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BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:01 pm

I did a forum search and couldn't find anything about this recently that hasn't been locked, but has BA's daily to PHX been coming in later than usual? What time, on average, does it come into PHX? Where's the best place to spot it?

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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:23 pm

Zach;

Flightaware will give you the times.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20120326/1335Z/EGLL/KPHX

The sun is setting officially today on PHX at 6:44pm, today's flight coming in around 5pm local - a bit early. Looks like we are getting close to the times where you can grab the arrivals again. the best place is top of Terminal 4 parking garage, the BA 744 usually comes in on runway 26.
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Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:35 am

why is there such a variation in times? I keep seeing stuff between 5:00 and 7:00.... is it because of delays at LHR?
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Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:48 am

Speedbird 273 arrives now 2 hours later, takes off at around 10 PM here at SAN. They changed the times, LAS has seen an hour push back now.
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Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:45 am

Daylight savings time. Europe does not observe the same date as the US (especially after we moved the spring date back a few years ago). The UK changed to DST yesterday so BA should be arriving everywhere an hour earlier again.
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Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:59 pm

This plane is on my short list for when I visit PHX!
 
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:27 am

Quoting wagz (Reply 4):
Daylight savings time. Europe does not observe the same date as the US (especially after we moved the spring date back a few years ago). The UK changed to DST yesterday so BA should be arriving everywhere an hour earlier again.

We don't observe DST here in PHX though. That's why I'm confused.

Quoting jdando (Reply 5):
This plane is on my short list for when I visit PHX!

Heeey make sure you hike some of the mountains while you're here, haha
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:24 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
We don't observe DST here in PHX though. That's why I'm confused.

Damn, I forgot Arizona had to be different.  

At least my explanation still holds true for those that mentioned SAN and LAS. All I can say is check the BA timetable on their website. Its quite good and shows you an entire week around the date you select so you can see if times change on specific days of the week etc.

In the last year or two BA has changed their times significantly here in PHL. The afternoon BAW67 used to arrive by 2PM, but now shows up closer to 3:30. The later BAW69 now arrives around 8PM and departs at almost 10PM usually which is pretty late for an east coast flight.
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:01 am

flightaware showed her landing around 5:00 today. I think it's Speedbird season here in PHX now   
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Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:47 am

Had a great week in The Valley of the Sun! Got my 747 five minutes before heading for my departure;
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:40 pm

Quoting jdando (Reply 9):
Had a great week in The Valley of the Sun! Got my 747 five minutes before heading for my departure;

glad you had fun!

Saw her flying in around 5:00 yesterday. I also caught the OneWorld jet (i believe the one you photographed) flying over too, but I couldn't get any decent shots of her.
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Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:42 am

I guess my arrival into PHX at 1750 will be too late to get the BA 744 from the mentioned T4 car park. Is this an easy spot to find/get to and do you usually get any trouble from security. Guessing I will only have an hours sun but wouldnt mind getting a few shots from that spot.
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:05 am

Quoting bapilot2b (Reply 11):
I guess my arrival into PHX at 1750 will be too late to get the BA 744 from the mentioned T4 car park. Is this an easy spot to find/get to and do you usually get any trouble from security. Guessing I will only have an hours sun but wouldnt mind getting a few shots from that spot.

PHX is very spotter friendly. Spotting is good from any of the parking garages, there isn't really "a spot", almost anywhere on the north sides of the garages affords good shots.
 
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:14 am

Enter the airport from southbound 44st and follow the signs towards the US Airways maintenance facility. Park on the empty street outside of the US Airways entry/gate and enjoy having traffic fly right over your head.
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:44 am

I was at 910 Live last night for a concert and she flew over VERY LOW last night, unusually low for this approach. Was a beautiful sight to behold. Concert promoter was afraid that the plane was going to crash into the building.
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:02 am

This is trhe besttime to catch the BA arrive. With the heat breaking the 100's this week., And the only day that BA does not come to PHX is on Wednesday. By next week she will depart while there is alot of perfect light showing. She always will come on the N side of the airport. Unless like 2 months prior when they had that runway shut down for maintence.
 
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:16 am

Quoting p38ace (Reply 15):
And the only day that BA does not come to PHX is on Wednesday.

I thought it was daily?
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:23 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):

Nope everyday except Wednesday.
 
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RE: BA 744 Spotting At PHX Recently?

Tue May 01, 2012 7:33 am

Anybody up for doing a meet at the T4 Garage this weekend to see the Speedbird? I've never done something like this with other people and would like some hands-on training on how to get good shots with my camera. It's nothing too special. Exams are over at ASU so yeah ....your call, A.net!
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