AirBridgeCargo – Another 747 cargo plane in Japan

In a recent post, I discussed how Nippon Cargo Airlines 747s were the only Japanese 747s you can see now. But they are not the only 747s in Japan. While the number of passenger airlines that have 747s has declined (as discussed in my posts about ANA, British Airways, China Airlines, JAL and KLM), and…

Nippon Cargo Airlines – the only way to see a Japanese 747 still

Last October I did a post about British Airways’ retiring its last passenger 747 plane and more recently I have done posts about China Airlines, ANA, and KLM retiring their 747s. This time, I’m turning my attention from passenger planes to freight planes – and a Japanese airline which still (as of 2021) has 747s…

KLM 747s – Bucket List Item Left Unfulfilled

I have done some posts about the retirements of 747s by a number of airlines. So far I have covered ANA, British Airways, and China Airlines. This time I am going to cover KLM. I think I used KLM 747s on about three occasions. The main reason for using them was that, living in Cardiff,…

Photographing Planes at Narita Airport

Having written post about taking photos at and near Haneda Airport and near Narita Airport, this time I’ll write about taking photos at Narita Airport. Access is obviously straight forward, so I won’t discuss that in detail. There are now 3 terminals at Narita Terminal. Terminal 3 is for LCCs and is a bit of…

Photographing Planes near Narita Airport

Having written post about taking photos at and near Haneda Airport, this time I’ll write about taking photos near Narita Airport, the other major airport in the Tokyo area. For getting to these sites (particularly if you’re trying to do them all in one day), you will almost certainly need to hire a car –…

3/11, Airports and Airlines

I wasn’t in Japan on 11 March 2011. The ‘triple disaster’ of ‘3/11’ came as I was completing my book Dealing with Disaster in Japan, and I made a couple of late amendments to include reference to the disaster, but that book’s main focus was the 1985 flight JL123 crash. Many asked me whether I…