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Topic: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Tallguy14
Posted 2006-03-15 22:56:02 and read 5004 times.

I did a search but didn't see anything.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: AS739X
Posted 2006-03-15 23:07:40 and read 4991 times.

Yes...I know United has done charters and SEA diversions with their 777's.

ASLAX

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Bond007
Posted 2006-03-15 23:27:31 and read 4957 times.

Looks like N766UA was in for 10 days at end of November last year.

Ex. Goodyear


Jimbo

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Ptharris
Posted 2006-03-15 23:28:17 and read 4957 times.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 1):
Yes...I know United has done charters and SEA diversions with their 777's.

Are you sure? I've never seen a 777 at PDX when I worked there or otherwise. It'd be nice to confirm such an event.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: AS739X
Posted 2006-03-15 23:34:02 and read 4942 times.

Ptharris...look at the thread above yours. But I do recall the UA 777's there before. I'm sorry i am not a PDX local, but remember through A.net threads.

ASLAX

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: COIAHLGW
Posted 2006-03-16 00:20:17 and read 4882 times.

CO had a charter with Peter Max no less on 03/12 of this month - see following link - http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2658617

But no regularly scheduled service to PHX from CO.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Bond007
Posted 2006-03-16 00:40:24 and read 4852 times.

I think we're talking PDX not PHX  Wink


Jimbo

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-03-16 01:19:46 and read 4805 times.

Yes. This has been discussed before, do a search and you should find more information.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Flypdx
Posted 2006-03-16 02:01:47 and read 4764 times.

Yes there have been. Earlier this year (maybe end of 05) there was an ex UA 777 getting repainted at PDX.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Bond007
Posted 2006-03-16 02:10:33 and read 4752 times.

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 8):
Yes there have been. Earlier this year (maybe end of 05) there was an ex UA 777 getting repainted at PDX.

Yep, that would have been the N766UA end of Nov to Dec 7th (or thereabouts). Went to Stansted on delivery to ?? India ??


Jimbo

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Ptharris
Posted 2006-03-16 03:17:16 and read 4695 times.

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 8):
Yes there have been. Earlier this year (maybe end of 05) there was an ex UA 777 getting repainted at PDX.

No kidding? Well, I stand corrected. My error. I'm just so used to PDX being a 737/A320/757/MD8X airport... rather boring when the only excitement is when the fighters take off and Lufthansa's A340 departs. I remember the days of the old widebodies parked around the D concourse. Too bad you don't see that anymore. Anyhow, where was she being painted at? I didn't know that PDX had a booth facility? I suspected 777's around here would go to Everett to get war paint put on. Big grin

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: RoseFlyer
Posted 2006-03-16 03:22:04 and read 4690 times.

Did Delta ever operate 777s into PDX? They had their small Asian little focus there. I know it was mostly MD-11s and there weren't many flights, but it did they have 777s around then? I don't know if DL ever used 777s to Asia before ATL-NRT went to 777s after the MD11 retirement.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: HPRamper
Posted 2006-03-16 04:31:12 and read 4640 times.

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 10):
Anyhow, where was she being painted at? I didn't know that PDX had a booth facility?

The PDX paint facility is located south of the main terminal, in one of the two huge hangars next to the FedEx station. The other is used by Skywest, I believe.

They are impossible to miss, if you find a satellite image of PDX you'll spot them right away.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Cschleic
Posted 2006-03-16 05:40:29 and read 4596 times.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 11):
Did Delta ever operate 777s into PDX? They had their small Asian little focus there. I know it was mostly MD-11s and there weren't many flights, but it did they have 777s around then? I don't know if DL ever used 777s to Asia before ATL-NRT went to 777s after the MD11 retirement.

No, they didn't. Only MD-11's and before that, L-1011-500's. If I remember right, they would have five MD-11's on the ground at once. Flights to and from ATL, LAX, Tokyo, Seoul, Nagoya, and maybe Fukoda or Osaka?, plus Taipei. They also had larger 1011's and even A-310's for domestic service. Plus the occasional 762 and 763 now.

As for 777's, I once saw a United 777 doing test flights at PDX, prior to certification of the plane. I've got some slides of it - never been scanned, though. Taken in January 1995. It must have been the number 2 plane. Listening on a radio, the call sign was Boeing 2 or something like that. It flew down from Seattle, then sat on a taxiway while the pilots decided whether to go down to Sacramento or back north. Kind of interesting.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Ptharris
Posted 2006-03-16 06:48:46 and read 4547 times.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 12):
The PDX paint facility is located south of the main terminal, in one of the two huge hangars next to the FedEx station. The other is used by Skywest, I believe.

They are impossible to miss, if you find a satellite image of PDX you'll spot them right away.

The PamCorp buildings? (Has the big AMC on the side) I know one side is heated dry storage for aircraft, but didn't know what they used the other side for. Maybe that's where it's at. I remember when Prez. Clinton was in town when I worked for QX. That's where they parked Air Force One. It's also where QX used to unthaw the aircraft during cold icy weather. This, of course, was before the new hanger.

Well, thanks! I learned something new. Didn't know they painted aircraft there... now I do.  Big grin

Quoting Cschleic (Reply 13):
No, they didn't. Only MD-11's and before that, L-1011-500's. If I remember right, they would have five MD-11's on the ground at once. Flights to and from ATL, LAX, Tokyo, Seoul, Nagoya, and maybe Fukoda or Osaka?, plus Taipei. They also had larger 1011's and even A-310's for domestic service. Plus the occasional 762 and 763 now.

