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Roland Perry writes:
to get to the airport, plus the long walk to the actual airport from the
station [1], was the worst aspect of the trip.

[1] Presumably that's Ryanair's fault too!!


It would have been shorter if you had just paid the fee!


What fee is that?


The "short walk" fee.

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"MC" wrote in message
ster.com...
SNIP
Er... this was 20+ years ago. How can you compare your experiences with
modern flying trends. The airline industry and regulations have moved on
enormously since then. Budget airlines were still only a twinkle in the
eyes of a lot of the current budget airline bosses.


Freddie Laker ring a bell? "Skytrain" - now when was that?

DW downunder

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"DW downunder" noname gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
saying:

Er... this was 20+ years ago. How can you compare your experiences
with modern flying trends. The airline industry and regulations have
moved on enormously since then. Budget airlines were still only a
twinkle in the eyes of a lot of the current budget airline bosses.


Freddie Laker ring a bell? "Skytrain" - now when was that?

DW downunder


It's 27 years since Skytrain went titsup.

It's also 17 years since EasyJet was set up.
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"MC" wrote in message
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Er... this was 20+ years ago. How can you compare your experiences with
modern flying trends. The airline industry and regulations have moved on
enormously since then. Budget airlines were still only a twinkle in the
eyes of a lot of the current budget airline bosses.


Freddie Laker ring a bell? "Skytrain" - now when was that?


First flight 26 Sep 1977 though the first application for a licence for the
service was 15 Jun 1971.

Lasted until 5 Feb 1982.

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"DW downunder" noname wrote in message
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"MC" wrote in message
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Er... this was 20+ years ago. How can you compare your experiences with
modern flying trends. The airline industry and regulations have moved on
enormously since then. Budget airlines were still only a twinkle in the
eyes of a lot of the current budget airline bosses.


Freddie Laker ring a bell? "Skytrain" - now when was that?


Not during the mid - late 80s timeframe we are talking here. It was a
trans-Atlantic service and also had a slightly different operation model
than modern day budget airlines including the fact that tickets were not
bookable and were only sold on a first come first served basis at the point
of departure.

MC




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or terminating within
the EC. (fair usage restrictions apply)


Wriggle wriggle.
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Nonsense , he mentioned Korean Airlines, there is no way of deciding if he
meant North or South.

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In message , at 18:14:23 on Wed, 14
Oct 2009, Buddenbrooks remarked:
or terminating within
the EC. (fair usage restrictions apply)


Wriggle wriggle.


Nonsense , he mentioned Korean Airlines, there is no way of deciding if
he meant North or South.


Apart from the Northern ones apparently not being allowed to fly to
Europe.
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Buddenbrooks wrote:

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Same here. I also find getting to Heathrow a lot easier than Stansted
or Luton, for example.



Unfortunately the time from touchdown to hire car is longer than the
flight from schipol when you go via Heathrow.

You will have to get used to it, the trend from the 60s onwards is for
air travel to become functional and the term 'jet set' is probably
meaningless to the majority, certainly not
bringing to mind upper class exclusive travel.

Give it a few years and Business Class air travel will be the same
concept as the business class section of the underground trains.



I've heard that this is already happening, unfortunately.
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MC wrote:
"Roland Perry" wrote in message
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In message , at 10:37:43 on Tue,
13 Oct 2009, Recliner remarked:
Give it a few years and Business Class air travel will be the same
concept as the business class section of the underground trains.
Actually, long haul business class has improved steadily over the years,
and is now as good a sfirst class used to be.

I'd agree with that. Airlines that have lie-flat or almost-flat seats in
business class really don't need to have a FC at all (and some don't any
more).
--
Roland Perry



I have used BC many times on a few airlines but I have found the "new" Club
Class on BA to be the best I have experienced. BC on many airlines does,
indeed, far surpass "old" FC cabins but the new FC cabins can offer
excellent privacy. Has anyone had the fortune to travel FC on a Singapore
Airlines or Emirates A380 )

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...uite/index.jsp

http://www.emirates.com/om/English/f...rst_class.aspx


MC

Nice, indeed.


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