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IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:15 pm

Hi,


I would like to inform all you Latin American and Spaniard members out there that as part of the general rotation that the IB A340-600 have been experiencing throughout the whole route system in order to test them in different conditions, the usual A340-300 in the MAD-BOG-MAD will be replaced by an A340-600 several days. Big grin

The A340-600 will operate flight IB6741 MAD-BOG instead of the usual Airbus, from January 8th through Junuary 16th; departing MAD at 12:30 and arriving at BOG at 16:55 both local hours.

On the way back, obviously the same A340-600 operating flight IB6740 from BOG to MAD; from the same dates mentioned above; and deparing BOG at 18:25, arriving at MAD the other day at 10:15, both local hours.

As a side note, from January 16th the flight will be downgraded again to A340-300.

Iberia operated 747s on this route about a month ago due to high loads. It lasted a week or so.

All the information is provided by http://www.iberia.com/


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Really expecting some pics in BOG of this big boy. Spotters, set your cameras, you've got 8 days to catch him.

Opinions and any healthy feedback is truly appreciated.




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Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:20 pm

Presumably, this is a 'farewell tour' before IB send them back to Airbus?  Wink/being sarcastic
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Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:10 pm

I don´t think IB will be sending back any aircraft to Airbus...I´m sure things will finally work out fine and IB will be happy with their new A340-600. I have to mention that I don´t have any preference for Airbus or Boeing...they both make good crafts.

In response to SOUTHAMERICA...congratulations!! I´m happy that you´ll finally get you chance to see this big bird in BOG. I remember talking with you about this in another thread...well, there you have it..I´ll be waiting to see your pictures!!

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Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:14 pm

Would love to see IB in Singapore , just a pity for the code share and I am sure Airbus and IB will sort out the problemes with the new aircrafts.
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Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:40 pm

Hi Southamerica

Is nice to know that IB will use their new A340-600's for the route to BOG, a very important destination for Iberia.

I have only a question for you. Why are so little quantities of photos took in Bog airport? I've live in this city for a long time and I was 1 and 1/2 year ago in Colombia for Holidays, where I saw some airlines that fly to BOG but there is any picture of these in the DB ( I'm not spotter yet). It will be interesting (for me will be) to see photos from Bogota ElDorado and of course of other airports. Are you spotter? ¿It's very difficult to do?

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:01 am


Thanks a lot guys for the feedback.


IBERIA747,


Thank you. I was really hoping to see IB's big boys comming to BOG and this is precisely what I was expecting. It was about time ! Big grin Happy new year to you too.


Casa235-300,


Thanks for your reply. I'm not a spotter actually, but I know that airplane photography in BOG is kind of tough because the airport hasn't got a sepcific good place where to see the airplanes. It's easier to spot in other airports like my hometown Medellin. Happy new year to you too.


Regards


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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:07 am

Good news for Airbus fan. ( I am a Boeing fan as well)

I really like the A340-600, I haven't seen her yet.

Presumably, this is a 'farewell tour' before IB send them back to Airbus?

That was a good one  Laugh out loud
 
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Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:24 am

Federico,

Can you lend me some pesos so I can go watch? Won't they bring the A346 to CCS???

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:25 am

Hi!! Those are really good news for us here in Bogota!!!! I will be at El Dorado Airport to watch this plane!!!

Casa 235-300:

Well, I go to El Dorado Airport quite often to watch planes landing on runway 13R, there is no problem going there and you can actually be at 200mts from the end of the runway; however, two years ago my cousin and I went there with a camera and soon after we got there an anti-explosives patrol came and asked why we were taking pictures to the planes, they searched our car and we had to go to the police station at El Dorado Terminal, where we were interrogated for one hour or so, and then they released us but kept the tape of the camera to analyze our "criminal activities"

I am a lawyer here so I told the police that we were doing nothing wrong, that there are no signs saying it was forbidden to take pictures, and that according with our law "lo que no esta expresamente prohibido esta tacitamente permitido" (sorry, I can't translate that very well) so we did nothing wrong.

