TGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 876 posts, RR: 19 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3771 times:
According to Amadeus and the AF website, flights AF460/AF461 on June 17th will be operated with a 772 and not the usual 744. As we had before 343 or 332, this is an event which may not be very frequent.
Maybe a maintenance issue with the 744 ? I am sure FlySSC will know more!
So if some spotters are interested, take note.
But this is a little concerning. After having comfortable 343 or 332, why AF has decided to send here only 744 or 772 (not comfortable. 3-4-3 or 3-3-3 config. in Eco), and without IFE in Eco for the 744 (CDG-CCS is a 9 hours 40 day flight).
Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
This is interesting ...
will be especially interesting concerning the crew rotation. They have to get the pilots for the CCS-CDG return there on time to respect the schedule. But if they have put this into place a week in advance, they should be able to work things out "properly"!
Even on the cabin crew side, a certain number of crew must be "qualified" to fly on the 777. Although, with a cabin crew from the 744, that is probably do-able since the 744s use 16 cabin crew (still?) and the 777 uses 14.
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3553 times:
AF460 on June 16th will, indeed, be operated by a B772ER.
The Cockpit crew who will operate AF461 CCS-CDG on the 16th will arrive as PAX on the 15th.The crew who will bring the B772ER to CCS on the 16th will return as a PAX on AF461 (B744) on the 17th.
The Cabin crew is composed by 14 F/A on both B744/B777 on that line. Most of them are certified to fly the B744 and B777, well, enough to comply with the safety regulation ( a minimum of 9 have to be certified on the B744 and 6 on the B772ER).