TzMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 137 posts, RR: 5 Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
I was on a little non-rev trip from CUN-MSP last night, and we flew on this a/c seen in the shot below. I've noticed several Transavia-now-Sun Country B738s sitting around the HHH charter terminal at MSP, and wondered why it is that SY is buying/leasing these from Transavia. Does anyone know?
Interestingly enough, the planes on the inside are still the Transavia colours, along with logos on all the ovens, and signs in the lavatory in Dutch, including "It is a violation of Dutch law to smoke in airplane lavatories."
Just wondered if anyone knew what the link was, and why SY is snapping these birds up. They're nice. I'm curious what engines SY is using.
Anyways, Mexico was nice for new years... hope everyone is having a good 2003!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
So it is in the Netherlands, the stickers were printed a long time ago before the smoking cabins were abandoned and are still put in because people regularly try to sneak into the lavatories for a smoke and set off the smoke detectors (causing alarms all over the aircraft of course).
Dutch smokers are quite inconsiderate. On my trip to Curacao last year people started lighting up on the airstairs leaving the aircraft while a fueltruck was parked under the wing refueling the aircraft.
Going back some people thought it a good idea to get a quick smoke on the tarmac between leaving the (non-smoking) terminal building and the (non-smoking) aircraft, this despite the non-smoking signs and fueltrucks fueling several aircraft just meters away.