Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2266 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)
Txiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2056 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.