Luxair From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 873 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4218 times:
I recently flew with Klm's 747-300 from Amsterdam to Paramaribo (Surinam, South America) and decided to make this short remark just to let you know and to remember you that the real Queen of the air is still the good
old 747 (no offend against other products )
Honestly, I flew with a lot of different modern airliners including the 777, 340, 330 ect., but the 747 beats them all
(I speak from the bottom of my heart)
Klm's 747-300 are realy old, on the way to Paramaribo I flew with PH-BUR "Indus" who was delivered in
December 1981 and to be honest they are not quite nor equipped with modern entertainment systems but
behalf of that the legroom was not bad at all, the seats where comfortable and you feel secure on this birds .
I have to mention that when I flew last september with Malaysian Airlines from Ams to Kuala Lumpur on the 777
I felt much more scramped in the 777 as in the 747!!! The way back from Paramaribo to Ams was on the
PH-BUU Sir Frank Whittle delivered in September 1983. I flew several times before with Klm's 747 but now
after all the flights with the " modern airliners" I suddenly realised that the good old 747 is still my preferred
Greetings to all the 747 lovers out there and hope she will stay with us for a looooooooong time
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Funny when I started flying we had the option of being qualified on the 747 or not, and a lot of girls(we didn't have guys back then) really chickened out on that big plane-myself included. Back then I did most of my flying on the 727's, even avoiding the DC-8's and the DC-10's. Then when we were taken by PanAm and I moved bases I had the great pleasure of getting on a "74". I can't believe what I missed for so many years.
Toner said it best-Those days are gone forever. They were great while they lasted, the extensive FC service that both TWA and PanAm did, wow! If you never got to experience it, I feel sorry for you. The companies do a pretty good service today, but nobody does anything like 20 years ago.
Luxair From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 873 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Toner, Skyhawk hmmm the good old days I like this nostalgic comments and I have to agree with you concerning the old days 20 years back I flew with DC8, 727 ect., but these days are gone forever at least here in Europe where i live :-(
ATA L1011 of course you are right, I know, but in some way ore another Klm call the converted 200 officialy 300!!!