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Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:13 pm

Where will be able to fly (In 2017)

the 737-200
737-400
737-500
737-600
a318
a340-300
a340-500/600
md87
Jetstream 31/32
Jetstream 41
bae146
rj85/95/100
do328
do228
do328jet
fokker28
fokker70
fokker100
e110
e120
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:22 pm

DO328 is Sun Air of Scandinavia. Routes such as MAN/LCY-BRE/BLL amongst others.

Plant of A340-600 at Lufthansa.

Jetstream 41 can be flown via Eastern Airlines in the UK

B737-600 can be found at SAS.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:23 pm

Well, for the 737-200 (Avior Airlines, Rutaca, Venezolana, Estelar) , 737-400 (AviorAirlines and Estelar (or is theirs a -300?...not sure)), mad dogs and even a DC9-50 (Aeropostal), welcome to Venezuela!!

There is even a 340-300 (and more on the way) at 9V (Avior Airlines), but to my knowledge it's not operational yet.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:56 pm

737-200 Canadian North (Combi config can be found on the YOW-YFB run, sometimes subbed by a 733)
737-400 First Air (Both full pax and combi both used on YOW- YFB run, they should have a few 732s left as well)
737-600 WestJet (Rotated around the network)
A318 British Airways (1 route only LCY-JFK (via SNN on the westbound leg)
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:00 pm

B737-400 - Flair under NewLeaf.
B737-500 - Air North.
B737-600 - WestJet as posted above.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:01 pm

InselMotherFokk wrote:
Where will be able to fly (In 2017)
737-400


For at least part of 2017, Alaska Airlines in the US. Their fleet page says they plan to retire them by the end of 2017.

Also Xtra Airways, if you can get on a charter flight operated by them.

InselMotherFokk wrote:
e120


I think Great Lakes still flies them in the US. Not sure what routes they use them on.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:30 pm

Choice Aire operated by Xtra is planning on using the 737-400 on its upcoming MSY-SAP route
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:35 pm

Where will be able to fly (In 2017)

737-600
Scandinavian Airlines still has a lot of 737-600 used on most of the european network, mainly flights in and to/from Sweden and Norway.

A340-300
Scandinavian Airlines has 8 of them, flying mainly long haul routes from Copenhagen.

Jetstream 31/32
AIS Airlines flies a couple of smaller domestic routes in Sweden with Jetstream 32. If I'm not mistaken the routes are OSD-UME, ARN-HFS-TYF, ARN-MXX-EVG, BLE-GOT, and BLE-ORB-MMX
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:39 pm

Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:51 pm

jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I am quite positive that BRA (ex-Malmö Aviation) still has theirs, operating in Sweden.

According to their website, they still operate 2 of them.

https://www.flygbra.se/generell-info/vara-flygplan/

They also operate the SAAB 2000
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:51 pm

VS is also still flying the A340-600. I just flew on one from LHR to JFK a week and a half ago.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:54 pm

jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:13 am

Fairchild Dornier 328JET
-Operated by Ultimate Air Shuttle
CVG-MMU, LUK-MMU, LUK-MDW, LUK-BKL, LUK-CLT
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:19 am

EMB-120: ViaAir operates these on EAS routes from CLT and BWI into West Virginia, Virginia, and to St. Augustine, FL. I just booked a day trip with them for $42.50 r/t from PKB.

They announced SFB today, but I'm figuring those flights will be on the ERJ.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:33 am

I don't think there are any PAX Fokker 28's left flying around, mostly military or government, and even those are rare to find. Fokker 70 & 100 you can find on the Insel Air & Inselair Aruba network, and a new startup in Suriname called Fly All Ways with the F70. 737-500 is still part of the Southwest Airlines network but soon to be gone I believe. I'm lucky to have logged all of the 737 variants minus the 200 and 900.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:34 am

For the Airbus 340-500/600:
Iberia (according to wiki 17 A340-600)
Azerbajain (I found this on wiki, wouldn't have known it on my own, but I think I remember seeing pictures)
Etihad
Lufthansa was obviously already mentioned above
Lastly, South African
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:37 am

ryan78 wrote:
I don't think there are any PAX Fokker 28's left flying around, mostly military or government, and even those are rare to find. Fokker 70 & 100 you can find on the Insel Air & Inselair Aruba network, and a new startup in Suriname called Fly All Ways with the F70. 737-500 is still part of the Southwest Airlines network but soon to be gone I believe. I'm lucky to have logged all of the 737 variants minus the 200 and 900.



