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Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:58 pm

Mine was AI VT-EVA from JFK-LHR. Nice crew, nice food, excellent aircraft. I loved VT-EVA.


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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:05 pm

VH-OEG

QANTAS Boeing 747-438/ER

SYD-LAX, Wonderful service, food, comfort, smooth ride, PTV system made that 14 hour flight seem like 20 minutes, (ok so im exagerating)
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:21 pm

Thair Airways- Smooth as Silk

LAX-OSAKA-BANGKOK-DENPASAR(BALI)


 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:32 pm

UA NRT-LAX Shortly after the bankruptcy. The best service I have ever had on any longhaul flight.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:59 pm

Two of them actually. One was a Cathay I flew in from Vancouver to Hong Kong in 1994, and C-FCRA of Canadian in 2000 cuz of the awesome proudwings paint job. Auntie had to pry me away from the glass, since I didn't wanna stop looking at it after we got off.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:02 pm

My first best flight with a 747-400 was (do not remember the Reg#) was with Lufthansa. LH457 LAX-FRA
I love Lufthansa so much.

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My other best flight on a 747-400 was on United.
I loved the great service, food and the movies.
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:21 pm

UA F class, seat 4F, UA 959 LHR-ORD, 15 April 2001


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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:26 pm

I have had 21 flights on Boeing 747-400. My first 744 flight was in 1992 from CPH via ZHR to SIN onboard a Singapore Airlines "Megatop". My last 744 was also onboard a SIA 744, from BKK to SIA.

But as I said, I have had 21 "rides" on this great bird. In October I will go to Perth from LHR via SIN. Both flights will be on QF 744's.

Here are the different 744 I have flown on:



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All flights have been just right.

SO I WILL GO FOR ANOTHER 744 FLIGHT.


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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:27 pm

SOUTH AFRICAN: B744 Upperdeck: JNB/ATL & JFK/JNB (Y-class)

QANTAS B744: JNB/SYD/JNB (J-class)



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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:42 pm

ANA B747-400 New First Class. From JFK to BKK via NRT. For me it was superior than SQ's First in comfort, cuisine, and service. I have determined to say Sayonara to UA on transpacific flights notwithstanding of my most prized elite status on their very generous frequent flyer program.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:43 pm

Hi!

I have only been on two 744s because I tend to take the flight that is served by an Airbus or a 767 or even a 777 with two seats on the window sides. I just don't like the cramped there abreast seating there.
Anyway, my flights were in 1992 from JFK-AMS with KLM and from YYZ-FRA in 2002 with Lufthansa. I liked Lufthansa new seats but we had to sit at the gate for almost two hours because the crew decided to not decide whether to take one of the suitcases on board or not.
So there we were. Without A/C. It was getting hot and sticky in there.
Not too pleasant.
The KLM flight though was great!
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:46 pm


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Two flights with HS-TGT, row 2.



In economy my best flights were with CX´744s, especially on this one (sadly repainted to standard colours a few weeks ago:


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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:03 pm

I think that G-VBIG "Tinker Belle" was the nicest 744 I went on, partly because it was brand brand new when i flew on her Big grin


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Love it in those classic colours!

Regards,

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:13 pm

Air New Zealand flight NZ19 FRA-AKL in Pacific Class (Economy).
The last leg NAN-AKL was the best. The sun was rising as we took off and it was a beautiful smooth flight across the Pacific. Had great food, good music to listen to and the wonderful feeling that I had once again made it to the other side of the world (plus I would see my girlfriend again after 5 months...).
Just a really excellent feeling overall.


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parisien
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:01 pm

UA ORD SFO the Y+ was very comfortable.
AF CDG JFK nice crew and nice food.
NZ when they still do SYD LAX, great seats and great service.
GA from CGK to DPS Bali just because I got to sit in the upper deck.
 
AirAotearoa
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:12 pm

QF 744 flying a domestic run 2002 SYD - CNS. Bumped up to business class which was a very pleasant surprise - looked down at my boarding pass -
seat 1A - International First Class bed seat being used as business class on this run - AWESOME! Flight/service was spectacular!
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:58 pm


Hi!

My best flight in a 744 was in the 27 July 2001 from PHL to LHR with BA. The plane was G-BYGG still with Worldtail "Rendez-Vous" and all I can say is that the most memorable flight I had. The landing was absolutely fantastic, the plane was almost new and LHR was sunny than ever!!!
Last 15th. December I was waiting to board SWISS 343 HB-JMC at LAX when I saw a BA 744 comming to the gate close to our flight, guess what plane it was? Yes BA 744 G-BYGG! Only this time no longer with the "Rendez-Vous" tail!
regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:11 pm

I've started a thread on this one because it was imho very memorable:

FRA-JFK, mid-November 2003, LH 744 "Tango Lima", no other names so far, the newest LH 744 in the fleet. Memorable because of

1. the extremely low noise level, close to A 340 level, which is very low, indicating that Boeing has indeed done something to reduce noise levels...very good!!!

