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Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s  
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Welcome to Africa - and count the errors! Big grin Big grin Big grin

Nairobi Airways Strives to Improve Service Quality
New Vision (Kampala)

July 5, 2002
Posted to the web July 5, 2002

Ben Ilakut


Kenya Airways has taken a steady path to improve the quality of their services by introducing a new international standard 216- seater aircraft.

The aircraft, Boeing 737-700 wingless series, was launched recently. It cruises the skies between Nairobi, and Johannesburg in South Africa.

"The new aircraft is absolutely relaxing and homely. It is faster, it has more baggage room, it is big and yet it consumes less fuel compared to our other aircrafts," Kenya Airways, Kampala sales executive, Robert Musoke, said on Monday.

He said the aircraft is called wingless, not because it has no wings, but because the wings are curved.

It also has radar transmitter television screens for every three seats on both sides of the corridor.

The screens show the take off time at the airport as well as at the destination.

Last week Kenya Airways flew a delegation of 17 tour and travel operators and corporate representatives from Uganda to Johannesburg to tour facilities that could be of interest to travellers. They had the opportunity to experience the 737-700 series.

"The aircraft gives the airline its real image. It puts them where they belong. I think the 737-700 is so far the best the airlines has on the skies," said Alexis Jubilee, a travel consultant in Kampala.

Officials said the aircraft flies from Nairobi to Johannesburg because it is a more competitive route. ENDS


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

.........what?

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

*ROTFLMAO*

I haven't laughed this much in a long time!!!

He said the aircraft is called wingless, not because it has no wings, but because the wings are curved.

That is one of the most classic lines I have ever read!!!


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Maybe he's getting confused with Boeing's military projects? Smile
Looks like the type of space-filler you get in ''Metro''


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

"Metro" is the greatest thing since sliced bread. On a dodgy wooden-floored tube train from south kensington at 8am while still half asleep and dreading the day ahead, "Metro" ALWAYS cheers me up.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

He said the aircraft is called wingless, not because it has no wings, but because the wings are curved
Immediately me feeling like saying ''no sh*t sherlock'' but it was too great for it.Robert Musoke you rock.


User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Maybe Robert Musoke has a pronounciation problem and pronounces "winglets" as "wingless". Or the reporter could've miss-heard "winglets".

As you know the media aren't exactly the experts when they talk about Aviation. I remember when PIA anounced the flights to Kabul there was a newspaper article here in Qatar that said something along the lines of "PIA will use thier modern F-27 aircraft on the route".


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

''Metro" is the greatest thing since sliced bread. On a dodgy wooden-floored tube train from south kensington at 8am while still half asleep and dreading the day ahead, "Metro" ALWAYS cheers me up
Metro is so bad its actually quite good.I'm more of a second-hand-Sun-left-behind-by-Big-Dave-builder man myself(no,not in the Matt D sense)


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Even if this "wingless" 737-700 were able to get off the ground I'm quite sure it would be very uncomfortable being packed in with 216 other passengers.

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

I think it might be a typo. IIRC the B737-700 is certified to carry a maximum of 149 passengers.

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

A 737-700 seating 216?

LoL thats good stuff.

 Smile


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The day a 737-700 carries 216 people is the day the 717 becomes a double decker. I sure would like to fly on this wingless aircraft. On Second thought, we might run out of runway. I told you Africa is unsafe.

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Apart from the wingless high density aircraft, it was the "radar transmitter television screens for every three seats" that broke me up! Big grin Big grin Big grin

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

LOL. I laughed so much I nearly peed in my pants.

9V-SVA



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