modesto2
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DL 757 At OAK

Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:35 pm

I saw a Delta 757 at Oakland Airport this afternoon. Does anyone know why it was there? They only fly 737, 737 and MD90 into OAK. I think the Raiders were playing the Atlanta Falcons. Could it have been the charter for the football team? Thanks.
 
Trvlr
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RE: DL 757 At OAK

Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:44 pm

Last night, SAN was totally fogged in and the airport was closed. All inbound flights were diverted to airports like LAX, PHX, LAS, and OAK. It is very possible that the DL 757 you saw was on its way to SAN but could not land there. I know for sure that a CO Md-80 was forced to divert to OAK, if you saw one today that shouldn't have been there.

Aaron G.

P.S.- Since most if not all of the aircraft that were forced to divert were scheduled to be used on morning flights out of SAN, all these planes flew from the diversion airports to SAN this morning, and had performed their turnarounds from about 10:00AM to 12:30 PM. I went down to the airport to take some photos of the rare occurrence, and it was pure havoc. Planes were waiting as much as a half hour for gates, and entire sections of the airport had to be closed to nonticketed passengers. I got some great photos though!!
 
redngold
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RE: DL 757 At OAK

Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:44 pm

Modesto, I'd bet on the Falcons charter. I saw a DL 757 at CLE when the Jacksonville Jaguars were in town, and a DL 727 the same day for the Baltimore Orioles (baseball). I think DL probably has a lot of those southern teams wrapped up.

redngold
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Trvlr
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RE: DL 757 At OAK

Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:53 pm

Modesto: What Redngold said is also possible. When did you see the plane???

Aaron G.
 
modesto2
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RE: DL 757 At OAK

Mon Nov 27, 2000 1:02 pm

I saw the plane around 4:30 pm on 11/26. However, now that I think about it, it was parked at the normal Delta gate. And charter aircraft don't use the normal gates, do they?

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