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Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:50 am

Unfortunately the previous thread has been archived due to inactivity.

Two rather bad news for Soviet plane lovers:

1) Saravia, currently an exclusive operator of Yak-42s, will replace those in scheduled service by two ERJ 195s. Source: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...-to-securing-two-ex-nasair-emb195s


2) UTair Express will retire their Tu-154s this year and their Tu-134s in 2014. However, their An-24s will be kept for another 10-20 years (!) for operation on secondary routes. Source: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...rlines-long-term-fleeting-strategy

On the positive side for general exotic plane lovers, there might be a convenient opportunity for catching the Do328 Jet soon: SunAir is considering LCY-HAM flights; since they have 10 Do328 Jets and just 3 Do328 Props, there might be a chance that they'll use the Jet on that route. Not confirmed yet, though. Source: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...possible-london-city-hamburg-route
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Last European-based A300 passenger aircraft, operated by Monarch Airlines, will be out of service by end of March 2014.

They can still be caught on select Sep/Oct/Nov to SSH / ALC / AGP / TFS / DLM / FAO / PMI / LCA / PFO / BJV / ACE.

Once the Winter season begins it will be charter only to BJL / GVA / GNB / FDH other than some Christmas/New Year peak flights to TFS.

Does this only leave Thai and Korean outside of Iran??
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:38 pm

Does anyone know what will happen with "Daisy" (SE-CFP) the Swedish DC-3 operated
by Flygande Veteraner? From what I've heard the have been evicted from Bromma.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 1):
Does this only leave Thai and Korean outside of Iran??

No, China Eastern have six planes: B-2318, B-2319, B-2324, B-2325, B-2326 & B-2330 in active service at the moment.

Just my $0.02, and, no, I will never post again on the main thread.....nor ever, ever check my PMs.....

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:57 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 1):

Does this only leave Thai and Korean outside of Iran??

Tunisair? Or did they also retire them?

Also, I think Korean retired the A300s already.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:17 pm

If everything stays like that, for those of you heading off to East AFrica and Kenya, you can enjoy a little treat onboard two nice beauties at bargain prices   .


Nairobi - Mombasa:

FlySax (also called "East African Safari Air Express") Fokker F28
Depart 12:00 Arrive 13:00

Fly540 (probably operated by FlySax) MDC DC9 -10/20
Depart 14:30 Arrive 15:20


Mombasa - Nairobi:

FlySax (also called "East African Safari Air Express") Fokker F28
Depart 14:45 Arrive 15:45

Fly540 (probably operated by FlySax) MDC DC9 -10/20
Depart 15:40 Arrive 16:40


Note that a flight onboard the Fokker 28 costs only GBP 58 in "business class" and both types can be booked anywhere online... 



[Edited 2013-09-30 14:24:47]
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:38 pm

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 4):
Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 1):

Does this only leave Thai and Korean outside of Iran??

Tunisair? Or did they also retire them?

According to planespotters.net Kuwait Airways has five active A300s.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:51 am

Just flew the Buffalo DC3 YZF - YHY. Rumor has it the old girls days could be numbered after the recent crash if Transport Canada have their way, so probably best to get on her sooner rather than later. Sadly its not a place you will want to go to for the next 6 months though as -40 is probably a little chilly for even the most avid a.netter.

Also rumored the HS748 will be retired soon at Air North due to increasing difficulty sourcing parts.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:49 pm

Quoting HAM (Thread starter):
Two rather bad news for Soviet plane lovers:

And a little bit of good news for Soviet plane lovers.

Had the pleasure of flying SVO-LCA on RA-96010 two days ago....Great flight.
Had a brief chat with the cockpit crew after landing, and they confirmed ,that as long as Putin jets about in a Il96, then so will Aeroflot.
Although I suspect it will be mostly "Beach Fleet" flights, as nearly all departures go from SVO-C. With the exception being the IST flight.
A bonus of this tho' is an private airside transfer from SVO-E in a minibus , at incredibly slow ramp speeds, around the Eastern thresholds , and along the Air Force Il76 parking area...and onto SVO-C...

