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Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:28 am

For a few days now, Iberia's A332 EC-MKI has been operating for LEVEL, suggesting LEVEL is short one aircraft for a reason unknown.

It was ferried to BCN on 7/10 and since then has done a BCN-LAX-BCN, a BCN-EZE-BCN and is now on its way back to EZE.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-mki

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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 am

It's subbing for EC-MOU, which has been grounded in Madrid since 7 October. Probably just a maintenance check.

https://www.twitter.com/Aeropuerto_BCN/ ... 3221352449

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-mou
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:24 pm

Current LEVEL operation in BCN requires the whole fleet of 3 A330s. They operate with very short turnarounds between flights.

The good thing of operating under Iberia's AOC is exactly this. In front any eventuality, they can always use Iberia fleet (with LEVEL crews - which are Iberia employees anyway) to operate.

Any schedule for the 4th aircraft which is due to be delivered in 2019?
 
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:38 pm

So would people who book the premium economy seats on Level end up in a real J seat?

Seems like quite a pleasant upgrade.
 
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:58 pm

a350lover wrote:
Current LEVEL operation in BCN requires the whole fleet of 3 A330s. They operate with very short turnarounds between flights.

The good thing of operating under Iberia's AOC is exactly this. In front any eventuality, they can always use Iberia fleet (with LEVEL crews - which are Iberia employees anyway) to operate.

Any schedule for the 4th aircraft which is due to be delivered in 2019?


With the increased flying to EZE (9x w) even if dropping (as they do) LAX for the winter, plus the ex OAK soon to be SFO flights call for 3 frames at all times. No news yet as to where they will be sending the 4th frame. SCL or JFK were being mentioned as candidates.

Subbing an IB A332 for LEVEL's A332s does create one problem, as the Iberia ones have a different configuration (288 seats v. 314 seats). Hopefully this was a planned substitution and it was factored in the bookings with anticipation.
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:30 pm

dcajet wrote:

With the increased flying to EZE (9x w) even if dropping (as they do) LAX for the winter, plus the ex OAK soon to be SFO flights call for 3 frames at all times. No news yet as to where they will be sending the 4th frame. SCL or JFK were being mentioned as candidates.

Subbing an IB A332 for LEVEL's A332s does create one problem, as the Iberia ones have a different configuration (288 seats v. 314 seats). Hopefully this was a planned substitution and it was factored in the bookings with anticipation.


Last September LEVEL operated its 145 flights with a load factor of 95%. Boston hasn't dropped below 94% since it started last April. Due to this current situation with one frame out of service (as far as I know it was a planned substitution like you say), there were rumors the 4th frame could arrive earlier than excepted. No news regarding how profitable the routes are, however the loads have been great ever since they started, quite above Norwegian's.

SCL and EWR could be a great addition.
 
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:30 pm

a350lover wrote:
dcajet wrote:

With the increased flying to EZE (9x w) even if dropping (as they do) LAX for the winter, plus the ex OAK soon to be SFO flights call for 3 frames at all times. No news yet as to where they will be sending the 4th frame. SCL or JFK were being mentioned as candidates.

Subbing an IB A332 for LEVEL's A332s does create one problem, as the Iberia ones have a different configuration (288 seats v. 314 seats). Hopefully this was a planned substitution and it was factored in the bookings with anticipation.


Last September LEVEL operated its 145 flights with a load factor of 95%. Boston hasn't dropped below 94% since it started last April. Due to this current situation with one frame out of service (as far as I know it was a planned substitution like you say), there were rumors the 4th frame could arrive earlier than excepted. No news regarding how profitable the routes are, however the loads have been great ever since they started, quite above Norwegian's.

SCL and EWR could be a great addition.


SCL-BCN is at 6.917 miles almost equal to EZE-FCO, at 6,919 miles, flown by AR. The latter is the longest by distance non stop flight by an A332. AR uses the 242T MTOW version on the flight, and occasionally the 237T one, albeit with some weight restrictions at times with the lower MTOW version. I believe LEVEL's A332 are all 242T MTOW so a BCN-SCL-BCN should be possible, maybe with some restrictions given LEVEL's high density layout (314 seats) compared to AR's 270 seat configuration.
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 am

Good upgrade for the premium cabin seat people. Got a few lucky rides, hope they dont expect level to always be like that lol
 
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Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:50 am

dcajet wrote:

SCL-BCN is at 6.917 miles almost equal to EZE-FCO, at 6,919 miles, flown by AR. The latter is the longest by distance non stop flight by an A332. AR uses the 242T MTOW version on the flight, and occasionally the 237T one, albeit with some weight restrictions at times with the lower MTOW version. I believe LEVEL's A332 are all 242T MTOW so a BCN-SCL-BCN should be possible, maybe with some restrictions given LEVEL's high density layout (314 seats) compared to AR's 270 seat configuration.


LEVEL could always claim they operate one of the longest-low-cost-flights lol.

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