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LX 333 On Short EU Flights  
User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2978 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

I was looking at the rotations of the A333 fleet of SWISS and remarked some intra-european flights, especially to DUS, LHR and BRU. are these flights for the 330-crews and to keep the minimum amount of takeoff/landings at the requiered level? or is there another reason behind?

examples:
LX 326/10 333 HBJHF ZRH LHR
LX 316/11 333 HBJHF ZRH LHR
LX 1018/11 333 HBJHF ZRH DUS
LX 316/12 333 HBJHF ZRH LHR

and planned are:
LX 1018/13 333 HBJHD ZRH DUS
LX 786/14 333 ZRH BRU
LX 1018/14 333 ZRH DUS
LX 786/15 333 ZRH BRU
LX 786/15 333 ZRH BRU

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User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Yes they are used for training flights.

You can check some comments about it on the Swiss Aviation Thread.


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21534 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Back in the day, the MD11 flew ZRH-GVA-ZRH for the same reason.


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User currently offlinenickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

Back in the days, SR (and possibly LX too) used to schedule an MD11 on one of their morning ZRH-LHR flights that connected from Asia/Africa. KL had until even more recently a 763/A330 flight AMS-LHR for the same purpose.

User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 3):
Back in the days, SR (and possibly LX too) used to schedule an MD11 on one of their morning ZRH-LHR flights that connected from Asia/Africa.

SR then LX operated A332s on LX316 for a couple of years before downgauging to A321s.


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

SR also used the A332 / MD11 on flights to FRA and I think even MUC in the late 1999's

User currently offlineflyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 3):
Back in the days, SR (and possibly LX too) used to schedule an MD11 on one of their morning ZRH-LHR flights that connected from Asia/Africa.

If I remember correct, SR also had daily widebody to MUC and FRA...


User currently offlinerichiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Wish we had more wide-body opportunities flying city to city here in the US, aside from 767s, which I don't consider a widebody in the A330/747/777 sense (no offense 767s). Delta uses occasional 777/A330 LAX-ATL or ATL/JFK. And United an occasional 777 IAH-EWR or ORD-SFO-DEN. US Airways used A330 PHL-CLT for a brief time. But wish it was more. Oh well, such is the economics of air travel. The mighties need to be used abroad.

User currently offlineSR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

LX should send 333s on ZRH-DME, I am pretty sure it could fill them at a profit, look at BA operating 767s and 744s on DME.

User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2579 times:

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 8):
LX should send 333s on ZRH-DME, I am pretty sure it could fill them at a profit, look at BA operating 767s and 744s on DME.

Please no i've had it with moscow 


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6926 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 3):
SR used to schedule an MD11 on one of their morning ZRH-LHR flights

SR800 and SR803 back in September 1999.


User currently offlineqm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2155 times:

I sure would like having them on the DME runs! Those flights are always packed to the gills, and personally on the red eyes, I would love to have the flatbed seats!


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