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Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:52 am

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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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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:04 am

.........what?
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:06 am

*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!!!
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:09 am

Maybe he's getting confused with Boeing's military projects? Smile
Looks like the type of space-filler you get in ''Metro''
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:11 am

"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.
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:24 am

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".
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:31 am

''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)
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:39 am

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.
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:50 am

I think it might be a typo. IIRC the B737-700 is certified to carry a maximum of 149 passengers.
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:02 am

A 737-700 seating 216?

LoL thats good stuff.

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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:10 am

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.
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:11 am

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
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Buys "wingless" B737s

Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:34 am

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

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