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by SANMAN66
Fri May 31, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It definitely was a 77W yesterday, I saw it coming in. All the widebodies landing at SAN seem to fly in much slower than the numerous 737s and A320s. The BA 744 seems to float in for a landing.

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I just found another piece of news at SAN.org just posted this morning:. JetBlue Airways operations at San Diego International Airport to relocate to Terminal 1 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2019 – Effective June 5, JetBlue Airways at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move it...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey gang, according to RoutesOnline, posted on Monday: London Heathrow – San Diego eff 29MAR20 747-400 continues to operate in summer 2020 season, replacing 777-300ER in S19 So our speculation up-thread regarding Speedbird for next year has been clarified -- 'The Queen' (of the Skies) will be flyin...

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by SANMAN66
Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Quite possibly that COPA hasn't yet started SAN could be because of the grounding of the 737 MAX planes? I know they had announced 737 MAX routes last year, but the two MAX crashes most likely threw a wrench in their plans forcing them to continue using the older model 737s?

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

AF773 wrote:
I just moved to North County but KL seems the best candidate out of the DL/AF/KL JV


Welcome aboard AF773!

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

maybe BA will be able to offer year-round 747 service from both SAN and AUS due to the PHX change. And I wonder if BA might eventually drop PHX completely and move that 787 elsewhere? I kind of doubt PHX has the traffic for 2 daily year-round flights to LHR but I could be wrong. bb Quite possible t...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

BTW, I just checked the WK website and SAN's service has deteriorated somewhat since the last time I checked. Friday service does in fact begin this Friday (as noted by me up-thread) but the Tuesday flight now doesn't begin until July. So July and August (as of now) will see 2 flights per week, Tu ...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like BA SAN-LHR switches to Heathrow Terminal 3 effective Autumn 2019. This is when the aircraft changes to 744. Verified on ba.com 22 May 2019. Thanks DCA' for verifying that at least for this year it's business as usual. I assume that on that same date in late October/early November that SA...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

(Also, I assume PHX being downgraded to a 787 Speedbird has to do with AA adding their own flight between PDX and LHR. Not a surprise there.) bb Now it's starting to make sense about BA downgrading their PHX flight to a 787. I had forgot that AA added their own LHR flight. The new AA flight from PH...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:

Edelweiss Air question: Are they coming back? I can't find any trace of them on Flightaware! Their season should have shown up by now...


I was going to ask the same question. May is usually the time when Edelweiss shows up.

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by SANMAN66
Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

From Winter 2019, the British Airways London Heathrow (LHR) to San Diego (SAN) will move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 at LHR. This will mean San Diego is served with a Boeing 747 aircraft year round In Summer 2019, the route is served by a 77W and in Winter 2018 it was served by a 789, meaning thi...

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by SANMAN66
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8744

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Delta relied heavily on the TriStar back in the days of the DFW hub. Did the plane have the legs to fly trans-atlantic from DFW? The Tristars did have legs to do transatlantic. When I was stationed in Germany in 1989, Delta had a DFW-FRA flight.When I came home on leave, I took that flight, which w...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 3322

Re: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead

That guy was giving those poor girls a hard time. Those Flight Attendants should have refused.

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by SANMAN66
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I can remember during the 80s when AA had two DC-10s on the SAN-JFK run.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's the basics of a post I just made on the latest OAG thread; I thought I'd post it here as well... A couple of quick comments regarding AA's JFK-SAN route which apparently will be disappearing soon. I was looking at that thread, apparently AA made lots cuts of flights between many cities and J...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3500

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

SANFan wrote:
I believe there's always a DHL plane in SAN every early afternoon -- quite visible.

bb


Yup! A yellow 762. I got to see it take off today.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey L-Man, I think you might be just a few days too early. The way I see it, Speedbird switches to the 777 (actually 773 I believe) on March 31 -- this Sunday -- and remains that way all summer. (I think SAN and AUS continue to swap a/c. bb Bummer!That just deflated my balloon! As far as I'm concer...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I was looking on Flightaware and the BA 747 is still on the schedule! Usually about this time it switches to the 77W, could it be that BA started using the 747 year-round now? They wanted to use it year-round before the FIS area was built, but couldn't because of inadequate facilities.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The BOAC 747 will be back today!

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by SANMAN66
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw on the news that Southwest already started the Hawaii flights. Does anyone know when they start the SAN-HNL flights? It looked a little strange to see a Southwest 737 in Honolulu! Alaska and Hawaiian is not going to like this one bit!

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by SANMAN66
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:

And it most definitely hasn't kept any overseas visitors from using runway 9 when required.


I remember seeing a YouTube video showing the BA 747 taking off from runway 9 on a foggy night. I had always thought the terrain at the end of runway 9 was too steep for aircraft as big as 747s.

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by SANMAN66
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
A couple of points come to mind about PR in SAN:

1) Is there anything that PR can fly non-stop SAN-MNL?


Could an A350 do nonstop? I'm thinking that if a 787 can do nonstop SAN-NRT, possibly an A350 can do SAN-MNL nonstop?

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by SANMAN66
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Coronado990 wrote:
Looks like AC Rouge will bring in the 767-300 today from YYZ.


