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Whats With JAL 744 Inbound PHX?  
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3023 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8347 times:

Just happened to see this on flightaware
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAL8808

Love to see a 747 coming to PHX, but was curious as to its reason.
Anyone in the know?


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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8310 times:

My guess would be something to do with the World Baseball Classic; same as a couple of years ago -- dropping off Spring Training players from the Round 1 games in Japan perhaps?

bb


User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8259 times:

Something isn't right. It says the duration is only 5h and 21m?

Based on the flight number, it looks like it's a charter. Could it be the Korean baseball team coming to play the National League West Champion Dodgers? They have an exhibition on 3/12....Which may also be Manny's first game of the Spring...


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8259 times:



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 2):
Something isn't right. It says the duration is only 5h and 21m?

Or, just read Flightaware disclaimer...

"At least part of this flight occurs outside of FlightAware's service area. Information on this page may be unreliable. "


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3023 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8218 times:



Quoting SANFan (Reply 1):
My guess would be something to do with the World Baseball Classic

That sounds like a good possibility. Thanks!



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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8167 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 3):
Or, just read Flightaware disclaimer...

"At least part of this flight occurs outside of FlightAware's service area. Information on this page may be unreliable. "

Well, all of the other information on the flight appears accurate. So, I made the assumption that the duration was accurate, as well; which is why I made the statement. I appreciate the condescending response, though.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8122 times:



Quoting SANFan (Reply 1):

Is the WBC going to have a game at Petco Park again this year? Remember in 2006, it got SAN some very unique visitors... TACA, JAL, LAN...



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

Cool! Wish I could get out to the airport to see those land. Does anybody know when they will depart back to Japan? Depending on when that is I would like to try and see them take-off.


Allons-y!
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7963 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 6):
Is the WBC going to have a game at Petco Park again this year? Remember in 2006, it got SAN some very unique visitors... TACA, JAL, LAN...

Hey A, how ya' doing?

San Diego is not the location of the finals this time (LA is) but we are hosting half of the semi-finals (along with MIA) - March 15-19, 6 games in all. (Here's a link to the MLB site:
http://mlb.mlb.com/wbc/2009/ballpark...0_09tixspecific_MLB_wbcfinal030509

I have no idea who might be flying in to SAN from where or when but it will be fun to see what shows up.

BTW, I would expect to hear about some other visitors to PHX in the week ahead as there have been first-round games in MEX, SJU, and YYZ -- and players will need to be returning to Cactus League locations. (I would assume the same thing happens in Florida for the Grapefruit League players...)

bb


User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7940 times:



Quoting SANFan (Reply 8):
BTW, I would expect to hear about some other visitors to PHX in the week ahead as there have been first-round games in MEX, SJU, and YYZ -- and players will need to be returning to Cactus League locations. (I would assume the same thing happens in Florida for the Grapefruit League players...)

I doubt they would send charters for individual players. I don't think there is enough coming from a specific area to justify it. The only visitors I would expect are for National teams coming to play a Cactus league team as an exhibition prior to the 2nd round in SAN.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7872 times:

The other event that happened (last year, I think) was that the Padres (team) flew from Spring Training in Peoria (AZ) to Tokyo for a series of exhibition games and then returned to SAN; that accounted for many good 747 sightings at both Sky Harbor and Lindbergh! I don't think that's happening this year.

bb


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7815 times:

Well, if this is due to the World Baseball Classic then this is the best thing about that whole mess.


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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7752 times:

A bit more information for those interested.

I was just looking at the Spring Training schedule (at MLB) and see that on Wednesday, the Padres are playing Korea in Peoria (the Padres ST home field) and the Giants are playing Japan in Scottsdale (SF's home field); on Thursday, other games are scheduled.

I'll bet that the JAL is bringing both teams in from TYO (or some intermediate point) to PHX for these games, while they wait for the WBC Round 2 in San Diego (beginning 3/15.)

IF the JAL 747 stays in PHX with the teams, then I would expect it to be flying to SAN late Thursday or early Friday, carrying the 2 teams in to prepare at Petco.

bb


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7673 times:



Quoting SANFan (Reply 12):

IF the JAL 747 stays in PHX with the teams, then I would expect it to be flying to SAN late Thursday or early Friday, carrying the 2 teams in to prepare at Petco.

Here's to hoping! Of course, when I am heading down to SAN??? Saturday...  banghead 



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7648 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 13):
Of course, when I am heading down to SAN??? Saturday...

You're sounding a little congested there, A. Perhaps a day or 2 off?...  Wink

bb


User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

Just saw it (10 minutes ago) fly over Camelback Mountain toward Scottsdale for eventual landing to the west at PHX. Thought it was BA, but not today and the red tail looked different. Now I know


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User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

There are actually (2) 747's inbound from JAL into PHX

JAL 8806 due to arrive at 5:46 PM PST
JAL 8808 due to arrive at 6:20 PM PST

Wonder how customs will handle this at T4 even with BA due in at 6:23 PM PST.

Cheers,
BP1

[Edited 2009-03-09 17:50:00]


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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7356 times:

Just got some pictures, nothing great but I will upload them in a min.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7331 times:
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What's with the Singapore Airlines flight scheduled to come in from San Jose tomorrow morning? Charter or another flight tracking error?

Airline Singapore
Flight Number 1106
Departure City (Airport) San Jose, CA (SJC)
Departure Time 03/10/2009 06:33 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Arrival Time 03/10/2009 08:12 AM
Remaining Flight Time 01:39 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled


User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7296 times:

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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5440 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6863 times:



Quoting BP1 (Reply 16):
There are actually (2) 747's inbound from JAL into PHX

One plane for the Japanese Nationals and the other for the Koreans?

bb


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4270 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6055 times:

Every year again, JL is doing numerous charters for baseball teams and supporters, soccer teams, Japanese national soccer team, touroperators with dedicated trips etc.

e.g. this season, JL will also operate charters to ARN, BGO, ALA, DBV, PRG, BUD, ASP. In fall, most probably also charters to several Canadian airports.



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3023 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

FYI,
They both left PHX in the middle of the night.



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User currently onlineDFWneedsQF From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

They were really nice to watch come in. The light was gone when the second one came in. From what I hear from a friend at the airport this happens every year, but usually its just one 744. Got some good shots though.
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User currently offlineBA744PHX From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:



Quoting Je89_w (Reply 18):
Airline Singapore
Flight Number 1106
Departure City (Airport) San Jose, CA (SJC)
Departure Time 03/10/2009 06:33 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Arrival Time 03/10/2009 08:12 AM
Remaining Flight Time 01:39 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled

Does anyone know if this flight is still planned?


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