Come to Venezuela for the -200! Plenty of opportunities...
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:38 am

Fokker 100 - Qantas & Virgin have heaps of them flying in regional Western Australia
Fokker 70 - Alliance Airlines has them flying regional Queensland and some regional West Australia routes
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:55 am

You can catch a bunch of these down here in Australia.

F70: Alliance Airlines operates these on the BNE-EMD route on behalf of VA
F100: Operated on behalf of VA and QF by VA Regional and Network Aviation respectively out of PER
EMB-120: Operated by Skippers Aviation (HK) out of PER
J32: Operated by FlyPelican out of NTL
Metro 23: Operated by Skippers Aviation
Metro III: Operated by Sharp Airlines out of ADL/LST

B734/B735 with Blue Air out of OTP to holiday destinations
A318: AF and TO out of CDG/OTP
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:00 am

Air France has quite a few A318 flying domestic and European network.

Went on the Fokker 100 with Montenegro Airlines this year - quite a nice country to visit by the way.
Was on Bae 146 Paris-UK with CityJet not too long ago, not sure if will last.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:02 am

NDiesel wrote:
jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.

I'm pretty sure you flew the Avro RJ 100. There are quite a few of those in Europe, but not many B146s.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:08 am

ChristopherS wrote:
NDiesel wrote:
jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.

I'm pretty sure you flew the Avro RJ 100. There are quite a few of those in Europe, but not many B146s.


Correct. BRA in Sweden (where else with that name??) operates 2 B146s.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:09 am

F100 at Helvetic Airways (Switzerland) flying on behalf of SWISS on certain turnarounds ex ZRH (to e.g. NCE, AMS,...).
SWISS more and more takes back those routes and operate with their new Bombardier CS (like already WAW, BUD, MAN,...).

No BAe146 but Avro100 is still at SWISS. What a great machine!:)
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:22 am

Flew last year on F70s with Insel Air between Aruba and Georgetown, Guyana and Aruba and Paramaribo, Suriname and also enjoyed their F50 on the short hop between Aruba and Curacao. They're still in operation and fairly easily accessible and cheap.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:38 am

ryan78 wrote:
737-500 is still part of the Southwest Airlines network but soon to be gone I believe.


Fraid not. They retired their last one a few weeks ago.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:38 am

What about the Tupolevs? I don't even think there are any more 154Ms flying PAX ops? B2 have Air Koryo and Russian Gov. Same goes for IL-62.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:42 am

A340-300:
Sri Lankan Airlines
Philippine Airlines
And Some Others
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:06 am

LGAviation wrote:
Flew last year on F70s with Insel Air between Aruba and Georgetown, Guyana and Aruba and Paramaribo, Suriname and also enjoyed their F50 on the short hop between Aruba and Curacao. They're still in operation and fairly easily accessible and cheap.






how did the passport control like you staying for just an hour? is it safe?
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:17 am

I might also add the 744 to your list. :( It's going to become harder to find them in service soon. All of the US carriers (UA and DL) will be retiring them by the end of 2018. DL only has nine of them still flying. The best flight I ever took was in the upper deck of a 744 on UA, and I'd love to fly that one more time.

I really hope I can fly the BAE/Avro before they're retired. It looks like I'd have a good chance catching one on either SN or LX. I missed my chance when UAX was flying them, and I always found the concept of an RJ with four engines peculiar.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:43 am

Corporate Flight Management runs some J31/J41 in the US on a variety of EAS runs, sold thru public charters inc.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:51 am

ViaAir flies e120s on a handful of routes in WV, CLT, FL, PA and NY

Edit: missed upthread mention, sorry
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:20 am

The 737-200 can be found in Nolinor, Canadian North, and Air Inuit; 737-300 under Canadian North, 737-400 from Flair Airlines/NewLeaf, 737-500 of Air North, 737-600 from WS...is the RJ85 considered rare? Those are under Summit Air. These all visit YEG and YYC every once in a while.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:35 am

jfkflyer wrote:
LGAviation wrote:
Flew last year on F70s with Insel Air between Aruba and Georgetown, Guyana and Aruba and Paramaribo, Suriname and also enjoyed their F50 on the short hop between Aruba and Curacao. They're still in operation and fairly easily accessible and cheap.






how did the passport control like you staying for just an hour? is it safe?


First of all, I have an EU passport and reasonably understand and to a certain extent speak Dutch.
What was my trip planned as?
Day 1: AA MIA-CUR 737
Day 2: 8I CUR-AUA F50 -> 2hrs AUA -> 8I AUA-GEO F70
Day 3: PY GEO-PBM 737
Day 4: PBM
Day 5: 8I PBM-AUA F70 -> 10hrs AUA -> 8I AUA-CUR F50
Day 6: AA CUR-MIA 737


Unfortunately, the initial Day 1 AA was delayed by 14 hrs so that only 2 hrs remained for transit at CUR and PY changed their flight times by two days so that I had to rebook Day 3 to BW GEO-POS 737 and PY POS-PBM 737. I therefore only had the early morning for GEO.

CUR: No immigration hassles whatsoever, but admittedly didn't tell them about the length of the intended stay, but I should've been fine given that their Dutch. Didn't like that approx. $10 were due in cash upon departure. No problems safety wise either
AUA: No immigration hassles whatsover, lots of American tourists
GEO: No immigration hassles but didn't ask me, airport is located far outside, safety is a bit more of a concern but if you stick to commons sense you should be fine. Didn't like the approx. $20 departure fee.
POS: Would only stamp me 2 days which is in contravention of the recent reciprocal visa waiver agreement with the EU about which I later complained to my MEP but it was sufficient for my stay, but had lots of questions about the unusual routing from GEO to PBM on two carriers. Didn't leave the airport because it was overpriced.
PBM: Had to pay for a tourist card, but afterwards everything went smooth (and in Dutch), airport located far outside. Safety felt way better than in GEO and the town actually was pleasant. Still petty crime probably exists and you should pay attention to the usual diseases in South America.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:45 am

Don't forget the good ol'A310. Air Transat out of Canada.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:45 am

edmaircraft wrote:
The 737-200 can be found in Nolinor, Canadian North, and Air Inuit; 737-300 under Canadian North, 737-400 from Flair Airlines/NewLeaf, 737-500 of Air North, 737-600 from WS...is the RJ85 considered rare? Those are under Summit Air. These all visit YEG and YYC every once in a while.



Yes, the RJs are owned by Summit, operated by First Air. Can catch them out of Yellowknife on the Edmonton run. Nice tail art on the one - ptarmigan. Nolinor is pretty visible in town these days also.

I don't know if the Dash 7 is considered rare, but they fly out of Yellowknife lots as well.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:46 am

n797mx wrote:
What about the Tupolevs? I don't even think there are any more 154Ms flying PAX ops? B2 have Air Koryo and Russian Gov. Same goes for IL-62.


I know Air Koryo has both at least one IL-62 and TU-154 but I do not know if they fly in scheduled PAX service anymore. Although Sam Chui recently put out a video of all of the Air Koryo fleet flying at an airshow and it looks like all of their fleet is sporting a new livery. Why would they paint all of those airframes if they weren't planning on keeping them? I'm curious though as to whether or not these planes still fly in scheduled service or at this point they're just flying museum pieces that NK uses to show off with.

Here is Sam Chui's video of the Air Koryo fleet flying at the airshow: https://youtu.be/VtK_OsSXaPE

I believe there are still some small Russian carriers flying TU-134s as well but they're hard to keep tabs on. Also, I believe Cubana is still occasionally flying the the IL-96 and they for sure still fly the TU-204 and Antonov 158 but they're hard to keep tabs on as well.
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:47 am

caribb wrote:
Don't forget the good ol'A310. Air Transat out of Canada.


Yes and I have not heard them say anything about when they're retiring them yet.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:56 am

KentB27 wrote:
n797mx wrote:
What about the Tupolevs? I don't even think there are any more 154Ms flying PAX ops? B2 have Air Koryo and Russian Gov. Same goes for IL-62.


I know Air Koryo has both at least one IL-62 and TU-154 but I do not know if they fly in scheduled PAX service anymore. Although Sam Chui recently put out a video of all of the Air Koryo fleet flying at an airshow and it looks like all of their fleet is sporting a new livery. Why would they paint all of those airframes if they weren't planning on keeping them? I'm curious though as to whether or not these planes still fly in scheduled service or at this point they're just flying museum pieces that NK uses to show off with.

Here is Sam Chui's video of the Air Koryo fleet flying at the airshow: https://youtu.be/VtK_OsSXaPE

I believe there are still some small Russian carriers flying TU-134s as well but they're hard to keep tabs on. Also, I believe Cubana is still occasionally flying the the IL-96 and they for sure still fly the TU-204 and Antonov 158 but they're hard to keep tabs on as well.



Cubana's TU-204 and AN-158 are daily visitors at CCS. I believe the former from HAV, the latter from another Cuban destination ( Cienfuegos, Holguín?...not sure)

Although I'm not 100% positive, I believe JS only uses the TU-204 in scheduled service nowadays.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:57 am

KentB27 wrote:
caribb wrote:
Don't forget the good ol'A310. Air Transat out of Canada.


Yes and I have not heard them say anything about when they're retiring them yet.



How about RO's 310s? Still flying or retired?
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:58 am

ryan78 wrote:
I don't think there are any PAX Fokker 28's left flying around, mostly military or government, and even those are rare to find. Fokker 70 & 100 you can find on the Insel Air & Inselair Aruba network, and a new startup in Suriname called Fly All Ways with the F70. 737-500 is still part of the Southwest Airlines network but soon to be gone I believe. I'm lucky to have logged all of the 737 variants minus the 200 and 900.

Last WN 735 was retired 2 September
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:16 am

MalevTU134 wrote:
KentB27 wrote:
caribb wrote:
Don't forget the good ol'A310. Air Transat out of Canada.


Yes and I have not heard them say anything about when they're retiring them yet.



How about RO's 310s? Still flying or retired?


According to Wikipedia, they have been retired. But that's not always the best source for that sort of thing. KU still has some A300's and A310's but it appears that they are all being stored right now. Mahan still has some 310s and 300s flying however and so does Iran Air.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:20 am

Does anyone know if Iran Aseman is still flying their 727s? I can't seem to find any current info on them.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:27 am

KentB27 wrote:
caribb wrote:
Don't forget the good ol'A310. Air Transat out of Canada.


Yes and I have not heard them say anything about when they're retiring them yet.


The initial rumours are saying sometime in 2019, but... only a rumour, I mean, they did fly the L1011's until 2004... :)
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:36 am

edmaircraft wrote:
The 737-200 can be found in Nolinor, Canadian North, and Air Inuit; 737-300 under Canadian North, 737-400 from Flair Airlines/NewLeaf, 737-500 of Air North, 737-600 from WS...is the RJ85 considered rare? Those are under Summit Air. These all visit YEG and YYC every once in a while.


There's a lot of interesting stuff in the north. 5T and others with the 732 gravel kitted combis, 7F with the 734 combis, atr combis, and until recently the L382 Hercules, 4N's HS 748, Summit's RJ85's, Then there's borek with their Basler's, Buffalo with their DC-3s, C-46s, and L-188s.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:52 am

A few bits of info seem to be a little bit off, so here's my '2 cents worth'.

A300/310 - still flyable in Iran, and well worth a visit if even just to see this beautiful and friendly country. Iran Air and in particular Mahan fly them everywhere domestically, aswell as to Europe on certain routes. Transat still flies the A310 Transatlantic too. Tarom just retired theirs, and Kuwait have replaced theirs with the A330.

A318 - Tarom and Air France are easy bets for this, and BA if you want to splash out on a Business Class ticket.

A340 -numerous 300 and 600 operators. The 200s are gone (I had 4 failed attempts), and for the 500 AZAL is the last real chance, but schedules are unpredictable for types.

727 - Iran Aseman is a must do experience. Tickets are easily booked through agencies in Iran, and it's cheap.

737-200 Venezuela is great, but no one in their right mind would go there now..crime and corruption plagues this beautiful country. Canada still flies many 200s and 200 Combi, but typically expect to pay for the privilege.

747 Classics -the Iran Air SP is gone, sadly. One of the finest, and best kept old ladies to grace the skies.

146 - the original 146s are all but gone in Europe, you can catch a 300 with Astra or WDL, and a 100 with Skyjet in Manila (I flew both in the last month), Cello's VIP 146-200 is a great machine to fly in, but you usually have to be royalty or a football team!

Avro RJ - still many to choose from, Cityjet and Swiss in Europe are the big users. The RJ70 is a goner.

Jetstreams - Eastern Airways are the biggest J41 user, but tickets can be pricey, also Yeti in Nepal, where you can fly in beautiful scenery

ATP - go to Sweden.

Fokker 28 - my friend who also flies a lot swears there is one still flying in Argentina, but it frequently breaks down.

Fokker 50 - Insel Air, and VLM if they get flying again.

Tu134 - still flies in Russia and the DPRK

Tu154 - still flyable with Alrosa (last 2 in Russia), I was able to book it for €50 this summer.

Yak42 - still flyable with several Russian airlines, try Izhavia who fly DME-IJK several times a day.

Tu204 - Redwings, but be aware of delays. I flew it last month DME-BCN for €80.

Cubana - please be wary if booking Cubana, I had an awful experience when travelling with them -a 5 hour delay outbound and cancelled and abandoned going home. Also note the IL96 rarely makes it across to Europe, they rely on the Euro Atlantic 767, so it's an expensive gamble to take.

Other interesting machines to fly- Emb140, Dash 8-100 with Wideroe (great fun!), Motor Sich in Ukraine- safe, cheap, no visa needed.

