xaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7108 times:
Quoting wilco737 (Reply 9): So, any success on pictures? How was the light? I was in MEX last week and it was beautiful light on the day of arrival, but on the departure day was horrible rain and thunderstorm...
Well indeed it was a lovely day yesterday, really unbelievable, we were able to take some pictures as it slow down on runway 5R.
Quoting wilco737 (Reply 11): Glad to hear it was a great day and that the news are interested in that even as well. Maybe the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX soon
Read somewhere else that from September the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX, hope that is true!!
nostromopilot From Mexico, joined Feb 2013, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7009 times:
This, in addition to the Cargolux 747-8 Cargo that we see here as well. Together with daily 747-400s from Air France, KLM British Airways and Lufthansa, A-340-600s from Iberia, and A-330s from TAM, we've got a nice spread of heavy arrivals in the early evening each day.
LH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6865 times:
Quoting LH422 (Reply 7): It looks like D-ABYG will also be doing the flight to GRU tonight, according to the FRAport website.
It seems that plans have changed. The flight to GRU is in the air now but is showing up as 747-400 D-ABVO on FlightRadar24. Lufthansa and FlightAware are also showing 747-400. Only FlightStats is still showing 747-8. I wonder what happened? D-ABYG seems to be on the ground overnight at FRA at the moment.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8220 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6264 times:
Quoting nostromopilot (Reply 14): Together with daily 747-400s from Air France, KLM British Airways and Lufthansa, A-340-600s from Iberia, and A-330s from TAM,
Sadly the BA 744 is not daily. I believe it is 4x weekly or something like that. The IB A346 is seasonally more than daily, and I believe A343s are used sometimes too. You are forgetting LA's 763ERs coming from LIM and SCL.
Even still, that is quite poor for a metropolis such as MEX. Gone are the days when we also had the JL 744, the MH 744, the A310 from AR and the Lauda Air 77E. We also had widebodies from LY and SU.
To hell with its poor sales thus far, that is one beautiful aircraft! I loved the look of the B744 but the B748i for me is hands down the best looking bird ever built by Boeing! I recently walked literally the full length of the terminal at HKG just to get my first close up look at the LH B748i. I hope a few more airlines order it as it would be an awful shame to live in a world where there are no passenger B747s left.