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User currently offlineAM001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
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Hey Las Vegans, did I just spot a QR A340 parked by the Executive Terminal?

I assume this is a privately chartered flight with some VIPs / Government officials?

Interesting visitor, anyways...


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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting AM001 (Thread starter):
Hey Las Vegans, did I just spot a QR A340 parked by the Executive Terminal?

I assume this is a privately chartered flight with some VIPs / Government officials?

Sounds quite likely to me...



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6171 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

some high up gambling at the Wynn again probably....


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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Sounds like the Amiri A340. Was it the 500 or the 300?


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User currently offlineAM001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
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Can't be sure, I just saw glimpses of it while trying not to crash my car on The Strip... but if I had to bet, I'd say the 500 based on its length...


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User currently offlineYOWza From Nepal, joined Jul 2005, 4887 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Quoting AM001 (Reply 4):
I'd say the 500 based on its length...

I was under the impression that the length difference between the 300 and 500 were almost negligible. Is that wrong?

Not a very halal place to find a QR bird  

YOWza



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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

I think the 500 has the new Oryx on the tail but the 300 still has the much older smaller oryx from the early livery....do you remember which one?


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User currently offlinedarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1361 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):

I was under the impression that the length difference between the 300 and 500 were almost negligible. Is that wrong?

I would say that the 500 is longer enough to see w/ the naked eye, but with a difference of 14ft or 4.25m, that is of course, a subjective opinion. For me the tie-breaker are the engines. The 500's are massive compared to the 300, and also do not make use of the single piece "hairdryer" engine cowl.



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User currently offlineAM001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
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Just saw it on the way back, doors open, and the plane's being catered... must be departing later tonight.

I have to go back and say it's definitely the 300, confirmed with the engines and with the smaller logo...



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User currently offlineYOWza From Nepal, joined Jul 2005, 4887 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 7):
The 500's are massive compared to the 300

I agree, that's how I would tell the difference.

YOWza



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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Quoting AM001 (Reply 8):
I have to go back and say it's definitely the 300, confirmed with the engines and with the smaller logo...

No, it was the -200 A7-HHK and it's on its way to LEMD right now.

Interestingly, the A340-300 received a brand new cabin in Texas, then came to Hamburg and was painted white and put up for sale, then after several years got painted back in the QR colors (but the latest scheme) and is now apparently back in the Amiri fleet. For what it's worth, it's flying KJFK-OMDB right now.

[Edited 2012-03-14 12:35:46]


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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1340 times:
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Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Not a very halal place to find a QR bird

There's a lot of Middle East money in Las Vegas real estate (eg: CityCenter) and miscellaneous companies. The prophet doesn't like gambling, but the prophet says nothing (I think) of legitimate profits from others' gambling activities.



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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 11):
Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Not a very halal place to find a QR bird

There's a lot of Middle East money in Las Vegas real estate (eg: CityCenter) and miscellaneous companies. The prophet doesn't like gambling, but the prophet says nothing (I think) of legitimate profits from others' gambling activities.

If you tried to avoid every potentially sinful place, you couldn't leave the graveyard. The bird's routing today is LEMD-EGKK-EHBK-EGLL. Not exactly places known for their religious lifestyles either.



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