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CarlosSi
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One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 am

If you could change anything in aviation, what would it be? (assuming it is not preventing 9/11 which I'm sure we'd all gladly use our wish for, right?)

Examples:
-757 never ended production/MAX happened and became a hit (let's get that one out of the way :roll: )
-Keep a merger from happening (I'm an MDD fan...)
-Free bags on Spirit (LOL!)
-Saved the cookie
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Re: One wish....

Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 am

That Boeing never bought McDonnell Douglas and sold it and the MD95 and variants down the river to benefit the 737 which is by far less comfortable.
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Re: One wish....

Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:55 pm

That Concorde hadn't yet been retired.
When I would have liked to have flown on it years ago when I was a kid, I couldn't afford to. Now I can, I can't!

(I got my other one last week with Qantas announcing a return to SIN on the LHR-SYD route!)
 
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Re: One wish....

Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm

A few wishes:
Keep the 757 production.
Meals in economy class.
 
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Re: One wish....

Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:08 am

That the 747 continues flaying for another 50 years, thus bringing beauty in industrial design to a new generation.
 
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Re: One wish....

Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:29 am

Seat back screens for Virgin Australia Boeing 737's. If it's good enough for their A330's it should be good enough for the 737's.
Some regular wide body domestic services from ADL (even if it's only 1-2 a day from Qantas/Virgin). Having 737's/A320's for nearly all domestic flights is a tad boring.
 
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:14 am

Mobile boarding passes for all flights.
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Re: One wish....

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:00 am

DesertAir wrote:
A few wishes:
Meals in economy class.

Many airlines still serve meals in economy class.
 
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Re: One wish....

Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:00 pm

aerorobnz wrote:
That Boeing never bought McDonnell Douglas and sold it and the MD95 and variants down the river to benefit the 737 which is by far less comfortable.

I would've liked to see an alliance between MD and Airbus, in which the joint-venture marketed the MD-95-30 and -50 for the smaller end of the narrowbody market and the A320 series for the larger end. They could've used the Long Beach facility for the production of both models, in addition to MD's military aircraft. As part of the agreement of my proposed joint-venture, MD would've agreed to wind down MD-11 production and leave the widebody sector to Airbus.
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:53 am

Concorde Back. I would love to fly on it now. Couldn't afford it at the time. I can only dream.
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:06 am

Security checks back to the level of the - let's say - 80ies, definitely pre September-11-level...

Edit: ooops, I just saw this restriction in the thread openers question
CarlosSi wrote:
assuming it is not preventing 9/11


So I will modify my wish: standardized security checks all over the world. I hate having sometimes three different levels during one trip, e.g. in one case you have take off your shoes, belt, when changing plane suddenly it doesn't matter or vice versa (e.g. umbrella, there was a time when Chinese security staff asked you to take out umbrellas during security check or shoe shine, no issue in FRA, IST but a no-go in PEK...)
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:14 am

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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 am

Decent leg room in economy - if I can sit comfortably then all the other little gripes like paying for food etc pale into insignificance.
 
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:46 pm

Hey guys,
An easy one....
Open air observation/photography decks as the rule rather than the exception at airports worldwide...
Cheers,
Bunumuring
PS: I will second all comments about the Concorde - I cant believe now that I didn't try harder to fly on one! Aaaah the naivety of youth!
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 am

Bring back Concorde and a reduction on stress. I wouldn't know where to start with reducing stress and I think it's impossible, but I'm always stress out over everything to do with flying besides actually being in the air. Even once I've boarded I'm still not 100% certain we aren't going to have to wait on the runway for two hours then find out our flight is cancelled.

bunumuring wrote:
Open air observation/photography decks

Good shout
 
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:04 am

Primary Flight Displays and Navigation Displays on request on any IFE screen.
 
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:58 am

One wish: Flying is a special occasion and people dress nicely (not necessarily suits, but nice tidy clothes) for it and shower prior to leaving for the airport.
 
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:08 am

Less security theater, more efficient security.
Plainclothes security personnel, metal detectors, and questioning (like we have in TLV) work. Nudie scanners, pat-downs, and high-school dropouts in badges don't.
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Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 pm

Exactly. Check for the foes not for their bags.
 
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Re: One wish....

Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:28 am

DesertAir wrote:
A few wishes:
Keep the 757 production.
Meals in economy class.


I've always had reasonable meals in economy class whenever I've flown.

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
An easy one....
Open air observation/photography decks as the rule rather than the exception at airports worldwide...
Cheers,
Bunumuring
PS: I will second all comments about the Concorde - I cant believe now that I didn't try harder to fly on one! Aaaah the naivety of youth!


Yes, we need "Alliance" or a derivative of it to come along fast to replace Concorde! Preferably by next year. Every international flight for me (NZ excepted) takes way too long. I don't care what class I'm flying, I just don't want to be on a single plane for more than 13 hours.

Oh and another gripe, having to take out mobile phones, laptop computers out of bags and taking off belts and or shoes at security screenings. It is so maddening and time consuming.

Photography decks don't bother me so much, and besides, airports and authorities must maintain a level of "security" to reassure easily frightened tabloid newspaper reading passengers.

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