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Saudi 744 Sched. To San?  
User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1130 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.

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User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32694 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

No, not a scheduled flight. Special visit.


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User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Do you know of any reason?

Matt


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1935 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1041 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 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1023 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 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 985 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.


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 961 times:
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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 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 934 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, 4437 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 914 times:

More likely, visiting Saudi Royal Family.


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User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 877 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.

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