Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
I flew out of LAX in July on Qantas to Sydney. Most of the flights at the international terminal were flying to Asian destinations. Singapore, Korean, JAL, ANA, Qantas, Air NZ, Asiana, and other airlines all fly 747s to and from Asia to Los Angeles. Air France, Lufhtansa, British Airways, KlM, and several other European airlines fly 747s to Europe. If you see a 747 at Los Angeles, however, there's a 2-1 chance that it's flying to the Pacific over Europe.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
Air NZ no longer flies from Apia,Papeete,or Rarotonga using 747's these were back in the good old days and were operated by 742's they now use 763's. They do use 744's on Nadi LAX services twice a week though orginating in AKL and continuing to Frankfurt. As of the end of March Frankfurt will be discontinued. They fly daily from SYD and LHR and ten non stops a week from AKL. LHR flights orginate at AKL going via LAX.
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
China Airlines operates 2x daily to TPE using 744 all pax
EVA Airways operates 2x daily to TPE using 744 all pax and sometimes 744 combi
EVA airways use to operate 744 combi 2x weekly to PTY but was discontinued due to heavy losses
Thai Airways uses 744 to NRT/BKK 4x weekly and to KIX/BKK 3x weekly making it daily to BKK
Singapore Airlines uses 744 to TPE/SIN daily and to NRT/SIN daily making it 2x daily to SIN
I'm not sure whether Philippines Airlines still operate 744s to Manila (can anyone tell me?)??
QantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
I believe that UAL operate 747-422's from LAX-DEN about 3 times daily... I also know that UAL operate 747-200's into DEN BUT I think these flights are all from SFO... not sure - can anybody say for sure???
This doesn't sound like it will help you much -438...
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
Phillipine Airlines switches off 340 and 747 throughout the week. I think more days of the week it goes 340 though. Stops in Honolulu. Malaysia has a LAX-NRT-KUL flight. Asiana has a daily flight so Seoul. JAL also has flights to Nagoya upon 747s. Northwest flies 747s to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya from LA, all on 747s. They also fly many cargo 747s around the world into LA. British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, Virgin, KLM, and sometimes El Al fly 747s from the Europe Region.
I think everyone else nailed all of the other routes.
BTW I think that Northwest flies from either Detroit or Minneapolis (or both) to Honolulu with 747s. So there are some 747 flight to the mainland from HI.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7986 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
You might want to know that despite the fact PR's fleet of 747-400's and A340-300E's can fly LAX/SFO to MNL non-stop, they usually stop over at HNL because of the fact that Hawaii has a very large ex-patriate Filipino population (they went to Hawaii to work the sugar cane and pineapple fields early in the 20th Century).
Imkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2486 times:
Having stopped over in HNL on one of those transpac PR flights in December, I assure you that it is merely an operational stopover and *not* a layover. Turnaround time is supposed to be 30-45 min., and no one is allowed to get off the plane during this time. There are separate PR flight(s) to HNL. Also, 744s do not make the stopover... only A343s do. "The Reason is Simple": =P the A343 claims to have the range, but strong headwinds, in conjunction with heavy loads in the cargo hold, during the winter months detract from the Airbus's capability.
MSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Northwest uses 742's on flight between LAX-NRT and LAX-KIX. The LAX-NRT flight will change to a 744 when the new planes arrive. Also the MSP-HNL flight is usually a 742 but sometimes a 744 when they need the capacity. On my band trip the return was a 744.