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Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Tue May 01, 2007 9:26 pm

Just curious if anyone knows why NZ has a overnight 747 at SFO? It strikes me as odd since it is on the International A concourse. (A-7)

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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Tue May 01, 2007 9:36 pm

Air New Zealand Flight NZ 7 SFO-AKL was delayed overnight last night. It is scheduled to depart at 12 noon today. I'm not sure of the cause of the delay though.
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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Tue May 01, 2007 9:45 pm

Thanks Rose, that was my feeling. But I was scratching my head on why they were on the A side.

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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Tue May 01, 2007 11:10 pm

It was quite a surprise so see that plane as it was being towed at 5:40PM yesterday evening to Int'l A. Initially I thought it was taxiing towards runway 28 ( too early for it's published flight) until it turned south & I realized it was being repositioned.
 
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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Wed May 02, 2007 12:27 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 2):
Thanks Rose, that was my feeling. But I was scratching my head on why they were on the A side.

Once in a while, there are no gates available in the G-Terminal or there are too many Intl' arrivals during that time period. So, they push them over to the A-Terminal. The same thing is going on with CX. At least twice a week, they are over at the G-Terminal.
 
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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Wed May 02, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 4):

Yeah that what I figured. I assumed it was not due out before Uniteds morning Asia bank, so tow NZ was the anser. I didn't realize CX had been arriving over at G. It will be nice when A-1,3,5 is open. We have been in discussions with the airport on parking RON a/c. AS may plan on more overnight a/c and have to park them at the central terminal.

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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Wed May 02, 2007 2:37 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
AS may plan on more overnight a/c and have to park them at the central terminal.

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Did you notice they moved one of VA's A320 over to the Central Terminal. Nice advertising. I wish someone would get a shot of VS going by the VA aircraft.
 
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RE: Air New Zealand 747 At SFO

Wed May 02, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 6):

If I can get over there this week I'll try and get the shot. Problem is I am working the last flight of my shift when VS arrives. I did notice the move. I noticed the same day they were doing their photo shoot over the city.

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