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by eg777er
Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 'to Double In Size' - Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 6372

RE: Virgin 'to Double In Size' - Discussion

I didn't say the "loop tunnel", I said the "loop". The tunnel is only a loop if it is complete....they will close the tunnel between T4 and Hatton Cross.

Please don't misquote in future!

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by eg777er
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 'to Double In Size' - Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 6372

RE: Virgin 'to Double In Size' - Discussion

When the <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> Tube loop was constructed in the mid-1980s, it was routed far out to the west of the central area so it would be underneath the future Terminal 5. There's even a nice bit of straight track that's the right length for a platform. Howe...

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by eg777er
Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Return To LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 5420

RE: A340 Return To LHR

On 8 September 2003, I had the privelige of departing 09L on BA001, G-BOAG Concorde bound for New York JFK.

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by eg777er
Sat Jul 31, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Leaves LHR Leaking Fuel!
Replies: 34
Views: 10239

RE: BA 777 Leaves LHR Leaking Fuel!

It was indeed Mike-Echo (see PPrune).

As for the load factor, low maybe but isn't Harare one of those quite high-yield routes - like Lagos?

(Edited to add I flew this aircraft in March 2003 LHR-BAH with a stop in Larnaca to change crews - due to the Iraq war.)

[Edited 2004-07-31 13:54:31]

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple IIe
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

RE: Apple IIe

Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.

I learnt my flavour of BASIC on a BBC-Micro B.

10 REM This is my first program
20 CLS
30 PRINT "hello, world."
40 END

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Talk About A Modified A330
Replies: 47
Views: 6497

RE: More Talk About A Modified A330

Look for soup kitchens and homeless shelters....

Unnecessary comment. Not to mention unjustifiable.

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air J Class On An A340?
Replies: 6
Views: 3745

RE: Gulf Air J Class On An A340?

OK here we go....this is the definitive list: <b>A340-312 (A4O-LB to A4O-LF)</b> First: In arm PTV with cassette player. Club: In arm PTV. Econ.: Overhead screens. <b>A340-313 (A4O-LG to A4O-LI)</b> <i>Former <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> machines.</i> First: In arm PTV with casse...

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air J Class On An A340?
Replies: 6
Views: 3745

RE: Gulf Air J Class On An A340?

2-2-2. 24 seats in J cabin just infront of door 2. 50in pitch. Old generation seats....very soft and comfortable, but they don't recline as much as the new ones. Perfect for a day flight. They still have the in-arm video players. Enjoy your flight with <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qata...

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's Long Term Business Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 4608

Ryanair's Long Term Business Plan

Hi, As I look at the latest incident involving Ryanair and BAA, in which the former is claiming that BAA are overcharging for landing fees contrary to an alleged agreement, it prompted me to put onto paper what I have thought for a long while. <b>Ryanair's low fares and business model are based on a...

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore --> Brussels?
Replies: 6
Views: 2371

RE: Singapore --> Brussels?

Or fly to Paris <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, and take the Thalys from there.....it's even quicker (about 1h 15m IIRC). The train also departs from right inside the <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG<...

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by eg777er
Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Sleeper Service, Customer Feed Back Or Cost Cut
Replies: 30
Views: 6878

RE: BA Sleeper Service, Customer Feed Back Or Cost Cut

<i>How about Premuim economy (aka world traveller plus ), a stand up bar in Business class, PTV's in economy, Drive thru check in, Limobikes, Waterlimos . I could go on....</i> 1. Eva Air were the first to introduce Premium Economy. 2. Gulf Air had a standup bar for their <b>economy</b> passengers i...

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by eg777er
Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough
Replies: 34
Views: 5793

Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough

<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/21/nfarn21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/21/ixhome.html" target=_blank>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/21/nfarn21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/21/ixhome.html</a> Um....precision weapon?....missing the world's l...

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by eg777er
Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Greek Island Hopping In Summer 2003 (BAH-DXB-ATH-S
Replies: 1
Views: 3635

Greek Island Hopping In Summer 2003 (BAH-DXB-ATH-S

Greek Island Hopping in Summer 2003 (BAH-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>-Skiathos r...

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by eg777er
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways Announces 24 Plane Airbus Order
Replies: 65
Views: 13034

RE: Etihad Airways Announces 24 Plane Airbus Order

Can we see this as a very strong indication that Abu Dhabi will pull out of Gulf Air imminently and leave Bahrain and Oman as the two remaining shareholders?

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by eg777er
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again
Replies: 68
Views: 5570

RE: Leahy's Talking Out Of His ___ Again

<i>Has he forgotten about the things going on behind the scenes in the US, when it comes to advanced materials for military aviation? Boeing is involved with this through their military division, and as it's highly classified they [Airbus] couldn't possibly know about it. Its a simple matter of Beoi...

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best (non-Paris) French Destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 2421

RE: Best (non-Paris) French Destinations

Had an enjoyable weekend in Marseilles recently; very industrial, 'gritty' city but fascinating the mix of cultures and particularly the African influence. Also lots of wicked warehouse parties  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> . Relatives live in Carcassone, they love ...

