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5th Oct 2015, 15:33
Replies: 12
Views: 4,275
Posted By Momo

Oldest-ever flight attendant (United this time)

Thought you might like this. I did GVA-IAD on UA975 on September 21st. There was quite an elderly flight attendant on my side of BusinessFirst. Half an hour before landing, the pilot announced that...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2015, 11:31
Replies: 31
Views: 4,509
Posted By Momo

Family of explorers

The Piccard family have a tradition of exploration. The grandfather and father were the first to take a baloon into the stratosphere and the first to take a submarine to the bottom of the Mariana...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2015, 17:29
Replies: 31
Views: 4,509
Posted By Momo

Solar Freaking Impulse

OK - so my daughter just finished her internship with Solar Impulse. This was her last project, done 100% end-to-end on her own, starring herself, and of course the pilots and staff.
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17th Oct 2013, 12:05
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

New LH seat

Came back from SFO via MUC yesterday. Crew told me it was the first A340-600 fitted with their new business class seats. What a great improvement! Fully flat with quite thick cushions. Big screen. I...
3rd Sep 2013, 16:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,515
Posted By Momo

More

Personally, I take it only when on the short-haul leg of a long-haul flight. The main benefit I get at the Geneva end is being at the head of the immigration queue as the UK is not a Schengen...
23rd Aug 2013, 14:48
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Being fair...

Being fair... if you put your glass back on the little paper doiley, it does not slide off. Missed it once... And of course the table is flatter if you do not have a PC or the food tray on it.
23rd Aug 2013, 12:16
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Continued

Since the last descriptive post exactly a month ago, I have done:

GVA-LHR-IAH - Upgraded to 1st by BA on the way over due to overbooking in business. I had not flown in BA First before. The...
23rd Jul 2013, 16:03
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Gulfstream...

Of course, riding on my boss's boss's G550 is best.
23rd Jul 2013, 09:13
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Continued...

Now going to the US from GVA about every third week... mainly to SFO, also Chicago, LAX, and Houston next week.

Confirming:
- United still most comfortable with best video system. Feels the most...
23rd Jul 2013, 08:48
Replies: 16
Views: 24,071
Posted By Momo

Well, it took over two months and an escalation,...

Well, it took over two months and an escalation, but Samsonite did indeed replace the suitcase, agreeing that the Firelite exists for less than three years, so clearly within the ten-year guarantee....
26th Apr 2013, 14:00
Replies: 16
Views: 24,071
Posted By Momo

Good point

Good first point. I speak French at home, so no worries on the second one.
26th Apr 2013, 13:35
Replies: 16
Views: 24,071
Posted By Momo

Samsonite guarantee seems silly

I just sent this to the only email address I could find on the Samsonite.com website. Let's see what happens.

Good afternoon,

I have a Samsonite Firelite case since October. It has a 10-year...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2013, 13:09
Replies: 117
Views: 8,536
Posted By Momo

Reply to 500N

Gave in easily to the Germans at the start of WWII is not compatible with losing 217,000 troops and more than that in civilians. What would a hard fight look like?

As for Iraq, I have to say that...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2013, 12:58
Replies: 117
Views: 8,536
Posted By Momo

French-Indian war

I grew up partially in the US and we were taught about the French-Indian war for Canada, which the US lost. Early 1800s I think.
11th Apr 2013, 12:57
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Now doing two transatlantics per month

Now going twice a month to the US from GVA, usually going to SFO, so have to transit somewhere. Company rules are to take least expensive business class, so travel a variety of airlines.

In the...
11th Apr 2013, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 25,104
Posted By Momo

Update a few years on...

The Rimowa finally gave up after three different repairs. I bought the Samsonite Firelite six months ago, as it is now the lightest case that fits into the Lufthansa/Swiss baggage grid. (20 cm thick,...
11th Apr 2013, 12:42
Replies: 75
Views: 23,276
Posted By Momo

Update... now on EZY

I noticed a new variation on this on EZY, now there are seat assignments. The seats towards the front cost more. SInce there is nothing to distinguish them from other seats and they are more likely...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2013, 12:35
Replies: 117
Views: 8,536
Posted By Momo

Trying to get to the bottom of this "French always surrender" stuff

I have been trying to get to the bottom of the surrender monkey stories. I can't find any rational basis for it. Here are a couple of points I noted and of course I am willing to be corrected, being...
1st Jul 2012, 13:12
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By Momo

Various business class seats

Just a few notes and a surprise about business class seats...

Here are a subset of the flights I have made over the last few months and comments on the seats:

LHR<->Seattle and LHR<->Dallas on...
4th Apr 2011, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By Momo

Possibly free with miles too

LH and Swiss also let you pay the fees and taxes with miles, unlike any other airline as far as I can seen. 15k miles short haul. Not sure if it is possible long haul.

LH and Swiss operate a...
4th Apr 2011, 16:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By Momo

Airport tax comparison - FF flights versus regular fares

I suppose this is all down to someone's sense of humour. I was just looking at some holiday flight possibilities. I compared using Lufthansa miles to go to Dublin from Geneva with buying a normal...
26th Mar 2011, 10:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Momo

Back

Great trip to the two countries...

The Al Faisaliah is a really good hotel, and our office is in the tower. Dinner in the Globe restaurant at the top of the tower with about 30 resellers. Customer...
19th Mar 2011, 16:07
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Momo

Additional trivial question

I see that I have to pay RO7 for a visa on arrival in Muscat. Any idea what payment methods are accepted?
19th Mar 2011, 09:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Momo

Al Faisaliah

Leaving for there tomorrow. Have now changed from the Hilton to the Al Faisaliah. Any final advice welcome. I operate under the assumption that meeting ministers and business people requires suit,...
7th Mar 2011, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Momo

Riyadh must-dos?

At the risk of an unusual question, I will be in Riyadh for the first time two weeks from now, staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in the center. I have read various websites with advice, but just have...
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