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LX 333 On Short EU Flights  
User currently offlinestylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 3131 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7281 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 (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6807 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, 22100 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5997 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, 1492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5968 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, 2315 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5842 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, 2146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4718 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, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4718 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, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3948 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, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3681 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3360 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 Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7274 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3317 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, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2936 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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