Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27007 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
BA along with several other airlines operate what Boeing termed the B747-400 "Lite" aircraft.
These are similar to other -400 series except the tail fuel tank is deactivated along with having a lower take off weight.
Overall a good concept for shorter routes that require the -400 capacity, while not incurring higher navigation/landing fees which are often based on the aircraft takeoff weight.
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