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Topic: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: jpj777
Posted 2010-04-11 18:09:38 and read 14467 times.

I was sitting eating lunch at the Sunset Road viewing area and heard the tower clear United 461 from SFO for landing but he said 461 Heavy! and sure enough it was a 747, from SFO! she latter took off as flight 207 for LAX! would loved to have been booked on that short flight... anybody know why the heavy today ?? Thanks

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: Gman3
Posted 2010-04-11 18:26:23 and read 14345 times.

As a flight attendant for UA, I have worked the 747 as an esub from Chicago. I have passridden on it as well one time back from LAS. Fun times!

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: KLASM83
Posted 2010-04-11 18:36:49 and read 14260 times.

Cool stuff! I wondered if, after the move to the new wing of the D-Gates, that UA could fit a 744. I guess my question is answered.  I wish I was in Vegas to see this.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: jeb94
Posted 2010-04-11 19:02:12 and read 14113 times.

I heard a pilot on the radio right after she took off saying something about it needing to do three domestic legs before it could go back long haul. I'm guessing it had something to do with maintenance performed. I was taxing back from the VOR on taxiway Bravo when she left. Very cool sight.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: jolau1701
Posted 2010-04-11 19:04:41 and read 14075 times.

I was actually on a UA 777 going LAS - SFO.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: jpj777
Posted 2010-04-11 19:12:39 and read 14013 times.

Always nice to see the big boys in town, Virgin 747, Condor 767, Delta 767, BA 777 even Delta's mile long 757's (beats the usual forest of canyon blue)

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: SYfan100
Posted 2010-04-11 20:12:21 and read 13694 times.

Would make sense for having it fly a short leg trip if it just came out of a repair bay.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: crownvic
Posted 2010-04-11 21:08:24 and read 13463 times.

Both UAL 777 and 744 a/c are not that uncommon for LAS. Just last week, UA used a 777 on a IAD-LAS run. United frequently subs wide-bodies at LAS for various reasons, even during the "all-Ted" period. Despite them not being scheduled, a couple per month are not unusual.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: haynflyer
Posted 2010-04-11 21:12:36 and read 13419 times.

Are these bookable by pax as 777 and 744 or is it an equipment sub with lots of empty seats?

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: The777Man
Posted 2010-04-12 02:16:27 and read 13028 times.

Aircraft flew LAX-SFO as UA 170 completely full as a previous flight LAX-SFO cancelled.

The777Man

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: mccarranmgr
Posted 2010-04-12 07:09:41 and read 11231 times.

Both UA and Delta have been dropping in these larger birds pretty frequently, and their frequent visits are only expected to increase. UA with the 74s and 777, while Delta has had a mix of A330s and 777s.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: isitsafenow
Posted 2010-04-12 07:49:52 and read 10668 times.

Quoting jpj777 (Reply 5):
the big boys in town

Heavy metal is the term.
safe

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: KLASM83
Posted 2010-04-12 08:12:31 and read 10298 times.

Quoting jpj777 (Thread starter):
United 461 from SFO
Quoting jpj777 (Thread starter):
207 for LAX! w[/quote

[quote=The777Man,reply=9]LAX-SFO a

Guess we know United's 'Iron Triangle' for breaking in airplanes after maintenance. Hopefully, after the IPTE mods on the 777 fleet, UA will continue to send the big heavy metal boys to Vegas   . I can only hope.

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: jpj777
Posted 2010-04-12 08:47:34 and read 9733 times.

I agree KLASM83!, I'm into Heavy Metal !   

Topic: RE: United 747 In Las Vegas 4-11-10!
Username: LASoctoberB6
Posted 2010-04-12 17:19:08 and read 4267 times.

Well, I can't be too sad. My camera is broken and it won't record. So, this would have only made me even more upset. But, still.  
Quoting KLASM83 (Reply 12):
big heavy metal boy

Nice. lol


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