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greenergrassairlines
15th Sep 2008, 16:21
This is straight from pp website who are trying to make a profit from the misfortune of people lossing their livelihood. Even a cheapshot at Spanair :yuk: Ok, so betting on the next airline to go out of business isn’t exactly the nicest market to bet on but it’s what everyone is talking about. As topics of conversation go we’d say it’s right on par with the weather!
We never invisioned how popular betting on the next airline to go bust (http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action=go_type&category=SPECIALS&ev_class_id=45&ev_type_id=10368&promo=nov_Nextairlinetogobust&crea=img&novelty=1)would become when we went Live with betting last Wednesday. Ever since we reported a significant gamble on XL airlines to go belly up on Thursday afternoon (unless you’ve been living under a stone you’ll know they filed for administration on Friday) punters have been logging on and taking notice of the ever changing odds.
Between Alitalia verging on the brink of bankrupcy and SkyEurope and Air Berlin attracting interest from pessimistic punters it’s all a little too close to call at the moment and if the betting today is anything to go by there could very well be a further ’spanair’ in the works…(pardon the pun, I couldn’t resist http://blog.paddypower.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif )
Spanair’s odds have crashed from 16/1 to 11/4 today. Will the odds nosedive anymore? The bright side for yee worried commuters is you can practically insure your flights by having a bet on your chosen airline with us. So you see, every cloud has a silver lining afterall! http://blog.paddypower.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif If anyone from pp are trying to get info from pprune be a man or woman and make yourself know here :E The industry does'nt need your crap right now

merlinxx
15th Sep 2008, 17:15
Sport, that's the nature of the game, it's been going on for ever. We were betting on Treffield going within 6 months (maybe you're too young). History is history, don't get yer knickers twisted. Failures have happened since the dawn of British Independent airlines.

Just read a little of our history, then maybe you'll respect those of us that have gone through the mill, maybe once, twice or even thrice.

Good luck in your search:ok:

Checkboard
15th Sep 2008, 17:17
Frankly, I think it's a pretty useful service. Certainly I had friends in XL who were taken by surprise at events - had they looked at a site such as this it might have given them a heads up for better preparation.

SLFguy
15th Sep 2008, 17:25
[x] Stock markets do this daily.

skeletor
15th Sep 2008, 17:55
I really like this betting site......Father Dougal Maguire (craggy island) is currently only 1000-1 as the next pope........tempting!

The Next Pope Betting (http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action=go_type&category=SPECIALS&disp_cat_id=&ev_class_id=45&ev_type_id=520)

goaroundnow
15th Sep 2008, 19:10
I initially thought that this betting was in bad taste, now I think it's fun and interesting.

In fact I think I may even be to "blame" for the rush of betting from pilots. I heard that pp were doing this while on pprune and listening to TalkSport at the same time. I then started a thread about it. Within a short time there were double the amount of airlines listed and odds changing frequently.

The fact is, it's not going to change anything so why not have a flutter and perhaps if my bet "wins" I will make some money!!

:)

dead_pan
15th Sep 2008, 20:39
Some time ago some chums and I who were 'in the know' tried to place a bet on Ariane 5 blowing up at some point during its inaugural launch. We phoned a few bookies but no-one would give us odds. Shame, given what happened (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYUrqdUyEpI).

We also tried to place a bet on the X35 winning the JSF competition - again, no can do according to the bookies.

G-CPTN
15th Sep 2008, 20:51
BBC local radio used to have a programme 'the late Martin Kelner' during which Kelner ran a phone-in quiz called 'brown bread' where listeners had to say whether the named celebrity was still alive or not.
A local bar used to run a sweepstake with a chalkboard listing celebrities that were considered likely to die. The board was wiped and new names added after the demise of one of the 'participants'.

llondel
16th Sep 2008, 19:53
Oppenheimer supposedly had a bet on with his colleagues as to whether the atmosphere would ignite when they set off the first atom bomb. Not too sure whether he really wanted to win it...

G-CPTN
16th Sep 2008, 20:13
The First Atomic Bomb Blast, 1945 (http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/atomictest.htm)