Capital146 - Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of Aviogenex!
We flew to the former Yugoslavia back in the late 1980's I was only 9-12 years old.
In 1988 I have the pleasure of JAT's DC-9 from LTN
In 1989 the journey was a little more entertaining we flew on one of JAT's "new" 737-300 in the classic silver livery, we were supposed to fly to DBV
but we got diverted to Belgrade, we was not told we was been diverted until 10 minutes before landing by some stewardess in broken English. They blamed it on Thunderstorms in the DBV
area, but Belgrade is 400 miles from DBV
and could have flown us to Tivat or Titograd.
The following morning we flew onto DBV
on this wreck of a DC-9, the cockpit just had a curtain which they left open for the full flight. My dad was sat in the aisle seat and could see straight ahead into the cockpit. I remember my dad saying he thought we was going to crash into the mountains on approach to DBV
, and the cockpit had wires hanging out with LEDS on the end of them!
The flight home was a little more straight forward on a qaulity 727-200, back to LTN
. I have never flown on one since but I remember how noise they were and kept having to shout to each other on the flight.
1990 we flew LTN
with Adria Airways on a leased Cyprus Airways A320 on the way out and one of Adria's current A320's on the lay home.
Whenever we flew with JAT we was always delayed by a minimum of two hours and we worked out JAT stood for "Joke About Time"!
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Despite the Adria livery been over 10 years old I think this still looks very modern and one of my favourites!