Silverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
I haven't flown in a Russian airliner,but here in San Francisco I will never forget the day I saw a Il-62 at the International Terminal. I thought that this is something I would never see. I think they are a very handsome design(with nod to a VC-10). Now the Il-96 services SFO and I know a guy who swears he can identify its' engine noise as it takes off over his back yard!
Planenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
I flew on a Cubana TU-154 from Mexico City to Havana a couple of years back. The plane was very noisy, and its run very long before it was airborne. It was obvious that the plane was very old and worn.
Inflight we were given the choice of only wine or Orangina to drink, and this was the only flight I have ever been on where I saw the flight attendants smoking cigarettes in the galley.
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
I have flown a 4-engine plane, the IL-18, a couple of times. And i fell sick! It was turbulence from start to final...It was with Romanian airline Tarom and Bulgarian airline Balkan. It was missing acouple of seatbelts, but they served candy before take off...so!
Rgds Fredrik, Stockholm
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
It very bad plane. It noisy is like formula:
You can't sit in this plane, because if you fly in this about 5 hours, you have about 50% risk, that you will never heard
I'll don't fly with russian planes. They are very bad
If Boeing is the best, they are the WORST.