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Saudi Arabian At London Stansted  
User currently offlineAvion757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

On Monday, when I was at Stansted at 17:55, I saw a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777 at the holding point at the runway. Why was this aircraft there?

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User currently offlineAvion757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Does anyone have ANY ideas?

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Cargo of some kind possibly?

User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 964 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

I saw it as well as I flew out on SK2502. Wasn´t it parked outside the FLS hanger? Maybe some kind of maintenance? All cargo doors were open at that time.


User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

I actually saw that 777 taking off while waiting for my flight to Trieste. It was interesting to see that bird at Stansted..


I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Actually, I have noticed Saudi Arabian 747SPs and L1011s at Stansted several times, and the Dubai government 747SP, too. I don't think it's anything special. The Arabian VIP planes are regular visitors in London - Heathrow and Stansted (I have not flown out of Gatwick or Luton lately, but I would imagine they are not too uncommon there, either)



User currently offlineLufthansa404 From Germany, joined Aug 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Its not unlikely that it was a VIP transport.
We had Saudi 777 at cologe and 743 at Duesseldorf recently - both some kind of VIP.



User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

I think you can see Saudia Arbian's plane all over the world with their Kings, Prince...(the royal family)'s VIP travel  Smile

User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Saudi Royal flight regularly use the airport on shopping trips to London. If it was a 777 it would have been a minor royal, if it's one of the 747's then it's more likely somebody from higher up the ranks.

Certainly the Kings wives use 747-SP's for shopping trips fairly regularly into STN.

I tried to convince airfield ops to stick them and an El Al 744 next to each other once, oddly enough they declined!

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