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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas IFE Question
Replies: 38
Views: 3559

Qantas IFE Question

The funniest thing about the whole off-topic spelling issue is that there has been only one comment from an Aussie about it - the guy asking if it was a wind up, or the US system. Other than that, it's mostly people from the US complaining about the spelling of an Australian airline. Regarding Qanta...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do I Gain Weight?
Replies: 38
Views: 1672

RE: How Do I Gain Weight?

LOL @ DfwRevolution!! It is true - I was 65kg and 5'7" (healthy), then I started going out dancing a lot, and not eating well - and lost 5kg. I got the flu after that and lost another 5... so I was very slim. Now I eat 3 meals a day and only go out dancing every few weeks, and the weight has jumped ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 75th Anniversary And F/A Uniforms
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

RE: Delta 75th Anniversary And F/A Uniforms

I hope they publish pictures somewhere!! That would be a sight to see!

What is even more interesting is that all the people with uniforms from the 70s and so on still fit into them!!

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-SYD: Qantas VS United (Market Share)
Replies: 29
Views: 8499

RE: LAX-SYD: Qantas VS United (Market Share)

Possibly, it would depend on price I expect. All the airlines on the Pacific routes to Australia tend to do well, except American Airlines when they had service a while back. Pan Am used to make heaps of money off the Pacific! Hawaiian has only just started flights, so there are no figures on their ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Slogans/commercials
Replies: 53
Views: 19780

RE: Old Airline Slogans/commercials

Some Australian ones - TAA - Fly TAA, the friendly way - from at least as early as 1947 (airline began in 1946) and right through until the change of name. Longest slogan ever? Ansett - Absolutely Australian Airlines - The first song from when they changed from TAA went - "Come on and fly, Australia...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-SYD: Qantas VS United (Market Share)
Replies: 29
Views: 8499

RE: LAX-SYD: Qantas VS United (Market Share)

Thanks for those figures!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheesy Club Nights - A British Thing?
Replies: 25
Views: 1687

RE: Cheesy Club Nights - A British Thing?

In the Sydney gay scene there are two clubs that play Top 40 sing-a-long music... all the rest play house or trance.

They both have their place in the world  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Donate Sperm?
Replies: 46
Views: 2316

RE: Would You Donate Sperm?

If I needed the cash - maybe... If I was to be a part of raising a child with a lesbian couple - yes... Otherwise no. Some people have some outdated need to pass on genetic material so that they will be "immortalised" in some way via children. Quite frankly, I take something from everyone I meet, an...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Flight Simulators
Replies: 4
Views: 7414

RE: Airline Flight Simulators

I suggest calling the Pan Am Flight Academy, they would be able to point you in the right direction, if not help you.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 Online Game
Replies: 2
Views: 6605

RE: Airline 5 Online Game

The company runs the quarter on certain days of the week.

You then have between certain days to set yourself up ready for the next quarter.

That means everyone progresses at the same time.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Returning To Malaysia?
Replies: 33
Views: 4647

RE: BA Returning To Malaysia?

Qantasclub, you're probably right on it being political. They're hoping to have the new Malaysian leader visit Australia at the end of the year, which will be the first one in a long long time. I imagine if you see relations thaw between the two countries, you'll also see Qantas go back there! Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Voted "Best Airline Within The Middle East"
Replies: 50
Views: 6287

RE: MEA Voted "Best Airline Within The Middle East"

I love these threads on <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym>! The reason why? The passion shown in talking about the airline. In threads I get route maps, advertising, aircraft pictures and a heap of information! Due to these threads specifically, I know more about <acronym titl...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers VC-10 At Dulles?
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

RE: Vickers VC-10 At Dulles?

The RAF Dulles service was discontinued a few years ago, according to Airliners magazine. I have the article at home, and it has a special piece on the last services.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

RE: Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question

Perhaps I'll print out the web site and make some demands  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Nah, I enjoy flying too much to be a bastard passenger! Thanks for all the feedback! The flights been booked for months, I'm a Qantas Frequent Flyer, and Virgin Blue was $4 less ex...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap CV990 For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

RE: Cheap CV990 For Sale

It's a shame really - over on www.concordesst.com they raised over £10,000 for Concorde G-BBDG that hardly anyone has ever flown in, in order to save it from scrap. It went to the Brooklands Museum. Also over at www.concordesst.com they raised a similar amount for the Trident at Heathrow, and it's g...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

RE: Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question

Cool, that's what I was expecting from all the web site stuff.

Anyone else have any info?

