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Airline Industry Award (And Nominees Are:)  
User currently offlineAirbusCanada From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Airline Industry Award (And nominees areļ)

Hallow ladies and gentleman. The year is almost over. And what a great year it was!!!!
Lunch of 7E7 and 350, competition of the 380, usual A vs. B wars over A.net, bankruptcy of USAir and ATA, Comeback of Air Canada, 340-600 underperformance rumors and 777-300 over performance data and we could go on.

Now instead of having another ultra long A vs B wars, I am proposing we start a fantasy award for the civil aviation industry. To get things stared, I am going to start the nomination my self:


1. Best Aircraft salesman of the year:

a)The Guy who sold Abu-Dhabi Startup Etihad four Airbus 380.
b)The guy who sold Jet Blue 100 Emb-190, thus changing single fleet rule for the LCC.



So feel free to add your own category or add nominees to existing category. Have fun


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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Best recovery of an airline:

- Avianca
- Air Canada


Most corrupt airline:

- Alitalia
- Ryanair
- SAS
- Ghana Airways



User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Cutest animals on tail:
--Frontier!



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineAirbusCanada From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Airline with most red tape:

1.Air india

worst marketing Screwup:

1. SAA, no-stop us flight with 346.
2. Boeing, 200 sales b4 Xmas


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5402 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

And, the "If It Ain't Broke don't fix it" award goes to NW and those old ladies of the sky those DC 9's, still flying just like that battery bunny on TV!  Big thumbs up


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Best New Livery: UA

I hated it for about a week, and now I can't get enough of it...especially on the 744. SHARP.


User currently offlineRj111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Lunch of 7E7 and 350

Sounds like the 'most planes eaten in a single serving' award is going to some{very constapated}body.

[Edited 2004-12-15 09:14:56]

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Best New Livery: UA

What about Air Madagascar and Aeroflot Russian Airlines?

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineScotron11 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Best Aircraft Scheme: BA World Tails (Hated to lose them)!

User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Aviasian-

I was under the impression that we were limiting ourselves to things from 2004. The new Aeroflot livery (as beautiful as it is) was introduced in 2003.


User currently offlineOlympicbis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Rudest Airline CEO : Of course "Mr" O' Leary. This is for 2004 and for as long as he will be in the trade !

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Worlds most indecisive Airline:

Britannia/Tui/Fly Tui/Thompsons/Thomsonfly Etc etc



Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Best marketing: Virgin  Big thumbs up


Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

cutest cabin crew:

Excel Airways....

 Wink/being sarcastic



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:

Surreal Irony Award: USAir(ways) CEO Dave Siegel sends twenty page booklet to all employees on subject of "Business Ethics"




Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 1841 times:

Best Cargo Airline:

Singapore Airlines Cargo

*humble bow*



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Hi

RCS763av - I think you can also add Olympic Airlines to your list!


User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Best Westren Canadian Based Airline: Westjet (no real competion)


Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Yes forgot Olympic! They pulled a real AZ last week!

User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 1774 times:

Most polarizing new livery:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joseph K Wagner
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Daniel Piotrowski



A.net members who see only the photos hate it. Those who see it in person love it. How many times have we read "it really does look better in person..."?


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

TWAT OF THE YEAR 2004 - Michael O'Leary


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Longest Time to Decision Making in Aviation History
INDIAN AVIATION MINISTRY  Sad
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineStowAway From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 640 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Biggest "I take that back" statement of the year:
"We don't need the GDS system!" - Independence Air




A monkey's ass always talks crap.
User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

And another-

Biggest zombies in the industry:

The US legacies! (except CO, NW and maybe AA)


User currently offlineAirbusCanada From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Best surprise

terminaton of Bombardier CEO


25 ZKSUJ : Best Special Livery of the year: Air NZ with the LOTR on ZK-SUJ, and we must not forget the various dreamliner liverys
26 777ER : Agree with ZKSUJ Best special marketing livery: Air New Zealand on 2x B744s, 1x B763 and 1x A320
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