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Airline Review... Is This Guy Really A Captain?  
User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Morning,

Not sure which forum this should be in, but I'll put it in here anyway. I was just having a surf round on the net for reviews of Monarch, when I came across this one:

http://carsurvey.org/air/review_9551.html

What strikes me as being the most weird is the phrase, "Takeoff was very quick and smooth, I should know because I'm an Airbus a330-200 captain myself. The pilots flew astonishingly accurately and I couldn't fault them."

Surely any A330 pilot would know that most of the time in the cruise the autopilot flies the aircraft, and so accurate are the navigation systems on the A32x/A330/A340 that there shouldn't be any need to be faulted.

I'm not sure, there is just something about it, disregarding the countless grammatical mistakes, that suggests to me it's not really a pilot that's written that. What do you think?


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Even if you were a pilot and you were in a PAX seat, you cannot fault the flight crew. Lets say there was an engine failure or something like that and you experienced a diversion, or maybe a go around or aborted take off, is it their fault? Is it their fault that they had to go around because another aircraft was on the runway?
IMO you cannot fault a pilot from the passengers seat as no one will know the full extent of the situation except the crew in the flight deck.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

I agree, it doesn't seem like an educated A330 captain wrote that review - unless the reviewer was foreign and struggles with English, which I think is unlikely. I just can't take the review seriously due to all the : )  Smile in it.

Probably a FS2004 A330 Captain.

Adam


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
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Did you see in the introduction:

Does the passenger take regular flights (with any airline)? NO

Where is he flying his A330-200 then if not on regular flights with any airline?




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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Since when did September have 39 days???

Greg



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1756 times:
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Does Monarch really make coach passengers pay for food on a 10 hour flight??

Ben


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Maybe he was talking about the pilot's flying during takeoff and climb? He was talking about takeoff in the sentence before, so that might be what he is talking about.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

"accurately"

Hell, to find Florida from Gatwick you just fly west across the ocean until you see land, then turn left. When you don't see any more land and they are speaking Spanish, turn around and land on the first dry spot, that will be Florida. Easy. Maybe I could be an A-330 captain too.

No, not with my seniority.



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

and it was the best flight I have ever been on

I seriously doubt anyone would experience their best flight on a holiday sardine can carrier, especially if it were a pilot.


User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Hell, to find Florida from Gatwick you just fly west across the ocean until you see land, then turn left. When you don't see any more land and they are speaking Spanish, turn around and land on the first dry spot, that will be Florida. Easy. Maybe I could be an A-330 captain too.

No, not with my seniority.


Hahaha! Big grin That was great, thanks!

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Wow I am shocked at his review for a variety of reasons...

If this kid is a pilot shouldn't he be flying around in Monarch"s Double Super Secret Titanium Class with his ultra cool daddy who just happens to know Monarch VP in charge of Airstair Lighting.

I am please to see that the web site did include a suggest deletion feature. I am sure that some of us know how to use that function for the benefit of all their readers,

I am proud to say that we do not have any members here who would make posts of that kind here on a.net. Can you imagine the horror of youngster trying to fool people that they are everywhere an aviation event occurs?, that they know more than seasoned travelers and have driven every automobile in the world at high speed down mega spiffy roads in small European towns to Airports they just happen to be able to describe in detail that is so far off the mark that it might cause others to jump out of their Skodas on the way to work.


ZippyHadAPheo



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I am proud to say that we do not have any members here who would make posts of that kind here on a.net. Can you imagine the horror of youngster trying to fool people that they are everywhere an aviation event occurs?, that they know more than seasoned travelers and have driven every automobile in the world at high speed down mega spiffy roads in small European towns to Airports they just happen to be able to describe in detail that is so far off the mark that it might cause others to jump out of their Skodas on the way to work.

Unfortunately, we do have members like that here.  Sad

After reading this guy's review, I'd say he's an FS98 A330 FO or someone trying to be cool. Don't you just hate it when people act like that but what they're saying/typing is littered with errors?


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Unfortunately, we do have members like that here.

Oh man, OB, could you not see that was dripping with sarcasm!?

Nice one IHAP!



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Maybe he flies the 332 on FS for a virtual airline Big grin

User currently offlineBragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

"IFE was good showing Scooby doo 2 and Jersey Girl both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thes seat width is superb and the seat pitch is also superb...."

"....the seats looked mega cramped ...."

"...(not forgetting the newspaper which us pilots love to read while everyone watches IFE  Smile )"

Obviously an article written by a professional pilot Big grin.



Muhammad Ali: "Superman don’t need no seat belt." Flight Attendant: "Superman don’t need no airplane, either."
User currently offlineBritannia From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

I flew with Monarch on the 39th September

Yes and every A330 pilot knows that there is 39 days in September.

Iain


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Article was deleted right after I suggested deletion!  Smile

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