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How Are The Olympians Flying Home?  
User currently offlineMSPXJGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 150 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Im just kind of curious how our Olympians are getting home? Did they charter flights if so from who and what sort of aircraft?

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User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

As cheaply as possible.  Big thumbs up

There should of course be plenty of seats available considering how underwhelmed the stadia and arenas looked!!!  Big thumbs up

A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

by seeing all the bags transiting to cos most are coming outta ath to either fra,bru or cdg and then onto iad,ord then home...all the bags i have seen that are official roots issued bags to the athletes all have a handled by the olympic desk bag tag attached at the usoc desk in cos...ual is the officail carrier for the us olympic teams..now whether all fly ual to the us from a euro gateway i dont know but ual donates all the air to them in return for the official carrier status....nbc used delta...have a family member that flew over from jfk on a dl chartered 777 for nbc....hope this helps....

bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Do olympians get a discount of any kind? If not, then they should.

The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1072 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

I want to know how they will get through airport security with all that GOLD ....  Big thumbs up

Did they charter flights if so from who and what sort of aircraft?

Maybe the team sports did, but I know several of the gymnist were back in Texas before last week... I would think they flew commercial

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

QF is chartering 2 x 744's to fly ATH-SIN-SYD. they both will arrive in Sydney at 0740am on Wednesday for a welcome home ceremony held by the prime minister.

User currently offlineQantasffCL From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Qantas is a great airline to sponser so many (nearly 50) cultral, artistic, sporting (MANY), charity and waste management causes!


User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

Ethiopian is picking up the Ethiopian athletes today. ET 1771 FCO-ATH-ADD. A welcoming celebration expected as they arrive Addis Ababa, in the afternoon.
Aslo Ethiopian sponsered the ET team, so it transported them to and from the olympics for free. They added the extra stop to ATH on their FCO flights.

User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
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I really wish the Indian Olympic contingent took a boat with no paddles and oars and never returned home. They could apply for asylum or simply disappear into the unending vastness of the Atlantic Ocean  Angry


Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

The Dutch athletes will be picked up this evening by a KLM B744, registration PH-BFL. Expected time of arrival in AMS will be 18:45 p.m.

Groeten Martijn

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4137 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

The British team are flying home on a chartered Cyprus Airways A330, from what I heard. Into Gatwick. Should be interesting.

Also in Kelly Holmes' home town they are planning a welcome home and open top bus for her, on wednesday, and there may be an open top bus for the whole team (like with the rugby team) through London.


User currently offlineNorCalSF From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I was in Athens for the first week fo the Olympics. Amazing experience.

Anyway, I flew on LH from LHR and LH announced it was the official airline of the German team. So I imagine LH is flying that team back to Germany.

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3094 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

Im still in Athens Ill be flying back to Moscow tomorrow on Alitalia. NorCalSF you are right its been an amazing experience.

User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

Here in Italy Alitalia scheduled extra-flights from ATH to FCO/MXP, both A320 than M80.
Aeroflot777 : have a nice trip! Benvenuti a bordo!  Smile


User currently offlineSetjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Lufthansa is picking up the German athletes using their A300-600 "Donauwörth". They are arriving at this moment in Frankfurt. There is also a press reception at the moment at the airport.

Interesting sidenote:
Lufthansa used mostly their A300`s during the games from Frankfurt and Munich and even had their crews based at ATH for the duration of the games. You could apply internally for the event and there was a big rush by flight attendants and pilots to sign up...

User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4812 times:

Vimanav wrote:

I really wish the Indian Olympic contingent took a boat with no paddles and oars and never returned home. They could apply for asylum or simply disappear into the unending vastness of the Atlantic Ocean

Or maybe the Indian Olympic contingent should be punished by flying them home inside the luggage compartment a "ratty old" AI 310 with no food and no bathroom access. Further, the plane should make stops in Bahrain, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, and T'Puram before terminating in DEL.

However, in all likelihood, those perpetual losers will probably spend some time doing sight-seeing and souvenir shopping before flying home in First Class, courtesy of the Indian Govt.

"I never apologize! I am sorry, but that's the way it is!" - Homer Simpson
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1900 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

I just heard on the news that the airport in athens is expecting almost 900 flights out today!

