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LX23
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IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:24 am

Hello everyone! I dropped by SJO this afternoon, and found something really unusual. I saw an Iberia A343 (I managed to get its reg. EC-IIH) parked on the ramp past the Coopesa maintenance hangar, which is realy weird because I've always seen them at the gate only (they're usually in SJO for less than 2 hours). Moreover, I just checked on Iberia's "real-time" departures and arrivals, and it lists IB 6300 as an A346. I was wondering if EC-IIH had some technical difficulty or something like that, or whether the realtime check on Iberias website is wrong (which would seem weird, because it has always worked well when I've used it).
Any info would be most welcome
Cheers,
LX
 
ilgrancapo
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:56 pm

Maybe you are wrong because the IB6300 doesn´t operates today. Today operates IB6310 with A343 (EC-GJT). It came from GUA and its a direct flight to MAD.

Tomorrow will operate the 346 with IB6300
 
LX23
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:36 am

Hey Capo,

Thanks for trying to help. However, as I'm in SJO at the moment, I am 8 hours behind CET, which means that my message was actually written on Monday, not Tuesday
 
Icaro
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:01 am

I'm working on wednesday on an A346 on IB6301 to SJO, if I get to find out something i'll let you know.
 
LX23
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:28 am

Thanks Icaro. I found it really unusual because it was the Monday flight was supposed to be an A346. However, I saw EC-IIH there. Hopefully you'll be able to let me know if it was just an equipment sub  Smile

Am looking forward to flying on IB's 346s (I'm leaving SJO in a few weeks). On my way down, I got a 343, and although it wasn't bad (I was in Business), my return is in economy, and I've heard good things about the 346 compared to the 343s. (Maybe you'll even be on the same flight! hehe

Good luck on 6301!
 
Icaro
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:42 pm

Hi, i found out the answers:
It was an 343 because the flight was downgraded from a 346 'cause the aircraft was more needed somewhere else. It happened three times that week.
Also is was parked near the hangars because some works are being done where they are usually parked, by the jetways. It happened to us as well and will continue till all works are finished.

Now i'm in Panamá till monday, waiting for my return flight.

Regards
 
LX23
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:48 am

Hey Icaro! Thanks for the news. Too bad for those people that wanted the A346. How does it compare to the A343 in Economy?

Hope you're enjoying Panama!
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:08 am

In my opoion the A340-600 economy is a lot better then the A340-300 economy seats.

Check out my trip reports-
https://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/47196 (A340-300) Iberia MAD-JFK On The A340-600 W/pix! (by AlitaliaMD11 Aug 18 2005 in Trip Reports)
No Vueling No Party
 
LX23
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:13 am

AlitaliaMD11:

First of all, great trip report! Just a small question: do IB F/A's normally not allow you to take photos while taxying?
 
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RE: IB6300 On 16/8 - A343 Or A346?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:59 am

On domestic flights but not on international flights .
No Vueling No Party

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