The Great KLM 747 Thread

Old Oct 30, 2019, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak

AF also.
I flew on the front row on the UD in Y about 7 years ago. CDG-MEX. It was a memorable flight. 🥂
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Old Oct 31, 2019, 7:00 am
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VS still do have Y on top.

I hope I'll be able to put together an itinerary to JFK with VS 747 on one direction and KL 747 on another. So far I've been able to get one or the other on the cheap, but for both on one reservation, price jumps up a couple hundred euros for eco.
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Old Dec 7, 2019, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
This article now seems to be a bit outdated based on my research. These are the cities I can find that are still
operating with a 747. Am I missing any?

LAX
JFK
YYZ
MEX
PBM (Paramaribo, Surinam)
CUR
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Old Dec 8, 2019, 5:11 am
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I will pledge to be on the last return to AMS on a KLM 747 as my first flight ever as a baby was on a KL747!

And prefer to be on seat 1A

I'll take upper deck on the outbound...
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Old Dec 8, 2019, 6:04 am
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We'll have to compete for that seat
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Old Dec 8, 2019, 6:04 am
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In related news, I am scheduled to be on the 747 to LAX Tuesday, but I am dreading an equipment change with the pick-up truck incident. Let's hope we don't get equipment swapped.
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Old Dec 8, 2019, 7:14 am
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I flew Y on the UD with UTA...

Flying in 1A soon.
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Old Dec 8, 2019, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Youngtraveldude
This article now seems to be a bit outdated based on my research. These are the cities I can find that are still
operating with a 747. Am I missing any?

LAX
JFK
YYZ
MEX
PBM (Paramaribo, Surinam)
CUR
DEL

Sometimes ICN Edit last KL 747 in ICN was yesterday PH-BFI

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Old Dec 10, 2019, 8:24 pm
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Just had another delightful flight, UD on the 747Combi to LAX.

Did anyone else see the word that KLM has to retire one 747 early because of agreements with Air France? What is that all about?
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Old Dec 13, 2019, 4:00 pm
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Hi all, Iím looking for a complete list of KLM 747-200 plane names. Anyone know where I could find this?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 13, 2019, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by drjeffrock
Hi all, I’m looking for a complete list of KLM 747-200 plane names. Anyone know where I could find this?

Thanks in advance!
PH-BUA "Mississippi"
PH-BUB "Donau"
PH-BUC "Amazone"
PH-BUD "Nijl"
PH-BUE "Rio de la Plata"
PH-BUF "Rijn"
PH-BUG "Orinoco"
PH-BUH "Dr Albert Plesman"
PH-BUI "Wilbur Wright"
PH-BUK "Louis Bleriot"
PH-BUL "Charles A. Lindbergh"
PH-BUM "Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith"
PH-BUN "Anthony H. G. Fokker"
PH-BUO "Missouri"
PH-BUP "Ganges"
PH-BUR "Indus"
PH-BUT "Admiral Richard E. Byrd"
PH-BUU "Sir Frank Whittle"
PH-BUV "Sir Geoffrey de Havilland"
PH-BUW "Leonardo da Vinci"
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Old Dec 13, 2019, 4:36 pm
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Thank you, alphazone!
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Old Dec 17, 2019, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Meneer Guggenheimer
I will pledge to be on the last return to AMS on a KLM 747 as my first flight ever as a baby was on a KL747!
Hey that's close to my first flight. I was 9 months old and my parents took me on a Pan Am 747-100 from JFK-LAX. Somewhere there's an adorable picture of me sitting in the hideously colored seat.
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Old Dec 25, 2019, 8:11 am
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I've been looking to book a 747 flight (ex-YYZ) this coming year, and it looks like the KLM schedule changes that route to a 777 sometime in the spring. Is this an annual cycle for them or will it be a permanent change?
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Old Dec 25, 2019, 12:03 pm
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Given the pace at which KL is retiring its 747s, it may well be permanent.

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