Queen of the skies my a$$

Old Jul 8, 19, 6:09 am
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Queen of the skies my a$$

I'm getting really fed up with these buckets. On BA 271 to Washington and we've gone back to stand because of a problem with the flaps. I haven't had a smooth flight on one of these rust buckets in years, always delays, always mechanical problems.

People seem to love them. Is this some kind of rose tinted romanticized 'good old day's' thing with no basis in reality? I'm sick of flying in old rubbish at ridiculous prices.

Ok, this is a rant. Maybe I'll feel better when flying on the BOAC one but for now, give me a good old reliable 777 any old day.

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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:18 am
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What type of aircraft are you complaining about?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:19 am
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You know what they say, if you have to ask...

(747 = queen of the skies)
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:22 am
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I thought Pucci was the Queen of the Sky’s ?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:23 am
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Very frustrating, just had a text conversation with My wife who is with our two kids heading on the same BA 217 as you. She is very frustrated. Haven't told her that this is the second aircraft assigned to the flight, so I doubt there will be another spare if they can't fix the problem. Hope they get it fixed safely. I do find the upper deck great when travelling on business but the aircraft are showing there age.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:25 am
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Ah, now yes. Undesputedly.

And I would never call her an old rust bucket past her prime.

Unlike this thing I'm sat on right now. Razor blades and dog food tins is in its future.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:25 am
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I'm on one in the Upper Deck in August. I dread being boiled at 28 degrees onboard in my seat...
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
What type of aircraft are you complaining about?
I think the title has the big clue
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:27 am
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I was very excited to see we were on the landor plane but then we got bused to this replacement.

Yes, very frustrating. I have a conference in the morning and could do with the sleep tonight.
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
I think the title has the big clue
There is some overlap between frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts, but I don't think it should be assumed that everyone on this forum is the latter. I'd never heard the expression, and it wasn't even clear to me that it referred to a type of plane.

Having had three or four faultless flights in the past year on 747s, I guess it's a rather more appropriate name than plain old "Jumbo Jet" (which I do know).
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:30 am
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They're lovely if you're lucky enough to be travelling on the upper deck, apparently, so at least 20 people out of 300 or so can fly happy.

Less so for those in the back, where the experience is more akin to travelling in a soviet-era flying blast furnace.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
There is some overlap between frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts, but I don't think it should be assumed that everyone on this forum is the latter. I'd never heard the expression, and it wasn't even clear to me that it referred to a type of plane.

Having had three or four faultless flights in the past year on 747s, I guess it's a rather more appropriate name than plain old "Jumbo Jet" (which I do know).
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=Queen+of+the+Skies
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:58 am
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Well that's wonderful but I'm still stuck on the plane.
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She's now called the Queen Mother of the Skies.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 7:23 am
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My OH is on the same flight - sat in J on UD
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