[quote="Gonzalo"]Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruis...Jump to post
I flew them a lot! I clearly remember the engine noise from the aft jumpseat -that hypnotic humming that would make anyone fall asleep on long flights. I can just see myself opening the rear door and moving the handle inwards to lower the ventral airstair then waiting for it to be completely extende...Jump to post
One can easily walk from SDU to Rio de Janeiro's city centre.Jump to post
PepeTheFrog wrote:Just ignore the green parties and continue building that 3rd runway.
The economy needs to grow folks.
I know people will hate me but I think the 757 is an ugly thing. The VFW-614 manages to be offensively ugly and takes the award but the 757 is skinny with its weird belly that doesn't match the top making the nose look malformed, I give it 2nd place.Jump to post
Swiss4Ever wrote:For me it is the Baade 152...
I would call it the jungle farm, some call the embraers the jungle bus. A silly and tired cliche as Embraer is in the Southeast of Brazil with no jungle around for much more than 1000 mi...you probably imagine Brazil as a big jungle where people assemble aircrafts with sticks and bundles of straw.....Jump to post
ss278 wrote:Fate is the Hunter.
I wouldn't wear shorts and flipflops to go to the supermarket... Who are you trying to impress at the supermarket? :D No one wears shorts and flipflops to go to the supermarket around here, I wouldn't be the first; ;) I also enjoy buying shoes and nice clothes, it's one of my few luxuries in life.Jump to post
But we don’t live in the 50’s and 60’s. The MAX has no precedent when it comes to bad press about a specific plane type, making negative headlines in mainstream news media for over a year and being called ‘Monster from Seattle’ and ‘Plane of Death’ in serious newspapers. If you look at package holi...Jump to post
I had a nasty near miss once, the evasive manoeuver was quite dramatic, I was leaving the galley and got thrown on an empty passenger seat (the row was empty I'm glad to say), the Gforce was so strong I couldn't lift my arms to fasten the seat belt. I knew something wrong was happening and the only ...Jump to post
Sorry but the idea that passengers don't know anything about planes or don't care what plane they're flying doesn't work in this case. Yes, people in general don't know much about aviation or aircraft type but the MAX has a very bad reputation and I already had people asking me about "that MAX ...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:GOL too, much larger than Azul. Jump to postBrazil - Azul and Lantam
VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstate Yes, Viacao Aerea Riograndense gave us RG -from the RS state. Cruzeiro was SC because of its original name Servicos Aereos Cruzeiro do Sul. Cruzeiro's SC may came from above, Southern Cross (the english translation for Cruzeiro do Sul) ...Jump to post
PB26 wrote:VARIG's RG came from Rio Grande do Sul, the company birthstate
Some people think they are the best thing ever invented and some people hate it, it's quite a divisive subject. I've never seen people debating old standard blinds though.Jump to post
...and then I got high...and then I got high...and then I got high...Jump to post
My guess is they will keep the 7-7 because it's familiar and sounds good; introducing a letter in the middle would do the job keeping the same rhythm. A name like Boeing 7S7 for instance gives continuity and modernity without turning into a tongue-twister.Jump to post
I've been directly involved in the interview/hiring process and I can assure you it's the complete picture that matters; of course there are some clear signs that a candidate is not fit for the job and they might drop an occasional bomb during the interviews that can put them out of the game but, as...Jump to post
The only communist country I have ever visited is Cuba and I can assure you I felt more relaxed and welcomed there than in some "regular" countries where anyone wearing an uniform feels entitled to look at us as if we were a threat, I won't drop names...Jump to post
Give me a 767 anyday, what a great plane, 7 abreast is paradise.Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:I think my favourite routing was at one point the longest flight (not nonstop) in the world: SVO-SCL via MLA, DKR, LIM and somewhere else, maybe Recife?
Excellent series of articles, I was dreading to reach the final one! I truly appreciate your effort and research and also the extra images brought by fellow a.netters, we all got united around a legendary time in aviation, the iconic Pan Am and their 747s. The very first 747 I saw was a Pan Am bird ...Jump to post
Thank you so much for these articles, I can't wait for the next one!Jump to post
Flights inside Brazilian states are very commonJump to post
Fantastic article and photos, thank you so much for your work!!Jump to post
Thank you for the great article, looking forward for the next ones!Jump to post
I had a frightened passenger grabbing me by the arm because everytime "that pink light goes on you run to the phone" and he wanted to know what was wrong with the plane. i told him it was the cockpit calling and I had to answer them, they probably wanted dinner or a coffee... "yes, bu...Jump to post
As I said a few times around here, I don't like the 737s at all. Noisy, uncomfortable little thing with dreams of grandeur. If I have to choose one, I'd go for the 737-200s Adv, an easy ride considering the number of passengers/size of galleys/ number of lavs ; the other series belong to my personal...Jump to post
Looking forward to reading your articles, I'm a big PA fanJump to post
That sounds great for ULH flights, clever move!Jump to post
Sad. Fantastic plane, best rides of my life.Jump to post
Not Alitalia. Alitalia is like Cher,cockroaches, and Betty WhiteJump to post
I have fond memories of the Galeao at that time, I remember when it opened in 1977, we could clearly see its bright lights from a distance, a fine building very modern and comfortable at that time. I started flying years later but it was always a thrill to arrive at GIG at night for our long-hauls a...Jump to post
As of last night, the flight was showing 70 open seats so in theory, I shouldn’t have a problem being on standby but I used to have bad luck trying to nonrev on Varig’s nonstop from GRU-LAX back in the day as it was often weight restricted so I just wanted to make sure before I decide to go out of ...Jump to post
The DC-10 had an unforgettable sound.Jump to post