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Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:38 am

August 24th, 2004
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:47 am

September 1998
MCO-LGW


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:52 am

May 2005
KL 641 AMS-JFK


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:22 am

Unluckily many years ago for me... In may 1997, with Iberia, MAD-JFK
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:36 am

31st October 2005

MH91 EWR-ARN

Actually a photo from my landing!

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:14 am

My last B747 flight was in January 2001 from YVR-LHR with this bird:

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This was a very special flight for me because it's been a dream of mine to fly on a BA B747 classic in the old Landor colors. Sadly this was also my last BA flight since. Of course, being upgraded to business class helped me enjoy the flight even more.
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:12 am

Feb 2005

Air India
JFK-LHR
VT-AIE (ex SQ 9V-SMG)


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:17 am

Mine was July 2005, MCO-LGW aboard G-VROY !

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:20 am

August 2005

BA 86 YVR-LHR seat 60J  Smile
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:20 am

Mine was on June 2004 on board Iberia's Boeing 747-256B EC-DIB "Cervantes".

Route was MIA-MAD and I experienced a 24-hour delay due to technical problems and the crew exceeding their duty time.

I even wrote a trip report about it which you can read here (it's VERY long and it has 2 parts, but I think it's worth the read):

Part 1 MAD-MIA-GUA

Part 2 GUA-MIA-MAD

And here's the aircraft, which was the last IB747-200 in service and flew with pax for the last time last May 1st. before being retired after 25 years of service (1980-2005).


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:46 am

July 2005

VS 7 LHR-LAX Economy sadly
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:03 am

2,5 years agon on AirCanada 74M FRA-YUL.

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:53 am

Quoting Mischadee (Reply 4):
Actually a photo from my landing!

This picture was taken when I was on it too at YVR. It was LH flight 492 FRA-YVR.

This is the plane turning off the runway after landing. I was sitting right under the "R".

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Here is an inside view. (Not the same a/c).

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:14 pm

The last time I have flown a 747 across the Atlantic was MIA-LGW-MIA VS 744. I really dont plan on taking many more 747s across the Atlantic as I like to do my flying with AA  Wink
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:39 pm

December 2003

IAH-AMS

KLM 747-400M
PH-BFH
"City of Hong Kong"


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I didn´t flew a 744 for like 2yrs npw. Mainly because KLM flies T7 and 764 to the destinations I fly. A shame...
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:04 pm

My first and only so far: BA 747 Economy, LHR - SFO year 2003.

It wasn't that exitting experience: old dusty plane, less leg room than AY's Md-11, not very good service. But the price was right and I wanted an One World flight...
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:27 pm

August 2005

FRA-GRU-EZE

Lufthansa B747 Business Class

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:40 pm

Jun 2003 AF007 JFK-CDG, can't say I have fond memories of that flight
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:47 pm

October 23, 2003

ORD-AMS
KLM
PH-BUK - Louis Bleriot

November 2, 2003

AMS-ORD
KLM
PH-BUN - Anthony H. G. Fokker

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:02 pm

Dec 22, 2002
AMS-YYZ on a KLM 747-400
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:31 pm

Last transatlantic on a B747 was from LHR to YYZ on BA93 on July 17th 2005!


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:04 pm

July 2004 / BA / LHR-LAX-LHR
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:14 pm

Long long ago.

CPH-JFK-CPH in August 1979. That's 26 years ago.

The bird was a Northwest Orient B747-200.


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:05 pm

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:28 am

My last 747 flight across the atlantic ( and last one so far) was on a BA 744 on 29th of August 2005 LAX-LHR in Club World, on G-BNLZ

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:32 am

Last flight was VS 15 LGW-MCO on Hot Lips. HOT SHE WAS!!!  hot 
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:50 am

My last trans atlantic on a 747 was in April 2004.
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:04 am

My one and only 747 trip was TWA, JFK-MAD return in March & April 1994. I loved that trip so much, because I realised my lifelong dream of flying on a 747! Especially a 747 classic!

I was a senior in high school at the time, and the trip was an (anonymous) graduation gift to me. It was a school tour of Spain.

Here is my colourful, detailed trip report on that adventure:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/55012/6/

Enjoy!

