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IKEA to launch new LCC: FLIKEA !

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:37 pm

IKEA will be launching a new LCC! The new airline plans to fly non-stop from Sweden to Australia! How Exciting! :D

From the IKEA FB Page:

We're taking to the skies with the launch of a low-cost airline: FLIKEA!

We’re thrilled to announce plans to launch our own airline in 2019. FLIKEA will be a single-class, low-cost carrier that will travel to may international destinations, and will include the world’s first non-stop flight from Sweden to Australia.

The airline will utilise the five dimensions of Democratic Design unique to IKEA – exceptional form, quality, sustainability, function and price – to reduce aircraft weight and fuel requirements, resulting in a dramatically reduced transit time, lower ticket price, and cutting out the need for any stopovers.


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Note: The clock has just went past 12 in Australia ;)
it's time to visit Melbourne! ;)
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:38 pm

I don't think any aircraft can make Sweden to Australia nonstop. Correct me if I'm wrong
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:38 pm

ohhhhh no, so it begins...........
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:38 pm

You have to assemble your own seat?
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:39 pm

Aren't you a day too early?
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:41 pm

MaxTrimm wrote:
I don't think any aircraft can make Sweden to Australia nonstop. Correct me if I'm wrong


sure they can, didn't you hear about the special mixture they fly on. Part of it you have to take with you in the tanks, but part comes from the air, they will be chemically be bonded to fuel which can be used in the engines. So that saves room and weight in the fueltanks and that's why they can fly to Sweden from Australia. I think the press release will be out tomorrow, if am not mistaken. :D
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:46 pm

tonystan wrote:
Aren't you a day too early?


Depends what part of the world you're in. Lounging in a poang for 12 hours...comfy!

Compared to the never-ending blah Euro-white that would be one nice livery.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:55 pm

RL757PVD wrote:
You have to assemble your own seat?


Luftfartsverket and CASA nevertheless approved this start-up quickly. That is despite the fact that it will be inevitable that the odd screw is missing for some of those seats to be assembled.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:58 pm

Powered by meatballs and pear cider no doubt ! ;-)
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:04 pm

It's happening!!
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:10 pm

The pictured B767-500ER XWB actually look super comfy. Any word yet on whether they will use VXO or whether these magnificient aircraft that they are pioneering require the runway length of ARN?
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:12 pm

MaxTrimm wrote:
I don't think any aircraft can make Sweden to Australia nonstop. Correct me if I'm wrong



Correct me if your wrong but you do understand the significance of the date albeit 12 hours early from our friends down under!
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:17 pm

Ever since the Internet, this date went from fun to annoying.

Edit: by which I mean things used to be surprising, and therefore funny. Now I didn't even bother to read this thread - just a look at the title tells what time it is somewhere in the world. Pathetic.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:41 pm

Here's a suggestion for you.

Lighten up.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:08 pm

Anybody else see the resemblance to WN?
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Lol. And so they begin.

Will they serve meat balls and chips?

Agreed. Lighten up.....just a little joke.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:39 pm

RL757PVD wrote:
You have to assemble your own seat?


You have to help assemble the Aircraft ... :-)
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:43 pm

I don't care how cheap it is, building my own seat seems dangerous, the instructions are in a language where the dollar sign appears to be a vowel, and I don't have an "IKEA metric-ish .0624 Hammishly" drill bit.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:49 pm

Is it because April 1 is a Saturday that the official jokes are now being posted on Friday?
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:49 pm

Their cinnamon rolls are the bomb-diggety.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:54 pm

The luggage goes into the Billyhold and they Name the Business class "Gudvik".
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:00 pm

UAL777UK wrote:
Lol. And so they begin.

Will they serve meat balls and chips?

Agreed. Lighten up.....just a little joke.


I came across a little too down, I admit. But after twenty-five years of this kind of "funny"... well it just isn't.

