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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #350 on: October 25, 2016, 06:37:41 PM »
403 is now in an AOA for Throsby through the LDA. The AOA is blue/aqua.
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #351 on: November 08, 2016, 07:59:31 PM »
330 has lost its AOA recently. Last known sighting was maybe Friday last week.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #352 on: November 30, 2016, 04:34:57 PM »
514 has acquired a new AOA. What is interesting about it is that it seems to be advertising something different on all 3 sides
*Bean & Grain, Fyshwick/Dickson on the nearside
*Schlich Haus on the rear
*The Drawing Room on the driver's side


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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #353 on: December 02, 2016, 08:54:59 PM »
The Drawing Room ad is only on the trailer section. The front portion advertises MBS Housing.

So that's 4 separate ads. It qualifies as a "wrap", but does it count as an AOA?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #354 on: December 02, 2016, 09:06:34 PM »
I was just about to post a correction, noticing that today. I'm guessing its a first of its kind?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #355 on: December 09, 2016, 06:22:13 PM »
I briefly sighted what I think is a new AOA on a Euro 6- did not get number. It could be a new one for Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre, because it had the phrase 'Beat the Summer heat' on it. So keep an eye out for 419 whose AOA it could replace and this light blue AOA. Hope these details are right.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #356 on: December 09, 2016, 06:56:24 PM »
That will be 578 in the new Phillip Pool AOA.

419 was still in AOA yesterday.
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #357 on: February 05, 2017, 06:53:26 PM »
500 now in AOA for Menulog.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #358 on: February 07, 2017, 12:21:35 PM »

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #359 on: February 18, 2017, 10:06:35 AM »
Bus 540 now CIT


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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #360 on: February 25, 2017, 09:02:26 AM »
407 was in full wrap 21/2/17. Yesterday (24/2/17), it only had the ad on both side windows and the back door.
Either its has had extensive panel repairs (after all, significant chunks of panels had been eaten out of 407 and 500), it's getting rewrapped, or it is in the process of being removed.

Such a shame because I really loved the ad, it must have been one of the best of the recent ones. And its only been in existence for <3 weeks :(
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #361 on: February 25, 2017, 11:05:13 AM »
Lock in "B".

You wouldn't remove an AOA only to leave the window ads in place.

Also, the other two recent AOAs (500 & 540) have had the same thing happen - as have many recent standard advertising panels (such as for Winning Appliances).

I can only assume there was some production fault with the vinyl and it's been removed to prevent (further) damaging the bus paintwork.
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #362 on: February 25, 2017, 01:31:37 PM »
Suggestion "A" I just had to make because it took me way too long to realise the 'exposed metal bus components' of the ad was actually meant to be bite marks  :-[
Suggestion "C" I made because the day when 413 acquired its new AOA it was driving around with only the windows and above on either side wrapped, so they might have been half way through removing the ad and then the bus drove off?


But if 500 and 540 (which were both intact a few days ago) have had that happen then that makes sense...

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #363 on: February 27, 2017, 07:33:20 PM »
540 was still windows only (saw only right hand side), but 500 had the whole ad below the window but not above (saw only right hand side)- Based off Barry Drive's comments I take it reapplication has begun.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #364 on: March 03, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »
407*, 500 & 540 AOAs now re-applied. (With acknowledgement to King of Buses for the 500 sighting.)

* 407 is still missing the wrap above the window line, but presumably this will be applied tonight or over the weekend.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #365 on: March 10, 2017, 01:21:42 PM »
I note 319's new AOA does not cover the windows.
I haven't seen 315 yet- is that the same?
I don't recall any AOAs that didn't include the window. Is this a new GoTransit thing (windowless option for a cheaper cost- why they'd do that I don't know since they can't use the windows for another ad), a mistake, or just them taking forever to supply the part of the ad for windows?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #366 on: March 10, 2017, 04:28:26 PM »
At first I didn't think so, but now I believe the 319 AOA is meant to look like that. The slogan at the back says "there for any human", so the intention is that people inside the bus provide the bodies. (A bit like the Australian Posters AOA on 261.)

Only problem is, it doesn't work. Would have suited a PR100.2 better.
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #367 on: March 10, 2017, 08:53:42 PM »
I don't recall any AOAs that didn't include the window.

Outback Jacks (440?) is the most recent one. Many of the earlier Renault ones didn't have windows covered either but that was in the pre vinyl days.

853/Canberra Cannons is another example where the AOA had headless bodies under the windows

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #368 on: March 14, 2017, 06:26:58 PM »
461 in AOA for CHC

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #369 on: March 14, 2017, 06:55:01 PM »
"CHC Australia". Same (or similar) AOA has been sighted on 402.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #370 on: April 26, 2017, 11:22:53 PM »
So 406 and 500 are in AOA for realestate.com.au
And I am almost very certain the bus heading in the other direction down Northbourne with 463's AOA had fleet number 440, but would be nice if someone could confirm  :-\

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #371 on: April 27, 2017, 08:21:02 AM »
So 406 and 500 are in AOA for realestate.com.au
And I am almost very certain the bus heading in the other direction down Northbourne with 463's AOA had fleet number 440, but would be nice if someone could confirm  :-\

Yeah, that's 440.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #372 on: May 09, 2017, 05:59:23 PM »
378 is in AOA for Solatube
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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #373 on: June 16, 2017, 12:14:05 AM »
587 retains the nearside AOA but has a new and what appears to be completely separate ad on the rear. Did not see drivers side.
At what point does an AOA become not an AOA. Does 385 still count even though it's completely lost its rear? And what of 587. Would it make a difference whether the side I didn't see retains it or not, or is the fact it's had a separate ad replace part of its AOA enough to void its AOA status?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #374 on: June 22, 2017, 11:03:17 AM »
At last sighting, 587 was still like that - with a different ad on the rear but the remainder of the AOA on both sides. Perhaps they don't have the resources to remove the AOA at the moment.

