Re: Awe inspiring
"But worst flight; from Frankfurt on a really old Boeing 707 of Kenya Airways. The only seat on a flight to London on a Friday evening. Had come in with a fairly full load from Mombasa and was quite ripe. The seat tray fell off when opened and the plane had to be diverted to Manchester as it lacked fog-landing tech."
Worst flight - Bosnia to Serbia on Jat airways, 50 seater prop plane
Looked at the plane and thought "like F... am I getting on that, interior no better
Seat was missing a couple of bolts and rocked backwards and forwards.
Safety information in Russian, done a bit in English then gave up.
Was on the taxiway when full power applied for takeoff
Literally two wheeled turn onto runway for takeoff.
Plane starts shaking badly, thought "that's a bad runway"
Plane takes off, in air, still shaking badly.
The next hour or so thinking "Wonder when the bolts holding the wings on were last checked or for that matter, anything holding the plane together".
Landed with probably all of the plane intact.
Following day flight back, plane switched to an airbus with the same number of people that would've fitted on the prop plane.
Used to fly out to customers at least once a week, hate airplanes, hate flying,
747's weren't bad to fly on.