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KLM B777 In SFO Today  
User currently offlineFloris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

KL 605/606 AMS-SFO is a B777 today. Until yesterday it used to be an MD11. Is this a change for just today, or a permanent change?

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User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

Schedule for the next few days:

18-09-2004 will be MD-11 registration PH-KCB
19-09-2004 will be MD-11 registration PH-KCF
20-09-2004 will be B777, registration PH-BQB
21-09-2004 will be MD-11 registration unknown yet

It seems the Friday and Monday are flown by the B777 and the rest of the days a MD-11.


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

Sure wish we could see some of that MD-11 & B777 action here at IAH.

SPL: Could you provide any info on what Reg for KL 663 would be in advance?? Say this Sun. (Only operates on Fri & Sun) Just trying to spot PH-BZI or PH-BZK. Thx  Smile

--Nate


User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Last time I spotted at SFO the KLM flight was a 777 as well, and that was in July.

User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

SPL:

How do you know which planes will be used (with reg.number)?
And is this also possible to see with other airliners?

Thanks,

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

I spotted @ SFO a couple of weeks ago...I saw KLM 777 depart from runway 1R. That was awsome site to see!!



Still want to see a 747 take off from there!!



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineUal747-600 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

How many 777's does KLM have now?

UAL747-600


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

KL ordered 10 777-200's. They already got 7 and the other 3 will arrive between now and January 2005.

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

Ual747-600:

I did some more research for you: the reg.numbers/names:

PH-BQA "Albert Plesman"
PH-BQB "Borobudur"
PH-BQC "Chichen-Itza"
PH-BQD "Darjeeling Railway"
PH-BQE "Epidaurus"
PH-BQF "Ferrara city"
PH-BQG "Galapagos Islands"

On order:
PH-BQH
PH-BQI
PH-BQJ

Don't know sure about Hotel, India and Julliet but it looks logical to me!
Don't know anything about the names, maybe somebody else can provide some info about this!

Thanks,

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

KLM has been flying the 777 into SFO 3 times a week since October. This just be the first time you noticed it. Its nothing new!

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

I did actually wind up camcording (it was 16x max-but still close and clear) that take off from 1-R. I wasn't using a tripod, so it was a little shaky (though not too much), and there is a lot of wind noise too (gee, what's new with SFO???), but one can definitely hear the thrust of the 777 beauty and see it roll off 1-R......beauty!!!!!


The only think I need to do is convert it to digital (I was using an old "Hi-8" camcorder-but the footage is very clear))and upload it to some website along with some other footage I have..that being said the KLM 777 take off is defintely the best one I have!!



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4117 times:

Jacobin777:

I do not know how to do that BUT I do know that I would love to see that video  Big thumbs up

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Perhaps SPL looked ín one of KLM's airport systems? I see he works at Schiphol in AMS, hence his nickname....

GlobeTrekker



The World Is A Book And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page
User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Okay Fella's,

From what I know and have seen in the CRS, this winter (Starting oct.31st) KLM will fly the 6 weekly AMS-SFO (daily except Tuesdays) with the MD11 until Jan.30th. Starting Jan.31st they will use the 777 on all the flights! And hopefully, next summer it will be a daily service....

FJWH!

The 3 names you're missing are ....

PH-BQH Hadrian's Wall
PH-BQI Igaucu Park
PH-BQK Kilimajaro Park

I don't think they'll be using the registration PH-BQJ.

Cheers!
Robin


User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

For what reason won't KLM use resgistration PH-BQJ?

User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

I chatted with a KLM Regional Manager who was walking around Bayshore Park right by SFO one noon this week and he mentioned KLM is retiring the MD-11s which will go to FedEx.

This info seems to jive with info by AA B777-200.


User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Speedbird2025:

I think it's already too late for you, but I will look tonight at my work which plane will fly the KL663 this Sunday...


FJWH/GlobeTrekker:

Employees of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have access to the information system CISS (Central Information System Schiphol). It's possible to see all flights from all airlines.


Leamside:

KLM isn't going to get ride of the MD-11 the next years. Till 2012 the MD-11 will fly in KLM's fleet. What's for sure is that KLM will get ride of two B763 by the end of this year. These planes will go back to the leasing company. Which two (registrations) that are, is unknown yet.


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineFlyhigh69 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

...talking of KLM B777. Any chances KLM might bring it into MSP instead of their daily MD-11 ??? Would be great to see this plane here !

Thank you to the Dutch Aviation Society....

JP


User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3775 times:

Speedbird2025:

The KL0663 for IAH which left the 19th from AMS is this flight:

KL0663 14:30 14:46 A IAH PL E04 E04 PHBZA 763


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

Thanks SPL. I got a decent shot of 'BZA' today. Was hoping for BZI or BZK. Perhaps next Friday or Sunday. I also sent you another e-mail, so check that. Thanks again  Smile

--Nathan


User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Flyhigh69,

No bluebird 777s anytime soon in MSP. This summer KLM operated a MD11 into MSP, but starting Oct.31st the flight will be shifted to NW, bringing the total to 3 daily NW DC10s. Two of them are actually continuing to Bombay as NW re-starts the second daily AMS-BOM flight!

And fellow country man SPL/Martijn,

Are you sure KLM whil phase out its 763s THIS year? According to the winterschedule the 767s are still planned for flights to Newark, Washington/Dulles, Vancouver, Atlanta, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Kuwait, Almaty, Tehran, Abuja, Kano, Malabo, Montreal, Dammam and Doha. Should I go on?
I know the 332s should be arriving next year, but that's gonna take a while, hey!

Robin


User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

SPL,

Did they still not replace CISS? I worked at Schiphol between 1999 and 2001 on the project that was later cancelled to replace CISS, called Fis2000, it never worked out with SwITch.



User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3507 times:

Vunz:

Yep, CISS is still THE flight information system at Schiphol. I know they wasted lots of money with trying to get a better new system, but eventually they made the CISS 3 system! Which we work now with, without any problems by the way!!!

Robin:

The information I got is that two B763's will be returned to the leasing company by the end of this year... But maybe I'am wrong...


Groeten Martijn


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