Ansett lives on .... at least on this website!

 
Old Jan 27, 04, 5:05 pm
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Ansett lives on .... at least on this website!


I went on a paid tarmac tour of SYD: (only major airport on earth to offer it AFAIK?)

http://www.airsidetarmactours.com/

And even after 9/11 they still offer it. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thumbsup.gif http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thumbsup.gif http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thumbsup.gif

In the maintenance area there were all these 747s being scrubbed down. Guide pointed out a single flight to Europe via a cleaned plane burns many tons less fuel than one with a month of grime and dust etc on leading edges, and the quick clean costs a tiny part of what several ton of gas costs.

Getting airside in a vehicle with un-restricted access all areas and an experienced commentator was amazing. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tongue.gif

One thing you'll notice was on the current website above it has 2 x ANSETT jets as the image. When I phoned today to ask 'why' - they said "A vote of sympathy really - but we may need to update them this year"

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~ Glen ~ sipping bubbly from a UA 747-400 exit row 15 near you SOON!

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~ Glen ~ sipping bubbly from a UA 747-400 exit row 15 near you SOON!
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Old Feb 1, 04, 6:52 am
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It also lives on, on this website.

http://www.ansett.nl/

It used to be a blantant copy of the Ansett II website.
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Old Feb 3, 04, 2:37 pm
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Schiphol (AMS) has been doing this for several years as part of their "Schiphol World Tour" package. It includes a 45 minute airside tour all around the terminal, over the runways and around the KLM Hangar area.

http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/t.../amsterdam.htm
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Old Apr 21, 04, 6:05 am
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Ansett lives on....in cyberspace anyway!!

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/21805/...l/travel_f.htm

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Old Apr 21, 04, 9:07 am
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Joh emailed Tarmac Tours about the Oz Fest trip. She told them about the Ansett photos and they took them DOWN.

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