I wonder if the flight was upgraded? I know the AC Rouge flight was recently upgraded from an A319 to a A321, a 767 would be a great upgrade! Someone get some pictures?

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by SANMAN66
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I heard that the BA 744 painted up in retro BOAC colors is on the way today!

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by SANMAN66
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Why did the Airport Authority change the name of Lindbergh Field to San Diego International Airport? Lindbergh Field is the historic name for SAN. Lindbergh Field gained international status in 1934. In fact, there is a 1950s picture of the old Pacific hwy terminal that says. "San Diego intern...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17557

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

California already has a bullet train. It's
named Southwest Airlines.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Will Delta ever fly a 764 to SAN?

I was working at Liberty Station about three years ago and I used to see a DL 764 quite often take off in the morning hours. When I first saw it, I thought it was a 777.

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I heard that JAL is handling all the MNL bound pax from SAN who doesn't want to fly out of LAX. I heard the connections out of NRT are easy. I'm guessing that if PR started service from SAN, it might affect the loads JAL currently has.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23467

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

SANFan wrote:
As I posted earlier, if it was Spirit, I would have loved to see them connect RDU with SAN.
bb


Well, actually you can connect RDU with SAN. Via DTW or ORD. Spirit's new flights from RDU includes ORD and DTW.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey SANMAN' , you need to weigh in here. What do you think of this news? And what about Devilfish , the PR expert... are you out there? Any comments? bb I'm still taking a wait and see attitude for PR to show up here. I still remember when they first applied in 2008 and all that waiting when the Ph...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANAV8R wrote:

My other guess would be possibly United? They were in the east rotunda of T1 at one point.


I remember in the early 80s when United used the East rotunda and the UA 747s and DC-10s often used the gates that were closest to the taxiway. I can't remember the gate #

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
What gate does Allegiant use at SAN?

If I recall, Allegiant uses a gate in T-2E. It may have changed recently.

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
Given also the extremely cramped conditions in the banjos,


That's funny! I've never heard anyone call T-1 the "banjos," I've only heard people refer to T-1 as the "circle of death!"

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

. It has happened a few times in recent years that Condor has started a new route to the US and then LH came in, offered more frequencies and Condor simply left. Same here apparently. I read in another post that the same thing happened in Austin. Condor was there providing service until Lufthansa s...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANAV8R wrote:
I think British Caledonian sought the route originally


I remember British Caledonian alternating on certain days between a 747 and a DC-10. I loved British Caledonian's logo, really classy!

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 52911

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It's been pretty windy here today. I've noticed all the aircraft are doing runway-9 takeoffs.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

calpsafltskeds wrote:
. More likely would be a 757-300 on selected SAN flights if the 772 covers some 753 route.


I didn't know UA still had 753s in their fleet. I know DL has them.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18811

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

I would think it’s gonna take someone legitimizing the airport. By that, I mean either a Big 3 offering regular service or a smaller player lasting for a solid period of time. Short of that, people just aren’t going to take it seriously. Eh, it also needs frequent enough service to a broad enough a...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18811

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

The runway at CLD is 4,897, they want to extend it by 800ft. That would bring it to 5,697ft. That would almost make it as long as SNA's runway which is 5,701ft. (which of course can accomodate the large planes.)

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by SANMAN66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18811

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

I would think it’s gonna take someone legitimizing the airport. By that, I mean either a Big 3 offering regular service Big 3 such as American Eagle, or Delta Connection? Horizon (Alaska) would be a good fit too. They were recently reporting on the local news that CLD wants to extend the runway by ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18811

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

to why CLD struggles so with attracting and retaining service? I don't have the answers for that, but it is getting frustrating that airlines can't seem to take root at CLD. American Eagle, United Express, America West Express, are just a few that dropped service there years ago, recently CalJet di...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Hello, we made it here. Flight was diverted to LAS because of the weather in SAN initially. Go-aroumd there was because of crosswinds. Looking forward to some happy spotting tomorrow. Thanks for your ideas! Sebastian We've had a lot of rain all day today. Not our typical sunny weather. There were a...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

They're heeere!

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by SANMAN66
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Those are great videos! I love how both planes seem to float in for a landing! The BA 744 has the same illusion.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600
Replies: 17
Views: 4001

Re: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600

L0VE2FLY wrote:
. Anyone knows why LH diverted to LAS?


It's looking as if it diverted because of the weather. The Bay area was having some weather delays too SFO and SJC was having some delays too. That same storm front is probably causing problems down here too.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600
Replies: 17
Views: 4001

Re: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600

There are weather delays in SAN and LAS, apparently the Lufthansa A346 is still scheduled to arrive here, I don't know about the AF 773, it may be delayed too.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
something else necessitated the brief but important diversion.


It may of had something to do with the weather. In another thread, it was mentioning that there were weather related problems in the Bay area. SJC had some departure delays due to the weather.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

A SAN spotter on FB said that LH#466 will be scheduled to arrive from LAS at 2:15pm with a departure back to FRA at 4:05pm.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68314

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Hopefully it will still make it here today, albeit late.

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