astrojet
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Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:34 pm

Just heard that British prime ministers Tony Blair´s plane got spoiled yesterday when he wanted to go to Spain. Do you know what kind of plane was it? maybe BAe-146 or VC-10. They said he had to take a regular flight, wondering why they hadn´t a spare plane there.
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:17 pm

Do you mean it had a technical problem, or that someone damaged it on purpose?
 
astrojet
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:44 pm

I guess it was a technical problem.
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:21 pm

Every time ive seen Blair on the news visiting some country he has been getting off a BA777.
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:25 pm

He wasn't on that Concode that shed part of it's tail was he.

That is like the second or third time that has happened
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:31 pm

Never mind...Different aircraft.


I don't think the PM would be running around on Air France.


Maggie certainly wouldn't be.
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:52 pm

Ahhh yes! The Iron Lady. Bring back Maggie and that would certainly start Saddam shaking in his boots!  Smile
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:28 pm

Just wondering, who is "Maggie" are you referring Margret Thatcher?
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:31 pm

That's the one and the only.

There can be no other.
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:28 pm

Indeed. She absolutely hated being called "Maggie", so naturally enough everyone in Britain started to refer to her that way...! Big grin
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 8:33 pm

I call her the "Poll tax fanatic"  Big grin

Getting back to the topic, i doubt it was a BA 777, short-haul european visits would probably mean a BA A320 or a 146, something along those lines.
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Fri Feb 28, 2003 9:46 pm

He does sometimes fly with charter airlines you know?  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:52 am

I figured Blair has his own Ba 777....I wonder why not a Virgin a340 or 744?
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:58 am

"In the end an embarrassed Mr Blair and his senior aides managed to squeeze on to the last scheduled British Airways flight from Heathrow to the Spanish capital."

This Is London.Com

British Airways flight BA0462 from London Heathrow to Madrid departed 29 minutes late at 1929 and arrived 18 minutes late at 2233.

Aircraft was Airbus Industrie A320
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sk945
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:27 am

He use the Bae146 within Europe. The same as the queen I ´gues.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/179721/M/
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:35 am

"Ahhh yes! The Iron Lady. Bring back Maggie and that would certainly start Saddam shaking in his boots!"

Damn straight! She didn't bat an eyelash over all the crap she got about going to war with Argentina over the Falklands. They got their butts kicked and deservedly so! Served them right for taking the islands WHILE Britain was negotiating on turning them over to Argentina, anyway. WHAT were they thinking?
 
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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:11 am

figured Blair has his own Ba 777....I wonder why not a Virgin a340 or 744?

Because flying BRITISH Ariways has more of an impact for the BRITISH PM than flying Virgin, or any of the other carriers..
I guess it could be argued he could fly bmi; but bmi aren't the flag carrier, so that ends that discussion  Smile

Im glad he flies BA and Not VS; if you dont have your own VIP aircaft, fly your national flag carrier to make the same impact.

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RE: Tony Blair´s Plane Got Spoiled

Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:13 am

Not they.. HE.. Galtieri... the Drunk..(rest in peace and forever please) he was not thinking.. he was Drinking... so we paid the high price
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