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by B747-4U3
Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britsh Airways 767 1st And Business Class Seats
Replies: 23
Views: 21049

RE: Britsh Airways 767 1st And Business Class Seats

The 767s still have the old cabins (old J and Y seating) no PTVs...etc. When the rest of the fleet was being upgraded, it was decided that the 67s wouldn't be upgraded because <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> was hoping to sell them. However, as there is no market for them, <acronym tit...

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by B747-4U3
Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 Too Easy
Replies: 11
Views: 4463

RE: Airline 5 Too Easy

Hi,

I ordered mine from Airliner World in the UK and it arrived within 4 days.

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by B747-4U3
Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airliner References In Songs
Replies: 39
Views: 3522

RE: Favorite Airliner References In Songs

My favourite is 5 Miles Out by Mike Oldfield with Maggie Reilly on vocals. The song is about Mike's own experience as a pilot being trapped in a storm over the Pyrenees. Mike sings the character of the distressed pilot, and Maggie the Air traffic Contoller. The lyrics can be found at http://www.mlyr...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 Too Easy
Replies: 11
Views: 4463

Airline 5 Too Easy

Hi, How many of you think that Airline 5 is too easy. I have mine set on "Real World" which is the hardest, and it seems just as easy to make money on that as it is on the beginner setting. It seems that whatever weird route I set up, I will still make money on it. What does anyone else think on thi...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A330's
Replies: 42
Views: 5967

RE: Frontier A330's

Although I don't think Frontier venturing into the long haul market at this stage, I think Frontier would be better of trying to take a relatively short term lease on some 767s than new 330s. They could test the market with a medium capacity aircraft, and if it works they could make more permanent a...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Marshalls An Advantage To Terrorists?
Replies: 75
Views: 4422

RE: Air Marshalls An Advantage To Terrorists?

As I have said in a similar thread, I think it is a waste of tijme increasing security onboard planes. When you think about it, on 9/11 there were 4 or 5 terrorists on each aircraft (depending on which report you believe). Therefore, 4 or 5, or even more terrorists against one sky marshall. It is no...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 "The Crater Maker?"
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

RE: 767 "The Crater Maker?"

I have had 2 hard landings on the 67. The first one was in strong winds so I guess the pilot wanted to get the plane on the ground asap before a crosswind blew us off course. The second time was in normal conditions, but it was bloody heavy. The cabin crew actually said over the PA, "I'm sure that w...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Garudas Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

RE: How Is Garudas Service?

I flew Economy Class from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> to <acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WRRR), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> back in 2000 on the 744. The aircraft were clean and the seats were confortable (although the ar...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Authority Of The TSA
Replies: 45
Views: 3602

RE: The Authority Of The TSA

I agree with an earlier post in this thread which said that they dislike people searching their bags without being there. I completely agree with this. I don't have a problem with my bags being searched, but, if they are I want to be there to make sure that everthing is put back correctly and that n...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pax Not Allowed To Congregate Near Toilets"
Replies: 113
Views: 14052

RE: "Pax Not Allowed To Congregate Near Toilets"

I think this rule is ridiculous and a further attempt to remove people's civil liberties. On aircraft, many people do have a call of nature during the flight and have to stand in a queue to wait for the toilets. Are FAs now going to tell them to sit back in their seat until the lav is available? Wha...

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by B747-4U3
Thu Dec 25, 2003 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relevence Of LAX As A Target?
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

RE: Relevence Of LAX As A Target?

I love Naked Gun 33 1/3... it is so funny.

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by B747-4U3
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot At BKK
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

RE: Aeroflot At BKK

And Transaero have served BKK in the past- don't know if they still do.

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by B747-4U3
Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot At BKK
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

RE: Aeroflot At BKK

Thailand is a huge destination for those from the colder parts of Europe. That is why Thai is the only <acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE</acronym> Asian airline to have an extensive network in Scandinavia. Thailand is also popular destination with Russians. I think Domodedovo Airlines serv...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 1st Class On The 340-500
Replies: 15
Views: 5649

RE: Emirates 1st Class On The 340-500

I think this will revolutionise long haul first class travel. It is not only the pruivacy element, but the private minibar, 19inch screens, vanity mirror...etc. This is amazing- each seat is like a mini hotel room. BTW- Business class looks crap. It seems to me a lot like Virgin's old product (flat,...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Template For 737 Replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 4755

RE: 7E7 Template For 737 Replacement

I think this is a fantastic idea and I am sure that it will be very successful. But, my only concern is timing. I think it would not be ready until at least 2012, if not, later. By that time, Airbus might have already built a competing aircraft. The A340 projects have finished leaving just the 380, ...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Replies: 16
Views: 4759

RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Varig used DC10s to London, I guess that is similar in distance to LAX.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Phasing Out MD-11's
Replies: 42
Views: 7264

RE: Swiss Phasing Out MD-11's

I am sure that if Northwest can operate 30+year old DC9s profitably, Swiss can operate 15 year old MD11s. Over past years, airlines have proven that operating old aircraft can be successful. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</ac...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia Express - Low Cost Airline!
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

RE: Britannia Express - Low Cost Airline!

