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Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:44 am

With the delivery of its new flight set for this week (Thursday), Ethiopian will operate a one-time SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD on Thursday the 23rd, leaving SEA at 1030. The DOT approval just came out today. So anyone in SEA, grab your cameras, and snap snap snap.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:47 am

sadly it does not look like the weather will cooperate  Sad
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:49 am

Ethiopian did this once before. Do they actually get enough people boarding at SEA to make this worth it?
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:53 am

Quoting Ahlfors (Reply 2):
Ethiopian did this once before. Do they actually get enough people boarding at SEA to make this worth it?

There were specials running in SEA, and I know of a few free tickets that were handed out. More of a PR thing as well, since SEA has a sizeable Ethiopian community. They are to fly the aircraft to IAD first anyway, so why not get a little of something out of it...
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:49 am

Well it still hasn't had a flight plan filed, although I hear it has been on the ground in SEA since last night.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:50 pm

She is finally heading out, albeit 2.5 hours after the originally scheduled time.

Airline Ethiopian Airlines
Flight Number 542
Departure City (Airport) Washington, DC (IAD)
Departure Time 06/23/2005 09:55 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Rome, Italy (LIRF)
Arrival Time 06/24/2005 11:52 AM
Remaining Flight Time 04:05
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-300
Current Altitude 35,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 604 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline Ethiopian Airlines
Flight Number 542
Departure City (Airport) Seattle, WA (SEA)
Departure Time 06/23/2005 12:15 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Washington, DC (IAD)
Arrival Time 06/23/2005 07:32 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
 
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:36 am

I was at SEA yesterday and saw this plane depart. It was a 763 and it looked terrific in its new livery. Didn't remember to bring my camera though.  hissyfit 

DL did the ground handling, they even flew out someone from ATL to supervise the whole thing. After departure I got to meet the ET executive who took delivery of the A/C. Hmmm... Could this be a regular routing given the large Ethiopian community in Seattle?

Charles, SJ
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 7):

DL did the ground handling, they even flew out someone from ATL to supervise the whole thing. After departure I got to meet the ET executive who took delivery of the A/C. Hmmm... Could this be a regular routing given the large Ethiopian community in Seattle?

Sup Ctbarnes,
They have picked up pax from SEA once before, from what I can remember, during the delivery of the previous 763 (I think it was ET-ALJ). DL also handled that aircraft at SEA.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Operate SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD

Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:37 pm

Just for completeness :

'ETH883' dept KPAE 22/6 at 1931 PDT and arrived KSEA at 1943 PDT.

ET-ALP B763ER cn 33769, selcal HMGR.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink

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