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What Are These 2 777'S Doing Here In FRA?  
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8633 times:

To the right of the picture you can see two RG 777's ...
Whats the reason for their trip to FRA ?
Wasnt this pic taken before RG were in that phase of 'will they go out of business/will they stay in business'
There may be a simple answer so if someone could enlighten me Id be much appreciated !

Cheers,

Joe


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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8287 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8573 times:

I'm pretty sure Varig had 2 daily flights into FRA. That's the remote stand where the aircraft spend the day, between morning arrival and evening departure. The most surprising thing about that pic is that there aren't any more aircraft at the remote stands, which can be quite full during some hours of the day.

User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8541 times:

Could one of those be the one getting scrapped soon and the other be the one sitting at JFK now?
That pic was from almost 18 months ago so its quite possible (thats about how long the JFK one has been sitting there.)



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8472 times:

Showing LH what they're missing out on.  stirthepot 

User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8454 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 3):
Showing LH what they're missing out on.

Oh snap! ehhe That could change very soon.  Smile



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2881 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):
(thats about how long the JFK one has been sitting there.)

I pass that plane sitting at JFK every morning on my way in. It is such a shame to see a perfectally good a/c like that not doing what it was made to do...fly.  cry 



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9772 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7854 times:

I think the 777 on top (with the 75th anniversary titles) is the one that is now going to AM (wearing the airline's new colours).

A388


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11429 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7773 times:
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Varig use to run GRU-FRA with 2 777-200ER "PW" (PP-VRE, now at JFK and PP-VRF on ground at GIG) and also GIG-FRA with their 2 best 777-200ER "GE" frames (PP-VRA and PP-VRB).

As the date of the picture, probably the one with 75 years aniversary sticker is PP-VRB (VRA at that time was on ground waiting for an engine).

The other could be even VRE or VRF.

Felipe



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User currently offlineKeego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7458 times:

Could it be anything to do with the Confederations Cup which was held in Germany in the summer 05? Frankfurt was one of the host cities for the small tournament and Brazil won it.

User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

Quoting BHXDTW (Thread starter):
Whats the reason for their trip to FRA ?

Honeymoon?

 Wink


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11429 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7307 times:
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Quoting Keego (Reply 8):
Could it be anything to do with the Confederations Cup which was held in Germany in the summer 05? Frankfurt was one of the host cities for the small tournament and Brazil won it.

No, Varig runs daily flights to Germany from two points in Brazil: GIG and GRU.

The plane use to arrive FRA by 1430 local time and depart by 2200 - 2230 (local time also). They are on remote waiting for the night flights FRA-GIG and FRA-GRU.

Just it.

Felipe



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User currently offlineJohnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7243 times:

This is the so-called open-door-place at FRA...

Because Varig always parked their airplanes there with open doors to let fresh air ainside...(B767,777,MD11...)


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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

the pic is taken in 2005 and must be around 7pm because the Etihad plane at D13 arrived around this time and the Emirates plane on E9 as well.

User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4753 times:

It is actually a little later than 1900, prolly around 1930ish. You can tell by the OZ 747 which is being pushed back (departure time 1940 usually, and they are very strict about being on time), then the EI A320 sitting up top which arrived 1920 and left 2015 as far as I remember. Then there's also a TK 737 being pushed back, which had a flight to IST around 1940ish as far as I remember, but you can never be sure with their countless charters into FRA, and yes, the EY A330 and EK A330, which both arrived around 1850 if I remember correctly. Been a long time, but I worked on all of them. Heck, I might even be in the picture somewhere! Try to find me with one of those safety jackets on!  bigthumbsup 

But to the original question. Those B777s were parked out there during the day between the noon arrivals and the evening departures. And wasn't one of their B777 flights alternating with an MD11?

Cheers,
Thilo



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 13):
a long time, but I worked on all of them. Heck, I might even be in the picture somewhere!

If I count all the mentioned airlines together this would mean you are working or had worked for Fraport  Wink Big grin
OZ, EI, TK, EY, EK are some of the many airlines handled by Fraport...


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11429 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4146 times:
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Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 13):
But to the original question. Those B777s were parked out there during the day between the noon arrivals and the evening departures. And wasn't one of their B777 flights alternating with an MD11?

Yes, RG8744 (later on RG8778) because of PP-VRA problem run in alternate with an MD11.

Felipe



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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 14):
If I count all the mentioned airlines together this would mean you are working or had worked for Fraport Wink Big grin
OZ, EI, TK, EY, EK are some of the many airlines handled by Fraport...

as well as SU, A3, QSC, AB, AI, NZ, FG, MK, A9, B8, FH, GF, ST, IR, JU, KE, 7B, HY Cyprus Turkish Airlines (Cyprus)">YK, GW, LT, MH, MB, YM, 8Q, PK, H9, FV, BI, RJ, 6W, SV, S7, SHY, UL, TG, HY, YM, SP, KK, UN, BG, CI, B2, ...

Yeah, Fraport BVD-OP3 to be exact. God, I miss that smell of kerosine while working the worst weather and airplanes....



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