LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17831 times:
Ummm...I think as long as the inside of thier planes don't look like that then everything is ok! I mean it's not like the paint is chipping off or the metal peeling back. As long as my seat is clean and the aircraft smells good...I'm happy.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3740 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17455 times:
During my internship at GlobeGround Ecuador at UIO, we handled the MAD flight every afternoon. I can tell you, it came dirty every single time. And no, is wasn't always the same a/c. All of them were that way.
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3217 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17379 times:
Yes, those IB planes look very dirty. While that would hopefully have no effect on their safety the truth is that it presents a very poor image of the airline. If one for instance were to go to an agency to rent a car and visited one with clean and shiny cars, then went to another with cars covered in dirt and dust, who would you rent from? Yes, what's under the hood counts too but the first impression can be very important.
Bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17212 times:
Dirty airplanes not only presents a negative image of an airline, but it costs an airline money. Dirt causes drag on the plane as well as adding weight to the plane. This results in increased fuel burn.
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17213 times:
Such a total nonsensical, and trivial, thread!!
Honestly, do some of you have nothing to do but gripe or find fault with the most trivial things?
We are supposed to be aviation enthusiasts here.......yet some have the stupidy to question if dirty paintwork on an aircraft makes it unsafe????????
Oh please! get real......or better still, grow up!
: I will never go to a restaurant that obviously looks dirty from outside. Do you? Some things "enter" throught the eyes.
: I have seen those IB 340 a couple of times in SCL and they do look like that.
: What if someone told you, "Taca, this little restaurant is awesome, it's dirty outside, but the food is delicious!" Would you go then? Now, let's put
: It certainly doesn't do much for an airline's image or perception of quality. I guess some on this thread would rent a car covered in bird crap and th
: Having flown on them 10 times in the last 2 years, I can tell you they are completely different on the inside. Even have pics...
: Yes, because the cook is not the cleaner of the facade! As I already wrote, a dirty aircraft is not unsafe and the dirt outside the aircraft is absul
: Consider this, long range planes fly almost 20 hours a day, they "work" almost 2.5 times more than some of us do (normal jobs off course!not aviation
: Nobody is suggesting that dirty aircraft are unsafe! But if all the other airlines (apart from air france) can keep their aircraft clean, why can't I
: would they benefit from a shiny bare silver look like AA or keep cleaning the white?
: Not at all, Sabena332, but you know that THIS would be unthinkable on a LH or LX airplane. Just search for any photo and show it, if you can... Altho
: Only if I trust that someone. IB service is great... Uhmmmmmmmmmmmmm Of course. But I still prefer a clean one. In and out.
: I must admit, flying on a plane that's as filthy as that wouldn't exactly fill me with confidence (I'm sure many would disagree with me), but the impr
: Yes, dirty aircraft certainly do not in any way usually reflect the airworthiness of an aircraft. But, nonetheless, popular opinion among the general
: LH don't need dirty planes to be a disgrace, they are anyway. Patrick
: It all comes down to pride and professionalism. Funny how some people here think it's stupid to be concerned about the outward appearance of an aircra
: Not to knock my own airline...but I see this more often then not when the flight crew only has 8 hrs of turnaround from the previous flight the night
: Those "dirt stripes" are vertical, not horizontal. That plane has been sitting somewhere it rains a lot and has very polluted air - like Mexico City.