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Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:37 am

Ethiopian B787-800 (ET-ATH) and KLM Cargo B747-400F (PH-CKA) received damage in a ground collision at Dar-es-Salaam Intl Airport (DAR, HTDA), Tanzania. #ET864 from Moroni sliced through the APU exhaust of the 747.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 pm

It appears that SFO, ORD and JFK will lose 747 later this year. Recent fare searches show 777 or 787 service in December.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:47 am

Little update on the retirement schedule; phase-out of PH-BFV and -BFW has been moved foward; instead of phasing them out in April 2021; they will now be phased out in Q4 of 2020.

Current schedule:

2019:
City of Guayaquil (PH-BFG) 09-12-2019
City of Jakarta (PH-BFI) 30-12-2019

2020:
City of Hong Kong (PH-BFH) 30-03-2020
City of Seoul (PH-BFS) 30-03-2020
City of Tokyo (PH-BFT) 01-10-2020
City of Lima (PH-BFL) 26-10-2020
City of Vancouver (PH-BFV) 01-04-2021 Q4 2020
City of Shanghai (PH-BFW) 01-04-2021 Q4 2020

2021:
City of Nairobi (PH-BFN) 01-05-2021
City of Johannesburg (PH-BFY) 01-05-2021

Source: https://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php ... 48#p936948
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:02 pm

Iemand91 wrote:
Little update on the retirement schedule; phase-out of PH-BFV and -BFW has been moved foward; instead of phasing them out in April 2021; they will now be phased out in Q4 of 2020.


Adding in some data from Planespotters.net, for those who are interested in such things:

2019:
City of Guayaquil (PH-BFG) 09-12-2019
747-406, f/f 23-03-1990, del 11-04-1990

City of Jakarta (PH-BFI) 30-12-2019
747-406(M), in Combi config, f/f 11-04-1991, del 05-05-1991

2020:
City of Hong Kong (PH-BFH) 30-03-2020
747-406(M), in Pax config, f/f 30-03-1990, del 26-04-1990

City of Seoul (PH-BFS) 30-03-2020
747-406(M), in Combi config, f/f 03-10-1996, del 15-10-1996

City of Tokyo (PH-BFT) 01-10-2020
747-406(M), in Combi config, f/f 01-05-1997, del 15-05-1997

City of Lima (PH-BFL) 26-10-2020
747-406, f/f 12-11-1991, del 05-12-1991

City of Vancouver (PH-BFV) 01-04-2021 Q4 2020
747-406(M), in Combi config, f/f 03-08-1999, del 16-08-1999

City of Shanghai (PH-BFW) 01-04-2021 Q4 2020
747-406(M), in Combi config, f/f 11-10-2000, del 26-10-2000

2021:
City of Nairobi (PH-BFN) 01-05-2021
747-406, f/f 23-03-1993, del 08-04-1994

City of Johannesburg (PH-BFY) 01-05-2021
747-406(M), in Pax config, f/f 30-03-2002, del 10-04-2002

So, it appears they have brought forward the retirement of the Combi with this change. Also interesting to see that -BFH is scheduled to be retired on the 30th anniversary of its first flight.

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Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:40 pm

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PH-BFE "City of Melbourne" goes into her last night at home. Tomorrow she will leave Amsterdam for good at around 11:55.
Here final resting place will be Orlando Melbourne International Airport, Florida.
She's the 7th KLM 747-400 to be retired.

Here two photos at Amsterdam taken since she flew her last commercial flight; the 2nd taken 2 days ago (obviously, both not taken by myself)

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:13 pm

PH-BFI City of Jakarta has received some stickers celebrating KLM's 100 year anniversary:

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:18 pm

Is KLM planning on adding such a sticker to more of their 747's? Why haven't they placed this sticker on one of their newly painted 747's which will stay in the fleet for a bit longer?

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Maybe because in 2020 it will be KLM101?
 
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:19 pm

On 1 July 1989, the City of Bangkok was named by nine Thai monks from the 100-year old monastery in the district of Laksi. This is the same district where the KLM Catering and crew hotel is located in Bangkok. The ceremony took place in Hangar 11 at Schiphol Oost. More than 200 people attended and a special Thai meal was prepared for the monks.

https://blog.klm.com/bye-bye-boeing-747 ... f-bangkok/

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There is something in this aircraft you won’t find in any other, namely, a plaque, I suppose you’d call it, saying “Presented to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines by Bangkok Metropolitan administration on the occasion of the first arrival of this aircraft named THE CITY OF BANGKOK in Thailand, April 1991.”

