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Mystery Plane At ORD Today 4/25  
User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 16747 times:

I drove by the north side of the airport today and saw what appeared to be a 777-200 parked by the north cargo apron.
It looked to me like it had a UAE flag on the tail. Does anyone know anything else about this plane and why it was here?

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 16632 times:

A more detailed description would help, like the color of fuselage, cheat line, etc. (e.g., did it look like this?).

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User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 16561 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):
did it look like this?).

Yea thats it!!! Any Idea what its doing in ORD?


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16314 times:

Quoting _AA_777_MAN (Reply 2):
Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):
did it look like this?).

Yea thats it!!! Any Idea what its doing in ORD?

Don't forget, EY (the actual carrier of the United Arab Emirates-not EK) flies AUH-ORD-ORD (and is codeshared with AA) so maybe Abu Dhabi Govt. is trying to promote trade, etc.



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User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16267 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 3):
so maybe Abu Dhabi Govt. is trying to promote trade, etc.

Yea might be. I remember seeing the 747SP at ORD a couple of years ago. That looked real nice!


User currently offlineairfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 15959 times:

There's another "rare" one at ORD today:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SVA7081



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User currently offlineb764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15880 times:

http://www.us-saudiforum.com/

[Edited 2010-04-26 05:19:58]

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15708 times:

Quoting b764 (Reply 6):
http://www.us-saudiforum.com/

[Edited 2010-04-26 05:19:58]
Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
There's another "rare" one at ORD today:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...A7081

.....oooh..if the plane was here in Chicago maybe I can take a photo or two!



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1504 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15496 times:

The rare aircraft I would like to see at ORD is an An-124. However for other rare aircraft, I do always like looking over at the private GA parking near the remote parking lot at ORD and seeing what is there. Usually see BBJs and some chartered B727's bringing in sports teams.


An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1449 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 14751 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
.....oooh..if the plane was here in Chicago maybe I can take a photo or two!

You're gonna need that camera first bro   



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User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14107 times:

If I ever catch wind of an IL-62 at ORD I'll drop whatever I'm doing and rush there camera-laden.


...said Dan jubilantly.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13930 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 9):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
.....oooh..if the plane was here in Chicago maybe I can take a photo or two!

You're gonna need that camera first bro

...  .....FYI budzo (lol), I've had my camera since last week and have been waiting for a good opportunity to use it..  



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlinerevo1059 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13881 times:

[quote[ If I ever catch wind of an IL-62 at ORD I'll drop whatever I'm doing and rush there camera-laden [/quote]

Those days are long gone. Aeroflot used to bring one in (last I remember seeing it was the early 90s).


User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13727 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 11):
.....FYI budzo (lol), I've had my camera since last week and have been waiting for a good opportunity to use it..

What you get? T2i?


User currently offlineggarrett From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13617 times:

Quite a busy week this week at ORD with Middle Eastern aircraft in. There was a Saudi Arabian airlines charter in this morning (Monday 4/26) and this "mystery" 777-2 - which has been here before, and has been here for a week now - is being loaded up as I type this. It is my understanding that "the passenger" (yes, ONE plus entourage) is Queen Rania of Jordan. We should also be looking for the return to ORD soon of PIA, Pakistan Airlines, for regular scheduled service with a 777


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User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13515 times:

Quoting ggarrett (Reply 14):
We should also be looking for the return to ORD soon of PIA, Pakistan Airlines, for regular scheduled service with a 777


Oh yea! ORD-BCN non stop! Now all we need is EK to make up their mind about ORD.


User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12923 times:

Quoting revo1059 (Reply 12):
Those days are long gone. Aeroflot used to bring one in (last I remember seeing it was the early 90s).

I was supposing a Russian or Ukrainian government visit.



...said Dan jubilantly.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12797 times:

Quoting MAN" class="quote" target="_blank">_AA_777_MAN (Reply 13):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 11):
.....FYI budzo (lol), I've had my camera since last week and have been waiting for a good opportunity to use it..

