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Anyone Know What Plane Type Oprah Flew To Aus?  
User currently offlinebg8810 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12866 times:

was wondering if the trip was taken while the qantas 380s were down and took the 744? or was the 380 used?

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User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 759 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12864 times:

Quoting bg8810 (Thread starter):
was wondering if the trip was taken while the qantas 380s were down and took the 744? or was the 380 used?

I believe she flew in her own. It was always the case that she would use her own aircraft.



http://www.theage.com.au/entertainme...-aussie-island-20101208-18ozd.html


[Edited 2011-01-19 21:21:49]

User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12855 times:

Did she take the airline/charter to OZ? I don't know these things about Oprah.

I do know she owns a Global Express though.


User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12772 times:

She took her Global Express


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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12621 times:

N54SL if I remember the registration correctly. I observed it parked at the GA area in Sydney. Global Express XRS. I didn't bother photographing it since it was fairly anonymous looking, just like all the others biz-jets that come and go from Sydney (Reg Grundy's little bizjet excepted)  Wink

[Edited 2011-01-19 22:26:15]

User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12509 times:

Oprah flew on her own jet, while the 302 audience members and crew flew on 2 x 744

User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

Thats why she owns her own plane so she dosent have to fly Commercial,

Would you ride the Bus if you owned a fleet of cars ???


User currently offlineBNEFlyer From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12199 times:
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Alan Joyce: Oprah, we'd love to offer you a First Class seat on your flight to Australia

Oprah: Bitch please, I have a GEx


User currently offlinefauzi From Brunei, joined Jul 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12056 times:

Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 7):

Alan Joyce: Oprah, we'd love to offer you a First Class seat on your flight to Australia

Oprah: Bitch please, I have a GEx

  



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User currently onlineLAXtoATL From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11885 times:

Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 7):
Alan Joyce: Oprah, we'd love to offer you a First Class seat on your flight to Australia

Oprah: Bitch please, I have a GEx

LOL! Good one.


User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 575 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11570 times:

They showed her getting off in the first episode of the Australia shows. I couldn't make out what it was, but then again I know squat about private jets really lol. I believe she first flew into Hamilton Island. I assume they would have stopped in Hawaii to refuel?

User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11162 times:
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Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 5):

Because the first one had engine trouble en route.   



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User currently offlineFlyNWA727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11121 times:

LMAO @ Oprah flying commercially.   

Oprah took a private jet while 'the rest' flew commercially.



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10702 times:

Quoting C680 (Reply 3):
She took her Global Express

Oprah's ride:

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User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10543 times:

Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 7):
Alan Joyce: Oprah, we'd love to offer you a First Class seat on your flight to Australia

Oprah: Bitch please, I have a GEx

Brilliant!


User currently onlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10376 times:

Quoting FlyNWA727 (Reply 12):
LMAO @ Oprah flying commercially.   

I don't see what would be so terrible about her flying first on Qantas, especially if the rest of the plane is full of her audience.


User currently offlineFlyNWA727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10342 times:

Quoting mattdell (Reply 15):
I don't see what would be so terrible about her flying first on Qantas, especially if the rest of the plane is full of her audience.

You failed to detect the sarcasm in my post.   

But a proud and arrogant black woman worth 3 billion USD is not flying commercially with the rest of the commoners. Oprah would sooner admit to the lesbian rumors involving her bestie, Gayle King.



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User currently offlinejonjonnl From UK - England, joined Dec 2007, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9339 times:

Quoting FlyNWA727 (Reply 16):
But a proud and arrogant black woman worth 3 billion USD is not flying commercially with the rest of the commoners.

Would a proud and arrogant white/red/yellow/etc woman worth 3 billion USD fly with the rest of the commoners? I fail to see the relevance of her being black to the matter being discussed.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9316 times:

I'm surprised that her jet's registration wasn't NxxOW. Her last plane did.

One time Dr. Phil was at HOU using her jet a few years ago and it had an engine failure on takeoff. Fortunately the pilot was able to abort the takeoff without much fuss and everything came out ok. But it made the news.

Did John Travolta participate at all on this trip? After watching her show where she announced the trip you were led to believe he was would be flying everyone down there.


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

Quoting jonjonnl (Reply 17):
I fail to see the relevance of her being black to the matter being discussed.

To take it one step further, what is the relevance of her being female have to do with this.......



