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British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:06 pm

Hello all.
I was thinking today, and a thoght came into my mind. As the question says, what were the final BA 747 classic flights ( 741 and 742) ?

I remember hearing the last 741 flight was in November 1999, and the final 742 flight was in October 2001.
But what day were they on, what aircraft, what route etc

Thanks for you help
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:16 pm

The final BA classic flight was BOM or DEL-LHR AFAIK.
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:54 pm

I think for the 741 the answer is that three aircraft flew into LHR on 31 October 1999 and that they were the last three BA 741 revenue flights.

The last to arrive was G-AWNO (c/n 20810). It flew BA098 (YYZ-LHR) on 30-31 October. Earlier that morning 'NM had arrived from ORD (BA296) and 'NP from BOS (BA214). This latter aircraft is the only one still flying. It is registered 5N-OOO and is used by Kabo Air for Hadj flights to Mecca from Nigeria and (I believe) remains parked for the rest of the year.
 
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:27 am

I have now had a look at the 742. Most of the BA fleet was retired at the end of September 2001. But as United-fan indicates one route, LHR-BOM-LHR, continued to see the 742 during the first week of October. That week this route was flown by three aircraft. G-BDXL operated its last flight (BA138, BOM-LHR) on 3 October. This was followed by G-BDXJ on 5 October and the final BA 742 flight (again BA138) on 7 October.
 
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:50 am

Great data!!! Does anyone know when BA operated their final passenger 707 service?
 
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:59 am

Hi  Smile

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Great data!!! Does anyone know when BA operated their final passenger 707 service?

British Airways final 707 flights were actualy flown by British Airtours, and they took place in March 1984 using 2 ex BA 707 336B's.( transferd to British airtours in April 1981 and May 1982.)

Some more final BA flight info

Last passenger VC-10 flight: Dar es Salaam-Larnaca-LHR on 19th on March 1981
Lst BA L-1001 flight: JFK-GLA-MAN , October 1991
Last BA DC-10 flight : operated by G-BHDJ, Baku-LHR on 28th March 1999
Last BA Trident flight : operated by G-AWZO and G-AWZU ( simultaneous landings at LHR) , 31st of December 1985
Last BA 747-100 flight: G-AWNO ,YYZ-LHR on 30th October ( landed on 31st).
Last BA 747 200 flight : 7 October ,BOM-LHR 2001


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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:00 am

For the B742:

G-BDXB: Final revenue flight BA238 01OCT2001 BOS-LHR
G-BDXC: Final revenue flight BA207 27SEP2001 LHR-MIA
G-BDXE: Final revenue flight BA138 29SEP2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXG: Final revenue flight BA214 01OCT2001 BOS-LHR
G-BDXH: Final revenue flight BA208 01OCT2001 MIA-LHR
G-BDXJ: Final revenue flight BA138 05OCT2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXK: Final revenue flight BA206 26SEP2001 MIA-LHR
G-BDXL: Final revenue flight BA138 03OCT2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXN: Final revenue flight BA154 01OCT2001 CAI-LHR
G-BDXO: Final revenue flight BA138 07OCT2001 BOM-LHR

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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:56 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 6):
For the B742:

G-BDXB: Final revenue flight BA238 01OCT2001 BOS-LHR
G-BDXC: Final revenue flight BA207 27SEP2001 LHR-MIA
G-BDXE: Final revenue flight BA138 29SEP2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXG: Final revenue flight BA214 01OCT2001 BOS-LHR
G-BDXH: Final revenue flight BA208 01OCT2001 MIA-LHR
G-BDXJ: Final revenue flight BA138 05OCT2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXK: Final revenue flight BA206 26SEP2001 MIA-LHR
G-BDXL: Final revenue flight BA138 03OCT2001 BOM-LHR
G-BDXN: Final revenue flight BA154 01OCT2001 CAI-LHR
G-BDXO: Final revenue flight BA138 07OCT2001 BOM-LHR

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Thanks for the info Horus, may I ask, where did you get the info from ?

Thanks
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:04 am

Final revenue service for 747-200 BDXC was LHR-MIA? Where did it go from there? Did it operate back to UK empty?? Cant see BA operating an empty flight anywhere, especially MIA, so maybe it carried cargo back?? Thanks for all the info, well done!!!!
 
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RE: British Airways Final 747 Classic Flights

Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:42 am

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 8):
Final revenue service for 747-200 BDXC was LHR-MIA?

Yes, but . . .

G-BDXC was actually operating BA207 LHR-MCO on 28 September but was diverted to MIA because of poor weather in central Florida. Whether or not the diversion to Miami determined that its next flight was a ferry flight (MIA-LHR, BA9183P) departing on 29 September and (I presume) arriving on 30 September I do not know. Anyway it had its titles, tail coat of arms, red fuselage 'Speedwing' and red tail flash painted out on arrival at LHR and was then ferried LHR-MAN (BA9183P) on 3 Oct. It was parked at MAN and then ferried MAN-CWL (BA9174P) on 12 Dec. After being registered to European Skybus while at CWL on 8 March 02 it was broken up at CWL between 15 and 23 July 02.

Another BA 742, G-BDXF, had a similarly peculiar last BA revenue flight. This was LHR-SEA (BA049) on 1 Sep 01. It was then ferried SEA-LGW (BA9150P) on 3 Sep and LGW-CWL on 1 Oct 01. It too was registered to European Skybus while at CWL (23 May 02) but subsequently saw service for European Aviation Air Charter on lease from European Skybus in European's black and blue livery.