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by aeromoe
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

jrfspa320 wrote:
Great series of reports, love the old british rail shots too
The 1-11 has such graceful lines
Thanks - it was a great time to be in the UK for me. Moe

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by aeromoe
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

Hi A-netters. I've decided to upload another trip report, this time covering my 1985 rides in a classic airliner: the Vickers Viscount. Rewind to early 1985. I'd just arrived in England for a two year tour. As a true American Avgeek I was determined to fly in a Viscount as soon as possible after my ...

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by aeromoe
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

I remember when you two went on this trip. Mickey couldn't stop talking about the "great trip" he had planned (he wouldn't tell me much about it) and then for about a month after it, he wouldn't shut up about the L188 trip. He'd send me photo after photo for hours on end on a my awful cab...

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by aeromoe
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

dcajet wrote:
Wasn't this the Electra that was involved in that 1983 accident?
Yes it certainly was. Glad THAT incident finished the way that it did...miraculous. Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

Thanks ClassicLover...glad you enjoyed. Currently working on a trip report for another four-engine propliner I flew aboard a few decades ago.

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by aeromoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A roundtrip Indigo’s rare CFM A320’s
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Re: A roundtrip Indigo’s rare CFM A320’s

Quote: "Photography and videography on the airside, even from inside the aircraft is banned at Goa Airport" Guess I won't ever be visiting Goa... Banned at all airports in India run by the defence forces actually - Goa, Pune (what a lineup of Sukhoi's though!), Jodhpur (always ready to sc...

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by aeromoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of new routes will Frontier add soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 2441

Re: What kind of new routes will Frontier add soon?

Sucks Frontier has apparently dropped (according to trying to book the flight) their morning PHX-DEN flight leaving only one F9 roundtrip in that market. Maybe it's only temporary but I really like being able to get up to DEN on F9 during the 8AM hour. I think the last bookable flight was August 12t...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

CV990A wrote:
Thanks for a great trip report - haven't been to Alaska, but it's on my bucket list for sure!
Thank You CV990A. I only wish I'd been able to log a CV-990. I lived in Denver during the time Ports of Call was flying them...wish I'd joined and flew with them. Ah well...can't do it all!

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

southsidesilver: Thank you. This aircraft made its first flight November 19, 1959. Moe

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Nascar Weekend ATL-DTW-ATL (pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Another Nascar Weekend ATL-DTW-ATL (pics)

Cool report. I haven't been to DTW in 30 years this year...and that was inbound on an Ozark DC-9-30 after the merger into TWA so it was a TW flight number. Flew out on a Presidential Airways 737-230C to IAD. Go Dinger!

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

Back at you AA737-823. Glad you liked the report. I went to Alaska 7 times last year...I love it up there. Juneau, Anchorage, Nome, St. Paul, Barrow, Fairbanks. Awesome place. Looking forward to my next adventure up there...whenever that is.

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

http://www.aeromoe.com/N1968Rheader.jpg Hi A-netters. going back over 18 years now is this belated trip report for my first and only round trip on a Lockheed L-188 Electra. It was the spring of 1999 when the late, great Mickey Bednar (A.K.A. AirNikon here on A.net) and I solidified plans to make a ...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tracking aircraft you have flown
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Tracking aircraft you have flown

Avgeek stalking at it's most basic!

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 37
Views: 663

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

See my signature line. Counting when I started keeping track in 1976. Nothing but United prior to that AFAIK.

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by aeromoe
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 180
Views: 22227

Re: The Mighty 757

QUOTE: "My first flight was on a CZ 757-300.."

Methinks CZ has never operated the -300...maybe I'm wrong.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Lax tomorrow- 3 hr window to spot between connections- best way to get around?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Lax tomorrow- 3 hr window to spot between connections- best way to get around?

No longer possible. The upstairs area is now the security screening area; you need a ticket to be able to go up those escalators.


When did this become effective?

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Lax tomorrow- 3 hr window to spot between connections- best way to get around?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Lax tomorrow- 3 hr window to spot between connections- best way to get around?

