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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5495 times:
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I am making a bland assumption that this played part in a promo.

Does anyone know the story behind this?



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I really like the effect with the wheel chocks. Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5468 times:
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While it'd make sense for it to be a promotion, it could very well just be an airport vehicle for American!

JBLU


User currently offlineBoeingman From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

That car is just a airliner car. for transport i guess.

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5328 times:
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A witty idea of the American Airlines is the ground vehicle on the basis of VW New Beetle which was formed like an aeroplane. The conversion in the model is based on VW New Beetle of the German firm of Wiking. The vehicle was disassembled in all individual parts. As the first the addition floodlights were removed with a Sharp knife in front in the sides of the ventilator and the European rear license plate-holders on the smaller American version were reduced with the help of filler. The wings and the Vertical stabilizer consist of thin plastic sheets and were stuck to the vehicle. After the lacquer finish in

...von hinten... / ...from the back...





silver, became the Decals which there from J-BOT from Canada is raised.Finally everything was still fixed with varnish and afterwards was composed again. Its a very nice Beetle.

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from a german website.. guess its just a "special" ground vehicle!!

JBLU


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

You're right, it was a promotion of some sort--I vaguely remember since I was working for AA at the time. I think there was a sweepstakes involving that car. "Road Rally," I think it was called. Maybe someone else remembers more...


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User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5185 times:

What' s so strange? Isn't it clear that this Fokker is promoting AA? No big mystery here!

Hehe

cheers,
TF



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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

the license plate looks like it is from New York I think. Wierd to see it in Iowa. Of course- Iowa could have a similar style as New York's!

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

I can tell by looking at it..that is not a New York State license plate.

User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4959 times:

I like the chocks under the front wheel on the VW.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

Looks like a TX plate to me!  Big thumbs up

Whole thing looks cool. Question tho..how would you get Delta's tail livery on one of these?  Big grin

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

That's amazing, I hope CX will get one soon  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Cool! I saw this little AA Beetle in Boston in September 2001. It was in the city centre doing a promo tour, I think it was promoting the American Airlines website (www.aa.com). It looked great! I remember watching them pack away after the promo and the "wings" and "tail" detached and were packed away in the boot (trunk) and it drove off.

Cheers  Smile


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4341 times:
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Ha, in our city, they left the wings on and FLEW off.  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineDeltaRampPIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

At least they chocked the front tire!!!! My guess is the emer brake is disabled. LOL!! Most certianly a promo, or a very comitted employee!

Looks cool.....


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Are you kidding me? We all thought AA was just having financial 'troubles.' This is proof that their fleet has taken on a new type of craft...possibly a tax-deduction.  Big thumbs up

Don't mind this post, I'm almost drunk.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineDeltaRampPIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

You are lucky.....I wish I was drunk....too much fun here @ work.....BLAH!

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Well, it doesn't happen often enough so I'm enjoying every bit of it! There's no flights out tomorrow, no bills to pay right now, and no wife awake enough to complain about how silly an "airplane website" is!  Big thumbs up

Great night indeed. Cheers!



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