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Old 06-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #551
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Ya, BA's the best bet I could think of.

CZ was (and is) increasing their seats for the summer season, but at the end decided for 2 X 787's instead of sending their (spare) 380 in.

Actually for BA to replace two 744 with one 380, would actually be a reduce of seats too.
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....I Wish

Also there's a rumour that TK is coming to YVR

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Old 06-07-2015, 01:33 AM   #553
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And TK is leasing A380's but doubt we'll see them flying the A380 to YVR.
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I can only see TK flying A380 into YVR as a fifth freedom flight. There's no where near enough demand to fly A380 between YVR-IST
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And there's very little chance of the government approving that traffic - I can't think of a route that the Canadian gov't would give TK.

Though a YVR-LHR TK A380 run would be incredibly awesome.
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Pretty sure it's BA. Starting April 2016, to replace their daily 747.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:15 PM   #557
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Okay boys and girls, let's get this thread back to life! I've started piecing together my next RTW trip in Mar 2016.

Let's go to Oslo... the long way around.

Here's the itinerary so far:
  • YVR-LAX on (???)
  • LAX-NRT on NH F 77W Square Suites
  • NRT-BKK on TG F A380
  • =STOP=
  • BKK-DOH on QR F A380
  • DOH-CAI on QR F 77W
  • =STOP=
  • CAI-DOH on QR F 77W
  • DOH-FRA on QR J A350 (!!!)
  • FRA-CPH on SAS Y (heh)
  • =STOP=
  • CPH-OSL surface sector
  • OSL-FRA on LH J
  • -LAYOVER-
  • FRA-SFO on LH F A380 (Yes, FCT visit + Porsche rental!)
  • SFO-YVR on (???)
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I am impressed that you managed to find so much availability! especially on LH.
All on aeroplan and AAdvantage I presume?

For me, i'm planning YVR-JFK-MXP-DXB-BKK-HKG on EK and HKG-PVG-PEK-ICN-HND/NRT-YVR on SA. Damn shame you cant redeem aeroplan on SQ transpacific.
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Epic itinerary you got there. Are you doing a points run or a mix of points and pay?
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I am impressed that you managed to find so much availability! especially on LH.
All on aeroplan and AAdvantage I presume?

For me, i'm planning YVR-JFK-MXP-DXB-BKK-HKG on EK and HKG-PVG-PEK-ICN-HND/NRT-YVR on SA. Damn shame you cant redeem aeroplan on SQ transpacific.
I booked the LH F during the period of time where LH made the inventory available due to a technical glitch somewhere: Book Now: Lufthansa First Class Awards For Winter - One Mile at a Time

I detailed the breakdown for what miles/currency I used down below. Quick question, I didn't realize that South African Airways flew Tokyo-YVR...? Or a HKG-PVG-PEK-ICN-HND routing for that matter...
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Epic itinerary you got there. Are you doing a points run or a mix of points and pay?
A bit of both - the QR A380 F portion to CAI are not AAdvantage but actually FT's new darling buy-able currency, GOL Smiles. It's the new Lifemiles! I'm actually burning Lifemiles for the LAX-NRT-BKK F flights, as I am holding too much and I'm scared for another devaluation.

However, the CAI-DOH-FRA-CPH is paid - QR has some seriously cheap J/F fares out of Cairo, and the SAS flight is only $100CAD in Y so I decided to pay rather than use miles.
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Quick question, I didn't realize that South African Airways flew Tokyo-YVR...? Or a HKG-PVG-PEK-ICN-HND routing for that matter...
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Airline of the year (Or rather, I mean 3rd best) is on the news YET AGAIN! This time instead of a labour dispute, it is their epic cost cutting measures that have bitten them back in the ass in the form of water contamination. Why water the dogs in economy class with bottled drinking water when we can give them what other airlines consider to be non-potable water?

Cathay Pacific provides bottled water on flights after samples from tanks fail to meet standards | South China Morning Post

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Of Course, management is still celebrating over winning the 3rd best airline of the year, having losing the title to Qatar and Singapore. (You know, they actually had to pay the cabin+cockpit crew this year, so they couldn't fork out the money to buy the award anymore)
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Biden's motorcade been unloaded at YVR from earlier today...

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man the secret service is so boss. But I think the vice presidents motorcade is a lot smaller than the president. Traffic is going to suck either way when they zoom by.

When is Air Force 2 arriving?
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And there's very little chance of the government approving that traffic - I can't think of a route that the Canadian gov't would give TK.

Though a YVR-LHR TK A380 run would be incredibly awesome.
I flew an EK A380 from Ams to Shanghai via Dubai in business, wasn't over enamored.

First flight was 100% empty in first class, and about 60% empty in business. Second flight 100% empty in first, 20% empty in business

landing in dubai at about midnight... circled for an hour, then no gates were available, had to exit plane onto the tarmac before a 30 min bus ride around airport

flying to shanghai, similar story, 20 or so mins circling, then tarmac exit / 20 min ride around the airport

it all just felt odd - half empty business class, 2 disembarks onto tarmac, not the classy trip i was expecting.

on EK, food was very good (best I had was on Garuda Indonesia recently - but it was a nice curry, which I'm slightly impartial to), and the pick up / drop off in a big german car was nice, but the service was a bit painful - far too many air stewardesses (just felt odd), and all the bathrooms were at the back of business where the bar is (no one used the bar, as far as i could tell), too many air stewardesses in the way (they weren't the nicest / best service air stewardesses i've had - garuda indonesia has, by far, the best service - plus really hot stewardesses)

also flew on a 787 recently - slept through entire flight unfortunately, seemed nice - i'm all for efficiency improvements in airplanes



from my last year of travelling a lot in business, i have the following comments:

Vietnamese - surprisingly good
thai - ok, thought it'd be better
garuda indonesia - new fleet, concentration on service, HOT stewardesses - only 2 flights, but really liked them, best experience/fights i've had
philippines airlines - ok, new a330's have nice business class
EK - see above, won't be planning on using them again when i get back to Europe
KLM - fucking terrible, worst service, potentially worse than US airlines, old planes, business class is far behind all others - KLM air stewardesses are known as Dragons in Europe - all old, grumpy, slightly overweight.
Delta - so-so, service better than KLM, but not much else
American - always broken things on planes, or was that US airways - basically US carriers are a commodity nowadays so I can't remember, flown all of the majors in US
China Eastern - was fine, but seemed a bit unprofessional

Want to fly on: JAL, ANA, Korean, Singapore and on any airline in an A350 (when they're availablle)
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Try Qatar A350/A380 or Etihad A380/787 next time. Heard they are much better than Emirates nowadays. But nothing can beat SQ Suites or Business class IMO
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Now this is a rare sighting at YVR from yesterday...



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Looks like the same J seats in the new AC cabin.
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F-22 is finally coming to abbotsford airshow for anyone interested, a must see for me and my buddies, super excited to finally see it in person

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Question for all of you Aeroplan Experts:

I have a trip booked that goes YYC to SFO to NRT to SIN.

Some things have changed and I will no longer be in YYC. Would I be able to call in and change specific segments? Like have them change YYC to SFO -> YVR to SFO?

Or, would I have to fly YVR to YYC then continue on like previous?

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Question for all of you Aeroplan Experts:

I have a trip booked that goes YYC to SFO to NRT to SIN.

Some things have changed and I will no longer be in YYC. Would I be able to call in and change specific segments? Like have them change YYC to SFO -> YVR to SFO?

Or, would I have to fly YVR to YYC then continue on like previous?

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You can change it. Just call in. Needs to be availability on that segment though
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