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BurberryBrit 02-19-2006 11:20 AM

Royal Travel
 
How do royals travel? Do they own their on private jets? Do the fly first class on commercial airlines? Just curious if they have something comparable to America's Air Force one for the President. Merci.

sara1981 02-19-2006 09:13 PM

British Royals fly private plane by HM Queen's jets for special occasions for more reasons.

but im not sure what about Princess Diana? after she divorce from Prince Charles she plane of private plane or not

im not sure what another non-royals have private jets?

rop81 02-20-2006 07:22 PM

The Swedish royal family uses the states planes, if i´m not wrong i think we have two planes, not very big though. And the planes are not only for the royal family but for the prime minister and other members of the goverment. And the RF often fly regular flights.

norwegianne 02-21-2006 10:43 AM

The Norwegians use commercial airlines most of the time, or military when the occasion calls for it.

The royal yacht is used for some transportation, as with the silver cruise.

There is also a royal railway car.

Yennie 02-21-2006 12:34 PM

The swedish royal family sometimes takes the train, ad then they have thier own car that is connected to a public train set. I dont know how often they used the train nowadays but a couple of years ago they used it often, like when they went to their ski lodge in Storlien

Lasse Pedersen 02-21-2006 07:18 PM

Danish royalty travel by both commercial airlines and military jets. It depends on the distance. When smoking members of the royal family fly commercial airlines, smoking is allowed in the cabin for all passengers.

Moreover, Danish royals have a yacht, the "Danneborg", which is used for travelling within the Danish borders, to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and at some occasion, even further. For instance, the Royal Family travelled on the "Dannebrog" when they went to the 2004 Olympic Games!

and a private train car, mostly used for when the reigning couple takes up residence at Marselisborg in Aarhus. But it was also used for a state visit in Belgium a few years back.

/Lasse Pedersen

hofburg 02-21-2006 07:20 PM

I thinkd it deffers from one royal to another. The Scandivian royal fly commericialy. Queen Beatrix have the use of her Air Force jets.

hofburg 02-21-2006 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lasse Pedersen
Danish royalty travel by both commercial airlines and military jets. It depends on the distance. When smoking members of the royal family fly commercial airlines, smoking is allowed in the cabin for all passengers.

Moreover, Danish royals have a yacht, the "Danneborg", which is used for travelling within the Danish borders, to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and at some occasion, even further. For instance, the Royal Family travelled on the "Dannebrog" when they went to the 2004 Olympic Games!

and a private train car, mostly used for when the reigning couple takes up residence at Marselisborg in Aarhus. But it was also used for a state visit in Belgium a few years back.

/Lasse Pedersen

They used it to travel to Crown Prince Pavlos Wedding too.

Lovelydiana 07-04-2006 10:33 AM

I also heard that the heir to the throne and the person reigning cannot fly on the same plane. I think this has changed but that's why when Diana Princess of Wales wanted to take William and Charles on the same plane the Queen wanted her son and William on seperate planes because the monarchy may be at risk. Just in case the plane crashes.

BeatrixFan 07-04-2006 10:43 AM

It's still in place LD. The Queen and The Prince of Wales never travel together.

magnik 07-04-2006 10:51 AM

Well, sometimes Victoria and her parents doing the same as the BRF. It happened during last of the weddings
(I don't remember where), but Carl Gustav and Silvia must waite for her.

ldt20 07-07-2006 07:12 PM

Royal Summer Vacations
 
Now that summer is in full gear, I thought it'd be nice to have a threat where we can talk and post pictures of royals during their summer vacations, either of this year or in the past.

The Spanish Royal Family usually spends most of their summer vacations in Mallorca.

Does anybody know where other royals usually go or what they do?

norwegianne 07-07-2006 07:25 PM

Why not read through the newsletter for last summer - where the topic was Royal Summer vacations?

In addition to that - you also have the thread Summering Royals and A Royal Holiday.

LadyK 01-19-2007 08:44 PM

Royal Air Travel
 
After some discussion on the Crown Princess Maxima thread, I wanted to start a thread for discussing Royal Air Travel. Which royal families have their own private jets? Who uses military travel, and who uses commercial airlines? Is there a royal who flies their own planes? Or anything else interesting about royals and flying?

LadyK 01-19-2007 08:47 PM

Here is a link to Mary and Christian arriving in Australia this fall, when they had to fly seperately from Frederik. I think it was a commercial flight- maybe was it Quantas?

KelliB 01-19-2007 09:12 PM

Yes, they flew into Australia on Qantas, our national carrier. However, when Mary and Christian flew from Tasmania to the mainland they flew Jetstar, which is a basic, no-frills economy airline! No business class.

I would love to have been seated next to them. Although, the last thing they probably need is a dumb-struck monarchy junkie asking all sorts of stupid questions!

Maricar 01-19-2007 11:03 PM

Prince Charles is said to be flying to the US later this month on commercial flights, instead of charter. So I guess that means he doesn't have his own jet? I'm not sure about The Queen, though. What does she use when she goes on foreign trips?

*SofiaM* 01-20-2007 06:20 AM

I found this with lots of information on this topic: :flowers:
Royal/Presidential Air Travel

Henri M. 01-20-2007 01:26 PM

The Netherlands
 
The pictures were uploaded to my photobucket account, click to enlarge please.

The Netherlands Royal House uses a Fokker 70 Executive, painted with orange and nassaublue livery:
It is called PH-KBX
PH = international code for Netherlands' airplanes
KBX = Koningin BeatriX
http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_1.jpg

But the Royal Netherlands Air Force also has a fleet of passenger-jets for transports of military, members of the Royal House and the Government:

McDonnel Doulas KDC 10 planes
http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_2.jpg

Fokker 60 Executives
http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_3.jpg

and Gulfstreams IV
http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_4.jpg

There is also a cargo-plane called 'Prinses Máxima' with an elegant special livery: red roses...
It was baptized by the Princess herself on May 30th 2003:
http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_6.jpg


http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m...nfoxx/th_5.jpg
It is probably the world's most noble cargo-plane.
:flowers:

Enrique 01-20-2007 01:55 PM

The Spanish Royal House uses a Airbus A310-304 and a Boeing 707 of the Spanish Air Force.


http://www.planespotters.net/Aviatio...show?id=019632
Airbus A310-304 (T.22-2) de la Fuerza Aerea Española destinado a Transporte VIP de la Casa Real


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