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Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?  
User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8710 times:

Check this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv..._article_id=414083&in_page_id=1770

The caption says this is a photo of the 380 crossing the face of the moon in the style of Mark Garfinkel.

It doesn't look much like a 380 to me. And what airline's c/s is that?


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8711 times:

That´s BMI A320 or 332, no 380 that´s for sure...

Micke// Big grin



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User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8659 times:

The Daily Wail rarely gets anything right. It's a bmi A330

User currently offlineSB From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8638 times:

Wings are too small for an A330, looks more like a 319/20 to me.

S.



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8638 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 2):
The Daily Wail rarely gets anything right. It's a bmi A330

Pretty sure its an A320, due to the wingtip fences which are evident on closer inspection.

Oh well, and I already left a comment on that story saying its a BMI A330  Smile


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8571 times:

Just blown it to 300% in Photoshop and it IS an A320. The angle is deceiving - but not enough for it to be an A380!!

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8560 times:

Yeah I also left a comment saying that it wasn't an A380. That definately not an A330. Too small, the nose look and looking at the wing, far from an A330's wing.


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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1342 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8560 times:
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2 engines on this A380.


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8529 times:

Quoting Molykote (Reply 7):
2 engines on this A380.

Yeah, that's Airbus engineering for you. The engines are already falling off the thing and it isn't even EIS yet.  duck 


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8456 times:

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  Can't believe they went ahead and published it...


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8381 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 9):
Can't believe they went ahead and published it...

Those idiots...

Quote:
This stunning image of the Airbus 380 flying past the moon was captured on Wednesday night.



Sure doesn't look like an A380 to me, more of like a BMI A319/A320:


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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8257 times:

They've changed it...

"This stunning image of a BMI Airbus flying past the moon was captured on Wednesday night."

 biggrin 


User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8159 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 11):
They've changed it...

A.netters set the record straight once again.



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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8156 times:

Most defienely not the A380. BMI for sure...but I am not sure what type of plane...it looks like an A330.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7880 times:

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 12):
A.netters set the record straight once again.

Should we start another barrage of comments suggesting it's a Learjet?  biggrin 


User currently offlineKwcarolma From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7191 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 14):
Quoting HangarRat (Reply 12):
A.netters set the record straight once again.


Should we start another barrage of comments suggesting it's a Learjet?

I bet it's little Bush's AF1  duck 


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 11):
They've changed it...

Indeed they did.

When I viewed this yesterday, I added this comment:

The photo is indeed breathtaking. However, the aircraft in question is not the A380 Super Jumbo, but in fact and Airbus A320 operated by BMI. I give my compliments to the photograopher for the great photo, but give a big thumbs down to the reporter and the paper for, once again, getting it wrong

Today, not only have they changed the copy, but also removed my comment!

Russ



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2929 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

It says in the report that they're configured with 130 seats. If this info is correct (chances are it won't be!), it must be an A319. I've flown on 2 of Bmi's A322's (G-MIDT & G-MIDZ), and they have 160 seats.

Darren



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

How about the fact that the plane in the photo has one engine on each wing instead of two? That should be the dead give away. (For figuring out it's not an A380 anyway)

User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Molykote (Reply 7):
2 engines on this A380.

Oh no, I can see the "Will the A380 get ETOPS certification?" threads already!



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