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  1. Seth Miller
    Seth Miller at |

    Also, not a cheap trip at all.

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    1. Barbara Finlay
      Barbara Finlay at |

      Do you think there’s any chance of going S A ?
      😂

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  2. Mary Schlickman Rogozinski
    Mary Schlickman Rogozinski at |

    Another great plane I’ll miss.

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Still a bunch flying on BA for a few years yet. And usually more reliable there, too.

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    2. Mary Schlickman Rogozinski
      Mary Schlickman Rogozinski at |

      Yes, it seems like I get the BA 74s pretty often. But given my ties to United and some great memories of test flights and ferry flights when we were installing new seats and IFE, the UA planes will always be special. Remind me to tell you about doing touch and go landings in Mobile. 😊✈️

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    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      See you in Long Beach for those discussions??

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    4. Mary Schlickman Rogozinski
      Mary Schlickman Rogozinski at |

      Yep. Over drinks. 😊

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  3. Mike Denoff
    Mike Denoff at |

    I will ride her into the sunset!! N

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  4. Shawn Pandolfi
    Shawn Pandolfi at |

    They must have sold out because I cant find that flight listed.

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Yup…gone about an hour ago. Some seats will likely pop up here and there as holds expire or people change their mind in the first 24 hours but it went fast.

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    2. Shawn Pandolfi
      Shawn Pandolfi at |

      I just happen to be in Las Vegas on Nov. 7, so I would have tried to make this work.

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  5. Shawn Pandolfi
    Shawn Pandolfi at |

    Is there a route schedule for the 747 until Nov 7?

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      SFO-ICN is the final international route, with commercial ops ending on 29 October. Others are dropping in the coming weeks. Rumors of a hub tour and a few other bits, too, but this is the grand finale.

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    2. Shawn Pandolfi
      Shawn Pandolfi at |

      Seth Miller I am interested in a hub tour if it pops up.

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  6. Matt Lindenberg
    Matt Lindenberg at |

    Are you on it?

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Doesn’t fit in my schedule. Makes me sad, of course, but I cannot swing a 24-hour turn to Hawaii the same week as a work trip to China.

      This whole being a responsible adult thing sucks. I don’t know how you do it so often.

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  7. Steven Sullivan
    Steven Sullivan at |

    No way I could make that work with my schedule, but oh well. We’ve got four 744 segments on three airlines (DL, TG, and CI) planned for mid-November/early December.

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    1. Shawn Pandolfi
      Shawn Pandolfi at |

      We flew a TG 747 from BKK-DPS and back and it was a ghetto bird that looks like it hadn’t been cleaned or refurbished in 25 years.

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    2. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      So it was just like the UA ones. 😉

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    3. Shawn Pandolfi
      Shawn Pandolfi at |

      Yup, just like the one we are all clamoring to get on.

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    4. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      Our TG 744 is on ICN-BKK.

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    5. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      My final UA 744 flight was SFO-ORD in May a year ago. When door 2L was closed after boarding, a huge plastic panel fell off the door and onto the floor. We delayed for a bit while that was reattached before flying. Then, during the flight water started pouring out of a space above some of the economy seats due to the air conditioning system. It ranked about average for my UA 744 flights.

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    6. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      Really, as nostalgic as everyone is about the UA 747s, anything they replace them with is a hard product improvement in every class, with the exception of the first class seats and maybe the Upper Deck. Even the 3-4-3 in the back of the 773 is somewhat better, with more amenities (seatback video, power, USB). It’s not like the Y seats on the 747 are all that wide. And, pretty much any other long haul plane in their fleet is going to have better dispatch reliability than those hangar queen 747s have had in the past decade. I totally understand 747 nostalgia, but it’s very old technology at this point, and the UA ones have not been well cared for.

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    7. Barry Marc Goldberg
      Barry Marc Goldberg at |

      Steven Sullivan I think i would be disappointed if I took a UA 747 for a long flight. I suspect the BA 747s are nicer

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    8. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      BA did a retrofit on some, Barry, now known as the “high j” config because they added more biz seats. Those are decent. The low j config are miserable and need to be put out to pasture. And they will.

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    9. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      The ex-NW/DL ones also got a pretty major overhaul just 5-6 years ago, with new seats and entertainment systems in all cabins, and new, larger overhead bins on the upper deck. Wall panel lamination and the lighting was also refreshed, so they look cleaner and brighter. They’re still showing some age, but do feel newer inside than UA’s, especially in the main cabin.

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  8. Mike
    Mike at |

    …… and the return flight? It certainly isn’t being retired there.

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  9. Alastair Majury
    Alastair Majury at |

    Thanks for sharing news about 747 nostalgia, it is always worth noting when airline decides to retire such an iconic aircraft. Regards, Alastair Majury

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