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I Want To Ride An MD11 Help Me Out!

Sat May 03, 2008 3:35 pm

Hey everyone. I read the other day here about Finnair flying an MD11 JFK-HEL and soon chaning over to an Airbus. I want to fly on an MD11 and need some help locating a flight. I suppose that would be the easiest to jump on from the US, does KLM run them anymore and if so from somewhere in the US? Also I read that Korean utilizes a few also what about JAL?? Thanks guys for the help

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Sat May 03, 2008 3:39 pm



Quoting CVG2LGA (Thread starter):

Only Finnair and KLM using passenger MD11s. I think all other retired them already. And I think some flights from KLM still using the MD11 to the US... Just check their websites for it. Pick some route and check for the aircraft type. And then book soon. I think they won't be around too long...
Thank god I have 109 MD11 flights already Big grin

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Sat May 03, 2008 3:40 pm



Quoting CVG2LGA (Thread starter):
I Want To Ride An MD11 Help Me Out!

Join the military, we'll be happy to take you to the war on one of our MD-11's. Or become a Loadmaster or a courier.
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Sat May 03, 2008 3:55 pm

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Sat May 03, 2008 4:01 pm

Found pics of KLM and Finnair passenger MD-11s in the photoalbum from 2008, have a look...
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Sat May 03, 2008 4:08 pm

I think KLM is still flying the MD11 on one of its DAILY AMS-JFK-AMS during the summer.

Last summer, they also used their MD11 on AMS-SFO-AMS on certain days, alternating with B777. Don't know if it is still the case this summer.
KLM is still operating 10 MD11, I believe they must fly some of them to the US !
 
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Sat May 03, 2008 4:28 pm



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
KLM is still operating 10 MD11, I believe they must fly some of them to the US !

I know they fly them to Montreal. That isn't too far from the USA.
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Sat May 03, 2008 4:31 pm



Quoting CVG2LGA (Thread starter):
and need some help locating a flight

www.finnair.com --> reservations --> departure city = New York, destination city = Helsinki, choose one-wya/roundtrip/circular trip & your travel dates from the calendar.
 
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Sat May 03, 2008 4:31 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 6):
I know they fly them to Montreal. That isn't too far from the USA.

Correct, on the other side of the US, they also operate them to Panama and Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
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RE: I Want To Ride An MD11 Help Me Out!

Sat May 03, 2008 4:31 pm

Martinair flies them MIA-AMS

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MPH76

KLM flies them IAD-AMS.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KLM652

Also, YVR to AMS.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KLM682

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Sat May 03, 2008 4:54 pm

In March when I went to Europe I booked myself on Finnair for that very reason, to get on an MD11. However, my flight into JFK was cancelled, so I couldn't catch the AY flight. I guess I'll have to try again later. Since I make the trip only once a year, or sometimes once every 2 years, I may not have many chances left.

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Sat May 03, 2008 5:22 pm

Get enough friends and call World and charter one of thier birds somewhere... Big grin
 
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Sat May 03, 2008 5:39 pm



Quoting C150Driver (Reply 11):
Get enough friends and call World and charter one of thier birds somewhere... Big grin

Mmm... tempting!
 
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Sat May 03, 2008 7:41 pm

Charter it somewhere with an amazing layover please. I'm getting a little bored with Germany all the time.
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Sat May 03, 2008 7:54 pm



Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 2):
Join the military, we'll be happy to take you to the war on one of our MD-11's. Or become a Loadmaster or a courier.

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My mom is flying on the Rotator Bird to Germany next week; pretty sure she'll get one of the World Airways MD-11s.
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Sat May 03, 2008 8:12 pm

I was planning to redemm miles for a trip to Asia on KE or DXB on EK this fall. I read the atricle about AYs switch from the MD11 in Spring 2009 and I bought a DFW-JFK-HEL-JFK-DFW to fly the MD11. I have only flown AA and DL MD11s and this will be the third and final for me. I was fortunate to obtain a rt Y for $1073 which will allow me to accrue elite miles(11,008) to AA ADV. Looking forward to the AY MD11 flights!

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Sat May 03, 2008 8:28 pm

And I am trying to avoid MD-11 these days, have got too much of a good thing  Wink Nine legs flown on AY MD-11, two Intra-European. But, saw good offers on HEL-BKK, so possibly two more legs coming in June... I admit, it's handsome and powerful a/c, but the lack of PTV sucks....

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Sun May 04, 2008 1:55 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Thank god I have 109 MD11 flights already

Phil also enjoys those 109 flights from one of the best seats in the house! I just hope they always keep the MD-11 for you Phil, you never know oneday LH Cargo could be all A330F ops!
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Sun May 04, 2008 2:00 am

World flys it to IAH to somewhere in Africa if you want to go there.
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Sun May 04, 2008 3:15 am



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 17):
Phil also enjoys those 109 flights from one of the best seats in the house! I just hope they always keep the MD-11 for you Phil, you never know oneday LH Cargo could be all A330F ops!

