danild
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Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:42 pm

Hi all!!!

I went to Minneapolis-St Paul airport for an afternoon leisure time, and what was my surprise? AIR INDIA 747-400 luckly I had my camera with me and this is what I got!

Do you knwo what Air India was doing in Minneapolis... forgive me if this has been discussed before but this was definitely the highlight of my day...

All comments are welcome!

Thanks!

Daniel


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centrair
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:15 pm

There were strong thunderstorms hit the Chicago area so it was diverted to MSP. Very very rare visitor.

http://www.mspupdate.com/blog/

Good thing you had your camera. Great shots. Where did you take them from? the Observation deck at D or from the Parking ramp?

[Edited 2007-06-28 08:16:38]
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gunsontheroof
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:22 pm

Quoting Danild (Thread starter):
Do you knwo what Air India was doing in Minneapolis... forgive me if this has been discussed before but this was definitely the highlight of my day...

AF773atMSP fantasy day?  duck 

Really though, great shots and good timing!
 
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:36 pm

Fantastic Pictures.
regds
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:38 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 1):
the Observation deck at D or from the Parking ramp?

Looks like the hill in the cemetary, just above the parking area off Post Rd.
 
EGBJ
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:49 pm

Aircraft was VT-ESM, operating AI127 BLR-BOM-FRA-ORD.

Rich  Smile
 
danild
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:13 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 1):
Good thing you had your camera. Great shots. Where did you take them from? the Observation deck at D or from the Parking ramp?

They were taken from the Cemetery, it's a great place to do plane watching, except that with the new runway, this spot sees a lot more take offs than landings.

Thanks for your comments!

Daniel
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af773atmsp
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:26 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 2):

AF773atMSP fantasy day?


 laughing 
The Air India red tail I like. Awesome pictures!
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:36 pm

First time an AI plane has made it to NW land!
A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
 
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:01 am

Quoting Centrair (Reply 1):
There were strong thunderstorms hit the Chicago area so it was diverted to MSP. Very very rare visitor.

Wonder why they did not divert to YYZ...AI has regular flights here and would have staff and facilities to handle the flight and pax....

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 7):
The Air India red tail I like. Awesome pictures!

Enjoy it while you can.....it makes way for a new livery very soon... smile 
 
5mileBob
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:21 am

Great set of pictures!
Still looks like a Ramp Rat
 
danild
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting Danild (Thread starter):
Great set of pictures!

Thanks!, I was at the right place at the right time....
Danild
 
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:57 am

Nice pics! Defiantly a rarebird to MSPthumbsup 

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 2):
AF773atMSP fantasy day?

 rotfl 
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jlk
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:10 am

When did it take off and get back to ORD? I hope all the passengers stayed put to get onto ORD.
 
AI
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:03 am

great pictures.
i am now sure that this livery is much better that what AI is changing to. Just look at the aircraft in the 1st pic. it looks glorious.

AI
 
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting AI (Reply 14):
great pictures.
i am now sure that this livery is much better that what AI is changing to. Just look at the aircraft in the 1st pic. it looks glorious.

AI

= Agreed completely. I know some A.Netters have found the livery boring and outdated, but I find it super classy.

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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:55 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
Wonder why they did not divert to YYZ...AI has regular flights here and would have staff and facilities to handle the flight and pax....

YYZ is about two hours away and the system probably was last minute. YYZ is outsourced anyway so it wouldn't matter much anyway. MSP is closer and easier to get a clearance from then a airport that far away.
 
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:50 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
Wonder why they did not divert to YYZ...AI has regular flights here and would have staff and facilities to handle the flight and pax....

Why would they want to divert a US bound flight to Canada (in non -emergency situations)? It would be a immigration nightmare for the airline and the passengers if they have to deboard.
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RE: Air India In Minneapolis With Pictures!

Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:57 pm

How Funny! I was standing on my steps that night about 8 or so and saw it take off. I did a double take! I knew I recognized the livery but was still a little unsure.