klm744
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Delta Heavy At AUS Today

Sun Sep 09, 2001 1:31 pm

Today at AUS there was a Delta 767, although it may have been a 757, but I am almost positive it was a 767. The reason I hesitate to say with certainty is that due to the way it was parked my view of it from the spotters area was somewhat limited, I was looking at half of the body and a wing from the back. But driving off I got somewhat of a better look. Anyway, I was wondering if this is a new scheduled aircraft or a replacement. My first thought was that it was a replacement aircraft but while it was there, there was a Delta md-80, as well as 1 or 2 Delta 737s, which are more Delta aircraft than I have ever seen there at any one time. Also if it was a replacement it seems rather large considering the largest aircraft they usually send there is a 727, although in the off chance that it was a 757 mabye its not so much of a stretch. Any info or guesses would be appreciated.
 
DeltaAir
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RE: Delta Heavy At AUS Today

Sun Sep 09, 2001 1:45 pm

Must have been flight 9689, a 757 in from ATL. No idea why it was there though, the 9000 series flight numbers mean it was being ferried for some reason.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Delta Heavy At AUS Today

Sun Sep 09, 2001 1:46 pm

Check the reg, that would answer your question.
 
klm744
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RE: Delta Heavy At AUS Today

Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:53 am

Thanks for the responses, I'm curious as to whether any of the austin spotters saw this. Also did anyone see the 747s from IAH that I heard were diverted there once during this summer when houston was flooding? If so, where were they parked and how long were they there?