EGFF
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"Alitalia 206"

Tue Dec 10, 2002 8:43 am

Hello, did anyone get this flight this evening/morning?
She passed my house at around 15:15 (GMT) heading west out to the U.S and i just wanna know if im right in saying it was a B763 and not a B772 ... can anyone confirm?
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Alitalia744
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RE: "Alitalia 206"

Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:06 am

Alitalia 206? to the US?

Interesting, ALL of AZ's flights to the US are either 6XX flights or 7XXX (Codeshare with DL)...

Not sure what you saw. THe only 777 service to the US right now is AZ610 FCO-JFK/AZ611 JFK-FCO

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EGFF
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RE: "Alitalia 206"

Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:52 am

Yeah, it was definately "Alitalia 206" im not going too deaf in my old age yet  Big thumbs up
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steman
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RE: "Alitalia 206"

Wed Dec 11, 2002 6:23 pm

Ciao,
according to the website, Alitalia doesn't operate any 206 flight.
Anyway, the website often doesn't work fine (or it's my pc).
How do you know it was flight 206? Were you listening to ATC?
Could it be a special ferry flight for a 777 from Italy (FCO) to Cambridge for crew rest area fitting at Marshall Aerospace?

Ciao

Stefano
 
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RE: "Alitalia 206"

Wed Dec 11, 2002 8:43 pm

It's definately 206, i hear the pilot loud and clear on "133.600"
It's not the first time i've heard Alitalia 206 and saw one of there planes a few minutes later passing my house .... I would like to get to the bottom of this and find the explanation.
Thanks for your time so far guys
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Shaun - EGFF
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RE: "Alitalia 206"

Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:17 pm

Shaun-

Hope this helps...

DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FLIGHT FREQUENCY
FCO 15:15 LHR 17:00 AZ206 M T W T F S S

The flight is from FCO-LHR and seems to operate on Saturday's only. Assuming, from the AZ timetable I have in hand, this flight is operated by an:

Airbus A321

So, while definitely not a 763 or 777, there is an AZ 206.

Also, it could possibly be an A/C substitute or, perhaps if you saw a 777, it's their third 777 (I-DISO "Positano") doing inter-european crew training flights.

Hope this clears up some of your confusion!

"Alitalia. Dedicata a te'."

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