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Rihanna To Charter A 777 For Her "777 Tour!"  
User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6330 times:


"I am so excited about the 777 Tour," said Rihanna. "We are turning this jumbo jet into our tour bus. We're practically living on this thing for a week: sleeping, partying, all together. Me, my fans, the press...it's going to be a wild ride. I wanted it to be a rock n' roll adventure, and I think when it's over it will be the coolest thing I've ever done. I'm that excited about it."

Sponsored by HTC Corporation and co-sponsored in the UK by River Island and in Paris by Microsoft, the "777" tour will take a group of die-hard fans and a traveling international press corps of over 150 journalists representing 82 countries, aboard a chartered Boeing 777 twinjet to 7 concerts in 7 days in 7 countries. The "777" tour will host an intimate gig in each of 7 cities in 7 different countries.


http://www.rihannanow.com/news-article/777-tour-routing-rih-vealed/

From where is Rihanna getting this 777?


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7396 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

I'm guessing it could be the Omni 777. That's used for charters often.


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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6355 times:

Clever bit of promo
Her 7th album in 7 years
7 concerts in 7 days in 7 countries

She's lucky Boeing has a plane to fit  



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User currently offlineB757forever From United States of America, joined May 2010, 400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
From where is Rihanna getting this 777?

I heard it was from DL.


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9592 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6360 times:

It would have been far more interesting if it was 7 continents, but I guess there's no 777 capable of landing in Antarctica to give the penguins a concert.


NOVEMBER 14th IN MEXICO CITY;
NOVEMBER 15th IN TORONTO;
NOVEMBER 16th IN STOCKHOLM;
NOVEMBER 17th IN PARIS;
NOVEMBER 18th IN BERLIN;
NOVEMBER 19th, WORLDWIDE ALBUM RELEASE DATE, IN LONDON;
NOVEMBER 20th IN NEW YORK CITY



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6357 times:
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Complete crap.

It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.

Next.  


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6355 times:

They don't even go to Asia and only 2 continents. Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe


She is going to be fighting fatigue/jet lag going from performing in Toronto one night then having Stockholm the next night.


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8086 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6349 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.

The difference between Maiden and Rihanna is that Rihanna isn't driving the plane.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
She is going to be fighting fatigue/jet lag going from performing in Toronto one night then having Stockholm the next night.

I would think they'll depart late at night from YYZ (subject to curfew - perhaps they can get an excemption if there is one) and fly overnight. Stockholm is a good choice to touch down in Europe cos it's a small, low-key city without lots of media, so demands on the artist during the day will be slight. She can get some sleep on the plane over - at least 1x four hour cycle - then land and go straight to a hotel and sleep for another four hour cycle, emerge about 6pm for soundcheck then have a few hours to do press / socialise etc before the gig. No fatigue issues there at all. Quite a nice schedule actually. Will be interesting to see what the actual times are for the flight - but that's my guess. Dep YYZ 2345 arr ARN 1330.



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User currently offlinetrent772 From Colombia, joined Oct 2012, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.

Completely Agree, real musicians are an extinct breed, all we have now are performers (if you can call them that), the era of true artists is long gone.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6349 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
From where is Rihanna getting this 777?

And who's gonna be paying for this?!

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 7):
Rihanna isn't driving the plane.

I didn't know planes could be driven, per se.......   



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6356 times:

Would N777AS be a possibility?


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6352 times:
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Quoting cedarjet (Reply 7):
The difference between Maiden and Rihanna is that Rihanna isn't driving the plane.

I was speaking about being original not 'driving' an airplane.   


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6348 times:

Quoting trent772 (Reply 8):
real musicians are an extinct breed, all we have now are performers (if you can call them that), the era of true artists is long gone.

Not true at all. There are still plenty of great musicians around, they just aren't in the foreground as much as they once were compared to the "performers".

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
And who's gonna be paying for this?!

Have you seen how much concert tickets go for these days? Hint: it's insane.

Let's say the average ticket is $150, and that the average venue is going to hold 8,000 fans (that's on the low-end for a tour like this). That means revenue is $1.2M per show, multiplied by 7 shows is $8.4M.

She'll have no problem chartering this 777 for a week. Tough life eh?



