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QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:56 pm

Hey Las Vegans, did I just spot a QR A340 parked by the Executive Terminal?

I assume this is a privately chartered flight with some VIPs / Government officials?

Interesting visitor, anyways...
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Quoting AM001 (Thread starter):
Hey Las Vegans, did I just spot a QR A340 parked by the Executive Terminal?

I assume this is a privately chartered flight with some VIPs / Government officials?

Sounds quite likely to me...
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:41 pm

some high up gambling at the Wynn again probably....
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:26 pm

Sounds like the Amiri A340. Was it the 500 or the 300?
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:40 pm

Can't be sure, I just saw glimpses of it while trying not to crash my car on The Strip... but if I had to bet, I'd say the 500 based on its length...
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:55 pm

Quoting AM001 (Reply 4):
I'd say the 500 based on its length...

I was under the impression that the length difference between the 300 and 500 were almost negligible. Is that wrong?

Not a very halal place to find a QR bird  

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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:00 pm

I think the 500 has the new Oryx on the tail but the 300 still has the much older smaller oryx from the early livery....do you remember which one?
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:10 pm

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):

I was under the impression that the length difference between the 300 and 500 were almost negligible. Is that wrong?

I would say that the 500 is longer enough to see w/ the naked eye, but with a difference of 14ft or 4.25m, that is of course, a subjective opinion. For me the tie-breaker are the engines. The 500's are massive compared to the 300, and also do not make use of the single piece "hairdryer" engine cowl.
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:23 am

Just saw it on the way back, doors open, and the plane's being catered... must be departing later tonight.

I have to go back and say it's definitely the 300, confirmed with the engines and with the smaller logo...
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:03 pm

Quoting darksnowynight (Reply 7):
The 500's are massive compared to the 300

I agree, that's how I would tell the difference.

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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:34 pm

Quoting AM001 (Reply 8):
I have to go back and say it's definitely the 300, confirmed with the engines and with the smaller logo...

No, it was the -200 A7-HHK and it's on its way to LEMD right now.

Interestingly, the A340-300 received a brand new cabin in Texas, then came to Hamburg and was painted white and put up for sale, then after several years got painted back in the QR colors (but the latest scheme) and is now apparently back in the Amiri fleet. For what it's worth, it's flying KJFK-OMDB right now.

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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:50 pm

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Not a very halal place to find a QR bird

There's a lot of Middle East money in Las Vegas real estate (eg: CityCenter) and miscellaneous companies. The prophet doesn't like gambling, but the prophet says nothing (I think) of legitimate profits from others' gambling activities.
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RE: QR A340 @ LAS

Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:36 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 11):
Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Not a very halal place to find a QR bird

There's a lot of Middle East money in Las Vegas real estate (eg: CityCenter) and miscellaneous companies. The prophet doesn't like gambling, but the prophet says nothing (I think) of legitimate profits from others' gambling activities.

If you tried to avoid every potentially sinful place, you couldn't leave the graveyard. The bird's routing today is LEMD-EGKK-EHBK-EGLL. Not exactly places known for their religious lifestyles either.
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