I kind-of sympathize with you, since in my opinion airlines should have a huge tolerance in this kind of issues. Common sense is very useful. They make you pay something like $200 and everyone is happy. Just out of curiosity, how many kilos out of the 44 could you have thrown out instead of paying $...Jump to post
Mid air turbulence is what makes me scared. Totally irrational I know— but it’s not like I’m telling myself to make my palms sweat like Niagara Falls. Ironically, even though landings are in theory more dangerous and can be very bumpy, they don’t bother me, and the reason is they will be over in a ...Jump to post
I remember a similar occurrence on an AY flight a few years ago. I was half asleep, the type of one often is during daytime naps, and I woke up to a sudden reduction of thrust and immediately realized that there must be turbulence coming. I might have made the conclusion the wrong way, but it was th...Jump to post
What I don't get is why airlines don't add a little extra legroom to the first couple of rows that are more or less always business. They could be reserved for elite members flying on business tickets and the flexible business/economy rows behind them could have the standard miserable legroom. I've ...Jump to post
A couple of weeks ago I had a similar 65min connection and even had time to enjoy the lounge for about 25min. On the outbound journey I had 55min and (unfortunately) made it just barely after the first flight was a little late. Would have loved to receive compensation and spend some time in the loun...Jump to post
Lomonosov was from Archangelsk, but for some reason his name will be given to a Moscow airport. I doubt he's ever even BEEN to Moscow!!! Why would one of the most famous Russian academics never have been to Moscow? (Yes, I know that St.Petersbuirg was the capital and the cultural center at the time...Jump to post
Happened to me on LH couple of weeks ago. Annoying as hell! No matter what they say on the plane, I will still check my departing gate on the monitors at the airport to make sure and so should everyone else. I remember when AY's MD-11 were flying around and when landing in Helsinki they would add co...Jump to post
People who give their children "special" names always irritate me. A music producer calls her child Bieber. LOVELY! Following that logic a door carpenter should name his son Knob. But even more I'm irritated by "special" spelling of names. My personal most hated is Siehera. For ...Jump to post
To punish those poor souls who have to sit in the last and second to last rows with punishing engine noise, no view outside except the engine, and having the rear flight attendant sit in the aisle during takeoff and landing. Absolutely the worst ride in aviation, hands down are the rear two aisles ...Jump to post
Don’t know if this fits the bill, but...... Earlier in the year, I toured Malaysia with a concert band for 10 days. At the end, most of the band flew back to Australia and a few of us, including me, stayed on in Singapore for 2 days. At the end of the 2nd day we got into minibuses and made for Chan...Jump to post
ZRF->Hbh is certainly not free. I think prices have to be factored into the discussion as well. OSL, for example, is a joke. The train ride to downtown literally costs more than many flights to OSL. Heathrow Express is very close and totally useless if you have to continue your journey from Paddingt...Jump to post
You are travelling on one ticket, so even if you miss it, it will be LOTs responsibility to get you to the destination and provide hotel if necessary. There are luckily lots of flights to Praha from Warszawa, and even more with one stop in Frankfurt or Munich. You will also be able to apply for APR...Jump to post
fbgdavidson wrote:8. I don't need to check this bag. I have carried it on this airline many times before and it's never caused an issue
Has the opening date been confirmed yet? The only date I have seen mentioned is October 29th. I have an upcoming trip that could offer me the chance to visit the new TK lounge if the new airport opens within a few days of this date.Jump to post
Good riddance. The AA 767's are unreliable, dingy on the inside (particularly in economy) with an interior look stuck in 1987. The front of the cabin has been upgraded but the issue here is reliability. Just look at what happened to AA 94 from JFK to MAD on Wednesday this week. Took off, returned t...Jump to post
pdt2f wrote:I actually love flying in 145’s. I like the single-seat rows on one side of the aircraft. It’s pretty cool to get a window and aisle access in the same seat.
I would love to catch the F100 for the first time and might be travelling to Switzerland soon, so this seems like a great opportunity. KLM is currently operating some flights with a Carpatair F100. From Flightradar data, usually the first two rotations AMS-HAM and then Edinburgh and Birmingham, but...Jump to post
EChid wrote:mty777X wrote:Why does a man want to go from Caracas to Merida in the landing gear?
Things are pretty dire in Venezuela right now. Lots of people are trying to get out any way they can.
What routes does Helvetic operate its F100s on currently? Berne – Calvi 03JUN18 – 12AUG18 1 weekly (Day 7) Berne – Jerez de la Fronterra 11MAY18 – 03AUG18 1 weekly (Day 5) Zurich – Calvi eff 13MAY18 1 weekly (Day 7) Zurich – Olbia eff 14APR18 1 weekly (Day 6) Zurich – Rostock 18MAY18 – 23SEP18 2 wee...Jump to post
1) Anything big with engines in the back (getting more and more rare, unfortunately)
2) Anything with two seats by the window (overlaps often with above), or just one seat
3) Anything in First or Business
4) Anything that is older than myself
PatrickZ80 wrote:Surprised Iberia doesn't fly Madrid - Helsinki. It's only flown by Finnair, Norwegian and Wamos. Sure Iberia codeshares with Finnair, but I'm still surprised they don't serve it themselves.
How do we know this crash did not take place in the USA? Not a single person was yelling "OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOD, OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" and stating obvious facts like "WE ARE GONNA CRASH!". Amazing how calm everyone remains even after it became obvious that something is wrong.Jump to post
After you are done with ITA Matrix, use this site to find a place to book the desired flight:
It's not great, but might work in your case.
How recent is this change? I remember very clearly arriving from London (multiple times right up to this year) and New York (in 2013), at least, and walking right past the lounge. I have to admit though that after arriving from Istanbul earlier this year we walked through a secured corridor.Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Usually the child will be taken care by the designated ground staff
This is the Bloomberg article. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/qantas-plane-nosedives-over-pacific-due-to-wake-turbulence Strong enough to be noticed, but sounds pretty much like turbulence in a thunderstorm, just starting out of the blue. Not worth the story. ...until you are on...Jump to post
For me personally the biggest differences is alliances. I love having elite benefits on a large number of carriers, not just the one I've enrolled with. Another huge difference is what happens at a cancellation. Full Service will put you on any available full service airline. An LCC most likely will...Jump to post
Essential: - Deodorant stick (yes, I care about my fellow travelers) - Enough various clothes that can be worn on top of each other in case of a really cold cabin, also a couple of pairs of socks of different thickness - Book, just in case the IFE sucks or no IFE - Healthy snack bars Non-essential: ...Jump to post
When booking AirAsia, I always pick the "original" one from Malaysia and avoid the others, especially Indonesia AirAsia.Jump to post
1) A cabin configuration that has 2 seat sets at least somewhere, even at an additional charge 2) Old comfortable economy seats (AA 767 seats will do just fine) 3) Legroom that is equivalent to AAs MCE 4) A bar area similar to QRs business class bar on the A380, charge to enter bar OK 5) Some of the...Jump to post
One of my biggest fails when it comes to flight choices. I could have flown on Aloha's 732s in 2008, but opted for two HA flights on 717s instead. Because I was horrified of the age of the planes, what an idiot! Luckily, I got to fly on the 732 a couple of years later with Bahamasair.Jump to post
The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare... This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. Can you point to a BTS data set (or other with similar reliable construction and reporting) that sh...Jump to post
TheRedBaron wrote:The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare...
No big deal. Standing up even during the take-off roll or actual take-off will definitely not kill you, but an in-flight fire might kill both you and everyone else. Well done, since you obviously have flown enough not to simply panic.Jump to post
Wow, this must be the first time ever (pun intended) on airliners.net that someone uses the word "ever" correctly. Kudos!
In relation to the topic, they might order some more MAX 737s in the future and then maybe the fleet will reach 400.
I just came home from Israel and visited Jerusalem a day after Trump's speech. Loved the city and also felt very safe with so many police/soldiers in the streets. Great that you did not let some relatively minor events in just certain parts of the country scare you! My tip, go to Haifa. If you love ...Jump to post
Although I'm a big fan of KLM, I'm very disappointed to read about this decision. I don't want pilots to look "modern and accessible", I want them to look authoritative and respectable. This :thumbsup: Unfortunately, in a few decades we will see the same pilots flying in jeans, t-shirts a...Jump to post
A somewhat different response: 737-100, because it would complete my "737 variant collection" (I only have logged the 737-200Adv and not the ordinary -200 though) DC9-40, because I have the -30 and -50 MD-87, because that would complete the "MD collection", even though I probably...Jump to post
The used shower water is stored to flush toilets in economy class I thought this was a joke first, but isn't this actually a very smart way to recycle the water. And why not to flush all toilets on-board. What if the aircraft encounters sudden turbulence? Is there a chair with a seat belt in the sh...Jump to post
I wish BA had sued her.Jump to post
And if you google "Boeing should restart 757 production", you will get 78 links to existing threads, what is your point?Jump to post
Never, not even when after a horrible war HKG becomes the only operational airport in whole of East Asia, never EVER!!!!! (What is with this airliners.net obsession with using "ever" in every single topic related to future events???) How can anyone give a reasonable answer to this question...Jump to post