airportugal310 wrote:UA has been flying LAX-GUM-LAX and SFO-GUM-SFO for at least a month now or so. Cargo flights...mostly military related as I understand it
tofen wrote:I've enjoyed reading your informative posts on the "Air Bridge" carriers, wjcandee. Both here and in the Amazon thread.
Do you by any chance have an idea on how these smaller carriers stack up against the big 747 operators? It would be interesting to see how the big boys, Atlas, Kalitta, Polar and even UPS, are doing.
Are FedEx also flying the Air Bridge flights that UPS are organizing? Or is their operation separate?
How about Southern? Are they flying Air Bridge or are they busy with increased DHL volumes?
Are any Air Bridge freight flown on foreign carriers? Or is it N-reg only?
I'm sure all the big Asian carriers has also had to step up their game with the increased volumes.
Looking at FR24 and seeing all the heavies going in and out of ANC is truly impressive!
Steveaviation1 wrote:This may be a silly question, but why are there 3 UA flights (2863; 2821; 2838) in the air heading from ORD to NRT right now? All three of them left pretty early this morning. Last few weeks I've seen them fly over my house in Southeast WI around the same time (6 a.m. or so). Are they repositioning flights? Just wondering...
crownvic wrote:Would anyone know why Emirates recently ran a few domestic flights to Orlando MCO from EWR and ORD and then onward to Dubai with a 777-300? Orlando still gets a healthy dose of daily cargo movements but I have not seen any specific dedicated PPE or repatriation flights thus far.
sunking737 wrote:Its called pencil pushing. Sign off the A/C to get it out of the shop. Management forces it so they look good. BUT the FAA should be standing on the managers shoulders watching every move. It was explained to me once that as a mechanic when you sign the log book, your going out on the limb by signing your name. You should watch yourself because the FAA was right behind you with a saw to cut that limb off behind you.
ANDY3 wrote:Every day BA209 arrives to MIA but is never listed on MIA flight arrivals. On the BA website this flight is always listed as canceled. The aircraft parks at the passenger E24 gate so dont think its a cargo flight. The BA Source website never lists the flight as cargo or repatriation. BA website does not show this flight as purchasable. I have been curios about this flight for a couple of weeks.
Does anybody know what these flights are????.
I have also seen Virgin Atlantic on the same route lately, also unlisted.
ANDY3 wrote:But BA209 is the normal passenger flight number thats been in use for many years???.
SQ22 wrote:When I arrived in FRA today (June 27th, 2020) around 6:45 PM there was PY's 77E parked in the area between the LH widebodies in temporary storage and the cargo area.
Were operating a cargo flight or was it a diversion?
LJ wrote:No, it has been sittiing at FRA since June 17th. They usually use an Air Belgium A340 or somethig elise leased for their flights between Amsterdam and Paramaribo. Nobody actually knows why it's in FRA, but Surinam doesn't have ETOPS approval (yet).
MD11s: Hold on to your hats. To review, there is an active fleet of 11, plus one they pulled from the desert a couple months ago but haven't made flyable at SHV (N435KD), and another that has been at SHV for like 2 years, so it's not going anywhere (N804SN). So let's call it 11 "active" MD11s.
x411SN is sitting at ANC, where it made a fuel stop Thursday on the way to Asia and never left. It has been in the shop repeatedly, and I thought they finally had fixed it. Let's hope it gets moving.
x412SN just went to SHV today.
415JN is flying. Asia.
513SN seems to be flying. ORD-FRA and such. It's sitting at ORD now, but it does that. Not as high utilization as others.
x546JN has been at SHV since 5/23. Presumably heavy maintenance.
x581JN is at RSW, hopefully for a light maintenance visit. Arrived today.
x799JN is at RSW, hopefully for a light maintenance visit. Arrived today.
543JN is flying. Asia.
x545JN has been at SDF since 6/13 (two weeks). Presumably broken.
?542KD has been at SDF for about 36 hours, but I'm not ready to call it broken yet.
x512JN has been at RSW for about 8 days. I thought it was just going for light maintenance, but this is longer than usual for that.
So out of 11 "active" MD11s, 3 are definitely still flying, and maybe a fourth one is. Several are plainly broken or in heavy maintenance, and a few are either in light maintenance or parked.
GSOtoIND wrote:To make matters worse for WGN, 415JN made a hasty descent to 10,000 feet just south of Terre Haute today while approaching SDF from ANC. It seems the entire MD11 fleet is destined to be parked at SDF awaiting maintenance.
GSOtoIND wrote:It seems the entire MD11 fleet is destined to be parked at SDF awaiting maintenance.
wjcandee wrote:Interestingly, the ATI aircraft N395CM, which has been doing a run for DHL HKG-GUM-SYD-HKG, did a turnaround over the Arafura Sea last night while flying SYD-HKG, and landed at Darwin, Australia. (The Arafura Sea is the body of water between the area just north of Darwin, and Indonesia.) Initially looked like a mechanical, but now I wonder. It took off from Darwin tonight, but instead of flying Northeast across Indonesia, as it had on its previous trips (and as it was flight-planned to do last night), it flew Due East in Australian airspace from Darwin until south of an area well-inside Papua New Guinea and then flew Due North across Papua New Guinea until it was North of the northernmost parts of Indonesia, then turned Northwest basically directly towards Hong Kong on a path that would take it across the Phillipines. Not a crazily-circuitous route, but one that clearly wasn't the result just of weather or something. The flight is avoiding Indonesia -- avoiding getting even near Indonesia -- for some reason. After crossing it for weeks. Interesting. Maybe it is weather and I'm just not seeing it on the map, but the route seems too-clearly designed around national boundaries.
Here's the current flight: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ATN2104
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