From: JW6191A@american.edu (John Witherspoon) Organization: The American University Date: 22 Jan 96 04:40:35 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.7@ohare.Chicago.COM> Andrew Chuang <email@example.com> writes: > >In this and other related newsgroups, most people seem to like Boeing's >planes much better than Airbus's... I just flew an Air France A340 (built May 1995) from Paris to Washington and was amazed at the number of glitches during the flight. We were late departing because a cockpit computer refused to normalize -- we had to be towed back to the gate so a technician could swap it out for another. This on a plane that was already a substitute for another that couldn't fly for some reason. The cabin crew took forever to get the safety video rolling because of some flaw in that system. The passenger service "bell" chime rang every few minutes throughout most of the flight, apparently as the result of some malfunction. A group of seats couldn't get audio through headphones for a while. Several passengers couldn't get their reading lights to go on or off, in spite of repeated button-pushing by cabin crew. Row number lights were randomly burned out, as were the no-smoking lights that were supposed to be lit above certain seats (granted, light bulbs are normal wear and tear items, but they are apparently buring out faster than they can be replaced -- this doesn't seem normal). Any thoughts?