I think it won't be long until an LCC goes bankrupt in the UK. We already have <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> Baby, Easy Jet, Ryanair, FlyBe, Jet2 and My Travel Lite, and now we are getting this one. Also, many of <acronym...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Vs. Gulf Air...
Replies: 5
Views: 6647

RE: Emirates Vs. Gulf Air...

I always though <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> was government owned. Anyway, I think Gulf Air's problem was that it spread itself to thinly over 4 countries, rather than focussing on one city. For example, they could have made Bahrain their megahub and funneled traffic...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Nov 08, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have Used "mobile Lounges"...
Replies: 18
Views: 8319

RE: Which Airports Have Used "mobile Lounges"...

When I went to <acronym title="Mexico City - Licenciado Benito Juarez International (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym> about six years ago I had to use one. Also, in Dulles last year, all of the international flights seemed to use the mobile lounges-whether on a gate or not. I was flying with <acro...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Nov 08, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744's, Which Have PTV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3068

RE: BA 744's, Which Have PTV's?

As far as I know, all <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> based 777s and 744s have the new system. F/C/W pax get 18 channels + around 15 games and the map. Y pax get 13 channel;s and the map. However, I believe that on extra long segments (<acronym title="Ba...

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by B747-4U3
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Get 777-300ER?
Replies: 41
Views: 11224

RE: British Airways To Get 777-300ER?

I think the 773ER will fit in very nicely with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s fleet. They have several routes which are too busy for the 772, but not busy enough for the 744, such as <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, <acrony...

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by B747-4U3
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Longhaul LCC's?
Replies: 18
Views: 3275

RE: Why No Longhaul LCC's?

I am not sure that Gulf traveler is a LCC. It is all economy but not necessarily low cost.

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by B747-4U3
Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia To Launch Operations October 28!
Replies: 27
Views: 6655

RE: Air Arabia To Launch Operations October 28!

Office rates are not really an indicator. Shanghai has plenty of vacant office space, but the economy is still rising relatively quickly. If there is plenty of office space it could simply mean that they have built too many offices. Also, there is no point comparing Sharjah to Dubai. The original po...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Best F Class?
Replies: 18
Views: 6340

RE: Which Airline Has The Best F Class?

I love <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s First CLass. The private cabins are nice, and on a night flight one gets a proper Duvet and Pillow along with some pyjamas. The service is always extremely professional- as one would expect of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. The f...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Join An Alliance?
Replies: 22
Views: 5726

RE: SAA To Join An Alliance?

One World might work for SAA. They could use <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> to connect passenges throughout East Asia. Also, with <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> commencing flights to Beijing, it wo...

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by B747-4U3
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 10906

RE: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?

Are you including stops?

BA flies LHR-FRU via Tblisi I think.

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by B747-4U3
Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article On 5 Worst International Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 4258

RE: Article On 5 Worst International Airports

He is a star prat isn't he.

His style of writing is annoying to the extreme.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Fav. Phase Of Flight?
Replies: 36
Views: 5290

RE: What Is Your Fav. Phase Of Flight?

I love the approach. It is wonderful being able to get a birds eye view of everything and being able to see a bit of the country before you get there. For me, the best approach in the world is <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. We came from L...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air In The Future
Replies: 15
Views: 5463

RE: Iran Air In The Future

IranAir have been using a leased A320 recently. I think the sanctions against the sale of aircraft/parts to Iran is ridiculous. It is another example of how a petty little rule is costing lives. If the US does sell aircraft/parts to Iran will it hurt them? No. It will be beneficial for both countrie...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Land/takeoff In Thunderstorm?
Replies: 32
Views: 22396

RE: Anyone Land/takeoff In Thunderstorm?

Back in July 2000 I was going home to London on Garuda via Bangkok. We were coming in to land at Bangkok and there was a really heavy storm. It was really moving the 744 around, and at times I was slightly worried. Another time was coming into Luton. The rain was light but there were really strong w...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair, The Low Fare Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 4560

RE: Ryanair, The Low Fare Airline?

It has been in all the UK papers this week that full-fare airlines are often cheaper and often offer better value than low fares airlines. They compared <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flights with no thrills carriers on several routes at various stages before the flight (1 month, 1 we...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?
Replies: 40
Views: 4554

RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

For me, it depends on how much money is available. If I have sufficient funds, then I will go Business or First.

