How a 26 mile flight turns into 1,339 : GO SEAHAWKS

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  1. TravelerRob
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    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE12

    Yes, I might be slightly biased being as I live in Seattle, I support the Seahawks and I'm going to the Super Bowl to watch them beat the Broncos.

    The plane photoed in a different thread is the one that made this voyage today.

    -Rob
     
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    What a frivolous waste of jet fuel to fly a 747 like that!
    Boeing must be truly desperate in attracting mil contracts, now that our 2 wars are virtually over.
     
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    Paul Allen probably paid for it. Not sure why Boeing would do this themselves. And if the plane isn't going to buzz MetLife stadium on Sunday then it seems a bit of a waste.
     
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/today...7-jumbo-jet-painted-for-the-seahawks/5052387/

    They do have to test'em before delivery to a customer, so I am not sure that this, uh, routing was a waste of fuel. It sure is a waste of perfectly good paint, though.
     
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    I think you mean 747 :)
     
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    LOL, yes.
     
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    I hope they flew it to Denver!!

    Funniest Channel 9 thing I ever heard last Friday while tuned into Seattle ramp. The morning shift guy (you'll recognize his voice) is talking to Frontier flight 242 heading to Denver.

    Ramp: "Frontier 242. I have a message for you. Let me know when you have pen & paper ready."
    Frontier pilot: "Ok. Go ahead. Frontier 242."
    Ramp: "Frontier 242. Write this down. G O <space> H A W K S."
    Frontier pilot: sounds like he's ROFL he was laughing so loud into the radio.
    Ramp: "Frontier 242. With that message you are clear to push, tail north."

    Too bad LiveATC doesn't have Seattle ramp on their list.

    -Rob
     
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