User avatar
zeke
Posts: 9734
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:42 pm

Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:22 pm

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan...?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

The Associated Press/SEATTLE needs a geography lesson.

[Edited 2005-10-11 06:35:30]
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking – Santosh Kalwar
 
jakob77
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:09 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:40 pm

did the PR meant to say Austrian instead of Australian?
 
User avatar
Dalavia
Posts: 406
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:08 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:44 pm

Australia, Austria - it's a subtle difference for some folk!

The article made me think what a great flight it would be if Australian Airlines had really ordered a 777 to fly SYD-SIN-MEL and MEL-KUL-SYD!
 
NorthstarBoy
Posts: 1416
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:53 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:51 pm

it must have been a typo lol, Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore. they were eaten by QANTAS a few years back
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
 
QANTAS077
Posts: 5169
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:08 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:04 pm

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):
it must have been a typo lol, Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore. they were eaten by QANTAS a few years back


not sure where you been for the last 3 years...

http://www.australianairlines.com.au/aahome.html

[Edited 2005-10-11 08:05:54]
 
centrair
Posts: 2845
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:44 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:18 pm

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):
Australian Airlines doesn't exist anymore.

Pretty sure they were up in NGO the other day. 20 flights a week to 4 cities in Japan. If they had actually bought the 777 it would be a great move. But when their 767s start getting old they will probably get shifted to some older Qantas A/C or would get the 787.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
 
NorthstarBoy
Posts: 1416
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:53 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:39 pm

sorry, im not too on top of the australian aviation scene, Australian Airlines to me was the old Trans Australia Airlines that later became Australian Airlines before being eaten by Qantas, i stand corrected
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
 
RedChili
Posts: 1440
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:23 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:37 pm

I would have thought that AP would know geography better than that.
Top 10 airplanes: B737, T154, B747, IL96, T134, IL62, A320, MD80, B757, DC10
 
Magyarorszag
Posts: 1072
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:53 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:44 pm

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 1):
did the PR meant to say Austrian instead of Australian?

With the risk of being wrong, I really think OS is the airline concerned by this order. It already uses three T7 and in Australia, no airlines already have three B777.

M.
 
Thorben
Posts: 2713
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:29 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:45 pm

Austria, Australia, what's the difference?  sarcastic 
France 1789; Eastern Germany 1989; Tunisia 2011; Egypt 2011
 
777ER
Crew
Posts: 9853
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:04 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:47 pm

And there was me thinking that Australia air has ordered B777s. Oh well.
 
ka
Posts: 573
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2000 11:49 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:19 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

There are no kangaroos in Austria.....  Smile

KA.
Keep smiling - you might be on Radar!
 
kiwiandrew

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:29 pm

not the first time for Austria / Australia confusion - won't the the last either - there is an old ( but in IMHO very funny ) collection of questions which have supposedly been asked on the Australian Tourism Website - enjoy

http://boards.tomsfish.net/index.php...7fea8b6a26340b6&showtopic=1192&hl=
 
swissairtaz
Posts: 111
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:51 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:18 pm

Watch the Boeing HP and you will see its Austrian
md11 forever
 
User avatar
N328KF
Posts: 5806
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 3:50 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:34 pm



"Throw another shrimp on the barbie!"
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' -Theodore Roosevelt
 
DCrawley
Posts: 328
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:18 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:11 am

Quoting Zeke (Thread starter):
The Associated Press/SEATTLE needs a geography lesson.

I'd say it's more of a AP thing.. and of course that one person in Seattle who wrote it needs a geography lesson. The rest of us from Seattle are pretty smart . lol..

-d



[Edited 2005-10-11 20:13:20]
"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive."
 
TomFoolery
Posts: 423
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:10 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:21 am

From the title of the post, it comes across as some sort of major sales feat. Like selling a freezer to an Eskimo. Its always nice to see a defunkt airline buy modern equip down under. Maybe Pan Am will also do the same  Wink

I too thought Australian was a thing of the past.

tom
Paper makes an airplane fly
 
Mandrake
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:27 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:36 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference? sarcastic

There's a 'ell of a difference!

Mandrake
 banghead 
Everything nice has its price, and the nicer, the pricier.
 
KevinL1011
Posts: 2858
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:48 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:56 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

Well for one, the turbines' spin in the opposite direction down under.
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
User avatar
NZ107
Posts: 4946
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:51 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:30 pm

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 18):
Well for one, the turbines' spin in the opposite direction down under.

So there must be some turbulence flying across the equator for changing directions.. That must explain it  banghead 
It's all about the destination AND the journey.
 
MDorBust
Posts: 4914
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:10 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:49 pm

Australia... ... ... Isn't that Englands jail?  stirthepot   flamed 
"I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON" - Alex McIlveen
 
Trolley Dolley
Posts: 548
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2000 1:57 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:30 pm

I can see the scene at Cairns airport now. Some lowly ramp rat scratching his head as he talks to a confused Boeing pilot hanging out the cockpit window of a brand new orche 777.

"It's a bonza surprise, mate. The boss'll be pleased, but I dunno if I can sign for her 'coz ya spelt A'stralian wrong."

[Edited 2005-10-12 09:31:27]
 
Halophila
Posts: 455
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:44 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:32 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 9):
Austria, Australia, what's the difference?

Did anyone catch that bit in "the Simpsons" Australia episode, where they showed parliament house with "Der Haus Von Austria" with a spelling edit of "Australia"? Funny - and I'm Australian.

ps. I know Austria is Osterreich in german.


I digress...
Flown on 707, 717, 727, 732 733 734 735 73G 738 739 741 742 743 744 74SP 757 753 762 763 772 773 77W D10 DC9 M11 M80 M87
 
JoFMO
Posts: 1840
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:55 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 pm

Quoting Halophila (Reply 22):
ps. I know Austria is Osterreich in german.

whart means somethink like eastern empire.
 
User avatar
zeke
Posts: 9734
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:42 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 pm

Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 16):
Its always nice to see a defunkt airline buy modern equip down under. Maybe Pan Am will also do the same

I too thought Australian was a thing of the past.

Tom,

I see the subtle error in the Article didnt catch your eye....
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking – Santosh Kalwar
 
Sydscott
Posts: 3061
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:50 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:40 pm

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 20):
Australia... ... ... Isn't that Englands jail?

Yes.....................they sent their worst people to the best place on earth.  bigthumbsup 
 
Thorben
Posts: 2713
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:29 pm

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:50 pm

I can really imagine this, a Boeing manager telling the pilot in Seattle: "Fly this one to Austria, dude." And then the pilots fly it to Australia. There really was a story like this some time ago, some (Italian?) military personnel wanted to go to Kristiansand in Norway, but they flew to a city with the same name in Sweden.
France 1789; Eastern Germany 1989; Tunisia 2011; Egypt 2011
 
RedChili
Posts: 1440
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:23 am

RE: Boeing Sells 777 To Australian Airlines

Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:45 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 26):
There really was a story like this some time ago, some (Italian?) military personnel wanted to go to Kristiansand in Norway, but they flew to a city with the same name in Sweden.

He actually flew to Kristiansund in Norway instead of Kristiansand.
Top 10 airplanes: B737, T154, B747, IL96, T134, IL62, A320, MD80, B757, DC10

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AU795, audidudi, Baidu [Spider], ben175, BreninTW, CM767, DOHspotter, flyaas80, FlyBTV, intotheair, justplanesmart, LAX772LR, Menzenski, qf789, rhuns, SInGAPORE_AIR, TW870, wnflyguy, Yahoo [Bot], yendig, Yflyer, ZKLOU and 259 guests