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  1. Most trips to LOS I fly in Thai 747s. Yes, they are getting very rattley, often the headphone jacks ( often one in each set of seats), doesn't work and has to be held in a particular position (I use a sneaky roll of adhesive tape I specially carry from experience) to make it function, and some of the seats don't operate correctly in the recline position, or don't come fully upright. Annoying in the cattle class, but I put up with it as it's only about 8 1/2 to 9 hours from Sydney to Bangkok and the aircraft takes off at about 10.30 in the morning and lands at 4.20 in the afternoon - perfect for me to stay in Bangkok overnight that night. As to how many hours they have racked up, I'd rather not know.
  2. Well, the exact same thing happens to me at least 3 times per week in my local supermarkets in Australia....
  3. Don't worry, Jacko, I got your point....,
  4. My Thai 'wife' lives in Sisaket, so we use Ubon for air services and commute, as necessary. I like the city and, back in my time as an academic, I had a short visit to the University to share some information on aircraft engineering (an engineered visit and a cushy one, with fringe benefits­čśÄ). I am impressed with the Boeing 747 in the grounds there now, and am further impressed as to how they transported it to the site and reassembled it.
  5. Thanks. I wasn't sure. I landed there back in 1967 and 68 a couple of times and now, although obviously still governed by Thai Navy, I don't think they have any fixed wing aircraft (yet), and so might only operate helos there at times. I'm sure it would/could still function as a military base, if required. I haven't been to the airport since its transition, so was just wondering.
  6. Is UTP still a military airfield, or just one used by military on occasion?
  7. Thailand too. I have often watched take-offs and landings of fighters of the Royal Thai Air Force, which are stationed right there, opposite the runways at Ubon Ratchathani airport.
  8. A friend lost his glasses in Kanchanaburi, but had his prescription from Australia with him. A new pair of specs cost a great deal more than in Australia and I was shocked to see the price. That was about 5 years ago and cost him around 34000 THB. Of course, he went into Top Charoen to order them, due to staff with short skirts and nice legs. Stay away from them if you want a good price; there are plenty of other optometrists to choose from that provide just as good service, but without all the expense.
  9. I don't have a MasterCard; my bank in Australia only has Visa so, does MasterCard count me?
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