Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2383 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.
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2333 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?
AMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2150 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!)