The Airbus A320 is probably Airbus' answer to Boeing's 737. It has a similar appearance, similar range, similar passenger/freight capability, etc. These aircraft are usually used widely by airlines for domestic or regional short-medium haul routes. Airlines that require such aircraft, usually have either this one or the Boeing 737. One example right here in Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines has Boeing 737s while Air Asia has A320s.
The aircraft in the picture is the Air Canada A320-211 with the Toronto Raptors livery. The Toronto Raptors is a Canadian NBA basketball team from (where else, but) Toronto.
I ordered this from a local company in Banting, My Hobby House via their website, and it arrived yesterday. This is the box.
Air Canada is the flag carrier of Canada and they have 41 of these aircraft in their fleet. Like most airlines, they have been suffering the after effects of global financial crises, which has led to their financial situation to be a little sticky.
"So a man brings his dog to the vet, and the dog is quite unwell, and they put him on the table, and the dog breathes his last. The vet checks out the dog and says 'I'm sorry your dog is dead."
The man says 'No I can't accept this.'
So the vet says 'Hang on,' and he gets a cat from the back. He puts the cat next to the dog and the cat sniffs around a little bit and looks at the vet and the vet says 'The cat agrees with me, your dog is dead.'
The man says 'I really can't believe this, he was fine just yesterday.'
And so the vet gets a Labrador retriever, and he brings the Labrador in and the dog sniffs, and then the vet says 'Well the retriever confirms it, your dog is dead.'
And the guy says 'Well, ok.'
The vet says, 'That will be $600.'
The man says '$600 to tell me that my dog is dead?!'
The vet replies 'Well the initial diagnosis was only $50, the extra money is for the cat scan and the lab test.'"
I received this about a week ago via mail. I took exactly 10 days from the date the order cleared. It's a 1:200 scale model of the Air France Boeing 777-300ER series bearing the livery of the frequent flyer alliance in which Air France is a part of - Skyteam.
The Boeing 777 is a twinjet widebody long range airliner. The concept of this aircraft was borne out of a consultation among major airlines, potential customers who wanted a long range aircraft that did not have as many seats as the 747 but with a similar range.
The two major variants of the 777 are the -200 and the -300 series. The -300 series features an extended fuselage and therefore is able to ferry more passengers then the -200 series.
Powered by General Electric GE 90-115B turbofan engines, these 300ER series can fly 34% farther with a full passenger and cargo load than the 300 series. These engines are also currently the most powerful jet engines in service.
I like the blue swirls at the back. Nice.
See the Air-France-KLM logo to the front of the door? Air France and KLM has merged into a single company a few years back. The company is now known as Air France-KLM however still maintains Air France and KLM as separate operating entities.
This aircraft is probably in competing with the likes of the Airbus A330 and A340. It is currently the top selling Boeing passenger aircraft after Boeing stopped production of the 747-400 series in 2005 although some freighter versions on order were still being produced.
We have been to this many, many times and have never been disappointed with their food and their service. Spring Garden is a part of the famous Tai Thong Group and this particular outlet is halal.
As we were shopping in Suria KLCC, we naturally planned to have dinner there. Julina saw the 5-8pm dim sum promotion and that clinched it for us.
Boiled Shandong peanuts as a starter. Nice!
Chinese tea and Coke Light for me.
Hilman playing with his newly acquired Ben 10 Ultimate Alien ultimatrix.
The decor is modern with Chinese accents - like this antique Chinese coin curtain.
Egg fried rice - something for Hilman as he does not really eat anything else at restaurants like this one.
Crispy fried wantan noodles with fish, ginger, spring onions and an egg sauce (it's like a combination of the ginger/spring onion noodle gravy and the Cantonese noodle gravy). This one is really tasty.
Deep fried radish dim sum.
Some prawn dumpling thingy.
Chicken with some fish roe. This one is nice as well.
Can't remember what this one was but it was nice as well.
Deep fried pieces of chicken (I think) with a mayonnaise dip.
Steamed dumplings with barbecue chicken filling. I like this one!
Nice place, nice food and very attentive service. Maybe a tad pricey but the food is really worth it.