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Air India 744 @ DTW Tonight!  
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3790 times:
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I was catching the bus in the employee lot at DTW today to start a 3 day trip, and I saw taxiing an Air India 747-400 off the runway. We were preparing for departure I look over at the Berry Terminal and it was docked at the far gate next to the mx hanger. What was it doing there? It arrived at about 6:30pm EDT.


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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3690 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
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Was it boud for ORD? ORD got killed with weather, and planes were diverint all over. In MKE we got an AA 777, AA MD80, United Express ERJ, and an ACA 328J emergency landing due to smoke in the cabin.


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User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

I was out in the back yard yesterday and saw what looked like an Air India 744 on final to rwy 22R at DTW....I did not have the binoculars out and the sun was right in my face......this was 5:30pm.

I logged onto Air India's web site and also checked FlyteComm....both sites did not show any Air India flts (127 to ORD or 101 to JFK) diverting to DTW....strange.

Jetjack74 -- thank you for letting me know that my old eyes are still OK  Smile



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User currently offlineLxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

This diversion to DTW make me think that also Detroit could have more intercontinental flights! Are you agree with me? Sorry but I'm speaking as italian and I don't know very well the american cities and their economies...so I know ORD being one of the biggest world's airport but speaking about the cities which is the biggest one (between Chicago and Detroit?)
Bye  Smile


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Don't use Flytecomm for diversions, they are terrible at that. Two weeks ago I was trying to look up a United Express CRJ that landed at DAB and Flytecomm showed nothing about it. I went to Flightarrivals.com to find it was a diversion for weather at JAX.

As for the size difference between Chicago and Detroit, Chicago is considerably bigger. I think Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the US after New York and LA, while Detroit (who used to be the fifth only about 15 years ago) is now at least #10, although I wouldn't be surprised if Detroit's suburban population isn't that far behind Chicago.

I really don't see Air India regularly fly to DTW. NW flight 67 flies from Mumbai to DTW with a stop in AMS. Detroit area has a decent sized Indian population especially in suburbs of Novi and Northville and Canton, but not enough for Air India to also fly here.

Any International growth most likely will be to the Mideast with Detroit having the largest Muslim and Arabic population in the USA. Royal Jordanian is the only carrier that flies to the Mideast from DTW other than Northwest/KLM connections at AMS. Emirates had stated they would like to fly to DTW someday as well as MEA once the sanctions are lifted against them. I recall Northwest also wanting to fly to Baghdad once (more like if) things settle down in Iraq.


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

HlwdCatft --

You are so right about possible growth from DTW to the middle east....at work, I frequently check Royal Jordanian's twice a week flight from DTW to Amman....always, and I mean always sold out. Of course, that flight originates in Chicago and stops in Detroit, so there are two large metro areas feeding that flight.




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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

I can almost guarantee though they pick up more people at DTW for Royal Jordanian.

another couple Mid East airlines that were rumored to come to Detroit. This is just rumored but I had heard Saudi and Qatar also.

I don't see much growth to Europe out of DTW other than with Northwest, maybe Air France or Alitalia since Northwest is joining Skyteam. Air France has wanted to come to DTW for a while I hear.

As for Asia

The 4 NW flights to Japan are jam packed. Japan Airlines or ANA needs to fly to DTW for competition on those routes, but I never heard anything about JAL or ANA coming to DTW.

There has been some talk of Korean Air coming to DTW if Northwest joins Skyteam instead of flying to ATL since DTW is closer and distribute the connections through Northwest instead of Delta


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4011 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Flytecomm apparently screwed up the diversion of a Boston-bound Virgin 747-400 recently. You'll see the details in another thread (Virgin to BDL). Flytecomm noted that this aircraft actually landed at Bedford, MA (Hanscom Field) before continuing to Bradley International (Hartford/Springfield). Hanscom is about 15 miles west of Boston, and while the runway can handle a 747 there was one person actually on that Virgin 747-400 who said that they most assuredly did not land at Hanscom...they circled the Boston area for 15 minutes before going directly to Bradley.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

AI 127 operating Frankfurt-Chicago diverted to Detroit due w/x in ORD. Aircraft was on ground for approximately 2 hrs before continuing to Chicago.

I think this is the first time that AI has actually gone into Detroit with an ORD diversion. They have gone into Milwaukee at least twice that I know of and one very memorable diversion to Minneapolis about 5 years ago when everything else nearby went to hell.

[Edited 2004-07-05 01:43:28]

User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Maybe it's stopped here to take more engineering work back to India.... Big grin

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