hangarrat
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Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:59 pm

Check this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv..._article_id=414083&in_page_id=1770

The caption says this is a photo of the 380 crossing the face of the moon in the style of Mark Garfinkel.

It doesn't look much like a 380 to me. And what airline's c/s is that?
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:02 am

That´s BMI A320 or 332, no 380 that´s for sure...

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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:06 am

The Daily Wail rarely gets anything right. It's a bmi A330
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:09 am

Wings are too small for an A330, looks more like a 319/20 to me.

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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:09 am

Quoting Philb (Reply 2):
The Daily Wail rarely gets anything right. It's a bmi A330

Pretty sure its an A320, due to the wingtip fences which are evident on closer inspection.

Oh well, and I already left a comment on that story saying its a BMI A330  Smile
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:26 am

Just blown it to 300% in Photoshop and it IS an A320. The angle is deceiving - but not enough for it to be an A380!!
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:28 am

Yeah I also left a comment saying that it wasn't an A380. That definately not an A330. Too small, the nose look and looking at the wing, far from an A330's wing.
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:29 am

2 engines on this A380.
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:34 am

Quoting Molykote (Reply 7):
2 engines on this A380.

Yeah, that's Airbus engineering for you. The engines are already falling off the thing and it isn't even EIS yet.  duck 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:52 am

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  Can't believe they went ahead and published it...
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 9):
Can't believe they went ahead and published it...

Those idiots...

Quote:
This stunning image of the Airbus 380 flying past the moon was captured on Wednesday night.



Sure doesn't look like an A380 to me, more of like a BMI A319/A320:


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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:45 am

They've changed it...

"This stunning image of a BMI Airbus flying past the moon was captured on Wednesday night."

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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting David L (Reply 11):
They've changed it...

A.netters set the record straight once again.
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:31 am

Most defienely not the A380. BMI for sure...but I am not sure what type of plane...it looks like an A330.
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:36 am

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 12):
A.netters set the record straight once again.

Should we start another barrage of comments suggesting it's a Learjet?  biggrin 
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:47 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 14):
Quoting HangarRat (Reply 12):
A.netters set the record straight once again.


Should we start another barrage of comments suggesting it's a Learjet?

I bet it's little Bush's AF1  duck 
 
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:54 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 11):
They've changed it...

Indeed they did.

When I viewed this yesterday, I added this comment:

The photo is indeed breathtaking. However, the aircraft in question is not the A380 Super Jumbo, but in fact and Airbus A320 operated by BMI. I give my compliments to the photograopher for the great photo, but give a big thumbs down to the reporter and the paper for, once again, getting it wrong

Today, not only have they changed the copy, but also removed my comment!

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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:56 pm

It says in the report that they're configured with 130 seats. If this info is correct (chances are it won't be!), it must be an A319. I've flown on 2 of Bmi's A322's (G-MIDT & G-MIDZ), and they have 160 seats.

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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:17 pm

How about the fact that the plane in the photo has one engine on each wing instead of two? That should be the dead give away. (For figuring out it's not an A380 anyway)
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RE: Airline With A380 Service To The Moon?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:33 pm

Quoting Molykote (Reply 7):
2 engines on this A380.

Oh no, I can see the "Will the A380 get ETOPS certification?" threads already!
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