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

Qantas Domestic Transcontinental Economy Question

Hello people! I am flying Sydney to Perth in a couple of weeks, and I noticed that the Qantas web site has a special section devoted to the transcontinental Economy service. It says - "You can now enjoy a new level of comfort and service between Perth and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. Our new Economy...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD
Replies: 7
Views: 6563

RE: Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD

Oh I didn't realise they always had 4 FAs on the Boeing 717! I was hoping for one of the ex-TWA 717s with the slimline seats, but alas I didn't get to. The other seats are really bulky and the 30" is very tight! Totally agree on the cabin crew mix. Ex-AN is good, especially with the A320s coming onl...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jestar A320's Off To A Bad Start
Replies: 24
Views: 5828

RE: Jestar A320's Off To A Bad Start

Yes, but they didn't allocate each seat on the flight at that price! In addition to that, Virgin Blue offered 200,000 tickets at the same price in response, and no-one is complaining about them. As is usual in Australia, the media will focus on the new carrier and all events with it, until they get ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA Uniforms!
Replies: 29
Views: 5604

RE: New BA Uniforms!

A shame, the hat does make the outfit. I'd be offering to pay for it myself if I had the choice. The hat really gives the uniform that jetset aura!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Jetstar A320 Rollout
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

RE: 1st Jetstar A320 Rollout

Looks great, doesn't it!

Certainly a lot nice than the Boeing 717!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Queer Eye Guys
Replies: 29
Views: 1776

RE: Queer Eye Guys

That all gay guys are good looking, dress well, are clean, amusing, know how to lay out a house and can cook. I could think of worse sterotypes!! Trent. P.S. I agree they are walking cliches, but I bet even you are cliched in some way!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/bei...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Visa Required To Enter Russia?
Replies: 30
Views: 3410

RE: Why Visa Required To Enter Russia?

It's not that hard. I was looking into going on the Trans-Siberian Railway. All you do is book it, and the "invitation" to enter Russia visa is issued at the same time. This is whether you book with a local organisation, or via a Russian travel agent on the web. A lot of countries require Visas for ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Always Fasten Your Seatbelt While Driving?
Replies: 39
Views: 3892

RE: Do You Always Fasten Your Seatbelt While Driving?

Always, always, always.

You can get huge fines and lose points from your license for each person without a seatbelt on in your car.

It's why we have a respectably low road toll in Australia.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD
Replies: 7
Views: 6563

RE: Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD

Mark - yeah, Avalon is about an hours drive from the city, through mostly flat fields with cows and such in them. The road is also completely straight, so it's an easy drive! Qantaspower - 1) In my estimation, the flights were probably 80-90% full for both services. There weren't very many empty sea...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smarty Jones: Can He Do It?!
Replies: 55
Views: 3173

RE: Smarty Jones: Can He Do It?!

What an intriguing thread to read for the son of a horse trainer!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Queer Eye Guys
Replies: 29
Views: 1776

RE: Queer Eye Guys

I can see your point ConcordeBoy. It's stereotypical, but at least it is presenting the good stereotypes. As a realistic representation of gay males and the lives they lead, well, I can say from personal experience that it is pretty far removed from reality. When it comes down to it, it's just a mak...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD
Replies: 7
Views: 6563

Avalon Hell! - Jetstar Experience - SYD-AVV-SYD

Hello people, I've just completed my first Jetstar trip and my first use of Avalon airport outside of Melbourne and thought I would share it with you. 4 June 2004 <acronym title="Air Jamaica Express">JQ</acronym> 323 Boeing 717 <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-VQE Departure time:...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Homepage?
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

RE: What Is Your Homepage?

http://www.theb52s.com/ at home

http://faxstream.telstra.com/ at work.

Never change the one at work, and the one at home was http://www.concordesst.com/ for ages until there was no need to check it daily.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No P&W On The 7E7?
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

RE: No P&W On The 7E7?

Once again ConcordeBoy is spot on with his assessment, and I hereby back him up on this one.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paint The Cabin Walls!
Replies: 31
Views: 3675

RE: Paint The Cabin Walls!

I remember reading somewhere that colourful interiors increase air sickness during turbulence. This is probably why most carriers go with white or a variation of white nowadays. Regarding murals on the sidewalls and bulkheads - Qantas' original 707-138s had Australian native flower motifs on the sid...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Queer Eye Guys
Replies: 29
Views: 1776

RE: Queer Eye Guys

COAB767, that was the Pilot episode! They recently showed that as a special show in Australia. The three other guys were completely gross compared to Thom, Jai and Kyan! Regarding the normal fab 5 - Carson is the funniest - I reckon he'd be nice in real life. I saw him on an Interview on Australian ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar - Questionable Service?
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

RE: Jetstar - Questionable Service?

What I also find hilarious is the amount of people who comment in forums on things that they haven't experienced for themselves.

Trent.


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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar - Questionable Service?
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

RE: Jetstar - Questionable Service?

Sydscott in reply 7 made me laugh my arse off!! Well, only two more days to go until I have my first of two Jetstar experiences. Can't go wrong with a $62 return to Melbourne Avalon, especially when it's my first LCC experience, my first Boeing 717 experience, and my first time to Avalon airport. Lo...

