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Which Airline Did Your Olympic Team Use?  
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I noticed whilst I was in Madrid last week, that the Spanish Olympic team were using SQ on MAD-SIN-SYD.
I think the British team would have used BA.

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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Did the US use UPS?? After all, they are the an olympic parter!


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User currently offlineOkforalll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

The actual US Airline of the 2000 Summer Games is United. Delta has it for the 2002 Winter Games. The US Teams were flown to Sydney on UA

User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Air Canada is Canadas official airline, it has been for a while.

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Except that Canadian Flew the team down to Sydney, but after all it's all one airline now, more or less....


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User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

I'm assuming Greece sent its teams with Olympic Airways   !

Even though OA's 747 are pretty much retired, it would have been quite appropriate if SX-OAC "Olympic Spirit" or SX-OAD "Olympic Flame" was used as in the last Olympic games. Quite fitting with the Olympic rings on the tail as part of OA's livery.

-Alitis


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User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I'm assuming Greece sent its teams with Olympic Airways   !

Even though OA's 747 are pretty much retired, it would have been quite appropriate if SX-OAC "Olympic Spirit" or SX-OAD "Olympic Flame" was used as in the last Olympic games. Quite fitting with the Olympic rings on the tail as part of OA's livery. Coincidently, these 747's used to fly the ATH-BKK-SYD route.

747's owned by OA:

SX-OAA "Olympic Zeus" sold
SX-OAB "Olympic Eagle" spare
SX-OAC "Olympic Spirit" spare
SX-OAD "Olympic Flame" in use
SX-OAE "Oympic Peace" spare

-Alitis


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User currently offlineN175DZ From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

As far as I know, the British (sorry, GB & NI) team flew exclusively with BA. There was a story in one of the national papers having a go at BA for making all the athletes fly in coach!

cheers, Phil.


User currently offlineAussieErj145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

This is perhaps a stupid reply. I live in Sydney
Our Athletes didn't fly anywhere!


User currently offlineMacair SAAB From Australia, joined May 1999, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Some of the Australian athletes would have flown to Sydney, because it's a long walk from Perth!
- Macair SAAB



User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

The Singapore athletes flew SIA, codeshare with the official Olympics Airline for Sydney2000 - Ansett.
I wouldn't be surprised if their tickets showed AN instead of SQ.

J777


User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 301 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

The team of Hong Kong flying the Cathay Pacific B744 to SYD!!!!


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User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I remember I was in Greece during the '96 Summer Olympics, and when the Greek National Team came back they came on Olympic Flame from JFK.
Arrivederci
<~Athens 2004~>


User currently offlineOA269 From Greece, joined Nov 1999, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I think my question is clear  

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

I'm guessing the Argentine team used AR's A340 via AKL?? Well done in the Women's Hockey, BTW!!

User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

How did the Yugoslav team get to Sydney since JAT doesn't fly to Australia? Did they trave just like anyone else going to Australia from Belgarde, via connecting flights?

User currently offlinePlane_crazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Which Airline Did Your Olympic Team Use?

that big shiny one with wings


User currently offlineYP6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

The german team flew on LH to SIN and SIN-SYD on SQ.
I think they use Ansett for domestic flights.


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1381 times:

Firstly, seeing as Ansett is the official airline of the 2000 Olympics I would say that those athletes in Aussie who had to get to Sydney would have flown Ansett. Some athletes also have sponsorship deals with QF, so I would say that they would have gone with QF.

To answer someones question on OA. OA bought in an Airbus A-340 into Perth (which is great coz they don't fly here otherwise), with the Greek team on board (it is due back here in a couple of weeks as well to take them back to Greece. Other than the Greek team, I doubt any other *major* teams would have used OA.

Cubana bought in a chartered Il-62 flight into Sydney but whether it carried the Cuban team or not, I don't know.

Aeroflot bought in the Russian squad on an Il-96-300 and Malev bought in a 767 for the Hungarian team. South African Airways bought in the South African team.

There are more, but I just can't remember them just now.

Cheers

Scotty


User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

All Australian athletes used AN including those sponsored by QF. For example, the entire swim team flew MEL-SYD last week on a scheduled AN 767 service. This included the likes of Perkins, Hackett and O'Neill who are all sponsored by QF. When they arrived in SYD they were taken directly to buses on the tarmac so they didn't have to fight off thousands of autograph hunters in the terminal.


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User currently offlineXQF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Several teams are flying British Airways. Due to passneger privacy i cant give out who it was but we had team members from places far and wide like Nigeria, Greece, many of the Caribbean nations - and of course the British team as BA is the Official Carrier of the British Olympic Team.

The entire 744 of BA16 SYDLHR 02OCT is blocked off for the British Olympic Team.

We have been dealing quite a bit with the Ansett guys out there at the Olympic site and trust me I am very glad we (or QF) were not the Official Carrier. They have been working like dogs out there. They reckon there is a permanent line of about 30 athletes per consultant all day every day.........so spare a thought for our friends and colleagues at Ansett at the moment!

Cheers

     
 

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