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Swiss 737-800 At JFK Term 7?  
User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

Not exactly sure if it even was a Swiss plane or even what type of 737 it was but it had the winglets and was pulling into Term 7 yesterday. Thought maybe you guys from JFK or people that know JFK can help me out with this one. Just curious to know what airline it was exactly and if it was Swiss what is a 737 doing at JFK???

Thanks
Jetblue15


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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

Swiss does not have B737...

Swiss is one of the many Airbus-addicted airlines, so what you saw was probably a BBJ of the Geneva based Private Jet...




User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

I think you saw a PrivatAir BBJ.

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User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2108 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

It was most likely the Privatair BBJ, it has a Swiss registration and a Swiss flag on the tail IIRC.

As far as I know it flies for Lufthansa in an all business class config, though could well have been on a private charter as they also use an A319CJ for the LH flights.

Regards,
Gordon.



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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5530 times:

That was it Airways. So this is non commercial?


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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

They operate all-business class flights for Lufthansa.

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

I suppose it could have been a diversion of the EWR flight, but we didn't have any bad weather in the area until late in the evening, so I'm guessing probably a charter of some sort. I don't know why they'd use T7, though.


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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

It probably was an charter flight. PrivatAir operates a fleet of BBJs and one 757 in executive configuration. Beside that, they are flying for LH and operate an A319 (ACJ) shuttle for Airbus in Europe.

Great airline with great people! And of course, very nice planes!!

If you would like to get some more information, check this (plug...):
http://airsider.net/files/2004/0404/001/privatair.htm

Or you can visit their website at http://www.privatair.com.

Michael


User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

So, how much is a roundtrip from New York to Munich on Privatair? Can you book it through the Lufthansa website? Not that I am planning a trip of that magnitude anytime soon, but it would be nice to know. Just curious as to how these flights are booked.


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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5054 times:

You can through the LH website. I think MUC-EWR is LH412 (EWR-MUC LH413).

Michael


User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5067 times:

Nevermind, I answered my own question. I just checked EWR - MUC on the Lufthansa website, and it came up with the Privatair flight. It came up with a price of $4145.07 if I left next Tuesday, and returned the following Tuesday. For a business class ticket in that class of service, that is not overly terrible. Probably more than I will ever spend on a trip, but not bad.  Smile It also appears that UAL has a codeshare on the same flight.

I wonder if you could use Star Alliance miles to book that?



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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Caetravlr: I think you could use your miles on that flight. The BBJ flights are not different to any other LH flight. PrivatAir is just providing the aircraft under an ACMI-contract.

Michael


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

Caetrvlr, as Airways already pointed out, it should be no problem - actually, at least for LH Miles & More members there's also the possibility of buying an Economy Full Fare ticket and then upgrading to Business Class with miles (or at least they had that possibility last year, don't know if they still do).

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Airways and Leskova, thanks for the info. Definitely something to save my miles for.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-05-11 17:39:49]


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

Does this a/c operate under a Lufthansa callsign, or PrivitAir?

User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 615 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Flynavy,

They operate under a Lufthansa callsign.



Pete


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