Yeah. This is when PDX was a featured destination/departure point for the Asian market. I can't recall what, but something went wrong and everyone connected via somewhere else. Thus, international direct flights became few and far between. I'm unsure if they ever restarted direct services on the asian market or not. Only international I know of is Lufthansa, and it connects via JFK, right? It'd be nice if PDX stepped up the pace and became an even bigger player than what it has been. Boy, the hay days are gone, huh.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Flypdx
Posted 2006-03-16 07:00:43 and read 4534 times.

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 14):
Only international I know of is Lufthansa, and it connects via JFK, right?

No, it is direct. There are also flights on MX to Mexico, and NW to NRT.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Mymiles2go
Posted 2006-03-16 07:23:10 and read 4525 times.

Of note, UA did a fuelstop there today for thier ORD-HNL 777 (UA1)

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: MakeMinesLAX
Posted 2006-03-16 09:32:10 and read 4482 times.

Quoting Cschleic (Reply 13):
I once saw a United 777 doing test flights at PDX, prior to certification of the plane.

IIRC, the first 777 was turned over to UA at PDX.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: KWBL
Posted 2006-03-16 17:01:29 and read 4419 times.

I've seen ANA & AA 777's at PDX several years ago (the AA did a touch & go) but they were not there for any commerical operation-just testing.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: BlatantEcho
Posted 2006-03-16 18:54:34 and read 4366 times.

saw the UA 777 come in a few months back.

Was packing up the boat after sailing, and I always look up at the approach traffic. Usually the same ol' same ol' but here comes the 772.

I posted about it here, but there are no pictures.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: AC773
Posted 2006-03-16 19:07:26 and read 4349 times.

In a previous thread about this, someone mentioned IIRC that United took delivery of some frames at PDX to avoid sales tax. I could be way off base though, so if someone knows about this please reply!

-AC773

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: RoseFlyer
Posted 2006-03-16 20:31:42 and read 4290 times.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 20):
In a previous thread about this, someone mentioned IIRC that United took delivery of some frames at PDX to avoid sales tax.

That wouldn't surprise me at all. Washington is 9.8% while Oregon is 0% for sales tax. From what I understand about Sales tax, it applies to everything (except necesities).

International airlines take delivery of airplanes in Washington since they are being directly exported, but domestic airlines probably wouldn't in addition to the fact that their headquarters are outside of Washington and Washington has one of the highest sales taxes in the country.

But I have never actually heard of this, so I'd be curious if anyone actually knows. I know that the company I worked for had a lot of deliveries in Puerto Rico.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Cschleic
Posted 2006-03-17 04:52:09 and read 4179 times.

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 14):
Only international I know of is Lufthansa, and it connects via JFK, right? It'd be nice if PDX stepped up the pace and became an even bigger player than what it has been. Boy, the hay days are gone, huh.

Plus the international cargo carriers....Korean Air, China Airlines I think, any others? Carglolux for a while, but they left, I believe because of Lufthansa and belly cargo.

For passenger, there's also Air Canada Jazz and Horizon to Vancouver. Lufthansa has always been non-stop...I've done it twice.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Stirling
Posted 2006-03-17 06:32:14 and read 4133 times.

I don't believe Delta ever used the A310 to Portland....or to anywhere else on the West coast, as far as I'm aware, they were used only for the European routes acquired from PA.

For A310 sized routes, DL had the 762....which they did use into PDX.

Here's the peak, 1998. Pretty impressive with just 27 daily departures, 9 of them widebodies.


ATL 762 M11 757
BOS 757
CVG 757 757 72S
DFW 72S 72S 757
FUK M11
LAS 72S
LAX 757
NGO M11
JFK 757
KIX M11
SLC 727 L10 72S 763 72S
SFO CRJ
SEA 757 72S
SEL M11
NRT M11
YVR CRJ

The tally:
72S - 8
757 - 7
M11 - 6
762 - 2
CRJ - 2
763 - 1
L10 - 1

Busiest time of day was between 1020 when the first M11 transPac flight from NRT arrived, through to 1320 when the last M11 to NGO departed.

The most widebodies on the ground at one time was between 1120 and 1235 when 6 MD11s, 1 762, and 1 763, for a total of 8 aircraft waited for their next departures. The L10 was RON from SLC.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Flypdx
Posted 2006-03-17 07:35:51 and read 4104 times.

It is amazing how much of a presence DL had just a few years ago here in PDX. Now they have 2 or 3 gates on the D Concourse, where before they had almost all!

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: HPRamper
Posted 2006-03-17 08:10:16 and read 4085 times.

Plus a cargo building of their own that is mostly just empty space and tumbleweed now.

Topic: RE: Has There Ever Been A 777 At PDX?
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-03-17 09:15:09 and read 4068 times.

Quoting Cschleic (Reply 13):
As for 777's, I once saw a United 777 doing test flights at PDX, prior to certification of the plane. I've got some slides of it - never been scanned, though. Taken in January 1995. It must have been the number 2 plane. Listening on a radio, the call sign was Boeing 2 or something like that. It flew down from Seattle, then sat on a taxiway while the pilots decided whether to go down to Sacramento or back north. Kind of interesting.

Am I mistaken, or did you post this same thing almost verbatum last time this was discussed? Creepy!


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