Thought for the day…”Hope is but the dream of those who wake.”
“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”
Ever wondered what the inside of a jet engine looks like? Here is a CFM56 engine uncovered. More than 30 000 of these have been built, but it will set you back around USD 10 million for one. This one is an example from Air New Zealand, and was used in its 737 fleet. At one time, AirNZ was a quality, full service airline (it even had the advertising slogan ‘Pride of the Pacific’ but nowadays it has changed into a budget airline which charges extra for add-ons, and also service levels onboard have fallen. Sad to see a once great airline change so much.
But we customers are lucky to have a choice……I now avoid any flights on airlines that use 10 across seating on their 777s, and I am also checking the seating before making reservations…things like not booking on the newer Lufthansa A320NEO aircraft where they have put seats closer together (with even less legroom than Ryanair) and have removed one galley and toilet to squeeze in even more seats. There is a limit, and some airlines have passed that limit for what is acceptable. And if the airlines think that by making economy class uncomfortable that they will force me to upgrade to premium economy, then that is just not going to work….the answer is to choose another airline. Their loss.
and another photo…Honningsvag in north Norway, high above the Artic Circle.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…” Live each day as if it was your first, with wonder and amazement. Live in the past and you will fade in the future”.
The people working at Air France/KLM clearly do not want to stay in a job. Still no reply from them, and they just do not answer my emails. Apparently, they do not see that customers ultimately pay their salaries, and that unhappy customers will go elsewhere. Not surprised that they are losing money, as I have found them to be such a terrible airline. So Air France/KLM are on the no-fly list now. When you have tried some of the Asian or Arab carriers, then you soon see just how bad Air France/KLM are. They may have been good once, but not now. So the advice is to avoid Air France/KLM if you want good service.
And on the subject of airlines, here is a photo of the cockpit of a Fokker 100 jet. Nice, clear and uncluttered cockpit of this old aircraft. Built in the Netherlands, and introduced into service in 1988, it carried around 107 passengers. Although owned by Daimler Benz Aerospace, the loss-making company closed down in 1997.