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All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:08 am

I was out running errands around IAD this afternoon, and around 240, I saw an all-white A340-300 land. Flightaware has no records of this plane landing, and the IAD flight schedules only list 2 A340s- the AF and IB- both of which arrive around 4pm. The OS93 arrival is scheduled around 220, but I had thought OS had disposed of their A340 fleet. Does anyone know the identity of this mystery bird? Thanks in advance.

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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:11 am

It probably was OS, as they do have an A340-300 that is all-white, OE-LAK. It's scheduled to leave the OS fleet in the near future.


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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:21 am

Yes I have seen that same aircraft in Toronto. And it was Austrian. Even saw their flight attendants with the women in red nylons - looks kinda like some kind of stork/flamingo but with red legs  Big grin

[Edited 2007-09-17 00:23:46]
 
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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:24 am

Where is this bird going?
Boston, USA
 
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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:40 am

OS93 was operated by OE-LAK today.

Airline Austrian Airlines
Flight Number 93
Departure City (Airport) Vienna, Austria (LOWW)
Departure Time 09/16/2007 11:42 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Washington, DC (IAD)
Arrival Time 09/16/2007 02:30 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type A343
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

ACARS mode: 1 Aircraft reg: OE-LAK [Airbus A340]
Message label: ** Block id: @ Msg no: 0d6a
Flight id: OS0093 [VIE-IAD] [Austrian Airlines]

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Where is this bird going?

I believe Swiss.
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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:53 am

Why would OS keep in an all white livery like that?
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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:54 am

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 3):
Where is this bird going?

will fly for LX in the near future
 
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RE: All-White A343 At IAD 9/16

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:04 am

Ah- so I guessed right! Thanks everyone!  bigthumbsup 

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