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User currently offlineks5114 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 25338 times:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...onald-Trumps-100-million-ride.html

Unbelievable article. Who identify some of the airplanes photographed in this article?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...onald-Trumps-100-million-ride.html

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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 25091 times:

I guess it's safe to repeat once again that money does not buy you style or taste.   


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User currently offlinestevenlee505 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24982 times:

[quote=]Looking after the staff: On this jet, even the pilots travel in sheepskin luxury[/quote]
This is pretty amusing, considering all the Boeing cockpits I've seen have sheepskin covers on the seats.


User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24928 times:

I can assure you Donald Trump didn't pay anywhere near $100 M for his 757. He didn't pay half of that amount. If he did then he's a fool and he's no fool on matters of this type. He wants people who don't know any better to think he paid $100 M.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24924 times:

Is that the interior of the 757?

Looks like the old 727 interior.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15812 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24826 times:

Quoting Navion (Reply 3):
I can assure you Donald Trump didn't pay anywhere near $100 M for his 757.

   The only way to do that would be putting upwards of $80M in the interior.

Quoting aloges (Reply 1):
I guess it's safe to repeat once again that money does not buy you style or taste.

A lot of these images seem to come from the jets of Middle Eastern owners. They prefer a style that is far more opulent, and to the western eye, gaudy. And Trump, who seems to prefer mostly the same things. The vast majority of business jets, even those owned by individuals, are probably far more understated.

Look at cars. Even on the most high end cars getting an interior similar in style to some of those planes will only be done on an aftermarket basis.



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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24698 times:

Quoting Navion (Reply 3):
If he did then he's a fool and he's no fool on matters of this type.

No? http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...04,2068227_2068229_2068209,00.html

The guy's a good reality TV host. Nobody in New York, at least (where he was a local celebrity before he went national), has ever been convinced he's all that great on financial matters. He inherited his money and then pissed most of it away. He relies on the bankruptcy courts and his fame to allow him to get it back in a cycle that repeats every few years.

I could believe he overpaid for his 757, then outfitted it in such a way that made it a bad investment.



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User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 23919 times:

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 6):
The guy's a good reality TV host. Nobody in New York, at least (where he was a local celebrity before he went national), has ever been convinced he's all that great on financial matters. He inherited his money and then pissed most of it away. He relies on the bankruptcy courts and his fame to allow him to get it back in a cycle that repeats every few years.

Love him or hate him his net worth has certainly appreciated over the years making this comment academic. Moving up to a 757 from a 727 is not the action of a person whose assets are on the decline.


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 23329 times:
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I lke how they talk about the 757 while showing a picture of the 727.


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User currently offlinetmoney From Myanmar, joined Nov 2011, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week ago) and read 19865 times:

Quoting stevenlee505 (Reply 2):
all the Boeing cockpits I've seen have sheepskin covers on the seats.

Exactly what I was thinking! Wait who ran that story again? Oh yeah, dailymail. Surprise-surprise, eh? Haha.


User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week ago) and read 19406 times:

While having your own 757 certainly can't be a tough situation, the inside of Trump's isn't exactly like some of those pictured, either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZq3iCn2y74


User currently offlinegaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18065 times:

I've never understood why so many private aircraft interiors/cabins look like bad discos from the 1970s.

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15812 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17539 times:

Quoting gaystudpilot (Reply 11):
I've never understood why so many private aircraft interiors/cabins look like bad discos from the 1970s.

Chalk it up partly to cultural differences.

But, you have to figure that these are the extreme ones. Most private aircraft are first and foremost business tools, and like you wouldn't see tiger prints in an office, you don't see tiger prints there either. These are just the ones that will get the most page views for the article.

The best private jet interiors I've seen are the Pininfarina designed interiors by this outfit in Florida. They are comfortable, tasteful, and damn cool.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 16846 times:

There are many pics on this site of much more tasteful and classy interiors in private aircraft. Most of the pics shown in the article show cheap looking interiors, IMO. (even though they are far from cheap)

User currently offlineSTNspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16660 times:

Im sure one of the pictures is just of an ordinary 747 flight deck   

User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1896 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14352 times:
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Most of these pictures just show that money can't buy you style, yuck! The private 747 looks so tacky it hurts my eyes!

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Looking after the staff: On this jet, even the pilots travel in sheepskin luxury



I'm pretty sure that's standard Boeing issue!

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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13514 times:

That Kingdom Holdings 747 interior is 'garish' . Never count Mr Trump out.


