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Attn IAD Spotters - KLM 747 Today!  
User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4948 times:

KLM is substituting a 744 Combi on today's KL651/652 AMS-IAD.

Delayed arrival and subsequent departure due to late crew arrival from YYZ, operating in at 1630L and out at around 1830L.

Get some pics!

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User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

I saw it come in and they finally have a gate they can put it at...up until recently it was put on the R ramp since it was too big for the original KL gate, but since NWA moved in with DL and they stopped handling KLM they move the gate near LH and put AV in the old KLM/NWA gate .

Just my 0.02



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
User currently offlineAerLingusA330 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Here she is - PH-BFT:


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Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4582 times:



Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 1):
I saw it come in and they finally have a gate they can put it at...up until recently it was put on the R ramp since it was too big for the original KL gate, but since NWA moved in with DL and they stopped handling KLM they move the gate near LH and put AV in the old KLM/NWA gate .

Just my 0.02

NW/DL is still handling KLM...

They haven't parked their 744 on the R gates for some times - lately they've been on B51 or B20. B41 and B37 are held by Air France, and since the 3rd AF flight is done operating for the summer, B37 was used to park KL on yesterday and KL will be moving there in a few weeks.

AF will then be moving back down to B20 after the A380 modifications are done and the NW lounge is rebuilt for AF/KL.


User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

I was debating between DCA and IAD yesterday and decided to hit IAD. While we were waiting for the A332 the 747 appeared and what a pleasant surprise. Flightaware was showing A332 the whole time.

User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4343 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 3):
NW/DL is still handling KLM...

Maybe thru CS but ramp is now done by swissport and has been long before the DL/NWA merger.

just my 0.02



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
User currently offlineAerLingusA330 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Where are the best spots for spotting at IAD?


Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

After watching SAS A330, Various UA, OS 330 (Star Alliance), VS 340, LH 744 & QR 777 right before landing on 1R decided to call it a day.

Wifey says she sees a heavy 4 engined blue top. I shrug it off thinking maybe it is a UA. Looked in the rear view mirror and see it is a KLM 744. Was cursing myself.

R



Love the AIXes
User currently offlineBN727flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4342 times:



Quoting Aarbee (Reply 7):
After watching ..., OS 330 (Star Alliance), ...right before landing on 1R decided to call it a day.

I'm pretty sure it was an OS 763 at IAD. If you saw one of their 763s with winglets, it may have looked like a 330 from a distance.


User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

I was out yesterday and waiting for A332. Flightaware was showing A332 and then out of no where the 747 showed up. It was a pleasent surprise
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User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4342 times:



Quoting AerLingusA330 (Reply 6):

Checkout http://www.washbaltspotters.net/


User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4342 times:



Quoting BN727flyr (Reply 8):

I'm pretty sure it was an OS 763 at IAD. If you saw one of their 763s with winglets, it may have looked like a 330 from a distance.

Ah! Will have to check my pics. Could've sworn it was a 330, but then as U said the winglets would have thrown me off.

cheers

R



Love the AIXes
User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3825 times:



Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 5):


Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 3):
NW/DL is still handling KLM...

Maybe thru CS but ramp is now done by swissport and has been long before the DL/NWA merger.

just my 0.02

Sorry - I was talking about customer service only. Swissport has been handling the ramp for ages and customer services has always been NW but will soon be AF.

Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 5):
Where are the best spots for spotting at IAD?

Especially when the winds are heavy from the west, and they are doing the ILS to 1R circle to land on 30, the Air and Space museum tower is a great place. Other than that, the parking lot by Landmark (once they reopen 1C/19C next month) and the Dulles Jet Center parking lot or even Signature. Other than that depends on getting inside the AOA or being around the fence and not being chased away.


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

ANOTHER 744 INBOUND TOMORROW!

The weather will be horrible so not a great spotting day but if anyone wants to try, the usual A332 will be subbed with a 744 all pax on Thursday.


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1322 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3690 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 12):
Swissport has been handling the ramp for ages and customer services has always been NW but will soon be AF.

Do you know if that is official about AF handling KLM? I know an AF IAD employee and they haven't been told anything official yet...

Thanks!


