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AA 777 @ STL?  
User currently onlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1209 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

My friend visiting STL now and he swears that he saw an AA 777 at STL today. I'm very skeptical.....any idea what it could be?


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1387 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Certainly a diversion of some sort, most likely a medical or mechanical of something into DFW perhaps?

User currently onlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4189 times:

I'm not sure....I can't find anything on flightaware either. Could be though.


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5366 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3884 times:

STL gets diversions from ORD and DFW every so often. IFS capable and about 1000 empty gates to handle pax.


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2530 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3):
IFS capable and about 1000 empty gates to handle pax.

IFS yes, gates? From what I know there maybe only one, two at most that could be used right now to handle a 777.



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User currently onlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 4):
there maybe only one, two at most that could be used right now to handle a 777.

Yeah, that's right.



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User currently offlinedarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 4):

IFS yes, gates? From what I know there maybe only one, two at most that could be used right now to handle a 777

No doubt they're available though...



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

1,000 empty gates almost a "reality" for STL -- mostly are with demolished, inoperative or abandoned jet bridges

Was there a regular AA 777 flight to STL years ago?

[Edited 2012-07-03 22:19:38]


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User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 7):
Was there a regular AA 777 flight to STL years ago?

Not that I know of. AA had several 767-300s to STL though before they gutted it - HNL, OGG and LGW.

With all due respect to the OP's friend, we don't know how much that guy knows about airplanes. Maybe he saw a 738 from a distance and mistook it for a 777. I haven't seen any confirmation yet that a 777 actually visited STL yesterday.

[Edited 2012-07-04 10:30:48]

User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4829 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 8):
Maybe he saw a 738 from a distance and mistook it for a 777.

Well, that's the problem with today's aircraft design - all the planes look the same!!!  


User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 9):
Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 8):
Maybe he saw a 738 from a distance and mistook it for a 777.

Well, that's the problem with today's aircraft design - all the planes look the same!!!

Not to me they don't.   I can easily tell the difference between an A320 or 738 or a 777 or 767 or A330 from a long distance. But then again, I'm an A.net geek.

[Edited 2012-07-04 10:53:20]

User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4829 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 10):
I can easily tell the difference between an A320 or 738 or a 777 or 767 or A330 from a long distance. But then again, I'm an A.net geek

Me too - but it's oh so boring these days.


User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1033 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting N62NA (Reply 9):
Well, that's the problem with today's aircraft design - all the planes look the same!!!

Haaahaaahaaahaaa.   
(I know weird laugh, but thats very true.)

Ok, back up. I checked the details of the airport, the biggest aircraft i can see on till Tuesday is a Boeing 757 AAL1869 ( and two more AAL1149 ) from ORD. Could it be that? Ive heard this flight often gets sub for a 763. Or AAL395 from DFW?
Is that what your friend might mistaken? No Boeing 777 sorry!



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User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

It's plausible that STL would be a diversion or alternate for ORD for AA. I believe MSP is the primary alternate for AA's NRT-ORD flight. Not sure about LHR-ORD, if they'd go into DTW or down to STL. However, we've seen no indication that the occurred yesterday.

My guess is the OP's buddy mistook something else for a 777 in his enthusiasm. Case closed.


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 8):
With all due respect to the OP's friend, we don't know how much that guy knows about airplanes. Maybe he saw a 738 from a distance and mistook it for a 777. I haven't seen any confirmation yet that a 777 actually visited STL yesterday.

The only aircraft that I could find that might be confused with the 777 is a 757 at STL yesterday.



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User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 14):
The only aircraft that I could find that might be confused with the 777 is a 757 at STL yesterday.

Not sure if AA sends 738s into STL now. The SNA flight was a 738, but that's long gone now. I'm sure the guy didn't mistake the Eskimo for an AA airplane.  


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 15):
Not sure if AA sends 738s into STL now. The SNA flight was a 738, but that's long gone now. I'm sure the guy didn't mistake the Eskimo for an AA airplane.  

Yes, I didn't state that I was searching for an AA flight into STL, but that's all I limited it to.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23743 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

If DFW has really bad w/x, it's not uncommon for DFW-bound widebodies to stop in BNA or STL. I'd say in BNA, we get between 5 and 10 a year.


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User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2684 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Found a 763 at STL a while ago:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/R...7/history/20120623/1400Z/KDAY/KSTL

No 777 however, nor AA.



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