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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:59 am

KE flew a 747-8 into ATL on Wednesday June 1 when I was there, but a 773 the day before

MIA still gets 2 BA 744s in the summer, they were getting an A380 in the winter for second flight

Anywhere from 3-5 daily Virgin 744s at MCO and one LH 744
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:42 am

I do not know why they dropped the LGW flight. It may be because they wanted to operate the larger 744 (and have none based at LGW). Or it could be the volume of transfer passengers they get at LHR.

1. If you have one, sole, B744 based at LGW you have no back up if it goes tech. (BA swop aircraft at LHR when things go wrong.)
2. BA don't like their B744's sitting on the deck too long not earning money; a one route, one aircraft restricts utilisation.
3. The beef about the runway at LGW has always been you have restricted take off weights for B744's as it isn't long enough.
4. Reduced hub/transit passengers at LGW from the BA network.
5. The popular psychology that no-one wants to fly from LGW.
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:04 pm

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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:07 pm

LH KE CA all have the 748, so at the bare minimum we can expect them to grace the skies for the next 20 years. There's pretty much zero 2nd-hand market for the type, so all 3 airlines would probably have to run them till the day they're scrapped.
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:09 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 18):
Huh, missed that one. Wasnt that a daily service? If so then there will be a reduction of the total LON-LAS seats BA offer as the 2nd LHR-LAS flight is only 4x weekly.

No it was only 3x weekly with the 772. So BA's current offering is a big upgrade.
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:52 am

Quoting Ytraveller (Reply 54):
No it was only 3x weekly with the 772. So BA's current offering is a big upgrade.

With BA being the only non LCC carrier to offer 1 stop service to many European destinations, I am not surprised about the increase. They must enjoy their position in that market.
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:35 am

Air Atlanta Icelandic still charters 747-400s into the US. Until recently they had 747-300s available at a lower rate.
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:13 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
As far as I know BA still sends the 747-400 to SAN, PHX, DEN, SEA, LAS, JFK, ORD, MIA, BOS. I am sure I have missed a destination or two.

No. Your listing is complete. The only US destinations that are not on your list that have recently (May) seen a BA 747 are SFO and IAD. Both saw a single 744 substituted for the scheduled equipment.

Currently BA schedules either 17 or 18 744s to the US each day (17 when the three-times-weekly BA275 to LAS does not operate). These BA scheduled 744 flights are:

BOS: 2 (of 4). (BA213 and BA215)
DEN: 1 (of 1). (BA219)
JFK: 7 (of 8). (BA115, BA117, BA173, BA175, BA177, BA179 and BA183)
LAS: 1 or 2 (of 1 or 2). (BA271 and BA275)
MIA: 2 (of 2). (BA207 and BA209)
ORD: 1 (of 2). (BA295)
PHX: 1 (of 1). (BA289)
SAN: 1 (of 1). (BA273)
SEA: 1 (of 2). (BA053)
 
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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:10 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 1):
That said, LAX still has several hunchback operators:
QF to SYD, BNE, and JFK

I believe SYD is down to a single 388 rotation ever since AA started SYD. As previously noted MEL has a supplemental 744 rotation that only runs on Monday and Wednesday. On most days the only QF 744 to LAX is the daily BNE-LAX-JFK-LAX-BNE rotation. I often see it departing BNE whenever RWY 19 is in use. I'm not looking forward to the day it ceases to be a 744

It wasn't that long ago that LAX that had

- 2x Daily SYD (3x on certain days)
- Daily MEL
- Daily AKL
- 5-6x Weekly BNE
- Daily JFK tag on

All on 747s

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RE: How Many Foreign Pax 747s Still Come Into The USA?

Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:26 pm

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 58):
I believe SYD is down to a single 388 rotation ever since AA started SYD.

QF11/12 was operated as a daily A388 however it only operates 6 weekly now as Tuesdays are operated by the 744. Tuesdays are operated by a 744 so DFW could operate daily with A388.
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