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A300 Still In Service?  
User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 18437 times:

I wondered if anyone could tell me how many of the A300 Aircraft are still used for pax?


Thanks
Oliver

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User currently onlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 18464 times:

52 A300-600s

and

15 A300B2/B4

are still active in passenger service.

In Europe there's only Monarch left.


User currently offlinesierra3tango From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2013, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 18270 times:

Iran Air has about 8 in total

User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 18193 times:

KU still operate to LHR with them, saw one yesterday.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 17968 times:

Monarch still have 3 I think


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17917 times:

Iran Air, Mahan Air (Iran), Thai Airways, Kuwait Airways, Monarch, China Eastern and Tunis Air still fly A-300 pax.


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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17499 times:

Tunisair fly 3x A300-605R to almost all its network, but mainly to TIP, BEN, ORY, JED, MED, MRS... they are already on a tender to be sold  

[Edited 2013-06-16 06:28:37]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17411 times:

Monarch have some cheap fares Ex LGW so easy to get on those whilst you can. Saw this one at LGW last week.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/PRIN1/file_zps97f14bde.jpg


User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17359 times:

My last two flights have been on MU A300s, between SHA & SZX. Not just the cheapest means for me (west Jiangsu) to Hong Kong, I get to ride in A300s.  

Thai have some other 'nail on' routes other than SHA/SZX & SHA/CAN for the A300- PNH, RGN, KKC, and others ex BKK with Thai Airlines Internatinal.

IMHO, Asia is the golden land for A300s at present.

Regards

B-2319


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17127 times:

For the A300-B2 and -B4 variants, only Iran Air and Mahan Air still have them in service.

I was fortunate enough to fly an Iran Air A300-B4 from BOM to IKA three weeks ago. It was one of the ex-KarAir / Finnair / Air Scandic machines which I remember well when it was based in the UK with Air Scandic. The Iran Air -B2s and -B4s are also still used domestically in Iran.

Mahan Air operate the oldest active A300 (and indeed the oldest active Airbus) in the world in the form of EP-MHF. This is primarily used on domestic flights from THR.


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17050 times:

I think Kar Air A300s are among the few with no flight engineer, only 2 pilots, like ex-Tunisair TS-IMA... scrapped in the US in 2001 :'(

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 16964 times:

I guess in 5 years only the Iranians will still fly them, freighters excluded. So hurry up if you want to ride on one. I´ve been on LHs A300s so often I cant remember it anymore. They were better than any shorthaul plane of today, shame widebodies arent built for short flights anymore.

User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 16785 times:

I remember flying G-MONS a couple of years ago to Mahon lovely bird I really have a soft spot for the A300, how many in total did Airbus sell?

Thanks


User currently offlineairways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16667 times:

Three months or so ago I flew on an MU A300 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao. Nice to go on one again before they disappear, but in reality, they don't have anything particularly distinguishable about them from inside.

User currently offlinetriple7x From Singapore, joined Dec 2012, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16656 times:

Quoting holidaycharter (Reply 12):

Airbus sold about 561 A300s of various models in total..



1x Airbus A300B4-600R, 2x Airbus A330-300, 2x Boeing B777-300/-300ER, 4x Boeing 777-200/-200ER, 7x Airbus A320-200
User currently offlinelawair From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16612 times:

TG is down to 6 now, with the rest being retired by the end of 2014 (or early 2015 as the case may be). Still a bit of time left to catch one.

User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6769 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16450 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 10):
I think Kar Air A300s are among the few with no flight engineer, only 2 pilots, like ex-Tunisair TS-IMA... scrapped in the US in 2001 :'(

The A300B4-200FF ? Not many were made. Garuda launched the FF on the 300B4-220FF, and KarAir is the only one who ordered the B4-200FF... who else ordered the GE powered B4-200FF? (and who else ordered the B4-220 (JT9D) or B4-220FF?)



