Unique
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HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:07 pm

Spotters in ZRH, PRG and BCN, be alert! Today is the last commercial day of operation for HB-IOB before being neutralized and stored at ZRH!

It will leave ZRH at 13.00 hrs for PRG, returns at 16.25 hrs, leaves ZRH again for BCN at 17.15 hrs and returns at 21.30 hrs. It will overnight inside the hangar where it shall be neutralized.


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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:26 pm

I'm glad I took a picture two days ago... Hopefully you weren't there, FlyAirbus. This would have really ruined this picture.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:31 pm

FlyAirbus, I didn't know you are a spotter of ZRH, PRG and BCN...!
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:02 pm

Thanks Unique... I'll be at the apt anyway, so I'll take the last chance to take a picture....

Rgds

Mike Steffen
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:21 pm

FlyAirbus if you don't care don't post a message here!

Not liking an airline is one thing, hoping that they have to phase out planes and layoff people is another thing. Your post is absolutely disgusting.

RJ100
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:38 pm

I flew that one last december, I have some great memories from my trip on it. Sad to see it go  Sad

Here's a picture I took when I was on board: http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?76742

Tim
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:21 pm

RJ100 - You find that disgusting?? I'll tell you what's disgusting:

Good friends of mine used to work for Sabena. Thanks to swissair, everyone's out of a job. For those of you who think that 'swiss' is a different company, then you are either blind, ignorant or naive. It was a good excuse not to owe anything to anybody, nothing more nothing less. Now THAT'S what I call DISGUSTING!

I will never forget what the swiss have done. Out of principle I would never EVER fly on a swiss aircraft in my life again! I would prefer to walk. Obviously I'm not the only one. Why else would things go so bad for them.

Sould I feel sorry for those who may loose their jobs? How could I possibly feel sorry???

I can not respect those who do not respect others!

That's all I will answer to this.






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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:25 pm

Why is it being phased out of service?
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:32 pm

FlyAirbus: I will not comment that. We already had too many Swissair/Sabena war topics on this forum. Just one thing: Never make the employees responsible for what the management decides!

RJ100
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:02 pm

Not good to see another A-bus leaving the Swiss fleet.

By the Way GERARDO:

Any pictures of the Spotter meeting from June 7th around???
Would love to see them!

regards, Florian
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:16 pm

@FlyAirbus

Wow, I would have guessed your age 15-19... Well anyway, really childish remarks...

And anyhow, who cares which airlines you don't like? No one asked.

swissair/+/ we care
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:37 pm

@FlyAirbus

I almost lost my job and I know a lot who actually lost their job at SWISSAIR AND SABENA and therefore I find your comment absolutely disgusting. I suggested deletion for your rant thread.....

Back to the topic, I hope that oscar bravo will be airborne again soon somewhere on this planet, used to fly this bird in the past. Farewell!

Cheers, Thomas
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:55 am

@Spotterboy: sure there are pictures around. You should have seen us during the bus tour. It was a little bus with 2 wagons. It was easy to guess, in which one were the photographers.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyway, I don't think, I will upload much, due to lack of time.

Regards
Gerardo
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Unique
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:56 am

Out of principle I would never EVER fly on a swiss aircraft in my life again! I would prefer to walk.

Excellent, because no airline needs passengers like you...!

Back to topic:

@9V-SFE: This is plan of the reorganization program with HB-IOA and IOB to leave the fleet. HB-IWP (MD-11) is next, a few more to come.
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:36 am

Seems like there's plenty of blame to go around on the subject of whether SR caused the demise of SN... or whether it was the other way around. Either way, they both went down together; SR to resurface as Swiss and SN as SNBrussels. Inasmuch as once well-managed SR was myopic enough to take on the problems of troubled airlines (SN had turned a profit just once in 37 years, IW was never more than marginal at best) I would place the heavier guilt on SR who couldn't seem to resist the folly of forming an alliance as an end in itself.
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:48 am

@FlyAirbus:

"Good friends of mine used to work for Sabena. Thanks to swissair, everyone's out of a job. For those of you who think that 'swiss' is a different company, then you are either blind, ignorant or naive. It was a good excuse not to owe anything to anybody, nothing more nothing less. Now THAT'S what I call DISGUSTING!"

I find your post pretty disgusting. That's all I will say to that.

When will SWISS present their new Business Plan?

Cheers,
Christian  Smile
 
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:22 am

Ok, but maybe somebody will answer the question? Why this aircraft is being phased out?

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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:43 am

Lindy: I guess it's due to overcapacity. There is also a rumour that SWISS is going to phase out all the remaining A-321s when they will present a new business plan this summer.

Regards,
RJ100
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RE: HB-IOB Last Day Of Operation Today

Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:46 am

Thanks RJ100.

Rafal
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