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Which Carrier Still Uses The 4 Series Of The 747?  
User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I want to know if there is any carrier that still uses the 4 series of the 747

I think of Japan Airlines or Air France
they have ordered the 741, 742, 743, 744

Iberia operates 742, 743
BA 742, 744
LH 742, 744
NW 742, 744, they retired the last 741 and never ordered the 744


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

KLM 742, 743 and 744 all still in service (even though the website does not mention the 200s anymore, they were converted to have the same interior including stretched upper deck as do the 300s...). The first were ordered in 1969, I guess these must have been 100s?


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User currently offlineLAXINTL From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26004 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

You forgot the 747SP.

Corsair of France operates 1 747SP, 1 B747-100, 2 B747-200's, and 3 B747-300's.




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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Qantas had five variants, B747-38SP, -238, -238SCD, -338 and -438 in service simultaneously, however the -238SCDs have been converted for all-passenger use, reducing the series to four. The airline never owned -100s, but they have been leased from Aer Lingus and Evergreen.

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Saudi Arabian : At one point
741
742
743
744
747SP


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

You can still see the SP, 100, 200, 300 and 400 in Saudia colours. And the 707, 727, 737, 757, 777 !!

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5092 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Japan Airlines: B747-100/200/300/400
Qantas: B747SP/200/300/400



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

NW never ordered the 744? Did Boeing just decide to build some for them and make them the launch customer? The first revenue 744 flight was MSP-PHX-LAX-MSP on, you guessed it, NW.

Current operators:
AC, CA, AF, AI, Air Namibia, TZ, NH, AN, Asiana, Atlas, BA, Cargolux, CX, CI, LY, EVA, Fiji International, GA, JL, KL, KE, KU, LH, MH, NW, Polar, QF, RAM, SV,SA, SQ, TG, UA, VS.

Past operators:
Canadian, Condor, Phillipines, UTA

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Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

SAA still operates B744, B743, B742 and B74SP.
At one time it operated the B741. I wouldn't be surprised that in the early 1990's it operated all five versions! (after receiving the B744 and before retiring the B741).



SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

KLM never had 747-100's. Their first was a 747-206B, PH-BUA "Danube" l/n 19922 del. 01/16/1971 and retired with America West Airlines as N531AW and subsequently broken up at IGM.

Of their ordered 747-206B's they retired seven by now, PH-BUA, PH-BUB, PH-BUC, PH-BUD, PH-BUE, PH-BUG and PH-BUP and wrote off one, the ill fated PH-BUF at Tenerife.

Ten 747-206B's are stille in service as well as three 747-306's and twenty-one 747-406's.


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1453 times:

ANA had the 742 and 743 earlier I think. And now the 744.


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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Excluding SP operators, only JL purchased 747-100/200/300/400 versions new from Boeing. The AF 743's were inherited from UTA.

QF one summer many years ago operated all versions although the sole 741 was operated in EI colors.

SA to my knowldege never operated 741's. SV may have operated 742's, but these weren't ordered new.


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

ETA Unknown,

This is from Bill Harms site,

24359 724 B747-268F(SCD) RB211-524D4 01/13/89 SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES HZ-AIU N6018N

As the US tail number is a Boeing delivery registration, I guess that you are wrong!


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