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Sun May 04, 2008 3:47 am

I think KLM mostly Use the MD 11 on their South American routes and caribbean.

I know they use the MD 11 on some routes to New York, but, last year when I flew KLM from Amsterdam to New York it was an Airbus 330 and a 747 on the return. So you need to check that before you book.

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Sun May 04, 2008 3:57 am

TAM airlines of Brazil flew their MD 11's in February this year. Don't know if they still do.
 
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Sun May 04, 2008 7:37 am



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 17):
Phil also enjoys those 109 flights from one of the best seats in the house! I just hope they always keep the MD-11 for you Phil, you never know oneday LH Cargo could be all A330F ops!

A330F?!  faint  no thanks! hehe

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 19):
I have a feeling there is a 748I in his future somewhere. scratchchin

Oh I hope that too Big grin

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Sun May 04, 2008 7:55 am



Quoting Andaman (Reply 16):
I admit, it's handsome and powerful a/c, but the lack of PTV sucks....

Is IFE the most important factor for you? Either way, I'm glad to see that won't be a problem with KL.  Wink
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Sun May 04, 2008 8:23 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Thank god I have 109 MD11 flights already

Wilco737, why don't you put some extra seats for us in the cargo hold ? I'm sure they would be fully booked Big grin

Quoting C150Driver (Reply 11):
Get enough friends and call World and charter one of thier birds somewhere...

Hmmm, there's something to organise for A.net members !
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Sun May 04, 2008 8:32 am

KL

AMS-YVR is MD11 instead of A332 this summer. and also the rest mentioned. Should be enough in and around the Carribean, Central and North America.

Have fun, she's a beauty!

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Sun May 04, 2008 9:12 am



Quoting Airtrainer (Reply 24):
Wilco737, why don't you put some extra seats for us in the cargo hold ? I'm sure they would be fully booked Big grin

Well, go ahead! I don't mind! But I bet the company will say: no!  Sad Sorry!

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Sun May 04, 2008 10:48 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Only Finnair and KLM using passenger MD11s. I

No TAM still does too.  Smile Plan that for autumn!

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Sun May 04, 2008 10:55 am

If using Finnair and you are a student/young person, they have some quite nice and very reasonable discounted fares I have found. It's selectable during the booking process.


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Sun May 04, 2008 5:56 pm



Quoting ExpressJet_ERJ (Reply 18):
World flys it to IAH to somewhere in Africa if you want to go there.

Angola. That is one sweet aircraft interior. I belive you have to have permission from sonoil to go on those flights.
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Mon May 05, 2008 5:42 pm



Quoting Airbuster (Reply 25):
KL

AMS-YVR is MD11 instead of A332 this summer. and also the rest mentioned. Should be enough in and around the Carribean, Central and North America.

Have fun, she's a beauty!

rgds

AB

Just happened to me that I will be flying an MD-11 YVR-AMS (paid by the company  cool  ), quick stopover in Amsterdam with Italian friends for bachelor party (nice destination for that) and a couple of days later to VCE.
I'm so excited I'm gonna fly for the 1st time on a MD-11.
Everything looks perfect, 1st MD-11 and then partying in AMS, what could I ask for more???  bigthumbsup 

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Mon May 05, 2008 6:23 pm



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 23):
Is IFE the most important factor for you? Either way, I'm glad to see that won't be a problem with KL. Wink

Of course not the most important factor, but seldom able to sleep on flights, PTV helps there. I have done most of my long hauls on AY MD-11, getting a bit bored. Never been on KLM long hauls, I am a One World slave.
But I will be on AY MD-11 once again in June... their 499E offer HEL-BKK-HEL was too good to resist  Wink
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Wed May 07, 2008 11:17 am

Fly the chartered MD-11 to OOL! Ill pay big $$$ to see that!
 
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Fri May 09, 2008 12:32 am

You could get 350 of your closest friends and book a World AW flight!  Wink
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Fri May 09, 2008 1:08 am



Quoting Andaman (Reply 31):
I have done most of my long hauls on AY MD-11, getting a bit bored. Never been on KLM long hauls, I am a One World slave.

Funny thing is, regarding your long hauls, if you lived in any other country in the world, that would not be the case. KL will have AVOD in their MD-11's in the not too distant future. KL is good on long hauls, although I've only experienced their 744M.
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Fri May 09, 2008 7:41 am



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 34):
Funny thing is, regarding your long hauls, if you lived in any other country in the world, that would not be the case

Very true  Wink Hard to avoid MD-11 in HEL! I don't mind connecting at all but AY's long haul prices from HEL often are too tempting.
I think I have to try KL's MD-11 with AVOD, would had been interesting to see AY MD-11's cabin after a similar face lift. If AY didn't have all these expansion plans keeping the TriJets with new cabins probably would had been their choice too.
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