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What's the situation of South Africa 747?  
User currently offlineMxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 453 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Hi everyone,
does anyone know the situation of SA Boeing 747-300 and 400?
thanx very much for the information.
regards

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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3252 times:
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To my knowledge the following aircraft are all still in service:

747-400's (which will be used primarily on LHR & LOS services in the near future)

ZS-SAK (Ibhayi)
ZS-SAV (Durban)
ZS-SAW (Bloemfontein)
ZS-SAX (Kemptonpark)
ZS-SAY (Vulindlela)
ZS-SAZ (Imonti)
ZS-SBK
ZS-SBS

747-300's

ZS-SAC (Shosholoza)
ZS-SAJ (Ndizani)
ZS-SAT (Johannesburg)
ZS-SAU (Cape Town)




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User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

What situation would that be?

SAA still operates 8 B747-400's and 3 B747-300's if thats what you're asking. (Also 2 B747-200's with an additional one available [ZS-SAN] on standby if necessary) The B747 "CLASSICS" will be taken out of the fleet more A340-600's and A340-300's are delivered. The last B747-300 should be out of service by March/Apr this year.


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

ZS-SAN is being handed over this coming weekend (24 Jan) to the SAA Museum Society and will be flown to Rand Airport in another couple of weeks to become a static display

Andrew

JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineMxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

thank people.
very nice from you helping me
regards
Alberto


User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

where is LOS?

I really dont have a clue.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Hi Moolies,

LOS = Lagos.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Are all the 747's in the new "millenium" configuration? i.e. On demand PTV for all passengers?

I must comment that is really cool to be able to rewind and fast forward at will.

The only problem was that at the start when they turn on the IFE everyone's "logging" in and it becomes slow. You can actually see the image placeholders that u see on Internet Explorer when the pic is not loading, and also - if I remember correctly, the video seems like it runs on Windows Media technologies.


User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Update on the list in reply no2 to this topic:

ZS-SAT has been withdrawn from SAA's fleet and now operates for Air Atlanta.

ZS-SAT left on 22/12/03 as ABD19P (TF-ARU). Aircraft flew to Jeddah with an all white scheme and Saudi Arabian Airlines titles.





User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2836 times:
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SAA201

Thanks for the update. I'm quite sad about "ZS-SAT's" departure, I only got to fly the gastly ZS-SKA. I wish I could get a ride on ZS-SAJ before it's gone, but you never know on which route it's actually operating.


Eddieho

The entire SAA 744 fleet has been fitted with PTV's in all 3 classes. The Sony Passport System is great and as mentioned you can forward, rewind, etc. Unfortunately the movies on offer are not always that good and the choice also seems somewhat restricted on longhauls like the USA.



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User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

Regarding ZS-SAT. Just prior to its departure from SAA the aircraft did a test run into Rand Airport in preparation for ZS-SAN's flight there in a few weeks time.

Check out the pics: http://www.africanpilot.co.za/isboeing.php


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

SAA201

thanks for the link to the article. I am headed down to JNB for the Handover Ceremony a week from today on the 24th

Andrew

JFK/MEM/MCI




..uh, we'll need that to live......
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