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AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:05 pm

Hello,

Starting January 2004, Air France will send its new A318 to DUS. For the time being, only one rotation is scheduled to be on the new "Baby Airbus":

6 DUS CDG 2035 2150 AF2407 C9 D9 O5 Y9 S9 K9 H9 T9 M9 V9#318*C
5 CDG DUS 1830 1945 AF2406 C8 D8 O2 Y9 S9 U9 K9 H9 T9 M9#318*C

...which leads me to my question:

Does anybody know the delivery schedule of AF's A318 and the inaugural dates and flights, where they will be used?

P.S.: I will probably try out the new A318 on its inaugural flight from DUS.
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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:00 pm

That are the first five c/n, if that is any helpful

2035
2059
2071
2081
2100

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:38 pm

I would imagine LHR will see some,especially when they are 'farmed' out to other locations.

NCE-LHR must be on the cards at some stage.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:49 pm

I will probably try out the new A318 on its inaugural flight from DUS

That is a good idea, I think that I will also be on the inaugural flight.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:50 pm

For what it's worth I've just looked at the Frontier airlines web-site schedules for July 20 and beyond and they list the A318 as flying between DEN/LAX (Sat. only) and DEN/SEA (xSat). This may just be wishful thinking on Frontier's part but knowing that resourceful company the A318 may indeed be making it's U.S. debut in Denver in July.

[Edited 2003-07-11 16:51:34]

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:00 am

Patrick,

From what it seems, the earliest time the 318 turns up in AF's Duesseldorf schedule is on Saturday, Jan 10. Do you find any earlier date? I am willing to make that booking, but only if I can be reasonably sure that I won't end up on a 735 or 319 because of a timetable change.  Smile


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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:10 am

Hi Jens,

seems that January 10 is the first date when the AF A 318 shows up in DUS, it is not listed on previous days or on the previous weekend. Of course must it be 100% sure that it is an A 318, I also won`t end up on an other aircraft.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:14 am

Don't have the exact date, but we are expecting the first F9 318 real soon around here. . .cameras are in hand! I'm sure some of the pro photographers will be in the Denver area to capture some of the F9 A318s first few operations.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:20 am

Patrick,

From my experience of several year's travel on AF's DUS-CDG-DUS route, AF hardly ever changes its equipment once it is uploaded in the CRS. So I guess it is reasonably sure to assume Jan 10 as the first day.

According to Galileo, the cheap same day weekend fare (fare class N) is still wide open on Jan 10, so a 99 Euro return would be possible.

...the idea is starting to grow on me. In the worst case, it is a nice day trip to CDG plus another 2000 miles on my account. Big grin

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:24 am

I just looked on AF`s website, the A 318 is also confirmed there for January 10 and the fare is around 98 EUR, I think also that I will book on Sunday evening when I am back from LHR. And as you said, we get at least 2000 miles, even when there will be an equipment change.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:30 am

Patrick,

Sounds like fun!  Big thumbs up I am thinking about

DUS CDG 0725 0840 AF1007 C9 D9 O5 Y9 S9 K9 H9 T9 M9 V9#320*C
DUS CDG 1050 1205 AF1307 C9 D9 O2 Y9 S9 K9 H9 T9 M9 V9#320*C
DUS CDG 1335 1450 AF1607 C9 D9 O5 Y9 S9 K9 H9 T9 M9 V9#735*C

and of course

CDG DUS 1830 1945 AF2406 C8 D8 O2 Y9 S9 U9 K9 H9 T9 M9#318*C
(first A318 flight to DUS)

What about you?

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:36 am

7:25 is a little bit too early for a Saturday but the 10:50 flight to CDG sounds ok for me, than I have finally the chance to visit the city (I flew 8 time to CDG but I never left the airport, actually a shame!).

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:42 am

Patrick,

I was thinking the same. A six-hour layover in Paris will allow for about 2-3 hours downtown, so there's at least the chance to get a few first impressions of a wonderful city.  Smile Actually I've done exactly the same trip once before. By the time you're back home you have the distinct feeling that you have used the day to its fullest. Big grin

OK, I am going to book the 1050h outbound and the 1830h return for Sat, Jan 10 now. What about you? How about meeting at AF1307?


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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:55 am

Ok lets fly the A 318, I will now book the following flights:

Saturday Jan. 10: AF1307 to CDG and AF2406 back to DUS. Better now before the fare will increase or (even worse) before there are no more seats available on the A 318 flight.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:04 am

I just received my confirmation by eMail:

Flugreservierungen:
10. Jan Air France Flug:AF1307
Von: Duesseldorf (DUS), Duesseldorf, Deutschland
bis: Charles De Gaulle (CDG), Paris, Frankreich
Abflug: 10:50 Ankunft: 12:05
Status: Bestaetigt

Flugreservierungen:
10. Jan Air France Flug:AF2406
Von: Charles De Gaulle (CDG), Paris, Frankreich
bis: Duesseldorf (DUS), Duesseldorf, Deutschland
Abflug: 18:30 Ankunft: 19:45
Status: Bestaetigt


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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:04 am

Patrick

I have now booked AF1307 and AF2406 on Jan 10. So we get to see each other after all!  Smile I'll send my personal contact information to your personal adress, so we can schedule our meeting details in a couple of weeks.
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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:05 am

Great, I am really looking forward to the A 318, to Paris and of course to meet you finally.

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RE: AF A318 Coming Soon To An Airport Near You?

Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:21 am

CDG-ARN starts mid-december with an afternoon/evening arrival from what I rermember. Also saw a NCE-CDG too but I was checking for other things than the 318.

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