ktachiya
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Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sat May 14, 2005 11:57 am

I just wanted to see where this aircraft usually flies to.


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I just saw this aircraft at YVR this morning. The last time I saw this aircraft was about three weeks ago. According to the information provided by JAL, this 747-446 was a replacement for the 747 classics, IFE is MAGIC II, and is equipped with 3 classes and it was delivered on 1993/06/08. From what I can remember, this is the first JL int'l configured aircraft to have a world cup special livery. In 2002, a 747-446D had these colors. However, as of 2005, how many aircrafts around the world have liveries specifically for the World Cup games in 2006? At which locations can these aircraft be seen?
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ha763
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sat May 14, 2005 1:09 pm

It was just here in HNL yesterday, the 12th of May. In fact, I believe JA8909 with this special livery has been to HNL almost as much as JA8906, when JA8906 had the JAL 50th anniversary livery and in much less time.

It was disappointing not to have 8906 fly to HNL more often when it had the 50th anniversay livery. Especially since the livery said Japan to Hawaii on it.
 
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sat May 14, 2005 1:11 pm

It hasn't been to MSP yet.  Wink

Mark

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ktachiya
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sat May 14, 2005 2:45 pm

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 1):
It was disappointing not to have 8906 fly to HNL more often when it had the 50th anniversay livery

Yes it is. I was reading a report that it flew directly to SFO. Now if JL was that obsessed with their very FIRST flight, they could have flew NRT-HNL-SFO.

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 1):
It was just here in HNL yesterday, the 12th of May

I see many cancelled flights for JL76/76 these days. Why is that? That is the only flight out of HNL that is a 747-400 right?

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
It hasn't been to MSP yet

I hope one day if JL ever flies there, you might be able to see a livery similar to it.
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ha763
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sat May 14, 2005 3:43 pm

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 3):
Yes it is. I was reading a report that it flew directly to SFO. Now if JL was that obsessed with their very FIRST flight, they could have flew NRT-HNL-SFO.

It actually flew HND-HNL on February 2, 2004, ferried back to NRT on February 3, and then NRT-HNL on February 4. After that, it was awhile before it came back.

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 3):
I see many cancelled flights for JL76/76 these days. Why is that? That is the only flight out of HNL that is a 747-400 right?

Low demand during non-peak times. Everyone seems to have been saving up travel for Golden Week and that lead to many days without JL76/75 before and after. BTW, JL72/71 is the 747-400 flight. JL76/75 used to be a mix of classic 747s on normal days and DC-10s on low demand days. With the DC-10s starting to be retired, when there is low demand days, they don't fly JL76/75. The same goes for JL88/87 out of KIX. This flight used to always be a DC-10, but is now always a 747 and when demand is low, this flight is cancelled.
 
Bluewave 707
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sun May 15, 2005 3:36 am

Got a photo of it on May 10th, the same day that B-5085 arrived.

The challenge with that decal, and with JA8906 is that you pretty much have to wait until the wing crosses the centre of the frame to get a semi-back shot, or better yet, be above the wing line.
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ktachiya
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sun May 15, 2005 4:59 am

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 4):
BTW, JL72/71 is the 747-400 flight

Sorry about that. Thanks for fixing me though. That's right, when the flap dropped off JL75 it was JA8186, a 747-346 right?

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 5):
Got a photo of it on May 10th

SO JA8906 was still flying with the anniversay colors? Or is this JA8909 with the World Cup Colors?
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Nlspot2004
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New 767-300 For Zoom Airlines.

Sun May 15, 2005 5:37 am

The JA8909 was a few times in Amsterdam. Here a picture of the JA8909 with world cup colours at Amsterdam.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=71418

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ha763
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sun May 15, 2005 9:50 am

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 6):
SO JA8906 was still flying with the anniversay colors? Or is this JA8909 with the World Cup Colors?

He's talking about 8909. 8906 no longer has the anniversay decals. 8906 had them on for less than a year. I remember seeing it either in December or January and 8906 didn't have them anymore.
 
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sun May 15, 2005 11:12 am

Its been to Hong Kong a few times...
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ktachiya
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RE: Has JA8909 Appeared At Your Airport?

Sun May 15, 2005 12:34 pm

Well, with JA8906 colors being gone, I hope they keep the JA8909 colors (if Japan makes it to the World Cups, they will........)

Can anyone tell me about the interiors of this ac? I know that is configured in 3 classes but does it have the new shell flat seats? Or does it have the old Sky-Racks seats?
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