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User currently offlineZONA8 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Does anyone have a subscription to Airline Review Magazine? I subscribed to it in Dec. and have yet to get an issue and their website has been down for a week. Did they go under?

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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

I can't find the magazine in any of the major book stores like I can the others, but I did find it in some rinky dink book store in Lake Havasu, AZ in February, so I don't think they went under. Give me about five minutes and I'll see if I can get some contact info..

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4802 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Yes I too subscribed from Dec onwards and I havent received anything as yet so I went to CHAPTERS bookstore whom are a very bookstore company in YYZ and they said that the magazine company has been having a lot of problems since their december 03 issue release. So I bet that they went bankrupt or something else happened.

However it was a very very good magazine of which I have 4-5 past issues and always enjoy reading.

Airline Review and Airliner World are the best magazines for airline related news and stories if u ask me!!!


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

OK here is their info..

Airline Review
3025 Queen Frederica Dr. Suite 906
Mississauga, ON L4Y-3A1, Canada

Email: subs@airline-review.com
or
info@airline-review.com
Website: www.airline-review.com
Phone: 212-812-2181

The phone number sounds like it is an NY area code but it looks like they are based out of Canada. The issue I have is the Dec. 2003 issue but I must have gotten it in Jan and not Feb. Hope this helps. Good luck getting it worked out..

Dave


User currently offlineZONA8 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

COEWRNJ- Thank you very much!

If they went under do you think I will ever get my money back?


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

If you paid with a credit card you should be able to appeal the charges, especially if you used AMEX, but Visa and Mastercard should reverse the charges too. If you used a debit card that has the Visa or MC logo on it you may be able to as well. Otherwise if you paid by check I would think it would be up to the individual bank as to how they handle it. You will probably have to fill out a whole bunch of appeal forms..
Again best of luck!!


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4001 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

Upon my last check, their webiste is down. I have a feeling that these clowns are no more. I too wanted to try their publication, so I asked for a free copy per their offer (some 4 times), suffice it to say it the magazines never arrived. I know of photogs and writers that were never paid for their submissions. Something in the back of my head was telling me that these guys were not legit.


Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

They have been up and down for years. I got a couple of issues for free way back when they started... then, when they were pimping their message board, I was the #1 poster in an effort to help them get things started. They promissed free subscriptions to the top posters. Never saw a damn thing. To me, it wasn't worth it to gripe. Lots of flash, no substance.


Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1277 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

I believe they did go out of business.

User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Any airline magazine that does an airticle about the biggest Australian carrier "Quantas" cannot be taken seriously.

User currently offlineJean leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Good riddance, I say.
I, and many other people I know, did not get the issues promised to them. Seems like others here have had similar experience. The photos were nice, but that's what we have airliners.net for.  Smile



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
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I'm rather sure I last received an issue a couple of weeks ago. But maybe it was just the December issue running late. I'll have to check at home.
Well, the problems with their competence have been regularly discussed in these forums... but I was always hoping they'd get their act together.



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

When you figure out where they are, let me know. They owe me money!  Smile

User currently offlineZona8 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

"When you figure out where they are, let me know. They owe me money!"

Same here!


User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4123 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

These guys ran advertising on Airliners.net and owe us approximately $2500 in advertising fees. It was in the old days when payment was done after the ad campaing had finished (and I was a naive little Swede thinking it was given that people would actually pay for what they buy).

Oh well, you live and learn.

I advise not to do business with these people.

Regards,
Johan



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User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

The only copies I ever had, I purchased at Barnes and Noble bookstore. It seems like they did all the right things to get off the ground, but didn't follow through on their responsibilities, or did not have enough capital to get started initially. I did like some of the articles, and the layout.

Too bad if they did not make it. However, I do hope that you guys get your money back.



A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

I had the two free trial issues last January and February. I wasn't very impressed by them, too many fancy pictures and not enough content. Airliner World is the best out there.  Smile

Ryanair737


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

I had the two free trial issues last January and February. I wasn't very impressed by them, too many fancy pictures and not enough content.

I tend to agree with this assesment regarding the initial issues. They tried to skimp on quality by going for cheaper articles, etc... but Phil realized that he needed quality if he was going to compete. Some of the later issues actually featured some excellent pieces, although it appears that a number of the writers have since been stiffed out of the promised money.


User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

I sent them money for a single issue which I did not receive. However, I am still one up because I received 2 freebies. They had a good article on AC. Bad time to start a magazine post-terrorist attacks and internet.


Being Bilingual, I Speak English And Aviation
User currently offlineAmwest25 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3911 times:

"This site is under construction and will be available soon. "

Thats whats on the website for the magazine now.


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3875 times:

Well with a magazine that was as horrible as Airline Review was, no wonder they went out of business. It was fecund with factual errors, many grammatical/syntax mistakes, as well as a lot of spelling/punctuation errors that got through the editors. After my free issue, I was basically disgusted. Since they had just started out when I received my free issue, I figured I would give them a while to get their act together, and then look at the magazine again to see if they had all of the quirks rolled out. No such luck.


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Why don't you ask Flyboy36y on this site.... he is/was a writer for them.

User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

I thought I was crazy!!! I've been telling my self "I must have misplaced it or something" but now I am confident that they never came!

Thanks COEWRNJ, I do plan on reversing the credit.

Good luck to everyone in getting their money back!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

I was thinking about this just yesterday. I've been seeing the December issue at several chains (Barnes & Noble, Joe Muggs, and Borders) for a while now, and thought that perhaps they'd gone bust. I guess either they lost their distributor due to nonpayment (Can't get your magazine into stores if you don't have a distrubutor to get the mags to the major magazine distributors [Anderson Services, The News Group, Hudson News, et. al] and without access to those distributors, no way you can get your magazine into the stores) or just couldn't get the funds to do any additional issues.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

I?m still waiting to be paid for my last two published articles.

But in fairness, I don't think Phillip (Editor) intended this to be a scam.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
25 ETStar : I find that this magazine is somewhat overpriced, especially since I already find the airline news it reports on various websites, at least a month in
26 Olympus69 : I happen to have the September '03 issue and the address listed for the publisher is: Airline Press Inc. 1900 Van Buren Street Suite 321 Hollywood, FL
27 Post contains images BR715-A1-30 : I recieved the February 2003 FREE Issue, and needless to say, I was DISGUSTED. I wished I could have sent a picture like this to the editor. But I dec
28 AM772 : I prefer the spanish AVION REVUE, its much more complete
29 Jj : Avion Revue is pretty good, but I don't like it so much because it doesn't focuse only in comercial aviation. I am suscribed to Airways and they're ex
30 Rjpieces : Has anyone gotten their money back?
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