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User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8478 times:

I took this picture in flight in 2003 , I think it was in Indian airspace.
Since I am a newbie aviation enthusiast, I have no idea what airline or plane this could have been.
Any ideas?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v70/Jetsam/DSCF0023.jpg


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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8468 times:

My vote is for an Austrian A-310.

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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11969 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8459 times:

It's an A320, I think Indian Airlines:


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8460 times:

Austrian....
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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8477 times:

If it was in india it could be Indian Airlines.

But i bet it was Austrian for the tail design.


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5052 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8448 times:

Well, it's an A319 or A320, CFM powered. As for the airline, it looks like Austrian Airlines to me, but that's not possible if this was taken in India. No idea what other airline it could be...

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11969 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8449 times:

I don't think it was Austrian. That is an A320, I am relatively certain of that as the body is too thin and narrow to be an A310. Furthermore, if that were an A320, then I don't know why an Austrian A320 would be in Indian airspace. That is a pretty far flight from VIE! By contrast, an Indian Airlines A320 in Indian airspace makes perfect sense, and I think the reason the tail looks so much like Austrian is because the picture is blurry and out of focus. The big IA on the tail of Indian planes may appear like the white stripe on Austrian tails.

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8433 times:

My vote definitely goes to an Austrian Airbus. Indian has an all red tail, not just top and bottom red like Austrian does and like the plane in the picture does.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8406 times:

Well, I have seen a Swiss Air 320 in SIN before (taking musicians on a tour), so it is possible that this Austrian machine was also being chartered, hence being in Indian airspace.


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8365 times:

In the first top photo, there is too much white in the middle part of the tail for it to be definitively Austrian. The white band on the Austrian tail is more narrow, or it could be just the angle from which we are seeing it....

But it is definitely not Indian Airlines.

I think the debate is still open.

Besides, what would an A320 of Austrian be doing in Indian Airspace that far from home? That is if it is an A320....looks like it...more so than an A310.

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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11969 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8324 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 9):
But it is definitely not Indian Airlines.

Maybe I'm wrong then, but it sure looks a lot like an Indian A320 to me and I don't know why and I don't know what an AUA A320 would be doing in India.


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8258 times:

It could be way before Indian airspace too  blush  , it's long time ago and it was a flight from AMS to BKK , Austrian looks most problible. tnx guys


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8248 times:
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I'm going to have to agree with the majority and say it's an A320. I'm also 99% sure it's Austrian Airlines, in the old livery, but it would be much more definite if the light were slightly better and we could see that classic blue cheatline.

Stirling, I think it is the angle at which the photo was taken. Is it just me, or do you guys love mystery photos too?

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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8249 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 11):
It could be way before Indian airspace too , it's long time ago and it was a flight from AMS to BKK , Austrian looks most problible. tnx guys

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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8196 times:

I'm going to vote Indian Airlines. The image is way out of focus, which makes it difficult to figure it out. However, zooming in (enough to see individual pixels) you will find that the top line separating white from red is not straight, as it would be for Austrian. The pattern, however, is consistent with an Indian Airlines tail way out of focus.

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8125 times:

Would say OS A319/320 in new-colours.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8094 times:

PEOPLE its 100% not Indian, because there is a white band on the tail, Indian is ALL red.


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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8081 times:

Only by looking at the photo, I would say OS A320, new colors.

But after reading the text: "Indian Airspace in 2003", I doubt it. Perhaps BR076 you made this photo later and somewhere over Europe or it is another airline. It`s a A320 for sure.

Axel

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User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 8023 times:

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 17):
But after reading the text: "Indian Airspace in 2003", I doubt it. Perhaps BR076 you made this photo later and somewhere over Europe or it is another airline. It`s a A320 for sure.

Hi Oldeuropean, I made that picture indeed in 2003 but read my reply 11 , It was way before Indian airspace I think. Sorry  ashamed 



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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 8001 times:

Ok, but this aren`t the old OS colors. That makes no sense. So it must be another airline.

Axel



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User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 7984 times:

Theres no doubt that its not Austrian airlines. Its easy.


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 7966 times:
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Except that if it were the new colors we would see some contract between the fuselage and the engines. There is absolutely no indication of any blue. Unless it's just the light. Plus, when did Austrian new colors come out? Has it already been two years?!

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 7950 times:

It has CFM engines, so it can't be Indian Airlines.

User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 7935 times:

I found a OS A320 in new colors in 2003!


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So your photo shows definitely a OS A320.

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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7862 times:

Yup, definetly Austrian. You can clearly see the white stripe from the tail. Though it's kinda hard to see the blue bottom/engines cuz of the brightness...


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25 Stirling : I don't know now...the white doesn't look like a band...but rather a fuzzy piece of text, like Indian Airlines. Wow, this one is a toughy!
26 KcrwFlyer : are you guys serious? its austrian. the engines are even blue, theyre clearly Cfm's not iae's. if its indian why's there a white stripe with red writi
27 B707Stu : Come on guys, it's Austrian. THere's no question about it.
28 Post contains images Stirling : KCRW----Isn't it past your bedtime! You're obviously VERY sleepy my mountaineer buddy!
29 Continental : No doubt it's Austrian. The reason it's not Indian: on the Indian airbus the tail has a white letter, while on the Austrian airbus, it has a full whit
30 FriendlySkies : The bottom of the Indian aircraft is grey as well, and as you can cleary see in the photo, the fuselage is solid white, like AUSTRIAN. How is this eve
31 Vasilek : This is Austrian Airlines A320.
32 IrishMD11 : Austrian A310, old colours. Thanks for the toughie! Slan for now. Gerry
33 Vegas005 : I enlarged the photo and cleaned it up. It is an Austrian A320. No doubt.
34 Senliture : I thought the negative pic that EclipseFlight7 posted makes it look like Indian Airline more than Austrian Airline senliture
35 UK_Dispatcher : Austrian A320 - new c/s. NO QUESTION!!!
36 DOC : To me I would go for a B 777
37 PipoA380 : Austrian A320. Maybe you took it somehwere else, that's why you think it's strange that it's a 320, but no way it's a triple-seven, and it's also the
38 Amy : I think an Austrian A319
39 Rams777 : Austrian A320 Old Livery
40 Post contains images Ushermittwoch : Well, maybe it was subbing for a Lauda 737NG heading to Kathmandhu.
41 Robert74 : AFAIK the OS 310s were not even flying in 2003. And I'm quite sure it can't be a OS 320. So even if it looks like a OS a/c in old colors I don't think
42 Ratypus : It's a wet-leased Concorde, originally operated by NW to replace their DC-9's - now operated by merged Virgin-BMI on LTN-SIN run. Unfortunately not a
43 Post contains images PipoA380 :
44 JAGflyer : How can you say it's Indian Airlines? Indian Airlines has a red tail with a little IA on it. It is Austrian A320 in new colors.
45 KcrwFlyer : oh dear.. my feelings have been shattered. so im dumb or something because im from west virginia?
46 Post contains images Aa777jr : OS doesn't even fly their A319/320 around India? Do they?
47 PipoA380 : Who knows.. maybe they leased it to someone over in India, China or somewhere in Asia...
48 Swissa330 : guys,... the poster of this thread already said that it was most probably NOT taken in india but on the way from AMS to BKK... so there's a lot of tim
49 SESGDL : It's clearly an Austrian A320, no doubt about it. Jeremy
50 Shamrock330 : MY guess is for an Austrian A310
51 Airbazar : Most definately an Austrian A320. Could also be mistaken by a blured Turkish A320 although there's way too much white on that tail, blured or not.
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