Lamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
Will both flights be operated by B744 or has one been changed into maybe A340 or T7? That would also be a nice photo opportunity. If some of the spotters/photographers went down to the beach for the day they might see them or even take a picture.
This is the info of the delayed flight AF460A, the other one left at 12.10AM, ETA 15.19
Flight left from Paris (CDG) at 11:40 AM on October 7, 2005
Returns from Paris (CDG) at 1:45 PM on October 7, 2005
Scheduled departure from Paris (CDG) at 12:00 PM on October 8, 2005
Scheduled arrival in Caracas (CCS) at 3:10 PM on October 8, 2005
Then it says this was due to a labour dispute beyond the airlines control. Any explanation? I would understand a strike or so but then it wouldn't even leave, right?
TGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 1): Will both flights be operated by B744 or has one been changed into maybe A340 or T7?
Good question ! I assumed it was another 744, but I have not info about that. It is difficult to be sure with AF website, as it seems to have some problems to manage two flights on the same day called 460 (normal flight for today) and 460A (delayed flight), since both appear as 460.
And so we are now waiting for the "official" info from FlySSC !
Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
I remember we had the same problem when I was working for Polar Air Cargo in AMS. A flight was delayed but we had another flight the next day with the same flight number which caused a lot of problems to our system and confused the employees as they needed to see very closely which cargo was booked on which flight for the handling agent. In other words, a total mess but eventually everything was correct fortunately.
S.P.A.S. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
I see you post from Venezuela. A few years ago I visited CCS and it had a nice and open air viewing area on International Terminal and also some area on the domestic terminal (where all Aeropostal flights park).
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 1): Then it says this was due to a labour dispute beyond the airlines control. Any explanation? I would understand a strike or so but then it wouldn't even leave, right?
AF460 leaving CDG friday was cancelled because of a technical problem on the B744 that needed long time to be fixed (problems on the main landing gear). As no other a/c was available, the flight was cancelled and re-schedulled the next day in the morning.
That's why two flights AF460A and AF460B, both operated by a B744, arrived in CCS on Saturday 8th.
One of them returned to Paris the same evening as AF461, the second one "spent the night" at CCS and left the day after (as there was not two Crew available to operate both flights to Paris on Saturday)