Mmm..non-news really. The MAX doing what the A319/A320 does... Happy to see the 321s stay. Maybe it's just me, but as a pax I find it hard to get excited about a 737 replacing an A320..... sorry, my two cents... I find it very hard to be excited about the A320. Oh, well: to each their own! :-) I li...Jump to post
Polot wrote:oldannyboy wrote:
..or perhaps vice versa?
Nope, the 752 sat slightly more people than the 762 in CO's configuration. CO's 762s were fairly premium heavy for its size, hence the lower number of seats.
Agree 100%. And more than a little disrespectful, given the timing. "Your majesty, the charges are disrespecting and bad taste. I recommend 10 years of solitary confinement" Reductio ad absurdum. But I suppose different people have different tolerances for douchebaggery. Mine's pretty hig...Jump to post
SAS badly needed the revamp. Its onboard experience was dated and lackluster. Same goes for catering. I hope (or dream) that they would improve the overall experience for Y class pax too...?. The -neo cabin looks nice, but a tad dark and colorless. I would have liked to see more hues of blue (dark b...Jump to post
Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. Utter nonsense. People come up with silly names for their WiFi all the time... Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a sill...Jump to post
It is somewhat crazy to think that as technology has advanced, there is less and less service to small airfields/markets.
KarelXWB wrote:Looks like the new livery will be available in several colors:
http://www.aerotelegraph.com/arkia-hueb ... ansion-auf
Yes, seats are tight in Y, and they have somewhat shrunk, but here that is not the issue per se. Additionally here we are NOT talking about tall people, or people who are broad shouldered. And neither about ill, handicapped, sick people (i.e. suffering from a disease). We are merely talking about FA...Jump to post
Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail.Jump to post
I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...Jump to post
Gay man here. Un-closeted. Active advocate for gay rights. Frequent traveler. Often with my 89YO grandmother. I see *perhaps* some rigidity in the pre-boarding system, but frankly no homophobic behavior. Non-event really. We gay men should grow a tad of maturity sometimes and realize that not everyb...Jump to post
Brussels Airlines, as pointed above, is doing really pretty well, thank you very much. I am not that sure anymore that LH will actually "fold it" into the crappy and confusing experiment that Eurowings is proving to be.... The 'new' 330s will in fact have an upgraded 3-class seating layou...Jump to post
Meh. :-I I just did a few random searches from MAD to Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Salvador and NYC, and all flights coming up were really rather on the expensive side of things, and certainly not very 'RyanEsque'.... No interlining possible (yet), no way of combining the two tickets, no way to connect ...Jump to post
Brussels Airlines, as pointed above, is doing really pretty well, thank you very much. I am not that sure anymore that LH will actually "fold it" into the crappy and confusing experiment that Eurowings is proving to be.... The 'new' 330s will in fact have an upgraded 3-class seating layout...Jump to post
Comet crash in January 1954, metal fatigue. Amazing that OP missed out what has to be THE most significant crash as far as aircraft design and manufacture is concerned! Also amazing that no-one has mentioned the other big three incidents influencing design and manufacture: Amazing that you are with...Jump to post
It does look better & classy s well. Until you squeeze into the coach seats. Then the class part dies. Are these actually worse than the before ones??.. No, all of AC's 789s have 298 seats. All of AC's widebody aircraft are either 30 or 31inch pitch in Y, with the exception of the 763. KrisYYZ ...Jump to post
Very nice. Good job. Looks professional, classy and elegant. It also incorporates several cues of previous AC liveries and (to me, at least) appears a tad more formal than the blueish icicle one. For some reason it immediately reminded me of AC Vickers Vanguards... It does look better & classy ...Jump to post
Again, many thanks to everyone. Fantastic to have people share their memories....Jump to post
It was 24 June 1971, our high school group was to fly a DC8-63 stretch from the old North Terminal at JFK to London-Gatwick. It was my first time overseas (first of hundreds now). We were delayed and spent the night in the terminal and left the next morning. It was a thrill I remember to this day -...Jump to post
oldannyboy: I flew on TV - Transamerica Airlines at that time - on two flights in the summer of 1985: DFW to Honolulu and return; Honolulu to DFW one week later. The service operated once per week and the routing was St. Louis - DFW - Honolulu on Saturday; returning Honolulu - DFW - St. Louis the s...Jump to post
People have answered the question above, however for me the 720 was the first aircraft I ever flew on: 1979 Monarch Boeing 720B I too logged the OM's (that was Monarch's code back ten!) 720 at some point in those years! I still to this day remember landing in a very quiet, wind-swept Luton on an a ...Jump to post
I don't know much beyond what you have already said, but there was a book written by a Trans International/TransAmerica flight attendant called, "Crisscrossing The Globe" that you might want to read. She wrote all about her years with them and it gives some details on their operation. Tha...Jump to post
If you Google Trans International Airlines, there's a pretty good 'blog' of trip reports, flight logs and pictures from the 1970s by a flight attendant. Can't get to the link just now on my end. Here is the site, old school and it is an impressive report of her career - http://www.poochiepals.com/T...Jump to post
Ok, saying that in 2017 B707s are still flying regularly is a bit of a stretch really... back to topic: by the mid-80s those few 720s left flying were really old gas guzzlers and these were replaced with newer types at the end of their lives' cycles, and the were subsequently broken up. They were al...Jump to post
Thanks everyone for the great input!! Very interesting links there!!
