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A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:48 am

Driving home from work today, I saw this 744 on final approach but could not make out its livery due to the position of the sun (I was driving west, and the aircraft was going North). It had the distinct wings of a 744, and did not look like a cargo variant as I did not notice a short hump. Anyone have any idea?
 
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:50 am

I'm guessing it was a charter. Anyone in Calagry confirm this?
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:51 am

 
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:54 am

Arrived at 5:40pm, only 747 landing today. Arrived from LAX.

Airline Cargolux
Flight Number 775
Departure City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Departure Time 08/31/2006 01:58 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC)
Arrival Time 08/31/2006 05:40 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

[Edited 2006-09-01 04:55:24]
 
wolsingerjet
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:12 pm

That was CLX775 a 747-400F LAX-YYC-LUX.Its a scheduled cargo run.
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:48 pm

Is this a regular scheduled stop?
Does Korean Air Cargo still stop at YYC?
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:20 pm

Korean Air Cargo have quit YYC its now served by Asiana Cargo.
 
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:26 am

By the way, ANA and JAL have been into YYC this summer with pax B744s. Charters, I assume.
 
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:38 am

JAL has applied for a charter license to canada for this winter what cities will be served is unknown.The polar express charters to YEG start again in Jan,I wonder if they will still be ANA or maybe now JAL instead.I assume YYC will see more service aswell...
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:52 am

Good assumption Wols, Japanese love Banff. Always wondered why no carrier has picked up YYC-Narita. Canadian airlines used to do the route I think, with DC-10's.
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:31 am

Yes,CP flew DC-10-30's from YYC-NRT 2 times a week.They also flew a DC-10 on a YYC-YEG-NRT route.Both routes were discontinued before AC aquired CP due to low yield traffic.Tourist traffic doesnt seem to produce much money for airlines...
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:00 pm

Yes, the said above is true.
Both Japan Airlines and All Nippon flew into Calgary for tourist charters for August and it turned out rather well. The 2100 or so which was expected made their way through the city and into the rockies.

What lineups in the terminal though. Those were the only 747-400 flights while all others are cargo purposes like Cargolux and Asiana. Sometimes you will see daytime arrivals if they are late.
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RE: A B747-400 Landing At Calgary

Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
Korean Air Cargo have quit YYC its now served by Asiana Cargo.

A small correction: Asiana Cargo started flying into YYC only weeks after KE Cargo did. They were both flying in for some time until KE Cargo called it quits. Possibly due to competition from Asiana Cargo. So it wasn't one taking the route over from another.


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