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by sfo212
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Aviation Thread Part 2
Replies: 94
Views: 11063

RE: SFO Aviation Thread Part 2

Apparently it had a cracked windshield that needed replacement. Also, there was an Aeromexico 777 that made a stopover in the middle of the night enroute from Tijuana to Shangai. From what I heard it needed fuel. AMX 98 was the flight number.

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by sfo212
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Aviation Thread Part 2
Replies: 94
Views: 11063

RE: SFO Aviation Thread Part 2

Apparently it had a cracked windshield that needed replacement. Also, there was an Aeromexico 777 that made a stopover in the middle of the night enroute from Tijuana to Shangai. From what I heard it needed fuel. AMX 98 was the flight number.

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by sfo212
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747SP At SJC!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

RE: 747SP At SJC!

I saw the profile of it also as it headed southbound. I was in the Santa Clara area at the time and said to myself, that looks like a 747SP. Sure enough I pulled it up on the <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> flight tr...

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by sfo212
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Newly Erected Structures Along Rnwy 28
Replies: 7
Views: 2004

RE: SFO - Newly Erected Structures Along Rnwy 28

Runway 28L is being closed nightly for the resufacing project. During the week it is just for prep (removing, adding runway lights, survey work, shoulder widening (for the A380). The resurfacing is being done over 4 weekend closures from Friday night until Monday morning. I think there are 2 more we...

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by sfo212
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

A quick question. I read that when the Thunderbirds performed a couple of months ago that there aerobatic box affected the flight paths out of <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>. Anyone know how it affected the departures off ...

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by sfo212
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Triple Simultaneous Takeoffs From SFO?
Replies: 23
Views: 9342

RE: Triple Simultaneous Takeoffs From SFO?

Actually there could be 3 simultaneous departures and it has occurred. They can depart a plane off 01R and 01L, but als depart a corporate jet or smaller from Runway 28R at Taxiway Echo. Twy Echo is the first taxiway west of 01L.

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by sfo212
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angel Airshow Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

RE: Blue Angel Airshow Questions

Just as an aside from their recent Fleet Week show: The Blues left <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> Monday bound for Kaneohe on Oahu. However, 5 of them returned due to either an engine problem or a problem with the one of the refueling prob...

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by sfo212
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Coming To SFO, CVG And BDL--Oct. 07
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

RE: A380 Coming To SFO, CVG And BDL--Oct. 07

Blue Angel #7 arrived on Tuesday for media flights. Departed back to Lemoore <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - California AND Nassau - Lynden Pindling International (Wi...

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by sfo212
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 In SFO: Final Schedule!
Replies: 70
Views: 11887

RE: A380 In SFO: Final Schedule!

Actually the latest word I heard is that it will arrive either 940 or 1000 and park in front of Superbay. Then will taxi to Gate 101 in the afternoon around 2 pm or so for gate testing. Should last about 4 or so hours and then taxi back to Superbay until departure on Friday at 230 pm. Of note for to...

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by sfo212
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol XII!

Thai Airways looks like it is coming through with a 747-300. Not sure why, but should be nice to see.

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by sfo212
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X
Replies: 200
Views: 16360

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol X

Does anyone remember SPIA. South Pacific Island Airways and their 707s. I remember being at the open air area between Gates 11 and 12 and watching one of their 707s launch from <acronym title="Grand Air (Philippines)">8L</acronym>. 8R must have been closed because I remember thinking it was an oddit...

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by sfo212
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kitten In Hand Luggage
Replies: 20
Views: 4303

RE: Kitten In Hand Luggage

Someone brought a small cat/kitten on a flight from <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> on Northwest about a month ago. I guess the cat got out duri...

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by sfo212
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 332 @SFO
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

RE: NW 332 @SFO

It was a the Monday flight that didn't go. They were hoping to go out later on Monday (6-7pm) or so as they were waiting for a part to be flown down from Seattle on Alaska Airlines. However, I guess they couldn't get it fixed in time. They had to get the flight in the air by around 8 pm so that it c...

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by sfo212
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest- Best Arpt. If Leaving Frisco
Replies: 45
Views: 3152

RE: Southwest- Best Arpt. If Leaving Frisco

One more time for <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> and also for no 'Frisco'. No one here likes that. If you want to shorten it up, just call it "the City" like everyone else in the Bay Area. I agree with the above, if you can'...

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by sfo212
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 777 At SFO?
Replies: 38
Views: 10573

RE: British Airways 777 At SFO?

I believe the aircraft leaves Monday morning.

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by sfo212
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!
Replies: 204
Views: 16728

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!

It was probably out doing promotional photos for the service start up. Probably with another aircraft south of it taking pictures of the aircraft with Waikiki and Diamond Head in the background. Just a thought.

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by sfo212
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!
Replies: 204
Views: 16728

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!

Did the U-2 do its normal steep climb to altitude and make its right turn heading to the west like other normal departures or did it do something else. That must have been unique to see. I know there have been deployments of aircraft to the Pacific that often go through <acronym title="Honolulu - In...

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by sfo212
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Gate(s) @ SFO
Replies: 19
Views: 3374

RE: VS Gate(s) @ SFO

The reason for Cathay parking at the G Terminal is that there has been construction on the A terminal which has had one of the gates closed for the past month or so. For awhile is was A11 and up until last night is was A8. The reason is that the engine start points for aircraft have been redone in c...

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by sfo212
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Cities/planes Will ATA Expand To?
Replies: 37
Views: 4714

RE: What Cities/planes Will ATA Expand To?

I think SFO would be a good choice  Wink

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by sfo212
Sun May 28, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Flew DC-8-62 To LAX In The Mid 80's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8307

RE: JAL Flew DC-8-62 To LAX In The Mid 80's?

What a wonderful picture above showing such great aviation history. The JAL DC-8, multiple 747s in Pan Am Livery and also three L-1011s, one each in TWA, Eastern, and Pan Am.

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by sfo212
Fri May 26, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing Of Singapore Airlines SQ20
Replies: 17
Views: 6352

RE: Routing Of Singapore Airlines SQ20

One time I was looking at a flightaware.com over the Hawaiian Islands and who came trundling along-Singapore 19 <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> at cruising altitude. I ...

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by sfo212
Wed May 24, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!
Replies: 204
Views: 16728

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!

N199UA just arrived at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> from <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> at about 1900 local on Tuesday the 23rd. Parked at Gate 86. I wonder wh...

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by sfo212
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Japan. Are Those 777 Outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 12921

RE: United To Japan. Are Those 777 Outdated?

I took a UAL 777 from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-Nagoya last June. Great flight. The transpac 777s all have PTVs. No <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, however different movie options and a moving map display. No c...

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by sfo212
Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Take-offs From Runway 19L/19R?
Replies: 22
Views: 4404

RE: SFO Take-offs From Runway 19L/19R?

Departing the 19s is generally only when the winds are blowing directly out of the south at about 20+ knots or so.

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by sfo212
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!
Replies: 204
Views: 16728

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 9!

I see on flightaware that a UPS MD-11 is enroute to HNL from Louisville. Is this a new flight. Says arrival is around 7:45 am.

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by sfo212
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!
Replies: 200
Views: 15246

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!

What scanner freq. were you using when you heard the Singapore flight. 126.5 or 119.3 or another one.

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by sfo212
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!
Replies: 200
Views: 15246

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!

I know in one of the versions of <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> Rarebirds there was a report of seeing a 4 engine aircraft flying overhead in the middle of the night and the speculation of who it is and where it might be g...

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by sfo212
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ksfo Doing Wet Weather/x-wind Ops Right Now.
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

RE: Ksfo Doing Wet Weather/x-wind Ops Right Now.

They land and depart the 19s when they get a very strong southwind, say greater than 20 knots. Combine that with a wet runway and everyone needs to depart the 19s with a quick left turn to the east. It is indeed very fun to watch the heavies depart the 19s and make that left turn over Millbrae. Anot...

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by sfo212
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!
Replies: 200
Views: 15246

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 8!

At about 2:15 am here in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, saw the lights of an aircraft overhead headed on about a 230 degree or so heading which means it was heading to the oceanic tracks to Hawaii. Couldn't figure out what would be flying...

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by sfo212
Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Gate 87A
Replies: 13
Views: 3526

RE: SFO Gate 87A

As far as I've heard, no plans to close the Commuter Terminal here. There is simply no alternative space for the majority of the Skywest aircraft to go. One thing that is confirmed is that USAir will be moving to Boarding Area B in January to operate with America West and the Rotunda (Old A) will be...

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by sfo212
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 7
Replies: 200
Views: 23589

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 7

In case any of you hear a plane on approach overhead at about 2 am, Delta flight 365 <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA -...

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by sfo212
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 763 Operating EWR-SFO Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3668

RE: UA 763 Operating EWR-SFO Today

The 49ers came back from Mexico City <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> at about 3:30 in the morning (due to playing on Sunday night) and parked at International Pier A7 on a Delta 767-400. They came into <acronym title="San Francisco - Intern...

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by sfo212
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Time Does Prince Charles Arrive SFO . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

RE: What Time Does Prince Charles Arrive SFO . . .

I think around 8 pm local. I heard it was a 757.

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by sfo212
Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/UA RNP Approach Eval At SFO 29 Sept.
Replies: 4
Views: 3752

RE: AS/UA RNP Approach Eval At SFO 29 Sept.

Word is that it will be an A-320 for United.

