Unfortunate or not, JL has released a statement that all 30 747-classics will be gone by end of 2009. This includes pax and freight variants. It appears gas-guzzling 747-classics are taking a toll on the bottom line.
Suffice to say it Boeing will most likely be getting a big 777 order to replace those 747-classics and not to mention a 747-freighter contract too. 744 freighter could come in the form of new-builds or conversions. A 777LRF order wouldn't be a shock too, as it fits in the replacement timeline. Unfortunately, the 747Advanced would be out of the running if this schedule is to be met.