Pe@rson
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Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:10 pm

Hi folks,

I'm flying FR449 (LPL-DUB, a part of my LPL-DUB-STN-HHN/FRA-BGY/MXP-STN trip) next Wed, and wondering whether it'll be a 732 or 738. I realise it can vary, but which is the most likely? I'm pretty sure it'll be a 738, but hey.

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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:12 pm

737-200 4 u unfortunately

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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:13 pm

...may I add another FR question in this thread  Smile

anyone knows the aircraft types of the following FR flights:
* FR155 from LBA to DUB
* FR216 from DUB to STN

...flights take place on April 21 as part of my AMS-LBA-DUB-STN-RTM trip !

[Edited 2004-02-17 11:14:14]
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:14 pm

Nooooo!!! I love the good old 732s! How sure are you?  Big grin *Calm down James, it's only an aircraft.*
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:15 pm

"...may I add another FR question in this thread

No you may not!  Wink/being sarcastic OH, I see you already have! lol :-P
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:23 pm

I flew FR on the LPL route a few times, and I can tell you that the load factors do not justify a 738.
However, I just thought of something; maybe you'll get lucky and have an Islandsflug 733. In that case, bring me back the safety card please Big grin
Otherwise, what are your plans at DUB ?

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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:34 pm

Eham
My flight from LBA-DUB and the return (FR155/156) a couple of years ago were 732s. I *think* FR have more 732s based at Dublin for their Dublin-UK operations than they do at Stansted for their Stansted-Europe flights, so I would have thought you're most likely to be on a 732.
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:36 pm

thx FLYtoEGCC  Smile I hope FR still has 732's in service by mid-april, there are so much 738's coming in lately!
 
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:36 pm

Thanks, UTA.

Yeah, when I was @ LPL last (14/1/04; LPL-MAD), I saw the Islandsflug 733 operating for FR. I was plesantly surprised! I'd much rather it be a 732, though, as I've flown on too many 733s before.

Well, this trip is all about cutting costs to the minimum. I am flying on the late night flight because it's somewhat cheaper than during the day. I'll be arriving into DUB at 2255 (or certainly earlier), spending the night at the airport (I'll go to a pub within the airport and then find a nice seat; DUB is one of the better airports in Europe for sleeping overnight) and then have the entire Thursday spotting. This reminds me - how far is that oberservation area from the terminal area? How long would it take to walk? Could you provide instructions? Or would it be better to get a taxi there and walk back? If so, where should I ask to go (when in the taxi)? Surely not 'the observation area'? At 2150 that day, I fly to STN, when I spend the night and then depart the next day at 0720 to HHN (and FRA).

Cheers mate!
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:42 pm

Eham
As was well documented, FR had to withdraw some of its 732s early due to cracks arising from poor maintenance years ago, hence the leasing of the Islandsflug 733s to make up the capacity. It is still operating the ones that are safe, but if they're still leasing aircraft because they're short of capacity, my guess would be that they're not going to withdraw the rest of the 732s in the immediate future as that would give them more capacity problems. Therefore you'll probably get to go on one!
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:17 am

LPL-DUB and LBA-DUB are still almost always 732's. Only the occasional Islandsflug 733 or FR 738 are used at present on these routes, so Pe@rson and Eham, your chances of getting the 732 are excellent.
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RE: Which FR A/c On LPL-DUB?

Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:57 am

Cheers, Cap!

I've recently seen quite a few FR 738s are LPL and rarely 732s, so let's hope they haven't changed them recently.
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