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trijetfan1
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747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:27 am

I was just wondering the 747 service at ATL. From what I know there is not much but the international service is mostly from 757's 767's and 777's
Please add info and aircraft that serve international routes....
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THY747
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:36 am

I believe that Korean Airlines flies 744 to Atlanta from Seoul and JAL flies 744 to Atlanta from Tokyo. At least this was the case until not so long ago. I remember that I did ZRH-ATL on a 747-200 on Swissair a couple of times years ago, but of course no more 747s for Swissair.
 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:40 am

Didn't SAA fly from Johannesburg
 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:48 am

Korean has 744 service (well, since I was there last August) and SAA used to have 744 service to JHB/CPT, but ATL and JFK have been replaced by the 346.

With the DL MD-11s gone, and the SAA switching to 346s, things at ATL are getting kind of boring... Sleepy

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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:53 am

I thought KE used 777 on ATL-SEL.

JAL gave up ATL when DL started ATL-NRT service.
 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:57 am

Right now there are no scheduled passenger service on 747's in ATL. Global Supply Systems, Korean, and JAL do operate scheduled cargo flights a couple times a week. Korean and Air France did operate 747's about three years ago but they now use 777's and an A340 in the case of Air France. SAA switched from a 747-400 to an A340-600 for the trip to JNB about two months ago.

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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:06 pm

KE uses the 744 on a seasonal basis @ ATL now.

 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:13 pm

Don't see too many 747's in ATL anymore besides Korean Air's turqoise 744. Like Trijetfan1 said most international flights have gone to 777's or 767's...I guess 767's-777's are are better served due to passenger numbers going down lately...




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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:34 pm

No scheduled 747 passenger service in Atlanta? Forgive my poor eyesite, but I have been believing that South African Airways flew in and out daily, or at least that is what my eyes tell me. I believe I see an occasional Korean Air. I'm not sure of any additional passenger flights at this time. I see quite a bit of 747 freighters, Polar, China Airlines, Lufthansa, and a few others. Where I work I am directly adjacent to the airport and often times my job places me directly under the approach to runway 26R approximately 600 feet east of the runway threshold. It can be a bit noisy there. Most of the 747s land and take off on the southern runways. 27L landing 27R takeoff east to west, or 9L takeoff 9R landing west to east. 27 / 9 is the longest runway in Atlanta at 11890 feet.
 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:41 pm

Hey guys if you think ATL is boring, then come to CLE the ERJ captial of the world!!!!!
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:50 pm

or DFW for super 80 season all year round...
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:12 am

In the past we had regularly scheduled passenger 747s with Delta, KLM, Pan Am (interchange with Delta), Sabena, JAL, Air France, Swissair, Lufthansa, SAA, Korean and occassionally British.

Other domestic widebodies formerly scheduled into Atlanta, other than Delta and Eastern: National DC-10 (to SFO), Northwest DC-10 (to TPA and ORD), Continental A300 (to EWR and IAH) and Presidential A300 (to LGB).
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:27 am

Indeed, ATL is besieged by twinzzzZZZZZZ. Ah for the glory days of three-holers...for a long time ATL was THE airport for Tristars (or Trisauri if you will).

74's on the other hand have never been numerous at ATL; as stated, for pax services KE is the sole 747 operator though they flip-flop with the 777 on a regular basis (777 at the moment). This summer however they are upping pax frequencies from 3x to 5x weekly on 744 equipment (this according to DL/KE websites). There are usually 747s to be seen at the South Cargo terminal (though many are night owls):
Polar Air Cargo
JAL Cargo
Atlas Air
China Airlines Cargo
EVA Air Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo
Korean Air Cargo
Evergreen International (on behalf of Air NZ Cargo)

As I grew up virtually within a stone's throw of Hartsfield and have always kept an eye peeled for the big birds here's a list of all past scheduled 747 operators I can recall (some going way back...):
SAA (now A346)
JAL (pulled out)
Lufthansa (went DC-10 then A343)
Air France (pax and cargo; pax now A343/777, no more cargo)
Martinair Cargo (now MD-11)
Sabena (pulled out then went under)
Swissair (pulled out then went under)
British Caledonian (merged w/ BA...then DC-10/777)
KLM (went MD-11/767 then pulled out)
Flying Tigers (merged w/ FedEx)
Alitalia Cargo (pulled out)
Delta (now that is going waaay back...)

For pax services it is hard to conceive of many more future 747 operators unless they are DL/Skyteam affiliates...AF & CI (pax) about the only candidates I can think of. Could see more box-haulers though.

Ok I've geeked out on this subject long enough! Back to real life now...

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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:39 am

Air France Cargo is restarting ATL cargo service once weekly through JFK this summer. That'll be another 747 for you.

Also, remember KLM will be returning to ATL late this year.

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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:42 am

On many of my recent trips through ATL, I've noticed a China Airlines 744F at the South Cargo area.
 
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:21 am

No scheduled 747 passenger service in Atlanta? Forgive my poor eyesite, but I have been believing that South African Airways flew in and out daily, or at least that is what my eyes tell me.

They do, but they use 346s now. Though that service isn't lasting long. SAA will be pulling out of Atlanta this year, probably around the end of the summer, in exchange for most likely Dulles or Miami.
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RE: 747's @ ATL

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:26 am

Korean will have thrice weekly 744 scheduled service in July (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) direct from Seoul.

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