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3653 times:



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 14):
Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 12):
Swissport has been handling the ramp for ages and customer services has always been NW but will soon be AF.

Do you know if that is official about AF handling KLM? I know an AF IAD employee and they haven't been told anything official yet...

Thanks!

Nothing official...they are starting to share management, then lounges, then who knows - maybe a month maybe a year, who knows.


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

wow! i dont live in that area any more, but it excites me when i see pictures of something unusual or surprising like that comes into IAD.


PHX - i miss spotting
User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3548 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 13):
744 all pax on Thursday

Actually I saw it today heading over to the main terminal and it was a combi also...missed the reg number though...


Just my 0.02



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
User currently offlineSpl From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Winning number was PH-BFE.


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3425 times:



Quoting Aarbee (Reply 7):
After watching..., OS 330 (Star Alliance)..., right before landing on 1R decided to call it a day.



Quoting BN727flyr (Reply 8):
I'm pretty sure it was an OS 763 at IAD. If you saw one of their 763s with winglets, it may have looked like a 330 from a distance.

You are right BN727, OS operates the wingleted 763 into IAD. They had 4 A332 (OE-LAM/N/O/P) but sold them to TAP.



come fly with me
User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3308 times:



Quoting FlyIGuy (Reply 17):
Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 13):
744 all pax on Thursday

Actually I saw it today heading over to the main terminal and it was a combi also...missed the reg number though...


Just my 0.02

It was initially schedule to be an all pax and all of the seats were opened up for sale (not that they'll fill the additional seats in 24hrs) but was changed once again in the morning to another combi.


User currently offlineEstorilM From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Wow, wish I had seen this thread earlier! I was actually at the threshold of RWY 1R when she landed - this is one of the better shots I got.

http://www.athomasphoto.com/_3AT5345.jpg


User currently offlineEstorilM From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3204 times:



Quoting Aarbee (Reply 7):

Haha, small world - I think I saw you drive off, were you at the entrance just before the parking booths to get into the museum?

I remember thinking "he's gonna regret that!"

There was a beautiful Qatar 777-300ER (first I've ever seen up close) a couple 340s (first also, SAS and Virgin) and a Saudi Arabian 767.

This was your Star Alliance AC, 767 for sure - and probably one of the better looking planes of the day, I'm not sure why but it just jumps out at me.
http://www.athomasphoto.com/_3AT5285.jpg

Here's that Qatar 773 - mean looking AC with those massive GE90-115s when you catch first sight of it low over the tree tops in the distance!
http://www.athomasphoto.com/_3AT5330.jpg


User currently offlineEightball From Saudi Arabia, joined Oct 2007, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3199 times:



Quoting EstorilM (Reply 22):
There was a beautiful Qatar 777-300ER (first I've ever seen up close) a couple 340s (first also, SAS and Virgin) and a Saudi Arabian 767.

By any chance, do you have a picture of that Saudi Arabian 767? I'd like to see it.  Smile



Follow your dream.
User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3196 times:



Quoting Eightball (Reply 23):
By any chance, do you have a picture of that Saudi Arabian 767? I'd like to see it.

It's a 777 that is flown by SV not a 767


Just my 0.02



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
25 Post contains links and images EstorilM : Oops, that's what I meant - sorry. Had 767 on the mind after the Star Alliance bird I guess. Here you go Eightball, if you're still interested. There
26 Eightball : I thought that he might have meant the Saudi Aramco 767, N767A. Thanks dude. As much as I love the 772, I still think of SV's 744's whenever I think
27 Aarbee : Yes it was a 767. I checked my pics closely and the winglets are more boeingy then airbusy.
28 Aarbee : That was not me . Nowhere near there. A little bit more south. Yes saw all of them but the Saudi Arabian. Yes. surely that was a 767. Got fooled!!!!
29 Aarbee : Spotted that too. For some reason did not photography that one. Though LH744 was as impressive as the missed KL R
30 L1011buff : Those are all awesome photos! thanks for sharing. i used to plane spot in the late 70s early 80s at IAD. My sister used to live just down the road fro
31 Alphaomega : Ironically they began flights in August 2007 but their last DUB flight was last Sunday Oct 11, so you won't see them again until March when they star
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