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KLM Take Off #110798
10/28/2016 12:31 PM
10/28/2016 12:31 PM
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Okemos, Michigan
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KLM just pushed back.

Last edited by NumberCruncher; 10/28/2016 12:32 PM.
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Re: KLM Take Off [Re: NumberCruncher] #110799
10/28/2016 12:43 PM
10/28/2016 12:43 PM
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...and there it goes. Sunset was wall-to-wall people.

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: SunNSand] #110800
10/28/2016 12:44 PM
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end of an era....

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: LONGISLANDSHARON] #110801
10/28/2016 12:45 PM
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Central Florida!
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Very sad to see her go. Very cool water salute though! Hope someone got a picture of that!


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Re: KLM Take Off [Re: Carol_Hill] #110802
10/28/2016 01:02 PM
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People were parked all the way to Beachside Villas.

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: MotownTim] #110803
10/28/2016 01:49 PM
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Tim--are you at Beachside now? Lucky you, if so!


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Re: KLM Take Off [Re: Carol_Hill] #110804
10/28/2016 01:54 PM
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We watched from afar in Canada on the Maho Beach Cam. At one point for landing, there were over 4800 Viewers! Then when it pushed back and turned around on the tarmac to get ready for takeoff, BOTH pilots were waving and there was a sign in the window of the cockpit that read, "Bye Bye SXM!"

Gosh, we're going to miss the Big Blue Bird....

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: Teresasxm] #110805
10/28/2016 02:40 PM
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It just will not be the same without the B-747!

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: NumberCruncher] #110806
10/28/2016 04:38 PM
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Great to be able to see both landing and take off. What a way to get my SXM fix as next visit won't be until April.

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: Carol_Hill] #110807
10/28/2016 05:20 PM
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The everything sxm site has a photo. Would like a copy of it. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: jeepers] #110808
10/28/2016 10:35 PM
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If you missed it you can find some highlights on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/Maho.Beach.Cam/

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: NumberCruncher] #110809
10/29/2016 08:32 AM
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Daily Herald story The pilot was nostalgic also..


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Re: KLM Take Off [Re: NumberCruncher] #110810
10/29/2016 10:10 AM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ob4pDzcvg

I have to applaud klm and Air France for bringing the jumbo in all these years. While perfectly safe, there is less margin for error here than other laces.

This video is a double jerker as the 747 is sun setting itself and the departure from Sxm is very sad.

Hoping klm receives a groundswell of Dutch regulars begging for the 747's return.

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: PelicanPirate] #110811
10/29/2016 10:28 AM
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Thanks for posting the youtube film. Now whenever I need my KLM fix, I'll have to watch it. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: PelicanPirate] #110812
10/29/2016 11:04 AM
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Hoping klm receives a groundswell of Dutch regulars begging for the 747's return.


Unfortunately, that won't be happening. They are in the process of retiring 747s from their fleet, albeit at a much slower pace due to lower fuel prices.

Last edited by wilsonck; 10/29/2016 11:07 AM.
Re: KLM Take Off [Re: LBI2SXM] #110813
10/29/2016 11:07 AM
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Needed to find a Kleenex after watching that.

Future visits won't be the same without seeing that big, blue bird.



Re: KLM Take Off [Re: wilsonck] #110814
10/29/2016 03:20 PM
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We always flew the AF 747 to Paris and sat in the upper deck for a reasonable $90. No more. AF retired them earlier this year

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: wilsonck] #110815
10/29/2016 07:34 PM
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Unfortunately, that won't be happening. They are in the process of retiring 747s from their fleet, albeit at a much slower pace due to lower fuel prices. [/quote]

Yes, I just read that 70% lower jet fuel costs than June 2014 may have delayed Kim's retirement plans for 747 to just beyond 2020. As the 747 airframes are fully depreciated, lower gas makes me a good deal. Hoping for cheap jet gas.

Re: KLM Take Off [Re: PelicanPirate] #110816
10/31/2016 01:09 PM
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Very neat video, especially for those who didn't see it on Friday! On Friday, I had seen the pilots wave and the sign in the window. I hadn't seen the third person in the cockpit with the camera then. I'm sure they got some good shots! I would expect KLM will have some kind of a video released at some point.


Carol Hill
Re: KLM Take Off [Re: PelicanPirate] #110817
11/01/2016 07:58 AM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAU2xcOyLQ

Another short video compilation from both ends of runway including far end looking back with BSV off to side.

I can't watch these without great sadness that 747 will not be intermingled with SXM. This sounds bad, but I love 747 and SXM and It is gutwrenching death in the family like feeling for me.

I wish they would change their mind and give curaçao an airbus A330.

Let's start an online petition. I think TTOL could spread the word. I'll take once a week.


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