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This Monday; KLM CEO Pieter Elbers came to Bangkok to celebrate the fact KLM has flown to Thailand for 90 years.
He also returned the plaque to deputy governor of Bangkok Thaweesak Lertprapan.

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As you know; the aircraft is now preserved at the Corendon Village Hotel, near Amsterdam Airport:

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm

BFE has been towed to the east side of KMLB which tells me it’s been picked clean and is ready for scrapping. This is the area where the Transaero 744’s saw their demise.

i took a pic. Don’t know how to upload.
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:13 pm

beefstew25

Do you know which Transaero they scrapped and when?.

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:30 pm

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Do you know which Transaero they scrapped and when?.

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Oh gosh I don’t. There was about 3-4 of them if I recall correctly. I can tell you the one with the tiger head painted on it flew out to Ireland.
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:23 pm

PH-CKC "Orange" 747-400ERF returned from Xiamen on August 6 after D-check.
All 3 747-400ERF freighters now have the new Dolphin livery.
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:32 pm

KLM's very first 747-400 (and Europe's first ever 747-400) will be soon gone.
This was posted on Twitter yesterday; that's PH-BFA in the background getting cut up, earlier this month she still had her tail:

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Seen on this picture are PH-BFP, and if you look closely you can barely see PH-BFU behind her.
PH-BFC is just on the left on this picture, parked behind -BFP and the Lufhansa A340.

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Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:03 pm

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:59 am

A few minutes ago; KL611 to Chicago departed Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The flight is being operated by PH-BFW "City of Shanghai": https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM611/229ae87c

The way it looks now; this is the very last KLM 747 flight to Chicago. KLM has been flying the 747's to Chicago since the '70s with the 747-200's.
(I can't find the exact time KLM used the 747 for the first time on this route)

Estimated arrival at ORD is 13:50. Scheduled departure from ORD is at 16:00.

Tomorrow the 777-200ER will be used, and starting from Sunday the 787-9.

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:21 pm

Yes Chicago saw it's last 747 today. That leaves the following routes for the 747

Los Angeles
New York
Toronto
Mexico Stad
Paramaribo
Willemstad
Hongkong (till 6 December)
Seoel (till 7 December)
Delhi (new, till 1 March)

This could change somewhat but with 10 left this is about it.
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:54 am

Some of those are not exclusively operated by 747's. Eight left around years' end.
Chicago farewell by 'O'hare Heavy and Classic aviation 4k':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHktI7UO4oY&t=27s
 
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:04 am

inkjet7 wrote:
Some of those are not exclusively operated by 747's. Eight left around years' end.
Chicago farewell by 'O'hare Heavy and Classic aviation 4k':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHktI7UO4oY&t=27s

I know these routes are not 747 exclusive and see others types. Nice video of its last departure including a wing wave how nice is that. I have been flying to Chicago quite a lot the past 20 years and will be strange not going with the old lady.
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:04 pm

A nice wing wave as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSqL5bhquU

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At this moment, the very last KLM 747 flights to San Francisco (KL605) and Nairobi (KL565) are also on their way.

Within 2 days 3 less destinations for the KLM 747's...
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:21 pm

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A nice wing wave as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSqL5bhquU

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At this moment, the very last KLM 747 flights to San Francisco (KL605) and Nairobi (KL565) are also on their way.

Within 2 days 3 less destinations for the KLM 747's...


Yes it's going quickly, my next trip in a few weeks is Chicago and unfortunately missed the last 747. It's now down to the 777 and 787.
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Iemand91 wrote:
A nice wing wave as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSqL5bhquU

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At this moment, the very last KLM 747 flights to San Francisco (KL605) and Nairobi (KL565) are also on their way.

Within 2 days 3 less destinations for the KLM 747's...

Is Nairobi not getting another KLM 747 flight ever again?!
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:38 pm

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Is Nairobi not getting another KLM 747 flight ever again?!


The freighters will continue to visit NBO for a little while longer.. ;)
 
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:25 pm

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A few minutes ago; KL611 to Chicago departed Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The flight is being operated by PH-BFW "City of Shanghai": https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM611/229ae87c

The way it looks now; this is the very last KLM 747 flight to Chicago.


Saw her yesterday afternoon about an hour from landing at O'Hare on a gorgeous, cloudless autumn day. There she was gliding in at about 30,000 feet (confirmed by Flightradar24); blue fuselage clearly visible in the skies above Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. :wave:

Didn't know it was the last flight for her until I read it here. Sweet!
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:56 pm

It Sucks to see 747 Aircrafts to be phased out, why don't they Replace 747-400 with 747-8i??
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:21 pm

KLM's youngest passenger 747, PH-BFY "City of Johannesburg" is currently on her way to Jakarta for maintenance:
https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9873/22a0eb12
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 am

76er wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
Is Nairobi not getting another KLM 747 flight ever again?!


