CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
Just to add, TAP is the only airline that have regular flights to OPO, normally they fly from LIS to OPO and then to Brazil, also if it was not a regular flight it's quite common to see TAP 343's making test or trainning flights either in OPO or in FAO! Unfortunetely I'm out of Portugal, but I'm sure any of our portuguese spotters will know more about this Airbus!
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
This is NOT a 342, it's a 343. I had the guts to count the windows of both models and in the 200 version you have two groups of +/- 20 windows and another with +/- 15 windows, the plane in this photo have two groups of +/- 20 windows, then a group of 6 windows and finnally the last group of +/- 15 windows. When I say (+/- ) it means more or less, I couldn't really count absolutely right but there is an extra group of 6 windows that the 200 version don't have, so the legend of the picture is WRONG, it's not a 200 but yes a 300. But it's not a TAP model, I saw the window configuration of the TAP 343 and the group of 6 windows in the middle in the TAP is only 3 windows.