USAirALB wrote:It has nothing to do with the performance of the route or AA, IIRC all A330s are being moved to FRA so the flight had to go to an A350.
CLTRampRat wrote:USAirALB wrote:It has nothing to do with the performance of the route or AA, IIRC all A330s are being moved to FRA so the flight had to go to an A350.
It was going to eventually become an A350 but was moved up to counter Americans CLT-MUC flight. It has been well known here for a while now.
But the slow drive by the AA MX hangers was the most deliberately glorious thing we’ve ever seen. Got a few cheers from the overlook.
CLTRampRat wrote:A few moments ago Lufthansa just landed their first A350 here in Charlotte! This was a test flight for the actual start date on March 31.
The switch to the A350 was going to occur later in the year however once American announced their own CLT-Munich flight on March 31, Lufthansa “ coincidently “ moves their A350 service up to that day.
One very interesting thing is that they blew by the fire trucks standing by for the water cannon salute and proceeded to taxi slowly by the American maintenance hanger as if to say “Your move American.”
Forgive my crappy cell phone photos.
CLTRampRat wrote:Yes the Lufthansa lady was here and totally lost her mind when it taxied down the runway.
Cheers to the tower for having them do that! We enjoyed it!
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