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What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:00 pm

I live in Orlando and I see a Virgin Atlantic fly by and it justs makes me mad that MCO only has one airline with 747s. Why doesnt NWA or KLM fly some of there 747s over here? And Brittish Airways replaced all there 747s with 777s and that justs make me mad. Also why did Air Canada remove there 747s?
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:06 pm

Maybe there isn't demand for 747s? Would you rather MCO have 1 daily from every airline with a 747 or several daily with short range aircraft. I agree, 747s are awesome but it could be worse, you could live in TPA where there is NO 747 scheduled service. Be grateful we get 3-4 747s a day as it is.

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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:15 pm

I'm also a bit surprised BA doesn't have a 747 on LGW-MCO route. I'm not surprised about NWA not having one - MCO is not their hub.
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:51 pm

AC no longer uses 747's. They retired their 747-400's (ex-Canadian) several years ago.
 
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:49 pm

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 1):
Maybe there isn't demand for 747s? Would you rather MCO have 1 daily from every airline with a 747 or several daily with short range aircraft. I agree, 747s are awesome but it could be worse, you could live in TPA where there is NO 747 scheduled service. Be grateful we get 3-4 747s a day as it is.

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There was a 747 in TPA the other day, it was parked right next to the old US airways hangar.. i dont know what type of 747 it was.. It looked like a privately owned one.. and was very very short..
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:36 pm

I don't know why you would think that Northwest would fly their B747-400s to MCO when they are busy serving Asian destinations.

About the Delta B747-300, it is just pure humor!

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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:44 pm

The very, very short 747 at TPA was probably a private 747-SP from the Middle East somewhere.
 
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:50 pm

ATL doesent get a lot of 747's anymore  Sad I saw 4 VA 747's the other day at MCO. It was a stunning sight.

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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 9):
ATL doesent get a lot of 747's anymore

Just the KE one a couple days a week, right? And various cargo ops as well. Are there any other pax ones?
 
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:16 am

Oh and I530j, BA doesn't fly their 744s into MCO because the route is from LGW, and a few years back BA simplified their long-haul network by basing only 772s from Gatwick. They could without a doubt fill a 747 again, but it's all in the name of saving money these days.
 
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:18 am

SV's website shows MCO as a 'seasonal',what did they use ? 777 or 744 ?
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:27 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 12):
SV's website shows MCO as a 'seasonal',what did they use ? 777 or 744 ?

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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:36 am

BA uses the 777's on LGW-MCO now as LGW is just a 777 base, no 744's or 763's are based at LGW, so MCO will only see 777's!

Quoting I530j (Thread starter):
Why doesnt NWA or KLM fly some of there 747s over here?

KLM wouldn't send their 744's to MCO as they don't operate any MCO flights, only MP operate AMS-MCO flights with their 763's! Even if KLM was to start MCO, I doubt it would be with a 744!
NWA wouldn't send their 742's or 744's to MCO either, there is no point in sending a 747 down from DTW, IND or MSP, may as well choose to fly DC-9's, A320's and 757's and have more frequencies!

The only way we would see a KLM or NWA 747 in MCO is if it was a cargo flight or diversion!  Smile

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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:17 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
I don't know why you would think that Northwest would fly their B747-400s to MCO when they are busy serving Asian destinations

Back in the early 90's MCO had NW 747 service. Nowadays SFB gets the UK charter airlines' 747s which otherwise would be going to MCO.

Quoting United_fan (Reply 12):
SV's website shows MCO as a 'seasonal',what did they use ? 777 or 744 ?

2001 was the last year Saudi Arabian flew to MCO. Service started in the late 90s with 747-300s and ended with 744s. It was during the summer only, perhaps ended because of 9/11.

KLM used to fly 747s to MCO during the early 90s. It has to be the only airport among the biggest ones that don't get any A340s. Virgin was the only airiline that brought the type for a short time.
 
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:20 am

MIAMIx707,they still show MCO as a 'seasonal' , must have never updated it.
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RE: What's Up With MCO And 747s?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:48 am

I live in Orlando as well. I of course enjoy VS 744 in town, I've flown them the LGW too. It'd be GREAT to have more 747's route through MCO. With the high tourist demands, which will only grow with time, that might be a viable option for some carriers, no US carriers though.