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CSN123 - Is This A Delivery Flight?  
User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12519 posts, RR: 35
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1896 times:

I was just looking - quite randomly - at Flightaware and came across the following flight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSN123

The flight is from Snohomish County/PAE (aka Boeing Field) to Guangzhou and the aircraft is a 777-200LRF; a nonstop of this distance would normally be outside the range of a 777-200LRF (with a decent revenue load) and as China Southern delayed taking delivery of its 77Fs, due to the economic downturn, I wonder if this could be a delivery flight?

It's nice to watch the delivery flight of a brand new aircraft, if indeed (as I suspect) this is what it is!

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25750 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1849 times:

The 777LRF has nice long legs.
We have both China Cargo and starting later this week China Southern running them to LAX nonstop across the Pacific.

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1840 times:

It is the delivery flight of the 888th 777 assembled.

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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25649 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1840 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
The flight is from Snohomish County/PAE (aka Boeing Field)

PAE is not Boeing Field (BFI). They're about 25 miles apart.


User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12519 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
PAE is not Boeing Field (BFI). They're about 25 miles apart.

Thanks for the info; it was just my (wrong!) assumption.

And thanks WestWing; Skyliner also confirms it this morning; it was indeed the 888th 777, B2081. Looks good!

Just looking at Flightaware again, it looks like its now on its descent into Baiyun, its new home. 13 minutes to go, as at 07.08, Irish time (14.08, local).


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