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Singapore A380 At LAX Today, March 8?  
User currently offlineDxborbust From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11038 times:

i was in downey, california today (March 8), watching a soccer game (my school, Santa Monica High School won the state championship, woohoo!) and I saw many planes shortly after take off or maybe on descent to LAX. I could've sworn one of the planes i saw, at about 2 PM, was a Singapore A380. I got a pretty good look at it, and it was definitely SQ, and it had that sloping front that is different from the A340. It looked taller and squatter than a 340. It definitely had four engines, and wasn't a 747. Does anyone know if this might've been a 380?


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User currently offlineCFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11011 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA11 -- SQ11 took off at 1:54 says FlightAware, but it was a 744

Looks like it may have been wishful thinking--too much excitement from the soccer match, maybe?  Smile Congrats on the win nonetheless... LAX will get some A380 visitors eventually.


User currently offlineDxborbust From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10973 times:

thanks, i guess that must have been it


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10973 times:

Singapore Airlines Cargo perhaps?


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10851 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 3):
Singapore Airlines Cargo perhaps?

Since when have they operated the A380F?  duck 


User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10706 times:



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
Since when have they operated the A380F?

There is no A380F in operation.....

w3ndy



Wendy Tjan
User currently offlineAzncsa4qf744er From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10543 times:



Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 5):
There is no A380F in operation.....

True, FedEx and UPS pulled the plug on the program.


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9980 posts, RR: 96
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10269 times:
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Quoting Azncsa4qf744er (Reply 6):
True, FedEx and UPS pulled the plug on the program.

Mmmm. Conventional wisdom has it that AIRBUS pulled the programme.......

Regards


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3739 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9554 times:

Since it has started revenue operations with SQ, there have been many 'UFO' A380 sightings around.

I remember someone starting a thread a couple weeks ago swearing he saw an SQ A380 in LHR...

Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 5):
There is no A380F in operation.....

Gee, thanks for the clarification there.
 innocent 



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2696 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9352 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 8):
Since it has started revenue operations with SQ, there have been many 'UFO' A380 sightings around.

Yes that's true. Someone even saw a QF A380 over the East German City of Rostock some weeks ago...
Here is a little training session for a-netters. Try to find out if the A380 is on the left side or on the right side:


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 Big grin

But I remember the time when the A321 started operations I often had problems to distinguish it from a B757.


User currently offlineBluemoonUK From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8067 times:

definately on the right.

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1006 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

definately on the right.

the BOTTOM right!!!!  Wink


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4813 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 9):
Here is a little training session for a-netters. Try to find out if the A380 is on the left side or on the right side:

Another way to tell is if the plane you are seeing looks distinctive, well proportioned and majestic... it's probably a 747.  Smile



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User currently offlineDxborbust From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

i mean i know what the difference is between them, i just could've sworn that distinctive flat front was there instead of the hump of the 747


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4594 times:



Quoting Dxborbust (Reply 13):
i just could've sworn that distinctive flat front was there instead of the hump of the 747

seen from many angles, the 747 has the same 'distinctive' flat front, as does the A320 series, the 757, etc. The 747 is just a bit more pointy, but due to the curvature or the sun, the point can seem flattened.

Quoting Dxborbust (Reply 13):
i mean i know what the difference is between them

do you? Considering there was no A380 at LAX at the day and time in question, seems as if you only believe you can tell the difference...  Wink  devil 



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3688 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 7):
Mmmm. Conventional wisdom has it that AIRBUS pulled the programme.......

Correct, the reason Airbus pulled the plug was pretty much FedEx and UPS cancelling their orders.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3652 times:



Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 15):
Correct, the reason Airbus pulled the plug was pretty much FedEx and UPS cancelling their orders.

And EK, who converted their 2 A380F orders and bought 748F and 777Fs... wasn't a good sign for Airbus.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3547 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 3):
Singapore Airlines Cargo perhaps?

You of all people would know that SQ don't operate the A380F or even have orders for it.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3433 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 17):
You of all people would know that SQ don't operate the A380F or even have orders for it.

But it's obvious the plane in question was a 744 so it was only a question of whether it was a pax or F model. That's why SQ cargo was suggested. Everyone knows there is no A380F.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1916 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3368 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 17):
Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 3):
Singapore Airlines Cargo perhaps?

You of all people would know that SQ don't operate the A380F or even have orders for it.

I think Singapore_Air does have a point... The Singapore Airlines passenger planes have the old color scheme with the smaller titles. The freighters have the bill board like titles a la A380 (with additional "cargo" titles of course). So, maybe when you see those big titles quickly, you can get confused...

But, then again, I'm just guessing about Singapore_Air's remark.

Cheers!  wave 



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