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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3031 times:

Austrian Airlines painted Airbus A321 OE-LBC in special McDonalds colors to promote the UEFA Euro2008 players escort (Kids who escort the players onto the field before the games).

Link: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/view...D=185a7eebab7f367f5d2c806f1fd0a603

Please apologise if this has been posted before.

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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3001 times:

You've got to be kidding.. That plane is absolutely hideous!!!!!!

I wonder how much money it cost McDonalds to have this done..



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2919 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
That plane is absolutely hideous!!!!!!

I hope it is temporary.  yuck 


User currently offlineHBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 281 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2919 times:

...well, it is not as bad as I expected it to be...

Remember these?


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In February 2000 I ended up on a Crossair charter to LPA on the infamous "MacPlane" - I still think this was my most embarrasing ride on a plane ever - they even served food influenced by McDonald's (Chicken Nuggets!) .

Anyway, as long as McD pays a lot of money to make the Euro a success, why not? But using children as a motive?

Mac Food is certainly not a good choice for children, I can't help it, but the ferry tale "Der Rattenfaenger von Hameln" comes to my mind...

...and also: what the heck does McD have to to with soccer? Is it easier to score after some vitalizing burgers?

Last, but not least; watch out, Austrian: the airlines once advertising McD have either disappeared or are about to be drastically restructered...

Goals instead of BigMacs!

HBIHL  
 

[Edited 2007-12-21 07:03:10]


Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2738 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Thread starter):
Austrian Airlines painted Airbus A321 OE-LBC in special McDonalds colors to promote the UEFA Euro2008 players escort (Kids who escort the players onto the field before the games).

Link: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/view...D=185a7eebab7f367f5d2c806f1fd0a603

Please apologise if this has been posted before.

Why do aircraft have to be flying billboards. It is hideous...

Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 3):
.well, it is not as bad as I expected it to be...

Remember these?

Much better than the OS plane



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2729 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
It is hideous

Agreed.

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
Much better than the OS plane

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In general, i'm not against billboards at all, they bring some variety, but some are hideous indeed. I especially like Germanwings's Park Inn and Bearbus liveries.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2688 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 5):
Bearbus liveries.

That is an advertisment for a city which is different than an aircraft painted in pink as a T-Mobile adverstisment.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2663 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
Much better than the OS plane

I agree too. At least that's just a plane in a livery similar to the brand it is advertising.

The goofy kids with gaping maws look freaky to me. Disturbing. Not all look happy. Are they being tortured?



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Hey guys, nothing is worse than having to fly on the "Simpson's" plane back in the 1990's with Western Pacific. Marge Simpson on the tail with her big huge blue hair. Utterly disgusting airplane.

UAL


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2591 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 6):
That is an advertisment for a city which is different than an aircraft painted in pink as a T-Mobile adverstisment.

 Confused

I don't see the logic here, it's still a flying billboard and a specialy livery. The Park Inn plane looks neat aswell, and it's not an advertisement for a city.

Just the fact wether a billboard livery advertises a city/region/country or a company doesnt determine wether it looks good or not, the paintjob itself does.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

McDonald's needs to advertise?


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2562 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
You've got to be kidding.. That plane is absolutely hideous!!!!!!

Yes, its indeed very ugly, like most aircraft which feature photographic advertising. But, well, its McDonalds. Who expects anything tasteful or even classy from them?


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2527 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 9):
I don't see the logic here, it's still a flying billboard and a specialy livery. The Park Inn plane looks neat aswell, and it's not an advertisement for a city.

Well I can understand that an airline is advertising a city an advertisment for T-Mobile, McDonalds etc just looks cheap on an aircraft. Maybe I am old fashioned in that regards but an airliner is not a city bus.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2507 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 11):
Who expects anything tasteful or even classy from them?

Actually, they are redesigning their stores and marketing materials and it is actually tasteful for the most part. I drove by a McDonalds yesterday that had been refurbished and I was surprised at how nice the building looked. Also the new McDonalds with the "McCafe" I stopped at in Perth australia was very classy, with a coffee bar area and LCD tvs with news and business channels on...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2484 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 13):
Also the new McDonalds with the "McCafe"

 yes  Coffee in real coffee cups. Very nice touch.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Well, I guess Mc D paid OS to do it so OS won't have to take the ass kicks Big grin.

Does not look that good.... but I have seen worse.  Smile


User currently onlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Don't like it...

Can you see just behind the wing, they've left a small bit of blue underbelly... looks a mess!


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2081 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Thread starter):
Austrian Airlines painted Airbus A321 OE-LBC in special McDonalds colors

I have got a linguistic question for our German and Austrian members:
The text in German is spelled "Die McDonald's fussball eskorte".
Should it not be "Die McDonald's Fussball Eskorte"? or is it so that in Austrian German or modern German the nouns are not to start with a capital letter any more?
Kind of a capital question  Smile


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2026 times:



Quoting Breiz (Reply 17):

You're absolutely right, nouns are to start with a capital letter  Smile


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1830 times:



Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 3):
the infamous "MacPlane" - I still think this was my most embarrasing ride on a plane ever - they even served food influenced by McDonald's (Chicken Nuggets

I almost choked on a chicken nugget from McD from laughing at this thread!  rotfl  I do remember wanting to have ridden on those old McD planes when I was a kid. To be young and naive enjoying McD chicken nuggets on the McD plane.  yummy 



The journey of life is not based on the accomplishments, but the experience.
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3331 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1773 times:



Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 3):
In February 2000 I ended up on a Crossair charter to LPA on the infamous "MacPlane" - I still think this was my most embarrasing ride on a plane ever

How ironic that the caption of the photo you posted reads "Possibly the most beautiful MD-80 ever painted."

Incidentally, is anyone else in the mood for some Chicken Selects?  Silly


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