Acey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4584 times:
Of course they considered it, but I'm sure they decided they didn't need the extra capacity. The original 777-300 does not have the range of the -ER; they may have played a part in the decision. The -ER wasn't around when UA was acquiring the bulk of their 777's.
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Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4526 times:
Quoting 747fan (Reply 2): Well they already have 744's...
I know the 744 and 773 co-exist in the fleets of some airlines such as AF and SQ, but in the case of UA, the 773 would probably be rather irrelevant.
Right. The 773 might come into play as a 744 replacement though.
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DL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4517 times:
I think the 744 will be replaced with the 748, UA needs the capacity on their asian routes, the 777-300 could play some role if they want some expansion but i definately see the 748 in UA's future to keep the needed capacity.