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User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Tribute Ansett by a 15 yr old aussie

well Ansett, the flying 'A' the aircraft the staff the facilities the service the whole lot WAS great, until this fatefull day undershadowed by the USA terrorist attack that it all changed, on this day 14th september 2001 Australian Aviation history is changed for ever sum 16000 jobs lost and families left in the wake of this tradgedy 100 odd aircraft of all glorious shapes and sizes left stranded unmanned

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Ansett terminals are hollowed out like a ghost town i can only imagine the silence would be ''deafening'' the tears that must have flowed as the Ansett staff found out there job, their life in some cases is gone for ever some staff had been working for Ansett as long as 30 years and in some cases maybe more. Now is a time to reflect on the times where Anset was growing its own identity in the Australian bush and the people that bought this great airline to be one of the most safest airlines to ever hit the skies, lets take this time to think on how the staff lives wil be affected, take this time to think about how all those young aviation buffs like me had aspirations to fly and be of service to this great Australian icon and how their dreams of doing that are now shattered beyond belief. Lets take time to remember the many a livery that Ansett has produced some more succesful than others but all had one thing in common, Australia was at the centre stage of everyone of them, from VH-ANA sporting the sydney 2000 livery and 737-300 VH-CZP showing of the beautiful Australian flag tail.
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It bought a tear to my eye as i had to get my final peaks of Ansett from the fingerprinted windows wich little kids gasped and watched at the funny looking machines and i realised ... this is where dreams are created and i remembered my first every visit to the airport were i watched in amazmentas these great machines took of and landed back on terra firma...after 20 minutes of typical 6 year old whining the Captain let me aboard before a flight to have a look inside and in the cockpit, I dont know how or why but that moment as i stepped into the cockpit was taken and stored as a permanent photo in my mind it was the cockpit of VH-CZP in gate 5 at melbourne airport
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now the image is still ther stored away but ill never hear the screaming roar of a Ansett A320 over my house or never see the beautiful current livery of the great Australian icon Australia is now a sea of red, the rich red of the Virgin Blue and Qantas livery's
good luck to all Anset staff god be with you and may the Ansett planes take up a new succesful career with another airline in the near future

well i hope u like my tribute or relfection on one of the saddest days in my life and many others
comments on your flashbacks from when you were little and memories you have from this Aussie icon would and will be grealty appreciated
kindest regards to all
high_flyr69







Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
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User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1189 times:


Air New Zealand future in Australia is OVER!!!!!

QFTJT


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

why such a great airline can come to such a sad end???


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Ansett - R.I.P :-(

User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

I've just flown with them on Wednesday.

I can't complement enough about the high level of service the Ansett staff provided on ground and on board, even they were telling me that they were working for free. A flight I will remember for the rest of my life.

Ansett -- Always

Jimmy


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2389 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

An Australian Institution.

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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Ansett, you will be missed. We all love you.


9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offline364512158 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

We should all send letters to Dick Smith and express our support for Ansett and we could save it if we give 5, 10m 20 dollars, if we all do it this will give great support to ansett and it could go on.

User currently offlineAir NZ From New Zealand, joined Jun 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Air NZ did make a big stuff up,starting with first buying Ansett. The main reason was that our damn govt pissed around and didn't pass the bill or something saying that singapore could by up to 50% of Air NZ, if they had none of this would have happened.

User currently offlineHeffer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Not just Australia, but the world, has lost something very special. They have lost a company knowen the world over for innovation, and for makeing flying fun - even for those who were scared of flying.

Good Luck to All Ansett Australia Holdings Ltd. staff, I know that you all love this Australian Airline, like I do.

The Ansett name will live on.

Michael.
Ansett Australia - Absolutely.
(Ansett Australia - Forever and Always.)


User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

well first of all, thank you all for your great rapid replies they are all appreciated and will be forwarded to my mate who is the Ansett flight manager
and last but not least THANK YOU for the greatest years of my life
kindest regards to all
high_flyr69



Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

salute to all those great AN employess who provided us with top services......let's hope we will see AN coming back to service in the future!!!!!!!!!


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

364512158,

Actually, Dick Smith said that if restructuring occurs, he will contribute $5 million to Ansett.

Ansett, may you be reborn, and may you repay the treachery of Air New Zealand. Vale Ansett.

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
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THANK YOU to Ansett Airlines. Your the first airline I ever flew with out of DPO many years ago, and I have loved aviation ever since.

THANK YOU ALSO to KENDELL AIRLINES, who I flew with regularly and will really miss in the skies and at the airports.

It is no doubt that this is a sad day in Australia's aviation history, and my earlier posts reflect some of my feelings about this wonderful 65 year old airline that was among the world's safest to fly.

