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by PayaLebar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination

xwb777 wrote:
until the termination in 2015.


I started flying UL to Europe in October 2012 and the agreement with EK has already been terminated then.

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by PayaLebar
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2560

Re: Putin's revenge part II

WarRI1 wrote:
I consider the damage from Trumps actions, treasonous.


I consider all US Presidents who are in bed with the Evil Kingdom (Swordy Arabia) as treasonous towards mankind. And I am not an American!

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by PayaLebar
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

berari wrote:
And my eyes roll again.


Please do. LOL

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by PayaLebar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

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berari wrote:
Your experience is irrelevant to the US3 vs ME3 conversation.


Is it really?

I'm not prepared to be a victim when missiles are firing and then history repeats itself...........https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_A ... Flight_149

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by PayaLebar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

This is where the eyeroll icon comes in. For one not all the US3 compete with the ME3 to the regions in question. In reality the ME3 mostly funnel pax through their hubs to/from destinations that no US3 serve (with exception of UA at India.) The US3 serve those regions via codeshare with European p...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

This is where the eyeroll icon comes in. For one not all the US3 compete with the ME3 to the regions in question. In reality the ME3 mostly funnel pax through their hubs to/from destinations that no US3 serve (with exception of UA at India.) The US3 serve those regions via codeshare with European p...

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by PayaLebar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

I know not all AA interiors are that bad. But just trying to show that AA isn't really competing effectively with the ME3 traffic crossing the Atlantic. The consumer is simply choosing the better option. Delta is doing a much better job of retaliating by at least improving their offering. And refur...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Yep nothing better than crossing the atlantic in AA's beautiful 767's. Even low cost carriers like DY's 787s have IFE. https://i1.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AA-American-767-300-Economy-IFE-830x553.jpg?fit=2048%2C2048px&ssl=1 Well, my flight was a Trans Pacific flight and...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Agreed - the ME3 are all bluster. EK doesn't even have lie-flat J in their 777s. EY Y is 10-across and cramped to all hell - I'd choose AA in a heartbeat over either, esp in MCE. QR Y is fine, but not anything special IMO. The ME3 survive largely off of a good reputation in the Indian community, no...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 17639

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

What no one expected was the brand to recover to the level it did in the short amount of time it did and the A380s were back to making money on the LHR route with load factors in the high 90s, including lots of premium purchases. Spot on! I, for one, enjoy flying their Business Class around the reg...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

But to go back to their product, even if they were to run parallel flights with ME3 from say DFW-DOH pax would choose to fly the ME3 carrier because of what's on offer. The US3 know they can't compete on product with the ME3 based on their cost structure, and it would be too much of an investment t...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23909

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

janders wrote:
Good. Lets move on.

Mr Bastian, Mr Parker, Mr Munoz, instead worry about your own airlines and competing on your own merits - the quality and service of product you offer consumers instead. The ME3 only thrive because they are able to give consumers something they want.


Spot on!

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by PayaLebar
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin
Replies: 44
Views: 14122

Re: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin

Interesting, but am I wrong if I think this will lead to a situation, where a fraction of the passengers, who are now flying SQ via FRA will decide to take SCOOT from BER, meaning Scoot is canabilizing SQ's FRA-Singapore route? SQ used to fly into Berlin SXF (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egypt mosque attack
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Egypt mosque attack

From a European perspective I think Spain will benefit greatly during the next year in terms of tourism, mainland and islands. Attacks in Turkey and Egypt filter down to this market. Tunisia is still struggling to recover in a UK P.O.V. Spain has been benefiting since the release of the movie - Inn...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egypt mosque attack
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Egypt mosque attack

Where Islam holds sway, society isn't allowed to change, and Islam can take it's own time changing oh-so-slowly, if at all. Why should Islam take the lead role in acknowledging women's rights, when the Saudi Gov't (heavily influenced by Islam) denies women basic rights? This was the situation in We...

