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DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:31 pm

Hey everyone, at about 10.15am I just saw a DL A330-300 departing BWI. I checked Flightaware and saw that it was DL 8958 to DTW. Is that an equipment swap, charter, or scheduled flight for holiday travel?

[Edited 2011-12-20 07:32:13]
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:37 pm

Probably returning from a military charter trip. The A333 is the second-best plane in the fleet for military charters after the 744.

[Edited 2011-12-20 07:38:00]
 
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 pm

I suppose that makes sense..I don't visit Flightaware too often, but looking at this aircraft's tracking, it appears that it arrived in BWI from HHN earlier this morning. HHN is a popular stop for military charters, yes?
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 1):
Probably returning from a military charter trip

  
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20111220/0405Z/EDFH/KBWI
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:41 pm

Possibly clearing backlog of passengers. A couple of days ago they had an A330 fly two round trip ATL-MCO flights. Really I don't know why but it was in the rotation a few days ago.
 
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:03 pm

CNN just did a brief story. This flight carried the last US troops back from Iraq. A friend of mine is on a flight to ATL and there are quite a few military folks on his flight.
 
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RE: DL Using An A333 To BWI?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 5):
This flight carried the last US troops back from Iraq.

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