Other Middle East and Africa Frequent Flyer Programs - Yemenia 747 at LAX
Feb 20, 12, 10:59 pm
I just flew out of LAX a few hours ago, and there was a Yemenia 747 parked across the tarmac where the Fedex planes park. Any idea what it was doing at LAX?
Feb 21, 12, 1:50 am
and was wondering the same thing.....
you may have noticed the UAE royal family's private 747-300 parked right next to it..... I understand that members of the UAE royal family come over from time to time to go shopping or for special medical treatment....
Feb 21, 12, 4:09 am
President of Yemen is in U.S. for "medical treatment" while they have one-candidate election to nominate his successor.
I saw it at CDG yesterday.
I am a huge B747SP afficionado and enjoy to learn that these babies are still plying the skies .. although it seems that most SP's now are used for gov't use, I do believe that Iran Air still uses them ... I see them alot at NRT...but this Yemini SP was indeed a rare gem to the US I believe. Fm the pix I have seen, it looks real sharp as well. Certainly glad to read that you wrote this post about it.
After LAX, it went to Boston, then non-stop to Addis Ababa (ICAO callsign was IYE7000 to the US, then IYE7001 to Africa) ..registration is 7OYMN.
Truly magnificient to see these beauties