|Quoting AirWillie6475 (reply 9):|
I have yet to experience a PTV but for those who don't like the flicker of the screen, can't you just turn it off?
|Quoting TUGMASTER (reply 10):|
Once someone has tried the finers classes available, F & J and they have to go back to flying FR or U2 or even god forbid 'charter',they tend to become a little spoilt or dare I say "up themselves" and instead of realishing the experience, they would rather spend 6 hours thinking of ways to complain,so maybe the next time they actually flew, they might recieve the covetd "free upgrade".
|Quoting Jsnww81 (reply 14):|
For me, there's nothing finer than the last few hours of an eastbound transatlantic flight. The sun is just starting to come up, the aroma of coffee brewing is filling the cabin, and the aircraft is still silent except for the dull roar of the engines. Down below is nothing but ocean, and Europe - a land where aircraft enthusiasts are celebrated, not harrassed - is just a few hours away.
|Quoting Cedarjet (reply 0):|
Boy, the last thing I want to do on a plane is watch a movie. Try looking out the window
|Quoting Cedarjet (reply 0):|
Boy, the last thing I want to do on a plane is watch a movie. Try looking out the window, having a deep thought, reading a book. The only thing better than an 11 hour flight for me would be a 12 hour flight. The view, the vibes, the power, the food, the dozing, the crew, the lack of mobile phone signal... Bring it on.
|Quoting Newark777 (reply 13):|
Coming from someone who has never flown anything but coach, I have actually become used to it, and really don't mind traveling long distances in coach. If you don't know anything better, there is not much to complain about.
|Quoting Fbgdavidson (reply 24):|
To be honest it baffles me why people really enjoy flying in the back. Car enthusiasts don't love riding in the back of Daewoos, interior by KIA or not
|Quoting GoCOgo (reply 33):|
Cedarjet, I'm adding you to my respected users list! I do agree it's idiotic that people come to this board, where we come because we love aviation and planes, and proceed to bitch about it. Some complaints are legitimate, but many are just frivolous. "Oh, I non-reved this flight, and didn’t get upgraded, even though there were seats available." I'd fly in the cargo hold for the privilege of non-reving! "Oh, my meal was small." Want food? Go to a restaurant. You’re on the plane to fly, not eat. "Oh, my elite card is about to expire. I might have to wait in line with the peasants one time out of my 100 round trips this year." Complaints I fully expect to read in the future: "Oh, my first class sleeper suite only reclined 170 degrees." "Oh, the flight attendant didn't leave me the whole drink cart like I asked." "Oh, the flight attendant didn't wipe my butt for me in the lav."
Some of you are almost shoving it in our face. I wish I could afford fist class tickets. I wish I had a cushy job that flew me all around the world, enabling me the have uber diamond encrusted platinum elite status, or whatever they call it. I'm sorry to say that the golden age of flying, where top service was to be expected, went out with deregulation. It's time you learned to live with it. More importantly, you should be thankful of what you do have.
Sorry for my ranting, but I've noticed the same thing during my short time here.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos