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Aircraft hold sale

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At car boot sales, owners park their vehicles in a line and unload goods which they wish to sell.

There is no reason why this can't be done with aircraft. They could be parked on the apron and the hold contents unloaded onto folding tables, where the public can browse them.

If the aircraft are large commercial ones, the goods offered will need to be proportionately priced to cover landing fees, fuel, maintenance and the like; the vendors are likely to be the sort of folk who can afford their own aircraft, so expect to see Louis XV ormoulou clocks, Tang-dynasty temple bronzes, the occasional Rembrandt oil painting, and the title deeds to Belgium (obviously at the cheaper end of the market), piled higgledy-piggledy on rickety picnic tables or dumped in plastic crates on the ground.

8th of 7, Dec 24 2018


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       Not a single drone in sight..
not_morrison_rm, Dec 24 2018
  

       Ah yes, members of the public wandering undersupervised around large commercial aircraft; goods completely bypassing the usual customs checks; I can't see what objection there could possibly be.   

       Oddly enough, before the advent of shipping containers, a similar system operated at the Liverpool docks, although without the crass exchange of money for goods.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 24 2018
  

       It was thus fortunate that the Scouse dockers were all honest God-fearing teetotalers, with an unbesmirched reputation for trustworthiness and personal morality.   

       // members of the public wandering undersupervised around large commercial aircraft; //   

       It may be necessary for purchasers to present some form of official identification, for example bundles of negotiable currency with their portrait engraved on the obverse.   

       // goods completely bypassing the usual customs checks; //   

       Since when do the super-rich bother with stuff like that ?   

       // I can't see what objection there could possibly be. //   

       Neither can we.   

       // Not a single drone in sight.. //   

       Of course not. There are two Predators and a Reaper in the hangar on the far side of Taxiway Alpha Two, though. Cash only, first to see will buy.
8th of 7, Dec 24 2018
  

       If this title was listened to, then it could be about crafting air with a blocking sail
wjt, Dec 24 2018
  

       Somehow this could work with gems, 20 or so private jets parked with tables out covered with gems.   

       Like what I have seen described as a "tailgate party" there would be food and conviviality.   

       This seems like a Dubai kind of thing, it might work better at a conspicuous consumption society rather different than the US and Europe.
beanangel, Dec 24 2018
  

       // a conspicuous consumption society rather different than the US and Europe. //   

       "different" only insofar as the primary language spoken might not be English; but otherwise, the same. Exactly the same.   

       Miami, Monte Carlo, Biarritz, various Carribean islands, Davos, Macao ... anywhere the super-rich gather, you'll find an identical culture.   

       Sometimes - rarely - it's a little more subtle and understated, but not much.
8th of 7, Dec 25 2018
  


 

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