Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
The only IB 757 that I know of that came into JFK was one that was wet-leased from Air Europa painted in IB colors and that day Air Europa operated it to JFK for lack of their own aircraft. I was workin at JFK and freaked out when they mentioned that an IB 757 had just landed! LOL Had to go out to the ramp to check it out. Unfortunately I didnt have my camera with me. :-(
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Ah!! I see Patrick found the plane I was talking about!! The picture is wrong though..it was not operating for Air Europe..it was operating for Air Europa. EC-GBX was wet leased to IB in 1998 until I believe 2001 when it was returned to Air Europa who later sold it to another airline.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
Iberia340600, thanks for the additional information about the plane!
Mike, no problem, I was only wondering because I read the IB timetables regulary (get them for free via the mail since a few years) and I never saw 757 service to JFK. Thanks for pointing that out, very interesting!
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
You forgot EC-IQR.
Also...the B757 was not a regular thing...it was just that once that it came in for Air Europa...and maybe a couple of times more but thats it. In reality it was an Air Europa aircraft painted in IB colors!
IberiaN From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 166 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1032 times:
Why no B744 for JFK?
Most European airlines use this aircraft for this destination!
Flew on IB A343 MAD-JFK and very comfy plane, but the return flight was operated by B743 and was bad-kept and looked pretty old.
Hope they retire them soon.
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 15 Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
IB got the 744s for TFN and HVN.
back a while ago IB was thinking of ordering them tor the Tokyo route, but never happend. The 744s AMA and AMB, will be around till winter 05??
They where a replacment for some of the 742s as well as the 743s.