mrstl
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Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:26 am

Sadly it is a rare occurence these days, but STL has two 777's on their way in from Gatwick and Frankfurt that have been diverted from DFW due to high--60mph+ winds.. You may never see two on the ground again in STL.

Gatwick is on it's way in now almost over Columbia , Frankfurt has just made a turn over Springfield and is headed back to STL
 
atrude777
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:39 am

AHHHHHHHH!!!

The ONE Day I am NOT in STL we get these diverts... UGH!


Come on folks get some pics!!!

Alex
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Air1727
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:03 am

Seen two on the ground on more than one occasion. Just a matter of being there at the right time. There have been many a day when STL has had multiple wide-rides doing the diversion dance. WX is garbage all over the midwest due to this bowling ball, tightly wrapped low wreaking havok.
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TransWorldSTL
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:09 am

I picked the wrong day to skip A.net in the morning.

Anyone know where they're parked (if they're still here)? I'd gladly drive over, but it's hard to get good views of any part of the field unless you know where exactly you're trying to look.
 
mrstl
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:18 am

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 3):
Anyone know where they're parked (if they're still here)? I'd gladly drive over, but it's hard to get good views of any part of the field unless you know where exactly you're trying to look.

LGW AA 51 is at C36
FRA AA 71 I am not sure of

Can you tell I'm avoiding my work today  Smile
 
atrude777
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:19 am

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 3):
I picked the wrong day to skip A.net in the morning.

Remembered the glue Josh?  Wink

I'll have to send you a message soon, I am moving up to STL soon.

Alex
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TransWorldSTL
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:28 am

Quoting MrSTL (Reply 4):

LGW AA 51 is at C36
FRA AA 71 I am not sure of

I'm on my way! (as long as 270/170 aren't clogged shitters today)

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):

I'll have to send you a message soon, I am moving up to STL soon.

How soon? I need someone to check out the new spotting areas at STL that I've recently discovered.

If anyone finds out exactly when they're leaving, I would love it if they could send my cell a text! (618 219 5566) I wanna check out my recently discovered spotting areas (assuming they're departing to the West today?)
 
atrude777
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:34 am

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 6):
How soon? I need someone to check out the new spotting areas at STL that I've recently discovered.

I would imagine within the next two weeks, 4 weeks TOPS, It depends on my starting date with Southwest Airlines at STL Airport, so Once I am settled in ill give you a contact so we can meet up and hang and spot together on my days off.

Good luck catching the 777 hope you get some, shots that is  Wink

Alex
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September11
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:41 am

AA 777s in STL? Photos, photos, please.
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ultrapig
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:30 am

Will they let people off the plane since its an international airport? Does customs have the personel to do so?
 
mrstl
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:34 am

AA Flight 37 has just been diverted from Zurich 767-300


It looks like they are letting them off. AA shows luggage can be claimed at M2 for flight 51 LGW.
 
bdl2stl2pvg
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:39 am

Quoting Ultrapig (Reply 9):
Will they let people off the plane since its an international airport? Does customs have the personel to do so?

I think that they are letting them off. Looks like both flights are not scheduled to leave until tomorrow morning. The can call customs inspectors in, they are equipped to clear passengers. Just 2 777s at the same time will be a challenge. It was a long enough process to clear customs off of a TW 762 when arriving from CDG or LGW. I would expect some very upset people. Still this is an opportunity for AA to show that they can deal with these significant disruptions and meet the proposed "Customer Bill of Rights" type expectations. This is a test.
 
TransWorldSTL
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:49 am

Well, I ended up turning around due to a seemingly major wreck on 270, but if anyone knows what time these diversions are scheduled to depart tomorrow, I'll definitely be out for that..

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 7):
I would imagine within the next two weeks, 4 weeks TOPS, It depends on my starting date with Southwest Airlines at STL Airport, so Once I am settled in ill give you a contact so we can meet up and hang and spot together on my days off.

Congrats on getting the job!!

I haven't been on WN in so long, but on my upcoming trips to Miami, all the fares I want are taken by Spring Break'ers so WN ends up being $200 more than the legacies...
 
TransWorldSTL
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:43 am

I guess there will be a campout in the terminal tonight, for the people not willing to pay for hotels?

Won't this be the 4th time in less than a year that STL has had a major sleepover?
 
atrude777
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:55 pm

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 12):
Congrats on getting the job!!

Thanks, for legal reasons WN cannot claim me yet but they assured me the job will be offered.

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 12):
I haven't been on WN in so long, but on my upcoming trips to Miami, all the fares I want are taken by Spring Break'ers so WN ends up being $200 more than the legacies...

Makes sense to me! Most are quick to grab the low fares, i assume your riding AA or did you mention DL once?

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 13):
I guess there will be a campout in the terminal tonight, for the people not willing to pay for hotels?

Won't this be the 4th time in less than a year that STL has had a major sleepover?

Does wind count as weather not controlled by AA?

Man, seriously I always miss all the action here Sad

Alex
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TransWorldSTL
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:17 pm

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 14):
Makes sense to me! Most are quick to grab the low fares, i assume your riding AA or did you mention DL once?

Both are $108 roundtrip to MIA(plus $50 in taxes, ofcourse!), so I could have taken the non-stops on AA, but I'm heading through ATL on DL, for the 763's instead.  Wink
 
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RE: Attn: STL Spotters

Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:56 am

Hey, I was on a road trip for a broke crj-700 and flew back in from DEN. Looks like AA had a few 737s in DEN diverted, and when I landed in STL the 777s were resting on the Delta Pad.

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