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by PayaLebar
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egypt mosque attack
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Egypt mosque attack

seb146 wrote:
2. It was Muslim on Muslim violence.


Islam is a very sick religion and it is on its death throes.

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by PayaLebar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changes to BA Frequent Flier Programme?
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Changes to BA Frequent Flier Programme?

I don't think loyalty gets you many perks anymore, unless you really spend a lot of time/money flying. Even many business class lounges have nothing to offer anymore, and some airports are even introducing public use showers, further negating the need for a business class lounge! I'm beginning to f...

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide in the Islamic world?
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Suicide in the Islamic world?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Ojb1-Dy8U
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skywaymanaz wrote:
I've wondered if some of those recruited for suicide bombings are closeted gay.


This (Anal Jihad): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Ojb1-Dy8U

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

BobPatterson wrote:
Was Shaitan a mistake? (2:34)


Thank you for reminding me that an Almighty All-Powerful Creator is unable to control His Creation.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

BobPatterson wrote:
Don't you think an "evil one" can't be part of a grand scheme of creation in which created beings are given a choice in whom to follow, God or Satan?


If you want to believe in such Abrahamic Nonsense.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

BobPatterson wrote:
Why do you call such things mistakes?


32:7: "HE who PERFECTED EVERYTHING WHICH HE CREATED and began the creation of man from clay."
95:4: "WE HAVE CERTAINLY CREATED MAN IN THE BEST OF STATURE;"

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

BobPatterson wrote:
I don't think that line of logic is necessarily true.


You have a right to your opinion.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Everything you say comes off as ungrounded. How do you expect people to separate the hyperbole from the horseshit? This is horseshit to me - a 'God' complaining about having enemies: 8:60: "And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of STEEDS OF WAR by which you may terrify th...

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by PayaLebar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Since I cited your words in Post #43, you can have no doubt what I based my question on. It was in turn based on your post # 41: "I was merely encouraging 'atcsundevil' to study the Quran and convince himself that it is truly divine and not written by men." You do understand that the stat...

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by PayaLebar
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

BobPatterson wrote:
I am puzzled to understand how a humanist can think that a manuscript is "truly divine and not written by men".


And where have I, as an ex-Muslim, indicated that I consider the Quran as 'truly divine and not written by men'? I suggest that you scroll up and read from my first reply.

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by PayaLebar
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11579

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

SCQ83 wrote:
Barcelona is a low yield destination.


And a very expensive destination to visit!

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by PayaLebar
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Accidentally duplicated the reply. Moderator, please delete this post.

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by PayaLebar
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Would you please explain precisely what you mean when you say ".....there is no fault in the Quran"? I was merely encouraging 'atcsundevil' to study the Quran and convince himself that it is truly divine and not written by men. Please tell me, also, whether you consider the translation of...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I won't even call it fundamentalist Islamic terror groups, because as with IS, their motivations and ideology had very little to do with religion. As an ex-Muslim of Arab origin, I totally disagree with you. Apparently, you've not studied the Quran in its original Arabic Language. The Arabic Trilat...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

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salttee wrote:
the Abrahamic religions.


I am done with all the Abrahamic Nonsense.

In the meantime, please listen carefully to the lyrics of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgFZfRVaww

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

salttee wrote:
Every sin you can cast on Islam can be found in either of the other two Abrahamic religions.


And that is why I am now a Humanist.

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

Rohyngia The Rohingyas claim that they have been persecuted since the Independence of Myanmar (Burma) on 4th January 1948. Of course, as a Humanist, I am deeply concerned BUT why have these claims been made in the last 15-20 years? Where were the Rohingyas when all of South East Asia were flooded w...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

salttee wrote:
How many times does "kill" appear in the Tanakh aka Old Testament?


Ask an ex-Jew.

I am an ex-Muslim of Arab origin. I suggest that you focus on what is within the Quran instead of justifying Islam's aggression based on what is within the Tanakh.