Sorry I mean LLollololllolol!!!1!!!!!!! ;)

(Bring back spaghetti trees...)
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:06 pm

This airline will never fly, because they cannot to C checks on the planes and disassemble them with only an Allen wrench...
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:11 pm

Also their planes will never fly as they will be always out of stock of replacement and repair parts
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:13 pm

..... and they will only fly to airports where you have to walk through a maze to get to their gates
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:14 pm

My favorite day on Anet begins :D
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:30 pm

....their instructions for emergency evacuations will either be too hard to follow, or missing from the seat pockets.....
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:34 pm

....their check-in counter line-ups will always be incredibly long, and you will always have to carry your own luggage to and from the plane's luggage hold.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:42 pm

hOMSaR wrote:
Is it because April 1 is a Saturday that the official jokes are now being posted on Friday?


Because it is April Fools day in Oz!
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:43 pm

i hate April Fools posts on here. Because then people reference them later and people have to point out it was a joke LOL
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:48 pm

I'd imagine the BOB service will be pretty decent and reasonably priced!
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:21 pm

Jetsouth wrote:
Also their planes will never fly as they will be always out of stock of replacement and repair parts

Not a problem if it's in Burbank as they recently closed their store beside the mall and opened up a huge one a short distance away. :point: At BUR, the aircraft would just taxi down the I-5 and pull up to the IKEA gate adjacent to the expansive parking apron. :airplane:
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:44 pm

they are going to get rid of overhead bins and replace them with plastic totes.... however, economy+ will get wicker baskets.

tray tables will be replaced with small bamboo tv trays you put on your lap.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:18 pm

The good thing is the MEL would be great, you'll have half the parts left over once it's built and it'll still function as expected.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:45 am

kriskim wrote:
Note: The clock has just went past 12 in Australia ;)


Is it allowed to give hints about April fools jokes?
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:11 am

Hell, if I had an airline, I'd partner with Ikea on serving their meatballs to passengers.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:12 am

Here is a link to a April Fools Joke they put out in an e-mail today ('Bigland' modeled after the "Smalland' kiddie play areas - must be over 21 and potty trained): http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/aprilfools ... id=8694995

To me it seems FlIKea would be a step up from some airlines like Ryanair or the USA 3.
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:51 pm

IKEA stuff is really easy to me, so this seems like a great idea. I wouldn't mind having to put together my own seat. I would be uncomfortable using the lav, though...

JannEejit wrote:
Powered by meatballs and pear cider no doubt ! ;-)

Speaking of which, Rekorderlig Pear Cider is freakin' amazing.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:12 pm

cjg225 wrote:
IKEA stuff is really easy to me, so this seems like a great idea. I wouldn't mind having to put together my own seat. I would be uncomfortable using the lav, though...

JannEejit wrote:
Powered by meatballs and pear cider no doubt ! ;-)

Speaking of which, Rekorderlig Pear Cider is freakin' amazing.


Indeed so, as is the Kopparberg version that used to be exclusively sold in Ikea stores, now available all over the place. If this new 'airline' took off, I'd fly them just to have a few Kopparberg Ciders.
 
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:54 am

Time for me to be kranky again: Kopparberg and cider in the same sentence! No, absolutely not... That's like calling Fanta "orange juice". :lol:

https://ciderplex.com/2015/07/23/rekord ... not-cider/ (and that's aside from the fact it doesn't even taste like real cider) :box:

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Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:09 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Time for me to be kranky again: Kopparberg and cider in the same sentence! No, absolutely not... That's like calling Fanta "orange juice". :lol:

https://ciderplex.com/2015/07/23/rekord ... not-cider/ (and that's aside from the fact it doesn't even taste like real cider) :box:

Oh well. Still tastes amazingly good and refreshing. Exactly what a drink like that should be.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:36 am

great fools' day joke, Ikea! :D
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Mon May 29, 2017 11:08 am

"Welcome aboard this FlIKEA aircraft, on this flight from Stockholm-Bromma to Sydney, Australia! Please begin assembling your seats. Your flat-pack cabin crew will now begin to hand out instructions."
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