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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

how many and wat planes does the world's richest man BIll Gates own? wat plane did he used to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or....?!?!

Thanx in advance

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User currently offlinePty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Bill Gates does not have a private plane. He and his staff not only fly commercial but coach as well. If they fly overseas then he (they) fly in business. Here's a man who could own a fleet of 747-400's, one for every day of the week, but this is what he chooses to do.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

thanx Pty...I welcome more comments and answers...thanx

User currently offlineEyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
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Paul Allen, however, has his own techno-tricked out 757.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Actually, at the insistence of his wife and his parents, Bill Gates has bought a private plane for himself lately for security reasons.

However, I believe the plane is not a Gulfstream V or the Bombardier Global Express, though.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1878 times:
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I thought he bought a BBJ? Can anyone confirm this?

Sammy


User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Actually the last time he visited India, a friend who works at the airport said he came in a Learjet. But here in India, 'Learjet' is a generic name for a small jet with 2 engines on the tail! So it could be anything!

But it definitely isnt a 757.


User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

I saw Bill sitting in First Class on an Alaska SEA-SJC flight in April of 1994. I was in the bulkhead row of coach, he was in the last row of First. There was some chattering amongst the F/As, but I overheard one say that "he's a regular." Before landing, an F/A announced over the PA system that "in preperation for landing, you should (turn off all portable electronic devices) and start 'downloading your computers! ' "

Oops!


User currently offlineQF1 From Australia, joined May 2014, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

A couple of days ago Bill Gates arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the World Economic Forum in a biz-jet, but i'm not sure what kind it was. Sorry.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

thanx folk....I still welcome more info.......

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

I de-iced a G-IV that he was on in the winter/spring of 1995.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

can anyone provide more info? thanx in advance

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4343 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

A friend of mine insists he was sitting next to Bill Gates in coach on a United flight from London to Washington 2 years ago, and he had an interesting discussion about internet with him... We don't believe him for 100% because he likes to exaggerate and he can't show any businesscards or so.


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

What's interesting is that William H. Gates III does NOT fly a Gulfstream V or a Bombardier Global Express for his private jet. This is in sharp contrast to other computer industry billionaires like Mark Cuban, Larry Ellison, and Steve Jobs, all three of whom fly the Gulfstream V.

Mind you, I think Gates should have a Gulfstream V, if only to fly almost anywhere in the world with at most two fuel stops.


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