|Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):|
I have no idea which operator they will choose, but I hope for them it isn't any obscure "nevercomeback-airline"... Germans are very sceptical on sub-charter since the Birgen Air crash in 1996
|Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):|
The B742 flights are operated by Air Plus Comet.
|Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):|
I have no idea which operator they will choose, but I hope for them it isn't any obscure "nevercomeback-airline"... Germans are very sceptical on sub-charter since the Birgen Air crash in 1996. We usually know better, but the average traveller expects LTU when he books LTU, and therefore I think these people will not be happy...
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):|
It's a bit surprising to see LT subcharter like that. I do agree, when people book LTU, they do expect what they booked, and the same probably goes for HF and DE respectively to name a few. I recall this incident in TPA, where BA subchartered a Euro Atlantic 767 for a return flight to LGW and people almost started rioting over that.
I wonder why LT actually subchartered in the first place. Are they short on aircraft or something?
|Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 6):|
This has happened before with some 743 from a Spanish Carrier (I think it was Air Plus Comet - do they have 743?)
|Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 7):|
A little known fact about LTU is that the airline already operated a 747 for an even longer period of time in the summer of 1992: a B742 of Evergreen (the airline from Arizona, not the one from Taiwan) was leased for several months to cover for the delayed delivery of some MD-11
|Quoting Horus (Thread starter):|
A brief search showed LTU have leased B742s in the past; 1992/93 from Evergreen International (N482EV) and 2004 from Air Pullmantur (EC-IUA).
|Quoting Horus (Reply 8):|
How many more A330s are LTU expecting to recieve (leased or purchased)?
|Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 9):|
They just got D-ALPH (a -200), while D-AERF (one of the original -300) is leaving the fleet. AFAIK, they are getting two more -200 next year.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 10):|
Aren't most if not all LT A330s leased from ILFC? And why is D-AERF leaving? Permanent phaseout and sale to a different operator or return to the lessor?
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