Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11791 posts, RR: 48 Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12864 times:
Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 3): Surprised to see that as line number 1000, the plane is painted in the standard Swiss colors with nothing additonal noted (at least yet)...It's on another site
Although it's line number 1,000, it certainly isn't the 1,000th A330/340 off the line. A number of production slots have not been built. This was discussed in one of the A330/340 discussion threads here.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1974 posts, RR: 25 Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10703 times:
Quoting Scbriml (Reply 4): Although it's line number 1,000, it certainly isn't the 1,000th A330/340 off the line. A number of production slots have not been built.
Indeed, you are correct about this. The difference between this family (A330/340) and the A320 family that previously celebrated the 1000th by placing 998, 999, "1000th" logos on an AF A320 and 999, 1000, "1001st" on a UA example, etc. is that the A320s didn't skip a line number on the way to 1000. The first A330/A340 slot not built was line number 124 which was an A340-300 originally for Air France.
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
Quoting Enginebird (Reply 21): don't you think that the seating (in economy) is rather cramped?
To be honest, I haven't been on an LX A330 for almost four years and I was lucky enough to make most of my flights in Business but I can't recall Economy being bad. Well, Economy is always "bad" but I can't recall LX being any worse than most.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8525 times:
Quoting Enginebird (Reply 21): I like LX and I like the A330, but don't you think that the seating (in economy) is rather cramped? I will be on an LX A332 BOS-ZRH in two weeks and already feel the pain in my legs (I am 6-4)
Quoting PM (Reply 22): To be honest, I haven't been on an LX A330 for almost four years and I was lucky enough to make most of my flights in Business but I can't recall Economy being bad. Well, Economy is always "bad" but I can't recall LX being any worse than most.
I agree it is cramped. But I have also flown many other so called premium airlines (LH, AF, BA, AA, DL, SQ, QF, MH and others) and did not find one which isn't cramped in economy. All about the same sardine cans.
In the good old days when I was a boy and flew with my parents to JNB Swissair had only a 2-4-2 seating in their DC 10s economy class and plenty of legroom. Later they changed to 9 abreast in the DC 10 and MD 11 (2-4-3).
BTW the new SWISS business looks good.
25 SandroZRH: Great looking bird! I still have to get used to those rollers though, I still think the pratts look better on the A330. I certainly hope that this wil
26 SXDFC: This Swiss A333 is by far the most beautiful A333 around, I always thought the LH A333 was beautiful, but there's just something about this one that I
27 Kimberlyrj: According to Swiss they are directly replacing the A332... Kimberly RJ
28 SandroZRH: The first aircraft will be deployed on LX's ZRH-JFK run. No further routes have been announced yet that i'm aware of.
29 Poh2: confirmed today, officially by LX: first flight on April 20 to JFK http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/about_sw...ss_releases/Pages/pr_20090323.aspx
30 Poh2: On a second read of the press release, they state the following regarding the Economy class: "and the Economy Class cabin is also totally new, and boa
31 SandroZRH: On my birthday I'm also very interested. I'm especially interested in their new IFE system. Will it be the same that they'll be using in J and F?
32 ZRH: I am also looking forward to see this system. The only thing we know for sure that is must be AVOD which is state of the art.
33 SXDFC: So I guess in that case we wont see any A332 upgrades?......
34 Mikemalone: Yes, there is... but I only have it as PDF file, same goes for actual cabin pictures of HB-JHA. If somebody is interested, please let me know. Some m
35 MaverickM11: I may have missed this but why is that? I'd assume it'd be better to replace as many 343s as possible first?
36 Enginebird: Unfortunately the system shows an A330-200 for LX 53 on April 20. Too bad I will have to fly on one of their aging A332s before they will be retired.