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For those that hate long haul flights, maybe this will help alleviate that for you.

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Some of those I saw on BA flights are certainly not worth a second look!

I prefer to read very old books downloaded on my ipad to read on the Kindle app. rotflmo


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I take a nice book to read on the way over and another for the way back.

I also take some of the latest magazines I have subscriptions to and then leave them in camp.


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I have not seen her face, but just her body is in better shape than most BA FA's and 1000 times better then USA FA's.
 
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Just my type, female.

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Kind of leaves the lady travelers in the lurch....
 
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Kind of leaves the lady travelers in the lurch....


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I haven't seen a hot looking flight attendant since they stopped calling them stewardesses. But this one looks good from the rear!


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Damn you guys are getting old... that beats reading a book by a mile! rotflmo


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There are tons of attractive ones, this is the first I had heard of one making extra money in route!

I always kind of felt sorry for stewardesses, not something I would have wanted my daughters or wife doing.
 
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I always make friends with whoever is serving me.

Not that hard.

All o e has to do is smile, be polite, and joke!

On flights that were not full, I have had them come to me one after another, to hear jokes they would otherwise not hear!

Jokes which are to tally non PC!

And they love them.

On a night flight on BA, the man serving me was gay.

Very pleasant, efficient and friendly.

He offered to make my bed - I was in First Class.

I said yes please.

After he finished, he wished me a good night sleep.

I said “Now you have to promise that you are not going to have a touchy-feely while I am sleeping!”

He laughed his head off and “I promise to keep my hand away!”

In the morning as I woke up, he came to take the pillows and blanket.

“I hope you slept well sir”

“I did, thank you. Flight went in a wink.”

“Can I get you a cup of coffee before your breakfast?”

“Yes please. Now, I would like you to be honest with me. Did you have a bit of a feel last night?”

He laughed so much, saying “NO! You told me not to! You are so funny sir!”

I said “Listen, I am kidding of course, I just hope you are not offended!”

“Oh not at all sir! I knew it was a joke! I LOVE jokes! I wish more passengers were like you!”

I said “You better watch it! We don’t want to go too far!”

He took off laughing.

He went and got me my breakfast.

I take my iPad with me.

It has lots of photos and videos of my travels, including hunting.

I have had some come and watch these, and ask all sorts of questions!

My daughter says “daddy makes friends everywhere!”


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Singapore is fantastic!

Lufthansa is feast or famine!

Quantas is pretty much like any American airline. There are some.

Alaskan used to be very good, but I haven't been on it in about 10 years. There was an Eskimo girl who was movie star looking on the flight from Barrow to Fairbanks. Everytime I ran to Fairbanks she was on the flight. Not much in the way of personality, but she was good looking.

I also try to make people laugh and have a good time.
 
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Many years ago, I was on KLM to Amsterdam.

I was the only passenger in First.

The stewardess serving me was a black lady, who was not very young.

She kept asking me what I wish to have.

In those days there was no entertainment on flight.

So I asked her to sit next to me, and we chatted most of the flight.

We had a great time.


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My wife tells me that I give off anti-social vibrations.

I have to admit that is generally true.

But then I point out the rings on our fingers and tell her my negative vibes clearly don't work!

I am always polite.

But sometimes less polite than other times.

Good service is becoming a lost art.

It is something I always appreciate and reward, as there is no substitute for it.


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Only problem is - you can't smoke after!
 
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My wife tells me that I give off anti-social vibrations.

I have to admit that is generally true.

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I am always polite.

But sometimes less polite than other times.

You wouldn't happen to be a fellow lawyer, would you? rotflmo clap
 
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My wife tells me that I give off anti-social vibrations.

I have to admit that is generally true.

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I am always polite.

But sometimes less polite than other times.

You wouldn't happen to be a fellow lawyer, would you? rotflmo clap



Which ones of the following African varieties? rotflmo

Lappet-faced, White headed, Egyptian, Palmnut, Cape Griffon, Ruppel's Griffon or White-backed.


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Yes. I am of the white headed variety. Wink


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Yes. I am of the white headed variety. Wink


Those are the worst of the lot! rotflmo


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You’d better believe it.


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Most of the flight attendants I’ve had in my five trips to Africa have been one of the Lee Sisters:

Ugly
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Portly


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Then you need to fly Emirates or Qatar Airways... tu2
 
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Then you need to fly Emirates or Qatar Airways... tu2


Definitely!


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Then you need to fly Emirates or Qatar Airways... tu2


Definitely!


And better service too, than any of the European or American companies!


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Audiobooks have always been my go-to for international travel.
 
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Then you need to fly Emirates or Qatar Airways... tu2


Definitely!


And better service too, than any of the European or American companies!


You simply can’t compare ANY aspect of American or European airlines to any aspect of Gulf airlines. I don’t give a shit about government subsidies being the reason for the difference. I DO give a shit about service and comfort. And in general, the fares are cheaper......
 
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I fondly remember our very first trip across the pond to Africa. Of course it was going to be the single trip of a lifetime as it is for so many others.

We decided since we would never be able to hunt Africa more than once we would go all first class.

We had tons of saved up air miles and we were able to secure first class tickets on British Airways.

The first class section had I think 14 individual pods. There were only 7 occupied counting Joyce and I and it was quite obvious the other five folks had been there many times.

Joyce and I, on the other hand, must have looked like Ma & Pa Kettle go on vacation for the first time. We were taking pictures of everything.

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Then you need to fly Emirates or Qatar Airways... tu2


Definitely!


And better service too, than any of the European or American companies!


You simply can’t compare ANY aspect of American or European airlines to any aspect of Gulf airlines. I don’t give a shit about government subsidies being the reason for the difference. I DO give a shit about service and comfort. And in general, the fares are cheaper......


So true !


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