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by hz747300
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3666

Re: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?

I think the TK option would have been best. It could have been another frequency for IST-JFK or EWR via LUX and with 5th freedom rights on the LUX-JFK/EWR leg. My thought is that an A330 would do the trick, maybe 4x-5x to start.

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by hz747300
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 138
Views: 8367

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

Weight of batteries and electric motors would have to be substantially reduced or @kalvado is exactly right!

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8401

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I disagree, the 777 and any large diameter widebody has a large amount of wasted space above the cabin. The hump provides 20% more cabin area with less than 5% increase in wetted area (drag). The majority of the upper deck cabin is actually located within the 777's existing mould line. This would p...

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8401

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I'm waiting for a 100 meter aircraft, and all composite. The structure should be made of steel strength carbon and transparent aluminum and I want it powered by thermite plasma. Regular seating on the main deck, but on the lower deck, in addition to cargo and pet holds, there should be a mini-shoppi...

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 187
Views: 12302

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Travel packages can be arranged through the few travel agents that remain. When I lived in the US, this was more popular in NY than my other home AZ. I think Allegiant would be close as well. I live in HK now, and Cathay Pacific has Cathay Pacific Holidays, but I've only booked a package once. My bi...

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more Cathay Oneworld Livery?
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: No more Cathay Oneworld Livery?

While I don't buy the CX going to Star rumours - it wouldn't be too much for Star. ... They seem greedy. The only weight I give CX to Star is the large Air China shareholding, if that grows any more then I expect CX to Star. Given the Mainland increased influence in HK, I say it is a better than 50...

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more Cathay Oneworld Livery?
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: No more Cathay Oneworld Livery?

Is it really worthwhile to have Thai, SQ, and CX all in Star Alliance? I think it would create an opening for HKA or someone to go into OW.

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by hz747300
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9095

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Strange.. on one hand we have the crowd that wants lie-flat seats and cocooning walls or cubicles to prevent any accidental contact with other humans, and then we have a group (and being A-nets probably the same group) that thinks there should be a social area, bar and disco to pick up hotties and ...

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by hz747300
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9095

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Strange.. on one hand we have the crowd that wants lie-flat seats and cocooning walls or cubicles to prevent any accidental contact with other humans, and then we have a group (and being A-nets probably the same group) that thinks there should be a social area, bar and disco to pick up hotties and ...

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by hz747300
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF
Replies: 10
Views: 4178

Re: Austrian Adds Addt'l B777 to Fleet OE-LPF

Really? Nonstop from PHX - HKG--I wish this was a regular service :)

So if no work was done on it in Goodyear, presumably, HAECO will service the aircraft before entering service with Austrian.

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by hz747300
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9095

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

I just flew Hong Kong Airlines and there was a business class bar on the A332. The route was HKG-YVR r/t. It is actually manned and I did see people chatting at it like at a bar 37000 below. Impressed.

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by hz747300
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13821

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Didn't CX switch some 1k back to the 900? DL could of course use them, but they may choose Boeing for that segment.

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by hz747300
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 36
Views: 7902

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

Between EK, EY, QR, and TK, there was not enough room for all them. I guess EY had to the be the first loser here. I am not surprised it happened to one of them, and really not surprised it happened to EY first. I really think only EK and TK offer enough differentiation to be in strong positions. At...

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2697

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

Probably not likely I would think. Anti-competitive reasons to start, but then it is more likely that one would partner to work on the C929, etc..., to 'get a piece of the action'. I could see them collaborating on technologies, ie, along the safety lines that would benefit both companies. Interesti...

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 327
Views: 117343

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

My guess is here in Honkers we will start to see the 77W, but I hope we get the cool one with orange & blue.

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15118

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Man, if someone filmed me at this job I am doing now, they'd be bored out of their minds. They could put it on that channel that is designed to help people sleep better.

