But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? This article by their archivist Mike Lombardi is most enlightening about why Boeing planes are named the way they are named. To support this diversification strategy, the engineering department divided the model numbers into blocks of 100 for each of the ne...Jump to post
Here in Malaysia people often kid about MH's livery variations You have the original "new livery", introduced in 2010. Note the wau logo on the tail & the font colours in front. 5226863 And then you have this livery, with the wau logo positioned off centre and closer to the end of the ...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:How about the BAE 146
When did support blankets and pillows fell out of vogue and emotional support animals came into the picture?
This issue wouldn't have been a problem if everyone that needs an ESA just follow what Linus from Peanuts did & carry around a bloody blanket.
Sleep... Not everyone is gifted with feline body types where they can fall asleep in just about any awkward position. I dread my next red-eye transatlantic flight...the last one I had I slept for barely an hour. Maybe you should take up that Dream Water potion. Had it on my LAX-DOH flight, I was ou...Jump to post
fallap wrote:TheFlyingDisk wrote:People read books while flying?
What else is gonna occupy you for ten hours? Eventually you are gonna run out of episodes of The Simpsons
I can’t believe they still kept the old leased non-BSI birds!
Lima Echo was one of MH’s first batch of 738s prior to the delivery of the BSI 738s at the end of 2010.
She is the true Queen of the Skies, and no plane flying today can take it away from her.
Unfortunately I've never been able to get the experience of flying on one, but at least I was able to get up close with a couple of MH's 747 prior to its retirement, and of course RA001 at the Museum of Flight.
People read books while flying?Jump to post
Let's get this straight, A350 are not going anywhere since they are brand new and on lease. The current fleet is just nice doing KUL-LHR, with some extra capacity. A330-300 are relatively new, and supporting the mid to long haul destinations nicely. A330-200 are currently under-utilised but soon be...Jump to post
Never understood the 787 order. A330neo seems like a natural extension of their existing fleet. Seems to make perfect sense to me, replace two types - A330 and A350 - with one, essentially the 787-9. This isn't a commentary on the attributes of each type, but a fleet revolving around 737s and 787s ...Jump to post
Honestly, Aziz is way out of touch. His opinions should be taken with a barrel of salt. In any case, if there's someone that should bear the responsibility for the morass that is MH, it's the current Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The root of all MH's problems lies at his feet - includin...Jump to post
In the case of MH they shouldn't have bought any GE powered ones when the rest of the fleet was PW... and they needed to show their bankers they were doing something. The PW fleet was actually ordered & delivered after the GE planes. The last of the initial 4 GE 747s were delivered on June 1991...Jump to post
Fact 1: the version about the su-25 was just a version. It wasn't just a version, it was the official story from Russia until it was thoroughly debunked. Hence Russia's zero credibility. The JIT's credibility may not be 100%, at least it's higher than Russia's. We'll only know the truth once Putin'...Jump to post
Russia's credibility is close to zero, if not in the negative. "levels of credibility" These are invariably Ex Cathedra stipulations. Would you judge the other parties to the fray as strongly credible? Will people ever understand that Schopenhauer's "How to win an argument" was ...Jump to post
Change fees should only be limited to the fare difference if any. I don't see any justification for tacking on the change fees since making the change isn't exactly hard to do.Jump to post
Russia's credibility is close to zero, if not in the negative. Unless anything that comes from their mouths can be verified by independent means I'm treating it as suspect, and everyone else should too. Stop desecrating the memories of the 298 lives lost in this heinous disaster by claiming somethin...Jump to post
Well what other planes are out there? A330 and A300/10 is all you got from Airbus. Boeing has the 727,737,747,757,767 and 777. Then you include the MD-10/11 and DC-9/MD-80. I mean it’s not surprising. Well there's the A340, but this plane went to the scrappers instead of getting a new lease of life...Jump to post
Where does the thread imply it's just for F1 'fans'? The thread title is a question asking for an opinion. . My apologies.....please go on and continue to put the sport down in a thread (obviously) for F1 enthusiasts. Today I wondered why these F1 threads never really lasted the whole season on A-n...Jump to post
What I notice internationally, is that remembrance is getting less by the year. Perhaps "fading" is not quite the correct term, but on the international TV stations I watch and in the papers I read.....it didn't seem like a topic at all yesterday. To my knowledge it wasn't on CNN internat...Jump to post
There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...Jump to post
I really love flying MH's 734s. Those plush, comfy seats really is welcoming after a hot day - even in Economy!Jump to post
It also issued a service bulletin requiring inspections and corrective action on 777s with line numbers 1-1527 onwards, while it is considering design changes on new aircraft to prevent a re-occurrence.
