FlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1020 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
Two days ago, while at EWR, I noticed two gorgeous,. gleaming CO777s parked up at the North End of the airport. They were aircraft 003, and 009. Does anyone know why these aircraft were stationary(with boarding steps) away from a gate?
CO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
After a nine or twelve hour flight from Europe or Japan, any airplane needs a certain amount of maintenance or cleaning. Larger aircraft always need a little more ground "rest" before turning around for another long journey.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
Depending on the time of day, they were probably sitting away from the terminal being serviced and prepared for their international flight. Here in SFO, AA, UA, etc. all do that with their planes. They are towed to a remote area (the hanger area), and then they are cleaned, etc. The catering trucks would come up closer to departure time becuase they don't want the food in the 'chilled' carts to spoil. Hope I've helped!
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4489 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
Yes, as stated above the aircraft were being serviced in between flights to Europe and such. I was at EWR two weeks ago and saw two of CO's 777-200s reg. N78001 and 78009 at their gates in terminal C. A MAS 777-200 reg. 9M-MRF was at terminal B along with a SIA 747-400.
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