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by theobcman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4430

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

Miguel1982 wrote:
Regarding the CSA A330, last summer it flew the PRG-BCN route on Saturdays, as that was the only day in the week that it wasn't flying to/from Incheon.

Cheers,
Miguel


OK great - will do some research. Thanks

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4430

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

aeromoe wrote:
So the longer list so far is what you have flown on...the short list is what you are interested in flying on in 2018?


YES CORRECT ! Any more ideas welcome. Thanks

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4430

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

trijetsonly wrote:
theobcman wrote:
LHR-ATH OA A343
LGW-AGP ZB A306


The OA A343 ceased to exist like 10 years ago. ZB went belly up recently but the A306 left earlier.


Yes exactly. OA A343 done ten years ago. ZB A306 done six years ago. I never put a date on anything. This is just a completed list !

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4430

Euro WideBodies 2018

Dear All in preperation for the new flying year and to add to my ever increasing list, thought I'd ask you guys for the very latest info on, as the title says, Inta Europe WB's for 2018. My list so far comprises : LHR-ATH OA A343 LGW-AGP ZB A306 LHR-CDG AF A380 LGW-AMS GA B77W LHR-MAD BA B763 MAD-FR...

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by theobcman
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA enhanced Club service, LHR-JFK-LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: BA enhanced Club service, LHR-JFK-LHR

To me, I will try BA next time when I fly to UK soon. Maybe one day, I might have to try their new products. But sadly as agreed by many reviewers on airlinequality.com, their Club World seats are among the worst ever seen and has no direct aisle like many major airlines. You really should try BA s...

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by theobcman
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.
Replies: 8
Views: 7388

Re: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.

Robisintheair wrote:
The J Cabin of EI looks fantastic! never thought that they fly to Malaga with an A330 :D


This is just one of the wide bodies available around Europe ! A good way to try long haul product on short routes. It’s one of many I have flown & have more booked.

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by theobcman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2837

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

BA - anything you want anytime !

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by theobcman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

@debonair - thanks for the info. I did call PU MAD and they tell me all is fine. All flights operating for the future. Fingers crossed !!

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.
Replies: 8
Views: 7388

Re: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.

Thanks for the comments & yes it a very enjoyable day. The best way to get to southern Spain ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A350 Inaugural Flight - In Suites!
Replies: 10
Views: 11559

Re: Delta A350 Inaugural Flight - In Suites!

Very enjoyable report. The new suites on DL look great. Cheers

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by theobcman
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan Jaunt to Sapporo in Autumn (TG Economy, JL Class J, SQ Business)
Replies: 11
Views: 6359

Re: Japan Jaunt to Sapporo in Autumn (TG Economy, JL Class J, SQ Business)

Really good report. The service on these short regional routes is so much better than inta European where it’s all bob. And a lot of wide bodies - cheers

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by theobcman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

@debonair - Yes agreed I am looking at that. Thinks it A330 the afternoon I need (Shame no 787!) but yes that would be my alternate. Thanks.

BTW I have reported on my EI A330 trip you were asking about - "TripReports" section. Cheers

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by theobcman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

CarbonFibre wrote:
opticalilyushin wrote:
they may stop the BCN tag on as it's losing them money.


MAD-BCN isn't bookable after the end of the month anyway according to their website.


So what are we saying here? I have a booking early December MAD-BCN. will that be operating ? Need to get in touch with PU I guess?!?!

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by theobcman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?

Thanks for the reply, premium seating works, I just refuse to pay for a J class ticket that has 31" seat pitch. Yes agree with that for sure ! Best bet is TUi Dreamliner in Premium. LGW or MAN will have that. Not sure about other regionals. The website does show flights operated with the Dream...

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by theobcman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.
Replies: 8
Views: 7388

Re: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.

-DUZ is my favourite EI A330 because she has the same name as me "Aoife"! This is a jaunt I would love to do one day. Was it bumpy during take off? Lucky you got out during Ophelia and indeed tragic that 3 people have died. Cheers Think I'm right in guessing you are DUB/Ireland based you ...

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX - LHR which Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1899

Re: LAX - LHR which Airlines?

Agreed BA A380 would be the way to go. Upper deck towards the back feels nice and private. Very quiet during flight also. Good food, free booze & good IFE. Just on the business class thing - I must be in the minority as I love Club World ! Big fan. BA do a lot of things right IMHO ! Keep in min...

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?

I not sure there are TBH.
Thomson (TUi) Dreamliner operate from UK-Canaries but its only Premium Seating rather than proper J class.

