Beat-up Planes

Thu Mar 15, 2001 3:01 pm

Is there any airlines you know of that notoriously operate planes that look to be in bad condition. For example, here is a Millon Air 707 that looks in really bad condition. I mean granted it is crashed, but look at the rear section.

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RE: Beat-up Planes

Thu Mar 15, 2001 3:05 pm

Tower Air was notorious for their exposed wires and their artful integration of duct tapes with their interior. Their planes didn't look good from outside, either.

RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 5:19 am

My plane can beat up your plane....
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 6:11 am

Delta B767s tail section near the APU. It's probably just a lack of paint though.
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 6:31 am

Although i have never flown with them, lots of people i know say that Garuda's aircraft are old, dirty and falling apart.

RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 6:33 am

The outsides of Air France planes always look beat up and dirty, mostly on the older ones though.
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 6:51 am

A lot of times that is really true with Air France. Everything is fine in the interior but the outside looks beat up quite often or just dirty. Is it cause they don't wash their planes?
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 6:59 am

Who does?
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 7:18 am

Garuda's planes are just fine. I flew one of their 737s and DC-10s last summer on domestic Indonesia flights. Very clean, nice interior, professional service, a good meal and on time. has many forums. It has spell check and search functions. Use them before posting!
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RE: Beat-up Planes

Fri Mar 16, 2001 7:58 am

While I was at YYZ, the aircraft I was taking was parked next to a Lufthansa 744. There were scratches (including a couple of huge ones that were several feet long) all over. Such a shame for a new airplane.

The cleanest airplanes in the world are probably Canada 3000's. Take a look through the database. Despite having an all-white colour scheme, the aircraft always look immaculate.

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