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6348 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 12):
She'll have no problem chartering this 777 for a week. Tough

While that may be true, not much left over after she's paid for the venue costs, taxes, band payroll, etc etc..... That's a lot if money.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.

I can't say I ever thought of Iron Maiden as classy.   


User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

So.. Rihanna's charter flight starts in two days, and no one knows what she's flying??


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User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5217 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

Anyone knows the schedule??

Is it landing in MEX or TLC?

g77



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
That's a lot if money.

But priceless in terms of getting the media talking about it (i.e. free advertising).

I'm guessing that the average demographic of ANet doesn't exactly fall within Rihanna's target audience, yet it is being discussed. Just wait until the gossip pages get hold of it...



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User currently offlinestarrymarkb From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
And who's gonna be paying for this?!

Probably HTC, River Island and Microsoft in return for having logos plastered over it...

With Maiden they worked out that it was cheaper to charter then to use commercial for what they wanted to do, and with everything (gear, band, crew) travelling together they could fit in more shows in less time..


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4):
It would have been far more interesting if it was 7 continents, but I guess there's no 777 capable of landing in Antarctica to give the penguins a concert.
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6):
They don't even go to Asia and only 2 continents. Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe

The biggest problem is the 7 days restriction. This schedule is tough enough to keep as it is. If you add in a longhaul flight every night and time zone changes, it gets a lot harder to pull it off.



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User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6352 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe

Could Iron Maiden be the launch customer for the new Boeing 666?  


User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 21):
the new Boeing 666

Right, cause' that name would be a great selling point.  



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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 14):
Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.

I can't say I ever thought of Iron Maiden as classy.

Little do you know.......    Google Bruce, Flight 666, etc. and watch some of the behind the scenes youtube footage from both the somewhere back in time and final frontier tours and then make a judgement on whether or not you consider Maiden 'classy.' At the very least as an airline enthusiast, you've got to admit that Bruce the rockstar-pilot is interesting!

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 12):
Quoting trent772 (Reply 8):
real musicians are an extinct breed, all we have now are performers (if you can call them that), the era of true artists is long gone.

Not true at all. There are still plenty of great musicians around, they just aren't in the foreground as much as they once were compared to the "performers".

Both are SO true! There are plenty of good musicians still out there, but you have to go to a club or smaller venue to see them. The era of new stadium/arena acts that are actually great musicians has sadly passed (though I'm still holding out for a revival!).


Back to topic, have there been any flight plans filed for this aircraft? Curious to see the schedule they are using to operate the flight. Seems very aggressive, especially if they are carrying gear in the cargo hold. Does Rhianna and her 'band' even have gear?



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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

Okay Im asking for trouble here, but much more impressive was the Back Street Boys around the world tour in 100 hrs...they took in Japan, Australia, South Africa, South America and NYC in less then 5 days...Much more impressive...If you can tolerate the band there is a great video that documents that trip on the 767....

User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 24):

I remember that being an article in an Airliner World Mag. I had a long, long while ago.