So...if it was hard to spot at BOG at that time now it is even harder with our new paranoic and authoritarian government.

Greetings from Bogota!!

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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:44 am

Hi Juanr...nice to know you will be near the airport in that dates, so can we expect pictures?
About your phrase... I think the right translation may be: "Which is not expressly (?) forbidden is tacitly (?) permitted"..(using the spell check didn't correct those words) corrections are welcome !!!
BTW: something similar happened to me a few months ago here in Medellin, the difference was that FAC 001 was approaching...so the police made me move and I miss that old plane landing  Smile)

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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:10 am

I used to live in Bogota for many years. And I agree with Juanr :

It is difficult to take pictures in SKBO because either your camera will be stolen (hopefully without injuries) or you will be arrested (like Juanr) without there being any specific law prohibiting the activity of taking pictures of airplanes.

On the other hand, in a country so overtaken by terrorism, I can't think of any policeman who doesn't become curious by this activity. And they obviously want to make sure nothing happens on their watch. Attempts have in fact been made to shoot down Colombia's Air Force One on final.

Well Juan, I'll be waiting for your pictures of the A340-600. It is going to be interesting how this fully loaded aircraft takes off from SKBO's altitude of roughly 8600 ft.
 
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Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:20 am

Well, probably I'll be there on monday, I just hope planes will land on runways 13L/13R and not 31L/31R as it's usual this season; two months ago we went to the end of runway 13R and two ours after our arrival the winds changed and we missed almost every heavy aircraft that landed that day.

Guys, I am not sure I'll risk myself again, I do not want to be arrested, however I will try to get some pictures but I can't promise anything.

Bongo; thanks for your translation, I hate when I have to translate those phrases.

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:04 am

Hi

Southamerica and Juanr. Thanks for the info. I can imaging how difficult can be to take photos in Eldorado. There was big window between the domestic gates and the international ones. I can remember that they have built some offices there and now is possible to see the planes in the restaurants at the entrance of the domestic gate (Presto I think) and some free window at the international gate entrance. The is also a restaurant that have their windows at the runway, but I don't know if it still exist. I know that since the new government is there, many thinks have changed in name of peace. And outside there is a Neighbourhood but I don't know if there is to secure to do anything, maybe not, really?

Anyway guys I wish ypu all the best taking photos, good luck. It will be great it we can met us when I visit Bog someday. I'm thinking to visit BOG and Colombia in 2005

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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:22 am

Guys,

while taking off from 31L at SKBO last week I saw out the window (I was sitting on the left side of the aircraft) that there's a fence that runs paralell to runway 13/31. It looked like you could be on the other side of the fence and take pitcures without any problems....is this the place where you ran into trouble, juan?
I'd really love to go back and besides doing other things, watch the IB A346! Lucky you!


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Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:02 am

Casa235-300,

In fact, as you mention above, there are several windows inside the terminal from where you can spot the apron activity and some runway operations. I don't live in Bogota, but have been there many times nonetheless. The large windows between the domestic and international terminals are the most popular places within the airport to watch some movement. You can spot some activity, but nothing too interesting really. The runways are visible from the terminals, but unfortunately those are areas only travelling passengers can access, as you have to show your boarding passes to enter the correspondant terminal.

I think that McDonald's is the restaurant that faces runway 13L/31R, but it isn't too good for spotting either because the whole runway length is not visible. Anyhow, you can see the regional stands and some domestic gates from there.

The Avianca Terminal is even worse for spotting. No good places at all.

And, to add to it, I think that photographing within the airport is not permitted either. So you could get in trouble if you get caught by a authority agent.


YV136C,

The times I've been in BOG, I've also tried to look for good places in the sorroundings. I kinda remember the fence you talk about near runway 13R/31L. But there's a problem, I recall seeing that the airport is a few feet more elevated than the rest of the neighborhood that sorrounds it (specially on the side you mention), so it's nearly imposible to see the runway from the road, and I imagine that if you climb the little hill, you'll be in trouble aswell.

