This 747 appears to be one of the 2 donated by UA to Ariana and appears to have flown Kandahar to Jeddah hajj flights. I presume it also flew Kabul-Jeddah. Anybody knows it if flew hajj to Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif as well?
And so what happened to these 2 747s? Did FG eventually sell them? Did FG used it for other scheduled/charter flights as well?
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11148 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9617 times:
The aircraft in question is a 747-238B, originally with Qantas, later United. Two were operated for Hadj-flights by different operators in 2003/04. Judging from the engine-pylons I think its the former VH-EBJ, built in 1975. The other aircraft (formerly VH-EBM of 1977) has a later style of engine-pylons (in 1976 Boeing changed the shape), though its pretty hard to judge from this angle.
BN727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5232 times:
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Where can I sign up for a donated plane, I thought only airbus did that for JetBlue
Rumor has it that Airbus pays for Jetblue fuel bill and payrol for next 7 years. Could they be providng free engines, tires and be paying landing fees as well. Of course I'm strictly being sarcastic here.
If anyone is flying without paying thier bills you ought to look at the legacy carriers hiding out in chapter 11. Not mentioning any names like Delta and Northwest.
Notice: some airlines (JAL, Air India and SAA) modified the pylons on earlier aircraft to the later style during the 80s. You´ll see that if you compare photos of aircraft like JA8103, VT-EBN or ZS-SAP.