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Just read the same news and what sad news 😭
She will be missed.

I had planned a spotter trip to both Amsterdam and London this year to see some 747 action before it was too late and now it looks like I am too late 😢

Luckily I did a spotter trip to Frankfurt last year and got some 747 and MD11 action.


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Very sad day. Had the pleasure of being a passenger on the 747-400's back in the 90's from EGLL-KIAD BA222/BA223 

Apparently, this route did not have a good reputation for punctuality :) 
 


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1 hour ago, Jude Bradley said:

Very sad day. Had the pleasure of being a passenger on the 747-400's back in the 90's from EGLL-KIAD BA222/BA223 

Apparently, this route did not have a good reputation for punctuality :) 
 

Likewise, Jude, in -200, same route, same flight number, enroute to State College, Pa.via UA's J41

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That would include cargo of just passenger operations?.

Sad news anyway.

Cheers, Ed

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Sad day today. First off, I got a headline notification on my phone this morning regarding BA's 747s and then I ended up emailing the Ministry of Defence regarding the grave of Guy Gibson's dog (Wg Cdr Gibson of 617 Dambusters Squadron fame and the grave at RAF Scampton). :nangis::marah:

That's all I'm saying on this forum (we have rules to follow) you will have to look it up for yourselves.:ph34r:

8 hours ago, edpatino said:

That would include cargo or just passenger operations?.

Not sure, Ed - would the freighters not be more cost effective than the pax versions.. or would BA's twin engined fleet cover their cargo requirements? Interesting. :cool:

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I miss the old BOAC given that we kids had a neat acronym for them:

"Better On A Camel"

TWA was "Try Walking Awhile"

But PA was simply "PanAm" 

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I wonder if PIA now stands for "Pain In the A.."? What?...  WHAT? :ph34r::biggrin:

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39 minutes ago, n4gix said:

I miss the old BOAC given that we kids had a neat acronym for them:

"Better On A Camel"

TWA was "Try Walking Awhile"

But PA was simply "PanAm" 

 I remember a Belgian airline being described as Such A Bad Experience Never Again.
Can't remember the name of the airline! 🤭

I will, however, miss the 747. Had some nice flights on AFR, BAW, KLM, JAL and ANA Queens to and from Japan over the years.

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14 hours ago, ezochi said:

 I remember a Belgian airline being described as Such A Bad Experience Never Again.
Can't remember the name of the airline!

SABENA!


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It would be great if BAW donated the three retro jets G-BYGC - G-BNLY & G-CIVB to Duxford Air Museum or similar in the UK. They are three gorgeous liveries and it would be a shame to see them being broken up for scrap! 

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9 hours ago, n4gix said:

SABENA!

Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive (DELTA).....................

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