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A B747-400 Landing At Calgary  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Driving home from work today, I saw this 744 on final approach but could not make out its livery due to the position of the sun (I was driving west, and the aircraft was going North). It had the distinct wings of a 744, and did not look like a cargo variant as I did not notice a short hump. Anyone have any idea?

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4367 times:

I'm guessing it was a charter. Anyone in Calagry confirm this?


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4355 times:

Looks like a Cargolux from LAX on way to Lux.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...5/history/20060831/2101Z/KLAX/CYYC


User currently offlineMarkabcan From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4355 times:

Arrived at 5:40pm, only 747 landing today. Arrived from LAX.

Airline Cargolux
Flight Number 775
Departure City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Departure Time 08/31/2006 01:58 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC)
Arrival Time 08/31/2006 05:40 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

[Edited 2006-09-01 04:55:24]

User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4302 times:

That was CLX775 a 747-400F LAX-YYC-LUX.Its a scheduled cargo run.


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User currently offlineYYCowboy From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4250 times:

Is this a regular scheduled stop?
Does Korean Air Cargo still stop at YYC?



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Korean Air Cargo have quit YYC its now served by Asiana Cargo.

User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

By the way, ANA and JAL have been into YYC this summer with pax B744s. Charters, I assume.

User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

JAL has applied for a charter license to canada for this winter what cities will be served is unknown.The polar express charters to YEG start again in Jan,I wonder if they will still be ANA or maybe now JAL instead.I assume YYC will see more service aswell...


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User currently offlineYYCowboy From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Good assumption Wols, Japanese love Banff. Always wondered why no carrier has picked up YYC-Narita. Canadian airlines used to do the route I think, with DC-10's.


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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Yes,CP flew DC-10-30's from YYC-NRT 2 times a week.They also flew a DC-10 on a YYC-YEG-NRT route.Both routes were discontinued before AC aquired CP due to low yield traffic.Tourist traffic doesnt seem to produce much money for airlines...


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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Yes, the said above is true.
Both Japan Airlines and All Nippon flew into Calgary for tourist charters for August and it turned out rather well. The 2100 or so which was expected made their way through the city and into the rockies.

What lineups in the terminal though. Those were the only 747-400 flights while all others are cargo purposes like Cargolux and Asiana. Sometimes you will see daytime arrivals if they are late.
A pict of JAL in YYC.

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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
Korean Air Cargo have quit YYC its now served by Asiana Cargo.

A small correction: Asiana Cargo started flying into YYC only weeks after KE Cargo did. They were both flying in for some time until KE Cargo called it quits. Possibly due to competition from Asiana Cargo. So it wasn't one taking the route over from another.


Kris



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