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Virgin A340-600 To Feature In New Bond Movie  
User currently offlineAngelairways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11572 times:

I hear that a film production company will be filming footage for the NEXT James Bond movie (not the one that will be out soon) and have rented a brand new Virgin A340-600 for the purpose. I am also told they will NOT cover up the VS titles as it is a mutual agreement for marketing purposes.

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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11556 times:

I believe filming has all ready taken place in Prague

http://www.myaviation.net/search/pho..._search.php?id=00701893&size=large



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11517 times:

I think you will find that filming has already taken place in Vienna or Prague.

VS and Branson will do anything for a bit of publicity.

Obviously with the Bond movies losing their popularity and now being surpassed by other spy thrillers, Bond had to be downgraded from BA First to VS Upper Class!

  

[Edited 2006-06-15 16:58:10]


MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offline747727 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11476 times:

Shame its not one of there 747-400's a much better looking aeroplane.

User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11409 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
VS and Branson will do anything for a bit of publicity.

Obviously with the Bond movies losing their popularity and now being surpassed by other spy thrillers, Bond had to be downgraded from BA First to VS Upper Class!

Now there's a surprise, another Virgin Atlantic bashing remark from BCAL. Someone ( arrow BCAL) needs to get over it I think.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31003 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11409 times:
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Surprised they're not using the Virgin Galactic brand. "Moonraker II", anyone?  bomb 

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11391 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 4):

I actually really like Sir Richard Branson. Hes a fellow plane lover!!!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11341 times:

Cool idea... a Bond movie built around aviation, and with VS to boot.

Now when will VS come back to ORD? I know that Sir Richard Branson has said to the press many times that it's not a matter of if, but when. Personally, I'd love to see more 346s at ORD besides those of LH and IB, as I feel that my fave four-holer may become extinct within a decade due to rising Jet-A prices.  Sad



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineCSMUK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 51 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11312 times:

Back in the 80’s British Airways stared in a bond movie, but can’t remember which one.

Virgin has been in loads of movies! Anyone remember the Wedding Date? Debra Messing (from Will & Grace) worked as a ground agent at New York JFK, at least ten minutes of the movie was onboard a Boeing 747 series 400 (new suite of course)!

Virgin Atlantic also stared in Calendar Girls, once again loads of shots of their older cabin (when the movie was made, the Upper class cabin shown was still one of the best around), on that occasion they used an Airbus A340 series 300.

And let’s not forget the ‘Rebel Billionaire’ – each week another aircraft in Virgin’s fleet was shown!

Its good marketing if that’s what your looking for and also Virgin is as British as James Bond remember  Wink

Dana
CSM-BA.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11204 times:

Quoting CSMUK (Reply 8):
Virgin is as British as James Bond

I do not think so! Virgin is 49% owned by SQ and the remaining 51% by Branson through offshore trusts, so please tell me how they are "as British as James Bond". The last time I saw a Bond movie he was working for the British Secret Service, not part time for Singapore Secret Service or a West Indian country's Secret Service!

Quoting CSMUK (Reply 8):
Virgin has been in loads of movies!

As I said, they will do anything for a bit of publicity. Unfortunately, the filming often includes a cameo appearance by Bearded in drag.
 vomit 

BA has featured in many more films/tv programmes than VS.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11131 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 2):
Obviously with the Bond movies losing their popularity and now being surpassed by other spy thrillers, Bond had to be downgraded from BA First to VS Upper Class!

One must remember that this Bond movie is a prequel, therefore Mr. Bond is not senior enough for First on BA.  Big grin

Quoting CSMUK (Reply 8):
Back in the 80’s British Airways stared in a bond movie, but can’t remember which one.

BA did not appear until GoldenEye in the mid 90's. Before that he most often was flying on Pan Am!



What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11115 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 9):

I do not think so! Virgin is 49% owned by SQ and the remaining 51% by Branson through offshore trusts, so please tell me how they are "as British as James Bond". The last time I saw a Bond movie he was working for the British Secret Service, not part time for Singapore Secret Service or a West Indian country's Secret Service!

It is a british airline, with british registered planes, and is quoted as a british company at companies house in the uk.

You must get over it BCAL boggled  , after all lots of BA's stock is not owned by British people either.....


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11087 times:

A VS 744 was also in "Friends" when Ross married the English girl in London...


Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11075 times:

Why does every threat about Virgin have to end up being about how superior BA is comapred to Virgin. BA vs Virgin, Boeing vs Airbus. Why can't certain people on this site just appreciate things without having to compare ALL the time.

[Edited 2006-06-15 18:51:39]

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10937 times:

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 11):
Quoting BCAL (Reply 9):

I do not think so! Virgin is 49% owned by SQ and the remaining 51% by Branson through offshore trusts, so please tell me how they are "as British as James Bond". The last time I saw a Bond movie he was working for the British Secret Service, not part time for Singapore Secret Service or a West Indian country's Secret Service!

