Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
On Sunday (April 7th) I saw an Aer Lingus A330 landing on rwy 24R at lax. It was approximately 4 p.m. Can someone please tell me which A330 model this was, and where it was coming from? I had spent the day watching 767's and 747's but the wingspan on this particular jet was eye catching. Even my wife said it was her new favorite plane. I'm not sure exactly what it was that makes the wing so impressive. This was the first time I had seen an A330 in person and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I just wish we would get more A330's and A340's here. It seems as though our market is saturated with Boeing widebodies. (I love Boeing, I just wish we would get a wider variety of airbus widebodies) Thanks,
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12480 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Aren't you lucky to be married to someone with such good taste!!
As Avion said, Aer Lingus's aircraft was an A330-200, EI-LAX. It only has one such aircraft, but will add a second next month, to allow the new LAX route to increase to 6 weekly. A third was ordered on the 30th March, for delivery in 2001.
The aircraft was operating EI 145, nonstop from the lovely city of Dublin (says he, modestly!)
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
Currently Aer Lingus flies to LAX on We, Fr and Su. Like Kaitak said, they will go up to six times a week starting 1June or so. I don't think you will see many more A330s at LAX, maybe Swissair in a few years. Virgin Atlantic, Philippnes, Air Tahiti Nui and AOM all fly A340s to LAX which is very simiiliar to the A330, but it has four engines. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
Mark152 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2828 times:
Don't Lufthansa or Air France operate 340's into LAX? I always assumed that they flew both 747-400's and A340's in. I saw a AF 340 at SFO when I was there with a Lufthansa -400 but I don't know about LAX.