eicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2274 posts, RR: 5 Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7580 times:
I know the majority of these flights were operated by airlines such as ATA, Miami Air, North American, Omni & Ryan International, im almost certain that DL (747) NW (DC-10, 747) & UA (747) flew some of these charters too. What im not so sure about is, did CO with 737-900ER & 757-300 aircraft & NW (or DL) with 757-300's operate some of these flights? I vaguely remember seeing photo's of those aircraft in Europe on the internet so I presume it was for this reason. Can anyone confirm?
kl911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5500 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6817 times:
NW indeed used AMS a lot, usually with 747-200. I quite often see Omni, North American and World on flightradar24 above Hungary, I guess between European bases and the Middle East, or maybe even nonstop from the US.
93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6567 times:
Saw ATA 757 200s March 2008 LiepZig Germany, Along our aging beautiful DC-10, ...Cherry Point, Bangor, LiepZig, Djibouti ......
Longest takeoff roll ever going trans Atlantic, I know my bags waged a total of 100lbs give or take plus a 50 pound pack, 20 lbs flak and sapi inserts...x a full to the gills Dc-10 it was brutally long
For the most part working a Military Charter for us flight attendants is pure pleasure. Military people are by far the nicest, friendliest and most cooperative passengers one can imagine. Everybody is like: Thank You Sir, no problem Sir, I/We gladly do that... versus many people complaining, arguing and being self-centered...
At least for me every MAC flight I ever worked was a great experience.
However of course we prefer flying you back home over flying you out there. Flying these people out always has a somehow bitter aftertaste. Flying them home is an honor and pleasure!
135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 416 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4718 times:
Over the years at the various military bases, I have seen an amazing amount of commercial airliners doing troop transports and it's been great! I was in Okinawa, Japan, and Mildenhall, England. Saw many, many 747's of various types, DC-10's, MD-11's, 767's, 777's, and several carriers (Evergreen, ATA, North American, World, Southern Air, and ATI, an unimagineable amount of times), and while in Deigo Garcia saw my first CO 772 and then later on another one in Okinawa. It was nice that UA and NWA were frequent visitors to Mildenhall and Kadena over the years. But, around late 2004, that all seemed to fade away fast. However, I personally never was able to see a CO 753 or 739 (as the thread is about) as heading that far into the Pacific would not have been feasable for those awesome birds. That would have been pretty awesome.
Nice. Would have been great to see! We didn't always get to the best locations with the tankers as time went on w/ those lovely budget cuts, and many trips ended up with a late arrival and early departure.
I was just looking for tickets and saw that DL is flying a 753 from MSP to HNL (ugh 11h 34 m) non stop... KILL ME! LOL Didn't realize that the 753 had that range...I knew the 752 was long though.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12336 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4408 times:
Quoting 135mech (Reply 18): I was just looking for tickets and saw that DL is flying a 753 from MSP to HNL (ugh 11h 34 m) non stop... KILL ME! LOL Didn't realize that the 753 had that range...I knew the 752 was long though.
The B-757-300 has a range of about 3400 nm, the B-757-300W has a range of about 3600 nm.
GCM shows the distance to be 3450 nm, so you will be flying on one with winglets. But at 450 knots, the flight time is 7 h 45 m. Are you stopping somewhere along the way?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28694 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4014 times:
Quoting 135mech (Reply 22): I haven't booked it yet... was just looking at options and noticed that one... it's MSP - HNL direct at 11h 34m and says non-stop on DL's page. THAT freaked me out... 12 hours on a DL NB...ugh!