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United 747-400's Back To Heathrow  
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8089 times:

Effective 31 October, United will once again fly the 747-400 to London Heathrow. As far as I know the will be from Washington, Chicago & San Francisco, however according to www.ual.com, so far only UA918/919 to/from IAD is loaded.

Nice to see the 744 back!

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User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8000 times:

Darn, if I'd known that, I might have booked UA instead of BA. But oh well. I did notice that when I reserved my tickets, that one check of the seat locator at UA showed that a 777 flight in November returning from LHR was practically full in coach (only 5 available seats in my price block and all in center aisle), so maybe that is the reason for the switching here rather then outbound passenger loads to LHR.

User currently offlineModernArt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7751 times:

Beginning in November, United also puts a 744 on Chicago-Dulles and return.

User currently offlineEldoylio From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 96 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

Is it likely that we could see the 744 operating JFK-LHR before long?


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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7631 times:

Glad to hear it. I went down to LHR in May and wondered why there were only UA 777s there. (Never really knew they stopped using the 747 though!)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

DC-10

[Edited 2003-08-30 17:53:26]

User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 318 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7589 times:

Britair:

Thank you so much for the "heads up!" This is good news for us SFO-based Flight Attendants, as a B747-400 to LHR will potentially open up more international positions on our roster. This is the first I'd heard about the return of -400s across the pond, and the news will be spread to my flying partners very quickly!

Have you checked the advance schedules for FRA? I'd love to see the -400 return to that route, as well....


User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 318 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7540 times:

Well, just checking UA's reservations system: so far, only the one IAD-LHR flight is changing to a -400. Where did you get the news about ORD and SFO?

On a side note, I was happy to see that our LAX-NRT route is reverting back to a -400 on October 31st!


User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Overall, are UA's 744s more comfortable than the 777s? Do the 744s have the PTVs? Otherwise, they are a bit more spacious.


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7314 times:

My SFO-LHR flight in January is booked on a 744. I got seat 15A. Yippee!


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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7265 times:

Good News  Big thumbs up Can't wait to see one of their 747's here.

LHR340



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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7171 times:

Have you checked the advance schedules for FRA? I'd love to see the -400 return to that route, as well....
FRA had more UA 744's this year then ever before. But only on the US Army charters and I suppose that they had "regular" F/A's on those flights. But you are right, it would be great to see some Jumbos return on scheduled flights.
This might sound crazy but I would really love to see a UA 763 @ FRA... Maybe they should start a third IAD or ORD flight with it...  Laugh out loud

Max


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

I am very happy to hear that United's 747s will be heading back across the pond! I love to see them at LHR!!!!! Renegotiating those leases has really allowed United to operated the aircraft on more routes.


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User currently offlineClipper7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7047 times:

Yep.....I work at LHR for UA.........LHR/IAD from end of October, then LHR/ORD from January, then LHR/LAX from April...........you won't see 744 to JFK from LHR as traffic demand for UA on this route is not strong - not a hub. Unfortunately we lose LHR/EWR from end of October
Paul


User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

I'm surprised that demand on the JFK - LHR route is not strong enough to warrant a 744. I have flown that route about 3 times in the past year and each time it was packed . . .

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6806 times:

Anyone know where that EWR-LHR slot will go? some have speculated that UA could possibly add PHL-LHR now because of the US/UA code-share. It would be nice to see a UA 763/772 in PHL, but that's at least a year away, if ever

User currently offlineB764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 753 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

"LHR/ORD from January"

Will this be year round or different for summer?


User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

Okay, so if 744s are going back to LHR, where will the 772s go? Looks like its shaping up to be a busy fall/winter schedule to Europe if 774s are back.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25387 posts, RR: 49
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

4 B777's were returned to lessors within the last month.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineJumboclassic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

Laxintl,

Are the 2-cabin 777s going back to the lessors? Just noticed that there are no 777 flying to Hawaii next spring.
JC


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25387 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

UA is still in the process of discussing the fate of several aircraft as part of the Ch11 process. All four of the B777's that have departed were 3 class aircraft.

N766UA
N205UA
N207UA
N208UA





From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineClipper7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6266 times:

To answer above:
LHR/JFK has so much traffic, and no feed for UA. AA used to have 7 or 8 a day, and even they're down to 5 now. You won't see 744 to JFK....
The change of guage to 744 for IAD is currently planned for winter schedule, but may be extended. ORD will be for whole of 2004, as will LAX.
As for EWR slot, many alliance partners are "baby sitting" UA slots at LHR which were inherited from Pan Am. I'm sure this one will go the same way. UA would love to have LHR/DEN but have been told they will only get it out of LGW. For now, that is not an option being considered.





User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

will both flights to LHR from SFO be 744s? will the FRA flight be upgraded as well


User currently offlineClipper7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

I am not (currently) aware of plans to fly 744 LHR/SFO. We did have these 3 years back on both UA955 and UA931.....currently still plan to use 777-IGW during 2004....but as with all things - subject to change. Have not heard about FRA routes....

User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 318 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

Clipper7:

In Apollo, it shows SFO UA954/955 going to a -400 on January 1st! LAX still shows a B777, as do all ORD flights.

I can't wait to see the other changes! I hope they'll make it official soon.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5939 times:
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Great news, i've been waiting for the UA 400's to re-appear at LHR until now, the waiting has paid off.  Smile



In Arsene we trust!!
25 The777Man : LAX-LHR doesn't go to a 744 until Apr04. The777Man
26 NW747-400 : It's good to hear that UA may operate international flights out of PHL. The only trans-atlantic service we have from domestic airlines is from US. I a
27 AA777MIA : My friend from UAL told me that UAL was able to negotiate some damn good deals on the 747-400's, and that now it is actually cheaper for them to opera
28 StevenUhl777 : Couldn't be happier....I've never flown on a 744 or a 777! Already looking forward to my trip to LHR next year....regardless of whether it's a 744 or
29 Ual777contrail : What is the fascination? The 747's have to be the most uncomfortable aircraft to ride in coach. I know it is a damn big plane but it is nothing like t
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