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User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 933 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Does anybody know why a KLM Asia 747 is at DFW right now having just arrived around 2:30pm local time? Is it the AMS-IAH flight or something else?

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User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

PRobably the AMS-IAH flight diverted. There were some heavy storms this morning (just stopped here in the downtown area about an hour ago, and the storms were headed north, I think).

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

KLM has three or four of their 744M aircraft in KLM Asia colours. However they operate the AMS-BKK-TPE flight once daily [KLM aircraft to TPE must have KLM asia colors, because Chinna will not allow KLM to fly to TPE...]. Having four aircraft for one daily RT flight is too much. Therefore the "spare" KLM asia aircraft are rotated on other routes.

Having typed all this, I just realized that you were mentioning DFW [for some reason I read DTW...oh well, it's getting late on the Euro side of the pond!].
Yeah, DFW is very unusual for KLM. It could be a charter. However, a IAH diversion is also likely given the time it arrived. The IAH flight [KL661] is scheduled to arrive IAH at 13.40 local time.

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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

In 1999 I took KLM from Santiago in the route SCL-EZE-AMS (now discontinued)...and guess what... It was a KLM Asia! wow

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User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Darn. I even thought about going out to DFW today to do some photography and spotting! And I missed the KLM Asia!!



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User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Flight KL662 from Houston to Amsterdam is 2hrs 43mins late coming in to Schiphol this morning (30 June). The aircraft must have diverted into DFW on the outbound flight KL661.

So DFW got lucky for once.


User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Flight KL662 from IAH arrived 2hrs. 43min late this morning at AMS. No doubt the outbound flight KL661 diverted to DFW.

User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Flight KL662 from IAH arrived 2hrs43mins late in AMS this morning, so the outbound aircraft most likely diverted to DFW yesterday.

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 933 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Thanks for the replies. I found out that IAH had bad weather and the flight into IAH was diverted here to DFW. The AF CDG-IAH flight was also supposed to divert here but made it into IAH. I don't know what happened with the LH flight though. It's pretty neat when the LH IAH flight diverts here as we have 2 LH340's parked side by side. I've seen this twice before. It's also the 4th time I've seen KL here but the 1st for KL Asia. I've seen KL Asia in HKG but I didn't know they had 4 planes painted this way.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Does anybody know how DFW is able to handle the diversions? There is not enough room at Terminal B to handle all of those widebodies at once, especially coupled with the scheduled BA,LH, and KE flights.
Terminal A is filled with AA widebodies so customs would take forever when you combine the AA flights(asia,latin america,canada,europe) with the foreign airlines' flights.
Terminal C can only handle 767s in rare cases.
Terminal E might have some room, but not a whole lot.

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