So to sum up,

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:08 pm

Quoting HAM" class="quote" target="_blank">HAM (Thread starter):
UTair Express will retire their Tu-154s this year and their Tu-134s in 2014.

I flew on one of UTair's 134's in November 2011 and was hearing it would be almost a matter of weeks until they were gone. Almost two years later and they're still going strong!

Quoting HAM" class="quote" target="_blank">HAM (Thread starter):
SunAir is considering LCY-HAM flights

Let's hope they're not as ludicrously expensive as the rest of their flights.

As for the A300's, I know someone who booked TUN-MRS on an A300 (I'm pretty sure) with Tunisair. I thought Thai got rid of theirs recently? Korean I thought had gone years ago!

I have a few friends currently doing a tour of Ukraine on AN140's etc so they're still flyable by the looks of things.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:26 pm

The last DC-10 flights by Biman will be next month. If you haven't got access to schedules a good way of deciphering the DC-10 flights in Biman's booking engine is that they are the only aircraft without business class.

I'll be heading over in late November to get a couple of last flights in, combining it with a trip to the Chittagong shipyards.


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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 pm

I all
I'm just on the way to Biman DC-10. I am going to fly it on 8th from AUH to DAC and 10th from DAC to AUH. Just hope they don't change aircraft. Can't wait to fly it.

Alberto


EDIT: Airport codes by SA7700

[Edited 2013-11-09 07:57:55 by SA7700]
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:57 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):

Hey Dan..
Is that Gaurenteed ..?
That's what I've heard too, but BG is such an unreliable source of info.
And since there website no longer give type, it is really hit and miss as to the DC10' s life span,.!

By the way , I urge everybody to listen to The Clash , "Spanish Bombs" when landing in DAC , as it has the immortal line...

I'm flying in on the DC10 tonight...!

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:31 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):


Hi,

BG27/28 from/to Abu Dhabi is currently operated by B763 JU-1011 of MIAT Mongolian.

Let's hope that's only because it's Hajj time right now....

[Edited 2013-10-05 00:32:08]
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:23 am

Directly from AUH gate 25 terminal 2 I wait to board not the DC-10 I wanted but a Miat 767. I'm a bit nervous.....

Alberto

EDIT: Airport codes

[Edited 2013-11-09 07:59:51 by SA7700]
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:25 pm

Quoting mxp (Reply 14):
Directly from auh gate 25 terminal 2 i wait to board not the dc-10 i wanted but a miat 767
Im a bit nervous.....

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:48 pm

Quoting mxp (Reply 14):

Don't be nervous, but be sad.....

Those Mongolian 767's will fly for a while...
Unfortunately the BG DC10's are apparently on there last few months of service.
Commiserations on your loss....
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:14 pm

If any of you like small(ish) props, Sweden is a good place to catch a few. We covered them in the previous thread, so I'd just like to highlight a rare one:

NextJet's BAe ATPs. They have just about a handful and use them on regional flights such as ARN-KRF-GEV. I flew ARN-KRF last week - chose that route because it's operated with nothing but ATPs - and got to spend a little more time than expected on board because we had to divert to SDL due to fog.

video of the takeoff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0KkPH2zyw
I may be able to add a video of the takeoff by tomorrow, depending on the (lack of) upload speed.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:42 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 17):
If any of you like small(ish) props, Sweden is a good place to catch a few

Besides the ATP, you can catch the S2000, S340A and S340B all on domestic flights. We also have some interesting jets on domestic flights, such as the 736, RJ100 and RJ85. Wasnt too long ago one could still catch the very rare RJ70 and plenty of MD80 flights. Fortunately I was able to fly on TFs sole RJ70 before they retired it.

