourself.... This Monday started at 4.30am, when my alarm woke out of a deep drunken sleep. It had only been snowing lightly the on Sunday but during night time at least 30cm of sno...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-THF - Any Chance?
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

RE: LCY-THF - Any Chance?

I dont know why people keep thinking <acronym title="Berlin - Tempelhof (THF / EDDI), Germany">THF</acronym> is "the" inner city airport of Berlin! It is NOT! I have spoken to a few people who used to fly <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym>-BER regularly unti...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance?
Replies: 26
Views: 2838

RE: Star Alliance?

As some people have pointed out, Star Alliance is indeed not all gloom and doom. Most Star airlines will not let a member of another FFP upgrade using miles unless they book an award ticket in the respective class in the first place. I agree, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> is the l...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Fly SYD-AKL Now?
Replies: 12
Views: 4073

RE: What Airlines Fly SYD-AKL Now?

Garuda only flies between <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> and <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym>, then on to Bali. At least they did last August when my flatmates took that one.<br><br>[Edited ...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Downgrading YUL-MUC To Condor 767-300
Replies: 33
Views: 6680

RE: LH Downgrading YUL-MUC To Condor 767-300

The 744's dont fly to Munich which is why they were not listed. They fly exclusively to/from <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> used to have one or two 744s at <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich...

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by StarFlyer
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown Into CPH? How Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2986

RE: Anyone Flown Into CPH? How Was It?

If you are a yachtie, there's a marina right next to the airport (called Dragor). You can also take you boat right underneath the approach path which makes for spectacular views on the approaching aircraft. Though staying at the marina wasn't quite my thing due to the noise, the views were excellent!

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by StarFlyer
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buying Airline Shares.....Where Can I Buy Some.
Replies: 7
Views: 4221

RE: Buying Airline Shares.....Where Can I Buy Some.

I hope you put good thought into your decision! Airline shares are particularly vulnerable to world events, eg. chicken flu, recessions, wars etc.

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by StarFlyer
Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So You Think You Could Run An Airline?
Replies: 128
Views: 13526

RE: So You Think You Could Run An Airline?

Yes I am interested.

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by StarFlyer
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Easyjet Base In Dortmund
Replies: 18
Views: 4291

RE: New Easyjet Base In Dortmund

<i> Ryanair's cash cow at Frankfurt/Hahn.</i> <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> really DOES make money in Hahn?! Would have never believed that. Dortmund seems a bit off EZY's strategie of only serving major airport doesn't it? I am happy for <acronym title="Dortmund - Wickede (DTM / E...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Better Spend The Canadian Surplus?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

RE: How To Better Spend The Canadian Surplus?

Maybe just use it to lower income tax? This would generate more spending which would then generate more income, more spending a.s.o. Would also make Canada more interesting for foreign investors! But who am I to speak... I am not Canadian!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big gri...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TMP-STN FR, LHR-CDG-LHR BD, LHR-HEL-TMP BA/AY
Replies: 9
Views: 6349

RE: TMP-STN FR, LHR-CDG-LHR BD, LHR-HEL-TMP BA/AY

I didn't realize travel insurance pays for missed Ryanair flights! I have yet to experience this "airline". I'm off to the UK in a couple of weeks and thinking of booking two of those <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> cheapie...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 11, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE = 29" Pitch?!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

RE: DE = 29" Pitch?!?!

<i>You'd think the EU would come up with a law about the maximum number of pax you can squish into a plane - blimey, they make enough fuss about what you may and may not call cheese, how about some real consumer protection ?</i> Hopefully this is NOT going to happen. It is not like people do not hav...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FD 728JET Update
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

RE: FD 728JET Update

So what does this mean regarding the joint Star Alliance order of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym>? Will it be delayed? After all this bird is 100% what <acronym...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highspeed Train To JFK
Replies: 34
Views: 8249

RE: Highspeed Train To JFK

A little bit <acronym title="Avant Airlines (Chile)">OT</acronym>, but since the issue has been brought up... Shanghai's high speed airport link is up and running: <a href="http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1431_A_1071037,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1431_A_107103...

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by StarFlyer
Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volare On The Route Venice-Shanghai
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

RE: Volare On The Route Venice-Shanghai

Interesting... This would be inbound charters, right (i.e. Chinese tourists)?:
What other long-hauls does Venice have? Is Delta still coming in with a 767?

