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Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:29 am
by AntonioMartin
TheEuphorian wrote:
Just a few days ago DL has been flying the A350-900 between HNL and UTP in Thailand as a military charter, and possibly the first appearance of the US3 since 2016 when DL ceased the NRT-BKK flights back in 2016.

Bangkok, for the right or wrong purposes, is a popular tourist destination..I always wonder why no more US airlines' flights there??

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:44 am
by TheEuphorian
AntonioMartin wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
Just a few days ago DL has been flying the A350-900 between HNL and UTP in Thailand as a military charter, and possibly the first appearance of the US3 since 2016 when DL ceased the NRT-BKK flights back in 2016.

Bangkok, for the right or wrong purposes, is a popular tourist destination..I always wonder why no more US airlines' flights there??

CA,MU,CZ,HU all took the TPAC feed out of BKK, which leads to the US3 ceasing flights to BKK.

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:08 am
by AntonioMartin
TheEuphorian wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
Just a few days ago DL has been flying the A350-900 between HNL and UTP in Thailand as a military charter, and possibly the first appearance of the US3 since 2016 when DL ceased the NRT-BKK flights back in 2016.

Bangkok, for the right or wrong purposes, is a popular tourist destination..I always wonder why no more US airlines' flights there??

CA,MU,CZ,HU all took the TPAC feed out of BKK, which leads to the US3 ceasing flights to BKK.


I see...plus I guess you can add SQ, Japan, ANA and to a lesser extent Arabian and European airlines to that equation..

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:30 am
by qf789
Air Europa currently operating a LAX-DPS flight

https://twitter.com/MGMese/status/12616 ... 76481?s=20

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:46 am
by PatrickZ80
Surprisingly nobody listed the Wizzair repatriation flights to the USA and Canada. These took place well over a month ago, but were interesting to see anyway. Two A321NEOs went across the pond to pick up stranded Hungarian travelers.

One aircraft flew BUD-KEF-MIA-ORD-YYZ-KEF-BUD, the other BUD-KEF-LAX-JFK-KEF-BUD.

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:01 pm
by CX Flyboy
Delta A350 in HKG last week.
Air Austral 77W in Guangzhou today as well as a LATAM 77W in Xiamen too. LATAM has had a few flights into China recently. Also noticed an AeroUnion 762F heading into China a few days ago and again last week. WizzAir are sending several planes in and out of China every day pretty much and the Aer Lingus flights to Beijing continue unabated, as well as the Air Europa 787s, and Condor 763s. The sole civilian IL62F has been in and out of Shenzhen a few times also.

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:18 pm
by tapairbus370
I found this article very interesting.

http://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflyin ... ctica/amp/

An HiFly A340 from Uruguay to Australia flew very very close to Antartica..

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:52 pm
by Ishrion
EL AL is using four 787s to transport PPE from Tel Aviv to San Antonio... pretty surprising one.

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:21 pm
by debonair
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Surprisingly nobody listed the Wizzair repatriation flights to the USA and Canada. These took place well over a month ago, but were interesting to see anyway. Two A321NEOs went across the pond to pick up stranded Hungarian travelers.

One aircraft flew BUD-KEF-MIA-ORD-YYZ-KEF-BUD, the other BUD-KEF-LAX-JFK-KEF-BUD.


Wow! How many crews are required to operate these flights and how? I mean, without flights to the US, Wizzair can't send their crews in advance to KEF or MIA/LAX. So, are crews and passengers forced to do night stops at any of these refuelling points?

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:27 pm
by albertocsc
One interesting flight: Out of the reopening of Ciudad Real Airport, a medical cargo corridor to Guangzhou was established. It was meant to be operated by direct flights on Hi Fly A340s and A330s, but the first (and probably second) one ended up being operated by a Spanish airline, Galistair, with their only A321, that was in storage at the Manchego airport.

After positioning CQM-TSE-CAN, it came back today to Ciudad Real full of medical cargo, via ALA and KTW, marking the first cargo flight in CQM for 10 years. It seems it is currently going back again to China (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... b#2485edc7).

According to this article and video (in Spanish), the next CAN-CQM flights will be operated by Hi Fly A340s, and other airlines:
https://www.lanzadigital.com/provincia/ ... sde-china/

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 3:46 am
by Coal
Garuda used 738s to fly Colombians from around SE Asia to CGK, then a A339N to go to MEL and AKL, then back to CGK, then 77W to DEL, AMS, and BOG.

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 3:54 pm
by PatrickZ80
debonair wrote:
Wow! How many crews are required to operate these flights and how? I mean, without flights to the US, Wizzair can't send their crews in advance to KEF or MIA/LAX. So, are crews and passengers forced to do night stops at any of these refuelling points?


Not sure, but I guess they had multiple crews on board, taking turns. One was resting while the other one was at service.