FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11720 times:
Quoting Mk777 (Reply 3): Don't they send the B744 to DEL in the winter season??
Correct. DEL is also served by AF B744 during the winter season (A343 during the summer season).
Quoting AOMlover (Reply 2): How many of those 747 will be converted to Special Freighters for AF ?
3 of them have already converted into freighters : F-GISA, SB, SE.
Nothing has been clearly decided yet for the 3 remaining ex-Combi (F-GISC, SD, F-GEXB) whether they will be also converted or not, as in a medium term, AF plans to replace all the B744F by additional B777LRF.
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1746 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9346 times:
Quoting DID747 (Reply 8): Are you sure the 747-400 will fly SFO for the next two summer seasons 2008 and 2009 ? if yes, when start the summer season at AF please?
The summer season starts, for all airlines, usually end march (around the 25th or 26th) and lasts end of october. Regarding SFO, I can tell you that it is right now a 744 (I have a reservation on this flight in may and it is a 744). But I don't know for 2009.
Dennys From France, joined May 2001, 819 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7860 times:
The fact AF leaves 744 IS NO SENSE !!! AF should order the 747-8i like LH . 77X and 332s are just new toys for a while !!! Sorry , I hate TWINS , all remembering me the A300B2, the dumpy awfull look of the A310s !
LVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 38 Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6083 times:
According to the French ATDB, F-GITA/B/C (the 3 oldest all-pax variants) are provisionally set for retirement in 2009-10, while the Combi F-GEXB should be retired or converted in 2009. None of the others have dates set in stone.
What I do ask--and excuse my ignorance if this is a stupid question--but is there any need/point in retiring F-GITH/I/J given that they are part of a follow-on order and only delivered in 2003-4?
Sailas From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2007, 235 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
i love AF livery on the 744, big shame to see them go, but Yes there is a daily 744 service to JFK on AF but i opted for the 772 instead. I still have never been on a 747 of any type. I was so jealous when my grandparents isited back when i was about 6-7years old and they flew the ZRH-GVA leg on a 743.
Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX