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VS 346 At PRG  
User currently offlinePRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

346 of VS payed first ever visit to PRG on 02MAy and will stay here till 05MAY. Unfortunatelly not commercial purpose, but will be used for shooting sequences for new James Bond movie, that is mostly done in PRG Barrandov studios and PRG exteriors. Two catering trucks were painted with Virgin Atlantic Catering logos and one pax steps are wearing Miami airport marking.
I don t see any more other occasions for PRG to see this bird but it suits here.


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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1037 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

Out of curiosity, how would VS do this? It must play hob with scheduling to take an aircraft off the line for three whole days -- just as the summer touring season is getting underway -- to park it in Prague. How would an airline plan for this, and how would it calculate what it would charge?

User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

I thought Bond always flew BA in First.


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 1):

By getting paid royally + almost free advertising.


User currently offlineScrappy74 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Perhaps Sir Branson is getting a bit role in the new film...

I toured the interior of a VS 346 on the ground at BOS in July '04...their "three class config" puts most others to shame. My fave VS a/c scheme though was the "Austin Powered" 744 a few summers ago, saw it at IAD and got lots of crummy thru-window pics  Smile



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Most (all?)of the shooting is done during the night,

http://www.planes.cz/foto1.asp?mode=detail&id=CKXLLPSB&jazyk=en

They are also using Travels Service's 737 OK-TVQ. I guess the bad guys will use that a/c, because I just can't imagine Bond setting a foot aboard an aircraft with such horrible liverly.


User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Thats just amazing if you think about it. I mean the A346 is a perfect aircraft for a movie like that. I mean its long, its royal and its just MASSIVE! I dont know but i think that is a great way for Virgin to advertise. I wouldnt be surprised if VS paid the movie makers a decent sum for having their aircraft in the movie.

What if Virgin is funding a part of the movie and their only clause is that they must use VS stuff in the movie. Quite possible!



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User currently offlineMOW From Israel, joined Dec 2005, 192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Funny enough, but 2 world famous movie spies - James Bond and Austin Powers - are now exclusively affiliated with VS. Shame on BA that they didn't get involved this time.

[Edited 2006-05-04 09:14:51]

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 2):
I thought Bond always flew BA in First



Quoting MOW (Reply 7):
Funny enough, but 2 world famous movie spies - James Bond and Austin Powers - are now exclusively affiliated with VS.

Apart from the fact that Mr Branston would do anything for a bit of free publicity, Bond and (to a smaller extent) Austin Powers are no longer the top box office stars now that they have to compete with other superior characters and movies with better action or comedy, so it is only fitting that they dowgrade from BA First to Virgin Upper Class.

 duck 



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User currently offlineWillieP From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
Apart from the fact that Mr Branston would do anything for a bit of free publicity

Doesn't he own a pickle company!  cheeky 


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Quoting WillieP (Reply 9):
Doesn't he own a pickle company!

Have you not yet tried Virgin Pickles?? You will find them in most supermarkets under the supermarkets' own brands, next to Branston Sweet Pickles!

Seriously, it is a common nickname for SRB by his non-admirers.



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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Heya,

Richard Branson usually get's a small part in some movies/TV Shows if his aircraft is used.

I remember the Only Fools and Horses special 'Miami Twice', whre they are heading to Miami and it is a VA Gate, with VS B747 and Richard Branson is in the queue to board and Del has no idea that he owns the aircraft...lol

Also, in a 'Friends' series when they come to London, there is a set with a VA gate and Richard Branson is a Market Dealer when Joey and Chandler go out for a walk in the park.

So, Richard Branson may get a little role in this new movie.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineMOW From Israel, joined Dec 2005, 192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
Apart from the fact that Mr Branston would do anything for a bit of free publicity, Bond and (to a smaller extent) Austin Powers are no longer the top box office stars now that they have to compete with other superior characters and movies with better action or comedy, so it is only fitting that they dowgrade from BA First to Virgin Upper Class.

In which top box office movie can we see BA, then?


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 2):
I thought Bond always flew BA in First

Yes he does, In the last film we had a ~*women*~ saving his ass and now this!  no 


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Quoting MOW (Reply 12):
In which top box office movie can we see BA, then?

You got me there - no recent top box office movies immediately come to mind. But then perhaps BA respects their passengers' privacy far more than VS does, and as a rule does not allow filming on their aircraft?



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 14):
You got me there - no recent top box office movies immediately come to mind. But then perhaps BA respects their passengers' privacy far more than VS does, and as a rule does not allow filming on their aircraft?

