JannEejit wrote:Did AF have any kind of "event" when they retired the 747 ?
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July 20, 2020 - Lufthansa withdraws D-ABVX: LH has withdrawn another B744 today, D-ABVX (MSN 29868) Line Number 1237, delivered in December 1999 (20.6 Years) was flown to Twente Airport (ENS) in the Netherlands today, to join four sister aircraft. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdYDBc3XYAMTtVh?format=...Jump to post
Lufthansa D-ABVP has been flown FRA-ENS today for storage/scrap(?):
She's the 3rd LH 747-400 to be stored at Enschede.
Due another Corona wave in Hong Kong; all KLM flights from HKG back to Amsterdam will make a crew-stop in Bangkok. So this brings the KLM 747 back (for a while) to Bangkok. Last regular KLM 747 (pax) flights to BKK were somewhere around 2015 I believe. First 747 this time was PH-BFW on July 11; but ...Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:Any idea where/when they (PH-BFL & PH-BFN) will fly to their final resting place? I haven't seen any info from the usual sources/anywhere about the fate of those frames....
Hi lemand91. Do you know how much longer BFW, BFV and BFT will be utilized? https://i.fokzine.net/templates/forum2009/i/p/2.gif The KLM 744combi operation with destination PEK (via ICN) will stop and will be replaced with a 5 flights/week schedule to HKG. Preliminary planning is for 2 months. Norma...Jump to post
Engines already removed from PH-BFY: https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/106983686_1958286324308921_4422525501315788981_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=hCqljqDPE7wAX_lkO8p&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=afd4e013d7735acbff5e5a2c4af8b881&oe=5F282029 https://sconten...Jump to post
After a quick 2 hour stop in Chicago already on her way on her final ever flight to Mojave: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/24cfe004
About 1 hour and 50 minutes left to go...
Lufthansa D-ABTK on her way to Enschede: https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9922/24cf076eJump to post
KLM has had 42 747 aircraft (excluding pure freighters); 17 -200's (the newest 10; PH-BUH till PH-BUT, got the SUD-conversion which made basically them -300's), 3 -300's and 22 -400's. 747-200 PH-BUA, -BUB, -BUC, BUD, -BUE, -BUF had P&W JT9D-3A. 747-200 PH-BUG had P&W JT9D-7 747-200 PH-BUH, ...Jump to post
D-ABVO and D-ABTL are the first, Lufthansa will park 6 747-400 aircraft at Twente.Jump to post
PH-BFY was indeed delivered as a combi but in her life at KLM was reconfigured once or twice. Together with -BFH she was one of the 'oddballs' of 747's at KLM since these 2 were slightly different in a way that they could be reconfigured between combi and full-pax. (think like difference in wiring e...Jump to post
Lufthansa D-ABVO is now indeed on her way from Bejing to Enschede: https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9923/24a39351
According to Scramble forum D-ABTL will follow her as well tomorrow; directly from Frankfurt. That bird did make one final return flight to Riyad yesterday.
The still flying combi aircraft (PH-BFT, -BFV and -BFW) might have a little more life in them. The original plan was to fly them for 6-8 weeks in coöperation with Philips and the Dutch Government; this would mean this would be the last week. However; KLM CEO Pieter Elbers has said they might fly for...Jump to post
Lufthansa will retire two 744s ... the oldest one at the moment D-ABVO and the youngest and last delivered 744 to Lufthansa D-ABTL. Can anyone confirm if D-ABTL would be slated for maintenance? Weird thing: D-ABVO was in PEK for maintenance since January and will fly direct into retirement without ...Jump to post
And she's live: PH-BFS Seoul is los voor haar allerlaatste vlucht, van Chicago naar Mojave: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/2491aa77Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:PH-BFS is allegedly staying the night at ORD is this true???!!!
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And she's off: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/248fd461 Farewell Seoul ! There she goes: https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/99412017_141558584124572_5906524422293946368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_oc=AQmsGmaFxQGDvFsmfC2qzheIefzpCiLlyGisVe0MDDQ_GYrH4jixXWsvfFjlhYpzpr...Jump to post
And she's off: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/248fd461
Last day for PH-BFS " City of Seoul " on Dutch soil. Tomorrow morning at 08:55 local time she will leave for good as KL9879 to Chicago (customs) and then on to Mojave, California. There she'll join her sisters PH-BFD and -BFK, the 2 KLM MD-11's PH-KCD and -KCE and 4 Martinair MD-11's. Seou...Jump to post
One interesting note; a one-way ticket at the time was 150 Dutch guilder which translates to about 850 euro's these days. It's a bit cheaper these days. ;) But then it also included a trip by chauffeur-driven car trip from Amsterdam Central Station to Schiphol Airport and from Croydon to Londen. So ...Jump to post
The same forum also claims PH-BFY has been sold and will be flown to MHV this June. Here's some pictures of the non-flying KLM 747's, taken yesterday by Rob van Ringelesteijn. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/permalink/2886980011391131/ https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...Jump to post
PH-BFS " City of Seoul " will leave Amsterdam for good on Monday May 25, at 08:55 local time. Will stop in Chicago for a customs stop and then onwards to Mojave MHV. Source: https://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?p=963924#p963924 / https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/perm...Jump to post
About a half hour ago PH-BFV left Amsterdam for Seoul; now all 3 747's (PH-BFT, -BFV and -BFW) are back in action.