2. the go around upon arrival in JFK, just seconds before touchdown, extremely well done by Captain Martin Koehler (hope I remember the name correctly), very smooth and elegant, a pleasure for any aviation fan like myself to witness.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
will
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:14 pm

VH-OEE... B747-438ER...MEL-LAX-MEL...QF-94 & QF93..

What a machine....

Will........
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:08 am

Same here - VH-OEE LAX-SYD and SYD-LAX. Same plane both ways.

Tim
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:01 am

First 400 I flew was only 2 months old when I went on it. PH-BFN

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Best flight on a 400 was N669US. Got to sit upstairs in the exit row in World Business Class.

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:04 am

Has to be Air New Zealand 747-400 LHR-SYD. Transit stop LAX. Everything fantastic from checkin to deplaning in SYD. The reverse was just as good. Brilliant and friendly crews, fine food, excellent wine and the comfort of Business Class. You cannot beat this airline for service, but I understand that they are removing F class? May have to try it before it happens.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:09 am

Mine was on SQ005 and SQ29 on 9V-SPJ. Wonderful plane in excellent condition.
No problems at all with the aircraft!

9V-SPJ
 
744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:21 pm

Mine was Air-India VT-EVA much better than VT-ESN or Virgin. AI is so much better than VS.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:38 pm

Well, I'm not too sure about the best 744 I've flown on but for sure the worst for me was a Swissair 744 flight from ATL to ZRH. Horrible turbulence, bad flight crew, and smelly aircraft.

Regards,
David
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744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:49 pm

SR never flew 744's. Just 743's and 74D's.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:57 pm

Some of the best flights were:

Virgin Atlantic
G-VHOT
March 16, 2001
LAX-LHR

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ZK-NBV
August 2, 2002
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ZK-SUH
August 14, 2002
SYD-LAX

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:15 pm

Hard to define 'best' but most memorable has without doubt been my flights on Varig´s 744s. Specially now that they are long gone from this wonderful South American airline

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:27 pm

The original 'Wunala Dreaming' Qantas VH-OJB 747-438.

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:41 pm

KE from CDG to ICN  Big thumbs up :
Great service, nice food and great weather/views :

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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:15 am

The best 744s I've ever flown are the GE B1F powered Asian carriers! Their engines are the sexiest looking machines!! I hope to try the GE B5F ones so probably gotta try the Qantas 744ER soon!!!

PW 744s look OK but RR 744s have the ugliest looking engines. Sorry to all the PW & RR 744 lovers.
 
744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:25 pm

MH 744 Golden Club Class UD
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:42 pm

KLM B747-400
PH-BFM (KLM Asia)
Amsterdam - Houston (IAH)
 
kl713
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Wed Feb 11, 2004 2:43 pm

Cathay Pacific 747-400 from Hong Kong to Sydney.....

good service, smooth flight and excellent views of outback Australia, quite important for my first impression of the country Big grin
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744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:26 pm

The Best:
VT-EVA
G-CIVW

The Worst:
NW or any other US 744 (so boring!)
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:00 pm

Flew on this wonderful aircraft on two separate round trips last year. In March KL744 AMS-DTW was wonderful, Y Class exit row seat. However, this was soon to be upstaged by SQ744 EWR-AMS-SIN-BKK. Latter was amazing. Great IFE, great food and service. The bonus was that on the BKK-SIN leg on the return we flew on 9V-SMU, the "1000th Boeing 747."
"One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble, not much between despair and ecstasy" - Murray Head 1984
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:11 pm

I think BA's 744 was much better than UA's 744.
 
744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:14 pm

Mn I agree. BA is 100% better than UA.


744 RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:15 pm

CX748 from JNB to HKG

Excellent service, good food, nice IFE, smooth flight....what more can one ask for?
cathay pacific, now you're really flying
 
ACEregular
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:23 pm

British Airways, G-CIVW and G-CIVB which are up until this moment the only Boeing 747-700's I have flown on, Very impressive. Are take-off's on 747's supposed to be shaky?
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:13 pm

Mine would have to be Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 747 from MIA > LHR. Was in seat 73K and the aircraft was fitted with V: Port! Oh I love that system  Smile Cabin was very nice too.

Worst, cabin wise would have to be Air India, sorry  Sad

Kimberly.
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:13 pm

Simple. It's VS from BOS to LGW. It's the only one I've flown. Hope to change that soon...
GOT, that's where I live
 
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:52 pm

CX251 LHR-HKG - long flight but spent a few hours on flight deck to pass the time.
English First, British Second, european Never!
 
rb211
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:20 am

The Royal Barge:
I flew HS-TGJ out of KLAX in Royal Orchid First Class. Just the simple fact of flying on her was a rush. When we landed in Bankok I could have kicked myself because I saw the other 744 Royal Barge and the A330 Royal Barge. RATS!!!


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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:46 am

Simple ...

G-BNLS...Nov 2001 LHR-JFK

Whilst still sporting that mad Wunala Dreaming tail!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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744
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RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:53 pm

Hey VSGirl what was the A/C registration of the AI that u flew and to where?

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