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MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 pm

For you photo guys, there is an Iberia A346 that diverted to MSP, from ORD due to the bad weather down there. It looks to be leaving soon according to Flightaware. Someone close to the airport might get a shot.
 
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:49 am

There is also a Qantas 744. It looks like a charter that diverted also due to weather at ORD from JFK.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA7554

Looks like it will be there until 9:20pm tonight.
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 am

Quoting premobrimo (Reply 1):
There is also a Qantas 744. It looks like a charter that diverted also due to weather at ORD from JFK.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA7554

Looks like it will be there until 9:20pm tonight.

Looking at the activity log, they were diverting to MSN before deciding on MSP. Probably not often MSN sees a 744.

BTW, that is most likely an Atlas/Polar bird.
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 am

Quoting premobrimo (Reply 1):

That's a cargo flight. Not in QF livery, just a QF flight number
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:08 am

Looks like these flights arrived during my shift at work, but sadly I did not see them (I work pretty close to MSP). I was even considering doing some spotting after work but decided not to.  
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:38 am

The QF flight is this 744F

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N493MC

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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:54 am

Well at least in a few months will get some more A340 action, when Air France starts service.
 
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:51 am

Quoting as739x (Reply 3):

Well that is the dumbest thing I have seen! What a disappointment!

Why do they use airline flight numbers?
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:45 am

Quoting premobrimo (Reply 7):
Why do they use airline flight numbers?

QF Freight wet leases three 744F from Atlas for cargo ops to/from China and the US. A wet lease means they use the lessee's (QF) flight numbers and QF will be billed directly for airport and landing fees, fuel, taxes, etc.
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:42 am

Quoting premobrimo (Reply 7):

Well that is the dumbest thing I have seen! What a disappointment!

Why do they use airline flight numbers?

It is an airline, if you care to read..

Quoting PITrules (Reply 2):
BTW, that is most likely an Atlas/Polar bird.
FLYi
 
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:04 am

Not related to weather in Chicago, but another diversion to MSP!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL20
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:38 am

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 10):

I'm at MSP now, and just saw it land. I went out just to do some late night spotting, and saw emergency equip all down the field. I flipped on my scanner just in time hear it on final. It was a hydraulic problem. The captain said the center hydraulic fluid was low I believe. It did taxi to the gate under it's own power. Unfortunately It's too dark to get a picture of the AA 767.
 
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RE: MSP Spotters Iberia A346 At MSP Right Now

Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:58 am

On a side note, before AA20 arrived, an Omni air 762 took off. Flightaware shows it going to Guam. That's an impressive distance, even If empty. Block time over 15 hrs.

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