I realize time has come and gone for the OP question. What did you end up doing? Which terminal(s) did you arrive/depart from? With a 3-hour layover (which could be shorter, if you had to wait aboard your plane for a gate to open) there really isn't much point to leaving the terminal(s). If you were...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Victoria Falls approach
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Victoria Falls approach

That's too bad then. After I posted my recommendation I checked and saw the direct line to the airport, without any maneuvers. Good luck picking the correct side of the plane!

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 16401

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

Quote:" And yet quite large numbers of people already fly transatlantic on 757s, and have done for years. In fact United send 757s to lots of destinations across the western fringe of Western Europe." Doesn't necessarily mean they like it or are expecting a narrow body when the ticket is b...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If L.A. had a second major airport..
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: If L.A. had a second major airport..

@ PatrickZ80 - just curious what you mean by very cheap....are you referring to air fares?

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 12447

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Quote" "Strangely enough, if you look at an old message ... one from before the switch to the new site ... that function still works!" But the weird thing about that function was that people/posters were abbreviating so many things, different types of codes were assigned to completely...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest's Cincinnati Inaugural June 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Southwest's Cincinnati Inaugural June 2017

Cool report.

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A roundtrip Indigo’s rare CFM A320’s
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Re: A roundtrip Indigo’s rare CFM A320’s

Quote: "Photography and videography on the airside, even from inside the aircraft is banned at Goa Airport" Guess I won't ever be visiting Goa...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Victoria Falls approach
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Victoria Falls approach

You should check out Flight Radar 24 or other tracking service and check flights operating between those two airports. You can see which approach is more common and make an informed decision based on the data.

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 4366

Re: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017

@ 11725Flyer - thanks - glad you enjoyed the read.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 102
Views: 5991

Re: What's The Most

Would have to be a fuel stop at Pago Pago, American Samoa aboard a C-5B.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 4366

Re: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017

I want to add that Jeff Hernandez partly inspired me to take this trip by clueing me in on when the inaugural service would take place. Jeff also inspired me last year to finally get off my duff and take my first Virgin America flights. Jeff's trip reports are awesome, welcome additions to this foru...

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by aeromoe
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unusual 747 galley configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Re: Unusual 747 galley configuration

Quote: "United operated one 747SP-027 from Braniff, which IIRC did not have the longitudinal setup. (the rest of UA's SPs were -021s from PA)."

Just a Nit: 747SP customer codes are not prefixed with a zero. The examples are 747SP-27 and 747SP-21.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13761

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Completely inappropriate behaviour aboard any form of public transport. The offendrers should be locked up, the crew sacked, and Ryanair fined by the appropriate authorities. There is absolutely no excuse for this behaviour no matter the circumstances, destination, or nationalities involved. Repulsi...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redwood Inaugural: Onboard the first A321neo service
Replies: 9
Views: 3140

Re: Redwood Inaugural: Onboard the first A321neo service

Excellent report Jeff - glad you were able to get on this inaugural flight! Thanks for letting me know when this service was starting so I could get in on it fairly early.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 4366

Re: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017

Thanks Robert. Seat comfort was pretty decent...and the ride was nice.

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by aeromoe
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 4366

A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017

Hi A-netters. After having viewed Carfield's most excellent report of the inaugural Virgin America A321neo service on May 31, 2017 and his return to SFO on June 1st, I still want to share my experience. I don't fly "up front" very often so this flight was rather special to me in that regar...

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by aeromoe
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 4664

Re: Virgin America A321 NEO Inaugural SFO-DCA May 31, 2017

Great report...thanks for posting. I savored the same experience yesterday June 3rd on the same flight, using Alaska miles to enjoy the First Class experience. I hope to do the westbound leg sometime soon.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 12481

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

Do the windows and cabin floor of the A321 bend uphill at the stern, like the A300/310/330/340 (and I thought 320 family) do? I've been wading through photos but hardly any carriers still paint a cheat line to see for sure. (Some carriers swept their cheatlines up hill aft keeping with the window l...

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by aeromoe
Tue May 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flown In Same Registration But Different Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Flown In Same Registration But Different Aircraft

Hi A-netters. Just as the subject title suggests, has anybody out there (most likely us older-timers) flown in two different aircraft that have at different times worn the same registration? This is possible in the USA as registrations are recycled...not sure what the policies are elsewhere in the w...

