RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4180 posts, RR: 43 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6364 times:
It seems as though many long haul routes from MAD to Latin ameica have been swtched from A340-300 to A340-600. for example, all routes goin to Central america (MAD-GUA-SJO-MAD, MAD-SJO-PTY-MAD, MAD-SJO-MAD)
, MAD-UIO-GYE-MAD, MAD-LIM, MAD-BOG, MAD-CCS.
These were traditionally served by A340-300 but with the coming of the -600 they have been replaced though I still believe some -300s still go to UIO-GYE.
I would like to know what are the routes that are served by the A340-300. It seems to me like there aren't enough routes in IB's network where these replaced A340-300 could be sent to . I can only think of GRU, JNB to name 2 examples.
thanks in advance
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LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11318 posts, RR: 60 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6157 times:
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Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 1): New York Kennedy, Barcelona, Mexico DF, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Miami, Chicago, Caracas, Quito, Guayaquil, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Johannesburgo, Tenerife Norte, Las Palmas,...
GIG receives the A343 3 times per week, and use to see the A346 once a week.
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LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5868 times:
I know IB exclusively sends A346s down to SJO, but a few weeks back, I saw an A343 taking off from SJO. I could recognise it just by listening to the engines, which made me wonder why on that day the usual A346 was subbed with an A343.
Rmcf From Spain, joined Oct 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5585 times:
Quoting 797 (Reply 15): I might have used wrong words, I said they send those to Central and South America because my best friend has flown several times to the States and they look different.
I really don't want to start a fight about IB...But do you think they have a special type of A340-300 with all kind of luxury things used for the US route? Of course not: obviously IB planes are not by any means wonderful but saying they send bad ones to Central America and South America doesn't seem very reasonable, knowing that these routes are the base of their long-haul program.
During most of the summer it is. Towards the end of the summer and beginning of fall you see the double A340-600 on the weekends. Come winter both flights will be A340-300's for the most part until Spring.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5314 times:
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 16): Now THAT must be EXTREMELY frustrating for any pax who was expecting to fly the A346 !!!!
Yea, but it was a treat for me. The first A340 landing I've ever seen was a visual by an A343, EC-HGU to be precise, on SJO's Runway 25, so seeing an A343 after such a long time was truely something neat.
Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 600 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5237 times:
Quoting 797 (Reply 15): I don't know, maybe because those A343s are all a bunch of flying machines without any pleasurable goals pax-wise...
Quoting 797 (Reply 15): Special is not the right word; I'd say UNspecial. Those are perhaps the worst aircraft I've flown. DC-9s here in Venezuela are more comfy and better looking than those ugly, dirty and uncomfy A343s...
I can ONLY assume your are referring specifically to IB's A343s right? because AF's A343s for example are great... excellent AVOD IFE (even in Y class), great food, good service, super silent (I could actually sleep unlike flying on a 777).... so in reality, it comes down to what the airline puts in its planes... I do agree, IB pax service is behind the competition... so I'm sure you didn't try to generalize an aircraft because one airline has poor service...