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Ireland Fly Home From World Cup On Klm?  
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Why are the Irish team coming back from the worldcup on a klm 747 and not on an aer linges aircraft? Dose it have something to do with the pilots strike with that airline. Holland might not have been there but there national carrier played a part lol. only kidden to all the dutch fans out there.

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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

It is all about the money! KLM must have been cheaper. But who knows.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Yes. The goalkeeper said that it was a comfortable flight with good seats and was 11 hours. Sky News said it was chartered.

I saw the name of the plane. It is shown below:


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User currently offlineSkippy777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2001, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Sorry BMI330 but Holland is still playing a major roll in the worldcup.
The biggest suc6 right now is the Guus Hiddink, beating Italy with South Korea.

KLM flies them for cost price because they where the ounces who got Holland out of the World cup. And Ireland has a close band with Holland. There will never be fights if the play a game.



User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
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What route did they take? I saw the pictures of the players climbing down the stairs of the 747 at Dublin airport.

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User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Not only Ireland used KLM. Also the the soccer team from Ecuador flew KLM. Moreover, Aer Lingus doesn't fly to Japan and not everybody can afford to charter an A330 (or a FR B737-800) for a couple of days.

BTW didn't the Irish team left for Japan via AMS (flying EI on DUB-AMS?) on just an ordinary scheduled flight?


User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Aer Lingus said they couldnt afford the flight.


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2308 times:
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Aer Lingus said they couldnt afford the flight

Hardly suprising since the situatin they are in.

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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

who does the u.s. soccer team fly?
anybody know?




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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6229 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

How did Mexico's team get to the World Cup? I know Brasil got there in style, Varig gave them their own custom fitted 767-300.

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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Well if Arsenal@LHR saw them coming down the stairs of a 747, it must have been KL because EI dont have any 747's. It would have been cool if they had of came via AMS! I missed them coming back to Dubling because I was flying back to AMS a day earlier but it would have been cool to go to Schiphol to see them!!! (i would have bought a cheap ticket just to get to the Air side!)

Well done lads!!!

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User currently offlineEi 168 From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

They flew direct from Seoul on a Klm 747. They left seoul at 12.40(local time) and arrived back in Dublin at 16.55. Am I right in saying that an A330 wouldnt have the range to fly that route anyway?

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2122 times:
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The US team probably took a flight from the west coast United States to Japan or Korea, that sounds the most logical option for me. Anyone know for sure.

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