First 747-400 leaves for desert

Old Sep 15, 09, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
Hmm, in a good way?! I don't think she's even looking.
Oh yes she is
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:53 pm
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How did we get on the subject of meat? I was talking about Boeing and Airbus.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:57 pm
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Does anyone know if G-BNLB and G-BNLC have moved to a warmer, more arid location?

This shot was taken in February this year, at the time both aircraft were stored at Cardiff...
They were both there 2 weeks ago when i drove past, with the red stoppers in the engines.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
How did we get on the subject of meat? I was talking about Boeing and Airbus.
Yeah? And my name's Santa Claus

And it was choosethedrew who mentioned currywursts and hot dogs
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
How did we get on the subject of meat? I was talking about Boeing and Airbus.
Come on now. The innocent act ain't gonna wash.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
Come on now. The innocent act ain't gonna wash.
Quite! CIHY innocent? Never in a month of Sundays
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:20 pm
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Let's break it down here.

We have the 772, which is fine.

We will have the A380, which is considerably lengthier and girthier. And is a fine mix of French German and British

Which would you rather? Come on now, fly the flag
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
We will have the A380, which is considerably lengthier and girthier. And is a fine mix of French German and British

Which would you rather? Come on now, fly the flag
From that choice I'd have no hesitation in flying the flag.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 1:29 pm
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From that choice I'd have no hesitation in flying the flag.
Too right. Although I think I'd defect to Lufthansa, TBH. I have strange tastes...
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Old Sep 15, 09, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
From that choice I'd have no hesitation in flying the flag.
wouldn't this fantasy man do ?

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/i...y-Island_l.jpg

well known aviation spotter as well
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Old Sep 15, 09, 4:41 pm
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The unavoidable retirement of the 747 makes me a bit sad. I can see myself ten years from now, slightly intoxicated explaining to my nieces how great it was with the 62A/K seat on the "private" upper deck.

Of course they will not believe me. They don't believe I could live my teenage years in a world without colour TV, 100 digital channels, surround sound, DVD, GPS, cell phones, internet, x-box, nintendo, playstation..............

The 747 retirement makes me feel so old
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Old Sep 15, 09, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by hammythehammer View Post
wouldn't this fantasy man do ?

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Err, not my type thanks
I'll stick with Mr Craig!!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
Yeah? And my name's Santa Claus
Even shorter than the mini-skirts of BCAL.

Must find a reason to connect at LGW...

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Originally Posted by LHR-HUB View Post
OK, if it's not a silly question.....

How do you know what plane you're on?
I've never really bothered to take any notice of the reg of planes I've flown on, and often it's not possible to see the reg letters down by the tail (jetway without windows etc.). I guess there's a plaque inside or something, is there?
I have a diary kept of the regos of all the aircraft I've flown on since the early 90's. In the days before I was lucky enough to frequent airline lounges prior to departure, I’d always take a wander down to the gate to see the aircraft & to get the rego. Nowadays, I’ll leave the lounge a little early & prior to joining the boarding queue, I’ll go over to a window in the departure area & get the rego from somewhere on the aircraft.

On the rare occasion that I don’t get the rego prior to boarding, I’ll either get it from a plaque in the galley, ask the crew or wait until I reach my destination, when I might get to see the rego as we disembark.


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.....Also, why is G-BLNG a landmark any more than any other BA 744? (or is that just personal because of "something" that happened on board, Kered? )....
Not at all, I should be so lucky

It's just that I kept seeing it at LHR & now I always look out for it when I'm there, to "say Hello". Unfortunately though it looks like I’ll not see it again
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Old Sep 17, 09, 6:31 am
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Is it known what routes are impacted?

I have an F redemption in July next year from JNB - LHR. Needless to say it is on a 747 and I'm keen for it to remain that way!

Jase.
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