Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
Congratulations to the spotters of Guangzhou for new material......and Congratulations to the citizens of Guangzhou who will now be able to experience Robert Mugabe's unsurpassed level of fine-quality air service.
Pmg1704 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3887 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 6): Of course the flight will only be to Guangzhou on those days that a member of Mugabe's family don't want to go shopping in Paris or Milan Wink
Amen to that.
Back in '99 Air Zim had to rent an MD-80 to fly us back from HRE to LGW thanks to the royal family. Unfortunately that required a stop in Benin and then Marseille on our way to LGW. But I wouldn't want to inconvenience the man of the people. Each way the load factor was 25% at most.
I can't believe anyone would do any business with these guys any more. Back then the exchange was 27 Zim for $1US. Now they probably have to pay cash to land and tank up their planes. And i'm not talking Zim cash either.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 3): Do these flights even have overhead IFE? Does anyone have a picture of the interior of the Air Zimbabwe 767 and do they have local traffic rights SIN-CAN?
The B767s UM operates have main-screen video... in both classes.
Quoting Pmg1704 (Reply 7): Back in '99 Air Zim had to rent an MD-80 to fly us back from HRE to LGW thanks to the royal family. Unfortunately that required a stop in Benin and then Marseille on our way to LGW. But I wouldn't want to inconvenience the man of the people. Each way the load factor was 25% at most.
First of all, it's not a 'royal' family - Mugabe, while governing the country like an emperor, still is 'only' the president.
And he's also been known to not completely hijack a flight, but only most of business class - at least he did on one of my HRE-FRA flights in 2000: half of the cabinet was on board as well, as well as several other government officials, but there were around 120-150 regular pax on board as well.