American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4276 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2043 times:
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This reminds me of a video tape made in the 90s when DVD's didn't exist. One of the "Flight in the cockpit" tapes was about a Cargolux 747-200 Series flying from LUX to DTW with an intermediate stop in JFK. On that tape there was also a brief history of Cargolux with the beginning of their operations and the aircraft they flew prior to flying the 747: the CL-44 and the DC-8. Nice footage.
blueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4393 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
Not to try and disappoint anyone, but three-digit Cargolux flights are usually charter flights. Most scheduled flights have four digits. Perhaps a series of charters to test the market, perhaps a multi-flights contract.
B747400ERF From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2013, 798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1559 times:
Quoting blueflyer (Reply 6): Not to try and disappoint anyone, but three-digit Cargolux flights are usually charter flights. Most scheduled flights have four digits. Perhaps a series of charters to test the market, perhaps a multi-flights contract.
No, that is not true. While they may file 4 digit flight plans, that is merely for planning purposes, with the last digit being the day of the week. They always actually fly with 3 digit flight numbers.
csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
The flights to LCK might be charters by one of our clients in the Columbus area that does logistics/freight forwarding services. I seem to remember one of their guys mentioning they would be using Cargolux a lot.
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