Well Bond is produced by an American company (used to be UIP, might be Paramount now) and has been portrayed by both an Irishman and an Australian so he's probably about as British as Virgin, going on BCAL's logic.

PS anyone remember Bond taking B.Cal in Never Say Never Again


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10885 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 14):
PS anyone remember Bond taking B.Cal in Never Say Never Again

Yes. I won!

 box 

On a more serious side, I have to admit I cannot remember that.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10854 times:

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 11):
You must get over it BCAL

Sorry! Mentioning VS is like waving a red flag at a bull to me!

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 11):
after all lots of BA's stock is not owned by British people either.....

Actually the ordinary shares in BA are majority owned by UK Nationals. Try buying shares in the company and you will be requested to complete a Declaration of UK Nationality before you are entered on the company's register. Non-UK nationals can only hold Bonds and unsecured loan stock in BA. This is to comply with the company's articles, otherwise BA would lose its status as a UK airline.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10818 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 15):
Yes. I won!

won what??


User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10758 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 14):
Well Bond is produced by an American company (used to be UIP, might be Paramount now) and has been portrayed by both an Irishman and an Australian so he's probably about as British as Virgin, going on BCAL's logic.

Actually the Bond movies are produced by EON Productions that operates from Pinewood Studios, England, and is owned by the Broccoli family.

The films are distributed by the Sony-MGM consortium, a japanese company.


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10685 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 16):
Actually the ordinary shares in BA are majority owned by UK Nationals. Try buying shares in the company and you will be requested to complete a Declaration of UK Nationality before you are entered on the company's register. Non-UK nationals can only hold Bonds and unsecured loan stock in BA. This is to comply with the company's articles, otherwise BA would lose its status as a UK airline.

Think you're wrong on that one.

For a start, many mutual funds invest in BA, these can be owned by foreign nationals.

also according to BMI, in 2002 48% of BA share capital was indeed foreign owned - showing that shares can indeed be owned by non UK nationals.

source:
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/abou...essreleases.aspx?year=2002&rid=105


User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10679 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 14):
PS anyone remember Bond taking B.Cal in Never Say Never Again

Yes he did, from the Bahamas to Nice, FR.



What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10662 times:

Quoting CXB744 (Reply 10):
BA did not appear until GoldenEye

I remember the flight number Q was talking about when he was telling Bond how he was getting to Russia:

The flight was 878 to St. Petersburg. It then showed a picture of a BA 757.

Pretty sad that I remember that.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6593 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10608 times:
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Quoting CSMUK (Reply 8):
Virgin has been in loads of movies!

Austin Powers.. Yea Baby!

Quoting CXB744 (Reply 10):
Before that he most often was flying on Pan Am!

Yup - Was it LHR-JFK on "Live and Let Die".. ohh.. some MSY airport action on that one too..



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User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10580 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
Why does every threat about Virgin have to end up being about how superior BA is comapred to Virgin. BA vs Virgin, Boeing vs Airbus. Why can't certain people on this site just appreciate things without having to compare ALL the time.

Very nicely said mate!
Yes people do and should have opinions on what airline is their favorite and such, but I find it funny how the topic was just asking if it was true that VIRGIN was going to be in a bond movie. ohhh well... people are making it seem like its bad that Sir Branson wants publicity for his airline. I'm only a kid, but sure I know this: That you need to get your company out there and seen. I'm surprised that other airlines haven't done this. I do remember Qantas being in an Ashley and Mary-Kate movie (I was baby sitting someone who was watching it Wink) but then at the end of all the trailers it showed the koala lying in First Class talking.


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Photo © Filip Koska


Here's another picture of the interior of the craft thats being filmed.
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10572 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 23):
Here's another picture of the interior of the craft thats being filmed.

I don't care how comfortable they are, they still look like veal crates.


