777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
I was at the SAN airport today for a quick trip from SJC, and when on the rental car shuttle, I saw a Saudi Arabian 744 land an start taxiing. Is this a scheduled flight? I don't really have the resources to check right now (56k as opposed to my usual Cable), so maybe I'm making too big a deal out of this. Anyway, any help would be appriciated.
Darrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
It was probably there to pick up Military personnel and transport them to Saudi Arabia. I've seen them come into Portland (PDX) on several occasions and that is why they come here; to transport National Guard units to the Gulf.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
I passed by SAN during late morning today (Sept. 9), and there was no Saudi Arabian 747 to be seen. If it was just a troop transport, then it probably wasn't here for more than however long it needed to be. My guess is that it left during the early morning. I'm not sure where it went from SAN; probably a US airport with a longer runway as a technical stop for the trip to the Gulf.
Next time I hear about a Saudia plane coming here, I'll for sure try and take some pics with my digicam.