It's my pet name for these cute little islands on the other side of the North Sea, please don't take that away from me ;-) Oh, ok :) Thank you, you are most gracious about it. Then I will let you call my country, The Netherlands, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Holland, or greater Amsterdam, or tha...Jump to post
England haven't got a navy to take back the Falklands either. No long range bombers, no fixed wing aircraft capable of flying of the carrier. So they have to take it back without air cover, not a good place to be for grunts. They can, of course, get Apache to the Falklands, but that's about it. Arg...Jump to post
Back in 1994 on my way home from Florida on a Monarch Airlines 757, the meal was a delicious beef stew with new potatoes and other vegetables. The meal was superb in general, but the new potatoes stuck out for me as they tasted so fresh and were perfectly cooked. Fast forward 10 years and I'm on ano...Jump to post
No, people would simply not travel. Just as before the 747 people rarely traveled long distances unless they were quite wealthy. Not sure that is entirely true. Back when it was the only method of crossing the Atlantic, the price of some of the ocean liner tickets for the unwashed masses was not to...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Ugh, there is no official info about that and from my source the MAX is to replace QR's A320 fleet. Admittedly, he's gotten it wrong on occasion though. So, until we get confirmation from QR, we don't know for sure. Jump to postThe Max is not for them to fly, it is to lease out
BlueberryWheats wrote:What did puzzle me though was Thandie Newton using her normal British accent while playing a "host". I'm sure a reason will be explained, but for now it seems out of place.
texl1649 wrote:A few minor differences, but essentially the same. IIRC Jump to postIs there any difference between a 727 window and a 737 one?
Suppose you're right - money can't buy class. Agreed! Both aisles have been blocked on several occasions on every wide body flight I've been on. Be it passengers, crew or both. Blocked aisles are a fact of life when flying. Wide body, narrow body, makes no different. The more pax that the plane hol...Jump to post
Spyhunter wrote:I most certainly do disagree with the OVV and JIT's conclusions....
The narrowbody jet has economical operation, enough to lower the price of a ticket that classless parents can bring their children with them transatlantic. So yes, you can blame to single aisle! I'm sorry (no, I really am not) but that is complete hogwash. With that logic, there should be no childr...Jump to post
All 350s have/will have the racoon cockpit. All to do with fitting of the glass. Nope, it's just an attempt to hide the awkward lines of the A380 flightdeck windows that have been shoe-horned into the A350 fuselage. Notice how the black paint almost nearly resembles the sleeker lines of the 787's f...Jump to post
Okay, so what's the moral of the story? That single aisle was a problem and was the main issue, in my view that the FAs were so nasty. They literally couldn't do their jobs because it was constantly blocked, which elevated their blood pressures and rage levels, making the flight miserable. The sing...Jump to post
I don't get how anytime there is a new thread about the LH fleet someone starts to rant against their livery... I mean pretty much every recent livery refresh has been a huge letdown and in some cases an outright disrespect for the classy old brand (except for AA imo but that's not even a widely sh...Jump to post
Let's also not forget that upon learning of the error, JetBlue refunded the ticket and all fees ($475), offered the family a $2100 credit for future travel, AND paid them $10,000 for their troubles. Would this be a distressing situation for the parent? Of course. But the child was never in danger, ...Jump to post
Very well said S75752. I have exactly the same opinion and observation.Jump to post
I recommend any of the window seats. Flying facing backward seems strange at first, but you get use to it. I flew J on a BA 77W LHR-DFW in August. Seat 12A I think. Right next to the engine. I had 2 full windows to myself and with the partition up it was like I was in my own private plane. Thoroughl...Jump to post
APYu wrote:Andy33 wrote:ualcsr wrote:Strangely they don't seem to have any problem filling these with paying customers.
If only they were all paying. Typically 10-20 of them are occupied by staff using concessions.
Disregarding the AI bash that immediately follows your comment, there were actually quite a few reports of windshield cracking in the early days of 787 service. Yup, there was an issue. It was addressed and fixed. No other airline has reported further issues. Windscreen do crack every so often. Whe...Jump to post
Nothing what you guys write has anything to do with cracked windshields. The easy answer why one does not hear about cracked windshields on 787 at other airlines could be that they do not advertise it. Having friends in the MX department of two airlines with good sized 787 fleets, I would have hear...Jump to post
I am one to defend pilots. I think they all too often get the blame for crashes when other factors could be given more weight. I did so for MH370 also, when some where blaming the pilots for this disappearance. However, I cannot ignore the near identical flight paths of the simulator and the real fl...Jump to post
guyanam wrote:Another one who doesn't have kids. If you did and this happened to one of them I bet it wouldn't be a minor event to you.