The freighters will continue to visit NBO for a little while longer.. ;)

Darn, there goes one of the last chances which fit my travel plans.... Will probably have to wait for the farewell flights, if there will be any :sigh:
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:37 am

Since they have done those for the MD11 and have done welcome flights for their 787-9 aircraft I'm assuming they will do the same for their 747's. Especially because it has been 50 years when the last one retires.
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:54 pm

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KLM's youngest passenger 747, PH-BFY "City of Johannesburg" is currently on her way to Jakarta for maintenance:
https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9873/22a0eb12

Today she returned to AMS.

Now PH-BFH "City of Hong Kong" is on her way to Jakarta CGK for maintenance: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9875/22dfc64a
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:14 am

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Now PH-BFH "City of Hong Kong" is on her way to Jakarta CGK for maintenance: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9875/22dfc64a


According latest info at Scramble, 't Praethuys, KLM (only in Dutch), from member Nemaco, the phase out dates of PH-BFG will be later than indicated on the latest scheme (December 9th 2019).
Also PH-BFH will be operated longer than planned on the latest published scheme (March 30 2020.)
Both are operating in full pax configuration.
The new phase-out dates are not known at this moment.

See : https://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php ... start=3960
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:00 pm

Hey Folks,
What are the routes for Summer 2020 Schedule for the 747s?

Thanks

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Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:49 pm

Iemand91 wrote:
Iemand91 wrote:
KLM's youngest passenger 747, PH-BFY "City of Johannesburg" is currently on her way to Jakarta for maintenance:
https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9873/22a0eb12

Today she returned to AMS.

Now PH-BFH "City of Hong Kong" is on her way to Jakarta CGK for maintenance: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9875/22dfc64a


So these two 747's (will) have the new dolphin livery too?

EDIT: Sorry BFY already wears the dolphin livery. So will BFH also get the dolphin livery?

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 pm

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So will BFH also get the dolphin livery?

A388

No. They just go there for some maintenance. -BFH is also scheduled to retire in March 2020, so no need to get a new paintjob.

It's the final days for yet another KLM 747. PH-BFG "City of Guayaquil" just left at Amsterdam for flight KL871 to Delhi:
https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM871/2314804f
She returnes Friday morning at 07:50. I can't find an outgoing flight for tomorrow.
Looks like she's flying KL691 to Toronto on Saturday and arriving back at Amsterdam on Sunday at 07:25.
As it looks now; that's going to be her last ever commercial flight.

Already on the same day she's going to make her final ever flight to Cotswold Airport for dismantling.
-BFG pictured here a week ago at Amsterdam, also bound for Delhi:

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And its the final days for yet 2 more 747 destinations; tomorrow night (Friday) is the last KLM 747 flight to Hong Kong and Saturday night is the last KLM 747 flight to Seoul.
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Ah, I thought I saw up thread that BFG would stay a little longer. Maybe not then?

BFI is about to go too isn't she?
 
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:08 pm

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Ah, I thought I saw up thread that BFG would stay a little longer. Maybe not then?

BFI is about to go too isn't she?

Yes. -BFI is going away near the end of December. She's apparently going to Teruel on December 27.

So at years end; the KLM pax 747 fleet is reduced to just 8 aircraft. We started 2019 with 11 747 aircraft.
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:42 pm

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It's the final days for yet another KLM 747. PH-BFG "City of Guayaquil" just left at Amsterdam for flight KL871 to Delhi:
https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM871/2314804f
She returnes Friday morning at 07:50. I can't find an outgoing flight for tomorrow.
Looks like she's flying KL691 to Toronto on Saturday and arriving back at Amsterdam on Sunday at 07:25.
As it looks now; that's going to be her last ever commercial flight.

Already on the same day she's going to make her final ever flight to Cotswold Airport for dismantling.
-BFG pictured here a week ago at Amsterdam, also bound for Delhi:

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And its the final days for yet 2 more 747 destinations; tomorrow night (Friday) is the last KLM 747 flight to Hong Kong and Saturday night is the last KLM 747 flight to Seoul.


Very sad, me and my family flew in this airplane this past summer. It was my children's first flight so this airplane is extra special to me :(

Coincidentally, I last flew with this airplane in November :(

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm

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Ah, I thought I saw up thread that BFG would stay a little longer. Maybe not then?

BFI is about to go too isn't she?

Yes. -BFI is going away near the end of December. She's apparently going to Teruel on December 27.

