Espion007
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Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:15 am

If you do not understand the topic,well heres a brief explanation.

we all know people sometimes can screw up aicraft types,like someone calling a 757 a 777.What was the biggest screw-up of aircraft type that you have heard?

ex. someone calling a Cessna a 747

personally the biggest one ive heard was when someone called a DC-10 a jumbo jet.
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:18 am

I don't think referring to a DC-10 as a "jumbo jet" is such a stretch. In fact, it's pretty common...I have heard all of the first generation of widebodies (747, DC-10, L-1011) referred to as "jumbo jets," even if it properly describes only the 747.
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:20 am

And a DC-10 isn't a "jumbo jet"?  Confused

I've always thought of the L-1011, DC-10 and 747 as jumbo jets, even if most of the population thinks the 747's real name is jumbo jet. I asked a friend traveling oveseas one time what kind of aircraft she would fly on and she said "oh probably a jumbo jet" not having a clue as to the actual type of aircraft.

Jason

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:21 am

Flight attendant saying we were on a Boeing 757..when we were really on a 767. Gotta love that.

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:22 am

In October of 2001, an AA A300 crashed into the water after departing JFK.

Fox News continually referred to the aircraft as a "Boeing Airbus" until a caller corrected them several hours later.

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:32 am

I was on a Middle East Airlines MEA (A330) flight to Beirut last month, and was sitting next to some gentleman who explained; that the Airbus A330 we were on was very spacious and nice, but the best experience he had was on an "Airbus 777".....
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:58 am

Back to the jumbo/747 thing...when I checked-in at HKG for a flight to SIN on SQ, I asked the ticket agent if I could stand-by for an earlier flight. He said yes. I asked what type of a/c it was and he proudly responded, "Megatop, sir!"
At that point not knowing SQ a/c nomenclature, I asked, "747?" to which he emphatically responded, "Yes sir, Megatop!"

Once while flying on an L1011, I heard the F/A call it an "LTE1011." Was this a mistake or a subtype of a/c?
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:08 am


I was on an Air Transat L1011 some time last year, and they referred to it as a jumbo on both the outbound and return flights.

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:25 pm

Jumbo jet is NOT an official name for the 747. It is just an unofficial nickname that many people know, and hence most people refer to the 747 as a jumbo jet, even though technically any plane can be called a jumbo, it just depends on your own definition on what is jumbo-sized  Big grin
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:27 pm

On the news the other day... were discussing the C-5 Galaxy that got hit by ground fire in Iraq while saying "just like the aircraft seen here" when it was some sort of AWACS four-holer, can't remember the military designation... clearly not a C-5 though.
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:32 pm

I've heard a L-1011 be called a "McDonnell Douglas Ten-Eleven" .
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:38 pm

haha, these are good  Smile
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:58 pm

I was on a Co Express Emb 145 from ORD to Cleveland. As the cabin crew were doing the safety demo etc - the passenger in front said "gee i did not know Boeing made anything this small" - opps

Also when Qantas inherited A300 from TAA - they described them in the timetables as Boeing A300 I think

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:11 pm

BNE-SIN B747-200 (1996) captain welcomed everybody onboard a brand new Boeing 747-400

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:16 pm

I once looked at a flight strip working clearance delivery. The A/C type as filed was a CE172 but it was filed using jet airways with a final altitude as FL390. When he called for clearance I had to ask a question or two, then found out he was a Cessna Citation X. Pretty funny!
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:20 pm

EZYAirbus said:

"BNE-SIN B747-200 (1996) captain welcomed everybody onboard a brand new Boeing 747-400"

I wouldnt feel very comfortable while being on that flight. Wonder if they left without the FE aswell to make it seem like a 747-400??


The biggest f*ck up that I have ever whitnessed was when a passenger asked how to get onto the upper deck of the aircraft. We were flying on a A320...

One thing that made me laugh was also when a man who thought he was a know it all, asked the FA what had happened to the other two engines on our 747. It was a flight from IAD-TPA on a 767 (equiptment change from a 757).
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:37 pm

I've heard a L-1011 be called a "McDonnell Douglas Ten-Eleven" .
Well this would then be the Boeing 10-11 by now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Didn't they mix up on 9/11 in the beginning (when it was still only on on CNN) saying something like 'a cessna flew into WTC Tower', then a 737 untill they knew for certain about the aircraft type (which actually took quite some time in my opinion).

I think the 4th flight was also called a 747 until being confirmed beeing a 757.

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:13 pm

I think on 9/11 there were bigger things to worry about, like how thousands of people were being burnt alive inside...

And on the Jumbo topic I have always thought that Jumbo means very large and jet means, well, a jet. So DC-10, L-1011 and 747 classic are covered as are more modern aircraft, MD-11, 747-400, A380 etc.
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:49 pm

I hear all kinds of screw ups when I'm out spotting at AMS, either at the runway or the panorama deck. There are also People there who aren't aviation enthusiastics but just want to have a look at the planes. Nothing wrong with that but..... SOMETIMES IT'S REAL HARD TO KEEP MY MOUND SHUT!!

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When my own mother (with all due respect) was back from SIN she kept telling me and others that she was on a Megatop, even when I corrected her several times. And she called everything else she was been on a jumbo.
OK she just doesn't know but it stays annoying to me.
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:02 pm

I was on a HNL-ATL flight where the flight attendent said Welcome on board our 757....errr, wait no, our 767-300ER. (I guess it was going to be a long flight.)

The flight I was on immediately after that one, while doing the safety announcement, the flight attendent said "Welcome on board this, ummmm, this,..........what type of plane is this again? OH! CRJ-700! Yeah, welcome on board our CRJ-700." Shortly there afterwards I heard her say to the other FA "I fly the ATRs too much."

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:16 pm

I was on Novair International once when the flight crew did the safety briefing: "Please look in the seat back pocket in front of you where you will find the safety information for this Boeing 757 aircraft. In the unlikely event..."

At which point another, male, voice came over the system: "It's a DC-10 you stupid cow!"

The daftest thing is that Novair never, AFAIK, operated a 757.

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:02 am

A relative insisted to me that he had flown across the Atlantic in a B-1 Backfire airliner.
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:11 am

I have one in my book about AA aircraft. It is a picture of a Jetstream Super 31 for American Eagle, which is stated to be N334AA, the Boeing 767-223/ER for American that crashed into Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. This book was published before the Boeing 777s or Boeing 738s had even been order by American, so it is no joke.
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:13 am

A while ago on an Air Europa flight, we (the pax) were told with confidence that we were on a "767 Airbus"...

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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:25 am

Ok,now ive heard a bigger mistake than a dc-10 being called a "jumbo jet".I was at the school bus stop this morning.I was having a conversation about the explosive properties of gasoline(dont ask) and some other stuff.I dont recall much of the conversation,but the 6th grader said "well last year two concordes crashed into each other in mid air!".I believe he was reffering to the crash of the 767 and the tu-154 crash over germany.On top of that,he said he heard that from CNN  Wow!  Wow! he argued with me about it for a few minutes. He also argued about the 2000 air france crash,saying metal being sucked into an engine cant make it crash. I wonder what he will say after a flight he is on takes on a bird or two...
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:44 am

Akumas,

I'm amazed, you have been a member for four days and already posted over 85 times.  Confused
 
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RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:22 am

My friend's name is Ian Beattie and is trying to be an aviation fan..... on his roof one afternoon during winter he stops during a snowball fight, look up at a Dash 8 and says: What do you think that is? I think it's an airbus or maybe a boeing..... noo..... possibaly a 747?

Sheesh!!
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