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A380 Mile High Club  
User currently offlineSwisskloten From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9353 times:

I saw the A380 rollout on a French website. It was spectacular! Amazing piece of machinery. Don't care what the Boeing supporters say, it was simply awesome. This leads me to wonder: the first people to join the *ahem* mile high club, are they probably going to brag about it? I wonder if there will be a competition to see who gets to be first!

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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5549 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9221 times:

Hey Swisskloten I'm gonna give you an idea you can take to the bank! Jump right up on the Reality TV craze. First, have Fear Factor with vapid I wanna be a star hard body drones competing in scary on board contests with the reward being the star of the of Virgin Errogenous! which of course is Mile High action aboard the uber jumbo jet. Contests of air terror could be:

1. Aboard the 380 flown by some drunk Russian pilots and have them attempt a landing and take off at DCA!

2. Of course imbiding the blue/green swill from well used lavs! More protein than crickets, slugs and cockroach souffle!

3. How about a flight with the big pussycat that took a bite out of Siegfried or was that Roy?

4. And to make sure these vapid hard body thespian wannabes are worthy of being the first A 380 Mile High club members, the last challenge being the toughest: AN 8 HOUR FLIGHT EATING SPAM AND DRINKING MILK OF MAGNESIA WHILE HAVING TO LISTEN TO AN ASHLEIGH SIMPSON LIP SINC CONCERT CONTINUOUSLY! Personally, I'll take the DCA take off and landings by those drunken Russian aviators over Ms. Simpson croaking the high notes.




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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8898 times:

I saw the video of Richard Branson saying the 380s would have gyms, hair salons, gambling, and double beds.

Why do I feel they'll just have a lot more seats?



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8373 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8799 times:

Why do I feel they'll just have a lot more seats?

Because Virgin is the only airline crazy enough to sacrafice seats.



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8775 times:

yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.

first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have ever intention of being on that flight!  Smile



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8735 times:

I think we can count on the first A380 mile-high members joining the club before first delivery. Airbus employees will not pass that up!

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8545 times:

Perhaps they could fit a little 'dark room' downstairs! hehehe better still, make it a men only one  Wink/being sarcastic hehehehehe

User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7805 times:

"first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have every intention of being on that flight"

Me too! See you there.


User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6930 times:

Virgin won't be "virgin" much longer...  Big grin


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User currently offlineHodges From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 138 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

Branson is only saying he'll have the gyms, gambling, hair salons, etc. for the publicity. Sacrificing that much space for seats for certain amenities that aren't going to necessarily be used by the passengers is just stupid. I could possibly understand a bar and food area, but who wants to get their haird done at FL 300 when you can probably get a better job done on the ground?

Erik



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User currently offlineHotje From Netherlands, joined Jul 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6239 times:

The whole concept of being the first mile higher would be spoiled if we sent out a bunch of hungry french during the flight test period. Period.....

User currently offlineEoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5819 times:

Let's say that an airline does put a gym on - Are you really gonna use it. It's obviously only go to be for Business and First Class passengers but lets say that you've won a free trip J/F on the A380 to wherever. On your holiday do you really feel like

a) Trying to get changed into Gym clothes in one of those tiny little lavatories?
b) Working your behind off after a 5 course meal?
c) Getting changed again
d) Showers? Come on it's just not practical so your gonna smell the rest of the flight.

Sounds fun doesn't it!!


User currently offlineWindowFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

Sevenair

I'm there dude!  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.


Right..... whatever, believe me mate, VS beat the living crap out of QF, no question! But, i guess you'll never know, ah what a shame!

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineRRFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Qantas077,

'yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.

first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have ever intention of being on that flight!'

Why?


Ummmmmmm, lets talk about Qantas with outdated interiors, no TV's in economy until the 21st century, unlike Virgin. Not used to competition, unlike Virgin, No low fares until the arrival of Virgin, crap service unlike Virgin and one more thing and no racist, outdated recruitment that allows no foreign nationals!!!!!. Trust me Virgin are 10 times better, soon to be far bigger and one more thing Qantas is Australian, enough said!


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5427 times:

well that maybe so, but QF have never done wrong by me and i like giving my money to my own countries airline, they don't resort to cheap advertising to sell seats either. perfectly happy to fly QF no matter who's better.

oh, and that's your opinion of VS, but at the end of the day all airlines are pretty average when it comes to travellers in economy.



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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

oh, and that's your opinion of VS, but at the end of the day all airlines are pretty average when it comes to travellers in economy.

Don't agree. VS have the best economy around along with SQ. There's the good, the bad and the down right bloody awful when it comes to all classes.

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

As another thread posted a few days ago, porn is big in airports... I'll propose an airline: Strip Club Air.

- No need for a fidelity (miles) program.
- No need to pay for F/A. Strippers should be happy with the tips (especially with first class).
- No extra costs for PTVs needed, including PTV mx.
- Not a lot of advertisement needed, the word will spread faster and more efficiently than the internet could.
- Fares won't have to be LCC-low.
-Huge unexplored market.

Anyone?

Cheers,



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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5134 times:

The worst thing is in these times, that kind of airline would probably be a huge success.

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineEldoylio From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 96 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4957 times:

Im sure that a while ago Branson was interviewed discussing the new Upper Class flat bed which was in development at the time. During the interview he suggested that Virgin were working on a double bed that would be contained in a private cabin.

In true Virgin style he suggested that certificates confirming the acceptance into the Virgin mile high club!

Did anyone else see that story? So far I have only found links to the suggestion of double beds onboard the A340-600.

http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/august97/0348.html

Who would need a gym if there are double beds for the more liberal amongst us?  Big grin

[Edited 2005-01-20 01:41:26]


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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

well Jeff i bet you've not been on the likes of JL, CX, OZ to name a few, they are just as good if not better than SQ and VS, your view seems some what biased, do you work for VS or SQ?


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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

well Jeff i bet you've not been on the likes of JL, CX, OZ to name a few, they are just as good if not better than SQ and VS, your view seems some what biased, do you work for VS or SQ?

So now you're saying that not all economy offerings are pretty average?  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlinePyroGX41487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

The whole Gym/hair salon etc on the Virgin planes are B.S. I can see a lounge and a bar, however, the rest seem a little TOO far fetched..

User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Maybe you should all look at the facts...

1. This topic is about the A380 Mile High Club and not a competition between QF and VS economy class.

2. Statistics show that QF is a better all round airline than VS (ie- see Skytrax)

3. On a personal note, a persons opinion should not be subject to abuse. IT IS THEIR OPINION. If they prefer to only fly their national airline than one that has been introduced by a foreign company, that is their choice!


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