The Great KLM 747 Thread

Old Mar 28, 2020, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
Police and Marechaussee say they will do their level best to keep spotters away from Schiphol when the last 747 flight lands.

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Yep... Reportedly a couple hundred people showed up for the Ruslan in Pardubice when it brought medical equipment to the Czech Republic. And they have quite a long stricter measures in there then NL. I have a feeling it's gonna be packed with people who just "went for a walk far away from residential areas"...
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Old Mar 28, 2020, 7:46 pm
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Farewell, beautiful bird. Sad this is the way we're saying goodbye. I'll miss 'em.
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 2:31 am
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I seem to be drawn to the MEX-AMS flight currently in the air, on flightradar24. What a sad day indeed !
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 7:16 am
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I'm playing EHAM ATC in the background. The aircraft is arriving now at AMS.
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 7:18 am
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Just listening to LIveATC "KLM 72 Yankee voor de laatste keer". He had a nice exchange with approach thanking them for everything.
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 7:32 am
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Its all over :-(
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 7:43 am
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Judging by the large number of airport vehicles surrounding the aircraft at gate E19 - we'll be getting pictures soon
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by NumbThumb
Just listening to LIveATC "KLM 72 Yankee voor de laatste keer". He had a nice exchange with approach thanking them for everything.
I forgot AMS had LiveATC. I followed her on FR24 until landing and caught a few screen captures.
Goodbye beautiful KLM Big Blue 747-400s and Combi.
Thank you for all the good work though all the years.

You will be missed by many.

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Old Mar 29, 2020, 8:12 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J58Z...ature=youtu.be
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 10:50 am
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Gutted to think that I will never experience that again.
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 12:28 pm
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very sad day
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 4:40 pm
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+1 on a sad day. I wish there could've been a more special moment, but at this point we would be happy if our airlines survive.

Anyone have any super memorable flights / memories they want to share?
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Old Mar 29, 2020, 8:59 pm
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I was on the upper deck in Feb. Just in time.
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Old Mar 30, 2020, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by caliform
+1 on a sad day. I wish there could've been a more special moment, but at this point we would be happy if our airlines survive.

Anyone have any super memorable flights / memories they want to share?
Flew to Panama on my birthday last year. Halfway during the flight the crew came with presents, a small cake and sang for me. Some passengers joined in and we drank probably all the champagne. I had no idea and was surprised they knew it was my birthday.

Also met some 'celebs' on flights. Mostly ignored but once I was flying back from JRO and sat next to Richard Roundtree and we had a really nice long talk about our familiar industries. And he is absolutely not the person we know from the movies!

And he like the houses so I gave him mine too.
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Old Mar 30, 2020, 1:24 am
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If KLM has indeed retired its 747 fleet permanently, why haven't they updated their schedules? MEX-AMS and YYZ-AMS in May, for instance, both show 747s operating these flights and the seat maps are of 747s.
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