I concur that BA can fill the J cabin without breaking a sweat. I've flown BA in J a couple of times on two different routes with 77E,77W and 744, each time the cabin was completely full. As for the quality: I personally found the seat very comfortable and found the window seat to be very private on...Jump to post
The absence of these fragments in the captain's body points strongly away from his having been killed by a Buk. My analysis is that the first strike was by an AA-11 Archer missile fired from the Ukrainian Su-25 observed on Russian radar. This is the first of the two radar contacts seen in proximity...Jump to post
I've heard the CVR, those pilots had all sorts of conflicting data being thrown at them. It is a shame they couldn't take a brief moment to put the throttles to a known safe power setting and put the nose at a known good pitch, then troubleshoot the issue calmly. A chase plane that they were to foll...Jump to post
OK, the airline staff screwed up. No way has this incident caused any real mental or emotional distress. The kids were perfectly safe all the way through and probable were all the happier for the adventure.
This suit is a money grab. Pure and simple.
..... it was a warzone anything flying over it is fair game....... I also believe the Ukranians and MH have to take partial responsibility for this accident, questions have to be asked, why wasn't the airspace closed and why was MH flying over a warzone even if the airspace wasn't closed, especiall...Jump to post
One of the main a.net arguments against narrow bodies on transatlantic flights has always been that they only have one aisle. This supposedly inhibits movement around the cabin and is were wide bodies are superior with their two aisles. Especially during cabin service. The truth is single or double ...Jump to post
I think the current AC livery is a subtle yet somehow also bold design. It looks clean and crisp, it also makes the plane easy to spot amongst the sea of aircraft at busy airports like Heathrow. Going back to eurowhite will just make AC planes blend into the crowd.Jump to post
That the aircraft was downed by a Russian missile from a Russian launcher is pretty much certain. However there is no evidence to support a claim that it was a fully intentional act. I am still convinced it was an accidental shoot down by a trigger happy operator. The rebels seemed to genuinely thin...Jump to post
One problem is that many 757's are simply running out of cycles and/or airframe hours.. Spot on. That is the ultimate limiting factor. Sometimes an extreme overhaul where lots of components are replaced and the fuselage thoroughly overhauled can add some cycles or hours to a frame. But it has to be...Jump to post
mmmm, careful when reading the Sun/ Or better known as "The Scum"Jump to post
...and if the engineers on the 757 project had access to similar resources the 757 would look a lot more like the A321 than the actual 757. I disagree. There are plenty documentaries and lots of literature that will show you that the 757 answered the requests from about a dozen airlines. It came ou...Jump to post
tu204 wrote:The fact that Russia was not included in this joint comission makes it illagitimate at best.
people still believing the Russian propaganda must have wool for brains. Especially when you consider that their "what really happened" story has changed at least once and served only to contradict what they first claimed. Also, the faked images did not help lend any credence to their cla...Jump to post
ahmetdouas wrote:If i have to do all that, what is the point of paying more to fly BA then? Might as well go FR, at least it's cheaper.
You missed one fact, the type of missile used is a type only delivered to the Russian military and only in use with them, so based on this, it was a Russian BUK and the only question is, were Russian military in Ukraine and was the fire order from one of them or not. That is the next step in the in...Jump to post
Why give them the "benefit of doubt"? Why not look at the evidence, (including the immediately implemented attempt at coverup with falsified evidence), in an unbiased neutral manner and accept the conclusion that follows? I am doing just that. The quoted post was more supposition that sta...Jump to post
While many of you guys seem to say BOB is fine on a 45 minute LHR-AMS, which I understand, how about an ATH-LHR, where you are on the plane for 4 hours 30 mins ! I will certainly need to eat or drink something during this time! Purchase a bottle of water and a snack once past security and put them ...Jump to post
n757kw wrote:I have noticed at my carrier, if you are in the middle of economy, you will have fewer choices. They serve from the front and aft.
See the difference? You are paying not only as a captive customer, but where you are at the time. That's why the markup exists. No competition and also because it's in the magic metal tube in the sky. The markup exists to extract maximum cash out of the passenger. No other reason for it. BA will bu...Jump to post