Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Saudi 744 Sched. To San?  
User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1118 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.

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32608 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

No, not a scheduled flight. Special visit.


a.
User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Do you know of any reason?

Matt


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Yeah, I too saw the Saudi 744 at SAN today parked off of the runway entrance. Wierd site to see... I thought I was seeing something else!


My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

I saw this plane land today while I was at work, a very nice looking aircraft.

User currently offlineDarrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 973 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.


those who have no vices have very few virtues
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 949 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Take some photos and upload them! There are no scheduled 744 services to SAN at this time.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 922 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.

Aaron G.



User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4373 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 902 times:

More likely, visiting Saudi Royal Family.


The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 865 times:

I saw this plane take off Saturday evening while at work. It used practically the whole runway. I have never seen a plane use so much runway in SAN before.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Spirit To San Pedro Sula, Honduras posted Thu Apr 26 2007 21:51:29 by MAH4546
Plane Escorted To San Bernardino posted Tue Apr 24 2007 03:31:31 by ONTFlyer
Aer Lingus: Dublin To San Francisco posted Tue Mar 20 2007 19:14:31 by EI321
Saudi Arabian Flights To USA & UK? posted Fri Mar 2 2007 23:55:43 by RUHFlyer
New Carriers To SAN - What Gates? posted Sun Feb 4 2007 07:15:40 by PanAm747
SJC To SAN On Southwest? posted Tue Jan 23 2007 08:12:29 by Mnik101
Delta 767-400 Flying Patriots To San Diego posted Fri Jan 12 2007 17:06:30 by ChrisNH
Qantas Increases Flights To San Francisco posted Mon Dec 18 2006 15:29:15 by Juventus
Info Needed On TG's 744 Flights To Sydney! posted Fri Nov 3 2006 07:53:14 by ThaiA345
Saudi Arabian Airlines To Madrid posted Wed Aug 9 2006 14:07:03 by IBMAD