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DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:06 pm

A DL 744 has been on the ground in TPA since yesterday morning. Does anyone know why and perhaps when it will be departing. It is a rare sight in TPA and I would love to watch it gracefully take to the skies if possible.
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:12 pm

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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:12 pm

Don't know who it is exactly chartering, but I imagine it's there for the Outback Bowl. It was mentioned in the thread about the NCAA Bowl Charters.
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:13 pm

Michigan played South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:25 pm

Thanks to everyone for the info!
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:30 pm

Damn, TPA gets a 744 for the "outback bowl" and here in PHX we get nothing but WN 737s for the fiesta bowl  
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Off topic slightly but I saw a Delta 747 depart here (Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar) a couple nights ago. Obviously a rotator charter.
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BigSaabowski
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:33 pm

It is performing a TPA-DTW charter for Michigan.
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:28 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):

Three years ago when Oregon and Auburn where in the Fiesta Bowl that was charter central for DL. Two A330s and a 744. World had a MD-11 in PHX as well as United chartering ASU and Oregon this year. Plus there was an A330 parked over the weekend down by west cargo for the rose bowl.
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Quoting BigSaabowski (Reply 7):
It is performing a TPA-DTW charter for Michigan.

well there is a discussion about this in a couple other threads - one is NCAA charters.

Michigan football team came down Saturday before Christmas on an A330, the band/cheerleaders came down a few days back on an A330 I believe Sat afternoon.

The 747 ferried in empty New Years Eve from BWI after operating as a troop charter Rammstein - BWI. It sat at TPA for 2 days - took combined Michigan band and football team back today to DTW, saw it land at DTW around 12:30pm
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:19 pm

Was a time when the sight of a Delta 747 (or Northwest for that matter) at TPA was not unusual at all...
but that's a long, long time ago!
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:43 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
Damn, TPA gets a 744 for the "outback bowl" and here in PHX we get nothing but WN 737s for the fiesta bowl  

World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:55 pm

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 11):
World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.

Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.

Agree, I was surprised that it was just sitting at the west end of the airport for the whole time that Michigan State was here for the Buffalo Wild Wing Bowl.
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:41 am

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 11):
World had an MD11 parked in PHX for 6 days, from the 24th to the 30th.

  those were the days I was out of town   
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:33 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Kind of sad they had nothing else for it to do but I guess charters are slow at Christmas.

Exactly, AMC charters spool down for Christmas/New Year and there isn't a lot of demand otherwise for the plane.
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:49 am

Also one came into SEA today as a 9000 flight number from ANC. Any Delta employees able to shed light on why it came into here?
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:27 am

I believe this is ship #6603 (N663US) which had to divert to ANC on Xmas day whie flying as DL295 from ATL-NRT. The story follows:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=45b3c89e&opt=0

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N663US

[Edited 2013-01-03 00:29:02]
 
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:27 am

Flew from TPA-PHL on Tuesday afternoon (US 1884) and saw the DL 744 sitting at the hard stand. Obviously in town for the Outback Bowl but still very cool to see a 744 in TPA.
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RE: DL 744 Spotted On Ground In TPA

Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:09 pm

Yeah I work at TPA. I took a few cell phone pictures of it.
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