There may be some spots to watch the airplanes, but they're extremely limited and police keeps an eye out for "suspicious" activity.  Insane


Juan, please correct me if I'm wrong and add more info if you can.


Regards,


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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:52 am

Hi

Yes, there is a fence that runs parallel the runway, however it is an inner fence and the is a hill about 10ft and another fence so it is impossible to spot anything there. The place where we actually go to see the aircrafts is outside the city, not in the neighborhoods and there is no problem with police or authorities and a lot of people go there (if you know the city I can give you the indications on how to get there). You can see aircraft landing very close to you and it is great, the problem is that if they think you are doing something suspicious they can arrest you as it happened with us, so we go there just to enjoy the day but not to take pictures.

On the terminal there is a big window where you can see the inner side of the platform but the glass is dirty and on the afternoon the sun is too bright so perhaps it is not a good place to take pictures. Also the heavier aircraft are parked on the outer side. I agree with south America, the best place to spot is inside the terminals but the problem is that you must have a boarding pass. Now, on the northern side of the airport, where McDonald is, there is a huge window where we used to see the regional ramp and part of the 13L/31R runway, unfortunately, I don't know why, the aeronautica civil increased the height of the wall between the ramp and the street and you can see almost nothing from there. Now, McDonald is not a good place to see the runway as they've closed the part of the restaurant that had the big windows so....I miss all times where there was an observation deck!!!

Guys, wish me luck, I'll do my best

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:34 am

I know the place Juan is talking about very well. It is on an unpaved road, approx. 200 yards away from the threshold of runway 13R. Great place.

In that area are many other side-roads you might try to "hide" from authorities. Not as close, but also great. If you have a zoom lens, even from the road between Funza and Siberia good pictures can be taken without the hastle of authorities.

Now, if the approach is on runways 31R/L, then there might be a problem, because the traffic from one rwy to the other is terrible (you never know for sure which runway they will end up being assigned to.

Anyway, with or without pictures, have fun on Monday.
 
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Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:47 am

Yes Asterix that is the place where we use to go to see the planes, unfortunately I do not have a very good camera nad my photography skills are not too good either, it is great to know that there are more people from here in A. Net

Greetings to everyone

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:54 am

Hi Juan

I wish every good and please take care of you taking them. I'll wait for them. One question more. Do you know or someone else, from where was this picture taken?


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Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:02 am


If I'm not wrong, the picture was taken from the main building above of the airport, were all the offices are.



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Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:17 am

Southamerica

Maybe you’re right but I don't agree with you at all. If you take a little care looking into the photo that I put before, It's possible to see that the Avenida Eldorado pass in front of the building from where the photo was take and the airport terminal in the other side. Well this is what I can remember from my last visit and from the years that I lived in Bogotá. Can you confirm this?

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:30 am

Casa 235

I have to agree with SOUTH AMERICA, the picture was taken either from the black building or from the control tower, 100% sure is from one of those places. If you take a look at the pictures that Diego Andres Torres has uploaded to the database you'll see that he had (has) access to a restricted areas that are from where he took those pictures.

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:16 am

About 3 years ago I had the chance of visiting the tower and from what I remember, the picture must have been taken from it. If you look at the other picture (the airport from the outside), you will notice that in front of the tower there is a ladder that goes up to the roof. Well, wher the ladder starts, there is a small balcony that the controllers sometimes use during their breaks. The picture must have been taken from there. The direction of the picture is looking towards runway 31R.

If Mr. Torres reads these messages, maybe he can clarify.
 
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Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:56 am

Guys,

I say we get together and figure this one out (the mistery of where the pic was taken from) and also see Iberia's A346....I need an excuse to go out to SKBO again!

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Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:29 am


YV136C,

Luis, I'm afraid to tell you there's actually nothing to figure out about the photo now. It was definitely taken by the airport's main building, without a doubt. If not, from where else?? A post light?? a tree?? Yeah sure.  Insane

Anyhow, you are more than welcomed in our country when you want to pass by. By the way, you should give yourself a visit to Medellin, as fares are fairly low from BOG. Give it a shot !.


