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Second 747 SP For Las Vegas Sands  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16889 times:

One of Bahrain´s royal transports has been sold (or leased) to Las Vegas Sands registered VQ-BMS, who will apparently soon be pround operators of 2 SPs.

Source: skyliner-aviation.de



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16134 times:

Are you sure it's not VP-B registered? Cool none-the-less........

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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16009 times:

Cool-ness! So how does a person such as myself get a chance to ride on this bird?

(why do we also have two identical posts on this subject?)


User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15798 times:
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Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):
Cool-ness! So how does a person such as myself get a chance to ride on this bird?

Deposit $1 mil in a Sands bank account and tell them you need a lift to the casinos.



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1980 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 15650 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 1):
Are you sure it's not VP-B registered? Cool none-the-less........

It was noted in SNN with the VQ- registry if I read things right. Cool indeed!



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 15072 times:

The ICAO give both VP-B and VQ-B as nationaity marks for Bermuda.
As far as I am aware, this is the first VQ-B noted in recent history.

The aircraft has been reported as ex-A9C-HMH B747SP-21 #21649



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User currently offlineSURFER From Ireland, joined May 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 14962 times:

It passed through shannon on friday night.The new registration is VQ-BMS and it has been sold to the Sands Group as a friend of mine was dealing with the aircraft and the crew confirmed this.Going to be fitted inside with poker and black jack tables aswell as the usual VIP interior.

User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14093 times:



Quoting SURFER (Reply 6):
Going to be fitted inside with poker and black jack tables aswell as the usual VIP interior.

Cool, from what I hear Sands will be using these 747's to transport high rollers to/from Macau and LAS with on-board gambling while en-route. IIRC the NV gaming control board has already approved the Sands plans with these aircraft.


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14093 times:



Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 7):
IIRC the NV gaming control board has already approved the Sands plans with these aircraft.

What power would they have to regulate anything that is airborne anyways?


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13951 times:
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Didn't Sands have an L1011 too? What happened with that?


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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1451 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13821 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 9):
Didn't Sands have an L1011 too? What happened with that?

They have N388LS which is complete and should be in LAS. N389LS is still in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13619 times:



Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 10):
They have N388LS which is complete and should be in LAS.

Saw it in HKG about 2 weeks ago. The L-1011 and SP are regular visitors here.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13188 times:
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Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 10):
They have N388LS which is complete and should be in LAS. N389LS is still in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

I can't imagine the market is that good to have 2 SPs and 2 L1011s. How many super wealthy people do they actually fly to LAS?



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User currently offlineDegenfly From Norway, joined Aug 2007, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13176 times:

Are these aircraft used to fly in a single high roller "on the house"? Or is it for groups?

What is the cost of flying and maintaining these aircraft? I can't even imagine the amounts of money these whales are gambling and (usually) losing for the casino to make this profitable....


User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13149 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 12):
I can't imagine the market is that good to have 2 SPs and 2 L1011s. How many super wealthy people do they actually fly to LAS?

You'd be suprised. Crown casino here in MEL at one stage operated Gulfstreams (not sure if they still do) to fly high rollers from Asia (usually HK, KL, Singapore or Jakarta) to MEL to blow their cash. They operated from Essendon, where they were limoed straight to the casino, was a very discreet operation.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13120 times:

Don't they also have a BBJ, 763, and some Gulfstreams?


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User currently offlineCospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 12586 times:

"What power would they have to regulate anything that is airborne anyways?"

If One holds a Nevada Gaming License (the sands) they have the right to inspect all operations worldwide: Atlantic City, 747's, Macau...

otherwise money could be just shifted around avoiding the rules...


User currently offlineNwaLAS From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 12420 times:

I was able to view one of their SP's taking off from McCarran last week. They are "OK" but I prefer the 744's. They just look better in my opinion.

NWALAS



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