Paulie3323 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5152 times:
Can anyone tell me if any airline flies a 747 on a domestic route? If there are none, can anyone tell me what the shortest international route would be that would offer me a good chance to fly in a 747?
VoLGio From Spain, joined Dec 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5112 times:
Last week, NWA was doing flights BCN - PMA , no more than 200nm, and I still don't know why these happen? The plane obviously came from somewhere from USA, and make a link between the two Mediterranean cities...
Not a regular flight but one of the shortest flights I've been noticed from the 747.
Saudi Arabian and Qantas also use 747s on a few domestic sectors. A random check shows an SV 743 on at least one Jeddah-Riyadh flight, and QF uses the 743 on at least one daily SYD-PER flight although QF is soon retiring their 743s.
The most 747s on domestic routes must be in Japan. e.g. Tokyo (HND)-Sapporo (CTS) has about 45 daily nonstops, mostly widebodies, and 18 of them (8 JL and 10 NH) are 747s currently based on a quick check. That's long been the world's single busiest air route based on number of passengers. The JL/NH domestic configuration 747s have over 550 seats.
Planetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4974 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6): Saudi Arabian and Qantas also use 747s on a few domestic sectors. A random check shows an SV 743 on at least one Jeddah-Riyadh flight, and QF uses the 743 on at least one daily SYD-PER flight although QF is soon retiring their 743s.
You could catch some of QF's 744 coming in from the states on the domestic side. Off the top of my head QF 175/176 you can use on the BNE-SYD route and QF 73/74 on the MEL-SYD route. Both of these go to LAX and SFO or coming back from there.
Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4829 times:
If you are referring to US domestic flights, UA LAX-DEN seems to be one of the very few remaining. The days of the old 747s doing short domestic hops within the US are gone. I think the last short scheduled passenger 747 flight within the US was FF JFK-MIA using 747 classics. If you really want to experience the 747, I would say that the trip abroad is in order Not only will you get to experience the 747 but you'll also see the world.
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Cchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1775 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4773 times:
Quoting Paulie3323 (Thread starter): Can anyone tell me if any airline flies a 747 on a domestic route? If there are none, can anyone tell me what the shortest international route would be that would offer me a good chance to fly in a 747?
Maybe the thread starter whishes to know whether there are 747 domestic flights in the USA, he has indicated his intention to get a flight on a short 747 trip.
1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4690 times:
UA does maintenance check flights from time to time using 744s. They pop up every once in a while. The last scheduled one that I can remember was from SFO-ORD in Dec for a week. Last summer they also ran SFO-ORD. The previous summer they ran to DEN from SFO. You need to check the timetables. I haven't seen any scheduled this yr yet. Sometimes they are also equipt subs for 777s.
I really don't fly international so it is awesome to get a 744 domestic. If you see any in the system please post to let us all know.
Cloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4688 times:
The question is, and I have the same one, for someone in the US, who wants to experience a 747 flight but needs to spend as little as possible, what would be the best choice? Of course, this is going to depend a lot upon where that person is. But are there 747 flights from the US, that do not go trans Atlantic or trans pacific?
"Six becoming three doesn't create more Americans that want to fly." -Adam Pilarski
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14097 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
The only LH 747s flying domestic in Germany do a FRA-HAM-FRA flight for maintenance at Lufthansa Technik, but there have been occasions when a 747 was ferried to HAM for charter flights, like one flight last December which went HAM-GIG, along with the occasional diversion to NUE, or other airports, which require ferry flights to FRA.
Quetzal From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4416 times:
Buenos Aires - Rio Gallegos was an interesting one with AR back in the day. 747SP's in Wellington, NZ would also have been an awesome sight after the short-hop from SYD... but that's all way in the past.
Yes, QF ops PER-SYD/MEL with 743's. Also runs the domestic add-on's from the transpacific flights BNE/MEL-SYD. I also saw a -400 in CNS last week..... guessing it had operated a domestic hop from SYD?
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DIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3943 times:
Quoting Levg79 (Reply 12): If you are referring to US domestic flights, UA LAX-DEN seems to be one of the very few remaining.
UA doesn't use the 744 on LAX-DEN anymore. 763 is the biggest you'll find on that route. The 744 was a regular sight in DEN, but not the case anymore. Now that LH isn't switching back to the 744 on DEN-FRA, DEN has no scheduled 747 service.
: I assume you mean LH is switching back to A340s?
: DEN-FRA will be operated year round using A346 instead of the seasonal swap to 744.
: IIRC there are no longer any UA 744s being operated on a scheduled basis on routes within the US. I am thankful to have non-rev'd on UA120 LAX-ORD bac
: The only rationale I can think of them doing this is since they do DEN-MUC now as well. When I took LH449 FRA-DEN last August, the plane was mostly f
: Koreanair from Tokyo to Seoul is about 90 mins. Daily schedule. Yes - the timings on the eastbound are perfect, leave in the morning, fly across the
: UPS flies 747s from SDF-PHL, ONT-PHL, SDF-DFW among others. Always a great way to get to work!