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Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:44 am

Recently, while looking at the A.net Virtual Airline thread, I've been wondering: Wouldn't it be extremely cool to have a real airliner flying around in A.net livery for a couple of months? Think about this, we are almost 15.000 people here on a.net. Couldn't we all rent the ad space on a Ryanair 737, if everybody put in some cash? How much can that possibly cost? If everybody gives a buck, plus Johan could maybe dedicate one week's ad income to this project, wouldn't you think there might be a chance to pull this off?

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:48 am

Sounds good to me. I'd donate to that fund.
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:49 am

I would support it wholeheartedly, but apart from the A.net livery, we should also include the screen names of all the people that contributed to the 'cause' Smile. I bet Ryanair wouldn't have problems with the load-factor on that plane either...
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:51 am

Remember that full-page ad for Firefox in various large netional newspapers, funded only by fans / users throwing in 5 bucks apiece? I did and so did my brothers, and in the end we all appeared in the NY Times!
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:03 am

Sounds like a great idea to me, except ...could we please spend the money on some other company, any company but Ryanair!!!
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:03 am

I'm definitely interested in this idea.  bigthumbsup  I dunno maybe there could also be a competition on an A.net livery just to add to the fun. Big grin
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:06 am

Well then, can anybody dig up the data on exact ad cost on airplanes? How much did Ryanair charge for that Jaguar livery, how long did it run, and how much of the cost was one-time (for painting it) and how much was monthly?
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:09 am

I'd donate to it... Sounds awesome... But then would come the argument... Who designs the livery... John hates it, Joe likes it, Bob couldn't give a shit..
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:13 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 7):
Who designs the livery

Well, we could ask the same ad agency who designed the First Class logo. Didn't they do it for free because they're a.nuts too?
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:14 am

I spent quite a lot of time looking for that info, Birdwatching, but found nothing. Clearly, Ryanair isn't too fond of disclosing these things to the public. Maybe, if someone 'official' from A.net enquired about this, they would provide us with details.

On a separate note, L410Turbolet, I'm afraid Ryanair is one of the relatively few carriers that put advertisements on their planes. Sky Europe comes to mind as another one, but they are far too small and their routes relatively few...
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:17 am

Great idea! I'd participate!
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:17 am

Quoting TANS (Reply 9):
On a separate note, L410Turbolet, I'm afraid Ryanair is one of the relatively few carriers that put advertisements on their planes. Sky Europe comes to mind as another one, but they are far too small and their routes relatively few...

Well, think about it, would we care WHICH exact airline would do it? We could make an offer ourselves, and wait until any airline around the world accepts it. We might be even cheaper that way. Heck, don't care if that plane flies somewhere in Ecuador, as long as we get many nice shots in the database!
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:18 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 4):
Sounds like a great idea to me, except ...could we please spend the money on some other company, any company but Ryanair!!!

I agree, I say we go global Big grin

Great idea to have our names on the a/c too!

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:21 am

Great idea!! I'd put in some cash for it. But I do think it would have to go on a Russian airliner as a.net members would never be able to agree whether to put it on an A. or B.!  tapedshut 

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:21 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 7):
I'd donate to it... Sounds awesome... But then would come the argument... Who designs the livery... John hates it, Joe likes it, Bob couldn't give a shit..



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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:56 am

OK, seriously, I'd be in with $50. What about you guys? In the end, the proper way to go would be opening a kind of trust fund that everybody would pay into. Maybe Johan could chip in some ad revenue in the end. After all, this plane would be generating some serious traffic to this site.

OK, let's add it up...

Me: $50
Grand Total: $50
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:12 am

i'll put some dollars into it (now that its appreciated in some value..hehehe).

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:19 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 15):
Me: $50
Grand Total: $50

I'm a student so I get student fare
Birdwatching: 50$
PipoA380: 10$
Grand total: 60$
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:22 am

Sure, that'd be cool  Smile I'm a student, very poor, I'd donate £5 - about $7 I think ...
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:30 am

Fantastic idea, I would love to see an aircraft painted in a.net colours !

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:35 am

Birdwatching: 50$
PipoA380: 10$
Barcode and Jacobin777: together 10$
Grand total: 70$

Keep 'em coming, we've already got the dot in airliners.net!  Smile
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:40 am

Really good idea, Birdwatching.

Surely some airline will entertain the thought - plus this site will receive untold hits due to the publicity.

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:45 am

Makes me wonder how other aviation photo websites would react to seeing an ANET airplane pop-up in the database... Big grin

Anyone here bold enough to organize such an effort ?  Wink
 
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:48 am

Quoting TANS (Reply 9):
Sky Europe comes to mind as another one, but they are far too small and their routes relatively few...

I was thinking Sky Europe or Germanwings. 4U and NE seems to be not too conservative (i.e. NE's Adriana OM-SEA or 4U's D-AKNO http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01d-akno.jpg ) and maybe they would be more open to this idea as such not just purely as the opportunity to make money out of it.

Quoting BNAflyer78 (Reply 13):
But I do think it would have to go on a Russian airliner as a.net members would never be able to agree whether to put it on an A. or B.!

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:54 am

Put me down for student fare Plus, $15. If there's anyone here in advertising, marketing, PR, etc., please speak now.
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:59 am

As long as it isn't going on Ryanair,

Put me down for USD 25.
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:59 am

I'm in too. As long as it's a 747 Big grin jk yeah whatever you guys comeup with I'm sure will be great.

