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British Airways (OpenSkies) B752 At KDAL...  
User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

Word from colleagues in Dallas has it that there's a British Airways/OpenSkies B752, G-BPEJ, parked at DAL. Anyone have any ideas or just want to start fueling some BA / WN rumours?


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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3252 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7342 times:
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It's definitely there:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AVI90P

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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4203 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7133 times:

It is a charter for the Hockey team. It is on its way to ARN via KEF.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

Must be for the St Louis Blues. They have a game tonight in Dallas and are scheduled to play an exhibition game in Linkoping, Sweden on Tuesday, so must be leaving right after the game.


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6862 times:
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OpenSkies also had a charter from ORD to ZRH for the Chicago Blackhawks and their games in Zurich.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AVI800



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

The Red Wings and Panthers also have to get to Sweden and Finland, anybody know how they got or are getting there?


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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Do BA go in for this charter market a lot?
Bet the team enjoy that cabin.  Wink



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Here's a video showing the cabin...

http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=690&id=47360

It's nice!



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12287 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

It doesn't make sense to use DAL as the airport to pick the team up. DAL is not an international airport, so they will need to stop in BOS or BGR before they cross the Atlantic. Does the B-757-200 have the range to fly DAL to Europe non-stop. BA has facilities at DFW, just 17 miles away, they fly a daily B-777-200ER there, and code share with AA at DFW, too..

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5414 times:

This was the Blues flight...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...C/history/20090927/0342Z/KDAL/BIKF

To Stockholm via Kevlavik.


Not sure how the Customs issue was handled, but maybe the DFW agents were sent to DAL to clear the flight out.



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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5351 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8):
It doesn't make sense to use DAL as the airport to pick the team up. DAL is not an international airport, so they will need to stop in BOS or BGR before they cross the Atlantic.

Why?

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 2):
It is on its way to ARN via KEF.



User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

And I saw a BA Openskies in Zurich yesterday (26/09/09)... Why's that there??

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4066 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Those are the L'Avion seats in that video... I thought BA were putting the regular Openskies seats into the former L'Avion fleet?

User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 69
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4184 times:



Quoting AlanUK (Reply 11):
And I saw a BA Openskies in Zurich yesterday (26/09/09)... Why's that there??



Quoting CcrlR (Reply 4):
OpenSkies also had a charter from ORD to ZRH for the Chicago Blackhawks and their games in Zurich.

Go get some sleep Alan...  Silly



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User currently offlineN801DM From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

We leave international all of the time from DAL. Only requirement is getting a stamped Gen Dec prior to the flight leaving from US Customs. DAL-KEF in the 757 is a good ways but not completely impossible. We normally go DAL-YYR and then on into Europe when in 801DM.

Fly safe,

N801DM


User currently offlineAirstatdfw From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3531 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8):
It doesn't make sense to use DAL as the airport to pick the team up. DAL is not an international airport, so they will need to stop in BOS or BGR before they cross the Atlantic. Does the B-757-200 have the range to fly DAL to Europe non-stop. BA has facilities at DFW, just 17 miles away, they fly a daily B-777-200ER there, and code share with AA at DFW, too..

They can leave from DAL, plus DAL is much closer to the AA center than DFW. They only time you see the Stars or Rangers B757 come to DFW is when they arrive from CYYZ.

AirStatDFW


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3514 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
The Red Wings and Panthers also have to get to Sweden and Finland, anybody know how they got or are getting there?

The wings may have to leave their DC9 at home for that flight


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4052 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3431 times:



Quoting Airstatdfw (Reply 15):
They only time you see the Stars or Rangers B757 come to DFW is when they arrive from CYYZ.

Really? The teams don't go through pre-clearance like other passengers?
All six Canadian NHL markets have airports with customs pre-clearance.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3390 times:



Quoting Silentbob (Reply 16):
The wings may have to leave their DC9 at home for that flight

Yep, here go the Red Wings on another 752...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20090928/0136Z/KDTW/ESSA



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27361 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3320 times:



Quoting Us330 (Reply 17):
Quoting Airstatdfw (Reply 15):
They only time you see the Stars or Rangers B757 come to DFW is when they arrive from CYYZ.

Really? The teams don't go through pre-clearance like other passengers?
All six Canadian NHL markets have airports with customs pre-clearance.

But I would expect quite a few of those flights to depart fairly late at night following games when pre-clearance is closed, as do some redeye scheduled flights. In those cases, flights would obviously have to clear US formalities on arrival.


User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1627 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting N801DM (Reply 14):
We leave international all of the time from DAL. Only requirement is getting a stamped Gen Dec prior to the flight leaving from US Customs. DAL-KEF in the 757 is a good ways but not completely impossible. We normally go DAL-YYR and then on into Europe when in 801DM.

Bingo....

I've returned from Mexico and cleared at DAL before as well.


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