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

their Saudi benefactors.. Of course. They are the major sponsor to the worldwide terrorism. But they are not alone. The Arab Oil Oligarch are heavy funders. Who gets to decide what is "good and proper education"? Easy peasy. Avoid sending your children for education in Muslim Countries wh...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I won't even call it fundamentalist Islamic terror groups, because as with IS, their motivations and ideology had very little to do with religion. As an ex-Muslim of Arab origin, I totally disagree with you. Apparently, you've not studied the Quran in its original Arabic Language. The Arabic Trilat...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 2105

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I'm really not sure anyone can claim they are "no more". As long as Al Baghdadi is still alive, the concept of IS will live on and its 'fighters' will continue to inflict acts of terror on the World. As long as they have deep pockets, they will be around for a long time. The only way to o...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17406

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

I do think people want a better balance of the past and present especially on domestic USA and internal EC flights. Reasonable seat pitch in coach. Not having to pay for one checked bag for domestic USA flights. Some food with the fare on longer flights. Fair 'living' wages for airline staff. Reaso...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17406

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

There is no going back to regulation though so all we can do is try to make things better for those of us who do not fall into one of those above mentioned stakeholder groups. We need watchdogs in Washington that can look out for the needs of the average flying passenger and keep lobbying groups li...

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by PayaLebar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17406

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

AWACSooner wrote:
727200 wrote:
the bus with the dog on the side. Nope, none of us want to go back to that period.

We already have: they're called Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, etc.


And we in Asia call it Air Asia! lol

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by PayaLebar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 1987

Re: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport

[/quote]BTW, passengers landing in Riyadh can see patriot missile bases around both airports.[/quote]

And this is why I have been saying to family and friends for the last two years that they should avoid the ME3 + SV and completely avoid going through the Gulf.

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by PayaLebar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 1987

Re: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport

salttee wrote:
Israel is always lying;


And what exactly is Israel lying about? Just curious.

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 23490

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

The sweet spot where surface transportation loses ground is about 4 hours of travel time on any ground mode. Below that, both car and rail remain very competitive. I concur with you on the 'sweet spot' but there are promotional airfares (especially between JHB and SZB) that will make me fly because...

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by PayaLebar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK
Replies: 9
Views: 4544

Re: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK

I recently flew ATH/IST on TK and saw a very odd procedure by the cabin crew. As we were taxiing to the gate in IST, I noticed that one of the cabin crew had closed the divider curtain between C and Y class and was standing in the aisle guarding it. There was a placard that very clearly stated &quo...

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by PayaLebar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 25447

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

chepos wrote:
Lets all calm down, how didi we get to the conclusion from thjs article that CX was going to jump to STAR? CZ is just evaluating its options, nothing in this article mentions CX!


Exactly!

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by PayaLebar
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 2205

Re: Seat width

While on the subject of Seat Width, is there anyone who remembers the Width as well as the Seat Pitch of the early 747s when it was 9 abreast? I have been on those 747 and they were so spacious; but then again I was much smaller as a teenager.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 6262

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

On a separate note, when MH was flying to MAD & MEX in the 90s, they had Mexican FAs in kebayas. Julius Wong will know more about this.

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by PayaLebar
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3709

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

NZ321 wrote:
Their bottom line won't be helped by recent events in Bali.


What recent events?

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by PayaLebar
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8810

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

klm617 wrote:
That's why I love KLM and not the budget airline Delta which nickle and dimes you to death.


I find that Malaysia Airlines promotional fares to be better offers than LCC carriers like Air Asia (e.g. KUL-DPS-KUL for only US$92 all inclusive)!.

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by PayaLebar
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Alliances
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: The future of Alliances

I think that travelling on a variety of airlines and not limiting yourself to an alliance means you will have more unique travel experiences, in my opinion. Regrettably, I am learning that from a recent experience with UL. They've revised their mileage accrual very recently without any notification...

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