Japan to bid farewell to 747 'jumbo'

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    Japanese plane buffs will say a fond farewell to the "jumbo jet" this month as the Boeing 747 makes its final scheduled flight in the country.

    The two-deck carrier, loved for its broad-shouldered look, will ferry holiday-makers and aviation enthusiasts on an All Nippon Airways flight from Naha, in Okinawa, to Tokyo's Haneda airport on March 31.

    Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/japan-bid-farewell-747-jumbo-091741060.html
     
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    I think you mean ANA 747s are going away. DL, for instance, still serves some NRT routes with the 747, which were recently all reconfigured to have flat beds with direct aisle access in business class, including 1-1 seating on the upper deck.
     
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    NRT has been seeing 4 UA 744's per day - two flights from SFO and one each from HNL and BKK. The BKK service is ending and I don't know how that 744, as well as the 744's from Australia service will be redeployed, but I expect NRT will continue to see UA 744's for years to come. Oh, and they have been all lie flat in business class for many years :)
     
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    UA926/927 - the second SFO-FRA nonstop - is a 747 this year, believe. In years past it was a 777.
     
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    It was a 744 last year as well. Upgrades are a lot easier to get when both flights are operating :)
     
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    The article specifies ANA. I was surprised because, as you stated they recently reconfig'd.
     
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    Do you mean that UA has had true flat beds in J/C on all long haul aircraft for many years or just the angled lie flats?
     
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    pre-merger United has had it for at least 5 years on all 767 & 747 aircraft; the 777 fleet was mostly converted although there were a few aircraft lacking it. Since the merger, on the CO side their international 757's and 777's were all lie-flat; their 764 fleet has been converted and they retired the 762's... so pmUA was lie-flat except some 777's, and since the merger, for about the past two years it has been 98% lie flat
     

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