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UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:48 am

At ORD today I saw a 744 being loaded with cargo going to AEX. From what I saw there were no pax. Also last night a 777 left from ORD to AEX. Is this for a charter or are these being sold to a new operator?
BTW, the 747 flight number was 9983, and the 777 was 9975.

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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:25 am

ualramper,
would be willing to bet it was going to ft polk to pick up some army guys
bus driver.......move that bus:)
 
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:25 am

Probably a military charter...there's a bunch of them popping up of late as troops are due to be swapped out and return home for the Christmas holidays.

Just a guess...
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:41 am

It was definitely a military charter. My grandmother lived in Alexandria until she died recently, right next to that airport. There were military charters there all the time. AEX never sees aircraft that big except for unscheduled service (a.k.a. charter or military flights)
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mojo89
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:47 am

Back in '99 I flew in a Tower 747 from AEX to COS after a month spent training at lovely Ft. Polk.
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echster
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:16 pm

Back in '99 I flew in a Tower 747 from AEX to COS after a month spent training at lovely Ft. Polk.

Tell me about it, dude. I've flown Tower 747, ATA 757/L1011, and Evergreen 747 to AEX for numerous rotations. Hell, I've even had a couple charter bus trips. LOL
 
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:26 pm

Those are troop movements. Those 744s are heading to Kuwait next.

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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:49 am

Stopping in FRA or PRG first.

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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:13 am

Yep, they definitely came here to pick up troops of the Idaho Nat. Guard. They had been here training at Ft. Polk, and now they are going to Kuwait.
The aircraft were N799UA and N117UA. Later on, we also had B744 N178UA come in from SFO for more soldiers.

[Edited 2004-11-28 01:16:11]
They were all heading to FRA from here.

[Edited 2004-11-28 01:17:50]
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RE: UA 747, 777 To Alexandria,LA?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:53 am

My military charter flights:
Dec 1965 - Continental 707 Travis AFB - Taipei
Nov 1967 - Continetal 707 Taipei - Seattle
Feb 1969 - TWA 707 Travis AFB - Kadena AB
May 1971 - TWA 707 Kadena AB - Travis AFB
Nov 1988 - Hawaiian Air DC-8 PHL-KEF
Nov 1989 - Hawaiian Air DC-8 KEF-PHL
Sep 1994 - AMTRAN 757 PHL-KEF
Sep 1995 - AMTRAN 757 KEF-PHL
Jun 2001 - Omni Air DC-10 BWI - Kuwait
Jul 2001 - ATI DC-8 Kuwait - Frankfurt
Jul 2001 - World MD-11 Frankfurt - BWI
Jan 2002 - World DC-10 Frankfurt - Charleston
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