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What DID Queen FLY From New Zeland To Australia  
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

WHAT DID SHE FLY BECAUSE A SEEN AN SQ 777 OR 340 ON THE NEWS BUT EARLYER THIS WEEK A SEEN A BA 777 ANYONE CLEAR THIS UP FOUR ME THANX

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

She landed in Australia in a BA R/R powered 777.


User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

She did fly on a BA777, the SQ flight was parked near and when the camera shot was changed to show the Governer General it was in the background.


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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

yeah a thought somethin like that thanx people

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

G-YMMO

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

26 February,
BA777 positioned Wellington-Auckland
Had been in Wellington since 22 Feb.
Queen flew via Air Force 727 this same morning.
27 February,
Carried the Queen Auckland-Adelaide.


User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

She could've saved taxpayers' money by taking a Freedom Air flight out of Hamilton. She should do the same at home by flying on Ryanair.

User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

I read that the British Royal Family got rid of their private jet in order to save money by flying on commercial airlines.

My question is : BA is always the choice or they also fly Virgin and BMI ?
Mr. Branson was a very close friend of Diana, so maybe this is not amusing for the queen and prefers to fly her kingdom´s flag carrier.

Other question is :
She obviously flies on BA´s first class cabin, but does Buckingham Palace gets the entire F cabin, so the queen doesn´t have to share it with other passengers and have more security and privacy ?

I know that Prince Charles will arrive to Mexico City on March on a regular BA flight, and that Prince Andrew was on BA´s LGW-ATL on Sept.11

P.D. ; I find it rare for one of the wealthiest women and families of the world not having a private jet. Royals from Brunei, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and many others have one


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

The two BAE146s that the Royal family travel on, or used to, are Royal Air Force aircraft so if in fact they don't use them anymore, then they've probably been reallocated to other duties.
I really don't know about this one.

About the Queen using Virgin or BMI, well I don't know if the decision is actually up to her.
All I can say is, it was nice to see something really out of the ordinary at my local airport for once where nowadays the largest we get to see are 737-300s and a couple of 737NGs.

Why doesn't one of the world's richest families have their own private jet?
Well, unlike the Royals of Brunei, Saudi Arabia, etc, they would probably come in for a lot of criticism if they did as the British monarchy are largely funded by the British taxpayer and aside from that, it's simply not their style to flaunt their wealth in the same way as the others do.
So, you're not going to see Prince Charles buying Prince William an A340 for his next birthday. Big grin

An you're right THOMASKEMPNER, she does in fact use BAs first class cabin.
Do you really expect her to travel Economy?  Smile
The reality is that the 777 she used on this trip was a chartered aircraft so it was just her, Prince Phillip and their entourage on board.
Her first ever commercial flight, by the way, was on an Air New Zealand 747-400 from LHR to AKL via LAX and on that occasion, the first class cabin was outfitted just for her.

Regards,
Mike (NZWN)


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

NZ767, the British Royal Family does use the 146s. Prince Charles used it when he went to The Netherlands for the wedding of the Dutch Crown Prince (with around 18 guests). BTW they have three 146 Royal Flight 146s.

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

The Queen travelled on Air New Zealand regular flights before, but all the royal families chartered the first class cabin.


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User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

In some of her trips to Mexico, Queen Sophia of Spain flies IBERIA. Last time she flew to MEX with IB, they closed the entire upper deck for here. My mother was on that flight and told me about the huge security measures and the smooth flight it was.



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Only about 8% of 32 Sqn. RAF BAe-146 and BAe-125 aircraft operations are tasked for Royal duties, the rest is political/military VIP tasking.
And each time the Royal Family pay the Ministry of Defence a fee.
A few years ago, the two RAF Wessex helicopters allocated to Royal duties were withdrawn. There was no direct replacement, on the few occasions a chopper is required a S-76 leased from a commercial operator is used.
BA have long had royal VIP kits, dating back to the 50's with BOAC.
In my time at BA, I've seen L1011's/B747-236 and 436/B777's and on one occasion Concorde (the Queens US tour in 1991), have a VIP kit fitted in the forward cabin.
Despite anything written on his aircraft, Branson's Virgin is not the UK flag-carrier, despite that regrettable 'World Images' period at BA.
RAF VC-10's are sadly hardly used now, maybe if the proposed fitment of 4xV2500 engines had been approved in 1990, they would now be more economic and eviromentally acceptable for regular civil airport operations.
Such as from the LHR VIP suite, where the VC-10's used to be a much more common sight.



User currently offlineDeanBNE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

it was on a broomstick  Smile

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