GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1182 times:
If, and I think it's time, PIA replaces there a/c I think that they should concentrate on a fleet from one manufacter, mainly because of one reason - cockpit commonality.
But I'm not sure that we will see PIA replace there fleet in the near future. Do they have they money that is needed? And do they really have to do it? They don't have so many business travelers that have high demands.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
Modena From United States of America, joined May 2008, 31 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
GOOFY with all due respect, sometimes you really do make goofy remarks. No doubt pakistan is not doing all that well but are you out of mind to say that it is one of the 13th poorest countries. I dont know where you read that and what criteria was used but there are alot more then 12 countries poorer then Pakistan. Please back your comments with some facts and logic. That is even more difficult to believe since i know so many Pakistanis who are mega mega rich.
As far as the topic is concerned, fleet replacement is has been way over due. Some of it has been taken care of with the B747-300 but PIA sure needs a few A340 or B777 and A320's to come in tune with the times.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
Dont know why but i suspect GOOFY & Modena are the same person, and your remark regarding Pakistans poverty and PIA flying 747s was the dumbest ever, you covered it up quite well with your Modena username
GOOFY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
Modena, poverty of a country is no longer judged by people. It is judged by debt burden. Pakistan is severely indebted, there debt is 200% more than their GNP. This makes Pakistan 13 most poor country in the world.
Airmale, yaar, comeon, I am not a multi username person. Why should I? Before you thought that is was Pilot_Man, Taliban and now you think that I am Modena? Tell me onething, do you use flight simulator?
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9613 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
I don´t call the 747-300s old. They´ve flown just about 50% of their service life so far. Pretty nice aircraft for an airline that doesn´t belong to the world´s market leaders at all (and didn´t say they ever will).
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
We know for sure PIA can do better than lease old equipment, the 743's were just for temporary use till they came up with a plan for fleet renewal and not to be taken on for another five years, and PIA were considering buying three brand new 744s from Boeing which Philippine Airlines could not take delivery of due to the Asian financial crisis of '98 just that some sinister plan by the then politically appointed MD of the airline prevented them from acquiring the equipment which was avilable to PK at a lower than market price, PIA also had put four 744s on option with Boeing in 1990-91 but cancelled them