What you get? T2i?
Quoting MAN" class="quote" target="_blank">_AA_777_MAN (Reply 15):
Quoting ggarrett (Reply 14):
We should also be looking for the return to ORD soon of PIA, Pakistan Airlines, for regular scheduled service with a 777


Oh yea! ORD-BCN non stop! Now all we need is EK to make up their mind about ORD.

My wife and mom are planning on taking this flight! My dad flew ORD-MAN when PK was flying this route with 5th freedom rights...he loved the service.

By the way, PK offered free limousine service for J-class pax. I wonder if they still will...  ...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2640 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10034 times:
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[quote[ If I ever catch wind of an IL-62 at ORD I'll drop whatever I'm doing and rush there camera-laden [/quote]

Those days are long gone. Aeroflot used to bring one in.

Quoting PillowTester (Reply 10):

An Il-62 came about 3 years ago I believe it was a Russian government one. Also in 2005 the Bulgarian president came in a Tu-154:

http://pic.bgspotters.net/?id=3583

http://pic.bgspotters.net/?id=3584


User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9421 times:

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 18):
An Il-62 came about 3 years ago I believe it was a Russian government one. Also in 2005 the Bulgarian president came in a Tu-154:

Wow I am super jealous. How can I efficiently keep track of Russian airliner activity at ORD? I've never seen one in real life and really would like to. Is there some way to get perhaps alerts from Flight Aware?



...said Dan jubilantly.
User currently offlineDBQ From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

Quoting ggarrett (Reply 14):
Quite a busy week this week at ORD with Middle Eastern aircraft in. There was a Saudi Arabian airlines charter in this morning (Monday 4/26) and this "mystery" 777-2 - which has been here before, and has been here for a week now - is being loaded up as I type this. It is my understanding that "the passenger" (yes, ONE plus entourage) is Queen Rania of Jordan. We should also be looking for the return to ORD soon of PIA, Pakistan Airlines, for regular scheduled service with a 777

She's been hanging around Chicago. I think she is promoting a book. She was at a public school in Naperville making an appearance.

http://www.queenrania.jo/#/home


User currently offlineORD Boy 2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8031 times:

Mayor Daley has his Daley Global Initiative Summit on Tuesday, so a lot of people will be in.

User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7559 times:

[quote[ If I ever catch wind of an IL-62 at ORD I'll drop whatever I'm doing and rush there camera-laden [/quote]

Those days are long gone. Aeroflot used to bring one in.

Quoting ggarrett (Reply 14):
We should also be looking for the return to ORD soon of PIA, Pakistan Airlines, for regular scheduled service with a 777

That's great news! I didn't know about that -- so you're saying this will be permanent, regular service, not seasonal? When can we expect to see them back?


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6940 times:
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Quoting csturdiv (Reply 8):
The rare aircraft I would like to see at ORD is an An-124.

I have seen one at DTW.

Quoting _AA_777_MAN (Reply 4):
Yea might be. I remember seeing the 747SP at ORD a couple of years ago

I saw that too. It was the only 747SP I ever saw in real life, at least when I was old enough to know what it was.



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

Not to rub salt in open wounds or anything, but just thought I'd let you know that I've had the distinct pleasure of flying in both the Tu-154, Il-62, An-12 and the An-124. Even got a bit of stick time on the -62 as a professional courtesy, and I sat in the navigators seat on the An-12 for take-off and landing. Cost me a bottle of Voddy, but that's a fair deal.


From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
25 _AA_777_MAN : Its supposed to be permanent, 3x a week I believe not sure what days.
26 GlobalCabotage : EK at ORD is only a matter of time.
27 ORDFan : You think ORD can support EK and EY at the same time? Personally, I'd love to see it. Does anyone know how EY is doing on AUH-ORD-AUH?? Are they seei
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