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User currently onlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8155 times:

Quoting FlyNWA727 (Reply 16):
You failed to detect the sarcasm in my post.   

No, I got your sarcasm rather well. I just decided to quote your post to give context to my question.

I don't care how much you're worth. I don't see the point in chartering a third plane for yourself while also chartering two others. What does that get you? Is there really a point where a first class Qantas suite doesn't cut it for you?


User currently offlinehigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8153 times:

Quoting jonjonnl (Reply 17):

Would a proud and arrogant white/red/yellow/etc woman worth 3 billion USD fly with the rest of the commoners? I fail to see the relevance of her being black to the matter being discussed

Quit being so precious and politically correct. It was obviously a merely harmless reference with no ill intent.

HTFU FFS

Dont hijack a thread and take the attention away from a funny joke because of your super sensitive agenda.

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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8086 times:

Quoting jonjonnl (Reply 17):
Would a proud and arrogant white/red/yellow/etc woman worth 3 billion USD fly with the rest of the commoners?


Oh, I don't know about the arrogance part but I am kind of surprised she didn't fly on the same plane with the rest of the crowd. Oprah made a career out of being "just a regular person" and just acting like everyone else would. Most people find it endearing.
OW doesn't get much bad press I think because of this.


User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 575 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Quoting mattdell (Reply 20):
I don't see the point in chartering a third plane for yourself while also chartering two others. What does that get you? Is there really a point where a first class Qantas suite doesn't cut it for you?

For one thing, the 300 guests and 200 crew showed up before her and then they all split up and flew off to seperater cities. She's visited 7-8 cities (first arriving in Hamilton Island, Ayers Rock, Melbourne and Sydney to start) so makes sense to have her own jet along with her for logistics alone. She's a billionaire, so she can afford that luxury and probably needs it so she can visit so many cities as fast and easily as possible.


User currently onlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7838 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 23):
For one thing, the 300 guests and 200 crew showed up before her and then they all split up and flew off to seperater cities. She's visited 7-8 cities (first arriving in Hamilton Island, Ayers Rock, Melbourne and Sydney to start) so makes sense to have her own jet along with her for logistics alone.

This makes sense! If she's visiting other cities "on tour" or something like that, then I can completely understand the use of a private jet.

Otherwise, she's just being elitist.


25 unattendedbag : Would you want to spend the ENTIRE trip signing autographs and talking to all 302 passengers on board the flight, because that is what she'd be expec
26 Post contains images SonomaFlyer : If I had the cash and owned a jet like that, I'd have no problem being "elitist."
27 steex : To add, Oprah wouldn't be chartering the plane for herself - she owns that plane.
28 flaps30 : Does anyone know the max range of her bizjet or how many stops enroute?
29 delimit : I didn't realize a Global Express could carry that much payload that far...
30 commavia : Just as an aside: Oprah did, indeed, used to fly commercial - at least on AA. I know several flight attendants who had her on flights (years ago).
31 Bennett123 : Why 2 B747-400's for 302 passengers?.
32 Post contains images 747LUVR : DELIMIT.....payload as in Oprah? lol
33 ouboy79 : Also, I'm sure her GEx is fully outfitted as an office in the sky to keep working and maintaining her global empire for the long flight.
34 n92r03 : Funniest thing I've read in a long time! Get over your political correctness, pussification of realitiy. I'm not a woman, but I can to you that this
35 akelley728 : 302 was the number of audience members. There was an unspecified number of the Oprah show crew that came too. They probably flew on separate planes.
36 Post contains images FlyNWA727 : I can't stand tight wads that always want to play games of semantics and read much too deep into something that should only illicit a simply chuckle,
37 C680 : Range is 6,325 nm - Could have made it non-stop from SFO, but most corporate operators don't like to push the edge of the envelope. If she started in
38 laca773 : Actually, she knew these audience members who went on this trip with her. They were the chosen few from her years on The O that stood out and have do
39 AndrewUber : It would have been nice P.R. for her to ride among her fans, but on the other hand - if I had a GLEX and had to go to Australia, I'd be on it like a r
40 jonjonnl : I think it has nothing to do with being arrogant or any other personal characteristic. I simply think it's related to the fact that it may be extreme
41 GBRandSYCguy : But a proud and arrogant black woman worth 3 billion USD is not flying commercially with the rest of the commoners. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm
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