Anyone sitting on the left hand side of the plane would miss the best bit. The plane flies over old housing. The plane goes lower and lower and if you sit on the right hand side of the plane, you'll see them buildings rushing by you real close underneath. That is spectaular and kind of scary. As th...Jump to post
Personally, I really hate the Dc-10's. I got sick (rare occurance) on them. The ones JAL has have a really old interior which is yellow from age. I think, they'll be in the skies for some time yet and I guess ORBIS would find it hard to buy a new jet to replace their operating theatre in their DC-1...Jump to post
I saw a camera footage of an Air France hijack which happened in 1994 and how the French SWAT team (do they call it GIGN?) stormed it. Is the plane still in use? They threw two or three grenades into the cockpit so it must have been pretty messy after that. The plane looked like a B767.Jump to post
I read in recently in a Hong Kong newspaper about drop in safety standards. They listed quite a lot of recent accidents. Philippine Airlines which was branded as "One of the few rotten apples of the Airline Industry" by the Washington based Air Travellers Association (which I STRONGLY disagree) see...Jump to post
I do think that the A340 is kind of a slug as M0.8 is kind of slow for an ultra long-haul craft. Just as the others say, the engines doesn't have to be pushed as hard. For example, you might be able to maintain M0.8 on a 777 with 75%N1 compared with 85%N1 on an A340. (These N1 figures are inaccurat...Jump to post
I love the A330/340 because the engine noise level in the cabin is lower than average. These planes are pretty new and modern too. I'm sure that the B777 is a superb plane but I've never been on it.
The Japan Airlines DC-10's are just horrible so watch out!
That plane in "Speed" which the bus rammed into looked quite like an antique and had 4 engines. I think it was a B-707.Jump to post
Why are some of the cruising speeds of jet airliners so different? I know the engines differ in power but why don't manufactureres such as Airbus and Boeing design their planes so that the speeds about the same? A B737-400 flies at a rather slow M 0.745 while the MD-11 flies at fast speed of M 0.87....Jump to post
The thing which strikes me is that practically all of the Chinese Airliners don't seem to be that good. On a flight from Hong Kong to Guilin, China Southern served canned porrige. I heard that on Xiamen Airlines you only get poor grade bread for food. I'm just wondering which airline is a 'good one'.Jump to post
If anyone wondered how far Guangzhou from Hong Kong is, the route which I thought was strange, it's about 100km. Very short for a flight.Jump to post
If anyone wondered how far Guangzhou from Hong Kong is, the route whiI thought was strange, it's about 100km. Very short for a flight.Jump to post
Hong Kong-Guangzhou by China Southern Airlines. I see several flights a day in the Air Movements Timetable in the newspapers. There are plenty of corss-border ferries, buses and trains serving that route. Very short distance for a flight too!Jump to post
Well, I saw the stuff about the UA cargo door on a TV program on Star World a real long time ago starring Gillian Anderson. It was about plane crashes. Was the Ambassador's phone on pandora's Clock Iridium or something? Heard in the program it couldn't be blocked. Do you guys also know about this U...Jump to post
I recently watched the final episode of Pandora's clock and I saw the B747-200 having engines no.3 and 4 shot off the plane. The pilot managed to land the plane. Can a person acctually do it in real life when there is a dead weight on the left while the engines force the plane to the right?Jump to post
Sad new. I always chose ANA when flying to asia. it this the best asian airline I believe. Probably asian crisis made ANA sell they aircrafts ?. Anyway I just coming back from the west-coast saftly flying Southwest Air on they 737-700 the fastest, farest, newest of the 737 series. I will go to Cambo...Jump to post