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Aer Lingus A330 At LAX  
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2939 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,

Ben C.
LAX

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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

I would like to know what type of payload restrictions this aircraft has on such a long route.


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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

It was the A 330-200 EI-LAX St.Mella. Air Lingus operates one A 332 only for the LAX route. The Airbus 332 has no payload restrictions for DUB-LAX. Thats why Air Lingus purchased only one A 330-200.

Thanks

Avion


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Hi Ben88,
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!)

Hope you get to fly on it someday!



User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6482 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2773 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


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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Swissair operates a daily MD-11 on the LAX-ZRH route. The route will be flown by A 340-600s after the M11s are gone. Its possible that swissair will open Geneva-LAX with an A330-200 in 2001.

Thanks

Avion


User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Hey Ben I was there around 2:00 at In and Out. I'm usually there every sunday after surfing. look for the tom petty looking guy w/ the surfboards...
see ya,adam


User currently offlineMark152 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2757 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.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

SR were talking about GVA-DFW but I never heard GVA-LAX

Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

I'm fairly sure that AF only flies 747's and 777's into LAX. As for Lufthansa, i've never seen anything other than 747's from them.

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