Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3207 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8625 times:
I was at MEL the other day, and saw
the Airbus A330-300, B-HLP belonging to CX.
And i tell you want, it was absolutely flithy.
Not just a bit, but every bit as bad as Air France
gets including water marks running away from the windows,
not a good look for such a highly respected airline.
What's up at cathay? They never used to be like this?
Also, I thought it was funny the rego was B-HLP.... HLP, or
HELP is exactly what his airbus needed.
RB211-524H From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8415 times:
I agree, B-HLS is another 3-class A330-300 in the CX fleet that's absolutely filthy. I think it's something to do with the fact that they can do a round-trip from HKG to SYD/MEL within 24 hours including turnarounds which are an hour or two long at our end. Maybe somebody can shed some light on this but there is a certain group of CX A330-300s (the heavier 10,500km range version) that just get the crap worked out of them between aus/hk - return trip 7 days a week, 18hours+ utilisation everyday. They use 3 alone for the 3x daily for SYD-HKG, it's really cool when one of them is out for maintenance though cos that means we get an A340-300 instead or when we're really lucky, a pax 744 during the peak season.
So unless the aircraft are in for heavy maintenance, there's no time to clean them. The air surrounding HK is pretty dirty too with the high humidity and the crap that gets blown south from China so I guess there's not much point to wash them either, just a waste of $$ that needs to go to paying their A346 fuel bills to JFK :P.
The only time I've ever seen a clean CX A330 in SYD was when they introduced B-LAC into the fleet - check the pics And then it got dirty and stayed that way....
Anybody got more info on how the CX fleet gets rotated through Oz and how often they need heavy maintenance at Taeco?
Abba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1334 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7913 times:
Quoting RB211-524H (Reply 1): So unless the aircraft are in for heavy maintenance, there's no time to clean them. The air surrounding HK is pretty dirty too with the high humidity and the crap that gets blown south from China so I guess there's not much point to wash them either, just a waste of $$ that needs to go to paying their A346 fuel bills to JFK :P.
Not to mention all the dirt that is locally produced. The lacals are only all too happy to blame it all on their compatriots on the other side of the border forgetting that the are doing a lot themselves and could do much more than they actually do.
TheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6907 times:
Quoting Dagell (Reply 10): I think the Delta 757 takes the cake on dirty planes! I'd be afraid to get on a plane that looked like that on the outside... you know what they say about restuarants that have dirty bathrooms....
Not to be a jerk - but paint dont make a plane fly.
I can see what your saying though. Not the greatest image to see if its your first flight or something.
Blue787 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
Quoting Dagell (Reply 10): you know what they say about restaurants that have dirty bathrooms....
I go to restaurants to eat nice food,not to go and check out the loo.I have flown on many very dirty airliners,and am still alive to tell the story.If the in flight is ok. Who cares about the dirty A/C.
Can some one tell me how long dose it take to wash an aircraft?What about re lubricating flaps, U/carriage,and any other parts, as I would assume that the cleaning liquid used to wash A/C, would not be as nice and gentle as say Maguire's car shampoo.