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Posted By FLLDL

Difficult to imagine that these flights will work...

Difficult to imagine that these flights will work out commercially given the enormous one stop competition via Japan, China, Korea, HK, Taiwan etc.

Even SQ and Thai abandoned their non stops from...
Jan 3, 15, 4:57 pm
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Posted By FLLDL

I've been to the Kempinski many times and the...

I've been to the Kempinski many times and the Conrad only a few times . Both are quite good, typical Chinese 5 star with good hardware and okay service. I prefer the Kempinski's slightly more central...
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 14, 11:14 am
Replies: 134
Views: 16,546
Posted By FLLDL

a little bump for this old thread. Nikkei...

a little bump for this old thread.

Nikkei reached its all-time high 25 years ago yesterday:

Tokyo’s Stock Bubble: 25 Years on From Nikkei Peak
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 30, 14, 9:30 am
Replies: 51
Views: 5,438
Posted By FLLDL

The current airline which most closely resembles...

The current airline which most closely resembles your idea is La Compagnie which flies between Paris and Newark in an all business configuration.

Their fares are substantially less than the...
Dec 23, 14, 12:06 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,048
Posted By FLLDL

indeed the whole concept of a sterile area is a...

indeed the whole concept of a sterile area is a joke if the workers arent being screened at all. Same as the silly Known Crew Member program.

Why even have security when any baggage handler can...
Dec 19, 14, 11:08 pm
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Views: 55,735
Posted By FLLDL

There is no benefit to adding a like button in my...

There is no benefit to adding a like button in my opinion. FT does not need to try to become facebook. Anyone who wants social media bs can find it elsewhere
Forum: Travel News
Dec 17, 14, 8:19 am
Replies: 360
Views: 53,129
Posted By FLLDL

It is a failure by just about any standard. Not a...

It is a failure by just about any standard. Not a huge failure but a failure nonetheless.

The small order book you mention could be filled within a year. Instead since business is so bad, Boeing...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 16, 14, 11:24 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,734
Posted By FLLDL

agreed, I've always enjoyed Bourdain's stuff - ...

agreed, I've always enjoyed Bourdain's stuff - seems more honest than some of the pure travel fluff.

Though I prefer the older rougher around the edges Bourdain shows to the newest one.
Forum: Travel News
Dec 12, 14, 11:53 am
Replies: 360
Views: 53,129
Posted By FLLDL

CEO needed to come out and say something after...

CEO needed to come out and say something after the CFOs previous comments tanked the stock price.
Forum: Travel News
Dec 12, 14, 9:29 am
Replies: 360
Views: 53,129
Posted By FLLDL

While the 747-8 is certainly a failure, the money...

While the 747-8 is certainly a failure, the money invested is a pittance compared to what Airbus spent on the A380.

Keep in mind that part of the reason for the 747-8 to exist was to deny market...
Dec 10, 14, 1:14 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,570
Posted By FLLDL

No need to pretend that the likelihood of a cab...

No need to pretend that the likelihood of a cab driver raping a single woman passenger is equal everywhere on earth. Seems extremely likely that the odds are much much higher in India.

Overall...
Dec 9, 14, 10:33 am
Replies: 2,357
Views: 227,099
Posted By FLLDL

Understood. Just couldnt let the original...

Understood. Just couldnt let the original statement go unchallenged given some of the silly claims the OP had posted in this thread.


Honestly I do think that EK does face some big potential...
Forum: Asia
Dec 9, 14, 9:44 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By FLLDL

Personally I would go with the shorter routing as...

Personally I would go with the shorter routing as well. 90 min connection in ICN is no problem - easy low stress connection. Really efficient way to get to/from DPS.

An 8 hr or 12 hr overnight...
Forum: Asia
Dec 8, 14, 10:20 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By FLLDL

$148 for two days is fine. By arranging through...

$148 for two days is fine. By arranging through the hotel you are paying a premium for the convenience, but savings of arranging it your self would not be huge.

I disagree with the assertion...
Dec 5, 14, 2:41 pm
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Views: 227,099
Posted By FLLDL

While I completely disagree with everything the...

While I completely disagree with everything the OP says, this statement is just as silly as anything he has put to paper.

EK could quite easily over expand and/or run out of money.
Dec 4, 14, 9:32 am
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Posted By FLLDL

and I would say that there are many many carriers...

and I would say that there are many many carriers all around the world who behave similarly - ie customer facing staff taking the path of least resistance and offering excuses rather than addressing...
Forum: Asia
Dec 4, 14, 9:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By FLLDL

Have you spent time in Bali before? If not I...

Have you spent time in Bali before? If not I would probably just stick with the original plan for 10 days there.

I prefer IST to KUL and would prefer to be in Bali over KUL.

While you dont...
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Views: 7,686
Posted By FLLDL

good report and a good business class fare. ...

good report and a good business class fare.

The food actually looks markedly better than what I've gotten in biz on Air China in the past.

How was the sleeping for sleeping?
Dec 2, 14, 11:27 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,579
Posted By FLLDL

and what would you do if Eva replied saying there...

and what would you do if Eva replied saying there was a miscommunication on SIN ATCs part? Would you shy away from flying out of SIN and take your business to KUL or wherever? Whole line of thinking...
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Posted By FLLDL

definitely contact the airline to see what their...

definitely contact the airline to see what their waiver process is.

Have been asked for the physical credit card by various airlines in Asia and have been forced to buy new ticket / cancel old...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 24, 14, 11:27 am
Replies: 102
Views: 8,193
Posted By FLLDL

It does highlight the difficulty in choosing a...

It does highlight the difficulty in choosing a 2nd/3rd language for native English speakers.

English's use as a lingua franca around the world is the probably one the biggest impediments to...
Forum: China
Nov 19, 14, 8:57 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,105
Posted By FLLDL

good to know. I had one too many flights with the...

good to know. I had one too many flights with the older continuous loop IFE system which was really horribly out of date.
Forum: China
Nov 19, 14, 8:12 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,105
Posted By FLLDL

Based on your preferences I would avoid UA for...

Based on your preferences I would avoid UA for sure. AA for a long time was running 777s with terrible IFE (non on-demand IFE) not sure what the current situation is there.

If you are okay with a...
Forum: South
Nov 19, 14, 8:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By FLLDL

the Fontainebleau does have a very Vegas feel to...

the Fontainebleau does have a very Vegas feel to it. It is essentially a Vegas hotel without the casino. I would look further down the beach at something like The Palms or The National - smaller...
Nov 19, 14, 7:52 am
Replies: 2,357
Views: 227,099
Posted By FLLDL

indeed, pretty sad but it is hard to support an...

indeed, pretty sad but it is hard to support an argument with facts when no such supporting facts exist!

This thread did at least bring out some great information and facts from the other side...
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