TYCOON
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New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:35 pm

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.
 
Scorpio
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:52 pm

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
 
sk601
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:54 pm

Welcome to Anet! Big grin

Given the fact that your an experienced traveller, I'm looking forward to your posts.
 
flyabunch
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:21 pm

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
 
EGBJ
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:05 pm

Welcome to a.net! Big grin
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:39 pm

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!
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:47 pm

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.
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:53 pm

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.

 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:56 pm

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
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MattRB
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:19 pm

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.
 
strasserb
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 pm

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 ...
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:04 am

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
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:40 am

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!)
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:31 am

Welcome to the gang !!!

Enjoy

Regards

Claire  wave 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:49 pm

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 
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:03 pm

Welcome.
Hopefully some Quality posts too.
regds
MEL
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:30 pm

Welcome aboard, etc Big grin



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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:10 pm

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.
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:33 pm

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

Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:04 pm

Best advice I can give you to remember

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Now take your seat in the front and enjoy the ride

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Where did everybody go?
 
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:07 am

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

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

toni
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RE: New Member Salutes You... And Some Info On Me!

Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:41 am

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 

Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.

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