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Questions Regarding South African Airways

Sun May 09, 2004 7:16 pm

SAA used to fly B 747s into Hong Kong. Now they fly the A 340-600 primarily right? I mean to HKG.

How many B 747-200/300s do they have now? Will they be gone anytime soon?

Where do they fly their B 747-400s to? USA I guess?
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Sun May 09, 2004 7:33 pm

747-Classics are gone. 747-400 to Lagos LHR and sometimes JFK

Hope this helps

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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Sun May 09, 2004 7:37 pm

The 742 and 743 are now all gone.

They now fly all there 744 to Heathrow, they use 6 every 24 hours, as there are 3 flights per night to heathrow and like wise 3 return so that uses 6, one other one is in for a C check I think and the last one is going to Lagos it leaves Johannesburg in the evening and returns mid morning the next da, then it does domestic services and some other african services. It wouldnt surprise me if the 744 heads back to the US
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Sun May 09, 2004 8:03 pm

Any to Asia???? How many B 744s do they have?

 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Sun May 09, 2004 8:11 pm

Asia is Airbus. We have about 7 or 8 744's

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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 12:59 am


Two more questions:

Are JFK and ATL served non-stop from JNB? With A340-600?
Do they still serve FLL or any other destination in North America?


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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 1:19 am

JNB-JFK via Dakar

JNB-ATL via SID (4x times weekly)

JNB-ATL via CPT & SID (3x weekly)

There are no non-stops, from JNB to the USA, with the A346.

At this stage JFK & ATL are the only North American destinations.
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 1:28 am

How old are the 747-400's?

Are they expecting to replace them anytime soon?
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 2:53 am

The first 747-400 arrived on 20 January 1991, I have a commemorative model from the arrival ceremony on my desk  Smile There are 8 in total, I have no idea on the replacement timetable.

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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 3:45 am

They are getting rid of the B 747 classics only, not the 400s.
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 4:14 am

What about the SAA Ndizani paint scheme? Is she gone too?


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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 4:54 am

Unfortunately she has yet they have painted NDIZANI in big black letters underneath a 346, i would rather prefer to see a 744 in Ndizani Colours than a 346.
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 5:12 am

The 744s will go eventually, the plan is to have a 100% Airbus fleet.

Moolies my wife asked her boss about this and he had no idea they had done it!


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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 6:20 am

Not so soon I guess. The B 737NGs are still around and will be around for sometime. Also the B 747-400s
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 5:21 pm

The plan is that the 738s will be last to go and this will start in 2010.
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 5:35 pm

The B 747-400s are being upgraded and are pretty new. Any replacement plan?
 
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 5:50 pm

SAA's first 744 is over 13 years old now.

I think the upgrade plan on the 744s was market driven, compared to some of the other airlines operating to South Africa they were pretty basic so SAA did the "millennium configuration" upgrade on some, with lie flat business class seats, audio/video on demand and better first class. Not all aircraft have had this upgrade though. I know some people think this was a waste of money but customer demands need to be met even if it is only a short term plan. Once the 744s go there will be no first class on any SAA aircraft.
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RE: Questions Regarding South African Airways

Mon May 10, 2004 8:39 pm

SAA uses the A343 to New York and the A346 to Atlanta.

All 8 B747-400's in the SAA fleet DO have the "millennium configuration".

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