The Great KLM 747 Thread

Old Feb 2, 2020, 1:58 am
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Well..its Sam Chui. He is the one who dances the way the airline likes him to dance. I'd say that he is the most sponsored, and least honest, airline reviewer on YouTube.

Nevertheless its an interesting video I'd say. Really makes me want to fly the B747 one more time before its going away.
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Old Feb 7, 2020, 6:49 am
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KLM has suddenly realized that the 787-10, which was due to take over from the 747 on the CUR route from S20, seats far fewer pax. To meet expected demand the 747 will continue serving CUR over the summer, and possibly in W20 as well.

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Old Feb 7, 2020, 7:21 am
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KLM has suddenly realized that the 787-10, which was due to take over from the 747 on the CUR route from S20, seats far fewer pax. To meet expected demand the 747 will continue serving CUR over the summer, and possibly in W20 as well.

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No surprise there. What is a surprise though is that this suddenly became news. I read it in 2 local papers, yesterday and on luchtvaartnieuws. KLM moved the 787-10 off of the June flights a good 2 months ago.

The original plan was 28 February (Daily), they then moved it to March 28 (still Daily), in October of last year the changed it to June (3 weekly) and in December they moved it to October. (Daily)

This is pretty much the same thing that happened with the 77W, which was scheduled to Curaçao on multiple occasions, but never panned out.

I have to say, not realizing that the 787-10 doesn’t have enough capacity is an odd excuse, though.
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Old Feb 7, 2020, 7:25 am
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So the last 747 will probably be doing PBM / CUR until it is flown to Lelystad to be preserved there next to the 747-200SUB!
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Old Feb 10, 2020, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
KLM has suddenly realized that the 787-10, which was due to take over from the 747 on the CUR route from S20, seats far fewer pax. To meet expected demand the 747 will continue serving CUR over the summer, and possibly in W20 as well.

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Presumably AFKL management wanted to start stacking passengers but then found this was in violation of some pesky rule
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Old Feb 10, 2020, 12:07 pm
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Presumably AFKL management wanted to start stacking passengers but then found this was in violation of some pesky rule
That actually happened to me once when I was four years old. The flight was full, so my dad took the jump seat, and I sat in his lap. Not sure if that was in violation of some pesky rule, there were far fewer of those back then.

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Old Feb 10, 2020, 1:44 pm
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That actually happened to me once when I was four years old. The flight was full, so my dad took the jump seat, and I sat in his lap. Not sure if that was in violation of some pesky rule, there were far fewer of those back then.

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The good old days... used to sit in the cockpit for hours. I was allowed once to throttle up a 747 for taxiing. But that was probably on a Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines flight as we used to fly those more then KL.
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Old Feb 12, 2020, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Djokison
No surprise there. What is a surprise though is that this suddenly became news. I read it in 2 local papers, yesterday and on luchtvaartnieuws. KLM moved the 787-10 off of the June flights a good 2 months ago.

The original plan was 28 February (Daily), they then moved it to March 28 (still Daily), in October of last year the changed it to June (3 weekly) and in December they moved it to October. (Daily)

This is pretty much the same thing that happened with the 77W, which was scheduled to Curaçao on multiple occasions, but never panned out.

I have to say, not realizing that the 787-10 doesn’t have enough capacity is an odd excuse, though.
Very old news indeed, and airline staff here in CUR have been very surprised to hear that a booking that I have for late 2020 still shows 787-10 as equipment, apparently everyone already knows the 747 will continue longer than October for AMS-CUR.
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Old Feb 12, 2020, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by Djokison
What is a surprise though is that this suddenly became news.
Not really surprising.

Before it suddenly became news, it obviously wasn't in the news. Then only insiders would have been in the know, not the general public. Once it did hit the news, the word spread. Not really surprising either.

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Old Feb 16, 2020, 8:37 am
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Royal Class in the Good Old Days
That looks cool, very classy
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Old Mar 9, 2020, 3:13 pm
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Will the Corona virus accelerate the retirement of the 747? Hope not.. but she could be the victim of this virus... the virus is very hard on old birds... but the lower oil price on the other hand.

where does the 747 excel in over the 773?
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Old Mar 10, 2020, 6:34 pm
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I saw a few 747 sitting off-airport today
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Old Mar 11, 2020, 12:58 am
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Off-airport? You mean the Corendon hotel or Aviodrome museum?
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Old Mar 13, 2020, 8:10 am
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Accelerated retirement. All 744s to leave by the end of the month, apparently.
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Old Mar 13, 2020, 8:40 am
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26 march probably the last rotation.. I am very very saddened by this. I have been on them my whole life. My first flight as a 3 month old baby was on a 747...

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