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Finnair A340 At SFO

Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:45 am

Today I saw a Finnair A340 land at SFO. Any clues why? Thanks.
 
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:59 am

Sorry but all 7 AY A340's are now :

OH-LQA PVG-HEL
OH-LQB KIX-HEL
OH-LQC HEL-SIN
OH-LQD NGO-HEL
OH-LQE @HEL
OH-LQF @HEL
OH-LQG DEL-HEL

So it was not Finnair A340 at SFO. What was it?
 
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:51 am

I worked all day at SFO and didn't see a Finnair A340 today. Where exactly did you see it and what time?
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:33 pm

Quoting 777-500er (Thread starter):
Today I saw a Finnair A340 land at SFO

You sure it wasn't AF or Swiss?
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:51 pm

Quoting aa61hvy (Reply 3):

AF switched back to the 744 last week. Though they will be operating a 2nd flight 4 weekly with the A340, however I don't think that has started yet.
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:09 am

The only A340s at SFO today are VS and Swiss, no?
 
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:15 am

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 5):

VS is flying a 744. Summer schedule. Only A340 is Swiss and the LH A346
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:53 am

Quoting as739x (Reply 6):
VS increased their summer flying to SFO by a three times weekly A340 flight in addition to the daily 744.

AF will be flying a second daily 772 in the near future.

Only A340 operators at SFO this summer are LX , LH and VS.

Getting back to the original question, I scoured various sites and I did not see AY anywhere listed at SFO.

[Edited 2012-04-08 19:55:46]
 
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:05 am

Quoting legacyins (Reply 7):

When is the 3 weekly VS starting? I haven't seen it yet. I did know AF was starting additional service, but didn't know it was the 772.
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:13 am

I believe it already started. Comes in around 4:30.

http://www.routes-news.com/news/item...-to-be-virgin-atlantics-34th-route
 
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:27 am

Haven't seen it yet. Thanks Legs.
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:54 am

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 5):
The only A340s at SFO today are VS and Swiss, no?

And LH's A346 to MUC, no?

Quoting legacyins (Reply 7):
VS increased their summer flying to SFO by a three times weekly A340 flight in addition to the daily 744.

A343 or 346? I can't seem to squeeze the info out of VS's site.
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RE: Finnair A340 At SFO

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:55 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 11):

It's a 343 running as VS 41/42

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