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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

RE: Israels Relationship With Middle East

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Not Again: Pat Robertson Claims Haiti Is Cursed
Replies: 65
Views: 4082

RE: Not Again: Pat Robertson Claims Haiti Is Cursed

The guy is a waste of space.

Its a shame he wasn't in Haiti to experience the earthquake himself, that way he might have a different view of things.

He really is nuts.

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List
Replies: 49
Views: 4768

RE: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List

As far as I'm concerned, I if I have to be searched and made to feel like a criminal every time I travel then every passenger man woman child should be. I'm 42 years old and I don't want to blow myself up or anyone else for that matter, so search the lot of us, even babies. I don't care how old or y...

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List
Replies: 49
Views: 4768

RE: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

RE: Israels Relationship With Middle East

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

RE: Israels Relationship With Middle East

Avi, There are many, including me, who would claim that Israel is far from being peaceful as you are trying to articulate in a strange sort of way (by making out that you neighbours are not) <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;b...

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List
Replies: 49
Views: 4768

RE: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

RE: Israels Relationship With Middle East

Avi, All I can say is that I hope you have a very happy and peaceful life in Israel, with all the walls around you that you want. What a great place to live, if your above mentioned comments are true to what you really think. You can be pedantic about weather it's a wall or a fence or a barrier or w...

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

RE: Israels Relationship With Middle East

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List
Replies: 49
Views: 4768

RE: 8 Year Old On US No-Fly List

What a joke about the 8 year old boy, laughable. I have to agree with FCA767. I have wanted to fly to Israel to visit friends there but have heard that the security measure are even worse than in the US. Others have said that going through Tel Aviv is hell on earth, with security people there very r...

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israels Relationship With Middle East
Replies: 71
Views: 3229

Israels Relationship With Middle East

<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/world/israelit...iation-of-envoy-20100113-m727.html" target=_blank>http://www.smh.com.au/world/israelit...iation-of-envoy-20100113-m727.html</a> This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald today and it got me thinking. Will Israel ever decide on normal relations...

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel To Build NIS 1.5b Fence Along Egypt Border
Replies: 16
Views: 3139

RE: Israel To Build NIS 1.5b Fence Along Egypt Border

This is just another example of how NOT to handle diplomatic situations.

And they wonder why ...... ?

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Protects Your President, PM, Monarch Etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4867

RE: Who Protects Your President, PM, Monarch Etc.

Here in Australia our <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> is protected by a group of highly trained Australian Federal Police. State Premier's are looked after by state police eg <acronym title="Waco - Regional (ACT / KACT), USA - Texas">ACT</acronym> police, NSW police, QLD police and...

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel To Build NIS 1.5b Fence Along Egypt Border
Replies: 16
Views: 3139

RE: Israel To Build NIS 1.5b Fence Along Egypt Border

IMHO I disagree with any wall where ever it is. We (the world) should be making attempt's to get along together, building a wall only segerates and alienates others. It will not solve the problems Israel has with its neighbours, they must start to realize this. By all means have barriers like check ...

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by TheCommodore
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 Months Off The Ship CO J+F HNL-CLE 767-400 & 737
Replies: 15
Views: 13687

RE: 2 Months Off The Ship CO J+F HNL-CLE 767-400 & 737

Hi There, great trip report and some fantastic pics.
Your one lucky fellow to travel up the front like that.

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by TheCommodore
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miep Gies Dies At 100
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

RE: Miep Gies Dies At 100

I hope the Dutch government will bestow some type of honor in her name.

A truly remarkable lady. RIP

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by TheCommodore
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ORD-NRT In American F
Replies: 19
Views: 22418

RE: ORD-NRT In American F

Wow, What a fantastic report.

Thanks for sharing.

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by TheCommodore
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transporting Cat From Australia To New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 7347

RE: Transporting Cat From Australia To New Zealand

Hi, We transported a dog to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> about 5 years ago with Qantas. We used a company called "Petainers" based in Mascot, Sydney.They were very good and did everything that was needed. Coming back we flew Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> and they...

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by TheCommodore
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Travelators Actually Slow Passengers Down
Replies: 28
Views: 5661

RE: Airport Travelators Actually Slow Passengers Down

To all thoes who find people slow on the travelators then don't use them, walk instead, it will do you the world of good and lower your blood pressure for sure, which by the sounds of it you need !! There for people who are elderly or those who are carrying children/bags etc and for some who may be ...

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by TheCommodore
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline With The Best Liveries
Replies: 15
Views: 8161

RE: Airline With The Best Liveries

My opinion its Air New Zealand, great colour and a very unique logo.

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by TheCommodore
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bothered By Water Cannon Salutes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4110

RE: Bothered By Water Cannon Salutes?

