Nsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5740 times:
Mine was Pan Am #1 LAX-BKK back in 1982, still can't get over it! Flight was a RTW route, and had been getting later at every stop, SO cleaning was out of the question... The floor looked like one of those funky wino cabs like you get at Detroit in the winter, Oh Sweet Jesus!! And the smell of puke, bowel gas and baby milk spilled every place, not to mention the black caked on dirt that started out as a red carpet before the stampede, was truly a sight! My wonderful F/A was grabbing up cans of air freshener and spraying with both hands at the same time. I was wondering just how much time and trouble it takes to do a shampoo on a plane? Has anyone ever had this kind of experience?
Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5732 times:
HP from PHX-Denver on the weekend before thanksgiving. That 732 wad disgraceful to HP. There were pieces of food and crap flying around in little air devils when I turned the air up high. The ads that are on HP 732's were all sticky and was like putting your hand in sticky puddy. My mom had to pry her coke off of it. The smell was bad, however it wasn't helped by the fact that at the gate, the A/C wasn't working until the engines started or something like that, and the APU was providing us with pristine exhaust air! Never again will a set food on another HP 732 (but aren't there only two left?)
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4684 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5716 times:
The worst ever was little droplets of coffee left on my tray table from the previous flight. I asked the flight attendant for a cloth to wipe it down and she was back in seconds and did it for me, apolgising for having missed cleaning my tray. That was on a Qantas A330. I fly mostly domestically within Australia and that was the worst I've experienced. Not bad, eh?
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
ATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5708 times:
Basically, any Southwest plane I've ever flown in. Once I sat down in my seat, and when I got up to go to the lavatory mid-flight, I realized I had sat in some old gum that someone had stuck to the seat and hadn't been scraped off.
Too often there's been trash sticking out of the seat back pockets...another time I reached in to get the inflight magazine and found a half-eaten piece of chocolate that was melting and had gotten all over everything, including my hands.
Its a freakin disgrace. Clean up your cabins, WN!
This is all another reason why I only fly Southwest if its a last resort and I've exhausted all other options. IMO, you get what you pay for.
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Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5693 times:
My worst was pretty much old AA 757 with sticky tray tables and torn carpetting (NON-TWA versions) if it was ex/TWA, that would be a clean plane, and AirAsia sure was filthy and I found a TIGER BEER can in the pocket! oh made me think of the typical BUD Id find in an Southwest pocket
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Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5479 times:
Mine was on a NW A320 from MCO-MSP.
I like NW but this plane was very dirty inside. The cabin floor wasn't very clean but it was acceptable...it was the walls of the cabin that were bad. Black marks over the windows, needed a cleaning pretty bad.
That was my first flight on an A320 so I'd been looking forward to it. Was kinda bummed at how dirty it was.
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5261 times:
I'm pretty lucky, worst was a jetBlue A320 flying from New York to Burlington, pizza sauce on a towel and some crayons on the tray. Otherwise I've been fairly fortunate, WN was decent, no complaints. Cleanest was a new jetBlue A320, or pretty much any trans-atlantic flight before boarding.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5226 times:
The experience I had was somewhat unusual on a Saudi Flight from Rhyad to Jedda in 1995 - on the rear section of the Lockeed Tristar in front of the toilets some people excremented in front of the toilets....
They seemingly where asians beeing expelled and did not know how to use aircraft toilets...
The shame is on the crew who apparently did not assist those people to evolve in an enviremnt uncommon to them.
DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5141 times:
The worst airplane I ever flew on was a Republic Airlines DC-9 that flew from ATL to Pensacola, FL. Horrible little airplane, everything was dirty and unkept. It was so bad I passed on the beverage service, fearing dirty cups/glasses. There were even coffee stains on the walls, the carpet was a mess and the seats looked like they had been on that plane for 100 years. I never flew that airline after that.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6123 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
Quoting ATLhomeCMH (Reply 3): Once I sat down in my seat, and when I got up to go to the lavatory mid-flight, I realized I had sat in some old gum that someone had stuck to the seat and hadn't been scraped off.
You mean you didn't LOOK where you sat? And don't tell me that you shouldn't have to, becuase that is just plain ignorance.
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Qxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5034 times:
Without a doubt no one comes close to having there planes as filthy as Southwest. Southwest own policy of quick turning EVERY plane leads directly to there number one ranking in my book.
As stated in and earlier post"you get what you pay for". On Southwest that is a smelly dirty plane ride. And that is why I will not even non-rev. on there planes.
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1057 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4925 times:
Like with most airlines you have good and bad flights, including a clean cabin - or not. My worst experiences were 737-200s of Ryanair, 747-200 and 737-200 of Air Madagascar, and recently a 767 of Air Canada. But by far the worst was a 727 of Olympic - it was beyond description (the flight on their A300 wasn't much better).
BUT as bad as it all sounds, out of my close to 300 flights, the vast majority were good experiences, and I truly appreciate the work of the flight attendants - it's not easy to cope with people of all walks of life, including their ideas of "clean" and comfortable. I have never been disappointed by CX, LH, BA, NZ and many more.
Regarding "you get what you pay for", I must say that in the LCC sector, I was mightily impressed by Freedom Air, easyJet, GO and WestJet - all flights I took with them were outstanding, and *easily* lived up to most mainstream airline standards. Ryanair and Jetsgo were ok for the fare you paid, and still acceptable.
I never had a chance to fly with AZ, and I heard many many bad things about their dirty cabins, and equally many many good things about them - another example for the notion that people's perceptions and experience vary significantly - even on the same airline. And to make it even more interesting: I did research on visitor satisfaction on dolphin watch tours, and even on the very same trip, husband and wife filled in their surveys differently. You have guessed it: One was very happy, the other one said the trip was a waste of time! There you go - and flights are no different in that aspect...
AT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4874 times:
This last Christmas season I gave Airtran (FL) a try on the B717, and I can say that while the Airplane was new- it was grimy and dirty. The seats were stained and the tray tables still had coffee and soda on from previous flights. There was also crumbs and old food on the floor (ground into the carpet), it was a shock as I've had really good luck with the other LCC's I've been on (WN, F9)
At first I thought it was just an off day, but then a week later on the return flight- the filth was back with a vengeance-this time the lavs were nastier then the originating flight
I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
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: I really haven't been on a plane that's been really really bad. I think I was on a couple UA flights that smelled pretty bad. Other than that it's usu