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NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?  
User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Is NW the only major (global) scheduled airline still using the 742? Phuket Air and possibly Iran Air are the only ones I can recall still flying. Are there more?

NW flies the 742 LAX-NRT and SPN-NRT.

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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

Others include: -

JAL (Asia routes)
Air France (till 773ER arrives)
Virgin Atlantic (until 1/5/05)

and others...



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Guess these NW B 747-200s will stay for sometime......... right?

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

What routes does AF use their 747 classics on?

Phuket Air probably flies the longest 747-200 flight today, BKK-SHJ-LGW-BKK

Rob!


User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

El Al still uses I think 1 742 (4X-AXQ) for pax, although nowadays AFAIK only as a backup if needed

IM


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

i was told by a former NWA Flight Ops employee that NWA only had -200's in NW Cargo....not true?


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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2694 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 5):
i was told by a former NWA Flight Ops employee that NWA only had -200's in NW Cargo....not true?

There are twelve B-747-200s in passenger configuration.

Nick


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Iberia had several -200B's until recently, there may very well be one still in service after one of the -300's had an incident recently... The -200B named Cervantes is a favorite of mine, I've watched it on descent while laying on Miami beach many times in the last few years...

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

I was under the impression that the 742s were now out of pax service as more A333s have been added.

User currently offlineTheBigOne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

AirIndia still has 2 747-200s in service.


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User currently offlineRedtailmsp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 206 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

There are 5 pax 747-200s operating for NWA with a 6th coming back online soon. Currently 6624 / 6627 / 6632 / 6637/ 6638 are in service, with 6623 having also just positioned Marana-PHX-HNL-QPG (Paya Lebar, Singapore) for a check before coming back into service in April. This number will diminish again down to 5 when 6632 positions to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion in May. Plans for the summer include NRT-LAX, NRT-HNL (in place of a daily DC10), NRT-GUM, NRT-SPN. There are currently 12 freighters in operation and this will rise to 14 in the summer when 6631 and 6632 are both converted. 6631 is currently in TLV undergoing conversion and 6632 will follow it. 6631 and 6632 will keep their tail numbers, but their fleet numbers will become 6731 and 6732 to keep inline with the rest of the freighters. Will there be further conversions in the future? Perhaps. Nothing definite as yet, but with NWA having got additional frequencies to China, this could be on the cards. May well see NRT-LAX change from a -200 in the Fall, which would result in a couple more parked.

User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

JAL still operate the only 2 747-100SUD ever made. Do you think they will give them up earlier or later than the other 747 classics?

I really hope one of these ends up in a museum somewhere!



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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 940 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

Saudia has got plenty of 747-168s.

I flew with them several times, they are still nice. their cabin were pretty new.


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Do Air Gabon still operate their 747-200 F-ODJG? Haven't seen her around JNB for a long long time.

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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3146 times:


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

I'm sure NW will keep them for another 20 years as they are doing with their DC10's and DC9's ...so I'm not too scared of seeing the 747-200 disappear too quicly for PAX transport


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2943 times:

Quoting B-HOP (Reply 1):
Air France (till 773ER arrives)

8 B773ER are already in service, and they replace the B744.

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
What routes does AF use their 747 classics on?

The very last AF's B742 (F-GCBJ) will be retired next June.

The 4 B743 will remain in service until late 2006. They fly to PTP and FDF.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2929 times:

Quoting Amy (Reply 11):
JAL still operate the only 2 747-100SUD ever made. Do you think they will give them up earlier or later than the other 747 classics?

Here are a couple for the record:
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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2864 times:

The B747-200 is enjoying something of a rennaissance in Spain, not only with Air Pullmantur but also with Air Plus Comet:

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Back in Argentina, a total of 3 are still flying:

LV-MLR


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I think all of the above are flying on borrowed time, however. Once AR finds some more -400s, and if A4 either go caput or choose to keep their 767 instead, then that will close the 747 Classic chapter in Argentina, begun almost 30 years ago.  crying 

Regards,

ZXV



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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Thai Oriental fly a -200. Also, I think PAL still keep one going. Still my favorite of all the 747s. The Upstairs cabin was just superb.

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