Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
GF-A330---try scheduling for a flight on the 743--and make sure it's one of the flights that continues on to JFK--try and avoid the Manchester terminators--i've flown both and i felt that the service is much better for the New York flights--but a sincere suggestion--try and avoid the 742's--they are prone for delay's--let me know-what u decide on
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
I've flown PIA from Dubai to Heathrow and the flight was excellent. On time, clean aircraft (747-200 btw), efficient crew and yummy food (two meal services). Very civilised clientele. Saying things like "Pakistanis and flying don't mix" may sound witty and superior but it's also racist bullshit. In the new millenium, Flight Engineers and flying don't mix, yet PIA are flying high. Who's laughing now?!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
LMMl 14/32,i wonder if you could ask the engineer,that is if he is still alive,whether that was supposed to be a joke ......im sorry to say but i didnt find it funny at all. Specially considering that PIA played the key role in training the likes of Emirates,Malaysian,Singapore,Qatar airways and nearly 25 more airlines during the 70's and the 80's.Bad management has single handedly destroyed what was once a very prosperous airline(first in asia to own a B707 and B737).But i would never blame their "flying" for it as your funny engineer friend did.
Anyhow to answer GFA330's question......well let me tell you that the only problem in flying with PIA is that they are not consistent.They aint cosistently good or consistently bad.In the recent past i have heard many first hand accounts of people who flew PIA and most of them were pleasantly surprised themself by the service and everything.But because of the consistency issue you will surely hear about the odd-bad experience ...which would most likey have been blown out of proportions anyway. I think all MAN flights are served with B747-300 with PTV on every seat.And i do somewhat agree with Bigmo747 with the JFK terminator flights being better.
Personally i'd say go ahead and enjoy the great food they serve on PIA and have a great trip on an airline that gets way more then its share of bad publicity.
GOOFY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Firstly, if you have already confirmed about travelling with PIA, have a nice trip.
I flew with them from Karachi-Islamabad-Frankfurt-Dulles Intl.-Toronto. It took us exactly 24 hours with some airport delays (not PIA's fault). The aircraft was B747 200 not combi or anything. I was with my family in economy class and I have to say that the service was excellent. Sure, you wouldn't find passengers all dressed up, wearing perfumes on their body, nicely styled and you wouldn't find the airhostess modern and talking as if they knew passengers through out their lives. Sure, most of the passengers and the crew will be ordinary looking. Sure the food won't be from McDonalds or KFC neither would you get first class treatment but I would say that they are GREAT.
As long as the age is concerned, our lives depends on nature. I mean, if you are muslim, Allah knows when you are going to die and I don't know about other people. PIA transports millions annually and Alhamdollilah there hasn't been any deaths in the last couple of years for PIA.
I would say that about 75% complaints about PIA people make are just silly. It is the habit of Pakistanis to believe what is told as true and spreading the word to other people.