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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1916 times:

Just wondering, how many 747s did they have & where'd they fly them to? Some flew long-haul as I've seen pics of them at HKG (Kai Tak). How long did they keep them for?

Someone care to fill me in on the details?


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1859 times:

They had them going to JFK on and off.

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5297 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1852 times:

Don't know where they flew them to, but they had 5 747-300s, 3 of which were combis. In fact, Swissair was the launch customer for the 747-300.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1844 times:

The 743s were also operated to Boston, Atlanta, and Hong Kong at a minimum.

User currently offlineMD-11 forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1827 times:

The 743's were used to JFK, BOM, HKG ATL, BOS, PHL, and ORD. The 747 fleet was retired in 2001, last flight was ATL - ZRH.

I miss them.... :-(

Cheers, Thomas

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week ago) and read 1799 times:

Swissair had also two B747-200, HB-IGA and HB-IGB

B747-357 have been HB-IGC,D,E,F+G

The HKG route was mainly with a stop at BOM.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

I read that NW bought them for parts and their JT9D's. They are at Marana ?

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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

well, NW bought some of Swissairs DC 10-30.

They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

HB-IGA, B747-257B, c/n 20116, ended as N303TW
HB-IGB, B747-257B, c/n 20117, ended as N304TW
HB-IGC, B747-357, c/n 22704, ended in storage at MZJ as N270BC
HB-IGD, B747-357, c/n 22705, ended in storage at MZJ as N705BC
N221GE, B747-357, c/n 22995, re-reg. HB-IGE after some years, now ZS-SKB with SAA
N221GF, B747-357, c/n 22996, re-reg. HB-IGF after some years, now ZS-SKA with SAA
HB-IGG, B747-357, c/n 23751, now D2-TEB with Angola Airlines

Whole histories can be checked according c/n

User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 days ago) and read 1536 times:

The first livery SR had on its B747-257 pleased me especially, they looked fresh like bandits  Smile

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User currently offlineHAJ_OW From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1531 times:


I flew on one of the 747-300 in 95 into Boston. By that time the appeared pretty old fashioned. The funniest thing were the IKEA (the swedish furniture company) Ted folding chairs they had stored somewhere in the galley for the crew's rest. The Boston flight went on to IAD or PHL by that time.
During that holiday I also flew BDL-IAD on US Airways Express. On taht flight we were overtaken by the SR 747-300 coming from BOS. It was a nice view of that plane.



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