Cedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2722 posts, RR: 18 Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3090 times:
After this awful attack on Lebanon,i want to show my love and my respect to MEA Middle east Airlines of Lebanon. I grew up loving MEA and i will make sure that the next generation will do the same.
MEA forever !
Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !Jeg har en lidenskap for luftfart!j'ai
Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1156 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2985 times:
Regardless of what people think of the events in Lebanon,I hope the best for MEA and it's employees,it seemed like it was doing a nice job of coming back from the 80's.Besides,any airline that flew 707's and 720's as long as they did can't be half bad!
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3241 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
OK, first of all speaking of MEA without mentioning this website: http://wassch71.tripod.com/cedarjetpages.html is pointless. It is not just a beautiful and sad story of MEA (unfortunately, it can be a story of Lebanon, too), but one of the best airline sites I've seen and it was also made by a great guy and my dear friend. To you, Wassim
I only saw MEA plane once. It was back in July 1990 in Athens. Beautiful 707 in classic MEA livery was landing above my head. For those who were in Glyfada, you know what a great feeling it is.
I hooked to the Internet a bit late in 2000, but somehow always wanted to know more and more about MEA. I contacted them without reply until I contacted MEA office in Frankfurt. One nice day a package with a ruler, postcards, timetable, in-flight magazine and few in-house magazines arrived. I was amazed . Unfortunately, the day was rather sad. It was 9/11 2001.
I really liked that in-flight magazine, but there was something that really surprised me and I couldn't explain it. Almost all ads are either for expensive wedding dresses or diamonds. I don't care why, but it looked nice.
I hope this madness will stop soon and MEA would spread its wings again.
It is going to be tough. My experiences tell me that war days are ugly but it is much harder when peace comes and you have to deal with reality, but I have no doubt that MEA will prove as a survivor once again.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13622 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
I went through the MEA tribute website linked in a earlier post. It is a well done website, with a very balanced view of the politics within and surrounding Lebanon, even to last week.
If MEA could survive the turmoil it has had over it's life, it surely can survive the current situation.
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