If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Mon Nov 15, 1999 8:17 am

Hi all!
If you could have your own jetliner, what would it be? What would you do with it? Live in it? Make it your personal biz jet?
Or what if you decided to start an airline with it? If so, what kind of service and training would you have, where would you be based and exactly what kind of airline would you be? (Cargo, charter, scheduled, etc.)
Would you paint your jetliner? If so, what colors? (This goes for the airline thing too).
Anything goes, as long as it's practical. Imagine you have LOTS of money!  
And it has to be profitable if it's commercial. No one-seat airliner configs, ya know!
Again, anything goes, you coul put a pool in it if you want!    

Me? I'd get an A3XX, live in it, while at the smae time it would double as my biz jet. Now that's one RV!
I think I'd paint it nice and tropical, mabye in my airline's colors (Red, blue and dark blue).

What would you do?

DL 604
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Mon Nov 15, 1999 8:22 am

i wouldn't want to own my own plane! i love going to differnt airports, seeing differnt people. so i like flying on big planes with lots of differnt people! so i wouldn't want to own my own airplane!
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RE: 1stClassFlyer

Mon Nov 15, 1999 8:56 am

DL604 question was IF, IF you owned your own jetliner. IF you don't want your own jetliner, there's no need to reply.
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Mon Nov 15, 1999 9:55 am

Hey! We've been through this before!  
Okay, so i have changed Academy alot, and you dont know about it, so email me for the in-depth plan. So I would start out with a DC-9 or 717. Id start Academy Airlines wiht it from PIT to sevral cities, but id actually have 2 DC-9s or 717s, not just one!
Well thats the in-a-nutshell version.
Why would God make us all so different, if He wanted us to be the same?
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Mon Nov 15, 1999 10:22 am

Mine would be a Gulfstream V bizjet. Nice long range, and fast airplane. I'm not sure how I'd have it painted, something nice though.

Although I enjoy hanging around at airports, watching movements and especially photographing airplanes, I've found riding on airplanes to be rather unexceptional. So I'd use the airplane to go for spotting trips, and such, ie "hmmm, I think I'll go to Salt Lake City and photograph there today."

RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Mon Nov 15, 1999 10:39 am

I would like to build my flavor of Virgin Express, but with A-319s and some A-318/320s. But, I wouldn't fly those.

Personally, I'd fly some good old B727-200 in cargo version. Definately not hush-kitted! The one with loud, engines with dark on edges from the exhaust. Imagine the fun with that aircraft, getting the cruise level 220-250, thru all sorts of clouds and turbulences. And yet, no passangers to complain!

I also think that flying A310 cargos on international routes would be interesting, and definately I'd wet-lease bunch of TU-154Ms for freight service in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. If I had a chance, I'd love to fly to land 154s on unpaved runways.

Endless possiblities to make one's life more interesting and fun!

RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Tue Nov 16, 1999 1:11 am

Hi, if I owned my own jetliner it would have to be a Lockheed L1011-500. In May 1999, flew on a Delta L1011 from Orlando FL to Atlanta Ga and I loved it!!! I felt so comfortable flying on it knowing well the safety record it has compared to the DC-10. When Lockheed designed and built this plane they did their homework.
It had 4 hydraulic systems versus 3 on the DC-10 and they were in areas where there wouldn't be anykind of failure like the United 232 incident and the American Airlines crash at O'Hare in May 1979.
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Tue Nov 16, 1999 1:27 am

I am sure my private jetliner would be an Ilyushin IL96M.   I would configure it to a partial business class layout (say 150 pax) with living quarters in the central part of the aircraft, and use it as my private transport. With its ability to land on unprepared surfaces, the IL96M could get me just about anywhere I wanted to go, and I could take friends and family with me. I'd also have a complete galley and chef, as well as specially-trained cabin staff to accompany the plane. I'd not only use the aircraft for personal travel, but promote it as well, given Ilyushin needs all the help it can get.

Neat idea, DL 604!!!
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Tue Nov 16, 1999 2:06 am

I'd prefer Canadair Global Express to be my own plane!! Excellent range gives it all, since I live in Siberia and now study in Scotland - that would be about 10 hours of non-stop flight!

When I finish my studies, I'd like to get a job in Europe or US (UK, Switzerland, Canada) but still have my home in Russia. So, I'd return home during holidays on my GlobalExpress. Kewl!!

If I have that loads of money, Hmm... I'd also own a couple of Tu-204s to serve regional routes within Russian and fly internationally with two IL-96M (to US and some Europe), an A-320 (to Europe), and two A-340 to Asia and Australia. I'd also co-own another IL-96M and prolly a couple of IL-62s in order to replace any of my planes that suddenly goes off service, so as not to ruin the schedule.

Oh, my GlobalExpress would also be easily convertible into pax version, in case badly needed to cover up schedule faults  .
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My Plane

Tue Nov 16, 1999 4:12 am

I would own an A340-500. Excellent Range, and no worry about ETOPs. It would be configured in a bizjet layout.
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My Own B-727

Tue Nov 16, 1999 7:12 am

I would love to have a boeing 727 I would get won with a rundown interier and fix it up the way i want it. i would transport people from my home town of Kankakee IL, and i would use it for personal use

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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Tue Nov 16, 1999 10:38 am

I think I would like an md-11. I would have charters out of Orlando to the South Pacific and the Orient.I would have a local artist I know paint it.
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Wed Nov 17, 1999 5:17 am

I'd like to get several Tu-134s, Tu 154s, Yak 40s and An-24s and operate short to medium haul across europe, from Sofia Airport SOF, and also 3 Il-62s to fly to the US and Johannesburg. I'd also get an Il-96M to fly to australia. I 'd paint them Dark Blue and yellow, With Dark blue carpets inside and Bright orange seats. Besides I'd operate scheduled services and fly the planes myself on as many flights as possible.
I'd try to get stunningly cheap airfares, yet provide comfort.
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RE: If You Owned Your Own Jetliner

Sun Nov 21, 1999 4:34 am

If I owned my own plane to fly, it would be a B-727 I love the looks and perfomance of this work horse. It will be sad when the last one is gone
I would own a L-1011 if I were to use it to convert into a house. Gee I wonder if anyone has thought of living in an old airliner?

Glenn B727

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