PresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 660 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
I was watching Just Planes' most recent JFK video and I saw an Iberia 757. I know that the 757 is more than capable of flying from Spain to New York, but does nayone know if there is regular 757 route, or if it was a one-time thing.
I also saw an Iberia 757 on the video. I doubt it could make the flight from Israel non-stop, so does anyone know why it would have been at JFK? I thought El Al always used 747s at JFK.
Tailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Usually, Iberia operates either DC-10's or 747's to JFK (according to demand); it's 757's are mainly used for regional and medium haul work (North Africa, including Equatorial Guinea, the only spanish-speaking nation in Africa!)
It may have been drafted in at the last minute, owing to a problem with the 747 or DC-10 at MAD. (Of course some pax. would have had to be put up in a hotel if this was the case).
I'm afraid I have no idea about that El-Al plane; did you check the reg.? It may have been on wet-lease to another US/other airline. Perhaps in that case, it was a VIP jet for the Isreali gov't (but in El-Al colours)??