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Asda To Set Up Airline?!  
User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 28317 times:

Well, ok not really  rotfl  More of a publicity stunt!

http://www.airteamimages.com/33832.html

http://www.airteamimages.com/33833.html

http://www.airteamimages.com/33834.html

http://www.airteamimages.com/33838.html

What do you think?!

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User currently onlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28302 times:

I look forward to seeing the ASDA 747 taxiing down a highstreet near you!

Where does the 747 come from?



it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28291 times:

The front of the fuselage looks great sadly not the tail


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28279 times:

Would look much better with some engines!

Michael


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28272 times:
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Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 1):
Where does the 747 come from?

Seems to be an ex-Olympic Airways 747-212B.

SX-OAD (cn21684/391).



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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28196 times:

Better than alot of real airlines colourschemes thats for sure.


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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3672 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28159 times:

Cool scheme. Although I still prefer the old OA colours that they painted over. I have many memories flying this aircraft.

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 28137 times:

LOL!!! I absolutely love it. It's just as good as the spoof EZY 747 in Airlinerworld a year gone April.


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 27970 times:

A UK supermarket chain owned by global consumables giant has repainted a retired Boeing 747-200 in its livery, to mark the company's best delivery drivers.

The de-commissioned aircraft bears the registration G-ASDA, which has not been registered with the UK Civil Aviation Authority. G-ASDA was last used on a Beech Aircraft 65-80 Queenair twin turboprop and was de-registered in 1989, making the registration available for re-use...


http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...+Asda+unveils+full+Boeing+747.html

Former "Queen" reduced to being a billboard. Sad



User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 27889 times:
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User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 27875 times:

Is this the 747 that is at the track where BBC's Top Gear is filmed? You always see a 747 in the background when they are going round the racetrack.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 27853 times:

Quoting CKT789 (Reply 10):
Is this the 747 that is at the track where BBC's Top Gear is filmed? You always see a 747 in the background when they are going round the racetrack.

Nah, that's at Dunsfold, just a few hundred yards from my house. The B747-200 there is G-BDXJ, and ex-EAF and BA aircraft.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 27812 times:

REALLY COOL

Love it lol

Its cool


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 27801 times:

I didn't think it was possible to re-assign UK registrations? Though I realise G-ASDA isn't real.


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User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 27731 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):
I didn't think it was possible to re-assign UK registrations? Though I realise G-ASDA isn't real

Its not possible. The only time it ever happens is for the same airframe. I.e. some of the charter airlines aircraft get Canadian registrations over the winter but go back to their UK registration on return.

Like you said, the G-ASDA is purely cosmetic.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13170 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 27679 times:

I wonder how much this cost them? Probably a 100,000 Pounds +! Guess they can't get on TV enough with ads and billboards are not allowed in much of the UK so this is a substitute. At least it doesn't have the smiley face....

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 27639 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 15):
I wonder how much this cost them? Probably a 100,000 Pounds +! Guess they can't get on TV enough with ads and billboards are not allowed in much of the UK so this is a substitute

Oh no, Asda manage to get their advertisements everywhere, tv, billboards you name it. This is novel way, propably for the 2007 ASDA corporate Calendar or something, to get yet more publicity. Cost won't be a problem for them.

Mark



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User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27606 times:

I'd love it if my employers did that. Looks really good. And thats coming from a Tesco's employee. Can anyone come up with a reg for a Tesco 747?

Bev xx



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User currently offlineKeego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27564 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
Quoting CKT789 (Reply 10):
Is this the 747 that is at the track where BBC's Top Gear is filmed? You always see a 747 in the background when they are going round the racetrack.

Nah, that's at Dunsfold, just a few hundred yards from my house. The B747-200 there is G-BDXJ, and ex-EAF and BA aircraft.

Thats the 1st thing I tought when I opened the post!!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27545 times:

People on here have been wondering when Wal-Mart was going to start an airline...  duck 

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27515 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 15):
I wonder how much this cost them? Probably a 100,000 Pounds

Drop in the ocean to Asda, equivavent to about 1 hour 20 minutes profit.

Of course if they really did set up an airline, they would soon be making a lot less!!



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27500 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 17):
Can anyone come up with a reg for a Tesco 747?

G-CHAV

Or should that be what's on the ASDA version!  Smile


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27479 times:

Cool!

Nothing would surprise me these days. If airline economics were as good as retail, then I'm pretty sure Tesco would have set up an airline already. Supermarkets do everything else, including pet insurance and savings accounts. The co-op will even bury you, at a competitive price.


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27447 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 17):
I'd love it if my employers did that. Looks really good. And thats coming from a Tesco's employee. Can anyone come up with a reg for a Tesco 747?

Oh your poor thing lol. Tesco Concorde anyone?! Be more like a Cessna 172 in reality! (from a fellow employee)


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 27384 times:

That looks great though in fairness to them! Bought back some memories of JMC lol! but as said... shame about the tail!


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25 Post contains links and images AndyEastMids : Rumour is that the Super Guppy is going to be painted in Tesco colours - supermarket wars in the middle of Leicestershire! Andy
26 Legoguy : Cool. Did they actually buy the old aircraft or is it leased or whats happening? And where will they be placing it? Near a road somewhere!?!!?! Ahhh t
27 Gary2880 : i'd love to know how they are always going to keep low prices if they fanny around spending money painting engine-less 747s! interesting anyway, i vot
28 PMN : I must be the only person on the planet who thinks this aircraft looks horriffic! It's absolutely vile to my eyes, and that's something I never though
29 ThePRGuy : G-$**T Thanks PR
30 Post contains images Aer Lingus : Very simple T-ESCO but if it needs a G in front I would say G-TSCO.
31 Cosmic : Certainly was. The JMC colour scheme is one of my favourites of the past few years. This is a good idea by ASDA and looks great.
32 Post contains images Capital146 : Note to ones self..........."on arriving at work tomorrow must pay a visit to Mr Morrison's office with the groundbreaking idea of painting a 5th hand
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