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  1. Haha the Air Astana article reads like a teenager who has just had sex for the first time and now is “in love.”

  2. I flew Air Astana GYD-ALA last week in coach on an e190 and the three hour flight flight had an amenity kit with slippers and a meal (and four flight attendants). There was BYOD IFE available over WiFi but I didn’t try to use it.

    I’d find it hard to imagine that there’s an airline offering a better coach experience on a flight that length on a regional jet.

  3. @gba: Who paid for your amenity kit and meal? The air fairy?

    Or was the cost rolled into the fare?

  4. “The physics of awful passengers”: recently I was so well behaved in seat 58A for the 14 hours from SYD-JNB, I didn’t put my feet up on the 747′ exit row “bubble” (door) even once. And I even socialized with all the drunks I mean drinkers who tried to hold a party right there in front of me at the galley and eventually were shooed away. That said I did count a fair number (> 5) of barefoot passengers. Gross.

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