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Iberia A340 In Frankfurt

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:20 pm

Yesterday (June 10th), I was walking in the woods near Frankfurt and was stunned to see an Iberia A340 approcaching the aiport. I was sure it must have been an illusion until I checked the CRS later and sure enough, Iberia flew an A340 from MAD to FRA yesterday. Does anybody know why?
 
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RE: Iberia A340 In Frankfurt

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:28 pm

According to FRAs flightplan an IB A340 comes every sunday after 11 in the morning. Was it between 11 and 12? Then it was the scheduled flight.
 
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RE: Iberia A340 In Frankfurt

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:32 pm

For a while now Iberia has been operating an A340-300, and even an A340-600 on some occasions, on Sundays between MAD and FRA. The flight number is IB3500/IB3507. However up till now I was under the impression the A340 operated the flight on Saturdays but I guess it is Sunday actually.


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RE: Iberia A340 In Frankfurt

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:57 pm

Shows what I know .... Thanks!
 
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RE: Iberia A340 In Frankfurt

Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:27 am

Quoting 764 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know why?

Was discussed in another thread recently, according to GatoVolador it is because of "cargo commitments". A340s, especially the -600 can carry cargo that might be too big or heavy for A32X or other narrow-bodies that IB normally uses to FRA.
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