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Air China 747 Retirement  
User currently offlineMDCJets From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 175 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11688 times:

First off, if this topic has been discussed, I apologize. I did a search and could not find anything.

It looks as though Air China now only operates the 777-300 on its LAX-PEK service. Does anyone know when the remaining 747 on this route was changed to a 777? A friend of mine flew this route recently on a 747. Also, when will all 747's be retired from the Air China Fleet. As of now there still appears to be at least one operating SFO-PEK.

Thanks

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11646 times:

They have a LOI for 5 747-8Is which could be firmed up soon but as for the 744 PAX and Combis fleets I think there is still a small number flying on 2-3 long haul routes for the NW12/13.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11513 times:

Are there plans to upgrade the JFK flights any time soon?

User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11178 times:
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Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 2):
Are there plans to upgrade the JFK flights any time soon?

Yes, starting October 1, the JFK flight will switch from a B744 to a B77W.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6225 times:

Quoting je89_w (Reply 3):

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 2):
Are there plans to upgrade the JFK flights any time soon?

Yes, starting October 1, the JFK flight will switch from a B744 to a B77W.


Yaay! I'll have to go see it!


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

CA has two flights at LAX.
CA983/984 went 777 last October, while CA987/989 has been a mix of 744 and 777, however has been all 777 since June 1st.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4692 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

Understand its off the topic but it's amazing how times have changed... Probably just over 10 years ago CA operated the B744 on the SYD route and now it's operated by a A332...

Any product enhancements on the B77W...?

EK413



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

They introduces a new F suite, a new C class with the same lie-flat diamond seat that UA/CO have and also Y class gets Thales avod.

Here is a virtual tour of the 77W

http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/nz/airchina777/index.shtml

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From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4692 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):

Cheers... Thanks for sharing the photos...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Air China´s 744 arent old yet, so to talk about retirement appears a bit premature to me.

Likely the option for 748Is will be converted to orders soon, so we maybe will see a thread with the same title here in 25 years from now!


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

The utilisation in June 12, to date, appears to be:

B-2443, B-2445, B-2447 (all pax variants): purely used on PEK-JFK-PEK
B-2467, B-2468, B-2469, B-2470, B-2471 (all combi variants - but in all pax config?): used on PEK-SFO-PEK, PEK-HGH-FRA-HGH-PEK and some flights to SZX and CAN
B-2472 (all pax variant): I believe this to be solely used on government flights, appears to be planned to operate CPH-SJD today

So in summary, the main remaining routes are only JFK, SFO and FRA. It doesn't seem likely that the full current active fleet of 9 aircraft will be needed much longer (B-2460 has already gone to Air China Cargo).



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