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User currently offlineOA269 From Greece, joined Nov 1999, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I would very much like to hear impressions from new OA's route Athens-Manchester.What aircraft is used after all ? A300-600 as planned or the A340-300 ?
Thanks

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User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Currently 734 is used 2x a week. A300-605R was to be used originally as the flight was to continue to BOS but that has not been finalized yet.

User currently offlineN175DZ From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

I think that the ATH-MAN-BOS flight has been dropped, in favour of MAN-ATH (B734) 2x a week and a ATH-BOS direct service (A340), I think either 2x or 3x a week.

So, it looks like only a B734 ATH-MAN for the foreseeable future!

cheers, Phil.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

OA 269, can Olympic if they wanted to, use the 747-200 named Olympic Flame during the summer season between JFK & ATH if needed in case the A340-300s can't handle the load?

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Latest information (not yet confirmed) is that ATH-MAN-BOS flights will begin in January 2001, operated by A300-600R. Delay because Olympic planned to operate ATH-MAN-BOS with a single crew, but they realised very late in the game that would put the crew beyond their maximum duty period. This is why the decision was made to cancel the laucj just 2 weeks before the first flight was due to depart - Bad planning from Olympic!

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

They had all the advertising up in Boston like "See Europe with Flying Colors" on busses and in subway stations. They were all ready to go! The old schedule remains with Olympic serving Boston x2 weekly, only it no longer routes via JFK.

LH$23



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