Regards,


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Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:50 pm


Juan,

I have a question. In what gate would the A340-600 be accomodated due to it's large wingspan?

It would be really great to see it to the 31 approach from the city. Pretty impressive must be !


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Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:56 am

South America:

Good question:

I think it won't be parked on any gate on the inner side of the platform so perhaps we won't see it from the terminal, they used to park the BA777 and sometimes the IB340 on gate C7, that was really a surprise for me, I think they'll be parked on gate C2 (if you know the airport you know where it is, it is on the outer side of the platform). I know that the wingspan of an A340-600
is large but I do not think it is much larger than the wingspan of a B747-400 (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'll check it) which British Airways and Lufthansa used to fly to BOG, so I do not really think it is a big problem.

Yes!! The circular approach over the city to runways 31s is amazing I just hope they will not do that on monday, I really want to have a closer look at this A340-600.

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Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:45 am


Juan,

Thanks a lot for the info. I would be really interesting to seee the all-new A340-600 in BOG, if I could, I would really like to purchase a ticket to BOG just to see this new visitor. For now, I'll have to do with the pictures you guys take.

If anyone in IB knows the possibilities of the A340-600 staying on this route the info would be greatly appreciated !


Regards,


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Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:08 am

Hi guys...
Juan: Just to wish you luck trying to see this plane and do your best to take pics, I know there are many places you spot.
Also want so tell you guys that is not that dangerous to take pics here in Colombia. With this posts, it looks like if here were forbidden to take pictures, and is not, I know the Colombian authorities, they are quite so strange, but I think you won't be in troubles, I guess just a couple of questions and that's it (I hope so). Anyway, I'm not a photographer aswell, and the only thing that happened to me was when I was expecting the "Coffee maker" (FAC001) to land in MED, Already told you my story.
This case reminds me when I was +/- 8 years old and AV brought their first B747 and my father and my uncle took me to SKBO (BOG) just to see this plane, I remember they took me to the end of the runway (to the east side), I think there were no fence (Nice!!!!) and I saw a beautiful and so close take off...
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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:34 am

Hello guys!

First thank you all for the posts!
Finally more news about Colombian aviation on A.net.

Great to hear that finally there will be a new wide-body visiting Colombia after the last 772's of BA in Bogota of june last year.
I'm a little bid sad that I'm not in Colombia right know to see the A34-600 of IB.
I just arrived in the Netherlands after a beautiful vacation in Colombia. It was great, visiting a lot of city's and of course airports! Bogota, Pereira and Manizales. I was lucky to see a 742 (IB) arriving from MAD (also for only one week) for high Christmas demand on the MAD-BOG route. It landed on runway 13L/31R, but because of chancing winds it approached over the city.
(That is normal for only December?????)
So it was very spectacular to see this big lady turning above BOG to the right and landing with smoking tires. All seen from Puente Aero at "El Coral". Sometimes a good spotting area but, only when you don't see some police man.

Juan;
Is the A340-600 parking at gate c7, c8 or c9? or as you wrote at c2?
I left Bog with Ba (763) from c9. Also c8 was for BA when they used their 772's to BOG. C2 is always AF A340-300 and I know that c7 is always IB with their A340-300 and B742 (last month). So I think it will park at c7. But you can give us more uptodate info on that. Good luck these days and hope to see the first pics on A.net, myAviation or jetphotos etc very soon!! And is BOG still getting approaches over the city????

Bongo;
I agree with you about the fact that it isn't that dangerous to take pics in Colombia. Well in BOG the authorities are sometimes strange (El dorado and Puente Aero). One day I was taking pics with a Colombian friend of mine at el dorado, They only asked him for his papers, very strange!! When I take some pisc at the Int gate (leaving COL) they always ask me to stop shooting. Well I stop at the moment and then go to another gate!! (jajajajaja) But at Manizales, Pereira, Cali, Villaviciencio etc its much more easy I think.

