japanfan3
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EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:41 am

I was reading in the April issue of Airliner World magazine and I was quite suprised to find a picture of a 742 in easyjet colors with an Italian registration of I-GOTU! Since when did easyJet have a 742? I also heard that they plan to get some more 747's? Would that be a good idea? And is this an April Fools joke from the magazine?
 
UK_Dispatcher
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:47 am

Yep, it was a joke....!
 
japanfan3
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:50 am

Thanks UK_Dispatcher  Smile
 
japanfan3
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:11 am

Oh! I get it now the reg. tells it all! (I feel like such an idiot -_-' )
 
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:07 pm

lol i think it has been 5 times we heard this joke now  Big grin
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MYT332
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:11 pm

No it wasnt a joke, its coming at the end of May on lease from Air Atlanta for the summer season!  Big grin

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Alex
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:40 pm

MYT wheres your source?

I thought they were getting them brand new from airbus!


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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:42 pm

Airbus, i always thought Bell made the 747.
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
 
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:44 pm

Dont be so stupid!

Bell make the Cessena and TU-144!!!!
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:49 pm

Actually Simon, McDonnell Douglas make the TU-144!!! They just stuck a pointy thing on the front of the tail of the DC-9 for fun Laugh out loud. I thought EZY had 20 A380's on order. Can you imagine how many seats they couold fit on those things. F%$k!!! No 20 minute turnarounds then lol

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:52 pm

No 20 minute turnarounds then lol


Wanna bet they could do a 20 min turn around!  Big grin
Theyll use the escape slides.
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:52 pm

Simon your getting confused, easyjets order of A380's will be here by 2034 so what they are doing is leasing all the old 747's mainly 100 and 200 series and using them on new high density routes such as Liverpool-Isle of man and luton-Sarejevo until the a380s can take over the route.

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Alex

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:53 pm

I thought that they were using the 742's from SEN to STN? There is a lot of demand on that route.

My sources are very accurate you know!
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:55 pm

Ohh ok, well that must be another one of their new routes. I also here there is going to be a LPL-MAN, MAN-BHX and LPL-BLK. Cant wait to see the 380's on these new promising routes
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:59 pm

Oh the LGW-LHR route is starting up with A380's when they get em. Beats the M25 anyday!!! In the old days it was just a helicopter lol!!!
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:59 pm

Those A380's on order, will do wonders for Easy Jet.

I heard a rumour that it will be 20 abreast seating? Is this true?

Also, to save money and crew training - theyve decided not to install the standard airbus glass cockpit, so they've asked a third party to install the more traditional 733 flightdeck into the A380, therefore the crew will not need any more training to fly this beast!

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:03 pm

20 abreast, i take it the man with larger carriage wont be flying U2 from now on! However there is truth to your rumours. I hear not the 733 cockpit will be fitted but a modified 737-700 one with 4 thrust leavers. Also the new a/c will come in easyjets new striking livery of pink and yellow stripes with each a/c being named after a famous BBC children's character. Names so far include, Clipper of the tinky winky, and virgin po.

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:05 pm

The first one's gonna be called Mr Blobby

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pilot kaz
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:13 pm

was it cessna that produced the first Hover jet? (AKA Harrier)?
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:31 pm

No, that was piper.

BAe created the Wright Flyer.
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pilot kaz
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:35 pm

reallly? i alwasys thought it was easyjet that lanched it
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:39 pm

Nooo everyone's so wrong!!! EasyJet launched the glider, durr, no money on fuel,
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:08 pm

Looking at that piece in Airliner World. Expected launch on April 1st[hmmm], the reg. on the 747 in the retouched picture is 'I-GOTU' [for those of you a little slow, I-GOT-U] and leasing the aircraft from Dodo Air [extinct bird] who's chief executive is Ray O'Plodfails [anagram of April Fool's Day].....  Laugh out loud

[Edited 2004-04-11 15:26:58]
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:14 pm

It was funny them doing that but a lot of people fell for it LOL (shhhh wot du mean i did Insane). Tehe airliner world

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:05 am

I Remember this well. i put a post in just to see what reaction I would get.
Easyjet operating 747's? There goes the quick turn around time. With all those A319's they are having, I don't so.
Still it was a good laugh had by all

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RE: EasyJet 742?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:25 am

I think it may happen, one day.
 
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RE: EasyJet 742?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:20 am

easyJet Decided to layoff all Flight Attendants then just Get Inflatable ones.


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