LFutia
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IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 12:30 pm

In the Chicago-Sun Times today... there was an article about big planes and the A346 was in it. The aircraft is banned in 31 spots at ORD and only 4 gates can support the '346. Apparently, they were supposed to ops the '346 today but there wasn't enough demand so they're gonna ops it on October 5!  Smile It needs a lot of room for it to make a 90 degree angle....

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:06 pm

Sweet!! I was wondering when we were going to get a '600 at ORD?!? One question though, what do mean banned in 31 spots? You mean gates? I've flown from the international terminal many times and I'm sure there must be more than four gates there that can support the 346. Is this going to be a replacement for the 343 now, or is it going to be used only on occassions for more demanding days/seasons (summer I suppose)?
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:10 pm

Not so much banned as they aren't the right parameters.

There may be only 4 gates that can support it - it is the longest airplane in the world, and ORD also doesn't get any 777-300 service. They may just not have gates boxed for planes of that length.

Even the A380 will be about 2 meters shorter.

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:45 pm

But thing is, the first two cabin doors should be (the first is definitely) within in reach of ORD terminals...but I guess the rear of airplane may stick out too much into the taxiways...?

Additionally, I don't think any U.S. airport gets regular 777-300 service. I'm not sure about that, but I did check the photo database, and the only 777-300s photographed in the U.S. were in Washington coming from the Everett plant.
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:49 pm

Korean does fly their 773 to the US. I not too sure where, but they do.

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:19 pm

It looks like IB is rotating this aircraft type through stations where its future concentrated schedule will be.

MEX, HAV, EZE, JNB, JFK, SJU, SDQ etc.

[Edited 2003-09-19 08:23:54]
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:29 pm

I have personaly seen Korean Air 777-300s at both Honolulu and Los Angeles.
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:51 pm

Yes I have too seen many pics of KOREAN B 773s in HNL and LAX.
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:39 am

I also have seen a KE 777 at ORD too..

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:10 am

KE flys the 773 on the NRT-LAX run, and also the ICN-HNL and ICN-SFO runs
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:17 am

There was also talk on the radio that ORD taxiways may be difficult for A346 turns. Is it true?
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:26 am

Let's go see it? I live in Chicago and would love to go see that monster. As long as October 5th isn't a school day and i don't have drivers ed I'm in!! I just don't feel like going alone because I don't know any good spots and going alone is pretty boring so maybe someone wants to come with?
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:02 am

yes it is true that the A346 might have difficulties on the taxiways.

October 5th is a Sunday. I dunno if i could go. prolly not as my parents would say no, but if someone would try and upload it to AºNet, it would almost be like me going to see it.

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:35 am

Lfutia -
How old are you? Maybe we can both go with someone older cuz I'm 16.
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:49 am

I'm also 16... I live in the suburbs of Chicago... near Skokie, Evanston, Niles and Des Plaines. It's awesome, sometimes at 7:00 in the morning, i'll see a UA 733 landing right above me and at my neighbour's house, they get to see the intl departures so i can easily indentify Iberia, Air France, KLM, Swiss, BA ( saw a 777 land while i was in class). It's so cool living in Chicago.

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:36 am

The INC-SFO route is a 777-200
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:35 pm

We've lost the KE 773 here (LAX)...it's back to 744..which is fine by me, keep the 744 activity coming!

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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:03 pm

"I also have seen a KE 777 at ORD too.. "

Probably because they have scheduled 772 service into ORD (744 at peak season)

"There may be only 4 gates that can support it - it is the longest airplane in the world, and ORD also doesn't get any 777-300 service. They may just not have gates boxed for planes of that length."

I somehow think thats BS land. On the top of my head I can list at least 10 gates that probably can handle a A346.
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:12 pm

Lfutia -
Well I live in Deerfield and I'm limited to Palwaukee action but I was in Niles couple of days ago and i go to Skokie to see some girls I know sometimes. We should go see the A346 do you have a car?
 
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RE: IB A346 Comes To ORD Soon!

Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:22 pm

I actually live in Morton Grove... What part of Niles? Did you go past Niles West (West Nile)... no i dont drive.... i gotz a bike though.... LOL....

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