First 747 is back in action; PH-BFT is going to ICN and then onwards to PEK: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM897/245bceb9Jump to post
I'm preparing the weekly 747-400 passenger update I said I would do (might throw in 747-8s too, for what its worth at the moment). If there are any status updates to particular frames please post them here, as well as any info on where temporarily stored aircraft are. I note Planespotters has all B...Jump to post
PH-BFT and -BFV got a little TLC today. They can start the PEK and PVG service this Monday. There's a rumour -BFW will join too next weekend. So that would be 3 out of 4 remaining combi aircraft back in service. The 4th (-BFS) has all her titles (including registration) removed. All titles (apart fr...Jump to post
In case people have an hour to spare and understand the Dutch language; Erwin van der Vaart - captain who flew PH-BFB's last flight from Rome to Amsterdam in Corendon livery - will give a live tour through the aircraft which is now parked at the Corendon Village Hotel near Schiphol Airport. Will be ...Jump to post
Starting today, the 2nd KLM 747 book can be ordered here: https://klm747.nl/product/boek-2-747-qu ... the-skies/
Recent photos counts 6x 744 parked next to a hangar at AMS. There were 7 in service, where is number 7 PH-BFS? PH-BFS has some of her titles removed and they will continue with the rest of her titles this week. The rest of the fleet follows in the coming weeks. https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...Jump to post
There's a blog on KL's website on how many KL aircraft are temporarily parked at AMS and what is involved to make this possible: https://blog.klm.com/how-we-park-majority-klm-aircraft/ It's really interesting. One part caught my attention: "As previously announced, this crisis has prompted the...Jump to post
https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91973802_2844838358970177_1581218606891401216_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=8xtfZw8MnXMAX8kuzZ3&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=decb0a47aa12d985c8ddacd631092a3b&oe=5EAB7D34 Source: https://www.facebook.com/marco.spuyman/posts...Jump to post
Aalsmeerbaan (18L/36R): https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91471647_1408330756040834_3098084352987234304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_ohc=T5i-fD-rEIsAX9okf9X&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=7d63ae2b12b2ff5dd0bda2cc1dedf581&oe=5EA7EB89 Source: https://www.facebook....Jump to post
Last outbound KLM 747 flight has left the gate: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM685/24499e42Jump to post
KL735 PH-BFY to Curacao and KL713 PH-BFL to Paramaribo have left. KL685 PH-BFT to Mexico is at the gate and scheduled to leave in about an hour. It will be the last ever regular KLM 747 flight out of Amsterdam, 49 years and 1,5 month after the very first KLM 747 flight to New York on February 15, 19...Jump to post
It looks like the last commercial arrivals are this Sunday;
PH-BFL KL736 from Curacao, arriving at 08:07
PH-BFY KL714 from Paramaribo, arriving at 08:57
PH-BFT KL686 from Mexico, arriving at 15:12.
Looks like KL686 from Mexico will be the last ever commercial KLM 747 flight.
I found some photos in the book, The Grand lady classic, unfortunately cannot upload. Can PM one of you I you like, I have that book! :D There's indeed one small photo of the small cargo area of in that configuration in that book. When browsing through it, it makes you sad knowing it will be all ov...Jump to post
Factsonly is talking about this: https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84294529_10159357516033009_5668841898500947968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_oc=AQlOeEhCVFIbU2oYzfhh0DA84oNeG-l5EUTNPUUY3vuOEWRzML2slKVwiW07NHWOpEM&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=29f7659023af0120e5840...Jump to post
marcelh wrote:PH-BFT -a combi- is currently flying to PVG as KL895. Last flight to Shanghai was February 2nd and was a 777 route
A couple of pictures from today. The crew made a nice wing wave on departure from Amsterdam. https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/88321359_10221103875642285_6257647550749212672_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=PD_QQXHc48MAX8XVqyZ&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=0bb7a3a3...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic has withdrawn their last 3 A340-600's with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. Last commercial flight was VS412 from Lagos that landed at LHR yesterday afternoon (Sunday) operated by G-VFIT. G-VFIT " Dancing Queen " is about to depart Heathrow for the last tim...Jump to post
And she's gone; PH-BFH is on her way on her final flight to Teruel: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM747/24202154Jump to post
PH-BFH with (most of the) titles removed at Schiphol today: https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87467392_2994483017238775_1614506428796502016_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=DPeqO2v5PZEAX9yNP80&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=6208bcfb2dafb651dae4803107fa61b4&oe=5E...Jump to post
I just wanted to share this picture KLM posted on Facebook today: Monday morning meeting, 1991 style! https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87701615_10157044106325773_5971632797901651968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_oc=AQlz2sfDtsxuCJVEQfyLVfNmvaUmbOO1siTRA_LKCV7sY5yWNZs6kMMLfb2...Jump to post