TinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5154 times:
Well, not counting the two-seater 150's and the like, what's the worst plane you ever flew on?
I personally flew on an ET 737-200 ADD-EBB and just couldn't wait to get out of the thing. It was rattling and nothing seemed to work in the cabin. Shame coz their 767's are pretty awesome...not to mention the F/A's
Pawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5089 times:
Excel Airlines B737-800. NCL-HER. My seat wouldn't recline, the movie sucked, the air hostess was a complete stroppy cow, and I had to endure the same plane again on the HER-NCL leg. Worst 8 hours (4 hours each way) of my life.
First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
Crogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5059 times:
NK , 353 I think it was, ACY-TPA back in Feb 2006.. Plane was old, it was an MD-80 I believe.. Seats were wornout, cut, the panel on the bulkhead to hold the safety cards and what not was held by one screw.. the lavatory was dirty, horrible smell.. overall, just walking into the plane was disturbing
A319 A320 B717 B727 B737 B747 B757 B767 C152 C172 DC9 E145 E190 MD88 PA28 | B6 CO DL FL NK NW LO TW
MarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4974 times:
Once in the mid 80s I was flying Frontier v.1.0 from DEN to OAK. The heater while on the ground was non-existant. The interior was beyond worn out, it still had the original 707 style overheads and bins. The flight was full and very late as we were held (in the ice box) for an arriving PeopleExpress 747 full of connecting pax.
"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4956 times:
Just last year, a UA 737, DEN-PHL. Nothing seemed to work, whether it was the IFE (not even Channel 9!) or the cabin crew. Longest flight of my life. The only "good" thing was I had an overwing window seat.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Clrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4927 times:
A Frontier v1 737 from DEN-FAT. I loved Frontier but this one apparently had
a problem with the seal around the main entrance door and we had to live with
a very high pitched whistling sound the entire flight.
Second..was a TAP L1011..a charter that originated in the Azores, stopped in
BOS and then continued to SFO. We (my son and I) were on the BOS-SFO
leg. My ex MIL had purchased us tickets to fly out and pick up a car she was giving my son. The flight was 2 hours late, jam packed and we were sitting in
the last row in the center section. I guess it wasn't the plane..I loved L1011s..maybe just the flight.
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4888 times:
TAROM IL-18, 1973 Constsnta-Istanbul and vv.
Tatty inside, tepid water and a bar of chocolate for breakfast.
Nonetheless an interesting and very different experience, especially the night take off at the end of a thunderstorm at Istanbul and the low level, high speed, approach over the flat country between the Black Sea and Constanta Airport, so different from the normal IL-18 steep approach.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13250 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4783 times:
Back in October 1983 on my first transatlantic flight (JFK-LGW). It was on an ex AA 707 beater operated by a charter airliner (Global International?) in a window seat, on a very full flight, with pitch for legless people, outdated interior, blah food, late getting out of JFK, packed flight, poor service. My return was a charter space seat on a regular TWA L-1011 (IIRC) flight LHR-JFK. That was much better.
LINATHJNX From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4771 times:
Unfortunately I had many horrible trips, mostly due to cramped seat layout.
The worstest was Azzurra Air 737-700 from ACE to MXP.
I was seated in the last row, in the middle seat, between two very big men.
The flight took off at 1.30 am and arrived at 6.30am.
Another one was with Tunisair (727-200 MXP-DJE), really cramped!!
Then KLM 743 AMS-LAX.
Seated in the last row again, but with a window seat. The space between the seat and the wall (bigger than in other rows) was very uncomfortable and makes the window not usable if you stay seated. At that time, that section of the aircraft was a smokers one, and I don't smoke (but my mother does.....)
But these are only the highlights.
I can say that all the charter flights originating in Italy are horrible (seats, children and their mummies, talkative people, etc etc)
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4733 times:
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My worst was a JK ZRH-FUE charter flight, maybe some 15 years ago. Probably technically the airplane was just fine, but I was still a kid and got scared just by looking at the plane.
My dad knew I liked planes, so he asked the F/A if I could visit the cockpit. Permission was granted and I walked up front (as I already did before on a couple of LX B747s where I really enjoyed it). That confirmed my scare: the two pilots were sort of lying in their seats half-asleep, feet on the panels and didn't even say "hi". They were listening to an old FM radio just sitting on top of the panel and the cockpit was even more dirty than the rest of the plane. Just horrible.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4715 times:
For me, that would be either a China Southwest Airlines B737-800 flight from CKG to SHA or an Excel Airways B737-800 (flying for Air Berlin) flight from NUE to HAJ... both were the, by far, least comfortable planes (extremely cramped seats with close to no legroom) I've ever had the dubious pleasure of flying on...
The only other planes that came close to the same type of torture were SAA's A300s or Hapag Lloyds A310s with 3-3-3 configs...
Crosscountry From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4548 times:
A toss up between Virgin Atlantic's G-VAEL (Maiden Tolouse) which had a worn out interior, knackered IFE, broken tray table and exposed wires in the seatback...
and a Tuninter 737-200 with a chicken in the cabin.
Seeing as VS gave me 5,000 miles to appoligise for the state of its A340, I guess its Air Chicken!!!