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User currently offlineEAC_732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Hello,

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 Big thumbs up.

Regards
EAC_732

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User currently offlineAus_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Hmph..... I still haven't got my issues. Time to send email again I guess.

Jason


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1599 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

I find the editing and writing to be quite abysmal. Sad

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9607 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
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I think it sucks.

They cut and paste a lot of press releases fore their "news" section, and it doesn't make any sense in the context used.

A made up example would be "Today XYZ Airways announced new service to SEA..."

Well, when is "today" when you are reading something published monthly.

IMO they rushed to market, with a half-baked product.


User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

My subjective opinion . . . "not worthy of my subscription dollars yet, but I wish it well. I'm very thankful for the two complimentary issues."

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2428 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.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2416 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.

Patrick


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2407 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.



User currently offlineEAC_732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Hello,

Thanks for your comments, I also prefer Airliner World but I didn't think the articles were that bad.

Regards
EAC_732


User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2355 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

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

1 meter=3.2808 ft.

Still waiting for my issues...

Greg



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
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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!



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User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Both issues: News = Terrible, not worth reading. Even if AW news is sometimes outdated, it is nonetheless worth reading.

January:

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

February:

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.

Will read it at the news-stand, if they have it.

TS





User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

I forgot to say. Competition is always good so perhaps when my AW subscription ceases, and IF Airline Review improves enough, I might reconsider the issue.

TS


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2249 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).

Bryan
Chat Operator Delta767



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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Still waiting for my issues.

Rafal


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
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got the Feb edition yesterday and it is improving. most fine wines age well with the appropriate time.

SO we'll have to wait and see if we get a nice red wine or VINeGAR. Only time will tell.



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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2221 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.
User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2210 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?

Competition is always good, even bad competition.

TS


User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Have a question. have many aviation magazines in the past tried and failed? I remember that the people who do AW tried a civil/space/military magazine for kids but it dissapeared after 2-3 issues.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

I found the articles in both issues biased and largely inaccurate, especially the A380 article. Many of the articles rambled and were not very professionally written in terms of structure.

I also can't respect a publication that writes "Quantas" in their copy.

I did enjoy reviewing it however.

N


User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2187 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.


User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

The_Shadow:

"we only have Airliner World, Airways and Airliners"

Don't forget the countless magazines targeted at GA pilots, corporate pilots, ATCs, FBOs, etc...

For a relativly small market (There aren't that many aviation enthusiasts in the world) that's quite a few magazines, in my opinion.

However, it's a free (market) society, so if they want to sink their money into this endeavor, more power to them. I don't hold out much hope for their success, however.



Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2168 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.

TS


User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I agree with most of the above stated, all relatively minor things that hopefully will be ironed out in later issues.


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
25 Post contains links LGB Photos : Ah yes but Squigee you forgot that there is another magazine with the quality and classic design called Skyliner. http://www.skyliner-aviation.de The
26 Post contains images Jmc757 : I haven't got my free issue yet! Anyone else in the UK still waiting. I probably won't be rushing to subscribe anyway, I read AW from day one, it star
27 Srbmod : They still have a link for a "free issue", but if you click it, a page pops up saying that free issues are no longer available.
28 Bigphilnyc : IU didn't read EVERY post in this thread, but I had a chance to look it over the other day. I saw a lot of anet photos and NOT a lot of credit given t
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