Source via internal company announcement the introduction of Chicago service from Manila via Vancouver as from W19.
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AVLAirlineFreq wrote:AirAfreak wrote:The BA Concorde made an appearance one stormy winter at AVL (Asheville/Hendersonville (Regional Airport) in North Carolina sometime in the 80’s. That was quite a sight which made an appearance on the local news.
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I once flew IAD-DTW-EWR-MSP-IAD over President’s Day weekend for a round trip economy fare of USD $99.00 all-in. Another great deal was a mistake fare in First Class for around $185 r/t SAV-EWR-TPA & v.v. on Continental. Also, flown IAD-SEA via EWR, CLE, and IAH. The CLE stop was an overnight du...Jump to post
The <<buy-on-board>> product is risky in terms of availability, while airport dining can be time-consuming. I recommend grabbing a few sweet and savory items from your local grocery store prior to your trip. For example, Trader Joe’s, sells a “Sweet, Savory, & Tart” trail mix priced at $5.99/bag...Jump to post
For the benefit of an additional nonstop option to Seoul, I am hopeful to see Los Angeles (LAX) as a future Air Premia destination. The 35” and 42” seat pitch for the respective “Y” and “W” cabins make this new brand an attractive option to Seoul.Jump to post
+ General Boarding (Rear to Front) Yeah, they *never* announced "rear to front". They announced things like "rows 30-35", then "rows 25-30", etc. So it was basically the same thing. Yeah, um thanks, sweetie pie, but I already knew that. I used parentheses to describe t...Jump to post
Most of my American friends don't seem to care. Asians and Europeans do.Why? This we “don’t seem to care” perception is due to the low expectations we as American Consumers expect within the aviation marketplace. Additionally, I think Americans are grateful to have even two weeks of paid annual lea...Jump to post
Three free meals on flights to Australia and no free meal between New York and Hawaii. That is really sad. Last monday on my KLM flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam I got two tasty sandwiches and three drinks at no extra charge. The flight lasted about 1,5 hours. I am happy that 'my' airline still s...Jump to post
Congratulations on your first trip report! I hope you enjoyed Milwaukee, too! I’ve never visited Milwaukee but I do love Bon Jovi so I think your short stay was worth the long-haul effort! By the way, I stopped composing trip reports long ago because it took a million decades to upload a single phot...Jump to post
I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. There is a lo...Jump to post
The boarding announcements are so long-winded these days that it seems like a miracle when the planes depart on-time. I feel the gate areas have become excessively noisy due to these long-winded speeches. I hope we will return to the following one day: + Pre-Boarding (Special Care Passengers) + Prio...Jump to post
I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. Separately, I ...Jump to post
Thank you for sharing your flights with THAI!
It was good information to know that leg rests are attached to each seat in Economy as this makes the journey more comfortable in my personal opinion.
I’m looking forward to another flight with THAI - hopefully from Los Angeles once again.
We can only determine if Joon and Air France offer the “exact same product” for long-haul at the launch of Bangkok services by Joon. Currently, the product is identical at AF and Joon with the exception of a buy-on-board option with Joon for short-haul and medium-hail flying. If wages for Joon pilot...Jump to post
I don’t think we will see the Air France brand dissolve, however, I see Joon expanding to all of the non-premium destinations. For example, I see the Air France brand maintain Seoul, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Tokyo while the Joon brand expands to Bangkok, Havana, and Chicago. In fact, Joon will fl...Jump to post
The frustration (and rightfully so) from cabin crew stem from a recent (huge) salary increase (or bonus, I cannot remember) for one of (or more) the top executives while cabin crew maintain the same salary for several years due to a pay freeze for the overall health of the airline. The details are f...Jump to post
Hi Carfield! If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’d like to take this moment to mention how I’ve enjoyed the time and detail to your trip reports over the years. Thank YOU! Your trip reports are much appreciated!!! Lately, I’ve been tempted to try B6 as I’ve had the pleasure of meeting friendly fligh...Jump to post
I view flight attendants as professional and friendly humans. Flight attendants are the final human contact after the stressful obstacle course from curbside to boarding gate. Passengers go through these layers of ground interaction until they decide how to take out their frustrations. THEN the flig...Jump to post
Phone, wallet, clothes and passport. Edit: Nearly forgot, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Calm-Paul-Wilson/dp/0140285261 To help me stay calm as the bloke next to me covers everything in lavender before stripping to his undies. Fred Thank you for the laugh and for the helpful reading suggestio...Jump to post
I approached this with the purpose of gaining insight on how my fellow a.net members prepare for a flight. This is meant to be a useful tool for sharing ideas amongst ourselves to improve comfort and efficiency. I’m simply coming from a place of learning.
