Eduardo Lepe From Mexico, joined Feb 2002, 172 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8057 times:
Do you know what others destinations will cover the 773???.
By the way, just asking (out of topic). Where do you live? I will be on Paris this summer and I would like to know where could I take pictures of CDG airport and also at Orly. And if you had the schedule of the AF 773 I will appreciate it. Perhaps I could take the aircraft . And also if you could help me into France. Since this is the first time I will travel alone. Thanks!!!
AA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 806 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7905 times:
Do you have any idea what exactly this link means? Does it mean that the first flight will be in 4 days or that you take delivery in 4 days? However, I do believe you took delivery of your first one no?
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6937 times:
I just got back from JFK and she is a beauty!!!
I missed her landing by about a minute, but I heard her taxying on my scanner....I drove back into JFK and got a glimpse of her at the gate for about two minutes and she is really breathtaking!
It was my first time seeing any 777-300 and I've waited quite a while!
Bluethunder From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6179 times:
I donno if this topic has been discussed but what is the exact reason why AF decided to go with the 773ER and not the 346? They already operate the 343 so would not the 346 be the logical choice cos of commanality between the two? Does anyone know the real reason - no i am not asking for a A vs B bashing contest.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3514 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6069 times:
Bluethunder, yes it has been discussed many times before in other threads. The reason Air France chose the 777-300ER over the A340-600 is because the Boeing has GE engines, which the Airbus doesn't have, that's the main reason. Air France Industries is focussing on only one engine manufacturer: General Electric. Boieng is offering the 777-300ER only with GE engines, it's no wonder why for the time being only Air France has it.
Air France has decided to reduce the number of fleet types, they are planning to get rid of the A340-300's in the long run, and rather operate the A330 and the B777 of both variants, 200IGW and 300ER. ETOPS restrictions are not a problem for Air France long haul network, overwater flights are transatlantic flights and flights to the DOM-TOM islands in the Pacific Ocean.
They are now getting rid of the Classic 747's which have been flying to leasure destinations. Once they are gone, the 747-400's (Air France has 13 of those) will take over the routes to leasure destinations and the brand new 777-300ER and her smaller sister the 777-200IGW, the first of which was introduced 6 years ago, will be assigned on routes to major business centers, JFK and NRT as mentioned in the above replies.
FLYSSC, thanks for the info. I appreciate. I'm looking forward to see pictures of the interiors.
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5965 times:
Your answer to the previous question is perfectly correct. except :
Air France operates now 16 B747-400 (and not 13). Three more aircraft has been added to the fleet since july 2003. F-GITI and F-GITJ joined the fleet last summer. F-GITJ is the brand new last B744 delivered to AF only a few weeks ago ( March 31st 2004). This aircraft is the first B744 fitted with the new 2 classes configuration Buisness/Economy and has started to operate on the CDG-HAV route.
AF's B744 are :
F-GISA/B/C/D/E (ex-400Combi. Now all PAX a/c)
F-GEXA/B (ex-UTA a/c)
F-GITH/I/J. The 3 last a/c delivered.
Note that there is no F-GITG : this airplane was never delivered to AF. It was stored for a while and sold to Royal Air Maroc and now operates as CN-RGA for this airline.
AF also operates 4 B744-ER Freighters : F-GIUA/B/C/D.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3514 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5870 times:
I knew for a long time Air France was operating a fleet of 13 B747-400 series aircraft but I didn't know they recently added another three. It looks like now there are no more of those waiting to be delivered, except maybe in freighter version. I knew UTA had ordered 2 but did those ever wear the UTA colours or they were painted directly in Air France colours once coming out of the assembly line? They have probably never worn the UTA scheme, UTA ordered them back in the 80's when the variant was announced and by the time the two airplanes were ready for delivery UTA was already swallowed by Air France.
Will all 16 PAX 400's be reconfigured in two-class service?
25 FLYSSC: Actually, UTA was the FIRST operator of the B744 in France, BEFORE Air France. F-GEXA was the first one, delivered on Sept.22nd 1989 and used on the C
26 American 767: Merci beaucoup FLYSSC. I was just curious to know if those 2 400's ever had the UTA colours, I have never seen a 400 in UTA colours, not even in a pic
27 ASTROJET707: FLYSSC, Would you know AF's plans for First Class service to and from CDG from USA? Which US gateways will continue to offer F/J/Y and which will offe
28 Flpuck6: I am not certain but I think JFK, IAD, LAX, IAH, and ATL (probably one of the two flights in ATL) will receive Espace Premiere aircraft. Remember, onl
29 Flpuck6: Hello everyone, Just had a conversation with my friend who is Frequence Plus Rouge with AF. He was assigned seat 3A, classe Affaires, on the 1st 777-3
30 FLYSSC: Astrojet, Concerning the USA destinations who will get the First class service, there is for sure : JFK/LAX/IAH. for IAD and ATL there will be sure 1
31 ConcordeBoy: I don't know for MIA, but I don't think so... if the frequency goes to 2XDaily, maybe 1 of the 2 flights will be proposed with the First Class. Consid
32 FLYSSC: The second B777-300ER, F-GSQB, was delivered yesturday May 14th to AF.
33 Mindscape: Hi FLYSSC, As the NRT route with AF B773 will start on the 14th of June (need 2 aircraft on CDG-NRT route), what will be the temporaly route of this s