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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15427 times:

I have a question for all of you. If this has already been discussed, please forgive me, somehow I missed it. Yesterday my husband and I got back from Las Vegas. While we were there, we both noticed a 747 parked near the west side of the airport. No name on it and we could not get close enough to see the "N" number. The belly was blue (not blue like in a crayon box, but blue similar to turquoise), the top completely white, and there were two blue stripes on the tail. The stripes were not vertical or horizontal, but rather on the diagonal. Does anybody know anything about this plane? Thanks for any information you may have.

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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15397 times:

Las Vegas Sands (Sheldon Adelson) owner of the Venetian & Palazzo - Also the owner of the Venetian - Macao.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing-747SP-31/1289075/M/

The aircraft is used to transport guests and employees to the various properties.

Craig
MKE/LAS



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8323 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15375 times:
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Virgin fies a 744 from Gatwick to Las Vegas regularly. That and BMI's A330 from Manchester are the only European scheduled flights to Las Vegas.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15243 times:



Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Las Vegas Sands (Sheldon Adelson) owner of the Venetian & Palazzo - Also the owner of the Venetian - Macao.

In addition to the 747SP, LV Sands also has a 767 (maybe 2), at least 2 BBJ2s, and a pair of L-1011s. Quite a large operation - they park the aircraft on the west side of the field, up towards Tropicana Avenue (I had a great view of the business jet ramp when I stayed at MGM Grand a couple of weeks ago).


User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15210 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 3):
In addition to the 747SP, LV Sands also has a 767 (maybe 2), at least 2 BBJ2s, and a pair of L-1011s. Quite a large operation

I was next to them last Friday while taking a helicopter tour out to the Grand Canyon, interestingly the B747SP (yes it's a Special!) was taxing into the area after arriving in from somewhere. The B767 was parked by the hangers while 1 of the B737's was at the Business jet ramp a little further down from the B767. Didn't see the L1011's, but if they are maintained (exterior wise) as well as the B747SP & B767, then they must be some sweet machines!

Pilot21



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7482 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15192 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
That and BMI's A330 from Manchester are the only European scheduled flights to Las Vegas.

I know Condor and My Travel used to have 767 flights to FRA,too.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14797 times:



Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Las Vegas Sands (Sheldon Adelson) owner of the Venetian & Palazzo - Also the owner of the Venetian - Macao.

There's actually several different owners listed for the Las Vegas Sands fleet, all of them sharing the same address which is a hangar on Koval Lane (I've noticed the same thing in regards to MGM-Mirage's fleet as well.).

The 747SPs, the 767s and a G-IV (N972MS) is registered to Interface Operations LLC.

The L-1011s, the 733s, three G-IVs (N588LS, N688LS, N988LS), and a G-V are all registered to Las Vegas Sands. There are also at least three N numbers reserved by LV Sands (N297MS N572MS N575MS).

The BBJ is registered to Yona Aviation II, LLC.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14716 times:



Quoting United_fan (Reply 5):
I know Condor and My Travel used to have 767 flights to FRA,too.

Monarch also used to operate an A330 a few years back. I know that as I flew them there from MAN in 2000. Jason Whitebird actually photographed my arrival back 8 years ago. I found airliners.net because of this photo actually, oh and google.


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Memories. I'm actually back in LAS for the first time since then this September! I'd take the direct MAN BD flight excpet its 3x as expensive as BA via LHR and DFW.

Anyway...



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User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 14318 times:

Not that long ago Mr Adelson only had one 747SP. There are now two. He and his family do use at least one of these as his personal plane. They polish the nose cowls and clean the wheels regularly. Talk about two well maintained and pampered birds!

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12817 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 7):
Monarch also used to operate an A330 a few years back. I know that as I flew them there from MAN in 2000. Jason Whitebird actually photographed my arrival back 8 years ago. I found airliners.net because of this photo actually, oh and google.


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Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Jason Whitebird



Memories. I'm actually back in LAS for the first time since then this September! I'd take the direct MAN BD flight excpet its 3x as expensive as BA via LHR and DFW.

Anyway...

When are you leaving this hell hole? Oh, excuse me, Sin City? Big grin

And I never knew Monarch flew to Vegas.. That's really nice to know.. but what did I know back then when I was 9..



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User currently offlineHercPPMX From United States of America, joined May 2008, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12372 times:

The 747SP is in amazing condition. Definitely a well kept bird. Does anyone know where to find pictures of the cabin. I could only imagine what it would look like if the exterior is that well maintained.


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12325 times:



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 9):
When are you leaving this hell hole? Oh, excuse me, Sin City?

I leave on the 20th. I'm there for the VMware VMworld conference. I'm looking forward to it, it'll be nice to see the place and drink and gamble for once as I was only 14 when I first went.

I take it those ex UA DC-10's in storage have gone now right?  Wink



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7482 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11001 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 11):
I take it those ex UA DC-10's in storage have gone now right? Wink

Yeah,N1855U was scrapped a while ago. Last time i was there there wasn't anything stored there . i also read that no more planes will be scrapped in LAS,parking must cost too much. I remember the 1st time i went to LAS,there were a bunch of ex-UA 732's,741/2's ,DC-10's and N4522V ,a 747SP,that is now 'derelelict' in Tijuana.



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