Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
An ex-coworker and I were talking tonight about various things aviation related and one of the things that came up was the north-south traffic over the place where he's staying on Whidbey Island in Washington State.
- 4 engines (based on contrails)
- Looks like a 747 but may be an A340
- Looks like it's following the coast fairly closely
- Pretty sure not inbound to SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA
We couldn't figure out where it would be coming from or going to where that was a route that would make sense for such a large aircraft -- all of the options we were coming up are served by narrowbodies -- so I figured I'd ask here:
Any ideas who or what this is?
[Edited 2005-03-08 07:14:23]
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M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
any NRT flt to Dallas, Atlanta. If any weather on Great cicle routes depressing traffic south it could really be anyone. Add C5s from USAF. I'm in Bellingham and there is a bunch of four banger traffic high up.
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707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
I'm in Eastern washginton where you can actually see the sky and man have we got contrails. . . Going in every direction. SEA and PDX are fairly obvious but the trans-Pacs are passing over as well. . . .
You know the sky, which is above the gray rainy layer. . . .
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
I think it is LH 468/469 on PDX-FRA. I have flown the flight before and it passes directly over downtown Seattle (I was even able to see my old house on Mercer Island). It would be rather close to cruising altitude when passing near Whidbey Island.
The flights pass over Seattle at about 1pm and then again at 5pm. However the routing over Seattle doesn't happen everyday, but usually it is flown on a route that takes it over SEA and is always an A343.
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