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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16341 times:

Quoting lawair (Reply 15):
(and who else ordered the B4-220 (JT9D)

Besides GA only China Airlines ordered six of the fifteen produced, including two that were originally built as B4-120 for IB but NTU, and later cvtd before delivery.



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16122 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Monarch have some cheap fares Ex LGW so easy to get on those whilst you can

Assuming it doesn't go tech (as they seem to almost daily), which is how it managed to evade me last year   



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User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6769 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16000 times:

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 17):
Besides GA only China Airlines ordered six of the fifteen produced, including two that were originally built as B4-120 for IB but NTU, and later cvtd before delivery.

Ah OK... so B4-220 went to Garuda (-220FF) and China Airlines (-220 3 man crew), and -200FF to Tunisair, VASP and KarAir then....

Thanks...



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User currently offlinejetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1642 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 15944 times:
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Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them a few years ago or did they go to the scrappers?

JetStar


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 15831 times:

Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them

RUS Aviation in SHJ operates 2 ex-AA A300-600s (as freighter conversions) A6-JIL and A6-JIM
Not sure whether any others are still in use.



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User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 15753 times:

Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them a few years ago or did they go to the scrappers?

Most of them are sitting at ROW.


User currently offlineDUSint From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 14503 times:

My suggestion would be Kuwait Airways (within Europe, considering the origin of the OP). They aren't up to date, but that gives the whole experience the right feeling of a "travel through time". Even their business class is quite affordable. Route for example FCO-CDG (and vice versa). Did it last year, very nice flights. To me, KU gives the better "legacy carrier" experience over Monarch. And they are not 9-abreast...

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13538 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 21):
Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them

RUS Aviation in SHJ operates 2 ex-AA A300-600s (as freighter conversions) A6-JIL and A6-JIM
Not sure whether any others are still in use.

They appear to be the only 2 of AA's 35 A300s that flew again after retirement by AA.


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User currently offlineawthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14030 times:

Are all four Monarch not still in service?

G-MAJS
G-OJMR
G-MONR
G-MONS

I've flown on MAJS and MONR, really enjoyed those flights DUB-TFS-DUB a few years ago.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 26, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13715 times:

IIRC, G-MONR was flown to Tupelo in late 2012, and has since been scrapped.

User currently offlinenimool From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2012, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 13495 times:

Iran Air
Mahan Air
Kuwait Airways
Monarch Airlines
Thai Airways

The Above Airlines run A300s in their fleet consisting of 600s and B4s also I'm not sure Qatari Amiri Or Qarai Airways has A300s or it A310 not sure, Using as Freighters



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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12490 times:

Tunisair had an FF ordered to Airbus and delivered new in 1982. It was a real workhorse. It went to a US scrapper in 2001 :'(

User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11424 times:

I am flying on a Monarch A300 from LGW to Larnaca on Wednesday. What can I expect? (First time for both Monarch and the A300). Me and my girlfriend have paid for extra leg room seats as we have heard it can be quite cramped on this flight.

Regards,
A320ajm

P.s. This thread came up at a perfect time! 



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 30, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11397 times:

Quoting holidaycharter (Thread starter):

Here is a trip report I put together last year on the Thai Airways A300.

Escaping Bangkok Floods; Thai A300 To Khon Kaen (by Superfly Dec 13 2011 in Trip Reports)






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User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10047 times:

The best chance for A300s is Iran, lots of them operate on domestic services. They have all variants. Especially the older ones are appealing. The A300-600R still is more like a stretched A310 rather than an A300  ... And a single ticket will cost some 25EUR, including a hot meal and drinks! If you plan well, you can fly about 25 times in a week in Iran for less than 1000 EUR. I really want to go back only for some 15 flights on A300s and A310s, and another 10 or so on B727 and IrAn-140.

While cathing one of the last flights of Sahas B707 this May, I was also lucky to get a ride on EP-MHF (Mahan), which is the oldest A300 still in service (cn 55 I think). But it is in very good shape, especially inside, you dont feel the age of this airframe at all.

Here some videos of the flight in Iran:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrJOQ7oYNWM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8IONMS0J44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOUR5yboZEY

A300-600R LH landing in FRA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo8j257gnLY

Here is a link to my trip report (unfortunately in german only sofar):
http://www.austrianwings.info/2013/0...h-den-iran-mit-boeing-707-und-727/



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 32, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9534 times:

Hi,

Do you remember the date in May?

MTIA


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1846 posts, RR: 42
Reply 33, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9603 times:
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Quoting A320ajm (Reply 29):
I am flying on a Monarch A300 from LGW to Larnaca on Wednesday. What can I expect?

Be sure to walk to the very aft of the cabin. Monarch's AB6's don't have cabin dividers or bulkheads so you can look all the way forward! The extra legroom seats are definitely a good investment as it is indeed very cramped and uncomfortable in the back. Enjoy!

Martijn



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User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9442 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 32):
Do you remember the date in May?

Sorry, messed up my dates: it was in February of course, since Saha quit with the beginning of March! The exact dates were: Feb. 26th TRH - MHD and Feb. 27th TRH-KIH



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 35, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9078 times:

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 31):
The best chance for A300s is Iran

No, Thailand is the best chance for an A300. Not sure what the visa requirements are for Iran but Thailand is a much easier and safer destination. Plenty of daily A300 flights here on Thai Airways.



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User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8813 times:

Great just the info I was looking for thanks mates.

User currently offlineSPaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1651 posts, RR: 3
Reply 37, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8674 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 26):
IIRC, G-MONR was flown to Tupelo in late 2012, and has since been scrapped.

MONR arrived at TUP on November 14th and was seen there in last February, per airlinerlist.



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User currently offlineawthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8597 times:

As CrimsonNL has stated, Monarch A300-600s don't have any cabin class dividers and are the only wide body I have flown on where you could appreciate the true size of the interior cabin. Looking back from the front you see an amazing array of faces like in the cinema! Like the whole A300/310/330/340 family, the floor even slopes up towards the rear. Quite unusual.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 39, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8545 times:

Youtube video here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-eJZ4maAyA

I believe taken by another Anetter.


User currently offlineDUSint From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8406 times:

Quoting awthompson (Reply 38):
As CrimsonNL has stated, Monarch A300-600s don't have any cabin class dividers
Quoting OA260 (Reply 39):
Youtube video here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-eJZ...maAyA

Haha, after I saw this, I would not have been surprised if there would not be any separation to the cockpit...  


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 41, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8225 times:

Quoting awthompson (Reply 38):
Like the whole A300/310/330/340 family, the floor even slopes up towards the rear. Quite unusual.

The IL-86 and IL-96 slopes up in the rear as well.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 42, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7965 times:

Quoting nimool (Reply 27):
Iran Air
Mahan Air
Kuwait Airways
Monarch Airlines
Thai Airways

The Above Airlines run A300s in their fleet consisting of 600s and B4s also I'm not sure Qatari Amiri Or Qarai Airways has A300s or it A310 not sure, Using as Freighters


QR Cargo have three A300-600F, Amiri have an A310-300 ex-Emirates. Kuwait govt. also have one A300-600R and Iraq govt. have one A300B4 ex-Mahan Air.

Saha had two A300-600 ex-China Southern, now flying in Meraj Air colours carried over from defunct startup carrier Iranian Airlines and later Saha, both caught in background of first pic.


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As Meraj.


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User currently offlineHECA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7777 times:
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Quoting awthompson (Reply 38):
As CrimsonNL has stated, Monarch A300-600s don't have any cabin class dividers and are the only wide body I have flown on where you could appreciate the true size of the interior cabin.

Now I understand why the Monarch birds are so popular for Haij charters!