Isn't the "Singapore Girl" merely portrayed similarly to the below? https://traveltalk.nz/wp-content/uploads/777_300_Business_Preimier_F.jpg http://im.rediff.com/money/2014/jul/25best-cabin-crew26.jpg https://www.united.com/web/format/img/mileageplus/United-IPA-787-9_0858.jpg Cheers, C. N...Jump to post
I don't know about that. I've attended one of their cabin crew cattle calls last year. Body measurements are one of the criteria for selection based from the scoring sheet held by one of the selection panel members that I managed to glance. Appearance is a factor in recruitment , but I was talking ...Jump to post
I don’t think Singapore Airlines is objectifying women in the same way that other companies have historically done in advertising. The way I view it, they’re not using the “Singapore Girl” as a sex symbol, but rather as a symbol for warmth, care, and compassion. I don't know about that. I've attend...Jump to post
The Singapore Girl Image is what sets the airline apart from others. I would rather be served and taken care of by beautiful looking and highly professional flight attendants that the Singapore Girl Imagery brings to mind, than a 60 year old grandma. When was the last time you heard an SQ flight at...Jump to post
I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. From what I read, Lorenzo got into Eastern ...Jump to post
I honestly don't know as I hardly looked. I suppose Bangladesh, Vietnam & Indonesia. A funny anecdote - I visited the US while my sister was pregnant and being the good brother/uncle that I am I went out and bought a few baby clothes from Carter's, a brand that's not available here in Malaysia. ...Jump to post
A summary from the horse’s mouth, so to speak (Pam Ann fans will appreciate the reference): Bit of a chaotic boarding with two families and a child having a major tantrum. Boarding complete and cabin secured. Child starts to misbehave again. Parents release child from seat. Cabin not secure for fli...Jump to post
These stories always only present one side of the picture. So the family is lying? Making up the story to claim $$$ from BA? or have they been paid by a competitor airline? You'd be surprised that how many people actually do lie to get money from the airlines. I know of one story where a pax had co...Jump to post
I'm surprised nobody mentioned...you-know-who. That thread in non-Av has been rather entertaining. That is some pretty crappy journalism right there... she's pulled that "universally condemned" right out of her backside. Just to create a clickbait headline. The article from her own website...Jump to post
Surprisingly enough, I've many friends who swears off EK.
They often say QR & EY are way better than EK, which is overhyped. Can't say for certain myself since I've never flown EK, only QR.
Honestly from a business sense Southwest would be dumb to shun Airbus totally, just because they're happy with Boeing. Having Airbus trying hard to convert them is a perfect leverage to keep Boeing honest. Take a look at AirAsia, how many comments from Tony Fernandes about being in Seattle & che...Jump to post
Yonderlust wrote:dbo861 wrote:Will this lead to a new livery?
God, let's hope! Of the 3 US legacy carriers, United and Delta need to do a 90° turn.
Here are a few silly airport names - like Batman Airport in Turkey & Mafia Airport in Tanzania
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pict ... ml?image=2
Tesla's lack of focus is a problem in my opinion. Not having perfected car manufacturing, it decides to branch out in truck manufacturing etc. Plus you have the eccentric billionaire running around shooting his mouth & behaving erratically (remember his April Fool stunt?). At the very least some...Jump to post
The Dutch report on MH17 is junk - there were two missiles, not one. One was a Buk, alright, but a Chinese Buk, a HQ-16A. How do you come up with this nonsense? Shhh! The unwritten rule around here now is to ignore this thread to stop feeding the troll. True, but this thread is far more entertainin...Jump to post
Could the re-engine with more moddern power0ants to increase range? Absolutely — though there aren't many options with more thrust than the D-18T! More problematically, all of the other engines are first of all Western, and second much more modern — both of which would require externsive rework of ...Jump to post