B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9926 times:
I was checking the OAG database and found out that ATL only has 5x week 747 service to Korea and DFW, the world's 5th busiest has no regularly scheduled passenger 747 service, only one daily four-motor A340 "heavy" service. I find this hard to believe. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33996 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9852 times:
I find this hard to believe.
Why? The airports are both huge mega-hubs for two of the world's largest airlines. They take most of the traffic, and neither operate four-engine aircraft. And Dallas and Atlanta, while major US business centres, aren't huge on international traffic along the likes of New York City, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, etc.,
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9676 times:
DFW hasn't had 747 pax service since KE downgraded their 3x weekly flight to a 772, we used to have 744 JAL service pre-9/11, Lufthansa was here with a 742 in the 80's and Thai used to be here with a 742 or something.
But now we've just got cargo 747s. I think these are all that operate 747s:
China Airlines Cargo
UPS (every once in a while they'll toss in a 741/2 to the mix)
Evergreen (not sure if this one still comes around)
Southern Air (I saw this plane last Sunday spotting and I don't know anything about this airline)
Not bad but we all want 747 pax service at DFW. I just don't think there's the demand, though.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2720 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9642 times:
"hasn't had 747 pax service since KE downgraded their 3x weekly flight to a 772..."
I'd personally take the 777 over the 747, so it is a little ironic to accept it as a downgrade. But if you look at it as a # of seats on the flight, or the more cool commanding look a 747 gives at the airport I guess it is a downgrade.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9433 times:
DFW may be the AA hub, but that doesn't justify it 747 passenger service. There isn't the large international demand like at JFK, LAX, ORD etc, which serve larger US cities. So, for carriers like BA, it makes more sense economically to operate a 777 on the route.
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Deltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7558 times:
The 747-400 service from ATL to CPT has been replaced with Airbus A340-600. I believe that it is no longer nonstop from ATL to CPT, I think that there is a refueling stop in Cabo Verde, not really sure, correct me if I am wrong.
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