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13121 times:

I'm willing to bet the 17th photo down has something to do with Turkmenistan, as you can see from the shape on the wall at the back (the outline of Turkmenistan).


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User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13033 times:

Donald Trumps 757 had a long punch list of items that were addressed when his 757 was purchased from Paul Allen. To start the cockpit was upgraded to a 777 configuration. The existing interior was completely redone but the floor plan was not changed out. The wings received the Winglet mods and I am to understand these were special kits that had to be modified due to the sn of the ship. The engines were removed along with the engine pylons. New pylon bushings were installed. Most of the fuselage was brought down to bare aluminum and repainted. New windscreens...it also underwent a "B" or a "C" check...don't recall, so whatever the total bill was, the airframe received much expensive attention. The on board sound system is phenomenal!...it is like being at a live concert without the noise of the audience...while on the ramp...the airframe vibrates from the sound.

As far as gaudy interiors go, the biggest offenders I have experienced were aircraft from the middle east. Generally speaking their sense of style is incredibly ostentatious. Mr. Trumps interior pales in comparison and is fairly tasteful. While their does exist gold plating it is refined in detail, not in your face and over designed. Can't help the Trump logo (exterior)...it is what it is.
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User currently offlineozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12917 times:

Exceedingly bad taste seems the universal order of the day in these Arab and American jets: new money and a lack of aesthetic sense is pervasive in all of these designs. What a shame when there are so many skilled designers out there.   


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12760 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 1):

I guess it's safe to repeat once again that money does not buy you style or taste.

Indeed, many superich just concentrated on making money, nothing else. They forget that good taste needs education and study, and that takes time. You cant buy good taste, but to get something super-bad, you surely need a lot of money.

Thats throne room on the Kingdom 744 is truly ridiculous, but some other curvy rooms on other planes are doing their best to rival it. Some of those Middle-Eastern princes probably have the worst taste in the world.

Jackie Chan is an exception among all those hideous interiors shown, though, or perhaps because, his plane is the smallest here.

Quoting gaystudpilot (Reply 11):

I've never understood why so many private aircraft interiors/cabins look like bad discos from the 1970s.

Perhaps because the owners are reminded of good times in their youth. Some of those photos maybe somewhat old also.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12320 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 18):
The wings received the Winglet mods and I am to understand these were special kits that had to be modified due to the sn of the ship

The plane was made in '91,too.



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User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11514 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 1):
I guess it's safe to repeat once again that money does not buy you style or taste.   

I would struggle to find a designer who can come up with such vulgar designs.

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 17):

I'm willing to bet the 17th photo down has something to do with Turkmenistan, as you can see from the shape on the wall at the back (the outline of Turkmenistan).

Well spotted! I just wiki'd Turkmenistan Airlines and they apparently operate a 777-200LR as a government jet.


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11427 times:

If any of those planes belonged to me with their rather outdated interiors I'd be too embarrassed to bring anyone onboard.

Fortunately I won't have that dilemma.  


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9088 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 22):
Well spotted! I just wiki'd Turkmenistan Airlines and they apparently operate a 777-200LR as a government jet.

Saw it in person in Kiev Boryspil last year.


25 TupolevTu154 : Thanks for doing the rest of the leg work! The first thing that came to mind for me was a 757 but I simply forgot they had that 200LR, makes perfect
26 OM617 : Very cool! Regarding some of those photos, I expect the likes of Auric Goldfinger or Blofeld to walk into the cabin. Others look like they came from t
27 TupolevTu154 : I remember seeing some interior photos of his/their A340-200, anybody have the link still floating around?
28 SmithAir747 : How would they get a grand piano in an airplane, like that in the concert hall on the prince's plane? I was told that pianos do not handle the stress
29 AirBuffalo : Some of those, particularly last few, look like CGI ... BS
30 OM617 : I found a youtube video; also there is an airliners.net post from 2006 under "Sultan Of Brunei Personal A340 Cabin Pics". The link takes you to a Rus
31 cuban8 : We have a winner!!! Many of these photos are old, so criticizing middle eastern taste is very unknowledgeable. I work on these airplanes out of Dubai
32 Post contains images JimJupiter : It's more Aladeen than Al-Waleed.[Edited 2013-02-25 12:19:03]
33 Post contains links and images zkojq : The 10th photo down looks a lot like Col Gadaffi's Airbus A340-200 (5A-ONE): Personally, I think the grey looks horrible. Mildly related: are there an
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