Air Europa also use Dreamliner out of Madrid to Canaries with a real J class.

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

I'm flying with them next week, it'll be interesting to see what their service and punctuality is like. Please "Trip Report" on that one ?? What routing ? BCN-MAD in a few days, combining it with a couple of other short widebody flights How did you get on with your Plus Ultra flight ? Any...

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX - LHR which Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1899

Re: LAX - LHR which Airlines?

I would take BA A380 if flying Economy. The A380 is great for Economy seat size and BA service is usually great despite a dreadful business class. The A380 Economy is great though. Agreed BA A380 would be the way to go. Upper deck towards the back feels nice and private. Very quiet during flight al...

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.
Replies: 8
Views: 7388

Trying to beat Hurricane Ophelia : Aer Lingus A330 DUB > AGP in J cabin.

It was time to try another widebody around Europe & this time it was Aer Lingus A330 DUB to Malaga in J cabin. Aer Lingus does not offer Business Class on anything in Europe so this ticket is booked as economy and then by choosing a 'Premium Seat' on seat selection will get you into EI's long ha...

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by theobcman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 27672

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Have just flown Ryanair LGW>DUB. Cost was peanuts, flight on time, it served its purpose but is was not comfortable even for one hour. There is no way you get me on a 4.5hour GLA>Lanzarote or UK>Cyprus in those seats. Couldn’t pay me ... no, thank, you !

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by theobcman
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?

From London why not try the BA 787 down to Madrid ? Approx GBP85 return cheapest fare. BA are taking off the 777 and putting the 787 on the 460 (I think it is) but certainly the 461 MAD LHR - I've booked a couple of flights on it. Alternatively you've also got the Latam 787 from MAD to FRA ...for a...

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by theobcman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shanghai Airlines Boeing 767-36D FM9108 PEK-SHA
Replies: 5
Views: 5232

Re: Shanghai Airlines Boeing 767-36D FM9108 PEK-SHA

Another good & enjoyable report on another airline that we don’t see very much. Cheers

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by theobcman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best way to spend 150k Avois?
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Best way to spend 150k Avois?

Agreed that Club Europe is really a waste but there are a few exceptions : BA 777 LHR-MAD-LHR going to B789 soon. IB A346/A330 MAD-LHR-MAD. AY A350 HEL-LHR-HEL. LA B789 MAD-FRA-MAD. These can all be booked with BA/Avios. I’ve done them all in J & loved everyone. A great way to try long haul airc...

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by theobcman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

I'm flying with them next week, it'll be interesting to see what their service and punctuality is like. Please "Trip Report" on that one ?? What routing ? BCN-MAD in a few days, combining it with a couple of other short widebody flights Will be very interested to hear / see how you get on...

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by theobcman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

opticalilyushin wrote:
I'm flying with them next week, it'll be interesting to see what their service and punctuality is like.


Please "Trip Report" on that one ?? What routing ?

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by theobcman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

I have a booking with mytrip.com and have my e-ticket. It is bookable for 7-10-12-14OCT thru "Skyscanner" website for around £72GBP. BUT what is a worry the week when I fly it does not show up on anything ! Worrying ........ or maybe just full.

It operated yesteray - Two hour delay !

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by theobcman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?

Thomson (TUI) LGW>HKT with 787.

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by theobcman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Boeing 787 - London to Thailand?

You could try Norwegian LGW>SIN on the 787 & connect up to BKK. They offer some pretty decent fares to SIN.

But that does mean separate booking for SIN-BKK-SIN.

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by theobcman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

I’m booked on PU2 MAD>BCN in a few weeks but looking at recent flights they will never go on time, normally 2/3/4 hour delays but also two separate occasions where the flight departed 10/11 hours late for a 1h flight. Tuesdays flight I think was cancelled. Anyone in Spain with any info on PU ? Why i...

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by theobcman
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 4 flights to hunt for TG 787-9 New Business Class
Replies: 6
Views: 6896

Re: 4 flights to hunt for TG 787-9 New Business Class

Good report & pictures. Pleased you eventually got the 789 after all the drama ! These domestic wide bodies are great !! Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Indonesian domestic flight with 777 (Garuda)
Replies: 9
Views: 5520

Re: An Indonesian domestic flight with 777 (Garuda)

Really good report & pictures. Good memories for me as I flew GA 77W LGW-AMS couple of years ago. I really like the GA cabins. Nice pictures of Bali too ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LEVEL AIRLINES - A level in the right direction BCN-LAX
Replies: 19
Views: 13745

Re: LEVEL AIRLINES - A level in the right direction BCN-LAX

Brilliant report ! Very enjoyable. The offerings from LEVEL looks great. IFE looks good, cabin looks comfortable & as you say amazing they don't charge more for front row xtra room seats ?!?! Given the fare you paid, one of the most bargain flights I've seen ! I must try LEVEL at some point havi...

