One criteria could be dry lease (put it to the lessee) vs. wet lease (put it under the lessor). Another one simply the color scheme or you wait for Aurbus OD. MSN 265 seems to a be dry lease, operated by Qatar.
We recently had an unconclusive discussion on this topic. I like Sciing's criteria. In this case, both the paint scheme and the nature of the lease agreement (dry and short-term) dictate that the frame be considered as part of the LATAM fleet.
If we take this criteria, we would have to count all leased aircraft at the leasing companies, not the airlines flying it.
This frame is leased to Qatar, it is on a Qatari registration, it is flown by Qatari personal, the only argument to count it with Latam would be the length of the lease.
Regarding the form of the lease, a wet lease counted at the lessor a dry lease counted at the lessee would be logical.
Moving this thread to Delta sub-board. Handover date to Delta is July 15 per FAA registry.
hmm, should we really start moving them? I remember moving the South Africa leased frame and I regret doing that. Harder to keep track. I don't mind the extra work, if the majority agree
My first thought are, why not leave all the 7 pages of history of this frame in the LATAM thread, then add a final post saying - Sold to Delta Airlines xx/xx/2021 etc Then close the LATAM thread for this frame to new posts.
And then start a new thread under Delta Airlines with a post saying - Bought by Delta Airlines from LATAM xx/xx/2021 and carry on there ?