Reggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1174 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 971 times:
For quite a few years in the late 80's and early 90's I used to enjoy flying on a TWA 747 from Boston to New York, JFK. The flight took about 32 minutes and was the beginning leg of a service from Boston to either Madrid or Barcelona.
ZBW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 913 times:
A couple years ago there was a B747-200 that belonged to Air Nambia or something that diverted to Burlington Intl in VT, due to xw at Boston Logan. Once on the ground that company folded and the plane was left at BTV. The airport wanted it out of there so they made the airline fly it to the retired Plattsburgh AFB in NY to the P&W place. BTV to PBG is just under 20nm, that plane's still there today w/ 3 engines. The rumor is that the engine was removed to keep someone from taking it, even though that;s pretty unlikely. The parking bill must be getting pretty expensive since it's up to 5 years now. That was when I was working @ BTV as an ATCS
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 851 times:
The domestic operations in Japan are likely to be some of the shortest haul 747 flights. From time to time, UA will use a 744 from SFO-LAX or return when they need to move many pax between the two hubs because weather or operational problems have "messed up" the frequent service between the two cities and hundreds of people are waiting to depart. Thai at one time flew 744s from FRA to BRU (about 45 minutes) as a continuation of its BKK to FRA service, SQ flew its 744s on a few short-haul continuations as well, ie, ZRH-AMS, AMS-MAN, as continuation of flights from Singapore, but these flights are becoming less common - this winter I believe there is a SQ 744 service between MAN and BRU, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Outside of the Far East/Japan, where the really large aircraft are needed for capaicty, the 747 shows up on short-haul routes only as continuations of longer-haul or the occasional inter-hub service (sometimes, for example, UA LAX-DEN, DEN-ORD).