Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4089 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
No, the B747-200's were grounded, and remain at either Bournemouth, Filton, Amsterdam or Salvador. G-BDXE was stored at Bournemouth and has flown to Amsterdam. Considering EAF never even flew to Amsterdam on regular flights, it's probably being done up to go to another operator, or to keep its engineless friend (G-BDXO) happy.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4089 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
G-BDXE is now operating for Surinam Airways, so that's why it was in AMS.
Madness, welcome to the site, but when was "a little while ago" ? They operated flights to Sydney via Male between November and about March. But i think the B747-200s are all going to other operators now, or being stored with missing parts
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 59 Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
The 747 fleet was initially grounded in March, but G-BDXE was active again by early April. It has been flying various sub-charters ever since, mainly for Air Europe/Volare - which is why it hasn't been seen much in the UK since the decision to ground the rest of the 747 fleet, and the reason many assume that the whole 747 fleet is grounded...
JeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1216 times:
I thought European Air Charter were operating the branded 747-200's called "TravelCityDirect" that are operating from a number of UK airports to Orlando and Las Vegas.
Negative sir, these aircraft are leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic. I originally thought they were European in disguise as well There are also some additional 742's doing the Orlando runs now as well, due to summer demand, one being very obviously ex BA, now with Air Atlanta Europe titles.