Lax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
I really enjoy getting this magazine 6 times each year (only wish it were once EVERY month).
They consistently have well-written articles....and excellent photography.
Many of you subscribe to it too??
Also: Did anyone besides me take note of the absence of one of Airliners main columns in the last issue (Nov./Dec. '01)? The "Ask Airliners" two-page spread was cut out for some reason. Wonder how come. ???
Does anyone know if the magazine will focus at all on the September 11 attacks in the Jan./Feb. edition?
I see where "Airways" devoted a few pages to the disaster in its last issue, including pics of all 4 jetliners involved.
Mish1234 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
every summer when I fly I usally buy them.
But lately they have been sold out each time.
I do have the 50th edition one and some other ones including the EMpire Air F.28`s and also the Southwest airlines one.. which is the newest one I got and the TWA`s And Ozark Dc-9`s I got that one also.. and the mohawk airlines I got that one also.
I love it
The articles are super good I Love reading them and most of the back articles are super funny.
Anyways im out
Braniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
Yes!!!! that particular issue is excellent, nice pic of inside a lounge area of an old 747 in that one! But in Australia the mag costs $13.50 very expensive mag!!!!!
But thats the only bad thing about it!
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
Excellent.. I buy it off the newsstand every while and then...
But I think Airways is better, I'm suscribed to that magazine, and it's very consistent and impartial to the people they interview. They are not afraid (I'm not saying airliner is) to dig the crap on an airline after they accept invitations for interviews with reps.
Their articles are sometimes hilariously aggressive! Like the November issue with the article entitled "Dumb and Dumber" which is essentially a 4 page article incensing at first CEO's like Southwest's, Westjet's, and Jetblue's then using this as a slingshot to the worst CEO bashing I've ever read. This review steps in and kicks the s**t out of Mr. Gangwal and Mr. Wolf, the two clowns who are (supposedly) at the control of US air. It lasts 3 pages !!!
LGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
I have had photos in Airliners as I work with a writer(who is a friend of mine) and we do articles for the mag. I think that the quality of photos and printing of Airways has gone downhill. I don't know if Jon(Proctor) will focus on 9/11 at all, but there are some good articles coming out in the next two issues! I think that Airliner World is better than Airways but not as good as Airliners. Airliner World beat both Airways and Airliners to the 9/11 deal. See ya later boys....
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
Airliner World is best. Airliners (the mag in question) is good and I buy every issue, but there are a lot of articles about propeller planes and the quality of the artwork and layout is amateur hour compared to the other two (Airliner World and Airways), plus there's only 6 issues a year so they're usually last with news and liveries.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
I buy the 3 ones ( Airliner World, Airways and Airliners ), I think all of them have great standards, but there are some features in each one that I like, for example the "Tales from the ramp" from Tony Vasko are very good, I also like the deep articles about airliners from Airliners, like the 707 one, 720, Caravelle all of theme where excelent and Jon Proctor is a great guy! About news and reports about any region of the world I think Airliners World is very good on that too.
LGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Airliner World seems to be more open to article ideas. All the articles I have done or helped do, have always been accepted, never rejected. All my ides have been accepted also, Airliners is not as open, but the printing and qaulity of photos is great just like Airliner World.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
This seems like a good place to recognize Jon Proctor, editor of "Airliners," for an outstanding job with the magazine and also for his decades of behind-the-scenes contributions to airline/airliner enthusiasts.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
I have subscribed to both Airliners and Airways since day one of each magazine. Of those two, Airliners has always been a better, more complete and interesting magazine to me. I too, think Airways has slipped in the past couple of years, although I will always subscribe.
As for Airliner World, that magazine has really gotten better, although they could use some newer pictures of the airports they show (see current issue with AMS photo). To me, they have surpassed Airways for second place among the three.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina