Thanks for the pictures.I enjoyed Cyprus.Jump to post
Interesting that they don't serve cheese with the meal. As far I recall 10 years ago they did.Jump to post
You were impressed by Tex Mex Nachos? I don't see the big deal. Maybe because I hate the stuff. I find these peanut / nacho snacks a waste of their money. However <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> meals on transatlantic flights are good in my opinion, way way better than Continen...Jump to post
The steak your friend got used to be the standard Y meal on SR until the mid 1980s.Jump to post
Interesting that this is an "all male flight." Not one woman; the men are all under the age of 40 and even the crew are men. LOL. Wonderful. I feel I took the flight. Thanks.Jump to post
I can't believe Delta serve Oreo cookies as a desert. At least <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> serve Pepperidge Farm, though that also is not a proper desert. Good to know. Will avoid if I can. It is great that KLM still serve a sandwich. Effective September 1st, British sto...Jump to post
>>Did you have a regular meal>> I always have regular meals. Meals seem to be "dietetic" ; no seasoning, no taste; nothing. >>Semsem we are living in 2009 the airline inddustry has changed a lot since the late 1950s and is not at all comparable to today. << One thing that changed are the "tray table...Jump to post
Regarding the nasty <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> who told you to return to your seat. In the 1960s I flew Olymoic to London on a Comet 4. A few people got up before the plane stopped. The crew started yelling and screaming at them in Greek. I had no idea what they were saying ...Jump to post
What drives me nuts on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> are the cookies for "desert." If I am obliged to fly with them I bring a sandwich. I can't believe they give menues and a shrimp in the salad. I assume it is because they compete with the Asian carriers and they have to ...Jump to post
Thanks for the pictures of Norway. It makes a report so much more interesting,
I did a lot of transatlantic trips on Boeing 707s / DC-8s and it never bothered me. I don't think a 757 would either though I have never done it yet.
I have never been lucky enough to fly over the pyramids when going to Cairo. I was comparing your flight to my Swissair flight from Cairo to <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> on a DC-6 in 1959. Boy oh boy things have changed. All the meals I h...Jump to post
I have witnessed the catering on <acronym title="OLD: Crossair (Switzerland), NEW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> go from bad borderline to below bad borderline on long haul flights. By the way that biscuit you got, used to be served to New York as part of a snack but to sa...Jump to post
I did not expect to see you back so soon. As usual your report was fantastic. Thanks.Jump to post
I looooove British puddings. I want a bite. Never heard of this type of cake though.
However baked beans are another story.
It seems that <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> are cutting on their meals. Two years ago we got a very good meal that came with a "real large delicious cake." Now it's just a "brownie" like so many airlines are serving. Breakfast consisted of a croissant, a bluberry muffin, fruit and yog...Jump to post
In 1992 I bought a ticket <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> to <acronym title="Bucharest - Henri Coanda (Otopeni) (OTP / LROP), Romania">OTP</acronym> on Tarom and my mother made me cancel and switch to <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym>. I lost abo...Jump to post
How things have changed in 20 + years.
I flew on QF in 1986 in Y and it was wonderful. the food was great and the portions were big; crews very friendly and seats very comfortable.
I have read all your reports and enjoyed them. So please keep on.Jump to post
I flew the same route 1 year ago on <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> / CityJet and Baboo looks a lot better. I also like the Embraer. I flew on a smaller one with SWISS from <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> to Rome. I don't know what ...Jump to post
Wow. What a fantastic impressive report. Do you have any pictures of Uganda? I heard they have some impressive game parks? Murchison Falls etc. I agree with you about Austrian apple juice. It is the best. I also like the Swiss one. I still remember Schwechat in 1958. There were 2 planes on the tarma...Jump to post
I may be wrong but I think that before you download on Photobucket you have to reduce the size of the picture to about 800 pictels.
Even without the pictures it was very interesting reading your experience. No need to apologise.
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I don't think they participate in any major frequent flyer program. Looks really nice. Thanks.Jump to post
What a nightmare. I am a "pessimist by nature" so when I book a flight or a hotel through Expedia etc, I call the airline and the hotel directly to see that everything is in order in their computer. After reading your story that is the first thing I will do. I hope Expedia refunds you every penny.Jump to post
A Kenyan friend told me that Delta was supposed to start Atlanta to Nairobi via Dakar but it has been delayed. Apparently there are 300,000 Kenyans in America and they are eager for Delta to start the new route.
How long does it take to drive to Mombasa. Thanks for the great pictures.
Nice story. I flew on Eastern to Mexico City on a B727 from La Guardia with a stop in Atlanta and it was exhausting. The return from Acapulco on a Lockheed 1011 was a lot better. I was never crazy about them though. But they were efficient.Jump to post
LOL I agree with you about TAP. I noticed the same thing. Of the 4 flights I took on them Barcelona to Funchal via LIsbon and Funchal to <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> via Porto the bread was dry on 3 segments and decent only on 1. Some of ...Jump to post
>> A plain salad is not acceptable for any main meal>>
So in C they also serve just plain green lettuce? That's what they do also in Y. No tomato, no cucumber; just plain lettuce leaves.
One of the nicest flights I ever took was on Air Santo Domingo on a Czech plane. It was from a small grass airport (forgot the name) to Puerto Plata.
Unfortunately they stopped operating. I remember the 727s of Dominicana de Aviacion. They were unable to compete against the big US airlines.
>>I believe this is the first <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> Express <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> with photos-<< Actually someone wrote a fantastic report about one year ago with pictures of an <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> Express flight to Mersa Matruh.Jump to post