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Easyjet To Buy 747`s...?  
User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8844 times:

I just read in "Airliner World" magazine that Easyjet might wanna buy 747s to support their rapid growth!! There was even a picture of an 747 with Easyjet titles on... does any know if they for a fact has flown 747`s before and if, on what routes?

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8800 times:

Note the month (April), and the reg - I-GOTU (I got you Big grin) - It's an April Fool! And Dodo air???


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8774 times:

Haha!!! That was one of the best april fools jokes I have ever heard!! hats of for that one!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8763 times:

Maybe Easyjet are going to expand into the Transatlantic market. Check the month of the Airliner World edition, then read the registration of the 747 pictured in the article and you'll soon have an answer to your question!

I-GOTU
Regards
Mark



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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8755 times:

This has caught out so many people  Laugh out loud.

LHR340



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User currently offlineNavigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1214 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8726 times:

The article says that EasyJet may subcontract some of it´s summer schedules to a third party B747-200 operator... They have been in contact with italian start up Dodo Air about this. Nothing in the article says anything about EasyJet buying 747:s.

This is a joke ?? Yes, for sure !!!

[Edited 2004-03-23 17:30:54]

[Edited 2004-03-23 17:32:16]


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User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8697 times:

Well, you never know but I guess I`m an april`s fool.... *S*
Sorry guys!


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8608 times:

Dont worry PA120. I can tell you that you weren't the only one falling for that one. I did it as well the first time it was up for debate in here Big grin

User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 959 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8534 times:

EasyJet is buying 747-400s and will operate them in a standing room only configuration of about 2,793 passengers. There will be no window shades and instead of lavatories they will just install floor drains so there will be no waiting to go to the bathroom. The planes will have a large rear cargo door (like the combis) to load pre-loaded containers with passengers to speed up boarding. Really, trust me...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7216 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8477 times:

This has the ability to become the next NW DC-9 AvsB Air France dirty planes topic


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User currently offlineNavigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1214 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8415 times:

Dear PA120,
This had me fooled also. I found nothing extraordinary with EasyJet operating 747:s. I didn´t read the article though, perhaps that´s why it got me fooled. And also since I´m not british, I saw nothing extraordinary with EasyJet operating 747:s on wetlease on busy routes.

So they got me too...

The reason they succeded is because the story could very well have been true.



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User currently offlinePanAm707320B From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8330 times:

It could backfire though if Easyjet DID start operating a leased 747 on busy routes over the summer season..... Smile

User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

No no no... it's all true! The 1st of april thing is just pure coincidence! Look, here's the picture to prove it:


...and in case there was any doubt about the fast pace of growth of the LCCs here's BMI Baby's newest fleet addition:


LOL!  Nuts  Nuts

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8226 times:

Great repaints Rez.

An easyjet 747 looks good, but the baby colours just don't go on the 777!

MD80Nut - think your getting a few low costs confused, sounds like a perfectly reasonable suggestion for the future Ryanair service!


User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8047 times:

well, maybe I`ll get the last laugh when Easyjet really buys 747`s...*S*

User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 959 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7925 times:

>>MD80Nut - think your getting a few low costs confused, sounds like a perfectly reasonable suggestion for the future Ryanair service!<<

LOL! You're right! I better be careful, I don't want to give them or Southwest any ideas!

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7860 times:

A new member of the Ryanair family:







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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7651 times:

Is it possible for a LCC to run a cheap 747 at high capacity and still keep fairs low?


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User currently offlineAnt72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7506 times:

Catatonic - I don't know the economics of it but I'd suspect the answer is out there already, no LCCs fly 747s so no? I'm sure there are people on a.net who know why not, it's just getting one of them interested enough to answer..........!

User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

One might be starting up................

http://backpackersxpress.com/


Mark


User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7184 times:

PeopleExpress operated 747`s, and went bust but wasn`t it more due to the lack of a prober reservations system?

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7157 times:

Catatonic, your photo....

SACRILEGE!!

(At least you kept the wings and fuselage white!)


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 7144 times:

Catatonic

That is really a disgrace against the Concorde.  Smile
But Im sure Pe@rson would love to have that picture on the wall in his bedroom Big grin


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6999 times:

Disgracefull and sacrilege maybe, but I think if BA were to have sold concorde, this would have been a more likely reality that one in Virgin livery


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6966 times:

"But Im sure Pe@rson would love to have that picture on the wall in his bedroom.  Laugh out loud "

Nah, not a fan of the Concorde. Give me a FR 732 or 738 any day.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
25 Post contains images Horus : Pe@rson Really, I thought I was the only person who didn't like the supersonic jet even though I admit it was a great piece of engineering. I have to
26 MD80Nut : PA120, I believe People Express went under because they expanded way too fast beyond their means. As I recall they kept adding planes and destinations
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