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Ken Borough
8th Sep 2008, 02:47
Oh pallease don't make us puke!

Airline to name plane Princess Mary

September 07, 2008 09:31am

A RECENT visit by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark to her home country of Australia created such a flurry of excitement, even a local airline was starstruck.

Budget air carrier Jetstar, a subsidiary of Qantas, has decided to name an aircraft Princess Mary after the Danish royal chose to fly with the airline on her recent holiday.
Jetstar is seeking approval from the Royal Danish Embassy to name an A320 aircraft in honour of Princess Mary, the airline said today.
“Like many Australian mothers, Princess Mary chose to fly with her children on Jetstar,” Jetstar Group general manager commercial operations Bruce Buchanan said.

He said the 'Princess Mary' aircraft would be in honour of Mary's choice to fly Jetstar.

Princess Mary and her children, Prince Christian, two, and Princess Isabella, 17 months, spent 10 days visiting family in Hobart last month.

They were later joined by Crown Prince Frederik and visited Melbourne and Sydney, attending official engagements and charitable events.

Their final engagement was in Sydney on Thursday at the opening of the Lowy Packer building, the new home of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
They were expected to leave Sydney several days later.

Like many Australian mothers, Princess Mary chose to fly with her children on Jetstar,:yuk::yuk:

Did they have any other real choice?

Barkly1992
8th Sep 2008, 03:05
It won't happen. The manufacturer of the kids disposable nappies will be next - then Gerber or some other baby food manufacturer.

Like This - Do That
8th Sep 2008, 03:32
They were expected to leave Sydney several days later.

On an airline other than Bogan Air, presumably, and much to their relief I'd bet ...

Howard Hughes
8th Sep 2008, 04:52
Appointement
That would be French then?;)

Loose rivets
8th Sep 2008, 04:54
Wassa matter with that? We used to fly the Queen's cosine over to see her maj, and we were jolly proud of it too. Nice she was. Never a peep. Well, it was British Eagle. Suppose that made her cosineship think it was the right choice.

Erm, on that basis, why would anyone choose Jet - Star?

A Comfy Chair
8th Sep 2008, 06:13
Probably something to do with Qantas pulling out of all the Tassie routes!

porch monkey
8th Sep 2008, 07:26
You got it. Try buying a QF ticket to tassie these days......

airship
8th Sep 2008, 12:31
There is obviously a very long tradition of naming ships after Royals. I think this newest slant might take-off after all...

Bula
8th Sep 2008, 22:00
Bogan airlines..... coming from someone listed as location "West Pennant Hills"... hahhaa... Rich!

tinpis
8th Sep 2008, 23:11
Princess Tinpis reckons the best part of the flight from tassymaniac to darwhine, is the little prop job from devonpit to melbin
Yer gets a glass of whine and a snack.