My office at work lies squarely under the path of the turnout at KSMF for the DUDES9 and FROGO6 departures. As I’m heading out for lunch, I heard engine rumble too loud to be the old sickly Mad Dogs that AAL flies. I look up, and see a B744 on its climb out.
Quick trip to FA, and I see this:
Nothing listed as it being a diversion, and all other metal for the scheduled leg (EHAM-KSFO) is with B772s. So I have no idea why they went with a B744 for this run, let alone why it landed here. I also see nothing as far as a scheduled flight to here in a B744, from KLM or otherwise, let alone a diversion…