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by StarFlyer
Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: First Class Member Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

First Class Member Check In

Hello, whenever I log onto a.net I window pops up asking me to "check in". Why cant this check in be done automatically? I presume cookies are being used already as I never have to type in neither password nor user name, it's there already. Just a suggestion to make things easier for those of us who...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

RE: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!

<i>Well, <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym>-Dusseldorf has been successful, and its very pricy, so a low cost to Germany should work out ok, time will tell i guess</i> <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), United Kingdom">NCL</acronym>...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Lufthansa Concept Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 5896

RE: Nice Lufthansa Concept Livery

Wellblech translates quite nicely into "corrugated iron".  Smile
That impression looks too much like a charter carrier. I am pretty sure if we will see a new livery it will be a conservative change with an emphasis on grey, blue and yellow.

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by StarFlyer
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

RE: New HLX Route - NCL-HAJ!

Sorry to be so negative but I doubt this route is going to work out. I can't imagine a lot of O&D traffic either end. Never understood why HLX picked HAJ in the first place... but that's another story.

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Prefer Travelling Alone Or With Others?
Replies: 21
Views: 2573

RE: Do Prefer Travelling Alone Or With Others?

I've travelled extensively with my ex-girlfriend, and now I definitely miss company to share those experiences that make travel so exciting. Thus I definitely prefer travelling with others. However, I'd only go on longer trips with people that are like-minded and have the same aims when travelling. ...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?
Replies: 11
Views: 24765

RE: How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?

I was doing a flight from Frankfurt to Dubai and a Lufthansa flight to Oman was trailing me on the same airways and every 5 minutes it was too high or too low. Not very good pilots those <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> folks are they?! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="B...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?
Replies: 11
Views: 24765

RE: How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?

@United_Fan, so if you delete them out of the aircraft folder, do you still hear them on ATC? Btw do you guys get the message "you are 300 above/below your assigned altitude" for <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> traffic a lot? I got really annoyed by that. I did a complete reinstall yesterday...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?
Replies: 11
Views: 24765

How To Get Rid Of Default AI Traffic In FS9?

Hi, I have a pretty extensive collection of Project <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> add on airlines. Thing is, most of the time they dont show up because their position is taken up by one of those annoying Pacifica, Soar or Orbit flights. I have tried the Project <acronym title="Air India">A...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your personal experience with Air Dolomiti?
Replies: 3
Views: 2772

Your personal experience with Air Dolomiti?

I flew <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>-PSA-<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acro...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Int'l
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

RE: Airliners.net Int'l

@ Gordon, just put your post into German then back into English using google, just to show you what nonsense comes up using automated translators: <i>NO translators would have to be translated to give, could the complete place of assembly with somewhat more clever, but relatively direct software "fa...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Sony Getting Ready To Kick Some Ass?
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

RE: Is Sony Getting Ready To Kick Some Ass?

When is that due to be released? Any info on price? If it's anywhere near the current PS price I'll take TWO!  Big grin

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Executive Economy Feasible?
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

RE: SQ Executive Economy Feasible?

A lot of people would be willing to pay a certain surcharge just for a few more inches of seat pitch and a bit more comfort IMHO. 2-3-2 sounds good on an Airbus, maybe it would be 3-3-3 on a 747?

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by StarFlyer
Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Imposes New Compensation Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

EU Imposes New Compensation Rule

The EU has imposed a new compensation rule for passengers travelling to/from the EU that are left on the ground due to overbooking or flight delays. Depending on the length of a flight, airlines will have to pay a compensation of between 250E and 600E. On most airlines, this is nothing new. Any full...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sarajevo W/ LH/Cimber, SAS Snowflake, Easy, Ryan
Replies: 11
Views: 4713

RE: Sarajevo W/ LH/Cimber, SAS Snowflake, Easy, Ryan

Cheers, great report. What an odd routing though... Shame you didnt get to see more of Sarajevo, but a week down there would probably be too much anyway. So Snowflake is essentially SAS just with meals you pay for?! How much did you pay for you tix? Wonder where the significant savings are for SAS -...

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Paths
Replies: 4
Views: 3114

RE: Flight Paths

have a look at this site... plots the direct path between your two airports.
http://gc.kls2.com/

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300-600R Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

RE: A300-600R Question

Yep it's normal procedure for the A300 to take off with only slats extended.

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car
Replies: 66
Views: 9854

RE: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car

I dont know if it's your taste, but I had a Seat Ibiza the other weekend as a rental car. I was stunned at the performance of this little car. 75hp, top speed 195km/h, 0-80 (for inner city sprints) in 8,0 seconds. Nice interior, well crafted. Essentially this is a German car (as they are owned and o...

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