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User currently offlineChicagoFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14241 times:

So here's your last chance to bid $10,000+ and get a seat on the CO delivery flight on March 23d.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070207/nyw085.html?.v=89

Quote:
Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787), so flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight.

Then again, the source of this press release is March of Dimes...

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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14251 times:

Just saw this and wondered how long before it showed up on here. Some one got a little to excited sitting at the spin machine! Big grin


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14163 times:

I'd suggest changing the topic/title, it's very misleading.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14170 times:

With an orderbook of more then 300 777s (5 year production) and some major recent orders for the cargo versions and the 777-300ER, I think the announcement of the 777 line closure is slightly premature. Yes, the 787 and A-350 will be more economical replacements for the older 777-200s, but see the 777 being built til 2018 and reaching 1200 examples AT LEAST.


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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14121 times:

The last 777!, I did miss the opportunity on Concorde, I will not let this one pass me out, I going to sell my car, house, hell even this computer to get on this one.

See you.



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13912 times:

Lemme guess, this was written by Airbus!!! Big grin


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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13871 times:

Quoting CM767 (Reply 4):
The last 777!, I did miss the opportunity on Concorde, I will not let this one pass me out, I going to sell my car, house, hell even this computer to get on this one.

See you.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I can just see before me, all the Airbee cheerleaders jumping up in joy over the death-news of their biggest nightmare Big grin

Hell... it even made my heart stop for a minute  fever 



Peet7G
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13726 times:

Uh, okay that's incredibly misleading. Yeah, one day Boeing will stop making the 777, but for the time being the order books are packed and this is just CO's second to last. Change the title!


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User currently offlineUnited777atGU From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13612 times:

From the article:

Quote:
Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787), so flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight.

I'm confused. This article wasn't clear. This can't be true right. They are just referring to COs 777 orders? Then why would they say this??? That's not only misleading, but just plain wrong. Boeing hasn't said anything about ending the 777 line, so what the heck is going on???



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User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7021 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13536 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
With an orderbook of more then 300 777s (5 year production) and some major recent orders for the cargo versions and the 777-300ER, I think the announcement of the 777 line closure is slightly premature. Yes, the 787 and A-350 will be more economical replacements for the older 777-200s, but see the 777 being built til 2018 and reaching 1200 examples AT LEAST.

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13491 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 2):
I'd suggest changing the topic/title, it's very misleading

Oh come now ... it is funny...

1. Spy the thread title
2. SAY WHAT!!  Wow!
3. Click on thread
4. Click on press-release link in thread
5. Chuckle and mutter "...what fools these mortals be"

30 seconds of humor never hurt anyone ...  Smile



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User currently offlineBbobbo From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13457 times:

Quoting United777atGU (Reply 8):
I'm confused. This article wasn't clear. This can't be true right. They are just referring to COs 777 orders? Then why would they say this??? That's not only misleading, but just plain wrong. Boeing hasn't said anything about ending the 777 line, so what the heck is going on???

Relax, the press release was written by some PR person for the March of Dimes who is trying to promote a charity auction and who obviously doesn't know that much about aviation.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 10):
Quoting Leelaw (Reply 2):
I'd suggest changing the topic/title, it's very misleading

Oh come now ... it is funny...

I agree!


User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13274 times:

Quoting Bbobbo (Reply 11):
Quoting WestWing (Reply 10):
Quoting Leelaw (Reply 2):
I'd suggest changing the topic/title, it's very misleading

Oh come now ... it is funny...

I agree!

IMO something like "March of Dimes Predicts Early Demise of 777" would be just as funny as well as accurate, and elicit just as many views.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12147 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13198 times:
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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13192 times:

Just for the record, so future readers aren't confused, the moderators have intervened and changed/edited the topic heading from the original title of something like: "Boeing Will Stop Making The 777."

