Going to Bangkok for delivery to Phuket Air
Boeing 747 -422 26881 989 HS- Phuket Air delivery 21sep10 MZJ-ANC-DMK, Blue Sky cs, N-reg ex N192UA
Thanks So is this a mothballed plane? And in any event, couldn’t it make it nonstop rather than via ANC?
Yes, it was stored by UA in 2003.
Then went to Blue Sky Charters.
Here’s a pic of it from Nov 09 back at MZJ
It’s a pretty young plane too (1993) and only 43,000 hours so plenty of life left.
As far as going non-stop, yeah it could have but with full tanks would have needed more than the 6,849 foot runway available at MZJ.