mxp
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:30 pm

Hi everyone,
does anyone know the situation of SA Boeing 747-300 and 400?
thanx very much for the information.
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:11 am

To my knowledge the following aircraft are all still in service:

747-400's (which will be used primarily on LHR & LOS services in the near future)

ZS-SAK (Ibhayi)
ZS-SAV (Durban)
ZS-SAW (Bloemfontein)
ZS-SAX (Kemptonpark)
ZS-SAY (Vulindlela)
ZS-SAZ (Imonti)
ZS-SBK
ZS-SBS

747-300's

ZS-SAC (Shosholoza)
ZS-SAJ (Ndizani)
ZS-SAT (Johannesburg)
ZS-SAU (Cape Town)

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SAA201
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:15 am

What situation would that be?

SAA still operates 8 B747-400's and 3 B747-300's if thats what you're asking. (Also 2 B747-200's with an additional one available [ZS-SAN] on standby if necessary) The B747 "CLASSICS" will be taken out of the fleet more A340-600's and A340-300's are delivered. The last B747-300 should be out of service by March/Apr this year.
 
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foxecho
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:48 am

ZS-SAN is being handed over this coming weekend (24 Jan) to the SAA Museum Society and will be flown to Rand Airport in another couple of weeks to become a static display

Andrew

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mxp
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Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:01 am

thank people.
very nice from you helping me
regards
Alberto
 
Moolies
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:04 am

where is LOS?

I really dont have a clue.
 
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:09 am

Hi Moolies,

LOS = Lagos.

Regards,
Frank
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:58 am

Are all the 747's in the new "millenium" configuration? i.e. On demand PTV for all passengers?

I must comment that is really cool to be able to rewind and fast forward at will.

The only problem was that at the start when they turn on the IFE everyone's "logging" in and it becomes slow. You can actually see the image placeholders that u see on Internet Explorer when the pic is not loading, and also - if I remember correctly, the video seems like it runs on Windows Media technologies.
 
SAA201
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Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:15 am

Update on the list in reply no2 to this topic:

ZS-SAT has been withdrawn from SAA's fleet and now operates for Air Atlanta.

ZS-SAT left on 22/12/03 as ABD19P (TF-ARU). Aircraft flew to Jeddah with an all white scheme and Saudi Arabian Airlines titles.



 
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Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:33 am

SAA201

Thanks for the update. I'm quite sad about "ZS-SAT's" departure, I only got to fly the gastly ZS-SKA. I wish I could get a ride on ZS-SAJ before it's gone, but you never know on which route it's actually operating.


Eddieho

The entire SAA 744 fleet has been fitted with PTV's in all 3 classes. The Sony Passport System is great and as mentioned you can forward, rewind, etc. Unfortunately the movies on offer are not always that good and the choice also seems somewhat restricted on longhauls like the USA.
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Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:27 pm

Regarding ZS-SAT. Just prior to its departure from SAA the aircraft did a test run into Rand Airport in preparation for ZS-SAN's flight there in a few weeks time.

Check out the pics: http://www.africanpilot.co.za/isboeing.php
 
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What's the situation of South Africa 747?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:42 pm

SAA201

thanks for the link to the article. I am headed down to JNB for the Handover Ceremony a week from today on the 24th

Andrew

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