|Quoting alphaomega (Reply 6):|
Their MD11s are utilized on most routes as replacement aircraft should there be a tech issue with a scheduled 777 or 330. The 747 combi's will also see action on this end.
|Quoting Focker (Reply 9):|
Is that just KL regulation, or common practice/regulation?
I have met SU flight crew on one of their longhaul flights and they told me they were supposed to fly the return leg.
|Quoting joost (Reply 10):|
It's not unseen that flights that have a very long ground time can be flown back by crew. I remember having heard that for KL's AMS-LAD flight (14:05 hours on-ground at LAD), they use this practice.
|Quoting joost (Reply 8):|
No they are not. They non-used airframes are only used to replace other M11s that go tech, but they aren't used to sub cancelled 777s, 330s or 747s. And they are occasionally used for charter flights.
|Quoting as739x (Reply 5):|
SFO runs as a MD11 during the winter.