User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4760 times:
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Delta is using three 777's, ships 7001, 7005 and 7008 to operate a total of four charters for NBC, the TV network showing the games in the U.S. Originally only 7001 and 7008 were scheduled but 7008 had a mechanical yesterday which caused to divert into JFK and then return to ATL parts unavailability. It left for ATH early this morning after repairs. Ship 7005 was ferried CDG-ATH this morning to operate the second NBC charter today. Ship 7008 will overnight in ATH and operate one of two charters tomorrow along with 7001.

SetJet, thanks for the heads up about LH and their A300. I saw the aircraft when I flew out of ATH last Thursday and knew it was not the usual equipment for their routes to Athens. I see that it was being used for the German Olympic team.


[Edited 2004-08-30 16:32:00]

"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
User currently offlineChrisEDDL From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 67 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

So, the LH A300 landed nearly on time and was parked at a remote stand (F232). The athletes got out and had a press reception there. Later, in the terminal there was a big crowd gathered in front of the doors. Furthermore, there was a reception by the German Hockey Association for their Women's Team (they really deserved it...)

Interestingly, a Condor B767-300, D-ABUE, arrived from Athens at nearly the same time but got a gate parking stand at Terminal 2 (Gate E2). When I checked out, who was deboarding, I saw the Japanese Olympic team who were then being brought to the gate for the normal JAL departure.


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4537 times:

Why CY for the British athletes and not BA. The Football team always have planes with special stickers on that say 'Official Airline of the England Football Team'. There was one came into MAN yesterday. So why not the athletes?

Heaven knows they are more successful.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (11 years 22 hours ago) and read 4369 times:


are normal flying airlines sending bigger aircraft like AZ are they sending a 777?

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 21 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

I wonder if Cubana (CU) will be sending one of theirs AN-24s to send the Cuban team back home?  Big grin

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (11 years 21 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

SAA are flying their athletes home...

They were supposed to fly ZS-SAJ "Ndizani" (the colourful 747-300 SAA used for the Atlanta Games) but it has been changed to an A342...SA2004 was thee outbound flight for ATH and SA2005 is the inbound

Rgds  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Proudly South African
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2742 posts, RR: 38
Reply 23, posted (11 years 21 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I believe that the Australian Olympic team were aboard Wunula Dreaming, it landed from Athens at around 5:15 this evening.

It routed LHR-Athens-LHR then back to Australia.
Leaving later this tonight.

I took this photo this evening.

Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2705 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (11 years 20 hours ago) and read 3739 times:


THANK YOU!!!! I was trying to figure out what was going on with flight 9738 on ship 7008.

B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
25 FlyLondon : Why CY for the British athletes and not BA. Because the British training base was in Cyprus and most of the athletes were there for months before the
26 Skyhawk : For any here that care, Carley Patterson came home on DL.
27 Thaiaggie : All Thai medalists (3 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze) flew first class on TG 777 ATH-BKK for the ceremony from Thai government.
28 Post contains images Andreas : I suppose that depends on where they come from. The Greek seem to prefer motorcycles that tend to fall down
29 Post contains images TriStar500 : No, Andreas, that was just a conspiracy of the evil Olympic Comittee, because these Greek athletes were so superior and we all know that nobody wanted
30 Andreas : But the IOC is only second in devilishness to those lying, cheating, medal-stealing French and Brits who probably flew home on totally unwashed AF and
31 Post contains images TriStar500 : Well, our athletes flew home with Lufthansa, so they received the service level fitting perfectly to their mediocre performance at the Olympics.
32 Post contains images Andreas : As long as we are still better than those brothers in arms, these Eurowhining pinko-commie, cheese-eating surrender monkeys from France and UK (for ot
33 Rerj37 : From Athens Airport's website: http://www.aia.gr/EN/our_news/body.asp#anc76 DAILY INFORMATIVE BULLETIN for the period of the 2004 Olympic Games (24/8/
34 LifelinerOne : Maybe nice to know that Gold-medal winner Leotien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel was flown from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by Transavia's PH-XRA. This flight was es
35 ZKSUJ : The New Zealand Team are chartering a flight from Athens to LHR where they will connect onto the NZ001 flight back to AKL via LAX. They will be arrivi
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