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DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:54 pm

Be on the look out for DL 744s to be in SJC, BOS and BDL tomorrow on charter missions. At 16Z there should even be TWO 744s on the ground at SJC! Get your cameras.

Ship 6309 is doing NRT-SJC-BOS-DTW
Ship 6310 is on DTW-SJC-BDL-DTW
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:35 pm

What's type of charter is sending them SJC-BDL and SJC-BOS? I'd be surprised if it was military.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:54 pm

I heard some rumors that this was happening on Twitter. What is your source if I do ask?

[Edited 2015-03-12 12:55:32]
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:24 pm

BDL Spotters alerted and ready.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Quoting spinkid (Reply 1):

What's type of charter is sending them SJC-BDL and SJC-BOS? I'd be surprised if it was military.


It's military. They did the opposite trip a few weeks ago. Sounds like they're heading back to BDL/BOS now.

Quoting tylersmithsjc (Reply 2):

I heard some rumors that this was happening on Twitter. What is your source if I do ask?

[Edited 2015-03-12 12:55:32]


It's happening. Saw it internally at DL.

Ship 6309 has flight numbers: DL9970 to SJC, DL8966 to BOS and DL8966 to DTW.
Ship 6310 has flight numbers: DL8825 to SJC, DL8965 to BDL, and DL8826 to DTW.

They should start showing up on FlightAware tonight or early tomorrow. Have fun!
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:39 pm

Do you have times by chance?
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:40 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):
It's happening. Saw it internally at DL.

Ok. We had seen someone on Twitter saying this but didn't know if it was true.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:42 pm

Quoting mikesairways (Reply 5):
Do you have times by chance?

Hey Mike he said 16Z so thats around 9am pst. I would expect them to arrive around 8:30ish
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:53 pm

Thanks, Tyler. I also set an flight aware alert so hopefully I'll get a text when the flight plans are filed. I definitely will be out there tomorrow.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:23 am

9970 filed its flight plan. 652am arrival.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9970
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:55 am

Per Delta's website, here's the current schedule/status of these flights:

DL9970 | NRT Scheduled: 14:45 | NRT Estimated: On Time | SJC Scheduled: 08:00 | SJC Estimated: 06:58
DL8966 | SJC Scheduled: 11:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time | BOS Scheduled: 19:15 | BOS Estimated: On Time
DL8966 | BOS Scheduled: 20:45 | BOS Estimated: On Time | DTW Scheduled: 22:45 | DTW Estimated: On Time

DL8825 | DTW Scheduled: 06:40 | NRT Estimated: On Time | SJC Scheduled: 09:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time
DL8965 | SJC Scheduled: 11:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time | BDL Scheduled: 19:00 | BDL Estimated: On Time
DL8826 | BDL Scheduled: 20:30 | BDL Estimated: On Time | DTW Scheduled: 22:10 | DTW Estimated: On Time

So for those out here at SJC, looks like two 744 departures scheduled for 11:00. Here's hoping they get the corkscrew departure to do a lap around the city before they head east. I'll likely be watching DL8825 arrive from my office downtown.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:34 am

Ship #6309, N669US, has been in PVG undergoing heavy mx since Feb 11th, so presumably it is flying from PVG-NRT, before heading out across the Pacific Ocean operating DL9970. Ship #6310 meanwhile is currently at DTW, according to FlightAware. So is it operating a ferry flight to NRT first, before it heads out across the Pacific Ocean as DL8825? Seems like a waste to fly all that way to NRT empty, but someone's obviously paying for it!
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:47 am

Quoting audidudi (Reply 11):
Ship #6309, N669US, has been in PVG undergoing heavy mx since Feb 11th, so presumably it is flying from PVG-NRT, before heading out across the Pacific Ocean operating DL9970. Ship #6310 meanwhile is currently at DTW, according to FlightAware. So is it operating a ferry flight to NRT first, before it heads out across the Pacific Ocean as DL8825? Seems like a waste to fly all that way to NRT empty, but someone's obviously

6309 is indeed flying PVG-NRT before heading to SJC.
6310 will ferry DTW-SJC. See routings above.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:05 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 12):

I must be misreading the routing for #6310 above, as it looks like it's flying from DTW-NRT-SJC operating DL8825, then operating SJC-BDL as DL8965, then operating BDL-DTW as DL8826.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:22 am

Quoting audidudi (Reply 13):
I must be misreading the routing for #6310 above, as it looks like it's flying from DTW-NRT-SJC operating DL8825, then operating SJC-BDL as DL8965, then operating BDL-DTW as DL8826.

