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Lufthansa A340-313x In EZE - Any Ideas Why?  
User currently offlinedcajet From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 432 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8682 times:

A spotter's blog from Buenos Aires (http://aerar.blogspot.com/) reports that D-AIFC visited EZE on 1/17/13 - where it can be seen being catered and refueled.

I asked the photographer and he tells me it was in addition to LH's daily 744 FRA-EZE-FRA rotation.

To add more mystery to the visit, this seems to be a MUC-based airframe; according to some online databases it flies mostly out of there but with the occasional rotation out of DUS, but with an AB call sign - the plot thickens or the DB are cocking up. Hardly unlikely!

Does anyone have any ideas what was D-AIFC doing in Argentina - as I don't think Lufty has ever sent the classic 340 to EZE in scheduled services - only the 744 and 346 in the last decade or so.

Curious in San Francisco,


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User currently offlinepascal7z From Germany, joined Oct 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8578 times:

Could be a charter for exchange of passenger on cruise ships.
There was one such a flight in 2010 to USH with a stop in EZE.



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User currently offlineyp6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8484 times:

Yep, cruise ship charter:
MUC-EZE-USH-EZE-MUC

This month there will be charter flights to BOG and SJO from MUC.


User currently offlinedcajet From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8185 times:

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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Quoting yp6370 (Reply 2):
Yep, cruise ship charter:

Flying for Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten?

They regularly do so, like FRA-HNL nonstop iirc.



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User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting yp6370 (Reply 2):
This month there will be charter flights to BOG

When? Where are those tourists going? Cartagena?



Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1907 times:

Quoting 777jaah (Reply 5):
When? Where are those tourists going? Cartagena?

Probably boarding a cruise in Cartagena indeed.



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
Probably boarding a cruise in Cartagena indeed.

Can't the 340 fly into CTG instead? AV used to fly the 747 there.....



Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
User currently offlineyp6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Not sure which company they were flying for this time.
Apparently MS Dolphin of German company Passat Cruises is doing an Antarctic/South America tour.

In the last years LH operated for the famous MS Deutschland as well (a German TV series is shot on the ship). Routes from MUC were to airports like: BGI, MSY, PTY, HNL, PPT (via HNL), MBJ, SCL.

Air Berlin often operates charters to carribbean islands like CUR or to cities like MAO as well.


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