Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4): I am not sure if EZE-AKL-SYD is the only A342 route. Maybe they also fly the big Airbus to MAD or to FCO but I am not 100% sure.
AKL is the only guaranteed 342 route. In recent months AR has been flying the 342 to AKL and connecting SYD passengers to QF due to technical issues with the aircraft. The AR flight is always late arriving into AKL aswell. From what I gather, MAD and FCO are 747 operated whilst BCN was 342 operated but is now more 747 operated due to technical issues.
I also know that SAA definately flies all of their PER flights as 342.
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10): Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342
From the Airliners.net aircraft data page: The A340-300 has the same fuselage length as the A330-300, while the shortened A340-200 trades seating capacity for greater range (first flight April 1 1992).
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Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 35 Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1201 times:
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 17): I was planning a trip to CPT for next summer, and one of my options for return included for July '07 was a CPT-LHR flight on a South African A342.
SAA does also run the 342 on the CPT-LHR routing but only on dedicated days. GRU and BOM do get a mix of 342/343.
I wouldn't rely on domestic services as they switch mainly between 744,346 and 342 if a long-haul plane is scheduled on such a flight.
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