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Topic: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: VH-ANA
Posted 2002-08-11 19:13:07 and read 1898 times.

Anybody know when did UA start fly into Asia?
What kind of aircraft they use?
Which cities they serve when they first start fly into Asia?

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: Cody
Posted 2002-08-11 19:25:49 and read 1873 times.

I believe it was 1985 on the Seattle Tokyo route using a 747-200. I may be wrong about hte year but the route I know. This was before they bought Pan Am's Pacific division at which time they had to give up the Seattle route.

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: Superspy
Posted 2002-08-11 20:04:14 and read 1844 times.

i think it might have been closer to '81 or '82. i lived in PDX, which used to alternate w/SEA on that route once a week (fairly certain it was tuesdays). the middle school i went to had a view of PDX from about 2 miles away, and i skipped the occasional class to catch it's mid-day turnaround.

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: Cody
Posted 2002-08-11 21:38:10 and read 1829 times.

April 2, 1983 was the inaugural. I just looked it up.

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: ILUV767
Posted 2002-08-11 21:52:47 and read 1828 times.

Most of the Asia routes were purchased from Pan Am.

I L U V 7 6 7

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: ZK-NBT
Posted 2002-08-12 04:26:46 and read 1734 times.

I know they first served AKL in 1986, they took over from Pan AM, don't know what aircraft was first I think it was the 741. UA didn't get the 742 until 1987 of which they got just 2 747-222's, they later purchased 7 747-238's off Qantas!

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: Kwbl
Posted 2002-08-12 06:13:59 and read 1711 times.

It was 1983 and UA flew ORD-SEA-NRT except Tuesday then it was ORD-PDX-NRT

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: Hkg82
Posted 2002-08-12 13:53:11 and read 1688 times.

When did UA develop its huge hub in NRT?

Hkg82.

Topic: RE: When Did UA Start Fly Into Asia?
Username: RayChuang
Posted 2002-08-12 14:06:25 and read 1670 times.

If I remember correctly, UA flew SEA-HKG using using DC-10-30's with extra fuel tanks leased from CP Air back in the early 1980's. I remember seeing that plane at HKG back then....

As for UA's large hub in NRT, that's a consequence of UA taking over Pan Am's Pacific Division--PA had a hub back at TYO (as HND was known back then) for many years. NW also has a hub at NRT because of the fact NW provided much assistance in creating JL back in the late 1940's.


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