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 44, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7594 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 6):
Tunisair fly 3x A300-605R to almost all its network, but mainly to TIP, BEN, ORY, JED, MED, MRS... they are already on a tender to be sold

TS-IPA was retired from service some months ago.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 45, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7322 times:

This was an ad from when it was launched :



User currently offlinemon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6901 times:

All three remaining Monarch A300's will now be withdrawn from service by May 2014.

User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 47, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days ago) and read 6434 times:

Quoting mon (Reply 46):
All three remaining Monarch A300's will now be withdrawn from service by May 2014.

NOOOOO!

I thought two were remaining, until October 2013... I'd better get booking a trip!

Monarch have done a great job looking after these birds over the years, espcecially when you consider they are 20-25yrs old! These A300's must be some of the most hard worked widebodies in the industry! Airlines like Monarch, really make them work hard, especially during the summer months, when they can be flying for up to 18-20hrs a day and nights.

I find it pretty amazing how Monarch can turnaround a 360 seater aircraft in under an hour... When it use to come into Luton, it would regularly be back up in the air within 45-50 minutes of arriving!

Considering how old they are, they definately do not show their age!

While a fully packed Monarch A300 is not the most comfiest ways to fly, in a 3-3-3 config and 29 inches of leg room. I definately also have a soft spot for them. Similarly when I flew Air Transat's A310's MAN-YYZ last year, had a great trip!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 48, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5879 times:

Quoting nimool (Reply 27):
Iran Air
Mahan Air
Kuwait Airways
Monarch Airlines
Thai Airways

Meraj Air
Qeshm Airlines (new operator)


User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 49, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

All,

MU's A300s have started to go travelling. There are six active passenger airplanes left. At the moment, two tend to be in the south; Shenzhen, Guangzhou and, for the first time in a while, today, Xiamen; whereas the other four are in the north and west; Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Dalian, Urumqi. The relocation to the north and west is very recent; this week.

I'm not going to argue with someone who posts that Iran is the place for A300s. However, if you have access to Flightaware and aspire to flying on the model in the coming months, well, with the 72 hour visa waiver for many countries, China is so easy to catch a flight on an A300.

Regards

B-2319

[edited for spelling]

[Edited 2013-07-04 10:10:04]

User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 50, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5373 times:

I remember working on Qatars A300s! Great little beasts unless you ended up on one or their high capacity "white" hulls....think one was 'AFA', forget the other reg. I have some horrific nightmares working on those buckets in the middle or the gulf during summer time when the temperature inside was often hotter than outside!!!!


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User currently offlineOllieJolly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

G-MAJS is one of my favourite aircraft, but not for much longer.  
Saw G-OJMR too at MAN on 21/6.
Pretty much my favourite Airbus.


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2946 posts, RR: 3
Reply 52, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5022 times:

I thought KE still operated a few A300s. Or did they retire the remainder recently.

User currently onlineHOONS90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3001 posts, RR: 53
Reply 53, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4939 times:
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Quoting Carpethead (Reply 52):

I thought KE still operated a few A300s. Or did they retire the remainder recently.


I believe the last flight was in late May. I heard one of them will be preserved.



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User currently offlineTristan7977 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

There was only one time I flew the A300, but that was at a time where I was so young I couldn't remember. I'd still like to fly it anytime!!

I call it the skinny aircraft, because of the straight fuselage. When you look at it from the front it's as if it didn't have an undercarriage!!



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User currently offlinespeedygonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4618 times:

MSN 003 is still in service for zero g flights.
http://www.airzerog.com/en/discover-air-zero-g/the-a300-zerog.html
Only 5980€ per flight  



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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8287 posts, RR: 7
Reply 56, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
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Whatever happened to the Colombian A300 from AeroCondor Airlines single plane which flew for about one year with that airline and was repossesed.

User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 57, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 56):
Whatever happened to the Colombian A300 from AeroCondor Airlines single plane which flew for about one year with that airline and was repossesed.

