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Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 2:51 am

Just wondering, how many 747s did they have & where'd they fly them to? Some flew long-haul as I've seen pics of them at HKG (Kai Tak). How long did they keep them for?

Someone care to fill me in on the details?

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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 3:16 am

They had them going to JFK on and off.
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 3:21 am

Don't know where they flew them to, but they had 5 747-300s, 3 of which were combis. In fact, Swissair was the launch customer for the 747-300.
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 3:24 am

The 743s were also operated to Boston, Atlanta, and Hong Kong at a minimum.
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 3:35 am

The 743's were used to JFK, BOM, HKG ATL, BOS, PHL, and ORD. The 747 fleet was retired in 2001, last flight was ATL - ZRH.

I miss them.... :-(

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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 4:03 am

Swissair had also two B747-200, HB-IGA and HB-IGB

B747-357 have been HB-IGC,D,E,F+G

The HKG route was mainly with a stop at BOM.
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 5:56 am

I read that NW bought them for parts and their JT9D's. They are at Marana ?
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 6:02 am

well, NW bought some of Swissairs DC 10-30.
They loved to fly and it showed..
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sat May 24, 2003 6:41 am

HB-IGA, B747-257B, c/n 20116, ended as N303TW
HB-IGB, B747-257B, c/n 20117, ended as N304TW
HB-IGC, B747-357, c/n 22704, ended in storage at MZJ as N270BC
HB-IGD, B747-357, c/n 22705, ended in storage at MZJ as N705BC
N221GE, B747-357, c/n 22995, re-reg. HB-IGE after some years, now ZS-SKB with SAA
N221GF, B747-357, c/n 22996, re-reg. HB-IGF after some years, now ZS-SKA with SAA
HB-IGG, B747-357, c/n 23751, now D2-TEB with Angola Airlines

Whole histories can be checked according c/n
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RE: Swissair 747s

Sun May 25, 2003 4:49 am

The first livery SR had on its B747-257 pleased me especially, they looked fresh like bandits  Smile

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RE: Swissair 747s

Sun May 25, 2003 5:01 am


I flew on one of the 747-300 in 95 into Boston. By that time the appeared pretty old fashioned. The funniest thing were the IKEA (the swedish furniture company) Ted folding chairs they had stored somewhere in the galley for the crew's rest. The Boston flight went on to IAD or PHL by that time.
During that holiday I also flew BDL-IAD on US Airways Express. On taht flight we were overtaken by the SR 747-300 coming from BOS. It was a nice view of that plane.



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