SOUTHAMERICA;
I'm not sure, but are you interested in world tails of BA?
When I traveled back to the Netherlands with BA their 763 had another World tail!!! It was;B763 G-BNWT Benyhone Tartan / Mountain of the Birds (Scotland)
The LHR-Bog route was with B763 BNWV "Ireland" / Colum tail c/s

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Click for Heathrow & Gatwick Airport Movements and then for data.. search for the flights of BA from/to CCS and you can see which plane arrived the last time to Colombia.

Saludos from the Netherlands.
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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:06 pm

SOUTHAMERICA:

Dont expect to see the 340-600 indefinitely on the MAD-BOG route until we get more 340-600's. Right now they are being rotated on different routes to see how they perform at the different airports.

For all you spotters at JFK...expect to see the 340-600 daily during the month of February!! I'll check our system on Monday to see where else it will be flying over the next couple of months.

YV136C:

If I am not mistaken....thats an old Viasa DC-10 registration right? I used to work at Iberia at JFK and we used to do the handling for Viasa...I remember seeing that plane quite a few times.

Feliz Año Nuevo a todos!!!!

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Sat Jan 10, 2004 2:08 pm


IberiaA340600,


With all your respect, do you mean that IB's website is inaccurate?? Because in the schedules they clearly show that from January 8th to 16th the route will be operated with A346. And in January 17th they have the A343 in the list again.

Please confirm me if the website is inaccurate because I really don't think so. IB has to test their A346 in all airports and conditions, and BOG is really special because of height. It would make perfect sense, besides, loads in January are really high. Can you please explain your position?


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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:43 am

SOUTHAMERICA:

I was making a comment to your question stated here:

"If anyone in IB knows the possibilities of the A340-600 staying on this route the info would be greatly appreciated !"

I was simply stating that besides this week that the 340-600 will be flying to BOG....dont expect to see it again for awhile, unless pax demand warrants it.

The information on Iberia.com is pretty accurate as it is feeding off information from the Amadeus reservations system.

I hope you get to take some nice pictures of the 340-600!! I would love to see them.

By the way...I was just looking at our system and the 340-600 will be flying the BOG-MAD run through the end of January on weekdays...340-300 on weekends.


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Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:48 am


IB340600,

Thanks for clearing things up !.  Big thumbs up



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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:50 am

Your welcome SOUTHAMERICA!

Check my edit...BOG will be seeing the 340-600 through the end of January!
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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:05 am


Guys, the aircraft indeed has been comming to BOG daily as scheduled from the beginning.

It was seen today (January 12th) landing on runway 13R at aproximately 17:30, as Juanr in Bogota told me. He was trying to photograph it expecting that it would land in 31L, but suddenly the winds changed and 13R was activated. So another picture opportunity lost !  Pissed

Plus weather in Bogota has been really crappy these days with lots of clouds and rain, so to go spotting has been nearly impossible.


Regards


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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:14 am

Iberia340600,

Indeed my screen name is the registration of one of Viasa's DC-10's .....just paying my respects to one of the best airlines to grace the skies.

Federico,

You MUST take pics of that aircraft....don't let an opportunity like this pass you by....good luck!

Luis
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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:02 am

Luis: unfortunately Federico is in Medellin and he can't come to BOG to see the aircraft; it is great to hear that it is going to be used on weekdays through the end of january, unfortunately I will not be able to spot the plane as it lands while I'm working (yesterday was a holiday here in Colombia).

I am really sad that I could not spot it yesterday...as Federico said the winds changed and it landed far from the place I was and the weather has been horrible, still, I can tell you that I found a very good place to watch airlines at El Dorado by the end of Runway 13L in the city; it is amazing, yesterday I saw more than 300 people watching planes landing and departing there, some of them with cameras and no police came in!!

Well, I'll try to get it but as I said, I can't promise I'll get a picture.

By the way, yesterday the aircraft parked on gate C6 at El Dorado so no picture was available from the main terminal.

Greetings from Bogota
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RE: IB A340-600 In The MAD-BOG-MAD Run!

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:51 am

Juan,

sorry about that, I keep confusing where you guys are at.....won't happen again!

Luis
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