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Post time 2009-8-14 13:35:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by satsu_jin at 2009-8-14 13:32



I used a train once from Hanoi to Hue which is located some 850 km south of Hanoi. It took me 17 hours, more than an intercontinental flight from Shanghai to New York.  


A train from Beijing to Kashgar takes a nice 96 hours, in the same league as sailing the north atlantic on a fast steamer.

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Post time 2009-8-14 13:38:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Exergy at 2009-8-14 14:35


A train from Beijing to Kashgar takes a nice 96 hours, in the same league as sailing the north atlantic on a fast steamer.



Caxi is at the Pakistani border. No other place in China is further away from Beijing. The distance by rail (my estimate) is at least 3,500 km and you have to change your train at least once, in Urumqi.

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Post time 2009-8-14 13:46:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by satsu_jin at 2009-8-14 13:38



Caxi is at the Pakistani border. No other place in China is further away from Beijing. The distance by rail (my estimate) is at least 3,500 km and you have to change your train at least once, ...


yes and Urumqi to Kashgar is 24 hours, ITS IN THE SAME PROVINCE! granted its a huge province, 17% ofchinese territory and your going the long way.  Beijing to Urumqi is 72 hours, while Beijing to Hongkong is only 24.  They have slow trains out west.

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Post time 2009-8-14 13:59:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by satsu_jin at 2009-8-14 13:38



Caxi is at the Pak!stani border. No other place in China is further away from Beijing. The distance by rail (my estimate) is at least 3,500 km and you have to change your train at least once, ...


yes and Urumq! to Kashgar is 24 hours, ITS IN THE SAME PROVINCE! granted its a huge province, 17% ofchinese territory and your going the long way.  Beijing to Urumq! is 72 hours, while Beijing to Hongkong is only 24.  They have slow trains out west.

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Post time 2009-8-14 14:45:49 |Display all floors

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NO JOKE!

In Tokyo, and some city in California, i recall reading BUS DRIVER getting US$80,000 a year wage due to POLITICs and TRADE UNION militant action.

but in the more cushy Airline Pilots, the average pay could be US$65,000 a year!
of course for Chief Pilot in a B-747, it could be US$200,000 a year!!!!! But we are talking about AVERAGE pilot's pay in USA, ie. those flying small turbo props (30 to 40 passengers), B-737 (60 passengers), it's not much more than a bus driver, and half of a Tokyo bus driver!

ha ha ha


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note: Besides i googled before i wrote it, i am "tiny weeny bit worried about my memory" too!

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Post time 2009-8-14 14:49:26 |Display all floors

and it was typho, obviously it's a year when you have 5 figure pay!!!!

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Post time 2009-8-14 14:50:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2009-8-14 15:45




those flying small turbo props (30 to 40 passengers), B-737 (60 passengers), it's not much more than a bus driver, and half of a Tokyo bus driver!


Pilots salaries on commuter aircrafts (short distance routes and small aircrafts) range from 30,000 to approx. 60,000 U.S. $   p.a. It depends on years of service.

You overestimate Japan's salaries. The 'golden age' has gone, a loooong time ago.

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