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Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 5:48 am

hey,


cant remember where, but i heard thet AF was going to stop there daily flight to iah with a 773, and some time this month, upgrade to 2 daily flights, one being a 772 and the other a a332...


can anybody clear this up?

thanks in advance
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 6:17 am

Yes. AF is replacing the 773 for a double daily with 1 x A332 and 1 x A342. I don't know the exact date but it's in May.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 6:20 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 1):
Yes. AF is replacing the 773 for a double daily with 1 x A332 and 1 x A342. I don't know the exact date but it's in May.

Its actually 1 daily 772 and 1 daily A330 and the flights started yesterday. One of our IAH spotters got a pic of it landing on 26L parallel with a DHL DC8 on 27.
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 6:22 am

Flight #38 the 332 came on line 5/9. 5 days a week. The other flight remains a 772 at this time.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Flight #38 the 332 came on line 5/9. 5 days a week. The other flight remains a 772 at this time

If am not wrong it will eventually change to a 342 later on
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 7:50 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 4):
If am not wrong it will eventually change to a 342 later on

How do you figure this? Is it in the skeds?
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 9:41 am

AF does not fly the A340-200. Only the A340-300.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 4):
If am not wrong it will eventually change to a 342 later on

Will be difficult as AF has no 342, only 343 !
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 10:39 am

Where will the extra 773 be going? I flew the 773 from IAH in Business in March and it was really nice. It seems that AF usually uses their 773's to Asia. Are they expaning 773 service to Asia some place else. I assume that they have to be.

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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 11:13 am

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 8):
It seems that AF usually uses their 773's to Asia.

Later on this year, Air France will deploy the B773 for the first time to Brasil and South Africa, when the daily GRU and JNB frequencies will see the 773 instead of the current 772 and 744 respectively. HKG and ICN will lose the 773 in lieu of the 772, in the case of HKG with a reinforced schedule.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 3:32 pm

My mother just got to IAH from CDG on this new A332 flight (5/9). It was half empty, at least that's what my mother told me. Plane landed at 7:34 pm, and it was just beautiful.

There was only one great looking Air France's F/A I saw leaving IAB.  Smile

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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 4):
If am not wrong it will eventually change to a 342 later on

There is no plan to replace the B772ER by an A343.

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 8):
I flew the 773 from IAH in Business in March and it was really nice

The B772ER used now on CDG-IAH-CDG is also (normally*) fitted with the new Business Class and First Class seat, with a configuration of 4P/49J/211Y.

Same thing for the A332, as they are all reconfigured by now, but with no First Class on this one, in a 40J/179 config.

3 aircraft (out of 25) are now reconfigured : F-GSPA, F-GSPL, F-GSPN.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Thu May 11, 2006 11:52 pm

Sad news to IAH ......I Travel in the AF B773 from IAH to CDG last March.Maybe the most impressive plane in the world
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Fri May 12, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting Cuprita (Reply 12):
Sad news to IAH ......I Travel in the AF B773 from IAH to CDG last March.Maybe the most impressive plane in the world

Why sad ?
With the new Cabin config. , from inside, The B772ER is exactely identical to the B773ER ... just a bit shorter ! and I think it's better for Passengers to have the choice between two Daily flights, with two different schedules.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Fri May 12, 2006 12:32 am

Quoting Cuprita (Reply 12):
Sad news to IAH .

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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Fri May 12, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting Philhyde (Reply 14):
Not if your a plane spotter!!!

Well, you have the A332 to spot !  Wink
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Fri May 12, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 11):
There is no plan to replace the B772ER by an A343

Wasn't at the beggining scheduled a A343 and A332 for the double daily and then replaced by a 772?
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Fri May 12, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 16):
Wasn't at the beggining scheduled a A343 and A332 for the double daily and then replaced by a 772?

No. This flight has always been scheduled with a B773ER or B772ER, as this is now the only aircraft type in AF's longhaul fleet to offer a First Class product. And there is a demand for this on the IAH route.
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Tue May 16, 2006 3:40 pm

Quoting Cuprita (Reply 12):
Sad news to IAH ......I Travel in the AF B773 from IAH to CDG last March.Maybe the most impressive plane in the world

Indeed, the 77W is a beast !!! Very impressive to see that looooong c-class section on AF's 77W.

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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Tue May 16, 2006 4:19 pm

A question to the IAH folks:

Which aircraft (and at which frequencies) are used by the other European airlines this summer to and from IAH?
 
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Tue May 16, 2006 10:49 pm

Quoting AF-A319 (Reply 19):
A question to the IAH folks:

Which aircraft (and at which frequencies) are used by the other European airlines this summer to and from IAH?

Continental also has 2 dailies to LGW, 2 to AMS, 1 CDG

British Airways has several a day to London
BA2024 IAH-LGW 772 3:55pm - 7:05a Daily
BA0294 IAH-LHR (stop in ORD) 772 5:25pm - 11:00a Daily
BA2026 IAH-LGW 772 7:25pm - 10:35a x1
I think they have another LGW flight in the works as well

KLM
KL0662 IAH-AMS 74E 3:35pm - 7:55am Daily
KL0664 IAH-AMS BBJ 8:25pm - 1:05pm x3

Air France
AF033 IAH-CDG 772 4:10pm - 8:45am Daily
AF031 IAH-CDG 332 10:00pm - 2:40pm x3

Lufthansa
LH0441 IAH-FRA 343 3:20pm - 8:25am Daily

PIA
PK0720 IAH-MAN 74M (747-200 Combi) 8:00pm - 10:40am Sunday Only


Hopefully thats 100% accurate--if not I'm sure I'll be corrected.
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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Wed May 17, 2006 12:52 am

Pretty much right on. As the summer progresses, BA2026 will go daily, as will the second AF flight. The CO second AMS flight only flies certain days of the week, and I believe PIA is coming in on Fridays now.

Not bad for IAH- who would have thought just five years ago that all four of our Euros would eventually have multiple daily flights?

You mentioned another BA flight in the works...what's the word on this?

If rumors prove to be true, we'll have an LH A319CJ lining up at Terminal D before years end as well.

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RE: Af A332 To Iah In May

Wed May 17, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting Lear777 (Reply 21):
You mentioned another BA flight in the works...what's the word on this?

I was mistaken - I was thinking of the flight you mentioned going daily.
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