IslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6236 times:
One time I wanted to try and fly TowerAir, and also see what it was like to land in FLL on a 747. I did the JFK-FLL flight. I also didn't like it becuase when you fly TowerAir, you have to go to a totally different spot, instead of a regular terminal. The plane was absolutely disgusting. There was writing all over the walls and tray tables, the seats were falling apart, the wall paneling was coming off, and it was really shaky. When the engines started up, I thought I was going to die.
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6204 times:
Bofredrik & B767-332ER - - What was wrong with the aircraft you describe?
IslipWN - Interesting description of the TowerAir 747. Not too often to find aircraft cabins with significant graffiti. Maybe another a.net member can prove me wrong about this being uncommon with photo examples from a.net. But cargo holds? That's another story!
I'm sure I'll be flamed to an ash for this, but here goes -
I think worn out, filthy aircraft are great. Proof of an airplane being a workhorse, instead of a hangar queen. Such a plane has been hundreds of places over the years, and gone through a lot of rough events, and continues to fly today. Give me a beaten 727 or L-1011 for a flight anyday over something new!
Worst cabins I can remember?
- a Canadian Airlines 767 with quite filthy seats, carpet, sidewalls and bulkheads. This is right before they were taken over by Air Canada, so maybe they were letting details slide?
- Northwest 320 which looked like a food-fight had occured. The ceiling panels, overhead bins, sidewalls etc. were splattered everywhere from food, drinks, who knows?
- a Delta 767 lav. Let's just say I never thought what I saw was humanly possible.
- Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 with ceiling and sidewall panels with jagged holes punched through in several places. Surely this aircraft cabin must have suffered impact damage from severe turbulence, although the seats and carpet were pretty grubby too.
NEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6086 times:
I agree with Airtrainer. The First / Business class cabins after a long haul flight!
Seems if you spend your money you're given license to trash the joint!
My own personal vote :- Ryanair 737-200 (Any one of many)
TACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6043 times:
"The First / Business class cabins after a long haul flight!
Seems if you spend your money you're given license to trash the joint!"
Don´t see any problem.
If F and Biz are dirty after a long haul flight, their is a 99% of probabilities that Coach is also dirty.
DavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
Oh most certainly an AC 767, (older version) just BEFORE an 8 hr flight from YYC-LHR. I bent over to pick-up something that had fallen onto the floor; I was stunned, there was dirt, crumbs, and what looked like a few years of in-flight leftovers under the seats and in the cracks. The carpets were worn and dirty, seats torn and grungy,it was shocking and embarrassing. It was even worse then a regional Air Zambia flight that I took from Lusaka to Kitwe, where the Air Attendant dragged a crate of beer down the isle to serve the pax! I think that AC (at this time) was really cutting corners and costs, so the aircraft had quick turn-around and a quick (hardly) clean.
Cragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6007 times:
Either a GF 340 after a flight from Bahrain to Sydney or any of the RyanAir 732's.
GF had stains all over the carpet, broken overhead bins and when you got on there were blankets all over the floor since nobosy had cleaned it. Because of the Sydney airport curfew, there is no time for cleaning the planes, so they just throw pax on and gun it to the runway.
Ryanair = you get what you pay for. Broken table, chair, armrest, overhead and window shade.
Rlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5910 times:
The winner has to KLM City Hopper F50 from CGN-AMS. Have never a dirtier cabin before or after. Wrote a nice letter to the CEO just asking him to take ride out to the ramp and see for himself the interior and see what he thinks. Got a nice letter and a a free ride to JFK in return.
StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5624 times:
I was once on a Royal Jordanian A310, on a leg from Jakarta-Amman. It was the worst I've been in. The tables were falling apart literally, that I had to support it with the pillow and my legs, because otherwise, it will just make an angle that points to my lap. Also, the lavatories had some smearing done onto it. I don't know how it got there, but it was there. It stunk so bad. The rear of the aircraft as I had a chance to have a walkabout, were full of smokers (yes, it was a smoking flight), and the fumes just drove me crazy. There were brown patches of tobacco smoke on the walls of the a/c. Also, the window that I sat on, had a crack on the inner-part of it, which just got me scared for a while.
It may be that I veered off from the main topic with the mechanical problems in the a/c, but I think it's worth a mention, as it is also a disgust for the passenger travelling.
COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5528 times:
the photos above are most definently taken from a scrapyard. my question is at the scrapyard is there security or are the planes open for viewing. were the above planes scrapped or refitted? If i went to mhv would they let me inside the planes or just look around?
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5393 times:
Having cleaned a few a/c cabins @ AirTran in the past, I've seen my share of dirty cabins. People would drop snack mix on the floor and it would get stepped on and break into a million pieces that were impossible to pick up with a rug sweeper. People putting dirty diapers in the seat back pockets. Seats wet with an unknown substance. Puke on seat covers, bathrooms that stunk worst than a Port-a-potty sitting in the sun in mid-Summer. I've seen stuff that would gag a maggot.
But for an a/c I was a passenger on, a Ryan Int'l A320. The plane had been at the gate for several hours and it didn't even look like it had been cleaned in days.
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