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CO - Last Time 747 In Service  
User currently offlineEWRCOPLAT From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 19 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4579 times:

Does anyone have the date when the last CO 747 was flown for commercial service? I recall it was sometime in the 90's but not sure of the exact date..


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Found on the CO website, looks March 1999 they were done.

HOUSTON, March 2, 1999 -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAI.B and CAI.A) retires its last Boeing 747 and last 737-200 this week, as it moves closer to having the youngest domestic jet fleet in the U.S. airline industry. The 737-200 retirement is part of Continental’s fleet rejuvenation program and the 747 exit is part of a reduction in Pacific capacity.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

I remembered seeing them park @ MHV for the longest time over by the animal hospital.There used to be a dumpster there you could climb on and get nice shots of the scrapping area there.Sadly,the area has moved.

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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Continental ended 747 service in 1999. The last few examples operated almost exclusively in the Micronesia route network, including service to and from Tokyo.


User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Yes they had Continental Micronesia Titles and Flew GUM-NRT, NRT-HNL, HNL-GUM..until Parked

User currently offlineTpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

They ran LAX-HNL, now and again too. I think it was really just MX rotations, but they did 'em with pax. Very briefly in the late 90s we added a 4th 742 and ran GUM-NGO with it. It must have been over-kill since it only lasted one summer!

There was a plan to return them to mainline CO, flying EWR/IAH-CDG, to support the then new codeshare with AF (V1.0). But the required upgrades for such a move were too much for a mere 4 plane fleet.

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