quote=GAIsweetGAI,reply=0] 1) Last June I travelled on Icelandair for the trip BWI
(the plane happened to be TF-FIJ on both legs). At KEF
I noticed that most 757s had winglets installed, except for TF-FIR (I think, and which is a 752) and TF-FIX (a 753). Does anyone know if/when these two A/C will have winglets retrofitted[/quote]
I was at LHR
2 or 3 months back and i saw B757 TF-FIR in same livery as B767 TF-FIB in that it has a white belly but otherwise full Icelandair livery including gold colour painted engine cowlings. I previously saw this aircraft at LHR
a few months earlier in all white livery with just the reg TF-FIR on the fuselage. When i saw TF-FIR again in April or May this year i was surprised to see that it had winglets installed, as i was not expecting to see this B757 with winglets as i thought this aircraft was only being leased for a short period.
As for the B757-300 TF-FIX being fitted with winglets, i believe the winglet option is not available on the B757-300 at the moment but this i think is being worked on.
Its a pity that Icelandair cancelled the order for the 2nd B757-300, and only operate the single airframe, which mainly operates to LHR
Did Icelandair plan to operate the 2 B757-300s to the states when they ordered the 2 airframes originally?