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:12 am

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 14):
and 764 to the destinations I fly

Only CO and Dl fly 764's. I think you mean 763's?

My last 747 flight was LHR-EWR on VS017 (I'm not 100% sure on the flight number) on August 4, 2005.

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:34 am

28-OCT-2005
LH 451 LAX - FRA
B747-430 D-ABVS "Saarland"
Seat 14A (old C-Class and a unfriendly neighbour)
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:41 am

My last trip across the Atlantic was BA 747-400 LHR-JFK-LHR out in economy back in club!!!!

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:46 am

September 2000

KL DTW-AMS 5 hrs and 58 minutes! 620 Knot Ground speed at times!
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:40 am

March 14, 2004

AMS-JFK
KLM 641
KLM 747-400
PH-BFL
"City of Lima"


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PH-BFL landing from HKG on the same day I flew on PH-BFL to JFK.


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I was actually on the plane headed to JFK when the photo was taken!
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:29 am

SEA-LHR-SEA on a BA 747-400 in economy over the summer!
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:55 am

It's been a while! LGW-IAH in June 1994.


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:25 am

June 2002, KL 747-200SUD. I don't remember the A/C reg...

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:11 am

I flew on this one:

FRA-ORD flight 430, 9/23/03


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:21 pm

I haven't ever flown a 747 across the Atlantic, but my last one across the Pacific was United 747-400 NRT-ORD.
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:45 am

Quite long ago...

June 1999, KLM AMS-GRU-EZE-SCL.
B 747-400
PH-BFA
"City of Atlanta"

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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:51 am

VS 003 September 22 2005

G-VXLG
Lovely!


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:45 am

BA 48/49 SEA-LHR & return, September 28, 2004

747-400, most recently, although this picture of the older -200 is really cool:


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:40 am

Hi!

My last 747 trip across the Atlantic was:

Date: 2001/07/27 ( arrived early morning on the 28th. )
Airline: BA ( with Rendez-Vous tail )
Airplane: 747-400
Registration: G-BYGG
Flight: PHL/LHR
Note: First time on a plane with IFE, fantastic flight and an even more fantastic landing, so smooth that most of the passengers gave a big aplause to the pilot! To end perfectly LHR that morning was with an incredible beautifull, sunny, warm day that was just unbelievable!


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If you see the date of the photo you find out that it was in the same day I arrived, in the same airplane that was now leaving LHR again..... after bringing me that morning from PHL! Just another neat thing with this particular 744, on the 15th. December 2003 I was waiting for my flight from LAX to ZRH with LX A340-300 ( HB-JMC ) when I saw a BA 744 arriving and parked next to our LX airplane, guess who was???? Yes! G-BYGG, but this time with the standard BA livery!
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:07 am

The last 747 flight I have been on was BKK-NRT on UA back in 1998. I'm 'bout due for another one.


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:20 am

August 2004
British Airways
Speedbird 93
LHR-YYZ
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:15 am


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My last 747 flight over the Atlantic was on United flight 917 FRA-ORD last March. I guess I am one of the lucky few that got a 747 while flying United over the Atlantic. I flew business class with fellow Anetter Zone1 who wrote this trip report. Star To Europe Part 3 BCN-FRA-IAD-IND (W/Pics) (by Zone1 Mar 16 2005 in Trip Reports)
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:00 am

August 2003

G-VLIP

Virgin Atlantic 747-400 "Hot Lips" MCO-LGW
 
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:30 am

June, 2005
VS27 LGW-MCO
G-VTOP
"Virginia Plain"


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:08 am

All,

My last flight was LAX to CDG with air France. By an amazing coincidence, there is a photo in the database on the day I flew, October 12th 1999:

I think it's safe to assume that I flew on this plane.  Cool


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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:47 am

Quoting Megatop (Reply 22):
August 1979. That's 26 years ago.

You are close, but I still beat you by a couple years for oldest trip across the pond:

March 1977, Swissair 747-200, ZRH-JFK.
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RE: Your Last 747 Flight Across The Atlantic

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:16 am

Mine was LHR-MIA in May this year on VS. Y class

Returned 9 days later MIA-LHR, this time in Premium Economy......

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