IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 259 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4747 times:
unfortunately JJ's MD-11 still have the Varig interiors that means no PTV and "classic" IFE. It all depend if you're traveling Y or F/C. All 3 MD-11 are quite aged and overused. Cabin in Y is quite cramped and surely shows signs of the aircraft age. F/C is definitely better, cabin is spacious and legroom decent. However still no PTV but large monitors like in the old days.... Don't know about the IFE and what languages are available.
Service is very good, professional and well conducted. Staff is absolutely friendly and helpful and you'll find many little details that would please you're stayin' o/b.
In conclusion JJ service is surely over the average but the MD-11 specifically is a phase-out aircraft and definitely not the more comfortable aircraft to fly a 12hrs trip. If you're flyin' Y I strongly suggest LHR or MAD which are served by the A330 equipped with PTV and decent IFE or even better FRA (A345) the perfect choice for such a long-haul trip, in my opinion.
Still if you choose the MD-11 you'll be on a trip to never forget on one of the last MD-11's operators...
By the way which route will you fly, MXP-GRU or CDG-GRU??
WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8473 posts, RR: 78 Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4746 times:
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Quoting IDISA (Reply 1): Still if you choose the MD-11 you'll be on a trip to never forget on one of the last MD-11's operators...
I'd pick the MD11 anytime over any Airbus! Yes, its getting old, but its still a great aircraft!
Quoting OHLHD (Thread starter): Can someone give me some information what I can expect on board JJ´s MD-11. I have flown several times JJ so I know about their great service. Has the A/C still RG´s interior etc etc.
Erhard From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4642 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 8): Quoting Erhard (Reply 7):
here here....have flown on the DC10-10, DC10-30 and the MD11....great classic arliners!
Lucky sod! haha
........its easy to take it for granted I guess....I've been flying since I was 2.5 due to my dad's overseas expat postings, starting with the L1049!!...trouble is, you then realise how old you're getting!! LOL