The end of the B744 in AF fleet is approaching...

Old Mar 17, 15, 1:57 am
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Unhappy The end of the B744 in AF fleet is approaching...

According to AirlineRoutes, the end of the 744 AF operations is approaching fast. During winter 15/16, it will be limited to 1 destination : MEX.
I'm glad I have 3 flights booked in a 744 between May and August. I will miss flying in the nose at the lower deck and the Y cabin at the upper deck.
http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/17/af-744w15update1/
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Old Mar 17, 15, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
I will miss flying in the nose at the lower deck and the Y cabin at the upper deck.
http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/17/af-744w15update1/
+1. It says something sad about the airline industry that both for AF and BA, the disappearing 744s are possibly my favourite aircrafts in at least some of the cabins!
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Oh

Got what is probably my last AF B744 flight coming up next month to YUL....will enjoy it extra in the nose section...
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+1. Love the AF 744s, lots of good memories!
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KL just retrofitted their frames with the new J seats, so we can still fly them there . Is there any known date for phasing them out for KL ?
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
KL just retrofitted their frames with the new J seats, so we can still fly them there . Is there any known date for phasing them out for KL ?
The first is supposed to go later this year apparently, with a staggered draw down over the next couple of years. Plenty of time for them yet.
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Only 5 left in the fleet as of today.
I love the upper-deck Y-class seats, especially row 65. IMHO, the best Y experience you can get at AF
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I also love the 747s. Although their layout is also very well thought through, I always get the feeling that these planes are from the days that fuel prices were less of an issue so cabin layout was les of a worry. I mainly fly klm so will still have some years to go with this big bird but will definitely miss them!
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It seems confirmed that the end of 744 ops at AF (to MEX) will be on 26 march 2016

http://airlineroute.net/2015/04/30/af-s16update1/
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I will miss AF 744s

Which reg are still active?
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Old May 3, 15, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by ly777 View Post
i will miss af 744s

which reg are still active?
F-GITD, -GITE, -GITH, -GITI, and -GITJ.
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F-GITI

Flew YUL-CDG on May 3rd.
Aircraft: F-GITI.

This flight was announced by PNC as the last flight for this 747-400.
Will eventually end up at Musée de l'Air in Le Bourget.
We got fireman salute while leaving YUL.
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Originally Posted by franck75002 View Post
Flew YUL-CDG on May 3rd.
Aircraft: F-GITI.

This flight was announced by PNC as the last flight for this 747-400.
Will eventually end up at Musée de l'Air in Le Bourget.
We got fireman salute while leaving YUL.
unfortunately there is no crying smiley on FT.
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Old May 5, 15, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by franck75002 View Post
Will eventually end up at Musée de l'Air in Le Bourget.
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Old May 5, 15, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by franck75002 View Post
Flew YUL-CDG on May 3rd.
Aircraft: F-GITI.

This flight was announced by PNC as the last flight for this 747-400.
Will eventually end up at Musée de l'Air in Le Bourget.
We got fireman salute while leaving YUL.
Not that it is important, but F-GITI is still flying (MEX yesterday and BOS today). Another frame might have gone tech.
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