EAC_732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Now that everyone has hopefully received their copy of Airline Review what do you think of it? I've got the January and February issues of the magazine and I think they are pretty good. The January issue had noticeable spelling mistakes such as "Quantas", but the ATA and Qantas article's were well written and the photos are second to none. The February issue is a big improvement with better paper, not as many spelling errors and the great Ryanair and A380 articles. Im looking forward to reading the magazine in the future, Big thumbs up Airline Review .
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4690 posts, RR: 45 Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
Admittably, a printed magazine cannot deliver up-to-date news like the internet can provide, so I am prepared to make some compromises concerning the news section of a magazine.
Airline Review's news however, are totally outdated and do not deliver any interesting extra info, which wouldn't be otherwise available on the net. Airlinerworld, in comparison, delivers an interesting news section with info pieces I haven't read on the internet before plus some in-depth details about news already known from the net.
The articles in Airline Review only scratch the surface IMO, both Airlinerworld and Airways beat them by far. Plus, the writing is definitely not up to par to - e.g. - Airways, which is a high-quaility paper with interesting features, articles and essays.
My personal verdict: I will probably try Airline Review again when it has "matured" a bit, but as it is now, I will not spend my money on a sbscription or a single issue.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
I received the January issue but I am not satisfied with it. Since I read the spelling mistake "Quantas" in this magazine, I am really asking myself how serious they investigate the background of their articles.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
The news section of the magazine leaves much to be desired. There really isn't anything there that hasn't already been anounced, for instance a superficial article on the United bankruptcy in the FEBRUARY issue, when this item was already two months old. No further insight is offered into the subject. Also many of the pictures provided with the articles don't even match what the text is talking about.
The editing is just plain horrible. I mean every magazine gets published with a few errors here and there (usually factual errors) but when you produce something with as many spelling and grammar mistakes as this magazine, it makes you wonder who exactly is greenlighting the project. The fact that there are already a number of magazines on the market that cater to this subject makes it mandatory to come out with a polished product in order to survive. Unfortunately, Airline Review has too many rough edges to warrant paying the $40 subscription fee.
Brett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2035 times:
I think it's a pretty good magazine. The only thing I dont like is when they talk about the length of something they only use meters. Come on....I'm American I only know how to read Feet and inches.-Brett
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2213 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:
My subjective opinion . . . "not worthy of my subscription dollars yet, but I wish it well
Yeah me too. I think it needs some improvement and some people I let them look at it say they need to improve it. Some of the info in the Jan and Feb were off a little and what you all said about the different pictures not going with the articles is kinda bad. If they could they should have had Boeing's and Airbus' pictures for media and used them in the magazine. They need to improve it a little... no a little bit more!
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
The Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
Both issues: News = Terrible, not worth reading. Even if AW news is sometimes outdated, it is nonetheless worth reading.
B777 - Abysmal, poor quality, like Boeing PR....
ATA - Rather good and well written
DFW - Outdated by several years
Qantas - Worst article ever
Techonology - Average
Cargo - Excellent
Industy Turmoil - Excellent
Ryanair - Enjoyable though some mistakes.
A380 - Average and some mistakes.
Dornier - Excellent 10/10, very unique
Geneve - Good airport review
Connection - Abysmal, another piece of Boeing PR? Same writer as the B777 article, I presume.
Air France - Very dry but many facts.
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 36 Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
If you go back through the forum topics, you will find my thread regarding the February issue, and not only my full qualms with the magazine, but other peoples findings as well. I realize that this magazine is brand new, and it will take some time to get the kinks worked out. I think they have a great staff, and have the capability to turn it into one of the best magazines out there. As stated before, I do not feel that it is worth my money yet, but am willing to hang in with them and see if things improve (which I have been assured that they will). As with anything, the staff is just getting broken in and there is a lot to be desired. In the end, I think things will work out in Airline Reviews' favor (or at least I hope).
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Squigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
From a purely design point of view- the layout is great. For a website. WAY to much wasted space with nothing except colourful geometric shapes filling it. As well, two page article covers where nothing is displayed except for a large photo and a title are extremely wasteful. As well, they need a team of better writers and proofreaders. This magazine still has a lot of work before it can make it.
Even then I'm doubtful, because we're so flooded with Aviation related magazines... it's a tough market to make it in.
I can tell you one thing- I'm glad my money is not invested in the success of this venture.
Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
The Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
Squigee, I wholly agree with your points about the design but question the "flooded with aviation related magazines". Speaking from a UK point of view, we only have Airliner World, Airways and Airliners. I omit other publications such as Air International which also deal with military/space issues and the professional magazines which the enthusiast usually would not read. Have you got many others in Canada?
Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Still waiting for promised January and February issues down my way. I have to snicker a little bit at this from their website
AIRLINE REVIEW, the preferred magazine of the commercial airline industry
How can something be preferred when they are only into their 2nd edition, and from what I can tell the majority of people are still waiting for their January copy (lets not even mention the February edition).
Seems very pretentious on their part.
I am to understand that international copies were sent via seamail? I guess that sometime in April (2004!!) I might get the January 2003 issue to peruse.
The Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
"es targeted at GA pilots, corporate pilots, ATCs, FBOs, etc..."
Sure but again those are based at proffesionals, not the enthusiast. Regarding numbers of aviation enthusiasts, I think you'd be surprised at the figure. AirlinerWorld prints over 45,000 issues monthly.