sankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12646 times:
I thought SQ had retired all their 747s, but just saw one on final approach to LHR a few minutes ago -- at 1630 hours local time. Wonder if it is a sub for an A380? Also interesting they had one ready to go, with crew etc.
and as one can see it's a B744F. This is Flight SQ7396 from SIN via SHJ. Hope this will help you.
I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!
Quoting sankaps (Reply 3): I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!
As the pax version they had size is the same... but a pity to say it's only a freighter version
ordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 10343 times:
While I do not know sq fleet to well I thought there were a good deal of converted pax doing cargo, so I suppose might sort seen a pax sq 747 possibly. On another note the 748 in SQs livery now that would be a bueaty.
cheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 9):
Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!
In Reply4 skipness1E wrote the reg: 9V-SFK and this is not a BCF. Check the link below:
B738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
Quoting cheeken (Reply 10): Pardon me, my reply was based on sankaps mentioning he was almost certain that it was a pax 744, and so happened that the BCFs look exactly like the pax 744s!
That is okay... don't worry.. even happens to me sometimes when I see a aircraft from home or spotting!! Indeed they do look almost the same and from a certain distance difficult to guess and especially with not knowing the registration.