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by theobcman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)
Replies: 20
Views: 16024

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 (Norwegian BDL-EDI)

Very interesting & witty report on these very random trans Atlantic routes with Norwegian. The fare was unbelievable but I'd worry about how long will these routes last ? Especially mid winter ! I actually would like to try a 737 across the pond - just for fun of course ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 4105

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

Thanks, so old seats, old entertainment etc. in World Traveller! Shame... I dont think so .... should be all new product. Very nice seats / entertainment they are BTW. Recommended ! Oh! Why did I think that ALL of the B772's had the old seats and entertainment? So, how many/which B772's have the ne...

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by theobcman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 4105

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

8herveg wrote:
dubaiamman243 wrote:
The 772 and B772ER


Thanks, so old seats, old entertainment etc. in World Traveller! Shame...


I dont think so .... should be all new product. Very nice seats / entertainment they are BTW. Recommended !

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by theobcman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies
Replies: 41
Views: 18519

Re: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies

Very good & enjoyable report. Great to see the 744's still around. I've flown TG and visited Phuket - great memories for me !! Cheers

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by theobcman
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hainan Airliners Airbus A340-600 SHA-PEK
Replies: 2
Views: 6035

Re: Hainan Airliners Airbus A340-600 SHA-PEK

A brilliant report. Very enjoyable. Nice to see airports & airlines I wouldn't normally see. Cheers

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by theobcman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dreamliner & Twin Otter: in Ethiopian C from OSL to SEZ
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

Re: Dreamliner & Twin Otter: in Ethiopian C from OSL to SEZ

Brilliant & detailed report. A proper report with no links which is what we want ! Always nice to see reports in ET. I'm looking to book just the OSL-ARN flight just to try ET. Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: 5th Freedom Rights

https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ I don´t want to be rude but I found this in 5 seconds using Google. It's always worth a discussion though. In Europe we can often try airlines we wouldn't normally fly with like the tried and tested LA787 MAD-FRA, very affordable in J and very popul...

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by theobcman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 8371

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

NZ321 wrote:
I will be flying this beast in business in a few months BKK-AKL. Hope they sort out the engine issues. Agree - it would be good to see a more coherent fleet plan from Thai.


Trip report please ?? :bouncy:

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by theobcman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 3465

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Money & time YES ! Just to catch some WBodies around Europe which has turned into a totally unintentional hobby starting years ago. My list of completed so far (Based in London) : LHR-ATH OA A343 LGW-AGP ZB A300 LHR-CDG AF A388 LGW-AMS GA B77W LHR-MAD/ARN/FRA BA B763 MAD-FRA LA B788 (J) AGP-HEL ...

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by theobcman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Alaska Air charging 25k miles nrt-India in biz!

Cush wrote:
Yea, but that's for a flight to India.... Why would I want to go there? Yuck!


What a comment that is !!

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by theobcman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Websites that allow you to book one off/delivery flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Websites that allow you to book one off/delivery flights?

You mean new aircraft out the factory delivery flights ?

I don't know of any & would be very surprised if you could. Delivery flights are surely only traveling with the manufacturer & airline employees ?

If anyone could tell me different I would also love to know ?!?

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by theobcman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Orchid Service on the new A350 and classic B777 to Bangkok
Replies: 5
Views: 7038

Re: Royal Orchid Service on the new A350 and classic B777 to Bangkok

Really good & enjoyable report ! The TG A350 cabin looks great and the food for this short flight is amazing. I'm at BKK early next year - might try this route to experience the TG A350 - just for fun of course. Cheers

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by theobcman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9914

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

@AIRLIVENET on Twitter are reporting #2 engine shut down due to probable bird strike. Several views of spitting flames coming from #2 whilst climbing.

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by theobcman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Business Class on the Qatar Airways 787 - ARN-DOH
Replies: 9
Views: 13343

Re: Business Class on the Qatar Airways 787 - ARN-DOH

Nice report & QR J does look superb ! Were you going on to SIN/HKG ? I really need to get onto one of these ex Scandinavia QR deals to Far East ....... virtually takes care of my BAEC Silver in one hit

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by theobcman
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 12552

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

Please .... finish this ! It's crazy ! Day 1 = Monday first working day of the week.

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