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Mar 25, 11, 11:36 am
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Posted By danielmhd

Interesting thread. When I was a geeky,...

Interesting thread.

When I was a geeky, adolescent airline geek in the early 90's I was obsessed with United, to the extent that I exchanged many letters with the management in Chicago. This...
Dec 10, 04, 9:49 am
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Views: 3,347
Posted By danielmhd

Indeed, as GuyBetsy noted, P is discounted First...

Indeed, as GuyBetsy noted, P is discounted First on SQ.

For future reference, note the list of Booking Classes in the Star Alliance forum.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314724
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Views: 1,510
Posted By danielmhd

But do many non-Taiwanese actually insist on...

But do many non-Taiwanese actually insist on flying China Airlines because of their grand reputation? I always thought that the carrier was more of the lowest-fare default that one's travel agent or...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 7, 04, 9:40 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,988
Posted By danielmhd

Amazing report! With regard to your...

Amazing report!

With regard to your disappointing restaurant seating arrangements, some more bourgeois French restaurants traditionally seat parties together at small tables, or along large,...
Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 7, 04, 9:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By danielmhd

Also beware that United has changed their mileage...

Also beware that United has changed their mileage policy for certain SQ flights. Except for some US-Asia transpacific SQ flights, Business class tickets are being booked into Economy.

So,...
Dec 2, 04, 9:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By danielmhd

I've had this problem in the past with Raffles...

I've had this problem in the past with Raffles availability. One day the entire cabin will be open and the next day seats cannot be found on ITN or the SQ website. It's probably best to contact...
Nov 30, 04, 12:02 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By danielmhd

ah, it finally dawned on me what people have...

ah, it finally dawned on me what people have meant by beach-digit. i was thinking like "surfer finger" or "dolphin fin" or something.
Nov 29, 04, 12:44 am
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Views: 1,377
Posted By danielmhd

Indeed, Asiana generally scores high marks in the...

Indeed, Asiana generally scores high marks in the premium long-haul category.

A couple of qualifiers, however... while seating and cabin comfort are good on the 777, they're not as good on the 747...
Nov 27, 04, 6:58 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By danielmhd

Thanks, ShoeGuy and Jack, for your help. ...

Thanks, ShoeGuy and Jack, for your help. Unfortunately, I'll probably be returning to ICN in rush-hour traffic to catch up with the SQ YVR flight. And definitely on the bus!

Cheerio.
Nov 26, 04, 7:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By danielmhd

Cheers, ShoeGuy! Yeah, I've heard. How are the...

Cheers, ShoeGuy! Yeah, I've heard. How are the buses to/from the airport?
Nov 26, 04, 4:22 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By danielmhd

However! Do NOT underestimate the time it takes...

However! Do NOT underestimate the time it takes to get around BKK. Though the airport is not far from the city, Bangkok traffic is notorious. Give yourself between 1 and 2 hours to get back to the...
Nov 25, 04, 3:08 am
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By danielmhd

Sorry, probably the German in me coming out. ...

Sorry, probably the German in me coming out. When I'm stressed it tends to overpower the laid-back Italian in me. ;)
Nov 25, 04, 12:24 am
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By danielmhd

Well, I'm just saying that if Ferrari wants some...

Well, I'm just saying that if Ferrari wants some answers, there are plenty of them ready-made in the Asian airline forum, where these questions come up regularly. Not the end of the world to post...
Nov 24, 04, 10:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By danielmhd

This question should be posted in the Asian...

This question should be posted in the Asian airlines forum.

If you do a search there, you'll find a whole lot of info. And most of it will concur that seating and IFE are mediocre. However, many...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 23, 04, 3:06 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,944
Posted By danielmhd

A great read. Cheers! Just out of...

A great read. Cheers!

Just out of curiosity, do cargo pilots know/care what they're hauling beyond basic weight and balance figures? For example, do you really care that it's 300,000lbs of...
Nov 16, 04, 8:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By danielmhd

I'm about 6'2" and I've been wondering whether...

I'm about 6'2" and I've been wondering whether I'd have enough leg room in 11K? Whaddaya think?

Also, how would the leg room be in the front row of Raffles on the 744 upper deck?
Nov 14, 04, 5:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,539
Posted By danielmhd

Velcro for a privacy curtain or something? I...

Velcro for a privacy curtain or something? I think people have already snagged 3/4A. I'm in 2A. Actually, it seems that everybody is concentrated on that side of the cabin, which is unfortunate.
Nov 14, 04, 4:48 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By danielmhd

Out of curiosity, why is YVR such a hotbed for...

Out of curiosity, why is YVR such a hotbed for 763's? Seems like AC is often drawing on their 763 fleet at YVR.
Nov 14, 04, 3:16 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,539
Posted By danielmhd

Wow, things have heated up! :) Thanks,...

Wow, things have heated up! :)

Thanks, everyone, for your input and clarification about the 763 seating. I guess I thought that I'd read somewhere about something akin to the A340 ExecFirst...
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Views: 1,121
Posted By danielmhd

I think this is somewhat common practice in the...

I think this is somewhat common practice in the travel industry, to charge locals more than foreigners.

For example, many countries around the world market discounted railpasses only to...
Nov 13, 04, 5:38 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,539
Posted By danielmhd

Unfortunately, the sticky does not detail the...

Unfortunately, the sticky does not detail the specific types of seats installed on the ex-CP aircraft. I'm not talking about configuration - I'm talking about the actual seat technology.

From...
Nov 13, 04, 4:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,539
Posted By danielmhd

763 Seating Types (?)

I'll be taking a 763 to Japan in C-Class next month. I've heard about different seating types, ranging from the big, old Canadian seats to more modern, but less comfortable Air Canada seats. ...
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Views: 4,787
Posted By danielmhd

Is this news item recent? I was under the...

Is this news item recent? I was under the impression that Boeing has been configuring 747's with the 777 style interior for some time now.

I know, at least, that some airlines have retrofitted...
Nov 9, 04, 2:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By danielmhd

I've done a bit of research into OZ business for...

I've done a bit of research into OZ business for an upcoming award ticket.

From what I gather, people have been very pleased with OZ business for long-haul transpacific service on the 777. The...
Nov 9, 04, 2:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By danielmhd

I had a similar experience when I used to fly...

I had a similar experience when I used to fly AirNZ quite a lot between SYD and the US. And then the same thing also happened on a recent flight with Harmony, a small Vancouver carrier.

I'm a...
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