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Status On SAA's Ndizani  
User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

I am taking that it is not flying anymore, when was it taken out of service? Why did they stop flying it? Has SAA gotten rid of their 743's? It was such a beautiful paint scheme and am sad that I havent seen any shots of it lately. Any information on its last flight and why it was taken out of service would be appreciated!

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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

I would like to hear whats going on too, she was my first 747 cockpit ride in 2001, always a soecial place in my heart for her

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Hey

I saw a photo of her at LHR not too long ago.

I believe it has since been taken out of service, maybe I am wrong.

Maybe it had a technical problem? I remember Najanii Dreaming was not flying for a while for technical problems.



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I believe SAA has retired all their 747 classics. They only fly 744's to LON, all other intercontinental routes have been taken over by the 340 family.

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Yes , it has been parked and is awaiting its fate.


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You can see it parked near SAA Technical. A little more to the right and ZS-SAC is parked as well...

I think ZS-SAM (SAA's 747-200) has gone to oprate for Civair on the CPT-STN route but I cannot confirm this.

Rgds
SA006



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