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 5359

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

United doesn't do point-to-point, and they already serve every domestic hub. IAD is down to once daily, EWR is down to 2-3 daily, ORD/LAX/IAH is generally 3-4 daily, and SFO/DEN is generally 4-5 daily. There's actually less frequency and in some cases smaller aircraft (not to mention the loss of CL...

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 5359

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I taxied by T3S last week and the progress was impressive. I had a baby in my lap, otherwise I would have tried to get a picture for you all to post here. Looks nice. I agree 10 gates for UA is a lot unless they are planning some wicked expansion at PHX.

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by hz747300
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16302

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The one point that I think is more important is this: 15. ""Buy on board"" Menu will be introduced on all MNL, CEB, SGN and midnight sector on SIN, KIX, NRT, CGK and ICN Hmm...so CX finally go down that path? For MNL and CEB there is still PR (Some may avoid them, but I doubt th...

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by hz747300
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 56
Views: 15752

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

CX lost billions in a fuel hedge. I flew HX home for the holidays at HK$21k r/t Biz Class to Vancouver. A lie flat seat, not the greatest choices on IFE, and truly top notch service from the flight attendants. The captain in his announcements had a slight Singaporean accent, and made a few grammatic...

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by hz747300
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8193

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Wow, HNL to NRT on a A321. Hope nothing goes wrong, that's literally 99.9% over water at near max range. Just kiddin'

Here's to hoping an HKG flight is launched soon!

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by hz747300
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14055

Re: French Blue to change its name

Why not JetBleu?

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by hz747300
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?
Replies: 19
Views: 4307

Re: How many code-shares can a flight have? Code-share Record?

I notice that EY does have a lot of code shares on its flights. And HKA flights have a lot of code shares too. It makes flightboard really crazy.

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAR ends BCN Service in JAN 2018.
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: AAR ends BCN Service in JAN 2018.

Any chance this is political to show support for Madrid?

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5815

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

It's probably better to give a nice pen or something else other than food. You may look sweet, but lord knows that you may have just returned from terrorist training camp. So maybe they politely accept then bin the food gifts, or test them on a fellow crew member they don't like first before distrib...

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 20329

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

been set up in a nation with weak labor laws to circumvent basic worker protections. The cruise ship employment model absolutely decimated the careers of maritime workers. We don't want to see the same in our industry. Are you saying that Asian pilots of Singapore Arlines, Cathay Pacific or Thai Ai...

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 4968

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

I think FLG as a direct destination will struggle. It's a great area and the 'city' of my birth; but there is only the university there and maybe a few key businesses, so probably not enough to support more traffic. As most people said, I think if you are going to the Grand Canyon, you're likely goi...

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33567

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

ThalesCoelho wrote:
It remembers the Shorts Skyvan.


A great plane, but no range with full payload. Should bring this back with Carbon and NG technology--there's a winning idea right there.

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 12110

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

Maybe airplanes or aeroplanes should have the tractor tires on the sides like boats do. They could be retractable, like in a boat otherwise there would be too much drag in flight. I'm just thinking... I am sure that what was meant as a humorous comment as I can't imagine anyone being serious with s...

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 12110

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

Maybe airplanes or aeroplanes should have the tractor tires on the sides like boats do. They could be retractable, like in a boat otherwise there would be too much drag in flight. I'm just thinking...

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20841

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Plus QANTAS and China Southern were going to launch an HK-based airline too. I think given the point-to-point intra-China network from China Southern, it would not be ideal, but 1 Chinese major and Cathay Pacific could probably co-exist. Air China and Cathay Pacific owning bits and pieces of each ot...

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 53
Views: 8349

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

Flew IAH-PTY on UA, but I have to say I'm surprised at the jump in international air service. The flight was about half full. I get that China took over the port and waterways, and the banking system is popular as we've seen with the Panama Papers. But this is a spectacular increase. Just goes to sh...

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 24925

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this airport! I agree that the fire suppression may be a cover for other items, but I think they need to tear it down and start from scratch. It's got to be almost the same amount of work and effort, to move a fire suppression from floor to ceiling. Before they start though,...

