AY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 471 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 552 times:
when i was surfing on net i saw in Continental Airlines page that they are selling 3 B747-200s but Continental doesnt anymore fly these so where are those planes?and who would buy them?How old anyway is COs 747-200s they have not been flying in years?!?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 532 times:
The 3 747s that CO is selling have been in storage for a while, probably parked at an airport in the Desert in the US West. These planes are quite old, CO inherited them from PeopleExpress, when CO took over that carrier, and PeopleExpress purchased them 2nd hand, I think one is ex-Qantas, not sure about the others. Who knows if a purchaser will emerge or if these planes or, at a certain point, they are likely to broken up for parts.
CO also had 4 747-124s in the early 1970s, CO sold these planes off long ago, flew with many different carriers in their carriers, and have probably been broken up at this point.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 515 times:
The 747 instead of a trailer, now there is a concept!
I dont think that the CO 747s are likely to be converted to freighters due to their age and flight times, converting a 747 to a freighter is expensive and it is unlikely that such an investment would make sense for these planes, which date, I think, from the mid-1970s. For a freighter conversion, there are better examples of the 742 and 743 available on the market.