sevenair
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Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:49 pm

Hey
I just been to LHR the other day, and i was AMAZED at the sheer percentage of airbuses which were flying. Mainly 320 family but some 340s. In the space of 3 hours I would say that a good 80-90% of the aircraft were Airbusses, and I only saw 3 737s which is very starnge, at most airports in the UK the Jets are 737s. It really was like an owners convention. Is this because the 737s are mainly used for LCCs, and majors are buying Airbusses for their long term efficiency, whereas some LCCs may not have the capital to buy the new planes? This is in direct contrast to when i was in LHR about 7 years ago, when I was quite surprised at seeing an Airbus-we never really had them in NCL, and especially not with a scheduled airline  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:53 pm

Well, since BA moved the 737s to LGW and started replacing them with 319s, it's been Airbus central. Still, look over at T4. 744 family reunion.
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RE: Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:53 pm

Sevenair,

80-90% of Airbusses at LHR is a bit too much... Nuts

I agree that the A320 family represents largely the majorirty of short/medium haul a/c at LHR but the B747/B777/B767 are much more numerous that the A340/A330...


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RE: Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:11 pm

T1 + T2 are certainly Airbus Central, now that BA, BD and EI have joined the Airbus narrowbody club.

You've got

AF - 318, 319, 320, 321
AY - 320, 321
AZ - 320, 321
LX - 320, 321
OS - 320, 321
LH - 320, 321, AB6
IB - 320
TP - 319, 320
SU - 310
OA - AB6
RB - 320
TU - 320
BA/KJ/GB - 319,320,321
BD - 320, 321
EI - 320, 321
OU - 319
TK - 310
CY - 320, 330



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RE: Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:13 pm

I get an eye-sore when i see an A320 at LHR, there is one in every direction you look, the 777/747 and the A320 are the most common planes at LHR.
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sevenair
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RE: Airbus Owners Convention @ LHR :-)

Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:47 pm

I mean, i like the things, but it gets boring seeing one after another after another!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy