KE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11612 times:
It looks like Korean Air is going to replace their Passenger 747 -400s with 777-300! They are converting all their 747s to frieghters! I will miss the passenger 747 when the day comes, I do look forward to the A380!
RJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11229 times:
I'm going to mess the graceful 747-400.
The glory days of all my favorite aircraft (747, 757, 767, A340) that i grew up with as a child are long gone. Hopefully the 747-800I will find its way into some fleets, but it wont be the same without those whiney RB211-524H/Ts.
When is KE expecting to withdraw the last 747 from passenger service?
I know...I can still remember those old.....uurrgghh scratch that I'm only 16. The only missed aircraft I can talk of are some DC-9's (still not all the way gone) DC-10's (getting there) or DL's 732 (and there still operated to)! Bummer.
Remcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10941 times:
That was long time ago in another world... back then we watched movies starring Tom Cruise and listened to music by Madonna... we drove cars with driver's side airbags, but if you told us that one day there'd be passenger side airbags, we'd have burned you for witchcraft.
-Conan O'Brien from his Harvard commencement speech
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10878 times:
KE has over 20 pax 744s though some are leased out. They will continue flying 744 on the routes where capacity and range is needed. The KE 744 will continue to fly pax well into the 2010s.
KE is still monitoring the situation in regards to the capacity at the highest end, otherwise KE would have ordered 20+ 773ERs not ten. These will just cover for the 744s that are converted to freighters.
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2456 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10851 times:
Quoting KE086 (Thread starter): It looks like Korean Air is going to replace their Passenger 747 -400s with 777-300! They are converting all their 747s to frieghters!
Too bad, first the MD-11's (although many years ago) and now this. I hope this does not start a trend in the industry but I wouldn't be surprised if this became the norm.
Quoting RJ111 (Reply 5): The glory days of all my favorite aircraft (747, 757, 767, A340) that i grew up with as a child are long gone
What are you talking about???? LOL Those aircraft are still in abundance throughout Europe and the US although the 747's are becoming less and less. When I think of classic aircraft I miss I think of th 727, DC10, L1011, A300, DC9, F100 and now soon the MD80 will be added to the list. Ten years ago these aircraft were everywhere. Funny how a take over and an increase in fuel prices can change things so quickly.
RJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8608 times:
I meant the days when these aircraft were winning orders left right and centre like the 787 is now and they were the cutting edge of technology with a long future ahead of them. Hence my use of "glory days".
Now nearly all of these aircraft are looking to be replaced.
Aviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8138 times:
Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 1): Many airlines have taken this approach since the 777 is far more economical to operate and maintain. The 777 was concieved as a replacement for early 747's, so no real surprise here.
This is truth and fact. Depending on carrier configuration, most airlines are giving up around 20 seats when switching from B747-400 to B777-300. The airlines are able to recover their revenue by increasing their yields. This, coupled with the much lower CASM of the B777, leads to very much increased profits. Its almost a no-brainer for airlines to make this switch. Expect to see the majority of B747's get switch to B777's with a few going to the A380. The only drawback one can expect is ETOPS which is still very restrictive when flying across the Pacific. I know Boeing is working on increasing ETOPS limits to reduce this burden. Expect the FAA to play along.
ERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8121 times:
Quoting RJ111 (Reply 18): I meant the days when these aircraft were winning orders left right and centre like the 787 is now and they were the cutting edge of technology with a long future ahead of them. Hence my use of "glory days".
Now nearly all of these aircraft are looking to be replaced
Well let's not kill the 767 yet. They just got another 5 orders last week for a total of 11. LOL. noone seems to know who ordered them yet tho.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8385 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7291 times:
Quoting UAL747 (Reply 6): HAHA....you must be young. I still remember DC-8's flying, DC-10's, and L-1011's gracing the skies.
Ha ha . . . You must be young. I still remember cycling to LHR, sitting on the grass next to the ex-military tent that was the main terminal and watching the Strats and Connies fly in from the States. And then there was that first flight in a Viscount in August 1958 and as the flight landed there on the ramp at LBG was the prototype Caravelle F-BHHI and 707 N707PA on the first visit of the type to Europe.