We really do have a nice variety of airplanes flying domestically.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:52 am

Quoting aloges (Reply 17):
If any of you like small(ish) props, Sweden is a good place to catch a few

Also Australia. You can catch Metroliners, J31, J41, Saab 340s
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:58 am

I'm looking at doing a return flight on Air North from YVR in July next year. I see Air North operate the B732 and B735. How do you know what aircraft operate what routes because the booking page just says B737?
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:25 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 19):
Quoting aloges (Reply 17):
If any of you like small(ish) props, Sweden is a good place to catch a few

Also Australia. You can catch Metroliners, J31, J41, Saab 340s

Get all of those in the UK, in addition to BNT, BNI, J32, L4T, etc.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 20):
I see Air North operate the B732 and B735. How do you know what aircraft operate what routes because the booking page just says B737?

It is normally the 400 or 500, very rarely the 200 these days.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:44 am

Another opportunity for flying the Jetstream 32 in Europe: Dutch operator AIS Airlines will fly FMO-STR starting in November. Source: http://www.airliners.de/flughafen-mu...ienverbindung-nach-stuttgart/30558
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Hi people
I took off some hours ago with miat to auh from dac and i saw only one dc-10 in the hangar that i suppose is the one that was at finger this morning when i was spotting there. The others are all together in the storing area

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Quoting mxp (Reply 24):

Wow... Days could well be numbered....
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:39 pm

Kabo Air in Nigeria seems to be operating several 747-200s.

Jetstream 31 by Sun Air is operated quite regularly on BLL-DUS.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:56 pm

Quoting HAM (Reply 23):
Another opportunity for flying the Jetstream 32 in Europe: Dutch operator AIS Airlines will fly FMO-STR starting in November. Source: http://www.airliners.de/flughafen-mu...30558

Wow, that's great as STR is my home airport! I'll definitey do this in the next months although the fare is quite steep (189 EUR one way). I'd do a one way only and come back on the train or a cheaper flight. Thanks for pointing this out!

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:35 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 19):
Also Australia. You can catch Metroliners, J31, J41, Saab 340s
Quoting [email protected] (Reply 21):
Get all of those in the UK, in addition to BNT, BNI, J32, L4T, etc.

Metroliners in the UK?  Wow! Where? I thought the only one(s) left in Europe were flying for Air Norway.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Quoting DUSint (Reply 26):
Jetstream 31 by Sun Air is operated quite regularly on BLL-DUS.

Do they operate a regular schedule with their J31s? I am trying to figure out Sun-Air's J31 schedule as I have a few days in the middle of January when I can try and fly on it.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:33 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 29):
Do they operate a regular schedule with their J31s? I am trying to figure out Sun-Air's J31 schedule as I have a few days in the middle of January when I can try and fly on it.

Quite regularly over the last year, yes. One or two times a day (in the morning and evening).
I have looked just for the next two days and yes, it is J31.
Sometimes it was subbed by a 328 or 328J.

I am still more a fan of the Dornier 328Jet and want to catch it. Did not have the time over the last few months. However in a thread like this one before I was glad to read that AY ist codesharing with SunAir on some routes and having quite low fares. So, there is still hope.

At least I got the 328 Prop when Cirrus were around (R.I.P.)...
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:36 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 27):
Quoting HAM (Reply 23):
Another opportunity for flying the Jetstream 32 in Europe: Dutch operator AIS Airlines will fly FMO-STR starting in November. Source: http://www.airliners.de/flughafen-mu...30558

Wow, that's great as STR is my home airport! I'll definitey do this in the next months although the fare is quite steep (189 EUR one way). I'd do a one way only and come back on the train or a cheaper flight. Thanks for pointing this ou

This is most likely the best option! Might look into that, too.
I did FMO-STR a few years ago only to catch the 328 Prop by Cirrus.
So it would be a bit like history repeating...
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:32 am

Quoting DUSint (Reply 30):
At least I got the 328 Prop when Cirrus were around (R.I.P.)...

