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ANA Ohana Pokemon Retirement.  
User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 28
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

If you happen to be in Tokyo ANA's second Pokemon Jumbo is doing its last revenue flight tomorrow morning.
Leaves Tokyo 0730 on a Naha return getting back in at 1330.

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Pikachu remains in service for a little while longer as ANA continues the phase out of Japan's last 744D's.

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Sad days seeing the Jumbos made extinct by a fleet of boring ugly twin jets like the 787..

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User currently onlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

How come this B744 doesn't have winglets?

Bruce



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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

Quoting Bruce (Reply 1):
How come this B744 doesn't have winglets?

The 747-400D (Domestic) lacks the winglets the other versions have.


User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

By design, the Domestic versions did not have the winglets because it actually made them less efficient for the operators' primary purpose of those particular aircraft - short distance hops with high passenger volume.

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