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SV M11 At LAX?  
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1819 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 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1816 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, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1785 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 offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25696 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1733 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, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1711 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 offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25696 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1700 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, 1099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1696 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 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1696 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, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1687 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, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1671 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 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1590 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 onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7702 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1567 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, 1938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1494 times:

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

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