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Is BA Still Flying The 747-200?  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

Or have these all been retired now? Anyone know?


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

Retired in October 2001. AFAIK, the last flight was BOM-LHR.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13191 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

Tristar 500 is right, I remember seeing the last one being prepared for it's storage flight in the hangar at LHR, cannot remember the reg.

All but the economy seats were being removed, I took a last look at a 747 'classic' cockpit, having being involved with BA 747-136/236 aircraft back in the 80's.

The effects of Sept 11th brought the -236 retirement forward by some 6 months.
Some are flying with a UK based charter company, or were anyway, they commented that the 236's were in superb condition.

That will change for future retired fleets, after our wonderful head of engineering has finished with his running down of facilities at LHR, although he may get his wish of getting Concorde retired early first.
(He's not said that out loud, but we know what the man's agenda is, sadly he's succeeding).


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Isn't a few of them with the charter EAL...


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13191 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

That's the airline! I remember now!

User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

GDB - I've heard this rumour of Concorde being 'retired' in 2004 - seems at odds after spending all that money on the mods. post Paris. Any further comment? T.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

EAL has 5 of them.G-BDXE/F/G/H/J

User currently offlineBHXviscount From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

EAL have great looking 747's.......

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User currently offlineDesert_dweller From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

why were they retired? economical reasons?

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6560 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

Some of those EAL 747-200's will be used by TransCaribbean for its new service to St. Maaretn, Curacao, New Orleans, and Brussels. EAL is one of the companies that is backing this venture. It will be great to see some ex-BA Jumbo's in MSY!

Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

BA retired the 747-200s post 11 September 2001. They were already in the process of retiring the Classic 747s and had stood down the -100s back in 2000. The downturn in the travel market was cited as the reason for pulling the -200s out several months ahead of time. Indeed those that European have bought are fabulous-looking planes - I have seen them in CWL. They have largely been replaced by the combined fleets of 747-400 and 777-200 IGW/ER.

TrintoCan.



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