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2 Philippine Airlines A340s Tonight At SFO  
User currently offlineAASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3732 times:

Drove by SFO tonight and there were 2 A340s there at the same time. Any reason for that?

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User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3693 times:

2 PAL flights every Friday and Sunday this season.

Usually it is a 747 & A-340. However, two 340s is not really unusual.


User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3677 times:



Quoting AASuper83 (Thread starter):
Drove by SFO tonight and there were 2 A340s there at the same time. Any reason for that?

That's weird. Per schedule, PR105 is a 747-400. See: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL105

-jasp



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User currently offlineAASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 3617 times:



Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 2):

That's weird. Per schedule, PR105 is a 747-400.

Perhaps it was a 744. My bad. Traffic was heavy, and I saw one PAL 340 at the gate, and just a tail sticking out from behind the overpass.

I stand corrected, and I didn't know PAL came that often on Fridays and Sundays.

Thanks guys.


User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

I Guess GUM sees more PAL aircraft each day than any other airport besides MNL !!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

It very well could have been 2 A340's. As Leam said, this is their schedule on FR/SU. They did have a day time flight last week as well, but can't remember the day. Its the holidays and your going to see some weird schedule changes and equipment changes. Specially with PR!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Was a 744 and A340 in SFO last night 12/21.

User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3115 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
They did have a day time flight last week as well, but can't remember the day.

That was last Tuesday's special flight PR904/905 from MNL & back to MNL via GUM. One of PAL's 747 needed maintenance in MNL and the regular PR104/105 that night was cancelled.

There have been several PR904 & 905 flights to SFO this year and in the past. Examples: http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/prsfo_rnwy_19l_landing
http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/pr905_sfomnl
http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/pr904__pr905_n753pr_mar_2_2005

Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 2):
That's weird. Per schedule, PR105 is a 747-400

Often a 747 is scheduled but it isn't unusual for the plane type to be substituted by a 340.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9590 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Do both the A340 and 747 flight stop in GUM? I wouldn't think both would need refueling stops. The 747 has plenty of range for that route.


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2957 times:



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 8):
The 747 has plenty of range for that route.

not with Balikbayan Boxes. possibly if PR did a 2 check-in embargo and no boxes allowed, perhaps they could eliminate stops.



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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2948 times:

They ALWAYS stop in GUM this time a year

User currently offlineLurveBus From Philippines, joined Mar 2007, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2848 times:



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 8):
The 747 has plenty of range for that route.



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 9):
not with Balikbayan Boxes. possibly if PR did a 2 check-in embargo and no boxes allowed, perhaps they could eliminate stops.

Aside from the Balikbayan boxes, winds are pretty tough this time of year, even CX and SQ sometimes make tech stops in ICN on their way back to HKG from the west coast.

That, and PR stuffs 433 passengers in their 747s.


User currently offlineStrandedInBGM From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2773 times:



Quoting LurveBus (Reply 11):
Balikbayan boxes

Huh?



It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

A Balikbayan Box (literally returnee's box) is a cardboard box containing novelty items brought by or sent by a Filipino that is returning to the Philippines from a foreign country.These boxes contain non-perishable food items, canned goods, other food items, toiletries, household and kitchen stuffs, time saving devices, computer parts, electronics, toys, designer clothing, personal items, and hard to find items in the Philippines.

(Source Wikipedia )


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3508 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

An embargo on Balikbayan boxes on PR would be like an embargo on skiis for flights into DEN. It just cannot happen!


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User currently offlineAirlineAddict From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
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More importantly, the Balikbayan boxes are more often than not at the maximum allowed weight, 70 pounds. In fact, some of those boxes are a little over 70 pounds... They try to cram as much of America as possible into the box.  boxedin 
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[Edited 2007-12-23 11:04:21]

User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2676 times:



Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 14):
An embargo on Balikbayan boxes on PR would be like an embargo on skiis for flights into DEN. It just cannot happen!

That is a good comparison!

-jasp



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