Meanwhile 403 has received the new version of the Transport Canberra AOA. (So they are able to remove them if they are being replaced.) This wrap has also been applied to 491.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #375 on: September 05, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »
Buses 330, 339, 354, 410, and 429 are all in AOA for Floriade.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #376 on: October 13, 2017, 09:07:05 PM »
319 sighted this afternoon in Menulog AOA (Saw 319's Amart AOA in the distance yesterday afternoon - and fleetwiki says it was removed yesterday, so that matches up)

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #377 on: October 21, 2017, 07:48:45 PM »
I wonder how long until the AOA on Bus 511 will change, with one of the presenters (Lisa Wilkinson) for the Today show no longer presenting.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #378 on: October 22, 2017, 12:36:48 PM »
They need to hire a permanent replacement first. I'd give it about six months (for the AOA to be changed, not for a replacement).

Slightly off topic, but we still need a photo of the current "Today" side of 511 - without Steve Jacobs.

Meanwhile, "The Drawing Room" restaurant/café/bar at Crace was converted to a Bean & Grain quite some time ago - the AOA on 514 hasn't changed.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #379 on: October 22, 2017, 03:28:24 PM »
They need to hire a permanent replacement first.

Does this mean there's a select number of buses that are allowed to have AOAs, and it can't be all of them at any stage of the buses service life?

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #380 on: October 22, 2017, 03:40:42 PM »
Does this mean there's a select number of buses that are allowed to have AOAs, and it can't be all of them at any stage of the buses service life?
I think it means they need a permanent replacement for the presenter that left before they can even think about changing the AOA  ::)


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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #381 on: October 22, 2017, 03:45:43 PM »
I read that wrong, my bad.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #382 on: October 27, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
330 along with 339 and 354 have been marked as AOA removed on ~22 October on fleetwiki, but 330 was still in AOA this afternoon.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #383 on: November 06, 2017, 09:48:51 PM »
387 is in a new AOA for H&M, opening soon I believe it said.
A pretty poor AOA given that it took a very hard look to work out what it was for, no good being able to tell that they have clothing for $19 if you don't know where. A tiny red logo on a orange background.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #384 on: November 09, 2017, 06:19:44 PM »
387 is in a new AOA for H&M
410 as well, I think slightly different design.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #385 on: November 09, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »

428, too.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #386 on: November 14, 2017, 06:55:59 AM »
Now 579 as well

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #387 on: November 27, 2017, 04:07:07 PM »
For anyone that missed it, 511 has a new rear section for its AOA for "the ashes".
If it helps for fleetwiki dates, I can confirm it was still operating with "The Block" as of 4:15pm 20/11/17

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #388 on: December 03, 2017, 12:35:18 PM »
306 is in AOA for Callida Consulting

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #389 on: February 03, 2018, 11:13:41 PM »
Forgot to mention, bus 500 was out of AOA by 1 Feb

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #390 on: February 09, 2018, 08:05:57 PM »
589 also out of AOA by this afternoon (4:15pm)

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #391 on: February 16, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
In the past two months, 14 AOAs have been removed and just one installed (refer to Fleetwiki if you want to know which).

Another one (413) is likely to be removed soon (if it hasn't already).

In order, the oldest AOAs are: 581 582 554 566 448 and 578 - all are over one year old.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #392 on: March 21, 2018, 07:51:41 PM »
Bus 578 is now out of AOA

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #393 on: May 18, 2018, 09:58:42 AM »
More AOA removals, notably 378 582 & 390.

Next removals might be 547, 403, 491 (coming up to 1 year), 554 & 566 (coming up to 2 years), 422 & 561 (coming up to 3 months).

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #394 on: July 07, 2018, 11:15:13 AM »
422 561 403 & 547 have been removed. Not sure whether 491 was also removed - haven't seen it.

547 AOA was reapplied about a week later.

And the big news: after nearly eight months absence, Brindabella Christian College is back with two AOAs (so far), 423 & 461.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #395 on: July 07, 2018, 03:04:29 PM »
422 561 403 & 547 have been removed. Not sure whether 491 was also removed - haven't seen it.
Saw 491 on the 5th still in AOA.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #396 on: July 07, 2018, 04:16:03 PM »
Saw 491 on the 5th still in AOA.

I saw it mid-morning on the 6th in AOA.

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Re: All over advertising
« Reply #397 on: August 03, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »
The AOA List on fleetwiki has been slightly altered so that recent removals are highlighted (in yellow).

For those who've missed it, all of the previously expected removals have occurred: including 491 554 & 566. 319 has been updated to a new "American Masters" exhibition at NGA - the ad features Warhol's Soup Cans (exhibition commences 24 August: worth a look and it's free!)

AOAs coming up to 12 months in August are: 436 406 & 315; also 710 712 & 379 but these are unlikely to be removed.