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Thai NOT Getting UA 744's?  
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Can any of you confirm what I've just seen in the latest Aviation Letter (June)

It says that Thai Airways International will not proceed with its purchase of 7 747-400's from United Airlines after some of United's Creditors objected to the price and blocked the deal.

If this is true thats some serious money not going into UA's pockets!!

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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Could be a good thing, though...

Could possibly signify a necesity for the added capacity the 744 has, especially considering that with the re-negotiated leases, some of the 744's are cheaper to operate than some 777 aircraft...

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

the news is correct. Thai CEO also said that a week ago..

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

So what are UA going to do with them? Put them back into service or try and sell them to someone else for more money?

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

... at least the creditors must be confident then!

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

A UA friend said that the -400's will be flying more because they are cheaper to operate than the 777's. The crew costs are the same and apparently, the lessors were beaten down enough to lower the costs below the 777. Amazing, if it's true.

Bids(open positions for pilots) for the -400 and displacements for 777 are out.TC



FL450, M.85
User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

>lessors were beaten down enough to lower the costs below the 777.

I thought United owned most if not all of those -400s?


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

If one thinks about it, it does seem logical that United's 747-400s would be cheaper to operate at this point than some of their 777s. The 747s are older and therefore have less expenses each month. Some of the 777s are almost brand new and UAL continues to pay them off. Every flight with a 744 is money in the bank because it is payed off unlike the 777.


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User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Island hopper--Maybe the 777 lessors wouldn't come down or UA might have sold the -400's to generate cash.TC


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

How many are now parked up?

I know that N109UA has LEFT the fleet already for the middle East but how many are parked in Victorville for example?


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

When in Victorville last month on business I counted 14 Ex UA 744's

[Edited 2003-06-19 05:04:17]


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