Hey, guys! Welcome to my first spotting thread of 2020! Last week, we had a very nice equipment swap from Lufthansa. Rather than the usual A333, they sent a Star Alliance A343, new livery A343, and old livery A346 three days in a row! Unfortunately, I did not catch the new livery A343.
I decided to head out to a gravel parking lot on the south side of the airport to spot. The day was beautiful, but unfortunately, a cloud layer rolled in once I got there (and it left when I got home). Normally, this spot is backlit in the afternoon, but with the cloud cover, it was just fine!
Here we have N121DU, a 6 month old Delta A220-100 arriving from Salt Lake City as DL2236.
Next up, we have N809SY, a 14 year old Sun Country 737-800 arriving from Las Vegas as SY121.
Now, we have B-18715, a 16 year old China Airlines Cargo 747-400F coming from Atlanta as CI5254.
Finally, after about an hour of waiting in the kind of cold but very windy weather, we have D-AIGV, a Lufthansa A340-300 arriving from Frankfurt as LH438.
So, I’m out of the house, eating a good lunch out in Addison, I’m looking at the flight radar and I see an LH A340 an hour away. I try to finish my food up and get out of there, but unfortunately, I left a little bit too late to be able to catch the landing. Naturally, as it’s a widebody, I’m upset that I didn’t get it and I missed my chance, since heavies take a while to deplane and get cleaned, as it’s an international flight. But I see that instead of the usual time it takes heavies to turn, it arrived at 2:30 and is scheduled to leave at 4:00! So I decided to stick around, and I jumped around spots until it left.
Here we have a not-so-perfect shot, but I tried. This is N854AE, a 16 year old American Eagle E140 operated by Envoy Air departing past the Moon (age and registration unknown).
Next up is N609NK, an 8 year old Spirit A320 departing to Fort Lauderdale as NK15.
Here we’ve got N691AA, a 26 year old 757-200 departing to JFK as AA2841.
Here we have another equipment change: N825AA, a 3 year old 787-9 replacing the usual 777-200ER to Honolulu as AA115.
And finally, the plane of the hour - D-AIHC, a 16 year old Lufthansa A340-600 departing to Frankfurt as LH439 in the beginning of golden hour.
Bye bye, Lufty! See you next year!
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