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Profit Up 73.5%
Replies: 35
Views: 4691

RE: Emirates Profit Up 73.5%

Absolutely, Emirates is only a small component division of Dubai, Inc.

For example, another one is Jumeriah International, who run the Burj al Arab, Jumeriah Beach, Jumeirah Villas and one or two hotels in Europe.

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Cabin Mock Up Pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 15766

RE: New A380 Cabin Mock Up Pictures

You place your hand on top of them and your fingers are perfectly aligned to operate the touchpads (not visible in this shot) for moving the cursors on the computer displays. There's something similar on the 777.

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince Charles In Near Miss
Replies: 18
Views: 4619

RE: Prince Charles In Near Miss

What the article fails to mention is that lateral seperation never got less than 3 miles. But then again, it wouldn't be as sensational if it had!

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Re-Writes History!
Replies: 40
Views: 8619

RE: Boeing Re-Writes History!

Didn't even the Comet <b>4</b> fly before the Dash-80? And as for airframe longevity, UK charter operators were flying the Comet <acronym title="Aires (Colombia)">4C</acronym> well into the 1980s. I have some footage of the first Comet on a test flight......shiny polished metal fuselage, no paint......

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by eg777er
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Did/Do You Take Drugs?
Replies: 91
Views: 3170

RE: So Did/Do You Take Drugs?

Well the first time I ever dropped I did 4.5, the most ever is 8.5 (but that was over a 15 hour marathon event......started at 1 in the afternoon and went through till 4am....whew!)...moderation is definitely overrated!!

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Did/Do You Take Drugs?
Replies: 91
Views: 3170

RE: So Did/Do You Take Drugs?

If you do take them, don’t do more than three in a night as a rule.

Whoops.......!  Big grin

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Increasing Tehran, Muscat, And Beirut
Replies: 46
Views: 4515

RE: Emirates Increasing Tehran, Muscat, And Beirut

A lot of my Bahraini friends (and also Lebanese who live in BAH) tell me I simply must visit Beirut. Could someone post what it's like, or a good hotel to stay in?

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by eg777er
Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Casm Of British Airways European Routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 5355

RE: Casm Of British Airways European Routes?

BA has gone through some cutbacks ("service rationalisation") over the last few years, mainly in response to 9/11 and the onslaught of the low cost boys. However, the service is still good with food on all flights, even if it's just a sandwich on UK Domestic flights. I can remember the early 90s whe...

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?
Replies: 43
Views: 6901

RE: Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?

We all know that Europeans are terrorist-hugging, pinko subversives.

We just happen to build damn fine engines.

Anyway, aren't we supposed to be your (only?) allies?

Keep on like this and you won't have any friends left!

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by eg777er
Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?
Replies: 43
Views: 6901

RE: Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?

Whoa! Didn't mean for this simple, inoccuous question to turn into some Rep vs. Dem slapfest......but it's hardly surprising! Also remember that without the good 'ol <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-211 all those "American workers" on the L-1011 would have been out of a job really ...

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by eg777er
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?
Replies: 43
Views: 6901

Kerry's 757: RR Or PW Power?

Simple question. Also, this photo <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/609262/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/609262/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/6/2/609262.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigge...

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by eg777er
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Load On DXB-BAH-BEY
Replies: 3
Views: 3895

RE: What Is The Load On DXB-BAH-BEY

[1] <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> BAH 07/0815 07/0825 GF501 <acronym title="Buffalo Airways (Canada)">J4</acronym> C4 Y7 <acronym title="Air Alfa (Turkey)">H7</acronym> <acronym title="Shaka Airlines (Russian Federation)">K7</acronym> M7 <ac...

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Abu Dhabi £79 Oneway
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

RE: BA To Abu Dhabi £79 Oneway

The best thing about Abu Dhabi is that AUH is almost half-way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Certainly on Wednesday evenings, DXB-Jumeirah can take longer than AUH-Jumeirah by car!

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by eg777er
Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upper Class Suite - Amazing
Replies: 30
Views: 6293

RE: Upper Class Suite - Amazing

Nope. NCW was on all flights to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> before the first <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> aircraft rolled out with J2000. I remember this well as I was in the...

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by eg777er
Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A346 HKG-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 89
Views: 12482

RE: CX A346 HKG-JFK Nonstop

Is there any Cathay interest in the A346-IGW that Airbus have reportedly offered to Emirates and Qatar? Surely this would fit the bill perfectly for a non-weight restricted, all year round <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong K...

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Virgin SUN Comeback With 773ER
Replies: 66
Views: 10077

RE: RUMOUR: Virgin SUN Comeback With 773ER

CHRISBA777ER, been to any decent clubs lately?

As a small point, Emirates squeeze 434 pax into their J/Y configured 773s.

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upper Class Suite - Amazing
Replies: 30
Views: 6293

RE: Upper Class Suite - Amazing

<I>"Actually <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> has been offering this service for a number of years, it is once again <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> that are copying <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> as is usual...

