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EasyJet To Operate 747 This Summer!  
User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Airliner World threw me when it arrived this morning, with an article reporting that easyJet will be using leased 747 Classics this summer on routes to the Med. The article claims that the aircraft will be leased from Italian company Dodo Air, whose operations are due to start on April 1st.

Interesting, and it certainly had me puzzled for a minute, until it clicked that I was reading next months issue of the magazine. Doh!

tombezza

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

Hmm... seems a bit odd, but then AW isn't always accurate (remember Caledonian Wings?). Still, interesting.

While there's very little point indeed to operating the vast majority of transatlantic services on a low-cost basis - it'd go against the principle of aircraft and staff utilisation (only one roundtrip would be possible every day) and airfares to the USA during the winter are already low to very low (£160-180 to the east coast) - there would be the potential of launching summer-only long-haul USA services. Acquire some old classic 747s or some DC-10s in a large capacity configuation, fly to the 'major' places at a low price and bingo, especially as flying to the USA during the summer is normally very expensive - normally over £500 to the west coast, and over £400 to the east. But what would you do with the staff and aircraft during the winter, when such a service wouldn't be viable? Big problem, especially seeing leasing aircraft is normally expensive, so the best option would be to purchase them - but this would bring about the problem of what to do with the machines when they're not in use.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

Pe@rson - hint RE next month - April  Big grin




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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

Very good from a great magazine  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5781 times:

Aahhh yeah, trying to drum up more attendees - got about 23 now tho!


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

If this story isnt bollocks do you reckon they will operate one from Luton? 2 747s at Luton this tuesday coming (09/03/2004) by the way on football charter, I believe they will be Corsair 743s

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5647 times:

It ain't gonna happen guys, get real.

Because:-

a) LTN cannot cope with 747's,
b) EZY are not even going to bother with 747's.


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

Also according to the article founder and chairman, Stelios Haji-Ioannou purchased a cruise liner recently (for an easyCruise venture), the 747 will be used to transport passengers to the ship. There was also a mention that the 747 might also be used to initiate direct flights between the UK and the Falkland Island.


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User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5610 times:

LOB

Work out what that means! Its EZY!!


User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

I got Airliner world mag this morning, couldn't believe Easyjet will have a 747.


"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

mrwayne i think you will find that Luton can cope with 747s as it has done on many previous occasions so i cant see no reason why it cant again


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

You would only need a 73 to transport the pax to this "ship"



Check out www.easycruise.com for a picture of this magnificent vessel!
It looks like the Isle of Wight hopper ferry.

It can carry 250 pax max! Not really a job for a 74.......

Plus, there a recruitment section! Roll on the orange cabin boy suits, I bet the bedding is orange and grey too....Plus the towels, if you get them! (for a supplement)

Theyll even put a bowl of fresh oranges in your cabin...

Dress code for the Captains Cocktails....ORANGE! Tango suits....fake tans...
































User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

an EasyJet 747...

... lets imagine this....

3 lavatories.

No IFE.

probably a 3 x 5 x 3 interior config.

2 aisles on the upper deck :P

FA jumpseats are removed, FAs must strap themselves to the floor :P

Cargo converted to passenger seats, but no windows (must pay extra for a window seats).


User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Very good Segment King!!

Perhaps seatbelts would be extra too?


User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

This must be the latest 747 for EZY on it's way to LTN!!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/search/photo_search.php?id=00000041

Check it out!





User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

Just to clarify, the article is an April Fools wind-up a little early. U2 aren't getting any 747s.

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

Oh, come on now, Tombezza - why'd you have to ruin the fun so soon... Big grin

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

LOL!

Horus is going to be most disappointed!

"Also according to the article founder and chairman, Stelios Haji-Ioannou purchased a cruise liner recently (for an easyCruise venture), the 747 will be used to transport passengers to the ship. There was also a mention that the 747 might also be used to initiate direct flights between the UK and the Falkland Island."

Bless him. Where the hell did he get that from?!


He had all these ideas about the 74 being used to transport pax to the ship!


User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

Perhaps I should've left it a little longer! Maybe the giveaway in the initial post was a little too subtle, but I could no longer cope with some folk thinking that easyJet were going jumbo. It did throw me when I opened up the magazine, though, probably a lot to do with yesterday being my birthday and getting a little sozzled last night!

Mrwayne, I think Stelios should ask David Dickinson along to the Captain's dinners, he's most definitely been Tangoed!


User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5064 times:

TomBezza,

Very funny, very funny!!

LOL

Keep the wind up's coming!

Have you looked at the easycruise site though, it is very funny!


User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

Yes, the bright orange ship looks... interesting. I am a bit dubious about some of the latest easy ideas. The hotel and bus ideas seem okay, but the 'cruise' and pizza projects seem a bit risky. But hey, that's what entrepreneurship is all about, taking risks.

Actually, I think I know what the ship looks like... plain hideous! And it's not much of a cruise ship, more like a big yacht (admittedly a very big yacht, but not a cruise ship. A small ferry, perhaps).

tombezza


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Mrwayne

It's all in the Airliner World magazine article. Have you read it? I know its unlikely but, I'm simply mentioning what was in the aritcle. I no way see enough demand between the UK and the Falklands to operate a long range 737 let alone a 747.



EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Horus, the article was a joke. It's in next month's issue and mentions that Dodo Air will begin flying on April 1st - it's a April Fools prank, so no orange 747s in the sky.

tombezza


User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Tombezza

Bless the Horus!

English humour is a bit bizzare tho sometimes...


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

MrWayne, Tombezza - or anyone else: please tell me that EasyCruise also falls into the category of April Fools prank... or are they really serious about that???

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
25 Mrwayne : Unfortuntaley not Frank!
26 Post contains images Horus : Ahh, the great British humour at it again. Well it got us all talking about it.
27 Pilot kaz : WOW! U2 747's? never thought id see the day, lets hope the rumors are true!
28 Mrwayne : Pilot kaz, Have you not read this post?!
29 Pilot kaz : Mrwayne, yes i have, im just joking with u lot lol
30 Post contains images Capital146 : I can understand some of our overseas members believing this as they may not know about April Fools jokes, but how on earth did any of you British fol
31 Post contains images Horus : You a have point there, though you have to admit it was funny
32 Gilesdavies : I would like to see U2 do a 25 minute turnaround with a 747. Next were be reading U2 has converted some of it's A319 orders with airbus to the A380! I
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