Surely aircraft get filled with extras and not real passengers!


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

For the record. He uses a BA 757 to St Petesburg in GoldenEye and a 744 on the way home from Cuba in the last on. Though he does use a Pan Am 707 to Cuba in Dr No.

[Edited 2006-05-04 13:48:45]

User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2307 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 16):
Though he does use a Pan Am 707 to Cuba in Dr No.

He was flying to Jamaica.

And in Moonraker, he was on an AF Concorde to Rio.

I saw a DVD of Die Another Day with comments by Brosnan and the director. When Bond is on board the An-124 in the end of the movie, both of them claimed that the An-124 was the world's largest airplane.



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

VS is also heavily featured in the film 51st State. They feature the old J-2000 seats on a B744.

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 1):
How would an airline plan for this, and how would it calculate what it would charge?

There is quite alot of flexibility built into the schedule to allow for maintanence anyway, and they would just work the schedule around it like they would if the a/c was out for a check. Don't know how much they would charge though, but I'm sure they would be making a nice little sum from it.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 14):
You got me there - no recent top box office movies immediately come to mind. But then perhaps BA respects their passengers' privacy far more than VS does, and as a rule does not allow filming on their aircraft?

Ha ha surely you don't think they use REAL passengers when filming a box office movie on an a/c do you ?. BTW BA DOES allow filming on it's a/c. Never seen the episode of Top Gear where they are on a BA A320 or many times on the news when they are filming sports teams or when they were filming on the flight that Ken Bigley was on ???.

 Smile



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3155 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 18):
Ha ha surely you don't think they use REAL passengers when filming a box office movie on an a/c do you ?.

No. However, if the aircraft interior scene is a short scene (e.g. a la Bond where the character sips his Vodka Martini and eyes up the F/A), I do not think that they would waste money chartering a whole aircraft to shot a couple of minutes. More probably, they would book the entire First/Club/Upper Class cabin and have 'extras' as First/Club/Upper Class passengers. This might inconvenience passengers in the other classes, who will no doubt wonder what all the activity is in First/Club or Upper Class, and regular passengers who find that First/Club or Upper Class is full for that particular flight.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3131 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 19):
However, if the aircraft interior scene is a short scene

It would be shot on the ground, or in a mock-up.



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User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

i would have thought Bond would have flown a virtual airline like BAV as he's not a real person.Real people should fly real airlines,fictional and virtual people should fly virtual airlines.  Silly


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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 19):
However, if the aircraft interior scene is a short scene (e.g. a la Bond where the character sips his Vodka Martini and eyes up the F/A), I do not think that they would waste money chartering a whole aircraft to shot a couple of minutes. More probably, they would book the entire First/Club/Upper Class cabin and have 'extras' as First/Club/Upper Class passengers. This might inconvenience passengers in the other classes, who will no doubt wonder what all the activity is in First/Club or Upper Class, and regular passengers who find that First/Club or Upper Class is full for that particular flight.

As AeroWesty said, they would either shoot it in a real a/c on the ground or build a mock up on a film set. It is highly unlikely they would do as you suggested on a normal flight, lugging all that heay camera eqp etc with them - and what would happen if the hit turbulence with all that heavy eqp set up ?? Just wouldn't happen for a blockbuster movie - the news yes when they just use one camera, one sound guy but not a blockbuster movie.

 Smile



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User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Wasn't BA used in the Mission Impossible films.

Also at this time I dont think BA could let any aircraft be taken off line as the fleet is flying its butt off.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 22):
lugging all that heay camera eqp etc with them - and what would happen if the hit turbulence with all that heavy eqp set up ??

It's more complicated than that. First, lighting would be unpredictable on a real flight, and that's the number one thing you want to control. Secondly, you're paying a crew to film, and if they did it on a real VS flight to say NY, you're sending an expensive crew to go somewhere they don't need to be. A foley artist will create any background sounds that are necessary, so they don't even need to be inside a real plane to get the same effect possible on the ground.



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25 RedChili : I would even say that it's highly unlikely that they would do it in a real airplane. They would not have room for all the necessary equipment in a re
26 RobTrent : I wonder if 007 is back to Rolex yet or Still with Omega. I am sure Sir RB knows the value of advertising. Regards R
27 AeroWesty : It depends. It's obvious some of Magnum Force was shot on the 707 they rented from World, but in '69 (?) I went through the sound stage model used in
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