AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4201 times:
I was watching the "Big Apple" DVD from Just Planes.com. The DVD has over six hours of planes. From JFK, EWR, and LGA.
In the 6 part of the JFK video, they show PH-BQA backing out of the gate and next to it is PH-BQC.
Now I know that KLM has a flight out of JFK at 6:30 and 11:15. This footage was probaly shot in the spring/summer time becuase it was still light out at 6:30.
To my knowledge the 11:15 flight has never been opperated by the B744.
The video of the KLM 777s is from 2004.
Now My question is- Why where there two KLM 777s on the ground at the same time at JFK??
GlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4038 times:
I think Checo77 hit the nail on the head. I remember a few years ago due to delays, diversions and mechanical problems we ended up with 5 KLM planes on the ground in AUA at the same time - three MD11's and two 747's.
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Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3795 times:
Last Oct I was on the 777 that took a major delay of all things for catering then mechanical then to pull a bag as a pax abandoned the flt. The 744 came in while the 777 was still there. Something about a 6 hr delay that can do that.
AA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3569 times:
If it was not a diversion, maybe it was the previous day's flight that was postponed or something. If a flight gets delayed and the airline has no extra crew, delaying the flight for 24 hours usually is a very good option.
The afternoon flight (KL642) used to be a 747, then a few times the MD11, but now replaced with the 777.
The later flight KL642, a 747 Combi only operates 4 times weekly.
Next summer season will see the late flight operated 6 times weekly : 4 times the 747 Combi and twice a week the 7777.