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Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sat Feb 24, 2001 2:55 pm

Does anyone know on what routes the (SX-OAD) Olympic Flame, is used on? Is it still flying, if so on what routes? Any ideas from OA to make them Cargo, or they are still for sale? any airlines interested on it for Cargo/Passenger? ... i havent heard from it in a longgg tim...last time i saw it was when i was in ATH this summer talking Off 15L and empty looking do to the very short TakeOffRun... any info will be appriciated!


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JETPILOT
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sat Feb 24, 2001 4:08 pm

The plane is still registered to Olympic and is shown as in service.

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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 12:13 am

The plane was still in service in the summer.....it was spotted doing the Heathrow route....
 
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 2:11 am

I wonder if it will be kept in reserve in case it is needed during the busy summer months between JFK and ATH where a large capacity aircraft holding over 400 people will be needed.
 
alitis
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:57 am

SX-OAD is the only 747 still on the active roster for OA. SX-OAB, OAC, and OAE are currently "stored". The FAA has recently downgraded OA status to CAT II (?), which I believe means that OA cannot add destinations or change aircraft type to flights to the US. This was done for organizational reasons and not for safety, or maintenance issues. So until that changes, OA can only use their A-340-300's and not the 747's or A-300s' to JFK and BOS. SX-OAD is used for the occassional fill in roles for flights mostly to Heathrow, Paris, JHB and a few other destinations that currently escape my memory.
I would appreciate any updated info on the disposition of SX-OAB,C, and E.

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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:23 am

Okay today I called my uncle who is a Olympic Airways Pilot who flew the 747s but now flys the a340...he told me that they will not use the 747 to Ny.....They might use it to Canada but this yea they used it to other European countries....Montreal Toronto Route.....for the summer in Ny Oa will have more flights with the a340...2 flights every 2 or 3 days which i believe is not enough.....every year in Ny oa is packed for the summer not even a first class seat....I also asked him about the Cargo..he has no clue about that cause the 747s are very old and now they only have one that operates...Its kinda strange how they operate Olympic Flame which is not in such good shape meanwhile Olympic Spirit is the one they should be usign cause its in the best shape....
 
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:56 am

Okay today I called my uncle who is a Olympic Airways Pilot who flew the 747s but now flys the a340...he told me that they will not use the 747 to Ny.....They might use it to Canada but this yea they used it to other European countries....Montreal Toronto Route.....for the summer in Ny Oa will have more flights with the a340...2 flights every 2 or 3 days which i believe is not enough.....every year in Ny oa is packed for the summer not even a first class seat....I also asked him about the Cargo..he has no clue about that cause the 747s are very old and now they only have one that operates...Its kinda strange how they operate Olympic Flame which is not in such good shape meanwhile Olympic Spirit is the one they should be usign cause its in the best shape....
 
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Sun Feb 25, 2001 8:20 am

The question is, is Olympic about to go buncrupt?. Somebody told me they have been broke for the last 7 years.

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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Mon Feb 26, 2001 3:32 am

You're correct about the SX-OAD.They don't intend to use them any more because they need an upgrade which will cost a lot to the company.Besides they're expensive to maintain.It's such a sad to see them grounded (see my url at http://www.geocities.com/pap51/oa2.JPG)
I don't think OA will bunkrupt.None want it and so they won't let it happen.They intend to purchase another B717 and a couple of A340 in the future (apart from the B738) so...
 
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Mon Feb 26, 2001 4:40 am

If they are getting two more A340s, they should order the new high power high capacity A340-600 for their busy JFK to ATH route.
 
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RE: Olympics 747-200Bs.....

Mon Feb 26, 2001 5:04 am

I thought I read something about somebody in Europe turning it into a house.

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