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by BCal Dc10
Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Users :Agree With The "pay-per-mile" Plan?
Replies: 39
Views: 3241

RE: UK Users :Agree With The "pay-per-mile" Plan?

Don't panic people. There is a way round it! There was an article in todays Torygraph, which claims that the technololgy (already in existence) can be fiddled. By a piece of tinfoil! Cut a square of metal foil and cover the aerial. The satellite following your every move won't be able to find you. H...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 26, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Champions League Final Thread!
Replies: 122
Views: 3701

RE: Official Champions League Final Thread!

LIVERPOOL HAVE WON! COME ON!!!!!

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 26, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Champions League Final Thread!
Replies: 122
Views: 3701

RE: Official Champions League Final Thread!

who said bye bye Liverpool a minute ago?

Wot a game. Never write off Liverpool!  Big grin

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 05, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Election: Today's The Day!
Replies: 46
Views: 2571

RE: UK Election: Today's The Day!

what I think is scary is that Labour could (and no doubt will) get back in with possibly LESS than 25% of eligible voters having voted for them, which I think is wrong, but its the system, and we gotta live with it. So people - get out there and vote. I will be at 9pm tonight when I get home from wo...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Engine Questions......
Replies: 6
Views: 3057

A380 Engine Questions......

Evening all... sorry about another A380 thread, but this one got me curious. I did do searches to research this further, but thought I'd try my luck here... Two questions about the A380 and her engines. 1. I read in another thread a post by a member that the engines were not British made, but in fac...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Help Me! Battling Weight Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 4267

RE: Please Help Me! Battling Weight Problems

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK Election Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

RE: The UK Election Thread

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK Election Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

RE: The UK Election Thread

I see all 3 leaders are being wheeled out by the BBC tonight on a question time thing. Everyone watching?! They are appearing in turn, rather than all together? I heard Tony Bliar saying he won't do a group debate, but the other 2 were up for it. I wonder why Tony won't debate the issues face to fac...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK Election Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

RE: The UK Election Thread

I think die hard Labour areas where there are majorities of 10,000+ in traditional Labour seats are likely to stay that way. Marginals where the majorities are less than a few thousand, where people protest voted against the 1997 Tory administration, where the voters are not natural Labour supporter...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK Election Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

RE: The UK Election Thread

what do you think then? a majority over 100 is still pretty powerful - I'd be happier with a maj of 70 odd but thats a pretty huge swing for the tories to achieve... The nature of the majority is also quite relevant. I think it is the more right wing Labour <acronym title="Martinair (Netherlands)">M...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK Election Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2343

RE: The UK Election Thread

Its one of those difficult situations at the moment in Brit politics.... Most people I've spoken to don't want His Tonyness back in power, think taxes will definitely go up under Labour administration (think <acronym title="Portugalia (Portugal)">NI</acronym> defo next year) and are kinda scared tha...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors
Replies: 90
Views: 16518

RE: Just For Fun - A380 Media Errors

BBC Radio 2 dropped a clanger tonight as I was listening on the way home from work in my car...... The reporter was doing the business news and said "and today we saw the first flight of the new super jumbo jet in Toulouse - the Airbus A330!!" Nice going BBC  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smi...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux
Replies: 231
Views: 29573

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux

love the pilots taking photos and videos out of the window - very cool!!

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux
Replies: 231
Views: 29573

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux

The BBC's feed is about 10-15 seconds ahead of Airbus' just in case anyone is watching one rather than the other........ I've got both up - so I get an instant replay!

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux
Replies: 231
Views: 29573

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux
Replies: 231
Views: 29573

The A380 First Flight Thread Part Deux

undercarriage just retracted on the air to air video currently playing - looks great in the cleaner configuration!!

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread!
Replies: 261
Views: 31718

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread!

the air to air shots during the test flight are fantastic - great stuff Airbus. Keep it up! Literally.....  Big grin

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread!
Replies: 261
Views: 31718

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread!

gear stays down for first 15 mins or so..... they will come up assuming everything is going ok...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread!
Replies: 261
Views: 31718

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread!

ITS IN THE AIR!!!!!!!!!!

