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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

RE: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

Ryanair are not the worst . . . though the staff could show more interest in the passengers. I flew Dublin to Charleroi last week and on the way out the passengers boarded from the rear and were were blocked off by a member of the cabin crew near the front. She stood with her back to the passengers ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

RE: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

I fly regularly with Ryanair and most times they board at the front or both -- certainly at Dublin anyway. Why should they board by only the back steps?

[Edited 2004-08-22 16:59:52]

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

On several flights with Ryanair I have noticed the front row of seats just inside the door blocked off to passengers. I asked a member of the cabin crew about it once and she said it was to do with trim. The planes are usually otherwise packed so I don't quite understand the reason -- if filling tha...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

A lot of you guys are right in that our interest can be useful as people who haven't a clue about civil aviation will very often ask us questions if they are about to travel . . . . though sometimes we might overdo it. Nervous travellers probably DON'T want to know the crash history of the airline t...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I can't remember when or how my interest in airliners started, but may have been when I was about 8 or 9 in the early '60s and an uncle taking me for the occasional drive to Dublin Airport (he had a CAR!). I have a vivid memory of the fuselage of some turboprop lying across the hedge of a field. It ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I agree Momona737, <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> would be the ultimate destination and I'm surprised there aren't package trips there for aviation enthusiasts (maybe there are and I just haven't heard of them). Only tro...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 4030

RE: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?

STUNNING! Is there an Oscar for airline colourschemes? If there isn't, how about somebody organising Orvilles (or whatever) for annual bestowing . . .

[Edited 2004-08-21 11:02:37]

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 4030

What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?

What I thought was the new Gulf Air colourscheme (the one with the gold front and gold falcon on the tail) seems to have been supplemented by some amazing intricate patterned and different coloured ones. Are they doing a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> circa 1996? Or are they one-offs ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Fuselage Schemes
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

RE: White Fuselage Schemes

As far as I can remember, the current Air France colourscheme was introduced about 1977 which must make it one of the oldest white bodies

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

Looks like it's a worldwide phenomenon . . . being interested in planes and being thought of as being weird! I suppose the thought came to me last week when I was going to Brussels for a weekend with one of my buddies (one of the plane nuts). We had done this trip before a couple of times (thanks Ry...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

It's GREAT to be in such good company! I don't reckon I'm a geek or anorak, (ok, maybe just a bit) and any of my friends will tell you I'm good fun, more spontaneous than most and up for more-or-less anything. I LOVE going out and you won't catch me sitting at home for hours in front of a box (don't...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I'm beginning to feel at home already, and this is just my first day on the site! Thanks for the encouraging posts. . . I suppose you are all right in that a hobby to one person holds absolutely no interest for someone else. I think the point I was trying to convey was more along the lines of, say i...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

Hey! Thanks for the quick replies! I was NEVER one for following the crowd -- in fact I make a virtue of it -- but it's one thing being different and being able to argue your case with a passion, it's just that it's hard to do that with planes. As you guys (and girls) know, it's just something we ju...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6609

Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

As a newcomer to Airliners.net I'd appreciate a few comments from longer and more experienced members. Since I was a teenager I have been enthralled by civil aviation, and Airliners.net has been a revelation in that I never realised there were so many people out there with the same interest. Granted...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 Configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

RE: Airbus 380 Configuration

I would say each airline has TOTAL say over configuration. If Emirates decides to configure its A380s in entirely luxury configuration with 200 seats and a restaurant, cinema, gym, bar, discotheque, swimming pool, sauna, creche and brothel that is its own business. I would say some of the wealthier ...

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