But as it's parked on the A gates on Terminal 1 (domestic) and not on T2 (international), and connected to a jetway...
I guess no one is allowed on/off the plane.
Yes, it is a B744. As the plane is still an International flight, that is correct,
nobody on/off, otherwise they would have to offload the whole thing and clear
customs. Just picking up some fuel. Will probably not be on the ground more
much more than an hour.
TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1460 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9053 times:
In July 2004, I had a similar experience on an LH 340-300 enroute MUC-LAX. The captain said due to stronger than expected headwinds, we were running out of fuel.. He also added that we had just about enough to make in to LAX but he did not want to take any chances...
We were on our short finals when we pulled up again and performed a go around due to a small plane on the runway... It was such a roller coaster ride.. Almost half the plane puked
We were on the ground for almost 2 hours. I was supposed to have a connecting flight on WN and normally had 3 hours which would normally be enough (two seperate tickets naturally) but of course missed my flight. WN was kind enough to book me on the next available flight free of charge...They would never do that in Europe on a low cost airline...
The funny thing is, my final destination was Las Vegas
76er From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8735 times:
Quoting DALCA (Reply 6): Was the captain/first officer allowed off the plane to do the paperwork and stuff?
Unless there was a DL/NW engineer around authorized to sign the preflight release at least one pilot should have been allowed to perform a walkaround and monitor the fuelling process. Wtihout the mandatory preflight inspection the plane won't fly.
DALCE From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2007, 2019 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6866 times:
What is normally the biggest aircraft you see in LAS at the A-gates?
Are there any intercontinental services to LAS from Europe?
Anyway, it is always fun when a rare aircraft pops up out of the blue and visits your home airport. We in AMS are currently being spoiled with an Airbus 340-300 of Air Tahiti Nui operating for PY on the AMS-PBM runs. I can tell you I was second to shocked when I saw her the first day at AMS.
These events keeps the hobby special I suppose!
McCarranMGR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6025 times:
Quoting DALCE (Reply 11): What is normally the biggest aircraft you see in LAS at the A-gates?
Since the A gates are domestic and currently only used by US the biggest thing in there is an A-321 or 752. All non-precleared international goes to T-2. We do have several 744,340,330,772,773 engineered gates over the entire airport though for not only occasional diverts like this but former service, and route upgrades that tend to be happening more often than not.
We currently have the above listed routes just the frequencies described are off. XL airways CDG-LAS-CDG is expected to start in May. KE will also move back to a 744 in early spring.
Lrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5338 times:
Quoting 76er (Reply 8): Unless there was a DL/NW engineer around authorized to sign the preflight release at least one pilot should have been allowed to perform a walkaround and monitor the fuelling process. Wtihout the mandatory preflight inspection the plane won't fly.
I'm no airline pilot, but I won't fly it unless I've kicked the tires, checked oil and fuel and inspected the control-surface travel myself! My buddies may have already done it, but I'm doing it again
Varigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
Quoting McCarranMGR (Reply 17):
No there aren't any specific regs about taking pictures. Lets just say if you have the credentials to be on the ramp in that area then you can take pictures from the ramp no questions asked.