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Maiden Flight Will Be Live
Replies: 12
Views: 12889

RE: A380 Maiden Flight Will Be Live

will it be as good as Airbus' live webcast of the rollout??!  Yeah sure

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Talking To Other Pilots While Flying
Replies: 46
Views: 16812

RE: Pilots Talking To Other Pilots While Flying

I was on a Qantas flight from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> a few years back, in the jumpseat chatting to the pilots. He kept chatting with an <acronym title="Singapore Airlin...

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by BCal Dc10
Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Brits Really Hate Blair?
Replies: 64
Views: 2677

RE: Do Brits Really Hate Blair?

I suggest those of you who want to pay higher taxes vote for the Labour party (I note yet again there is no mention of national insurance in their manifesto) as many independent commentators and financial big wigs have suggested that there is one serious black hole in the country's finances and the ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last December In The Philippines
Replies: 12
Views: 4651

RE: Last December In The Philippines

Interesting report - in January this year, I flew from Manila to El Nido, Palawan in some rickety old Dornier aircraft operated by Soriano Aviation - in fact there is a pic on the db of it.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/066779/L/" t...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ask A Cop A Question!
Replies: 90
Views: 2667

RE: Ask A Cop A Question!

thanks Ryan, for your response. Yes I did get a crime number. It was in a hotel carpark, and the police asked if they had any cctv that covered the carpark, and the answer was no. The attitude of Thames Valley Police was a bit "can't be arsed" or "whats the point", which I found a bit frustrating, a...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ask A Cop A Question!
Replies: 90
Views: 2667

RE: Ask A Cop A Question!

I've got one. When my car was smashed in and stuff stolen out of it last month in a car park in Oxford city centre, I called the police. When I asked the police when someone would be coming out, they said... "oh the police don't come out to car crime anymore". So, my question is - how are you going ...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What A.netters Have You Met?
Replies: 137
Views: 4583

RE: What A.netters Have You Met?

UAL747

What did we do Phil? Oh yeah, we got shitfaced.  drunk 

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man
Replies: 106
Views: 16475

RE: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man

The same thing happened here in the UK a couple of years back where a woman was awarded £13k for being crushed by an obese woman sat next to her on a Virgin Atlantic flight. Must have been pretty bad to suffer those injuries.... check the story... <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2346319.st...

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by BCal Dc10
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Well Done Wales (Rugby)
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

RE: Well Done Wales (Rugby)

my old man was telling me at the England game on saturday how Argentina are trying to muscle in on the 6 Nations, having been snubbed by New Zealand for a spot in the tri nations. All to do with money (or lack of it from Argentina) apparently...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Hotel In Caribbean?
Replies: 25
Views: 10814

RE: Best Hotel In Caribbean?

I think Round Hill, Jamaica is pretty cool. I have stayed there many times, usually in cottage 4 or 5, or 8. Several friends own cottages there which is great, or I'd never be able to afford to stay there. Ralph Lauren owns houses there, which are pretty amazing. It is featured in some good books, i...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club LHR - PHL - LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 13626

RE: British Airways Club LHR - PHL - LHR

thanks for the recent comments guys - a few followup points. I'm not a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Gold btw - regarding how I get upgrades - its who you know (and who you blow that counts <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> ). And I know the be...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA777 At Lpla Right Now!
Replies: 7
Views: 4235

RE: BA777 At Lpla Right Now!

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei J Class
Replies: 10
Views: 4535

RE: Royal Brunei J Class

I too have been looking at this fare - I have to travel to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> at the end of the year, and I'll only undertake such a long flight in J, and am curious as to what it is like..... so I'...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chunnel Tunnel- Whats The Big Deal?
Replies: 28
Views: 4607

RE: Chunnel Tunnel- Whats The Big Deal?

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheating Boyfriend
Replies: 52
Views: 3624

RE: Cheating Boyfriend

Ouch, thats harsh Orion737... sorry to hear that. worst thing you can do is blame yourself - I'm sure its nothing you've done. The guy is probably an asshole and you're better off out of it in the long run. How old is he? How did you find out?! Be single like me. Much more fun and as Planespotterx s...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways No Longer Europe's Top Dog.
Replies: 58
Views: 10545

RE: British Airways No Longer Europe's Top Dog.

I agree re. capacity. I'd like to see <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> using more regional hubs than relying too much on <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, which is proving to be a right pain in the arse, and I can't see <acronym title="Turkme...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways No Longer Europe's Top Dog.
Replies: 58
Views: 10545

RE: British Airways No Longer Europe's Top Dog.

