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Domestic 747 Flights?  
User currently offlinePaulie3323 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4735 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?

Thanks,
Paul

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User currently offlineOs747 From Sweden, joined Nov 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Hi I,m not sure if they still does but I flew domestic in Thailand with Thai orient 747-200 a few years ago.
I also belive AI uses 747,s on domestic rutes and so does both JL and NH


User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Is Cathay Pacific still using 744s JFK-YVR?


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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

I think SAA sometime uses their 744s on JNB-CPT

User currently offlineVoLGio From Spain, joined Dec 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4695 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.


User currently offlineOs747 From Sweden, joined Nov 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Btw You can also fly on a 744 from Bangkok to Phuket with TG

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 2):
Is Cathay Pacific still using 744s JFK-YVR?

Yes, but that isn't quite domestic!

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.

[Edited 2007-05-26 00:47:48]

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

BA on the BAH/DOH sector = 91 miles, not quite 'domestic' but within the GCC  Smile


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User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
QF uses the 743 on at least one daily SYD-PER flight

MEL to PER as well

The 743 at QF is being replaced by 763s being converted back to domestic config.



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User currently offlinePlanetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4557 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.

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 2):
Is Cathay Pacific still using 744s JFK-YVR?

Yes. And they have some of the best fares time to time on that sector. But not quite domestic ... but as the Yanks say.... its just Canada  Smile .


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

United used to use a 744 on some hops from LAX to DEN. Don't know if this is still the case, but it might be worth checking.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

QF uses 744's LAX-JFK,but you must be ticketed to fly to/from Australia . JL used to do LAS-LAX,but you had to fly on to NRT. PR uses a A340 YVR-LAS,that you can book AFAIK.


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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4412 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  Smile Not only will you get to experience the 747 but you'll also see the world.

Leo.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 11):
PR uses a A340 YVR-LAS,that you can book AFAIK.

I still don't see how this flight is making money. Are there really that many people going to LAS from MNL?

UAL


User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 13):
Are there really that many people going to LAS from MNL?

Probably not many. Are they codesharing with LAS based airlines, such as HP? That would make much more sense.

Leo.



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User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4356 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.


User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4273 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.


User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 809 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4271 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?


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4176 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.

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Otherwise, it's very rare to see an LH 747 doing a revenue FRA-HAM, much less any other domestic route.


User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
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Quoting UAL747 (Reply 13):
I still don't see how this flight is making money. Are there really that many people going to LAS from MNL?

It helps a lot to be able to carry passengers to and from CYVR and KLAS. I know a few years back, they did a great amount of business in the local market.



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User currently offlineFleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

About nine or so years ago I flew to BOS on a TWA 747, it was an equipment sub (Obviously) on TW730, JFK-BOS.Talking to the crew I came to find out it was continuing on to CDG as TW810.

I think it took longer to service and board the aircraft than it did to actually fly to BOS.



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User currently offlineQuetzal From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3999 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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User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 13):
I still don't see how this flight is making money. Are there really that many people going to LAS from MNL?

Eh, many Filipinos in Las Vegas, so yes. There you go...



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User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 705 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3526 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.  Sad


25 A342 : I assume you mean LH is switching back to A340s?
26 DIA77 : DEN-FRA will be operated year round using A346 instead of the seasonal swap to 744.
27 Post contains images 727Stretch : 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
28 MSYtristar : 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
29 Cedarjet : 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
30 UPS757Pilot : UPS flies 747s from SDF-PHL, ONT-PHL, SDF-DFW among others. Always a great way to get to work!
31 Hamad : LH does DXB-AUH-DXB ...
32 Boston92 : There is a daily 777.
33 Phishphan70 : NW stations most, if not all, their 742's at NRT and around asia, so the 747's don't have to come from the USA
34 BCA2005 : AI does flies the 747 between DEL and BOM
35 United_Fan : I read that there was not RON parking in BCN,so it was sent to PMA to overnite. I also read that the plane flew onto DTW then MZJ to be scrapped!
36 JamesJimlb : you can catch a 777 mia-ord with AA. and you could go in a 744 from lax-jfk with qantas
37 Post contains images Nosedive : DEN-ORD, DEN-LAX, DEN-SFO all would have been shorter. Didn't NW also do a DTW-JFK positioning flt before they pulled the JFK-NRT service? Last year,
38 StarGoldLHR : BA have used 747's on LHR - Glasgow / Edinburgh and Manchester flights when there's exceptional demand or something goes bump. It's not the norm thoug
39 Boston92 : I think that is illegal unless you continue on out of the US, isnt it?
40 Viscount724 : Yes, QF (or any other non-US carrier) cannot carry domestic traffic between two U.S. points.
41 Detroitflyer : I was going to say i thought there were plenty japaneese domestic like: WOW!!!!! How do they find soooo many passengers willing to do this route?? Doe
42 Lexy : Well the CI 744 that flies into BNA daily always goes to SEA, SFO, or IAH so I suppose that would be "domestic" flights in the USA for 747's. LOL!!!
43 N867BX : What about Columbia flight 409 from IAD to LAX. Is that still around?
44 Levg79 : IIRC the plane was parked in JFK for 22 hours, that was one of the decisive points why NW closed down that route. QF cannot sell tickets but I rememb
45 Paulie3323 : Jeez, I think I'll just start a website that allows people to book not by airline or price, but rather by aircraft type. While I've flown on a 747 now
46 N200WN : And if I recall, weren't you the lucky one that diverted to COS that day due to t-storms at DEN? Now the short hop COS to DEN would have been fun.
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