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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9116 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

SAA used to fly B 747s into Hong Kong. Now they fly the A 340-600 primarily right? I mean to HKG.

How many B 747-200/300s do they have now? Will they be gone anytime soon?

Where do they fly their B 747-400s to? USA I guess?

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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

747-Classics are gone. 747-400 to Lagos LHR and sometimes JFK

Hope this helps

Rgds
SA006



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User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

The 742 and 743 are now all gone.

They now fly all there 744 to Heathrow, they use 6 every 24 hours, as there are 3 flights per night to heathrow and like wise 3 return so that uses 6, one other one is in for a C check I think and the last one is going to Lagos it leaves Johannesburg in the evening and returns mid morning the next da, then it does domestic services and some other african services. It wouldnt surprise me if the 744 heads back to the US


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2716 times:

Any to Asia???? How many B 744s do they have?



User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2706 times:

Asia is Airbus. We have about 7 or 8 744's

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineWolkenridder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:


Two more questions:

Are JFK and ATL served non-stop from JNB? With A340-600?
Do they still serve FLL or any other destination in North America?




User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
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JNB-JFK via Dakar

JNB-ATL via SID (4x times weekly)

JNB-ATL via CPT & SID (3x weekly)

There are no non-stops, from JNB to the USA, with the A346.

At this stage JFK & ATL are the only North American destinations.



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User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

How old are the 747-400's?

Are they expecting to replace them anytime soon?


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
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The first 747-400 arrived on 20 January 1991, I have a commemorative model from the arrival ceremony on my desk  Smile There are 8 in total, I have no idea on the replacement timetable.




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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

They are getting rid of the B 747 classics only, not the 400s.

User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

What about the SAA Ndizani paint scheme? Is she gone too?


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User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Unfortunately she has yet they have painted NDIZANI in big black letters underneath a 346, i would rather prefer to see a 744 in Ndizani Colours than a 346.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
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The 744s will go eventually, the plan is to have a 100% Airbus fleet.

Moolies my wife asked her boss about this and he had no idea they had done it!


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Not so soon I guess. The B 737NGs are still around and will be around for sometime. Also the B 747-400s

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
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The plan is that the 738s will be last to go and this will start in 2010.


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

The B 747-400s are being upgraded and are pretty new. Any replacement plan?

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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SAA's first 744 is over 13 years old now.

I think the upgrade plan on the 744s was market driven, compared to some of the other airlines operating to South Africa they were pretty basic so SAA did the "millennium configuration" upgrade on some, with lie flat business class seats, audio/video on demand and better first class. Not all aircraft have had this upgrade though. I know some people think this was a waste of money but customer demands need to be met even if it is only a short term plan. Once the 744s go there will be no first class on any SAA aircraft.



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User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2199 times:

SAA uses the A343 to New York and the A346 to Atlanta.

All 8 B747-400's in the SAA fleet DO have the "millennium configuration".


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