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Iberia Did Today CCS-SDQ-MAD  
User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Today, like most of the time, the A340-600 scheduled for the MAD-SJU-SDQ-MAD run was not able to be used today, I don't know the reason, but I think is like always the mechanical problems with the 600, so they sent an A340-300, with capacity for a hundred less. And today's flight out of SDQ was overbooked with the A346, so they had to think.

So operations in MAD decided to use the A340-300 that was doing MAD-CCS-MAD to make a stop in SDQ, to pick up some pax, today's CCS-MAD was leaving with 103 in Y, so they had the chance to put the other hundred from SDQ-MAD in that flight.

Today in SDQ they had two IB flights bound for MAD with difference of 15 min each for dep.

I think that the competition in CCS is tough, that's why the loads for IB from CCS to MAD are low.

The loads for SDQ-MAD are incredible, the flight leaves full all the time, I don't know why they share the airplane with SJU, if SJU only adds 50 to 60 pax. I don't get it, but I hope IB sticks the SDQ flight direct and without that stop.


"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

B752:
When IB did MAD-LAX always this flights was crowded,even in Business and First class.Some policies in IB never I'll understand it.


User currently offlineIbe1238 From Spain, joined Mar 2001, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

B752fanatic
You are right. Next sunday it will happen the same with the CCS flight.
I still don't know why MAD OPS sends the 340 to SDQ. In february they use the b747 and this flight was also overbooked. On week-ends SDQ and SJU have independent flights and both are overbooked.
If I were in flight planning I should operate the SDQ flight as an independent flight and I would fly MAD-PUJ-SJU.
Manuel


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

That would actually make much more sense, operating MAD-SDQ as an independent flight and operate SJU via PUJ (which would be a new station for IB-)
The only reason Iberia still flies into San Juan IMO is for prestige (being the only scheduled European airline at the airport, its an AA hub, and Iberia wanting to fly to most Latin American countries). Finacially Im sure San Juan must is a money loosing station- me just speculating.
Chepos



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User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Indeed CCS-MAD is a very competitive route because Iberia (A343), Air Europa (763) and Santa Barbara (DC-10) all fly the route. Besides, this is not a very high season for MAD travel from CCS, that would also explain why loads on IB are low.

Luis
YV136C



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32799 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2330 times:

B752:
When IB did MAD-LAX always this flights was crowded,even in Business and First class.Some policies in IB never I'll understand it.


Crowded or not, the flight simply made no money.



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User currently offlineLalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

The A340-600 is a piece of crap ....I´ve said it before but Anxebla Mr. Know everything has always said that it is not true and that all I want is to trash Airbus....what will a pilot know, anyway. This is one more proof that the A340-600 is giving IB lots of headaches and I hope that they´ll cancel the contract with Airbus in favour of Boeing

User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

This opinion about the A340-600 is generalized in IB.

All IB employees, from Ramp coordinators, Mechanics, Traffic staff, FA's, and Pilots all say the same thing from the A340-600.

I mean, its like every one hates it.

I talked to a MAD mechanic and he says that the A340-600 is crap and is always grounded. And that they hate to see the 747-200 be retired being such a nice aircraft.

I think that IB is going to stay for ever with the A340-600, is something already done, the commissions all of the factors involving the A340-600 sale are convenient for the corporate chiefs of IB.

Would had been nice if they accepted Boeing's offer for the 777-300ER, I mean, Boeing matched the price that Airbus had, they were offering more quality for less price.




"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

I don´t have anything against the A340-600. I think it is a good and nice aircraft and that it will be only matter of time untill it finally performs as originally expected.

However, I have to say that I would have preferred the 777-300ER for Iberia...I don´t think they´ll change their minds in the future, but if they did, it would be a good idea.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I just hope that the next batch of A340-600's we recieve are better. Remember that these first 3 were from a previous Swissair order that they cancelled when they went under.


Visca Barça!!
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Is there a huge difference between the A340-300 and the A340-600??

They look so similar (except for the engines and the length) that I wonder why is the A346 having more problems than the A343 when it was introduced to IB's fleet... I don't like to trash aircrafts, since I believe that a great amount of research was done to get the aircraft to production, so it has to have an advantage if airlines are buying that particular type.

Can anyone share more technical information about the problems IB has had operating the A346!!!!!!



User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Rojo:

I dont have specifics...but I believe the majority of the problems have been with the Rolls Royce Trent 500 engines as well as hydraulics.



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