Big don't necessarily mean best, or "top dog" as you put it. I think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s (correct) strategy is to go for quality and profits for its shareholders, rather than size. I'm sure if its only goal in life was to be the biggest, it would adopt an aggressive takeo...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Severe Snow Event For UK Next Week
Replies: 28
Views: 2446

RE: Severe Snow Event For UK Next Week

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Using A Tablet PC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

RE: Anyone Using A Tablet PC?

yeah I have a Toshiba Portege M200. I love it. Great for travelling with, watching movies and I use it to take notes in meetings mostly, when in tablet mode. I have no rom drive though, so I have to play DVD's through an external one. Also the docking station is like £200 which is a bit pricey. It i...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Qantas 747SP, Innaguration Of The Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 7344

RE: Final Qantas 747SP, Innaguration Of The Routes

I flew the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 747SP from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WRRR), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> via <ac...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Livery. Accepted By The British Majority?
Replies: 91
Views: 10428

RE: BA's Livery. Accepted By The British Majority?

<i>2.. How do Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish people feel when British Airways are official sponsors of the England rugby team?</i> I'm not sure I understand your point. If it is about <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> sponsoring England, they also sponsor Scotland RFU - check their w...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777
Replies: 15
Views: 12042

RE: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777

<i> Pictures of <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> 777's in Manila cant be found anywhere.</i> My <b>bad</b> I know I'm a terrible not worthy aviation fan - it was dark when we left <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philip...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Club World Best Seat Assignments?
Replies: 14
Views: 9478

RE: BA Club World Best Seat Assignments?

flown club world many many times, in all configs. Try the upper deck if on a B744. It is a smaller cabin, and feels much less cramped than downstairs. I always sit in 62A, every time I fly <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> club on the 744 - my personal favourite. On the B777 I don't thin...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777
Replies: 15
Views: 12042

RE: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777

hey Imad, thanks for the note - the feeling is mutual - your reports from your trips in Asia and back to Canada are amazing. Will catch up with you on msn soon. And when those A330's are coming over to <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Qu...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777
Replies: 15
Views: 12042

RE: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777

Thanks for that Adam, Are you sure about that? According to my statement I got about half that amount. It was a full fare biz class ticket as well. Also I don't think I can get silver elite status anyway, because one flight was in 2004 and the return in 2005, so I think miles to reach the next tier ...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777
Replies: 15
Views: 12042

RE: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777

Adam - I did kinda know that re. the houses, but I was slightly too lazy to look it up and make sure I got it right. I have 4 sitting at home and hope to collect a few more this year! It is a good airline actually and it does get unfairly slated by some people who expect more for what is really very...

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by BCal Dc10
Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777
Replies: 15
Views: 12042

KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777

This trip was taken for a holiday and was a fully paid ticket - no rewards or airmiles or favours from Special Services this time! By the way, its quite long, so go get a drink. You may need it by the end...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> 28 December 2004 KL1428 ...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homosexuality: Advanced Or Instinctual
Replies: 81
Views: 3932

RE: Homosexuality: Advanced Or Instinctual

Qantasclub said: <i>if a gene is essential to our population, it has to be passed on to survive...and the only way for that to occur is for gay people to reproduce. Think about it...if they didn't, then the gene would have been eliminated in several generations and we would be seeing a dramatic decl...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA First/Club Barbados + Various On Caribbean Star
Replies: 18
Views: 11198

RE: BA First/Club Barbados + Various On Caribbean Star

BA380 - cool report! As a regular <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Club traveller between London and the USA/Caribbean I'm always keen to read these. I agree with you re. the dodge entertainment on some of those flights. I came back from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is The Kitty Cat Telling Me?
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

RE: What Is The Kitty Cat Telling Me?

I think it also depends on the individual concerned. I have two Maine Coons, who are brothers, but very different in temperament. SunRegal Lord Humphrey is as soft as a southern shite and is all over you like a rash. He likes to lie on his back on the bed, head propped on a pillow and watch tv whils...

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by BCal Dc10
Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Service:
Replies: 28
Views: 4060

RE: BA Service:

Having flown many times with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, usually in Club World to and from the US, I find that it is consistently good on the outbound to the States, and consistently bad on the return. I don't know whether this is bad catering supplied in the US, grumpy staff who...

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