Victor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
We have discussed this before!, United Airline is right, I also remmeber reading somthing in AW&ST magazine. How ever I think that it was nothing more than some mistake, I have heard absolutely nothign else about this, and see no need for the 764's. As far as the 747's being retired I would say they are going to start a bit after the first deliveries of the A330's, starting with their 2 SP's and 238's I believe. Oh by the way I got the Qantas club magazine the other day and it had pictures(sketches) plus a bit about the 4 types of aircraft ordered. It said they will start taking delivery in late 2001, did anyone esle see this, I didnt think they would start that early?.
Tim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
We havent "discussed this before". You guys have "speculated" it before thats all.
Yep A330's are definently starting to be delivered from late 2002.
IMHO the 747 classics wont be retired until the 744LR's start to arrives but that is just my guess.
Victor Hotel: I think the A330's would probably replace the 762's. When the 744LR's start to arrive I think we will see lots of the 747 classics depart. But as their is 13 A330's on order and QF only have 7 762's some of the A330's could replace 747 capacity.
Tim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1971 times:
No one knows exactly when. QF probably havent even worked it out yet. They will be with us for years yet!
Qantas are recieving their new aircraft between late 2002 and 2010. When Qantas announced their new aircraft they said they will be replacing 767-200 aircraft and the 747 classics. So that means unitedairlines: As explained before, that the 747-300's will be going somewhere between late 2002 and 2010.
My personal guess is around 2004/5/6/7.
Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
Wunala is a 744 so it is not being replaced. Nalanji is a 743 and will be replaced along with the other Classics. First to go will be the SPs (replaced by A333s), then the rest by a combination of 744LRs (which will release older 744s onto existing Classic routes)and A333s.
Classics fly to Asian ports such as Taipei, Japan, Manila etc and New Zealand as well as the MEL-Rome route which is operated by a 743. I don't think they fly them to HNL or Tahiti anymore but did so until recently.