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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:45 AM

It is quite unusual to replace a 747 by a 787 unless one is seriously downsizing the route. A 777-300ER is a more equivalent in capacity substitution.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:34 AM

BA replacing the 787 on their flight with a 747?:huh:

That is very unusual. Many other airlines are retiring their 747s for newer aircraft - like the 787!

A surprise to me too. Aren't 747s,even the newer versions, Fuel Hogs like all 4 engine jets?

I may just have to take a day trip to London just to ride on a 747 again!😁
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

On your way to the airport, can you tell me what time this plane left?
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:08 AM

On your way to the airport, can you tell me what time this plane left?

It was around Noon on Tuesday(10/24) Ryan.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

BA replacing the 787 on their flight with a 747? :huh:

That is very unusual. Many other airlines are retiring their 747s for newer aircraft - like the 787!

A surprise to me too. Aren't 747s,even the newer versions, Fuel Hogs like all 4 engine jets?

I may just have to take a day trip to London just to ride on a 747 again!

 

BA's newest 747s have a good 5 to10 years of life in them before they come up for major overhaul. So they will be around for a while I think. No one has really just recycled 747s out before they came up for major overhauls, except for a few exceptions like Singapore.



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

Atlas going to MEX. Nothing spooky going on, they fly through AUS all the time. And yes they have proper registration.


In my experience Atlas Air normally looks like this

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But a quick check of the web indicates that they now have at least a few aircraft that appear to be in some sort of witness protection (or wet lease) program.

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BA replacing the 787 on their flight with a 747? That is very unusual. Many other airlines are retiring their 747s for newer aircraft - like the 787!

A surprise to me too. Aren't 747s,even the newer versions, Fuel Hogs like all 4 engine jets? I may just have to take a day trip to London just to ride on a 747 again!


Depends on what sort of fleet you're operating and which aircraft are available within that fleet. Right now 744's are paid off and fossil fuel is cheap. Thus you have a 747 replacing a 787 from Austin to London.

I used to be with ‘it,’ but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it,’ and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

On your way to the airport, can you tell me what time this plane left?

It was around Noon on Tuesday(10/24) Ryan.


Dude, you had us all looking at the wrong day!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I give you GTI 8890...
https://flightaware....1719Z/KAUS/MMMX

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

Looks like N407KZ and N859GT are the only two in the all white, but both of their whereabouts are accounted for...

I found a picture of N850GT in all white from Jan of 2016, but she's wearing a Panalpina livery in picture before and after that.

Definitely curious!
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Ryan and Chris!! 😎

That all White one looks like what I saw.

Edited by Bob Dylan, 27 October 2017 - 12:21 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

With the carrier and flight number now known, Flightradar24 is your friend.

 

Atlas Air 8890 operated with N445MC.  

 

N445MC is a B747-400F and was originally operated by Korean Air Lines in cargo service. Atlas Air acquired it in September, thus perhaps the all white paint job.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Thanks Bill, the internet can do amazing things!😎
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

I didn’t realize that FR24 will give you tail numbers. That will come in handy.
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