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If You Owned Your Own Jetliner  
User currently offlineDL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Hi all!
If you could have your own jetliner, what would it be? What would you do with it? Live in it? Make it your personal biz jet?
Or what if you decided to start an airline with it? If so, what kind of service and training would you have, where would you be based and exactly what kind of airline would you be? (Cargo, charter, scheduled, etc.)
Would you paint your jetliner? If so, what colors? (This goes for the airline thing too).
Anything goes, as long as it's practical. Imagine you have LOTS of money!  
And it has to be profitable if it's commercial. No one-seat airliner configs, ya know!
Again, anything goes, you coul put a pool in it if you want!    

Me? I'd get an A3XX, live in it, while at the smae time it would double as my biz jet. Now that's one RV!
I think I'd paint it nice and tropical, mabye in my airline's colors (Red, blue and dark blue).

What would you do?

DL 604

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User currently offline1stClassFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

i wouldn't want to own my own plane! i love going to differnt airports, seeing differnt people. so i like flying on big planes with lots of differnt people! so i wouldn't want to own my own airplane!

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

DL604 question was IF, IF you owned your own jetliner. IF you don't want your own jetliner, there's no need to reply.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Hey! We've been through this before!  
Okay, so i have changed Academy alot, and you dont know about it, so email me for the in-depth plan. So I would start out with a DC-9 or 717. Id start Academy Airlines wiht it from PIT to sevral cities, but id actually have 2 DC-9s or 717s, not just one!
Well thats the in-a-nutshell version.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Mine would be a Gulfstream V bizjet. Nice long range, and fast airplane. I'm not sure how I'd have it painted, something nice though.

Although I enjoy hanging around at airports, watching movements and especially photographing airplanes, I've found riding on airplanes to be rather unexceptional. So I'd use the airplane to go for spotting trips, and such, ie "hmmm, I think I'll go to Salt Lake City and photograph there today."

User currently offlineGagarin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

I would like to build my flavor of Virgin Express, but with A-319s and some A-318/320s. But, I wouldn't fly those.

Personally, I'd fly some good old B727-200 in cargo version. Definately not hush-kitted! The one with loud, engines with dark on edges from the exhaust. Imagine the fun with that aircraft, getting the cruise level 220-250, thru all sorts of clouds and turbulences. And yet, no passangers to complain!

I also think that flying A310 cargos on international routes would be interesting, and definately I'd wet-lease bunch of TU-154Ms for freight service in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. If I had a chance, I'd love to fly to land 154s on unpaved runways.

Endless possiblities to make one's life more interesting and fun!

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Hi, if I owned my own jetliner it would have to be a Lockheed L1011-500. In May 1999, flew on a Delta L1011 from Orlando FL to Atlanta Ga and I loved it!!! I felt so comfortable flying on it knowing well the safety record it has compared to the DC-10. When Lockheed designed and built this plane they did their homework.
It had 4 hydraulic systems versus 3 on the DC-10 and they were in areas where there wouldn't be anykind of failure like the United 232 incident and the American Airlines crash at O'Hare in May 1979.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I am sure my private jetliner would be an Ilyushin IL96M.   I would configure it to a partial business class layout (say 150 pax) with living quarters in the central part of the aircraft, and use it as my private transport. With its ability to land on unprepared surfaces, the IL96M could get me just about anywhere I wanted to go, and I could take friends and family with me. I'd also have a complete galley and chef, as well as specially-trained cabin staff to accompany the plane. I'd not only use the aircraft for personal travel, but promote it as well, given Ilyushin needs all the help it can get.

Neat idea, DL 604!!!

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

I'd prefer Canadair Global Express to be my own plane!! Excellent range gives it all, since I live in Siberia and now study in Scotland - that would be about 10 hours of non-stop flight!

When I finish my studies, I'd like to get a job in Europe or US (UK, Switzerland, Canada) but still have my home in Russia. So, I'd return home during holidays on my GlobalExpress. Kewl!!

If I have that loads of money, Hmm... I'd also own a couple of Tu-204s to serve regional routes within Russian and fly internationally with two IL-96M (to US and some Europe), an A-320 (to Europe), and two A-340 to Asia and Australia. I'd also co-own another IL-96M and prolly a couple of IL-62s in order to replace any of my planes that suddenly goes off service, so as not to ruin the schedule.

Oh, my GlobalExpress would also be easily convertible into pax version, in case badly needed to cover up schedule faults  .

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

I would own an A340-500. Excellent Range, and no worry about ETOPs. It would be configured in a bizjet layout.

User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I would love to have a boeing 727 I would get won with a rundown interier and fix it up the way i want it. i would transport people from my home town of Kankakee IL, and i would use it for personal use


On ATA, You're On Vacation
User currently offlineMichael69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

I think I would like an md-11. I would have charters out of Orlando to the South Pacific and the Orient.I would have a local artist I know paint it.

User currently offlineAngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I'd like to get several Tu-134s, Tu 154s, Yak 40s and An-24s and operate short to medium haul across europe, from Sofia Airport SOF, and also 3 Il-62s to fly to the US and Johannesburg. I'd also get an Il-96M to fly to australia. I 'd paint them Dark Blue and yellow, With Dark blue carpets inside and Bright orange seats. Besides I'd operate scheduled services and fly the planes myself on as many flights as possible.
I'd try to get stunningly cheap airfares, yet provide comfort.

User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

If I owned my own plane to fly, it would be a B-727 I love the looks and perfomance of this work horse. It will be sad when the last one is gone
I would own a L-1011 if I were to use it to convert into a house. Gee I wonder if anyone has thought of living in an old airliner?

Glenn B727

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