If you're going off my post, I made a typo and copied NRT into a line of text it didn't belong. It's too late to edit now, so I've corrected below with the corrected mistake bold:

Quoting steex (Reply 10):
DL9970 | NRT Scheduled: 14:45 | NRT Estimated: On Time | SJC Scheduled: 08:00 | SJC Estimated: 06:58
DL8966 | SJC Scheduled: 11:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time | BOS Scheduled: 19:15 | BOS Estimated: On Time
DL8966 | BOS Scheduled: 20:45 | BOS Estimated: On Time | DTW Scheduled: 22:45 | DTW Estimated: On Time

DL8825 | DTW Scheduled: 06:40 | DTW Estimated: On Time | SJC Scheduled: 09:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time
DL8965 | SJC Scheduled: 11:00 | SJC Estimated: On Time | BDL Scheduled: 19:00 | BDL Estimated: On Time
DL8826 | BDL Scheduled: 20:30 | BDL Estimated: On Time | DTW Scheduled: 22:10 | DTW Estimated: On Time
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:33 am

Another quick update - DL9970 is now estimated to arrive from NRT at 07:24 rather than 06:58.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:32 am

DL 8825 is now in the air from DTW and estimated to arrive at SJC around 8:30AM.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:34 am

Could these repositions be for NCAA basketball charters? Big airplane for small teams but if supporters going too might be needed.

[Edited 2015-03-13 04:45:23]

[Edited 2015-03-13 04:48:12]

[Edited 2015-03-13 04:48:42]
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:39 am

That's an interesting time for DL to bring a 744 into BOS. It's a bit past the height of the evening rush but still busy.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:52 pm

Quoting SLCGuy (Reply 17):
Could these repositions be for NCAA basketball charters? Big airplane for small teams but if supporters going too might be needed.

No it is definetly a troop transport day here. This same route happened a few weeks earlier although the 747's went to SFO.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):
It's happening. Saw it internally at DL.

Ship 6309 has flight numbers: DL9970 to SJC, DL8966 to BOS and DL8966 to DTW.
Ship 6310 has flight numbers: DL8825 to SJC, DL8965 to BDL, and DL8826 to DTW.

They should start showing up on FlightAware tonight or early tomorrow. Have fun!

I'm surprised DL doesn't have a very strict policy against sharing military charter flight information, I know most other airlines do. My airline will fire you for sharing that information.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:01 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 10):

Pictures, anyone?
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:05 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 20):
I'm surprised DL doesn't have a very strict policy against sharing military charter flight information, I know most other airlines do. My airline will fire you for sharing that information.

In their defense, did DL "say" anything about it being a military charter? If I read the above right, there is knowledge added here from those who know somehow that they are military charters. I'd say DL is totally fine, since as a company they weren't saying "hey we're flying some troops today, come check it out!".
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:43 pm

Quoting AirFiero (Reply 21):
Pictures, anyone?

Unfortunately, I wasn't in position to get photos of the arrivals. I did see the inbound 744 from DTW fly overhead on final while I was driving down Almaden Boulevard in downtown SJ about ten minutes ago. It's a very neat sight watching it glide so close to all the office buildings.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:12 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 20):
I'm surprised DL doesn't have a very strict policy against sharing military charter flight information, I know most other airlines do. My airline will fire you for sharing that information.