Latest operator was Holiday Air from Turkey and this plane is scrapped long ago: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/aircraft/26652


User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Quoting A320ajm (Reply 29):
I am flying on a Monarch A300 from LGW to Larnaca on Wednesday. What can I expect? (First time for both Monarch and the A300). Me and my girlfriend have paid for extra leg room seats as we have heard it can be quite cramped on this flight.

Good choice on the extra leg room seats - those will give you approx. 34" seat pitch, which will be nice and comfy on the mid haul leg to Cyprus.

Quoting HECA (Reply 43):
Now I understand why the Monarch birds are so popular for Haij charters!

It's been at least 3 years now since that sort of operation was undertaken on behalf of Egyptair. Given the small downturn in passenger traffic in light of the last couple of year's unrest, Egyptair have plenty of available widebody capacity to operate these flights in their own right.

Quoting OllieJolly (Reply 51):
Pretty much my favourite Airbus.

Absolutely mine too - love seeing Monarch A300s on the infrequent occasion they pass through LTN now - always good to see them when I fly from Gatwick.

I fully expect Monarch to arrange some sort of public send off for the type when they retire in 2014.



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7082 posts, RR: 57
Reply 59, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Quoting b2319 (Reply 49):
There are six active passenger airplanes left. At the moment, two tend to be in the south; Shenzhen, Guangzhou and,

I snapped probably a unique occasion of an MU A300 and a RO A310 on the ground at the same time in Shenzhen last monday. Excuse the quality of the pics - a tropical storm was rolling through.

I didn't know that Tarom's A310's were still in working order.

http://i44.tinypic.com/9ullkn.jpg


The RO taxied past the MU - perhaps the only flight to have left on time that day.


http://i40.tinypic.com/11kedrm.jpg

By the way, thats the new Shenzhen Airport terminal in the background. Was supposed to open for the Student Olympics in 2011, and now destined to open in IATA summer 2014.

[Edited 2013-07-07 09:10:24]


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User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Hello BW,

Nice!

I wasn't aware that RO flew to China, never mind Shenzhen.

TBH, post Shanghai Expo 2010, I've not had so many delays recently. In fact, had an arrival 20 minutes or so before schedule on Shijuazhuang to Hongqiao recently.....

Off-topic, but hoping to catch the 787 CAN to SHA next weekend.

However, still love the A300!

Regards

B-2319


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7082 posts, RR: 57
Reply 61, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Quoting b2319 (Reply 60):
Off-topic, but hoping to catch the 787 CAN to SHA next weekend.

I'm planning a A380/787 weekend soon - CAN PEK return.... or perhaps an A300 to SHA, 787 to CAN, A380 to PEK, and A330 back to Shenzhen.

Quoting b2319 (Reply 60):
I wasn't aware that RO flew to China, never mind Shenzhen.

I think it was a presidential flight. Note the red carpet at door 1.

I saw the tail immediately after walking through security in Terminal B.... and it totally threw me.

Quoting b2319 (Reply 60):
Shanghai Expo 2010, I've not had so many delays recently.

Shenzhen is prone to delays once the weather turns. This summer the weather is remarkably good.



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User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 62, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 61):
I'm planning a A380/787 weekend soon - CAN PEK return.... or perhaps an A300 to SHA, 787 to CAN, A380 to PEK, and A330 back to Shenzhen.

I'm not sure if it is school holiday traffic, however, MU, at present, is using their 300s out of PEK, much more than at SHA. I personally think there is a risk that an SXZ-SHA gets downgraded to a 321. In fact, had it myself in February.

My trip to CAN is planned to be 757 out, 787 back. Now, for me, unlike most here, a 757 is a rarity. And a chance to fly the last ever 757.

Anyway, we should plan to meet up sometime, I think, and can use the PM function to do so.....

Regards

B-2319


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 63, posted (1 year 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

JFK777

MSN 029 TC-RAE

Returned to Citicorp and stored Marana 28/11/1996
Sold to AAR Engine Group Inc 02/07/1997
Broken up Marana ??/01/1998

Source Jet Airliner Production List

Hope this helps.


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