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LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:38 am

HI there

Booking for some SYD flights on LAN's website, I see they change the aircraft type on that date. Apr 16th shows 340; Apr17th and on, the 788.

Is April 17th SYD-SCL the last revenue LAN 340 flight? Are we really finally see them gone?

Great times onboard them, specially inside that wonderful Lan Chile 90's livery...


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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:03 am

The borough the 340 retirement forward and are using the 788 temporary, then at the end of the year the flight will go 10x weekly with 789s.

It's about time they have been breaking down in AKL way to much, looks like ANZES is losing an loyal customer in AKL.
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:33 am

Quoting arcano (Thread starter):
Are we really finally see them gone?

Yes, the last revenue flight LA800 is scheduled for April 17th (SYD/AKL departure). Out with the old and in with the new:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8579/16517009488_93fa87149f_h.jpgLAN B787-9 CC-BGA and A340-300 CC-CQF by Juan Carlos Bascuñán - AndeSpotters, on Flickr
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:31 pm

Sad to see the quad lady go. It was one of the most stunning liveries on an A340.

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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:48 pm

Have the LAN A340 ever been to Miami or JFK ? Never seen one in Miami.
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:51 pm

LAN, VS, Thai, EK… Times are hard for the A340…
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:55 pm

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 5):
LAN, VS, Thai, EK… Times are hard for the A340…

Big difference though, LAN's were older A340-300 while Thai's are the newer A340-500/600. Virgin has both -300 and 600 which both are being retired when leases end.
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:06 am

Are they selling any? I could use a couple A340s.
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:20 am

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 4):

Have the LAN A340 ever been to Miami or JFK ?

It has probably visited MIA a few times over the last 15 years. The A340 did operate one flight on both the SCL-JFK and SCL-IPC-PPT routes this year.

[Edited 2015-04-06 18:26:41]
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:03 am

I rememeber back in 1999 to hear some LAN people proud of chosing the A340 as the replacement for the aging 767 fleet, at the time 320s were chosen to replace 723s for both Lan Chile and Ladeco... those days...

Those were the days when they plance an order for 7 343s, with option for another 14.
At last, LAN only took delivery of 4 brand new 340s (CC-CQA/C/E/F) and got an ex Air Canada as their last (CC-CQG).

Those were the days when we first met PTVs, foot resters in economy, snacks in the rear all night long...

And check here the TV commercial Lan Chile first announced the A340, as well at the first Airbus/Lan Chile 340 display in Santiago at Fidae 2000, presented as "Lan Chile Airbus, the winning team":


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The commercial:

https://youtu.be/gvbVOFUmRC4

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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:08 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 1):
Yes, the last revenue flight LA800 is scheduled for April 17th (SYD/AKL departure)

I am glad then that I got a chance to get a few photos of one of their A340s at SYD a few weeks ago. Now I have something to look forward to when going out there after the 17th.
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in SYD
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:42 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 10):
Now I have something to look forward to when going out there after the 17th.

Although its just an another 787 on AKL-SYD, gone are the days we're the tasman used to have an wide choice.
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:03 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 10):
I am glad then that I got a chance to get a few photos of one of their A340s at SYD a few weeks ago. Now I have something to look forward to when going out there after the 17th.

It would be great if SYD spotters tried to get some shots of LAN's first 787 flight arriving into SYD on the 18th. I am trying to move my upcoming reservation on LA801 to get on that flight; however it looks like it is completely sold out! After all, it will be a very historic flight!  
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:46 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 12):
It would be great if SYD spotters tried to get some shots of LAN's first 787 flight arriving into SYD on the 18th. I am trying to move my upcoming reservation on LA801 to get on that flight; however it looks like it is completely sold out! After all, it will be a very historic flight!

I might try to get out there, but I do not produce any shots that are anywhere near the quality of being accepted in the database here.

Quoting zkncj (Reply 11):
Although its just an another 787 on AKL-SYD, gone are the days we're the tasman used to have an wide choice.

Maybe I misread your comment, but there is a wide choice of both carriers and equipment between SYD-AKL. NZ alone operates the B763, A320, B772 and the B789.
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:33 pm

incidentally....how does the crew work SCL-AKL-SYD.

Does one crew do SCL-AKL then another do AKL-SYD-AKL, then another do AKL-SCL or is is one crew SCL-SYD?
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:50 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 14):
incidentally....how does the crew work SCL-AKL-SYD.

Does one crew do SCL-AKL then another do AKL-SYD-AKL, then another do AKL-SCL or is is one crew SCL-SYD?

The former. Doing SCL-SYD with one stop would mean going illegal for the crew.

Now I don't know for sure how long is the layover between flights at AKL but I seem to recall it was 24-28hs between flights.
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:13 am

Some memorable A-340-313X flights that I was fortunate to be on.
CC-CQC at CDG:

LAN Airlines A340-313X CC-CQC by Globespotter, on Flickr

CC-CQA at AKL (Captain retirement flight):

CC-CQA_NZAA P1020093 by ZK-NGJ, on Flickr
 
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RE: LAN Finally Retiring 340s This Apr17th?

Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:43 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 1):
The borough the 340 retirement forward and are using the 788 temporary

Effective September 21, LAN will upgauge to the 787-9 on the SCL-AKL-SYD route. Currently LAN only has two 787-9s in the fleet. By September 21st, LAN will have six 787-9s in the fleet and will end the year with seven 787-9s.

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