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300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:24 pm

So you board your transatlantic flight and you notice that due to a veeeeeery veeeeeeery unlikely coincidence, every single one of the 300 passengers is an Airliners.net member. What would the flight be like?

Here's what I think:

- Much lower stress for the cabin crew, because most of us don't ever give them a hard time, because we know what they're going through

- Everybody pays attention to the safety demo, although we've all heard it 100 times

- Plane will be looted of safety cards, pillows and other assorted service items

- Nobody will complain about anything, except the Germans in case it is Lufthansa

What else? Post!
(Btw, the cabin crew and the pilots are A.netters too, and even the ATC)

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:27 pm

i see a heated argument about some kind of politics.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:27 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
- Much lower stress for the cabin crew, because most of us don't ever give them a hard time, because we know what they're going through

- Everybody pays attention to the safety demo, although we've all heard it 100 times

You really live in your own la-la-land, don't you?  duck 

With the amount of whiny my-daddy-knows-you-boss teenagers etc. I've seen the last time I browsed through gen_av, that flight would have to be pure hell for the attendants. Sad, but true... although I'm sure if you pick the right people, the real enthusiasts, the flight would be a lot of fun for everyone involved.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:29 pm

we have done 16 anetters on an A340 Big grin
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:33 pm

-Some Boeing-cheerleaders trying to start a flamewar over why an A340 was used and not a 777  Wink .
 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Li

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

You don't know how wrong that came out... with the Big grin and all.  rotfl 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

orgy!  bouncy 
 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:35 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
orgy!

What do they say... "great minds"?  rotfl 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:36 pm

300 passengers all banging on the cockpit door asking for a shot in the jumpseat or claiming to be an expert pilot after playing flightsim for a few hours, thats what it would be really like.
 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:40 pm

As Aloges said, it's all about picking the right people... else we'd have 300 teenage armchair CEO's telling the real pilots and cabin crew how they should do their job!

Though I'd surely love to be on such a flight  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

Good, we only need 282 more! Big grin
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:42 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

Congratulations. You could have a promising career in Hollywood.  Wink
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:42 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

Busy girl Kazzie eh?

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:42 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
What else? Post!

- Big fights over who gets the jumpseat Big grin
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:44 pm

It'd be horrible, what with all the know-it-alls telling everybody else (including crew) how they know a lot more about the plane/aircraft then they do.

There would be endless picture taking, which would all most likely end up getting given baddoubles on A.net!
 
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:44 pm

ANCFlyer and Itsjustme as the undercover agents onboard ready to give 'what for' to anyone who steps out of line   ...Gkirk serving the drinks (and having one for everyone he gives out)   ...somebody    listening to James Blunt & Celine Dion on the entertainment system...WellHung trying it on with the ladies   ...Skiddy being helped on to the plane before everyone else   ...the list goes on...

And about 293 other people having an A vs B argument  yawn 

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting British767 (Reply 13):
It'd be horrible, what with all the know-it-alls telling everybody else (including crew) how they know a lot more about the plane/aircraft then they do.

Ill go to sleep again then haha

you are all a bunch of n00bs...
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:50 pm

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
you are all a bunch of n00bs...

Sure Karis, queenmother of all n00bs Big grin
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:03 am

The passengers will split up into 2 groups and there will be a massive brawl in Y class settling the A vs B war once and for all.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:05 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
Kazzie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 167 posts



Quoting Kazzie (Reply 15):
you are all a bunch of n00bs...

Who's the N0000000b?

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:07 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 18):
Who's the N0000000b?

I nominate everyone who joined this month.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:11 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
Quoting Kazzie (Reply 3):
we have done 16 anetters on an A340

orgy!



Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
orgy!

What do they say... "great minds"?

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:12 am

- Why not a 777? Are you prejudiced against Boeing  Silly
- 300 people saying that there should be new nonstop A340 service from their crappy hometown airport to a city they would like to fly to because there is obviously demand since they would fly it if their parents would pay for their tickets
- ANCFlyer would not be able to bring enough ammunition
- STLGph would be very happy
- I cannot believe that we aren't being comped first class seats
- And what's with the in flight food? We demand salmon and filet mignon! And serve it on China!
- What do you mean we are being unruly? You didn't serve us the food we wanted, we should receive free booze!
- Well, you can't reallyturn this plane around and land it because I've tried it before on flight sim and you'll have to circle for at least an hour and a half to burn off enough weight
- No, seriously, I can fly this plane!
- No, the captain will not come back and talk with you
- STLGph, stop dancing on the food carts!
- Atrude777, you too!
- No, Kirkie, sheep are not carry on items
- You still cannot sit in first class

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:14 am

Singapore_Air would be taking photos of every toilet, and demanding the crew tell him why they are not smiling like a Singapore Girl would be doing.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:18 am

300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Well, it certainly would be quieter around here if it went down...  Wink
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:38 am

This has to be one of my worst nightmares!!!!  devil 

Fortunately I don't fly enough long distance flights to worry about having to share the flight with 300 complete loonies! Big grin

Mind you, YYZ should be a hoot !