It is likely just speculation that it is military since the reverse trip was done two weeks ago where uniformed military personnel were seen in public at the airport boarding the flight, but if that is true, it is obvious what this trip is for too. Also, if the military is on some top secret mission, they are not likely going to be giving Delta a call.

[Edited 2015-03-13 09:13:28]
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:11 pm

Quoting AFCJETS (Reply 24):

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 20):
I'm surprised DL doesn't have a very strict policy against sharing military charter flight information, I know most other airlines do. My airline will fire you for sharing that information.

It is likely just speculation that it is military since the reverse trip was done two weeks ago where uniformed military personnel were seen in public at the airport boarding the flight, but if that is true, it is obvious what this trip is for too. Also, if the military is on some top secret mission, they are not likely going to be giving Delta a call.

[Edited 2015-03-13 09:13:28]

Most airlines always use the same flight numbers for charters. So if you happen to know that DL896X is a military charter, odds are pretty good that it's always going to be a military charter.

The information posted is available on FlightAware and other sources. We aren't giving out any company information that isn't public already.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:37 pm

Quoting AFCJETS (Reply 24):
It is likely just speculation that it is military since the reverse trip was done two weeks ago where uniformed military personnel were seen in public at the airport boarding the flight, but if that is true, it is obvious what this trip is for too. Also, if the military is on some top secret mission, they are not likely going to be giving Delta a call.

There are two huge military training bases about 100mi south of SJC, Ft Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts to the west of HWY 101.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:48 pm

Quoting AFCJETS (Reply 24):
It is likely just speculation that it is military since the reverse trip was done two weeks ago where uniformed military personnel were seen in public at the airport boarding the flight,

I think the 20 or so busses with folks wearing military uniforms were a dead giveaway. There was also a post on twitter from people that work for the airport management that there were military movements.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:03 pm

Quoting mikesairways (Reply 27):
I think the 20 or so busses with folks wearing military uniforms were a dead giveaway. There was also a post on twitter from people that work for the airport management that there were military movements.

Exactly, my point was his post is not some leak within Delta.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:03 pm

The 744s both corkscrewed their way out of SJC, I saw them each depart 30 (not sure if L or R) and circle the east side of San Jose a bit before lunch time. I tried to snap a few photos from my office, but didn't have a camera with sufficient zoom on hand to take anything worth posting. I also saw a C-17 depart behind the second 744 following the same path.
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:56 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 29):
The 744s both corkscrewed their way out of SJC, I saw them each depart 30 (not sure if L or R) and circle the east side of San Jose a bit before lunch time.

Both departed on 30L. It was quite the show to see those big boys up so close. I can post up some pics when I get them off the sd card.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:01 pm

Quoting mikesairways (Reply 27):
I think the 20 or so busses with folks wearing military uniforms were a dead giveaway. There was also a post on twitter from people that work for the airport management that there were military movements.

Or on some of these they operate right into the friggen base!
 
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:31 pm

Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 31):
Or on some of these they operate right into the friggen base!

Exactly. Travis AFB frequently gets charters anywhere from Kalitta Lears to 744's
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:11 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):

It's military. They did the opposite trip a few weeks ago. Sounds like they're heading back to BDL/BOS now.

Quoting tylersmithsjc (Reply 2):

I heard some rumors that this was happening on Twitter. What is your source if I do ask?

[Edited 2015-03-12 12:55:32]


It's happening. Saw it internally at DL.
Quoting AFCJETS (Reply 28):
Exactly, my point was his post is not some leak within Delta.

"Saw it internally at DL" to me means that he saw it on company intranet... As an enthusiast, sure, but as an employee, I wouldn't post such things. To each their own though.
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RE: DL 747s Coming To SJC/BOS/BDL 03/13/15

Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:50 pm

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 33):
"Saw it internally at DL" to me means that he saw it on company intranet...

He saw aircraft assignment to that route internally at delta which another poster copied from delta.com a couple of hours later, minus the ship number, but that is on flightaware.com. He did not see an internal memo or intranet bulletin that it was a military charter, although it is obvious since they tend to follow a pattern.

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