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Had Anyone Flown Kiwi?  
User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

I really wanted to try this airline, but they are gone. Any experiences?

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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

we flew 'em EWR-FLL or was it PBI

anyway, the food was pretty good, but it was a little cramped. i think the seating was either 2-3 or 3-3, but all i remember is the left side of the plane (the real left) had the 3 seat row. the f/a's were funny too.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I flew Kiwi several times between EWR and MCO. I flew with them during the first 3 months of operation on a 727, former DL by the interior.

I had nothing but great experiences with them. I did not find the seating cramped at all, and I am 6'1. Food was good, staff was extremely friendly.

I miss them and I wish they could have worked things out. They seemed to be mired in a power struggle between the pilot work force and the CEO's.

The 727 was a plentiful and relatively cheap a/c to obtain when they started up.

They should have gone after used MD-80's or 737's, although the 737 was not plentiful on the used market at time of startup, and in the years following.

They had a great presence in ATL, in addition to EWR. They ran out of space to expand in EWR, with CO turning itself around and expanding there.

They had a growing loyal customer base, and the void still hasn't been filled since their heydays.


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 990 times:
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I flew on one of their ex-Eastern 727s from Atlanta to Chicago Midway. Service was friendly and the snack was good, but the interior of the plane was nasty. They had the gray leather seats like the Pan Am Shuttle, but they had black grease on them, and some of them were torn. The windows were hard to see out of, because it looked like someone shook up a can of soda and sprayed it on them. It had hardened, and I couldn't scrape it off. I only flew them once. It was aircraft N8880Z, a B727-225 Adv.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Hi, All
What snack items were offered on your Kiwi Flights? I would of given them a try also. They probaly would have done good on GPT-ATL routes, but AirTran picked it up and is doing well.


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 964 times:

I flew Kiwi a few months before they went under SJU-EWR. I do have to day by that time the service had gotten quite dreary. Their seats were patched up with duct tape, and there wasn't even a life vest under my seat (they got a new one from somewhere so they could take off). Food service was non-existent. The FAs were quite professional though.

Thomas
http://www.managair.org


User currently offlineBobsmuggle From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Wasn't there a KIWI air that was a discount carrier that ran flights between NZ and AUS? Did they have anything to do with this US airline?

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