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Saudi 742 At JFK Today

Fri May 06, 2005 5:25 am

A little less than an hour ago, I had a chance to see a Saudi 747-200 come in for landing at JFK. I didn't know that Saudi was still flying this type and would have expected to see one of their 744's or even a 772ER. Was this 742 a Saudi VIP aircraft or was it being used in regular service?
 
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RE: Saudi 742 At JFK Today

Fri May 06, 2005 5:40 am

I believe what you saw was Saudia Cargo's B747F. They operate 2-3 times per week to JFK. On occasion you'll also see the MD-11Fs.


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RE: Saudi 742 At JFK Today

Fri May 06, 2005 6:37 am

Actually, it wasn't a Cargo 742, unless Saudi has a few that do not have the word Cargo painted on the side like the one shown in the photos above. As it flew over, I was specifically looking for signs that it was a cargo model, but i saw nothing to lead me to believe that it was. Plus, unless Saudi has some converted Freighters or unless they have 747-200C models, this aircraft had windows and doors on the side as well. I have seen the MD-11 a few times in the past, but this was the first time that i saw the 742 without any Cargo titles on it. Maybe it was a VIP aircraft. Were there any Saudi nationals coming to the US today?
 
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RE: Saudi 742 At JFK Today

Fri May 06, 2005 6:46 am

Looks like next stop is Huston IAH

But interesting no one noticed it at BOS which originally
Information as of 5/5/2005 7:36:30 PM GMT
FlightID: SVA903 (Commercial Jet)
Status: TIMEOUT
Owner: SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
Radio Call: SAUDIA
Type: B742 (Boeing Company Model 747-200)
Origin Apt: EBOS OOSTENDE
Dest Apt: JFK JOHN F KENNEDY INTL
Departed: 08:22 AM GMT (0822Z)
Original ETA: 07:52 AM EDT (1152Z)


BOS - JFK - and Next IAH

Saudi Arabian Airlines - SVA 903
New York (JFK) May 05 06:21 PM Local time now: 04:45 PM Houston May 05 09:06 PM


Expected to depart in 35 mins.

[Edited 2005-05-05 23:48:35]
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RE: Saudi 742 At JFK Today

Fri May 06, 2005 6:53 am

Its cargo... 900 series are the cargo flights.

Also look at the Saudi Cargo web site. Shows SVA903 operating Thursdays on a JED-OST-JFK-IAH routing.

http://www.saudiairlines.com/cargo/freighter1.jsp
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