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User currently offlineVickybiccy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 212 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2781 times:

OK, I hope I'm posting this in the right place..

Have a look at this link...


Just interested in whether you think Jade is talking rubbish or not. She may have been on the top deck of a 747, if so, can anyone suggest which airline it may have been.

Please note that this girl is extremely dense and is inclined to say silly things!
Also, she would have flown from a UK airport, probably from London.

So, any ideas??

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5297 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2763 times:

I don't think she's talking rubbish. If I am correct, the Airbus A330 has the option of fitting the lavatories downstairs, where otherwise there would be the cargo compartment. I believe MyTravel, previously Airtours, was the first airline to choose this option. So if she was on an Airtours A330, my bet is she was right...

I am not sure there are any other planes out there that have this feature. Anyone?

User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2741 times:

The MyTravel A330s do have lavatories down stairs.The flight was going to the Dominican Republic a destination of MYT so she is probably correct.

User currently offlineVickybiccy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 212 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2720 times:

Thats cool....the girl is a bit doolally!!

Sorry to be incredibly spoddy...but do MYtravel have green lavs! That would confirm that she is making some sense!

Thanks for you help so far!!


User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Lol...I just saw this on the Big Brother website so I emailed the editor to say Jade was indeed correct, it would have been an Airtours A330 and Alex, thank god, would have been wrong!

I just find it infuriating when non-aviation addicts not only don't even know what type of plane they were on, but also, what airline!!!

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

"That's Bullshit Jade.......But it's very very good bullshit."

I imagine she was on a Charter Company A330. Why may the walls have been green though, and why would Jade have to strap herself in?

User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Here is an update on the situation:

"SO it's official, Jade knows more about aeroplane toilets than Alex, PJ and Tim.

Jade insisted this morning that she used stairs to visit the ladies room during a flight to the Dominican Republic last year, a claim that was met with a mixture of mockery, scorn and sarcasm from PJ and Alex.

The twosome reckoned what Jade had experienced was either a dream or a bad case of altitude sickness. The argument rumbled on and even resurfaced over supper, when Tim and Alex once again put Jade down. "It's physically impossible," insisted Alex.

But the dental assistant stuck by her words adding she remembered a perfume cabinet and that the walls of the toilet were light green.

Earlier, it was Tim who sowed the seeds of doubt when Kate asked if he had heard of planes with downstairs loos. "Well, 747s have stairs upstairs in first class. She'd have to be sitting in business class to go downstairs," he reckoned, clearly suggesting he thought such a scenario was unlikely.

But it seems we should be taking Jade seriously after all, as you lot clearly know your cargo holds from your cockpits.

Lesley emailed: "The plane that Jade spoke about this morning does exist - it's a British Airways Boeing 747. We flew on this to Miami."

Anthony, took the attack on Jade so seriously he looked into it in admirable detail. "You may be interested to know that Jade is correct! She probably travelled on an Airtours Airbus A330-200. To quote the company: Airtours International has the first A330's in the world to feature downstairs toilets. Five of the seven on board are situated on a downstairs deck, accessed via a stairway at the centre of the aircraft."

I know when I'm right

The Airbus theory was backed up by Trevor who went on by way of a disclaimer to tell us, "I only know this through work, not through any anorak-related activity."

So it is great delight that, for once, we can slap our Jade on the back for sticking to her guns on this issue.

And were we able to convey a message to PJ, Alex and Tim, it would be this: How stupid are you?"


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

I bet it was actually a Boeing 377!

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

I wonder if Jade fan and TV chat show host Mr Norton is aware that she got something right! I bet he only knows which airline serves the best free champagne in First.

User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

You know, I think that Jade could have been on the new Brittania A380-900. It's the high density (1800 pax) tour company edition of the Airbuse behemoth. All w/c's are moved to a special compartment installed on the right side of the luggage hold.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Actually, I believe that she was on the Airtours A330.

User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1124 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Its times like these im proud to be apart of such a great community. Only Airliners.neters could have a girl on a TV show say how she went to the bathroom in a green colored downstairs bathroom, and immediatly come back with the airline, type, and model.

Congrats. Smile

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Beefmoney - I think it was easier than that LOL  Big thumbs up. The Airtours A330 being one of the only aircraft to have a downstairs lavatory (Am I correct in thinking that this is an LDV container especially built...?). Being from britain, and going to the Dominican Republic, she obviously was going on a charter, considering how dumb she is, she can't have been on a scheduled for that sort of flight (because as far as I know, Travel agents will put you on a charter if available, unless you ask for a suppliment for a sched..).

Dan  Smile

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