Try SkyWork from Cologne to Berne if you want one again. I flew that route last week and it was absolutely lovely.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 32):

To save $$ it's a good idea to fly them further then Berne, they got some extremely good fares for connecting flights...
Recently found FCO-BRN-HAM for 61 EUR!

And yes, they're quiet a nice airline, one of my favourites at the moment and not just because of the 328

[Edited 2013-10-15 09:17:05]
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Quoting dba4u (Reply 33):
Recently found FCO-BRN-HAM for 61 EUR!

Oooh dear... I fear this means that I will have to fly with them again.  Thanks!

My CGN-BRN cost something like €116, but I did actually need to go to Switzerland on that day at roughly that time, so it was well worth it.

Quoting dba4u (Reply 33):
And yes, they're quiet a nice airline, one of my favourites at the moment and not just because of the 328

   One more reason is BRN. That airport is tiny, so connecting there should be no issue whatsoever... far nicer than in, say, ZRH or MUC unless you want to go on a shopping spree.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:35 pm

Does anyone have some insight what equipment currently operates Orient Thai's OX200/203 services (BKK-HKG-BKK)? Their reservations office did not want to committ to the 743 via email, they said it varies.

Thanks,
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 34):
My CGN-BRN

another shameless plug, from that flight:

Bern Belp - SkyWork Dornier 328 approach
Bern Belp - SkyWork Dornier 328 landing & taxi

  
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Quoting Loran (Reply 35):
Does anyone have some insight what equipment currently operates Orient Thai's OX200/203 services (BKK-HKG-BKK)? Their reservations office did not want to committ to the 743 via email, they said it varies.

743 !
According to OX´s check in personnel at BKK last week they don't fly the 744 any more (or for the time beeing ?) and that two 743´s are operational, the B767 doing charters.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:58 pm

Quoting eirik (Reply 37):

Great, thanks for the speedy reply! Will definitely book a flight in this case.

Cheers,
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:32 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 36):
another shameless plug, from that flight:

Bern Belp - SkyWork Dornier 328 approach
Bern Belp - SkyWork Dornier 328 landing & taxi

Great!
Will most likely give it a try.
My Cirrus 328 flight was some years ago, and the 328 stays in my heart as my favorite Prop-plane - along with the F50.
I like both of them much more than any Qseries, ATR or even the sleek Saab2000 (though... that is a great looking plane).

In other news, the Aviogenex B732 wet lease by JAT came to an end - sadly but not unexpected. Aviogenex is now operating in Africa again:
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:53 am

The BG DC-10 has been back on some of the AUH flights this past week, along with the MIAT B763. From looking at the schedules on expertflyer, it looks like it will generally be the DC-10 until what appears to be the last flight on 01DEC. I am sure that date will not be exact though, as I have seen no news of their B772s that will supposedly replace them.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):
If you haven't got access to schedules a good way of deciphering the DC-10 flights in Biman's booking engine is that they are the only aircraft without business class.

The A310 is also sold as all-economy despite having a section with business class seats (on the routing DAC-DOH-DXB for example).
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:40 am

Lets keep this topic running for a bit longer.

I have booked a seat with Fil-Asian's YS-11 for early November, ops start is planned in 4 days. Hopefully it will work out this time. They also have a proper website in place since 2 weeks, however payment of tickets is still an issue (bank transfer or cash only).

Will let you know how it went in about two weeks time.
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:37 pm

Does anyone know when Lufthansa will retire their 733s? I booked a flight LHR-DUS earlier this year on the basis is was due to be a 733 and on the day turned out to be a 735 instead. I would like to try one before they go.
Thanks for any information.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:06 am

Quoting Loran (Reply 41):
Lets keep this topic running for a bit longer.

For sure a great idea!

