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BA FLT 289 Diverted TUS!  
User currently offlineFokkerf28 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7513 times:
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BA flight 289 from LHR has diverted to TUS due to weather in PHX.
Must be the first ever 747-400 to have landed in TUS.

cheers!!!!!!!!

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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7450 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..


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User currently offlineSABE From Argentina, joined Jun 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

Yeah, there are several Southwest flights that diverted to TUS, such as

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...6/history/20060721/2306Z/KSAN/KPHX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...2/history/20060721/2225Z/KSMF/KPHX

and others such as

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...5/history/20060721/2048Z/KORD/KPHX

In spite of the heat (110F, 43C at the moment) I'm tempted to drive to the airport to see a BA744!!! Oh well, maybe I'll just wait 30 days and see them in MAN !  Smile

[Edited 2006-07-22 03:29:56]


TUS-DFW-EZE... can't wait to visit home again!
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7290 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!

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

Did anyone get any pictures?

User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 864 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7029 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 3):
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.

just a correction, none of our 744s carry that many people.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6980 times:

Quoting SABE (Reply 2):
just wait 30 days and see them in MAN

you'll be very lucky if you do. I'm not sure whether they operate there but I never see them, maybe they only come in when I'm not around.

AA 757/763's are a common site


User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6947 times:

Quoting SABE (Reply 2):
Oh well, maybe I'll just wait 30 days and see them in MAN !



Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
you'll be very lucky if you do. I'm not sure whether they operate there but I never see them, maybe they only come in when I'm not around.

To my knowledge MAN has only had one LHR-MAN shuttle and a few diversions (including the now infamous three engine flight from LAX) that involved the BA B747-400 in the last three years or so.

PurpleBox.



Next Flights:STH-ATH-STN (A3), BHX-INV-BHX(BE), LCY-FRA-BOG(LH), EZE-FRA-LHR(LH)
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

Quoting PurpleBox (Reply 7):

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

Tom


User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6880 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 8):
CX are regular 747 visitors

Only with their freight 747s

Chris



Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

Quoting Highpeaklad (Reply 9):
Only with their freight 747s

In the MAN Information guide it says CX operate passenger services too, not sure if they are with 747'sthough.. I meant the freighters anyways

Tom


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 5):
just a correction, none of our 744s carry that many people.

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


User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6716 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  rotfl   thumbsup 


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 4):
Did anyone get any pictures?

No pictures sorry...we were way too busy...and no camera  Sad


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6618 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.

Haha, how British  Smile, I think the BA 744's hold about 360 passengers, somewhere near that, plus (up to) 15 cabin crew and 2-4 flight crew, though PHX would have 3 flight crew.

Quoting SABE (Reply 2):
I'm tempted to drive to the airport to see a BA744!!! Oh well, maybe I'll just wait 30 days and see them in MAN !

As has been said, 744's from BA haven't been seen at MAN for a scheduled service in ages, you best bet is to go to LHR, or go to EZE, however, if you're satisfied with a 767, MAN it is !

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6609 times:

Quoting Fokkerf28 (Thread starter):
Must be the first ever 747-400 to have landed in TUS.

Highly Unlikely.



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User currently offlineExperimental From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6118 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 14):
I think the BA 744's hold about 360



BA's 744

High J
14 First
70 Club World
30 World Traveler Plus
177 World Traveler

Total = 291

Low J
14 First
38 Club World
36 World Traveler Plus
272 World Traveler

Total = 360

[Edited 2006-07-22 18:46:37]

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 3):

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.


User currently offlineTUSflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

We finally had a nice PM here yesterday....Had winds gusting to 60mph for the past few nights...Guess PHX got their share....

User currently offlineAA54Heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5735 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.......

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m30/bimmerbimmer99/c2de3218.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m30/bimmerbimmer99/1d43cadd.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m30/bimmerbimmer99/6e72270f.jpg



Roger that, turning to our "other" left
User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Quoting AA54Heavy (Reply 19):
Anybody know what the NWA 757 that is in the frame of the pictures is there for?

My guess is it was NW flight 105 diverted from PHX (originating in MSP)? Someone would have to confirm this.
It appears Delta, United, and America west also had multiple diversions from PHX to TUS.

Mesa was also diverting CRJ's to YUM.



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 8):
Like I said, you'll be lucky to see a BA 744 in the U.K. outside of Heathrow

Agreed, but you will also find them at CWL where the MX is done.

PurpleBox.



Next Flights:STH-ATH-STN (A3), BHX-INV-BHX(BE), LCY-FRA-BOG(LH), EZE-FRA-LHR(LH)
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

It arrived around 5:30pm and was taking off when I left which was around 7:45pm. They had it parked by the AA gates...we didn't have a towbar for a plane that big so it couldn't be parked at the gate.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 20):
My guess is it was NW flight 105 diverted from PHX (originating in MSP)? Someone would have to confirm this

Not sure why the NW plane was there...it was there earlier in the day..not a diversion.


User currently offlineFokkerf28 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
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Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 15):
Highly Unlikely.

So tell me then how many 747-400, have landed in TUS. Not 100,200.300 only 400's? since you think that it is highly unlikely!!!!


25 YVRlonghauler : Do they allow passengers to temporarily deplane under these circumstances, or do they have to wait inside the aircraft?
26 AirTranTUS : Why does it usually take so long for planes to depart again after diverting? Weather in AZ usually lasts less than an hour, but planes will stay in TU
27 Flyboyaz : We had a UA 744 in TUS maybe a couple years ago. No they do not. Customs/Immigrations was not there so they could not let the passengers off. We also
28 Thegooddoctor : Yeah - plus remember that for every plane that diverts to TUS, ABQ, LAS, etc when there's a weather shutdown in PHX, there's one in a holding pattern
29 RJpieces : If it is an unanticipated diversion, aren't they allowed to go over their hours to complete the flight?
30 Socalfive : TUS had an Air France Concorde there in 95 or 96, remember that one?
31 Flyboyaz : I would think so, but they were quite concerned about the crews timing out. I've seen it happen a few times before. The only time it was ok for them
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