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25 Post contains images crownvic : Wait, on second thought, none of them looked hot like Rihanna, so I take that comment back
26 NASCARAirforce : You ever see her ticket prices, contracts, merchandise sales, sponsorships and endorsements. Unfortunately real musicians are no longer radio friendl
27 Newark727 : Not to interrupt a well intentioned "kids these days" rant but radio friendliness is hardly anything new, my dad tells me it was a pretty big deal wh
28 Post contains links 71Zulu : Looks like Delta, there's a DL 772 enroute to MEX right now from LAX, flight number 8857. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20121114/19
29 RWA380 : Rhianna is one of the highest grossing musical performers currently working, She has made several hundred million dollars in her short career, There
30 yellowtail : Some slack in the winter timetable. This will be a good way to keep the bird busy.
31 KarelXWB : That's the gayest 767 ever.[Edited 2012-11-14 13:23:08]
32 Post contains images xaapb :
33 bikerthai : Maybe two birds . . . my bet is that they will have two sets of stage equipment . . . one being used while the other gets dismantled and flown to the
34 NYC777 : Yeah but Iron Maiden doesn't look that hot in a string bikini.
35 Post contains images irishair98 : Second that my friend
36 xaapb : Amen! very well said!
37 speedbird0125 : Today, I saw one DL 777 (N864DL?!) sitting at the private site of LAX. It seemed it was a charter flight. Maybe it could be the one?
38 RussianJet : Possibly one of the only times I've actually wanted an aircraft to go tech.
39 Post contains links and images jporterfi : I assume that the assertion of the flight number being DL 8857 is correct, as DL usually doesn't fly nonstop between LAX and MEX, and FlightAware show
40 MCOflyer : Thats looks rather classy compared to the DL 777 Rihanna is flying on. KH
41 Post contains images LostSound : I'ma get slaughtered but I'll take a listen to Rihanna over Iron Maiden any day. Music taste varies so to make a general statement spoken as a fact th
42 Post contains images premobrimo : This is a picture of boarding the flight in MEX.
43 XFSUgimpLB41X : The number 8857 will follow it (the same ship) through the tour.
44 Post contains links 71Zulu : Next flight to Toronto scheduled, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20121115/0725Z/MMMX/CYYZ
45 Post contains images RyanairGuru : I have nothing against Rihanna, but that's a good call!
46 Post contains links and images delta747tlv : The aircraft routing is MEX-YYZ-ARN-CDG-SXF-STN-EWR, terminating at EWR on 20nov. The same ship will follow the whole way with that flight number and
47 XFSUgimpLB41X : 2 pilots did LAX-MEX... that was one rotation. The rest of the trip is different pilots and a complete separate rotation.[Edited 2012-11-14 21:01:12]
48 Post contains links 71Zulu : The plane left about 2 1/2 hours late from MEX, wonder what happened. http://www.delta.com/flifo/servlet/D...light_date=11/15/2012&request=main Yo
49 travelavnut : Nothing some Colombian Sneezing powder can't fix... I would have expected a special livery, this is a tad normal.
50 plateman : It's Delta Glad to be a part of the #777tour! RT @rihanna: About to get on my private plane #PhuckYoG5 #HTC #777tour pic.twitter.com/oB5r8AHH”
51 FlyASAGuy2005 : Depends on when her people actually decided to go with DL. FWIW, this wasn't in the charter schedule a couple weeks ago so was most likely a close in
52 XFSUgimpLB41X : Charters rarely operate as scheduled. They go when the client is ready to go!
53 Post contains images jayeshrulz : Thanks for the pictures! Exactly, just a little sticker on the 777 mentioning its a charter for Rihanna would've done the trick. I'm not asking somet
54 Post contains images varigb707 : Look at the captain, how happy he is,,,,
55 yyz717 : The Delta 772 arrived in YYZ about 9am Thurs. Rihanna's concert was last night. Presumably leaving for Stockholm shortly to get there before midnight.
56 bikerthai : Anyone know what is the configuration of the cabin? Is it just a standard layout or are there special installations like conference area and suites? b
57 Post contains links tugger : Though I am sure you will cringe at the band involved but this is an interesting article: http://www.businessweek.com/articles...-11-08/genius-the-ni
58 Acheron : I would think that Bruce at least has some dignity to not put up with an abusive partner, unlike Rihanna.
59 mayor : Depends on what kind of music we're listening to, I guess......and there are plenty of musicians out there that can't really read music, let alone wr
60 FlyASAGuy2005 : I'm pretty sure it's in standard config. 45 flat-bed seats, 224 coach seats. You would be surprised the amount of charters Delta does on a daily basi
61 neutronstar73 : Please explain how Iron Maiden was "class" and Rihanna is not? This shall be interesting..
62 135mech : I know, right!? Iron Maiden on a "666" (sign of Satan) tour is supposed to be "classy"??? No offense to IM fans, they do produce some great tunes, BU
63 Post contains links flightsimer : Lol, saw this on Facebook so I decided to share... But a British journalist decided to streak while on one of the flights. This was from my local radi
64 United_fan : I'm sure that 777 needed a thorough cleaning afterwards.
65 Post contains links 71Zulu : Here's an article on the aftermath, sounded like a rough 7 days... Rihanna’s 777 tour? It was more like 666 The inside story on superstar's disastro
66 Stitch : Yeah, one of the journalists was on the local radio here in Seattle recounting the horror.
67 starrymarkb : Classy is probably not the right word, but certainly the Iron Maiden flights are a lot more business like then party or bling. Most of the Maiden con
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