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JNB - JFK July 1983 On SA -- 74?  
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and we got talking about aircraft types we'd flown.

We got talking about the 747 ... and he mentioned he hasn't been on the 747SP. That got me thinking -- I don't know if I've ever been on one ... I know I flew to JFK on SAA in July 1983, and it was on a 747. Would it likely have been a -200 or an SP? Does anyone know?

Also, flying back, we flew BA, Washington DC - LHR (end August), and LHR - HRE - JNB (end Sept) in the same year -- those were also on a 747 ... I'm guessing they would have been on 747-200s, right?


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

It would have been an SP. Do you remember if it stopped in Abijan? I flew from JNB to JFK in the July of 83! Can't remember the actual date though. We may have been on the same flight!  Wow!


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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

We stopped at SID for a refuel.

I flew on July 16th -- I was 11 years old at the time!



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
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It could have been a 74L, 74M or 742. All three types were used, depending on the day of the week, to JFK during the 80's.


Rgds

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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 3):
depending on the day of the week

It was a Saturday.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
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Quoting Brenintw (Reply 4):
It was a Saturday

Looks as if it was a 742. Did you go via CPT as well?


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 5):
Looks as if it was a 742. Did you go via CPT as well?

Nope, direct JNB - SID - JFK.

It was a helluva routing: JNB - SID - JFK (change terminals to UA DC-10) - SFO ... mother would have vetoed the trip if another stop had been included.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2068 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

The SAA flight could have been an SP or 200- SAA and Qantas were famous for last minute aircraft substitutions.

As for BA, most likely a 747-136 IAD-LHR, but LHR-HRE-JNB definately a 747-236.


User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Thanks ETA -- so it's likely I've been on a -100 as well ... thought I'd missed those. That makes the -300 the only variant I can say for sure I haven't been on Big grin


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 1):
It would have been an SP. Do you remember if it stopped in Abijan?

ABJ was a stop on the LHR flight, not JFK.

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 3):
It could have been a 74L, 74M or 742.

I don't the 74M's had arrived by 83 had they ? Can't remember.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
I don't the 74M's had arrived by 83 had they ? Can't remember.

ZS-SAS and ZS-SAR joined the fleet in November 1980. SAS crashed into the Indian Ocean 20 years ago this month  Sad



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 10):
SAS crashed into the Indian Ocean 20 years ago this month

I remember it vividly, I was working at SAA at the time - really awful.


User currently offlineVoyager From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Didn't ZS-SAR also crash in the USA a couple of years ago (after being re registered) while flying as a cargo plane?

Think it was on take off


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