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:41 am

One juicy fart from me, everyone in business class will run back to economy class.

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:42 am

We'd all be quietly in our seats...

... on our laptops, all posting in NonAv through the Conexxion satellite internet.

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 25):
One juicy fart from me, everyone in business class will run back to economy class.

Who says you're in Biz? All the first class members are in the premium cabins, the others in eco, and the grandfathered members in the cargo hold.

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:47 am

- plane having to divert and several assault/battery charges being laid due to BvA/Wright/NW DC-9/I Hate/Love GWB arguments that got away..
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:50 am

I think the cabin crew would be busy assembling a few of these.



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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:55 am

This particular A340 ride would be a non-aviation one though right? We'd all be talking about non-aviation related topics?
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 27):
Who says you're in Biz? All the first class members are in the premium cabins, the others in eco, and the grandfathered members in the cargo hold.

Us grandfather members made this site what it is........show some respect! First class for us... Big grin
 
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Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 31):
Us grandfather members made this site what it is........show some respect! First class for us...

But you're non-revs, so you go wherever there is space.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:07 am

People would set their camera's down, then somebody picks up the wrong one and it leads to an all out High in the sky brawl!
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:21 am

I'm sure we would have a great time eh?  Wink



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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:27 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
What else? Post!

Maybe not during the flight, but once the plane lands, there would be 300 trip reports posted in the forum. That would not be fun...
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:28 am

Somebody would wonder what effect everyone flapping our arms would have one the plane's lift. After making a P.A. announcement to that effect, they'd spend the rest of the flight stuffed into a beverage cart.

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:38 am

Quoting Texan (Reply 21):
- Atrude777, you too!

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

SHUT UPSilly

While you Texan go around and get signature for your next senator role  Silly

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 37):
While you Texan go around and get signature for your next senator role

Hey now, you know damn well I couldn't afford to be on a flight like that even if I wanted to  Silly

And no more dancing in the aisles!!!  Wink

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:08 am

All us cool a.netters will be sitting in the back of the plane w/ the bar cart next to us mixing a neverending pitcher of bloody mary's while we watch all you fools and rhaaats argue over the merits of the AVOD system, the texture of the mystery meat served, and whether or not the last top photo of the day was fake or not.

And it would be hell for the cabin crew.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:09 am

I didnt know you could ride on a graphics card  Wink

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting Texan (Reply 38):
Hey now, you know damn well I couldn't afford to be on a flight like that even if I wanted to

Right, just get those signatures  Wink

Quoting Texan (Reply 38):
And no more dancing in the aisles!!!

*stops dancing* WHAT?! awww damn!  Angry

 Silly

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:38 am




Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 30):
This particular A340 ride would be a non-aviation one though right? We'd all be talking about non-aviation related topics?

Yes...it would be wise to avoid the Tech/Ops flight. Invariably, thousands and thousands of birds would be brought onboard as carry-on, and the aircraft would experience severe passenger-induced turbulence from all of the jumping.

The upside? Virtually any in-flight equipment failures or malfunctions would be attended to and fixed in a matter of minutes.  Wink

Finally, any discussion during the flight would prove to be the most disciplined, polite, and civil conversation of any A.net flight.  yes 




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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:54 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 42):
Finally, any discussion during the flight would prove to be the most disciplined, polite, and civil conversation of any A.net flight.

Although we would have trouble agreeing on take-off if we somehow got on a moving conveyor belt during taxi.  Wink
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:18 am

Just one note...

That turbulence was George Bush's fault...

just picture that argument  Smile
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:22 am

How many A.netters does it take to rent/fly an A340?

300:

2 to rent it
10 to crew it
4 to load and fuel it
50 to complain about the slow climb performance
2 to claim we are flying "the Jumbo Jet"
4 of the straight guys to join the mile high club (me)
1 to blame G.W.B because he/she did not recieve the right meal
227 to get on happy and leave happy  

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:30 am

I wonder who would be relegated to the middle seats in the center section?

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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Like?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 45):
4 of the straight guys to join the mile high club (me)

Hmm... something's missing. Oh yes, the woman the straight guys would require for joining the mile high club!
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Li

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:33 am

About 100 different videos from the same landing, that's one for each window seat on the plane.
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RE: 300 A.netters On An A340 - What Would It Be Li

Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:04 am

95% of them would look something like this:









If Sabena332 and Aa61hvy are on board there would certainly be no shortage of this...

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