swisskloten
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A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:03 pm

I saw the A380 rollout on a French website. It was spectacular! Amazing piece of machinery. Don't care what the Boeing supporters say, it was simply awesome. This leads me to wonder: the first people to join the *ahem* mile high club, are they probably going to brag about it? I wonder if there will be a competition to see who gets to be first!
 
zippyjet
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:21 pm

Hey Swisskloten I'm gonna give you an idea you can take to the bank! Jump right up on the Reality TV craze. First, have Fear Factor with vapid I wanna be a star hard body drones competing in scary on board contests with the reward being the star of the of Virgin Errogenous! which of course is Mile High action aboard the uber jumbo jet. Contests of air terror could be:

1. Aboard the 380 flown by some drunk Russian pilots and have them attempt a landing and take off at DCA!

2. Of course imbiding the blue/green swill from well used lavs! More protein than crickets, slugs and cockroach souffle!

3. How about a flight with the big pussycat that took a bite out of Siegfried or was that Roy?

4. And to make sure these vapid hard body thespian wannabes are worthy of being the first A 380 Mile High club members, the last challenge being the toughest: AN 8 HOUR FLIGHT EATING SPAM AND DRINKING MILK OF MAGNESIA WHILE HAVING TO LISTEN TO AN ASHLEIGH SIMPSON LIP SINC CONCERT CONTINUOUSLY! Personally, I'll take the DCA take off and landings by those drunken Russian aviators over Ms. Simpson croaking the high notes.

I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
 
masseybrown
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:56 pm

I saw the video of Richard Branson saying the 380s would have gyms, hair salons, gambling, and double beds.

Why do I feel they'll just have a lot more seats?
 
N766UA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:47 pm

Why do I feel they'll just have a lot more seats?

Because Virgin is the only airline crazy enough to sacrafice seats.
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QANTAS077
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:54 pm

yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.

first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have ever intention of being on that flight!  Smile
 
zvezda
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:12 pm

I think we can count on the first A380 mile-high members joining the club before first delivery. Airbus employees will not pass that up!
 
sevenair
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:35 pm

Perhaps they could fit a little 'dark room' downstairs! hehehe better still, make it a men only one  Wink/being sarcastic hehehehehe
 
UA744KSFO
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:13 am

"first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have every intention of being on that flight"

Me too! See you there.
 
JuniorSpotter
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:41 am

Virgin won't be "virgin" much longer...  Big grin
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Hodges
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:50 am

Branson is only saying he'll have the gyms, gambling, hair salons, etc. for the publicity. Sacrificing that much space for seats for certain amenities that aren't going to necessarily be used by the passengers is just stupid. I could possibly understand a bar and food area, but who wants to get their haird done at FL 300 when you can probably get a better job done on the ground?

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hotje
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:55 am

The whole concept of being the first mile higher would be spoiled if we sent out a bunch of hungry french during the flight test period. Period.....
 
eoinnz
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:50 am

Let's say that an airline does put a gym on - Are you really gonna use it. It's obviously only go to be for Business and First Class passengers but lets say that you've won a free trip J/F on the A380 to wherever. On your holiday do you really feel like

a) Trying to get changed into Gym clothes in one of those tiny little lavatories?
b) Working your behind off after a 5 course meal?
c) Getting changed again
d) Showers? Come on it's just not practical so your gonna smell the rest of the flight.

Sounds fun doesn't it!!
 
windowflyer
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:28 am

Sevenair

I'm there dude!  Big thumbs up
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JeffDCA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:30 am

yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.


Right..... whatever, believe me mate, VS beat the living crap out of QF, no question! But, i guess you'll never know, ah what a shame!

Cheers,

Jeff
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RRFan
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:35 am

Qantas077,

'yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea.

first flight from SQ of the A380 will be Sin-Syd, i have ever intention of being on that flight!'

Why?


Ummmmmmm, lets talk about Qantas with outdated interiors, no TV's in economy until the 21st century, unlike Virgin. Not used to competition, unlike Virgin, No low fares until the arrival of Virgin, crap service unlike Virgin and one more thing and no racist, outdated recruitment that allows no foreign nationals!!!!!. Trust me Virgin are 10 times better, soon to be far bigger and one more thing Qantas is Australian, enough said!
 
QANTAS077
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:38 am

well that maybe so, but QF have never done wrong by me and i like giving my money to my own countries airline, they don't resort to cheap advertising to sell seats either. perfectly happy to fly QF no matter who's better.

oh, and that's your opinion of VS, but at the end of the day all airlines are pretty average when it comes to travellers in economy.
 
JeffDCA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 am

oh, and that's your opinion of VS, but at the end of the day all airlines are pretty average when it comes to travellers in economy.

Don't agree. VS have the best economy around along with SQ. There's the good, the bad and the down right bloody awful when it comes to all classes.

Cheers,

Jeff
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PPVRA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:51 am

As another thread posted a few days ago, porn is big in airports... I'll propose an airline: Strip Club Air.

- No need for a fidelity (miles) program.
- No need to pay for F/A. Strippers should be happy with the tips (especially with first class).
- No extra costs for PTVs needed, including PTV mx.
- Not a lot of advertisement needed, the word will spread faster and more efficiently than the internet could.
- Fares won't have to be LCC-low.
-Huge unexplored market.

Anyone?

Cheers,
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JeffDCA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:13 am

The worst thing is in these times, that kind of airline would probably be a huge success.

Cheers,

Jeff
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Eldoylio
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:40 am

Im sure that a while ago Branson was interviewed discussing the new Upper Class flat bed which was in development at the time. During the interview he suggested that Virgin were working on a double bed that would be contained in a private cabin.

In true Virgin style he suggested that certificates confirming the acceptance into the Virgin mile high club!

Did anyone else see that story? So far I have only found links to the suggestion of double beds onboard the A340-600.

http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/august97/0348.html

Who would need a gym if there are double beds for the more liberal amongst us?  Big grin

[Edited 2005-01-20 01:41:26]
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QANTAS077
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:27 am

well Jeff i bet you've not been on the likes of JL, CX, OZ to name a few, they are just as good if not better than SQ and VS, your view seems some what biased, do you work for VS or SQ?
 
JeffDCA
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:02 am

well Jeff i bet you've not been on the likes of JL, CX, OZ to name a few, they are just as good if not better than SQ and VS, your view seems some what biased, do you work for VS or SQ?

So now you're saying that not all economy offerings are pretty average?  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff
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PyroGX41487
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:03 am

The whole Gym/hair salon etc on the Virgin planes are B.S. I can see a lounge and a bar, however, the rest seem a little TOO far fetched..
 
fuffla
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RE: A380 Mile High Club

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:23 pm

Maybe you should all look at the facts...

1. This topic is about the A380 Mile High Club and not a competition between QF and VS economy class.

2. Statistics show that QF is a better all round airline than VS (ie- see Skytrax)

3. On a personal note, a persons opinion should not be subject to abuse. IT IS THEIR OPINION. If they prefer to only fly their national airline than one that has been introduced by a foreign company, that is their choice!

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