Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4121 times:
They only lasted one summer season, thats how good they were. They had a lot of maintenence problems in 1997 just like CKT, so they pulled the plug on Peach Air and amalgamated the aircraft to CKT. Most of thier flights were delayed and weren't up to much to fly with.
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4039 times:
The TriStars in the pic are TF- registered, so I think these were ACMI jobs from Air Atlanta Icelandic, so you hardly can blame Peach Air for the conditions/ops of those planes. What I have been told/read, the 737s (G-....) were a mess. One was actualy the oldest 737 in europe at that time and it went tech regulary, while operating a high density flight plan to southern europe. It once suffered a de-compression in flight, which was heavily reported by the media, who got picky about the aircrafts' age. It wasn't too long after that, that Peach Air got buried.
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"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
Personally operated the L1011's (as a Line/Training Captain) for Peach Air, and had few problems with delayed flights due to maintenance.
We packed in 362 folks, and they all seemed to smile when they got off, especially as we permitted flight deck visits while enroute.
One young lady asked....'ah Captain, how fast are we going?'
Pointed out the Airbus that we were passing (at a lower level) and mentioned,
..."at least 50 mph faster than an Airboos"...we were cruising at M.865 at the time.
When she asked WHY we were faster, my reply was...."because this aircraft is made in America, with proper British engines, of course".