vegasplanes
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:22 pm

Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:32 pm

Hello All,

Anyone out there have any idea as to the nature of this flight, I saw this plane come into LAS this afternoon as here is what I could find from flightaware.com:

SVA logo
SVA7640
Saudi Arabian Airlines "Saudia" (Saudi Arabia)
Aircraft Boeing 747SP (quad-jet) [H/B74S/Q]
Origin Mc Carran Int'l [KLAS]
Destination Charles De Gaulle [LFPG]
Route TRALR2 DVC J197 GLD J192 PWE J64 BDF J26 JOT
J101 OBK J94 ECK J546 YOW J592 YLQ YBG N183C
FOXXE NATZ PIKIL NIBOG NATZ NURSI UN550 ERNAN
UL18 SFD UM605 DPE
Date Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005
Duration 9 hours 40 minutes
Progress
3 hours 26 minutes left
6 hours 13 minutes


Status En Route (3267 miles down; 2196 miles to go)
Proposed/Assigned Actual/Estimated
Departure 03:00PM PST 05:14PM PST
Arrival 08:34AM GMT 10:54AM GMT
Groundspeed 484 kts 550 kts
Altitude 37000 feet 39000 feet

FlightAware Flight Tracker Map: SVA7640
At least part of this flight occurs outside of FlightAware's service area. As a result, information on this page may be unreliable.
Activity Log
Date Type Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
14-Dec-2005 B74S/Q Mc Carran Int'l [KLAS] Charles De Gaulle [LFPG] 05:14PM PST 10:54AM GMT (+1) En Route
14-Dec-2005 B74S/W Washington Dulles Int'l [KIAD] Mc Carran Int'l [KLAS] 12:18PM EST 01:46PM PST 4:28
14-Dec-2005 B74S/W King Abdulaziz Int'l [OEJN] Washington Dulles Int'l [KIAD] 12:20PM GMT 08:37AM EST (-1) 1:17

Looks like it came into LAS from IAD, stayed for 3 1/2 hours and headed out to CDG. Thanks in advance for any info.
 
CV580Freak
Posts: 886
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:39 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:42 pm

Maybe a Sheikh playing the tables with some of their $58 billion budget surplus  Smile
One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
 
vegasplanes
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:22 pm

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:17 pm

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
Maybe a Sheikh playing the tables with some of their $58 billion budget surplus Smile

That's kind of what I was thinking, but would the plane not wait for him? OR did he blow through a few billion in a few hours?

The Sultan of Brunei has a place out here from what I have heard.
 
User avatar
malaysia
Posts: 2616
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 3:26 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:54 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 2):
The Sultan of Brunei has a place out here from what I have heard.

A shame I have never seen his personal A340 come in from Brunei when I worked
in Vegas
There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
 
Devil505x
Posts: 220
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:55 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:07 am

I thought gambling was against their religion! Hypocrites!!!!
 
vegasplanes
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:22 pm

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:36 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 3):
A shame I have never seen his personal A340 come in from Brunei when I worked
in Vegas

Neither have I, from what I understand the Sultan built this elaborate place and has been here like once, I'll take some of that $ 58 billion of their hands if they need help. Big grin
 
ZKNEA
Posts: 148
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:07 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:37 am

Quoting Devil505x (Reply 4):
I thought gambling was against their religion! Hypocrites!!!!

And adultury is against Christian religion, but I remember a recent president of America that did that........ not that this is aviation related of course.
 
planespotting
Posts: 3026
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:54 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:53 am

Quoting Devil505x (Reply 4):
I thought gambling was against their religion! Hypocrites!!!!

come on now, we do not know if the sultan or any of the sheikh's were gambling or not. Odds are they are involved in some investment in Las Vegas, and probably wanted to check it out or something like that.
Do you like movies about gladiators?
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:58 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 3):
A shame I have never seen his personal A340 come in from Brunei when I worked
in Vegas

Actually he flies around in a B747-400.. Been to LA several times.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael Fritz

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
N754PR
Posts: 2909
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 1999 10:03 pm

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:12 am

The Saudi SP was in HKG on Dec 11th and will be back on Dec 18th.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
User avatar
malaysia
Posts: 2616
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 3:26 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:26 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 8):
Actually he flies around in a B747-400.. Been to LA several times.

if I sure was a Sultan having a 747-400, Id repaint it into TWA colors, what would AA do if a TWA private 747-400 arrives LAX? Travolta has a Qantas 707, why shouldnt I repaint my private jet in deceased airline colors. hehe
There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
 
planespotting
Posts: 3026
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:54 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:59 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 10):

if I sure was a Sultan having a 747-400, Id repaint it into TWA colors, what would AA do if a TWA private 747-400 arrives LAX? Travolta has a Qantas 707, why shouldnt I repaint my private jet in deceased airline colors. hehe

Well, John Travolta has the permission of Quantas to paint his 707 in their colors. TWA is still a trademarked name, and AA probably owns that, so you'd probably have to pay a hefty fee to use their trademark on a 747-400, if they even let you use it.

im assuming this was a silly aside anyway
Do you like movies about gladiators?
 
Devil505x
Posts: 220
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:55 am

RE: Saudi Arabian 747SP In LAS Today

Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:22 am

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 7):
Odds are they are involved in some investment in Las Vegas, and probably wanted to check it out or something like that.

Investment in Las Vegas (Sin City) by Saudis would be the same as Budweiser opening a brewery in Mecca! Thats what I mean by Hypocracy