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:09 am

I'll go in for $20.00!
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:53 am

I'm in - $20

Anyone keeping track of this. Maybe someone should contact Johan.

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:57 am

Yeah count me in. Does anyone here work for Ryanair to find out the cost, then we can divide the cost between the interested parties and take it from there.

This would be really great.
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:59 am

Wow..great idea. I'll put in $20..as long as it's a Boeing  Wink

We should seriously think of getting someone to talk to Johan and organizing this whole thing..sounds awesome!
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:59 am

Hello From the UNITED STATES!

I think those that chip in would like to see their a/c fly aka us Americans...

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:00 am

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 28):
Anyone keeping track of this. Maybe someone should contact Johan.

Well, if this really leads to something, it would definitely have to go "officialy" through a.net. I mean look at those sums of money, we can't all give that money to a stranger here in the forums. Johan should maybe set up a seperate page that shows the progress of the project, the status of the payments, and the latest suggestion about the designs used. At any point, an airline can accept the current balance and offer a deal at that price. Giant sticker would be ok too, if the money is not enough for a whole livery! Or only one side of the plane!

In my opinion, the contributer's user names should be painted on the fuselage (but not too contrasted), maybe in dark blue on light blue. There should be 5 or 6 levels of contribution, and each higher one will be done in a higher font size on the plane.

Like:
Level 1: $10
Level 2: $20
Level 3: $30
Level 4: $50
Level 5: $100
Level 6: $ Higher Amount

How about that?
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:00 am

Quoting BNAflyer78 (Reply 13):
Great idea!! I'd put in some cash for it. But I do think it would have to go on a Russian airliner as a.net members would never be able to agree whether to put it on an A. or B.!



Quoting BNAflyer78 (Reply 13):
Sorry, couldn't resist (you can start bashing me now....)

YOU SON OF A *****  SillyD Just kiddin, LOL!!!

Anyway... Ok, I'd chip in about $20.00 or $25.00
If I chip in $100.00 can I have my username under the captain's window  Wink
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:18 pm

I'm In,

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:19 pm

If you let anyone who contributes in excess of $100 sign the plane that bears the a.net livery (in the same way as the last Southwest 727-200 (or was it America West?) was signed by employees before its final flight), count me in with too.

To solve the A v B problem, why not opt for one of NW DC9s? True they are now a Boeing aircraft but they were built by McDonnell Douglas and will, as far as I am concerned, always remain McDonnell Douglas aircraft.
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:52 pm

And then remains thr problem of location: flights in Europe or flights in North America?
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:21 pm

Ummm, will the livery be the same or similar to the livery on the Virtual Airlines' Aircraft? I must say it looks quite smart.
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:46 pm

Great idea! I'm in for $50- for sure-
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:48 pm

Hi guys!

I think that's a great idea!

We really should ask Johan to do a site which shows the progress of the project.
IMO Germanwings would be very nice, they operate 319/320 series and fly lots of routes in whole Europe. Sure, any longhoul a/c would be awesome, but which airline would do that? And they might care to paint the whole a/c, than it will be finally only two big stickers.
I know LH puts some stickers on the back fuselages. Once they had a A320 from the TV program "Sendung mit der Maus" They putted a big MOUSE on that A320. Funny!

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:54 pm

Seems like a nice idea. I'll probably contribute myself. In order to make sure the livery (or maybe big name) would be visible all over the world, you could go for one longhauler (BA,LH,AF,AA,...) or chose an airline and get one longhauler and one or two shorthaulers to wear the livery/sticker/...

Im' not sure how much it would cost, but it won't be cheap!

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:58 pm

Ill donate  Silly

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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:07 pm

North America or Europe!?

Can I throw a spanner in the works and suggest Virgin Blue or Jetstar who both offer the paint ads? LOL

With the Aussie dollar it will probably be cheaper $$$!!!?
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:46 pm

$10.

I'd prefer SkyEurope Airlines on Ryanair , but I'm in anyway
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:51 pm

What about AirTran? They have the Elton scheme and are going through a livery change anyway....just a thought.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 32):
Like:
Level 1: $10
Level 2: $20
Level 3: $30
Level 4: $50
Level 5: $100
Level 6: $ Higher Amount

How about that?

Great idea! I'd put in at Level 5.
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:48 am

Hey guys

I think this is a pretty neat idea IMO. If you guys like, and If i count with A.net magares support, I could pressent this to TAME here in Ecaudor to see what they think! Smile that would be nice. So, if anyone thinks they can present a plan, or an idea for this, I could go and talk. What I mean, is that if any one has the concrete idea, ill do my part.

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Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:51 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 32):
In my opinion, the contributer's user names should be painted on the fuselage (but not too contrasted), maybe in dark blue on light blue. There should be 5 or 6 levels of contribution, and each higher one will be done in a higher font size on the plane.

Like:
Level 1: $10
Level 2: $20
Level 3: $30
Level 4: $50
Level 5: $100
Level 6: $ Higher Amount

How about that?

And the plane, if not already named, gets to wear the name of the highest contributor's screen name until the livery is discontinued!
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:54 am

Ok so looking at it, the total donation for livery is roughly $300,000 short.
 
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:10 pm

Well count me in.. I hope we can pull it off Big grin
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RE: Why Not Put The A.net Livery On An Airliner?

Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:21 am

As long as everything is ok, legit, and I get approval, I'll try to send 5 or 20 US dollars. Also, if i donated alot of money to the cause, could we write, "RED SOX SUCK" on the plane or "LETS GO YANKEES"? Just wondering.

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