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British Airways (OpenSkies) B752 At KDAL...  
User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6944 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, 2933 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6874 times:

It's definitely there:

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

Rgds



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6665 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6601 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, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6394 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6362 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, 3264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 5810 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 5776 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, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (4 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 5015 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 4946 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, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 4883 times:
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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 (4 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 4245 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, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 4182 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 United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 3716 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, 103 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 3575 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, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 3063 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, 2104 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 3046 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, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (4 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 2963 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 2922 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, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (4 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 2852 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, 1528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 2832 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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