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Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:52 pm


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IIRC UA doesn't have regular 747-400 service to JFK, do you think this plane is on militart charter?

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:39 pm

i know i have a funky machine,,,,but is that a 400??????it looks like a 777 to me.....
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:56 pm

There is a UA 747 on the taxiway adjacent to 13L/31R. Can't tell what model is it, though. Hey, at least I found it!!!

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:06 pm

Here is the answer. It was a diversion due to weather that day. The weather in IAD was poor. In addition to that the OS A343 behind T5 went to T5 for fuel due to diverting flights. There were a few flights that choose JFK within an hour time frame that day.
 
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:11 am

hey thats an awsome picture! I have actually seen UA's 744's pass by into JFK a few times in the past. The vast majority of their flights are by 777's or 763's and 762's. In this case it could either be a diversion as said above, or a substitute for the 777???? Who knows?
 
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:37 am

So much for all of the posts about the last time a UA 744 flew into JFK.  Laugh out loud

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 2:38 am

I think the question that should have been asked was, What is that Emirates A345 doing at JFK??  Wink/being sarcastic The EK airplane is next to the Singapore 747.

Ok, I just did a search On Flytecomm.com but when did EK start service to JFK?? I'm falling behind in the aviation news. Big grin

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 2:42 am

Mexicana757,

EK started nonstop DXB-JFK service on June 2 (i think it was the second) with A345 equip.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 3:07 am

What is that Emirates A345 doing at JFK?? The EK airplane is next to the Singapore 747.

Ok, I just did a search On Flytecomm.com but when did EK start service to JFK?? I'm falling behind in the aviation news.

Yes, as mentioned, EK started service, but it did not get as much attention - as well as the CX 346 direct to HGK - as the Singapore 345 flight into EWR did.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:31 am

Hey

in his photo of terminal 1 you can see the CX 343 or the 346.

The UA 744 does opperate JFK ocasonilly. sometimes in the winter. In the early mornings or the late nights. Sometimes when i go out on Jet Blue to SJU or LGB i see the UA 744 there. Last time was Jan 15.

Also i am surpried that the EK was on the tarmac. It arrives at 2:50 usually stays in the gate but it shares a gate with KLM.

Very interesting photo. The AF 773ER usually doesnt opperate JFK and the LH 333 usually doesnt opperate JFK and there is a AM 763 at Terminal 1.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:01 am

Also i am surpried that the EK was on the tarmac. It arrives at 2:50 usually stays in the gate but it shares a gate with KLM.
In my experience, I have found her to come in, dump the pax and then go on stand until just before departure.

There has a been a LH 333 come into JFK quite a few times.
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:09 am

Why are all those international planes parked at the remote gates and not at the terminal?

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:34 am

Why are all those international planes parked at the remote gates and not at the terminal?

A lot of them have long turnarounds at JFK so they keep them at remote stands....For example the Emirates A345 arrives at 2PM and doesn't leave until 11:30PM. The SQ flight arrives around 11AM and leaves at about 10 PM, Varig arrives 8:30 and leaves 6:45, the Biman DC10 arrives 11:15 and leaves 11:30. NW's 747 arrives 3:20 and overnights at JFK leaving the next day at 2:20. The remote stands at T4 are very important.

Hope this helps.

in his photo of terminal 1 you can see the CX 343 or the 346.

Terminal 1 isn't in that photo..Nor is any CX aircraft. Perhaps you are talking about the South African 340 at Terminal 3? If so, it looks like an A343.

The UA 744 does opperate JFK ocasonilly. sometimes in the winter. In the early mornings or the late nights. Sometimes when i go out on Jet Blue to SJU or LGB i see the UA 744 there. Last time was Jan 15.

Perhaps that was a onetime thing? It seems to me that the only time a UA 744 is at JFK is for diversions....I sure miss the 744 operating UA 800/801!  Smile

Very interesting photo. The AF 773ER usually doesnt opperate JFK and the LH 333 usually doesnt opperate JFK and there is a AM 763 at Terminal 1.

Again, Terminal 1 is not in this photo, nor are any of the aircraft you mentioned above. LH regularly operates a 333 to JFK...The AF 773ER was on the CDG-JFK-CDG run for about a month until they went to the CDG-NRT-CDG route. I've never seen an AM 767 at JFK.......
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:05 am

It was a 747-400 it looks like it may have diverted for some reason going to IAD from LHR. It operated as FLT 919. It was a/c # 8175
 
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:12 am

NW's 747 arrives 3:20 and overnights at JFK leaving the next day at 2:20. The remote stands at T4 are very important.
How many 744s does NW to do this run? I would imagine three, but does anyone have an actual count?

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However, both of the AF planes are clearly 772s.

On a side note, what is the plane in the top left corner of T1 where AF's Concorde used to park?

Also, note the Air China 744C in action.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:31 am

What is the green looking aircraft to the left of the Swiss 330?
It looks like a 737/320?
and that would be the original photo posted that I am talking about.
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:52 am

That plane is a BWIA 737NG.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:58 am

On a side note, what is the plane in the top left corner of T1 where AF's Concorde used to park?

RAM Royal Air Maroc 767-300

What is the green looking aircraft to the left of the Swiss 330?

BWIA British West Indies Airlines 737-800


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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:03 pm

RAM Royal Air Maroc 767-300
Thanks. I never knew that they used T1.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:10 pm

Thanks safetydude and BN747.

I knew it was something simple like that......I know this sounds silly, but at first, it looked like the Vietnam Airlines colors.....but I didn't want to sound retarded.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:12 pm

No Prob... but it was a lot cooler when RAM brought in the 744 to T1.

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:13 pm

When did AM start using Terminal One?

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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:15 am

When did AM start using Terminal One?

Not too long ago...Maybe two months?
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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:31 am

I knew it was something simple like that......I know this sounds silly, but at first, it looked like the Vietnam Airlines colors.....but I didn't want to sound retarded.
No problem. I remember when I asked a question about a bunch of planes that turned out to be Transavia 737s, I was laughed out of the forums!

Not too long ago...Maybe two months?
Ah, that is why I did not know. Did they move from T3 or T4?


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RE: Anyone Know Why This UA744 Is At JFK?

Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:23 pm

I've seen a UA B744 at T7 quite often, so it can't be a diversion because it's too frequent. It's not everyday, but its often - not sure what the gate number is, but its usually the same gate too.
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