Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

  1. #1
    Senior Member FlyingColors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    847

    JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Hi,
    Trying to plan a family vacation, heading out to LA.

    Now the trick here would be to treat the family to a ride on a 747!

    I recalled I think at one time Qantas had a stop at LAX.
    Took a look at the Qantas site but the tickets are for all the ways to Oz.

    Is there some airline, some way, I could do this trip: JFK to LAX on a 747, without globetrotting?
    "my finger on the shutter button, while my eye is over my shoulder"

  2. #2
    Senior Member Iberia A340-600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,006

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Qantas does not have the rights to sell tickets on their LAX-JFK-LAX flight. However you may be able to find a United flight on the 747-400 from IAD or ORD to SFO or LAX.

    Cathay Pacific recently flew the 747-400 on their YVR-JFK-YVR route but they now operate the 777-300ER on this route.

  3. #3
    Senior Member FlyingColors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    847

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Thanks!
    Don't mind at all making a stop.
    So United might work, any flight numbers you know of ?
    "my finger on the shutter button, while my eye is over my shoulder"

  4. #4
    Senior Member Iberia A340-600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,006

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    I don't know any off the top of my head but I'd say your best bet would be starting a thread or searing A.net for further information on United 747 flights. It comes up quite a bit I believe.

  5. #5
    Moderator mirrodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Me like the Robert Downey Jr of cooooooookies!
    Posts
    5,746

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Mike.

    Too bad that Open Skies stuff doesnt open up that QF 107. Thats the LAX-JFK leg and economy is a spa compared to most US domestic service.
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

  6. #6
    Moderator Matt Molnar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    9,302

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingColors
    So United might work, any flight numbers you know of ?
    Just search United for IAD-LAX and ORD-LAX flights. You'll probably find a couple of 74s, then you can work out the connections.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,285

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    UAL use to operate 747s on some hub routes but I'm not sure if do or not anymore. They certainly offer 777 routes from IAD, DEN, and ORD between each other. Best bet is to call them Mike.

    Flying the 747 even for me is still a real treat, there's just something about that plane that special and exciting.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    1,487

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    I flew the 747 ORD-SFO March during Spring Break.

    Not sure if it is there still.

    Alex
    www.southwest.com Bags Fly Free. Anytime, Anywhere on Southwest Airlines. Share the LUV!

  9. #9
    Senior Member FlyingColors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    847

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Cheap talk- If one was to purchase a ticket on Qantas could you just get off at LAX?
    "my finger on the shutter button, while my eye is over my shoulder"

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    29

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    i'll never forget doing JFK-FLL on a Tower Air 747 10 years ago!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    8,285

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingColors
    Cheap talk- If one was to purchase a ticket on Qantas could you just get off at LAX?
    By all means you can get off but you won't be able to get back on the return flight. If you don't complete your first leg QA will cancel your return and one way tickets aren't cheap. Also you'll need passports for the family Mike since your ticket will show you are traveling to Australia. If you really want to do a 747 flight you’re probably better off going to London on BA. The airfare will probably be lower then trying to jerry rig a domestic 747 flight and you get to see London. BA is offering some great deals with free hotel nights right now.

  12. #12
    Senior Member FlyingColors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    847

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76
    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingColors
    Cheap talk- If one was to purchase a ticket on Qantas could you just get off at LAX?
    By all means you can get off but you won't be able to get back on the return flight. If you don't complete your first leg QA will cancel your return and one way tickets aren't cheap. Also you'll need passports for the family Mike since your ticket will show you are traveling to Australia. If you really want to do a 747 flight you’re probably better off going to London on BA. The airfare will probably be lower then trying to jerry rig a domestic 747 flight and you get to see London. BA is offering some great deals with free hotel nights right now.
    Oh that would be too funny, wife would "love that"
    London, mmmm, have to think about that, thanks!
    "my finger on the shutter button, while my eye is over my shoulder"

  13. #13
    Moderator mirrodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Me like the Robert Downey Jr of cooooooookies!
    Posts
    5,746

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Mike, I was going to suggest the same, as its doubtful that, once incorporating more than one leg into the equation, you'll get a domestic 747 ride. Further, you may do all that work and get a last min equip sub and then who knows what would happen there.

    QF to JFK and getting off....dunno how you could swing it. Feign illness once you are over the Nevada desert and be sent back home? Do you have good acting skills? If you got off in LAX and say drove back to NY, would QF then charge you the one way price? It may be cheaper than round trip but would still be expensive. I would love to get a definitive answer, perhaps at anet?

    If you have passports, consider BA or Lufthansa across the pond. I too have heard there are good deals there.


    What does Cathay use to Vancouver, Tom? Is it always a 340? or some flights are the 747?


    Mike those are all ideas but I know not if they are realistic. Could you justify the trip as a write off?
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

  14. #14
    Moderator Matt Molnar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    9,302

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie
    What does Cathay use to Vancouver, Tom? Is it always a 340? or some flights are the 747?
    Cathay uses the 773 nowadays.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

  15. #15
    Moderator mirrodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Me like the Robert Downey Jr of cooooooookies!
    Posts
    5,746

    Re: JFK - LAX ............ on a 747 connection ?!

    I knew they'd changed, but wasnt sure from what to what.

    MIke, write it off! You know, you can take Lufty to Germany, you know, to so see da Fuhrer and research new Diesel engine technology, then take the circuitous route up to AMS, and fly the MD11 into SXM and home on the 757.

    have you at orbitz in all seriousness?
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •