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IB A346 In LHR Last Night (040/2/04)  
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4049 posts, RR: 52
Posted (12 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Was sitting in the office last night when this bird just happen to tootle on by outside the window !!!.

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Not seen it in LHR before, anyone know if it has been before or was this the first time ??.

I've now seen A346's from VS, IB, CX, and SA - even saw 3 all at once at HKG - VS/CX/SA !!!.


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
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User currently offlineM.Seidler From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Yea, i spotted the Iberia A346 in July last year in LHR during my 7-day spotting-trip to London. The Airbus was totally new to IB, just 2 or 3 weeks old.

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Martin Seidler
Homebase: Berlin - TXL/EDDT
E-Mail: airplane@web.de
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[Edited 2004-02-05 22:16:51]

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

There have been times at CLK when we have:

2 MU A346
1 SA A346
1 VS A346
1 CX A346

Still need to see Iberia and Lufthansa......

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8732 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3889 times:
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Though Iberia's first 346 has made a visit to LHR before,the one you refer to was also on a 'first visit' as it was EC-IQR,the second machine to be delivered.



User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Sometimes IB use,sometimes, the "wides" for some europeans destinations.In the case of LHR I know A343 has been there.In the past,DC-10 was a visitor to LHR,too.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

The first visit was of EC-INO around the 7th of July.

IB 343s are rather common at LHR,as you say Anxebla,usually on IB3166 in the evening.
I'm hoping for some TAP 340s again this summer for the EuroChamps.

User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

From IB has code share agreements with BA,just sometimes wides aircrafts visit LHR.Now IB have less flights to Lhr than 3/4 years ago.By the way...now I
can't see the IB-3166 in the timetable (Iberia.es)

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
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Iberia has a history of operating widebodies to LHR, A300's, DC-10's, A340-300's over the last few years, and the A346 here and there.

In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Being a regular on the LHR-MAD route, I can confirm that the A300/340 etc used to be rostered on the route along with MD87s, along with the normal airbuses and B752. It used to make is so much more interesting to decide which flight to take! I even had one of the 4 319s in December 2000 that are based out in Miami (EC-HKO).

Nowadays, on the MAD route, it is 100% A320/1/B752 right now. Therefore, I can't think why they'd put a 346 on the flight unless is were part of the proving they are trying to do with the plane (as on the long haul routes), or some kind of a/c change to take account of a large group booking or something. Maybe one of the members that works for IB would be able to enlighten us?

BA are starting going to be using a B767 on the route from April, so there will be at least one widebody a day on LHR-MAD.


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