Usually, I will go economy on short flights (under 9hrs) and Buisness or First on flights over 9hrs.

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by B747-4U3
Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Service Length and Replacement?
Replies: 13
Views: 4714

RE: 747-400 Service Length And Replacement?

If the current 744s are around 15 years old, Boeing still has another 5-10yrs until it has to introduce an updated 744. In theory, it could be done fairly quickly as they are just changing an already good design. I think Beoing will have to be careful where it places this new 744. I think one that i...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Round The World Trip; Where To Go?
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

RE: Quick Round The World Trip; Where To Go?

Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bali, Seoul and Tokyo

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are MyTravel Really So Bad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3984

RE: Are MyTravel Really So Bad?

I flew My Travel on a school trip to Tunisia. I have to say, it was a bit of a culture shock to me- having never been on a charter flight before. The flights were on time in both direction, but the service was awful. The staff were rude, unfriendly and not very helpful. I asked for a landing card fo...

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by B747-4U3
Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL Be The Next OneWorld Member?
Replies: 22
Views: 4825

RE: Will JAL Be The Next OneWorld Member?

I think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have a codeshare agreement on some <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> flights from <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> to <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB),...

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by B747-4U3
Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines At BOG
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

RE: European Airlines At BOG

BA stopped flights to Santiago when Lan Chile joint One World. Now they codeshare with Lan from EZE to SDC.

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by B747-4U3
Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

RE: Air China

I flew <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> with Air China in Cattle CLass last year. I have to say, I was very impressed. The legroom was excellent 33/34inches, the seats were comfortable, ...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite BA Worldwide Tail?
Replies: 31
Views: 2956

RE: Favourite BA Worldwide Tail?

Chelsea Rose is by far the nicest colour scheme.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-SYD
Replies: 15
Views: 2794

RE: BA LHR-SYD

check at www.seatmap.com

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Demanding Air Travellers - Which Nationality?
Replies: 70
Views: 7729

RE: Most Demanding Air Travellers - Which Nationality?

Indians are by far the worst. On a flight from <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> with Ba, there was a group of them in e...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't People Like Gatwick
Replies: 15
Views: 2505

RE: Why Don't People Like Gatwick

Gatwick North is ok.

Gatwick South is awful. It is always full of charter passengers going on an 18-30 holiday to Ibiza or somewhere, and thus, the behaviour is very loutish. Also, the terminal is awful and overcrowded and it can be a long walk to your gate.

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by B747-4U3
Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-SYD
Replies: 15
Views: 2794

RE: BA LHR-SYD

If you can afford to go business class, then do it. BA's new club world seats are fantastic.

WT Plus is ok. The extra room is nice, but, the eats are uncomfortable when you try and sleep.

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by B747-4U3
Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flat Beds On BA Business Class
Replies: 17
Views: 6031

RE: Flat Beds On BA Business Class

I have to say that the new flatbed seats are excellent. Yes, the seats are narrower than those of other airlines, but, I'm not fat, so I don't find this a problem. They are extremely comfortable, and I think they are a much better option that the "flat" seats at an angle on other carriers. The one a...

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by B747-4U3
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Gaps In BA's Network . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

RE: Odd Gaps In BA's Network . . .

I think they cannot fly to <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym> because Virgin got awarded the route instead. They used to fly to <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> and <acronym title="Manila - Nino...

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by B747-4U3
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Pulls Out Of Washington
Replies: 19
Views: 4257

RE: Swiss Pulls Out Of Washington

That means they will be losing a further 8 destination from their already tiny intercontionental route map. I think in the future, Swiss will feature only as a European airline, perhaps with flights to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconventional Business Class Cabin - KLM 747-400
Replies: 28
Views: 15468

RE: Unconventional Business Class Cabin - KLM 747-400

My mum used to fly on BCal who used this arrangment on their 747s to Tokyo and New York.

From what I hear, it was not favourable with the crew as the crew rest seats were located at the end of the galley, and thus, they were not able to get some good rest.

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by B747-4U3
Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours
Replies: 95
Views: 6245

RE: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours

"our collective reaction of what happened 2 years ago is atrocious? Locking up people in G. Bay? no, what they should have done was ram a plane full of these people into their buildings." Yes, what a great idea!.....and then the world will hate America even more than they already do. Two wrongs do n...

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by B747-4U3
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Squeeze In 1 More Seat Across Cabin
Replies: 34
Views: 5349

RE: Airlines That Squeeze In 1 More Seat Across Cabin

Air Seychelles squeeze 2-4-2 into their 767s. However, this was not compensated for by extra legroom or a PTV.

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