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by aeromoe
Thu May 25, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and American Ground Collision AUS
Replies: 8
Views: 4757

Re: United and American Ground Collision AUS

Quote: "I was just reading about this incident on the Dallas Business Journal website and one of the passengers on the UAL flight said that the pilot came on the intercom and said that the accident "was his fault". I find it difficult to believe that the UAL pilot would announce that ...

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by aeromoe
Thu May 18, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 4655

Re: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?

JannEejit wrote:
I'd be interested to know what delivery routing the Chinese CAAC examples took.


:stirthepot: Weren't they were license-built in China like so many other airliners, including MD-80s!! :stirthepot:

Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed May 17, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 3-2-3 seating possible on 767?
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Is 3-2-3 seating possible on 767?

Perhaps I am not seeing some logic here, but I have to think there is a reason that Boeing went with the 2x3x2 configuration for a reason. -Blue I never gave it much thought why Boeing went with the narrower wide-body fuselage when designing the 767. I'm glad they did as I like flying in them when ...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 classic UD Door
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: 747 classic UD Door

Man, haven't you guys heard of YOUTUBE? I'm not gonna do all of your work for you, but.... it's there. I'm with you on the number of questions posed in these forums that could have been answered first with a little web searching. I'm all for stimulating conversation but questions like "how man...

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8516

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

TWA772LR wrote:
MaxTrimm wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:

Sidebar, I wonder what NK thinks about a plane made by 'American imperialists' operating into their country. :biggrin:


I think CA is still operating Tridents into Pyongyang... :rotfl:

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can airlines refuse refunding full fare tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Can airlines refuse refunding full fare tickets?

Quoting OP's : It seems (to whom?) like there are some group of people (who- and what source is this from?) that are going to book as many full fare UA Class F/J tickets as possible (why?) , and then plan to cancel them immediately before the cancellation period limit so that they (who is they?) won...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best flight Newark to Phoenix
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Best flight Newark to Phoenix

My response is simply based on the OP's subject line: The one that departs closest to ontime and arrives closest to ontime. That's the best flight anywhere in my opinion.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights

How about the 1970s/1980s Eastern Airlines $323 (or whatever it was) Unlimited Mileage Fare. Fairly restrictive in some regards with stopovers, etc but really good value at the time. I think it was good for up to 21 days. Vaguely remember it...there have got to be others here who remember.

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nascar Weekend in Los Angeles (Pics, VERY long)
Replies: 4
Views: 4412

Re: Nascar Weekend in Los Angeles (Pics, VERY long)

Great report...hope you enjoyed everything about your trip. I didn't read every single word in your report...more of a scrolling photo guy. Go Dinger!

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to add 789 to LAX
Replies: 35
Views: 6087

Re: AA to add 789 to LAX

oc2dc wrote:
They are going to have a lot of extra 77E capacity lying around with all these 789s coming aboard. I wonder where they will be redeployed.


Probably up in Wyoming alongside the A380s in that asinine thread elsewhere on this website. :stirthepot:

Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines within Wyoming
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: Vietnam Airlines within Wyoming

Surprised it hasn't been deleted yet as many of us think it should.

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114410

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

sw733 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
He sure doesn't look like a doctor.


What the hell does a doctor "look like"? I'd love to hear your definition.


EXACTLY! I was thinking the same thing and then found your question back at this poster.

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 5949

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

Maybe I got some mis-information in BKK last weekend. I'd assumed I could stay airside (like I've done at SIN twice in the past few months) and I did so until 3 hours before my flight. I went to the KE "transfer" desk and requested my boarding card for my flight. The lady stated I needed t...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?
Replies: 45
Views: 3307

Re: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?

A lot of people here claim they 'always get the window seat', but in my experience I usually have to pay for it. It maybe $40-$50 each way to pick my seat. I pick my seat next to the window with the express purpose of being able to look out that window the entire damn flight! No one is telling me t...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?
Replies: 45
Views: 3307

Re: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?

It's fricking dark outside during a redeye. Why do the shades need to be down...and why is it rude if they're up?? Please... Really? You can't have taken many redeyes. On a lot of them the sun comes up well before you land, and as it's rising can hit the windows at such an angle that it's like a la...

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