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Wide-body Flights Within Europe  
User currently offlineMgyckn From Poland, joined exactly 3 years ago today! , 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6338 times:

My first posting here, so: hallo, everybody!

What are the possibilities to have a wide-body flight within Europe? I know of:
MAD-FRA-MAD 343 LA,
MAD-LHR-MAD 346/343 IB,
MUC-MAN-MUC 773 SQ,
MAD-TFN-MAD and MAD-LPA-MAD 346/343 IB and 332 UX,
LHR-MAD-LHR 767 BA (Winter season),
LIS-Azores-LIS 330 TP (a recent photo on airliners.net; or was it a charter flight?).

Can this list be lengthened/supplemented?

The question is about *regular*, scheduled flights, available well in advance in the
reservations systems (and websites), for buying a possibly inexpensive ticket.

Best regards to everyone.

PS. 1. BA is supposed, AFAIK, to commence LHR-MOW-LHR on 744.

2. The Forum system does show some similar topics, but the last posting
in the "most fitting one" was in Jan. 2009.

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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

BA will operate LHR DME with the Longhaul 76 and the 747

GLA gets the 767 on the morning flights.
MAD, BCN, LCA, AMS and a few other euro routes also see the 76.


User currently offlinelppr95 From Portugal, joined Mar 2010, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Quoting Mgyckn (Thread starter):
LIS-Azores-LIS 330 TP (a recent photo on airliners.net; or was it a charter flight?).

No, it is not a charter flight, it is scheduled. TP fly to TER with the a332 on Mondays and wednesdays, I believe.



"Cathay 018, expect very late landing clearance, 747 departing ahead", tower said.
User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

TOM fly 767's from LGW and MAN during the summer season to PMI, VRN, TFS, ACE, MAH, LPA, DLM, RHO and maybe a few others I am forgetting. Flights are usually bookable about a year in advance.

User currently offlinemickey90 From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6084 times:

BA operates LHR-ARN daily with the 763.


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

You have TK that sends their widebody aircraft to LHR/Germany.


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25989 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5967 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 1):
MAD, BCN, LCA, AMS and a few other euro routes also see the 76.

One of BA's LHR-AMS-LHR flights (BA430/431) is currently a 763 (Monday through Friday only).


User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5968 times:

Last season Austrian was doing Vienna to Catania (Sicily) once a week with the 767 but I don't see it reloaded for this year (yet).


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

EI A330 Dublin to Malaga daily.

Finnair also send widebodies to the canaries but i don't know if they are just charters.


User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5481 times:

LHR-CDG with the A380 when BA start crew training?  

User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5436 times:

Okay this may not sort of really count but I will say anyway. British Airways use the 772 on the LGW-MAN and back when the 734's go tech. I would just dream the day when I go for a 40 minute flight and end up seeing a 777 waiting at the gate.


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User currently offlineflyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5426 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
You have TK that sends their widebody aircraft to LHR/Germany

TK is operating widebody's all over Europe on an non scheduled base. I don't now if it still exist but LHR is the only Euro destination which receives TK widebody's on scheduled basis. All other Euro flights are ad-hoc upgrades and especially during Summer- and Haijj Season's

Mike


User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5337 times:

Kuwait Airways CDG-FCO-CDG

Quoting alasdair1982 (Reply 9):
LHR-CDG with the A380 when BA start crew training?

AF style ? That would be cool indeed !



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User currently offlineHELyes From Thailand, joined Oct 2010, 1000 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):
Finnair also send widebodies to the canaries but i don't know if they are just charters.

Yes A333 charters to LPA.
AY occasionally use widebodies in the domestic service, from HEL to the airports on Lapland. Last Monday January 2nd they had A340 on HEL-RVN, more common in the spring time during the ski season.


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

BA flies LHR-DUS-LHR and LHR-FRA-LHR on the 763 (flew BA902 to FRA on G-BZHC last February)
I think Kuwait flies GVA-FRA on the 343. Then there's SQ MUC-MAN-MUC on the 77W (full routing SIN-MUC-MAN-MUC-SIN).



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

Quoting flyingfool (Reply 11):
TK is operating widebody's all over Europe on an non scheduled base. I don't now if it still exist but LHR is the only Euro destination which receives TK widebody's on scheduled basis.

