airtran737
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Two Air France Heavies In ATL 0n 7/12?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:03 am

Yesterday 7/12 I flew MKE-ATL. When we were pulling into our gate I saw an Air France A340 heading to the active. A second later I saw a 777-200ER pass by heading to the gate. I know the 777 is the scheduled aircraft, but what was the A340 doing there?

p.s.
I also saw a World MD-11 with what I thought were Air Canada Cargo stickers on it today. Any help on that one? It was pretty far away.
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jrlander
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RE: Two Air France Heavies In ATL 0n 7/12?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:17 am

Air France has two flights into ATL on their own metal- one is a 777 and the other is a A340.
 
dl021
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RE: Two Air France Heavies In ATL 0n 7/12?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:30 am

There is a World Airways MD-11 painted in their commemorative colors, and they can look like Air Canada colors from a distance. I saw it the other day.
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RE: Two Air France Heavies In ATL 0n 7/12?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:30 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Thread starter):
I also saw a World MD-11 with what I thought were Air Canada Cargo stickers on it today. Any help on that one? It was pretty far away.

World currently has a contract to do cargo flights for AC.
http://www.worldair.com/news/20050607.html
 
DAL767400ER
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RE: Two Air France Heavies In ATL 0n 7/12?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:20 pm

While AF does indeed have both an A343 and a 772ER scheduled into ATL, they are normally not on the ground at the same time, as the A343 departs ATL at 4:10, and the 772 doesn't arrive before 7:20. Looks like the A343 had a serious delay of some 3 hours.