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Dept Of Transport - "only 3 Types Of Plane"!  
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

I have just been reading a UK rail industry magazine. In it - the UK Transport Minister says that railways should be like the airlines - who operate with three basic types of plane!

Now this may be me being naive but could anyone enlighten me on the "three basic types of plane" that he was referring to?

Here are some of my suggestions:-

1) Either two engines, three engines or four engines
2) Boeing, Airbus + everyone else
3) Big Planes, Small Planes and those in between

Am I being too technical by saying this but I can think of A300, A310, A340, B737, B757, B747, Fokker 100, CRJ 200, Bae146, Dash 8..........but to name a few


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User currently offlineRTFM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Quoting Goinv (Thread starter):
the UK Transport Minister says...

Yeah - that's the point. He's the Transport Minister - there's no correlation with him knowing anything about transport... I mean John Prescott was the transport minister at one point - need I say more...?  sarcastic 


User currently offlineNomad From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Perhaps he just means a plane for 3 markets e.g :
Shorthaul/Domestic
European
TransAtlantic/Longhaul

Nomad  Cool


User currently offlineAirboeing From France, joined Apr 2005, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

there are three types of people : those who know how to count, and those who don't know.
Maybe he's amoug them... Big grin



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User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

Maybe he meant Jets, Turboprops and Piston engined.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Just because a person is "in charge" and can say things like "Mission Accomplished" does NOT mean he knows everything.

Trust me, education experts in the state of California have spent their entire careers getting as far away from children as they possibly, so they can become "experts" on children. There are more adminstrators in education than there are teachers, yet somehow they are supposed to be smarter than teachers and know what works in a classroom.

It sounds like this person hasn't flown in quite a while, and has no idea how airports function. I wouldn't be surprised if he showed up for his flight ten minutes before take-off and was thoroughly surprised to not be let on board.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3019 times:

There are only 10 kinds of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't...


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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2818 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2955 times:

The ones for the upper class, the ones for the middle class and the ones for the working class obviously.  Smile

User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 7):
The ones for the upper class, the ones for the middle class and the ones for the working class obviously

What, he means Private Jet, British Airways, and Ryanair?!


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2818 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Quoting Jmc757 (Reply 8):
What, he means Private Jet, British Airways, and Ryanair?!

I think that's implied, but I was speaking more generally.  Smile


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Well, you got them big planes with two aisles, them small planes with one aisle, and them unsafe props.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Aren't we taking the minister's statement a little bit too literally here?

Just because he said "three" types of aircraft, I strongly suspect he was simply illustrating a point. If you're trying to determine exactly what types he meant, then I'd argue that you're probably unable to see the forest for the trees.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 7):
The ones for the upper class, the ones for the middle class and the ones for the working class obviously

You let the working class on planes nowadays? What's the country coming to?



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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2818 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 10):
unsafe props

I assume that wasn't meant to be taken seriously.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

He must mean choppers, fixed wing and hot air balloons.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Sounds link your transport minister needs to get naked to count to 21.


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6):
There are only 10 kinds of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't...

Starlionblue-Congratulations...welcome to my respected users list...for those who don't get it, 10 is 2 in binary code.

Correction...you're already there...oops!

[Edited 2005-05-03 02:55:12]


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User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Reminds me of the time I heard the head of transportation for NJ says Continental and Eastern were major airlines in NJ and Newark(this happened last June) rotfl 

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 13):
Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 10):unsafe props
I assume that wasn't meant to be taken seriously

Certainly not to be taken seriously... I was only playing with prevailing public sentiment.


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