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User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 21
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1630 times:

Can someone told me why Swissair does not have a MD-11 with the registration HB-IWJ?
Thanx
SR3496

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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1546 times:

Hey SR3496
I am very sorry I can't answer your question at the moment but I try to find it out (perhaps Teahan or Avion know it). I only can tell you that it is true, there is no "IWJ" although SR has for example "IQJ" (A 330-200) or "IOJ" (A 321).
I am wondering about your user name "SR3496". Do you often fly to Baku? The SR flight 3496 is a flight to Baku on a Crossair MD 83.

Kind regards
Philipp (ZRH)


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Could it be, that this reg was already reserved for another plane? On the other hand, which swiss carrier would register a widebody in the early 90's...?

Definitely a mistery

Regards
Gerardo Dominguez
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User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

ZRH:
No I do not often fly to Azerbaijan, but I was there last September and it was the first time I flew Crossair. The plane usually used is the HB-ISZ, with 17 rows Business class seats and so I flew in a business class seat (both ways) and it was fantastic!!
If I speak about that trip with somebody, all people say "What Baku?!? What did you do there?" and I answer "Yes it is an unusual destination but just tourism!"
BTW Baku is a very nice city!
cu
SR3496


User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5288 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

I am sorry but I honestly have no idea!
Perhaps someone else knows?

Jeremiah Teahan



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User currently offlineHB-IGG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Hi guys,I hope I can give an idea eventhough I'm not
really sure!I think that is due to the possible missunderstanding between "j" and "i" wich is standard to be avoided in aviation!For example most of the electrical plugs installed in aircraft usually use only one of those as well as only one between "O" and "Q" tu reduce the chance of confusion!!  
Now the reason that brought SR to change idea about the new fleet it's unknown to me ,maybe they just relaxed.  
Ihope that this may help and maybe sombady can conferm my theory.

Regards
HB-IGG


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

First of all. If I am not mistaken, all posters in this topic are from Switzerland, right? So, go back in your memories. When I saw the post of HB-IGG, it reminded me, that some years ago in Switzerland many series of alphanumeric registrations didn't have the "J". I can't recall any example, but I noticed it already elsewhere. Evenmore: do you remember how "J" was spelled at school? Depending on the school, this letter was named "Joggeli I" or however else. This letter isn't used very much in our language.

Now, Perhaps the guy at the aviation administration (BAZL) has been fired and they have now a young guy, who sees the difference between an "I" and an "J".

Regards and "Es Grüessli"
Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

OK. Thanx for all your ideas!
Merci und "en schööne"
SR3496


User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Hoi zsäme

What else should i write?

Avion


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1379 times:

Salu mitenand
HB-IGG has perhaps the explanation? But didn't they have already registrations with a "J" on older aircrafts like the DC 9 / MD 80s ?
Philipp


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1374 times:

They forgot it!!! That simple.

Tschese

Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

When did SR remove the overhead retractable closet between 3L and 3R and change the C class seating to seven across? Thanks,Louis.


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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Teahan:
Have you heard rumours of introducing a new biz class. I spoke to an employee of SR and he said that SR will introduce a new biz class that reclines some 170 degrees. Thats nearly flat. It will be presented during august this year.


Avion


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Nice! Now I know, what I miss, when I walk down the aisle to the economy class. :-(

Will it be introducd in the MD-11 and/or the A332? It would be interesting, because we will fly next year to Montreal.

Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5288 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

I loved the closet/cross aisle and the 3 toilets in the old C Class of the MD11. I often used to stand back there and look throught the tiny MD11 door windows if I did not have a window seat! From what I can remember it was in 1996 or 1997!

Avion, I heard stories of that because the current C Class was a big dissapointment! But, what you should not forget is that SR have one of the cheaper European C Classes.

Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

The C class is equally expensive like AF or LH. The C class price to Los Angeles is 4500.-. Lufthansa and AF only ask for 3500 on the same route via the respective hub.
Teahan 2-3-2 on the MD11 is nothing unusual because it has about the same with as the 777.
I hav heard from an employee that the new C class will have an 170 degrees reclining but the 2-3-2 arrangement will remain unchanged.

Avion


User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5288 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

The single biggest complaint (in the surveys they sometimes hand out inflight) that C Class passengers had on long haul flights was the 2-3-2 seating!

The SR service is also much poorer than other airlines in C Class. The service is often quite patchy, the entertainment system is one of the poorest (I know about teh new PTV's but they are not installed yet)
etc. I will check some fares later on.

Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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