YVPHX From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 258 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 weeks ago) and read 6558 times:
Hey all! Just wondering if anyone can help me. I am trying my hardest to try and fly on each type of plane currently in active Commercial Passenger service. So far I have majority of them completed, I just need to find out if there are any A330 (of any variations) as well as an A340 (of any variations) that are in passenger service here in the US on a domestic route.
Its been an ambition since working at an airline to try and non-rev on as many different types of aircraft that are in service right now.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6083 times:
Delta dropped the MSP-HNL flight apparently, I can't seem to find it anywhere in the system for whatever reason...
The A330 now flies ATL-HNL. Delta seems to be dropping most of NW's Hawaii routes that NW ran quite well for many years. As they say right now, Northwest guys didn't know much about the Florida market, but Delta guys don't know anything about the North.
As for closest you'll get to A340 in the US, PR flies LAS-YVR a few times a week, its a pain in the butt to book on them because you have to show up and show your receipt and all its odd, but its a nice option.
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
ERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5567 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 7): As for closest you'll get to A340 in the US, PR flies LAS-YVR a few times a week, its a pain in the butt to book on them because you have to show up and show your receipt and all its odd, but its a nice option.
How do you mean? I flew this segment last fall (onward to MNL) and I didn't notice anything unusual about the booking or check-in. It was very full with YVR business traffic. The only challenge was the LAS Int'l terminal is antiquated with very few and very expensive food options.
As for the 330's, watch as the fall/winter schedules come out. Airlines will redeploy the widebodies as the summer season ends.
Yea it's a good thing your really put an emphasis on *sometimes*. But it never happens. Last year one was scheduled for like a week. The only time a 333 flies that route is generally about 3pm a reserve crew will be summoned and one will be ferried down if CLT needs a new A/C to fly 704 to FRA.
1071/ 1024 to SJU and back will be upgraded to an A333 starting 12/17.