AlitaliaMD11
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IB B744 In SJU

Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:09 am

Hey

my friends who is in San Juan claims that he saw LAR Transregional (Portugal) and Transmile Air Services (Malaysia)">TH-AMB opperating the SJU-MAD flight. Does anyone know if this is true or he just mastaken the plane??

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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:09 am

Hey

something happend on the earlier post i meant a Boeing-747-400 TF-AMB of Air Atlanta/Iberia was in San Juan on September 21st.


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can any one tell me what this was doing in SJU from the normal 743 or A343/6?
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:28 am

Is there a reason the Iberia does not fly out to the West Coast? Is it just simply because it is too far?
 
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:31 am

hey

i think they just find it easier to use AA for connection flights from SJU, JFK, ORD, and BOS.
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:31 am

i guess that the route was not profitable.

they did fly to LAX in recent history.
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:03 pm

It is true it has been doing this run por the past week.. Today Sep26 it will be doing flt 6520 7:45pm dep to MAD..
 
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:39 pm

THE route MAD-LAX was totally profitable, but IB pulled LAX out from its network for a lack of ambition and a policy absolutely conservative.
LAX, like NRT was "sacrificed" in favour of having the best network between LatinAmerica and Europe.
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:46 am

GITANO

has the 744 been put on this route perminatly?? becuase my family is coming from Puerto Rico soon and wondering if they will be on a 744, A346, or A343, they dont no much about aviation but i sped all my time in SJU at the viewing deck my cousins and aunt get rly pissed but make me explain to them about the planes.
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:45 am

Everyone:

The reason IB has been operating the B744 to SJU the last few days was due to B742 EC-DIB having to have an engine replaced in SDQ. It had been out of commission in SDQ for a few days. Hence the 744 that has been doing the MAD-TFN run was placed on the MAD-SJU-SDQ route and a A346 placed on the MAD-TFN run.

Hope that helps!!

Anxelba:

I was under the impression that IB pulled out of LAX due to the low demand from LAX and the route being very expensive due to the fact that they had to have a crew based in Chicago(the route was MAD-CHI-LAX-CHI-MAD) I believe. Im not sure since that route was operated during my pre-Iberia days! LOL

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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:22 pm

AlitaliaMD11

IB in SJU is very unpredictable sometimes they are sched to fly down A340 and a 747 shows up ann vice versa, It seem they do a lot of Equipment change on this route. When in SJU let me know, maybe we can spot toghether..
 
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:19 am

Gitano

maybe i have??? i was there in January and did a lot of spotting and met a lot of spotters from A.net and one whoes name i rember Carlos Ameman and Carlos Vaz, but there where a lot there who i tlked to.

I belive my family's flight says a A346 now, it was a 743 earlier.
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RE: IB B744 In SJU

Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:39 am

Hey

i found this pic of the interior and it shows PTVs. Does Iberia have a enterainment system on this plane???


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