Independence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 376 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12247 times:
I was driving today through the airport and noticed that the standard EK222 flight from DFW-DXB was boarding (reg: A6-EWC).
However, upon driving further, I saw another Emirates 77L (reg: A6-EWF) parked with the ENG1 being inspected (or fixed) at the ramp just next to the south bridges (west side). FlightAware says the flight took off yesterday, but no flight today. Clearly it's an error, so one would assume the August 27th flight was cancelled.
Also, up north, near the AA Cargo building, I noticed an odd sight: a C-17 Globemaster parked on the east side (north of the north bridges).
I also understand that 18R/36L is under limited operations due to the taxiway being extended to the UPS ramp, but today the runway was completely closed (no lighting, as well as flashing "X" equipment at the touchdown zone). I thought this runway would remain operational?
AA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1298 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9754 times:
Quoting Independence76 (Reply 4):
As far as I'm concerned, if Obama were to fly into the DFW area, they would fly into DAL instead. Bush flew into there multiple times with Air Force One, so it's already security-approved.
It sure is! Was sitting at a red light right at the threshold when it took off over my head. An incredible sight.