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 28, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Makes A Profit With Fuel Surcharge
Replies: 13
Views: 3127

RE: Qantas Makes A Profit With Fuel Surcharge

Qantas is not fully hedged - where are you getting your information from 777ER??

From my understanding, they are not fully hedged, and the situation becomes worse next financial year - ie July 1.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 28, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?
Replies: 68
Views: 4905

RE: Does Your City Have Subway's Or Commuter Trains?

Here in Sydney, we have it all! A few underground stations in the city, and normal suburban trains throughout the suburbs, and into country areas. We also have light rail (trams) and a monorail. I know that Melbourne has trains and trams, Brisbane and Perth both have trains, and that might be it for...

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 28, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teens On A. Net
Replies: 66
Views: 3971

RE: Teens On A. Net

I am 19 and 108 months, and I first got into flying when my Grandfather gave me two toy planes - a TWA 727 and a Pan Am 707 - when I was about 5 years old. Since then, I've devoured anything to do with commercial aviation, air disasters and the like. Trent  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile...

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 28, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Jobs Go Overseas!
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

RE: QF Jobs Go Overseas!

Interestingly, no-one seems to have thought that it might just be opening a London crew base. That would mean asking people who are currently crew to base themselves in London - living there and working from there. It would save a lot of costs by not having crews on layovers. Can't see why that isn'...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 27, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Times Have You Been To Hawaii?
Replies: 32
Views: 4412

RE: How Many Times Have You Been To Hawaii?

Once in January 1991. Stayed in the Queen Kapiolani hotel for one night. Visited the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour and apart from that I stayed in the hotel room exhausted. This was at the end of a whirlwind 3 week trip to both East and West Coast of the USA. Nice place - warm, no humidity - suc...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 26, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland - Tell Me About It!
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

RE: Ireland - Tell Me About It!

Thanks so much to everyone who's given me information - it's really appreciated!! I plan on living in Dublin or near Dublin, but the whole purpose of going for around a year is to try to see as much of the country as possible! I can't wait! Besides all of the things in Ireland itself, it'll be a nov...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 26, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF'S A380 To LAX IN 2006!
Replies: 20
Views: 6923

RE: QF'S A380 To LAX IN 2006!

It's 12 hours from memory, I flew it in 1991 with United. It's not that bad actually, I got up and sat in a jumpseat for a while in the middle of the night for no particular reason. What killed me was a 4 hour wait in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</a...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 25, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland - Tell Me About It!
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

RE: Ireland - Tell Me About It!

I'm going in early 2005, for up to a year... that's as long as my working Visa will allow, and then on to the next country for a similar duration.

Anyone else have any info? Things to do? Opinions?

Thanks  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 25, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

A question though - wouldn't they save money by not employing the staff at the destination they pulled out of?

I imagine it's not a big enough saving when you consider all the other aspects of support for the operation.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon May 24, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida's International Service
Replies: 13
Views: 3001

RE: Air Florida's International Service

They went bankrupt in 1984. The Boeing 737-222 crash (N62AF) on 13 January 1982 is estimated to have cost the airline 100,000 reservations. It was essentially pilot error and it was widely publicised at the time. That was a contributing factor. Apparently they also lost a lot of money operating Boei...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 23, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Of You Guys Shave Your Legs?
Replies: 34
Views: 3851

RE: Any Of You Guys Shave Your Legs?

Diamond, I was Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for about 4 years here in Sydney. Did the legs semi-regularly, and definitely when we were in Mardi Gras. As Brad is in underwear for the entire show, it's easier to shave the legs right to the bikini line than to just trim there. It looks ...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 23, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida's International Service
Replies: 13
Views: 3001

RE: Air Florida's International Service

Nice web site!

Good to see the Air Florida 757 - I remember that Air Florida was a very early customer for that aircraft - shame that never happened!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 23, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland - Tell Me About It!
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

Ireland - Tell Me About It!

Hey people! Next year, I am planning on going on a working holiday for a number of years, and my first destination is Ireland. A working holiday Visa is a reciprocal arrangement Australia has with many different countries, so that Australians can have extended holidays and work to support themselves...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 23, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Of You Guys Shave Your Legs?
Replies: 34
Views: 3851

RE: Any Of You Guys Shave Your Legs?

Too much info  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Actually, waxing is best really... you come up beautifully after that. I had to do it for a show I was in, it was awesome. A boyfriend of mine one did his, and I understood then why girls do it. It just feels really nice t...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 23, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Aa717driver, good point on the union and airport contracts. I've never worked in a unionised company before, so those things didn't cross my mind with regards to pulling out of a destination. It is true with having to fight twice as much to recapture a market that you've left. At my old company we u...

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by ClassicLover
Sat May 22, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Tenerife Accident
Replies: 42
Views: 6852

RE: The Tenerife Accident

... and don't forget, contrary to popular belief, the KLM plane was in the blue top livery at that time!

My source is the artists correction in Air Disaster Vol.2 by Macarthur Job.

Cheers,

Trent.

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