I think it depends on where the airport is. In countries like New Zealand and Norway where there is plenty of water just running out into the sea's then in my opinion it's not a problem. But in countries where there is a shortage because of drought or maybe it's just because there is not much water ...

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by TheCommodore
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SHA-PEK On Air China 777 (Pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 17333

RE: SHA-PEK On Air China 777 (Pics)

Coal, I suggest you re read the comments made by the author. Then tell me if you think the "experience" was enjoyable. I also never said delays don't happen in Australia, the difference is that they are generally explained to passengers at the time they are announced ! My comment still stands about ...

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by TheCommodore
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SHA-PEK On Air China 777 (Pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 17333

RE: SHA-PEK On Air China 777 (Pics)

Don't think I'll be doing any flying in china in a hurry.

The whole experience described by you seem's pretty awful, from check in , lounge entry to the standard of food onboard. That pork/chicken bun looks revolting. I'd rather have nothing.

And then the delay to top it all off.....yuk !

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by TheCommodore
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Ever Travelled C Or F?
Replies: 51
Views: 6694

RE: Have You Ever Travelled C Or F?

Have been lucky enough to fly business between <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> and various place in Europe a few times on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and <acronym title="Thai International (...

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by TheCommodore
Mon May 18, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US In-flight Service
Replies: 4
Views: 5573

RE: US In-flight Service

Judging by the "things" offered to me last time I flew US last year, I would pack a sandwich from home to take on board. Much nicer and healthier !!

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by TheCommodore
Sun May 10, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirculation Fan Filters & Infections.
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

RE: Recirculation Fan Filters & Infections.

Ok Guys, Thanks for the info, I stand corrected. On a slightly different note. I Heard something on the <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> a few weeks ago about air flow being taken in thru the engines and then into the cabin, it's super heated as it passes thru the engine and th...

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by TheCommodore
Sat May 09, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirculation Fan Filters & Infections.
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

RE: Recirculation Fan Filters & Infections.

An airplane is a very dirty place to sit, especially on a long haul trip. A lot of people say that if one person has the flu there is a good chance at least 50% of the pax will also get it. The ventilation system on planes could be improved I think, not sure how long the air is kept in the cabin bef...

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by TheCommodore
Mon May 04, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Don't All A/C Have PTV Nowadays?
Replies: 12
Views: 4766

RE: Why Don't All A/C Have PTV Nowadays?

I agree with you OHLHD, why do you need PTV's on aircraft used for shout haul or even medium haul for that matter. Yes, on long haul it's another matter, it's nice to be able to watch a movie or a doco about the country your about to visit. But it's no the b all and end all. Seems like people have t...

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by TheCommodore
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Airlines Still Do Own Catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 5970

RE: How Many Airlines Still Do Own Catering?

I believe Qantas have catering kitchens based in Australia and I think Air New Zealand also have there own in Auckland NZ.

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by TheCommodore
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-EWR-LHR On BA World Traveller Plus
Replies: 17
Views: 27139

RE: LHR-EWR-LHR On BA World Traveller Plus

What a fantastic report, very well written with great clear pictures. I have not seen the interior of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> WPT before, looks nice and comfortable with the extra room. I think they have a good product from your report and I imagine they would also enjoy good m...

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by TheCommodore
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Arctic Adventure, By Train And Plane (pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 21990

RE: The Arctic Adventure, By Train And Plane (pics)

Interesting report, I enjoyed it very much. The train trip looked good too, but your right about the small cabin for 3, and I thought economy class on a plane was cramped !!! You also missed out on the food on the plane, never mind it probably would not have been very good quality. Good pics through...

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by TheCommodore
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX To AKL On Who?
Replies: 7
Views: 7706

RE: LAX To AKL On Who?

Hi There, Go <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, by far the best choice of service in every way from check in right through until you get off the airplane in <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>. <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> ha...

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by TheCommodore
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airways Inflight Service
Replies: 11
Views: 10421

RE: US Airways Inflight Service

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by TheCommodore
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BMI Regional Fails In Business Class: EDI-MAN
Replies: 50
Views: 28558

RE: BMI Regional Fails In Business Class: EDI-MAN

Great report, I would never bother traveling Business class in Europe, it simply is not worth the money.Distances are so short its just not value for $$$ How they can actually sell these seats as business I don't know, and there not the only airline doing it. There is hardly any difference between t...

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by TheCommodore
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quality & Style: HKG-LHR On Air New Zealand 744
Replies: 43
Views: 33628

RE: Quality & Style: HKG-LHR On Air New Zealand 744

A really great report. Thanks, as it makes it much more interesting when there GOOD well written T/R's Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> seem to be light years ahead of the competition on many sectors.Great food ,entertainment and <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s...

