AAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 2): The only other possibility might be a World or other charter flying under an EI flight number.
Once in while EI will charter a Omni DC-10/World DC-10, or North American 767 when say they need an extra section OR a A330 goes tech.
I am not positive who's DC-10 they use. Both Omni and and World have them down in ATL and you will see EI numbers of there a lot. I would say World only b/c they use NAO 767s once in a while and might have a deal worked out with GAL. Plus the MD-11 they rented a few years ago from World as well have me thinking its World.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4088 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5290 times:
Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 7): Once in while EI will charter a Omni DC-10/World DC-10, or North American 767 when say they need an extra section OR a A330 goes tech.
That's exactly what Omni have been doing for Monarch over the past few days. One of their A330s has been stuck in SFB since Saturday, so N810AX has been covering various flights from LGW. With a Luzair Tristar also in covering for Zoom, it was quite exciting seeing two classics together at Gatwick.
VC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 959 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5231 times:
So Omni or World will operate their equipment and crew on an EI flight #?
BTW, I seem to remember reading here on a.net that EI tends to have a lot of A330 technical issues due in part to the old SNN stopover rule--the aircraft tended to build up cycles and landings more quickly than the average.
AAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4284 times:
Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 11):
Most likely Omni running a subservice due to an A330 going tech
Thanks for chiming in like 4 hours after that was already said lol Plus 2 to 1 IF this a real flight right now like there have been in the past, its probably World though a deal with GAL since they us North American 767s once in a while. Plus the MD-11 that EI used from World a few years back.