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Mar 12, 20, 6:51 am
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

The decision may be made for us... cases now...

The decision may be made for us... cases now showing up in Albania, and the response has been swift: all bars, cafes and restaurants in Tirana closed indefinitely...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 10, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,202
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

I feel there's a difference between "last time I...

I feel there's a difference between "last time I flew a plane which is now obsolete, but was in regular use then", and "my last flight on this was when it was essentially obsolete" (both are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 10, 20, 11:05 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Having just managed to sample KLM's Fokker 70 on...

Having just managed to sample KLM's Fokker 70 on its retirement flight, high on my shopping list is the Fokker 50. Last year European service was (re-)introduced by Air Antwerp; they have a single...
Feb 25, 20, 4:25 am
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Could I claim a space for the 21st? Not returning...

Could I claim a space for the 21st? Not returning until 23rd but can (hopefully) figure that out myself!
Feb 22, 20, 11:16 am
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Likewise would be interested in the walking tour....

Likewise would be interested in the walking tour.
Thanks everyone for the useful info thus far!
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 9, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,301
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Wonderful report, always good to see airlines...

Wonderful report, always good to see airlines (and airports) out of the ordinary! Photography is great too, from the in-air views to the tarmac shots - particularly enjoyed those early morning...
Jan 13, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

This is potentially useful for me, there's no...

This is potentially useful for me, there's no good way to travel BRS - LGW but LHR is comparatively pleasant. I've taken the liberty of adding your Saturday schedule to the wiki for others. However,...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 27, 19, 7:06 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,495
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

As usual, I have a comprehensive year in review...

As usual, I have a comprehensive year in review on my blog (https://travel.straylight.co.uk/?p=5336), with fancy visualisations and details on everything from loyalty programme activity to train...
Dec 6, 19, 4:10 pm
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

As a lowly blue, I don't need to worry about seat...

As a lowly blue, I don't need to worry about seat shifts, but outright cancellation is an issue... Am keen to actually see some of Tirana as well as the 'Do', so have rebooked to the Monday flight...
Nov 27, 19, 5:16 am
Replies: 38
Views: 7,289
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Thumbs up Lovely shot from Aerospace Bristol! If the budget...

Lovely shot from Aerospace Bristol! If the budget doesn't quite stretch to an Aston Martin but you still want to (sort of) own a part of Concorde, they're currently running a fundraiser...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 15, 19, 12:38 pm
Replies: 231
Views: 101,902
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Not sure how I've managed to miss this one over...

Not sure how I've managed to miss this one over the last couple of months but glad it meant I got to binge all of it thus far. For a debut trip report it's ludicrously impressive - I think it covers...
Nov 5, 19, 2:58 am
Replies: 378
Views: 41,479
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

I'm keen to up my country count a bit in 2020 and...

I'm keen to up my country count a bit in 2020 and 20ish hours in Albania seems like a good start :) Booked and updated wiki!
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 18, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,414
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Wonderful photography, thanks for sharing! Banff...

Wonderful photography, thanks for sharing! Banff (with a side tour to Lake Louise) was my first visit to North America, and seeing these I'm clearly overdue a return...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 26, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,921
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Having really enjoyed the KLM Fokker 70...

Having really enjoyed the KLM Fokker 70 'farewell' flight, I was really hoping to get onto one of these flights to add another Fokker (plus a new airline and novel route) to my flight history. Sadly...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 29, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 60
Views: 13,379
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Fantastic report, enjoyed in a single sitting...

Fantastic report, enjoyed in a single sitting whilst taking a break from the excesses of Italian sunshine!

I made a summertime visit to Svalbard three years ago, so it's fascinating to see...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 18, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 9,929
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Thanks for bringing Baarle-Hertog to my attention...

Thanks for bringing Baarle-Hertog to my attention - that's exactly my kind of strange thing to check out! I've never visited an exclave, so it'd be fun to go to this even crazier nested arrangement....
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 14, 19, 2:45 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 16,339
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

It's a small world - I managed to pick up this...

It's a small world - I managed to pick up this report whilst making my own meandering way to AMS, and drove past the hotel which hosts the Aviation Fair you built the trip around! Sadly my extended...
Jun 10, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 17,221
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Looks like Carlisle tickets are up for sale with...

Looks like Carlisle tickets are up for sale with a 4th of July starting date: Dublin, Belfast and Southend. Would like to make a weekend of claiming some new airports for my flight history but with...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 3, 19, 1:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Good spot! I doubt the intention is to get as...

Good spot! I doubt the intention is to get as precise as distinct runways, and it's simply a typo / accidental discrepancy in level of detail between the two sentences. At any rate, I'm just counting...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 2, 19, 10:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Hefty numbers either way! I figure 1.7M is the...

Hefty numbers either way! I figure 1.7M is the appropriate number, since you could fly a route and not its reverse.



Yes, I guess the way to boost both the raw figure and the ratio is to have...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 2, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Oh, for sure this will only appeal to folks in...

Oh, for sure this will only appeal to folks in the centre of a very specific venn diagram, but I figured if they're anywhere, they're here on FlyerTalk :) . It's only a happy accident that I have...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 30, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

What is your unduplicated mileage / route 'novelty factor'?

The latest trip report (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-reports/1946413-alaska-australia-hot-pursuit-my-198th-199th-200th-airlines-flown.html) from Seat 2A introduced me to the notion of...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 2, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

This is great, love the sense of community that...

This is great, love the sense of community that seems to have emerged without deliberate organisation - especially as the crew and airport seem to be in on it too!
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 9, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,261
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Thanks! As it happens, I have just put the...

Thanks! As it happens, I have just put the finishing touches to an alternative version of this report, over on my blog (https://travel.straylight.co.uk/?p=1565). Anyone who enjoyed the photos above...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 11, 19, 2:16 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,261
Posted By TheFlyingDoctor

Sleepless from Seattle

DI7132
Dep: SEA Seattle-Tacoma International 13:45 6th August 2018 (local time)
Arr: LGW London- Gatwick 06:55 7th August 2018 (local time)
Flight duration: 9 hours 10 minutes
Seats: 1A/C Cabin:...
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