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Sep 10, 14, 3:40 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,809
Posted By redtailshark

A380 is more comfortable than 747, but then it...

A380 is more comfortable than 747, but then it should be, being designed more than 30 years later.

But for 747, what does "proper handling in turbulence" mean :confused:

You don't seem to be...
Forum: Budget Travel
Sep 10, 14, 12:50 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 28,595
Posted By redtailshark

Not true. There are indeed hotels, hostals etc....

Not true. There are indeed hotels, hostals etc. very near LIM. For example on Av. Fawcett to the E. of Jorge Chavez there are hotels in the barrio. This is easily walkable from the front of the...
Sep 9, 14, 4:54 pm
Replies: 1,211
Views: 257,243
Posted By redtailshark

The model is being undermined rapidly. It's not...

The model is being undermined rapidly. It's not only the now-asymptotical uniformity of BA and general points-n-miles blog content, it's because of the rapid change in the nature of the game that in...
Sep 9, 14, 3:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By redtailshark

But how is tbis faster? Ryanair already offers...

But how is tbis faster? Ryanair already offers you commodious service .... FR153 LBA to DUB dep 0630 weekdays. And only 59.99 in Biz Plus, that beats Stobart Air's ATR in every way :D
Sep 9, 14, 10:47 am
Replies: 84
Views: 17,296
Posted By redtailshark

Yes. Three-digit prefix indicates plating...

Yes. Three-digit prefix indicates plating carrier, using IATA accounting codes. 932- for VS.

The IATA Airline Coding Directory (ACD) table is referenced here:
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Sep 8, 14, 1:26 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 17,296
Posted By redtailshark

Getting BRU/NYC/LON @ 299 a.i. through March. ...

Getting BRU/NYC/LON @ 299 a.i. through March. Get on it, you know this won't last.
Sep 5, 14, 10:25 am
Replies: 398
Views: 34,216
Posted By redtailshark

We don't like it. But a. we are/have been...

We don't like it. But a. we are/have been overentitled :p and b. IMO he is more honest and direct than slippery Jeff. I agree he ought to know more, in general, about the business (OK, the knee...
Sep 5, 14, 10:17 am
Replies: 128
Views: 12,306
Posted By redtailshark

My problem with UA MP is not TPAC/TATL/int'l...

My problem with UA MP is not TPAC/TATL/int'l inventory esp. on partners. I can almost always find something that works, and for that, I am thankful - it is still hugely superior in this key respect...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 5, 14, 9:56 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,303
Posted By redtailshark

FJ follows the reneging gnomes: NZ/Fiji need US-style 14.CFR399.88(a)

Another round of reneging.... FJ this time.

http://www.eturbonews.com/49688/its-glitch-fiji-airways-wont-honor-purchased-tickets
Sep 3, 14, 12:52 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 23,402
Posted By redtailshark

Hmmmm....something's missing. I think I need to...

Hmmmm....something's missing. I think I need to leave it in situ next time I visit the EI lounge @ LHR T2.
...
Sep 2, 14, 3:31 pm
Replies: 631
Views: 173,883
Posted By redtailshark

You guys kill me.... everyone reading this knows...

You guys kill me.... everyone reading this knows these are prima facie the admissions of bandits and award subverters :D

I can't say I've heard those stories, but I did have the reverse where I...
Aug 30, 14, 9:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By redtailshark

He is absolutely right. The point of his...

He is absolutely right. The point of his challenge is to direct attention at Mrs. Walsh, de Juniac and Spohr. They of course will not do this voluntarily. So far so good. However they are not...
Aug 30, 14, 9:16 am
Replies: 102
Views: 7,890
Posted By redtailshark

I hope they don't [mess] up a good thing....

Let's be fair. UA.COM may look a little dated but it does offer, overall, the best functionality in the airline biz. That's one area where they really do whip the competition. UA.COM's features...
Aug 28, 14, 9:58 am
Replies: 70
Views: 16,615
Posted By redtailshark

That case - BA's malfeasance over their own DEL...

That case - BA's malfeasance over their own DEL misfile in 2009 - and all the fallout (complaints, SCC cases) was part of the driving momentum behind the DoT ruling.

No question, BA are nasty. ...
Aug 27, 14, 9:45 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,843
Posted By redtailshark

^ This is a great idea and I'm going to use it in...

^ This is a great idea and I'm going to use it in the upcoming year. There are some countries on the FR service list e.g. Italy where same-day change to any airport will be very valuable. Exit row...
Aug 27, 14, 9:32 am
Replies: 261
Views: 85,038
Posted By redtailshark

^ At least he occasionally flies in Y. That's a...

^ At least he occasionally flies in Y. That's a big deal considering his options, and compared to robber baron bosses like Willie W, it shows a touch of humanity. If he would attempt to translate...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 22, 14, 12:09 pm
Replies: 371
Views: 113,937
Posted By redtailshark

YUL is bad, yes, but I vote for YVR. Not only...

YUL is bad, yes, but I vote for YVR. Not only the worst border-crossing experience in Canada, but in the world so far.
Aug 22, 14, 12:06 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,798
Posted By redtailshark

If we're talking Canada, I agree too. ...

If we're talking Canada, I agree too. Immigration Canada/CBSA have acquired a deserved reputation for hostility and unpleasantness in recent years. It has been observed numerous times here on FT...
Aug 21, 14, 11:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By redtailshark

There is, but I'm here to tell you, that flight...

There is, but I'm here to tell you, that flight sucks rocks. I used it in March and although the timing worked well for my LHR layover, the TK flight itself was torture. It left at 1030pm and...
Aug 20, 14, 4:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,434
Posted By redtailshark

Not nearly as much as it would with...

Not nearly as much as it would with CBSA/Immigration Canada or even New Zealand. There is more of a chance the US agents will know the keyword "mileage run." The important thing - as with all...
Aug 19, 14, 9:00 am
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By redtailshark

STI: prompt, courteous and efficient service

This franchise operates in the classic Lat Am way, using older cars. My Aveo had 70000kms on the odo. But, the STU airport Hertz team was efficient, helpful, and I was then able to extend my rental...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 19, 14, 8:53 am
Replies: 385
Views: 62,450
Posted By redtailshark

Switzerland. Spy-on-your-neighbor culture, a...

Switzerland. Spy-on-your-neighbor culture, a cold and unfriendly demeanor and the notorious history. I didn't fly there though. I crossed the line from Schaffhausen in the 80s, and got fined...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 19, 14, 8:48 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,429
Posted By redtailshark

Bad luck, dude/tte. It's true Travelex are...

Bad luck, dude/tte. It's true Travelex are notorous bandits even by the standards of ripoff Britain and you got shafted.

But..what do you expect?

And to avoid this frustration, why would you...
Aug 18, 14, 5:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By redtailshark

Cooly: the newest experienced frequent flyer of international airlines

S/he is here and apparently flies LX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98f92AMW2k

Why is Cooly slobbering all over the female agents? @0:37...muahaha!

@1:09..... riding the escalator drive...
Aug 18, 14, 5:25 pm
Replies: 1,211
Views: 257,243
Posted By redtailshark

To the OP: yes, I agree that the BA content is...

To the OP: yes, I agree that the BA content is now sadly lacking and the blogs all sound more or less the same...they rip each other and FT off, and recycle almost every item. There are occasional...
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