Cactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7990 times:
Some nasty dust storms in the valley tonight....I was on I-10 sitting in traffic at the west end of Sky Harbor about 445 and only saw two planes come in from the west... an AS MD80 and someone's 757......nasty wind....dust... I'm sure the BA plane wasn't the only one going to TUS..
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7830 times:
Yes it was a mess here today. I was just about to go home when they told us BA would be diverting. We've seen many jumbos in TUS...that wasn't the big deal...it was that the crew was going to time out and we'd be stuck with 450 people and no way to get them to PHX. Luckily as I was leaving, it was rolling down the runway back to PHX. Definetly a sweet sight though!
You're right there. I just ran a search on them. They used to operate to Islamabad with 744's out of MAN. CX are regular 747 visitors as are PIA. Virgin also operate 744's out of MAN in the summer season.
Like I said, you'll be lucky to see a BA 744 in the U.K. outside of Heathrow
Oh ok...well we never really found out, just going by what the captain told us. He requested 450 biscuits...that gave us a good laugh..lol We were like, where the heck are we going to get any biscuits! hehe
GBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7256 times:
Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 11): Oh ok...well we never really found out, just going by what the captain told us. He requested 450 biscuits...that gave us a good laugh..lol We were like, where the heck are we going to get any biscuits! hehe
Ah, how British...if in doubt, have a nice cup of tea and some biscuits
If you don't mind my asking. When did this flight arrive in TUS and how long did it stay? Also, where was it parked while it was here? The gates are too small for a 744 and the ramp must have been crowded since I counted 7 WN diversions to TUS. Another day when I don't pay attention to what's going on and miss a great opportunity.
AA54Heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6275 times:
Hi All, I drove from the north side to get to the airport just in time to see the BA 744 leave. It left at around 7:45p. It looked like it was parked on the ramp over by the aa gates, but the TUS airport employees here can verify that.
Sorry for the shitty pictures, of all days that I forgot to chagre my camera, I was lucky to get these off before it died. Anybody know what the NWA 757 that is in the frame of the pictures is there for? These were taken from the parking lot next to the Tower Ramp looking west.
BTW, we get actually quite a few heavies here, not everyday, but with some frequency....a few months back there was a 747 doing touch and go's. In fact, waaaay back when my father remembred where Lufthansa 747s would do training touch and go's at TUS....just fyi.......