je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2351 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 24358 times:
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Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 4): How long has it been since JAL last operated a Resocha-themed 747?
I believe it was some time around 2007 when the last Reso'cha B743 was painted into the current livery, and the B743 continued to operate until July 2009 on a HNL-NRT flight. The last B744 flight will be HNL-NRT as well, on JL75.
MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1010 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 24259 times:
Quoting VC10er (Reply 3): I have to assume that JAL kept those birds in very good shape. How many are there? Would Delta or United or some other international airline want to sweap 'em up?
There was a Rumor that DL was interested in snapping up those birds. I know DL is moving away from the 747 in the long term, but those planes would have provided them with a cheap way to expand international ops. quickly. I haven't heard any discussion lately, can I assume that it was just a rumor with no substance?
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Quoting MKEdude (Reply 6): can I assume that it was just a rumor with no substance?
Who knows. It would seem like a nice, frugal solution if they need the lift, but I've heard that the DL 744 utilization is pretty low. Then again, I've also heard that DL currently has more 744 pilots than it needs (implying that they might be adding to the fleet), so it's anyone's guess.
The funny thing is, if they do end up with DL, they'll still be seeing a lot of NRT.
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All flights B744 flights will be downsized to various aircraft from the B77W to the B763. All HNL flights will be B763s.
Quoting commavia (Reply 10): I have many memories of seeing JAL 747 tails lined up at Narita over the years
Same here, it will be different at HNL once it loses its last JL B744. I remember the days of the tsuru on the tail, along with the various Reso'cha liveries . . . mostly classic B747s (plus a handful of DC-10s and a B744).
brightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 23767 times:
For an airline that was so proud of flying the B747 and making it its standard equipment for decades, they really had to swallow this and I hope it will yield many successes in the future. I wish I had a chance to fly on one fitted by JL.
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7844 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 23330 times:
OF the original 741 operators, JAL and Air France are the only ones to have flown all versions in cluding teh 743. BA and Lufthansa didn't fly the 743 and KLM flew the 742, 743, and 744 but not teh 741. Sadly the original 741 airline, Pan AM, left us long ago.
Bralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 610 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 22226 times:
Quoting jfk777 (Reply 15): OF the original 741 operators, JAL and Air France are the only ones to have flown all versions in cluding teh 743. BA and Lufthansa didn't fly the 743 and KLM flew the 742, 743, and 744 but not teh 741. Sadly the original 741 airline, Pan AM, left us long ago.
Also SN flew 3 types of the 747. They started with the 741 which were later converted to the first Combi's, then they operated also 742's though they were owned by AF but flew in full SN scheme and then had also 2 743's from which one was the last 743 build by Boeing. Unfortunately SN stopped operating the 747 in favour of Airbus.