I am sure Ansett will come back in some form or another and I look forward to flying with them again.

There is a lot more I could say, but I echo hundreds of the sentiments already received or will receive.

"Gone for now, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"


VapourTrails  Smile  Sad  Crying


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"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.." John Gillespie Magee Jr
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

my favourite airline and will be missed

unfortunetely i will now miss out on their international service as no doubt my flight booked to Osaka next January will no longer be operating.

My highest regard to an excellent airline. RIP

And all the best for all those brave employees


User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

A sad day in Aviation history....both the beginning and the aftermath. My regrets to all Ansett employees.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6214 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

I never got tofly on Ansett but I did know the airline and would have loved to fly on it. Its sad to see another airline with such rich history and heritage hit the dust. It is sad to not see an Ansett plane back in the sky but it will surelly resurect soon and it will come back stronger than before.
Chepos

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Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

As I read your posts and sit here thinking about it all...

A B S O L U T E L Y

A N S E T T!!!!!!

*CRY*

mb


User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1277 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Thank you Ansett for a great time  Sad
You will be missed

ABSOLUTELY ANSETT

Regards
QantasAirways



Spirit of Australia
User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Absouloutely everybody say thank you to ansett for being ABSOLUTELY fantastic


Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Ansett will be alright! It will resume service pretty soon with exactly what it is right now if not better!

 Smile


User currently offlineBruneiAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 985 times:

What are you on United??

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 978 times:

ABSOLUTELY ANSETT
............................


1. The fantastic staff, from phone jockeys to ground crew to FA's to pilots. That wonderful AN smile and warm welcome has always made AN the best Airline in the world to me. And I have flown plenty.

2. Service. AN's service has always been "absolutley" fantastic and legendary. (there was a time when things were a bit "go your own way" but we know who was responsible for that.) "More champagne sir? Have the whole bottle."

3. Golden Wing lounges, and the service and smart people that staffed them.

4. E-checkin. Priority baggage.

5. Ansett International - how can you compare it to any other airline? It's impossible. "You would like a cocktail sir? OK lets see what we can do!!!!" (quote from a staff member - who made up her own list of cocktails ad lib with what they had and supplied us with copious amounts of her wonderful concoctions.)

One of my best AN flights was from Canberra to Sydney on a Skystar. My partner (of the time) and I were in biz and I had bought a blow up 747-300 of AN Intl. The FA's were riveted with it and thrilled that such an item was available - they blew it up and gave us a full bottle of Piper and heaps of nibblies. We had such fun with them on such a short flight - that ended up turning into a 2 hour flight with delays into Sydney.

It was the whole package that AN offered that made me adore them. Every flight has been wonderful for me and I can never remember any delays or problems - I guess I was lucky.

If any airline worldwide would like to rescue AN, please make sure you take on all the staff, as they are what made AN the best airline in the world in my eyes. You will never find such devotion and goodwill from any other employees.

mb

***Absolutely Ansett*** ***Go your own way***





User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Why didn't the AN unions suggest pay cuts to help the AN bottom line? What about productivity improvements (longer work hours)?

Why didn't anyone question the horrendous AN mgmt decisions to expand internationally to Asia? Fleet planning was also poor. Was this questioned?

It's truly sad to see AN fail....but the time to get nostalgic about an airline is while it's still around...it's too late now. AN unions & mgmt blew it.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 974 times:

My families links with Ansett go back to Sir Reg in the 1960's, none have connections today as people move on, but for most of it's existance AN was an airline that flew with exceptional reliability (who can remember when a two minute late push back got people really upset, not that long ago either), with exceptional service throughout and a fleet of planes replaced seemingly all the time.

I now live in the UK, oddly enough a few weeks ago I saw an Ansett 767 in London, which was a very nice surprise.

I do believe Air New Zealand ripped Ansett's organisation apart in an appauling way, a way not seen since Ichan and TWA. My deepest sympathies go out to all Ansett Staff.


25 Post contains images QantasAirways : I wonder how Bob Ansett is currently feeling. Absolutely Ansett RIP Regards QantasAirways
26 The Coachman : Yyz717, It is dangerous to work extra long shifts around aircraft engines etc. It is dangerous to fly over-time, in fact, would you fly with a pilot w
27 QFTJT : The Coachman, Yyz717 does not know what he is on about! QFTJT
28 AJ : Read the thread title and move this to the other Ansett threads. Would you do this at any memorial? Please keep this as a TRIBUTE thread.
29 The Coachman : I'm trying to keep the memorial clean. I always admired its service, its people and its identity. A sad loss. The Coachman
30 VH-BZF : It heartens me to hear all of your tributes to the great airline that I worked for for 15 Years! We always tried to make the experience for our custom
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