ben88
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Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Tue Apr 11, 2000 6:58 pm

On Sunday (April 7th) I saw an Aer Lingus A330 landing on rwy 24R at lax. It was approximately 4 p.m. Can someone please tell me which A330 model this was, and where it was coming from? I had spent the day watching 767's and 747's but the wingspan on this particular jet was eye catching. Even my wife said it was her new favorite plane. I'm not sure exactly what it was that makes the wing so impressive. This was the first time I had seen an A330 in person and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I just wish we would get more A330's and A340's here. It seems as though our market is saturated with Boeing widebodies. (I love Boeing, I just wish we would get a wider variety of airbus widebodies) Thanks,

Ben C.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Tue Apr 11, 2000 11:52 pm

I would like to know what type of payload restrictions this aircraft has on such a long route.
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avion
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:00 am

It was the A 330-200 EI-LAX St.Mella. Air Lingus operates one A 332 only for the LAX route. The Airbus 332 has no payload restrictions for DUB-LAX. Thats why Air Lingus purchased only one A 330-200.

Thanks

Avion
 
kaitak
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:39 am

Hi Ben88,
Aren't you lucky to be married to someone with such good taste!!
As Avion said, Aer Lingus's aircraft was an A330-200, EI-LAX. It only has one such aircraft, but will add a second next month, to allow the new LAX route to increase to 6 weekly. A third was ordered on the 30th March, for delivery in 2001.
The aircraft was operating EI 145, nonstop from the lovely city of Dublin (says he, modestly!)

Hope you get to fly on it someday!

 
The777Man
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 1:08 am

Currently Aer Lingus flies to LAX on We, Fr and Su. Like Kaitak said, they will go up to six times a week starting 1June or so. I don't think you will see many more A330s at LAX, maybe Swissair in a few years. Virgin Atlantic, Philippnes, Air Tahiti Nui and AOM all fly A340s to LAX which is very simiiliar to the A330, but it has four engines. The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
avion
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 1:27 am

Swissair operates a daily MD-11 on the LAX-ZRH route. The route will be flown by A 340-600s after the M11s are gone. Its possible that swissair will open Geneva-LAX with an A330-200 in 2001.

Thanks

Avion
 
lax2000
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 4:13 am

Hey Ben I was there around 2:00 at In and Out. I'm usually there every sunday after surfing. look for the tom petty looking guy w/ the surfboards...
see ya,adam
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 5:44 am

Don't Lufthansa or Air France operate 340's into LAX? I always assumed that they flew both 747-400's and A340's in. I saw a AF 340 at SFO when I was there with a Lufthansa -400 but I don't know about LAX.
 
teahan
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RE: Avion

Wed Apr 12, 2000 5:53 am

SR were talking about GVA-DFW but I never heard GVA-LAX

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ben88
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At LAX

Wed Apr 12, 2000 6:55 am

I'm fairly sure that AF only flies 747's and 777's into LAX. As for Lufthansa, i've never seen anything other than 747's from them.

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