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User currently offlineSavedelta From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

I am thinking about taking a trip soon, for the sole purpose of flying on a B747 in First. I am based in ATL....what are the best routes/airlines to experience this great plane?

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Well, few airlines in ATL have 747s, so you could decide to go north to IAD/NYC/BOS or south to MIA, or possible MCO.

I personally love VS JFK-LHR, as, to me, it makes air travel so majestic in the midst of what is happened, and I have heard Upper Class is wonderful.

Plus, you can get DL miles.  Big grin


"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

ATL-LAX-SYD-PER for a real dose of flying. To LAX on 764 then 744 to either SYD or MEL then a 737 or A330 to PER.

NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
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Pity you didn't try this a few months ago you could have flown SAA 744 from ATL.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 6160 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Get to LAX and then take ANZ from LAX - AKL- BNE and go laze on the Gold Coast beaches.

User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4447 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

What about AC YYZ-FRA just before they retire them!

User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1693 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

I like to fly 747 on short routes, Tokyo-Haneda to osaka Itami is a good example!


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6543 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

If you dont have the money to fly international, I think United still does some ORD - SFO flights, maybe just 1 a day or so, on a 747

User currently offlineLorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

SW733 you bet they do! UAL still is running at least two flights daily ORD-SFO and back using 747-400s. Also LAX-ORD and back has 1 flight daily with a 747-400. Just did a random date search through listing, there may be certain days they don't run them although.

2 vacations ago, on my way to Boston, after my HNL-LAX, leg I waited 6+ hours just to non rev on the LAX-ORD flight with 747 service. It was worth it, the captain was retiring, with his family onboard and upstairs in business (first time I asked for Business upstairs and not first as I knew they were all seated upstairs  Laugh out loud I wanted to join the party! ) they all treated everyone to bubbly champagne (upstairs), gave every passenger a few Peppermint Patties, and the normal retiring festivities that come with it.

You may think I'm crazy but, these flights with the 744s are SO wide open anyone non-rev with even the lowest seniority will get in Business class for sure, or if they are lucky F/C.When traveling to the east coast I usually will scan for these flights and go out of my way to get on these 747s or 777s on these short 3-4 hour flights as it's definitely worth it. My guess is they use these aircraft mainly for positioning and probably rotate them around the hubs. I would definitely consider it Savedelta if you're not looking to go international. You may hate or love UAL/their service, but I believe they are one of the few, if the only? (unsure) US domestic carrier with 744s on short domestic hops. Have fun...

Brick Windows
User currently offlineSavedelta From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2675 times:

Thanks for the input Lorm! I have been scouting the ATL-ORD-LAX-ORD-ATL routes. Seems they do the 744 on the 2pm flight LAX-ORD. Only problem...nothing with UA other than about 10k miles  Sad Maybe I will pay the fare...

User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

In Asiana Airlines ICN - JKF.

Bogota, the South american gateway!
User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Take Delta to IAD-- Then Take United: IAD-FRA, IAD-LHR, and IAD-LAX (When it's offered b/c they constantly switch that flight with a 777)

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