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Who Ever Said AF Planes Are Dirty?  
User currently offlineJs From Malta, joined Aug 2001, 110 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Had never seen this one!


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

AF has a routine for having dirty planes, although I have many very dirty Aer Lingus planes.


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User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

It is not so much the dirty AF aircraft that I worry about, but the ones where paint is pealing off..... That is just neglect.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

That one's not fair because when the photo was taken XU234 had not entered service yet, and had been sitting around at maintenance after being painted. I am not sure if it has been delivered yet, but they will definately give it a good wash before they do so!

....having said that, Orient Thai planes aren't normally all that clean though.

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2041 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Air France cabin crew told me that the interior cabin is more important than the exterior aircraft because pax always stay inside the aircraft. That is why they always keep the interior cabin clean everyday so that pax can feel comfortable when they look at the clean interior cabin. They didnt mind outside the aircraft as long as they are clean enough.

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User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
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Well then why was the 744 from JFK to CDG so ratty on the inside? I think that the problem is that Parisians are so used to truly dirty cars that they accept the outside of the aircraft being dirty as normal. Maybe they should switch over to a darker color scheme so the birds won't look as dirty.

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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
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You need to realize how much dust can collect on an aircraft. I have a close up picture of the door area of a brand-spanking new 767 that was delivered just a couple of days earlier and it was covered in a fine coating of dust. You could see the streaks of clean parts where the mechanics touched or rubbed up against the aircraft. With a little moisture, be it rain or even dew, the dust washes off and runs down the aircraft. Unless there is a lot of water, it doesn't totally wash off and ends up drying as you can see in the picture.

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

These discussions are sooooooooo OLD.

At least they're making money compared to the other major American players.

Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Although you may say it's so easy for dirt to build up, other airlines manage to keep their planes clean.

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