bowen0614
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CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:58 pm

hi guys,

CI's dreamliners has arrived YVR on 22 feb. my friend told me that they will come to YVR daily between 22 feb and 6 mar (except 23 feb and 28 feb). i am planning to go to YVR on thursday (i am living in victoria right now). can anyone confirm if dreamliner is coming on thursday also??

thanks a lot.

cheers,
bowen
 
airbusfanyyz
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:42 am

Check out http://www.bluesky49n.com/
every other day appearance for the CI744 Dreamliner until March 6th at YVR! I'll be out on Saturday AM.

Cheers,
Kaz

[Edited 2005-02-23 22:47:00]
 
bowen0614
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:03 am

hi kaz,

thanks a lot for your info.
i am still planning when should i go~~
the weather out there is pretty nice these days. however, the flight arrives quite early. i may need to stay overnight at YVR a night before so that i can catch her on landing.

cheers,
bowen chau
 
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:55 am

I think it's every other day because of the long flight (13hrs) and turnaround time. Don't think it's physically possible for it to be here daily.
Feb. 22, 24, 26, 28
Mar. 2, 4, 6

A bunch of ppl will be out on Saturday Feb. 26th in the morning for her arrival so that is probably the best day. For hotels try the Fairmont, Delta, Radisson and Best Western. All are pretty close to YVR.

Cheers,
Kaz
 
bowen0614
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:29 am

hi kaz,

my friend told me that both B-18210 and B-18211 will fly daily except 23 and 28feb. but i am not sure yet.

cheers,
bowe
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:42 am

Bowen,

B-18211 isn't in Boeing's Dynamic Blue colour scheme. Nevertheless, it will also fly to YVR for the promotional flights because it features the new interior same as B-18210. Tomorrow would be a sunny day and very likely the special painting would come in again. I will go to YVR anyway and tell you guys later. For the coming Saturday, though the best day for me and other spotters, the weather seems not as perfect as the past few days.

According to China Airlines officials, these two 747-409s with new interior will fly to SFO from March 7th for two weeks. After the all promotional flights, they would be used mainly on TPE-LAX flights because "it is easier for us to dispatch".

John
p.s. I must thank Kaz for advertising my website www.bluesky49n.com here.  Smile
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:53 am

I know some local spotters went to the airport to catch the special Boeing c/s on Feb 23 and 24. But CAL sent regular painting to YVR for straight two days. Strangely, both aircraft (B-18207 yesterday and B-18201 this morning) feature old interior. I need to phone CAL's officials to ask what's wrong with their promotional flight into YVR  Confused
 
Nlspot2004
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:09 am

Today 24 Feb. was the B-18211 for the first time on Schiphol, Amsterdam airport.
 
bowen0614
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:17 pm

yes, you're right...
CI just sent a normal paint scheme to YVR today (24 Feb). That's really weird. If B-18211 is now at Schiphol, it seems that it doesn't have chance to come on Friday also.

Cheers,
Bowen
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:47 pm

Bowen,

B-18210 is the one with Boeing Dynamic Blue c/s. I expect to see it tomorrow at YVR.  Smile

John
 
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:19 pm

Have fun snapping photos of her folks, as I will be awaiting to see uploads within the coming week. If weather remains as good as it's been, damm it's gona be nice.

I spoke to Rob earlier today and so far it seems like he can't get enough of nailing her..
As if those 12 rolls were enough. Smile

I know guys like Rich, Alan, Frank and Kaz(if he's still there) must be very excited just like the time when Cathay's HOY (World City) flew in and I had the chance to share that moment few years back.
Of course other awesome YVR photographers like the ones I have most recently seen by some of you guys on this board will also be trembling with anticipation..

Furthermore, I wouldn't be surprised if a few Seattle guys like Jetcity, Royal, & Bill decide to take in on the action as well despite already getting it in PAE.

As for me, I too am very excited and cannot wait to be out at YYC on Monday to Catch LTU for the first time in my entire life. It will be equal to a milestone in my spotting life.
Unfortunetly, more charters are as good as things can painfully get in cowtown..  Sad
Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:25 am

Today (FEB25) B-18210 came into Vancouver again. It won't come in tomorrow on Saturday. I know it's going to disappoint many of you who already made a plan to YVR on Sat morning. Just let you know so that you don't need to waste your morning for a regular painting.

John
 
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:29 am

some of the Seattle folks are indeed planning a trip to YVR, looks like next week if the weather holds
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:08 pm

This picture was taken at YVR today at 8:15a.m.
http://www.bluesky49n.com/YVR2005/FEB/DSC_1469c.jpg
 
skyline
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RE: CI's Dreamliners At YVR?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:06 am

Ok guys I know the weather is switching to a typical early Spring light rain shower in Vancouver but in case some of you still want to go to spot it, here's her flight pattern.

The plane would fly 032-031-106-107-032-031-106-107 before March 6 (then turn her new destination to SFO). It was reported as operating CI032 to YVR on March 1st so that it is at YVR now. Please refer to China Airlines website for the schedule time of the flights mentioned above. Good luck!


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