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BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:03 am

I saw on the flight tracker "Speedbird 285" listed as either a 747-100, 200 or 300. Did they bring any out of retirement? Unless the tracker is wrong.
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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:14 am

Must be wrong since they have been retired for quite a while.
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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:17 am

It looks like they filed type as B747 rather than B744, which is why the tracker assumed an older model.

I'm sure it was a B747-400 just filed as B747 which is not a B747-400!

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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:21 am

OK, great thanks! It would be neat to see one around again but no such luck.
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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:30 am

I remember back in 1991, my first trip aboard a BA 747 (not sure of the model). I was about 10 years old, and I remember flying YYZ-LHR. I could not comprehend how this thing could get moving so fast! I remember that we were sat in the middle section about half way back. Good job they had pillow service back then because it took about 8 of those suckers to prop me up so I could watch the movie. The coolest part was going to visit the captain. He let my brother turn a little knob which made us turn (or perhaps whatever he did made him think he was steering the plane). To a 10 year old, it was the greatest experience ever!!!!

Flying home, we were on a brand new 747 (I think less than a year old), and it was just amazing! I think I drove my parents crazy though because I could not get over the time difference. For the next week, I was going to bed at 9PM, then getting up around 3AM (the time in Britain would have been like 8AM). I soldiered on like this for a week! My parents were less than impressed because I can still remember my mom telling me to go back to bed.

Oh the memories!
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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:47 am

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 4):

That's really strange because I've heard of 2 other Canadians being allowed to do that but no one else. I sense a bit of favoritism  wink 
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RE: BA 747 Classic In SFO Today?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:26 am

Quoting VS74741R (Reply 5):
I sense a bit of favoritism

I think it has something to do with Tim Hortons, and how the pilots were on their way home after getting their 'fix' of the stuff!  Wink

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