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Blair Visits Bush: What's He Flying?  
User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Will it be the 'pocket rocket' that's he's used for a number of transatlantic trips in the past?

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Or the more common for longhaul (seeing he's going to Spain first) 777?

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Or slumming it in the back of a RAF VC-10 (beautiful as they are....)

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

BA usually donates "Blair Force 1" when they need some sort of publicity stunt.... but then again, it's probably less expensive to use one of them than to take a 777 or the like out of rotation.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 81
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Not too terribly long after Concorde began flying again, Blair took it over one way, but then rode on a 777 back so he could get some sleep apparently.

Plus, even if he traveled with even close to as many people as Bush does, a whole 777 configured as BA configures them would be a huge waste. The 80-90 seats on a Concorde is a perfect fit.

Doesn't BA have a spare Concorde or even 2 that aren't flying to BGI or JFK?

Heh I'm a big Air Force One fan (wish it were a 744), but I think having a Concorde at your personal disposal is a much better penis extension.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13298 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

BA Absolutely has no spare Concordes, what with the gross mismanagement going on in BA Engineering.
If he's going anywhere expect Andrews Airforce Base in Washington, he won't use a Concorde, not much point going on it for a large slice of the trip being subsonic overland.
The last time he used Concorde was the same day as the relaunch of services, 7th Nov 2001, it is useful when he has a full morning/early afternoon, like doing Prime Ministers questions in the Commons, then has to get across the pond quickly, as happened last time.
Probably a BA 777 today, he may have a group of military advisors, as well as the usual staff and inevitable press pack.

User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

If I am not mistaken, he is not flying directly to the US but he has a scheduled stop in Madrid to meet Spain's PM.

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2134 times:

If it is a BA B777 going to MAD, then BA/IB should try and get a good photo of the B777 and PM and IB's A340 all together

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I'm guessing that it will be a BA 777.

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User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

I've just seen the Channel 4 news. He's using G-VIIV:

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