Mk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
Quoting B742 (Reply 4): Air France also operate the 744 during the winter season to:
Bangkok/Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok/Hanoi.
Add DEL to that list as well. I was on F-GISA in January 2007 from CDG-DEL-CDG.
On that note, which a/c reg will fly to DEL this winter. From the other thread going on now (i had posted the same thing that i will do now as no one has replied to my question on that forum) their AF 744 don't have F class. So is DEL not a premium ( i mean F class pax) destination for AF or they send the 744 as it has max capacity (more than 77W, which has F class) during the winter rush to India?
I suspect (I may be wrong) that MEX will not see AF's 744s in summer 2008 or ever after the current summer season ends. Wasn't AF thinking about turning MEX into an all-772ER station until the A388 joins the fleet (772 and A388 then)?
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 8): I suspect (I may be wrong) that MEX will not see AF's 744s in summer 2008 or ever after the current summer season ends.
The 12 x Weekly frequencies on CDG-MEX-CDG next winter season will be operated by a B772ER.
Don't know yet what will be the summer 2008 program.
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 8): Wasn't AF thinking about turning MEX into an all-772ER station until the A388 joins the fleet (772 and A388 then)?
MEX will not see AF's A380, at least in the early times of operation.
As mentioned many times, AF will first use its A380 to YUL, JFK then NRT when they will receive the 3rd aircraft.
PEK should be next, then LAX and/or SIN. SIN became very successful for AF since the huge success of the codeshare agreement with QF on the CDG-SIN-Australia route.
Of course, all this could change by the time AF will receive its A380, but I really doubt MEX will be among the first destinations to be served by the A380.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
Quoting LY777 (Reply 10): what about MIA? will it recieve 77Ws or A380s? When will the 744 stop flying to MIA?
MIA is a very touristic market with a low yield. The offer in seat, with the B744, is only 40J (business) for 396Y (Economy) daily, so it seems more than unlikely to see the AF A380 in MIA, no more likely to see the 3-classes B77W operated by AF at the moment.
MIA, along with GIG, BKK, SFO, will see their B744 service replaced by the new B77W ordered recently that will be also configured in a 2-Class only J/Y, just like the B744 they are due to replace.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
After F-GISA and F-GISB earlier this year, a third B744 (F-GISE) will be retired from service next month to be converted into a freighter, leaving only 13 B744 in service.
Their replacement should start as early as the end of 2008/early 2009 and they should all be gone by 2011, replaced by the additional 13 B77W ordered last May.