Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32 Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4471 times:
I forgot to post this a few days ago, but when I went to the airport either Tuesday or Wednesday, I was sure that I saw a KLM 777 instead of the 744. Does anyone know if this is true or I am I sniffin too much glue
IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4265 times:
artysman man asked whether or not KL flew the 777 to IAH earlier this week. He did not ask where it was scheduled to fly.
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Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4216 times:
I am thinking Tuesday or Wednesday, so either the 18th or 19th. I flew in from London on Monday... (storm night) so it wasn't Monday. I dropped my girlfriend at the airport on Tuesday and picked my mother up at the airport on Wednesday, so it was one of those two days. Whatever the case, I saw it from a distance, and there were only two wing engines, not four, but I couldn't see the tail from where I was as it may have been a MD-11 also
Mdutch From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4174 times:
according to all my info it should have been a 74E, first 777 is used daily to YYZ
Second one is flying to CPT, Maybe they had some space to send that one to IAH but couldn't find any evidence.... If they did, for sure it was a one time thing.....
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1744 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
DUB as in Dubai....
Just for your information, Dubai is DXB. DUB is Dublin.
As far as the KLM 777 in Houston. It is possible, but highly unlikely. MD-11 sounds more reasonable, but surprising none the less. IAH is a big cargo market so I would imagine KLM makes quite a bit of money on the 747 Combi aircraft. Re-positioning a non Combi plane would really make things difficult for them I would imagine. Though KLM has been doing a lot of substitutions lately, DEL is one example. It is suppose to be a combi but hardly gets any these days, its mostly been a full 743 pax configured aircraft.