USairways16BWI
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Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:42 pm

hello. I just got back from the airport, dropped my mom off for her trip to MCO. As i was driving away to exit the airport, i saw an Olypic A340 parked at the international terminal! I wonder if this is one of the evacuation flights from Cyprus? But it was cool...never seen an A340 at BWI ever before. On a side note, Mexicana had an A320 parked next to it. Initially this was an A318 service, maybe loads are good enough to upgrade aircraft.
 
alitis
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:41 pm

By any chance, did you catch the reg?

-alitis
 
A342
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:06 pm

Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
CO7e7
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:33 pm

Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Thread starter):
I wonder if this is one of the evacuation flights from Cyprus?

It probably carried evacuees from Cyprus (through Athens).... but i'm not sure..
 
usairways85
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:51 pm

Indeed a flt from Cyprus

Airline Olympic Airways
Flight Number 4118
Departure City (Airport) Larnaca, Cyprus (LCLK)
Departure Time 07/23/2006 11:10 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Arrival Time 07/24/2006 06:18 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type A343
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
 
BH
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:59 pm

I thought for sure the OA A-340 would have been around just a little longer, I guess you can't get every picture.Here is some A-340 action at BWI for you UsAirways16bwi.

7/23/06 (phl diversion)
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Last month (phl diversion)
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Jfk diversion (january 2007)
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CO7e7
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:01 am

Did anyone happen to take a picture of the OA bird @ BWI ?
 
USairways16BWI
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting Alitis (Reply 1):
By any chance, did you catch the reg?



Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
Did anyone happen to take a picture of the OA bird @ BWI ?

no..sorry. I was actually driving and damn near wrecked when i saw it...did a double take actually...and swerved a little.

Quoting BH (Reply 5):
Here is some A-340 action at BWI for you UsAirways16bwi.

heh..cool thanks...i knew i should have gone to the airport yesterday(or saturday) to watch diversions, cuz i knew there would be some. Bad storms all over the east, and PHL got slammed

Quoting A342 (Reply 2):
It has departed to ATH.

Damn! i was actually getting ready to go back to the airport to see if i could see it depart...oh well  Sad some other time maybe..(but im still goin to the airport anyway)
 
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting BH (Reply 5):
Jfk diversion (january 2007)

Since you can see and indeed photograph the future, can you tell me next weeks lottery numbers please?
One Life, Live it.
 
FI642
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:51 am

OH MAN!

Brian, I was COUNTING on you getting some OA action while
they were on the ground...... so disappointed!!

I always see you scooting around with your camera....
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MCOflyer
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:55 am

Cool. I bet its nice to see A340 ac @ BWI. How many evacs were on the flight??
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BH
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:04 am

What lottery numbers do you need ? I prefer to use random numbers.That was jan 2006 my fault.
 
CO7e7
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:09 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 10):
How many evacs were on the flight??

i don't really know but i assume it was pretty full...

Where can we get the actual count ?
 
olympic707
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:36 am

Anymore OA flights to BWI?  Wow!

Yanni
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gregarious119
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:47 am

Wow that Air Jamaica plane looks great  crazy 
 
ramerinianair
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:18 am

I think they pulled the aircraft from the LHR route. The loads looked a little light during the week.
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USairways16BWI
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 12):
Where can we get the actual count ?



Quoting Olympic707 (Reply 13):
Anymore OA flights to BWI?

i just got word that 1200 americans will be transported to the US over the next few days...not sure if the flights will come back to BWI, i hope so, but i dunno yet. Canada and Brazil will also get flights with evacuees.....
 
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 10):
How many evacs were on the flight??

Probably as many as seats on a OA A340 + a few babies.
When I doubt... go running!
 
kesflyer
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:17 am

An OA A340 has left ATH for LCA this morning ( July 25th ).

Seems very likely that it will pick up passengers from LCA for flight to USA and more than likely it will be BWI. Should know in the next few hours after it departs LCA.

For you in BWI area, check it out late on the 25th.
 
kesflyer
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:50 am

For you guys in BWI, apologies.

The OA A340 went to Philly instead.
 
olympic707
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:38 am

Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 19):
For you guys in BWI, apologies.

The OA A340 went to Philly instead.

Olympic A340 did fly evacuees to BWI. I talked to a BWI employee (also a fellow spotter) that confirmed it.  yes 

I did not get the registration on the A340.

I love to see OA make BWI a destination.

Yanni
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kesflyer
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:01 pm

Quoting Olympic707 (Reply 20):
Olympic A340 did fly evacuees to BWI. I talked to a BWI employee (also a fellow spotter) that confirmed it.

I did not get the registration on the A340.

I love to see OA make BWI a destination.

Yanni

Yanni, yes one OA A340 did go to BWI, however so far, 2 otherOA flights have gone to PHL this week.

I belive there will be atleast one more of these flights from LCA and will either go to PHL or BWI in next day or so..

On another note, with OA's current weak position, cannot see them flying to BWI on regular basis.. Seems all they have been doing over past few years is cutting destinations and not adding anything new. Your bext hope to see a Greek plane in BWI maybe Aegean in around 5 - 10 years time ???
 
tsnamm
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:12 pm

Continental is operating a 777 from Turkey to BWI for US evacuees too...not sure when that is supposed to land...
 
olympic707
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RE: Olympic A340 At BWI This Morning

Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 21):
On another note, with OA's current weak position, cannot see them flying to BWI on regular basis.. Seems all they have been doing over past few years is cutting destinations and not adding anything new. Your bext hope to see a Greek plane in BWI maybe Aegean in around 5 - 10 years time ???


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Yes, you are correct. They are cutting back. OA is leaving the North American route alone. I think Aegean will expand the Trans Atlantic in 5 years or less. Big grin

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