Dazed767
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Funny Poster On Ebay!

Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:48 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20149&item=3733259895&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW#ebayphotohosting

Supposed to be a vintage (1930's) poster for Eastern Airlines New York to Miami service "just 10 hours from N.Y.!". Notice something funny? It's a china eastern A320 and logo in the print! I've seen a lot of these replicas, but someone really didn't know what they were doing!


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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:24 am

That is pretty sad. If it was real, I might consider buying it as decoration for my bathroom... oooh lala, maybe this one:


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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:44 pm

its possible that it could be a comedy piece...not too funny in my opinion...at least stick a DC-3 in there!
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Dazed767
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:52 am

Don't think it's a comedy peice, I've seen the post before on ebay, just looks like someone tried to go a step further but screwed up in the end haha.

Now, that Alaska one would make a great bathroom peice!
 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:25 am

The polar bear would probably look happier if he was facing the other way.  Smile
 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:26 pm

at least if they got an eastern airliner a/c they would have been on the right track...
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:29 pm

What planet are they from? First of all, a aircraft with the wrong livery and then an aircraft that can't even go 10 hours without refueling. WOW  Big grin
 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:01 am

They may be idiots but they got $8.50 for it so fair play to them.
 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:18 am

Wow, only 10 hours on an A320 from NY to Miami! Isn't it amazing how quickly jet transport is changing?
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:55 pm

I know I know I'm being reak pedantic here - but I emailed the seller to ask if they were aware:
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Hi there - is this meant to be a joke poster? If not - the logo you show is of
China Eastern Airlines who are a Chinese airline, and the aircraft is
of a China Eastern A320 - less than 15 years old and with a maximum non stop
range of about 4 hours - let alone 10!
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The reply I got was confusing:

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Chinese beach holiday baby!
=====

?????

Noel.
 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:29 pm

Thats is pretty funny.
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:09 am

Not unique in the world of consumercrap. Skyjunk, I mean Skymall used to have "replica" business cards of famous people. Their "Amelia Earhart" business card had a swept-tail Cessna single on it. Amelia died in 1937.

A flight school ad in aviation magazines a few years ago had a painting of a plane that looked a lot like a DC-3 except that it had thirty or forty windows down one side of the cabin. DC-3 had seven. Just your basic hundred-passenger DC-3 I suppose. Another ad of the time had a jet airliner only it had no engines. None under the wings, none on the tail.


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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:59 am

A google search gone bad...

Maybe 10 hours from New York to Miami Beach, China - a suburb of Beijing...

Subliminal advertising to get you to fly China Eastern

 
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RE: Funny Poster On Ebay!

Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:59 am

Thats a Macchi MC72 racing seaplane in the Alaska poster, never strayed beyond Lake Garda in Italy.
Its a great looking plane, but I'm definitely sure it never came close to Alaska!
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