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White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 11:02 am

OK, many months ago a user of this board was telling us all about the white 747-400 with lots of strange lumps and bumps all over it. He was sure its a 744 and even gave a reg.

Well its been over a few months now and has ANYONE seen a 744 that this could have been?.

Any new ideas??
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 12:52 pm

Don't mean this do you ?

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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 12:56 pm

That's grey, CCA, and has never been to NCE.

Bit of teasing.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy But the YAL-1A has never been to NCE.
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 1:31 pm

The original poster said it had a stretched upper deck and winglets so it was definately a 747-400 passenger.
 
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 2:00 pm

When he gave a reg, what was it?
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 2:29 pm

Wasn't it an ex Malaysian 744 Combi, or an ex Air China bird?
 
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 3:06 pm

Malaysian has indeed returned a 744 Combi, but that happened after the strange sighting of this 744. It is possible that it was an ex-Air China one as there had been an ownership change or something around the same time.

Does anyone know the status of the 2 Air Chinas?
 
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 3:23 pm

Does anyone know the status of the 2 Air Chinas?

As far as my memory serves me correctly, there is only one Air China. The rest of it being China Airlines (Taiwan), China Northern-Southern-Eastern-Northwest-Southwest...
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 3:56 pm

Ryanair!!!

I actually meant what is the status of the 2 ex-Air China 747-400s that were returned to the leasing company last year! I know there's only one Air China airline! Sorry for the misunderstanding!
 
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sat May 10, 2003 4:13 pm

CX_flyboy, I should have paid more attention to your nick when I typed the reply. Didn't realise it was you!  Big grin
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sun May 11, 2003 1:41 am

Saw A9C-HMK recently at PAE, WA which is an all white 744 but it's probably all new and not built when the plane was noted in NCE.

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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sun May 11, 2003 5:41 am

The poster, it was me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

But honestly, I wonder if the guy told me the truth. How an all white 747-400 can be seen by only one person, and how a registration can be unknown ?

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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sun May 11, 2003 8:39 am

There are many ways that an all white 747-400 can have a registration unknown to us. To those that know.
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Sun May 11, 2003 9:22 am

A9C-HMK is a Boeing 747-400, destined to be the transport of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain.

I understand the aircraft has been undergoing refit in Hamburg for the last couple of months.
 
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RE: White 744 In Nice With Lumps And Bumps...

Tue May 13, 2003 5:20 am

I thought it was an Emir in Bahrain, "Bahrain Amiri Flight".

Steph