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KLM At DFW Exists!  
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

My mom was picking someone up at DFW and she saw a 747-400 KLM Asia plane taxiing on the alpha bridge going to the east side for take off. i knew she wasnt lying because she described the plane for me... this happend tuesday night, at around the time korean air comes in.. just thought you dfw people might want to know!


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User currently onlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33285 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

KLM does not fly to DFW. It was either:

a) a diversion from IAH
b) a Korean Air plane (they have similar colours)



a.
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1984 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

You say you saw it at around the same time Korean Air comes in? Was it Korean Air?

They do have very similar paints.



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User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

I work air traffic at the Waco regional airport just south of Dallas and know for a fact that they have had many occasions of late when they were using flows to reduce the number of inbound aircraft (at IAH) due to weather. I also heard that they had to shut down a runway the other day due to the need for repairs. We had a Frontier 737 land at Waco as it was enroute to IAH. The KLM 747 was probably a divert to DFW when it was suppost to go to IAH.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Atcboy73,
I love ATC. I too want to work for some branch of Waco. Then go to AUS, IAH TRACON, then finally to JFK TRACON. We should chat sometime. I listen to my scanner from AUS and I pick up all Waco freqs. Anyway, KLM sometimes comes to DFW on quick, like 1 hour diversions. AUS gets the brunt of west coast/Pacific diversions, with some European exceptions. When IAH is closed, I usually see European traffic divert to MSY.


User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

I bet someone could tell the difference between a KLM and Korean plane. Even though they both are blue, the tails and lettering are quite different. So it must have been a KLM at DFW. Houston has had some bad weather the past few weeks.
Chris



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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5484 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

It was a diversion from IAH, as DFW is the only other Texas airport that has the facilities to handle crowded long-haul flights. I know AUS and SAT have customs facilities also, but not to the capacity like DFW. There are one or two pics of CO 777s at DFW due to bad weather at IAH. I am sure that IAH gets some DFW long haul diversions(I would not be surprised if you have seen a Sabena A330 or a JAL MD-11 in IAH due to DFW diversions).
I wish the KLM flight was scheduled  Smile
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

AUS has like a 17,000 ft runway. I think that it can handle anything under the sun. Plus, its gates can handle heavies also. We get occasional 744 at AUS and we handle it fine.

All Hail AUS


User currently offlineCOAatIAH From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

That was a diversion to DFW from IAH. I heard him on my scanner that evening. MSY is the usual diversion airport for the European heavies, Tuesday being my first time hearing KLM divert to DFW. Though thats just what I've noticed, I'm sure its happened many times before. IAH always gets heavies (etc) from DFW, with its notorious stormy weather. Mostly AA and DL planes [767s, MD11s, (formerly) L-1011s, etc], though I've heard Korean land here once.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Another IAH spotter. Welcome to the group COAatIAH!

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Like no it doesn't  Yeah sure . Don't know about the ramp size though, and those runways are damn strong.

http://www.airnav.com/airports/KAUS


User currently offlineKlm744 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

just curious, how many times has AUS gotten 747s, that would be really interesting to see a large aircraft like that coming in/out of AUS. Although it probably wouldn't go near the spotters area, in favor of the longer runway on the opposite side of the airport  Sad

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

come on guys! some of you guys dont think i know the difference between KLM and KAL? I KNOW the difference, thank you very much, and a diversion makes the most sense... and AUS doesnt have a 17K foot runway, thats longer than Cape Canaveral's space shuttle landing field...


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User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Regarding the KLM B747-400 that was in DFW on Friday was indeed a diversion because of Houstons weather.

Along with KLM, AF diverted one of there flights into DFW. Both planes took off around 3pm or so.



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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5484 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

What gate did the KLM plane park at? Was it over at the Delta terminal by Northwest, or was it at terminal B by BA/JAL etc?
Also, did both park at gates and let the pax clear customs in Dallas or did they stick around on the tarmac?
rgds,
blink182



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