LHR receives 330/343/77W regularly, often twice-daily it seems.



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User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

BA uses the B763 on the flights to Cyprus.
CY also uses the A330 during the summer season.
TP LIS-FNC is also served by the A332 on certain days as route continues to CCS.
CY also uses the A330 during the summer season.
ET uses B767 from FCO-ARN
Few more that i can't think right now.


User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

EK still runs LCA-MLA-LCA with a 332, AFAIK

User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

LX will run several A330 to BRU, DUS and HAJ for crew training.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 16):
CY also uses the A330 during the summer season.

The A332 are to be phased out this month after having been employed on a vast number of troop charters for the British Forces in recent months.

On the positive side:

KU FCO - CDG - FCO with A306 or A343 - cheap(ish) tickets oneway FCO to CDG
KE VIE - ZRH (oneway only as part of ICN-VIE-ZRH-ICN routing) 744

Additionally, widebodies from DE and AB also are flown around within Europe (B763 resp A332/A333).
-HT



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 16):
ET uses B767 from FCO-ARN

It is operated by the 757 not the 767.



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

AIR CHINA A330 MUC-ATH-MUC

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 18):
LX will run several A330 to BRU, DUS and HAJ for crew training.


Sandro, do you have more info about the dates and schedules ?



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 19):
The A332 are to be phased out this month after having been employed on a vast number of troop charters for the British Forces in recent months.

OT: According to this local forum 5B-DBS and 5B-DBT made a total of 57 apperances at HAJ in 2011 (see chart #3) , all flown as troop charters for the British Forces.
-HT



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User currently offlineLXM83 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Quoting airtrainer (Reply 22):
do you have more info about the dates and schedules ?

I may be of help here:
LX1018/9 ZRH1225 DUS1345/1450 ZRH1610 on Jan 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31
LX1026/7 ZRH1745 DUS1905/1950 ZRH2100 on Jan 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
LX786/7 ZRH0720 BRU0845/0955 ZRH1110 on Jan 18, 24, 25, 31

Nothing found for HAJ. Didn't check for Feb yet but stumbled on two LHR flights.

LX326/7 ZRH1705 LHR1750/1840 ZRH2130 on Feb 10
LX316/7 ZRH0710 LHR0805/0850 ZRH1140 on Feb 11

Subject to change. Source: LX website


25 SRQKEF : SQ ATH-IST on the 777-200ER
26 santos : And SQ MAN - MUC
27 B747forever : Yes, but that is operated by the 77W.
28 Post contains images SRQKEF : Still a widebody tho.
29 Post contains images airtrainer : Thank you so much for your help ! I checked for a daytrip but they are quite expensive, unfortunately
30 HT : I think I had seen an announcement that the LX A330 was to be employed to HAJ during the upcoming fair DOMOTEX being held from 14-JAN to 19-JAN on se
31 Post contains images Mgyckn : Thanks for all the replies. What exactly does it mean "go tech"? A scheduled check? But then its date would be known in advance. A sudden malfunction?
32 debonair : But I think 263,50€ for a ow from VIE to ZRH is far too much, even for a B744...
33 reifel : I just read on another airline route website (not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name) that QR stops the nonstop A319 flightt from DOH to STR from
34 HT : From what is being said in a German forum, QR has no traffic rights between ZRH and STR v/v. -HT
35 reifel : Makes sense to me... Strangely if I would issue a ticket in Amadeus for that sector in full fare eco or business today, it would be a valid ticket an
36 Post contains images LGWflyer : Go tech means when the aircraft has a problem and cannot fly for whatever reason that may be. Well it would mostly be a good chance of a 777 because
37 deltamartin : British holiday airline Monarch, ZB, sends their A300's from LGW/MAN/LTN to a number of tourist destinations around the med. I believe PMI sees them m
38 aloges : There's also LIS-PDL on SATA Internacional's A310, if memory serves.
39 Post contains links and images LGWflyer : Yes Monarch mostly uses the A300's and sometimes the A332's to PMI, AGP ALC in Spain. Also they use the heavies alot to the Canaries, ACE and TFS got
40 debonair : Well, nearly Europe... RAM will operate on selected days only B767-300 from Dusseldorf to Nador.
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