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by TheCommodore
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BMI Business Class NO Food +Cancellations W/Pics
Replies: 19
Views: 22284

RE: BMI Business Class NO Food +Cancellations W/Pics

Thanks for the trip report and the heads up . I will make it my business never to travel with <acronym title="British Midland">BD</acronym>. The level of service (or lack thereof) is pathetic, and as for being served coffee in a plastic cup in business is just unreal, so is the cardboard box lunch p...

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by TheCommodore
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa FRA-AMM-FRA, Business And Economy(+pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 35061

RE: Lufthansa FRA-AMM-FRA, Business And Economy(+pics)

Great trip report ! I would really love to go there, so mystical and different from the run on the mill tourist destinations Interesting to see games provided in the lounge, I think that's a fantastic idea as it would really help pass the time waiting for flights etc. I was surprised to see that <ac...

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by TheCommodore
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska First Class SEA-ORD-SEA + Pics/Vids
Replies: 19
Views: 14809

RE: Alaska First Class SEA-ORD-SEA + Pics/Vids

Are you sure they are First Class seats, they look more like business to me, very small and cramped. Seems like there are different levels of "First class" in the USA. compared to other countries ? Maybe its like Europe where they don't really have business class, its just an economy seat with the s...

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by TheCommodore
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Time TR - Vietnam Airlines Business Class
Replies: 13
Views: 24294

RE: First Time TR - Vietnam Airlines Business Class

Well done on the trip report, you have done a very good job. And the photos are good enough quality.
Do they have a First class product ? Business looked comfortable enough, with some nice food served. Was there AVOD for entertainment ?

Cheers

TheCommodore

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by TheCommodore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand: NZ105 AKL-SYD Economy
Replies: 22
Views: 34373

RE: Air New Zealand: NZ105 AKL-SYD Economy

Hi Nicholas, Great report. We also flew back to Sydney on the same flight as your's late last year, I found the service to to be really very good for such a short hop !!. The crew were also very friendly and went out of there way to make you feel welcome. The AVOD worked as it should, it really make...

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by TheCommodore
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Design Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5070

RE: Concorde Design Question

Thanks Tom,

The 'predictable flow' theory makes a lot of sense.

C.

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by TheCommodore
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Design Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5070

RE: Concorde Design Question

Thanks all.

Any idea why the unpainted area is so large, compared to other aircraft?

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by TheCommodore
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Design Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5070

Concorde Design Question

Can anybody tell me what the two geometrical black panels under the passenger door are? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1465366/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1465366/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/...

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by TheCommodore
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Hawaii Via NYC With BA
Replies: 39
Views: 17217

RE: To Hawaii Via NYC With BA

Bravo,
Very entertaining trip report.And a very nice trip to be able to experience in luxury. Great pics as well.
What type of camera do you have ?

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by TheCommodore
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Homemade Interlining: DUS-CDG-NTE-CDG-DUS
Replies: 5
Views: 4616

RE: Homemade Interlining: DUS-CDG-NTE-CDG-DUS

I travelled through <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> a few years back on my way to Moscow. I have to say its has to be one of the worst airports that I have ever had anything to do with, lack of seating was the biggest problem as well as VERY rud...

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by TheCommodore
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Can't Find Topic?
Replies: 4
Views: 350

RE: Can't Find Topic?

Thanks guy's.

I meant to say "I Posted a topic ....." not started as mentioned in my original post, Sorry.

Anyway I followed the link posted by SoBe and that was the correct one.

Cheers

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by TheCommodore
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Can't Find Topic?
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Can't Find Topic?

I started a topic several days ago about the Pope coming to Australia. I can't seem to find it listed anywhere Can anyone help ??

Thanks.

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by TheCommodore
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope To Australia
Replies: 97
Views: 9191

RE: Pope To Australia

So, with the Pope flying back on a Qantas 747, does anybody know whether the Alitalia 777 that brought him in on Sunday at Richmond has departed yet? Wondering whether it would be likely to return to Rome empty or whether it would fly to Singapore, collect pax, and head on some on a revenue raising ...

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by TheCommodore
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope To Australia
Replies: 97
Views: 9191

RE: Pope To Australia

Here's some footage of Alitalia's flight AZ4000 hitting the tarmac at Ricmond RAAF Base yesterday afternoon. <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/U-Hh7QjtXgU"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/U-Hh7QjtXgU" type="application/x-shockwave-fl...

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by TheCommodore
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify This: Strange Approach Noise B767
Replies: 20
Views: 5813

RE: Identify This: Strange Approach Noise B767

Couldn't agree more... I guess I'm back to carrying my mobile, hoping to capture a sound-bite from the ground. Sad huh?  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/blush.gif" alt="blush" border=0>  It's a pity it's now my company's policy to fly VirginBlue rather than Qantas domestically ...

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