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User currently offlineYvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Perhaps two years ago I read somewhere that for it's position as one of the world's busiest airports, it was surprising that there is no 747 activity at ATL. Was this true, and if so, is this still the case?

What aircraft type did KE use when they were flying to ATL, and were these non-stop ATL-SEL flights?



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

KE uses the 777-200s. JAL flew the 747s but that is no longer the case - now that they no longer serve ATL.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Has ATL still the SA flight from JNB with 744?

Patrick


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Yep, it sure does...


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7265 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

The last time i was in ATL, the SA 744 was parked at the T- gates... why was this??

Only reason I could think of was to free up international gates at the E- concourse during the lay over.



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User currently offlineDelta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

KE used to use its 744 on the SEL-ATL routes about 1 yr ago. There are some cargo 747s that do come into ATL....EVA Air switches between a 747 and MD-11 about 3 times per weeks. Also JAL cargo still operates its 747 here 2-3 times a week.
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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

The time that SA uses the INTL Concourse (E) in ATL is not a busy time for that concourse (0800-1100--the busy time is in the afternoon/evening 1400-2000). So, I doubt that the 747-400 you saw parked at Concourse T was there to free up space on E. Probably, the departures were leaving from the west side of the field that day (near T) and SA needed to come back to the gate for some minor maintenance and instead of taxiing all the way back to E, they were assigned a gate at T (a DL gate) and DL provides for their maintenance needs in ATL anyway.

Also, from time to time you'll see a KE 747-400 in ATL instead of their 777 (equip change presumably). There are still a few 747 cargo operators out of ATL...I've seen LH and China Airlines regularly and once in a while MP.


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

LH cargo and China Air cargo as well. ATL has lost many international carriers lately: KLM, Swissair, Sabena, JAL, Varig. The only long-haul passenger service other than Delta is on LH (340), AF (330, 777), KE (777) and BA (777).

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1577 times:

Atlas Air, on behalf of BA, operates 747s at ATL.


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

AF, KE and SR used to operate 744s to Atlanta, one day I saw a LH 744 there but it was probably just an equipment change. KE now served ATL with 777s, and AF flies 777 and 330 to ATL. South African is the only passenger carrier that now serves ATL with 747s.


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Err... an SR 744? Since when?


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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Quite right Ryanair!! SR used to fly their 747-300's to ATL.

User currently offlineDelta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Swissair's 747 flight was a combi sometimes.......freight/pax....used to work it

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