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Finnair A340 Gets Angry Birds Special Livery  
User currently offlineodo From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 24344 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HEmdvabeQw

Will be used on AY81 HEL-SIN tonight and AY82 SIN-HEL tomorrow. Word is that the livery will be on only for these two flights...

//odo


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User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3001 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 24320 times:

Modern day version of the moomins, that was put on the MD-11's about 5-10yrs ago!

Me likes!

A very successful Finnish export, for the mobile gaming company Rovio.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 24263 times:

On this awfull ugly new Finnair livery every sticker looks good.

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 24148 times:

Fun looking aircraft hope they keep it around a while.


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User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 23659 times:

Is there a picture someone can post of the plane???

Thanks...


User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 23285 times:
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Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 1):
Modern day version of the moomins, that was put on the MD-11's about 5-10yrs ago!

When I saw your post before seeing the video of the aircraft, I had expectations for a bunch of Angry Birds clustered (perhaps in action too) in the front of the fuselage, just like how AY applied the Moomins livery. What a letdown.

I guess a few Angry Bird stickers is still better than nothing though.


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 893 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19538 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 1):
Modern day version of the moomins, that was put on the MD-11's about 5-10yrs ago!

Me likes!

A very successful Finnish export, for the mobile gaming company Rovio.


Oh I wish the Angry Bird stickers would stay there and the Moomins and Santa would return, loved those. AY 340 with the Santa livery:

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User currently offlineAquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 18779 times:

The A 340 is simply beautiful.... Stickers or not.
BTW at second 58 looks like there is a quite big bump on the fuselage under the copckpit window. (Angry) bird strike?
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User currently offlineardian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 18651 times:

Quoting Aquila3 (Reply 7):

I think it's a reflection of the light.

Nice livery though. I don't really like the game, but it's nice to see some splash of color on an AY-plane


User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16576 times:

The Moomins were simply the cutest thing that has ever been applied on the MD-11s. One version had the hippo placed right where it seems there is a light sitting on its nose ... and such beautiful pastel colours too.

AY081 operating OH-LQD with the Angry Bird stickers is currently in mid-air enroute to Singapore ... and is due here at 1558hrs (local time) - 12 minutes ahead of schedule.

Looking forward to seeing it here ... except that the weather isn't great!

Can anyone confirm if these stickers are for just this one flight here and back ... or will they be retained for some time?

KC Sim
Singapore


User currently offlineqf772 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16503 times:

Maybe it's a new level of the game where you can throw Finnair planes at the pigs


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User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 16136 times:

Why would they only have them on for 2 flights? When an airline adds anything to their aircraft, don't they have to get approval to fly them? Why go through all that just for two flights -- well I except for money.

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15973 times:

Quoting BlueBus (Reply 11):

Why would they only have them on for 2 flights? When an airline adds anything to their aircraft, don't they have to get approval to fly them? Why go through all that just for two flights -- well I except for money.

Because the flight is a special Angry Birds flight. There will be players on board the flight playing Angry Birds against each other for the entire flight, and I guess they are doing some kind of tournament.


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 893 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13905 times:

At least one Birdie was checked in: http://twitpic.com/6nvrhd

I read on the FlightForum.fi that Angry Birds were everywhere on the flight: Angry Birds meals (!) were available, the crew wear Angry Birds aprons, the pillows were replaced by soft toys and so on. And of course the game, the Angry Birds Asian Challenge, the first prize is a long haul flight. I just wonder what the rest of the passengers thought about the Angry Birds invasion  

There was an Angry Birds Changi Airport Challenge also:
http://www.changiairport.com/at-chan...gry-birds-changi-airport-challenge


User currently offlineTrijetsonly From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10608 times:

Let's see how long this will take to get the first FOD by bird strike...  

User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 10231 times:
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I hear that the stickers will be removed after the return flight. So did any spotter in SIN managed to take a pic of it?


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7452 times:

Quoting teme82 (Reply 15):
I hear that the stickers will be removed after the return flight. So did any spotter in SIN managed to take a pic of it?

The answer is yes:


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User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

Those are slick -- thanks for sharing.

I hope they keep them on, but I would imagine that would cost them more to the makers of the games.


User currently offlineodo From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

OH-LQD is now heading to Hong Kong as AY061 with the stickers still on.


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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 893 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Great footage of AY's Angry Birds at SIN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob510dmHmvg


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6382 times:

This strikes me as an odd choice of stickers to put on a jet. Those angry birds characters fly into things and explode- that's ALL they do. You want that on your jetliner?


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User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6760 posts, RR: 76
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

So, what happens when the aircraft sees a green pig?
  

Some guys here already came up with an idea to paint a damn big green pig on a field near an airport...!



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User currently onlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2729 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6109 times:

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 21):
So, what happens when the aircraft sees a green pig?

I Dunno, but what if you tap on the yellow bird on the engines? will it make the A340 climb faster?      

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineCharlieNoble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6015 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 22):
I Dunno, but what if you tap on the yellow bird on the engines? will it make the A340 climb faster?  

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