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by sfo212
Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian 707 At SFO Today.
Replies: 7
Views: 5061

RE: Romanian 707 At SFO Today.

The 707 is in town because the President of Romania is in town. He was supposed to leave Friday morning. The aircraft came in on Wednesday night, very late or you could say very early Thursday. Registration is YR-<acronym title="Abingdon (ABB), United Kingdom">ABB</acronym>. It was a beautiful sight...

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by sfo212
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And Lihue
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

RE: UA And Lihue

Ryan International also operated a DC-10 into Lihue. It went <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-LIH-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Oak...

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by sfo212
Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotters
Replies: 46
Views: 3610

RE: SFO Spotters

Anyone know ground time. Hopefully it will be in overnight.

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by sfo212
Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA BOB Expanding To DEN/ORD To Hawaii
Replies: 24
Views: 5921

RE: UA BOB Expanding To DEN/ORD To Hawaii

It's just a sign of the times. I paid my $5 each way to/from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> last week for a wrap. The wrap was pre...

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by sfo212
Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotters
Replies: 46
Views: 3610

RE: SFO Spotters

Terrific news. Thanks for the heads up. Please keep us posted if you can confirm any times of arrival.

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by sfo212
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Flights, Same Routes, Almost Same Time?
Replies: 53
Views: 10401

RE: Two Flights, Same Routes, Almost Same Time?

TACA operates its 2 <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-San Jose, Costa Rica flights within about 20 minutes of each other. Both aircraft are A-320s. A couple of times there have been three of the TACA Airbuses in and departing to the same dest...

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by sfo212
Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Terminal 2 Renovations
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

RE: San Francisco Terminal 2 Renovations

Actually AirTran, Westjet, Independence are some of the other new carriers to start flying at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. Granted only a very minimal presence. International traffic has actually increased above the pre-9/11 levels. <ac...

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by sfo212
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO A380 Handling, Where?
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

RE: SFO A380 Handling, Where?

The concourse you are referring to is the Terminal 2 or Boarding Area D which is the old International Terminal. Plans were to have it refurbished and used for domestic traffic. But with the economic downturn plans have stalled. The ramp has been redone, but the interior needs all the work. That wil...

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by sfo212
Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 6
Replies: 200
Views: 12180

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 6

The RNZAF 752 came from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. It was here early in the day Saturday for refueling before departing in the late morning I believe. A C-130 as well as a P-3 came in yesterday also belonging to the RNZAF. The C-130 j...

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by sfo212
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Hangers At Your Home Airport?
Replies: 51
Views: 8355

RE: What Airlines Have Hangers At Your Home Airpor

There is a Delta hangar as well as an old TWA hangar at SFO but they aren't used for aircraft maintenance anymore. Just storage and cargo items.

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by sfo212
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Hangers At Your Home Airport?
Replies: 51
Views: 8355

RE: What Airlines Have Hangers At Your Home Airpor

Here at SFO we of course have United. American also splits the big Superbay hangar with United.

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by sfo212
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Close Call At MDW - Is This Normal? (with Photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 14717

RE: Close Call At MDW - Is This Normal? (with Photo)

SFO has a bunch of this activity with aircraft departing the 01s while aircraft land the 28s. Both runways intersect about halfway through each other so sometimes it can get dicey. If the departing aircraft on the 01s doesn't clear the 28s intersection before the arriving aircraft is over the approa...

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by sfo212
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-NRT-SFO UA 744...Bad IFE
Replies: 10
Views: 4547

RE: SFO-NRT-SFO UA 744...Bad IFE

I agree it is sad not to have good in flight entertainment for such a long flight. Fortunately, we just came back from Japan on the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-Nagoya-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Cal...

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by sfo212
Fri May 20, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 6
Replies: 200
Views: 12180

RE: HNL RareBirds ... Vol 6

Following up to V.5 of Rarebirds, JAL has a flight 70 that is operated by JALWays from Tokyo to Kona nonstop. Scheduled time to arrive in KOA is 945 am local. Then it goes back as flight 079 with a stop in <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii"...

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by sfo212
Fri May 20, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED
Replies: 35
Views: 11578

RE: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED

I remember when UAL inaugurated their dark gray and blue livery in 1993-1994, everyone thought it was very regal and upper class. I really liked it also. It gave the airline a very distinguished look and also was very different from most of the other liveries flying (I know it looked a lot like <acr...

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by sfo212
Tue May 17, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds...Vol 5
Replies: 200
Views: 12894

RE: HNL RareBirds...Vol 5

The four engine contrail heading west to east at that time of the morning is Japan Airilines, I believe flight 79, a 747 that is flying nonstop from Japan to Kona. Last month I saw the same thing and tuned in my scanner to 126.500 as it was being transitioned over to 119.3 I believe. Shortly after p...

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