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by ZaphodB
Mon May 07, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives
Replies: 48
Views: 8671

RE: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N62NA" class="quote" target="_blank">N62NA</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i> I've pointed out the huge mega condo building...

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by ZaphodB
Sun May 06, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives
Replies: 48
Views: 8671

RE: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/something" class="quote" target="_blank">something</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Add to that the fact that Portugal's a...

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by ZaphodB
Sun May 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives
Replies: 48
Views: 8671

RE: Mia Tap Portugal Flight Thrives

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> ask any one working there how much the Russ...

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by ZaphodB
Sun May 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Using Jetbridges, Where?
Replies: 33
Views: 16055

RE: Ryanair Using Jetbridges, Where?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/idlewildchild" class="quote" target="_blank">idlewildchild</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>This became a big issue at <ac...

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by ZaphodB
Sun May 06, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/J Upgrades: Promote Or Protect?
Replies: 27
Views: 5779

RE: F/J Upgrades: Promote Or Protect?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ClassicLover" class="quote" target="_blank">ClassicLover</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>was flying with <acronym title="Am...

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by ZaphodB
Fri May 04, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD
Replies: 14
Views: 11694

RE: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/idlewildchild" class="quote" target="_blank">idlewildchild</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I think Iberia staff at <...

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by ZaphodB
Thu May 03, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba
Replies: 25
Views: 12004

RE: Air Europa, KLM & Renfe: From Zurich To Cordoba

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Knightsofmalta" class="quote" target="_blank">Knightsofmalta</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I wish we had trains like that...

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by ZaphodB
Thu May 03, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Just Signed Up For Priority Pass - Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 7104

RE: I Just Signed Up For Priority Pass - Experienc

I'm not sure I'd pay for one but I got one free from Amex. As others have said, <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> is pretty useless in the US but I use mine in Spain, Switzerland and the UK ... just being able to escape the scrum of the <acronym title="London - H...

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by ZaphodB
Wed May 02, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD
Replies: 14
Views: 11694

RE: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD

Yikes ... the IBEX website says the business class seat pitch is 30" ... but ... it also says 86cm which is closer to 34".

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by ZaphodB
Tue May 01, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD
Replies: 14
Views: 11694

RE: Iberia Express MAD-ALC-MAD

The <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> check-in area at the new terminal in <acronym title="Alicante (- El Altet) (ALC / LEAL), Spain">ALC</acronym> is a mess. In the old terminal they had the 3 counters at the far left end by the escalators and the queues moved extremely fast. The new '2 ...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways A332s, A Step Forward In The Fleet?
Replies: 34
Views: 21294

RE: US Airways A332s, A Step Forward In The Fleet?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/signol" class="quote" target="_blank">signol</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> I remember the weird glass tubes with escalat...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Express To Start 25 Mar With 4 Routes
Replies: 60
Views: 13031

RE: Iberia Express To Start 25 Mar With 4 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/idlewildchild" class="quote" target="_blank">idlewildchild</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i> So let me get this straight. ...

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by ZaphodB
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BHX To DXB With Emirates
Replies: 7
Views: 12438

RE: BHX To DXB With Emirates

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lentini2001" class="quote" target="_blank">Lentini2001</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> for anyone who knows the run...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

RE: A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing

I've had a similar experience on a US 762 departing <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> for <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> ... I think I was in 13A (certainly a window seat by th...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Shortest Flight From Your Home Airport?
Replies: 73
Views: 8375

RE: What's The Shortest Flight From Your Home Airp

Delta used to do (maybe still does?) a late night tag-on of the last <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> service to <acronym t...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best/Worst Airline Seats.
Replies: 21
Views: 7617

RE: Best/Worst Airline Seats.

For me the best longhaul were <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s M11 followed by <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s L10/L15s and MHs 744s. Honorable mention to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s 762/3 before they reduced the seat pitch. Wo...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Best And Worst Equipment Changes
Replies: 54
Views: 7887

RE: Your Best And Worst Equipment Changes

Best: Brize Norton to Akrotiri. Was always a 10 Sqn <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 C.1 and I loved 'em dearly, its my fave aircraft bar none but for whatever reason one time circa 1980 it turned into a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 707. All things being equal...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst FF Club Name
Replies: 15
Views: 3895

RE: Worst FF Club Name

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zckls04" class="quote" target="_blank">zckls04</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Thinking about it my least favorite might b...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Missed Your Connection Flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 8235

RE: Ever Missed Your Connection Flight?

Surprisingly only three times 1. <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches Daily MIA-BCN Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 10629

RE: AA Launches Daily MIA-BCN Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BOACCunard" class="quote" target="_blank">BOACCunard</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>No PTV on <acronym title="American A...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Questions About USAir's BAC 1-11s.
Replies: 49
Views: 11403

Some Questions About USAir's BAC 1-11s.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/danielmyatt" class="quote" target="_blank">danielmyatt</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>illustrates the distinctive sound of...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches Daily MIA-BCN Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 10629

RE: AA Launches Daily MIA-BCN Flights

I guess I'll be taking my own food on board next time I go over to <acronym title="Alicante (- El Altet) (ALC / LEAL), Spain">ALC</acronym> in August. Eastbound I like the transfer at <acronym title="Barcelona (- El Prat) (BCN / LEBL), Spain">BCN</acronym> better than <acronym title="Madrid - Baraja...

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by ZaphodB
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways A330-300's. Are They Really That Bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 34929

RE: US Airways A330-300's. Are They Really That Bad?

The 333s were pretty tight in Y right from the start, although the seats were well padded and comfortable for anyone of short stature. I remember thinking the AVOD (Sony [email protected] IIRC ??) was the proverbial dog's dangly bits at the time. I have very fond memories of getting lots of TATL upgrades bet...

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by ZaphodB
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bankruptcy=New Branding?
Replies: 95
Views: 18251

RE: AA Bankruptcy=New Branding?

I like it just the way it is. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> needs to change their premium TATL products a lot more than their livery. I hate it when airlines change their livery for change's sake, but they wouldn't be the first to take a wrong turn ... <acronym title="British...

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by ZaphodB
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End Of LHR Envy?
Replies: 37
Views: 15358

RE: The End Of LHR Envy?

From <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> to the city or Canary Wharf is also much quicker than from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> ... at least until Crossrail. The US carriers who spent all those years bleating ...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 Hits Severe Turbulence On 1/8/12: 7 Hurt
Replies: 45
Views: 23573

RE: QF32 Hits Severe Turbulence On 1/8/12: 7 Hurt

I have no idea what the science has to say about this but in 40 yrs of riding jets I've come away with the distinct impression that clean wing rear engine a/c ride chop the best ... with the VC10 getting the gold star. I don't think size is much of a factor because the 747 doesn't seem to ride too w...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA,CO,EA,PA,DL A300's
Replies: 25
Views: 6810

RE: AA,CO,EA,PA,DL A300's

Presumably <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> had better uses for their A306 fleet. I flew <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> ...

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by ZaphodB
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's Part 1
Replies: 308
Views: 34586

Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's 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/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Been lurking here...

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