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NH 777-300 In PHX?

Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:01 am

Any idea why an All Nippon B773 was in PHX? Operated as NH9409 to NRT. Was it a sports charter?
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RE: NH 777-300 In PHX?

Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:14 am

From the PHX Aviation thread, it's a sports charter as you guessed:

Quoting 910A (Reply 10):

Quoting Alasizon (Reply 9):
Baseball charter I believe. Sched ETD is 1615

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters are holding spring training for two weeks at the Peoria Sports Complex.
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RE: NH 777-300 In PHX?

Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:25 am

Quoting hz747300 (Reply 1):
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

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RE: NH 777-300 In PHX?

Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:12 am

The flight from Tokyo had the fighters, NH1986. NH9409 is a ferry flight back to NRT. It comes back again next month as a ferry flight arriving on the 16th and goes out a few hours later as a charter flight to OKA.
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RE: NH 777-300 In PHX?

Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:57 am

PHX gets random intl carriers like this on a yearly basis this time of year for baseball charters, often to take MLB teams abroad for exhibition games. In the past five years or so, we've had ANA, JAL, Eva Air, and Qantas, just to name a few.

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