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User currently offlineTYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 379 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

After having consulted Airliners.net on a daily basis over the past few years, I have decided to become a FirstClass member in order to participate in the Forum postings. I have been a civil aviation "freak" since I was probably eight years old. I even wrote two masters theses (one in economics and one in political science) on the aviation industry. I have done considerable university level research in the airline and aircraft manufacturing industries at the LSE and MIT. So, debaters on the Airbus vs Boeing subsidy issue, watch out... The answer is clearly, unequivocally YES both the US and participating European governments have subsidized Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. On this issue, no government is holier than another. End of story.
I have also worked in the aviation industry, financing airline purchases of Boeing, Airbus, ATR and Saab aircraft (did that for five years and it was great fun - if a bit stressful at times).
Needless to say, I have flown alot in my lifetime. I am a Flying Blue (AF/KLM) Platinum member (Elite Plus in the Skyteam programme), a Mileage Plus Premier Executive (UA, Gold in the Star Alliance) and a simple BA Executive Club member. I am also a DL Million Miler.
I'll be posting a series of catch-up topics: airlines I have flown, airports I have visited, aircraft I have flown, first and business classes I have tested and an occasional trip report (maybe). But I am happy to be here with fellow airline afficionados.
My next flight is this Friday, 23 February on Lufthansa Cityliner from Paris CDG to Berlin Tegel on a CRJ200.

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User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4988 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
The answer is clearly, unequivocally YES both the US and participating European governments have subsidized Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. On this issue, no government is holier than another. End of story.

I hope you're wearing kevlar...

Welcome to a.net! Looking forward to your posts.

P.S.: Just so we can get this out of the way:

That just had to be done  Wink


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Welcome to Anet! Big grin

Given the fact that your an experienced traveller, I'm looking forward to your posts.


User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Welcome,

Don't forget that you need to do the obligatory posts about NW DC-9's, 737 replacement ideas, new liveries for just about everybody, etc.etc.etc.

Mike


User currently offlineEGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Welcome to a.net! Big grin

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
After having consulted Airliners.net on a daily basis over the past few years, I have decided to become a FirstClass member

Yeah, OK. But consulting A.net for dating advice is not necessarily something you should be bragging about.

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
I am a Flying Blue (AF/KLM) Platinum member (Elite Plus in the Skyteam programme), a Mileage Plus Premier Executive (UA, Gold in the Star Alliance) and a simple BA Executive Club member. I am also a DL Million Miler.

bla bla bla.......So what? Do you have a WN Rapid Rewards card?

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
So, debaters on the Airbus vs Boeing subsidy issue, watch out...

Off-topic, suggest deletion.

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
I'll be posting a series of catch-up topics: airlines I have flown, airports I have visited, aircraft I have flown, first and business classes I have tested and an occasional trip report (maybe). But I am happy to be here with fellow airline afficionados.

You're BEGGING for one of these:



Seriously though welcome to Airliners.net, and especially, welcome to Non-Av!


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
I am also a DL Million Miler.

Automatically disqualified from making any sound and rational posts throughout his tenure at Airliners . . . .

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
After having consulted Airliners.net on a daily basis over the past few years, I have decided to become a FirstClass member



Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
New Member Salutes You...

Salute to you as well. Welcome aboard. Since you're not a total n00b here, you of course expected the cartoons and the insults in your "Hi, I'm new here" thread. Wouldn't be non-Av without 'em.

Quoting Queso (Reply 5):

I like the big dog/little dog one use in these threads better.


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
I like the big dog/little dog one use in these threads better.

As you mentioned....

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
you're not a total n00b here

....but I'll make an exception in this case since he's so highly-qualified.



User currently offlineSpeedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Wouldn't be non-Av without 'em.

Too true.

Welcome to A.net!!  Big grin

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
a simple BA Executive Club member.

Good man!

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
simple BA Executive Club member. I am also a DL Million Miler.

These two dont belong next to each other.

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
LSE and MIT

Shoulda made it easy and come to UF.  Wink


Cheers,
Kyle


User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Not a proper welcome to a.net thread without this..




Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
New Member Salutes You...

Welcome. This requires a:



Couldn't you just say "hello" and leave out all the self-gloss and other rubbish.
I want my two minutes back.




Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
I even wrote two masters theses (one in economics and one in political science) on the aviation industry

Well then,, a couple more theses papers and you will be ready for the intelligencia hear on Anet.
 Big grin

Welcome ,, enjoy



You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Welcome - and for one so obviously intelligent - WTF did you make yourself known for? Obviously despite your brains and whatever, you are still one sarnie short of a picnic. Big grin

You should fit in well here. Just be nice and polite to your elders and betters - and make sure you slag off all the spotty yoofs in here!

And if you're going in for AvB, then you have to be seriously deranged!!  wideeyed 

Have a good trip

Andy  old  and sane (unlike the rest of the plebians!)



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Welcome to the gang !!!

Enjoy

Regards

Claire  wave 


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1806 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
I have decided to become a FirstClass member in order to participate in the Forum postings.

Welcome to a.net!!!

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 1797 times:

Welcome.
Hopefully some Quality posts too.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Welcome aboard, etc Big grin



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
The answer is clearly, unequivocally YES both the US and participating European governments have subsidized Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. On this issue, no government is holier than another. End of story.

Thanks Captain Obvious. Anything else your MIT mind could enlighten us about? Ive got a question...why does the Swedish Air Force fly Saabs. I dont see any correlation there at all.


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Welcome; any welcome message would not be complete without one of these.




Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Best advice I can give you to remember

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Now take your seat in the front and enjoy the ride

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1065 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

welcome, tycoon. might i ask which tycoon you are? transport, railroad? rollercoaster?  Wink

the pictures on these threads always raise a smile...

toni



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting BNE (Reply 18):
Welcome; any welcome message would not be complete without one of these.

Now, now, you should have posted the official A.net version... defending one of your fellow moderators is not an excuse  duck 




Busy being an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
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