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Airline: Series 6

Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:17
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LWT is going to film a sixth series of Airline over six months starting at the end of June. And the airline will be.....easyJet! How much more can we take? Or with 10 million viewers per episode is easyJet set to become a cult brand?
How about some easyMerchandise to go with the new series, pilot Ken dolls and Barbie hosties, OK maybe that's a little far fetched.
 
Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:28
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Pi**es me off the way they film the Airline series. All screaming people and that's it. The BBC one about Heathrow is totally different, a good overall view of how things work at the busy airport. Don't like the Airline series, why don't they make it as interesting as the beeb one...??????

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Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:34
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well unless there are two "airline" programmes both being filmed by LWT, monarch are the next airline to be followed. they have been filming in man / ltn for the past 3months !
 
Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:42
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Bush - trust you and 'CN' will be doing the modelling for the Barbie hosties then !!
 
Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:45
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Does anyone know whether the airlines involved get paid anything? Or do they think it would be good publicity?
To me, having watched only a few episodes, it is bad publicity!
 
Old 1st Jun 2001, 20:59
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It's true LWT are using easyJet again for the 6th series. We have an ad out at work for project managers.

To my knowledge easyJet don't get paid by LWT, they just like the free advertising!

Happy flying all
 
Old 1st Jun 2001, 21:03
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Hell no need to get paid for it....
Easyjet is a household name now. How much money would it cost in advertising to achieve that. No such thing as bad publicity either. The majority of viewers enjoy (not myself though) the slanging matches, but know what they are seeing is the exception and not the norm. If the orange brigade thought differant they'd have stopped it after the last series.
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 00:51
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I think the airline series is brilliant publicity for easyJet - most passengers I come across think the arguments make the passengers look the silly ones and to be honest once the pax get on board the majority of them are happy enough. Why pay a whole lot more to fly on Big Airways only to get an all day deli bag?

I think the Barbie and Ken dolls would be a good idea - they could be modelled on Orangewing and Sexy Babe.
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 14:22
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700 Girtbar - Absolutely flattered you wish to use my chiseled jaw-line and rugged good looks (ahem!) to model the "ken" doll - excellent idea. Just as long as Sectorbabe and her ample broad chord rudder is not used to model "Barbie"!!! arf! arf!
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 14:30
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I agree Orangewing, sectorbabe(700 girtbar?) does have an incredibly low critical mach number!!!
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 14:38
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Have to agree with BoeingBoy on this one.

If EZY are being used again, who's filming Monarch at the moment...??the film crew said it was for the next Airline series.

Saw them filming a huge row on Friday at the MAN Monarch check-in ; Turkish guy trying to get to TFS without a visa....rivetting

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Old 2nd Jun 2001, 14:52
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Dont know about you lot but I think that BBC's Airport is much better than Airline. More interesting and at one of the worlds busiest airports making it very diverse in is content.

Just a thought.
WT.
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 15:54
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">pilot Ken dolls and Barbie hosties</font>

i want a pilot barbie! and perferably not dressed in orange!!!

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Old 2nd Jun 2001, 22:55
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orangewing/eezypilot
Have you both got it in for me or something??? Do I not make your hot drinks quick enough???
I think you may have got me mixed up with a larger-sized purser at EZY. Me, I'm still my size 10!!
Am desperate to know who you think I am, coz I can bet you your favourite ham salad sandwich that you are wrong!!!


As for 'Airline' - Load of poop!!!! Makes us look stooopid.....!!!!
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 22:58
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Monarch Airlines is the next victim of the Airline programme. They started filming back in March and will be all summer. Will they show all the good bits? I think not!!!
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 23:13
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Orangewing don't be so mean to the lovely Sectorbabe!!! She is definately a size 10 and makes hot drinks at supersonic speed.
 
Old 2nd Jun 2001, 23:23
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Cheers me dear!

Not many people can get the tea brewing, whilst setting up their trolley and get the drinks into the flight deck by 10000ft!! Have got it down to a fine art after all these years!!


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Old 3rd Jun 2001, 14:30
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Have you fallen asleep Orangewing? Or are you chiselling your chin ready for the next lot of filming?
 
Old 3rd Jun 2001, 16:07
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It is interesting that folks think that the only thing Easy get from the series is publicity. Personnally, I think they get a whole lot more ...

They get free staff training videos!

Each week all the staff at EZY can watch to see how the punters CAN be so stoopid and yet still win! It helps all workers, particular those in the office that do not meet pax face to face, to see what happens. There is no way they can deny the horror stories that the check-in and ticket agents tell them in the coffee room!

Meanwhile, the management get custom made, in-house training videos - for free!

Does it make the line and their staff look bad? Sometimes BUT that is part of the process of growing from start-up to major discount airline. The fact that the public like to watch - in their millions - as people slang each other off, is a bonus as it allows the series to continue.
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A window seat on the sunny side of the plane, please!

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Old 3rd Jun 2001, 16:22
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How about a CD release from Lance and the Leather Trousers!

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