DID747
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Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:46 pm

Since some days,two AF B747-400 are missing on the usual flights, any info about F-GEXB and F-GITH?

Cheers  
Waimanalo
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:26 pm

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
Since some days

According to FR there are no Flights at all listed. Where you have lately active flights seen?
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:01 pm

F-GEXB was retired from service last month and is currently stored at CDG, waiting for its fate ( probably a last flight to the UK to be broken up).

F-GITH is still active.
 
DID747
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:27 am

Hi Pierre, I'm following them every day, F-GEXB flew empty some days ago, then nothing since, and for the others TI Airlines (Turkey) and Atlantis European Airlines (Armenia)">TD, TE, TF; TI, TJ are flying every day but no TH since about 2 weeks.
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:47 am

F-GEXB has been retired of the Air France fleet.
Farewell to this ex UTA bird that has been flying for the last 23 years! (first flight was on 06/28/1991)

Next B747 to be retired from the fleet should be F-GITD and F-GITE. By nov 2015, there should be no more B47 in the AF fleet...        
 
DID747
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:04 am

Sorry, there bis a mistake in reply 3.

Here's the good one.

Hi Pierre, I'm following them every day, F-GEXB flew empty some days ago, then nothing since, and for the others F-GITD, F-GITE, F-GITF; F-GITI, F-GITJ are flying every day but no F-GITH since about 2 weeks.
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:13 am

Quoting zoulastar (Reply 4):
Next B747 to be retired from the fleet should be F-GITD and F-GITE. By nov 2015, there should be no more B47 in the AF fleet...

Really? I thought AF was going to fly some 744s until late 2016?!
Flown:717,727,732,733,734,735,738,73H,742/744/748,752,753,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, 789, DC8,DC10,E190,E195,MD83,MD88, L1011, A3B2,A319,A320-100/200,A321,A332/A333,A343,A388
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:13 am

Quoting LY777 (Reply 6):
Really? I thought AF was going to fly some 744s until late 2016?!

The idea is to remove all B747 (including the freighters) by nov 2015. Now they have to find an agreement with the pilot union!  
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:14 pm

Quoting zoulastar (Reply 7):

ok, thanks for the info.
Even the 744F will be removed?
Flown:717,727,732,733,734,735,738,73H,742/744/748,752,753,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, 789, DC8,DC10,E190,E195,MD83,MD88, L1011, A3B2,A319,A320-100/200,A321,A332/A333,A343,A388
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 8):
ok, thanks for the info.
Even the 744F will be removed?

Unfortunately yes...
Such a sad news for all B747 lovers  
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:34 pm

That's bad.
The Cargo fleet will only consist of 2 772F?
Flown:717,727,732,733,734,735,738,73H,742/744/748,752,753,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, 789, DC8,DC10,E190,E195,MD83,MD88, L1011, A3B2,A319,A320-100/200,A321,A332/A333,A343,A388
 
zoulastar
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 10):
The Cargo fleet will only consist of 2 772F?

Yes...
In the end, it should be 2 B772F for AF and 3 B747F for KLM, the rest of it going to Martinair.

I think AF-KLM has made their choice with the cargo business, they want to end it. Sadly...
 
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RE: Air France B747-400; F-GEXB And F-GITH

Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:09 pm

Quoting zoulastar (Reply 9):
Such a sad news for all B747 lovers

It is. Just like Delta, they announce a retirement date, which is sad enough, but then they push it up earlier, making it even worse!

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