User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13120 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 9):

As Mark Twain said, rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

I don't know if this goes every where in the world, but here in Hungary we have a saying, that if the rumor of someone's death spreads around then he/she will have an extra long life Big grin

I hope this will apply to the 777 too  bigthumbsup 



Peet7G
User currently offlineBbobbo From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13055 times:

This new title is lame ("Buy seats on delivery flight", in case it gets changed again). It doesn't convey the intention of the original post at all.

If a change had to be made, something like Leelaw's suggestion was better. How about:

"March of Dimes Announces End of 777 Production"


User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 996 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12969 times:

Quoting Bbobbo (Reply 16):
"March of Dimes Announces End of 777 Production

I agree....



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12932 times:

Had the title been left as the thread starter decided, and not changed by all the forum police here, perhaps we'd all be better off  Yeah sure

The original title described exactly what the article said, whether the article was correct or not is irrelevant.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12481 times:
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Quoting Bbobbo (Reply 16):
If a change had to be made, something like Leelaw's suggestion was better. How about:

How about "March Of Dimes screws up, gets a mauling from Boeing and issues a retraction."



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User currently offlineChicagoFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11701 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 19):
How about "March Of Dimes screws up, gets a mauling from Boeing and issues a retraction."

Indeed.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070207/nyw085.html?.v=90

Quote:
In the news release, Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity for Flying Enthusiasts: Two Seats On a Boeing 777 Delivery Flight, issued earlier today by March of Dimes over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the fifth paragraph, second sentence should read, "Flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight," rather than, "Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787), so flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight," as originally issued inadvertently.


User currently offlineBbobbo From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11199 times:

"March of Dimes Accidentally Cancels Boeing 777 Program"

That's a title worthy of The Onion. Come on, moderators, change it!


User currently offlineBphendri From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11143 times:

So is the $10,000 price for F Class or Y class?

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10350 times:

Quoting Bphendri (Reply 22):
So is the $10,000 price for F Class or Y class?

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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10191 times:

Good GOD this thread is a roller coaster ride. Glad the correction cleared things up, although I still think this is a borderline useless thread.

First a 777 gets cut up, and now the (wrong) article says the 777 line is getting shut down. Damn I'm getting old.

What's next? Is Kitty Hawk Aircargo scheduling freighter conversions on some 787's that Champion is pulling out of revenue service???

  

[Edited 2007-02-08 00:19:03]


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25 AsstChiefMark : They're actually A320's. Mark
26 Flyingdove : FYI, The link to the press release now carries a correction at the top of the page, no doubt thanks to all of us A.netters!
27 Ikramerica : Anyone know how you actually find the eBay auction? I can't seem to find it, and the link to the MOD website does not have a hot link to the auction e
28 Copter808 : ChicagoFlyer, do you happen to work for CO in Chicago?
29 Cincinnati747 : Little bit of an exageration on this one lol
30 Bphendri : LOL I think I like the original title better. It's an attention getter!
31 Burkhard : We really should make a collection of aviation related nonsense we find somewhere - this one really is funny. 777 production will go until 2018 or 202
32 CM767 : Now looking at it seriously, another press release said that it would be the last or next to last 777 for CO, I wonder if this means that the 777 has
33 Ikramerica : No bids yet with 5 days left... 10k is a really steep starting price.
34 Post contains links Ikramerica : The auction got zero bids, BUT.... They are reopening the auction, through 28th February, and the new minimum bid is $4999. This is after I emailed th
35 Post contains images ChicagoFlyer : Assuming the economics work for Ikramerica, the whole a.net community is eagerly expecting an EXCLUSIVE trip report... Let them know that only through
36 Ikramerica : Giving to sick kids is more noble than contributing to already super rich universities who overcharge for everything. That's one way to justify it! An
37 Cactus739 : LOL.....good one...
38 Post contains links Ikramerica : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230096473744 I'm currently the high bidder.
39 Ikramerica : I was outbid at the 11th hour by a new bidder, which is good, because I really didn't want to pay $6850, but it was for a good cause and a good time.
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