Greetings from FRA
Sorry I couldn't respond to your messages earlier .. my laptop battery ran out of steam ... c'est la vie, as we dont say in Bangalore (or Dallas for that matter)
So far, I've seen Etihad (looked like a 762 - was too far away), SQ
744, United 744 and 763, AC
(fin only, guessing 343), OZ
(fin only), ET
(guessing A320), Malaysia (fin only, guessing 772) ... in addition to countless LH
343s and 744s
|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 3):|
As long expected Boeing finally pulled the plug on the huge loss making service last week.
Hmm ... sad news. I hope something else fills the void - Wonder if T-mobile has something in mind - any idea?
|Quoting AY104 (Reply 4):|
Keep drinking! I would say you have great taste in beer.
Thank you for the compliment!! My "great taste" was rendered somewhat superfluous by the fact that Warsteiner was the only German beer they had on board, but it is indeed very good. The meal was a choice of chicken or pasta. I loved the chicken - tender dark meat in a savoury sauce.
|Quoting Nimish (Reply 5):|
And welcome to BLR airport at night - it's a riot all right - trying to get your bags off the miniscule belt! And the taxis and the touts just outside the airport - hope there's someone to pick you up, or you'd be better off taking a pre-paid taxi from inside the terminal building.
wont all arrive within minutes of each other! The matriarch will be there to pick me up, despite my pleading to the contrary.
|Quoting ADXMatt (Reply 7):|
Also keep in mind that most airlines (if not all) do "Reduced Power" takeoffs to save wear and tear on the engines and for noise abatement. Meaning they only use a percentage of available power calculated on the conditions. WX/Runway length/ obstacles/GTOW etc.
Points very well taken. Also, the A34x is known for its lower climb-out performance in comparison to its Boeing peers in the same weight category - the 772 and the 772LR. The thrust-to-weight ratio is about 25% lower in the 34x. And like I said, it was about 105 F at Dallas yesterday afternoon, which couldn't have helped one bit!!
Unless the flight to BLR
has WiFi, this A.nutteris signing out.
-Sharat (or Shasta, as the bloody spellchecker would rather have it!)