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Not So "Elite" Looking A318  
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5543 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18542 times:

Look what they've done to my favorite aircraft.....  yuck   hissyfit 


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Not quite as overpowering in the medium photo above, but go large or see it up close --- Sacrilege!!! The all-premium BA A318 TATL may be a better eye candy.


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User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18358 times:

EEEKK! Where are my shades!  covereyes 

User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4437 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18133 times:

I don't get it.....so airlines from developing countries shouldn't order the A318 only b/c you think it should be an elite configured aircraft????

User currently offlineFullFlaps From Germany, joined Apr 2009, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18087 times:

I don't get it either, whats so bad about this aircraft ?

[Edited 2009-07-03 00:19:55]

User currently offlineAustralis From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18072 times:

i gotta say, looks better than some other liveries out there..  Smile

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7805 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18043 times:

It's fine. There's much worse out there.


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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18043 times:

The owner has the right to decide what is to be painted on the aircraft (with certain limitations of course). If you don't like it, just close your eyes.

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 17766 times:

???

Doesnt look bad at all.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 17593 times:

OK, a bit "kitschig", but OK. Air Berlin new paint scheme isn't better.

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4502 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17332 times:

You will need to get over it - that is just how all Sonangol aircraft look like, including their A319CJs:


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User currently offlineBtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 708 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 16237 times:
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Anybody know when the BA A318 is due out?


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User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2051 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 16167 times:

Since when is BA using a A318CJ for transatlantic service? I've not heard anything about it and I would have...

Can anyone enlighten me?

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User currently offlineAirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 15946 times:



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 11):
Since when is BA using a A318CJ for transatlantic service? I've not heard anything about it and I would have...

Can anyone enlighten me?

Where have you been hiding the last year+.

BA's A318 from LCY to JFK is old news.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7805 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 14304 times:



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 11):
Since when is BA using a A318CJ for transatlantic service? I've not heard anything about it and I would have...

Evidently you wouldn't have. Do a search - it has been discussed a lot.



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13905 times:

Is this thread meant to be a photo plug?  Wink

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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13743 times:



Quoting SKORD (Reply 1):
I don't get it.....so airlines from developing countries shouldn't order the A318 only b/c you think it should be an elite configured aircraft????

You really don't get it, I never said they shouldn't order - and China is very well developed, last time I looked.  Smile As to your other point, the photo caption very clearly indicates "A318-112 CJ Elite".

Quoting BAW716 (Reply 11):
Since when is BA using a A318CJ for transatlantic service?

Strictly speaking, it's not an "A318CJ" - just one with 32 "club" seats.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-city-jfk-a318-service-in-oct.html

.....I'll let others debate the seat description.  Wink



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User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3184 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12914 times:

I don't get it, looks nice, I think they have it on a 737-700 aswell, looks very smart.


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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12724 times:

I think it looks nice. Although a little too much white, needs a little bit more color.


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User currently offlineANZUS340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 12395 times:

No, I agree it is horribly gaudy. Why on earth many contemporary airlines are insisting on painting their aircraft to look like fast food outlets I will never know. Ronald McDonald would be totally at home on the horror above.

User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 12126 times:

I'm confused? Why is it so bad?

Quoting ANZUS340 (Reply 18):
Why on earth many contemporary airlines are insisting on painting their aircraft to look like fast food outlets I will never know.

Comfort food colors = comfort airline!  duck   scratchchin 



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 4378 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 12042 times:

I like it, nothing in bad taste there. Seen much worse.


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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 10310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 10382 times:



Quoting BalZ18 (Reply 19):

The yellow looks like fast food cheese.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29325 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 9304 times:



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 11):
Since when is BA using a A318CJ for transatlantic service?

As far as I know, the two A318s on order for BA's new LCY-JFK service (with westbound fuel stop at SNN) are standard A318s, not the Elite or corporate jet model.


User currently offlineTempest1944 From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8812 times:

Personally I think it looks fine...I mean yes, there are better pain schemes out there, but this isn't bad at all.


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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4437 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6969 times:



Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 15):
You really don't get it, I never said they shouldn't order - and China is very well developed, last time I looked

Some areas of rural China, maybe places to where Sonagol flies, wouldn't agree with you much.

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 15):
As to your other point, the photo caption very clearly indicates "A318-112 CJ Elite".

I was actually trying to say that the post implied "what is an A318CJ doing with a small chinese airline"....i did say it wrong though.


25 Vasu : Gotta say I agree... at least it has some colour! Saying that this A318 isn't "elite" is like saying any given airline's 787* doesn't look "dreamy" e
26 Post contains links VirginFlyer : You are aware that China Sonangol International is an oil company, not a small airline from rural China? http://www.chinasonangol.com/ It is a subsid
27 Spacecadet : Seriously, the A318 is actually somebody's favorite aircraft??
28 BMI727 : Apparently that someone doesn't have to fly them for a profit.
29 DEVILFISH : As I've mentioned many times here before, I love the underdogs and the outcasts. Wonder what those who chose to actually fly the A318 for business li
30 BMI727 : The A318 is a niche aircraft. It is possible to turn a profit with them, but it is somewhat difficult to justify the use of an A318 versus an A319. F
31 Wexfordflyer : I personally think it is quite a nice livery, don't see any problems with it.
32 Vfw614 : Are you sure an Airbus flies on Avgas....?
33 VirginFlyer : You could probably try... I'd hate to think what it would do to the engines, or possibly to any of the sealants in the fuel system... For those not q
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