MD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
That would have to be the Haitian Airlines DC-9 (yes, shame) in June 1990. Sounds coming from the outside where ok as I remember, but the cabin sounded like it was cracking and the planes cleaness was not the best.
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Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 1): That would have to be the Haitian Airlines DC-9 (yes, shame) in June 1990
I have stayed in Haiti for two months, therefore I can imagine that there a/c would not be that great!
For me, it would have to be an Atlantic Airlines (Honduras) Fokker 27. It was re-assuring looking at the RR insignia on the engines though! The a/c was slightly dirty and neglected, but the AC worked. One word of wisdom: Don't eat the food they serve on those things! Non-refrigerated mayonnaise on their sandwiches can make one sick!
10boomer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
Got a tour of an Aeroflot TU-154 parked next to us @ OMFJ.....Yikes! The cabin was in pretty rough shape and smelled like, well, nothing I've smelled before or since. All main gear and nose tires had huge bald spots with cord showing and leaks everywhere...not even on a dare!
WorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
AeroContinente. I flew them in Dec '03 LIM-IQT-LIM on a 737-200 both ways. Whoa! Mismatched seats, entire rows of seats that were unsecured to the floor and slid on their track. Some seats were worn, other were new, some were actually a few inches taller that the next row. The engines had duct tape on them!
Just kidding, the engines had no duct tape on them (that I could see).
All the flaw seemed to be purely aesthetic, but shortly after my flights a 737 did have a belly landing in LIM! It was an interesting experience to say the least.
Ozvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
This would have to be a UA (operated by Ted) A320. A few years ago my BF and I had just flown from LHR to IAD and were going on to MCO. The 772 LHR-IAD was very clean and comfortable.
Our connecting plane was another story. It was absolutely filthy, and stank of vomit throughout the cabin. Add that to a 2.5 hr flight in a bad storm, is it any wonder we were feeling sick when we finally touched down (safely I might add!)
Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4281 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
Volare Air Company, Antonov 12 UR-SMA back in 2002!
This were flights from AMS to SPU and back.
I chartered the plane for the airline I work for, to catch some tunafish from Croatia. The plane picked me up at AMS for an empty flight to SPU. Overnight there and back with a fully load of 21tons fish (over max load of the a/c!)
The return was a pity:
1) at night
2) crew didn't get rest because unable to clear immigration so no hotel
3) old Russian plane in bad condition
4) I knew we were to heavy!
But, we made it. Couldn't get at a higher lever then 21000ft, but finally we landed at runway 24 at AMS! A flight I will never forget!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7664 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1788 times:
The oldest plane I've ever flown it was a JU-52 built in 1939 (restored of course). But as far as scruffy commercial a/c is concerened...Air Transat L1011 C-GTSP back in 1997 from YVR-AMS. That was just one nasty cabin. Torn seats, stained carpet and the lavs, whoa! My tray table was broken, so it was on an angle, some window shades wouldn't stay up. I won't even go into the details of the extremely rude flight attendents and lack of service, let's just say that once we got into AMS, everyone pretty well lined up at Burger King.
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1055 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7): But as far as scruffy commercial a/c is concerened...Air Transat L1011 C-GTSP back in 1997 from YVR-AMS. That was just one nasty cabin. Torn seats, stained carpet and the lavs, whoa! My tray table was broken, so it was on an angle, some window shades wouldn't stay up. I won't even go into the details of the extremely rude flight attendents and lack of service, let's just say that once we got into AMS, everyone pretty well lined up at Burger King.
You described my experience with OA: both flights (outbound on A300 and inbound on B727) were like that - plus smoking was allowed all over the plane (although they had a non-smoking section, but nobody cared), and on the A300 the coffee machine exploded and there was coffee everywhere, which the flight attendants desperately tried to soak up with tons of newspapers... The food was bad, so all four if us got sick, etc etc...
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Guys stop taking bout all that. On July 30 th i'm due to fly the super connie from BSL to GVA and these comments don't reassure me. However, my desire to fly on one of the most historical crafts on Earth whilst its still flying is stronger than the fear.....so far
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
LooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
back a long time ago, I have flown on some nasty TACA planes from SAL. Brand new but they smelled bad. Also, LAM from Mozambique and Air Malawi wasnt that great either. Air Malawi food and service was good though.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1670 times:
Expecting to fly a CRJ, we had a plane change to a Fokker 70 when I was in europe. I had no idea what a fokker was and was nervous but once inside the plane had leather and comforable seats and a nice smelling cabin. Plane had a very smooth sound and I had a great experience on the flight. I do have to say however that the fokker doesn't handle turbulence that well, even in moderate turbulence it was all over the place.