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HMS Invincible In New York
Replies: 47
Views: 3010

RE: HMS Invincible In New York

The best mushy peas round my way can be found in......a Chinese takeaway!

Walk in....

"won pai!"

....leave with peas. Simple.

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by eg777er
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Fries" Take 2
Replies: 82
Views: 8721

RE: "Freedom Fries" Take 2

We can drive 3000 miles and still be in the US--same currency, same products, but with regional differences.

So can we. Welcome to the new Europe.  Big grin

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Fries" Take 2
Replies: 82
Views: 8721

RE: "Freedom Fries" Take 2

Of course it's official.

http://www.faa.gov/avr/arm/rulemaking/rinai24.htm

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A380 Flight In Jan 05 - Airbus
Replies: 89
Views: 16554

RE: First A380 Flight In Jan 05 - Airbus

Ah of course seeing as the general public really care about range or (giggle) power-to-weight ratio.

The 772LR is another plane.

The A380 is a big, big plane!

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by eg777er
Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Fries" Take 2
Replies: 82
Views: 8721

"Freedom Fries" Take 2

It seems that the FAA will shortly require all US airlines to display the country of final assembly (e.g "US", "FRANCE", "GERMANY" etc.) of the aircraft you are flying on on the safety card. Are they perhaps hoping that irate passengers will refuse to fly on aircraft manufactured by "cheese-eating s...

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by eg777er
Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR - DOH
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

RE: BA LHR - DOH

If <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> cancels Saudi flights it will be a graphic illustration of how bad the Saudi situation is. Schools in Bahrain are already inundated with calls from expats in Saudi enquiring about places for the September term. If there is a large 'exodus' of British ...

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by eg777er
Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR - DOH
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

RE: BA LHR - DOH

The latest rumour on PPruNe is that BA has suspended, or will suspend, Saudi flights.

Expect a big capacity increase out of Bahrain if this happens.

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by eg777er
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR - DOH
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

RE: BA LHR - DOH

BA have absolutely no interest in picking a fare war with a government sponsored airline that refuses to publish p&l figures. In addition, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> would focus primarily on O&D traffic from DOH which DOH cannot support. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acrony...

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by eg777er
Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Goal In Cricket Is?
Replies: 32
Views: 3500

RE: The Goal In Cricket Is?

To me, watching cricket generally involves periodically exclaiming "wash he out?" whilst pointing with my champagne glass in totally the opposite direction to where the match is taking place.........

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by eg777er
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Take Pills Every Day?
Replies: 25
Views: 2009

RE: Do You Take Pills Every Day?

Do You Take Pills Every Day?

Um........only on the weekend?




 Big grin

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by eg777er
Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: BA 777 On The CDG Route?
Replies: 6
Views: 5373

Re: BA 777 On The CDG Route?

The 777 flew <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> only during pre-service 'shakedown' flights. I guess they didn't want it...

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by eg777er
Thu May 27, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Photo...A380 With Wings
Replies: 201
Views: 30028

RE: New Photo...A380 With Wings

WOW!!!

I say again, WOW!!!!

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by eg777er
Wed May 26, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is London That Expensive?
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

RE: Is London That Expensive?

The best Chinese restaurant in London is Hakkasan on Hanway Place (020 7927 7000). As for my daily expenses (I'm in Newcastle) Daily Newspaper: £0.60 Metro to work: £2 (pro-rata) Costa Coffee: £1.75 Lunch (Boots meal deal): £2.49 Drink mid-afternoon: £1 Food from Tesco: £8 Drinks at the Pub: £10

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by eg777er
Tue May 25, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF At CDG: Rhyme Or Reason?
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

RE: AF At CDG: Rhyme Or Reason?

Thanks guys....seems a bit of a mess but no different to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> at Heathrow (who are spread over 4 terminals when you include their 'partners'!) The only reason I ask is that I flew into <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">C...

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by eg777er
Mon May 24, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF At CDG: Rhyme Or Reason?
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

AF At CDG: Rhyme Or Reason?

Hi, Is there any logic to <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s use of Terminal 2 at <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>? Seems to me flights are scattered around the terminals A, B, C, D, (E) and F. E.g, I arrived from <acronym title="Marseill...

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by eg777er
Wed May 05, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noisy Flaps On Avro.
Replies: 25
Views: 4480

RE: Noisy Flaps On Avro.

I've heard people describe the noise as like an underground train coming into the station.

But sometimes it can freak you out a bit- especially the first time you hear it!

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by eg777er
Wed May 05, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying TCX Tomorrow - LGW-Skiathos
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

RE: Flying TCX Tomorrow - LGW-Skiathos

Enjoy Skiathos.....make sure you visit BBC nightclub and Marrakech (which is just next door). If you want a fantastic meal, try either the Jailhouse or Windmill restaurants (the latter is especially good, but a steep climb up the hill). Ice Bar on the front is also where I've spent many a happy even...

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