Quality <<noise-canceling headphones>> and the relaxing scent of <<French Lavender>> in the form of an essential oil for my airplane pillow are some examples of “must-haves” in my cabin bag when flying long-haul. The familiar scent of home <<French Lavender Essential Oil>> aides in relaxation especi...Jump to post
PeopleExpress v3.0???? Seriously, when you’re dead, it’s time to lay down. These trends are ridiculous. Airline resurrection trends are so 2000-and-I-don’t-care. It’s like enough with the Mezcal already. It’s overdone. Someone wake me when something interesting happens like when Air Koryo joins Skyt...Jump to post
Worst: Presidential Airways Boston - Washington/Dulles 737-200 Breakfast: Chilled Bagel with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I was flying as an Unaccompanied Minor at the bulkhead row. Best: Air France Washington/Dulles - Paris A340 Dinner: Veal (Main Dish) and on the side a slice of pumpernickel bread t...Jump to post
I have yet to fly Asiana, however, I get a lot of mixed reviews from friends that have flown the Asiana A380, 747, and A330 Business/Business Smartium Products. I have consistently heard the Asiana Lounges at ICN are consistently better than KE Lounges at ICN. Friendliness seems to be rated higher a...Jump to post
As former airline staff, I have experienced many many many dumb idiots out there such as passengers whom check-in at China Airlines and present the agents with a printed itinerary of their China Eastern booking. “Oh, I saw China on my ticket so I didn’t know” is the usual dumb response. But the igno...Jump to post
My home airport is Los Angeles. The following are my wishlist destinations: - Jeju - Pyongyang - Bangkok - Phuket - Chiang Rai - Noumea - Nice - Biarritz - Angers - Strasbourg - Toulon - Nantes - Puerto Plata - Easter Island - Antananarivo - Goa - Berlin - Bimini - Asheville - Savannah - Nantucket -...Jump to post
The Air France Flying Blue Program offers award miles for purchase. At certain times of the year, it is possible to purchase award miles at a -50% reduction. Award Miles do not quality as Level Miles when purchasing miles. Level Miles count toward status.Jump to post
Once, I flew LAX-CDG-DUB-CDG-LAX flying over Ireland to Paris just to fly back to Ireland. Another time, I flew LAX-CDG-LHR-CDG-LAX flying over the U.K. to transit in Paris only to return to LHR. Just a few examples of loyalty to Skyteam above and beyond price for the sake of miles accrual. Because ...Jump to post
For me, I flew the evening CO1054 IAH-IAD flight which served a lovely Salisbury Steak in Y. It was lovely because this was Continental Airlines pre-cheeseburger and pre-chicken caesar sandwich on CO Express.Jump to post
Hello and thanks for sharing your trip report to Bali! I’ve enjoyed reading your trip reports in this series and look forward to reading the return!!! Your flight with Malaysia Airlines made me hungry after one look of that chicken and bok choy! I was reminded of my favorite chashu chicken thighs I ...Jump to post
I’m not sure about the “good old Intra-Europe rates,” other than student/youth fares, but today, one can purchase a SkyTeam Go Europe Pass. There is one condition that all travel must be completed within the validity of the SkyTeam international ticket. As this may/may not be of use/interest to some...Jump to post
Such a lovely report to read this evening. I especially loved the architecture! Thank you for sharing with us your experience on Sunpreme Airways and the beautiful happenings on the subcontinent. It is especially a pleasure to see the local food on offer. Namaste.Jump to post
Based on the .pdf verbiage re slide 6, a possible “new route” would include Portland; not Seattle. Seattle would be a returning service as JAL has previously served Seattle. Further, I could not find Portland as a previous JAL Destination on an internet search, so please kindly correct me if I have ...Jump to post
I think 2018 is all about the “WOW-factor.” Transatlantic instead of domestic.
But to some degree, I think Southwest does have some effect these days; unlikely as effective in terms of cost due to the increased presence of the Frontiers and the Spirits of the world. Just my two.
Bonjour EastAfSpot!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this trip report complete with fun photos and valuable information! And thank you, as always, for sharing these traveling journeys around Africa! Mérci!!! I learned a few things from this trip report thanks to you: + Kenya Airways all-day! + Ethiopian Airli...Jump to post
I’ve flown AF J LAX-PPT-LAX and highly recommend them. The arrival time into LAX allows for quick and seamless transfers to your LAX-SFO flight as you beat the evening rush of ex-Asia flights at TBIT. I was flying solo and enjoyed a very pleasant flight in Seat 1B. AF J catering, inflight service, a...Jump to post
Though my perception of United Airlines post-9/11 isn’t the most favorable, the launch of Polaris and the efforts by the new CEO show effort and progress toward greater customer care. Even the bashing of UA cabin crew is unfair considering the trials and tribulations they’ve had to endure. We tend t...Jump to post
Truly, I am a Continental “fanboy” through and through. I’ve had so many wonderful experiences with my first being introduced to the Continental Airlines Young Travellers Club and opening my OnePass Account at the IAD ticket counter in 1993. I’ve had so many wonderful experiences that I could write ...Jump to post
Bolognese is commonly mispronounced here in the U.S.A. - it should sound “bowl-oh-nyehzay.” Pizzeria - as “peet zer ee yah” instead of “pitz erria” Continental - as “cotinetal” instead of “CoNtineNtal” Nuclear - as “Nu que lehr” instead of “nu-klear” Foie Gras - as “fwah gwah” instead of “fwuh ghrah...Jump to post
The varying degrees of hair/grooming standards in relation to food handling procedures concerning the meal/snack/beverage service onboard is my personal pet peeve. + In First, I found hair in the butterscotch sauce on my ice cream sundae onboard a DL CVG-LAX flight. + In Economy, I found hair on my ...Jump to post
Thanks, jetwet1! I precisely chose St. John as it’s the lesser-known of the islands and it isn’t as crowded as St. Thomas or St. Croix, for example. I’m really excited to see more of your helpful hints! Thanks so much!Jump to post
Burundi, like most of Africa, isn’t officially LGBT-friendly/progressive due to the criminalization of homosexuality. I’m sure that doesn’t mean all of its’ citizens feel a certain negative way toward LGBT humans. But, it just means I’m not taking any chances. In fact, anti-LGBT “acts” aren’t specif...Jump to post