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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

I landed in Bangkok yesterday afternoon.

Out on the tarmac I noticed an Iran Air 747SP! A rare-enough sight; that was the first SP I'd seen in maybe fifteen years (and I believe it's one of only a pair that are still in revenue airline service -- both at Iran Air).

But what really made the scene interesting is that parked directly next to it was an El Al 767.

Is it crazy to wonder if maybe the airport hadn't devised this parking arrangement on purpose?

Anyway, it was one of those airline/culture crossover moments that we aerophiles get emotional over. It'd be interesting to hear about other such moments forum members might have experienced....


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[Edited 2011-03-30 00:04:50]


Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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User currently offlineA330NZ From New Zealand, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

I flew BI to BKK in January and saw a Kuwait Airways A340-500

User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

I thought of another one...

In 1993 I was in the city of Kota Bahru, a conservative Islamic town in northern Malaysia close to the Thai border. Three little kids were flying kites. On closer inspection I noticed that the kites were the exact kind that Malaysia Airlines uses as its corporate emblem -- the identical shape and pattern. I * knew * I'd seen that pattern before, but it took me a minute to make the connection. (That style of Malaysian kite has a name, but I can't remember what it's called...)


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Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineHBGDS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Well, at the UN, Iran sits next to Iraq. What a chummy couple... But I digress. Last Sunday at GVA, ElAl 744 next to Quatar 333. Not a peep, aside from jet blasts...   Good thing ground control is not bound by politics!

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25378 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
But what really made the scene interesting is that parked directly next to it was an El Al 767.

Is it crazy to wonder if maybe the airport hadn't devised this parking arrangement on purpose?
Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
But what really made the scene interesting is that parked directly next to it was an El Al 767.

Is it crazy to wonder if maybe the airport hadn't devised this parking arrangement on purpose?

Anyway, it was one of those airline/culture crossover moments that we aerophiles get emotional over. It'd be interesting to hear about other such moments forum members might have experienced....
Quoting HBGDS (Reply 3):
Last Sunday at GVA, ElAl 744 next to Qatar 333. Not a peep, aside from jet blasts...

I've seen LY flights at GVA parked next to virtually all of the many other Middle East-based carriers that serve GVA -- SV/KU/IR/QR/EY/ME/RJ/MS. EK starts GVA service June 1.


User currently offlinewnbob From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

When the Borg arrives and wants to wipe out the human race, THEN we'd see how trivial our earthly bickerings are.

User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I've seen pictures of Korean Air in China parked next to, or taxing by, Air Koryo...


The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
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