I have flown the 340 a few times, and have found it a great plane. I flew the 330 recently and I found it a great plane also. They are sharp looking planes. Of course what an airline does with the interior makes all the difference.
And just ignore Dutchdeltadude. The rest of us do!
SPeedport I never said I wanted to fly for the same rate as owner/empliyees. I said that if that was the "change" they were going to undergo then I did not have sympathy for complaining about these changes. As to putting up with a lot of crap, Iknow you do. It is not easy. But you know, at times it ...Jump to post
Try what you can for an upgrade. It never hurts. All they can say is no! I am 1 K with UA, and have gotten upgrades with certificates, but I have to say I have NEVER heard my name called out to the desk for a free upgrade. Economy Plus does give more room. Good luck!Jump to post
With the lower pay of UA employees the travel was a good benefit. It is a shame they are cutting it. The employees are certainly and extremely valuable to the CO. However, even more valuable is the customer. Without the FF there would not be a need for employees. And UA has begun a crazy "penny pinc...Jump to post
EWR is closer to the city then JFK by far. You can now take a train to New York from EWR, and cannot from JFK. On Aer Lingus, to clear customs in Ireland over New York is a great benefit. The lines can be very long in New York. Another good one is Singapore from Amsterdam or Frankfurt. You could hoo...Jump to post
Great pics! Really beautiful lay out. Thanks for the posting.Jump to post
Smart move by UA! It is the first "business" idea I have seen from them in a long time. By not following US, UA jut might pick up some more customers. Maybe Mr Tilden is someone to watch to FINALLY get UA on the track to serve the customer rather then the stupid bean counters at UA. Keep the good id...Jump to post
RayChung it would be nice to think that they are too big an airline, with all those international routes, but Pan AM had loads of international routes (granted no domestic) and TWA had both domestic/itnernational routes, and where are they. Can UA go under? Sure! It is a business. No money, no go! I...Jump to post
I think it looks great! Anxious to see them for real. I wonder though about the screen in the back of the forard seat. It is non adjustable for glare, for sitting or lying down?
Overall, good job!
Congratulations Singapore Airlines! And they definitely deserve the accolades. They are a tremendous airline. I would fly them anywhere I could! As to Midwest Airlines, it is still flying is an excellent airline, the best in the USA. I think you were thinking of Midway Airlines which has ceased oper...Jump to post
There have been a lot of good points made in some of these posts ( and some not so good). Leadership at UA has been terrible. The pilots really did a lot of harm. Morale among employee/owners nose dived. This was felt by pax. Many, especially FF stopped flying. Service was non existent. The pax felt...Jump to post
That is a gret fare! Grab it! The ROund the World fares are really great. I do about tree or four a year and they are the cheapest way to go. I do not think you can book them online but have to call one of the airlines of the alliance. They are pretty wuick about it (at least Star is). It gives u th...Jump to post
Glad to hear that Star is finally getting its act together with upgrades. I do not understand why it cannot happen until 2004. Although I fly Star often throughout the world, it does not often work. They do not tell you that there are instances where you cannot check in for two Star Airlines and get...Jump to post
Virgin Flyer - you may be right about those who don't care, but they research other areas of the film, so why not at least try to be accurate on aircraft areas. They could find a lot of their information by just checking on Expedia. Last week a TV station in Florida was talking about a new Holland A...Jump to post
9V-SVE, I may be mistaken but in your post above do you say that there are not the great SLeeperSuites on the SIN-SYD route? I have taken that several times on 747-400 and they have always had the suites. I am really sorry to hear that JNB-SIN will be a 2 class cabin!!!Jump to post
Isn't it intersting how the movies do mess up shots with planes in them. You are right how they will take off in one aircraft and land in another, or have a 737 flying transatlantic. They ( and books) often mess up the times of flights, say like a flight from London to New York arriving in New York ...Jump to post
I have been lucky enough to have flown SQ First class several times. Their First Class is FANTASTIC! THey have GREAT sleeper seats, and the service is tremendous. The experience of SQ First is one you will not forget! Enjoy! By the way even all the long haul SQ 747-400 do not have the suite. On the ...Jump to post
This weekend I flew CO rt PHL-IAH. I have not been on CO in a long time, and I have to say I was very impressed. The itnerior of the planes were attractive and clean. The agents were very friendly. THey flight left righ on time. There was even a MEAL at lunch time ( gasp!). They came through the cab...Jump to post
And does it talk about the value ($$$) of improved customer service? What about all the 1K who have deserted them? What efforts to winn back/keep FF?Jump to post
BA you are right that the airline industry was taking a dive before 9/11, even though they tend to blame it all on 9/11 and do not admit that they were in trouble before that. Makes it easier for them to get finances. CO and NW might have been in trouble at the time of the Gulf war, but CO came back...Jump to post
Kay not sure what aircraft LH will use but UA probably will use 777. They are great airplanes. As to Frankfurt airport if you like plane spotting it is a great airport for that. You can take the tram between terminals and get a great overview of the airport and the field. With that amount of time yo...Jump to post
UALPHLCS you are right about the road outside the new terminal. It is way too narrow. Not only for traffic that drops off pax, but for traffic coming into the airport. It will be a real bottleneck. Of course I believe PHL built another new terminal (F) where you can not stop and pick anyone up, and ...Jump to post
When I travel domestic I fly economy, unless I can upgrade with coupons. WHen I travel to Europe I try to book economy and upgrade to C. Several times a year I do Round the World trips and usually fly F. Flying on the Round the World in F can be less money then flying To say South Africa in C. When ...Jump to post
Thankf for the info on Virgin Atlantic. I don't know why I thought they had their own planes to SYD. Must have been another airport I was in.Jump to post
Good news about the terminal settlement. The "trailers" at SYD for Virgin Blue were some thing else! I am not sure what you meant about "Virgin Atlantic running fuller service flights LHR-HKK-Australia" Doesn't Virgin Atlantic ( not Blue) already do this? I thought for sure I have seen Virgin Atlant...Jump to post
I am flying Air New Zealand from LAX - SYD in First Class. Can anyone tell me what their seats/service are like? Do they have fully reclining seats like other airlines? When I called for the reservation they said seating in First was 2-3-2 on a 747-400. This seems strange for First, more like Busine...Jump to post