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SV M11 At LAX?  
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3505 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

This past Saturday I took my dog down to LAX to do some spotting. Exiting the 105, I saw a Saudi Arabian Airlines MD11 parked near the Imperial Terminal. I assume this is a private Saudi Royal family flight, but can anyone confirm? I've seen a number of Saudi Arabian planes at LAX over the years, but alas, no scheduled service (yet).

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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

The SV MD-11 comes in monthly for the most part. Usually flies via SNN or DUB from what I have gathered.


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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1762 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 1):
The SV MD-11 comes in monthly for the most part. Usually flies via SNN or DUB from what I have gathered.

Is it a Saudi Royal Family flight?


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25380 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1710 times:



Quoting Travelin man (Reply 2):
Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 1):
The SV MD-11 comes in monthly for the most part. Usually flies via SNN or DUB from what I have gathered.

Is it a Saudi Royal Family flight?

Unless it was a freighter, it was probably this one, part of the Royal Flgiht. I believe all other MD-11s in SV livery are freighters.


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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1688 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
Unless it was a freighter, it was probably this one, part of the Royal Flgiht. I believe all other MD-11s in SV livery are freighters.

Yeah, this one was definitely a passenger version, not a Freighter. I know the Saudi Royals keep homes in the LA area, so that was probably it. Must be nice to take your personal MD11 to your getaway house in Bel Air!


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25380 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:



Quoting Travelin man (Reply 4):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
Unless it was a freighter, it was probably this one, part of the Royal Flgiht. I believe all other MD-11s in SV livery are freighters.

Yeah, this one was definitely a passenger version, not a Freighter. I know the Saudi Royals keep homes in the LA area, so that was probably it. Must be nice to take your personal MD11 to your getaway house in Bel Air!

They also have a large home in GVA. Their Royal flight aircraft are frequent visitors, probably about once a week on average. I've seen as many as four of their Royal flight aircraft at GVA simultaneously.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

This aircraft arrived as SVA7 from Nice, France a few days ago.


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User currently offlineSRT75 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1673 times:



Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
but alas, no scheduled service (yet).

Don't think LA would have the market to support SV.


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1664 times:



Quoting SRT75 (Reply 7):
Don't think LA would have the market to support SV.

I agree with that, especially with EK coming into the picture...


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

is it HZ-HM7? I saw that same one in LAX in '06,pretty sweet...


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User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

The Saudi MD11 which has been painted and remodeled recently to make it the best looking MD11 ever is right now parked -obviously for nightstop- at BGR, Bangor Maine. Maybe they enjoy one of the tasty Lobsters, just as I did  Silly

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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7626 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

I see this aircraft all the time it seems like. I also see a Qatar Airways A345 here occassionally. I love the view of LAX when traveling Northbound on Sepulveda before the tunnel!  Smile


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

On Saturday evening, it flew LAX-LAS, but I lost track of it after that point...

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