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Wherre could I get a flip on a 747Sp and a 747-100?  
User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Does any body know where I could possibly get a flip on a 747Sp and a 747-100. I know SAA have an SP but i cant fly before it is taken out of service.


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Well I guess the only place you can get an SP is SAA. If you want a 747-100 hitch a flight with UPS. Sorry man it's a little late for the SP.

SA006



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User currently offlinePanam64 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

My beloved sp's are no more.......a very nice aircraft indeed......

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Too bad Tower's not still in business, because I think that they flew 741's until recently.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Doesn't JAL operate -100's still ?


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Aren't some 741s in domestic config still in operations in Japan?

One way or the other - 741 and 74L are definitely getting tough these days...



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User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

What about Iran Air?


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Correct, I think Iran Air and Syrian still operate SPs...


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7493 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Iran Air ans Syrian Air use regularly the -SP to Europe.
So does Air Namibia I think.... They were used to fly the -SP between WDH and FRA / LHR.



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User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Hi SA 006

SAA have an extra flight to George with the SP

SUN 23 NOV SA 833 DEP JNB 1520 ARR GRJ 1715

SA 843 DEP GRJ 1940 ARR JNB 2135

Cheers!

PS Air Namibia no longer have the SP
They have a 747-400


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 3245 times:
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You can fly Iranair for 747SPs...
Orient Thai for 747-100s, L-1011s...



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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Both JAL and ANA operate something called a 747SR...747-100s with short range tanks installed. You can only fly these within the domestic flight structure of Japan, but if you have the chance, make sure you buy a "super seat" and enjoy! As an alternate, you can always catch a 747-200 by Northwest while they are still flying.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Yeah, Japan Airlines still has some 741 but with SUD looking like a 743.

Another possibility to fly the 741 would be Saudi Arabian Airlines, on the RUH-DAC flights they have several 741 but I got unfortunately a 743.

For SPs I would go on Iran Air on a THR-CDG vv., NRT/PEK-THR vv. or a KUL-THR vv.
Syrian Air doesn't operate them on scheduled basis anymore.



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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Global Air is supposed to operate from Capetown to Stansted starting mid-December.
This with a 747SP-27, presently located Jakarta.
Apparently a 3 months-long contract...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Cessna172RG: A common misconception you have there. The "SR" in 747SR actually stands for "Special Requirement" not "Short Range". These aircraft are fully capable of transpacific ops, nonstop. I believe Kalitta has one now, used for long range freight hauling.

T.J.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

FLYSSC, the Air Namibia SP was scrapped from the route network when SW started leasing a 767-300 (about 3-4 years back), which was then followed by an SP after the 763 was returned (too expensive, not enough cargo space), only for the SP to be replaced by the 747-400 Combi that they operate currently, which - I think - they got either in 1999 or 2000: since then there have been no SPs in Air Namibia colors...


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User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Thanks guys. Still I am not planning a trip to what looks like outer mongolia if I want to fly on a classic.

User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Who is global air? I know flymaiden is going to fly from CPT-Lon stanstead in decemmber?

User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

What about Corsair? Is F-GTOM still part of the fleet?

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I've just booked a flight to GRJ on Nov 22! I'm flying there on an Embraer-135 and back the next day on the




yes you guessed it the SP in buisness class! Big grin Big grin Big grin

But the last filght is on the Nov 24.
It's not the last flight but I'm happy Big grin

SA006



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