From 28OCT12 - 30MAR13, the number of 744s deployed for long haul destinations will continue to dwindle. Latest updates show the following destinations retaining service by Cathay's jumbo: FRA: CX289/288 (Daily) JNB: CX749/748 (Daily) LHR: CX257/256 (variation of 3x, 4x, or 5x weekly depending on different periods of that time frame); CX255/252 (Daily) SFO: CX870/879 (Daily) Basically just going forward with their plans to retire the 744s from their fleet roster. Destinations that have had the 744s such as YVR, CDG, AMS the last couple of years won't be seeing them at all this upcoming winter barring further a/c changes. For those that are not yet aware, the newest cirrus business seats and the newest economy seats are not/will not be configured on these aircrafts. Nonetheless for some of us (including myself and Mrs R) who somewhat prefer F on the 744 over the 77W (or just plain fans of the jumbo jet), it'll be sad to see the end of the era when the day (still TBD) finally arrives to serve CX's final jumbo flight. So if anyone plans to take advantage of F on the 744 or just wants a ride with it period, those are your options for this upcoming winter barring further changes.