LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8557 times:
Quoting SJUSXM (Reply 5): I saw this plane in Vegas on Saturday. Sweet looking bird.
is it where OAI usually puts their DC10 and 757? or is it on the corner of Trop and Koval, if you know the street names? i managed to miss the SP on its departure date...i thought it wasnt going to be back for a while..
MX77W From Mexico, joined Apr 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8494 times:
Does Vegas Sands still have a BBJ and that 767? Cause I recall seing both of these airplanes in the same livery, but I don't know if the L-1011 and SP are replacements or additions to the Vegas Sands Fleet, if their add-ons then that's an impressive VIP fleet!
I need to go drive down by Koval or by the South Strip to see if I catch the SP, never seen one live, so that'll be something!!!
When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
RW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8282 times:
Pardon my ingnorance, but I am a native of Las Vegas and have never heard of these Las Vegas Sands planes. Granted I haven't lived there for a few years, but are they used for junkets or high rollers? Thanks for the info!
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Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2247 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7650 times:
CX Flyboy...Sounds like an incorrect report. The aircraft has not left LAS since arriving two weeks ago. More than likely, it was the 763...The L10's have not been seen at all and maybe getting some work done on them. From what I have heard, there were a whole bunch of AD's that needed to be addressed on these a/c prior to being put in service.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6787 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7410 times:
Quoting Crownvic (Reply 15): CX Flyboy...Sounds like an incorrect report. The aircraft has not left LAS since arriving two weeks ago. More than likely, it was the 763...The L10's have not been seen at all and maybe getting some work done on them. From what I have heard, there were a whole bunch of AD's that needed to be addressed on these a/c prior to being put in service.
I have a photo of it in Macau sitting next to their BBJ, 767-300 and two Gulfstreams.
Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 17): Apparently the Venetian in Macau is FAR larger than the Vegas equivalent
The Macau Venetian is 3 times larger than the Vegas one. The minimum room size is almost 700sq ft, which makes them the size of the average Hong Kong flat if not bigger!!
Quoting United Airline (Reply 16): From what I heard Macau's income on gambling has surpassed Las Vegas's. Can anyone confirm that?
There is an article in today's SCMP. Macau's gambling has already surpassed that of Vegas and next year is expected to surpass that of the entire Nevada state. The Sands hotel/casino which has been up and running for a while now, recouped the entire cost of building the building and casino in the first 6 months of operations! It's madness.
The Venetian have bought their own S76 helicopters for their own shuttle service as well as 10 new catamaran ferries for services to Hong Kong and other chinese cities. Their intention is to have a VIP aircraft fleet larger than that of Air Macau and with the 747, 763, BBJ and Gulfstreams they are already on their way to it (Although it is shared by the other Venetian and Sands hotels.)
Well Venetian Las Vegas as of the end of the year (if they make it on time) with the addition of The Palazzo will have 7000+ rooms making it the official new World's Largest Hotel, but I guess in terms of Casino Sq. Footage the Macau one might be bigger since the LV Venetian complex is really tight on space.
In any case, I had the chance to see the 747SP the other day from across the tarmac (I was at T2 waiting to board an MX A320) so I was glad I got to fainally see one live!!!
When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
SQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7091 times:
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 13): The 747Sp was seen in Macau a couple of days ago for the opening of the Venetian Hotel/Casino in Macau....the 2nd largest building in the world after the Boeing hangar at Everett!!
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 19): I have a photo of it in Macau sitting next to their BBJ, 767-300 and two Gulfstreams.
Saw all of them on the ramp at MFM this past weekend (but only saw one gulfstream)...I was wondering who they belonged to because they all have the same livery!
Now I know.
And the Ventian Macau is Enormous, it's right next to the airport literally so you'll see it on landing. Huge...
SIN > CVG > BOS
: CX Flyboy...I stand corrected and apologize. The a/c was on the ramp at LAS on Monday, so I assume it never left. It is possible that it flew over the
26 United Airline
: So overall which one will be bigger with the addition of The Palazzo ? Venetian Las Vegas? And which one is bigger in terms of land? Venetian Las Vega
27 CX flyboy
: Not a problem!!! Unfortunately it was not me who shot it but I saw the photo. The 747SP has been doing shuttle flights between Taipei and Macau...wel
: Coming back to LAX this afternoon,someone get a shot of it! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VPBLK
: Flightaware also shows an SV -SP enroute from CDG-LAX . Wow,how often do you see 2 -SP's in one place,active!!