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by hz747300
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 5692

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

On the HKG (VHHH) frequency at night, very occasionally you'll hear a controller ask "is that <name>?" With a response that it is, and only a pleasant greeting back and forth. Or my favorite when they ask a company to leave room for its fellow jet to taxi through, there would be either fak...

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34358

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

If CX took them they could launch MIA, maybe MEX with a GRU tag.

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden

Aren't the Stans technically secular, just with a majority Muslim population? The same would apply for Turkey I guess using that reasoning.

I think the HK flight, does the same down the middle of he Red Sea then carries on.

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 9383

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Question for those that have taken the longer Q400 / ATR flights over open water, what is the turbulence like if there is any? I did a B1900 from Auckland to Blenheim in New Zealand, it was just about two hours, and the cruise was smooth, but the descent and landing were horrifyingly bumpy.

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3661

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

If a rebuilt LGA matches the artists renderings, then I'll believe that JFK can be majorly renovated to a good standard on budget and on time. The problem with building in the US, and in particular NY is the lawsuits. People sue over anything. Millions are spent either settling, or doing work so tha...

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by hz747300
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10563

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

I don't want to be rude, but that is atrocious. I want to blame the photographer because I can't tell if it is blurry, or the logo near the front is really that bad. A younger brand that should appeal to millennials should have more pop. But if the fares are cheap enough, no one will care and fly it...

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by hz747300
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

Re: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2

I'm a big fan of the E-Jets as a passenger, and much prefer them to the CRJs (T-tails). I am surprised that EMB would design a jet that is out-of-scope for the US. My suggestion would be to create a US variant of the 175-E2 that falls back within the existing scope clauses that will likely never cha...

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16806

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

If it is only flying point-to-point versus driving, I would base it on time of driving. 3-4 hours would seem to be the equivalent of going to the airport, parking, doing the shoeless shuffle, and coming out on the other side. Though by each region is probably varies as well. In countries with poor r...

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 10841

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

According to another site, this caught CX off guard. Kingboard sold out because they disagreed with SWIRE on the direction of CX. QR will have one board seat. Also, CX may have to release more shares to have the required % amount available for public sale.

I honestly think this is awesome.

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5634

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

Sure, there are traders in Energy futures and probably even some energy related jobs. But the energy companies, ie, the ones that drive Houston's economy are not based in HKG. They would be in China directly, I've met some from Americans who were holidaying in HKG but lived in Chengdu, or Singapore....

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5634

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

A couple of things, since SIN is more commodities & energy oriented than HKG, that removes any oil ties that drives a lot of the traffic from other airlines and makes sense that SIN is served whilst HKG is not. Secondly, DFW is served, and HKG is a OneWorld base which would have the funnel traff...

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23054

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

jojot wrote:
AKL would be nice.


Certainly enough Japanese in Auckland to support it, at least when I went there.

PHX would be awesome, but unlikely, even with the marketing subsidies.

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4563

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

TWA772LR wrote:
Maybe Canada will sign an Open Skies agreement with the UAE if EK agrees to buy 100 CSeries planes after the Fly Dubai merger. :stirthepot:


Many truths are said in jest.

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3815

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I don't get it either, and I think he/she should be able to complain if there is no logical reason for the fair difference and he/she can see the lower fare prior to moving to the payment section of the website. Presumably, from what is written, he/she is in the UK, but the IP used to connect to the...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Not so much a service issue, but I have a problem with the announcements. For example, on a flight from HKG-YVR, the first announcement is always in French, which I'm sure there are no more than 10 French speakers on the flight and those are probably the FAs. But then every announcement is in four l...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3263

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I don't think it's finished yet. They still need to paint the doors lime green.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya

22 business, 232 coach, this rings of low yield tourist traffic. I stayed at the Sheraton in Pattaya years ago and it was quite lovely but a little ways out of town. The Golf & Tennis Hotel next door looked nice as well. I'm sure some seedy types from Europe and elsewhere will take this service,...

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