25 StarGuy : Completely flat bed, award winning veal crates, with access to an onboard bar, an inflight beauty therapist, not to mention the chauffeur driven car
26 JGPH1A : I don't doubt it for a second - I'm sure it's very pleasant. It just looks like a veal crate.
27 BCAL : Actually BA featured in Moonraker in 1979. There was the usual car chase and the baddies (Jaws I think) ended up crashing into the smiling mouth of a
28 JGPH1A : I thought they did serve NCE at one time - with B11's. I could be wrong.
29 BCAL : A little further up the road - Genoa was a BCal destination. Occasionally the B11s that served LGW - Tripoli made an unscheduled stop at NCE for refu
30 JGPH1A : That's it - thanks for the correction.
31 Post contains images Leezyjet : So you would rather travel in this then :- Looks noting like an Upper Class Suite to me.
32 Spartanmjf : Oh, to the days when Bond would only fly Pan American [of course!]. I just saw 'From Russia With Love' where James arrives in Instanbul onboard PA 1 f
33 Post contains images Mir : However, it does bear significant resemblence to VS's economy..... -Mir
34 DeltaRules : He also flies PA to KIN in "Dr. No" & is supposed to fly Pan Am from EYW-LHR via some airport in "Licence to Kill" before going after the badguy in t
35 DC10rules :
36 Post contains links and images Zruda : Yeah, there was a 346 in PRG during 02-05 May. It was a great feast for all czech spotters. Look how we welcomed her I am the second person from the l
37 JGPH1A : I find the resemblance remarkable !
38 Post contains links and images Honza : Prague Airport became Miami Intl. for few days, there were tens of american cars (including taxi cars, police cars, airport security cars...) brought
39 Post contains images BCAL : I must be as I am a patriot and I cannot remember mentioning at any time where BA custom comes from, nor have I ever said VS is a "bad airline" becau
40 Post contains images AutoThrust : This looks so sweet they couldnt choose a better plane for this movie. And this loooong A340 are just outstanding it fits perfect into this Filmset. T
41 Post contains images Pawsleykat : Actually , this is filming for Casino Royale, which is the one that will com eout to cinemas later this year, I do beleive. Well, said Legoguy. I fee
42 Dangould2000 : i honestly don't now why VS is getting such a stabbing on this thread, i mean, Branson's the good guy, Just remember the dirty trick the BA pulled on
43 Kaddyuk : Seems you're not the greatest fan of Virgin and i dont see why...? We're young, refreshing and currently offer a better product than BA in J and Y ac
44 GuyBetsy1 : Why use PRG as MIA? Can't they do this in MIA? I mean, regular travellers will know that PRG is not MIA!
45 Pawsleykat : Yeh, it mentions that in Branson's auto-biography and also on his tele-biography on the Birography channel. JG
46 Mt99 : Unless they put interminable security lines, dirty floors and walls.. peeling brown and green paint of circa 1984 vintage, tons of people, each with
47 VirginCrew : Yet again this posting has changed for the original posting "Virgin A340-600 To Feature In New Bond Movie" To a competition about VS & BA !! Everyone
48 Zruda : I think it's much more cheaper to use PRG and it's surroundings. They not only used the apt, but also other parts or Prague and Czech Republic for sh
49 Wrighbrothers : They feature in the last one, flying from Cuba. Sorry, this is an actualy question, but what of BA's stock (not shares) are foreign owned |? Didn't h
50 AlitaliaMD11 : I was watching Love Actually last night and noticed at the end of the movie when the boy, Sam, is running through the airport to cath the ¨love¨of h
51 1stfl94 : If your talking about Freddie Laker's Skytrain that went out of business in 1982, VS started in 1984. Plus Freddie Laker and Richard Branson became q
52 Post contains links and images Richard28 : Indeed wrighbrothers, you got that one completely wrong, VS even named a plane "spirit of sir freddie"! View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Robin
53 Kaddyuk : 1) The "No Way AA/BA" Slogan was to try and raise awareness of the Monopoly that BA were trying to acheive at Heathrow by using AA as a pawn to Achei
54 FlyDreamliner : Amen to that. A340 was attractive in A340-300 guise, the -600 not so much. PanAm was the way to fly in style back in the day. I really hope an Americ
55 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : Right, okay, I got that one wrong. Perhaps, but pick up a newspaper, and 9/10 it will be comparing to BA. True, very true. Hmmm, I realy do (personal
56 74472 : I don't think BCAL should get over it, he's right I reckon. Sir Richard would sell his grandmother for some extra publicity. SQ was the only airline
57 Post contains images Richard28 : thanks for the post 74472 The post you quote was trying to draw a line under the VS v BA, and get this thread going back in the direction of the topi
58 74472 : Lol, well it's true. I'll let you carry on.
59 74472 : oh look, it's all good fun. I'd like to see VS and BA merge. Never gonna happen I know, but what an airline. BVA - British Virgin Airways. Would be a
60 FRAspotter : There have been many airlines which have appeared in movies. VS is just one of many. Mission Impossible: British Airways Home Alone 1 & 2: American Ai
61 Dangould2000 : If you actually took the time to research about VS, you'd know that branson actually started VS because the phonelines at PEOPLEXpress were constantl
62 LO231 : And at the customers. Hey, it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my. Are you scawwed?? GO VS and yes IT IS BRITISH as we see it here.. Just as British as BA.
63 74472 : I don't think so, lol. Maybe when VS makes an op prof of 705 large ones I will be.
64 Post contains images ZBA320 : While on the topic of Bond.... A 747-400 appeared in the recent(ish) film, 'Die Another Day' which also had a small clip of him sitting in BA Club Wor
65 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : He was actualy in First class, ...........that's sad isn't it Wrighty
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