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The fact that Australian law is such (for the time being) is irrelevant to the discussion. Laws can be changed. And thankfully society changes all the time. What was legal and acceptable 50 years ago in some countries (racial discrimination for example) is no longer so thankfully, and positive chan...Jump to post
I have clear and fond memories of seeing their bright green painted DC-8s, DC-10s and 747s in a variety of airports in the '70s and '80s.... Back then it was a pretty well established and respected name in the industry, and was also seen as a bit of a pioneer for cheap transatlantic flights (charter...Jump to post
This is terrible re-branding exercise that screams vengeance from day one. Doing away with the Thomson name for a blunt schizoid acronym like TUI is bad, but doing the same to a classy name with a heritage (Britannia, that is) was inexcusable. What is the big deal of keeping separate names for sepa...Jump to post
I'm always amazed that people for some reason think it's ok to hold back on gay rights, that it's OK to discriminate, that people shouldn't 'impose their views on people who disagree'. Why is it different to other minority rights? It makes me very sad that people will throw gay people under the bus...Jump to post
Seems to me public company CEO should not be bringing their personal opinions (particularly on controversial topics) to the forefront. Public stance on non business topics potentially harm an enterprise particularly of about such controversial social issues when there are clearly going to be substa...Jump to post
I hope that old retarded wrinkled christian taliban gets some jail time. Kudos to Mr Joyce for keeping the cool. As a gay man I strongly believe that gay men/women in similar positions to that of Mr Joyce can and should advocate for gay rights and spread the message that we gay people are equally su...Jump to post
This was an attack because of their viewpoint on gay marriage. Seems to me public company CEO should not be bringing their personal opinions (particularly on controversial topics) to the forefront. Public stance on non business topics potentially harm an enterprise particularly of about such contro...Jump to post
This is terrible re-branding exercise that screams vengeance from day one. Doing away with the Thomson name for a blunt schizoid acronym like TUI is bad, but doing the same to a classy name with a heritage (Britannia, that is) was inexcusable. What is the big deal of keeping separate names for separ...Jump to post
Always loved this friendly plane, but it was extremely loud in my experience. Almost as noisy as a BAC 1-11 or Trident. A wonderful thunder that could still be heard when the plane was long out of sight. Yes, indeed from the outside it was. The three types did in fact share the same basic engine ty...Jump to post
I loved flying on the F-28! Such a characterful personality! I loved the performance...the spirited, powerful, steep take-offs.. It felt very robust and maneuverable. I recall a particularly 'sporty' pilot on a SAS F-28 that clearly enjoyed flying the bird and decided..err..'to share some of the fun...Jump to post
Only chance I see for BBD is to sell more planes out of Canada and prove the viability of the project.
Thank you for the thread, I'm happy to see that we are not forgotten. I was a proud RG's Cabin Crew until mid 1990s, I flew all those beauties starting from the L188 doing CGH SDU Shuttle Service to long haul routes and if one of you guys was my passenger I'm sure you had a fine flight because I lo...Jump to post
Well well well. Boeing should keep quiet and seriously mind their own business...in the broader sense of the term.
Several suspicious deals come to mind: UA, FR, CO... c'mon guys, give us a break. Kettle meets pot, really.
WN doesn't even have the fortitude (or equipment, or on-board product) to fly West Coast to Hawaii, with zero international competition and no slot constraints. This a.net meme of 'What doesn't carrier xx fly a 737/MAX/NEO LR to the absolute limit of its stated range?' is absolutely pathological. [...Jump to post
Who said the ticket wasn't transferable ? This is about basic customer service which has gone out the window and I don't understand why people applaud this kind of behavior towards people by corporations.[/quote] :checkmark: You are totally right, so right. But hey, this is Corporational, Instituti...Jump to post