First 747-400 leaves for desert

Old Sep 15, 09, 10:26 am
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OK, so we (and I include myself in this) are all getting very weepy over the thought of our beloved 747-400s ending their days in the dessert (no doubt with scorpions ) and knashing our collective teeth at the thought of having to travel in the Devil's own transport (aka 777s), but would anyone out there actually jump airline and move over to Beardyair, Singapore, Cathay, Qantas etc to avoid the 777?? Surely that's all BA really care about (and probably rightly too from a shareholder point of view). While I might juggle routes (SYD via BKK rather than SIN) to avoid the 777, would I regularly use VS or ANA or JAL to NRT... I doubt it. Nor would I risk slippy slidey slopey seats on a QF 747.... so is anyone really planning on jumping ship over the loss of the lovely 747s and their upper decks....
I have done a few flights recently with JAL to NRT and it was a 777 on each occasion. Most of their 747 have the old VOD on them so you are better off with 777 anyway. BA still have the best business class product out of all these airlines though as you get far less space on the JAL/QF/IB planes
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Old Sep 15, 09, 11:45 am
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Does anyone know if G-BNLB and G-BNLC have moved to a warmer, more arid location?

This shot was taken in February this year, at the time both aircraft were stored at Cardiff...
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Old Sep 15, 09, 11:52 am
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Was on LA this week, I know it hasn't been in service as long as LB and LC but I would have thought it would have been due to go soon.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Does anyone know if G-BNLB and G-BNLC have moved to a warmer, more arid location?

This shot was taken in February this year, at the time both aircraft were stored at Cardiff...
That is a sad site. Brought a tear to the eye!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Does anyone know if G-BNLB and G-BNLC have moved to a warmer, more arid location?

This shot was taken in February this year, at the time both aircraft were stored at Cardiff...
Looks like she was dumped in a hurry - look at the front chocks!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Does anyone know if G-BNLB and G-BNLC have moved to a warmer, more arid location?

This shot was taken in February this year, at the time both aircraft were stored at Cardiff...
Prospero - you sure know how to make a girl cry
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:13 pm
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Prospero - you sure know how to make a girl cry
But you just got 4 shiny new 777 to play with
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:21 pm
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But you just got 4 shiny new 777 to play with
They're OK but not as cute as a 747
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:25 pm
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They're OK but not as cute as a 747
Sunrise loves a Jumbo
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:27 pm
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Sunrise loves a Jumbo
A size-ist. I see. Well the A380 will bring tears to your eyes Just a few more years to go.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:30 pm
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A size-ist. I see. Well the A380 will bring tears to your eyes Just a few more years to go.


Nah, Sunrise doesn’t do European she prefers American.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:42 pm
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Nah, Sunrise doesn’t do European she prefers American.
Fussy eater, too? Gosh. Well why have currywurst when you can have a Nathan's hot dog, can't say I share her preferences but whatever floats her boat
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:44 pm
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I am going to get such a slap
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:50 pm
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I am going to get such a slap
Hmm, in a good way?! I don't think she's even looking.
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I am going to get such a slap
Yes you are, you cheeky swine ...... just you wait

But it's true I do like a Jumbo Sausage, especially an American one. The European ones tend to let you down .... well the ones I've tried do anyway
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