So at years end; the KLM pax 747 fleet is reduced to just 8 aircraft. We started 2019 with 11 747 aircraft.


We got two different registrations to Curacao over the past week or two. PH-BFI and PH-BFS flew the regular flight to Curacao and both flew the route as combi airplanes and not re-configured as full passenger airplane. Maybe KLM had more cargo to Curacao on the days PH-BFI and PH-BFS flew to Curacao?

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:07 pm

On both December one and three there was a second flight to Curacao (KL733). Another factor could be that there were no full pax 747's available due to the maintenance schedule in preparation for phase-out of two more planes this month.
 
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 am

Almost forgot reason number three: PH-BFY was AOG in Toronto for a few days.
 
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 am

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On both December one and three there was a second flight to Curacao (KL733). Another factor could be that there were no full pax 747's available due to the maintenance schedule in preparation for phase-out of two more planes this month.


KLM operates AMS-CUR 2x daily on 4 days each week, so substituting a B747Combi for a B744 is not a big issue:

- AMS 10.40 - CUR 15.20 KL735 B747 daily
- AMS 13.15 - CUR 18.30 KL733 A332 Mo, Tu, Fr, Sa
 
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:13 am

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On both December one and three there was a second flight to Curacao (KL733). Another factor could be that there were no full pax 747's available due to the maintenance schedule in preparation for phase-out of two more planes this month.


KLM operates AMS-CUR 2x daily on 4 days each week, so substituting a B747Combi for a B744 is not a big issue:

- AMS 10.40 - CUR 15.20 KL735 B747 daily
- AMS 13.15 - CUR 18.30 KL733 A332 Mo, Tu, Fr, Sa


Most of the flights are (almost) full, so a short notice aircraft change from a 744 full pax to combi will effect a lot of economy passengers.

Personally we booked a flight AMS-CUR-AMS (Jan-Feb 2020)with both flights on the 744 almost a year ago and I was informed already 3 times of a change in times and aircraft (A330) and because of all equipment switches we were unable to book dedicated seats in business class and ended up (after changing back to 744) with one seat at the upperdeck and one in the FWD compartment for my wife.

It would be more "passenger friendly" to relax the phase out schedule and to retain one 744 all pax as a reserve aircraft on the caribean schedule, perhaps this could be PH-BFH (scheduled for a March 2020 retirement).
She received a maintenance check in Dakarta a few weeks ago.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Last KLM 747 flight to Hong Kong has departed Amsterdam about an hour ago: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM887/23186434

PH-BFG is now parked at Amsterdam. Tomorrow (Saturday) one last flight to Toronto and that's it...
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:59 pm

747classic wrote:
we were unable to book dedicated seats in business class and ended up (after changing back to 744) with one seat at the upperdeck and one in the FWD compartment for my wife.

If you are a Flying Blue member I would call them explaining what happened. If that fails you can try to check in as soon a possible or you could talk to the cabin crew just after boarding. I've seen arrangements being made by swapping seats with other travelers several times.
 
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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:59 pm

karan69 wrote:
Hey Folks,
What are the routes for Summer 2020 Schedule for the 747s?

Thanks

Karan


Hi Karan. I don't know summer schedule but currently it is flying to MEX YYZ DEL and JFK (KL643), and occasionally appears to ICN. (Possibly this list is not complete.)
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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 pm

Alphazone wrote:
karan69 wrote:
Hey Folks,
What are the routes for Summer 2020 Schedule for the 747s?

Thanks

Karan


Hi Karan. I don't know summer schedule but currently it is flying to MEX YYZ DEL and JFK (KL643), and occasionally appears to ICN. (Possibly this list is not complete.)


Thank you so much, doesn’t look like DEL and JFK are continuing in the summer schedule

Regards

Karan
 
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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:13 pm

The last KLM 747 flight to Seoul just left the gate at Amsterdam: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM855/231bd183
Flight is being operated by PH-BFI; her previous flight was the last KLM 747 flight to/from Hong Kong last night, that I mentioned in my previous post.

PH-BFG is about to land in Toronto: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM31/231abfde
In about 3 hours she will fly back to Amsterdam on her very last commercial flight.
Pictured here at her last takeoff with paying passengers at Amsterdam, taken this afternoon:

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In Toronto PH-BFG will join her sister PH-BFH, because this happened to -BFH in Toronto yesterday afternoon.

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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2nC5p-_EUo

I was able to catch PH-BFG for one last time. Sorry for the shaky footage.
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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm

Looks like BFG is about to make her final landing in Kemble...
 
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Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm

KLM B747-406 PH-BFG just seen on radar passing over London inbound EGBP.
Sad day to see another 747 being retired.

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