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727glasair
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Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Seattle had a treat yesterday as the beautiful "Giant 8106 heavy" made a landing yesterday after a very low approach under low clouds over Ballard, Magnolia, Elliot bay.

Flying from PHX, anyone know what's up? Could it be related to the Arizona Cardinals NFL game vs Seahawks today? Or maybe helping UPS with holiday freight?
 
Sooner787
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:59 pm

I'm betting Seahawks charter to PHX :)
 
CALMSP
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:01 pm

The Cardinals utilize this plane for their travel.
 
727glasair
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:05 pm

Hello CALMsp...
I did not know this ATLAS cargo plane had seats?
 
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:07 pm

I believe four of the 747's are passengers, and a couple of the 763. Remember they handle military passenger charters also.
 
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:08 pm

the LA Chargers also use Atlas 747's for their away games.
 
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:09 pm

Looks like 5Y also ran a JAX-ATL flight on the 744 yesterday (Saturday 12/21/19), presumably for today's Jaguars @ Falcons game.

Atlas Air 8808
 
727glasair
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:16 pm

Thanks to all of you for the info! Wow, lots of room on that plane for the football team.
Anyway, I observed several people out in their yards looking skyward as this 744 passed low over Magnolia....beautiful sight!
 
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:07 am

Remember, we're not talking about standard people. Over a dozen of their players (AZ Cardinals) are 300+ pounds. A standard coach seat won't cut it for them.
 
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:52 am

727glasair wrote:
I did not know this ATLAS cargo plane had seats?

 
PhilMcCrackin
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Re: Atlas Air 744 PHX-BFI yesterday

Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:20 pm

washingtonflyer wrote:
Remember, we're not talking about standard people. Over a dozen of their players (AZ Cardinals) are 300+ pounds. A standard coach seat won't cut it for them.


The players all sit in coach with a seat empty next to them, unless they have an injury that requires a premium seat.

UNLESS, the aircraft configuration guarantees every player a premium seat, which Atlas does have in it's 744 fleet.

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