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Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines  
User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9240 posts, RR: 76
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9689 times:

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan...?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

The Associated Press/SEATTLE needs a geography lesson.

[Edited 2005-10-11 06:35:30]


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User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

did the PR meant to say Austrian instead of Australian?

User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9614 times:

Australia, Austria - it's a subtle difference for some folk!

The article made me think what a great flight it would be if Australian Airlines had really ordered a 777 to fly SYD-SIN-MEL and MEL-KUL-SYD!


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1876 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9470 times:
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it must have been a typo lol, Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore. they were eaten by QANTAS a few years back


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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5870 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9438 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):
it must have been a typo lol, Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore. they were eaten by QANTAS a few years back


not sure where you been for the last 3 years...

http://www.australianairlines.com.au/aahome.html

[Edited 2005-10-11 08:05:54]


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):
Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore.

Pretty sure they were up in NGO the other day. 20 flights a week to 4 cities in Japan. If they had actually bought the 777 it would be a great move. But when their 767s start getting old they will probably get shifted to some older Qantas A/C or would get the 787.



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User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1876 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9347 times:
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sorry, im not too on top of the australian aviation scene, Australian Airlines to me was the old Trans Australia Airlines that later became Australian Airlines before being eaten by Qantas, i stand corrected


Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2307 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9196 times:

I would have thought that AP would know geography better than that.


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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9173 times:

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 1):
did the PR meant to say Austrian instead of Australian?

With the risk of being wrong, I really think OS is the airline concerned by this order. It already uses three T7 and in Australia, no airlines already have three B777.

M.


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9158 times:

Austria, Australia, what's the difference?  sarcastic 

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9143 times:
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And there was me thinking that Australia air has ordered B777s. Oh well.

User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 662 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8994 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

There are no kangaroos in Austria.....  Smile

KA.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8632 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8955 times:
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not the first time for Austria / Australia confusion - won't the the last either - there is an old ( but in IMHO very funny ) collection of questions which have supposedly been asked on the Australian Tourism Website - enjoy

http://boards.tomsfish.net/index.php...7fea8b6a26340b6&showtopic=1192&hl=



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User currently offlineSwissairtaz From Switzerland, joined Jul 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8099 times:

Watch the Boeing HP and you will see its Austrian


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7929 times:



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User currently offlineDCrawley From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Quoting Zeke (Thread starter):
The Associated Press/SEATTLE needs a geography lesson.

I'd say it's more of a AP thing.. and of course that one person in Seattle who wrote it needs a geography lesson. The rest of us from Seattle are pretty smart . lol..

-d



[Edited 2005-10-11 20:13:20]


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User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6307 times:

From the title of the post, it comes across as some sort of major sales feat. Like selling a freezer to an Eskimo. Its always nice to see a defunkt airline buy modern equip down under. Maybe Pan Am will also do the same  Wink

I too thought Australian was a thing of the past.

tom



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User currently offlineMandrake From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference? sarcastic

There's a 'ell of a difference!

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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

Well for one, the turbines' spin in the opposite direction down under.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6457 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 18):
Well for one, the turbines' spin in the opposite direction down under.

So there must be some turbulence flying across the equator for changing directions.. That must explain it  banghead 



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Australia... ... ... Isn't that Englands jail?  stirthepot   flamed 

User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

I can see the scene at Cairns airport now. Some lowly ramp rat scratching his head as he talks to a confused Boeing pilot hanging out the cockpit window of a brand new orche 777.

"It's a bonza surprise, mate. The boss'll be pleased, but I dunno if I can sign for her 'coz ya spelt A'stralian wrong."

[Edited 2005-10-12 09:31:27]

User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

Did anyone catch that bit in "the Simpsons" Australia episode, where they showed parliament house with "Der Haus Von Austria" with a spelling edit of "Australia"? Funny - and I'm Australian.

ps. I know Austria is Osterreich in german.


I digress...



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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting Halophila (Reply 22):
ps. I know Austria is Osterreich in german.

whart means somethink like eastern empire.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9240 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 16):
Its always nice to see a defunkt airline buy modern equip down under. Maybe Pan Am will also do the same

I too thought Australian was a thing of the past.

Tom,

I see the subtle error in the Article didnt catch your eye....



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25 Post contains images Sydscott : Yes.....................they sent their worst people to the best place on earth.
26 Thorben : I can really imagine this, a Boeing manager telling the pilot in Seattle: "Fly this one to Austria, dude." And then the pilots fly it to Australia. Th
27 RedChili : He actually flew to Kristiansund in Norway instead of Kristiansand.
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