bongo
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Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:39 am

Surfing on a.net I found this pic of the B 777 reg N777AS:

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But on a trip to Germany they chose to change for D-ABBA (with the Backwords B):

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Why did this happened? Why with the name of the 70´s pop group?
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EZYAirbus
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:53 am

Quoting Bongo (Thread starter):
Why with the name of the 70´s pop group?

Ever thought they maybe chartering it?
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:56 am

Probably being used in a film, tv program or commerical
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bongo
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:16 am

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 1):
Ever thought they maybe chartering it?

Don´t think so...since they disappear as a group a long time ago, but even if they did...why the change? Is it that easy to change a reg number?

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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:35 am

I'm pretty sure it CANNOT be a real registration... surely having the "B" the wrong way round would be illegal!
 
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:38 pm

N777AS (cn 29271/174) Take a look to the FAKE Registration D-ABBA (Backwords B).

I believe the photographer clearly highlights that this is a fake registration.

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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:45 pm

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 1):
Ever thought they maybe chartering it?

The day they do that is the day when easyJet become a full service airline, flying out of LHR with A380's.
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bongo
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting Eirjet (Reply 5):
I believe the photographer clearly highlights that this is a fake registration.

That is precisely my question !

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Quoting Bongo (Thread starter):
Why did this happened? Why with the name of the 70´s pop group?
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RE: Why A Fake Registration?

Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:58 am

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up, please stand up!


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