I don't know how classic is the B737-200 or how many operators remain in this world but i found that Z-WPA might ply between Harare and Victoria Falls and/or Bulawayo.

However there are conflicting informations whether its status is active or stored... Does anyone get more up to date news than this photo dating from May 31st, 2013:


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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 am

Quoting eastafspot (Reply 43):
I don't know how classic is the B737-200 or how many operators remain in this world but i found that Z-WPA might ply between Harare and Victoria Falls and/or Bulawayo.

However there are conflicting informations whether its status is active or stored... Does anyone get more up to date news than this photo dating from May 31st, 2013

A friend of mine was on it two weeks ago. It is flying every morning from Harare to Victoria Falls, then sits the whole day idle in Victoria Falls with its crew and returns in the evening to Harare.

By the way, I just got another delay notice from Fil Asian, ops start is now planned for mid-November instead of tomorrow.

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:08 am

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 8):
So to sum up,

IL 96......Still Flying...for the foreseeable future

New fleet plans at Aeroflot according to CH-Aviation.ch: Three IL-96 will be retired this year and the other three next year. http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...et-renewal-plan-in-1h-2013-results
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Quoting n729pa (Reply 42):
Does anyone know when Lufthansa will retire their 733s? I booked a flight LHR-DUS earlier this year on the basis is was due to be a 733 and on the day turned out to be a 735 instead. I would like to try one before they go.
Thanks for any information.

You should try this site regarding most questions on the LH fleet (past, present and future...):
http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa/
It says that 733s as well as 735s will end OPS by end of 2015.

For me, I am always happy to get a 735 (and not the 733) as it is the rare type of the two.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:24 pm

Quoting DUSint (Reply 46):
You should try this site

Very interesting site, great thanks very much for that.
 
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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:26 pm

I can provide an update on the Carribbean. Currently in AUA after flying on Tiara Air's SH-360 and Insel Air's EMB-110.

Tiara Air (3P) is a mess, every flight delayed, bad communication, the aircraft didnt look good and their FLL service was also cancelled with dozens of stranded passengers. 3P chartered an MD-80 from Falcon Air to operate their FLL service, but the MD-80 also went tech which was already a substitution because their own 737-300 is out of service due to maintenance. Both flights I joined were completely empty, I think this won't last very long.

Insel Air in comparison has improved. Fligths were on time, staff was good and everything was fine. They still have three EMB-110 in service and they recently got a fresh paint (at least PJ-VIP which I flew on). I had booked a ticket with them in 2011 but they simply cancelled the flight without further notice at that time, however this time it worked out fine.

In addition I saw lots of interesting types from Venezuela and nearby Islands. 737-200s, DC-9, Jetstreams, etc.

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RE: Flying Rare/Classic Aircraft In 2013/14

Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:41 am

Tupolev Tu204-300
Well it seems like getting a flight in a Tu204-300 is about to become a little more difficult. Vladivostok Air are to stop flying theirs at the end of the month, according to CH-aviation. Booking through Aeroflot's website usually guaranteed a cheap fare with them, and I was hoping to fly them next summer.

The one remaining (non government or private) -300 series is with Air Koryo..and unless an airline buys the Vladivostok fleet I guess a trip back to Pyongyang is in order  

Yak40
The opportunity to fly the Yak40 in Europe for as little as 90Euros seems to be at an end. Motor Sich operated the type to Krivoy Rog. I flew it twice last month, then the route stopped a few days later- talk about a close call!

Dornier 328Jet
For those wanting to fly this, without paying the sky-high prices with Sun Air I recommend booking it using BA airmiles.. you can get a one way flight on it for 4500 airmiles + £20

B737-200/DC-9
There had been talk that these types were to disappear fast in Venezuela, but it seems that they will be around for a while yet. Avior, Ravsa and Rutaca still have the 732, while Aserca, Laser, and Aeropostal still fly the -30/-50 series. I'm booked to fly on both types in February, along with the DHC-7

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