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NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:32 am

Is NW the only major (global) scheduled airline still using the 742? Phuket Air and possibly Iran Air are the only ones I can recall still flying. Are there more?

NW flies the 742 LAX-NRT and SPN-NRT.
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:38 am

Others include: -

JAL (Asia routes)
Air France (till 773ER arrives)
Virgin Atlantic (until 1/5/05)

and others...
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:41 am

Guess these NW B 747-200s will stay for sometime......... right?
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:43 am

What routes does AF use their 747 classics on?

Phuket Air probably flies the longest 747-200 flight today, BKK-SHJ-LGW-BKK

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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:29 am

El Al still uses I think 1 742 (4X-AXQ) for pax, although nowadays AFAIK only as a backup if needed

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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:32 am

i was told by a former NWA Flight Ops employee that NWA only had -200's in NW Cargo....not true?
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:46 am

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 5):
i was told by a former NWA Flight Ops employee that NWA only had -200's in NW Cargo....not true?

There are twelve B-747-200s in passenger configuration.

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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:05 am

Iberia had several -200B's until recently, there may very well be one still in service after one of the -300's had an incident recently... The -200B named Cervantes is a favorite of mine, I've watched it on descent while laying on Miami beach many times in the last few years...
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:10 am

I was under the impression that the 742s were now out of pax service as more A333s have been added.
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:12 am

AirIndia still has 2 747-200s in service.
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:53 pm

There are 5 pax 747-200s operating for NWA with a 6th coming back online soon. Currently 6624 / 6627 / 6632 / 6637/ 6638 are in service, with 6623 having also just positioned Marana-PHX-HNL-QPG (Paya Lebar, Singapore) for a check before coming back into service in April. This number will diminish again down to 5 when 6632 positions to Tel Aviv for freighter conversion in May. Plans for the summer include NRT-LAX, NRT-HNL (in place of a daily DC10), NRT-GUM, NRT-SPN. There are currently 12 freighters in operation and this will rise to 14 in the summer when 6631 and 6632 are both converted. 6631 is currently in TLV undergoing conversion and 6632 will follow it. 6631 and 6632 will keep their tail numbers, but their fleet numbers will become 6731 and 6732 to keep inline with the rest of the freighters. Will there be further conversions in the future? Perhaps. Nothing definite as yet, but with NWA having got additional frequencies to China, this could be on the cards. May well see NRT-LAX change from a -200 in the Fall, which would result in a couple more parked.
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:00 pm

JAL still operate the only 2 747-100SUD ever made. Do you think they will give them up earlier or later than the other 747 classics?

I really hope one of these ends up in a museum somewhere!
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:56 pm

Saudia has got plenty of 747-168s.

I flew with them several times, they are still nice. their cabin were pretty new.
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:21 pm

Do Air Gabon still operate their 747-200 F-ODJG? Haven't seen her around JNB for a long long time.

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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:51 am

I'm sure NW will keep them for another 20 years as they are doing with their DC10's and DC9's ...so I'm not too scared of seeing the 747-200 disappear too quicly for PAX transport
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:48 am

Quoting B-HOP (Reply 1):
Air France (till 773ER arrives)

8 B773ER are already in service, and they replace the B744.

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
What routes does AF use their 747 classics on?

The very last AF's B742 (F-GCBJ) will be retired next June.

The 4 B743 will remain in service until late 2006. They fly to PTP and FDF.
 
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:55 am

Quoting Amy (Reply 11):
JAL still operate the only 2 747-100SUD ever made. Do you think they will give them up earlier or later than the other 747 classics?

Here are a couple for the record:
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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:32 am

The B747-200 is enjoying something of a rennaissance in Spain, not only with Air Pullmantur but also with Air Plus Comet:

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I think all of the above are flying on borrowed time, however. Once AR finds some more -400s, and if A4 either go caput or choose to keep their 767 instead, then that will close the 747 Classic chapter in Argentina, begun almost 30 years ago.  crying 

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RE: NW 747-200: Last Big Operator For Pax?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:46 am

Thai Oriental fly a -200. Also, I think PAL still keep one going. Still my favorite of all the 747s. The Upstairs cabin was just superb.