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Topic: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: RKSofACinUSA
Posted 2013-01-02 08:06:20 and read 8192 times.

A DL 744 has been on the ground in TPA since yesterday morning. Does anyone know why and perhaps when it will be departing. It is a rare sight in TPA and I would love to watch it gracefully take to the skies if possible.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: stlgph
Posted 2013-01-02 08:12:33 and read 8140 times.

It was in town for the Outback Bowl.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...4/history/20130102/1500Z/KTPA/KDTW

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2013-01-02 08:12:51 and read 8140 times.

Don't know who it is exactly chartering, but I imagine it's there for the Outback Bowl. It was mentioned in the thread about the NCAA Bowl Charters.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: stlgph
Posted 2013-01-02 08:13:42 and read 8140 times.

Michigan played South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: RKSofACinUSA
Posted 2013-01-02 08:25:07 and read 8055 times.

Thanks to everyone for the info!

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-01-02 09:30:02 and read 7853 times.

Damn, TPA gets a 744 for the "outback bowl" and here in PHX we get nothing but WN 737s for the fiesta bowl  

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: KC135Hydraulics
Posted 2013-01-02 09:33:21 and read 7836 times.

Off topic slightly but I saw a Delta 747 depart here (Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar) a couple nights ago. Obviously a rotator charter.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: BigSaabowski
Posted 2013-01-02 09:33:47 and read 7836 times.

It is performing a TPA-DTW charter for Michigan.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: dlramp4life
Posted 2013-01-02 10:28:53 and read 7681 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):

Three years ago when Oregon and Auburn where in the Fiesta Bowl that was charter central for DL. Two A330s and a 744. World had a MD-11 in PHX as well as United chartering ASU and Oregon this year. Plus there was an A330 parked over the weekend down by west cargo for the rose bowl.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2013-01-02 12:07:08 and read 7447 times.

Quoting BigSaabowski (Reply 7):
It is performing a TPA-DTW charter for Michigan.

well there is a discussion about this in a couple other threads - one is NCAA charters.

Michigan football team came down Saturday before Christmas on an A330, the band/cheerleaders came down a few days back on an A330 I believe Sat afternoon.

The 747 ferried in empty New Years Eve from BWI after operating as a troop charter Rammstein - BWI. It sat at TPA for 2 days - took combined Michigan band and football team back today to DTW, saw it land at DTW around 12:30pm

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: Yukon880
Posted 2013-01-02 12:19:01 and read 7389 times.

Was a time when the sight of a Delta 747 (or Northwest for that matter) at TPA was not unusual at all...
but that's a long, long time ago!
 

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: Flyer732
Posted 2013-01-02 14:43:27 and read 7151 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
Damn, TPA gets a 744 for the "outback bowl" and here in PHX we get nothing but WN 737s for the fiesta bowl  

World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2013-01-02 14:55:32 and read 7099 times.

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 11):
World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.

Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: aztrainer
Posted 2013-01-02 15:11:14 and read 7066 times.

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.

Agree, I was surprised that it was just sitting at the west end of the airport for the whole time that Michigan State was here for the Buffalo Wild Wing Bowl.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-01-02 17:41:47 and read 6877 times.

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 11):
World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.

  those were the days I was out of town   

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: Flyer732
Posted 2013-01-02 20:33:40 and read 6731 times.

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.

Exactly, AMC charters spool down for Christmas/New Year and there isn't a lot of demand otherwise for the plane.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2013-01-02 22:49:20 and read 6100 times.

Also one came into SEA today as a 9000 flight number from ANC. Any Delta employees able to shed light on why it came into here?

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: audidudi
Posted 2013-01-03 00:27:26 and read 5688 times.

I believe this is ship #6603 (N663US) which had to divert to ANC on Xmas day whie flying as DL295 from ATL-NRT. The story follows:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=45b3c89e&opt=0

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N663US

[Edited 2013-01-03 00:29:02]

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: 777law
Posted 2013-01-03 02:27:14 and read 5248 times.

Flew from TPA-PHL on Tuesday afternoon (US 1884) and saw the DL 744 sitting at the hard stand. Obviously in town for the Outback Bowl but still very cool to see a 744 in TPA.

Topic: RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA
Username: deltadudejg
Posted 2013-01-05 04:09:03 and read 3012 times.

Yeah I work at TPA. I took a few cell phone pictures of it.


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