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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Hi!

I was wondering what the current A340-200 routes are. I am trying to get on one of these birds soon, but can't make up my mind, what the best option would be. So any input is welcome.  Smile

Thanks!


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Areolineas Argentinas flies the 342 to AKL and SYD. I believe they have four airframes in their fleet.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
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SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ


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User currently onlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ

Also BOM, how many do SAA have

Karan


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

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.


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Doesn't Royal Jordanian use them into DTW ?


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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 5):
Doesn't Royal Jordanian use them into DTW ?

Yes, and ORD, and JFK.



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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

AR flies the A342 three times a week EZE-JFK and there is an A342 to MIA as well from EZE. Not sure of the frequency but I don't think it is daily.

User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
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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.


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5331 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Just looking it seems AR fly the 342's on

EZE-AKL-SYD 4x weekly Summer, 3x weekly Winter
EZE-FCO 4x weekly
EZE-JFK 3x weekly

Not sure if there are any other long haul, they fly to SCL and GRU from time to time.

Quoting ContinentalEWR (Reply 7):
there is an A342 to MIA as well from EZE. Not sure of the frequency but I don't think it is daily.

3 flights are listed as 747, and 2 are listed as EQV with a 15min longer flight so i'm guessing these are A340's.

Not to many other airlines fly the A342 now other than SA, maybe a couple of others.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

I have a question. Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342?


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
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Quoting Karan69 (Reply 3):
Also BOM, how many do SAA have

They have 6

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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User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Egypt Air owns 3 of these birds , they fly them to Tokyo , Osaka and the Middle East .


A346,A343,A342,A332,A333,A310,A300,AB6,A319,A320,A321,B741,B744,B777,B767,B732,B735,B727,B707,B757,MD80,F-70,E-170,B738
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
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Just looking at recent (2006) 342 photos in the database:

South African Airways (JNB, GRU, ZRH, PER)
Aerolineas Argentinas (SCL, FCO, SYD, BCN, GRU, MAD, JFK, AKL, GIG, MIA)
Royal Jordanian Airlines (FCO, JFK, DMK, LHR)
Conviasa (ORY, LIS)
Austrian Airlines (VIE, DMK, TXL, YYZ)
Egypt Air (FRA, NRT, DXB)
Royal Brunei Airlines (HNL)



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25327 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
have a question. Is the A342 a shortened, longer-range version of the A343, or is the A343 a stretch of the A342?

The 342 came first so the 343 is basically a minor stretch of the 342. Early A340 customers (e.g. AF and LH) had no choice initially but they later sold their 342s and replaced them with 343s.

In contrast, the longer A330-300 (same fuselage as the 343) was the original model, followed a few years later by the slightly shorter (but longer range) A330-200.


User currently offlineL1011buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Are the airlines turning any good profits with the A342 or 343?
Or are they on their way out sooner rather than later?
Happy New Year! Kevin aka L1011buff!


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3590 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Quoting L1011buff (Reply 15):
Are the airlines turning any good profits with the A342 or 343?

I have no numbers, but I would guess the A343 does fine. It sold well, and LH used it for more than 10 years already.

The A342 is another story. I think the fact that LH dropped it says a lot about it.


User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
SAA have several ex LH aircraft, they are used domestically JNB-CPT-JNB as well as JNB-CDG, ZRH, PER and ABJ

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.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
The 342 came first

Well, the first A340 to fly was the A343... But I don't know about EIS.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1355 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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