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Old Jul 31st 2007, 9:54 pm
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But Emirates slipped to 9th place in the 'world airline awards' for 2007.

Down from 5th and only won the best IFE award (for a product which while brilliant, is only available on about half of their planes)

http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Aw...eYear-2007.htm
 
Old Jul 31st 2007, 9:56 pm
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wow, and Virgin isn't even in the top 10...it's my fave, i'm really surprised, it's loads better than Emirates...

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Old Jul 31st 2007, 9:59 pm
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Virgin is great on their modern planes like the A340-600 they use on the DXB route.

But the New York run is hell...those 747s suck, the AVOD breaks down every 10 minutes and the food is barely identifiable as such.

Of course - I now have to fly biz class on singapore because it won best biz ahead of virgin upper!!!
 
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I am so surprised to see Malaysian Airlines in the top 10. They are good at being rude, dropping luggage from the overheads and giving you a bottle of red plonk to compensate and the food well, if they have enough to go round my dog wouldnt eat it and he has been dead 10 years. Great to see Singapore up on top though, brilliant. I always flew them to Singapore then Singapore to Kuala Lumpur rather than fly direct from Manchester on Malaysian, yuck
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There is lots that goes on out here that you never get to read in the papers
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There is lots that goes on out here that you never get to read in the papers
Exactly...
This year's maintenance for my Cessna Jet was almost equivalent to 4 Palm Island Villas...
They should put THAT in the papers!!!
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Originally Posted by Confucius
Exactly...
This year's maintenance for my Cessna Jet was almost equivalent to 4 Palm Island Villas...
They should put THAT in the papers!!!
that is because you are a successful business man

I hear it is raining up your way?
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that is because you are a successful business man

I hear it is raining up your way?
You heard correct...But I'm already here...
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Originally Posted by Confucius
Exactly...
This year's maintenance for my Cessna Jet was almost equivalent to 4 Palm Island Villas...
They should put THAT in the papers!!!
You were robbed mate, you should have shopped around
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You were robbed mate, you should have shopped around
No....I kill for a bargain...Ask the morgue people...
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No....I kill for a bargain...Ask the morgue people...
Did you get a ''Summer Special'' deal???
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Did you get a ''Summer Special'' deal???
I got an all year one...
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But Emirates slipped to 9th place in the 'world airline awards' for 2007.

Down from 5th and only won the best IFE award (for a product which while brilliant, is only available on about half of their planes)

http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Aw...eYear-2007.htm
Of course it will get reported - but only the 'relevant' bits

Emirates win the best IFE award

this goes to prove that Emirates have yet again.......blah....blah....picture of sheik receiving award....front page...
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Old Aug 1st 2007, 8:40 pm
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You won't read this either

http://news.bostonherald.com/interna...icleid=1014726

A celebration thrown by the ruler of Dubai for the Iraqi soccer team after its Asian Cup win was marred when Iraq’s Saddam Hussein-era national anthem was played, angering many players and prompting some to walk away.

Confetti rained down as the players arrived late Tuesday at the Dubai airport where thousands of cheering fans gathered to welcome the team and celebrate its victory.

But some players and members of the Iraqi delegation walked out in protest when the organizers put on Saddam’s anthem instead of the country’s new one, according to Bassam al-Husseini, a representative of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who flew with the team.

Emirates officials apologized for what was apparently a mistake. Najeh Hamoud, from the Iraqi soccer federation, told U.S.-funded Radio Sawa, which broadcasts in Arabic, a technician responsible for the music was unaware there was a new anthem.

After Saddam’s overthrow, new Iraqi authorities selected "Mawtini," a folk tune popular throughout the Arab world, to replace the old anthem which glorified Saddam’s Baath party.

An Emirati royal family jet had whisked the Iraqis from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, where they beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, to Dubai instead of their wartorn country, in a grand gesture by Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

With the kidnapping and killing of athletes rife in Iraq, the squad trains abroad, mostly in Gulf nations like the Emirates and Qatar.

In addition to sending his private jet to spare the team a long, economy-class flight from Indonesia, Dubai’s al-Maktoum presented the team with $5.45 million in cash. The sum dwarfed the $10,000 awarded to each player by Iraq’s leaders for the victory.

The Iraqi win, the country’s first in 51 years of the competition, brought a joke Wednesday from Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal during a press conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

When asked about accusations that Saudi Arabia has failed to back U.S. efforts for Iraq stability, al-Faisal insisted that Saudi Arabia was supportive of the Iraqi government, adding in jest, "As an indication of our good intentions, we let their team win."

In Baghdad, fans called the remark sour grapes.

"It just shows the Saudis’ deep sadness over their defeat," said Mohammed Abdul-Mahsin, 40, an employee in the transportation ministry. "The Saudis have spent large sums of money (on their team), but they got only failure. It seems that the Saudis failed to bribe the referee."
 
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I wish he would throw some dosh in the direction of the country club !
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