Hope this helps a little bit.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:21 am

For the Airbus A340-300: Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Air Mauritius, Air Madagascar, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aerolineas Argentinas
A340-500: Etihad, Arik Air, AZAL
A340-600 :Lufthansa, Etihad, AZAL, Iberia, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic

A318: Air France, Avianca, British Airways, TAROM.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:30 am

opticalilyushin wrote:
A few bits of info seem to be a little bit off, so here's my '2 cents worth'.

A300/310 - still flyable in Iran, and well worth a visit if even just to see this beautiful and friendly country. Iran Air and in particular Mahan fly them everywhere domestically, aswell as to Europe on certain routes. Transat still flies the A310 Transatlantic too. Tarom just retired theirs, and Kuwait have replaced theirs with the A330.

A318 - Tarom and Air France are easy bets for this, and BA if you want to splash out on a Business Class ticket.

A340 -numerous 300 and 600 operators. The 200s are gone (I had 4 failed attempts), and for the 500 AZAL is the last real chance, but schedules are unpredictable for types.

727 - Iran Aseman is a must do experience. Tickets are easily booked through agencies in Iran, and it's cheap.

737-200 Venezuela is great, but no one in their right mind would go there now..crime and corruption plagues this beautiful country. Canada still flies many 200s and 200 Combi, but typically expect to pay for the privilege.

747 Classics -the Iran Air SP is gone, sadly. One of the finest, and best kept old ladies to grace the skies.

146 - the original 146s are all but gone in Europe, you can catch a 300 with Astra or WDL, and a 100 with Skyjet in Manila (I flew both in the last month), Cello's VIP 146-200 is a great machine to fly in, but you usually have to be royalty or a football team!

Avro RJ - still many to choose from, Cityjet and Swiss in Europe are the big users. The RJ70 is a goner.

Jetstreams - Eastern Airways are the biggest J41 user, but tickets can be pricey, also Yeti in Nepal, where you can fly in beautiful scenery

ATP - go to Sweden.

Fokker 28 - my friend who also flies a lot swears there is one still flying in Argentina, but it frequently breaks down.

Fokker 50 - Insel Air, and VLM if they get flying again.

Tu134 - still flies in Russia and the DPRK

Tu154 - still flyable with Alrosa (last 2 in Russia), I was able to book it for €50 this summer.

Yak42 - still flyable with several Russian airlines, try Izhavia who fly DME-IJK several times a day.

Tu204 - Redwings, but be aware of delays. I flew it last month DME-BCN for €80.

Cubana - please be wary if booking Cubana, I had an awful experience when travelling with them -a 5 hour delay outbound and cancelled and abandoned going home. Also note the IL96 rarely makes it across to Europe, they rely on the Euro Atlantic 767, so it's an expensive gamble to take.

Other interesting machines to fly- Emb140, Dash 8-100 with Wideroe (great fun!), Motor Sich in Ukraine- safe, cheap, no visa needed.

Hope this helps a little bit.



As a foreigner who lives in Venezuela, I must say it is no huge risk to fly into CCS and take a round-trip to your favourite domestic destination on a 737-200, -300, -400, DC9-50 or Fokker 50. Heck, Rutaca even flies a 732 on their weekly PMV-POS run. (Is that the World's last international 732 scheduled flight?)
And no domestic ticket is more than 10 dollars each way. A lot cheaper than the Canadian north. Without going into politics (and no, I'm really no chavista or madurista), the safety situation in Venezuela is not half as bad as the press and many people make it sound to be. Sure, things happen, but with common sense (such as don't flash your 1000-dollar camera or IPhone in public) chances are that nothing will happen to you. For aircraft antiques fans, Venezuela could very well become the next Iran now that the airlines of the Islamic Republic are retiring their old fleets.

F28 - The Argentine Air Force (who operate LADE) retired the last F28 in September
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:47 am

Emirates77W wrote:
For the Airbus A340-300: Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Air Mauritius, Air Madagascar, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aerolineas Argentinas
A340-500: Etihad, Arik Air, AZAL
A340-600 :Lufthansa, Etihad, AZAL, Iberia, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic

A318: Air France, Avianca, British Airways, TAROM.


For the -300 add 9V (Avior Airlines)
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:12 am

For the B737-400 go to South Africa and book a flight on Comair in BA colours - they have 10 left. I was on one of them last year between CPT and JNB.

Oh, and Safair also still operates them.
 
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Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:57 am

Dash8-100 and CRJ200 daily here at Air Canada :)

Also Pascan Aviation out of montreal, with J32s ATR42QC and Pilatus...

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